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Thursday, June 15, 2006 Vol. 91 No. 52 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


At a Glance

City Council
plans meetings
The next Regular City
Council Meeting will be held
Monday, June 19, at 6 p.m.
The City would like to
announce, the Regular City
Council Public Meetings for
July, August and September
will be held the second and
fourth Monday of the month.
Frostproof City Hall is locat-
ed at 111 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.
Steering Committee
to meet June 15
The Ridge Scenic Highway
Steering Committee will meet
Thursday, June 15, to discuss
land development along State
Road 17. The meeting will be
held at 3 p.m. at Florida Natur-
al's Grove House (visitor's
center) at 20160 US Highway
27, just north of State Road 60,
in Lake Wales. The meeting
agenda includes a review of
suggested development policy
topics. Please contact Tom
Wodrich in the Long Range
Planning Division at 534-6486
with any questions. The meet-
ing is open to the public.
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WIU hosts
golf scramble
The Webber International
University Baseball team will
be holding their Annual Fund
Raising Golf Tournament on
Saturday, June 24, 2006.
Lekarica Hills Golf Course in
Highland Park will be hosting
the 18-hole 4-person scram-
ble. The tournament \\ill be a
shotgun start at 8 a.m. The
eniry lee is $60 per person and
includes golf. cart, lunch and
prizes.
For more information or to
register you may call coach'
Gary Garrett at (863) 638-2951
or (,.863, 528-9761.
LMML hosts
summer program
Beginning June 7 at 10
a.m. the Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library will host their annual
summer children's program
to be held every Wednesday.
morning during June and July.
Each Wednesday at 10 a.m.
the library will hold story time
and crafts for children.
All programs are FREE and
open to the public. No regis-
tration is required.
Special entertainment will
be provided on the following
Friday June 16 and 30 as well
as July 14 and 28 at 10 a.m.
with such entertainers and
guests as Lyndel the Magician,
John Storms The Reptile Man,
Polk County Sheriffs canine
demonstration, the Grimmy
Brothers interactive story-
tellers, and the Earthlings
Recycling program.

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Campaign aids infants


Healthy Start and
Early Learning
Coalitions unite
The Healthy Start Coalition of
Hardee, Highlands and Polk
Counties, Inc., in partnership with
the Polk County Early Learning
Coalition, announces the launch
of the "Beds for Babies" Project in
response to recent accidental suf-
focation deaths in Polk and High-


lands Counties. The Beds 4 Babies
Project consists of two compo-
nents: a public awareness cam-
paign and distribution of cribs to
eligible families to provide a safe
place for babies to sleep. The pub-
lic awareness campaign includes
education to pediatricians, hospi-
tals, prenatal care providers, child
care providers, child protective
workers, community organiza-
tions, and the general public. The
awareness campaign provides
information on the increase in co-


sleeping deaths and safe sleep
practices to prevent future deaths
from co-sleeping.
The second component of the
campaign is working directly with
families in need, focusing on
those who have no safe place for
the baby to sleep. Families who
participate in Beds 4 Babies will
receive information to reinforce
the message of safe sleeping,
including information about
reducing the risk of Sudden Infant
Death and deaths from co-sleep-


ing. Through a generous donation
from the Polk Early Learning
Coalition, families who otherwise
have no safe place for their infant
to sleep may be eligible for a
portable crib. A limited number of
portable "Pack and Play" cribs are
available through the Beds 4
Babies Project. Eligibility require-
ments for families include residing
in Polk County, have (or soon
going to have) an infant under 30
lbs. with no crib for the infant to
sleep, and no means to purchase.


a crib, participating in the Healthy
Start Program, Healthy Families
Program or have a written referral
to the Healthy Start Coalition from
a medical provider or.other social
service provider that indicates
need for crib, caregivers agreeing
to use the crib per manufacturer's
guidelines and be willing to be
instructed on the importance of
safe sleep practices for infants.
. For more information, contact
the Healthy Start Coalition office at
863-297-3043.


CHS students



score well on



FCAT test


Polk Community College's
Collegiate High School
eleventh graders scored the
second highest marks among
Polk County Schools on the
FCAT and higher than the state
average. CHS students scored
340 on the FCAT Science test,
which is given to'all eleventh
graders in Florida. The average
score in Polk County was 275
and the state average was 289.
Administrators at Polk Com-
munity College were ecstatic
with the results. "That's won-
derful news!" ,said Dr. Debra
Daniels, Vice President of Aca-
demics and Student Services.
"'We attribute that to the extra
support students get through-
out the year. Collegiate High
School not only excelled in
their high school classes at the
same time they (are dual
enrolled and) take college
courses.


The CHS gives high school
juniors and seniors the oppor-
tunity to take college-level
courses while also completing
their high school curriculum.
Students major in Information
Technology or Allied Health
programs and work on an
Associate in Science degree or
they can pursue an Associate in
Arts degree. All this and the
cost is free.
Some CHS students com-
plete their first two years of col-
lege and graduate from high
school at the same time. Colle-
giate High School will expand
to the Winter Haven campuses
this fall.
"We expect to continue this
educational excellence when
we duplicate our services to
students attending the Chain of
Lakes Collegiate High School in
Winter Haven in the fall," Dr.
Daniels added.


Avoid drainage



ditch danger

Excessive storm water what can be in those ditches.
runoff from Polk County road- There's also a possibility of a
ways has drainage ditches fill-" vehicle veering off the road into
ing and flowing fast and Polk the ditch. There are so many
County officials are urging par- terrible things that can hap-
ents not to allow children to pen."
play in those potentially dan- For more storm informa-
gerous areas. tion, please continue to moni-
Public Works Director tor your local news media or
Bruce McNabb advises parents call the Citizens Information
to use common sense and Line at 863-534-0321 (locally)
keep children out of drainage or toll-free 866-661-0228.
ditches. Information is also available
"With this heavy of a storm, on (Polk Goverrnment Televi-
some ditches can get heavy sion PGTV) on Comcast
flow and a child could easily channel 33, Bright House chan-
get swept away," McNabb said. nel 19 or 24-hour live web-
"It's sad to say, but it does hap- streaming at our website at
pen. www.polk-countynet. Addi-
"There's deep water and tional news updates are avail-
children can drown. Water able on the website by clicking
does rise and you never know the NEWS tab.


Girl Scout;
On Friday, May 26, the Junior
Girl Scout Troop #476 met for a
weekend of overnights and
badge work. The girls visited The
Church of God Day Care where
they read to toddlers and com-
pleted requirements for a badge
called 'Caring for Children'. The
troop made a video which high-
lighted Frostproof and also
planted flowers at the Frostproof
Historical Museum. They were
treated to lunch at Labor Solu-.
tions where they learned more
about local business to cornm-
plete badges My Community
and Outdoors in the City.
The girls traveled to Lion
Country Safari on Saturday and
stopped in Clewiston at Lake
Okeechobee to discuss water
quality and natural resources.
The Troop of eight girls were
guest of Atlantic Blue Trust, Inc.
and stayed at Blue Head Ranch 3
nights where they completed the
following badges: First Aid, Your
Outdoor Surroundings, Outdoor
Cook and On My Way. On Mon-
day evening the parents joined
their daughters for an end of the
year ceremony. Volunteers who
helped for the 4 day weekend
were, Sabrina Stewart, Gray Mat-
teson, Damon Lawrence, James
Clements, Byron Matteson along
with Leaders: Cynthia Matteson
and Lisa DuBose.


Polk residents urged to prepare


As Tropical Storm Alberto
kicks off the hurricane season,
Polk County residents are encour-
aged to prepare for upcoming
storms. If possible,, residents
should plan to shelter at home
during a disaster. Residents
unable to remain at home during
severe weather conditions, espe-
cially those living in mobile
'homes, should consider one of
the following:
Evacuate to a friend's or rela-
tive's home if forced to evacu-
ate, it is less traumatic to shelter
with familiar people, in more
comfortable surroundings.
Evacuate the area- other peo-
ple leaving the projected path of
the storm will be on the road; so
to alleviate congestion, leave at
least 48-72 hours before the
storm is expected to strike.


Evacuate to a Hotel/Motel -
make arrangements early, as
rooms will fill up quickly with
other evacuees.
Evacuate to a public shelter -
For a complete list of hurricane
shelters, log on to the Polk Coun-
ty website at www.polk-
county.net.
In addition, residents are
encouraged to assemble a 72-
hour survival kit, .but an optimal
survival kit should last five days.
The kit should contain the follow-
ing items, with enough supplies
for each person.
Non-perishable foods
Drinking water (1 gallon per
person, per day)
First aid kit
Flash light
*AM/FM radio
Batteries


Portable chairs
Rainwear
Personal hygiene items
Identification
*Books, magazines, toys
Clothes
Utensils
Infant care items
Medicine
For more information about
hurricane preparedness, please
continue to monitor your local
news media or call the Citizens
Information Line at 863-534-0321
(locally) or toll-free 866-661-0228.
Information is also available
on (Polk Government Television -
PGTV) on Comcast channel 33,
Bright House channel 19 or 24-
hour live web streaming at our
website at www.polk-county.net.
News updates are available on the
website by clicking the NEWS tab.


Submitted to Frostproof News/Davis photo
Mrs. Davis turns 101
Long time resident of Frostproof, Mrs. Minnie Davis,
recently celebrated her 101st birthday. Family and
friends gathered at the Rohr Home in Bartow on May 20,
2006 to enjoy this special day with her.


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Scout News: Girls Troop #476 stay busy


Submried to Frostprool News/Byron Matteson
Girl Scouts on the tree at Dark Hammock on Blue Head Ranch, wearing tyedye shirts
they made are listed as follows: Standing left to right: Christa Jones, Aerial Waddle and
Alicia Barnes. Back row seated on tree limb: Jalyssa Wesse, Emily Matteson, Roxanne
Cendeno, Ollie Barnes and Bethany Dubose.


s enjoy many events


Submitted to Frostproof News/Byron Matteson
Girls Troop #476 are shown with teenage volunteers on
the stairs who helped the girls complete their badges with
science experiments, games, orienteering hikes, music
and crafts over the weekend Gray Matteson, 10th grade
student at Geneva Classical Academy James Clements,
11th grader and Damon Lawerence, 10th grader at Bartow
High School. These boys are pictured left to right on the
first row. Second row at the rail: Aerial Waddle, Ollie
Barnes, Alicia Barnes, Roxanne Cendeno and back row
left to right; Jalyssa Wesse, Bethany DuBose', Emily Mat-
teson, and Christa Jones. The girls are all dressed in
togas they made as a requirement on an Art to Wear
badge. The girls had a fashion show complete with
Emcee and music!







2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, June 15, 2006


Engagement announcement


'Mad Hatters' raise funds for GSH


Lake Wales, FL. "Mad Hat-
ters" took over the Chalet
Suzanne County Inn and Restau-
rant Saturday, June 3 as Good
Shepherd Hospice held its "Mad
Hatter Tea Party" fundraiser.
Guests were serenaded by
renowned New York tenor Mark
Batesase, who was accompa-
nied by local pianist Jayne Mark.
In addition, the "Mad Hatters"
sampled exotic teas, nibbled on
delectable taste treats and bid
on a silent auction of unique
local goods and services. Major
sponsors of the event were Oak
Ridge Funeral Care, Bill Bell Car-
pets and Citizens Bank and
Trust.
A highlight of the afternoon
event was the silly hat contest,


with Lake Wales Mayor Kathy
Manry judging the event. Latri-
cia Glenn's perfect peacock hat
won the contest.
Good Shepherd Hospice
embraces its mission to make
the most of life by relieving the
suffering of patients and their
families affected by life-limiting
illnesses or end-of-life issues.
Good Shepherd is a community-
based, not-for-profit hospice
that serves Polk, Hardee and
Highlands Counties. Communi-
ty bereavement programs
offered by Good Shepherd Hos-
pice are funded in part by United
Way of Central Florida. For more
information, please visit the
website at goodshepherdhos-
pice.org.


Sumirled to Frostproof News/GSH
Lake Wales Mayor Kathy Manry (left) and Good Shepherd
Hospice Special Events Manager Claire Schwartz (right)
present Latricia Glenn of Winter Haven with a gift basket for
winning the "Silly Hat" contest.


FBC hosts summertime fun for kids


Charles E. True IV/ Angela Rosario Farah


Farah / True
engaged

Rosario Farah of Babson Park
announces the engagement of
her daughter, Angela Rosario, to
Charles Edward True IV of Frost-
proof, son of Charles Jr. and
Carol True. Angela is the daugh-
ter of the late Jose Farah.


Ms. Farah attends South Flori-
da Community College where
she is pursuing her registered
nurse license. She is currently
employed by Central Florida
Cancer Institute. True graduated
from South Florida Community
College after completing the
EMT program.
A Sept. 8, 2007, wedding is
planned.


First Baptist Church
announces their annual Summer-
time Fun for Kids! The Adventure
begun and will run through
August 30. ALL children
Preschool age 3 through Fifth
Grade are invited to join their
friends at First Baptist Church for
a great time of fun each Wednes-
day evenings from 6:15-8 p.m.


JUNE-- Join the excitement
with our Summer Olympics. Each
week we will learn about children
and cultures from around the
World- We will compete in theme
related games and enjoy fun
snacks! We will "visit" The Awe-
some Artic, Experience how The
West Was Fun, have a good time
with Fiesta Festival, .and journey


Wedding announcement


Submitted to Frostproof News/PCC
Students design calendar
Carmen Sanders, one of the Polk Community College
Collegiate High School students who help create Hurri-
cane Preparation Calendars for Polk County, appeared
recently before the Polk County Commissioners. He pre-
sented the commissioners with the calendars developed
using funds from a State Learn & Serve/State Farm grant.
The calendar, which includes a DVD, contains phone
numbers and information that will help prepare Polk
County residents for the hurricane season.


to The Amazing Amazon.
JULY- Fun in the Son-with
Beach Blast! We will be grilling
Hamburgers and Hotdogs, learn-
ing great stories, making super
crafts, and YES, we'll be cooling
off with Wacky Water Games. So
be sure o to wear shorts and a t-
shirt (no bathing suits please) and
bring a towel, as we will be slip-


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
hasarinounced that he has taken
legal action against a Volusia Coun-
ty telemarketer for violating Flori-
da's "Do Not Call" law.
A lawsuit filed in Hillsborough
County Circuit Court alleges that
Cambridge Marketing and Finan-
cial Services Inc., of Deland, made
at least six calls to Florida residents
on the state's "Do Not Call" list dur-
ing the past 11 months. In addition,
the suit claims that at least five calls
contained recorded messages,
which is a separate violation of state
law.
"Consumers who join the pro-
gram are entitled to be spared the
intrusion of commercial telemar-
keting calls, and we're committed
to seeing that their privacy is pro-
tected," Bronson said. "We have lit-
tle tolerance for companies who


ping and sliding into Summer
Time Fun!
For more information contact
Diane Cannon at 635-3603, or
stop by First Baptist Church, 96
West B Street, Frostproof. Addi-
tional programs, classes and
events are scheduled for
teenagers, and adults-young and
old!


flout the law."
The legal action seeks an injunc-
tion prohibiting the company from
making any future calls to residents
on the list and fines of up to $10,000
for each of the calls it made to pro-
hibited phone numbers.
Bronsbn's department has col-
lected or obtained judgments of
more than $1.5 million against
companies that have called resi-
dents on the list, and several such
legal actions are pending in courts
throughout the state.
The Commissioner encourages
Floridians to join the program,
which prohibits most commercial
telemarketers from calling num-
bers on the list. For more informa-
tion about the program, consumers
can call the department's toll-free
hotline at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352) or visit the Division of
Consumer Services web site at
http://www.800helpfla.com.


Church Directory


Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Hadden
Maitland / proof were united in marriage
on May 5, 2006. Former Mayor
Hadden wed Allen Sullivan performed the
ceremony. Mrs. Joyce F. Monk
Kimberly Lynn Maitland and delivered a scripture reading to
Ronald Everett Hadden of Frost- the couple.


FHS Senior Bio


Name: Angela Richardville
Most memorable moment:
Trying to find Cypress Lanes
with Brittany i\'lkeison and
backing her car into a hill while
trying to avoid being abducted
by "felons"
Advice to underclassmen: Do
not procrastinate and don't be
late to class they will, eat you
alive!
Future plans: To go to Warner
Southern College and get my
masters in Elementary Educa-
tion and start my own horse
business called "Stepping
Stones Equestrian Facility"
Thanks to: My Family, all my
friends, and coaches that have


Submitted to Frostproof
helped me to survive my high
school years


Summer basketball



camp registration


Final registration is now
being held for The Ten Star All
Star Summer Basketball Camp.
The Camp is by invitation only.
Boys and Girls ages 10 19 are
eligible to apply. Past partici-
pants include: Michael Jordan,
Tim Duncan, Vince Carter,
Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill
and Antawn Jamison. Players


from 50 states and 18 Foreign
Countries attended the 2005
Camp. College Basketball
Scholarships are possible for
players selected to the All-
American Team. Local Camp
location is Babson Park, FL. For
a free brochure, call (704) 373-
0873 anytime.


FP Art Gallery is


growing and changing


The Frostproof Art League is.
looking for fine crafters who
would like to join the Art League
to display and sell their items in
the gallery.
They want to expand their
variety of art to include pottery,
stained glass, hand crafted


wood items, hand painted
items, fabric art and so on.
If you are interested in
becoming a member of the
Frostproof Art League and
Gallery, please stop by during
gallery hours or call 635-7271 for
more information.


Family Life Church
Kelly Galati-Pastor
Family Life Church meets at
the Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School cafeteria, Sundays at 10
a.m. there is nursery, and chil-
dren's church. For information
please call 635-2704.

Frostproof Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God, 104
Highway 630W, Worship Ser-
vices, Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45
a.m., Sunday Evening Worship
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Evening 7
p.m. For more information call
863-635-3556.

Church of God By Faith
Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 11 a.m., Sunday
Evening service 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening Bible study
7:30 p.m. For more information
call 635-7185.

FirstAssemblyofGod


Wayne Lee-Pastor
First Assembly of God Church
On The Ridge, 825 County Road
630A, Worship Services; Sunday,
8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., nursery
-available, Sunday evening service
6 p.m. Youth Fellowship and Bible
study Wednesday evenings at 7
p.m. For more information call
863-635-2702.

First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof
Daryl Hood-Pastor
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street is offering
a new Celebration Worship Ser-
vice on Sunday's, at 8:15 a.m.
This service offers a more con-
temporary style of music, while
the Celebration Worship at 10:50
a.m. will remain more traditional
in nature. Childcare will be avail-
able for both services. For more
information call 863-635-3603.

First Christian Church of Frost-
proof
Albert Fidler-Evangelist
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-


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ship Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednes-
day Evening Bible Study 6 p.m.
For more information call 635-
6700.

First Christian Church of Bab-
son Park
Ronnie Abshire-Minister
First Christian Church of Bab-
son Park, 1295 Scenic Highway
N., Babson Park, Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30
a.m., Sunday Evening Bible Sun-
day 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening
Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more
information call 638-1654.

First Presbyterian Church of
Frostproof
David Trimmier-Pastor
First Presbyterian Church, 101
N. Palm Ave., Worship Service, 10
a.m. (No Sunday School begin-
ning June 4) For more iriforma-
tion call 635-3955.

First United Methodist Church
of Frostproof
Jerry Phillips-Pastor
First United Methodist Church
of Frostproof, 150 Devane St.,


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Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Tradi-
tional Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
For more information call 635-
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Florida Blue Crabs are always a favorite


TALLAHASSEE It is that
time of year again as summer
approaches so does the infa-
mous blue crab, the 10-legged
crustacean popular at picnics
and parties. The blue crab is a
funny site to behold, walking
sideways along the sand using
its three middle pairs of legs,
while its front bright blue pincer
claws are used to defend itself
and grasp prey. The species
earns part of its Latin name,
Callinectes, or "beautiful swim-
mer" from its hind appendages,
which are broad and flat like
paddles and make the crab a
remarkable swimmer indeed.
Despite its fearsome appear-
ance and aggressive nature, the
blue crab is greatly cherished in
Florida. A whole fishing indus-
try, community and special.
breed of crab fishermen have
developed around the harvest of
thousands of pounds of these
crustaceans. Crabmeat is one of.
Florida's most versatile seafoods
and ranks high on the list of
seafood delicacies. It is also eco-
nomically one of Florida's most
important fisheries and the
value to the state exceeds $56
million annually.


Whole blue crabs are sold
live or steamed. Sweet-tasting
crab meat is available both fresh
and pasteurized in the following
forms: lump, backfin, special,
claw and cocktail claw. Lump
crab meat or jumbo lump, is the
largest pieces of meat from the
body and also the most expen-
sive form of crabmeat. For over-
all elegance and visual appeal,
lump is the top choice. Backfin
crab meat is the pale ivory flakes
of white body meat and is subtle
in flavor. Backfin is best used for
crab cakes and it offers crab
meat in smaller pieces for
greater versatility. Special con-
sists of the flakes of white body
meat other than the lump meat.
It's good for crab soups,
casseroles and dips. Claw and
leg crab meat have a darker, red-
dish color and is more flavorful.
It is best for soups, pastas, and
dips. Claw meat is a favorite of
many chefs because it stands up
to bold seasonings that would
overpower the tender succulent
lump grades. Cocktail claws are
bite-sized morsels perfect for
appetizers. No matter which
form you choose, blue crab
meat is known for its delicious


flavor and delicate texture.
Live blue crabs should have
some leg movement when pur-
chased. Refrigerate in a breath-
able container such as a bag or
cardboard box, and do not store
directly on ice. Fresh blue crab
meat should be stored in the
coldest part of your refrigerator
and used within seven to 10
days. Pasteurized blue crab
meat in unopened containers
can be stored up to six months
in the coldest part of your refrig-
erator. Once opened, pasteur-
ized crab meat needs to be used
within three days.
Soft-shell blue crab is a spe-
cial delicacy produced under the
watchful eye of a "crab peeler."
Blue crabs prepare for growth
by breaking free from the old
shell, swelling up and harden-
ing. To capture soft-shell blue
crabs, ready to molt crabs or
"peelers" are held in water-filled
trays until their old shell has
shed. The newly emerged crab
is cleaned and packed for ship-
ment. Soft-shell blue crabs can
be purchased fresh or frozen.
Nutritionally, soft-shell blue
crabs are low in fat, saturated fat
free, high in calcium and a good


source of iron. When purchas-
ing soft-shells be sure and test
the crab's shell to make sure it is
very pliable. Fresh soft-shell
blue crab should be refrigerated
and cooked within two days.
Whether you are in the mood
for sauteed, steamed or broiled,
Florida blue crabs are perfect to
satisfy your seafood appetite.
The tasty meat can be described
as succulent, rich and creamy,
melt in your mouth seafood.
Blue crab is a delicacy rich in
vitamins and low in fat. Be sure
and ask for "Fresh from Florida"
blue crabs.
For more information on
Florida seafood and blue crab
recipes, go to the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, Bureau of
Seafood and Aquaculture Mar-
keting website, www.Fl.-
Seafood.com.

Wine Baked Florida Oysters
with Florida Blue Crab (photo
available upon request)
36 Florida Apalachicola
Bay oysters in the shell
1 pound Florida blue
crabmeat, lump
1/4 cup onions, finely


chopped
2 tablespoons white
wine or sherry
10 ounces low fat Swiss
cheese, grated
Wash oysters thoroughly.
Shuck and place oysters on deep
half of shell removing any
remaining particles of shell.
Arrange oysters on baking sheet
and set aside. Combine crab-
meat with remaining ingredi-
ents; mix well. Top each oyster
with 1-teaspoon of mixture and
bake in a preheated oven at 450?
F for 10 minutes or until edges
begin to curl.
Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving:
Calories 318, Calories from
Fat 162, Total Fat 18g, Saturated
Fat 1 Ig, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cho-
lesterol 148mg, Total Carbohy-
drates 4g, Protein 36g, Omega 3
Fatty Acid Ig
Golden Florida Blue Crab
Cakes (photo available upon
request)
1 pound fresh lump Florida
blue crab meat
2 tablespoons red onion,
minced
2 tablespoons bell pepper,
minced


1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 egg whites
% cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons Old Bay season-
ing
juice of I lemon
salt and pepper to taste
cracker meal, as needed
fresh bread crumbs, as need-
ed
olive oil, as needed for pan
frying
In medium-sized bowl com-
bine the first four ingredients. In
a separate bowl combine the
next five ingredients and stir
mixture until smooth. Add to
crabmeat mixture; stir and grad-
ually add cracker meal until
cakes can be formed. Roll
formed cakes in the fresh bread
crumbs and pan fry in olive oil
over medium heat until golden
brown on both sides.
Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving:
Calories 441, Calories from
Fat 319, Total Fat 36g, Saturated
Fat 3g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cho-
lesterol 124mg, Total Carbohy-
drates 3g, Protein 3g, Omega 3
Fatty Acid Ig.


Saying "I do" to a financially strong marriage


WEST PALM BEACH -While
all engaged couples dream of
married bliss, finances can often
be the number one problem in
marriage and a leading reason
for divorce. Consumer Credit
Counseling Service of Palm
Beach County and the Treasure
Coast suggests that as couples
mull over which fine china to
select, where to honeymoon or
even where to live, they also talk
about their current financial situ-
ation, future financial goals, and
attitudes toward spending and
saving.
"Financial problems can
cause irreparable damage to
even the most compatible rela-
tionships," said Jessica Cecere,
president of Consumer Credit
Counseling Service: of Palm
Beach County and the Treasure
Coast. "Open and honest com-
munication, before you walk
down the aisle can identify areas
of concern nid buil, a founrda-
lion for financial success."
With the height of wedding
season rapidly approaching,
CCCS provides the following tips


for engaged couples to ensure
that the marriage can start on
financially strong footing.
Calculate your net worth indi-
vidually and as a couple Share
information about full-, part-
time or supplemental income,
monthly expenses, and existing
loan and credit card debt. For
better or worse, you inherit all of
your fiance's finance issues the
good, the bad and the ugly.
Map out short- and long-term
financial goals including, pre-
ferred living standards Perhaps
you've talked about how many
kids you want, what type of pets
you prefer and who gets to sleep
on the left side of the bed. But
have you truly shared your feel-
ings on short- and long-term
goals? Does your future spouse
have a desire to retire in his/her
50s? Or does she/he want a sec-
ond house on the beach? What
about retirement savings plans,
insurance policies, life insurance
plans or investment accounts?
Or perhaps you are on a, strict
budget to pay back the debt
you've accumulated. It is impor-


tant to talk now about long-term
goals and any necessary short-
term sacrifices.
Develop a plan to reduce debt
redundancies and to pay down
debts Identify areas where bills
unnecessarily overlap and look
for opportunities to use your
married status to decrease
expenses. For example, most
cellular phone companies offer-
family plans that can cut month-
ly phone costs, or see if joining
the same gym can help to reduce
monthly dues. CCCS also sug-
gests creating a plan to pay
down both of your debts. Credit
cards in particular can be the
most expensive debt and have
significant impact on the types of
interest rates you might qualify
for when applying for a mort-
gage or car loan. Find ways to
pay off credit cards entirely or at
least double your payments -
never pay ,just the minimum on
credit card bills.
Create a comprehensive
budget Take into account cur-
rent income and expenses.
While income generally increas-


es with a marriage, oftentimes
expenses increase too. Take a
realistic look at what your new
monthly expenses will be as a
married couple. Keep in mind
that certain bills will increase
such as groceries, commuting
costs. and even dry-cleaning
expenses. Be sure to plan the
amount of money you plan to
place into savings each month to.
create a joint emergency fund, to
save for a down payment on a
house, or even to build a joint
retirement nest egg. Consider
setting aside a small amount of
money per week that each
spouse can spend at his or her
discretion.
Share your credit reports and
credit scores For many couples,
marriage signifies the impending
desire to purchase a new home
or make other major purchases.
But it is crucial to know about
your fiance's credit report. Amer-
icans are ,entitled to a free ci' dit
e:pot from each o':f the thiee
credit reporting agencies every
12 :,months. Log onto
www.annualcreditreport.com to


obtain copies of your reports
and consider purchasing your
credit score (for a nominal fee).
In the process, carefully review
the reports and correct any erro-
neous listings. Be sure to exam-
ine both of your credit scores
and debt-to-income ratios since
lenders use this information
when assessing loan applica-
tions.
Decide when to merge
accounts Discuss early on the
pros and cons of maintaining
separate or joint accounts. If
your fiance has bad credit, main-
tain separate accounts for the
time being, but work with him or
her to pay down the debt and
begin the process of improving
the credit score. If you both have
good credit, consider opening
joint accounts for household
expenses and savings, but possi-
bly maintaining a separate
acco Lnt for personal spending
money ...
Plan the wedding of your
dreams and of your financial
means No\\ that you aie headed
on the right path to financial


bliss, be sure that the happiest
day of you life does not become
the one that ruined your finances
and credit rating for years to
come. Be sure to set a budget
prior to planning the wedding
and stick to it! There are lots of
convenient ways to cut costs and
still have a beautiful wedding.
Interested in having the finan-
cial talk, but not sure where to
start or how to create a budget
for two? Consumer Credit Coun-
seling Service of Palm Beach
County and the Treasure Coast
has certified credit counselors
who can help examine your cur-
rent finances and plan for a life
of wedded and financial bliss for
years to come. CCCS is a non-
profit, community-based organi-
zation and a member of the
National Foundalion for Credit
Counsielinig'.' (NFCC'i For more
Information, call 1-800-330-
LCCS or visit us online at
www.cccsinc.org.


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FHSAA to discuss


revising former policy


GAINESVILLE The FHSAA
policy regarding international
students and how it impacts
immigrant students will undergo
review and revision following
discussions by the Association's
Board of Directors, which met
June 1 and 2 at Atlantic Beach.
The board also approved the
establishment of a statewide
three-point shooting skills com-
petition in girls and boys basket-
ball. Contingent upon procuring
a corporate sponsor, participa-
tion will begin during district
tournaments, continue in the
regional tournament champi-
onship games and conclude at
the FHSAA Finals in Lakeland.
The immigrant issue was
thrust into the spotlight in May
when it was discovered that
three overage students had par-
ticipated in interscholastic athlet-
ics at Immokalee High School in
Collier County. All three students
were immigrants who had pro-
vided false birth certificates to
gain eligibility. The school did
not file with the FHSAA Office
the required form for interna-
tional students on any of the
three students because they
were not classified as "interna-
tional students" by Collier Coun-
ty School Board policy. Since
then it has come to the attention
that a number of other school
districts are not filing the forms
because of similar interpreta-
tions.
"Technically speaking, these
immigrant students are interna-
tional students according to our
policy," Commissioner John A.
Stewart said. "But therein lies the
problem. Many immigrant stu-
dents live here with their fami-
lies, have lived here for years and
have been in our public school
systems during that time. In that
regard they are not 'internation-
al' and our policy needs to be
revised to redefine what an inter-
national student is.
"But regardless of how you
define them, we -and by 'we' I
mean the member schools -
have to do everything possible to
determine the correct age of
these students. Our age rule,
which says that a student is eligi-
ble until he or she reaches the
age of 19 years 9 months, exists
to ensure the physical well-being
of all other student-athletes. We
have .to be certain that teen-
agers are playing against other
teen-agers and not against adult
men and women. To that end,
we also will be incorporating
into the policy new guidelines
for schools to: follow in deter-
mining the age of these immi-
grant students."
Stewart added: "it is impor-
tant that everyone understand
that the FHSAA doesn't want to
declare immigrant students ineli-
gible, but we do want to make
sure that ineligible immigrant
students are declared ineligible."
Stewart expects a draft revi-
sion to the policy to be readied
,by July 1. It will be presented to
the Board of Directors for adop-
tion in September.
The three-point shooting
competition will be the FHSAA's
first venture into skills competi-
tions,. and will be patterned
largely after the Illinois High
School Association's highly suc-
cessful three-point showdown.
"It will give girls and boys
basketball players who are out-
standing shooters and opportu-
nity to showcase their skills,"
Stewart said. "It will increase
participation opportunities for
these student-athletes as well as
promote the sport of basketball,
both of which conform to goals
that were adopted as part of the
Association's strategic plan."
In other action, the Board of
Directors:
Elected Jeff Malloy,' athletic
director at Oak Hall School
(Gainesville), as president of the
Board of Directors for the 2006-
S 07 school year. Richard Fin-
layson, principal of Aucilla Chris-
tian Academy (Monticello), was
elected president-elect.
Approved the Association's
preliminary operating budget for
the 2006-07 fiscal year.
Approved an increase in
state series admission prices in
the sports of bowling, cross
country and swimming & diving.
S Ticket prices to district bowling
tournaments and district cross


country and swimming and div-
ing meets will increase from $4
to $5. Ticket prices to regional
cross country and swimming
and diving meets will increase
from $5 to $6.
Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Basketball Advisory
Committee to eliminate overall
winning percentage2 from the
criteria used to break ties in
seeding district tournaments in
all team sports except football.


Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Wrestling Advisory
Committee to permit a wrestler,
through his/her school, to peti-
tion to raise his/her minimum
wrestling weight class by com-
pleting the appropriate form and
submitting it to the FHSAA
Office.
Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Sports Medicine Advi-
sory Committee to adopt guide-
lines that recommend a
preseason practice schedule for
fall sports with acclimatization
and recovery periods to enhance
the well-being of participating
student-athletes.
Approved a recommenda-
tion of the Athletic Directors
Advisory Committee and an ad-
hoc bowling coaches committee
to adopt a revised format for
competition in the FHSAA State
Bowling Series that will combine
tenpin scoring and Baker system
in team competition, and head-
to-head tenpin scoring in individ-
ual competition.
Approved a staff recom-
mendation to clarify that mem-
ber schools cannot create and
distribute merchandise or appar-
el at the site of FHSAA State
Series contests without the
approval of the FHSAA Office.
Approved a staff recom-
mendation to limit the number
of names that may be submitted
on an official state series entry
list in each sport to the number
of student-athletes who may
actually dress in uniform for the
competition.
Approved a staff recom-
mendation to conduct a two-
year comprehensive review of
and revision to FHSAA legisla-
tion. An eight-member task force
comprised of FHSAA staff, board
members, Representative
Assembly delegates and an
FIAAA-appointed athletic direc-
tor will conduct the review and
make recommendations for revi-
sions to the Board of Directors
and Representative Assembly.
Approved a staff recom-
mendation to amend the "Policy
on Boarding Schools," to allow
boarding students in schools
that operate boarding programs
that cannot meet theTHSAA's
minimum enrollment provisions
to compete in interscholastic
competition provided the
school's boarding programs
meets additional requirements.
9 Elected John Boston, ath-
letic director at West Orange
SHigh School (Winter Garden), to
the available public school seat
on the Section 2 Appeals Com-
mittee.
Tabled a discussion on
amending 3General Policies on
Interscholastic Athletics,2 to
require the presence of automat-
ed external defibrillators at the
site of every interscholastic ath-
letic contest in which member
schools participate until the
Florida Department of Education
provides the Association with an
opinion as to the intent of legisla-
tion requiring the presence of
such devices on public school
grounds.
Approved an exception to
policies governing state series
participation to allow Victory
Christian Academy (Lakeland), a
newly joining member school,
to participate in state series com-
petition in its first year of mem-
bership since it is absorbing
much of the student body and
staff of Evangel Christian School,
which recently was closed.
Denied the appeals of Com-
munity Christian School (Stuart),
Boca Prep International School,
Bay Point School (Miami) and
Gulliver Preparatory School
(Miami), all of which were seek-
ing to have overturned decisions
of the Commissioner regarding
violations in their athletic pro-
grams and the penalties that
were assessed.

About the FHSAA
The Florida High School Ath-
letic Association is the governing
body for interscholastic athletic
competition in Florida. It has a
membership of more than 700
middle, junior and senior high
schools.
The FHSAA Board of Direc-
tors is the executive authority of
the Association, establishing


guidelines, regulations, policies
and procedures within the
framework of the Association's
bylaws. The Board of Directors
also has the sole authority over
all terms and conditions of par-
ticipation and competition in the
FHSAA state championship
series. The Board of Directors
meets five.times annually. Its'
next meeting is Sept. 24-25, 2006
at the Robert W. Hughes FHSAA
Building in Gairiesville.'.


Tips on finding 'sitters' for pets


Ever wonder what it would be
like to quit 'our nose to the grind-
stone day job and, instead, earn a
respectable income doing some-
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ter during the ever-busy summer
vacation season and just in time
for June Pet Appreciation Week.
This opportunity to "shadow"
a pet sitter in the field will allow
you to see first-hand, and report
on, "how the other half lives" -
those who unequivocally love
and enjoy this unique and often
unpredictable job in the explod-
ing pet care services industry.
With Americans spending a
whopping $36 billion on pets last
year alone, this story offers an
"inside view" on an interesting -
and often entertaining career
choice as well as the extent to
which pets have become regard-
ed as bona fide family members.
Despite conventional thinking,


all pet care services are not alike. ule as well as your desired vaca-
For the throngs who prefer to use tion schedule during busy holi-
a pet sitter this summer season so days;
their animals can maintain nor- 5) Ensure the company offers
mal activities and be nurtured in 7-day per week telephone and
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hope of avoiding serious health 6) Confirm that your sitter has
concerns associated with kennel undergone a criminal back-
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influenza, depression and kennel proper training;
cough, the nationally franchised 7) Pre-interview the.sitter with
FETCH! Pet Care offers these your pet(s) present to observe
"Top 10 Tips Assuring Pet Sitting interactions and establish a
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1) Confirm the service is a cur- the pet(s);
rent member of Pet Sitters Inter- 8) Clearly state how you
national, the world's largest would like the sitter to use his/her
organization for professional pet visit time in terms of walking,
sitters; playing, feeding, cleaning, etc.;
2) Diligently check all of the 9) Provide medical and behav-
company's references at least ioral history about your pet(s) as
three should be voluntarily pro- well as veterinary and other
vided; emergency contact information,
3) Ensure the company is fully and gather all necessary supplies,
licensed, bonded and insured; including food, vitamins, and
4) Verify that the sitter can treats in one central location;
accommodate both your pet's 10) Ensure the company has
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should your sitter have an emer-
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FETCH! Pet Care. "If a pet owner
takes these ten relatively simple
things into account before they
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ting service, they can enjoy peace
of mind that their pet and their
home will be well cared for."
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Are some people prone to addiction?


By Gary Smith, CCDC,
Executive Director
Narconon Arrowhead Drug
Rehabilitation Center
The argument of whether a
person is genetically or bio-
chemically prone to drug addic-
tion or alcoholism is a controver-
sy that has been debated for
years within the scientific, med-
ical and chemical dependency
communities.
One school of thought advo-
cates the "disease concept,"
which embraces the notion that
addiction is an inherited disease.
If mom or dad or grandma or
grandpa was an alcoholic or
drug addict their descendants
will be predisposed to addiction
through the genes.
Another philosophy argues
that addiction is a dual problem
consisting of a physical and
mental dependency on chemi-
cals, compounded by a pre-
existing mental disorder (i.e.
clinical depression, bipolar dis-
order, or some other mental ill-
ness), and that the mental disor-
der needs to be treated first as
the primary cause of the addic-
tion.
A third philosophy subscribes
to the ides that chemicala.
dependency leads to "chemical
imbalances" in the neurological
system.
The fact remains that there is
research to support all of these
theories and evidence to dis-
prove them. None are absolute.
The bottom line is that we have a
16 percent to 20 percent recov-
ery rate from addiction in this
country which is unacceptable.
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lingers within the treatment
community that is dictating to
too many professionals in this
field that the best we can hope
for in rehabilitating an addict is
to find some substitute drug to
put them on and some how view
that as effective treatment.
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thought which has proven to be
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phenomenon of chemical
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mental, emotional and bio-phys-
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This series of events is referred
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begins with a problem, discom-
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or physical pain a person is
experiencing. The person finds
this very difficult to deal with.
Here is an individual who,
like most people in our society, is
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the person ever uses drugs or
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times.
At this point, it is just a matter
of time before the person
becomes fully addicted and
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drug use.
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canker compensation


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson has expressed his
appreciation to President George
W. Bush and U.S. Department of
Agriculture Secretary Mike
Johanns for the release of $100
million to citrus growers and cit-
rus nurseries impacted by citrus
canker.
Secretary Johanns
announced the compensation
yesterday as well as an interim
rule that will now allow nursery
owners who had citrus trees
destroyed during the eradication
effort to be eligible for funds.
"This significant influx of
money goes a long way toward
assisting Florida growers and
nurseries who have suffered
greatly from the impact of
canker as well as two unprece-
dented hurricane seasons," Mr.
Bronson said. "On behalf of our
citrus industry, I appreciate the
President, his administration and
USDA for providing this vital
assistance to this very important
industry."
The Citrus Canker Eradication
Program resulted in the destruc-
tion of more than 10.5 million
commercial citrus trees in


groves and 4.3 million trees in
nurseries that were infected with
or exposed to the bacterial dis-
ease.
Bronson is also advising the
President and USDA that he is
meeting his commitment to
homeowners who lost citrus
trees as a result of the eradica-
tion program and have been
awaiting compensation. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush recently signed a
budget in which lawmakers pro-
vided $3.6 million for residential
compensation. When the new
budget year goes into effect on
July 1, the Department will begin
the final phase of mailing pay-
ments to homeowners and
expects to finish up the program
by the end of September.
"Just as citrus growers and
nurseries have waited patiently
for payments, so have home-
owners," Mr. Bronson said. "I
am very grateful for their sacri-
fice, and while the eradication
program has ended, I can assure
residents that our ability to
remove canker-infected and -
exposed citrus trees from this
state helped to protect home-
owners and the industry for
years."


Drug adulteration


ring member arrested
TALLAHASSEE Attorney Prescription drugs sold by the
General Charlie Crist hasan- crime ring included Neupogen
nounced that a Texas man has used for cancer and HIV
been sentenced to 21 years in patients; Gammagarc
prison for his role in a South (Gamimune, Iveegam and Pan
Florida crime ring that dealt in globulin), used for HIV patients
illegally adulterated prescription Epogen (Procrit), used for can
drugs intended for cancer, AIDS cer and AIDS patients, and Lipi
and other high-risk patients. tor, used to lower blood choles
Crist said the case highlights the terol. Martino's' activities
need to safeguard the quality, of specifically involved Epogen anc
prescription drugs. Panglobulin.
A Broward County jury in Seventeen other individuals
March convicted Tom Martino of were indicted for their participa-
engaging in an organized tion in the scheme. Martino's
scheme to defraud and other case is the first to be brought tc
charges contained in a 2003 trial; aside from two fugitives
indictment from a statewide the co-conspirators are al
grand jury. The case was prose- awaiting trial. Agencies involved
cuted by Crist's Office of in the investigation included the
Siatex ide Proseculion. Offllice of Statewide Prosecution
The 32-count indictment the FIorida Department of Law.
charged Martino and 17 co-con- Enforcement, the Attorney Gen
spirators with various crimes eral's Medicaid Fraud Control
associated with selling adulter- Unit; the Food and Drug Admin-
ated prescription drugs to the istration, the Miami-Dade Police
wholesale market after the med- Department and the Florida
ications had been re-labeled, Department of Health.
stolen, illegally imported or As a result of the work of the
improperly stored. The crime statewide grand jury, the Florida
ring's profits were estimated to Legislature passed the Prescrip-
be in the tens of millions of dol- tion Drug Protection Act of 2003
lars. The indictment was the strengthening the requirements
result of a joint investigation by for "pedigree papers" on pre-
a number of state and local law scription medications in
enforcement and prosecutorial detailed records intended tc


agencies.
Diluted drugs frorn the black
market are making it into the
legitimate health care system,"
said Mr. Crist. "Innocent patients
can die from taking watered-
down medicines distributed by
criminals like Martino."
Martino, 35, was found guilty
on charges of organized scheme
to defraud and purchase or
receipt of a prescription drug
from an unauthorized person.
The sentence was handed down
by Broward County Circuit
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wholesaler to distributor to
patient. The 2003 act specified
that pedigree papers accompa-
ny each shipment of prescrip-
tion drugs beginning this July 1.
During the 2006 session, the
Legislature approved a bill con-
taining numerous amendments,
including one that would weak-
en the tracking system and com-
promise the safety of prescrip-
tion drugs, particularly including
cancer and AIDS treatment
drugs.


Travel may be hard on pets


Flying the friendly skies might
be a fun time for you, but it can be
a real nightmare for your pet. And
for Poochie, car travel might be a
trip to Horrorville instead of Pleas-
antville.
Travel for a pet, as with people,
can be a fun experience or a mis-
erable time. Some precautions
and some tips can help both the
pet and the owner, says Alice Blue-
McLendon of Texas A&M Universi-
ty's College of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences.
Rule number one, Ms. Blue-
McLendon says, is to make sure
the pet is healthy to begin with.
That means having all necessary
vaccinations and a medical check-
up before the trip.
"If a dog or cat is sick, traveling
is not going to be very pleasant for
it," she says, "so it's best to have
the animal checked out before a
trip."
Another good reason to see a
veterinarian before traveling: iden-
tification.
All pets should have some
form of identification on them. In
recent years, microchips have
been developed that contain criti-
cal information such as the
owner's name and address, the
veterinarian of the animal, key


telephone numbers and other vital
data. The chip is inserted under
the animal's skin and can literally
be a lifesaver if the animal gets
separated from its owner, she
explains.
The veterinarian can also pass
along health certificates to the
owner, which many hotels and
countries now require before
receiving an animal. Also, all air-
lines require up-to-date health
information (within the past 30
days) before they will transport
any animal, she adds.
If traveling by car or airplane,
animals can often get motion sick-
ness just like people do. A veteri-
narian can prescribe medication
to treat the condition.
"But sometimes, the best thing
to do is to sedate the animal," Ms.
Blue-McLendon advises. ."Seda-
tion does two things: it calms
down the animal, which may be
upset because of new surround-
ings, and it helps control the ani-
mal's vomiting."
Airplane travel can be especial-
ly stressful to a pet.
If the animal is placed in a
cargo hold, airlines usually require
that it be in an approved carrier,
and it's best to .check with each
individual airline as restrictions do


vary. But some animals especially
dogs literally tend to breathe easi-
er if some safeguards are met.
"Dogs with compressed faces,
such as Pugs, Boxers, Pekingese
and bulldogs and cats such as Per-
sians can often have a more diffi-
cult time breathing on an air-
plane," Blue-McLendon says.
"In addition, those with com-
pressed faces are especially prone
to having difficulty when it's hot
and the owner should be aware of
this potential problem."
Inside an animal carrier, make
sure the pet has some of its
favorite toys, bedding its familiar
with and plenty of food and water
that it is used to. "A trip is not the
time to introduce a new diet to a
pet," she warns.
Car travel may mean frequent
potty trips for the animal, which
means a sturdy leash is a must. "If
the pet is not on a leash, once the
car door is open, the animal often
bursts out of the car and it can get
lost or hit by another car in a
hurry," Ms. Blue-McLendon says.
"Always have the leash on the pet
before any car door is open."
Cats have an especially hard
time with car travel, she says, and
a harness and carrier for a cat is a
must during a trip.


During lengthy trips, it's best to
stop at least every four hours or so
to let the animal have a drink of
water, stretch its legs and empty its
bladder, she adds.
Keep the vehicle cool during
travel, and never but .never leave
the animal locked inside a car. "If
you would not leave a child unat-
tended a car, there's no reason not
to treat a pet any differently," Ms.
Blue-McLendon says. On hot sum-
mer days, heat inside a car or truck
can easily reach 120 degrees.
As for hotels, many allow some
type of accommodations for pets,
but it's best to check beforehand,
especially to see if there are added
charges, she adds.
Two websites,
petsonthego.com and
travelpets.com, offer useful infor-
mation about pet travel, and such
books as On the Trail With Your
Canine Companion and On the
Road With Man's Best Friend can
behelpful.
"Pets can be great .travel com-
panions," Ms. Blue-McLendon
says, "but it's always best to make
some necessary preparations in
advance to make the trip fun for
both you and the animal."


Earth Talk


From the Editors of E/The
Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: I read some-
where that babies were being
born nowadays with a number of
man-made chemicals detected in
their bloodstreams. This is pretty
scaly. How could it be?
Sandra McGregor, Portland,
Ore,
"Body Burden," a 2005 study
by the non-profit Environmental
Working Group (EWG), found
that American babies are born
with hundreds of chemical con-
taminants in their bloodstreams.
The findings are based on tests of
samples of umbilical-cord blood
taken by the American Red Cross
from 10 babies, located in differ-
ent part of the U.S., that were born
in August and September of 2004.
The most prevalent chemicals
found in the newborns were mer-
cury, fire retardants, pesticides and
the Teflon chemical PFOA. .


"Of the 287 chemicals we
detected in umbilical-cord blood,.
we know that 180 cause cancer in
humans or animals, 217 are toxic
to the brain and nervous system,
and 208 cause birth defects or
abnormal development in animal
tests," the report said.
In the month leading up to a
baby's birth, the umbilical cord
pulses with the equivalent of at
least 300 quarts of blood each day,
pumped back and forth from the
nutrient- and oxygen-rich placenta
to the rapidly growing baby cra-
dled in a sac of amniotic fluid. This
cord is a lifeline between mother
and baby, bearing nutrients that
sustain life and propel growth.
Not long ago scientists thought
that the placenta shielded cord
blood-and the developing
baby-from most chemicals and
pollutants in the environment. But
the results of EWG's study show
otherwise. "Now we know that at
this critical time when organs, ves-


sels, membranes and systems are
knit together from single cells to
finished form in a span of weeks,
the umbilical cord carries not only
the building blocks of life, but also
a steady stream of industrial
chemicals, pollutants and pesti-
cides that cross the placenta as
readily as residues from cigarettes
and alcohol," the report said.
"These 10 newborn babies
were born polluted," said House
Democrat Louise Slaughter of
New York, who is leading the
charge in Congress to hold chemi-
cal producers more accountable
to higher standards. "If ever we
had proof that our nation's pollu-
tion laws aren't working, it's read-
ing the list of industrial chemicals
in the bodies of babies who have
not yet lived outside the womb,"
Rep. Slaughter added.
Rep. Slaughter also had similar
tests done on her own blood,
which she found to contain poly-
chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that


were banned decades ago as well
as .chemicals like Teflon that are
currently under federal investiga-
tion. "I have auto exhaust fumes,
flame retardant chemicals, and in
all, some 271 harmful substances
pulsing through my veins," she
said. "That's hardly the picture of
health I had hoped for, but I've
been living in an industrial society.
for more than 70 years."
CONTACT: EWG Body Burden
Report,
www.ewg.org/reports/bodybur-
den2/.
GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL
QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk,
c/o E/The Environmental Maga-
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515E
Appliance Parts 52')
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 5915
Fireplace Fixturej.OD
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs '3615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.- Lights -340
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies-'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A,'C, 3'; ion. ):Ling 1$ 31.11.1i r
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427
WINDOW UNITS (2), Amana
5,000 btu, $60 or will separ-
ate. (863)655-0030

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up-some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's, gas engine, works
great. $650 (863)467-4328


DISHWASHER, Maytag De-
luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
(863)677-0010
REFRIGERATOR, Electric/pro-
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get
ready for hurricanes. $750
(239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370



GE STOVE HOOD- With lights
& fan. New in Box. $100.
(863)946-3570



SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
Okeechobee.
-STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827


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COLLECTION: Apfrp. 44 .irs.
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COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
(863)467-2366
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high, 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
COMPUTER DESK, Large, $40
(863)467-2366
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DINING SET with 4 chairs,
iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
6pm.
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
(239)394-7005
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
(239)822-5955
SECTIONAL L SHAPED (2)
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
863-634-2139

SOFA & LOVESEAT- blue &
mauve floral, exc cond,
Buckhead Ridge area, $125
neg (863)357-6113
SOFA & LVSEAT Royal
blue/beige, under warr., 2 side
tbls, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200 (305) 345- 6741
SOFA BED, Good condition.
$75 (239)394-7005


SOFA, LVSEAT & RECLINER-
good condition, $300
(863)675-3699



PUTTER, Odyssey, never
used, pd $140 new, sell for
$80. (816)564-4235


REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras,. $375
(863)467-6696
ROSSI 410 SHOTGUN- Com-
bination,..22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125.



EXERCISE BIKE- No Bjl-
jrli:i 6 0 I. r, nc $300
(863)467-0668
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549



AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,
new, $50 (863)634-5914
DINING RM TABLE Picnic
style, 2 benches, 2 chairs,
seal.- 10 ixc cond., $800 neg
305.'j4'.1:741


OPAL, 3 carat, exc. fire set in
14 kt., yellow gold, worn 2x,
perfect condition, $750.
(816)564-4235


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from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance: Com-
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if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
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PLASTIC 55 GAL DRUMS-
$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-
chobee_


BLUE QUAKER PARROTS-
Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths,. age/qesting box incl.
$1200/pair. (863)673-4716
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
(863)697-3090
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area.
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Variety) & Baby parrots. Blue
Front & Orange Wing Amazons
(863)673-1567
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
goat-$100 (863)675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
PIT & KURR MIX PUPS- all
males, large heads, ready to

go $50 (863)634-8203
PIT BULL PUPPIES, Blue/red
nose. Ready on 6/12. Parents
on premises. $200 each.
(863)763-3776 or 697-6118
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $50 or will separate.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
TABBY/ TIGER KITTENS- Free
to good home only! 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
friendly. (863)447-0390


BRAD PAISLEY, (2), on
Friday, 8/4/06, in West Palm.
$50 (863)675-1033


AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
(561)676-0427


ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW- all
metal housing w/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves.
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079
LaBelle.
-I

NASCAR RACING WHEEL-
w/pedals. For Windows or
DOS computer games. $20.
(239)657-4348
PING POND TABLE Riui3



FORD PICKUP, V8, '83-'88,
standard trans., condition-
does not matter.
(863)675-0604
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call.to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

Aflriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.;Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants /
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA HORSE Regis-
tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567
APPALOOSA HORSES (2)
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.
(863)673-1567
BLUE ROAN STALLION, 9
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
FREE PAINT GELDING- 6 yrs.,
curry. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginers/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
MARE Byrs old trail broke,
Sides English & Western,
sound, bay color. $2000
(863) 509-3446.
SILVER SHOW HALTER-
w/lead, horse size, $65
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee
SORREL 1YR.- wht. paint colt
"Out of Dash For Cash". 16.1
hand TB,Nice hunter/jumper.
$1200. (772)201-7633
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
$1000. (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
$1200. (863)673-0065
SORREL MINI HORSE- 7yo,
gelding, $200
(863)763-0577
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883



LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
LT 2000, 181 hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
cart trade. (863)467-4735
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
(863)634-1479
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085


MOWER, 4', good gear box,
pto shaft, 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
neg. (863)697-9704
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth. oil, well maint. Like
new $75. (863)484-0110
NEW DUMP LAWN CART-
asking $150 (863)357-5754
RIDING MOWER Snapper,
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old,
runs good, headlights, $300
or best offer. (863)674-1409

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze!


WHITE RABBIT BABIES $5
BABY MALE CHICKENS $2-$3
Pullets ready to lay.
(863)675-0273


Rentals
a ,.g RENT

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960




CENTRAL FLORIDA RENTALS
Just 20 minutes from Dis-
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$1,350/month. Enjoy City
Life, 4bd/2bt Condo
$1,500/month. Call Ms.
Gonzalez (407)427-9832. Se
habla espanol.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House' 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



1st YEARS PAYMENTS ARE
ON US!* Dockable Lakefront
Lots from $149,900! 1+
Acre Lake Access Lots from
49,900! Giant 72,000 acre
lake only 2 hrs from Atlanta.
Next available showing on
Saturday, June 24th. Call for
your appointment NOW!
877)426-2326 X. 1344.
Some restrictions apply.
Qualified buyers only. Rates
and terms subject to change
w/o notice. Offer void where
prohibited by law.


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Properties Located in Polk, Hardee & Highlands County
Home Lakefront Homesites *
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Sale American Legion Placid PoSI 25
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MULTI-PROPERTY AUCTION
Home, Lakefront Homesites,
Residential Tracts, Wooded
Homesites, Ranch Land
11am, Saturday June 24,
Higgenbotham Auctioneers
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FL.LIc# AU305/AB158
www.higgenbotham.com
(800)257-4161.



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Buyers Market Coastal North
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nancing Call CCL Inc. Realty
(800)682-9951.


Citrus County, Florida. 50
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$1,000,000+ -Gated Com-
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NORTH GEORGIA MOUN-
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Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
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Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
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Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
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www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LAKEFRONT PARCELS FOR
SALE Gorgeous lakefront
and view lots. Awesome
views. On 46K acre Lake
Barkley, 90 min to Nashville.
Great for 2nd/retirement
home. 1 to 40+ acres from
the $40's. Call
(866)339-4966.
LAKEFRONT PREDEVELOP-
MENT OPPORTUNITY!
www.grandeharbor.info. All
water- access homesites di-
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Most amenities already in.
Far below market value, from
$79,900. Possible 18 mo NO
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FREE BROCHURE
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Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
TENNESSEE GRAND OPEN-
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community with both lake-
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homesites. Lots starting at
$29,900. CALL TODAY!
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STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for mobile home. $50
(863)697-3090
TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73x32, $25 (863)357-5754



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Boats 3005
Campr /RVs 3010
Jet kiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963
BOAT 24' SEA SKIMMER -
Pontoon, need little work. New
Magic Tilt trailer. $1500. Must
sell 863-634-2139
BOAT TRLR 32'. Hydrlc
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayliner
as-is on trir free w/purchase
$2,000 neg. 954-954-3401
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
JET BOAT: SEADOO 1996,
Twin 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
(863)763-6453
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
Labelle
OUTBOARD, 100hp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000.
863-234-9663
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move! $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '78,
Limited Edtion, exc. cond.,
$10,000 firm.
(863)467-9234



BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
til4/2008. All controls, cables
& harness. Hydraulic steering.
151 hours. $7500
(863)634-0392
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392


0/B MOTOR Johnson '77
model 6R77M w/plastic 5 gal
tank & hose, $250. Call
863-357-2988.
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100


BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
VOLKSWAGEN TRIKE, Mint
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
(863)824-0801
YAMAHA '05, VSTAR650, Ac-
tual miles 1. Red/silver. Lots of
chrome, saddle bags & wind-
shield not installed. $6000 or
best offer. (863)763-2053



ATV 4-WHEELER 90CC (2)
vehicles,remote start & kill
w/governor. (1) yellow, (1) red
$2000 pr. neg 863-634-2139



KAWASAKI MULE 2000, 4x4,
$2900 or best offer. Also Mule
Parts. Call 863-467-6886 or
561-723-0257

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Tracks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, interior per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561


CADILLAC DEVILLE 1988,
Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida car. All
the bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
CADILLAC DEVILLE '92, 4
door. $3000 or best offer.
(863)673-4594
CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
Chevy Camaro Z28,, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0
772-359-2923/863-467-5401
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90, 4 dr.,
light gray, $900.
(863)674-0670 after 5 pm
CHEVY LUMINA URO SPORT
1993, Runs good. $1300.
(863)763-7314
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.-
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
-Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD EXPLORER 1991, ma-
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $250.
.(239) 657-4348.
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWNE CAR, '88,
light blue, w/white top, dark
blue int., runs good, $1000
neg. (863)674-1409
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
$9500 (863)763-4541
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
dr. $600. (305)668-7785
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MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1993,
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)983-5597
OLDS ClIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hit 100k, 2nd owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must
see. $1500 (863)634-6636
OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
(863)675-2759
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
(863)634-3386 or
863)634-8672
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.
(863)983-5597


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Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible /Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776



JEEP CHEROKEE, '86, good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, good buggy $500
(863)634-5421


ALUMINUM RIMS Ford
F250/350, w/caps 8 lug,
S4/set 4x4, almost new,
$350. (863)673-1404 eves..
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $50
(863)763-6747
CAB W/ ROOF RACK SLIDE
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
$250 (443)205-0955
COMM'L TOPPER- w/shelving,
full rear doors, fits 88-98 full
sz. Chevy 8'. Bed great cond.
$800 neg. (772)-370-5709
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
EURO TAIL LIGHTS '00- Ford
Focus $75 call after 5pm
(239)657-5504
FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
with locking hubs. $50
(863)763-1370
TIRES- (4) 285/75R16, Day-
ton Timberline, all terrain,
Good condition $225
(863)357-8788
WHEELS & TIRES,. For Ford
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200
(863)674-0212


Local farmer's markets help save the earth


On a sunny Saturday morn-
ing, under a canopy of live oaks,
Karen Sugrue is shopping at Tal-
lahassee's Downtown Market-
place, a weekly, farijeris' and
artists' market held in a lush city
park. She's studying brimming
baskets and buckets of fresh
vegetables and fruit-shiny pur-
ple eggplants, plump tomatoes,
swan-necked yellow squash,
and interesting heirloom pep-
pers shaped like tiny flying
saucers. Live music floats in the
air, along with the smell of kettle
korn. Ms. Sugrue hesitates a
minute, torn between squash
and eggplant, then, makes her
selections. As she heads back to
her car, her canvas shopping
bag is bulging with produce and
there's a bouquet of fresh-cut
zinnias in her arms.
"I go to far mers' markets just
about every week, sometimes
twice weekk" Ms. Sugrue said.
And she's not alone. Shop-
ping at farmers' markets is a
growing trend in Florida. In fact,
the number of farmers' markets
in the state has doubled in the
last 10 years
"The increasing popularity of
farmers' markets is due to a cou-
ple of factors," said Florida Agri-


culture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson. "First of all, people
have become more health-con-
scious, so there's more demand
for fresh, high-quality,produce-
and that. means'local produce.
Plus, our small farmers have
become very aware of the bene-
fits of direct-marketing. They
can substantially increase the
profits they make on the food
the\ \ o'rk so hard to grow."
People who shop at farmers'
markets enjoy fresh, whole-
some produce throughout the
grol hig season, while helping
to keep small farms viable. And
there are other, less obvious
benefits, too. Buying locally
grown food conserves energy
and other natural resources,
reduces air and water pollution.
preserves green space, and
helps build .a stronger, more
close-knit community.
Yet if you ask people why
they like visiting farmers' mar-
kets, the reasons they list might
not be quite so high-minded.
"Taste," said Sharon Yeago,
manager,of the High Springs
Farmers' Market in Alachiia
County. "That's what really gets
people first. A'cariot fresh from
the ground tastes totally differ-


ent from one that's had to travel
a long distance over many days.
It's tender. It's delicious. There's
so much flavor. It's so dramatic.
People get hooked."
Farmers usually harvest in
the early morning, just before
heading to the markets, so it's
only a matter of hours between
harvest and purchase. That
means sugars don't have the
chance to turn to starch; there's
little water loss. Produce
remains vital, intensely flavored,
juicy, and crisp. Nutrient loss is
minimal, so your food not only
tastes better, it's better for you.
Yet despite the benefits of
local sourcing, most of the food
\ve eat comes from far away.
Today, the average trek from
farm to fork is a whopping 1,500
miles. The journey is rough and
often takes a long time, with
produce sitting on trucks and in
warehouses for up to two
weeks. Along the way, quality
suffers, and nutrients become
depleted.
But there's more at stake
than vitamins.
"Transporting products
across the state or across the
globe uses fuel-most always
petroleum-based fuels," said


Jonathan Austin, managing
director of the Florida Organic
Growers' Association, a non-
prolit based in Gainesville.
"So .when our food travels a
long way, we're consuming irre-
placeable natural resources and
increasing greenhouse gas
emissions."
Buying locally at farmers'
markets cuts down on the miles
food travels, the fossil fuels it
consumes, and the pollution it
creates. It also cuts down on the
amount of food packaging that
ends up in landfills.
"Most packaging is designed
to help food endure the rigors of
long-distance shipping," Mr.
Bronson said. "When we buy
local, we keep that heavy pack-
aging out of the waste stream."
When food travels less, fewer
resources are spent on trans-
portation and packaging-and
less money is spent on those
things, too. That means the
farmer is able to keep more of
your food dollar. Farming
becomes more profitable, and
small farmers are under less
pressure to sell out to develop-
ers.
"I like knowing that my
money helps support local farm-


ers," Ms. Sugrue said.
"I want there to be farms in
my area. I like seeing fields and
trees. I-don't want Florida to be
wall-to-wall houses and strip
malls."
Eating locally makes for
stronger farms and better
towns and cities, better commu-
nities.
"When you buy local, you
are investing in the local econo-
my," Mr. Austin said.
"Your money stays in the.
community, where it fuels eco-
nomic growth and is used to
hire local workers."
"Farmers' markets can be
excellent tools for local eco-
nomic development," Mr. Bron-
son said. "Starting a farmers'
market can help revitalize a
city's downtown. Folks come
into the area to shop at the farm-
ers' market and they end up
patronizing other nearby busi-
nesses. A successful farmers'
market can help lift up every-
body.'"
Farmers' markets serve as
community gathering places,,
spaces where people can linger
and chat and get to know each
other. Tallahassee's Downtown
Marketplace has evolved into a


weekly festival, with live music,
arts and crafts, educational
exhibits, and community out-
reach. The health department
-conducts free glaucoma screen-
ings; the Humane Society'offers
pet adoptions.
The market hums with activi-
ty. People come to buy produce-
and just to be a part of things.
"There tends to be a social
aspect to the markets," Mr.
Bronson said. "The old ties
between farmer and consumer
are restored."
"I feel like shopping at the
farmers' markets is a really posi-
tive thing," Ms. Sugrue said. "It's
good for me, it's good for the
farmers, and it's good for the
environment and our city. It's
one of the easiest good things I
can do. Just by buying some
tomatoes, I'm helping create the
kind of friendly, clean, healthy
world I want to live in."
For a list of community farm-
ers' markets throughout Florida,
visit
http://www.florida-agricul-
ture.com/consumers/farri-
ers_markets.htm.


Daughter arrested


for exploiting mother


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today
announced that a Levy County
woman was arrested for
exploiting her elderly mother
by taking money that was sup-
posed to pay the bills for the
woman's care at a Collier
County nursing home. Instead,
the daughter is accused of
keeping more than $21,000 for
her own personal use.
Acting on information
received from the Department
of Children and Families, inves-
tigators with Mr. Crist's Medic-
aid Fraud Control Unit deter-
mined that Barbara Renaud,
60, was responsible for paying
Heritage Healthcare and Reha-.
bilitation Center for her moth-
er's care. Renaud, acting as her
mother's power of attorney,
had access to her mother's
bank account and forged sever-
al checks on the account.
"For the second'time within
one week, we have taken
action to stop the exploitation
of a senior," said Mr. Crist. "In
both of these profoundly sad
cases, a family member was
targeting a parent. It does not
get much lower than this."
In addition to more than
$1,200 owed to the nursing
home in back payments,


Renaud, of Morriston, also sold
her mother's mobile home in
Collier County and pocketed
the $21,000 check. Court
records also indicate that
Renaud re-titled two cars, tak-
ing them out of her mother's
name and transferring them to
herself and her husband.
Renaud was arrested by
agents with Mr. Crist's Medic-
aid Fraud 'Control Unit. She is
currently in custody at the Levy
County Jail and is charged with
one count of exploitation of an
elderly person, a second-
degree felony. If convicted, she
faces up to 15 years imprison-
ment and a $10,000 fine. The
case will be prosecuted by the
Twentieth Circuit State Attor-
ney's Office.
Last week, a former
Okaloosa County resident was
arrested for exploiting, her eld-
erly father by taking money
that was supposed to be paying
the bills for his care at an
Okaloosa County nursing
home. Although the facility
repeatedly contacted the
woman to address her father's
debt, she failed to make pay-
ments and spent the money,
approximately $1,100, on per-
sonal items.


Man prosecuted in property theft scheme


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, has announced that a
New York man has been sen-
tenced to 18 months in federal
prison and ordered to pay more
than $630,000 in restitution after
he pleaded guilty to an elaborate
scheme to steal money from
Florida's Bureau of Unclaimed
Property. More than $500,000 of
the stolen money was tracked to
a bank in Ramallah, Palestine.
Michael Bronstein, 37, plead-
ed guilty to mail fraud and was
sentenced Thursday by North
Florida Federal District Court
Judge Robert L. Hinkle. The
charges were the result of a joint
investigation by the Florida
Department of Financial Ser-
vices, Office of Fiscal Integrity,
and the Federal Bureau of Inves-
tigation. The North Florida U.S.
Attorney's Office prosecuted the
charges.






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"I commend the investigators
for unraveling this complex
scheme and bringing this indi-
vidual to justice," said Mr. Gal-
lagher, who oversees the depart-
ment. He noted that during the
three-year investigation, the
Office of Fiscal Integrity issued
30 subpoenas and tracked more
than 600,000 telephone calls.
Bronstein participated in an
elaborate scheme to file fraudu-
lent claims for unclaimed prop-
erty through the Florida Bureau
of Unclaimed Property, which
currently holds accounts valued
at more than $1 billion in
unclaimed cash and property.
The scheme began to unravel
in 2002 when a legitimate owner
filed a claim on property that
Bronstein had collected on. The
Department's Office of Fiscal
Integrity launched an investiga-
tion and determined that Bron-
stein's organization had made


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six other fraudulent claims in
Florida as well as attempting
fraudulent claims in nine other
states. The FBI's Tallahassee
office joined the case, and the
investigation expanded into
New York where investigators
learned Bronstein had rented
office space and equipped it by
using fraudulent credit cards
and bank accounts. All told,
Bronstein's illegal operation
took in more than $895,000 in
unclaimed property, and
$60,000 from fraudulent credit
card transactions.

Since 2003, Gallagher has
returned nearly $300 million in


cash and property to current or
former Floridians about one-
third of all of the cash and prop-
erty returned since the pro-
gram's inception in 1961. Most
of the unclaimed property is
turned over from dormant bank
accounts, utility deposits, insur-
ance premium refunds, un-
cashed payroll checks and trust
holdings, as well as valuables
from abandoned safe deposit
boxes. Owners or heirs can
claim their property for free by
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CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
DODGE DAKOTA P/UP 1989,
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
FORD F150 XLT '91, 4x4,
5.8 automatic, runs but
needs work. $1200 or best
offer. (863)467-6143
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires, no title, $1000 or best
offer (863)634-0187
FORD RANGER XLT 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1200.
(863)763-6747.
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (561)633-1371
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that's updated regulaly:
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JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '94,
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pm
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 62K org. mls. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.
JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
good, $3000
(863)763-05774005


LANDSCAPING TRAILERS (2)
Tandem.Axel, Enclosed.
$600 for both or best offer.
561-633-1371
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080


AEROSTAR '91- AC, auto, V6,
all power, $4000
(863)675-4409
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
GMC VAN'91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs & drives
reat, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149

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