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Osceola news-gazette
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By Rachel Christian Staff Writer The homeless population in Osceola County is down slightly, according to data released recently. The yearly census, conducted across the nation on a single day in January, counted 2,053 homeless individuals in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Local Osceola County numbers were also down since 2017, from 239 to 226, a 5.6 percent decrease. Numbers are still up significantly from 2016 though, when just 175 homeless individuals were counted in Osceola County an increase of nearly 30 percent in the last two years. The figures are part of the annual Point in Time (PIT) count, which is conducted locally by volunteers from the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. Point in Time (PIT) counts are used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine how much aid local communities receive. e latest PIT count identied 226 homeless individuals in Osceola County. Veterans comprised 18 percent of the homeless population, while families made up another 32 percent. Most homeless individuals (64.6 percent) were found in emergency shelters. But local homeless advocates say PIT doesnt accurately reect the true homeless population in a community. The best thing PIT can do is give us a brief snapshot of how many homeless may be in our area, said Shelley Lauten, CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. And sometimes, that snapshot can be very blurry. Instead, Lauten and others point to data collected by the Central Florida Contrium of Care (CoC), a collaboration between homeless stakeholders from Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Organizations that provide aid to the homeless input the number of individuals they serve and what kind of assistance they receive. According to CoC numbers, there were 378 active homeless client cases in Osceola County over the last year. e CoC dashboard still shows a decrease in the countys homeless population, but the number remains higher than the federal PIT count. Osceola County Commissioner Peggy Choudhry told fellow board members Monday that By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Sandhill cranes are easy to spot in Osceola County. With long beaks and even longer legs, the elegant yet massive birds are an integral part of Central Florida wildlife. e familiar fowl earned some special recognition last week when St. Cloud Toy Story Land to open.e new attraction will be at Disneys Hollywood Studios.Page 11.Tiny homes being offered in Osceola County By Rachel Christian Staff Writer A Central Florida-based construction company is now oering tiny home backyard villas in Osceola County. e pre-made, micro-housing units arrive amidst an affordable housing crisis in the county that has local ocials searching for solutions. A tiny solution to a big problem Cornerstone Tiny Homes announced plans earlier this month to oer their 350 square-foot backyard dwellings to the Osceola County market. Brett Hiltbrand, the companys owner, said the tiny structures make ideal guest homes, in-law suites, or most importantly, year-round rentals. City of St. Cloud adopts sandhill crane as official birdOne-stop center on hold after homeless count releasedSuperheroes swing byNEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/JARED PALUZZI MegaCon fans dress as Wonder Woman, Red Hood and Batman at this years sci-, comics and gaming event held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando May 24-27. For more photos, see page 14. INSIDE ONG Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. 50 CENTS WWW.AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Thursday, May 31, 2018The Guide 16 schools named best in nation.e Osceola schools were ranked by U.S. News & Report magazine.2 3 St. Cloud alters open drinking law.Open consumption will be allowed during special events. Growing problem of pet obesity.54 percent of dogs and 59 percent of cats were obese in 2016 in the U.S.AROUND TOWN LOG ONFollow us at https:// www.facebook.com/ osceolanewsgazette FOLLOWFollow us on Osceola News-Gazette@ OsceolaNews TOP STORIESLOCAL County looking at land to open new oces. Page 3.SPORTS Osceola, Dr. Phillips game moving to Austin Tindall Park. Page 7.THINGS TO DO Chedders in Kissimmee is oering a new menu. Page 13..Serving Osceola County for 127 Years WHERE TO FIND ITViewpoint ................4 Daily Planner ..........15 Classieds ..............19 Brainfood ...............23 WE BACK THE BLUE WE BACK THE BLUE See Homes, Page 3. SUBMITTED PHOTOCornerstone Tiny Homes are now offering backyard villas in Osceola County. Its a one-bedroom, 350 square-foot home with all the amenities of a regular home. FILE PHOTOThe St. Cloud City Council officially named the sandhill crane as the city bird. See Crane, Page 5. See Homeless, Page 5.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 3 HOMESContinued from Page 1 Last year, the Orlandoarea created a need for 225 homes to be built at a value of $150,000 or less. Fourteen were built at that price, Hiltbrand said. eres a growing need that just isnt being met. e concept is simple. A standard homeowner can purchase a pre-constructed tiny home from Cornerstone for about $50,000 and up. e company delivers the structure, which is Florida Building Code compliant, to the residents backyard after the property has passed inspection and met county parking and setback requirements. Residents can then work through Cornerstone contracting partners to get utilities hooked up to the tiny home, or do the work themselves. Once those steps are complete, owners can begin renting out the structures. Removing obstacles in county code The popularity of tiny homes has grown in recent years, but their unusual size and location can oen conict with existing county building codes. In February, the Osceola County Community Development Department made two signicant zoning and permitting changes to what is known as auxiliary dwelling units (ADUs). Under the old code, ADUs such as garage apartments and guest homes could not be rented out to non-family members as a secondary source of income for homeowners. e new code changed that, while also abolishing minimum size requirements for ADUs. The thinking is, ADUs could be a source of aordable housing, and we want to encourage that, said Susan Caswell, Osceola County assistant community development administrator. Caswell has spoken with companies over the last year, including Cornerstone Tiny Homes, about alternative forms of affordable housing. Shipping container homes and simple concrete block dwellings are some of the other ideas Caswell has heard about in recent months. e county administrator said ocials are taking an open-minded approach to improve housing options for residents. To us, a building is a building, she said. If it meets Florida building code, were good. Finding land for tiny homes Finding available plots of land to construct their products is the biggest challenge facing tiny home companies, Caswell said. The rise of massive housing subdivisions that are owned by residential developers like Lenar and AV Homes have made it difficult for small contractors like Cornerstone to break into the housing market. Cornerstones backyard villa concept circumvents this issue by building structures on small, privately owned parcels. But Caswell said Cornerstone and other tiny home companies would either need to partner with a residential developer, purchase lots that have already been sub-divided by that company or search for aordable vacant lots. Were building fast, theres a number of developers out there who are sub-dividing and building housing, but I think thats the challenge for these tiny home builders, Caswell said. Its about getting to the buildable lots. A growing need for a growing county A lack of affordable housing continues to be an issue both at the state and local level. According to the Shinberg Center for Housing Studies at the University of Florida, 69 percent of Floridas low-income renters are cost burdened by housing costs. Of the top 50 metro areas nationally, only Las Vegas and Los Angeles had a greater aordable housing shortage than the Orlando Metro Area, according to a March study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Recent amendments to the countys comprehensive plan are meant to tackle issues created by sprawling single-family subdivisions. The amendments include requirements for a greater variety of housing products within a subdivision (apartments and studios alongside traditional homes), as well as higher density housing to cut down on urban sprawl. Caswell said a recent county analysis found the greatest housing need is for residents who earn $35,000 a year or less. The issue there is someone earning $35,000 a year cannot afford a $200,000 for sale house. ey just cant, she said. e needs are not being met for the households that are here. Local leaders, including County Commissioner Peggy Choudhry, have long supported efforts to bring tiny homes and other aordable housing to Osceola County. I would love for a company to bring a product to the area that can really help resolve this issue, or at least begin to help solve it, Choudhry said. Our housing crisis could potentially not be a crisis, and then we could be an example instead. Choudhry has been a major proponent of a onestop crisis center in Osceola County that would assist the communitys working poor and chronically homeless. But, the commissioner said, the only true way to break the poverty cycle is to create more affordable housing in Osceola County. We need to start thinking outside the box and be open to new ideas, she said. Thats the only way things will begin to change. By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Osceola County ocials are eyeing 19 acres of property in Poinciana to act as a possible location of new local government offices, including a tax collectors branch. County commissioners recently approved a consent agenda item to begin negotiations about the property, which is currently owned by the New Community Baptist Church and located on the southside of Orange Blossom Trail between Pleasant Hill Road and Ham Brown Road. Money to purchase the land situated a mile from the new Poinciana SunRail station will come primarily from fee revenue generated by the tax collectors oce, County Manager Don Fisher told commissioners. The Real Property Purchase Agreement will be presented to county commissioners prior to acquiring the property, according to the agenda item. Lengthy waits and cramped quarters at the Poinciana tax collectors office spurred current negotiations. At 2,300 square feet, it is the smallest of the departments four locations, and is hindered by outdated equipment and technology. The current Poinciana branch located on Pleasant Hill Road about a mile north of the Poinciana Valencia Campus is meant to serve the greatest geographical area. But County Tax Collector Bruce Vickers said residents in Osceola west-side communities like Celebration, Poinciana, Reunion and ChampionsGate, continue to visit the departments main oce to avoid hassles at the Poinciana branch. It gets more complaints than any other oce, said Vickers, who was elected to his current position in November 2016 after serving as a department employee for 16 years. Its our smallest location, but it is serving the biggest area. Theres no way it can physically handle the amount of people its supposed to. Vickers reached out to the county repeatedly about the cramped conditions, pointing out that a more spacious location is necessary to accommodate continued growth in the region. Since property negotiations recently just began, Vickers said he doesnt know what final plans the county may have for the design and construction of a new facility. He said hes glad to see progress being made on the issue, even if he does have a few reservations about the property location. Its not exactly where I thought it should be, Vickers said. But if the county is going to take care of making sure we have an office thats good for the taxpayers, then Im good. e county tax collectors office provides residents with services like driver license and tag renewals, identification cards, replacements for lost or stolen licenses and address changes. In February, the four Osceola County tax collector oces served over 29,000 residents, according to data provided by the department. Numbers were even higher in January, with more than 32,000 residents processed in a single month. County looking at land for new offices Bruce Vickers 6 Osceola schools named best in nation by magazineSix high schools in Osceola County have been named as Best High Schools in Florida and the nation in U.S. News & World Reports 2018 ranking: Gold Medal: Osceola County School for the Arts No. 34 in Florida, No. 467 in the nation. Silver Medal: Professional and Technical High School (PATHS) No. 52 in Florida, No. 688 in the nation. Silver Medal: New Dimensions Charter No. 83 in Florida, No. 988 in the nation. Silver Medal: Harmony High No. 146 in Florida, No. 1,969 in the nation. Silver Medal: Celebration High No. 153 in Florida, No. 2,113 in the nation. Silver Medal: St. Cloud High No. 168 in Florida, No. 2,621 in the nation. U.S. News started out reviewing 28,813 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To produce the 2018 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report teamed with North Carolinabased RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research rm. RTI implemented the U.S. News comprehensive rankings methodology, based on a four-step process. The first three steps ensured that the See Schools Page 5. LOCAL Cualquier persona interesada en ser candidato(a) en la Eleccin Municipal de St. Cloud puede registrarse para calificar desde el 18 de junio del 2018 (12 p.m.) hasta el 22 de junio del 2018 (12 p.m.) en la Oficina de la Supervisora de Elecciones (2509 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee). La eleccin se llevar a cabo el 6 de noviembre del 2018 (con una fecha de eleccin primaria pautada para el 28 de agosto del 2018, si es necesaria). Silla #4 de Miembro del Concilio y Silla #5 de Miembro del Concilio sern elegidas por los electores calificados de la ciudad de St. Cloud. Para ms informacin, visite www.voteosceola.com/es/ o llame al 407742-6000. Any person seeking to be a candidate for the St. Cloud Municipal Election may do so by qualifying starting June 18, 2018 at 12 p.m. and until June 22, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office (2509 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee). The election will be held November 6, 2018 (with a primary election date of August 28, 2018, if necessary). Council Member Seat #4 and Council Member Seat #5 are to be elected by the qualified electors of the city of St. Cloud. For more information, visit www.voteosceola.com or call 407742-6000. Cualquier persona interesada en ser candidato(a) en la Eleccin Municipal de St. Cloud puede registrarse para calificar desde el 18 de junio del 2018 (12 p.m.) hasta el 22 de junio del 2018 (12 p.m.) en la Oficina de la Supervisora de Elecciones (2509 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee). La eleccin se llevar a cabo el 6 de noviembre del 2018 (con una fecha de eleccin primaria pautada para el 28 de agosto del 2018, si es necesaria). Silla #4 de Miembro del Concilio y Silla #5 de Miembro del Concilio sern elegidas por los electores calificados de la ciudad de St. Cloud. Para ms informacin, visite www.voteosceola.com/es/ o llame al 407742-6000. Any person seeking to be a candidate for the St. Cloud Municipal Election may do so by qualifying starting June 18, 2018 at 12 p.m. and until June 22, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office (2509 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee). The election will be held November 6, 2018 (with a primary election date of August 28, 2018, if necessary). Council Member Seat #4 and Council Member Seat #5 are to be elected by the qualified electors of the city of St. Cloud. For more information, visit www.voteosceola.com or call 407742-6000. Cualquier persona interesada en ser candidato(a) en la Eleccin Municipal de St. Cloud puede registrarse para calificar desde el 18 de junio del 2018 (12 p.m.) hasta el 22 de junio del 2018 (12 p.m.) en la Oficina de la Supervisora de Elecciones (2509 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee). La eleccin se llevar a cabo el 6 de noviembre del 2018 (con una fecha de eleccin primaria pautada para el 28 de agosto del 2018, si es necesaria). Silla #4 de Miembro del Concilio y Silla #5 de Miembro del Concilio sern elegidas por los electores calificados de la ciudad de St. Cloud. Para ms informacin, visite www.voteosceola.com/es/ o llame al 407742-6000. Any person seeking to be a candidate for the St. Cloud Municipal Election may do so by qualifying starting June 18, 2018 at 12 p.m. and until June 22, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office (2509 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee). The election will be held November 6, 2018 (with a primary election date of August 28, 2018, if necessary). Council Member Seat #4 and Council Member Seat #5 are to be elected by the qualified electors of the city of St. Cloud. For more information, visit www.voteosceola.com or call 407742-6000. 053118.TNG 407-847-0339 Established in 1978 4411 Tami Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34746 CFC044170 010517.TNG New Construction Commercial & ResidentialSewer Video Camera Repair Repipe Remodels Backflow Testing

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Page 4 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 By Amy Zubaly and Jacob Williams Following an 11-season lull without a hurricane hitting the Sunshine State, the past two very active Atlantic hurricane seasons have appropriately caused Floridians to be much more vigilant with storm preparations. Last years hurricane season was among the strongest on record, and forecasts are predicting another active year with the potential for 14 to 18 named storms, including seven hurricanes with three becoming Category 3 or higher. We could be facing another year with hurricanes as destructive as Irma, Maria, Matthew and Hermine. If you havent already, now is the time to begin preparing. Be sure to have a hurricane preparedness plan for your family or business. Your familys hurricane preparedness plan should include contact information for everyone in your family, medical information (including prescriptions), established emergency meeting locations and evacuation routes. Youll also need a well-stocked emergency supply kit. The 2018 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs June 1 through June 7, is a perfect time to stock up on emergency supply kit essentials, such as batteries, ashlights, radios and tarps all tax-free. In addition to having a plan and emergency supply kit, there are other things homeowners and business owners can do to help mitigate property damage and power outages. Hire a tree professional to assess the trees on your property, remove dead trees and trim branches that could damage your home, business or nearby power lines. Know what you need to pull inside in the event of a storm, such as patio furniture, toys and heavy planters. These items can easily become projectiles in high winds and cause significant damage to both property and power lines. Additional information on hurricane preparation can be found at www.oridadisaster.org. As you prepare for another busy hurricane season, so have Floridas public power utilities. Downed trees are oen the cause of power outages during a storm. Public power communities across the state routinely clear trees and branches away from power lines to minimize outages. We also conduct regular inspections of utility poles, lines and equipment and upgrade those as needed. Over the last two years, Floridas public power utilities have taken many steps to storm-harden their systems and maximize responsiveness. We participate in hurricane drills, exercises and preparedness meetings throughout the year. And, we maintain open lines of communication with our network of mutual aid partners in the event we need to call upon them for personnel and equipment to assist with power restoration eorts. While personal preparation and preparation among public power utilities are key to weathering a storm, we cannot stop the sheer force of Mother Nature. Following landfall of a tropical storm or hurricane, we know there will be damage and power outages. But, by working together to prepare in advance, we can restore your electricity faster, which allows us all to return to our daily routines more quickly and begin the work of rebuilding the communities we all call home. Amy Zubaly is the Executive Director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association and Jacob Williams is the General Manager and CEO of the Florida Municipal Power Agency. 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. AS I SEE ITBe more vigilant with storm preparations Want to write a letter to the editor?Email it to Editor Brian McBride at bmcbride@osceolanews gazette.com. Year 127 No. 43 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@ osceolanewsgazette.com. The Osceola News-Gazette is available online at: www.aroundosceola.com. 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 www.aroundosceola.com. Zubaly W illiams

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By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Open consumption of alcoholic beverages is now permitted in downtown St. Cloud during special events, aer a recent ordinance was adopted by the City Council. e board unanimously approved the motion 5-0, but not before ample squabbling between its members over the width of sidewalks. City Planning Director Andre Anderson went before the council May 10 to discuss the changes. Open container public consumption of alcohol will only be permissible during street festivals and other city-approved events, Anderson explained. The entertainment district will be bounded by 12th Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, 9th Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Only plastic containers will be permitted for alcohol consumption during these events. When asked if public alcohol consumption could increase liability issues for St. Cloud, City Attorney Dan Mantzaris downplayed the risk. Im not saying the city wouldnt be involved with it, and likely probably would depending on how serious the injuries are, Mantzaris said. But of course, the city is protected too on its own side, so the risk should be minimal to the city. A different measure that will allow restaurants to operate sidewalk caf style outdoor seating citywide was also approved. It permits restaurants that already serve alcohol to oer those beverages to patrons dining at tables outside the establishment. e sidewalk caf permitting process will cost establishments $100, and includes the option to allow pets in the outdoor seating area. Outdoor smoking would be up to the owner, Anderson said. Council Member Dave Askew raised the concern over the width of sidewalks in the new downtown entertainment district. Askew asked Anderson if it could be changed to 44 inches instead of the proposed 48 inches, so it would align with the rest of city code. Anderson explained that 48 inches allows additional wiggle room for pedestrians during crowded street events. With 48 inches, youre able to have two people walk side-by-side or pass each other, Anderson said. SCHOOLSContinued from Page 3 schools serve all of their students well, using their performance on the math and reading parts of their state prociency tests and their graduation rates as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the rst three steps, a fourth step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work. HOMELESSContinued from Page 1 people should consider data from CoC to gain a better understanding of the communitys homeless problem. Its a much more accurate count, she said. We know the Point in Time count only takes place on that one day, and isnt necessarily 100 percent, due to weather and other circumstances. Choudhry has been a vocal supporter of assisting the homeless population in Osceola County. She spearheaded efforts last year to bring a one-stop community crisis center to Kissimmee. e center would focus on providing resources to families in financial crisis, as well as some services for the chronically homeless, such as showers and public restrooms. Choudhry first presented the concept to commissioners last year. She described the center as a facility where nonprots and churches could collaborate and pool resources to better serve those in need. The concept was unpopular with fellow board members from the beginning, but many residents and community leaders gladly lent their voices in support of it. More than 30 people advocated for the crisis center at an Osceola County commissioners meeting March 19. No action was taken that night, but Choudhry told supporters efforts would regroup and return in May to ask for a budget vote. But that didnt happen. County Chairman Fred Hawkins Jr. was absent from Mondays meeting, and Choudhry said she chose to hold off on bringing the item back to the board because several citizens told her they wanted to learn more about the nonprots in the community before making a presentation. Citizens are now saying, We want to educate ourselves and know exactly whats out there so that we dont duplicate efforts, Choudhry said. Were trying to do our full due diligence before presenting the project for the one-stop center. Choudhry said PIT count numbers may be down, but assured that she and her supporters are still pushing to make the center a reality. There are also those families that fall into homelessness, she said. Its about providing help before it gets to that point. Choudhry said she plans to bring the issue back to the board in July. CRANEContinued from Page 1 leaders unanimously voted to make Florida sandhill cranes the official city bird. If you havent been paying attention, you already have the sandhill crane everywhere, said Paula Stark, executive director of St. Cloud Main Street, at a City Council meeting May 24. We already have them on signage at the lake front, we already have them on the website for the city. So we have already unocially adopted them. Members of bird groups like the Florida Sandhill Crane Preservation Society and the American Birding Association filled seats at the meeting to show support of making the bird an ocial city symbol. But, as Stark explained, the measure does more than create an empty decree it gives tourism boards like St. Cloud Main Street an opportunity to promote ecotourism in a broader, more unied way. We have these meetings all the time where were talking about the dierent assets that we have, and one of the assets we have is ecotourism, she said. is will give us the opportunity to promote that further. Murals, sculptures, postcards and photo contests, as well as educational outreach programs at public schools, were some of the branding ideas Stark presented to the board. St. Cloud isnt the first Central Florida city to embrace a bird as a primary symbol. In Winter Park, images of peacocks adorn streetlight banners, manhole covers and other municipality markings. A representative from SeaWorlds preservation program also spoke to the strong connection St. Cloud residents have for sandhill cranes. When Im out performing rescues in these areas, Im down in St. Cloud quite a bit, and theres a really strong community connection, said Dean Moberg, agriculture supervisor at SeaWorld Aviation Rescue. ere are those who dont like them, but for the most part, they have a real strong bond with the community. Moberg has performed sandhill crane rescue and release missions across Osceola County, treating birds with injuries caused by shing lures, nets and even arrows. Both Moberg and Stark said that putting sandhill cranes in the city spotlight will hopefully keep them safer. If we embrace this bird, we are actually helping to get it off the endangered species list, Stark said. The imitative received united support from residents and city council members alike. I am delighted that we are going to have the sandhill crane as our symbol, said St. Cloud resident Hughette Crumpler. St. Cloud OKs open alcohol drinking in downtown entertainment district To read the entire article, go to www.around osceola.com.

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Page 6 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 Artifacts spotlight OSCEOLA COUNTY HISTORY ank you to our friends at the Osceola County Historical Society for providing the editorial content and photos to bring this section to you.Log Book of Scipio Lesesne While segregation was a major issue in many places, the tensions between blacks and whites in Osceola County were much less. ere werent as many restrictions in place, making integration much smoother for the county. Blacks and whites lived close to each other, and in some cases, even worked together. One place in particular that did not discriminate with employees was the Disston Sugar Mill. e Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation and Mill arrived in St. Cloud in the late 1880s. Workers were needed to keep everything running, and it didnt matter what their skin color was. e St. Cloud Plantation employed rst generation immigrants, as well as black laborers from South Carolina. One of the employees was Scipio Lesesne (pronounced la-sane). Lesesne was born in Barbados and traveled to many ports, learning multiple languages along the way. Eventually he found work in Florida as the foreman of the Disston Plantation, where he was able to make use of his language skills. One of Lesesnes duties was to keep the time records for the employees at the Sugar Mill. He kept a log book with this information written inside. e Osceola County Historical Society has the privilege of displaying the log book Lesesne used in the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum. e book is on loan from the William Harleston Buster Lesesne family. e Historical Society was able to make reproductions of a few of the pages from the log book, which can be seen on display next to the book. Guests to the museum have a unique opportunity to see a piece of local history that was used daily by one of the prominent members of Osceola County.Sources: Osceola County Historical SocietyThe PulpitWhen entering a church, most eyes are drawn to the front of the building where there usually stands a pulpit. e pulpit is the focal point and perhaps one of the most important pieces of furniture. e Osceola County Historical Society (OCHS) has had the privilege of building a replica church for the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. is church would not be complete without its furnishings. One of the most important items to be included in these furnishings is, of course, the pulpit. Luckily, OCHS didnt have to go very far to nd the perfect pulpit to be placed in the church. OCHS was gied with artifacts from the Shingle Creek Methodist Church, which still remains in use on Old Vineland Road. A new sanctuary was built for the church, and eventually new furnishings would be purchased. Among the items that were donated to OCHS, was the churchs old pulpit. While the background of the pulpit is not entirely known, the church itself has an interesting history. Henry Overstreet rst brought his family to Shingle Creek in 1856. He and other residents of the area longed to have a church. With the little resources available to them, they constructed a brush arbor to conduct services under. Eventually, a log house was built and soon aer replaced by a plank house. e building seemed to be satisfactory until it was decided a proper wooden sanctuary would be built in 1893-1894. is new sanctuary would be used until 1964. Shingle Creek Methodist Churchs pulpit found its new home in the replica church at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. Visitors wave the chance to see the beautiful furnishings of the new church, including the historical pulpit.Source: Osceola County Centennial 1887-1987 rrfn tfbtrf ftffnfff rff 051218.SNG 041918.TNG

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 7 By Ken Jackson Sports Editor During St. Cloud Highs prespring game football scrimmage on May 11, graduating seniors Johnny Fritz, Cameron Sweenor, Colt Smith and Charles Robinson could only stand and watch as their younger underclassmen were put through their paces. So, three of the four chose to take the opportunity to ocially sign their college Letters of National Intent. Fritz, a wide receiver, will stay the closest to home, signing with the University of South Florida in Tampa. Sweenor, a defensive lineman, will head to Alvernia University in Reading, Penn., and running back Charles Robinson will head to Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy in Mount Vernon, Ala., for post-graduate work. Additionally, quarterback Colt Smith will be playing this fall for Friends University in Wichita, Kan. Smith passed for 1,890 yards ninth most in a season in county history but third-most in 2017 and 23 touchdowns for St. Cloud on 122-for-195 passing. Hes big shoes to ll, Smart said. He had a lot of oers and Friends offered him the best package to continue as a quarterback. Friends is an NAIA program. Under rst-year head coach Dion Meneley, the Falcons 4-7 overall and tied for h in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 4-5 conference record. Over a third of Smiths passing yards and touchdowns (758 and 10 on 44 catches), went to Fritz, who was second in catches and yards on the Bulldogs to rising senior Seth Johnson. USF was one of 13 Division I oers he had Troy, Southern Miss and Kentucky were some of the others and it took from December to the end of April to sort them out and nd a program to call home. Getting it settled was the rst priority, now I can focus on getting bigger and stronger for that level. Smart called Fritz a baller. Johnny just ran into some bad luck early in this process, he said. Hell do great in USFs offense. Sweenor will be part of the Alvernia Eagles inaugural team, which begins play in 2018 in Division III in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. He said he got linked to the school at a combine event in Polk County this past winter, and will play defensive tackle and possibly some fullback for the Golden Wolves. I planned to sign sooner, but had some issues that put it o, but Im happy how it turned out, Sweenor said. Smart said St. Cloud defensive coordinator Tommy Jurgens worked with Sweenor to get him exposure at the Polk County college fair. Robinson led Osceola County last season with 1,405 yards. Chucky had a couple opportunities but ended up going to prep school because his ultimate goal is to get to Division I, Smart said. Lions limpOrlando City drops third in a row .Page 8. Aug. 17 Kickoff Classic to serve as debut for complexs $10.7M expansion, including stadium Getting it settled was the first priority, now I can focus on getting bigger and stronger for that level . JOHNNY FRITZNEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/KEN JACKSONAustin-Tindall Sports Complex Facility Manager Jeff Kuenzli looks on as construction nears completion on the facilitys new 3,000 seat football stadium, which will open on Aug. 17 with the Kickoff Classic between playoff rivals Osceola and Dr. Phillips, who beat OHS in last years playoffs en route to the Class 9A state championship. By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Osceola and Dr. Phillips will continue their recent football rivalry in the first game to be played at the newly-constructed Austin-Tindall Sports Complex stadium on Boggy Creek Road. The Kowboys and Panthers will play their 2018 Kickoff Classic on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in the 3,000-seat stadium that is the cornerstone of the facilitys $10.7 million expansion and renovation paid for with Tourist Development Tax revenue. e game is part of a ribboncutting and grand unveiling of the expansion that includes the stadium, its Daktronics scoreboard/video board, four other new football fields with goalposts, a new operations and concessions building with permanent restrooms, an ice plant and new paved interior roads that link new park entry points and expanded parking areas. They compliment the parks ve existing elds and facilities. e turf is down at the ve newest fields, including the stadium. ey will be ready for play by August, Facility Manager Je Kuenzli said, with the four other new elds will see their rst action in a Labor Day weekend tournament. Tickets will be $7 ($5 for students) for the game 7 p.m. Kicko Classic, which will follow a 5:30 ribbon-cutting. Parking will be $5. The game was scheduled to be played at Dr. Phillips, but the county bought out the Orange County schools home game for $15,000 and will collect the game revenue. Experience Kissimmee, the areas tourism marketing arm, is the events title sponsor, Kuenzli said. Were expecting over 3,000 fans, he said. We can t more standing room, were not going to turn anyone away, he said. The game has been in the works for months now; Kuenzli just recently finalized the finer points of the contracts with the two schools. Osceola Coach Doug Nichols said he was glad to hear the county could work out a deal to get Dr. Phillips to agree to play the game at Austin-Tindall. When we were first asked about it I knew it was out of our hands because its Dr. Phillips home game, he said. But its awesome and were excited about it, well be happy to jump on a bus and go up there and be in the rst game played on that eld. Since it was originally the Panthers home game, Dr. Phillips will be the home team on the scoreboard. This opening ceremonial football game matches up the top Orange and Osceola County teams that have high respect for one another. eir last two games came down to their last play or possession in determining the victor, Dr. Phillips Athletic Director Steven McHale said. is is by far the most anticipated preseason match-up of the year. What better way to bring two communities and counties together to honor such a fabulous sports complex. Osceola and Dr. Phillips last met on the field in November Class 9A regional playo game that turned into an instant classic; the Kowboys kicked a eld goal to lead 13-10 with 2:04 remaining, only to watch the Panthers drive the eld and score with 15 seconds le and win, 17-13. Dr. Phillips won its rst Class 9A state title three weeks later. If its an indication of how competitive the Kickoff Classic, essentially a preseason exhibition game, will be, the combined score of the teams last two playoff meetings and the 2017 Kickoff Classic is: Kowboys 63, Panthers 63. We are excited to kick off our new facility with the premier rivalry football game in Central Florida today, Kuenzli said. Both are perennial powerhouses and a defending state champion; who could ask for any better? Were going all out and treating this like a bowl game, with the teams logos in the end zones and school colors for the numbers on the eld. We hope to make a marquee game like this an annual event for us. Austin-Tindall will hold a weekend community event into the following day to show off the expanded parks capabilities, Kuenzli said. The facility can and does host tournaments for football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, eld hockey and ultimate Frisbee. NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKFrom left, St. Cloud wide receiver Johnny Fritz (South Florida), defensive lineman Cameron Sweenor (Alvernia College) and running back Charles Robinson (Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy) sign their college grants during the Bulldogs spring intersquad scrimmage on May 11. Quarterback Colt Smith, not pictured, also signed with Friends (Kan.) University. CONTACT KEN JACKSON OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE SPORTS EDITOR EMAIL KJACKSON@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM TWITTER @OSCEOLASPORTS

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See Soccer, Page 9.Lions drop 3rd in a row to Chicago, 2-1Silver Spurs celebrates free Schools Out Blow Out during this weekends 141st rodeo By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Despite Cristian Higuita scoring his third goal of the season, the Orlando City Lions current losing skid ran to three games aer a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire on Saturday that le Coach Jason Kreis frustrated and looking for answers. I certainly cant remember a night where I felt like we were more dominant, with this Club or maybe with any club, to be honest, Kreis said. I think we can look at the statistics and the players know in their hearts that we were the by far the better team. You wont hear me say that very oen, but I will tell you there was only one team that was pushing things tonight. e other one was there to try to pick up a draw or catch something on the break. Orlando (6-5-1, 19 points) held a 60-40 possession advantage, outshot Chicago (4-6-2, 14), 21-10 and had an 8-3 corner kick advantage. And, when the final whistle blew, it just didnt matter. Thirteen minutes after Chicago scored to take an initial 1-0 lead, Orlandos Josue Colmn worked his way into the box and found Chris Mueller, who delayed before slipping it to Higuita all alone. e Colombian calmly placed his shot inside the far post. City pressed on throughout the rest of the match in search of the game winner, out-possessing and outshooting Chicago, but it was the Fire that found the third goal when Alan Gordon drilled a shot from distance in the 82nd minute. e Fire were reduced to 10 men when Mohammed Adams was shown a red card for an altercation with Sacha Kljestan, who was shown a yellow on the play. However, it was Chicago who was awarded a free kick instead of Orlando getting the scoring chance from just outside the penalty area, further frustrating Kreis. Maybe I misremembered, but I think it was specically told to me that any red card that happens during a dead ball situation where that red card violation is, thats where the foul is awarded, he said. So from my point of view, if theres an ejectionable offense [and] it happens in the penalty box, its a penalty, because otherwise I can just imagine scenarios. You can imagine a scenario where the ball is out of play or for a corner kick and a player hauls o and strikes another player in the penalty box. Wouldnt that be a penalty kick? I dont think you should be allowed to do whatever you want on the eld just because the ball is dead and not be penalized for it severely. But, again, I could be wrong. The explanation was that because Sacha fouled him first and received a yellow card, that was it. e player at that point can do whatever he wants to Sacha, pick up a red card and then they get the ball back. Seems odd to me. But again, I could be wrong. I dont know all the rules through and through, I guess. Midfielders Lamine Sane and Will Johnson were game-day scratches with illnesses, and forward Dom Dwyer missed his third match due to injuries and the Lions have coincidentally lost those matches. For me its not about Dom Dwyer or not Dom Dwyer. ere were players on the field tonight that played very well, that gave enough on most nights to win games. Its about making the plays when it counts the most. Again, I dont want to really say that if we have Dom in there we win the game. No, we had players out there that played well enough, performed well enough and should have been able to nish o that game. One of those who did play was Higuita, who notched his third goal in ve games. Hes getting himself into some really good spots, really good spots. Another really positive performance from an individual player, Kreis said. Unfortunately hard to count it as too positive because we lost the game. But hes getting himself in some great spots attacking wise. He was in and around things even more so than his goal. He nearly created another one or two. Hes doing well. But the ip side is we need other players to step up and make special plays in the attacking third. Despite scoring, Higuita shared in the disappointment of the loss. Just look at my face. A lot of sadness from not getting the result, he said following the match. We played well, but we werent By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Dont look now actually you may want to look to see the action in the ring but its summer rodeo time again. The 141st Silver Spurs Rodeo is this weekend, Friday and Saturday, and will include the annual Schools Out Blowout. e summer festival, marking the recent end of the school year, will be outside prior to the rodeos each night beginning at 5:30 p.m. ahead of the 7:30 performances. e free Schools Out Blowout, includes bounce houses, music by local DJs and St. Cloud country singer Kenyon Lockry, games and more for the entire family. Once inside the Silver Spurs Arena, rodeo fans will be treated to the traditional lineup of rodeo events: bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping. Unique to the June Silver Spurs Rodeo, spectators will experience the rodeo clowns, witness a performance from the Silver Spurs Junior/Pee Wee Quadrille Team (think square dancing on horseback) and see junior bull riders and barrel racers compete, along with fan favorite Mutton Bustin (sheep racing). In honor of Memorial Day, the Silver Spurs Rodeo Committee will also be honoring local veterans during the opening ceremonies of each evenings rodeo. Our summer rodeo has always been a great event for families, with the children of Silver Spurs members being no exception, said Dusty Holley, this years Big Boss of the Silver Spurs Rodeo. Some of our youth will be performing in the junior bull riding, junior barrel racing and Quadrille alongside the professional rodeo cowboys. With the school year coming to an end, were also offering families a free party before the rodeo at the Schools Out Blowout. We at the Silvers Spurs Club care about the community and all our rodeo fans no matter their age. By oering this free event we are saying thank you to our students and their families for supporting this great tradition. Tickets for the rodeo are $15 per adult for each performance, and kids 10 and under are free. For More Information & to purchase tickets go to www.silver spursrodeo.com.Sunday at New York rst of a four-game road trip; Pride powers to 5-2 victory

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 9 SPORTS YES! Please keep me on the delivery listFREE OF CHARGE for the Osceola News-GazetteFull Name: __________________________________________________________ Full Address: ________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________________State: __________ Zip:_________ Subdivision: _____________________________________ Gate Code:___________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________ E-Mail Address: ______________________________________________________ Signature (Required) __________________________________________________ Date_____________________________To stay on the delivery list for the Osceola News-Gazette, please fill out the following form and bring or mail to: OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE 108 Church Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 FAX: 407-846-8516 or do it online at: aroundosceola.com just click on the Delivery Request tab and fill out the online form. Request forms should be updated every year. KEEP IT COMING! 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. Top Gun basketball camp e annual Top Gun Shooting Camp, at the St. Cloud High gym, is June 4-8 from 8 a.m.-noon for children in grades 4-12. Camp fee is $100 and includes camp shirt, daily drinks and snacks. (Campers should bring their own water). For an additional $40, campers can stay until 1:30 p.m. (Overtime) and play full court games. Space is limited, the camp routinely sells out and only 30 spots are available for overtime. Make checks payable to St. Cloud High School. For information email Chad Ansbaugh at chad.ansbaugh@ osceolaschools.net. 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 1115 (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. Larry Goodwin Education Foundation Golf Classic e annual Larry Godwin Memorial Scholarship for Kids Golf Classic, hosted by Education Foundation Osceola, will be Nov. 9 at the Walt Disney World Palm and Magnolia golf courses. Teams that sign up by July 4 will have the chance to win a Around Town Golf Package for four that will include multiple golf courses throughout Central Florida. Playing spots and sponsorships are available, starting at $40 and $160 (single player and teams) up to $10,000 presenting sponsorships. e money raised is used to provide scholarships for Osceola County students. Registration is available online at https://www.foundationosceola. org/p/68/golf-classic#. WvRdcYgvzIU or go www. foundationosceola.org. For more information contact Pattie Burdick at 407-9353684 or email pattie.burdick@ osceolaschools.net. Osceola School District Legacy Program e School District of Osceola County has launched a Legacy Club to promote greater community engagement with schools. Individuals ages 60-64 will receive to $2 o admission to any district athletic, musical, arts, or theater performances. ose over 65 will receive to free admission. To apply go online to osceolaschools.net/ legacyclub. Kissimmee tennis program e City of Kissimmees Park and Recreation Department is now accepting participants for the Jr. Acers tennis program that runs monthly through September. is program is for students that have learned the basic techniques and are beginning to judge the ball and sustain a rally. Jr. Acers emphasizes technical skills and introduces players to singles and doubles play. e camp will take place Saturdays from 10 a.m.noon (10-13 years old) and noon-2 p.m. (14-17) at Oak Street Park and 11-12 p.m. (13-13) and 12-1 p.m. at Mark Durbin Park at Lakeside. Fee is $75 per month ($60 at Lakeside). Participants can register at the Oak Street Park Community Center (717 Palm Ave.). For information call 407-518-2360 or visit www. kissimmeeparks.org. Senior softballOsceola Senior Soball welcomes players ages 55-over. All skill levels are welcome. Until the fall season starts, pickup games will be held at the Denn John elds behind Valencia College on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. For more information, call League President Mike Rodriguez at 772-359-8415 or email mrod156@ hotmail.com. For general information on pickup games, call Jim Parker at 321-333-2012. Soldier City Wrestling e Soldier City Wrestling Club will hold youth club practices Tuesdays and ursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the St. Cloud High wrestling room. All ages are welcome to attend. Participants must purchase a $16 registration card from AAUsports.org. SPORTS BRIEFS SOCCERContinued from Page 8. able to nish our chances. Soccer is about goals. We had to be more ecient and we werent able to nish our chances. Now we have to work really hard because we have very tough matches ahead on the road. Defender R.J. Allen was equally as upset. Yeah, its denitely an overall disappointing night. We need to learn from it, he said. We had so many chances, we created so many opportunities, at the end of the day we le them hanging around and we got punished for it. We denitely need to learn from it, take the negatives from this and move forward. I think we dominated the second half. Most of the second half we played in their end. [We] had a few opportunities in the rst half, but outside of the free kick Im not sure what else they created. Again for me, we created so many chances, you leave a team like that hanging around with a player like Alan Gordon up front, he comes on and a few dangerous attackers in the league and eventually youll get punished for it. e Lions will head on the road for their next four games, rst visiting New York City FC on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in a game that can be seen locally on TV-27. City then visits Miami United FC in the fourth round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday. e Lions will move on to Vancouver and Montreal before returning to Orlando City Stadium on Saturday, June 23, to host the Montreal Impact. On the other hand, the Pride dominated. The Orlando Pride (4-3-3, 15 points) posted its most dominant victory of the 2018 National Womens Soccer League season on Saturday in Chicago, downing the Red Stars (2-3-6, 12 points) 5-2 on a hot day at Toyota Park. e Pride got the match started quickly when Rachel Hill scored in the second minute, the astest goal in Club history, then Alex Morgan added another tally in the sixth minute. Sydney Leroux chipped in in the second half, scoring her rst two goals of the season, the rst coming a minute aer the Red Stars tied the game in the 60th minute. If youre neutral watching it, I think it was a great game to watch. It ebbed and it flowed and it was very competitive, Pride Head Coach Tom Sermanni said. I thought we started very well but dropped off after we went 2-0 up and Chicago came back very strongly. e turning point was us getting back in front so quickly aer they equalized. at gave us a buer, knocked them back a little bit and we were able to go on and win the game. e Pride will play their h road game over a six match stretch on Sunday, traveling to face Seattle Reign FC. Kicko is set for 10:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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Page 10 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 Pets come in all shapes and sizes. Dogs and cats may be the rst animals that come to mind when people think of pets, but pets need not be furry or four-legged to make great additions to a home. According to the 2017-18 National Pet Owners Survey from the American Pet Products Association, roughly 4.7 million households in the United States keep reptiles as pets. Many of those reptiles are snakes. Snakes attract animal lovers for a variety of reasons, including their oen exotic looks. Firsttime snake owners may nd that owning snakes is dierent than owning other pets. Compared to dogs, for example, snakes may seem more enigmatic, particularly in regard to any healthrelated issues they might be experiencing. According to VCA Animal Hospitals, the following are three common snake diseases and the symptoms that may accompany them. 1. Infectious stomatitis Also known as mouth rot, infectious stomatitis is an infection of the oral cavity. Infectious stomatitis may be characterized by pinpoint hemorrhages on the gums or excessive amounts of thick mucus in the mouth and at the inside edges around snakes mouths. is mucus may contain blood, and some snakes may develop a pus resembling cottage cheese in place of the mucus. Additional symptoms of infectious stomatitis include anorexia, an inability to close the mouth and a reduction in or absence of tongue icking. In severe cases, snakes may experience loose teeth and swelling of the head. According to PetEducation.com, infectious stomatitis is oen a response to stress, such as that created by environments where temperatures are improperly regulated. Poor nutrition that results in vitamin C deciency or inappropriate calcium/ phosphorous levels in snakes diets also have been linked to infectious stomatitis. Overcrowding, trauma or internal or external parasites also may contribute to infectious stomatitis. 2. Parasites VCA notes that both internal and external parasites are common in pet snakes. Snake owners typically learn their snakes have parasites during vet visits, as parasites oen produce no symptoms. However, parasites may cause diarrhea, breathing diculties, itching, irritation, skin infections, anemia, and weight loss. Snakes with parasites also may vomit or regurgitate their food, and some may experience loss of appetite. 3. Blister disease Snake owners, particularly first-time owners, may miss the signs of blister disease because the lesions that characterize this ailment are typically on the underside of the animal. The VCA recommends snake owners routinely examine their snakes to detect for any physical issues. Often afflicting snakes that are kept in environments that are too moist and/ or too dirty, blister disease produces fluidfilled blisters that may become infected with bacteria. The consequences of blister disease cases that are not treated promptly can be very serious and include severe skin damage, blood poisoning and even death. First-time snake owners may feel snakes are low-maintenance pets when compared to more popular pets like dogs. But snake owners must pay close attention to their snakes to detect any signs of disease, including those ailments that may be deadly if undetected and/or untreated.3 diseases that may affect snakes The growing problem of pet obesity CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Many pet owners would never intentionally harm their companion animals. In fact, pet owners often go above and beyond to ensure their animals are well cared for and content. However, many well-meaning people may be inadvertently harming their pets with something they provide each and every day: food. Obesity is on the rise among pets. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says that 54 percent of dogs and 59 percent of cats in the United States were categorized as overweight or obese in 2016. That marks an increase from 52.5 percent and 58.3 percent, respectively, from four years ago. The majority of veterinarians think that pet obesity is a significant problem and nearly half of pet owners admit that their vets have discussed a pets ideal weight with them during pet health visits. Body weights for pets are based on breed ideals and may not necessarily apply to dogs and cats of mixed breeds. For example, a golden retriever should weigh between 65 and 75 pounds. A domestic cat should weigh between eight and 10 pounds. But vets will consider a host of variables to determine if a given pet is a healthy weight. Vets advise that dog owners should be able to easily feel and count dogs ribs when they run their ngers across the side of the animal. Pets viewed from above should display an hourglass gure that includes an indentation near the midsection. e absence of this waist may indicate a problem. When observing a pet from the side while he or she is standing, a slight upward slope of the stomach should be visible. A lowhanging abdomen means abdominal fat may be present. The Purina Pet Care Center found that overweight pets may live two years less than ideal weight pets. Reduced life span is not the only problem, as carrying extra pounds can contribute to various maladies. These include osteoarthritis and poor joint health, type 2 diabetes, ligament injuries, heart and respiratory disease, kidney disease, and cancer. Exercise and food Just like humans, pets need a combination of physical activity and caloric moderation to maintain healthy weights. Daily caloric needs for indoor cats range from 180 to 200 calories per day. e larger a dog is, the more calories it needs. Pet owners should work with their veterinarians to map out a diet and exercise regimen that can help their overweight pets shed pounds. Vets also can help determine if weight gain is due to illness or food habits. Pets need to maintain healthy diets and engage in exercise to maintain ideal body weights that will keep them healthy for years to come. Exploring guinea pigs as pets Impulsive decisions with regard to family pets can be disastrous. Prospective pet parents who do not take the time to decide if pets fit their lifestyles before taking one home may end up regretting their decisions and/or returning the animal, which can be hard on pets and families alike. Many prospective pet parents may recognize the commitments that large pets like dogs require. But some may mistakenly believe that small pets, such as guinea pigs, are much easier to care for than cats or dogs. at false impression may compel them to adopt guinea pigs without fully exploring just what it takes to raise these small, personable pets. Time commitment Just because guinea pigs dont need daily walks around the neighborhood does not mean they dont require a substantial commitment of time on the part of their owners. According to the Humane Society of the United States, daily interaction with and attention from their owners is essential for the well-being of guinea pigs. People considering guinea pigs as pes also should know that guinea pigs require regular grooming, including daily grooming for long-haired breeds. Guinea pigs cages also must be meticulously maintained. The HSUS recommends thorough weekly cleanings as well as spot-cleaning every few days. Children Many parents presume guinea pigs will make great first pets for their children. While that may be true, the HSUS points out that young children often lack selfrestraint and fine motor control. at can make kids more likely to mishandle guinea pigs, increasing their risk of dropping or squeezing the animals. Some guinea pigs may respond to being mishandled with fear that leads them to bite their handlers. When considering guinea pigs as pets, parents should keep in mind that guinea pigs respond most favorably to being gently held. Companionship Guinea pigs are social animals, and the HSUS advises that they do best with the companionship of another pig. Solitary guinea pigs can quickly grow lonely and bored, which can be problematic for pet parents whose time is already stretched thin. Allergies Before adopting guinea pigs, prospective owners should conrm that they and members of their household are not allergic to the animals. Visit an animal shelter or the home of a friend with guinea pigs and spend some time with the animal in the room where it spends most of its time. Handle the animals and take note of any potential indicators that you might be allergic. If you suspect you or a member of your household is allergic, contact an allergist for further testing or discussion. Guinea pigs make great pets, but prospective guinea pig owners should do their homework before bring these lovable creatures home. ere is an emotional component of becoming a pet owner, but nances also need to be considered. Pet ownership may be impractical for those who are barely making ends meet. The ASPCA says that the first-year cost of pet ownership can exceed $1,000. Annual pet expenses include food, medical exams, litter, a license, toys, treats, and any unexpected medical costs resulting from illness. Flea and tick prevention, training, professional grooming, and boarding can drive up costs even further. The animal adoption site PetFinder suggests potential pet parents do their homework to determine the feasibility of getting a pet by examining potential costs and how such costs t into their budgets.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 11 Let Your Creativity Run Wild Register at OsceolaArts.org Today! June 4-8 June 11-22 June 25-29 July 23-August 3 July 16-27 July 9-20 July 9-20 2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy Kissimmee, FL 34744 407-846-6257 at one of our Affordable Summer Camps! *Lunch Provided *Before & After Care AvailableVisual & Performing Arts Camps Available June 11-22 052418.TNG By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Toy Story is taking over Disneys Hollywood Studios with the opening of Toy Story Land on June 30. Guests will shrink to the size of a toy, as they wander around the land that is designed to resemble Andys backyard full of everyones favorite toys, building blocks, game pieces, and a whole lot of fun. e highly anticipated addition to the theme park will cover 11 acres of Hollywood Studios, offering new attractions, eats, entertainment, character encounters and special merchandise. Lets take a closer look... Attractions First up, the Alien Swirling Saucers. Guests will swirl and whirl in rocket ship toys with a claw hanging overhead, designed as a playset Andy won at the Pizza Planet restaurant. From the sound of it, this ride may somewhat resemble the favored teacup ride at Disneys Magic Kingdom. Or even a ground-level Dumbo. But were not entirely sure. However, it is safe to say that Slinky Dog is the star of Toy Story Lands attractions. You may have already seen him peeking over the bushes from World Drive. His ride, Slinky Dog Dash, is a family-style coaster. Wheezy, the squeaky toy penguin from the Toy Story lms, will make his big appearance in the last scene of the Slinky Dog Dash. Hell sing the lms biggest hit Youve Got a Friend in Me, accompanied by his friends, Mike the tape recorder and Mr. Spell, also from the lms. Toy Story Mania, which is already a favorite in the park, will remain open. Eats Woodys Lunch Box is bringing classic favorites to Disneys Hollywood Studios, with a modern twist. Indulge in the Smore French Toast breakfast sandwich, grilled three-cheese sandwich, BBQ brisket melt, Totchos or lunch box tarts. Everyone has a special food memory, so it can be tricky putting a modern spin on the favorites, Lenny DeGeorge, Concept Development Culinary Director for Walt Disney World, stated in a press release. We honored these classic dishes by using the best ingredients to elevate the avors. How we constructed the sandwiches was important, such as layering the ingredients in a specic order, to maximize textures and avors. Why have a cold sandwich when you can have a toasted, hot, gooey, cheeselled one? Entertainment Sarge and the Green Army Drum Corps will march through Toy Story Land. While we can guess it might be similar to the Storm Troopers Imperial March, we can also assume it may be a little less intimidating. e Green Army Men will toy with guests, as they lead them to an interactive boot camp. Potential recruits can test their abilities with Pixar balls and oversized crayons, and even during a game of Sarge Says a spin on the common game, Simon Says. Character Encounters In Toy Story Land, you get to actually hang out with the toys. How awesome is that? Aer boot camp with Sarge, you can meet Buzz Lightyear, Sheri Woody and Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl. Merchandise Announced earlier this month, new merchandise will be coming to Disneys Hollywood Studios. Guests can leave their Mickey and Minnie Mouse Ears headbands at home and purchase three-eyed alien and Slinky Dog headbands, exclusive to Toy Story Land. Exclusive merchandise will also include T-shirts, other clothing, accessories and more. Admission to Toy Story Land is included with general Hollywood Studios theme park admission. For more information on Toy Story Land, visit DisneyWorld.Disney. Go.com and search Toy Story Land. Also coming to Walt Disney World, H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon. Guests can continue the Toy Story fun, and hang out with some of their favorite Toy Story characters like Buzz Lightyear, Woody and ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT AROUND OSCEOLA COUNTY & CENTRAL FLORIDA ONLINEVisit www.aroundosceola.com for the latest news. CONTACT JENNIFER DIDOMENICO OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE A&E EDITOR EMAIL JDIDOMENICO@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Toy Story Land to open at Disneys Hollywood StudiosNEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/JENNIFER DIDOMENICO DUCK DONUTS, is celebrating its customers for National Donut Day. Visit Duck Donuts in Kissimmee for free donuts, raes, music, photo booths and more. e fun runs from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2000S PUB CRAWL, happening in downtown Orlando. Relive the 2000s with themed attire, music and more. Tickets are $10 each. Search s Pub Crawl on Eventbrite. See TOY STORY Page 13.Toy Story takeover FRIDAY, JUNE 1 SUNDAY, JUNE 3 CHON WITH POLYPHIA, TTNG & TRICOT, will take the stage at House of Blues Orlando. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. All ages. HouseofBlues. com/Orlando. SATURDAY, JUNE 2 ACOUSTICDOSE, live music at Bok Tower Gardens from 6 to 8 p.m. Located on the terrace, plus dinner specials from the Blue Palmetto Cafe. Included in general admission, free for members. THURSDAY, MAY 31 BABY GOATS AND BUTTERFLIES, are headlining the Brevard Zoos newest exhibit. e exhibit is now open and will run through Sept. 30, 2018. Entry included with general admission. Toy Story Land is set to open at Disneys Hollywood Studios on June 30. The new part of the theme park will resemble Andys backyard, with new attractions, eats, entertainment, character encounters and exclusive merchandise.

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Page 12 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Editors Note: Your Summer Checklist is a weekly column running all summer long, to help you and your family play tourist in your own town. You can submit your suggestions to jdidomenico@ osceolanewsgazette.com. Ive never played a round of golf. Until a recent media preview at Drive Shack (stay tuned for more on that), I had never even swung a golf club. But as a minigolf enthusiast, this course is awesome. Definitely a favorite. Disneys Fantasia Fairways Miniature Golf resembles a true, traditional golf course built on a miniature scale. With sand traps, bunkers, water hazards and sloping greens, the course emphasizes skill over chance. e course features par-3 and par-5 holes, ranging in length from 63 to 109 feet long. Even some of the top golfers in the world have come to play a round. While you putt, you can enjoy the surrounding Disney views, including e Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios. If your timing is right, you can even catch the reworks at night. And though there is no actual golf dress code enforced, you should totally dress the part. Break out the khaki pants, collared shirts and visors it 10/10 makes the experience a lot more fun. Not only can you rent your putters at the clubhouse, but you can also purchase drinks and ice cream bars to cool o on Floridas summer days. Disneys Fantasia Fairways Miniature Golf is fun for all ages. Singleadmission is $14 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $12 for children (ages 3-9). Various discounts are given at the gate. Operating hours vary. YOUR SUMMER CHECKLIST: TEE TIME By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor The rodeo is headed back to town next weekend. And this time, its all about the kids. e Silver Spurs Rodeo will make its return to Osceola Heritage Park June 1-2, featuring favorite traditional rodeo events plus the Schools Out Blowout. Families are invited to the free Schools Out Blowout party before the rodeo, which will be held outside both days. e party includes bounce houses and games, plus music by local DJs and country singer Kenyon Lockry. Our summer rodeo has always been a great event for families, with the children of Silver Spurs members being no exception, said Dusty Holley, Big Boss of the Silver Spurs Rodeo. We at the Silvers Spurs Club care about the community and all our rodeo fans no matter their age. By oering this free event, we are saying thank you to our students and their families for supporting this great tradition. Guests of the rodeo are invited to watch young cowboys and cowgirls perform in several events including Junior Bull Riding and Junior Barrel Racing, and can even expect a special appearance by the Junior Pee Wee Quadrille. Our Youth that compete in the Silver Spurs Rodeo are our future in the Sport of Rodeo, so its important that they carry on this tradition in the Junior Bull Riding competition, said Scott Williams, Silver Spurs Club Member and former Bull Rider and Bull Riding Director for the High School Rodeo Association. My son Weston Williams is in the running for the State of Florida Championships in High School Bull Riding and he started with the Mutton Busting event when he was little, and has continued to ride bulls through high school and will graduate in May from Harmony High School, so we are very proud of him carrying on the bull riding tradition. Also this year, the Mutton Busting event will take place where younger children will ride and race sheep in the arena. The Silver Spurs Rodeo Committee will be honoring local veterans during the opening ceremonies of the rodeos. Tickets to the 141st Silver Spurs Rodeo are $15 per adult. Kids ages 10 and under are free. Entry to the Schools Out Blowout is free and open to the public; no rodeo ticket is required for the party. For more information on the rodeo and its events, or to purchase tickets, visit www.Silver SpursRodeo.com. SILVER SPURS RODEO IS BACK IN TOWN RODEO TO FEATURE JUNIOR EVENTS, JUNE 1-2 AT OHPSEAWORLD: ELECTRIC OCEAN PHOTO/SILVER SPURS RODEOSeaWorlds Electric Ocean has returned for another summer of fun. As the sun goes down, the park comes alive oering longer park hours and special events for families of all ages to experience. e theme parks Electric Ocean entertainment includes favorites like the Ignite reworks show; allage dance parties, with larger-than-life neon sea creatures at Club Sea Glow; music, lights, lasers and bubbles throughout the live performance of Pop; a hilarious, off-the-wall parody of a trip to SeaWorld through the eyes of sea lion superstars Clyde and Seamore; and Shamus Light Up the Night, a fan-favorite featuring original music and production elements with colorful backdrops and stylistic lighting. New this year, the Touch the Sky show features macaws flying overhead while dolphins play below. With original, energetic music and an incredible cast of animal ambassadors, Touch the Sky inspires guests to join in on SeaWorlds mission to protect the world people and animals share. Electric Ocean is included with standard SeaWorld admission. The special events will run through Sept. 2. Coming soon to the park: Infinity Falls. This river raft ride will travel through a lush rainforest environment, inspired by some of the worlds most incredible freshwater ecosystems. The raft will plunge 40 feet down into the churning whitewater, as the worlds tallest drop on a river ra ride. Innity Falls is expected to open this summer. No ocial date has been released. Want to save for that vacation? 1,000 GALLONS of TAP WATER from us costs about $23 1,000 GALLONS of BOTTLED WATER starts around $1,000 t oho wat er.c om 051718.TNG www.SavannahCourtStCloud.com Call us today to schedule your personal tour.SAVANNAH COURT OF ST. CLOUD3791 Old Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, FL 34769407.892.8502Assisted Living Facility License No. 9917 Signature community of Senior Living Management Corp.042017.TNG Living Service Assistance WE SPECIALIZE IN: 2727 N. 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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 13 By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Say goodbye to the CocaCola Orlando Eye and hello to ICON Orlando. The 400-foot observation wheel is being rebranded, along with I-Drive 360. e area located in the middle of Orlandos International Drive tourist district is now named ICON Orlando 360. Since opening three years ago, the observation wheel has become an instantly recognizable part of the Central Florida landscape and a catalyst for growth along the I-Drive corridor, Cindy CampbellTaylor vice president of marketing, sales and public affairs at ICON Orlando 360 stated in a press release. As such, the new ICON Orlando name makes perfect sense as we introduce some key changes and position this iconic structure for the future. With the rebrand, guests are encouraged to nd their Iconic Moment at the 18acre complex with much to see and do. ICON Orlando 360 is already home to ICON Orlando, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and more than a dozen bars and restaurants, with even more to come. At a media event on May 17, the News-Gazette had the opportunity to experience all of the fun ICON Orlando 360 has to oer. It is truly a great place for families to spend a day or for friends to spend a night out, with so much to see and do. According to CampbellTaylor, theres even more to come for ICON Orlando 360. e area is expected to add several new ICONic experiences in upcoming months. This includes ICON Orlando Enhanced Fully Immersive Capsules featuring WiFi, and Fun in the Sky: Private Party Capsules seating up to 10 guests for a private experience. ICON Orlando will also come to life every night during a newly enhanced, synchronized display, incorporating the courtyard fountains. With new adventures comes a new way to experience them. ICON Orlando 360 is expected to oer some new admission options and rates. Guests will be able to enjoy 365 days of fun with the ICONic Annual Pass. A at $69 fee (plus tax) allows unlimited entry to ICON Orlando. Annual pass holders can bring a friend at a discounted rate. Single-ticket admission and annual passes can be purchased online. e new ICON Orlando website went live May 14: www. ICONOrlando.com. Coming soon: StarFlyer. The StarFlyer is not your traditional swing ride. This daring attraction is only for the bravest of the brave, standing high as one of the tallest structures in Central Florida and as the tallest StarFlyer in the world. It takes guests up to 400 feet in the air, as they swing above Orlando at 60 miles per hour. e ride is expected to open June 1. By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Cheddars Scratch Kitchen is offering new menu items for summer, and we have to say they are pretty spectacular. Cheddars in Kissimmee hosted a media dinner on May 21, where we got to try all of the new items. We also had the opportunity to chat with Cheddars Scratch Kitchen Executive Chef Brittany Neisen, who creates and reinvents recipes for the menu at Cheddars Scratch Kitchens corporate oce in Central Florida. Before trying the new items, we tasted two of Cheddars most favored starters, the Honey Butter Croissants and Homemade Onion Rings. Fun fact: Cheddars in Kissimmee orders 1,800 pounds of onions every week? First up on the new menu, the Watermelon Vodkarita. We vote this at the top of our summer drink list. The drink includes a mix of Titos Vodka, watermelon puree and sour mix. Its even topped with a big ol slice of watermelon. News-Gazette freelance photographer Jarred Paluzzi noted the Watermelon Vodkarita is the perfect summer drink, and other guests commented that you cant even taste the alcohol. Its great summer blend. Moving on to the eats, the new summer entrees include Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa and Salmon & Strawberry Salad. According to Neisen, salsa is a common base in many of the restaurants dishes. We repurpose as many prep items as we can, said Neisen. The onions, for example, are ordered especially for Cheddars famous onion rings, but are also used in dishes up and down the menu. The Salmon & Strawberry Salad is refreshing and light theres no better pair than lettuce and fruit, in my book. Neisen called the salad iconic for summer. For dessert, Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake served with ice cream. Not on the new menu, but certainly delicious. e post popular yearround menu items include House-Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, hand-battered Monte Cristo Sandwich and hand-breaded Chicken Tenders. Other Cheddars Scratch Kitchen Florida locations can be found in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Lutz, Orlando Colonial Drive, Orlando Semoran Boulevard, Pensacola, Pinellas Park, Port St. Lucie, Sanford, Tamarac, Tampa, Wellington and West Melbourne. For more information on Cheddars Scratch Kitchen, or to view the restaurants full menu, visit www.Cheddars.com. For more photos from the media tasting event, visit www.AroundOsceola.com. CHEDDARS OFFERS NEW SUMMER MENU WATERMELON VODKARITAS, BLACKENED SALMON NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/JENNIFER DIDOMENICOThe iconic observation wheel in Orlando lights up for the first time as ICON Orlando, May 17. ICON Orlando 360 will bring new attractions to Orlando.PHOTO/JARRED PALUZZICheddars Scratch Kitchen Executive Chef Brittany Neisen creates and reinvents recipes for the menu at Cheddars Scratch Kitchens corporate office in Central Florida.ORLANDO TOURIST DISTRICT REBRAND TO BE ICONIC I-DRIVE 360 REBRANDS TO ICON ORLANDO 360, NEW ATTRACTIONS AND MORETOY STORYContinued from Page 11 Jessie. Even Rex will be there, hosting family-friendly activities throughout the party. Along with shorter wait times and less crowds, guests can experience DJ-hosted dance parties, limited-time food, a special adult-only area and more. H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon will run from June 21 to August 11, on select nights. is is a special event; admission is not included with an annual pass. Tickets are $55 plus tax for guests ages 10 and up, and $50 plus tax for children ages 3-9. For more information on H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon, visit DisneyWorld.Disney.Go.com and search H2O Glow Nights. 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Page 14 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 MegaCon, the south easts largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, attracting more than 100,000 fans every year, took place in Orlando on May 24-27 at the Orange County Convention Center.The four day long convention hosted celebrities including Jason Momoa (DC Justice League), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Thor (Ragnarok), Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), Cress Williams (Black Lightning), and The Princess Bride cast reunion featuring Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon and Wallace Shawn. There were also dozens of Internet celebrities, cosplayers, tattoo artists, vendors and more. For more photos, visit Aroundosceola.com.Photo submission by Jarred Paluzzi MEGACON RETURNS TO ORLANDO

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 15 DAILYTHURSDAY05-31STAR 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.ORGFREE ADMISSION TO VETERANS SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens are oering free admission to veterans and their families today through July 4, 2018. Veterans must redeem their complimentary single-day ticket(s) online at WAVESOFHONOR.COM, and the free tickets are available online only (not available at the front gate for each park).FRIDAY06-01VALENCIA 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. NATIONAL DONUT DAY Duck Donuts in Kissimmee is celebrating its customers on National Donut Day. Come out and join the fun all day long. Enjoy a free donut (bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar), no purchase necessary. Plus raes, music, photo booths and made-to-order donuts. e event runs 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 710 Ce nterview Blvd. in Kissimmee. 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 SATURDAY06-02HURRICANE 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 Larissa@osceolahistory.org 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.SATURDAY06-09 BOK TOWERS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Violinist Ashley Liberty and pianist Daniel Strange will perform an entire program of smokin fast, exciting, footstomping music in their show Hot Fiddle, in part of Bok Towers summer concert series. For tickets visit BOKTOWERGARDENS.ORGPRIDEFEST KISSIMMEE City of Kissimmee and e Center Orlando will host PrideFest Kissimmee at Kissimmee Lakefront Park beginning at noon.is event that seeks to unite the community, will feature live music and entertainment, food trucks, a variety of vendors, the KUA Kids Zone, and advocacy and support organizations. e event is free and open to the public. THURSDAY06-14THE LITTLE MERMAID Opening night of e Little Mermaid, adapted by Brandon Roberts, based on Hans Christian Andersens fairytale. e performances will run through July 29 at Orlando Shakespeare eater. Families of all ages welcome. ORLANDOSHAKES.COM COFFEETALK COFFEETALK featuring City Manager Randy Knight, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Winter Park Country Club. 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. PICNIC WITH FATHER Picnic with Father a family fun event, in honor of Fathers Day. e picnic is noon to 3 p.m. at the Kra Azalea Garden in Winter Park. FAMILY SUMMER SATURDAYS Family Summer Saturdays at Maitlands Art & History Center, every other Saturday in June and July. On June 16, explore kinetic art, ying art and paint with air. Families of all ages invited. 10 a.m. to noon. MONDAY06-18PHYSICIAN LECTURE Dr. Pasquale Reino, orthopedic surgeon at Poinciana Medical Center, will conduct a lecture about understanding total joint replacement. A physical therapist will also be present to explain physical therapy and answer questions. Aer the lecture, Dr. Reino will hold an open Q&A. e lecture runs 5:30-6:30 p.m., dinner will be served. RSVP to 1-888-253-8117. Call 407-5302013 for more information. SATURDAY06-23BBQ AT THE HISTORIC NARCOOSSEE SCHOOLHOUSE 5026 Yukon Street. BBQ meal (pulled chicken or pork sandwich and sides), $8.00 per plate. Baked goods sold separately. Eat-in or carry-out available. Sponsored by the Narcoossee Area Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society. Contact by email info@ narcoosseehistory.org or by phone 407-891-0010. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.FRIDAY06-29MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART e Mennello Museum of American Art presents the work of multi-media nKoreanAmerican artist Jiha Moon in a solo exhibition, Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyones Mad Here. e exhibition will be on view from June 22 through August 12, 2018, with an Artist Talk and Opening Reception on June 29. For more information, visit MENNELLOMUSEUM.ORG SATURDAY06-30R&B TUNES Colors Presents: R&B Only. e California-based event encourages attendees to talk, dance and enjoy company with one another, while listening to R&B tunes. Tickets are available online or at the door, if the show has not sold out. ROBO MUD RUN SCPD and the City of St. Cloud will host the Robo Mud Run at Peghorn Park. e run will feature a 5K and 10K route, with more than 50 obstacles including swamp swims and monkey bar challenges. Registration is $65. Government and group rates available. Visit ROBOMUDRUN.COM SUNDAY07-15TORAH LEARNING Torah Learning, Congregation Beth Emeth at Hampton Inn Calypso Cay. Please call the Rabbi to RSVP at 407-222-6393. All are welcome. Weekly and Monthly Events CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION. Editors note: Due to space constraints, the News-Gazette cannot guarantee that all events submitted will be published in the Daily Planner in every ursday and Saturday edition. Opera Orlando presents Mozarts The Abduction From the Seraglio, set in the near future, as an episode of the original Star Trek television series. Special guests from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and more. The show is presented in English. Tickets range from $29 to $59, and can be purchased at OperaOrlando.org or by calling 407-512-1900. Visit the website or call for more information. WHO Everyone is invited!WHAT Star Trek: AbductionWHEN June 2, 7:30 p.m.WHERE The Plaza Live: 425 N. Bumby Ave. in OrlandoCOST $29-$59 ONGOINGST. CLOUD SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB e club, which has $20 yearly dues, meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday aernoon for games and card games including bridge, mahjong, cribbage and more. Lessons for shueboard and card games also are available. Call 407-498-0603 for more information.RETIRED RACING GREYHOUND ADOPTIONMeet retired racing Greyhounds and learn more about the adoption program. Every third Saturday. Pet Supermarket, 2924 13th Street, St. Cloud; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 407-498-0929; 407-578-7496; godsgreyts.comTAI CHI FOR ENERGYTai chi for energy. Saturdays at Hart Memorial Library, 211 E. Dakin Ave. Kissimmee; 10 a.m.; 407-900-9003LIVE MUSIC, DANCEAll welcome. St. Cloud Community Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud; Saturdays 7 10 p.m.; 407-414-0655 GRIEFSHAREA non-denominational support group for people who have lost a loved one. Good Samaritan Village, 1441 Hoeger Circle, Kissimmee. Every Friday until March 31, 10 a.m.noon; 407-572-8284.VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDOsceola Council on Aging is actively recruiting volunteers for Meals on Wheels, but has other volunteer opportunities available. For more information call Marie Blackford at 407-933-9532.

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Page 16 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 Manufacturer PhotosSPECIFICATIONS2018 DODGE DURANGO CITADEL VEHICLE TYPE 7-passenger AWD SUV BASE PRICE $42,145 (as tested: $43,995) ENGINE TYPE Hemi V-8 DISPLACEMENT 5.7-liter HORSEPOWER (net) 360 at 5150 rpm TORQUE (lb.-ft.) 390 at 4250 rpm TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic OVERALL LENGTH 201.2 in. TURNING CIRCLE (curb-to-curb) 40.4 ft. CURB WEIGHT 5,417 lbs. FUEL CAPACITY 24.6 gal.. EPA MILEAGE RATING 14 mpg city, 22 mpg highwayThe Dodge Charger of SUVs Copyright, Motor Matters, 2018Manufacturer Photo FOR THE LATEST NEWS WEBSITE AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Motor Matters The last time the Dodge Durango saw a complete redesign was in 2011 when it moved away from its body-onframe platform to embrace unit-body construction. Designed in concert with the then-new Jeep Cherokee, the Dodge Durango Citadel can be properly referred to as a veteran. So while that update brought the Durango into parity with its competitors of the time, the ensuing seven years have seen the rest of the eld advance considerably. On the other hand however, Dodge has made a number of strides to keep the Durango as fresh as possible. Among the most signicant was the adoption of an eight-speed automatic transmission back in 2014 along with a new interior treatment incorporating Chryslers outstanding 8.4inch touchscreen interface hosting the 2018 DODGEDURANGO HEMI V-8companys universally applauded Uconnect infotainment system. As a result, while the Durangos foundation remains rooted in the early part of this decade, the 2018 model still manages to feel contemporary. In fact, if you opt for the luxury-oriented Citadel trim level youll get the option of the venerable 360-horsepower, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. Good for 390 lb.-. of torque and 22 mpg on the highway, the Hemi can sometimes make you forget just how big Durango Citadel really is. Happily though, the Dodge puts its size to good use. The 2018 Durango is one of the few vehicles in its class to comfortably accommodate adults in its third row. Thats right; seven fullgrown people can comfortably occupy the Dodge Durango. Even better, the Dodges broadly opening rear doors along with its flip and folding secondrow seats makes that third row easily accessible for grownups. Another byproduct of its spaciousness is 84.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Even better, thanks to the presence of that 5.7-liter Hemi in the engine compartment, the Durango is also capable of towing up to 7,400 pounds. Recognizing the fact Durango owners are likely to take advantage of this potential, the Dodge product planners made trailer sway control a standard feature. While were on the subject of standard features, choosing the Citadel trim package endows Durango quite comprehensively. Youll find satellite navigation, xenon headlights, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, upgraded brakes, front parking sensors, roof-rail crossbars, a sunroof, a cargo cover, upgraded leather upholstery, additional leather trim, a power-adjustable steering column, a poweradjustable passenger seat, ventilated front seats and a ninespeaker audio system with a subwoofer. In other words, Citadel arrives pretty much fully loaded. About the only comfort feature youll likely want to add is the optional rearseat DVD entertainment system if you have young children and do long drives. Available drivers aids include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. Over the road, youll appreciate the way the 5.7-liter exerts authority over the Durangos mass. Acceleration is strong, and its sound is wonderfully melliuous. On the highway, the Durango consumes distance like a hungry person enjoying a sumptuous meal. Cornering can be somewhat ponderous, however, body roll is minimal and a quiet cabin is above average for the class. Bottom line, this Dodge is very commendable as an alternative to its Grand Cherokee sibling. For 2018, Dodge Durango Citadel pricing starts at $42,145. The Dodge Durangos combination of utility, advanced technology, class-leading towing and driving range, condent driving dynamics and aggressive styling make it the Dodge Charger of the SUV segment. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque and class-leading towing capability of 7,400 pounds. The latest technology includes a programmable digital instrument cluster, available class-exclusive 9-inch dual screen Blu-ray and DVD player, available Beats premium audio system, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation and a function to view trailed items through the rear mounted camera while the Durango is in motion.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 17 (BPT) While many of us may dream of retiring and moving away to a beach-side resort or cabin by the lake, the reality is that most Americans look forward to remaining in their own homes so they can continue to enjoy familiar comforts, activities and loved ones. In fact, an AARP survey recently found that 87 percent of U.S. adults 65 and older and 71 percent of those 50 to 64 wish to stay in their current houses as they get older. Fortunately, its becoming easier for seniors to maintain their independence and stay at home longer thanks to the increasing range of services offered to this fast-growing market. This is great news, considering that by 2035, one in three American households are expected to be led by someone 65 or older. Unlike previous generations who were oen forced to leave their homes due to keeping up with home maintenance, personal care and healthcare needs, businesses today offer solutions to these challenges and more. If youre an aging adult or have parents or other loved ones who are getting older, here are some important services and options that can make aging in place easier. Universal design: Making your home more easily navigable will make a huge difference should mobility become an issue. Modifications such as ramped or nostep entrances, wider halls and doorways, lowered electrical controls, leverstyle handles, and adapted tubs and showers can be planned over time to help with budgeting. Housecleaning services: Hiring a professional company to regularly take care of routine housework can take away a huge burden, freeing you up for more enjoyable activities while ensuring your home stays clean, tidy and welcoming to friends and family. Hiring a trusted service provider like Merry Maids ensures a comprehensive cleaning every time. Merry Maids can customize home cleaning plans to accommodate any needs. Emergency alert services: Think about signing up for a personal emergency response system that can immediately call for medical or police assistance at the push of an (often wearable) button. Many now offer GPS tracking, activity monitoring, tness tracking, fire and carbon monoxide detection and other advanced features. Transportation services: If youre nearing the point at which youre unable to drive, you may wish to research other ways of getting you where you wish to go. Depending on your budget, your options might include a service such as Uber, a private car service, a diala-ride service, traditional public transportation or paratransit. Grocery delivery: Fortunately, many grocers are now competing to remain relevant in their industry by offering lowcost delivery services. That pays off for seniors who want to continue to choose their own foods but find shopping or travel physically challenging. Many services even allow you to pick out specific cuts of meat or pieces of produce online. Thanks to the buying power of baby boomers, businesses will continue to step up to the plate with new products and services to serve their needs. If youre part of that generation, dont hesitate to take advantage of the latest oerings aimed at making your at-home life easier and more comfortable.Stay agile: 5 tips for easier aging Senior becoming more social media savvy Over the last decade, seniors have become increasingly more savvy in regard to social media usage. e Pew Research Center found that, in 2015, around 35 percent of people age 65 and older reported using social media. ats a large jump from just 2 percent in 2005. As of 2016, 65 percent of people between the ages 50 and 64 reported using social media, according to Pew. Social media usage among seniors continues to climb, although young adults still comprise the demographic most likely to use it. Among seniors ages 50 and older, Facebook is by far the most popular social media platform used, followed by Pinterest and LinkedIn. Manufacturer PhotosSPECIFICATIONS2018 DODGE DURANGO CITADEL VEHICLE TYPE 7-passenger AWD SUV BASE PRICE $42,145 (as tested: $43,995) ENGINE TYPE Hemi V-8 DISPLACEMENT 5.7-liter HORSEPOWER (net) 360 at 5150 rpm TORQUE (lb.-ft.) 390 at 4250 rpm TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic OVERALL LENGTH 201.2 in. TURNING CIRCLE (curb-to-curb) 40.4 ft. CURB WEIGHT 5,417 lbs. FUEL CAPACITY 24.6 gal.. EPA MILEAGE RATING 14 mpg city, 22 mpg highwayThe Dodge Charger of SUVsCopyright, Motor Matters, 2018Manufacturer Photo FOR THE LATEST NEWS WEBSITE AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Motor Matters The last time the Dodge Durango saw a complete redesign was in 2011 when it moved away from its body-onframe platform to embrace unit-body construction. Designed in concert with the then-new Jeep Cherokee, the Dodge Durango Citadel can be properly referred to as a veteran. So while that update brought the Durango into parity with its competitors of the time, the ensuing seven years have seen the rest of the eld advance considerably. On the other hand however, Dodge has made a number of strides to keep the Durango as fresh as possible. Among the most signicant was the adoption of an eight-speed automatic transmission back in 2014 along with a new interior treatment incorporating Chryslers outstanding 8.4inch touchscreen interface hosting the 2018 DODGEDURANGO HEMI V-8companys universally applauded Uconnect infotainment system. As a result, while the Durangos foundation remains rooted in the early part of this decade, the 2018 model still manages to feel contemporary. In fact, if you opt for the luxury-oriented Citadel trim level youll get the option of the venerable 360-horsepower, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. Good for 390 lb.-. of torque and 22 mpg on the highway, the Hemi can sometimes make you forget just how big Durango Citadel really is. Happily though, the Dodge puts its size to good use. The 2018 Durango is one of the few vehicles in its class to comfortably accommodate adults in its third row. Thats right; seven fullgrown people can comfortably occupy the Dodge Durango. Even better, the Dodges broadly opening rear doors along with its flip and folding secondrow seats makes that third row easily accessible for grownups. Another byproduct of its spaciousness is 84.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Even better, thanks to the presence of that 5.7-liter Hemi in the engine compartment, the Durango is also capable of towing up to 7,400 pounds. Recognizing the fact Durango owners are likely to take advantage of this potential, the Dodge product planners made trailer sway control a standard feature. While were on the subject of standard features, choosing the Citadel trim package endows Durango quite comprehensively. Youll find satellite navigation, xenon headlights, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, upgraded brakes, front parking sensors, roof-rail crossbars, a sunroof, a cargo cover, upgraded leather upholstery, additional leather trim, a power-adjustable steering column, a poweradjustable passenger seat, ventilated front seats and a ninespeaker audio system with a subwoofer. In other words, Citadel arrives pretty much fully loaded. About the only comfort feature youll likely want to add is the optional rearseat DVD entertainment system if you have young children and do long drives. Available drivers aids include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. Over the road, youll appreciate the way the 5.7-liter exerts authority over the Durangos mass. Acceleration is strong, and its sound is wonderfully melliuous. On the highway, the Durango consumes distance like a hungry person enjoying a sumptuous meal. Cornering can be somewhat ponderous, however, body roll is minimal and a quiet cabin is above average for the class. Bottom line, this Dodge is very commendable as an alternative to its Grand Cherokee sibling. For 2018, Dodge Durango Citadel pricing starts at $42,145. The Dodge Durangos combination of utility, advanced technology, class-leading towing and driving range, condent driving dynamics and aggressive styling make it the Dodge Charger of the SUV segment. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque and class-leading towing capability of 7,400 pounds. The latest technology includes a programmable digital instrument cluster, available class-exclusive 9-inch dual screen Blu-ray and DVD player, available Beats premium audio system, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation and a function to view trailed items through the rear mounted camera while the Durango is in motion. OBITUARY DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY NEWS-GAZETTE IS THURSDAY AT 12 NOONOBITUARY NOTICES Is your nonprot group or local organization looking for volunteers to help you out in the community?The News-Gazette is establishing a new Volunteer section to list where volunteers are needed. If your organization or nonprot needs volunteers, then give the group name, a description of your group, the volunteer requirements and contact information.Email that information to Editor Brian McBride at bmcbride@osceolanewsgazette.com. There is no cost for this service. 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Page 20 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 Place your classified online 24 hours a day www.aroundosceola.com CONTACT JODY GILLESPIE ADVERTISING SALES EMAIL JGILLESPIE@OSCEOLANEWS-GAZETTE.COM PHONE 321-402-0423 Circulation Assistant The Osceola News-Gazette is hiring a full time Circulation Assistant. Person must be computer literate with great customer service skills and able to multi-task. Must be very organized & have a good driving record. Some heavy lifting required. Newspaper Carrier experience a plus. Interested candidates should send a resume with referrals to kbeckham@osceolanewsgazette.com. View all Public Notices online www.aroundosceola.com and CONTACT: GARY LUGO EMAIL LEGALADS@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM PHONE 407-846-7600 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2017-CA-2933-OC Division:22 CFFECPROPERTIES,LLC, aFloridalimitedliability company, Plaintiff, vs. ALIINVESTMENTS,INC., aFloridacorporation,and WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC., AFloridacorporation, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC. 250NorthOrangeAve, Suite1400 Orlando,FL32801 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen filedagainstyouseekingpartition oftherealpropertyconsistingof0.450acresofunimprovedlandinOsceola County,Florida,Osceola CountyParcelNumber: R122528-000004100000and whichismoreparticularlydescribedasfollows: FromtheNorthwestcorner oftheSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4ofSection 12,Township25South, Range28East,Osceola County,Florida;runSouth 00degrees16minutes28 secondsEastalongthe WestlineofsaidSouthwest1/4oftheSouthwest 1/4,710.77feettothePoint ofBeginning;continue South00degrees16 minutes28secondsEast, 172.59feettoapoint, 427.30feetNorthofthe Southwestcornerofsaid Section12;runthence North89degrees44 minutes58secondsEast, 115.41feet;runthence North00degrees44 minutes56secondsWest, 172.88feettotheNorthline oftheSouth600feetof saidSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4;runthence South89degrees36 minutes16secondsWest, 113.98feettothePointof Beginning. Youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: J amesD.Kisio,Esquire Bogin,Munns&Munns,P.A. AttorneysForPlaintiff 1000LegionPlace,Suite 1000 Orlando,Florida32801 (407)578-1334 jkisio@boginmunns. com bmmservice@boginmunns. com onorbeforeJULY2,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonthePlaintiffs atto rneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded inthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecontact:ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,(407)742 -2417,fax 407-835-5079atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ated:May3,2018. ArmandoR.Ramirez ClerkofCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk May10,17,24,31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2017-CA-2933-OC Division:22 CFFECPROPERTIES,LLC, aFloridalimitedliability company, Plaintiff, vs. ALIINVESTMENTS,INC., aFloridacorporation,and WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC., AFloridacorporation, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: ALIINVESTMENTS,INC. 250NorthOrangeAve. Suite1400 Orlando,FL32801 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen filedagainstyouseekingpartitionoftherealpropertyconsistingof0. 450acresofunimprovedlandinOsceola County,Florida,Osceola CountyParcelNumber: R122528-000004100000and whichismoreparticularlydescribedasfollows: FromtheNorthwestcorner oftheSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4ofSection 12,Township25South, Range28East,Osceola County,Florida;runSouth 00degrees16minutes28 secondsEastalongthe WestlineofsaidSouthwest1/4oftheSouthwest 1/4,710.77feettothePoint ofBeginning;continue South00de grees16 minutes28secondsEast, 172.59feettoapoint, 427.30feetNorthofthe Southwestcornerofsaid Section12;runthence North89degrees44 minutes58secondsEast, 115.41feet;runthence North00degrees44 minutes56secondsWest, 172.88feettotheNorthline oftheSouth600feetof saidSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4;runthence South89degrees36 minutes16secondsWest, 113.98feettothePointof Beginning. Youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefe nses,ifany,toiton: J amesD.Kisio,Esquire Bogin,Munns&Munns,P.A. AttorneysForPlaintiff 1000LegionPlace, Suite1000 Orlando,Florida32801 (407)578-1334 jkisio@boginmunns.com bmmservice@boginmunns. com onorbeforeJULY2,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonthePlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded inthecomplaint. Ifyouarea personwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecontact:ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,fax 407-835-5079atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif theti mebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ated:May3,2018. ArmandoR.Ramirez ClerkofCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk May10,17,24,31,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION ThevehiclesdescribedbelowshallbesoldatPublic Auctiononthefollowing datesat3:00P.M.,cash only.Auctiontobeheldat DELLWOODSERVICE, 2112NorthMainStreet, Kissimmee,Florida34744. Telephone:(407)847-2334. JUNE15,2018 1)1988DODGE VIN: 1B7FN14X3JS682564 JUNE19,2018 1.2003SATURN VIN: 5GZCZ43DX3S873786 JUNE22,2018 1)2004FORD VIN: 2FMZA51694BB24112 2)2004FORD VIN: 1FTSE34LX4HA41663 May31,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : SALONEMVY locatedat:2613ShelbyRuth Place,intheCountyo f Osceola,intheCityofSt Cloud,Florida34769,in tendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. DATEDatSt.Cloud OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this25thdayofMay,2018 May31,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE KISSIMMEETOWING& RECOVERYgivesNoticeof aLienandintenttosellthese vehiclesonthefollowing datesat10:00A.M.,1170 GREENSKEEPDRIVE, Kissimmee,FL34741,pursuanttoSubsection713.78of theFloridaStatutes. KISSIMMEETOWING& RECOVERYreservesthe righttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids. JUNE21,2018 1)2004FORD VIN: 1FAFP446X4F165929 JUNE19,2018 1)2005CHEVY VIN:1GNDS13S052303684 May31,2018 NOTICEOFSALE JOE'SAUTOSERVICE CENTERINC.,112313th STREET,STCLOUD,F L 34769 Towed-05/12/2018 Year-2013 Make-NISSAN VIN: 3N1AB7APXDL761665 DateofSale-06/18/2018 Time10:00A.M. LocationofSale -Joe's AutoServiceCenterINC. 112313thStreet,St.Cloud Fl.34769 May31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2017-CA-2933-OC Division:22 CFFECPROPERTIES,LLC, aFloridalimitedliability company, Plaintiff, vs. ALIINVESTMENTS,INC., aFloridacorporation,and WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC., AFloridacorporation, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC. 250NorthOrangeAve, Suite1400 Orlando,FL32801 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen filedagainstyou seekingpartitionoftherealpropertyconsistingof0.450acresofunimprovedlandinOsceola County,Florida,Osceola CountyParcelNumber: R122528-000004100000and whichismoreparticularlydescribedasfollows: FromtheNorthwestcorner oftheSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4ofSection 12,Township25South, Range28East,Osceola County,Florida;runSouth 00degrees16minutes28 secondsEastalongthe WestlineofsaidSouthwest1/4oftheSouthwest 1/4,710.77feettothePoint ofBeginning;continue South00degrees16 minutes28secondsEast 172.59feettoapoint 427.30feetNorthofthe Southwestcornerofsaid Section12;runthenc e North89degrees44 minutes58secondsEast 115.41feet;runthence North00degrees44 minutes56secondsWest 172.88feettotheNorthline oftheSouth600feetof saidSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4;runthence South89degrees36 minutes16secondsWest 113.98feettothePointof Beginning. Youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: JamesD.Kisio,Esquire Bogin,Munns&Munns,P.A. AttorneysForPlaintiff 1000LegionPlace,Suite 1000 Orlando,Florida32801 (407)578-1334 jkisio@boginmunns. com bmmservice@boginmunns. com onorbeforeJULY2,2018 andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonthePlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded inthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecontact:ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,fax 407-835-5079atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ated:May3,2018. ArmandoR.Ramirez ClerkofCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk May10,17,24,31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2017-CA-2933-OC Division:22 CFFECPROPERTIES,LLC, aFloridalimitedliability company, Plaintiff, vs. ALIINVESTMENTS,INC., aFloridacorporation,and WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC., AFloridacorporation, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC. 250NorthOrangeAve, Suite1400 Orlando,FL32801 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen filedagainstyou seekingpartitionoftherealpropertyconsistingof0.450acresofunimprovedlandinOsceola County,Florida,Osceola CountyParcelNumber: R122528-000004100000and whichismoreparticularlydescribedasfollows: FromtheNorthwestcorner oftheSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4ofSection 12,Township25South, Range28East,Osceola County,Florida;runSouth 00degrees16minutes28 secondsEastalongthe WestlineofsaidSouthwest1/4oftheSouthwest 1/4, 710.77feettothePoint ofBeginning;continue South00degrees16 minutes28secondsEast, 172.59feettoapoint, 427.30feetNorthofthe Southwestcornerofsaid Section12;runthence North89degrees44 minutes58secondsEast, 115.41feet;runthence North00degrees44 minutes56secondsWest, 172.88feettotheNorthline oftheSouth600feetof saidSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4;runthence South89degrees36 minutes16secondsWest, 113.98feettothePointof Begin ning. Youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: J amesD.Kisio,Esquire Bogin,Munns&Munns,P.A. AttorneysForPlaintiff 1000LegionPlace,Suite 1000 Orlando,Florida32801 (407)578-1334 jkisio@boginmunns. com bmmservice@boginmunns. com onorbeforeJULY2,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonthePlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded inthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecontact:ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,(407 )742-2417,fax 407-835-5079atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ated:May3,2018. ArmandoR.Ramirez ClerkofCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk May10,17,24,31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORID A CaseNo.:2017-CA-2933-OC Division:22 CFFECPROPERTIES,LLC, aFloridalimitedliability company, Plaintiff, vs. ALIINVESTMENTS,INC., aFloridacorporation,and WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC., AFloridacorporation, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: ALIINVESTMENTS,INC. 250NorthOrangeAve. Suite1400 Orlando,FL32801 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen filedagainstyouseekingpartitionoftherealpropertyconsistingof0.450acresofunimprovedlan dinOsceola County,Florida,Osceol a CountyParcelNumber : R122528-000004100000and whichismoreparticularlydescribedasfollows: FromtheNorthwestcorner oftheSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4ofSection 12,Township25South Range28East,Osceola County,Florida;runSouth 00degrees16minutes28 secondsEastalongthe WestlineofsaidSouthwest1/4oftheSouthwest 1/4,710.77feettothePoint ofBeginning;continue South00degrees16 minutes28secondsEast, 172.59feettoapoint, 427.30feetNorthofthe Southwestcornerofsaid Section12;runthence North89degrees44 minutes58secondsEast, 115.41feet;runthence North00degrees44 minutes56secondsWest, 172.88feettotheNorthline oftheSouth600feetof saidSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4;runthence South89degrees36 minutes16secondsWest, 113.98feettothePointof B eginning. Youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: J amesD.Kisio,Esquire Bogin,Munns&Munns,P.A. AttorneysForPlaintiff 1000LegionPlace, Suite1000 Orlando,Florida32801 (407)578-1334 jkisio@boginmunns.com bmmservice@boginmunns. com onorbeforeJULY2,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonthePlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentereda gainst youforthereliefdemanded inthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecontact:ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,fax 407-835-5079atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt app earance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ated:May3,2018. ArmandoR.Ramirez ClerkofCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk May10,17,24,31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2017-CA-2933-OC Division:22 CFFECPROPERTIES,LLC, aFloridalimitedliability company, Plaintiff, vs. ALIINVESTMENTS,INC., aFloridacorporation,and WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC., AFloridacorporation, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: ALIINVESTMENTS,INC. 250NorthOrangeAve. Suite1400 Orlando,FL32801 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen filedagainstyous eekingpartitionoftherealpropertyconsistingof0.450acresofunimprovedlandinOsceola County,Florida,Osceola CountyParcelNumber: R122528-000004100000and whichismoreparticularlydescribedasfollows: FromtheNorthwestcorner oftheSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4ofSection 12,Township25South, Range28East,Osceola County,Florida;runSouth 00degrees16minutes28 secondsEastalongthe WestlineofsaidSouthwest1/4oftheSouthwest 1/4,7 10.77feettothePoint ofBeginning;continue South00degrees16 minutes28secondsEast 172.59feettoapoint 427.30feetNorthofthe Southwestcornerofsaid Section12;runthenc e North89degrees44 minutes58secondsEast 115.41feet;runthence North00degrees44 minutes56secondsWest 172.88feettotheNorthline oftheSouth600feetof saidSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4;runthence South89degrees36 minutes16secondsWest 113.98feettothePointof Beginning. Youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: JamesD.Kisio,Esquire Bogin,Munns&Munns,P.A. AttorneysForPlaintiff 1000LegionPlace, Suite1000 Orlando,Florida32801 (407)578-1334 jkisio@boginmunns.com bmmservice@boginmunns. com onorbeforeJULY2,2018 andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonthePlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded inthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecontact:ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,fax 407-835-5079atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt appearanc e,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ated:May3,2018. ArmandoR.Ramirez ClerkofCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk May10,17,24,31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2017-CA-2933-OC Division:22 CFFECPROPERTIES,LLC, aFloridalimitedliability company, Plaintiff, vs. ALIINVESTMENTS,INC., aFloridacorporation,and WESTMOUNTU.S.A.,INC., AFloridacorporation, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: ALIINVESTMENTS,INC. 250NorthOrangeAve. Suite1400 Orlando,FL32801 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen filedagainstyous eekingpartitionoftherealpropertyconsistingof0.450acresofunimprovedlandinOsceola County,Florida,Osceola CountyParcelNumber: R122528-000004100000and whichismoreparticularlydescribedasfollows: FromtheNorthwestcorner oftheSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4ofSection 12,Township25South, Range28East,Osceola County,Florida;runSouth 00degrees16minutes28 secondsEastalongthe WestlineofsaidSouthwest1/4oftheSouthwest 1/4,7 10.77feettothePoint ofBeginning;continue South00degrees16 minutes28secondsEast, 172.59feettoapoint, 427.30feetNorthofthe Southwestcornerofsaid Section12;runthence North89degrees44 minutes58secondsEast, 115.41feet;runthence North00degrees44 minutes56secondsWest, 172.88feettotheNorthline oftheSouth600feetof saidSouthwest1/4ofthe Southwest1/4;runthence South89degrees36 minutes16secondsWest, 113.98feettothePointof Beginn ing. Youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: J amesD.Kisio,Esquire Bogin,Munns&Munns,P.A. AttorneysForPlaintiff 1000LegionPlace, Suite1000 Orlando,Florida32801 (407)578-1334 jkisio@boginmunns.com bmmservice@boginmunns. com onorbeforeJULY2,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonthePlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagains t youforthereliefdemanded inthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance Pleasecontact:ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,fax 407-835-5079atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. 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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 21 OSCEOLACOUNTY COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTBLOCKGRANT CITYOFST.CLOUDDOWNTOWN REVITALIZATIONPROJECT NOTICEOFFINDINGOFNOSIGNIFICANTIMPACTAND NOTICEOFINTENTTOREQUESTRELEASEOFFUNDS May30,2018 OsceolaCounty 1CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,Florida34741 (407)742-2385 Thesenoticesshallsatisfytwoseparatebutrelatedprocedural requirementsforactivitiestobeundertakenbyOsceola County. REQUESTFORRELEASEOFFUNDS OnoraboutJune19,2018OsceolaCountywillsubmi ta r equesttotheU.S.DepartmentofHousingandUrbanDevelopment(HUD)forthereleaseofCommunityDevelopmentBlock Grant(CDBG)fundsunderTitle1ofthenameoftheActof 1974,asamended,toundertakeaprojectknownastheCityof St.CloudDowntownRevitalizationProjectforthepurposeof providingasafepedestrianpathandtoimprovetheCitystreets andalleyways,utilityupgrades,sidewalksandstreetscapeon Pennsylvania,NewYork,MassachusettsandFlori daAvenues andintersectionsat10th,11th,and12thStreetslocatedinthe CityofSt.Cloud,OsceolaCounty,Florida. F INDINGOFNOSIGNIFICANTIMPACT OsceolaCountyhasdeterminedthattheprojectwillhaveno significantimpactonthehumanenvironment.Therefore,an EnvironmentalImpactStatementundertheNationalEnvironmentalPolicyActof1969(NEPA)isnotrequired.Additional projectinformationiscontainedintheEnvironmentalReview Record(ERR)onfi leattheOsceolaCountyHumanServices Departmentlocatedat330N.BeaumontAvenue,Kissimmee, Florida34741andmaybeexaminedorcopiedweekdays9:00 A.Mto4:00P.M. P UBLICCOMMENTS Anyindividual,group,oragencymaysubmitwrittencomments ontheERRtotheOsceolaCountyHumanServicesDepartment,330N.BeaumontAve.,Kissimmee,FL34741,byphone at(407)742-8402oremailatDanicka.Ransom@ osceolacounty.org.AllcommentsreceivedbyJune18,2018 andwillb econsideredbyOsceolaCountypriortoauthorizing submissionofarequestforreleaseoffunds.Commentsshould specifywhichNoticetheyareaddressing. E NVIRONMENTALCERTIFICATION OsceolaCountycertifiestoHUDthatDonFisherinhiscapacityasCountyManagerofOsceolaCountyconsentstoaccept thejurisdictionoftheFederalCourtsifanactionisbroughtto enforceresponsibilitiesinrelationtotheenvironmentalreview processandthattheseresponsibili tieshavebeensatisfied. HUDsapprovalofthecertificationsatisfiesitsresponsibilities underNEPAandrelatedlawsandauthoritiesandallows OsceolaCountytouseProgramfunds. O BJECTIONSTORELEASEOFFUNDS HUDwillacceptobjectionstoitsreleaseoffundandOsceola Countyscertificationforaperiodoffifteendaysfollowingthe anticipatedsubmissiondateoritsactualreceiptoftherequest (whicheverislater)onlyiftheyareononeofthefollowing base s:(a)thecertificationwasnotexecutedbytheCertifying OfficerofOsceolaCounty;(b)OsceolaCountyhasomitteda steporfailedtomakeadecisionorfindingrequiredbyHUD regulationsat24CFRpart58;(c)thegrantrecipientorother participantsinthedevelopmentprocesshavecommittedfunds, incurredcostsorundertakenactivitiesnotauthorizedby24 CFRPart58beforeapprovalofareleaseoffundsbyHUD;or (d)anotherFederalagencyactingpursuantto40CFRP art 1504hassubmittedawrittenfindingthattheprojectisunsatisfactoryfromthestandpointofenvironmentalquality.Objectionsmustbepreparedandsubmittedinaccordancewiththe requiredprocedures(24CFRPart58,Sec.58.76)andshallbe addressedtoHUDJacksonvilleadministrationofficeat400 WestBayStreet,Suite1015,Jacksonville,FL32202.Potential o bjectorsshouldcontactHUDtoverifytheactuallastdayofthe objectionperiod. DonFisher, Cou ntyManager,OsceolaCounty,Florida May31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.:2017-CA-000094MF WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A. SUCCESSORBYMERGERTOWACHOVIABANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ALLUNKNOWNHEIRS,CREDITORS,DEVISEES,BENEFICIARIES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES ANDALLOTHERPARTIESCLAIMINGANINTERESTBY, THROUGH,UNDERORAGAINSTTHEESTATEOFSANTIAGOFERREIRA,DECEASED;CARMENLUISATORRES; SANTIAGOFERREIRAORTIZ;CLIFFFERREIRATORRES; HARVEYFERREIRATORRES; MARISOLFERREIRA TORRES;DIANAFERREIRAORTIZ;LENDMARKFINANCIALSERVICES,INC.;DORALWOODSHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.;THERESERVEATDORALWOODS HOMEOWNERS'ASSOCIATION,INC.;UNKNOWN PERSON(S)INPOSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECTPROPERTY, D efendants. NOTICEOFFORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof ForeclosurefiledMay11,2018,andenteredinCaseNo.2017CA-000094MF,oftheCircuitCourtofthe9thJudicialCircuitin andfor OSCEOLACounty,Florida,whereinWELLSFARGO BANK,N.A.,SUCCESSORBYMERGERTOWACHOVIA BANK,N.A.,isthePlaintiff,andALLUNKNOWNHEIRS, CREDITORS,DEVISEES,BENEFICIARIES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEESANDALLOTHERPARTIES CLAIMINGANINTERESTBY,THROUGH,UNDEROR AGAINSTTHEESTATEOFSANTIAGOFERREIRA,DECEASED;CARMENLUISATORRES;SANTIAGOFERREIRA ORTIZ;CLIFFFERREIRATORRES;HARVEYFERREIRA TORRES;MARISOLFERREIRATORRES;DIANAFERREIRAORTIZ;UNKNOWNPERSON(S)INPOSSESSIONOF THESUBJECTPROPERTY;LENDMARKFINANCIALSERVICES,INC.;DORALWOODSHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.;THERESERVEATDORALWOODS HOMEOWNERS'ASSOCIATION,INC.,aretheDefendants. ARMANDORAMIREZ,theClerkoftheCircuitCourt,willsellto thehighestandbestbidderforcashINSUITE2600/ROOM 2602OFTHEOSCEOLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE,at2 COURTHOUSESQUARE,KISSIMMEEinOSCEOLACounty, FLORIDA34741,at11:00A.M.,ont he12thdayofJUNE, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT3,BLOCK3225,POINCIANAESTATESSECTIONB, ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK3,PAGE(S)211THROUGH215,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. Apersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthanthepropertyownerasofthedateofthelispendensmustfileaclaimwithin60daysafterthesale. Inaccordancewith theAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,ifyou areapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,youareentitled,atno costtoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,Osceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407)742-2417,atleast7daysbefore yourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivi ngthisnotificationifthetimebeforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. D ATEDonthis18thdayofMay2018. By: /s/EricKnopp ERICKNOPP,Esquire Bar.No.:709921 Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad,Suite.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 Designatedserviceemail:notice@kahaneandassociates.com FileNo.16-01826JPC May24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 7748, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):CJMALONE,DANAFAYE MALONEAssessedto: LegalDescription :CENTRALACRESSEC3PB2PG8 LOTS162&163ParcelNo.:133234279000011620 Allofsaidproper tybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatTHESTORYGROUPINC,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 10424 ,issuedonJune-01-2011, hasfiledsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplication forataxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisasfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):LENAHARDEN, SOARJEWELLWESTEXECAssessedto: LegalDescription: HIGHPRAIRIESECEBLK113LOTS40 &41PB1PG177ParcelNo.:283133334001130400 Allo fsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ Cle rkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatIMKPRODUCTSINC,theholderof taxcertificateNo. 2918 ,issuedonJune-01-2011,hasfiledsaid certificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationforataxdeed tobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisasfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):TARPONIVLLCAssessedto: LegalDescription :POINCIANAV1NBD1SPB3PG9BLK 14131/27/28LOT2ParcelNo.:252628611414130020 Allofsaidpropertybeingi ntheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 6980, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):LEEHOLMESAssessedto : LegalDescription :CANAVERALACRES1PB2PG017LOT 84ParcelNo.:132732271000010840 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THEJUDICIALCIRCUIT INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. FILENo.:2011-GA-0036P G INRE:TheGuardianship ofJosephRoberts, NOTICE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatpursuanttoSection 733.816,FloridaStatutes,the OsceolaCouncilonAging Inc.,GuardianofJosep h Robertshasdepositedthe amountinexcesso f $2,000.00intotheRegistryof theCourtaccountwiththe ClerkoftheCircuitCourtof OsceolaCounty,Florida,for thereasonsaidfundscannot bedistributedorpaidtothe lawfulownerbecauseofinabilitytofindthelawfulownerorclaimant,or,nolawful ownerisknowntoexist,or thelawfulownerorclaimant refusedtoacceptsuchfunds Six(6)monthssubsequentto thedateofthepublishingof thisnotice,saidfundswillbe depositedwiththeChiefFinancialOfficer,lessClerks Fees,ifsuchfundshavenot beenclaimedbythelawful ownerorclaimantthereof. Signedanddatedthis22nd dayofMay2018. (CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt ofOsceolaCounty, By: /s/StacieConner STACIECONNER CivilDivisionAdministrator ProbateDivision May31,2018 June30,2018 LEGALNOTICE #1322144 Noticeisherebygivenofthe intentiontoapplytothe2019 RegularSessionorsubsequentsessionsheldin 2019oftheFloridaLegislatureforpassageofanact forthereliefofKareem Hawariprovidinganappropriation($3,500,000)tocompensatehimforhisbodily injury(includingtraumatic braininjury)arisingoutof negligentsupervisionon March5,2010,whichoccurredwhenMr.Hawariwas participatinginawrestling matchatHarmonyCom munitySchool,aschoolof theSchoolDistrictofOsceola County,andprovidingan effectivedate. RyanChristopherRodems, Esq.ofMorganandMorgan, P.A.,20NorthAve.,16th Floor,P.O.Box4979, O rlando,FL32802-4979 Telephone:(407)420-1414 Facsimile:(407)245-3486 AttorneysforPlaintiff FloridaBarNo.:947652 May17,24,31,2018 June7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n Case#:2016-CA-002849MF WILMINGTONSAVINGS FUNDSOCIETYFSB,D/B/A CHRISTIANATRUSTNOT INDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEAPONTE,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: ARCHITRUSTLLC,AS TRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOF 2016-SE5519LANDTRUST DATEDNOVEMBER11 2016,whoseresidenceis unknown,ifhe/she/theybe living;andifhe/she/theybe dead,theunknowndefendantswhomaybespouses heirs,devisees,grantees assignees,lienors,creditors trustees,andallpartie s claiminganinterestby through,underoragainstthe Defendants,whoareno t knowntobedeadoralive andallpartieshavingo r claimingtohaveanyright titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclose d herein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT136,OFPARADIS E CAY,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOFASRE CORDEDINPLATBOOK 18,PAGE(S)48AND49,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Florida33487onor beforeJUNE26,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwisea defaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis de scribednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola County,Florida,this4thday ofApril2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By: /s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: mail@rasflaw.com 17-023217-AdB May24,31,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: CRACKERTQUAILRANCH locatedat:2375Absher Road,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityofSt. Cloud,Florida34771,intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbu sinessenterpriseisas follows: T ODDS.HUDSON DATEDatKissimmee, OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this24thdayofMay,2018. May31,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: D&LSALES ANDSERVICES locatedat:2905EvansWay, intheCountyofOsceola,in theCityofKissimmee,Florida34758,intendstoregisterthesaidnamewiththe DivisionofCorporationsof theFloridaDepartmentof State,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinteres tedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: D AVIDPHILLIPS DATEDatKissimmee, OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this24thdayofMay,2018. May31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo:2018-CP-000285PR DIVISION:E INRE:ESTATEOF WILLIAMDANIEL PENNOCK, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe Estateof WilliamDaniel Pennock ,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasJanuary 10,2018,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2000,Kissimmee,F L34741. Thenamesandaddressesof thepersonalrepresentative andthepersonalrepresentativesattorneyaresetforth below. AllcreditorsoftheDecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst Decedentsestateonwhom acopyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF3 MONTHSAFTERTHETIME OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR 30DAYSAFTERTHEDATE OFSERVICEOFACOPY OFTHISNOTICEON THEM. Alloth ercreditorsofthe Decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstDecedentsestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINSECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateof firstpublication ofthisnoticeis:May24, 2018. P ersonalRepresentative: /s/GeorgeBeatty GeorgeBeatty/Personal Representative c/o:WaltonLantaff Schroeder&Carson,LLP CypressPointOfficePark 10012N.DaleMabry Highway,SuiteB-115, Tampa,Florida33618 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/LindaMuralt LindaMuralt,Esquire FloridaBarNo.:0031129 WaltonLantaff Schroeder&CarsonLLP CypressPointOfficePark 10012N.DaleMabry Highway,SuiteB115, T ampa,Florida33618 Telephone:(813)775-2375 Facsimile:(813)775-2385 E-mail: lmuralt@waltonlantaff.com May24,31,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : EBAUTOSERVICE locatedat:2329ClayStreet intheCountyofOsceola,in theCityofKissimmee,Florida34741,intendstoregisterthesaidnamewiththe DivisionofCorporationsof theFloridaDepartmentof State,Tallahassee,Florida Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: EARLBENNET T DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this24thdayofMay,2018 May31,2018 AMENDED NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE PRESTON'STOWINGgives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthes e vehiclesonthefollowin g datesat09:00a.m.at605E DoneganAvenue,Kissimmee,FL34744,pursuantto subsection713.78ofth e FloridaStatutes. PRESTON'STOWINGreservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. JUNE6,2018 1)1999HONDA VIN:1HGCG1655XA045295 2)2007PIAGGIO VIN:ZAPM340W575002312 JUNE8,2018 1)1999HONDA VIN: 2HKRL1865XH518227 ( Correctedandrevisedad originallypublished Thursday,May24,2018 ) May31,2018 NOTICEOFSALE JOE'SAUTOSERVICE CENTERINC.,112313th STREET,STCLOUD,FL 34769 Towed-05/07/2018 Year-2015 Make-LEXUS VIN:2T2ZK1BA6FC198378 DateofSale-06/12/2018 Time10:00A.M. LocationofSale -Joe's AutoServiceCenterINC., 112313thStreet,St.Cloud, Fl.34769 May31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2018-CP-344 DivisionPROBATE INRE:ESTATEOF KEVINLEEMOORE, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateof KEVINLEE MOORE, deceased,whose dateofdeathwasJanuary 30,2018,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativea nd thepersonalrepresentative's attorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROF3MONTHS AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaims ordemands 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:May31, 2018. P ersonalRepresent ative: T IMMOLNER 3524KaiserAve. St.Cloud,FL34772 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: SAMANTHASHEALY RAUBA,Attorney FloridaBarNumber:59503 Schatt,Hesser,McGraw P.O.Box4440 Ocala,FL34478 Telephone:(352)789-6520 E-Mail:SRauba@schatthesser.com May31,2018 June7,2018 INTHECOUNTYCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2017-CC-777CL EAGLELAKEPHASE1 SUBDIVISIONHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. YAOXUNYANG,etal., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICEOFACTION TO: YAOXUNYANG 2713KinseyDrive Kissimmee,FL34746 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actiontoenforcealienforeclosureonthefollowingpropertyinOsceolaCounty,Florida: Lot76EEAGLELAKE PHASE3,ACCORDINGTO THEMAPORPLAT T HEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK20,PAGE 71,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Alawsuithasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany, toiton: CARLOSR.ARIAS, ESQUIRE ,PlaintiffsAttorney,whoseaddressis ARIASBOSINGER,PLLC, 140N.WESTMONTEDR., SUITE203,ALTAMONTE SPRINGS,FL32714,within thirty(30)daysafterthefirst publicationofthisnoticeon JUNE26,2018,andfilethe originalwiththeCl erkofthis Courteitherbeforeservice onPlaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedintheLienForeclosureComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissi mmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. D ATEDonMay18,2018. (CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuit andCountyCourt By: /s/SM AsDeputyClerk May24,31,2018 June7,14,2018 CLAIMOFLIENNOTICE ClaimofLienandSaleof MotorVehiclesLienLawF.S. 713.78,WILDERWRECKER Inc.,2021N.MainStreet, Kissimmee,FL34744,(407) 846-1010,willsellforcashat aboveaddressthefollowing vehicles: 1)1999VOLK2DR VIN#: WVWDC31JXXW452403 PursuanttoFloridaStatute 713.78,thesevehicleswillbe soldatthepublicauctionon JUNE12,2018,at9:00A.M. Vehiclessoldasis,sellerreservestherighttobidand guaranteesnotitles. May31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2016-CA-002849MF WILMINGTONSAVINGS FUNDSOCIETYFSB,D/B/A CHRISTIANATRUSTNOT INDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEAPONTE,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: ARCHITRUSTLLC,AS TRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOF 2016-SE5519LANDTRUST DATEDNOVEMBER11 2016,whoseresidenceis unknown,ifhe/she/theybe living;andifhe/she/theybe dead,theunknowndefendantswhomaybespouses, heirs,devisees,grantees, assignees,lienors,creditors, trustees,andallparties claiminganinterestby, through,underoragainstthe Defendants,whoarenot knowntobedeadoralive, andallpartieshavingor claimingtohaveanyright, titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosed herein. YOUAREHER EBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT136,OFPARADISE CAY,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK 18,PAGE(S)48AND49,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boc a Raton,Florida33487onor beforeJUNE26,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola County,Florida,this4thday ofApril2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z CLERKofCIRCUITCOUR T By: /s/S.N AsDeputyCler k ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: mail@rasflaw.com 17-023217-AdB May24,31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2016-CA-002849MF WILMINGTONSAVINGS FUNDSOCIETYFSB,D/B/A CHRISTIANATRUSTNOT INDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEAPONTE,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: ARCHITRUSTLLC,AS TRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOF 2016-SE5519LANDTRUST DATEDNOVEMBER11 2016,whoseresidenceis unknown,ifhe/she/theybe living;andifhe/she/theybe dead,theunknowndefendantswhomaybespouses, heirs,devisees,grantees, assignees,lienors,creditors, trustees,andallparties claiminganinterestby, through,underoragainstthe Defendants,whoarenot knowntobedeadoralive, andallpartieshavingor claimingtohaveanyright, titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosed herein. YOUAREHER EBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT136,OFPARADISE CAY,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK 18,PAGE(S)48AND49,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Florida33487onor beforeJUNE26,2018/(30 daysf romDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistanc e.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola County,Florida,this4thday ofApril2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By: /s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressA venue S uite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: mail@rasflaw.com 17-023217-AdB May24,31,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THEJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. FILENo.:2011-GA-0036PG INRE:TheGuardianship ofJosephRoberts, NOTICE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatpursuanttoSection 733.816,FloridaStatutes,the OsceolaCouncilonAging, Inc.,GuardianofJoseph Robertshasdepositedthe amountinexcessof $2,000.00intotheRegistryof theCourtaccountwiththe ClerkoftheCircuitCourtof OsceolaCounty,Florida,for thereasonsaidfundscanno t bedistributedorpaidtothe lawfulownerbecauseofinabilitytofindthelawfulownerorclaimant,or,nolawful ownerisknowntoexist,or, thelawfulownerorclaimant refusedtoacceptsuchfunds. Six(6)monthssubsequentto thedateofthepublishingof thisnotice,saidfundswillbe depositedwiththeChiefFinancialOfficer,lessClerks Fees,ifsuchfundshavenot b eenclaimedbythelawful o wnerorclaimantthereof. Signedanddatedthis22nd d ayofMay2018. ( CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIRE Z ClerkoftheCircuitCour t ofOsceolaCounty By: /s/StacieConner STACIECONNER CivilDivisionAdministrato r ProbateDivision M ay31,2018 J une30,2018

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Page 22 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ANDREGULARMEETINGOFTHE PORTOFINOVISTA COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT TheBoardofSupervisorsofthePortofinoVistaCommunity DevelopmentDistrictwillholdaregularmeetingandapublic hearingonJune27,2018at11:30AMatthePortofinoVista Clubhouselocatedat3545AllegraCircle,St.Cloud,FL34772 forthepurposeofhearingcommentsandobjectionsonthe adoptionofthebudget(s)fortheoperationandmaintenanceof DistrictfacilitiesforFiscalYear2019.Inaddition,theBoardwill hearpubliccommentandobjectionsrelativetothelevyofa nonadvaloremassessmentpursuanttoFloridaLawforthe purposeoffundingoperationsandmaintenanceandprincipal andinterestexpensesoftheDistrict.TheDistrictmayalsofund variousfacilitiesthroughthecollecti onofcertainrates,feesand chargeswhichareidentifiedwithinthebudget(s).Acopyofthe budget(s)maybeobtainedattheofficesoftheDistrictManager,5385N.NobHillRoad,Sunrise,Florida33351,during normalbusinesshours. TheBoardwillalsoconsideranyotherbusiness,whichmay properlycomebeforeit.Themeetingmaybecontinuedtoa date,time,andplacetobespecifiedontherecordatthemeeting.Themeetingisopentothepublicandwillbeconductedin a ccordancewiththeprovisionsofFloridaLawforCommunity DevelopmentDistricts. TheremaybeoccasionswhenoneormoreSupervisorswill participatebytelephone.Attheabovelocationtherewillbe presentaspeakertelephonesothatanyinterestedpersoncan attendthemeetingattheabovelocationandbefullyinformed ofthediscussionstakingplaceeitherinpersonorbytelephonecommunication. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationsatthismeeting becau seofadisabilityorphysicalimpairmentshouldcontact theDistrictOfficeat(954)721-8681atleastfivecalendardays priortothemeeting. Eachpersonwhodecidestoappealanydecisionmadebythe Boardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatthemeetingis advisedthatpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsand thataccordingly,thepersonmayneedtoensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,includingthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhichsuch appealistobebased. R ichHans Manager May31,2018 June7,2018 PUBLICNOTICE AT&TMobility,LLCisproposingtoinstallamonopoletowerat 1276NJohnYoungPkwy,Kissimmee,OsceolaCounty,FL 34741(281812.26N/812458.16W).Theheightofthetower willbe9.8metersabovegroundlevel(31.7metersabove meansealevel).Thetowerisanticipatedtohavenolights. Specificinformationregardingtheprojectisavailablebycalling SarahGraultyduringnormalbusinesshoursat802-578-7030. AnyinterestedpartymaysubmitcommentsbyJune23,2018 withEBIConsultingat6876SusquehannaTrailS.,York,PA 17403ontheimpactoftheproposedactiononanydistricts, sites,buildings,structuresorobjectssignificantinAmerican history,archaeology,engineeringorculturethatarelistedor determinedeligibleforlistingintheNationalRegisterofHistoricPlacesunderNationalHis-toricPreservationActSection106.Interestedpersonsmayreviewtheapplicationforthis projectatwww.fcc.gov/asr/app licationsbyenteringAntenna StructureRegistration(Form854)fileno.A1104008.Interestedpersonsmayraiseenvironmentalconcernsaboutthe projectundertheNationalEnvironmentalPolicyActrulesofthe FederalCommunicationsCommission,47CFR1.1307,by notifyingtheFCCofthespecificreasonsthattheactionmay haveasignificantimpactonthequalityofthehumanenvironment.RequestsforEnvironmentalReviewmustbefiledwithin 30daysofthedatet hatnoticeoftheprojectispublishedonthe FCCswebsiteandmayonlyraiseenvironmentalconcerns. TheFCCstronglyencouragesinterestedpartiestofile RequestsforEnvironmentalReviewonlineat www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest,buttheymaybefiled withapapercopybymailingtheRequesttoFCCRequestsfor EnvironmentalReview,Attn:RamonWilliams,44512thStreet SW,Washington,DC20554.AcopyoftheRequestshouldbe providedto6118003895-SLGatE BIConsulting,6876SusquehannaTrailSouth,York,PA17403. M ay31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatIMKPRODUCTSINC,theholderof taxcertificateNo. 2323, issuedonJune-01-2011,hasfiledsaid certificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationforataxdeed tobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisasfollows: ApparentTitleholder(s):EQUIFUNDINGLVIILLCAssessedto: LegalDescription: HOTELSITEFROMTHEINTOFTHES LINEOFTHER/WOFUSHWY17ANDTHEELINEOF HOTELSITERUNN76DEG12MINWA LONGTHESLINE OFTHESAIDR/WOFSAIDHWY111FTFORPOBFROM THISPTRUNN76DEG12MINW40FT,THENCES16 DEGW102.5FT,S76DEG12MINE40FT,N16DEGE 102.5FT.TOPOBPBAPG169ParcelNo.:3325283450 00010410 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 DEPARTMENTOFHOMELANDSECURITY FEDERALEMERGENCYMANAGEMENTAGENCY ProposedFloodHazardDeterminationsforUnincorporatedAreasofOsceolaCounty,Florida,CaseNo.18-043037X .TheDepartmentofHomelandSecuritysFederalEmergencyManagementAgency(FEMA)solicitstechnicalinformationorcommentsonproposedfloodhazarddeterminationsfor theFloodInsuranceRateMap(FIRM),andwhereapplicable theFloodInsuranceStudy(FIS)reportforyourcommunity Thesefloodhazarddeterminationsmayincludetheadditionor modificationofBaseFloodElevations,baseflooddepths SpecialFloodHazardAreaboundariesorzonedesignations,or theregulatoryfloodway.TheFIRMand,ifapplicable,theFIS reporthavebeenrevisedtoreflectthesefloodhazarddeterminationsthroughissuanceofaLetterofMapRevision(LOMR) inaccordancewithTitle44,Part65oftheCodeofFederal Regulations.Thesedeterminationsarethebasisforthefloodplainmanagementmeasuresthatyourcommunityisrequired toadoptorshowevidenceofhavingineffecttoqualifyorremainqualifiedforparticipationintheNationalFloodInsurance Program.Formoreinformationontheproposedfloodhazard determinationsandinformationonthestatutory90-dayperiod providedforappeals,pleasevisitFEMAsw ebsitea t www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe,orcalltheFEMAMap InformationeXchange(FMIX)tollfreeat1-877-FEMAMAP (1-877-336-2627). May24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 3992 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):KISSIMMEEPARKCOMMUNITYASSOCIATIONAssessedto: LegalDescription: KISSIMMEEPARKPB1PG41BLK27 LOT161/2LESSBEGATNWCOR,SELYTONECOR,SLY AL ONGELINE60FT,NWLYPARALLELTOTHENLINE,TO THEWLINE,NELY60FTTOPOBANDTHATPORTIONOF VACATEDLAKESHOREBLVDABUTTINGTHEWESTSIDE ParcelNo.:242629367000270165 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyad ditional outstandingtaxes. DATEDthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 3321 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):MEITANMING,SHENG TANMING,ZHUANGTANMINGAssessedto: LegalDescription: RHPDROUGHTSADDNPBAPG13 BLKBN20FTOFE110FTLOT1&S35FTOFE110FT LOT2P arcelNo.:2225291360000B0017 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatTHESTORYGROUPINC,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 3613 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):HUNTERLANDCOMPANYAssessedto: LegalDescription: N20FTOFSE1/4LYINGWOFHOAGLANDBLVDLESSW1/3OFN3/4OFNW1/4OFSE1/4ParcelNo.:30252900000 0750000 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatANTONIACOLON,theholderof taxcertificateNo. 4291 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,hasfiledsaid certificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationforataxdeed tobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisasfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):JONATHANNOMARI,SOUAD OMARIAssessedto: LegalDescription: ROYALCROWNAPARMENTSAT BUENAVENTURALAKESPB5PG116UNIT26ParcelNo. : 072530267400010260 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 5106 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):DIAMONDHOMESLLC Assessedto: LegalDescription: LAKEFRONTADDPBBPGS61-64BLK 440THES62.5FTOFLOT52/26/30ParcelNo.:012630 000104400050 Allo fsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ Cle rkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 5120, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):DIAMONDHOMESLLC Assessedto: LegalDescription: LAKEFRONTADDPBBPGS61-64BLK 440THES25FTOFLOT6ANDTHEN37.5FTOFLOT5 2/26/30ParcelNo.:01263 0000104400055 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDOR AMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatNEWHOPEREALESTATE INVESTMENTS,theholderoftaxcertificateNo. 6618, issued onJune-01-2015,hasfiledsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhas madeapplicationforataxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetax certificateinformationisasfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s): CLYDEHSHRIVERAssessedto: LegalDescription: BEG1979.04FTS&716FTWOFNE COROFSEC,W165FT,S659.92FT,E165FT,N659.92FT TOPOBParce lNo.:25273199920441001E AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEW SGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 7495, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):ALMAJEANFOLKPOA FORALVAPACK,DOUGLASDIXON,PACKALVAEST Assessedto: LegalDescription: N175.4FTOFE1/2OFE1/2OFW1/2 OFNW1/4ParcelNo.:35273 3000000400000 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeisrequested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWS-GAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2114, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):JOYCELINEACHRISTIE Assessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV2NBD1PB3PG83BLK 561LOT434/26/28ParcelNo.:252628610005610040 Allofsaidprop ertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2332 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):FEESPERANZATIMBOL Assessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV1NBD2PB3PG17BLK 1564LOT52-27-28ParcelNo.:252628611815640050 Allofsaidprope rtybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeisrequested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWS-GAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheC ircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2368, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):EUGENIASILVEIRA JOAOSILVEIRAAssessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV5NBD1PB3PG144BLK 2081LOT519/27/29ParcelNo.:252628613820810050 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2431 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):EDUARDOJMEDINA SYLVIAMMEDINAAssessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV5NBD1PB3PG144BLK 2179LOT1219/27/19ParcelNo.:252628613821790120 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. DATEDthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2455 ,issuedonJune-01-2014,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):DIANABLACKBURN Assessedto: LegalDescription :POINCIANAV5NBD1PB3PG144BLK 2075LOT1419/27/29ParcelNo.:252628613820750140 Allofsaidprope rtybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2509 ,issuedonJune-01-2014,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):THECOLLINWOOD SHALEBRICK&SUPPLYCOAssessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV5NBD1PB3PG144BLK 2149LOT1119/27/29ParcelNo.:25262861382149 0110 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORA MIREZ C lerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2749, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):IRENEFHOYLE, PRESTONQHOYLEAssessedto: LegalDescription :TROPICALPARKUNIT4PB2PG016 BLKOLOT14ParcelNo.:0925295310000O0140 Allofsaidpro pertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 3163, issuedonJune-01-2011,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):ZOILACLEMENTE Assessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV5NBD1PB3PG144BLK 2120LOT219/17/29ParcelNo.:252628613821200020 Allofsaidpropert ybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. DATEDthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircu itCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 3327, issuedonJune-01-2011,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):JOHNADAUGHTRY, STARRBDAUGHTRYAssessedto: LegalDescription :MARYDIABLK48LOT4PBBPG067 ParcelNo.:022529408000480040 Allofsaidpropertybe ingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitC ourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 3506, issuedonJune-01-2011,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):JENNIFERMUSCHAL KEVINSTJACQUESAssessedto: LegalDescription :TROPICALPARKUN4PB2PG016BLK JLOT33ParcelNo.:0925295310000J0330 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 4493, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):CARMENFERNANDEZ HOCKADAYAssessedto: LegalDescription: ASCOTPARKPB8PG115LOT15 ParcelNo.:082530257300010150 Allofsaidpropertybeinginth eCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018,at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,O sceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatJONATHANWEIERMAN,theholderoftaxcertificateNo. 6547 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,hasfiled saidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationforatax deedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisas follows:ApparentTitleholder(s):CANAVERALINVESTMENT LANDCORPAssessedto: LegalDescription: W150FTOFSW1/4OFSW1/4OFNW 1/4OFNE1/4ParcelNo.:142731000012330030 Allofsaidpr opertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ Clerkofthe CircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 7459, issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):THEALEXANGROUPLLC Assessedto: LegalDescription: CANAVERALACRESNO2PB2PG018 TRACT279ParcelNo.:182733272000012790 Allofsaidpropertybein gintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCou rt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:BB,DEPUTYCLERK May10,17,24,31,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 7480 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):EFRENOCHOTORENA EVANRODRIGUEZAssessedto: LegalDescription: HOLOPAWCOUNTRYESTUNITAPB1 PG351BLKALOT2CParcelNo.:2427333410000A002C AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the12thdayofJune 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,April25,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. 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Thursday, May 31, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 23 CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM 1. MATH: What is the square root of 25? 2. GEOGRAPHY: How many South American countries border Argentina? 3. SCIENCE: The conversion of water vapor to liquid is called what? 4. MUSIC: Who composed the opera The Barber of Seville? 5. ANATOMY: Where are the muscles called lats located? 6. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of lions called? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What is the fear experienced by someone suffering from ailurophobia? 8. AD SLOGANS: What breakfast cereals ad slogan was, Theyre GR-R-R-reat? 9. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What writer and activist once said, The opposite of love is not hate, its indifference? 10. MYTHOLOGY: Which Greek god is associated with winged sandals? Answers 1. 5 2. Five: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay 3. Condensation 4. Rossini 5. Back 6. A pride 7. Fear of cats 8. Kelloggs Frosted Flakes 9. Elie Wiesel 10. Hermes, messenger of the gods 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. May 28, 2018King Features Weekly Service 1. MATH: What is the square root of 25? 2. GEOGRAPHY: How many South American countries border Argentina? 3. SCIENCE: The conversion of water vapor to liquid is called what? 4. MUSIC: Who composed the opera The Barber of Seville? 5. ANATOMY: Where are the muscles called lats located? 6. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of lions called? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What is the fear experienced by someone suffering from ailurophobia? 8. AD SLOGANS: What breakfast cereals ad slogan was, Theyre GR-R-R-reat? 9. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What writer and activist once said, The opposite of love is not hate, its indifference? 10. MYTHOLOGY: Which Greek god is associated with winged sandals? Answers 1. 5 2. Five: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay 3. Condensation 4. Rossini 5. Back 6. A pride 7. Fear of cats 8. Kelloggs Frosted Flakes 9. Elie Wiesel 10. Hermes, messenger of the gods 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. May 28, 2018King Features Weekly Service

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Page 24 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, May 31, 2018 A special memorial ceremony honoring fallen members of law enforcement took place outside the Osceola County Courthouse Wednesday morning. Dozens of local officers, 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. The memorial was held in observation of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Top row: Floral wreaths and salutes were given to honor 19 members of the Osceola County criminal justice system who passed away in 2017. Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff ODell welcomed visitors to the memorial service. Second row: U.S. Army Retired, Col. Danny McKnight served as the events keynote speaker. McKnight, earned a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and Medal of Valor, and several other honors during his career. His service in Somalia in 1993 inspired the book and movie Black Hawk Down. McKnight spoke about the bravery and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, military personnel and first responders. Third row: The widows of slain Kissimmee Police Officers Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard were present at the ceremony, along with their families and loved ones. Right: Taps was played and a 21 gun salute rendered for all those being remembered.News-Gazette Photos by Martin Maddock REMEMBERING FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E1 Section E May 31, 2018 Tribune Triple EWednesday, July 15, 2015 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.com Tribune Expanded Electronic EditionBY MELISSA DARABIAN Associated PressLife is busy. We dont always have the luxury of thumbing through our favorite cookbooks, marking appeal ing recipes with sticky notes for dinners sometime off in the future when we will somehow have time to saltcure a cod or dry-age a side of beef in our garage fridge. Sometimes, we just need to get dinner on the table. It doesnt have to be fancy, but it should still be tasty and nutritious. Enter the chicken leg and thigh! Often overlooked by the healthy cook due to its higher fat content, dark chicken meat is underappreciated. Yes, the dark meat has a few more grams of fat than the white meat of the breasts (a 3 1/2-ounce serving of breast meat has about 4 grams of fat, while the same amount of dark meat has just under 6 grams). And the higher cholesterol of the dark meat means the breast probably still should be in your rotation. But chicken legs and thighs are lus cious in texture and full of avor and protein (about 28 grams per serving). They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. Perhaps most impor tant of all for the busy weeknight cook is that bone-in dark meat chicken is very forgiving in terms of cooking time. Which is to say, it is very hard to overcook dark chicken meat. So on weeknights when my hus band and I both have to work and one daughter has dance and the other three have soccer, lacrosse and more soccer, I totally appreciate the forgiveness offered by the dark meat. One of my favorite weeknight chicken leg and thigh strategies is to load them up in a large plastic bag in the morning, dump in some veggies and a quick marinade, then just toss the whole thing into the refrigerator to sit all day. After work, I dump the con tents of the bag into a baking dish and pop it into the oven while I change into something more comfortable (by which I mean sweats). Dinner, done!WEEKNIGHT LEMON CHICKEN DINNER-IN-A-BAGStart to Finish: 1 hour, plus marinat ing Servings: 4 8 bone-in chicken drumsticks or thighs, or a mix 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon red pepper akes (op tional) Kosher salt and ground black pep per 1 large red or yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges 4 medium red potatoes, halved Using a paper towel in each hand to help grip the chicken pieces, remove and discard the skin by pulling it off. In a 2-gallon zip-close plastic bag, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, thyme, red pepper akes (if using), and a hefty pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken, onion and potatoes, seal the bag and gently turn over several times to evenly coat the contents with the marinade. Re frigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours, turning the bag once or twice if convenient. When ready to cook, heat the oven to 375 F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Dump the con tents of the bag onto the pan, spread into an even layer, then bake uncov ered until the chicken registers 175 F at the thickest parts, about 40 minutes. If the potatoes and onions brown too quickly on one side, turn them for more even cooking. Nutrition information per serving: 610 calories; 220 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 25 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 240 mg cholesterol; 540 mg sodium; 40 g car bohydrate; 5 g ber; 5 g sugar; 55 g protein. Food Network star Melissa dArabian is an expert on healthy eating on a budget. She is the au thor of the cookbook, Supermarket Healthy. http://www.melissadarabian.netAPThis June 22, photo shows weekend lemon chicken diner in a bag in Concord, N.H. Chicken legs and thighs are luscious in texture and full of flavor and protein. They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa dArabian.APThis June 22, photo shows weekend lemon chicken diner in a bag in Concord, N.H. Chicken legs and thighs are luscious in texture and full of flavor and protein. They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. Cooking CornerIts in the bagFor crazy weeknights, dinner in a bag that isnt takeout WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH aA J J OB TH a A T I s S RIGHT FO r R YOU! Tribune Triple EWednesday, May 30, 2018 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.comTribune Expanded Electronic Edition By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHENWe wanted a pie that had a rm, juicy lling full of fresh blueberry avor with still plump berries, and we also wanted a crisp, aky crust. To thicken the pie, we tried cornstarch as well as our glutenfree our blend but preferred tapioca starch, which was subtle enough to allow the berry avor to shine through. Too much of it, though, created a congealed mess. Cooking some of the blueber ries down to a saucy consistency helped us reduce the amount of tapioca required, as did adding a peeled Granny Smith apple that we shredded on the large holes of a box grater. Rich in pectin, the apple helped thicken the berries naturally. Since gluten-free pie crusts can easily turn soggy, we found that preheating a sheet pan in the oven and baking the pie on the lower rack helped keep the crust crisp. (We also offer a gluten-free our blend). It's not safe to place a glass (Py rex) pie plate on a preheated bak ing sheet. If you must use a glass pie plate, do not preheat the baking sheet; note, however, that your crust will not be as crisp. This pie is best served the day it is made.BLUEBERRY PIEServings: 8 Start to nish: 3 hours 30 ounces (6 cups) blueberries 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and shredded 5 1/4 ounces (3/4 cup) sugar 2 tablespoons tapioca starch 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest plus 2 teaspoons juice Pinch salt 1 recipe Double-Crust Pie Dough (recipe below) 1 large egg white, lightly beaten Cook 3 cups blueberries in me dium saucepan over medium heat, mashing occasionally with potato masher to help release juices, until half of berries have broken down and mixture is thickened and mea sures 1 1/2 cups, about 8 minutes. Let cool slightly. Place shredded apple in clean kitchen towel and wring dry. Combine apple, cooked berry mixture, remaining 3 cups un cooked berries, sugar, tapioca starch, lemon zest and juice, and salt in large bowl. Adjust oven rack to lowest posi tion, place foil-lined rimmed bak ing sheet on rack, and heat oven to 425 F. Roll 1 disk of dough into 12-inch circle between 2 large sheets of plastic wrap. Remove top plastic, gently invert dough over 9-inch metal pie plate, and ease dough into plate; remove re maining plastic. Roll other disk of dough into 12-inch circle be tween 2 large sheets of plastic. Remove top plastic. Using 1 1/4inch round cookie cutter, cut hole in center of dough, then cut out 6 more holes, about 1 1/2 inches from hole in center, evenly spaced around center hole. Spread blueberry mixture evenly into dough-lined pie plate. Gently invert top crust over ll ing and remove remaining plastic. Trim dough 1/2 inch beyond lip of pie plate, pinch dough edges together, and tuck under itself to be ush with edge of pie plate. Crimp dough evenly around edge using your ngers. Brush pie with egg white. Place pie on preheated baking sheet and bake until crust is light golden brown, about 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 F, rotate baking sheet, and con tinue to bake until juices are bub bling and crust is deep golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes longer. Let pie cool on wire rack to room temperature, about 4 hours. Serve.DOUBLE-CRUST PIE DOUGHMakes enough for one 9-inch pie Perfect pie dough has just the right balance of tenderness and structure. The former comes from fat, the latter from the long protein chains, called gluten, that form when our mixes with water. Too little gluten and the dough won't stick together; too much and the crust turns tough. So presumably we would face mostly a structural issue with a gluten-free dough, since glutenfree ours are naturally low in protein. As our rst step, we swapped in our gluten-free our blend for the wheat our in all the pie dough recipes the test kitchen has developed over the years. We produced workable doughs in ev ery case, but an all-butter dough (which includes sour cream for tenderness) had the necessary richness to stand up to the starchi ness of the gluten-free our blend and was clearly the best starting point. Although we weren't surprised to nd that the dough was still too soft and lacked structure, we were taken aback by how tough it was; on its own, the sour cream was not sufcient to tenderize a gluten-free dough. We solved the structural problem easily with the addition of a modest amount of xanthan gum, but akiness and tenderness were still elusive. In an effort to further tenderize our dough, we tested ingredients that are known to tenderize: bak ing soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. Vinegar was the clear winner, producing a pie crust that was not only tender, but also light and aky. Like conventional recipes, this pie dough can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for two days; however, it is not sturdy enough to withstand freezing. 6 tablespoons ice water 3 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 13 ounces (2 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons) ATK Gluten-Free Flour Blend (recipe below) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces and fro zen for 10 to 15 minutes Combine ice water, sour cream, and vinegar together in bowl. Process our blend, sugar, salt, and xanthan gum together in food processor until combined, about 5 seconds. Scatter butter over top and pulse until crumbs look uni form and distinct pieces of but ter are no longer visible, 20 to 30 pulses. Pour half of sour cream mixture over our mixture and pulse to in corporate, about three pulses. Add remaining sour cream mixture and pulse until dough comes together in large pieces around blade, about 20 pulses. Divide dough into two even pieces. Turn each piece of dough onto sheet of plastic wrap and at ten each into 5-inch disk. Wrap each piece tightly in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour. Before roll ing out dough, let it sit on coun ter to soften slightly, about 30 minutes. (Dough can be wrapped tightly in plastic and refrigerated for up to 2 days.)THE AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR BLENDMakes 42 ounces (about 9 1/3 cups) It is important to bring the mix to room temperature before using it in a recipe. Be sure to use potato starch, not potato our. Tapi oca starch is also sold as tapioca our; they are interchangeable. See notes at right about shopping for rice ours and substitutes for potato starch and nonfat dry milk powder. 24 ounces (4 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup) white rice our 7 1/2 ounces (1 2/3 cups) brown rice our 7 ounces (1 1/3 cups) potato starch 3 ounces (3/4 cup) tapioca starch 3/4 ounce (3 tablespoons) non fat milk powder Whisk all ingredients together in large bowl until well combined. Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 months. Nutrition information per serving: 506 calories; 227 calories from fat; 26 g fat (15 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 63 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium; 70 g carbohy drate; 7 g ber; 34 g sugar; 6 g protein.Pie in the SkyHow to make a juicy blueberry pie and keep your crust crisp APThis undated photo provided by Americas Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows a blueberry pie in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook The How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook. Triple E

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Page E2, AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com CITIZEN TRIBUNE FoodEEE-2 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHENStunning presentation aside, Cobb salad has all the markers of a powerhouse meal, includ ing eggs, avocados, tomato, and lean chicken_we just had to do something about all that bacon and cheese. We were sad to sacrice ba con's smoky avor until we tried sauteing shiitake mushrooms with smoked paprika and chili powder. Now we had smokiness and even some umami meatiness without the saturated fat and pre servatives. Using kale in place of romaine upped the nutritional ante, and radicchio contributed beautiful color. For the dressing, just a bit of blue cheese whisked with yogurt, garlic, and lemon juice provided the tangy blue cheese avor we expected. We tossed some with our greens and drizzled the rest over our still-classic, yet mind fully updated, Cobb salad.SUPER COBB SALADServings: 6 Start to nish: 45 minutes 8 ounces organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of all visible fat and cut into 1/2inch pieces Salt and pepper 2 teaspoons expeller-pressed canola oil 10 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced thin 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/8 teaspoon chili powder 8 ounces kale, stemmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (8 cups) 1/3 cup nely chopped red on ion 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3/4 cup organic plain low-fat yogurt 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 small head radicchio (3 ounces), cored and cut into 1/2inch pieces 3 hard-cooked large organic eggs, quartered 1 avocado, halved, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 6 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over me dium-high heat until shimmer ing. Add chicken and cook, stir ring occasionally, until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to plate and let cool. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in now-empty skillet over me dium heat until shimmering. Add mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt, cover, and cook until mush rooms have released their liquid, 4 to 6 minutes. Uncover and in crease heat to medium-high. Stir in paprika, chili powder, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and cook until mushrooms are golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to second plate and let cool. Place kale in large bowl and cover with warm tap water (110 F to 115 F). Swish kale around to remove grit. Let kale sit in warm water bath for 10 minutes. Remove kale from water and spin dry in salad spinner in multiple batches. Pat leaves dry with pa per towels if still wet. Toss onion with 2 teaspoons lemon juice and set aside. Whisk yogurt, blue cheese, garlic, remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in bowl until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss kale and radicchio with 1/2 cup dressing to coat. Transfer to serving platter and mound in even layer. Arrange cooled mush rooms, onion, eggs, avocado, and tomatoes in single, even rows over greens, leaving space at ei ther end. Arrange half of chicken in each open space at ends of platter. Drizzle remaining dress ing over salad. Serve. Nutrition information per serving: 223 calories; 108 calories from fat; 12 g fat ( 3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 125 mg choles terol; 322 mg sodium; 12 g car bohydrate; 5 g ber; 4 g sugar; 19 g protein.How to make a yummy Cobb salad without bacon and cheese APThis undated photo provided by Americas Test Kitch en in May 2018 shows a super Cobb salad in Brook line, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook Nutri tious Delicious. By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHENThere's no denying the novel ap peal of cake pops; after all, everyone loves food on a stick, and if it's dessert, even better. Most recipes call for starting with cake made from a store-bought mix, breaking it into crumbs, combining it with canned frosting, and forming the mixture into balls. We knew we could do better. Making a simple homemade yel low cake was easy enough and far superior to anything from a box; baking it in an 8-inch square pan gave us just enough cake for about three dozen pops. While traditional frosting worked as a binder, tasters found the pops overwhelmingly sweet. Moistening the crumbs with milk worked just as well, and a couple of tablespoons of confectioners' sugar provided just enough sweetness. Briey freezing the cookie dough-like cake balls made them rm enough to stay put on their sticks, and also helped set the coat ing of melted chocolate chips (chips worked better than bar chocolate because their stabilizers created a smooth, snappy coating). We like to use a 2-cup liquid mea suring cup to melt the chocolate; its tall, narrow sides allow for eas ier coating of the cake balls. You'll need a oral foam block (available at craft stores and online) to stand the cake pops upright as the coating sets. If you're unable to nd one, stand the dipped cake pops upside down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (note that this will give the tops a at appearance). To make different colors for the coating, add drops of food coloring to the melted white chocolate chips.PARTY CAKE POPSMakes: 36 cake pops Start to nish: 4 hours 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) all-pur pose our 1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup sour cream 1 large egg plus 2 large yolks, room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar 2 1/2 cups (15 ounces) white chocolate chips or semisweet choc olate chips Lollipop sticks Multicolored nonpareil sprinkles Adjust oven rack to middle posi tion and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8-inch square baking pan, line with parchment paper, grease parchment, and our pan. Whisk our, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt together in bowl of stand mixer. Fit stand mixer with paddle; add butter, sour cream, egg and yolks, and vanilla; and beat on medium speed until smooth and satiny, about 30 seconds. Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula and stir by hand until smooth and no our pockets remain. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top with rubber spatula. Gently tap pan on counter to release air bubbles. Bake until light golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking. Let cake cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan, discarding parchment, and let cool completely on rack, about 2 hours. (Cake can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for up to 24 hours.) In clean, dry bowl of stand mixer tted with paddle, break cake into rough 1-inch pieces. Add milk and confectioners' sugar and beat on medium-low speed until broken into ne, evenly moistened crumbs and cohesive dough begins to form, about 1 minute, scraping down bowl as needed. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Working with 1 packed tablespoon cake mixture at a time, roll into balls and place in single layer on prepared sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until rm but still pliable, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Microwave 2 cups chocolate chips in 2-cup liquid measuring cup at 50 percent power, stirring occa sionally, until melted, 1 to 2 min utes. Working with 1 cake ball at a time, insert lollipop stick into cake ball, stopping at center. Dip entire cake ball into melted chocolate and turn until completely coated (tip ping measuring cup to the side as needed). Lift up from chocolate (do not turn upright) and gently shake side to side to allow excess coat ing to drip off evenly. Turn cake pop upright, gently twist back and forth to even out coating, and insert stick into foam block. Sprinkle with nonpareils. Stir and rewarm choco late in microwave as needed to stay uid; add remaining 1/2 cup choco late chips and melt when chocolate level becomes too low to dip easily. (If cake balls become too soft, re freeze until rm.) Let cake pops sit at room temper ature until coating is set, about 30 minutes. Serve. (Cake pops can be kept at room temperature for up to 4 hours or refrigerated for up to three days; bring to room temperature be fore serving.) Nutrition information per cake pop: 132 calories; 62 calories from fat; 7 g fat ( 4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 27 mg cholesterol; 35 mg so dium; 16 g carbohydrate; 0 g ber; 12 g sugar; 2 g protein. For delicious cake pops at home, ditch the store-bought mixAPThis undated photo provided by Americas Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows party cake pops in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook The Perfect Cake.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E3 AroundOsceola.com Check out the THE GUIDE For all your services needs Inside ev ery Thursday and Saturday Osceola News-Gazette.Want to place an ad? Call 407-846-7600Looking For An Attorney... or Dog Groomer? I House Ad WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump and Democratic critics traded outraged, sometimes plainly false accusations about im migration as the debate over "lost" children and the practice of separating families caught crossing the border illegally reached a new boil ing point. The White House on Tuesday wrongly blamed Demo crats for forcing Trump's administration to separate children from parents. Liber al activists and others, including some from media outlets, tried to highlight the issue by tweeting photos of young people in steel cages that ac tually were taken during the Obama administration. Oth ers seized on reports the gov ernment had "lost" more than 1,000 children, though that wasn't quite the case. It all comes just in time for the midterm elections as Re publicans and Democrats try to rally core voters by pointing ngers at one another. Trump won the presidency promising to build a wall along the southern border and end illegal immigration, and the White House believes stressing the same issues will drive voters to the polls and help the GOP hang on to their majorities in the Senate and House. The White House is "re ally beating the immigra tion drum in the lead-up to the midterm elections as a rallying cry and as a way of mobilizing voter support for Trump and the candidates that he chooses," said Doris Meissner, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute and former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service during the Clin ton administration. "It does seem to provoke a ratcheting up across the board." Indeed, the situation grew so hostile over the holiday weekend that the president's elder daughter, White House adviser Ivanka Trump, came under re for tweeting a pho to of herself and her youngest son in their pajamas Sunday morning. "Focus on what is before you, on what you can control and ignore the trolls!" she later wrote. During a White House conference call Tuesday, se nior adviser Stephen Miller contended "the current immigration and border crisis" is "the exclusive product of loopholes in federal immi gration law that Democrats refuse to close." That was after Trump lit up social media over the week end by falsely claiming there was a "horrible law" that separates children from their parents after they cross the border illegally. He had said previously that "we have to break up families" at the bor der because "the Democrats gave us that law." But there's no law man dating that parents must be separated from their children, and it's not a policy Demo crats have pushed or can change alone as the minor ity in Congress. The tactic's increased use is being driven by Trump's administration, which recently announced a new "zero-tolerance policy" in which it will press crimi nal charges against all people crossing the border illegally, even if they have few or no previous offenses. More children are expected to be sepa rated from their parents as a result. A Customs and Border Protection ofcial told lawmakers last week that 658 children had been separated from their parents at the bor der from May 6 to May 19 as the parents face charges. That's in addition to hundreds more who were estimated to have been removed from their parents since October. The practice has drawn condemnation from Trump critics, who have long accused him of supporting in humane policies in his efforts to crack down on illegal im migration. "He actually called the practice horrible. If he thinks it's so horrible then he ought to just end it and not make the children a negotiating tool," said Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Immigrants' Rights Project. "It's never a good idea to separate small children from their parents," said Rep. Car los Curbelo, R-Fla. "I cannot defend that, nor do I wish to." Curbelo is a leader of GOP lawmakers trying to force House immigration votes next month over leaders' ob jections. Trump foes made their own missteps in the debate. Over the weekend, some critics of the policy tweeted photos of young-looking im migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in steel cages and blamed the Trump admin istration for separating im migrant children from their parents. The problem: The photos were taken by The Associated Press in 2014, when Barack Obama was in ofce, and the photo captions reference children who crossed the border as unac companied minors. How or why the story re surfaced on social media four years after it was published was unclear. But Trump seized on the error. "Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama's term showing chil dren from the Border in steel cages. They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backres," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Pro tection for good of country ... Bipartisan Bill!" It's unclear what "Biparti san Bill!" Trump might have been referring to. Congress is heading to ward an immigration show down in the House as Re publican moderates force a June vote on legislation to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and beef up border security. GOP leaders are trying to stop the bill, which has robust support from Democrats and some Republicans. They're worried any legislation that smacks of "amnesty" for im migrants in the U.S. illegally would dampen conservative enthusiasm ahead of the mid terms. Instead, House Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team are trying to put togeth er an alternative approach that most Republicans would support. But nding com mon ground remains dif cult. Trump so far has not engaged in the Capitol Hill debate, even as he repeatedly insists Congress must act. Also making the rounds on social media over the holiday weekend: Allegations that children placed in custody have been "lost" by federal authorities, which ofcials say isn't the case. The allegation, which sparked #WhereAreOurChildren on Twitter, grew out of testimony in April by a fed eral ofcial that the government had lost track of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied minor children it placed with adult sponsors in the U.S. An ofcial from the Health and Human Services Depart ment told a congressional hearing last month that his department placed followup phone calls from October to December to U.S. house holds that were sponsor ing minors who crossed the border without their parents. They reached 86 percent of the children or sponsors, but the department could not verify the whereabouts of 1,475. In some cases, sponsors simply didn't respond to the follow-up phone call, not surprising because many are themselves in the U.S. il legally and reluctant to speak to authorities. "If you call a friend and they don't answer the phone, you don't assume that they've been kidnapped," HHS' Ste ven Wagner said. Ofcials said Tuesday they are planning more thorough screening of both minors and their sponsors, includ ing a ngerprint background check of every sponsor. CITIZEN TRIBUNEPoliticsWednesday, May 30, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this June 18, 2014 le photo, two female detainees sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. President Donald Trump has seized on an error by liberal activists for tweeting photos of detainees at the U.S.-Mexico border in steel cages and blamed the current administration for separating immigrant children from their parents. The photos were taken by The Associated Press in 2014, when President Barack Obama was in ofce. False accusations about immigration fly between opponents Gowdy disputes Trump's 'spy' claim, says FBI acted properlyWASHINGTON (AP) There is no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" on Presi dent Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, a senior House Republican said Wednesday, directly contradicting Trump's repeated insistence that the agency inserted a "spy for political reasons and to help Crooked Hillary win." Rep. Trey Gowdy, chair man of the House Oversight Committee and a longtime Trump supporter, was briefed last week by the Justice De partment and FBI following reports that investigators relied on a U.S. government informant in its investigation into Russian election med dling. "I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump," Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, told Fox News on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Gowdy said he had "never heard the term 'spy' used" and did not see evidence of that. "Informants are used all day, every day by law enforcement," he told "CBS This Morning." Gowdy's comments are particularly striking because of his role as a powerful GOP watchdog who took on Dem ocrat Hillary Clinton in his committee's investigation into the 2012 attacks on American in Benghazi, Libya, while she was secretary of state. The probe unearthed the existence of Clinton's private email server, which triggered an FBI inquiry and crippled her 2016 presidential campaign against Trump. Gowdy announced in January that he would retire from Congress at the end of the current term and return to work in the justice system. Trump has zeroed in on, and at times embellished, reports on the informant, call ing it "spygate" and tweeting that it was "starting to look like one of the biggest politi cal scandals in U.S. history." Trump has also rejected as sertions by the U.S. intelligence agencies that the Rus sian government was trying to help him beat Clinton. Trump's legal team has asked to review classied in formation about the origins of the FBI investigation to pre pare the president for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is now leading the investigation into ties between Trump's cam paign and Russia. "The folks who have seen the information have the same perspective," Gowdy said. "The folks who have not seen the information, I don't know what informs their per spective." Gowdy, did, however, ex press support for Trump's "frustration" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself in May 2017 from the Russia probe based on possible conict of inter est. The recusal of Sessions, an early backer of Trump's presidential bid, followed the revelation that he had two previously undisclosed interactions during the 2016 campaign with the Russian ambassador. Gowdy told CBS that Trump is just "expressing frustration that Attorney Gen eral Sessions should have shared these reasons for recu sal before he took the job. Not afterward." Trump tweeted out Gowdy's comments on Sessions, including his saying that "there are lots of really good lawyers in the country" and that the president "could have picked someone else" for the top Justice Depart ment job. "And I wish I did!" Trump wrote. Trump did not reference Gowdy's comments that there was no evidence of the FBI planting a spy on his cam paign.

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Page E4, THE CIVIL WAR COURIER THE CIVIL WAR COURIER the reenactment hobbyist Only $3.00 Osceola News-Gazette.108 Church Street, Kissimmee Fl 34771407-846-7600 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) On a dreary overcast day, Missouri Gov. Eric Gre itens stood in a light rain near the Governor's Mansion and recounted his grueling training as a Navy SEAL ofcer to suggest he would never quit ghting allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign nance violations. Less than two weeks later, Greitens announced Tuesday that he is quitting with his mission incomplete. "The time has come, though, to tend to those who have been wounded and to care for those who need us most," said the Republican governor, his voice cracking while his team members struggled to hold back tears. "So for the moment, let us walk off the battleeld with our heads held high." Greitens' departure will be come ofcial at 5 p.m. Friday marking a stunning politi cal defeat for the 44-year-old, self-made warrior-philosopher who had aspirations of someday becoming president. For those fellow Republicans who had strenuously urged his resignation, Greit ens' exit provides the divided party a chance to reunify at the start of a summer cam paign season in which it's seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. Greitens' resignation also allows him to avoid the poten tially dubious distinction of becoming the rst Missouri governor ever impeached. A House investigatory com mittee had subpoenaed Gre itens to testify next Monday during a special monthlong session focused solely on his potential discipline. Fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson a for mer state lawmaker and sher iff is to serve the remain der of Greitens' term, which runs until January 2021. In addition to the legisla tive investigation Greitens faced a felony charge in St. Louis of tampering with computer data for disclosing a donor list of The Mission Continues to his political fundraiser in 2015 without the permission of the St. Lou is-based veterans' charity he founded. A special prosecutor from Kansas City also is weighing whether to rele a re cently dismissed invasion-ofprivacy charge in St. Louis alleging that Greitens took and transmitted a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he acknowledged having an affair in 2015. The St. Louis prosecutor's ofce said it had reached a "fair and just resolution" on criminal charges against Greitens now that he's leav ing ofce, and that more de tails would be made public Wednesday. But the special prosecutor from Kansas City said Tuesday that her investigation is ongoing. Greitens could face other investigations. The chairman of the House investigatory committee and an attorney representing the woman's exhusband both have said they have shared information with FBI agents looking into the governor. A complaint also remains pending at the Missouri Ethics Commission alleging Greitens led a false cam paign report last year about the source of the charity do nor list. On May 17, Greitens sug gested to a crowd of support ers gathered for an agricul tural event that wouldn't give up. "No matter what they throw at me, no matter how painful they try to make it, no matter how much suffer ing they want to put me and my family through and my team through ... we are going to step forward day after day after day, and we are going to continue in our mission to ght for the people of Missouri," Greitens said then. On Tuesday, Greitens re mained deant even while resigning. "I am not perfect. But I have not broken any laws or committed any offense worthy of this treatment," he said. "I will let the fairness of this process be judged by history." Greitens is a married fa ther of two young sons. He is a Rhodes scholar with a doc toral degree in politics who traveled the world on hu manitarian missions before joining the Navy. After being wounded in Iraq, he founded a veterans' charity and be came a best-selling author and motivational speaker. He campaigned as a political outsider in 2016, winning an expensive Republican gubernatorial primary and then defeating Democratic Attor ney General Chris Koster in the general election to give Missouri Republicans con trol of the governor's man sion for the rst time in eight years. Greitens had a sometimes rocky relationship with the GOP-controlled Legislature as he pushed his agenda, once comparing them to third-graders and frequently denouncing them as "career politicians." His support in the Capi tol unraveled further after the night of Jan. 10, when a St. Louis TV station aired a report featuring an audio recording secretly made by a woman's ex-husband. In that, the woman describes how Greitens allegedly bound her hands, blindfolded her and took a compromising photo while threatening that he would distribute it if she ever spoke of their encounter. Greitens denied threatening blackmail, but hasn't directly answered questions about whether he took the photo. A St. Louis grand jury in dicted Greitens on Feb. 22 on one felony count of invasion of privacy related to the al leged photo. That prompted the Missouri House to form a special investigatory com mittee. In April, the legislative panel released a report con taining graphic testimony in which the woman said Gre itens had restrained, slapped, shoved and belittled her during a series of sexual en counters that at times left her crying and afraid. Greitens denied any violence and said the allegations amounted to a "political witch hunt." He vowed to stay in ofce. But Greitens' troubles deepened in the ensuing weeks when Republican At torney General Josh Hawley who is running for Mc Caskill's seat referred evi dence to the St. Louis pros ecutor leading to the felony charge alleging misuse of the charity donor list. A May 2 House committee report indicated that Greitens himself received the donor list while CEO of the char ity and later directed political aides to work off it. Shortly before Greitens resigned Tuesday, the House panel heard a second round of tes timony from former aide Michael Hafner about the charity donor list and other efforts by Greitens' campaign to conceal the original source of some political donations. Earlier Tuesday, a judge also ruled that a secretive pro-Greitens nonprot group called A New Missouri must comply with a legislative subpoena for any documents or communications showing potential coordination between the organization, Gre itens and his campaign com mittee. The subpoena also sought receipts, content and communications by A New Missouri related to media advertising. The judge said the identi ties of donors to A New Mis souri which don't have to be publicly disclosed because it is a 501c4 organization could be redacted from the documents. The legislative panel also had subpoenaed other Greitens' campaign aides. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 APMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resig nation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens resigned amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair with his former hairdresser. Greitens said his resignation would take effect Friday.Missouri governor who vowed to fight scandal instead quitsNeed an entry-level job at a store? It can be harder nowNEW YORK (AP) Asia Thomas knew she was at a disadvantage. It had been 16 years since she quit a job at McDonald's to raise her kids. When she left, restaurants didn't have kiosks to take or ders, people didn't use smart phones to pay, and job seekers did applications on paper. "Things have changed," said Thomas, who lives in Baltimore. "And there were a lot of things I forgot." Getting a job at a store or fast-food restaurant often a way into the economy for an unskilled worker used to be as simple as walking up and down the mall and apply ing. Now, with store chains closing and laying off thousands of workers, that path is more complicated. The stores that remain nancially healthy are actually raising wages in a tight labor market. But they're seeking a new type of worker one who has a lot more skills up front. Thomas, 44, was able to get a job at wholesale club B.J.'s for $12 an hour but that was only after signing up for computer lessons and tak ing a class in retail basics like how to track inventory and handle issues like returns. That led her to another op portunity at a casino. Across all entry-level retail jobs, the number of skills being demanded rose from 2010 to 2016, according to an analysis done for The Associ ated Press by Burning Glass Technologies, which scours 25 million job postings. Burning Glass found a greater emphasis on custom er service and communications skills for cashier, stock clerk and sales oor support jobs. And for many other entry-level jobs, employers want even more skills, like the ability to use customer relations software like Salesforce. Even forklift operators are being asked to be pro cient in inventory manage ment software. This has major consequences for workers without college degrees or vocational training trying to get an eco nomic foothold. A decade ago, workers, especially young ones, could start as cashiers and move up to be come store managers or even higher. But now, it's harder to even get in the door. "The bottom may be coming out of the career ladder," said Burning Glass CEO Matt Sigelman. Experts say those who might otherwise have started out at working at a store may head instead to cleaning, dishwashing or health aide jobs. The number of jobs in those elds is expected to grow far more than in re tail. While these jobs may pay about the same as retail, they can be more demanding physically and provide less opportunity to move up. "This phenomenon is cre ating more pressure on in comes at the lower end of the middle class and will push people down closer to and even below the poverty line," said Fred Crawford, senior vice chairman of consulting rm AlixPartners. "It will exacerbate the growing gap between the haves and havenots." These changes are being driven by companies' use of large amounts of data not available a generation ago. Supermarkets, for instance, use loyalty programs to bet ter track customers' shopping habits. Clothing chains are now quickly reacting to the latest fashion trends, adjust ing the merchandise on store shelves within days. That means front-line workers must do more. Take cashiers. Employers asked for ve skills in 2016, up from three in 2010. The job often requires running sophisticated registers that track loyalty cards, digital coupons and real-time inventory. "We are looking for work ers who are not only friendly and passionate but people who are tech-savvy," said Marisa Velez, store director of DSW Designer Warehouse in New York's Union Square. That's a shift from just ve years ago, when the technology a sales clerk at the serveyourself shoes and accesso ries chain would use would involve a calculator or calling another store to check if they have an item. At DSW, Phoebe Li swift ly navigates the aisles stacked with boxes of shoes, seeing if customers need help while she scans an iPad to check on online inventory. The tablets DSW uses will soon be able to ring up a sale as well. "If I see someone bending down looking for a size, I ask them, "How is everything?'" said Li, 24, who has worked at DSW part-time since Febru ary. "Customers are coming in with limited time," Velez said. "They're rushing. They want what they are looking for. We're able to expedite that through the app, through the iPad and making sure we are respecting their time while still capturing the sale." Online home goods re tailer Wayfair is increasingly looking for customer service and warehouse workers with problem-solving skills. Its employees help customers design a room, or they gure out how to pack a truck with out damaging fragile items. So it's now recruiting gamers at places like Comic Con for those roles, said Liz Graham, who oversees customer ser vice and sales. Nearly a third of all rst jobs in the U.S. are in retail. But 62 percent of servicesector workers, which in cludes jobs like cashiers and store sales assistants, have limited literacy skills and 74 percent have limited math abilities, according to the National Skills Coalition, funded by Walmart Inc.'s charitable arm. Chains like Target and Walmart are increasing training on the job. And the non prot arm of the industry's trade and lobbying group, the National Retail Federation, launched a training and credential program for entrylevel workers last year, join ing with nonprot groups like Goodwill to teach classes. But that may not be enough to ll the skill gap. There were more than 700,000 cur rent job openings in retail in March, according to government data. The retail industry "relied on a largely unskilled entry labor force. Now, it's leaning more toward skilled people and competing with other sectors" like technology, said economist Frank Badillo, founder and director of re search at MacroSavvy. The training programs are making difference. Nadine Vixama would have never had a shot without them. Vix ama, 42, emigrated from Hai ti eight years ago and worked in a money payment business and then at a dry cleaners. But she wanted something that was more about customer service. She did snag a job at Whole Foods in Cambridge, Massachusetts, rst as a bagger and now as a cashier, making a little more than $11 an hour. But that was after taking English classes and the store basics program developed by the NRF. "I've learned to treat customers in a better way ... how to keep pace with them," Vix ama said. At another class of fered by a workplace group, she learned about spread sheet programs like Excel and studied basic accounting. Vixama just nished the second class, and shadowed a manager at CVS as part of that training. She's consider ing an entry-level job at a drugstore and mulling her options. "I don't want to stay like this," she said. "I want to have better growth opportunities."

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E5 MOSCOW (AP) Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turned up at a news conference in the Ukrainian capital Wednes day less than 24 hours af ter police reported he had been shot and killed at his Kiev apartment build ing. The country's security services said Babchenko's death was faked to foil a plot to take his life. Ukrainian police said Tuesday that Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, was shot multiple times in the back Tues day and found bleeding there by his wife. Authorities said they suspected he was killed because of his work. Vasyl Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, announced at a news conference Wednesday that the security agency and the police had solved Babchenko's slay ing. He then startled everyone there by inviting the 41-year-old reporter into the room. To the applause and gasps of the press, Bab chenko took the floor and apologized to the friends and family who mourned for him and were unaware of the plan. "I'm still alive," he said. Before ushering Babchenko into the room, Gritsak said investigators had identified a Ukrainian citizen who had been re cruited and paid $40,000 by the Russian security service to organize and carry out the killing. The unidentified Ukrainian man in turn hired an acquaintance who had fought in the separatist war in eastern Ukraine as the gunman. Babchenko, one of Rus sia's best-known war re porters, fled the country in February 2017 after receiving death threats. He spoke and wrote about leaving the country be cause of the threats against him and his family.. He said his home address was published online and the threats he received were made by phone, email and social media. Ilya Ponomarev, a for mer Russian lawmaker who also moved to Ukraine, said Wednesday that Babchenko continued being threatened after he settled last fall in Kiev, where he worked as a host for the Crimean Tatar TV station. Babchenko did not take the intimidation too seriously, according to Ponomarev. Moscow's annexation of Crimea and support for separatist insurgents in eastern Ukraine were top ics on which the journalist was scathingly critical of the Kremlin. CITIZEN TRIBUNE WorldWednesday, May 30, 2018 EEE-5 APA view of the multi-storey building where Russian opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko lived, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. A Russian journalist harshly critical of the Kremlin was said to be shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday, and the national police said they are assuming he was targeted because of his work. On Wednesday, it was revealed at a press conference that he is still alive, and that the Ukrainian government helped him fake his death. Russian journalist reported killed in Ukraine shows up alive Belgium shooting rampage was terrorist act, prosecutors sayBRUSSELS (AP) The man who killed four people in the Belgian city of Liege this week car ried out an act of "terror ist murder" and may have intended to cause more carnage, prosecutors said Wednesday, as authorities tried to establish whether he acted alone. Benjamin Herman, an inmate on a two-day prison furlough, attacked two female police ofcers from behind with a knife on Tuesday, stabbed them repeatedly, stole their handguns and shot them as they lay on the ground, ofcials said. Crossing the road, he red several shots at a 22-year old man who was a passenger in a car, killing him. Herman then took a cleaning woman hostage at a nearby school. When police closed in, he ran out onto the sidewalk ring and police fatally shot him. Four ofcers were wounded. He yelled "Allahu akbar," the Arabic phrase for God is great, several times during Tuesday's rampage, prosecutors said. Ofcials later conrmed that Her man had also killed another person Monday. The attack has shaken Belgium where police and military have been working overtime to guard pub lic buildings for two years since coordinated suicide attacks on the Brussels airport and subway system killed 32 people and in jured hundreds on March 22, 2016. Belgian federal magis trate Wenke Roggen said Wednesday that the attack was considered "terrorist murder and attempted ter rorist murder." She said it's being treated as ter rorism given the way Her man acted, which she says resembled Islamic State calls via video to attack police with knives and steal their weapons, the fact that he yelled "Allahu Akbar" and was in contact with radicalized people. The attack started outside a Liege cafe and Rog gen said the attacker went in and out of it a few times after shooting the ofcers but that people inside had ed or hidden thanks to the quick thinking of the owner. An investigating magis trate specializing in terror ism has ordered autopsies on those killed at the scene and a toxicology examination of the attacker. Prosecutors said Her man has had several runins with police since he was a minor. He has been sentenced on assault, drug and insubordination charges. He left prison early Monday on furlough and should have returned Tuesday evening. "He also committed a murder the night before," Interior Minister Jan Jam bon told broadcaster RTL. Jambon said the fourth victim was a former in mate who did prison time with Herman. Herman is alleged to have killed the man on Monday evening by hitting him over the head with a blunt object. Jambon added that the woman he took hostage may have talked the shoot er down and helped to avoid more deaths inside the school. Jambon, Prime Minister Charles Michel and King Philippe visited the woman in hospital, where she was being treated for shock. "She was very coura geous and perhaps, but this we will have to verify, she helped avoid more victims in the school," Jambon said. The cleaning woman, identied only by her rst name Darifa, told state broadcaster RTBF that Herman said he just want ed to "stir up" the police. He asked her if she was a Muslim and if she was observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan. "He told me don't worry, I won't do anything at all. Listen, you do what I say, but don't worry. I won't do anything to you," the woman said. She said he threw his ID card on the ground before running out to confront the police. "I think he knew that it was all over for him. And he went out," she said. Jambon said an investi gation has been launched into the incident, includ ing the circumstances sur rounding Herman's release from prison. "It's really an isolated case. He wasn't part of a network, he didn't receive instructions from anyone else, so there is no need to raise the terror threat alert level," Jambon said, adding that investigators have no precise information that any other attacks might be likely. Amid questions about how two ofcers could have been disarmed, Jambon praised the work of all involved, saying "the po lice did an extraordinary job." "They reacted well. All the systems, all the proce dures worked. But if you are attacked from behind, as was the case with the two ofcers, you can't do anything," he said. The police ofcers have been identied as Soraya Belkacemi, 44, and Lucile Garcia, 54. The passen ger in the car was named as Cyril Vangriecken, 22, who was preparing to become a primary school teacher. Belgian media reports named the man killed be fore Tuesday's rampage as Michael Wilmet. In Liege, the mother of Soraya Belkacemi, Ber nadette Hennart, kissed a necklace and laid it over owers at the scene, saying it was important for her and the victim's broth er to visit the place where her daughter spent her last moments alive. Hennart said that they had come "to piece things together. No one has told me very much. Only through the media, and it's not nice. I can't stand watching it. I can't say goodbye to her." Flags were ying at half-staff on public build ings around the city and people gathered to sign a book of condolences and lay owers in memory of the victims. The prime minister joined others at the scene in a minute's si lence. Police and security ofcials also assembled in Brussels and Antwerp to mourn the loss of their two colleagues. "Every morning I am scared that something like this will happen, and ev ery day it happens closer to home," Melissa Lamny told The Associated Press after wrapping owers around a lamppost at the scene of the killings.

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Page E6, CITIZEN TRIBUNE SportsEEE-2 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 BOSTON (AP) LeBron James will get a couple days to catch his breath, then make his annual June journey to Golden State or down to Houston to face a team far better than his. His eighth straight NBA Finals sets up as one of his most difcult, anked by a largely unheralded set of teammates who force him to do much more at 33 than most other players are ever asked. But James keeps showing he can do it, and he cant wait for his chance to win another ring. Dare count him out? At the end of the day, the game is won in between the lines, and we have an opportunity to play for a championship, he said after Sundays 87-79 victory over Boston. Thats all that matters. James dragged an injured and inconsistent Cavaliers team out of the Eastern Conference and back to the NBA Finals, where they will be an underdog against whichever team wins Game 7 in the West on Monday. But after playing all 48 minutes in his 100th game of the season, punctuating one of the greatest series a player has ever had with 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, he sure looks capable of more. And the Cavaliers will need every bit of it. They had to play seven games just to get out of the rst round, and seven more to nish a climb out of 2-0 decit against a younger, more athletic Celtics team. They have to be tired, and thats no way to go into a series against Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors, who blew Cleveland away in ve games last year, or James Harden and a Rockets team that can be every bit as potent on one end and lock teams down on the other. The only way it would appear Cleveland would have a chance would be if James can summon his highest level, the kind that perhaps no other player can reach and then do it three more times. The Celtics have seen him do it, after he averaged 33.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.4 assists to eliminate them in the East nals for the second straight year. I think weve played now until May 25th and May 27th the last two years, and we started on Sept. 25th, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Thats every day. Every day that youre totally focused on this, and hes gone past that eight straight times. Its ridiculous, and he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny. Doesnt matter. Its just unbelievable. This was the year James nals streak looked over. Kyrie Irving had been traded to Boston in the offseason, Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose werent the answers as his replacement, and Kevin Love missed signicant time with injuries. And even after the Cavaliers remade their team at the February trade deadline, it didnt look good enough. Cleveland had nished just fourth in the East, never developing the necessary cohesiveness required to be even a mediocre defensive team, let alone a championship-caliber one. They still can surrender open shots everywhere, a aw that seems fatal against the 3-point happy Rockets or Warriors. The only obvious advantage the Cavaliers have is James, the kind of player who can win a Game 7 in Boston with a team that was without its other AllStar because of a concussion and couldnt shoot straight deep into the rst half, with Cavaliers other than James missing their rst 10 3s until J.R. Smith hit one with 2:54 remaining until halftime. I mean, the bigger the stage, the bigger the player, and hes been doing it for us since weve been here, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. The great quote from the great Doc Rivers is you always want to go into the Game 7 with the best player, and we have the best player on our team going into a Game 7. I like our chances. And hell like them again starting Thursday even if the oddsmakers dont. The Cavaliers were probably far better last year and could only get a game from the Warriors. But two years ago, they also werent given much of a shot against the Warriors, especially after falling behind 3-1 in the nals. Nobody had ever overcome that decit in the championship round, and Cleveland had to do it against a team that had won an NBArecord 73 games. James led that comeback to Clevelands rst title, and now hes got a shot for another unlikely one. Ill be available for at least four more games, James said, and well see what happens. WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) Danny Ainge tore apart the team that made the Eastern Conference nals last year, and then put together a new roster that came one victory from playing for an NBA title. This summer may present him with an even bigger challenge: standing pat. With Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving coming back from injuries to join fellow All-Star Al Horford and young stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the Boston Celtics general manager doesnt really need to do much to give the NBAs most-decorated franchise a chance at its 18th title. And thats not really in Ainges nature. I like this group of guys, he said Monday, a day after the Celtics lost Game 7 of the conference nals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Were not looking to make changes, other than a handful of tweaks. But he also said: You never know what opportunities will present themselves. The Celtics nished with the No. 1 seed in the East in 2017, but the ve-game loss to the Cavaliers in the conference nals reinforced what Ainge already suspected: that that team was not going to take the next step. He went after Hayward (and, unsuccessfully, Kevin Durant), then won the draft lottery. It still wasnt enough. When Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him, Ainge pounced, giving up fan favorite Isaiah Thomas in a package that left Boston with 11 new players. (He also wheeled the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia for a future No. 1 and the right to draft Tatum the player he says he really wanted.) Despite losing Hayward in the rst quarter of the season opener, and Irving in March, the Celtics had homecourt advantage for Game 7 and led the Cavaliers with six minutes left in the fourth quarter. But with the Celtics shooters turning ice cold, LeBron James proved to be too much, amassing 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists while playing every second of the game. The farther you go in the playoffs, the more difcult it is to lose, Ainge said. It was one of those games we lost that we should have won. Thats going to eat at all of us for a while. But the teams performance in the playoffs also gave the Celtics reason to believe that this team may be good enough to contend for the title. And with the two injured All-Stars returning, this summer doesnt have to be like last summer. Last year, we didnt know all that stuff was going to happen, but we do feel we have a bright future with this team, Horford said. Its something were all looking forward to. We cant think about what could have been. But when Kyrie is on our team, were at another level. The biggest issue for the Celtics this year is holding onto guard Marcus Smart, who is a restricted free agent and expected to draw offers of $12 million to $14 million. Ainge said the team is willing to pay the luxury tax if thats what it takes to build a contender. And Smart said he wants to stay. Theyre already planning for me to be here, he said at the teams practice facility after exit interviews. I want to be in Boston. Ive been here for four years. My hearts here. Center Aron Baynes is an unrestricted free agent, as are Greg Monroe and Shane Larkin. I hope we have something special with this group, said Brown, who in his second year averaged 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. But in this league, you never know. And with Ainge calling the shots, its almost impossible to predict the future. Were not going to do something unless it makes us better. And theres no guarantee that those deals are there, Ainge said. At this time last year, I didnt think we would have 11 new players.Celtics Ainge: Prepared to stand pat this summer (maybe) Another NBA Finals brings another huge challenge for LeBronNo Days Off APCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts to a play during the second half in Sundays Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics in Boston.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E7 CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsTuesday, May 29, 2018 EEE-3 WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. continues to actively prepare for an expected summit between President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the White House said, as diplomatic efforts are un derway on two continents to prepare for the historic meeting. Trump conrmed Tuesday that a top North Ko rean ofcial, Kim Yong Chol, is headed to New York for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It marks the latest sign that prospects for the summit are growing, just days after it was ostensibly called off by Trump, as teams of U.S. ofcials have arrived at the Korean demilitarized zone and in Singapore to prepare for the meeting. The conference had been scheduled for June 12 in the island nation, but Trump announced last week that he had decided to terminate the meeting following a provocative statement from the North and its decision to skip planning talks and ignore preparatory phone calls. White House ofcials have characterized the letter from the president to Kim as a negotiating tactic, de signed to bring the North back to the table. White House press sec retary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that since the letter, the North Koreans have been engaging, with the U.S. The United States continues to actively prepare for President Trumps ex pected summit with leader Kim in Singapore, she said in a statement Tues day. South Korean media had reported earlier that Kim Yong Chols name was on the passenger list for a ght Wednesday from Beijing to New York. Kim was seen in the Beijing airport on Tues day by Associated Press Television. Sanders said he would meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York later this week. We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea, Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter, thank you! Kim Yong Chol is a for mer military intelligence chief and now a vice chair man of the North Kore an ruling partys central committee. He will be the highest-level North Korean ofcial to travel to the United States since 2000, when late National Defense Commission First Vice Chairman Jo Myong Rok visited Washington, South Koreas Unication Ministry said. Pompeo has traveled to Pyongyang, North Koreas capital, twice in recent weeks for meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and has said there is a shared understanding between the two sides about what they hope to achieve. It remains unclear whom Kim Yong Chol will meet in the United States. Meanwhile, a team of American diplomats are holding preparatory discussions with North Ko rean ofcials at the DMZ. The group rst met with their counterparts Sunday, and was seen leaving a Seoul hotel on Tuesday, but it was unclear whether they went to Panmunjom, a village that straddles the border inside the Demilita rized Zone. The U.S. of cials are led by Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, who formerly was the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and a top negotiator with North Korea in past nuclear talks. It includes senior ofcials with the National Security Council and the Pentagon. The White House empha sized that it has remained in close contact with South Korean and Japanese of cials as preparations for the talks continue. Sand ers said Trump will host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on June 7th to coordinate their thinking ahead of the sum mit. Trump hosted South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week. South Korean media also reported that a North Korean delegation arrived in Singapore on Monday night, where other U.S. of cials, led by White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, are preparing for the summit. South Koreas Foreign Ministry said Washington and Pyongyang were engaging in working-level talks to arrange the pos sible summit, but said it couldnt conrm specics. Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk also did not say whether Seoul knew of any U.S. plans regarding Kim Yong Chols visit, such as whether he and Pompeo would meet. Trump withdrew from the planned summit with Kim Jong Un last Thursday, citing hostile North Korean comments, but has since said the meeting in Singapore could still happen as originally scheduled on June 12. We are having very pro ductive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date, Trump tweeted Friday. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday morning in an appearance on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends that the president had sent over two delegations one for logistics and one for more diplomatic purposes that are on the ground mak ing the logistic prepara tions for June 12. But, as the president has said, she added, if it doesnt happen June 12 it could happen thereafter. Moon, who has lobbied hard for nuclear negotia tions between Trump and Kim Jong Um, held a sur prise meeting with the North Korean leader Satur day in an effort to keep the summit alive. In their second meeting in a month, Moon said Kim Jong Un expressed a will ingness to cooperate to end confrontation and work toward peace for the sake of a successful summit with Trump. But the North Ko rean leader also said he was unsure whether he could trust the United States to end hostile policies against North Korea and provide security assurances if the country does abandon its nuclear weapons, according to Moon. At their rst meeting on April 27, Kim Jong Un and Moon announced vague aspirations for a nuclearfree Korean Peninsula and permanent peace, which Seoul has tried to sell as a meaningful breakthrough that increases the chances of successful talks between Kim and Trump. Their second meeting came after inter-Korean relations had chilled in re cent weeks, with North Ko rea canceling a high-level meeting with Seoul over South Koreas participation in a two-week military exercise with the United States that ended last week. Since the 1970s, the United States and South Korea have been holding a major summertime exer cise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops. South Koreas Defense Ministry said Tuesday there have been no discussions yet between Washington and Seoul on modifying the drills, which usually take place in August. Despite the Norths apparent eagerness for a summit with Trump, there are lingering doubts about whether Kim Jong Un will fully relinquish his nuclear weapons, which he may see as his only guarantee of survival. Moon has insisted he can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and bombs in a veriable and irrevers ible way in exchange for credible security and eco nomic guarantees.Not so easy: Trumps trade agenda hits stumbling blockSenior NKorean official heads to NY to plan for Trump summitBY KEN THOMAS Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trumps hard-line views on trade, a staple of his message long before he entered politics, are beginning to collide with the cold realities of global geopolitics. Trade talks on China and the North American Free Trade Agreement have hit stumbling blocks, posing a challenge for a president who vowed to make trade deals more equitable for the United States during his 2016 campaign and who famously tweeted that trade wars are easy to win. Trumps trade agenda at least lately has not been so easy. Trumps administration announced plans Tuesday to slap $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese tech nology while taking steps to impose new investment restrictions and export controls, aimed at pushing Chi na to remove trade barriers that make it difcult for U.S. companies to do busi ness in China. The new action came af ter the administration said earlier this month that it had suspended plans to im pose $150 billion in tariffs for now and the president tweeted last week that a different structure would be needed in the trade talks involving the worlds two largest economies. The president has be moaned the massive U.S. trade decit with China $337 billion last year as evidence that Beijing has been complicit in abusive trading practices and out smarted his predecessors. Pointing to a pause in the trade dispute, the administration had pointed to Chi nas plans to signicantly increase its purchases of U.S. goods and services and mak e meaningful increases in U.S. exports of agriculture and energy products. Financial mar kets, wary of a calamitous trade war, were relieved. But Beijing did not agree to any specic dollar amounts, despite the Trump administrations push to lower the U.S. trade decit by at least $200 billion. And doubts remain about wheth er China will address allegations the Chinese engage in cybertheft of trade se crets, force U.S. companies to transfer some of their technology in exchange for market access or back away from its China 2025 plan to dominate emerging technologies. Separately, on Friday, the U.S. reached a deal on ZTE Corp. that will allow the Chinese telecommuni cations giant to remain in business. Under the deal, ZTE will oust its manage ment team, hire American compliance offers and pay a ne on top of the $1 billion its already paid for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. In return, the U.S. Commerce Department will lift a seven-year ban on ZTE buying components from U.S. compa nies. The ban, imposed this month, threatened to put ZTE out of business. Trump said earlier that a resolution would help U.S. rms that supply ZTE with components, but members of Congress, including sev eral Republicans, warned that the U.S. is being too lenient on a company that has violated U.S. sanctions. ZTE presents a national security threat to the United States and nothing in this reported deal addresses that fundamental fact, said Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat. If President Trump wont put our security before Chinese jobs, Congress will act on a bipartisan basis to stop him. Trumps team, mean while, has hit an impasse with Canada and Mexico on negotiations over NAFTA. The president has sought to overhaul NAFTA as a way of returning automobile production to the U.S. and reduce Americas trade decit with Mexico. But the talks are running into the complications of Mexican elections in July and the U.S. midterm elec tions in November along with a dispute over rules for car production. Seeking leverage, Trumps administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs might be necessary on car im ports, based on national se curity concerns. The potential penalties could affect Mexico, Canada, Japan and the European Union. The administration used a similar Commerce Department probe to impose tariffs in March on imported steel and aluminum. But auto manufacturers said they didnt push for the auto investigation, and members of Congress ques tioned the validity of the probe. The Honda Accord is not a threat to our national security, said Rep. Jeb Hen sarling, R-Texas, hours after joining Trump for a bill signing at the White House. But he added that taxing it with trade tariffs is a threat to the economic security of millions of hard-working American families. The trade talks with Chi na have come against the backdrop of Trumps efforts to hold a June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. His attempts to push Kim toward denucle arization have required the cooperation of China, something the president acknowledged to reporters earlier in the week. The president said along side South Korean Presi dent Moon Jae-in, prior to this weeks uncertainty over the Singapore summit, that he has a much bigger pic ture in mind as he consid ers China trade, a reminder that his trade policies are no longer a matter of campaign rhetoric. Im also thinking about what theyre doing to help us with peace with North Korea. Thats a very impor tant element, Trump said. So well see how it all works out. But in the end, it will work out. Cant tell you exactly how or why, but it always does.APIn this May 28, 2018 photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks out from his official residence to meet journalists after talking on the phone with President Donald Trump in Tokyo.

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Page E8, CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Sex-abusing doctors patients: No justice in Philadelphia South doused with heavy rains from remnants of AlbertoStarbucks closing over 8,000 stores for anti-bias trainingPatients of a neurologist already facing rape charges in New York and New Jersey say law enforcement ofcials in Philadelphia are burying nearly identical accusations against him, angering and perplexing women who say they are being victimized twice rst by their doctor, now by a big-city justice system that wont hold him accountable. A slew of patients who accuse Dr. Ricardo Cruciani of sexual misconduct in Philadelphia have yet to see authori ties pursue a felony case against him, even after police in New York City and New Jersey investigated their claims and swiftly led charges that could put him away for decades. The Ivy League-trained neurologist faces a total of 30 criminal counts. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on $1 million bail. In Pennsylvanias largest city, theyre just turning a blind eye. Thats whats so egregious and utterly disgust ing, said Hillary Tullin, 46, who saw Cruciani for years and said she was assaulted repeatedly by him in all three states. Thats why people dont come forward, because they dont believe theyll get justice or that anything will happen. Philadelphia police and prosecutors defend their han dling of the investigation, noting Cruciani pleaded guilty to an earlier set of misdemeanor charges that required him to give up his medical license and register as a sex offend er. City ofcials acknowledge Crucianis latest accusers are frustrated but say some of their cases are too weak to prosecute. Other complaints are still under investigation. Tanisha Johnson, one of six patients interviewed by The Associated Press about their experience with Philadelphia law enforcement, said she called police multiple times in a fruitless effort to schedule an interview. She recalled a par ticularly distressing March conversation with a supervisor in the special victims unit. What he said to me was, The case in Philadelphia has already been dealt with. I suggest you contact New York and New Jersey. My response was, You want me to contact New York and New Jersey about a crime that took place in Philadelphia? I was offended by that, Johnson said. Capt. Sekou Kinebrew, a police spokesman, said the de partment doesnt comment on conversations between ac cusers and special victims unit investigators. It was disheartening and it was disrespectful, and I was disregarded, said Johnson, 43. When I hung up the phone, I cried for about three hours. I cant believe thats the way you would deal with a victim of rape. Johnson said she eventually managed to give a statement, but only after she traveled from her home in New York City to Philadelphia and went to the DAs ofce un announced. Cruciani arrived in Philadelphia two years ago as a heralded pain doctor. As chief neurologist at Drexel Universitys medical school, he saw patients with rare, complicated syndromes and chronic, unrelenting pain. His accusers say Cruciani used that specialized medical knowledge to trap them in long-term doctor-patient rela tionships marked by abuse, taking advantage of their des peration. Some of the women say Cruciani forced them to have intercourse and perform oral sex and penetrated them with his ngers. The neurologists misconduct rst came to light, ironi cally, in Philadelphia, where he was charged last year and later pleaded guilty to relatively minor groping counts involving seven patients. He received seven years proba tion, a punishment some of the victims viewed as a slap on the wrist. The publicity prompted a round of new, more serious accusations. A 55-year-old woman who alleges Cruciani abused her for years told the AP that she gave a statement to Philadel phia police in late 2017 but has heard nothing since. The woman said police in New York and New Jersey respond ed immediately, communicated with her each step of the way and charged Cruciani based on her account. There was already so much misery and shame going on, and to have to go through all this is just ridiculous, the woman, who lives in Dutchess County, New York, said of Philadelphia law enforcement. Did they not take me seri ously? Were they trying to cover it up? All these things go through your head when youre ignored. I was so ignored. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Tullin and Johnson have done. In Philadelphia, a total of 18 accusers have led police reports since May 2017, including 10 who came forward after his arrest in September, according to the police de partment. Philadelphia police routinely buried rape cases in de cades past, a practice exposed by The Philadelphia Inquir er in 1999. The scandal prompted major reforms, including an annual, condential review of police sexual assault les by outside advocacy groups. A former prosecutor not associated with the case said he is perplexed by Philadel phias handling of the Cruciani cases. I would nd it surprising, regardless of whether he was charged in another jurisdiction, that if they have multiple, overlapping, credible victims who want to see this man prosecuted, that charges wouldnt be led, said Dave Zuckerman, a Pittsburgh defense lawyer and former assis tant district attorney. To me, that is not customary. Tullin is outraged the DAs ofce declined her case. She said a prosecutor cherry-picked two statements in a police interview to wrongly imply she had consented to sex acts with Cruciani. It was the very rst interview I ever did. I didnt have an advocate, I had never talked about this with anybody, I hadnt seen a trauma counselor. Youre saying things that sometimes dont make sense, Tullin said. And what I was saying was taken out of context.BY JAY REEVES Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) The remnants of Alberto doused the Deep South with waves of rain Tuesday as the vast, soggy system pushed northward toward the Tennessee Valley. Forecasters said the subtropical de pression swirling near Birmingham could dump as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain on central Ala bama. Heavy downpours reduced visibility for commuters, while toppled trees blocked roads south of the city. The U.S. Golf Association canceled a practice round of the U.S. Womens Open Championship, being played at Shoal Creek, because of the weather. Alabama Power Co. said about 20,000 homes and businesses were without electricity Tuesday, most in the Birmingham area. In south Alabama near the Florida line, the city of Andalusia reopened its roads after ordering residents to stay off streets overnight because of ash ood ing and downed trees and power lines. As the rst named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto lumbered ashore Monday afternoon in the Florida Panhandle and then weakened overnight to a depression. Forecasters said that rain could still kill people caught in ash oods in the coming hours or days in Alabama and large areas of Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. In North Carolina, a television news anchor and a photojournalist were killed instantly on Monday while cov ering the weather, when a tree became uprooted from rain-soaked ground and toppled onto their SUV, authorities said. Two journalists working to keep the public informed about this storm have tragically lost their lives, and we mourn with their families, friends and colleagues, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement. North Carolina needs to take Al berto seriously. I urge everyone to keep a close eye on forecasts, warnings and road conditions, especially in western North Carolina where even heavier rain is predicted. Between 2 and 6 inches (10-15 cen timeters) of rain could soak Alabama and western Georgia on Tuesday, and isolated deluges of 12 inches (30 centi meters) also are possible as the system heads into the Tennessee Valley on its way to the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region. Alberto dumped between 2 and 5 inches (2 and 13 centimeters) of rain over parts of the Florida Panhandle, according to the National Weather Ser vice. Double-red ags along the white sandy beaches kept most people out of the rough waters, and some low-lying areas experienced minor ooding, of cials said. Most of the issues were having right now are downed trees and downed limbs, Walton County spokesman Louis Svehla told the Northwest Flori da Daily News. Our beaches did good. There was not a lot of erosion. The surge was not that large. Santa Rosa County ofcials had put out many piles of sand several days ago in case people wanted to make sand bags to mitigate any ooding in their homes. People who took those supplies will be better prepared as the hurricane season gets its ofcial start on Friday, said county spokeswoman Brandi Whitehurst. What Alberto has done for us is to have people dust off their hurricane plans and stock up on supplies, White hurst said. The pelting rain soaked the uniform and socks of Lt. Andy Husar with the Bay County Sheriffs Ofce, who watched surf get kicked up along Pana ma City Beach on Monday. Its not a good sign, getting hit by a storm before hurricane season, Husar told the Panama City News Herald. As a subtropical storm, Alberto had a less dened and cooler center than a tropical storm, and its strongest winds were found farther from its center. The large tree that crushed the TV news vehicle Monday afternoon near Tryon, North Carolina, killed news an chor Mike McCormick and photojour nalist Aaron Smeltzer of WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, the station said. They had just interviewed Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant as they covered storms in North Carolina. Ten minutes later we get the call and it was them, Tennant said at a news conference, his voice cracking. Tennant said the roots of the large tree tore loose from ground saturated by a weeks worth of rain. The men died instantly, their vehicles engine still running, he said.APA surfer makes his way out into the water as a subtropical approaches on Monday, May 28, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. The storm gained the early jump on the 2018 hurricane season as it headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. BY TERRY TANG Associated PressStarbucks is closing more than 8,000 U.S. stores for a few hours Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training in the com panys latest step to deal with the fallout over the arrest of two black men at one of its shops in Philadelphia. After the incident last month, the cof fee chains leaders apologized and met with the men but also scheduled an afternoon of training for 175,000 employ ees. We still aspire to be a place where everyone feels welcome, Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz said in an open letter Tuesday. He said the instruc tion will become part of how Starbucks trains all its workers. According to a video previewing the session, Starbucks executives and rapper-activist Common were to deliver recorded remarks. From there, employees were to move into a real and hon est exploration of bias where, in small groups, they can share how the issue comes up in their daily work life. Developed with feedback from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Perception Institute and other advocacy groups, the four-hour session was designed to give workers a primer on the history of civil rights from the 1960s to the present day. The agenda in cluded a short documentary lm. Training in unconscious, or implicit, bias is used by many corporations, police departments and other organizations. It is typically designed to get people to open up about prejudices and stereotypes. The Perception Institute, a consor tium of researchers consulting with Starbucks, denes implicit bias as atti tudes positive or negative or ste reotypes someone has toward a person or group without being conscious of it. A common example, according to some of its studies, is a tendency for white people to associate black people with criminal behavior. Many retailers, including Walmart and Target, said they already offer some racial bias training. Target says it plans to expand that training. Nordstrom has said it plans to enhance its training after apologizing to three black teenagers in Missouri who were falsely accused by employees of shoplifting. In the Philadelphia incident, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were asked to leave after one was denied access to the bathroom. They were ar rested by police minutes after they sat down to await a business meeting. The incident was recorded by cellphone and went viral. Nelson and Robinson settled with Starbucks for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education. They also reached a deal with the city of Philadelphia for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from ofcials to estab lish a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. Starbucks said the ar rests never should have occurred. It has since announced anyone can use its restrooms, even if not buying anything. Calvin Lai, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, said people should not place high ex pectations on this one day. We nd that oftentimes diversity training has mixed effects, and in some cases it can even backre and lead peo ple who are kind of already reactive to these issues to become even more po larized, Lai said.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E9 AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns dispatch of a top lieutenant to the United States suggests that prepara tions for a summit between him and President Donald Trump are in the nal stages. But history shows that such trips dont always lead to summits: The high hopes raised by a similar North Korean mission to Washington to set up a summit 18 years ago ended up dashed. Trump conrmed in a tweet Tues day that senior North Korean ofcial Kim Yong Chol is coming to New York. South Korean media earlier re ported that his name was on the pas senger list for a ght Wednesday from Beijing to New York. Kim Yong Chol, a vice chairman of the ruling Workers Party who was seen in the Beijing airport on Tuesday by The Associated Press, has been deeply involved in the diplomacy that followed Kim Jong Uns sudden out reach to Washington and Seoul earlier this year. He is among a small group of North Korean ofcials who have accompa nied Kim Jong Un to all four of his summits with foreign leaders in recent months twice with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and twice with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He also visited South Korea in February to at tend the closing ceremony of the Win ter Olympics at the start of Kim Jong Uns charm offensive. Kim Yong Chol, who is about 72, is a contentious gure outside North Korea. Before taking up the job responsible for relations with South Korea in 2016 he was a four-star army general and a military intelligence chief who is thought to have been behind a slew of provocations, including two deadly attacks in 2010 that killed 50 South Koreans and an alleged 2014 cyber attack on Sony Pictures. Both Seoul and Washington imposed sanctions on him in recent years. While in the United States, South Korean media say Kim Yong Chol will likely meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who visited Pyongyang, North Koreas capital, twice recently, to nalize plans for the North KoreaU.S. summit. But its not known what else hell do there. Media reports said Pompeo could make a third trip to Pyongyang after Kims U.S. visit. His U.S. visit will follow a recent diplomatic back-and-forth that began when Trump on Thursday abruptly backed away from the meeting, cit ing hostile comments by the North. Trump then announced the summit could still happen in Singapore on June 12, as initially scheduled, after North Korea issued an unusually conciliatory statement about his cancella tion of the summit. Subsequently, U.S. and North Kore an ofcials on Sunday began preliminary talks at the Korean border to set the agenda for the summit. The coun tries were expected to hold another set of working-level meetings in Singa pore to discuss protocol, security and other logistical issues for the summit. While Kim Yong Chols trip to the United States could further brighten the prospects for the summit, history shows that things could still crumble at the last minute even after an ex change of high-level ofcials. In October 2000, then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the late dictator fa ther of Kim Jong Un, sent Vice Mar shal Jo Myong Rok to Washington on a then-unprecedented goodwill mission. Jo, who died in 2010, remains the highest-level North Korean ofcial to visit the United States since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Jos trip came as the two countries were seeking closer ties following North Koreas rst-ever summit talks with South Korea in June 2000. During his Washington visit, Jo met then President Bill Clinton, conveyed a letter from Kim Jong Il and met Sec retary of State Madeleine Albright and Defense Secretary William Cohen. Jo said that improved relations will be good for both countries and for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsu la and the Northeast Asian region as well. About three weeks later, Albright made a historic reciprocal trip to Pyongyang to try to arrange a North Korea trip by Clinton. Some U.S. crit ics suspected Clinton was angling for a hasty foreign policy triumph in his last months in ofce. During her stay in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Il took Albright to one of the mass games spectacles that included a giant mosaic displaying a rocket y ing into the sky. This will be our last missile, Kim reportedly told Albright at the time, in an apparent reference to a medium-range ballistic missile the North red over Japan two years ear lier, which stunned the region. The warming ties between the two countries chilled after President George W. Bush took ofce in Janu ary 2001, taking a tough line on the North. The nuclear confrontation deepened in 2002, with the Bush ad ministration accusing North Korea of running a clandestine uranium enrich ment program in breach of a 1994 dis armament deal. Clinton eventually visited North Korea as a former president in 2009 to secure the freedom of two detained American journalists. LIEGE, Belgium (AP) A knifewielding man stabbed two female police ofcers in the Belgian city of Liege, stole their service weapons and shot them and a bystander dead in an attack Tuesday that prosecutors fear could be terror-related. Justice Minister Koen Geens said the assailant, who was later killed by police, was released from prison on a two-day leave Monday. Geens described him as a multiple repeat offender who had been incarcerated since 2003. Liege Police Chief Christian Beaupere said at a news conference that the slain ofcers were 45-years-old and 53-years-old, the latter the mother of twins. Four other ofcers were wounded in the attack, one of them se riously with a severed femoral artery. State broadcaster RTBF identied the suspect as Benjamin Herman. Her man, a Belgian national born in 1982, had a criminal record that included theft, assault and drug offenses, RTBF reported. The federal prosecutors ofce de clined to comment. Earlier, Liege prosecutors spokesman Philippe Dulieu said the man crept up on the two ofcers from behind carrying a knife and stabbed them several times. He then took their weapons. He used the weapons on the ofcers, who died, Dulieu told reporters. The two police handguns had a total of 17 bul lets. Dulieu said the attacker then shot dead a 22-year-old man in a vehicle that was just leaving a parking place outside a nearby high school. The at tacker then took a woman hostage inside the school. Liege police intervened. He came out ring at police, wounding a num ber of them, notably in the legs. He was shot dead, the spokesman said. A senior ofcial at the federal prosecutors ofce told The Associated Press that there are indications it could be a terror attack. Despite this, Belgiums crisis center said it saw no reason to raise the coun trys terror threat alert for now. When asked about the report that the attack was terror-related, Liege city hall Michel Firket spokesman told the AP: I know nothing formal about that. The police is doing its in vestigation. There are no formal con clusions. A spokeswoman for the city may ors ofce, Laurence Comminette, told the AP that the children at the school were all safe. Belgiums King Philippe, Prime Minister Charles Michel and the countrys justice and interior minis ters traveled to Liege to confer with local ofcials. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldTuesday, May 29, 2018 EEE-5 Financial turmoil engulfs Italy amid political uncertainty MILAN (AP) The specter of a nancial crisis came back to haunt Italy on Tuesday, as its markets plunged on fears that it is heading toward another election that could shape up to be a refer endum on whether to stay in the common currency. Carlo Cottarelli, a former IMF ofcial, was tapped as premier of a non-political government of technocrats after an attempt by two populist parties to form a gov ernment foundered. The president, who in Italy appoints the premier and ministers, had opposed the populists choice of a euroskeptic economics minister. Cottarelli was expected to sub mit his list of ministers to Presi dent Sergio Mattarella on Tues day, but left the presidents ofce without comment after about an hour, unexpectedly delaying the formation of a government. A spokesman for Mattarella said the two would meet again Wednesday morning. The Cottarelli government, which would see Italy through a period of uncertainty, seems doomed even before its created. The populist parties, which got the most votes in the inconclusive March election, have promised to vote against it in a condence vote. That would force Italy to new elections in the late summer or early fall. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the anti-euro League have been emboldened by the presidents dismissal of their government in favor of an unelected group of technocrats. They say it shows the establish ment ignores the popular vote. That could raise the stakes for the next election by making it more clearly about whether Italy should reconsider its membership in the euro. Italy will be wrapped in a long drawn-out period of wran gling that will feature intense anti-establishment and euroskeptic tones, said political analyst Wolfango Piccoli. He said that while he doubted either populist party would embrace a clear euroexit platform, they would be more combative toward Brussels. The Milan stock index was down more than 2 percent, weigh ing particularly hard on banks, and Italian bonds suffered a plunge reminiscent of the worst days of the nancial crisis of 2011. The governments borrow ing rate for two-year money more than doubled, to 2 percent, indi cating a surge in investor concern. The 10-year yield rose to near 3 percent, according to FactSet. We should now call this a cri sis, said Kit Juckes, an analyst at Societe Generale. Ratings agency Moodys warned that it would cut Italys rating now just two notches above junk level if the next government doesnt present a budget that puts Italy on a tra jectory to reduce its debt, now at 132 percent of GDP, the second highest rate in the eurozone after Greece. If Cottarelli does not pass a vote of condence, as is nearly certain, his government would not get a chance to set out such a budget. In an annual speech on the state of the Italian economy, Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco tried to sound a warning against the tide of populism, saying that Italys destiny is that of Europe. We are part of a very large and deeply integrated economic area, whose development deter mines that of Italy and at the same time depends on it, he said. It is important Italy has an authori tative voice in forums where the future of the European Union is decided, Visco said, referring to upcoming EU decisions regarding the governance of the bloc, multiyear budgets and the revision of nancial rules. Visco warned that investors would ee the system if they see their wealth eroded because of an economic crisis, noting that foreign investors will follow suit even more quickly. The nancial crisis that would ensue would put us back signicantly. It would taint Italys reputation forever. Addressing populists who have raised fears that outside forces are calling the shots in Italy, he said, we are not constrained by European rules, but by economic logic. Senior N.Korean officials US visit reminiscent of 2000 tripMan kills 3 in Belgium with guns of stabbed police officers BERLIN (AP) Christians in western Europe are less ac cepting of immigrants and non-Christians than people with out religious afliations, a study published Tuesday that was based on a 15-country survey found. The Pew Research Center report revealed that Christians whether or not they are churchgoers are more likely than western Europeans who dont identify with a religion to express negative views of Muslims, Jews and migrants. They also are more inclined to think their countrys culture and val ues are superior. On balance, more respondents say immigrants are honest and hardworking than say the opposite, the studys authors wrote. But a clear pattern emerges: Both church-attending and non-practicing Christians are more likely than religiously unafliated adults in Western Europe to voice anti-immigrant and anti-minority views. Undercurrents of discomfort with multiculturalism are evident in Western European societies, the researchers wrote in the report The study was based on a telephone survey of 24,599 ran domly selected adults in the 15 countries. Pew researchers compared the attitudes of respondents who described them selves as practicing Christians, non-practicing Christians and religiously unafliated, including atheists and agnostics. One of their ndings was that ethnic Europeans as a whole hold mixed views on whether Islam is compatible with their countrys values and culture. In Britain, 45 percent of churchgoing Christians and 47 percent of non-practicing Christians agreed with the statement that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with our values and culture, the survey showed. Among non-religious Britons, 30 percent shared that view. In France, nearly three-quarters of church-attending Chris tians, or 72 percent, agreed it was important to have French ancestry to be truly French. Among non-practicing Chris tians, 52 percent took this position, compared to 43 percent of those without religious afliations. The survey was conducted during April-August 2017, after more than 2.3 million migrants and refugees had entered Eu rope during the previous two years, according to the European border control agency Frontex. Some European countries, including Germany and Italy, have seen an anti-immigration backlash and nationalist political parties gaining support. The survey found that Swedes were the least likely to ex press nationalist, anti-migrant and anti-minority views, while Italians were the most likely. Although Muslim newcomers have been the focus of farright campaigns to seal Europes borders, the survey also asked about attitudes toward Jews in western Europe. For example, 36 percent of Italians, more than in any other coun try, agreed with the statement that, Jews always overstate how much they have suffered, compared to the 11 percent of Swedes who did. However, anti-Muslim sentiment exceeded anti-Semitism in every country. One-quarter of all the respondents in Italy Christian and non-religious combined said they would not be willing to accept a Jew as a family member. The comparable gure in Britain it was 23 percent, in Austria 21 percent and 29 percent in Germany. By comparison, 43 percent in Italy, 36 percent in Britain, 34 percent in Austria and 33 percent in Germany said they would be unwilling to accept a Muslim as a family member. A hotly debated question in some parts of Europe is wheth er Muslim women should be prohibited from wearing con cealing garments such as burkas. Most of the adults Pew sur veyed supported at least some restrictions on religious dress. Some 30 percent of those surveyed in Italy, 28 percent in Belgium and 24 percent in both Germany and Austria agreed that Muslim women should not be allowed to wear any religious clothing. Across the 15 countries where people were surveyed, the median was 22 percent, while half agreed Mus lim women should be able to wear religious clothing as long as it does not cover their faces. Pew said the survey had a margin of error of 2.7 to 3.3 percentage points depending on the number of people questioned in each country.Study: Christians in west Europe less tolerant of immigrants

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Page E10, WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH aA J J OB TH a A T I s S RIGHT FO r R YOU! As rents soar, co-living becomes a more appealing option CITIZEN TRIBUNE Home and GardenEEE-2 Sunday, May 27, 2018 BY DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business WriterBig city apartmentdwelling can be a nancial and emotional drain, but the growing trend of co-living can soften the blow. Co-living comes in many varieties, from shared hous es to luxurious mini-apart ments. But the basic prem ise is the same: Renters can save money and expand their social circle if they're comfortable with smaller digs and shared common spaces. Co-living proper ties also tend to have more exible lease terms and no broker fees, which can add thousands to the cost of a rental. Take Carmel Place, an apartment building in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. It opened in 2016 and is run by Ollie, a six-year-old co-living start up. The building has 55 stu dio apartments that range from 260 to 300 square feet, about the size of a one-car garage. The apartments come with bed linens, tow els and furniture designed for tiny living, like a couch that folds into a bed. Residents share a lounge, laun dry facilities, a gym and a rooftop terrace. Apartments at Carmel Place start at $2,775 per month, which includes cable and Wi-Fi, regular housekeeping and access to social events. One block away, an unfurnished, 510-square-foot studio in a building with a gym is listed at $3,150 per month. Matthew Alexander has lived at Carmel Place for almost two years. He had been living with roommates but wanted a place of his own, and he liked Carmel Place because it was new and offered amenities like grocery delivery. Alexander has befriended his neighbors through Ollieplanned events like a mixology class in Soho and a tour of a Brooklyn chocolate factory. He doesn't mind his apartment's small size, but thinks it would be too small for two people. "I like the concept of the micro-studio and minimalist living," said Alexander, 27, who works in human resources at Citigroup. Rooms at co-living spaces are in high demand. Common, a co-living startup with homes in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, says it's get ting 1,000 applications per week for its 500 bedrooms. Co-living is such a new trend that no one company has perfected it yet, says Bob O'Brien, the global real estate sector leader for the Deloitte consulting rm. He expects a lot of experimen tation over the next ve to 10 years. But he thinks the trend could be here to stay, in part because it appeals to so many people. Even if millennials form families and move to bigger homes, there are plenty of transient contract workers and empty nesters who might ll the void. Ollie will expand its of ferings this month in Long Island City, a neighborhood in Queens, New York. It's opening twoand threebedroom furnished apartments with kitchens (but no living rooms) on 13 oors of a 42-story high rise. It will help match roommates who can pay as little as $1,393 per month for a small bed room with a shared bath. Residents have access to an indoor lap pool and a gym. In the same neighbor hood, Craigslist is advertising a bedroom in a two-bed room apartment for $2,021 per month. "What we're trying to do is create Class B pricing for a Class A product," said Christopher Bledsoe, Ol lie's co-founder and CEO. Ollie brings down costs by tting a lot of people into its buildings and negotiating with furniture suppliers and other vendors. Bledsoe says two-thirds of Ollie's renters are under 35. But most of the rest are over 50. WeLive which spun off from WeWork shared ofce spaces is another co-living option, with build ings in Arlington, Virginia, and New York that have 200 apartments each plus shared ofce space. The fully fur nished apartments are a little larger than Ollie's, but there's a similar focus on big common areas and amenities like housekeeping. A WeLive studio apart ment in Arlington starts at $1,500 per month, or about $100 less than a nearby unfurnished studio listed on Apartments.com. Other co-living startups are offering even cheaper accommodations without fancy amenities. HubHaus, a two-year-old startup based in Los Altos, Cali fornia, rents homes from landlords and congures them for shared living, sometimes adding rooms to t more people. HubHaus matches housemates and rents unfurnished bed rooms; the common areas are furnished, Wi-Fi is pro vided and cleaners come twice a month. HubHaus also sponsors activities like backpacking trips and house dinners. A room in a ve-bedroom HubHaus home near Apple Inc.'s headquarters in Cu pertino, California, is avail able for $1,250 per month. Up the street, a room with a bathroom is being offered on Craigslist for $1,300. A one-bedroom apartment in the same neighborhood is available for $2,750. Shruti Merchant, HubHaus's co-founder and CEO, says the company currently has 464 rooms at 75 houses around San Fran cisco and Los Angeles. Merchant says co-living is gaining in popularity be cause affordable apartments are scarce. She also thinks young people feel discon nected and want housing that prioritizes community over privacy. APIn this May 1, 2018, photo, Carmel Place resident Matthew Alexander poses for a photo in the kitchen, dining room, office space and bedroom of his small co-living studio apart ment in New York. Alexander says after years of sharing spaces with roommates, he likes the independent, minimalist living style of the building, which features amenities such as housekeeping, grocery delivery, dry-cleaning pickup, a rooftop terrace, a gym, and social gatherings. BY LEE REICH Associated PressWho couldn't love a plant with a name that speaks of both sweetness and nurtur ing? Yet there are those who scorn honeysuckle. And just as bad there are those who shower honeysuckles with too much affection. The key to experiencing honeysuckle's sweet side is having the right plant in the right place. The name "hon eysuckle" can refer to any of the almost 200 species in Lonicera, the honeysuckle genus, not to mention all the varieties within each spe cies. They vary considerably in appearance, growth habit and, shall we say, exuber ance.THREATENING HONEYSUCKLESHall's honeysuckle, deciduous in northern regions and increasingly evergreen as you travel south, is a vine that bears extremely fragrant, yellowish owers pretty much all summer long. Although it was welcomed enthusias tically when it arrived here from Asia in 1806, it subse quently spread with equal enthusiasm, leading some gardeners to curse it. Espe cially where winter cold does not keep growth in check, this plant swallows up banks, rocks, trees and shrubs. If you plant Hall's honeysuckle, keep a watchful eye on it. Amur honeysuckle, which releases a sweet aroma each spring from yellowish or pinkish blossoms, is another invader that draws critics. This robust shrub will grow as much as 10 feet high and wide, and as its stems arch to the ground, they can take root to create whole new shrubs, which do the same. The shiny, red berries, paired along the stems later in sum mer, capture our attention because they look so tasty. Birds like eating them and contribute to this honeysuck le's spread, mostly to aban doned elds and the edges of woods, where it often does battle with the multiora rose, another invasive shrub.HONEYSUCKLES WORTH PLANTINGNot all honeysuckles threaten to take over the world. And these more timid species still abound in quali ties. Take, for example, winter honeysuckle, a plant most appreciated in late winter or early spring. Its ow ers, though not particularly showy, emit a powerful, lem ony fragrance over a long pe riod of time. One of my favorite honey suckles one of my favorite plants, in fact is trumpet honeysuckle. The owers, unfortunately, have no fra grance, but they make up for that in ostentatious beauty with their clusters of long, red trumpets joined at their bases. Another favorite of mine is woodbine honeysuckle. Its owers are more subdued, in pastel purple, pink, and yellow, but they are wide open and, according to some people (not me), have a fra grance. Both trumpet and wood bine honeysuckle are twining vines that burst into bloom in early summer, then continue the show at a more restrained pace for almost the rest of the season. To me, every bare telephone pole cries out for this vine. I've clothed two. One honeysuckle that gets high marks all around is Sakhalin honeysuckle. It's a reasonably sized, rounded shrub with large, red owers that are followed by red berries. An especially nice feature of this honeysuckle is the golden yellow fall color of its leaves. Despite all the other honeysuckles in the landscape and some are frighteningly exuberant let's make an opening for this relative newcomer, intro duced in 1917.EDIBLE HONEYSUCKLESTwo more honeysuckles, honeyberry honeysuckle and bearberry honeysuckle, are worth mentioning because of their blue, edible fruits that ripen very early in the sea son, even before strawber ries. These berries have long been harvested in China, Russia and Japan, and the plants have recently been introduced here. I haven't found the berries to be particularly tasty. Then again, this is a new fruit, at the same point in development now as the apple may have been 2,000 years ago, so I'm willing to wait and see. I'll assume that the nectar which gives honeysuckles their name is at least as sweet as that of other honeysuckles.To love honeysuckle, plant the right one in the right spot APUnlike some other species of honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle is sedate enough to make a good garden plant and it blooms all summer long.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E11 AroundOsceola.com Check out the THE GUIDE For all your services needs Inside ev ery Thursday and Saturday Osceola News-Gazette.Want to place an ad? Call 407-846-7600Looking For An Attorney... or Dog Groomer? I House Ad SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korean Presi dent Moon Jae-in said Sun day that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with Presi dent Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly ar ranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world's most heavily armed border. At the White House, Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with Kim that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." Trump told reporters that they are still considering Singapore as the venue for their talks. He said there is a "lot of good will" and denucleariza tion of the Korean peninsula would be "a great thing." The Koreas' talks, which Moon said Kim requested, capped a whirlwind 24 hours of diplomatic backand-forth. It allowed Moon to push for a U.S.-North Ko rean summit that he sees as the best way to ease animosity that had some fearing a war last year. Kim may see the sit-down with Trump as necessary to easing pressure from crushing sanctions and to winning security assur ances in a region surrounded by enemies. Moon told reporters Sunday that Kim "again made clear his commitment to a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," and told the South Korean leader that he's willing to cooperate to end confrontation for the sake of the successful North Korea-U.S. summit. Moon said he told Kim that Trump has a "rm resolve" to end hostile relations with North Korea and initiate economic cooperation if Kim implements "complete denuclearization." "What Kim is unclear about is that he has concerns about whether his country can surely trust the United States over its promise to end hostile relations (with North Korea) and provide a security guarantee if they do denuclearization," Moon said. "During the South Korea-U.S. summit, Presi dent Trump said the U.S. is willing to clearly put an end to hostile relations (be tween the U.S. and North Korea) and help (the North) achieve economic prosperity if North Korea conducts denuclearization." Kim, in a telling line from a dispatch issued by the North's state-run news ser vice on Sunday, "expressed his xed will on the historic (North Korea)-U.S. summit talks." The two Korean leaders agreed to "positively cooperate with each other as ever to improve (North Korea)-U.S. relations and establish (a) mechanism for permanent and durable peace." They agreed to have their top ofcials meet again June 1 and to set up separate talks between their top generals. The meeting came hours after South Korea expressed relief over revived talks for a summit between Trump and Kim. Despite repeated refer ences to "denuclearization" by the North, it remains unclear whether Kim will ever agree to fully abandon his nuclear arsenal, despite Moon's insistence that Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and bombs in a veriable and irreversible way in exchange for credible security and economic guarantees. Moon, who brokered the summit between Washing ton and Pyongyang, likely used Saturday's meeting to conrm Kim's willingness to enter nuclear negotiations with Trump and clarify what steps Kim has in mind in the process of denuclearization, said Hong Min, a senior analyst at Seoul's Korea Institute for National Unica tion. "While Washington and Pyongyang have expressed their hopes for a summit through published statements, Moon has to step up as the mediator because the surest way to set the meet ing in stone would be an of cial conrmation of intent between heads of states," Hong said. U.S. ofcials have talked about a comprehensive oneshot deal in which North Ko rea fully eliminates its nukes rst and receives rewards later. But Kim, through two summits with Chinese President Xi Jinping in March and May, has called for a phased and synchronized process in which every action he takes is met with a reciprocal re ward from the United States. Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University and a policy adviser to Moon, said the South Korean president wants Kim to accept an al ternative approach advocated by Seoul, in which the North's comprehensive commitment and credible actions toward denuclearization are followed by a phased but compressed process of dec laration, inspection and veri able dismantling. Before he canceled the summit, Trump this past week did not rule out an incremental approach that would provide incentives along the way to the North. Following an unusually provocative 2017 in which his engineers tested a pur ported thermonuclear war head and three long-range missiles theoretically capable of striking mainland U.S. cities, Kim has engaged in a urry of diplomatic ac tivity in recent months. In addition to his summits with Moon and Xi, Kim also has had two meetings with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Ahead of their rst meet ing last month, Kim and Moon established a hotline that they said would enable direct communication between the leaders and would be valuable to defuse crises, but it was unclear whether it was used to set up the latest meeting. Photos released by South Korea's presidential ofce showed Moon arriving at the North Korean side of the Panmunjom truce vil lage and shaking hands with Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, before sitting down with Kim for their summit. Moon was accompanied by his spy chief, Suh Hoon, while Kim was joined by Kim Yong Chol, a former military intelligence chief who is now a vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party's Central Committee tasked with inter-Korean relations. The two leaders embraced as Moon departed. At their rst meeting, Kim and Moon announced vague aspirations for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and per manent peace, which Seoul has tried to sell as a mean ingful breakthrough to set up the summit with Trump. But relations between the two Koreas chilled in recent weeks, with North Korea canceling a high-level meeting with Seoul over South Korea's participation in reg ular military exercises with the United States and insisting that it will not return to talks unless its grievances are resolved. South Korea was caught off guard by Trump's abrupt cancellation of his summit with Kim, with the U.S. president citing hostility in recent North Korean comments. Moon said Trump's decision left him "perplexed" and was "very regrettable." He urged Washington and Pyongyang to resolve their differences through "more direct and closer dialogue between their leaders." CITIZEN TRIBUNE Nation and WorldSunday, May 27, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this May 26, 2018, photo provided on May 27, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, shake hands before their meeting at the northern side of the Panmunjom in North Korea. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently veried. Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearizationFreed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to USWASHINGTON (AP) Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Madu ro government on Saturday, saying he was "overwhelmed with gratitude." Holt and his wife, Thama ra Caleno, arrived Saturday evening at Washington Dull es International Airport for a tearful reunion with his par ents, Laurie and Jason Holt. A few hours later President Donald Trump welcomed them to the White House. "Those two years, they were a very, very, very dif cult two years," said an emotional Holt, sitting next to Trump in the Oval Ofce. "Not really the great vacation that I was looking for ... I'm just so grateful for what you guys have done." To Holt, Trump said: "You've gone through a lot. More than most people could endure." The Utah man's mother, Laurie Holt, thanked Trump and the lawmakers for her son's safe return, adding: "I also want to say thank you to President Maduro for releas ing Josh and letting him to come home." Their release came one day after Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., held a surprise meeting in Caracas with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who the Trump administration says runs a "dictatorship" and just won re-election in a "sham" vote. Trump, in a tweet, de scribed Holt as a "hostage." The U.S. contended Holt was held on trumped up charges. Months of secret, backchannel talks between an aide to Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and close allies of Maduro preceded their return. Yet Holt's release had seemed unlikely even a week ago. Joining Trump in the Oval Ofcer were Corker, Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Utah Rep. Mia Love. The lawmakers thanked Trump for his support. The White House learned from Corker on Friday of Holt's impending release, ac cording to a U.S. ofcial who has closely followed Holt's plight and spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private talks. Holt and his wife were reunited at the Caracas air port with her daughter from a previous relationship, and all three boarded a chartered ight to Washington. "We are on our way home," Corker tweeted. When he departed the Ca racas airport earlier, Holt told The Associated Press that the ordeal had left him "ex hausted." Venezuela's communications minister, Jorge Rodri guez, said their release was a goodwill gesture that fol lowed months of dialogue between the Maduro govern ment and U.S. lawmakers. "We're praying that this type of gesture ... will allow us to strengthen what we've always sought: dialogue, har mony, respect for our independence and respect for our sovereignty," he said. Holt, now 26, set out for the South American coun try in June 2016 to marry a woman he met online while looking for Spanish-speaking Mormons who could help him improve his Spanish. He had planned to spend several months in Caracas that sum mer with his new wife and her two daughters, to secure their visas so they could move with him to the U.S. Instead, the couple was arrested that June 30 at her family's apartment in a gov ernment housing complex on the outskirts of Caracas. Authorities accused him of stockpiling an assault rie and grenades, and suggested that his case was linked to other unspecied U.S. attempts to undermine Maduro's rule amid deep economic and political turbulence. They were held in a noto rious Caracas prison, run by the secret police, that also is home to dozens of top Mad uro opponents jailed during the past few years of political unrest in the country. Their trial was set to begin this month after repeated delays that led the Trump adminis tration to question the mo tives for his detention. Until Trump's tweet on Sat urday, the U.S. had stopped short of publicly calling Holt a "hostage." Holt's release looked un likely a week ago, when he appeared in a clandestinely shot video railing against the Maduro government and saying his life was threatened in a prison riot. In retaliation, socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello, a powerful Maduro ally, said on state television that Holt was the CIA's top spy in Latin America. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke to Trump at length Fri day night and later said the couple's release "will in no way change U.S. policy toward the dictatorship in Ven ezuela." The Trump administra tion has threatened crippling oil sanctions on Venezuela for Maduro's decision to go forward with the presidential election last week. The U.S. government at rst avoided ratcheting up public pressure on Venezu ela in light of their already strained relations, but even tually raised Holt's case with the highest levels of the Ven ezuelan government and decried his treatment in prison. Corker was seen live on state TV on Friday shaking hands with Maduro and being greeted by rst lady Cilia Flores as he entered the presi dential palace. Corker left an hour later; neither the senator nor the president made any statements. Laurie Holt worked fever ishly to bring attention to her son's incarceration, hosting rallies, fundraisers and doing media interviews. She said her son has suffered numer ous health problems in jail, including kidney stones and respiratory problems. He was depressed and at one point lost so much weight that he dropped several pant sizes, she said. In their statement, the Holt family said, "We thank you for your collaboration dur ing this time of anguish. We ask that you allow us to meet with our son and his wife before giving any interviews and statements. We are grate ful to all who participated in this miracle."

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Page E12, CITIZEN TRIBUNENationEEE-4 Friday, May 25, 2018 APIn this Monday, May 21, 2018, photo, a World War II-era, black-and-white photograph of French student Simone Billard is attached to a fake identity card created by the French Resistance. Billard used a homemade radio to listen to the British Broadcasting Corpora tion, or BBC, during the war, which was an offense in Nazi-occupied France that could incur severe punishment. APIn this Monday, May 21, 2018, photo, a British World War II recruitment poster, left, created by graphic designer Abram Games, to encourage women to join the Auxiliary Territorial Service, forms part of a new exhibit called Women in WWII: On the Home Fronts and the Battlefronts at The International Museum of World War II, in Natick, MassFrom snipers to momsWorld War II exhibit focuses on womenNATICK, Mass. (AP) The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world's women, both on the home and battlefronts. A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World War II in Natick, Massa chusetts, highlights just that the important and sometimes unconventional roles women took on dur ing the war. "It's about the human story," founder Kenneth Rendell explains. "We're thrilled to have the op portunity to showcase and honor women's service to the war effort." "Women in WWII: On the Home Fronts and the Battlefronts" is composed of more than 100 arti facts from the U.S., Soviet Union, Germany, Japan, France and Great Britain. For many women, war time was about more than rationing food for their families. In the Soviet Union, 400,000 women drafted as "Red Army girls" lled roles as doctors and even snipers. One photograph shows paranurses jumping out of a plane into a war zone, strapped with medical supplies to save wounded soldiers. Kathryn Bernheim became one of 27 Ameri can women chosen by the Army Air Force in 1942 to ferry planes in the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Service program. As a civilian with more than 1,000 hours of ight expe rience, Bernheim ew air craft like the P-47 Thun derbolt, relieving men for combat ying until politics ended the program in 1944. The exhibit show cases her ight jacket, dress uniform and a photo of a smiling Bernheim looking at a map. Not all women had such dramatic roles, but millions across the U.S. served as postal workers, trash collectors and manufacturers, roles previously held by men. A 1945 photograph shows 24-year-old Fern Corbett "pinch-hitting as a window washer" 10 oors above a Minneapolis street a far cry from her origi nal job as the company's stenographer. Some women could not risk being as visible in their daring new roles. Female members of the French resistance would load forbidden radios and weapons into the secret compartment of a baby carriage, like one show cased in the collection, risking their lives walking past Nazi occupiers. Also included in the exhibit is a light green uniform labelled "Lebensborn." The frock was worn by women associated with the Nazi group tasked with raising the birth rate of Aryan children. The women worked at centers that provided free health care to unmarried mothers of ten impregnated by SS of cers. Many children were adopted by other SS members and their families. The philosophy of wom en dedicating their bodies and minds to the Third Reich is even more appar ent in three swastika-em blazoned crosses. Women who bore four to ve chil dren received a bronze cross; six to seven a silver. Those who birthed eight or more children received a golden cross from Adolf Hitler. "The Nazis wanted women to be wives and mothers. You see photos of women doing outdoor tasks in great physical shape this was not so they could ght, but so they could bear children," says Sue Wilkins, the museum's education director. Across the English Channel, more than 640,000 British women served in auxiliary services, performing noncombat work such as handling massive searchlights to spot enemy aircraft intent on bombing British cities. Photos of everyday women working in the Royal Naval Service are starkly contrasted with a photo of then-Princess Elizabeth wearing the uniform of the Auxiliary Territorial Ser vice and working under the hood of a car. The exhibition is on dis play through Oct. 7.Veterans, discharged and jobless, seek hiring-rules changesPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can't get jobs, and they hope a recent warning to em ployers by the state of Con necticut will change that. The state's human rights commission told employ ers last month they could be breaking the law if they discriminate against veter ans with some types of lessthan-honorable discharges. Blanket policies against hir ing such veterans could be discriminatory, the commission said, because the mili tary has issued them dispro portionately to black, Latino, gay and disabled veterans. At least one other state, Il linois, already prohibits hir ing discrimination based on a veteran's discharge status, advocates say, but Connecticut appears to be the rst to base its decision on what it deems discrimination by the military. Regardless of the state's reasons, veterans say, the attention there could at least educate employers. "You may as well be a felon when you're looking for a job," said Iraq War vet eran Kristofer Goldsmith, who said the Army gave him a general discharge in 2007 because he attempted sui cide. An honorable discharge is the only type that entails full benets. A dishonorable discharge is given after a courtmartial for serious offenses, which can include felonies. Other types of discharges in between known by vet erans as "bad paper" are issued administratively, with no court case, and can stem from behavior including talking back, tardiness, drug use or ghting. The commission says its guidance focused on that middle class of discharges. Sometimes such discharges are given to veterans whose violations stemmed from post-traumatic stress disorder, like Goldsmith's, or brain injuries. Many pri vate employers may not be aware of those extenuating circumstances or understand the differences between dis charges, critics say. And they either won't hire bad-paper veterans or won't give them preferences an honorably discharged vet eran would get, the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School told the Connecticut commission. The clinic, acting on be half of the Connecticut chap ter of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, showed the commission job postings that require appli cants who have served in the military to have been honor ably discharged. It also cited a 2017 report by the advocacy organization Protect Our Defend ers that found black service members were more likely to be disciplined than white members. And the commis sion's guidance to employers notes thousands of service members have been dis charged for their sexual orientation. Employers might require an honorable discharge as an easy way to narrow the pool and get strong applicants, said Amanda Ljubicic, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. "At face value it seems like a simple, logical cutoff to make as an employer," she said. "Certainly this new policy forces employers to think about it differently and to think about the complexities." The Vietnam Veterans of America asked for a presi dential pardon for bad-paper veterans. President Barack Obama didn't respond as he was leaving ofce, nor did President Donald Trump as he was entering, said John Rowan, the organization's president. He was unsure whether activists would ask Trump again. More than 13,000 service members received a type of discharge for misconduct, known as other than hon orable, between 2011 and 2015, despite being diag nosed with PTSD, a traumatic brain injury or another condition associated with misconduct, the U.S. Gov ernment Accountability Ofce found. The Department of Veter ans Affairs, under an order from Congress, expanded emergency mental health coverage to those veterans for the rst time last year. Passing new laws to ad dress the effects of bad paper is probably not the best so lution, said U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat who pushed for the changes; rather, he said, the military should stop issu ing bad-paper discharges to injured veterans.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E13 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Just a month ago, South Korean President Moon Jae-in was smiling with pride as he grasped the hands of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, a young and brash leader with a nuclear arsenal, as they announced aspirations for a nuclearfree peninsula and perma nent peace. South Koreans pinned their hopes on a summit to come between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. Their euphoria shifted to unease before sinking into a funk upon learning as they awoke Friday that Trump had canceled the summit, citing hostility in recent North Korean comments. Trump's decision underscores the delicacy of Seoul's intermediary sta tus but also the credibility problems Moon faces over his claim that Kim is genu inely interested in negotiat ing away his nuclear weap ons. Moon had meticulously brokered the summit between Trump and Kim and claimed the "driver's seat" in trying to resolve the nuclear standoff, but said Trump's cancellation left him "very perplexed." Critics, though, say Moon has been an over eager matchmaker rather than an honest broker, driving up unrealistic expecta tions in both Washington and Pyongyang for a quick breakthrough when they re main far apart on the future of Kim's nuclear program. Trump's decision to pull out also undercuts claims by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who after meeting Kim twice in recent weeks said there was a "shared understanding" between Washington and Pyongyang about what they hope to achieve in the sum mit. Choi Kang, vice presi dent of Seoul's Asan In stitute for Policy Studies, said Trump's move has put Moon in a quandary. It will be hard for Moon to contin ue engagement with Pyong yang at the cost of widen ing a rift with Washington. Moon will also have to deal with a public that is deeply split along ideological lines, with progressives expressing anger over Trump and conservatives criticizing Moon for being too soft on Pyongyang. "It's a big dilemma and I can't think of any clear way out of it," Choi said. "Inter-Korean relations have become a substructure of U.S.-North Korea rela tions." South Korea was clearly blindsided by Trump's de cision to back away from the summit, which was an nounced in a letter to Kim. It came just hours after the South Korean government issued a statement welcom ing the North's dismantling of its nuclear test site, call ing it a "meaningful rst step" toward denucleariza tion. It also came just days after Trump hosted a White House meeting with Moon at which they expressed optimism for successful talks in Singapore. In his letter, Trump ob jected specically to a state ment from senior North Korean diplomat Choe Son Hui, who referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a "political dummy" for his earlier comments on North Korea and said it was up to the Americans whether they would "meet us at a meet ing room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown." Trump didn't entirely kill the summit, writing to Kim "please do not hesitate to call me or write." But Trump also threw Moon under the metaphori cal bus. In an apparent response to Choe's claim that Washington had asked for dialogue rst, Trump wrote, "We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant." South Korea maintained an optimistic tone on Fri day, referring to the North's conciliatory reaction to Trump's announcement and its hope the summit could take place later. "There have been no changes in the stance of related parties in that the problem should be solved through dialogue," said Baek Tae-hyun, the spokesman of Seoul's Unication Ministry. But clearly Moon faces the greatest test of his dip lomatic skills since he used his hosting role for the Winter Olympics in February to renew the push to resolve the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. North Korea sent hun dreds of athletes, perform ers and dignitaries to the Pyeongchang Games, including Kim's sister, who conveyed her brother's desire for a summit with Moon. Moon later brokered the canceled summit be tween Kim and Trump. The chill in the interKorean warmth set in when North Korea canceled a high-level meeting with the South over U.S.-South Korean military drills. The North also lashed out at Trump's hard-line nation al security adviser, John Bolton, before it criticized Pence and said it has no in terest in talks that amount to a unilateral surrender of its nuclear weapons. The North's statements raised further doubts about Moon's claim that Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and weapons in a veriable and irreversible way in return for credible security and economic guarantees. Comments in North Ko rea's state media indicate Kim saw any meeting with Trump as an arms control negotiation between legiti mate nuclear states, rather than a process to surrender his nukes. For decades, North Korea has been pushing a con cept of "denuclearization" that bears no resemblance to the American denition, vowing to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its troops from South Korea and the American "nuclear umbrella" defending South Korea and Japan. Moon and Kim's vague pledge for the "complete denuclearization" of their peninsula after last month's inter-Korean summit has done little to quiet questions over Kim's true intent. South Korea may lose much of its voice if Trump chooses to deal more di rectly with Kim or seeks a broader resolution includ ing China, North Korea's only major ally. Moon may lose the driver's seat for good if Pyongyang reverts to provocative weapons tests, which would bring back U.S. talk of using mili tary force against the North. "It's an awkward and tough situation but the talks haven't been broken yet," said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University and an policy adviser to Moon. "South Korea has to be more active as a mediator to reduce the distrust between both sides." CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldFriday, May 25, 2018 EEE-5 APIn this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, South Korea.Canceled Trump-Kim summit tests Moon's middleman roleActress Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya kids in BangladeshDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Priyanka Chopra, actress and a goodwill am bassador of the United Na tions' children's agency, said Thursday the world should be more compassionate to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who des perately need help in Bangla deshi camps where they've been sheltered. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have ed Myan mar's Rakhine state since late August to escape military-led violence and are now seeking U.N. protection to return home. Almost 60 percent of the total refugees are chil dren, and 60 babies are being born every day in camps in Bangladesh. Many children crossed the border into Bangladesh without a parent, according to UNICEF. They saw violence, dead bodies, burned homes while many saw their parents and family members killed in front of their eyes and their mothers and sisters raped. Children were also shot in their hands and legs. Many are recovering from psycho logical trauma. Chopra, who came to Bangladesh directly from Lon don after attending the royal wedding of her American friend Meghan Markle on a four-day visit, visited camps in Cox's Bazar bordering Myanmar and passed time with the desperate children at safe homes, makeshift schools and helped them draw pictures of sunshine and hope. On Thursday, during a press conference and a sub sequent interview with The Associated Press, she refused to answer any questions beyond children's welfare in the camps and beyond. She recognized the Rohingya refugee crisis is a "political crisis" but would not talk be yond her mandate as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF. "I'm here on behalf of children. I'm too small, I feel, to speak about political situa tion like this. I'm not some one who believes in a blame game. I think that creates more hatreds and animosities," the former Miss World said. Chopra, whose third Hollywood lm is expected to be released on the Valentine's Day in next February, said she was overwhelmed to see the condition of the children in the camps she visited. "Open your heart to the children," Chopra, a star in India's Hindi lms, urged the world community in the interview with the AP. "Be compassionate for the sake of the humanity," she said. During her visit to the camps Chopra saw children being screened for malnutri tion, a statement by UNICEF said. With 163,295 children less than 5 years old living in the camps, UNICEF's nutrition centers offer a vital life line by screening and treating children for malnourishment and teaching new mothers breastfeeding practices to help make sure their babies have the best possible start in life during the critical rst 1,000-day period, it said. She said the international community was working to support the children, but that is not enough. "Please don't divide children, they are future citizens of the world we live in," she said. "No matter where a child is from or what his or her circumstances are, ev ery child is the future of this world," she said. The actress, who made de but in Hollywood by acting in Baywatch in 2017, said the sufferings of the children shook her because of the vio lence "these children were exposed to." "The kids I met were smil ing but I could still see sad ness in their eyes that reect ed the carnage and horror they witnessed," she said. She said the children need more support and urged the international community to come forward. "There is still so much more support needed," she said, also a star in the American TV thriller series "Quan tico," said. "It is up to us, as global citizens, to make sure they have a future." Earlier Thursday, the ac tress also met Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "It was wonderful to meet her. She has done a com mendable job," Hasina said. The recent violence in Myanmar began when Ro hingya insurgents staged a series of attacks on Aug. 25 on about 30 security outposts and other targets. In a subsequent crackdown described by U.N. and U.S. ofcials as "ethnic cleans ing," Myanmar security forces have been accused of rape, killing, torture and the burning of Rohingya homes.