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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Creation Date: August 7, 2005
Publication Date: 1988-
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WHAT'S INSIDE


GAMERS' DELIGHT

News, reviews
and tips on
new Video
Game Page
Sports, 6D


THANKS FEMA
Butterflies get
new roof
Lifestyle, 1C


Arts and Leisure
Business
Classified ads
Commission agenda
Community briefs
Dear Abby
Editorial
Flash from the Past
Lifestyle
Lottery numbers
Obituaries
School menus
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TODAY'S FORECAST
Highs

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Complete
weather
report on
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CONTACTS

Avon Park 1863) 452-1009
Sebring . (863) 385-6155
Lake Placid (863) 465-0426
Fax (863) 385-1954
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SEBRING, FLORIDA
VOLUME 24/NUMBER 14


School board


wonders if


district on track
M See how district plans to get schools on track, page llA. -
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
SEBRING - President George Bush's No Child Left Behind
initiative, which went into effect in 2002, requires that by the
school year 2013-14 all students be proficient in reading, writing,
math and science.
The class of 2014 is entering the fourth grade this year. Within
the next eight years, every one of those students, and their younger
brothers and sisters, will have to be performing at grade level.
In Florida, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test is the
instrument used in gauging student performance.
The data the FCAT produces are used to determine each public
school's performance grade, .its adequate yearly progress, and its
return on investment.
Enroute to 100 percent proficiency, No Child Left Behind has
set several steps, each raising the bar on student and school per-
formance.
See TRACK, page 11A


Courtesy photo
Andrew Hine, of Sebring, cuts debris in Milton as part of the
Hurricane Dennis recovery efforts.


Sebring graduate


deployed to help in


Dennis recovery effort


By RACHEL PEACOCK
News-Sun
Many Central Florida resi-
dents are all too familiar with
hurricane cleanup, and not
many would volunteer for the
opportunity to tackle massive
tree removal and roofing
repairs yet again.
Andrew Hine, a recent
Sebring High School graduate,
is assisting in Hurricane Dennis
recovery efforts on a voluntary
monthlong deployment to
Milton.
Hine is a, member of


AmeriCorps Florida State
Parks. He has been working at
Highlands Hammock State
Park in Sebring since January,
and he received the assignment
last month.
"They thoroughly explained
to us before signing that the
contract states we might be
deployed for natural disasters in
Florida for up to 30 days,"
Hines said while taking a short
a break from chain saw duty in
Milton.
Hine puts in 12-14 hour work
days in the sweltering August
See DENNIS, page 11A


Photos by RACHEL PEACOCK/News-Sun
Private Jason Mulligan holds son, Jeremiah Mulligian during balloon release. Heather Mulligan, his
wife, shades her eyes from the sun to watch the balloons floating overhead. See 20A for more photos.


Avon Park


bids farewell


to soldiers
By RACHEL PEACOCK
News-Sun
AVON PARK - Sergeant Michael Shirey,
33, of Avon Park has been on active duty for 16
) ears and never served overseas until now.
* --Saturday he joined his family for the lunch-
eon and community send-off at the Avon Park Sgt. Michv
National Guard Armory for "Battery B" 3rd receive cr,
Battalion 116th Field Artillery. The unit will McAlpine
serve 18 months in Iraq.
. Shirey, along with the other soldiers of the the Avon I
'1 local Avon Park National Guard battalion, will "I'm ec
combine with sister units from Arcadia and support f
Wauchula for military police training in Fort Chamber
Dix, N.J. Aug. 16, before receiving their over- David Gr
seas assignments. continue ti
About 500 soldiers, families and members of while they
the general public attended the event hosted by


ael Shirey (left) and fellow soldiers
ocheted heart pins from May
, with AmVets Post 21 in Sebring.

Park Chamber of Commerce.
static about the turnout to show their
for them and the families," said
of Commerce Executive Director
eenslade after the event. "We will
o work with the family support group
y're gone."
See SOLDIERS, page 11A


Assistance for hurricane


housing damage approved


By RACHEL PEACOCK
News-Sun
SEBRING - Just shy of the one year
anniversary of Hurricane Charley and the dev-
astating hurricane season that followed, funds
for the Hurricane Housing Recovery Program
were awarded to Highlands County.
Highlands County Housing Coordinator
Penny Phillippi and her staff at the Housing and
Community Development office constructed a
plan for spending the $3.1 million Highlands
County was awarded through the program man-
dated by Florida Legislators.
The plan then had to be approved by the
county commissioners and submitted before the
Aug. 1 deadline to qualify for the funds.
Commissioners passed her proposal two weeks
ago.
"We were told if we got it in by Aug. 1, we
could start drawing down funds by Sept. 1,"
Phillippi said.
Phillippi said the amount awarded was con-
siderably low compared to surrounding coun-
ties that were more devastated by last year's
hurricane season. Hardee .and Okeechobee
counties received about $9-10 million dollars
through the program.
But, Phillippi is optimistic that her plan will
still make the best of what was received. Now
that the plan is approved, her office is busy
matching up applicants with the funds they are
qualified to receive.
"There is definitely a long list of applicants
and we are trying to get their applications up to
par," Phillippi said. "Housing consultants are
making house visits and doing work write-ups
to get them ready to go for bids."
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation
stated 65 percent of the funds have to be spent


on home ownership initiatives.
The money was allocated into five different
spending strategies.
Phillippi designated $850,000 for a
Homeownership Program. This allows for a
$25,000 buy-down for a homebuyer. The funds
will be used to pull funds from other organiza-
tions working to provide lower income families
with permanent housing.
There will be $800,000 of
housing recovery funds to be
matched with Community
Development Block Grants for
those with extremely low
incomes and low to moderate
incomes.
The Disaster
PHILLIPPI Mitigation/Recovery Program
will implement $136,500 from housing recov-
ery funds to provide assistance to very low and
moderately low income households whose
homes are no longer habitable because of hurri-
cane damage. Temporary rental assistance is an
example of the assistance it will provide.
The Rental Development strategy uses hous-
ing recovery funds for loans to construct or
restore rental housing developments for family
housing. It will receive $190,000.
Phillippi designated $600,000 for a Not-For-
Profit Homeownership Program, but it's still
being reviewed by Florida Housing Finance,
An additional, $20,000 will be used for home-
buyer and money skills training.
Phillippi said Florida Housing Finance
received the award money from the
Documentary Stamp Tax. She said the housing
recovery is very similar to the State Housing
Initiatives Program, which also is supported by
See HOUSING, page 11A


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HIGHLANDS

in brief


Chamber

meets for

breakfast
SEBRING - The
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce will have its
monthly breakfast meeting
Tuesday at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center.
Serving begins at 6:45
a.m., and the program
begins at 7 a.m. Breakfast is
$8 per person.
Wachovia Bank is this
month's sponsor. Several of
the board of directors and
staff members will be on
hand to greet members.
Call for reservations at
the chamber office at 385-
8448.

Lane closing to

paint trestle
LAKE PLACID - There
will be intermittent lane clo-
sures on U.S. 27 north and
southbound directions from
LaGrow Road to Lake June
Road from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 9-
11.
The train trestle is being
painted. Delays will be min-
imal.

Screenings
offered at

Central

Florida Health

Care this week
Central Florida Health
Care Inc. will offer free
screening.-during Najuona
_ Community Health Center
Week, Aug. 7-,a
Central Florida Health
Care will offer free glucose
and cholesterol screenings,
to underscore the vital role
of community, migrant and
homeless health centers
which are in their 40th year
of caring for the nation's
medically underserved and
uninsured. This is part of a
weeklong celebration of
National Community Health
Center Week to recognize
the achievements of health
centers that serve as the
family doctor to 15 million
people in more than 3,600
communities across the
nation.
Central Florida Health
Care serves the communities
in Avon Park, Dundee,
Frostproof and Wauchula.
Most of the clients rely on
Medicaid or Medicare or
have no insurance at all.
Central Florida Health
Care will offer the free glu-
cose and cholesterol screen-
ings from 9-11 a.m. Friday
at Avon Park's facility, 950
County Road l7-A West.
For details, call 452-3000.
Frostproof will have
screenings Monday, Dundee
is Wednesday and Wauchula
is Thursday.


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Lightning knocks out power at Highlands Ridge


Nichols: No reports

of major damage
By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING - A powerful lightning
storm took out power all over the
Highlands Ridge Thursday night.
Thankfully, no one was injured and
there was no serious damage in
Highlands County, according to Bill
Nichols, emergency management direc-
tor.
Emergency personnel had a lot of
false alarms because of power surges.
Fire crews did have to respond to a
minor brush fire near Highlands
Hammock State Park.
The U.S. 27 corridor through Sebring,
and the Sebring downtown area lost


power for about 20 minutes, and when
Nichols drove through the area early
Friday morning, there was still one traf-
fic signal out.
Rainfall ranged from .3 inches to as
much as six inches north west of
Sebring, Nichols said.
Jerry Miller, spokesperson for
Progress Energy Florida Inc., who lives
in Lake Wales, counted about 80 sepa-
rate outages between 8-9 p.m., just after
the storm moved through the area.
"Several (line) guys said it was the
worst they ever worked through," Miller
said. "Most of them grew up here."
Crews were out Friday working the
area to make sure everything was back
to normal, he said.
Lightning arrestors are usually hit the
most, Miller said. They protect poles,
wires, cables, transformers, and other


electrical equipment from lightning
surges by carrying the charge to the
ground, but an arrestor can only take so
much.
When it blows, hopefully it will have
absorbed all of the energy, Miller said.
When it disintegrates, however, the next
lightning strike can come straight
through.
Lightning arrestors or the fuses in
transformers take about 15 minutes to
fix, Miller said. Transformers take a cou-
ple of hours and thousands of dollars.
When people hear a loud bang, that's
usually a fuse blowing on a transformer.
In downtown Sebring, the cast and
crew of "Cabaret," the upcoming show
at Highlands Little Theatre, had just fin-
ished setting spotlights when a power
outage cut rehearsal short. Fortunately,


crew members had disconnected comn-
puter banks and light and sound equip-
ment to protect them from damage.
Sherry McGrath of Sebring Country
Estates, said she and her husband Nick
saw a strange sight at 4:30 a.m. Friday:
Their street was covered with walking
catfish.
Nick gathered them in a bucket to
release into the pond at Florida Hospital,
where he works.
Sherry grew up in Avon Park; Nick in
Sebring, but neither one of them had
seen such a severe storm.
"I've seen some bad ones," Sherry
McGrath said. "It was pretty bad. The
lightning was just incredible."
As for how much rain, she said, "We
got a lot. It rained heavy and hard for
probably two hours."


Avon Park council to talk about central dispatch


City manager

wants to consider

other options
By BARRY FOSTER
News-Sun
AVON PARK- It does not
look like the City of Charm is
ready quite yet to jump into a
consolidation of the county's
emergency dispatch system.
During the July 28 meeting
with representatives of
Highlands County, Highlands
County Sheriff's Office and the
three municipalities, Avon Park
City Manager was not enthusi-
astic. He said there are a num-
ber of considerations he wanted
to look at before signing on to


the program.
The issue will come up at
Monday night's Avon Park City
Council meeting at the request
of councilman Doug Eason.
"I just wanted us to talk
about it," he said.
Eason said he didn't have
any "pre-drawn opinions" about
the proposal but said he. felt
obligated to the citizens to mull
the proposal.
In his notes to the city coun-
cil on the matter, Shirey said he
met with Avon Park Police
Chief Frank Mercurio, Fire
Chief Terry Feickert and Public
Works Coordinator Ted Long to
discuss the concept. The group
concurred that the city should
not participate in a centralized
dispatch program at least "at


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this time."
Shirey explained that Avon
Park's dispatch system current-
ly is centralized within the city.
Police dispatchers currently
route not only their own offi-
cers but also firefighters and the
public works personnel.
"They also provide a central,
non-emergency point of contact
for the city 24 hours a day,
seven days a week," he wrote in
his agenda item summary for
Monday night's session.
Shirey explained to council
members, as to his understand-
ing, a centralized county dis-'
patch would separately send
police and fire from different
locations - at least initially. He
went on to explain at this time
there does not seem to be any


provision for dispatching public
works personnel.
Shirey theorized if the city
were to participate in the pro-
gram, the problem might be
resolved by contacting on-call
public works employees
through an automatic page out.
Currently there are nine posi-
tions in the communications
section of the Avon Park Police
Department. Communications
Sergeant Walt McLendon also
serves as the department's
Information Technology
Officer.
Shirey. pointed out the city's
dispatchers staff the front desk
at the police department - an
important task the way the
department currently is struc-
tured.


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"The manned front lobby at
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many services for the citizens
of Avon Park from walk-in
information to supervised cus-
tody-swaps," he wrote in his
narrative.
Shirey pointed out there
would be a savings by eliminat-
ing dispatch equipment, soft-
ware and maintenance.
However, it would be difficult
to reconstitute the operation
should the centralized dispatch
not meet the needs of the city.
Instead, the staff recommen-
dation was that the city, "moni-
tor the progress and see how it
operates" prior to the commit-
ting to participation in the pro-
gram.


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OBITUARIES


Robert Goodwin
Robert Lee
Goodwin, 74, of
Sebring, died Aug. 1,
2005, in Sebring.
Born in Camden, Ohio, he
moved to Sebring from
Richmond, Ind. in 1985.
He was employed as a fire-
fighter and was a veteran of the
Army National Guard. He was
an active member of the First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. In his earlier years,
he raced speed boats through-
out the Midwest states.
Survivors include his wife,
Donna; and stepdaughter, Julie
Hall of Sebring.
A memorial service will be at
11 a.m. Aug. 13 at the First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine with a dinner to fol-
low.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine or a
charity of choice.

Charles Grubb
Charles Robert "Bob"
Grubb, 88, of Sebring, died
Aug. 4, 2005, in Avon Park.
Born in Bellevue, Ohio, he
moved to Sebring in 1977,
coming from Bellevue.
He was a railroad yardman.
He was a member of Sebring
Municipal Golf Association;
and Sebring Hills Association
and Men's Club.
Survivors include several
nieces, nephews and great
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at 3 p.m.
Monday at Stephenson-Nelson


Funeral Home, Sebring. A
funeral service will follow at 4
p.m. at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens Mausoleum, Avon
Park, with the Rev. R.L. Polk
officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Nu-Hope of
Highlands County or Good
Shepherd Hospice of Highlands
County.

Virginia Heider
Virginia H. Heider, 82, of
Lake Placid, died July 3, 2005,
in Sebring.
Born in Newton, W.Va., she
moved to Lake Placid area in
1990 from Arizona.
She was a member of the
Lake Placid Moose Lodge and
was a Christian.
Survivors include her grand-
daughter, Mary Ella Smith;
niece Delores Warshel; nephew,
George Warshel; and sister-in-
law, Mary E. Warshel.
Memorial service will be at
11 a.m. Saturday at Scott
Funeral Home, Lake Placid,
with the Rev. Richard Norris
officiating.

Ethel Strader
Ethel E. Strader, 90, of
Sebring, died Aug. 5, 2005, in
Sebring.
Born in Arkansas, she moved
to Florida in 1983 settling at
Maranatha Village, Sebring.
She was a volunteer at Baptist
Bible College, Clarke Summit,
Pa. for 15 years and a member
of Maranatha Baptist Church,
Sebring.
Survivors include her hus-


band of 74 years, Wilbur;
daughter, June Jahnke of
Sebring; son, David of Juno
Island; 11 grandchildren; and
19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at Maranatha Baptist
Church. Funeral service will
follow at 11 a.m. Entombment
will be at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, Avon Park.
Morris Funeral Chapel in
Sebring handled the arrange-
ments.

Donna White
Donna W. White, 88, of
Snellville, Ga., died July 30,
2005.
She was a former resident of
Avon Park. She was a home-
maker and a Lutheran.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Donald of Washington;
son, Roy Grau of Snellville,
Ga.; daughters, Mary
Ginchereau of Plantation and
Sandra Hatcher of Birmingham,
Ala.; sister, Virginia Abbott of
Tampa; brothers, Raleigh Well
of Mathews, Va. and Joe Well
of Leesburg; eight grandchil-
dren; and three great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral service will be at
12:30 p.m. Monday in the mau-
soleum at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, Avon Park, with'
Pastor Gary Kindle officiating.
The family will receive visitors
at the mausoleum from 10 a.m.
until time for the service.
West Cobb Funeral Home in
Marietta, Ga., handled the
arrangements.


Delaney joins Wauchula State Bank


SEBRING - Robert E.
Hanchey, president of
Wauchula State Bank, has
announced that Mark Delaney
has joined the bank as vice
president, commercial lender
and will be working in the
office located across from Lake
Jackson.
Delaney began his banking
career in 1997 and has eight
years of banking experience in
Highlands County as a manager
- and commercial lender. He is a
graduate of South Florida



John Meder

hospitalized

after accident
News-Sun
SEBRING - Local WWOJ
radio personality John Meder
was admitted to the Highlands
Region Medical Center in sta-
ble condition after an auto acci-
dent.
Meder allegedly hit a tree
after losing control of his
Camero. The accident occurred
at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday on
White Cedar and Queen
Avenue in Sebring.
Kathleen Border, public rela-
tions director at Highlands
Regional, said Meder is stable
but was admitted for further
observation. Michael Taylor, of
the Cohan Radio Group, said
Meder is having problems with
his left leg and other minor
injuries but is doing "pretty
good" overall.
Meder has worked at WWOJ
for more than 20 years in vari-
ous roles such as program
director and radio personality.


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graduate this fall from Webber
International University with a
bachelor of science in business
administration.
"I am excited about Mark
joining our lending team in
Highlands County," comment-
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and branch manager of the
Sebring office. "With the
growth we are experiencing in
our community, we will be able
to continue to provide personal


attention and quick decisions
on loan requests for our busi-
ness customers with Mark on
board."
Wauchula StateBank, estab-
lished in 1929, serves the com-
mercial, agricultural and con-
sumer market in Highlands and
Hardee counties through offices
in Lake Placid, Sebring,
Bowling Green, Wauchula and
Zolfo Springs. On June 30, the
bank had assets of
$478,204,562.13.


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1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Clerk
B. Upcoming County
meetings:
* Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. -
Historic . Preservation
Commission, 501 S. Commerce
Ave., Sebring
* Tuesday, 3 p.m. -
Planning & Zoning
Commission and Zoning Board
of Adjustment, Board Room,
600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring
* Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. -
Central Florida Regional
Planning Council, Highlands
County Health Department,
7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring
* Wednesday, 10 a.m. -
Highlands County Community
Traffic Safety Team, Room 3,
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, 4509 George Blvd.,
Sebring
* Monday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m.
- 911 Communications
Committee, Desoto City Fire
Station 19, 6800 W. George
Blvd., Sebring
* Tuesday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m.
- Joint Workshop of the
Highlands County Board of
County Commissioners,
Highlands County School
Board, City of Sebring City
Council, City of Avon Park City
Council and Lake Placid Town
Council to discuss impact fees,
Board Room, 600 S. Commerce
Ave., Sebring
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Request approval to
pay all duly authorized bills and
employee benefits Aug. 9, 2005
B. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Sheila Kaye Hill
C. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Vera Beasley
D. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Pauline J. Kohler and David M.
Kohler
F. Request approval of


Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Christopher S. .& Laurie A.
Holley
G. Request approval of
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Billy J. and Cathy Barton
H. Request approval of a
Notice of Nuisance on CE
0505177, 456 Valencia Drive,
Sebring FL
I. Request approval of a
Housing grant for a temporary
position.
J. Request approval and
adoption of Equal Employment
Opportunity Plan adoption
K. Request approval of
SHIP Annual Report to Florida
Housing Finance Corporation
L. Request approval of
HOME Again Administrative
Contract with Meridian
Community Services Group,
Inc.
M. Request approval of
budget amendment 04-05-283
N. Request approval of
budget amendment 04-05-277;
279; 282
0. Request approval of
Resolution and Budget
Amendments 04-05-269; 274


5. WORKSHOP:
A. OMB Director:
Budget for FY 2005-06
B. Human Resources
Director: Update on insurance
losses
C. Development Services
Director: Proposed Department
of Community Affairs
Settlement Agreement
D. County Engineer:
Frontage roads
6. ACTION:


A. Rick


Bateman:


Request approval of a sublease
of property at HL Bishop Park
to operate a fueling site / con-
cession services located on
Lake June Road, Lake Placid.
B. Parks & Recreation
Director: Request approval of
FDEP 'Agreement F6059-
Blackman land acquisition
C. Development Services
Director: Request approval of
appointment of new NRAC
members
D. County Administrator:
Request approval of budget
amendment 04-05-256 decreas-
ing fund 110 Reserve for
Contingency
7. COMMISSIONERS
8. ADJOURN


JOHN MORGAN DONAHUE JR.
died at Florida Hospital July 31, 2005 aner a arion
illness. He was predeceased by his mother Ni.a hi-
father, John Morgan, Sr., who was a contrachior for ihe
Sewer and Water Department in Stevens P,:,oil WI nri.
sister, Mary Jane, and his brother, Robert. Jurr, was borr,
in Stevens Point on March 10, 1927 and gradul -d iron,
PJ. Jacobs High School in 1944. He joined ine. Navy and
served in the South Pacific. He returned aler 3 years 10o
work on the railroad and eventually became an arsisIani
superintendent on the Soo Line Railroad. He reiired in
1985 to.live in Sebring, FL where he joined Pine Crest
Golf Club. He was a member of the American Legion tor
22 years and the Elks Club for 47 years. He i- survived
by his wife Frances; son, Thomas of Hou.:.nr, TX. and
daughters, Kathleen Tessmer, of Lake DuBay WI Karen
Cameron, of Meriden, CT, and Michelle Frie,.jrran ol SI
Lake City, UT; 5 stepsons, Clyde,-Thomas, David Willim
and Joseph Newman, all of Ontario. He na, . 22
grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Al ihe requ.cil
of the family there will be no funeral or memnoriai .-erjic.
as the deceased requested an Irish wake aT r,,. rc, orri
that was held on July 20, 2005. There were appro>.irr.alely
60 people who attended to see John off Tre larrilv
requests that any memorial gifts be mailed i.:. ir-e Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auturjrndale FL
33823 in memory of John M. Donarue
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring FL , nr,
charge of arrangements. Mr. Donahue will re inilrrea ai
the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell ai a later ,ate
Mr. Donahue's family would like to thank Dr'. -O. ,an
Bassetti; the staff at Florida Hospital in Sebring. ana Terry
and Dale, the nurses from Good Sl'ecrer.d
Hospice for the wonderful care he rece-.'d


There is a big difference
between a "discount funeral"
and an "allffordable funeral."
And it doesn't all have to
do with money Most


William J. Snyder
William J. Snyder, CDR, SC, USN, 79, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2005. He
was born April 6, 1926, in Meyersdale, PA to William R. and Fannie Miller Snyder, and had been a
resident of Sebring for 23 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Emerson. He
was a Commander, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy, serving for 27 years, Duties included (1) Naval Supply
Depot Liaison with Ship Repair Facility, Yokusuka, Japan; (2) Assistant Director, Nuclear Weapons
Division, U.S. Naval Ordnance Supply, China Lake, CA (3) Supply Officer, USS Francis Marion
(APA249); (4) Student, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (5) Associate Director of Supply, USNOTS:
Director of Supply, USNOTS (6) Chief, Defense Contract Administration Services Office, Westinghouse,
Sunnyvale, California. He received a Masters Degree in Management, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1964. He was a
Teacher-Coordinator of Metropolitan Adult Education Program in San Jose, California; Part-Time Associate Professor, Frostburg
State College, Frostburg, Maryland; Assistant Professor, Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Keyser, West Virginia;
Assistant to the President, Clappers Manufacturing Company, Meyersdale, PA and Director, Material Management, University
Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio. He was the author of Bookkeeping for the Small Businessman and Co-Author of Four Functions of
Management. His honors included being listed in "Who's Who in the Midwest" and "Personalities of the West and Midwest", being
awarded the Joint Services Commendation Medal for duty at DCASO, Westinghouse and being designated honor student, USAF
Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Defense Management Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of International
Materials Management Society; American Society of Hospital Purchasing and Materials Management; Northeast Ohio Society for
Health Care Material Management (Past President); American Accounting Association; American Management Association;
Supervisory Management Association and Retired Officers Association. His hobbies were radio controlled model aircraft; golf;
watercolor and acrylic painting and furniture making.
He is survived by his Wife of 58 years, Anna (Ann), of Sebring; Daughters, Robbyn L. (Thomas, Sr.) Watkins, Stow, OH; Cheryl A
(Allan) Thomas, Hudson, OH and Carol L. Snyder, of Avon Park, FL; Brother, Paul and Sister-in-Law Kathryn Snyder, Kensington,
MD; Sister-in-Law Dorothy Snyder, Phoenix, AZ; Brother-in-Law John Philip and Sister-in-Law Blanche Philip of Garrett, PA; three
Grandchildren; Katie Watkins, Athens, OH; Thomas Watkins, Jr., Stow, OH and William Thomas of Hudson OH. He is also survived
by numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and a great-grand nephew.
Mr. Snyder was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Meyersdale, PA and Sebring, FL. Memorial Service will be held
Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at Sebring Church of the Brethren, Pastor Wendell Bohrer officiating. Visitation with family
will be held Monday evening, August 8, 2005, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Stephensbn-Nelson Funeral home, Sebring. Memorial
contributions may be made to either Sebring Church of the Brethren or ARC, where he was very active and served as Past
President.
The family would like to thank Dr. Oliveros, Dr. Tousaint, Dr. Pinzon, Dr. Dragovic, Dr. Lacson, Dr.Thakkar, D. P. Patel and the many
wonderful nurses in ICU at Florida Hospital, Lake Placid, and the many wonderful nurses in ICU and floor nurses at Highlands
Regional Medical Center and Lake Placid Health Care Center.


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Avon Park High School welcomes freshmen


By LAURA COURSON-SNELLGROVE
News-Sun
AVON PARK - School
bells will be ringing again at
Avon Park High School and for
incoming freshmen this opens a
whole new world of possibili-
ties.
Thursday night Avon Park
High School Principal John
Russ, along with the faculty and
staff, welcomed students and
parents to a freshman orienta-
tion and open house to kick off
the new year.
Russ welcomed the newcom-
ers from Avon Park Middle
School and Hill-Gustat Middle
School with praise for achieve-
ments made at those institu-
tions.
"We have been watching our
incoming freshmen, and we are
excited to welcome such an
excellent group here," said
Russ. He then jokingly added,
"We will be disappointed if you
don't live up to all we have
heard about you."
Athletic Director Mort
Jackson also has been watching
the newcomers.
"We want you to take advan-
tage of the opportunity to par-
ticipate in sports," Jackson said,
"but education is still our num-
ber one priority."
Jackson made sure the stu-
dents understood the impor-
tance of their grades by
announcing that students who
do not maintain at least a 2.0
grade point average will not be
allowed to participate.
Grades permitting, freshmen
will be able to engage in a wide
range of athletics. The stan-
dards of baseball, softball,
swimming, track, cross country,
football, soccer, basketball,
weightlifting, cheerleading,
golf, volleyball and tennis will
be joined this year by the addi-
tion of wrestling.
Students who wish to partici-
pate in any of the sports pro-
grams need to bring in their
original birth certificate to be
copied and kept on file.

Dress appropriately
In addition to outlining some
of the extra curricular activities,
orientation gave both parents
and students the opportunity to
familiarize themselves with
some of the more important
rules and regulations the stu-


CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun
Angie Catarelli signs up for her first math class as a high school stu-
dent. In the background is her new teacher, Dawn Henderson.
Henderson, who will working in a portable classroom this year, is
grateful to have a permanent place to call her own. Last year, her
first as a teacher, she had to float from class to class, as her room
had been damaged in the hurricanes.


dents will be expected to fol-
low.
The dress code, presented by
Assistant Principal Carol
Revels, highlighted some of the
'unacceptable attire.
"Pictures and graphic design
depicting anything lewd will
not be allowed," Revels said.
Students also were warned
not to wear hats, pajamas, slip-
pers, anything transparent, any
jewelry that could be construed
as a weapon, clothing cut or slit
above mid-thigh and all pants
are to be worn at the natural
waist.
Students that do not comply
will have their parents contact-
ed and asked to bring them new
attire.

No cell phones
Another item of contention
for students will be the banning


of cell phones.
After 200 cell phone related
incidents last year, this was one
issue Dean of Students Frank
Lyons was prepared to "nip in
the bud."
"Students will not be allowed
cell phones on school property,"
Lyons said. "Students who have
their own cars may leave them
there, but will not be allowed to
go out and use them, even dur-
ing lunch."
Freshmen Guidance
Counselor Russell Sharp main-
tains that there is good reason
for the cell phone ban.
"Many of the incidents last
year involved missing ct.,
phones or cell phone 'theft,"
Sharp said. "These incidents
kept our school resource officer
(Sam Barhold) very busy when
he could have been focusing on
other issues."


HRMC delivers clothes, supplies to shelter


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING - Every year, the
beginning of school can get
somewhat tough for the chil-
dren and staff at the Hansen
House.
The Children's Home
Society of Florida tries to give
every child at the Hansen
House, who range in age from
7-12, enough new clothes at the
beginning of school. It helps
them feel like they are starting
fresh, said Trifornia Rudolph;
residential supervisor at the
home.
Rudolph said outfitting the
kids, who often arrive at the
home with just the clothes on
their backs, is "very demand-
ing" - usually about $300 per
kid. It's hard for them to feel at
home, sometimes. As soon as
one child leaves, a new one
comes in.
Each year, Highlands
Regional Medical Center
employees hold a school supply
drive for the kids. This year,
office and medical staff and
physicians did something extra.
They provided three to four
new outfits for each child,
along with a full backpack of
the required school supplies, as
well as extra supplies for the
rest of the school year.
Shawn Korzep, accounting
manager for the hospital, said
the medical and office staff
started bringing .in the usual
school supplies after picking
one child each to help. She
asked the medical staff if they
would help supply shoes and
backpacks, and whatever else
they could provide.
In all, they collected $1,000,
which the hospital matched, not
counting the clothes and sup-
plies people had bought
already.
"Employees did this,"
Korzep said. "It was their own
thing."
Kami Elliott, in the hospital's
accounts payable department,
helped Korzep and financial
analyst Corinne Winter to fill
six shopping carts. Elliott and


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Highlands Regional Medical Center director of finance Shawn
Korzep (left) and marketing director Kathleen Border deliver school
supplies Friday afternoon to the Children's Home Society's Hansen
Center in Sebring.


her husband, Norman, bought
each child two outfits them-
selves. She also helped the
three ladies deliver supplies.
In all, between donations and
out-of-pocket purchases,


Korzep estimated they spent
$3,000 to outfit 20 kids. When
they delivered the items Friday
morning, an extra child was liv-
ing there so they made one
more trip to shop for him.


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Students caught with cell
phones will be given in-school
suspension on the first offense.
Guidance Counselor Georgia
Murdock wants the students to
know the core of all the rules
and regulations.
"What we want is a gradua-
tion after four years of study,"
Murdock said. "We are here to
get you ready for the real
world."
And ready they will be.

Preparing for future
In recent years, high school
has become more like college
preparatory school, Principal
John Russ explained.
"When education first began
really catching on in this coun-
try only 20 percent of students
went on to higher education,"
Russ said. "At present, at least
80 percent of graduates go on
to some sort of college, junior
college or trade school."
With the future and college in
mind, there is a larger concern
for the new students, the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test.
Freshmen students will be
taking the FCAT in both math
and reading.
The FCAT results are consid-
ered in both remediation and
retention of students. A total of
131 freshmen students will be
repeating the ninth grade at
Avon Park High School this
year, due, in part, to FCAT
scores.
The FCAT has many parents
anxious about the future.
Parent Laurie Stoll worries
about the objectivity of such
test. "I just don't think a child
should be judged one day out of
365 and have it affect them for
the rest of their life," Stoll said.
"My main concern is that my
child learns properly and that I
am able to talk to their teacher
when I need to."
Sharp agrees with Stoll.
"Many of the problems we
face at the school could be
resolved by communication
between parents and teachers,"
Sharp said.
As for the FCAT, Sharp does
partially agree with Stoll. "The


FCAT is about gauging where
students should be, our focus is
making sure the students are
scoring on grade level," Sharp
said. "You would, however, be
able to more clearly see where
an individual stands (academi-
cally) by looking at both the
FCAT and the work they do in
the classroom."
While the FCAT will remain
a concern, most parents and stu-
dents are more concerned with
the immediate future.
Gale Ontiveros is more con-
cerned about her daughter
Kristen Husey adjusting to high
school.
"She attended a private
school prior to this," said


Ontiveros. "This will be differ-
ent."
Kristen is excited about the
new opportunities she has. "I
want to be in ROTC, soccer and
tennis," Husey said. This will
be her first year participating in
all three.
Parent Marzella Moses wants
her son, Albert, to enjoy the
benefits of going to school.
"I just want him to get a real-
ly good education," Moses said.
In spite of all the concerns of
teachers, parents and students
they share at least one thing,
they are all looking forward to
the new school year with opti-
mism and hope for a great year.


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6A News-Sun, Sunday, August 7, 2005



Highlands County officers take first formal oath


EDITOR'S NOTE: The
News-Sun has been publishing
news about Highlands County
since 1927 as a treat for our
readers. We have gone through
the archives and pulled stories
that we will share on future
Sunday. Sit back and enjoy this
Flash from the Past of Jan. 9,
1969.

It was a first for Highlands
County and no one was quite
sure what to do, so the first for-
mal oath-taking ceremony for
county officers was a mixture of
quiet dignity and folksiness.
County commissioners, who


had proposed the ceremony for
Tuesday morning, stood at the
top of the stairs on the second
floor of the Courthouse, direct-
ing a small crowd of county
employees and "plain citizens"
to the courtroom.
As Circuit Judge Clifton M.
Kelly, very dignified in the


black judicial robe he seldom
wears, marched into the court-
room, Clerk Earl Rich stepped
to the door to summon strag-
glers, "Come on in here, come
on in."
Among those coming into the
courtroom was a news photog-
rapher - who is never permit-
ted for a session of court.
Tuesday, Judge Kelly he..
arrange 13 county officials into
a .photographical group - and
reluctantly moved to get into
the picture himself.
Clarence Cooper quipped
from the audience as the offi-
cials took their stand facing the


front of the room, "Why don't
you face the citizens?"
Clerk Rich shot a glance over
his shoulder and blandly
responded, "You are seeing our
better side!" The audience
laughed.
The trend toward more color-
ful men's clothing was hardly
noticeable Tuesday morning.
Sports jackets - burnished
copper on Rich, blue and
maroon plaid on Ted Cason - a
royal blue suit on Robert
Skipper were the only depar-
tures from conservative dark
suits. A softly tinted shirt - a
blue which photographs well -


was the only concession to
fashion made by Sheriff Joe
Keene who is also the owner of
a men's clothing store.
Everyone stood very straight
and the courtroom became quiet
as Judge Kelly began a short
speech, "I am very pleased to be
asked to administer the oath of
office to these officeholders. I
look on a new term of office as
an exciting challenge, not only
for the officeholders but for the
citizens.
"We often hear about the dif-
ficult side of politics, but taking
the oath of office is one of the
more colorful events in work


which is truly exciting and sat-
isfying because it is working
with people, serving people and
helping them meet their prob-
lems.
"I am pleased to have this
opportunity to extend best
wishes to those of you who
today swear to serve the people
- the community and nation,"
the judge said before he asked
the officials to repeat -after him
the short phrases of the oath.
The officeholders had chosen to
take the oath collectively rather
individually.


SCHOOL BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENUS


Lunches being served for the
Highlands County School
District for the week of Aug. 8-
12 are as follows:

High school breakfast
Monday - Sausage biscuit,
assorted cereal, toast, assorted
jelly, breakfast yogurt, chilled
fruit juice and milk variety.
Tuesday - Tony's Breakfast
Pizza, assorted cereal, toast,
assorted jelly, breakfast yogurt,
chilled fruit juices and milk
variety.
Wednesday - Pancake,
sausage, syrup, assorted cereal,
toast, assorted jelly, breakfast
yogurt, chilled fruit juices, milk
variety.
Thursday - Bacon, egg,
cheese on bun, assorted cereal,
toast, assorted jelly, breakfast
yogurt, chilled fruit juices, milk
variety.
Friday - Waffles and
sausage, syrup, assorted cereal,
toast, assorted jelly, breakfast
yogurt , chilled fruit juices ,
milk variety.

High school lunch,
Monday - Spaghetti with
pasta sauce, yeast rolls, tossed
salad, condiments, Ken's


California Blend Sliced Pears,
juice T.K.O., milk variety, chef
salad, chicken Caesar salad,
fruit and yogurt salad, tuna
salad plate, cheeseburger bas-
ket, chicken sandwich basket,
Gillardi pizza basket, turkey
and cheese speedy, Frito Lay
baked chips, chocolate chip
cookie.
Tuesday - Jumbo hot dogs,
potato puffs, shells with garlic
herb sauce, baked beans, broc-
coli, chocolate chip cookie,
milk variety, chef salad, chick-
en Caesar salad, fruit and
yogurt salad, oriental chicken
salad, cheeseburger basket,
chicken sandwich basket,
Gillardi pizza basket, Frito Lay
baked chips.
Wednesday - Barbecue
beef sandwich, french fries,
green beans, apple slices, juice
T.K.O, milk variety, chef salad,
chicken Caesar salad, fruit and
yogurt salad, tuna salad plate,
chicken sandwich basket,
Gillardi pizza basket, hoagie
sandwich, Frito Lay baked
chips, chocolate chip cookie.
Thursday - Lasagna, yeast
roll, green beans, tossed salad,
succotash, cherry crisp, juice
T.K.O., milk variety, chef salad,


chicken Caesar salad, fruit and
yogurt salad, oriental chicken
salad, cheeseburger basket,
chicken sandwich basket,
Gillardi pizza basket, turkey
and cheese. speedy, Frito Lay
baked chips, chocolate chip
cookie.
Friday - Chicken nuggets,
yeast roll, mashed potatoes,
brown gravy, carrots, broccoli,
chilled fruit cup, yellow cake,
chocolate cream frosting, milk
variety, chef salad, chicken
Caesar salad, fruit and yogurt
salad, cheeseburger basket,
Gillardi pizza basket, ham and
cheese speedy, Frito Lay baked
chips, chocolate chip cookie.

Middle school breakfast
Monday - Sausage biscuit,
assorted cereal, toast, assorted
jelly, breakfast yogurt, chilled
fruit juice and milk variety.
Tuesday - Pancake,
sausage, assorted cereal, toast,
assorted jelly, breakfast yogurt.
chilled fruit juices and milk
variety.
Wednesday - Tony cheese
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County stuck on Venus flooding

Environmental of
the area study is
underway .. ... .


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING - James Reagan
of Venus built his home in 2001
off Toni Circle and Toni Drive,
two years after heavy rains
flooded that area.
Reagan told county commis-
sioners on Tuesday how county
building officials never told
him about the flooding prob-
lems. He had no reason to sus-
pect it, he said, since he had 30-
year-old oaks and pine trees on
his property.
Since last summer, rain has
kept the area around Old State
Road 8 at the bend at Hicoria
Road under water, Emergency
Management Director Bill
Nichols said. Reagan asked the
county for help, but right now,
the county can do nothing.
The county has a project in
the works to raise the road
another two or three feet by
mining sand from a former
home lot bought out with
Federal Emergency
Management Agency funds.
Road crews have to wait now
for an environmental study
before they can get permits to
start work.
County staff can't do a full
study, however, until the water
subsides.
"Do you have a solution?"
County Commissioner Bob
Bullard asked Reagan. "Please
let us know. We cannot, by law,
do it until we get the permit
done."
The study came out of a letter
written by Dr. Hilary Swain,
director of Archbold Biological
Station, to County Engineer
Ramon Gavarrete. She raised
questions on how any changes
to the landscape might impact
the surface flow, groundwater
hydrology, or wetlands of adja-
cent conservation lands with
Archbold. boundaries.
As a member of the Natural
Resources Advisory
Commission, she wanted to
- review plans to dig a pit and
raise the road, especially since
protected habitat appears to be
present at the site.

Sun 'N Lake gives
boil water notice
News-Sun
SEBRING - After
Thursday's storm fried a piece
of water monitoring equip-
ment, Sun 'N Lake of Sebring
was forced to issue a boil water
notice, -said Bill Weekly, direc-
tor of Sun 'N Lakes Public
Works and Utilities.
He added that residents had
to reason to be alarmed.
The only damage was to a
piece of electronic equipment
that monitors water pressure
and turns on a pump if the pres-
sure drops below 20 pounds per
square inch.
Weekly did water tests on
Friday and Saturday. Final
results should be known on
Monday afternoon. Interested
residents can call 382-2196 for
information.
A state regulation requires
residents to boil water whenev-
er there is a loss of pressure in
the system. It is always
assumed that there has been a
break in a water pipe and that
soil or other contaminants may
be intruded in the system.
In the past, under similar cir-
cumstances, Sun 'N Lake's
water came back with a good
rating.
At the most, Weekly said,
there was pressure loss for 20
minutes. It took about three
minutes to find the problem
and fix it, he said.
Sewage lift stations appeared
to be .OK, Weekly said. The
system had power throughout
the storm.


PHIL ATTINGER/News-Sun
Old State Road 8 near Hicoria Lane and Toni Drive still holds about 6-10 inches of rain as a Chevrolet
sport utility vehicle slogs through on Monday. The Highlands County Road and Bridge Department has
been given approval to fix the problem for the road, but must wait until waters subside before starting
any work.


In her letter, Swain said she
did not believe digging a pit
would fix the flooding prob-
lems, especially since the whole
area has no drainage. She also
wasn't certain if sand mining
for a road is allowed on federal-
ly purchased land.
Gavarrete hopes to submit an
application for permits to the
Southwest Florida Water
Management District within a
week, but it usually takes
longer to set up a meeting.
Getting the road raised may
involve the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, and could end up
taking another six months to a
year, he said.
"I commit that the day we get
those permits, we will do it,"
Bullard said.
Meanwhile, Reagan, Jimmy
Puente, and other residents can
only reach their homes by driv-
ing through water or using a
shell road along the South
Central Florida Express rail-
road. The county constructed it
under a declared state of emer-
gency, so it may not stay open
forever.
Sun 'N Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department in Lake Placid can
use an old 6-by-4 military truck


Historic problems
News-Sun
The, area of Old State Road 8 at Hicoria Road has
apparently had flooding problems for much of the last
century.
According to Fred Lohrer with Archbold Biological
Station, the first development there was a logging town
around the railroad from 1929-35. When the mill burned
down in 1935 and World War 11 started, the area emptied
out. It had very few houses until Toni Circle was devel-
oped aoout 20 years ago, he said.
Not only do topographical maps of the area show it is a
bowl with no natural drainage except through the soil, but
former researchers and workers at the station have told
of having to traverse water at the curve in the road there
at Hicoria Road.
One anecdote, Lohrer said, states that in the late
1940s, school buses would have to stop at the corner of
that intersection to let kids off. Their parents would pad-
dle out in boats to collect them and take them up to their
houses.

to provide fire service, Nichols Charley hit the day after they
said. met. They immediately had to
Nichols has worked with res- run to help hurricane victims.
idents in Venus since 1999 to The area is now defined as a
use FEMA funds to buy out flood hazard area, but Nichols
flooded homes, but unless peo- said not only have people
ple had water in their homes, stayed, he said one man from
they can't get bought out. He, Fort Lauderdale is buying up
also worked with a group of property in the area.
Mennonites last summer to get
houses fixed, but Hurricane E T


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News-Sun
SEBRING - A week ago
law enforcement officials
reported a number of county
residents had been hit with a
telephone scam.
Now, even more citizens are
being victimized by the decep-
tion that can deprive people of
their telephone service and at
rack long distance charges
against their account.
The ordeal begins when vic-
tims receive a call from a per-
son purporting to be a law
enforcement officer. They
claim to have information about
somebody who has been
involved in an auto accident.
The perpetrators have identi-
fied themselves as a Florida
Highway Patrol trooper. They
proceed to tell the victim the
person hurt in the crash had the
victim's phone number in their
pocket or their purse.
The victim then is asked to
make a call to another tele-
phone number with a *721 pre-
fix, ostensibly to identify the
accident victim before they are
airlifted to a hospital.
However, by dialing in the
*721 prefix, it enables whoever
is at that phone number to
access the victim's long dis-
tance telephone service.
Since the initial report, Lt.
John Chess from the Highlands
County Sheriff's office said he
had received another dozen or
so reports of people who had
been scammed.
"We had six that came into
the office Wednesday and more
call in on the telephone," he
said.
Just like before, investigators
believe the calls are originating
out of South Florida.
"We have some information
to that effect that we are work-
ing on now," he said.
Avon Park Crime Awareness
Officer Tamara Neale last week
said apparently some of the
calls had been preceded by a
tape warning that the calls were
originating from a correctional
institute.
However, some of the calls
have been traced ,back to
Miami-Dade where the ilitnates


have access to pay phones
which might not trigger the
automatic recording.
Officials report once the call
is released by the suspect, it
should release the victim's
phone number, but that does not
happen in every case.
Victims then can call (888)
693-1046, follow the instruc-
tions and get their line released.
Investigators agree that find-
ing the perpetrators is virtually
impossible because of the way
the scam is structured. They
said the best way to avoid being
burned is to not take the call
and not to use the *721 prefix.
Chess said it appeared the
inmates have some operative
knowledge of Highlands
County.
"It's odd, they seem to have
people's names. We have had a
couple of people say the callers
had information right on about
their family members. We don't
know how they're getting that
part," he said.
Chess said to date they had-
n't been able to find any com-
monality among the victims.
Sprint officials have advised
their customers they can use the
(888) 693-1046 number in
advance to have the nuisance
calls blocked before being vic-
timized.
Neale said anyone who gets a
call such as this, where a person
is purporting to be a law
enforcement officer, would be
well advised to call their own
agency first.
"If you live in the city call
your police department, if you
live in the county call the sher-
iff's office," she said.
Meanwhile, sheriff's offi-
cials are asking people with
caller identification to get any
kind of information to get the
perpetrators.
"If a number shows up on
their caller ID, we want to
know what that number is and
what the star number is,
because we want to know what
the number is they are forward-
ing it to," he said.
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enforcement agency as soon as
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Community
Wr News and events


Auditions begin
for new show
SEBRING - Highlands
Little Theatre will be starting
auditions for "Hoodwinked"
this Saturday.
The musical farce
approaches the Robin Hood
legend through a different
viewpoint as Robin and his
famous band come face-to-
face with some very liberated
women. When the Sheriff of
Nottingham and his
Henchmen capture Maid
Marian for the umpteenth
time, such plots and ploys as
Tuck's Confession
Concession and a strike by
the Nottingham Hangman's
Local ensue.
Cast requirements include
three females, one between
ages 20 and 30, and two
between 30 and 60; and eight
males also are needed, four
between 20 and 30, and four
between 30 and 60.
Auditions are set to begin
from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3
p.m. on two Saturdays, Aug.
6 and 13. Final auditions will
be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug.
15. For details, call 382-2525.

Lunch Bunch
meets Monday
SEBRING - The Lunch
Bunch of Fairmount Mobile
Estates will have its monthly
luncheon at noon Monday at
Homer's Smorgasbord.
Hosts will be Maxine
Hannah, Beverly Spry, Hazel
Reed and Jackie Koza. There
will be door prizes and a
50/50 drawing. Crime Watch
and other park news will be
discussed.

Registration
for SHARE set
SHARE registration will be
from 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-7
p.m. Monday at St. John
United Methodist Church,
3214 Grand Prix Drive
(behind Wal-Mart).
Distribution day will be
Saturday, Aug. 27.
The basic package is avail-
able for $18 and two hours of
volunteer service.
In addition, there will be
SHARE specials: The Hog
Wild Package, $16.50 and
The Combo Pack, $11.50.
For details, call 382-6385
or 471-0734.
Check with the following
host sites for registration
times, dates and more infor-
mation:
* Sebring First United
Methodist Church, comer of
Center and Pine streets, 385-
5184 or 655-5854.
* Lake Placid Faith
Baptist Church, 600 Holmes
Ave., 465-0060 or 465-3619.


Blood bank


having drives
The Florida's Blood
Centers-Highlands has coor-
dinated the following blood
drives:
* Tuesday - Avon Park
Publix from 11 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. All donors will receive
$2 off Publix Premium ice
cream; Avon Park
Correctional Institute from 3-
5:30 p.m.
* Thursday - Sebring
Chamber of Commerce from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Friday - Lake Placid
Health Care.
New Saturday branch hours
will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
starting Aug. 20.
Florida's Blood Centers -
Highlands desperately needs
the community to support its
efforts to provide an adequate
blood supply to local hospi-
tals.
Schedule blood drives at
churches, businesses and civic
groups by calling Deah
Spires, donor development
coordinator, 381-3173.
The blood bank is at 6550
U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Hours
are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday; and 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. Thursday.

Homeowners to
hear from
county officials
SEBRING - The
Highlands County
Homeowners Association Inc.
will meet from 9-11 a.m. on
Monday at Sebring Country
Estates Clubhouse, 3240
Grand Prix Drive.
Major Paul Hinman will
give an update on Crime
Watch. Ingrid Utech will
present redistricting initia-
tives.
The group will hear from
county property appraiser C.
Raymond McIntyre and coun-
ty tax collector Charles Bryan
on issues of growth. Rick
Helms, the county's Budget
Office director, will present
an executive summary of next
year's budget.


V.F.W. taking
trip to casino
AVON PARK - Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 9853 is
hosting a day trip to Hard
Rock Casino Aug. 12.
Cost is $20 per person for
the bus ride. Hard Rock will
reimburse each person with
$25 in free play and a $5 food
voucher.
Bus leaves at 8 a.m. from
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By LAURA COURSON-SNELLGROVE
News-Sun
SEBRING - Two Heartland
Christian School students got a
jump on their college education
over the summer.
Benjamin Noel and Erin
Ford participated in Duke
University's Talent
Identification Program, which
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Some classes count toward high
school credit.
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Classes are taught by quali-
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Erin Ford attended the
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"The course focused primari-
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sition of suns and solar systems
and measuring luminescence,"
said Ford.
Students were asked to com-
plete three projects dealing with
astrophysics and biochemistry.
They created a space shuttle
solar system and an alien.
"We named our alien
Snuffelupagus," Ford said, after
the Sesame Street character.
This was the third year Ford
participated in the program.
Previously, she studied
Strategic Mathematics and
Human Intelligence. It will also
be her last because she is enter-
ing the 11th grade at Heartland
Christian School.
"The program is really great.
I wish I could go back next
year," Ford said.'
Programs are offered on
many college campuses, giving
- students the opportunity to


JARRETT BAKER/News-Sun
While most Highlands County students spent the summer out of the
classroom, Heartland Christian School's Erin Ford and Ben Noel
spent three weeks participating in the Duke University Talent
Identification Program.


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lege classroom and that of liv-
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Benjamin Noel attended a
course in Aerospace
Engineering at the University
of Kansas. He got insight into a
field he is interested in pursu-
ing.
"I really enjoyed the pro-
gram," Noel said. "I went in
having some general ideas
about Aerospace Engineering,
and I was ready to learn."
Noel through the program
has helped him prepare for the
future by helping him deter-
mine what courses he should
focus on to pursue a career in
aerospace engineering..


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This was Noel's first year in
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the beauty of learning," he said.
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District makes plans to get schools on track


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
SEBRING - Dr. Anne Lindsay,
director of curriculum for the school
district, and JoAnna Cochlin. coordi-
nator of secondary programs, briefed
members of The School Board of
Highlands County Tuesday night about
their plans to address the disappointing
results, of last year's Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test.
While great progress has been made
at the elementary level, middle and
high school students are losing ground.
"We need to build and grow as a dis-
trict." Lindsay said. "But district
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comes through a teacher. So a teacher
has to know, and be a part of,'the holis-
tic solution."
She added that the district is work-
ing to create a continuous curriculum,
one that builds from one year to the
next in alignment with the Sunshine
State Standards.
This change, which she character-
ized as huge, needs to be teacher driv-
en.
"Whole group instruction, where
everybody gets the same content, is


critical," Lindsay said. But added that
was just one step.
"Differentiated instruction has to be
happening in our classrooms." she
said.
In other words, how to teach a les-
son differently when a student, or
group of students don't master a con-
cept the first time around.
The district was implementing a
new process to address this problem.
Lindsay said.
The continuous improvement
model, called Plan Do Check Act, was
designed to coordinate and distribute
responsibilities between the district,
the school, and the teacher. The goal is
to increase student achievement, while
creating greater diversity in teaching,
by providing better guidance and sup-
port.
For example, the district would map
out the overall curriculum for each
grade, based on Sunshine State
Standards. At the schools, administra-
tors would align those overall maps
with each discipline, so teachers could
build their daily lesson plans upon that
alignment.
This way students would build their


knowledge in a systemic way. Lindsay
said, and teachers in every discipline
would he able to coordinate, their
efforts, while school administrations,
and district support I personnel provided
more support.
She pointed out thai two new read-
ing resource teachers have been added
to the district staff.
Teachers are already asked to think
in terms of three steps when drawing
up their lesson plans. Lindsay
explained.
First they have to identify what they
intend to teach, and then record what
they actually taught. The third step is
to test their students, to discover what
the students actually learned.
In other words, if 80 percent of a
class doesn't understand a lesson, the
lesson has to be rewritten and re-taught
to the group. If 80 percent of a class
does well on a test, it means the lesson
plan was successful. However, the
teacher still has to find a different.Iway
to reach the 20 percent of the class
which did not understand the material.
"We need to do better, especially in
middle and high schools, in teaching
comprehension of subject matter,"


Lindsay said.
For this reason, she added, a key
component to school improvement is
staff development.
At this time, there are only two staff
development days a year, and teachers
do not have to take refresher courses
over the summer.
As an example, Lindsay told the
board that last year 150 teachers need-
ed to take reading training, because
they were either new or needed to
update. However, only 70 of those
teachers got the training. "What do we
do about the 80 who didn't get (the
training)," she asked. I
Two major obstacles to solving this
problem were mentioned Tuesday
night: How to pay for additional
teacher training, and how to make the
time for teachers to take the training.
This fiscal year, for example, the
state has cut its allocation for staff
development in half.
This is because the federal govern-
ment, through No Child Left Behind,
has allocated money for that purpose.
But funding could become a prob-
lem in the future, Lindsay warned.
Renfro agreed. "I'm not comfortable


with the amount we're spending on
staff development," she said.
, Board member Richard Norris
spoke of an additional concern. "How
do we motivate some teachers to
change?" he asked.
"If teachers are going to slough it
off," Hancock said, "he or she can
slough it off in another district."
"We haven't armed the teachers
with the tools they need," he added.
Lindsay said that part of the solution
would be to pre-group students so they
would be closer in ability. Not purely
homogenous, she explained, but some
skill based grouping. "We can do that
K through 12," she said.
In response to board members'
doubts about the literacy program she
said, "Let's stay the course. Take
smaller samples and look closer. We
need to put faces to names, to find
pockets of successful intervention, so
they can be replicated.
While Renfro expressed frustration
and concern, at the same time she wor-
ried about wholesale change simply for
the sake of change. "I would rather set-
tle on something," she said, "and make
it work."


TRACK
Continued from 1A
For instance, last school year
students had to score 3.5 on the
writing portion of the FCAT to
be considered on grade level, up
from 3.0 the three years before.
And last year for the first
time students with disabilities
and limited English were
included in FCAT testing. Until
then, they had not.
Failure to meet goals can
result in penalties for individual
schools, and create the option
for parents to choose a different
school for their children.
Because the stakes are so
high, school board members,
district and school administra-
tors. and teachers, are looking
closely at the FCAT data and
asking, "Are we on track?"
The answer is mixed, and


some concerns were raised
Tuesday as district administra-
tors briefed the school board on
last year's results.
The good news, the school
board was told, is that progress
is evident in math.
By the school year 2006-07
schools must show that 56 per-
cent of their eligible students
have achieved proficiency in
math.
Last year, 67 percent of third
graders, 60 percent of fourth
graders, 58 percent of eighth
graders, and 68 percent of 10th
graders did that. Seventh and
ninth graders, were only slight-
ly short of the goal with 54 per-
cent and 55 percent of students
achieving proficiency.
Fifth and sixth graders, how-
ever, still have a way to go.
Only 50 percent of fifth graders
and 43 percent of sixth graders,
achieved proficiency.


Educators pass contract
SEBRING - Members of the Highlands Education
Association overwhelming voted in favor of the new contract.
Friday.
Only 13 members voted no, while 724 members voted yes.
The union's president, John Rousch, and School Superintendent
Wally Cox were both pleased that people were so supportive.
They each expressed respect and gratitude for the manner in
which the contract had been negotiated, and both look forward to


an exciting, productive year.
To put these statistics into
context, between 2001 and
2004, only 38 percent of stu-
dents over all were proficient in
math.
Improving student's reading
abilities has proven to be a
tougher task, although substan-
tial gains have been seen in ele-
mentary schools.
By 2006-07, 51. percent of all
eligible students will have to be
able to read at grade level.
Already 67 percent of third


graders. 71 percent of fourth
graders. 64 percent of fifth
graders, and 53 percent of sixth
graders, can do so.
What is troubling, is that
reading proficiency rates start
to fall in middle school, and
continue to lose ground in high
school.
By the 10th grade, only 29
percent of students are reading
on grade level.
Between 2001 and 2004, by
contrast, 31 percent of students


over all, were proficient in read-
ing.
"We continue to show
improvement in math, but not
reading," school board member
J. Ned Hancock, said. "A down-
ward trend is unacceptable at
the secondary level. I find it
hard to understand.
"If we've got kids at grade
level and making gains for four
or five years (in elementary
schools), I don't see how they
can fall off in secondary
school."
One of the main difficulties,
Director of Curriculum Dr.
Anne Lindsay said, is that
teaching reading at the second-
ary level is a whole new ball
game.
"We didn't have trained read-
ing teachers in high school,"
she said, "there was nothing out
there. So we're building the air-
plane as we fly in it.


"We're only now getting
started up. It will be another
three years before we see real
growth in scores."
Hancock, and fellow board
members Donna Howerton and
Wendy Renfro, all expressed
concern at the lag time.
"It's like it's going to take
years (to raise reading profi-
ciency) and these kids aren't
going to make it up," Howerton
said.
"All these problems are com-
ing to the surface," Renfro said,
"But no one has any answers.
It's frustrating."
Lindsay responded by
explaining the district had a
long term strategy, which
includes teacher training and
improvements to the overall
curriculum.


DENNIS
Coritinqe ,from 1A - -

heat to help the elderly, disabled
and low-income families who
have been impacted by the hur-
ricane. His team literally goes
door-to-door offering their
assistance.
Thus far, the AmeriCorps
teams have assessed more than
4,600 homes for damage and
tarped at least 66 roofs. Hine
said the effort is a joint opera-
tion between AmeriCorps, the
Christian Contractor
Association and the Federal
Emergency Management


SOLDIERS
Continued from 1A
Shirey, who is a supply ser-
geant, agreed that the support
provides relief for the soldiers
who are preparing to leave.
"It makes it easier for us
knowing there are people back
here taking care of our families
and we are very appreciative,"
Shirey said.
For many families, the event
meant they must finally face
what was once a distant reality.
"Since 9-11 (Sept. 11, 2001),
we've know this was a possibil-
ity," said Shirey's wife,


Agency.
Their help has extended- to
most of Santa Rosa County.
-And, sqme bf their work minlud-
ed damage still remaining from
Hurricane Ivan.
In his first week there, Hine
logged 120 hours of labor inten-
sive work, but modestly replied
that that was what he was there
to do.
His compassion is why he is
bittersweet about returning to
Sebring on Aug. 11.
"I can't even imagine how
people in the military feel,
because even after being gone
for just a month the feeling of
. knowing people are waiting for


Johneen. "We've known for a
while that they were going, but
we didn't know when until
about two weeks ago."
Children, from infants to
teenagers, braced themselves to
be away from parents who they
are accustomed to always hav-
ing around.
Ashton Shirey, 14, said she is
proud of what her father does,
but that doesn't change the fact
that he will miss some impor-
tant steps in her life as a teen
including her upcoming 15th
birthday.
"He will miss me getting my
driver's license and my first
prom," Ashton said. "By the


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you to return home is amazing,"
Hine said.
At the same time.his exhaust-
- in wrk.'a,- cr:md^lednT '"
spaces have spurred bonds with
the other workers who are expe-
riencing the same thing. After
work, they return to the East
Milton Sports Complex gymna-
sium to use portable showering
trailers, eat dinner and sleep.
A worker who injured his
hand, volunteered to cook din-
ner- for everyone because he
could no longer help anywhere
else.
"It's great," Hine said. "It's
like a community here. You
meet a lot of people from all


time he gets back, I'll be a sen-
ior and he'll have missed two
years of high school."
Johneen tries to remain opti-
mistic through it all so her hus-
band won't worry about them
while he's gone.
"We've had lengthy separa-
tions before and we can handle
it," Johneen said. "Because we
are lucky to have his family and
my family nearby, it makes it
easier on us than some families
(who don't have supports)."
Shirey's father, C.B., retired
from the Air Force and is cur-
rently the Avon Park City
Manager. His mother, Debby,
also raised in a riilitary family,


around."
Hine joined AmeriCorps
after hearing about the program
througl(,Jeanne Parks, assistant
park manager at Highlands
Hammock. He came in before
to apply for park ranger but did-
n't have enough experience for
the position.
Hine said the experience he
is receiving from AmeriCorps
will equip him for ranger work.
Back at the park, he maintains
trails and removes plants that
are not native to the area. He
also is on the prescribed burn
unit and runs the fire engine.
"I've always loved the
woods," Hine said with fond-


said that even though they are
accustomed to the situation, it
doesn't make it any easier for
her to handle.
"I'm used to separations, but
it's different when your son is
going," Debby said. "But, I'm
real proud of him."
The private luncheon for sol-
diers and their family members
started at noon. Avon Park City
Councilman George Hall got
things started with a video trib-
ute to the music of Toby Keith's
"American Soldier."
Florida Hospital dedicated
teddy bears donning army
fatigues to the soldiers' fami-
lies.


ness. "It's just my thing, so why
not get paid for running around
in them."
He also is interested in birds
of prey, such as hawks and
eagles. Eventually he wants to
become a falconer and own his
own bird.
Parks said Hine has been a
valuable asset for the park.
"He does a fine job here,"
Parks said. "He jokes with the
older guys and tells them they
have to try to keep up with
him."
Parks said Hine is the second
in-park AmeriCorps employee
for Highlands Hammock. Last
year Shirley King was the in-.


After lunch, members of the
public joined the ceremony.
Highlands County
Commissioner Edgar Stokes
addressed the audience and read
a resolution from the board.
"It's because of the military
that we live the life we live,"
Stokes said. "We want you to
know you're in our opening
prayer (at the county commis-
sioners meetings) every
Tuesday."
Afterwards, Hall directed the
soldiers and their children out-
side for a balloon release.
"If this party is great, I can't
wait for the next one ... when
we bring you all home," Hall
said.


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park AmeriCorps employee,
and she also was deployed for
hurricane recovery in Arcadia.
"It is a real team effort,"
Parks said. "The park services
have always had a team or fam-
ily feel, and AmeriCorps is now
part of it."
Parks is looking forward to
Hine's return and hopes funding
will be available for another in-
park AmeriCorps employee
next year.
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
administers the Florida State
Parks AmeriCorps program in
159 state parks. The program
was created in 1997 as a seg-
ment of the national
AmeriCorps service movement.



HOUSING
Continued from 1A
the tax.
Like SHIP, the housing
recovery funds come from a
housing trust fund.
Altogether, the available
housing funds for this year
equal $5,755,395 according to
Phillippi's proposal to county
commissioners.


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Forecasts and graphics provided by
AccuWeather, Inc. @2005
AccuWeather.com


Five-Day forecast for Highlands County_


TODAY


MONDAY


A couple of afternoon A t-storm possible in
thunderstorms, the afternoon.


High 92/Low 76
Winds: SW at 3-6 mph.


High 92/Low 75
Winds: SSE at 3-6 mph.


TUESDAY






An afternoon
thunderstorm
possible.
High 92/Low 75
Winds: E at 8-16 mph.


Regional forecast


Venus
91/74
*


Shown is today's
weather. Temperatures
are today's highs and
tonight's lows


WEDNESDAY






Chance for an
afternoon t-storm.

High 92/Low 75


THURSDAY


An afternoon
thunderstorm
possible
High 92/Low 75


Winds: ESE at 8-16 mph. Winds: E at 8-16 mph.


Heat index 7
For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity ................. 60%
Expected air temperature ........ 900
Makes it feel like .................... 1000


Weather.istory _
Philadelphia, Pa., had a high tem-
perature of 106 degrees on Aug. 7,
1918. This mark was not matched
until 1936 and has yet to reach that
high again.



Farm report i
Six to eign r hours of sun o
today, but clouds will build
up and a couple of thunderstorms
will cross the area in the afternoon
and evening. Rainfall 0.20 to 0.50
of an inch.

Water restrictions
Even numbered addresses can water on
Tuesday and/or Saturday. Odd numbered
addresses can water on Wednesday and/or
Sunday.


National Forecast for August 7


Show are.noo p'os s 'o a 'e' s e a"nd.rep.'-a-.e


Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are
highs for the day. Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected cities.



tI I.E / 7 Showers


) T-storm

__ Rain

S Flurries

L Snow

0 Ice


FRONTS
_ Cold

Warm

A, Stationary


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National summary: A persistent area of low pressure over the Southeast will cause widespread showers and
thunderstorms today. A stationary boundary across Virginia will also cause a few thunderstorms to develop.
Despite a frontal passage, much of the Northeast will still be rather warm and humid, with the exception being
parts of Maine and northern New England where some cooler and drier air will start to move in. Thunderstorms will
fire across the Rockies, but most locations will be hot and dry.


Sun and moon

Today Sunrise ..
Sunset


Monday


Almanac


.. 6:55 a.m.
8:08 n.m.


Moonrise .. 8:58 a.m.
Moonset .... 9:51 p.m.
Sunrise .... 6:55 a.m.
Sunset ...... 8:08 p.m.
Moonrise .. 9:50 a.m.
Moonset .. 10:19 p.m.


AccuWeather UV Index Moon phases


Regional summary: The combination of daytime heating and a sea
breeze will cause thunderstorms to push inland and to the East Coast this
aftemoon and evening. Thunderstorms will slowly push eastward, resulting
in locally drenching downpours.


Florida cities


For today
9 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
1 6 9 8 5
The higher the UV index number, the greater
the need for eye and skin protection.
0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High;
8-10, Very High; 11+ Extreme


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First Full Last New
Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sept 3


U.S. cities


Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station
In Lake Placid)
High Wednesday ...... ........ 95
Low Wednesday .............. 70
High Thursday ....... ........... 94
Low Thursday ................. 70
High Friday ........................ 98
Low Friday ........................... 72
Precipitation
Wednesday ..................... 0.88"
Thursday ......................... 0.00"
Friday ............................... 0.55"
Month to date ................... 1.43"
Year to date ................... 34.06"
Barometer
Wednesday ..................... 29.95
Thursday ......................... 29.95


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Friday ............................. 30.02
Tides
(Readings at St. Petersburg)
High ........................... 4:57 a.m .
Low ........................... 9:35 a.m.
High ........................... 3:45 p.m.
Low ............... 10:58 p.m.
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ......................... 10:51 a.m .
Low ........................... 4:31 a.m .
High ......................... 11:14 p.m .
Low ........................ 4:42 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ................. 80.84'
Lake Okeechobee ......... 16.12'
Norm al ........................... 14.51'


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Ft. Laud. Bch 91 79 t
Fort Myers 91 74 1
Gainesville 89 71
Homestead AFB90 76 t
Jacksonville 89 72 t
Key WesI 91 S31
Miami 90 791
Ordando 92 76 t
Pensacola 87 75 t
Sarasoia 91 74
Tallahassee 87 71 I
Tampa 89 76 t
W. Palm Bch 88 76 t


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91 76 1
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90 78 t
90 72 t
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90 79 t
92 74 t
87 77 t
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Chicago 86 67 s 90 68 pc 90 68 t Los Angeles 84 66 pc 84 64 pc 82 64 pc Raleigh 88 68 t
Clevelana 86 64 s 86 68 pc' 84 66 t Louisville 89 72 I 91 '2 I 86 71 I Rc.nester 85 62 s
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HamsDurg 84 69 t 85 69 t 86 69 t NewOrleans 91 e6 I 84 76 I 89 '6 1 Washington DC:6 72 t


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Acapulco
Berlin
Caigary
DuNDin
Edmonton
Freeport
Geneva
Hang Kong
Jerusalem
Kiev


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Hi Lo W
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59 43 sh
74 44 c
63 54 pc
71 48 pc
90 77 pc
65 55 sin
91 81 PC
86 68 s
76 61 pc


City
London
Montreal
NIce
Ottawa
Quebec
Rio de Janeiro
Sydney
Toronto
Vancouver
Winnipeg


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79 66 pc
84 65 s
82 60 s
78 67 s
64 49 s
8 66 s
75 58 s
89 66 t


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sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries,
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TUFFI,9 IT

WITH TUFFLEY
Christopher Tuffley


If Jimmy

Buffet was


Sisyphus
I thought cleaning pools
might turn out to be the perfect
job.
The idea of being my own
boss, working in swim trunks,
wearing flip-flops, and
smelling of Coppertone
appealed to me. It seemed per-
fectly Florida; laid back,
breezy and easy to do.
A Jimmy Buffet kind of life.
I should have remembered a
few little things, like rent,
insurance, and braces for the
kids.
I learned within a few min-
utes of watching John Phillips,
who owns and is John's Pool
Service, that there is nothing
laid back about the pool serv-
ice business.
In the first place, it is highly
competitive. I would have to
be patient and persistent to
build up a clientele.
In the second place, I would
have to average 10 to 15 pools
a day to make a living. At least
five days a week.
This means I would have to
be organized and efficient;
punctual and completely reli-
able, making sure I had every-
thing I needed with me at the
start of every day.
Nor would I have time to
clown around, let alone enjoy
a margarta.
- See BUFFET, page 15A


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Pool Clean. r


Making a splash


can be hard work


CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
SEBRING - John Phillips
has been cleaning pools in
Highlands County for about
eight years.
He is originally from
Philadelphia, and has been in
Florida for 25 years.
That makes him a "damn
Yankee," he said - a Yankee
who came South and stayed.
Over the years he tried his
hand at various occupations,
from construction to fiberglass
work to shipping and handling.
He was a jack-of-all-trades and
master of none, he said.
Until, that is, he began clean-
ing pools. After learning the
trade working for someone
else, he fulfilled the all-
American dream and is now
his own boss - the owner and
operator of John's Pool Service.
He wouldn't have it any
other way. Which is why he is
grateful to the people who
taught him everything he need-
ed to know.
"I'm happy right where I
am," he said. "It's the first job
I've ever had that I enjoy. I'm
my own boss, and I make
enough to pay my bills without
killing myself."
This doesn't mean the work
is a walk in the park.
To make a living, a person
has to clean at least 10 to 15
pools a day. It takes effort, and
is done under a broiling sun.
"The heat is hard," Phillips
.said. "After 15 pools in a day, it
gets to you. Sometimes it gets
so hot I get sick to my stomach.
That's when .I check. out the
bottom step (by sitting on it, in


water up to my neck)."
This means the work day
often starts as early as 7 or 8
a.m., and breaks off around 2
p.m.
, Squeezing 15 pool cleaning
into seven hours, means there's
no time for play, so Phillips is
no nonsense.
He arrives on time, does his
work in a methodical way,
waves a hello, and is on his way
to the next pool.
Handling the corrosive,
nose-hair-melting chemicals is
downright dangerous. They
must be carefully stored, and
used with caution.
"Don't ever mix chlorine
with ammonia," Phillips
warned in an example,
"because you can get an explo-
sion."
He explained that maintain-
ing a pool is a constant endeav-
or.
"A pool has to be on a sched-
ule. If you don't keep it on a
schedule, you get problems,"
Phillips said.
Sunlight and rain water
dilute the chemicals in the pool,
and it is the chemicals' balance,
in relation to one another, that
keeps the water clear and fresh.
Phillips warns of one draw-
back. Like lawn service or
house cleaning, the pool man is
among the first to go when fam-
ilies tighten their belts. "It's
considered a convenience, a
luxury," Phillips said. Then he
grinned and added, "But by the
time you buy the chemicals and
spend the time to clean the
pool, you might as well hire
me. Remember, a pool should
See SPLASH, page 15A


CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun
John Phillips, who has kept swimming pools clean and attractive for about eight years, loves the flexibili-
ty being his own boss brings. The relaxed, and often beautiful, pool settings don't hurt either. That's
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Dow Jones

industrials
For the week ending
Friday, Aug. 5



10,558.03
Record high: 11,722.98
Jan. 14, 2000


Nasdaq

composite
For the week ending
Friday, Aug. 5



2,177.91
Record high: 5,048.62
March 10, 2000


Standard &

Poor's 500
For the week ending
Friday, Aug. 5



S 1,226.42
Record high: 1,527.46
March 24, 2000


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MARKET SUMMARY


Name Vol 1 ,astel
Name Vol Last


TimeWarn 1842093 18.09 +1.07
Tycolnt 1527893 27.00 -3.47
Lucent 1141029 2.84 -.09
Calpine 1058719 3.35 +.02
Motorola 999017 21.57 +.39

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Name Vol Last Chg
Alpharma 19.52 +5.48 +39.0
Reebok 56.69 +14.39 +34.0
ActPerf 11.00 +2.45 +28.7.
StarGas 3.53 +.78 +28,4
Checkpnt 21.88 +4.60 +26.6


Name Vol Last Chg

LehDAL26 4.55 -1.80 -28.3
DeltaAir 221 -.75 -25.3
Dellta39 4.30 -1.35 -23.9
Delphi pfA 15.36 -4.59 -23.0
CANTV 13.00 -3.69 -22.1

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SPDR 2189695122.88 -.86
iShRs2000 s106187665.97 -1.92
SemiHTr 840861 36.90 -.43
SP Engy 452509 48.39 +.79
iShJapan 425972 10.17 -.08



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AllisCh n 10.90 +3,80 +53.5
ENGlobal 8.79 +2.41 +37.8
WinlandEl 6.24 +1.70 +37.4
Ablest 9.94 +2.28 +29.8
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CagleA 9.82
Cytomed n 5.49
VCG Hold 2.13
Telkonet 4.25


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Microsoft 5127928 27.76
Nasd100Tr3375008 39.48
JDS Uniph2381224 1.49
Intel 2008919 26.77
SunMicro 1792245 3.72


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Provalis 10.70 +8.55 +397.7
TowerSwt 4.67 +2.52 +117.2
HudsonTch2.14 +1.15 +116.2
Abatix 11.79 +4.70 +66.3
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High Low Name Last Chg Chg % Chg % Chg

DOMESTIC
10,984.46 9,708.40 Dow Jones Industrials 10,558.03 -52.07 -52.07 -2.09 -82.88
3,889.97 2,959.58 Dow Jones Transportation 3,731.66 -34.61 -34.61 -1.75 -68.29
409.18 280.59 Dow Jones Utiles 395.91 -6.82 -6.82 +18.20 -1.38
~~7,574=1 121g NYSat site ^ "*' 8 53 6 'j1.818 9 o.6Ta89 +2.80 "
6,�.97'TshI S 029 :* o- 8 dIai 6.54 1.54 -.82 10'.
1 9.70 6, 08 NYSE Energy 9,928.50 -58.05 -58.05 +25.13 +212.14
2343 6,4l23 NYSE Finance 7,351.92 -77.76 -77.76 -1.89 -59.59
6491.87 5,493.49 NYSE Healthcare 6,377.64 -50.96 -50.96 +4.23 -13.35
1650.10 .1186.14 AMEXIndex 1,630.54 -18.95 -18.95 +13.68 +25.91
340.79 244.65 AMEX Industrials 335.48 -5.31 -5.31 +13.21 -.60
2,21991, 1,750.82 Nasdaq Composite 2,177.91' -13.41 -13.41 +.11 -6.92
1,245.86 . 1,060.72 S&P500 1,226.42 -9.44 -9.44 +1.20 -7.76
725.02'- 548.29 S&P MidCap 708.49 '-7.83 -7.83 ' +6.81 -11.89
688.51 515.90 Russell 2000 662.79 -9.05 -9.05 +1.72 -16.96
FOREIGN
4,932.87 3,658.11 Frankfurt . -46.88 '-46.88 -59.32 -1.21 -1.21
15,201.82 12,131.76 HonkKong Index -60.22, -60.22 .+170.34 +1.14 +1.14
1,095.16 804.39 Madrid -3.49 -3.49 -7.34 -.67 ,-.67
14,677.66 9,790.62 Mexico -149.08 -149.08 +53.48 . +.37 . +.37
12,009.56 10,657.15 Nikkei225 -116.83 -116.83 -133.12 -1.12 -1.12
1,118.83 719.59 Milan -22.03 -22.03 -21.93 -1.97 -1.97
2,377.13 1,872.88 Singapore -23.52 -23.52 -13.69 -.58 -.58
4,347.60 3,480.70 Sydney +6.00 +6.00 -13.60 -.31 -.31
6,455.57 5,316.87 Taipei ... ... +134.03 +2.12 +2.12
10,626.71 8,132.34 Toronto -76.20 -76.20 +127.58 +1.22 +1.22
6,672.16 5,309.70 Zurich -9.56 -9.56 +6.81 +.10 +.10
3,372.87 2,728.38 New Zealand -5.39 -5.39 -10.61 -.32 -.32
25,937.00 19,833.00 Milan -97.00 -97.00 . -223.00 -.87 -.87
870.87 649.36 Stockholm -2.65 -2.65 -2.96 -.34 -.34

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Name High Low Last Chg. Name High Low Last Chg.
ORANGE JUICE SOYBEANS-MINI
15,000 Ibs.- cents per lb. 1;000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
Sep05' 98.90 95.00 97.95 +.05) Aug 05 692o 644 6580 -130
Nov05 t02.50 97.80 100.75 -.15 Sep 05 699 647 661f1 -150
Jan 06 103.25 99.70 102.25 -.15 Nov 05 709 648 669 -17fl
Fri's sales 6505 . Fri's sales 9572
F)i's open int 31691, off 27 Fri's open int 16498, off 683
CATTLE CORN
40,000 Ibs.- cents per lb. 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
Aug 05 82.52 80.10 80.57 . -.63 Sep 05 239e 220 2200 -16
Oct05 83.90 81.55 81.92 -1.48 Dec 05 251o 23211 234o -13fl
Dec 05 86.00 84.20 84.55 -.92 Mar 06 2580 234fl 2430 -12
Fri's sales 94841 : : Fri's sales 490268
Fri's open int 134949, off 2859 Fri's open int 74449, up 1875
FEEDER CATTLE COFFEE C
50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. 37,500 Ibs.- cents per lb..
Aug05 110.50 108.80'. 110.40 +1.18 Sep 05 108.60 101.25 105.35 +2.20
Sep05 109.17 107.30 108.57 +1.12 Dec05 112.40 105.95 109.95 +2.30
Oct05 108.40 106.50 108.02 +1.35 Mar06 116.20 109.80 113.70 +2.35
Fri's sales 14105 ' Fri's sales 56494
Fri's open int 26404, up 2917 Fri's open int 95162, up 2301
LUMBER . SUGAR-WORLD 11
110,000 bd. ft.- $ per 1,000 bd.ft. 112,000 lbs.- cents per lb.
Sep05 305.0 290.0 296.0 -6.9 Oct 05 10.3&5. 9.75 ,;10.08. +.25;.
Nov05 304.0 290.3 295.4 -4.6 Mar 06 10.34 '9.74 10.17 +.36
Jan 06 318.9 303.5 308.9 +.9 May 06 10.07'' 9.52 9.93 +.36
Fri's sales 3294 Fri's Sales 253598
Fri's open int 4245, up 655 � Fri's open int 479617, up 44594


The Dow this week
Daily high, low and close for
the week ending Aug. 5.
10,700







0 a
iM T V Tr, F
Week's close:
10,558.03


Nasdaq
2,177.91


S&P 500 ,*
1,226.42 ,


Russell 2000
66279


1,630.54

NYSE,..w
7,453.29


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Citigrp N 43.93 43.50 11.00 43.63 +1.30
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Dillards N 22.54 22.05 18.00 22.30 -5.60
Disney N 25.59 25.30 21.00 25.48 -1.60
ExxonMbI N 58.70 57.76 13.00 58.09 -6.60
FPLGps N 42.70 41.77 19.00 42.10 -10.20
FlaPUtil s A 15.50 14.80 20.00 15.05 +.60
FlaRocks N 56.08 53.10 26.00 53.47 -14.20
GenElec N 34.01 33.75 20.00 33.81 -6.90
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HomeDp N 41.36 40.70 18.00 40.95 -25.60
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LennarA N 65.30 62.22 10.00 63.03 -41.00
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McLilds N 31.50 31.10 16.00 31.30 +1.30
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Penney N 54.00 51.84 23.00 51.93 -42.10
PepsiCo N 54.63 54.10 22.00, 54.39 -1.40
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SprntFON N 26.85 26.50 ... 26.58 -3.20
SunTrst N 72.25 71.33 14.00 71.51 -12.10
TECO N 18.81 18.42 .. 18.61 -1.60
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Grnx 2,544 +13.9 +1530 2232 22.32
AIM Investments A:
Bas8n1Ap 4,127 +17.1 +1720 33.07 33.07
Conmslp 4,80 +14.1 +17.00 2332 2332
MdCpCEq 2,686 +17.5 +1.80 3036 30.36
PrenE6ty 3,638 +11.9 +1420 1005 10.05
Sarnl 2,186 +17.4 +2240 11.37 11.37
AIM Investor Cl:
Dam 1,946 +21.8 +2820 1752 17.52
AMF Funds:
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AllianceBem A:
GmlncAp 2,741 +16.3 +1470 380 3.80
AlllanceBem B:
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Allianz Funds A:
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Growthln 4,059 +12.8+1500 20.00 20.
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InlGolrn 2,235 +13.7 +23.10 9.32 9.32
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Vauelrivn 2,315 +16.8 +1420 7.52 7.52
Vslan 1,933 +192+2420 15.04 15.04
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DE 3,261 +23.5 +26.50 11.73 11.73
Giwth 2,030 +14.7 21 28.32 28.32
HYeM 3,696 +3.9 +420 4.42 4.42
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Amer Express Y:
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AlMuIlAp 13,535 +13.6 +13.40 27.04 27,04
BalAp 31,543 +13.1 +10.10 18.11 18.11
BoNdFdAp 17,014 +86 +5.10 13.38 13.38
CaplnBldAp38,803 +14.9 +17.00 53.35 53.35
CapWGrAp 32,405 +22.7 +25.50 35.22 35.22
EupacAp 37,382 +208 +27.50 37.84 37.84
FundlnvAp 21,600 +186.5 +22.10 34.05 34.05
OGthFdAp 63,202 +201 +22,50 29.32 29.32
HITrslAp 7,257 +17.9 +10.40 12.41 1241
IncoFdAp 45,953 +15.1 +14.10 18.60 18.60
1nBdAp 3,754 +2.4 +1.80 13.51 13.51
Iv oAAp 64225 +14.8 +15.10 31.54 3154
NwEcmAp 6,659 +20.6 +21.70 21.71 21.71
NeWPerAp 32,764 +19.7 +21.50 28.53 28.53
NeWoidA 3,378 +25.7 +35.70 35.92 35.92
SmCpWAp 11,438 +240 +31.70 33.64 33.64
TaxExptAp 3,473 +4.6 +4.90 12.46 1246
WshMMuAp 62,402 +139 +12.80 31.19 31.19
American Funds B:
BamnBI 5,074 +12.3 +9.30 18.04 18.04
CaplnBdBI 3,186 +14.0 +6.110 53.35 5335
GowhBtI 5,736 +19.2 21.60 26.38 2838
IncomieBt 4,041 +142 +13.10 18.50 18.50
10CABt 3,687 +13.9 +1420 31.40 31.40
WashBl 2,964 +13.0+11.90 3101 31.01
Ariel Mutual Fds:
Apprec 3,314 +16.6 +18.80 4860 48.60
Aeln 4,807 +18.9 +20.10 55.02 55.02
Artisan Funds:
[ri 6,990 +15,4 +2320 22.75 22.75
MidCap 4,921 +193 +23.70 30.44 30.44
MidCapVal 1,972 +29.3 +3470 19.31 19.31
Baron Funds:
Asseln 2,509 +19.8 +34.10 55.84 55.84
GrUMh 4,905 +22,4 +33.70 4726 47.26
SmICap 2,716 +22.7 +32.30 23.47 23.47
Bernstein Fds:
InDurn 3,258 +5.1 +430 13.25 1325
OivMun 2,866 +3.0 +2.40 14.04 14.04
TxkldlntM 5,358 +192 +2340 23.22 23.22
IntVa5 2,462 +198 +23.40 21.81 21.81
Brandywine Fds:
Brandyrien3,723 +18.3 +3380 29.92 29.92
Buffalo Funds:
SnCap 1,868 290 290 +280 28.59 2859
Calamos Funds:
GrhIrlncAp 2,640 +15.1 +1720 30.48 30.48
GrowlhAp 10,669 +20.5 +24.40. 53.14 53.14
GrnohCI 3215 +19.6 +2350 5099 50.99
Calvert Group:
Imcop 2,778 +82 +490 17.01 17+01
Causeway Intl:
Insttulal 2,336 +232 +2320 16.64 1664
Cper 6,687 +82 +900 8837 88.37
Cohen & Steers:
RlyShtsn 2,333 +28.8 +38.60 7544 75.44
Columbia Class A:
Acomi 2,650 +27.0 +29.50 2736 2736
Columbia Class Z:
AcomZ 9,183 +27.5 +29.93 2797 27.97
Acormlntl 2.064 +265 +3670 31.71 31.71
Davis Funds A:
NYVeiA 16,8682 +178 +1740 31.97 31.97


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Davis Funds B:
NY9enB 5203+16.9+16.50 3054 3054
Davis Funds C & Y:
NYsnY 2212 +B62 +17.80 3238 3238B
NYVenC 4,812 +16 9+1550 30.74 3074
Dimensional Fds:
iNSmVan 3,348 34.0 +3670 1682 1682
USLgVan 3.357 +211 +260 21.40 21.40
USMicro 3,544 +26.8 +2770 15.51 15.51
USSmaln 2.396 +25.0+2716 2021 2021
USSmV 6,394 +294 +29.50 2821 2821
IndlSmCn 2,149 +28.9 +3050 1531 15.31
FRdn 2,070 +1,6 +150 10.15 10.15
InVan 1,973 +3255 .29.10 16.86 16.86
TMUSSmV 2250 +27.3 +29.40 2489 24.89
2YGIFxdn 1,857 +16 +1.30 9.87 987
Dodge&Cox:
Balenedn 22,490 +162 +15.60 80.86 08.86
IncneFd 8,967 +53 +4.10 1272 12.72
IlStk 8.231 +27.3 +31.10 3244 32.44
Stock 46,346 +215 +2370 134,51 134.51
Dreyfus:
Aprec 4,490 +102 +1090 3981 39.81
DreyMidr 1,953 +21 +27.20 2807 28.07
le500yMl 3,323 +152 +1500 3557 3597
MunBdr 2,089 +46 +590 11.87 11.87
Eaton Vance CIA:
NalMun 2.011 +8.4 +1060. 1134 11.34
Evergreen A:
p 2,A176 +14.1 +1570 13.96 1398
Evergreen C:
AstuoCI 279 NS +1480 13.57 13.57
Evergreen I:
Cordi 3,655 +4,6 +3.90 10.55 10.55
AdjRatel 1,949 +22 +200 929 929
Excelsior Funds:
SValResIrn 4,684 +4 +2 +26.80 44.63 44.63
FPA Funds:
Capi 1,856 .26.7 +25.80 44.34 44.34
Newlnc 2,005 +38 +.90 10.9 10.98
Federated A:
CapAppA 2,415 +11.3 +11.60 2550 25.50
KaulrMp 2,041 +31.7 +26.00 560 5.60
Federated Instl:
Kauman 3,797 +21.7 +26.00 561 5.61
Fidelity Advisor A:
DirlntAr 2,197 +215 2650 1961 1961
Fidelity Advisor I:
DMnltn 1,927 +21.8 +27.00 19.86 196.
Fidelity Advisor T:
OtWTs p 2,046 +21.1 26.20 19.5 19.45
DivGthTp 2,511 +124 +10.70 11.77 11.77
EqGrTp 4,151 +13.2 +14.10 4673 46.73
EqInT 3,026 +162 +15,30 29,03 29.03
GrOppT 3,214 +140 4.50 3098 30.98
MiCapTp 4,078 +24.4 +27.80 2554 25.54
Fidelity Freedom:
FF2010n 9,056 +t0.5+1120 1385 13.85
FF2020n 10,548 +142 +15.60 14.30 1430
FF2030n 6246 +15.8 +17.70 14.49 14.49
FF2040n 2,381 +17.0 +19.00 852 8.52
IncomeFdnx 2,009 +53 +590 11.32 11.32
Fidelity Invest:
AggrGrr 4,414 +19.7 +21.30 17.08 17.08
AMgr 10,413 +10.5 +8,80 16.23 1623
AMgrGrn 3,443 125 6 +10.70 14.95 14.95
Batnc 13,34 +168 +19.50 160 18.60
BlueChpGr 22,029 +12.4 +12.60 4232 42.32
CapAppn 6,526 23.1 +2030 26.53 2653
Caplnainr 5,179 +24.6 +15.50 8.48 8.48
Cont0n 49,403 +17.9 +2560 61.0 61.00
DeslunylIn 2,932 +13.1 +17.30 13.37 13.37
Deslnyll 4,844 +13.9 +12.70 .711 .76
DisEqn 5,492 +163 +2220 26.78 26.78
Dw ntlnl 26,251 +224 +27.70 3025 30 .25
ivGthhn 17,t09 32 132+1150 28.70 28.70
Equlncn 25,958 +58 +14.60 52.83 5283
EQIIn 12,151 +17.4 +15.40 24.04 24.04
Europen 2,448 +293 +4370 37.72 37.72
Epn 2,776 +22.7 +24.00 21.08 21.08
FIlFd 10,234 +142 +1340 30.49 30.49
FIRaleHir 2,356 NS +4,50 997 9.97
GNMAn 4,056 +34 +340 10.96 10.96
Govrlncn 5,055 3.5 +350 10.16 1016
GroCon 24,262 +212 +25,50 58+11 5811
Grolnc 31,029 +10.6 +1200 38.17 3817
Highlncm 3,128 +162 +9.60 8 09 8.89
IndepnMtuen4,394 +14.0 +2320 18.57 1857
IHBdn 7,420 +4.3 +2.70 10.34 1034
InSDC 3,239 +21.6 +2860 29.77 29.77
InlSmCaprn 1,981 NS +40 9 2607 26.07
ImnGBn 6,980 +5.2 +4.40 7.41 7.41
LeCoSlock 3,033 +578 +41.70 2545 25.45
LoPrnm 36,205 +22,6 27.00 4246 42.46
Magelann 54,894 +134 +1390 105.68 10568
Midapn 6,701 +19,5 +289 2527 2527
MtgeSecn 1,856 +4.0 370 1113 11.13
NewMdln 3,167 +158 +1980 3202 3202
OTC 7,685 +189 +24.60 35 90 35.90
Ovrsean 4,557 +183 +2430 36.48 36.48
Purea 23,875 +12.7 +11.20 1906 19.06
RealEstIn 5,275 +26.4 +36.80 32.12 32.12
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2,708 +19.1 +2760 42.36 42.36 Taly 9,399 +19.0 130.20 46.48 46.48 ToRBt 1,937 43 +3.70 10.64 10.64 TETn 2,778 +4.5 +4.40 1321 1321
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1,862 +230+2190 6202 62.02 JennisonDryden A: RealReCp 2,580 +6.8 420 1124 1124 Van Kamp Funds A:
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12,473 +156+15.50 84.76 84.76 John Hancock A: TaluRnp 2,735 +53 +4.60 10.64 1064 EtylncAp 8,912 +14.5 +17.00 8.83 8,83
n 1,881 +4.3 +3.70 1001 10.01 Claxssnitp 2,024 22.4+18.10 23.97 23.97 Pioneer Funds A: Grip 6,304 +17.6 +21.50 2120 2120
2,713 t5.4 .4.50 10.56 10.56 Julius Beer Funds: H4YThAp 2,856 +14.6 +8.60 11.37 11.37 -HYMuAp 3201 +7.4+11.00 10.96 1096
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. 3,043 +17.3 +18.60 3407 34.07 IntEqA 6,238 222 +30.60 33.44 33.44 PwnFdAp 5,403 +14.4 +17.70 43.04 43.04 Cinst 2,583 +18.7 +15.950 18.55
mer FdsY: Legg Mason: Fd ValueAp 3,820 +162 +1650 1829 1829 EqlcBt 3123 +13.7 +1620 8.69 8.69
1,912 +15.32+1520 9 22 .94 .94 Op Trtl 3394 +29.429.80 1628 1628 Pioneer Funds C: Vanguard Admiral:
sgle: ,SplW c 3,404 +26.9 +27.90 48.01 48.01 HKUC 1 1,865 +13.8 +7.80 11.52 11.52 CpOpAn 1,843 +272 24.6024 72.84 7
8,795 +23.0 +2120 41.18 41.18 ValTrp 11,301 +22.3 +23.10 65.63 65.63 Price Funds Adv: 500Admln 24,314 +15.7 +1550 11321 11321
4.514 +25.5 +24.00 23.32 2332 Leg Mason Instl: Eqfyicp 2,405 +16.5 +16.80 26.80 26.80 GNMAAdnn6,185 3.7 A4.10 10.31 10.31
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2275 +18.52+1160 2.12 2.12 Longleaf Partners: Belancen 2,429 +13.0 +13.60 19.741974 HiYMdCpn 2,456 11.3 +7.80 627 627
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m 3,972 +167+13.8 2 2 ToIR 7,2251 +119 +12.8 .16 168 SmC apScn 6,393 +20.6 +24.70 32.83 32.83 Vanguard Fds:
emp Fmk C: p 4,405 +161 +.70 23.84 234 S CapW n 4,453+241 +26.70 37.41 37.41 Assen 9743 +15.6+1520 2498 24.9
tx 9717. 13+14.50 2.53 2.53 MFS Funds B: Sec2r1 2,623 +19.8 2290 17.57 17.57 C4 apOpn 6211 +27 2.1024 18 31.52 31
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1,8,8 +18.:+199 0 2310 23.10 SGrp 1,950 +153 +22.10 1737 1787 NtOpAp 4,66 +17.9 +35.40 43.43 4 3.43 tn 2,157 +20.7 +25.10 3856.88 .56
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4,021 +13.4 +1330 46.02 4602 Merrill Lynch A: Putnam Funds B: LIu n 3,942 +105 +10.1 15 0 15.3B
5165 Bas plp 2249 +172 +14.16 35.0 385.03 GrIMI 2,856 +142 +1380 19.41 141 UFEGon 6.352 +162+1720 20.46 2D,46
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24,21 +23.0+57.10 19.17 1917 Merrill Lynch B: Putnam Funds M: T r 33n 4,6 +9.10 +10 989.62 9.62
3,793 .20.2 +23.130 1439 14895 GIB 1 2,111 +192 +1630 16.61 1661 &ielrnp 2,510 +11. +3860 10i15 1.15 Mrapen 4,22 +183 +2110 16,91S 161
2,12 +18+26.60 27.28 2728 Merrill Lynch C: Putnam Funds Y: MuaYn 2,718 +2 + 20510.79 10.79
2,029 +22.9+24.90 29.04 29,04 GkbinsC 2,442 +192 +16.30 16.14 186146 2g 285 t+16.+105.50 17.9 17 M.uIn 45167 +35 +1340 13.78 13.27
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2,474 +10.2 9230 25160 58 Eu Mh n 2, +28.5320 8448 48 E 2, 444 +155+17.40 38.63 383 Exinn 29146 +124 2+1493 30.3275 3
an Sachs A: Mutual Series: SEI Portfolios: Wndtn 1 923 +19. +18.460 1840 18640
S 1,9l +7.5+10. 11i25 125 Beaon 3,364 +1 +11940 18666 16.66 CoreFlr0An 4,094 +52 +400 10.44 1044 Wndsll 31,36 +18.4 +2.10 3187 31.87
Ap 2,431 +1.8 9.2080 3652 352 Dn Z 2,735 +194+2620 2615 26 15 ItlEqAn 2,929 +165+2320 1135 1. Vanguard ldx Fds:
an Sachs Inst: Quel 3481 +180+23.40 20.53 2053 LgCGrAn 3885 +14.4+17.90 1927 1927 50ln .797 +16 154011.19 113 .19
2,233 +79+11.1011126 I ShausZ 7,945 +15.8 +18,4 2424 2424 LCV6slAn 4,2 11+1751 50 1.1 0 12.3 0 Blacedn 4656 +1225+12.70 1987 1957
'Funds: Nations Funds Pri A: ITaxMp LC 2,48 +120 +1860 17 8 1178 610 ln 4:018 +341 2496 186d 1635
1,843 +5.7 +550011,79 1179 IllPrAn 2,344 +233 +2120 2212 22.12 SSgA Funds: Eu rWn 10,193 .21.7 +26. 27.14 27.15
stn56' 0 +15+9 +2310 30.41 3041 Neuberger&Berm Tr: SP4OOn 1.56 +156 +1540 2023 2023 5 E n I 5,656 +243,+294.0 033.233.2
8,954 +234 +26.404545 4545 Genessn 5,775 +343 +3110 4801 4801 Schwab Funds: Gowin 7r,136 +131 +15.0 268 12696
A Fds A: Nicholas Group: Io0001rr 4,323 +160 +1720 3571 35.71 ITlB n 3,780 +5.9 420 91044 10.44
5,358 +24.4 +24.20 35.70 35.70 N~din 2,66 +151 +21.00 6169 61,89 102iSein U18 +162 +1740 35.73 3573 M4cp 5318 22.82.@5016. 92 16,92
2,073 +14.8+1630 1924 1924 Nuveen ClSR: S&PIn 3,88 1 S+154+1520 1902 19 2 ednn 4,376 +149 +14.0 917 9.17
A HLS IA: "4 23 2 Ouud2287 +42 +.4 80 9106 9.06 Se&PSdn 3,87T 7 +15,6+1540 1910 1910 RETlli 4,8656 +2.1 +3 370 191 19.91
2,610 +4 .90 1169 11.69 OakmarkFunds l: ,Ps8 1 4,531 +30 4 +5 0 9.68 9.68 S3 C n 6,102 +24.438.40 28.16 23816
10,240 +257+25.50 54.32 5432 E ncrr 8,449 +148+1220 2441 24.41 Scudder Funds A: S9iCapl3230 +22.63+26.70 14.64 14.64
4,781 +156 +16.70 2153 21.03 InlIr 5,045 +203 +2598 22 36 4 2604 DO-RA 4,578 +167 +19+30 44.18 44.18 STIBsdn 3,643 +2.7 +130 9-9 9.96
8,762 +100 +9. 2351 2351 Oiarkr 6,769 +130 +1190 411. 9 4179 3 4 4I 1,951 +152+118 551 551 ATotBl n 21,196 +4.4 +390 10.12 10.12
5,163 +135,+1250 4739 4739 SeleW t 5,879 +15.4 +1588 34.45 3445 UM - p 2,137 +42 .420 914 9.14 Tloern 9,911 +21.0 +25.40 1308 13.08
A HLS IB: Oppenheimer A: 1. 2, 3672 +3.0 +320 8.1 851 ToS&n 3,63 +173 +1840 29.42 29.42
p2,516 +254+25.10 54.03 5403 1p474 5,579+146+1220 4120 410 ScudderFundaS: Vasen 3,600 +19.3+18. 216 2186
is &Wiley: CaplnAp 2,618 +17.9+15.9 12.58 1298 00Gro.S 2,161 +139+1530 229 2229 Vanguardnell nFda:
~p 2,414 +247 +2460 236.4 2368 DevM. Ap 3,432 +37.4 +558 3116 31.16 Selected Funds: bAtsn 1,846 +12.4+12.90 819.68 19
2,244 +31.5+32.30 2972 29.72 EqulyA 2,214 +158 +2080 1138 11.38 lnStSp 722,1 +16.9+1620 38.13 3.13 *mn 3,2 +2451 +2960 3327 3327
an A Class: G1b9aAp 9.577 +21.4 +294063706370 Seligman Group: k3. n 37,324 +157 +15.611228 11228
p 2,378 +233 +2310 23,67 2367 0bGCA 1,921 +284 +4630 33.40 3340 CC4AI 2,089 +221 +243 2615 2615 Ia nn 14,040 +15. +156 1129 11229
ran Select: InSB dAp 2294 +1273 +1810 595 .95 Seqm 3,586 +9 . 0 14993 14993. M apndsnw2,130 +23.0 +32.7 1697 16097
2,479 +170+21I 30.29 309 2nSFd47,703 +13+1432 130 624 3624 Smith Bamey A: 8n 8394 +460 +400 10.12 10612
an Sal CIs: 3S1incP 4,466 +125 +116.0 431 431 1GrA3p0 3,164 .21 6 t 99, 8 982 1 TS4n 10.923 +175+185 29.43 2943
2,764 +42 +330 10.70 1070 Oppenheimer B: ApA p 3517 +132+1230 1475 14750 Vantagepoint Fds:
S8 2,658 +12.2+134 30 3510 635506 FWph A 2234 163 +13.40 1523 1523 Gstrin 2,725 +112+123 835 835
S 2,660 .4+1320 21.76 21.76 Oppenheim1Quest: M4 uAp 1,93 +.38 440 1547 15.47 Victory Funds:
2,653 +264 +3160 1395 13,95 OBlA 3,346 +1715+1120 1840 1840 Smith Barney B&P: O a, 2.402 .191 +18-90 17.18 17.18
11,7 +136 +11.70 2485 2485 OaSIan8 2,448 +16.5 +103 15.091809 Ag8 1 2,1758 +206 +280 .566 68 8956 WMSurAssetMgmt:
Oppenheimer Roch: Smith Barney 1: BaluncedAp .9857+1280+12 1344 13,44
LtdNYAp 2,398 +53 .+7, 337 337 0 St1atl 2,148 +100 +780 1720 1720 Waddell & Reed Adv:
Ro.uRuAp 5,384 +76+1230 1863 1832 Smith BarneyY: Atrxkv 1,895 +10,5+20.404 851 651
RcOMIMuA 2,117 +11.85+2068 1263 263 [g.np~roY 2,145 +180 +1690 233 23332 CeehA 3618 +13.1 +19.60 5A9 51
V e s .. PIMCOAdminPIMS: SoxlShn 1,917 +189 +1810 3153 37.53 ScTeduA 2179 +207+36.40 11+46 11.46
7TolRetn 18,287 +54 +4.70 1064 1064 StFarmAsseosc: Weitz Funds:
PIMCO Instl PIMS: Ghn 2,946 +150 +1.140 49.12 4912 Na1 O 2,551 +15.9 +1160 236 23630
" ASset 4,505 +145 +1320 1301 1301 TCW Galileo Fds: rasen 3,987 +17,0 +1060 1645 3645
EmMIsSd 1,895 +233 +19.10 1114 1114 Templetonlnstit: Opphym*n 2219 +223+22.40 48,89 4889
HY5n6 3,360 +155 +1100 986 9.8 rikF.Sp 2277 1 00+43+00 1709 17.09 WellseFargo Admin:
LowDur1 9.367 +30 +1.80 10808 1008 1FoiS 5,569 +22.0 +2730 2120 21 206 glod 1.858 +13.7 +1740 48,17 4817
ModDurn 1,994 +54 +2,9 1016 1018 I Third Avenue Fds: Western Asset:
RealRetIrstl 4,916 +79 +5,20 1124 1124 +Rea0Es4 hr2,922 6 6,6+3020 29.79 29179 CoePhus 4,996 +85 +7.00 1059 1069
Sltr 2,76 +3.7 +2.30 1001 1001 Vae 5,525 +248+29.66 91665686 5 Co 3,645 +B88 4.70 11.37 1137
ToiRen 50,716 +56 +4.4 1064 10.64 Thrivent!FdaeA: William Blair N:
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CIGNA N
CITGp N
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CMSEng N
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CSX N
CVS Cps N
Cadence N
Calpine N
CdnNRsgsN
CapOne N
Cps0Trb 0
CardiacSci 0
CardnlH5i N
CareerEd 0
CarenlkRx N
Carnival N
Calerpils N
Celgenes 0
Cendant N
CenlerPnt N
Centex N
Cn7Tel N
CophIn 0
ChartCm 0
ChlkPont 0
ChkFree 0
Chentura N
ChesEng N
Chewrons N
Chioss N
CenUaCp 0
CircCily N
Cco 0
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CitsrixSy 0
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Coach N
CocaCI N
CocaCE N
Coeur N
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Conseco N 21.402095120021.36 -4.50
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Corning N 1991 19.60 . 1960 +5.50
Costco O 44 30 43.56210043.67 -21.80
CnlwdFns N 3515 34.8110.003501 -9.90
Coventry N 7493 73 4617 00 74.08 +33.50
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Cree nc 0 2903 280824.0028.44 -12.10
Crystallg A 290 280 . 290 +1.40
Culera 0 22.20 2125400021.43 -.70
CypSem N 1442 13.97 1430 -.60
D
DHBInds A 722 7.0210.00 7.11 -500
OJIADiam A 10695105.54 .. 105.65 -9.80
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ORDGOLDO .98 .92 .. . 94 -20
Danaher N 5681 55.8822.0056.02 +5.70
Deere N 71.88 713111.0071.59 -19.40
Dellnc 0 -. '... ,,. -8.00
Delphi N , .,,. , -3.40
DettaAir N . . . .I -750
DevonEs N 5848 56.9412.0057.71 +1620
DiaOffs N 58.79 57.248980058.04 +9.80
DirecTV N 15.91 15.67 .. 15.85 +4.50
DiscHidAn 0 14.16 13.90 ... 14.10 -170
Disney N 25.59 25.3021 002548 -1.60
DisEnSy O 6.86 582 . 08 -8.10
DobsonCmO 7.30 6.80 . 686 -1.90
DdlarG N 1999 19.5919.0019.67 -6.50
lrTree 0 25.14 24.7316.0024.85 -1.40
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DowChrn N 48.19 47.0110.0047.22 -7.30
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DukeEr N 29.29 28.8415.0029.08 4.60
DyrnMT 0 48.30 46 1069.004550+41.40
Dynegy N 493 4.83 .. 4.6 -7.00
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ETrade N 15.25 14.7015.0014.86 -6.50
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EOGRessN 62.9661.1821.0061.95 6850
EaeBbind A .19 .18 ... .19 -.10
ErhLink 0 925 8,839.00 9.04 4.90
EKodak N 2615 2561 . 25.74 -10.00
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EIPasoCp N 12.50 12.25 .. 1229 +2.90
Elan N 7.89 7.64 ... 7.69 +2.10
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EDS N 23.03 21.96 .. 2226+1690
EmrsnEI N 67.97 67.4321.006769+18.90
Emulex N 18.49 180128001831 -6.80
EnCanas N 43.46 42.41 . 43.02+1670
ENSCO N 41.00 39.4534.004021 -1.70
E.p&hany O 422 4.14 .. 418 +390
EqOIfF [ N ,, ,i -- j..,,, ' u
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ExpScnplsO 55.00542428.005451 +22.10
Ex1New 0 4.96 4.7548.00 4.80 +20
ExxnMo t N 58.7057.7613.0058.09 -660
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FarchldS N 1700 16.54 ... 1.88 20
FamDs r N 23.44 22.9315.00 23.16 -26.40
FannieMIf N 55.65 54.899.00 54.96 -9.00
FedExCp N 85.35 844018.0084.60 +5.10
Fed9DS N 74.85 72.7818.0073,38 -24.90
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FinUnes 0 17.98 16,8014001700 -10,90
FisIData N 42.70 42.37200042.40 +12.60
FirstEngy N 49.88 49.2419.0049.51 +1.50
Fiserv 0 45.74 45.1020.0045.26 +8.90
FishrSd N 63.01 60.9033.0062.98 40.70
Flextn 0 12.91 12.6823.0012.70 -8.40
FootLockr N 2308 22.6512.0022.75 -22.50
FordM N 1066 1026800 10.36 -3.80
Forestiab N 40.91 40.47180040.67 +7.50
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FredMac N 62.70 613516.0061.92 -13.60
FredsInc 0 16.30 15.3723.0015.91 .33.90
FMCG N 4200 40.7715.004102 +7.40
Frescale N 24.86242538002450 -1020
FemoscBn N 25002447 .. 24.64 -11.10
FriedR N 13.21 12.709.00 12.90 -11.60
FrontO W N 31.45 30.1114.0031.33+3310
G
Gap N 20.8320.4517.0020.62. 4.90
Gateway N 4.04 397 .., 4.03 +.50
Gemstar 0 3.06 2.99 . 3.05 -.30
Genentlch N 890.24 88.4193.0088.76 -5.40'
GenElec N 34.01 33.7520.0033.81 -6.90
GenMils N 46.82 46.5515.00 46.71 4590
GnMotr N 3602 3510 .. 35.19 -16.30
Genzyme 0 7284 71.57 .. 71.75 -26.60
Gerdaus N 12.20 11.83 ... 12.06+16.70
GiieadSci s 0 44.32 42.5934.00 42.63. -21.80
Gillette N 5245 51.9029.005227 -14.00
GIh ePnl 0 7.11 538 .. 5.98 -12.30
GlobalSFe N 46.79 452759.0046.12+11.30'
GlbeTeln A 1.90 156 . 1.87 -220
GoldFLtd N 1130 10.96 ... 11.09 +3.00
Go lnpg N 17.26 16.8040.0017.13 +8.70
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GraTech N 5.04 45.9171.05 4.99 -2.00
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Guidanl N 71.57 70.7744.0071.35+2550
H
HCAInc N 49.00 48.6516.0048.78 4.70
Hallil N 59.78 57.863,0058.42+23.70
Harken A .52 .47 ... .49 +10
HarleylD N 52.54 51.3017.0051.41 -17.80
HaamonyO N 8.38 8.11 ... 8.38 +1.80
HanahE N 75.43 73.521.0074.19 4550
HarIdFn N 79.52 752410.0077.15 -3420
HI9Mgt N 24.30 23.4118.0024.06 +2.60
HedaM N 4.08 3,58 ... 3.73 -420
Hewel.P N 24.80 242820.0024.68 +.60
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Hilton N 24.92 242525.0024.38 -3.70
HomneD N 41.36 40.7018.004095 -25.60
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Hos.lMan N 1874182691.0081826 -3.90
HonTopi O 16.61 16.2720.0016.37 -6.70
HudsCilysO 11.86 11.7728.0011,79 +.30
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ICOS 0 2450 23.98 .. 24.03 -11.80
IMS1Hth N 27.64 272624.0027.35 +1.20
PIXC p 0 4.50 3. ... 4.07 +3.40
S 10.23 10.15 ..10.17 -.80
:r, 7.85 77.02 .. 77.40 3.00
1r,.1 f_ A 54.91 54.42 .. 54.64 +6.80
iiri2uwbu 67.05 65.90 .. 66.16 -20.20
ShRs20OOsA 6682 65.66 . 65.97 -1920
iShREsts A 66.52 6420 .. 64.60-32.00
Imon O0 359 34.0037.0034.10 486.00
ImpaxLabflO 12.63 1025 ... 1028 -5620
INO N 41.34 40.4210.0041.08 +1.00
Incy 0 7.91 7.50 . 7.56 4.10
In c 24. 29 4.616.00 24.75 +6.10
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ngnnM N 1823 17.9712.0018.05 -5.90
nput N 728 7.09 .. 728 +.40
InLgov 0 11.27 11.0248.0011.12 4.40
Intel 0 27.09 26.6319.0026.77 -2.90
ntrNAP A .59 .54 ... 57 '+.80
IBM N 83.7482.7317.0083.36 -1.00
IntlGamne N 27.48 27.0026.0027.11 -250
IntlPap N 31.43 31,19 .. 31.19 4.10
InlRect N 45.42 44372380044.46 -25.90
InthinrlO 0 10.43 10.02 ... 10.20 +5.70
InlerpubIf N 12.17 12.06 .. 12.14 -3.60
Inteli 0 19.70 1926 .. 19.53 +1.60
Intuit 0 48.32 47.6325.0047.91 -.90
Isoen A 3.01 2.88 . 2.98-26.10
aCps A 262025.4438.0026.10 +6.20
V5llge 0 623 5.5 .. 6.05 +5.50
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JPI:ogCh N 3550 352119.003525 +1.10
Jacuzz N 9.69 8.7323,00 950 -13.50
JanusCa N 14.32 14.0516.0014.07 -9.50
Jett 0 20.05 1956773.0019.79 -12.10
John' N 64.08 635421.0063.54 420
JrONl 0 23.78 233950.0023.63 -3.60
4pi0+ed 0 17.16 16.5325.0016.82 -50.70
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KBHomesN 77.10732211.0074.50-74.10
KLATnc 0 50.45 49.6522.0050.36 -13.40
KHIMcG N 82.44812914.0081.98+17.70
1i 1 N 94.70 93.0221.0093.34+4480
N 33.10 31.9910.0032.41 43.30
KNos N 55.90 542525.0054.31 -20.40
Kraft N 30.9530.3820.80030.79 +2.40
KispKimrrf N 7.41 721 .. 7.40 +1.90
Kr N 19.57 19.32 ... 19.37 4.80
Kui 0 9.00 8.61 ... 8.90 -7.80
L
LG PNols N 23.90 2324 ... 23.70 +16.80
LSI Log N 9.56 930 ... 950 -2.60
LaOuinta N 8.95 8.19 .. 8.80 -2.00
LamRsct 0 29.40 28.7014.0029.30 +6.50
LearCeop N 40.57 39.7915.0040.06 -27.10
LegMass N 10452101:7928.0010325+11.0
N 105.02102.8612.00103.39-17.40
LennarA N 65.30 622210.0063.03 41.00
le+ 0 2.02 1.99 ... 2.00 -.50
Lemeirk N 61.95 651.0216.006129 -14.10
N 8.74 8.4777.00 8.48 -3.10
I N 53.98 53=847.00 53.45 -28.70
N. 24.4082376117.002426 -120
lincNat, N 49.50482911.0048.39 +90
LiUneaTtO 39.4885.942,09`26 +&.800
L HdhM ' 63.14 62.6719.006.83 +4.30
Lo eye. O 1.10 , .93 - . 97 +1.70
LaPac ' N 26.18 25.409.00 26.03 -7.90
LOWesCos N 63.40 62.7722.0063.07 -31.50
Lucent N 2.88 25312.00 2.84 -.90
Lyondel N 2851 27.8015.0028.08 +1.40
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13.14 11.17 .. 13.00 -36.90
3.50 3.05 .. 335 +3.20
11286110.978.0011126 +45 10
4514 444512004500 +8.60
1,89 18461.00 1.84 -.60
16.14 15.6311.0015.73 -1.10
13.45 1328 ... 13.40 .600
45.28 44 6911.00 44.80 -7.40
30.00 294027.0029.93 -11.00
15,59 15.3157.0015.52 -5.70
3.47 3,33 335 +.20
46.01 44.40 ... 45.85 +42,70
84.4308309160084235+18.50
2,78 2.50 . 2.66 +8.40
1.09 1.03 1.04 -1.40
59.61 58.1422.0059.22 -3.60
37.61 37.0019.003752 -12.70
47.0046.2727.0046.67+20.90
52500 51.6221.051.76 -6.40
54.15 53.4316.0053.61 -300
48.1347.4083.0047.51 -340
21.23 20.7018.0020.79 -5170
1394 13.70 ... 1381 .70
72.5068949.00 70.46 -35.20
36.50 35.7815.00 36.22 +18 50
41.9640.69 .. 40.97 -9.30
1.18 1.09 . 1.14 -2,10
22.3421.9519.0021.98 -5.50
40.1338.3777.003868+48.20
17.10 16.84 .. 17.03 +12.90
29.63 27.0519.0028.47+2360
60.6560.1310.0060.34+2330
39.05 37.8045.0037.90 -22.10
2.13 2.07 . 2.11 -1.30
18.23 17.661.0017.68 -5.70
1949 19.3023 0019 30 +1.,50
43,93435011.b043.63 +1.30
1362 13.4068.0013.56 +4.20
23.40229826.0023.04 -7.90
33.4933.1725,0033.38 +7.40
34.97 33.4834.0033.70 -14.10
44.2043.6022.004406 +300
23.44 23.0416.0023.18 -3.20
380 3.66 .. 3.71 +1.60
3031 29.0546.0029.64 4.30
49.16 47.3056.0047.76 -1320
52.7552.2524.0052.62 -3.20
31.5731.26510031.35 +6.20
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MBNA N 25.2225.03150025.06 -100
MCIlInc 0 25.47 25.35 ... 2535 -1.70
MDIlnc 0 2.07 1.76 . 1.97 +9.70
MEMO N 17.54 16,9815.001729 +3.00
MOMMirs N 43.05 423427.0042.82 -26.30
Macivsn O0 18.26 17.9232.0018.05 -37.80
MagelPt 0 3.20 3.08 .. 3.12 +2.19
Marathon N 60.18 58,9813.0059.968+16.00
MarshM N 27.74 27.33 ... 27.47 -15.00
MarvelE N 19.08 18,6618,0018.70 46.90
MarvelfT 0 43,40 42.37700043.16 -5.30
Masco N 3185 31.22140031.40 -25.10
MasseyEn N 45.40 44,2742.0045.15+19.00
Maim 0 4550 444029.0045.17+32.05
Maxior N 6.10 587 ... 597 +.70
MayDS N 4075 401226.0040.36 -6.90
McDnhds N 31.5031.1016.0031.30 +1.30
McKesson N 46.76 4639 .. 46.60+16.00
McAfee N 29.23 28.7521002855 -25.50
McOataA 0 4.96 4.78 .. 4.79 -.40
Medlmun 0 28.40 2749 ... 27.85 -5.60
MedcoHtih N 50.54 49.0526.0049.11 +6.70
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Family proudly displays Mexican heritage at Tres Hermanas


SUE ANN CARPENTER/News-Sun
Sam Ortiz is on the phone taking an order while his daughters, Raquel (center) is filling a glass with
soda and Rachel is ringing up a sale.


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING - Dedication to family underlies
this restaurant business. Tres Hermanas (three
girls) combines Sam Ortiz' pride of his daughters
with cooking and food plus his Mexican heritage.
"This is not only for my kids, but for me, Sam
Ortiz said. "And the sisters Raquel, Rachel, and
Amanda are the soul of this restaurant."
His dad served five years in the Korean War.
He was willing and proud to fight for this coun-
try. But afterward, he reluctantly confessed that
he had come here illegally from Reynoso,
Mexico. With guidance, he then went through the
proper steps and became an American citizen and
pursued the American dream of making a better
life for his family.
"My father owned five restaurants while I was
growing up. It was a valuable experience for me.
Later my father passed on and my sister and
brother in Michigan took over the ownership. I
retired from American Express after 18 years on
June 10 this year. Now this is my dream," Sam
Ortiz said.
Raquel Ortiz said, "This is my dad's dream,
and all of us are old enough to run it now.
Everyone employed is a family member except
for one waitress, but we treat her as though she's
family." Raquel Ortiz is the eldest sister. "We all
get along, and never argue. It's a very friendly
atmosphere. And all of our waitresses like to
talk."
For breakfast there's the Mexican favorites of
huevos rancheros or chilequilles. For lunch, there
are tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, burritos, and
tamales starting at $1 each, or a plateful starting


at $4.75. Menudo and beef caldo soups come in
both small and large sizes. There's Rachel's
Mexicana sandwich and Amanda's steak
ranchero, plus a typical kid's menu for less than
$5, including a drink.
"The seniors love our lunch specials because
they're smaller portions than the dinners, and of
course are less expensive," Raquel said.
The fajitas, enchilada dinners and combination
platters are the most popular of the 13 dinner
offerings, with prices ranging from $7.95 to
$11.95. There are beverages of sodas, tea and
beer. For your sweet tooth, there are traditional
desserts of flan, sopapillas, and empanadas. With
a nod to Florida, there's also key lime pie.
Upon entering the front door, American and
Mexican flags frame a photo of the three girls.
The festive tone is set with both vibrant color and
music with plenty of intimate tables for dining.
"We don't cater, but we do a lot of 'to go'
orders. We offer party packs or family packs, for
instance with 20 tacos and large containers of
beans and rice," Rachel Oritz said.
On Wednesday, kids under 10 eat a free din-
ner. And if the three sisters are spotted together
all at once in the restaurant, a free taco lunch is
given. The restaurant also has a frequent diner
card that is stamped each time. And after five
meals, customers get the sixth free. The family is
wanting to add entertainment for 'evenings and
are presently looking for performers.
If you crave a taste of Mexico, stop at Tres
Hermanas Restaurant, 3750 U.S. 27 North in the
Fairmount Cinema Square shopping center.
Phone 471-9862 for take-out orders. Hours are 11
a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and
closed Monday.


BUFFET
Continued from 13A
At every pool, I'd have to
run the machinery to be sure it
was working, then test the
water, scrub the sides, vacuum
the bottom, skim the surface,
add chemicals, and move on.
I couldn't cut corners. As
Phillips said, "A pool will tell
on you."
In fact, Phillips had such a
need to stay on schedule that
while I was with him he did all
the work. But he made the
work seem so easy, I was
determined to see if it really
was .
Which is why I invited
myself to a friend's house over
the weekend.
SHe has a big pool in his
- backyard, because he has five
dogs and swimming is ho%"
they get their exercise.
I This was a boon to me,
because you haven't been test-
ed until you've skimmed a
pool coveted with dog hair.
I had to attack that with a
floating mesh basket, attached


to the end of a 20 foot length
of aluminum tubing.
The pole wasn't heavy, but it
was awkward, and twice I
almost knocked curious dogs
into the water with it.
I was feeling my shoulders
and neck after about an hour of
steady work.
Next I vacuumed - and
here my friend might have
been having fun at my expense
- because he told me the only
sure way to vacuum, was to
put on swim trunks and get
into the pool, wearing a
snorkel and face mask, so I
could better see what I was
doing.
I have to admit, it was
refreshing, and it certainly was
easier to see.
But even in the shallow end,
pushing that vacuum head,
now attached to the same alu-
minuti tube I'd used with the
meshibasket, wasn't easy. In
the deep part, where I had to
swim, it was down right diffi-
cult.
Especially because two of
my friend's dogs weren't too
sure about what I was doing,
but knew it had to be fun.


Time after time the dogs
dove into the pool, while I was
in water over my head. They
nearly drowned me as they
crowded and bumped into me,
insisting I let them in on the
game - or else throw the ball
the older dog kept tossing into
my face.
Granted, dogs in the pool
aren't a common pool cleaning
hazard, but it turns out snakes
are, as well as the occasional
alligator.
In any case, by the time I'd


finished vacuuming I was
exhausted, but still had to
scrub the pool's sides.
I used a stiff, short haired
nylon brush, attached to that
pesky 20 foot piece of alu-
minum tubing.
The idea was to stand direct-
ly over the brush head, scrub
several short up and down
strokes on the pool's decorative
tile rim, then using my back
and shoulders, push the brush
in one continues stroke down
the side of the pool, and out


toward the middle.
To tell the truth, I only
scrubbed one end of the pool,
because by then I was sun-
burned and out of gas.
Worse. I was demoralized,
because cleaning pools is like
doing the dishes - the work is
never done.
At best you sweat for a few
days of gleaming beauty, then
the water clouds, the leaves
collect or the algae blooms.
So servicing pools has the
quality of the Greek myth


where Sisyphus pushes the
rock up the mountain, only to
see it roll back down and has
to begin all over again. It's not
a Jimmy Buffet kind of life
after all.

Next week Christopher
Tuffley tries to teach English to
Spanish speaking children who
are 3-5 years old. Any person
with a job they would like to
spotlight in the "Tuffin'It With
Tuffley feature, call 385-6155,
ext. 528.


When was the last time your


CELL PH6NE





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SPLASH
Continued from 13A
be fun, not work."
According to Phillips, prices
for pool cleaning in Highlands
County range from a $80 to'
$100 monthly fee, depending


on pool size and services ren-
dered. Some companies charge
extra for chemicals. On aver-
age, Phillips charges $85, with
chemicals included in the
amount.
For more information call
386-1275, leave a message and
Phillips will return the phone
call.


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News-Sun, Sunday, August 7, 2005


C m t aIeda


The Community Calendar pro-
vides a brief listing of local
clubs and organizations who
meet on a regular basis. It is
the responsibility of the group
to update the News-Sun on
any changes in this listing by
calling 385-6155, ext. 528;
send any changes by e-mail to
cindy marshall @ newssun. corn
; or mail them to News-Sun
Community Calendar, 2227
U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL
33870.

TODAY
* LAKE PLACID MOOSE
has karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
* RIDGE - AREA MIS-
SIONARY SOLDIERS
AVON PARK PATHFIND-
ER CLUB meets from 9 a.m.
to noon every first and third
Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St.,
Avon Park. For details, call
471-2143.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 3880
plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the
post, 1224 County Road 621
East, Lake Placid. For details,
call 699-5444.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 4300
plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and
E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-
7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 9853
euchre, 1 p.m. in the canteen
in Avon Park. Open to mem-
bers and guests only. Music is
provided from 5-8 p.m. The
-public is invited.

MONDAY
* ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting, 8-9 p.m. at
Episcopal Church, Lakeshore
Drive, Sebring. For more
details, call 385-8807.
* ALANON meets at 8 p.m.
at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, 660 NW Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. For details,
call (863) 687-3800.
* ALZHEIMER'S ASSO-
CIATION SUPPORT
;|GRO Tp0 ts at,2 p.m. at
,:the Oaks, 6fAvbrno 01011 U.S."
'!27 North, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-3444. ,
* AMERICAN LEGION
POST 25 meets 7 p.m., sec-
ond Monday, 1490 U.S. 27
North, Lake Placid.
Shuffleboard is played at 1-30
p.m.
Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m.
For details, call 465-7940.
* AMERICAN LEGION
POST 69 meets 7:30 p.m.,
second Monday, West Bell
Street, Avon Park.
* AMVETS POST 21 meets
at 6 p.m. the second Monday
at the post, 2029 U.S. 27
South, Sebring, behind the
Allstate building. For details,
call 385-0234.
* DIABETES SUPPORT
GROUP meets 1-2:30 p.m.
(except holidays) second and
fourth Monday at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, 4005 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, second floor,
conference room 3. For
details, call 402-0177 from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m..weekdays.
* FAIRMOUNT MOBILE
ESTATES LUNCH BUNCH
meets at noon second Monday
at Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring. For details, call 382-
0481.


* FRATERNAL ORDER
OF EAGLES 4240 AERIE
plays darts at 7 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details call 655-4007.
* HEARTLAND RIDERS
ASSOCIATION meets at 6
p.m. second Monday at
Ramada Inn, 2165 U.S. 27 S.,
Lake Placid. For details, call
402-1165.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
HOMEOWNER ASSOCIA-
TION INC. meets at 9:30
a.m. every second Monday
(except in the summer) at
Sebring Country Estates club-
house, 3240 Grand Prix,
Sebring.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT
GROUP meets at 1 p.m. sec-
ond Monday at the Alliance
Church of Sebring, 4451
Sparta Road, Sebring. For
details, call 453-6589 or 452-
2053.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COMPOSITE SQUADRON
314 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the
Knights of Columbus Hall,
east of U.S. 27 across from
Lakeshore Mall in Sebring.
For details, call 385-1234.
* HIGHLANDS DELTA
CHORALE, rehearses 7 p.m.,
Faith Lutheran Church, 2230
NE Lakeview Drive, Sebring
(September through May). No
auditions are required to join
and all ages are welcome. For
details or to book a concert,
call Cheryl Cometta at 699-
2663 or Pat Riccobono at 385-
4045.
* HIGHLANDS WOOD-
CARVERS CLUB meets,
second Monday, 6 p.m.,
Highlands Art League, 351 W.
Center Ave., Sebring. For
more details, call Sandy
Kohan at 414-1363 or Norm
Pelland at 465-5510.
* INSULIN PUMP SUP-
PORT GROUP meets from
3:30-5 p.m. the second
Monday of every month in
conference Room 3 of Florida
Hospital. This group is open
to all insulin pump wearers,
their families and anyone who
is interested in knowing more
about insulin pumps. Pre-reg-
istration is not required. For
information, call 402-0177.
.-' LAKE PLACID ELKS
2661 provides a snack bar,
live music and happy hour
from 4-7 p.m. at the lodge.


Darts is at 7 p.m. Euchre is at
1 p.m. It is open to members
and their guests. For details,
call 465-2661.
* LAKE PLACID
LIBRARY has storytime at
10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except
during holidays.
* LAKE PLACID MOOSE
plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to
members and qualified guests
only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION FOR THE
ADVANCEMENT OF COL-
ORED PEOPLE, HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY
BRANCH meets 7 p.m., third
Monday, NAACP office, 1
Delaney Heights, Avon Park.
* NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION OF RETIRED VET-
ERAN RAILWAY
EMPLOYEES meets at 11:30
a.m. third Monday from
October through May at
Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring. For more details, call
471-0137.
* PLACID LAKES
BRIDGE CLUB meets 12-
4:30 p.m. second and fourth
Monday in Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
No meetings from end of May
to October. For details, call
465-4888.
* ROTARY CLUB OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
meets at 6:15 p.m.,
Savannah's restaurant in
Sebring. For details, call
Darrell Peer at 385-0107.
* SEBRING BRIDGE
CLUB plays at 12:30 p.m. at
347 Fernleaf, Sebring.
* SEBRING RECRE-
ATION CLUB has ice cream
shuffleboard at 6:30 p.m. at
333 Pomegranate Ave.
Summer memberships are
available. For details, call
385-2966 and leave a name,
number and message. Call
will be returned.
* SERTOMA meets at noon.
Takis Family Restaurant,
Sebring.
* TOPS FL. 632, SEBRING
meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at the First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, Sebring. For
details, call Betty Gregeson at
699-2132'or DQnna Goodwin
at 6 . 'l- "''." .. ...:ey c.
* VETERANS OF FORI"1"
EIGN WARS POST 3880
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699-5444.

TUESDAY
* AL-ANON FAMILY
GROUPS meet for discussion
and Twelve Step study at
noon, Union Congregational
Church, 105 N. Forest Ave.,
Avon Park. Parking available
south of old church.
* AMERICAN EX-POW
Highlands County Chapter,
meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever,
382-3285, for meeting place.
* AMERICAN LEGION
PLACID POST 25 LAKE
PLACID has shuffleboard at
1:30 p.m. Lounge hours are
12-9 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* AVON PARK LIBRARY
has storytime at 10 a.m. for
ages 3-5 except during holi-
days.
* AVON PARK LIONS
CLUB meets 6:45 p.m., din-
ner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell
St., Avon Park.
* BUSY BEE CRAFT
CLUB meets 9-11 a.m.,
Community Christian Church,
New Life Way, Sebring.
Everyone is welcome. This
club is not affiliated with the
church. For more details, call
Marie Rand, 385-3012.
* FLETCHER MUSIC
CLUB meets every Thursday
and Tuesday at Fletcher Music
Center in Lakeshore Mall,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-3288.
* FRIENDS OF HIGH-
LANDS HAMMOCK, meets
third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.,
Highlands Hammock State
Park, Sebring. For more
details, call 386-6099.
* THE HEARTLAND
HARMONIZERS BARBER-
SHOP CHORUS meets from
7-9 p.m. in the Magnolia
Room at the Kenilworth
Lodge, 836 SE Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. All men who
enjoy singing are invited.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT
GROUP meets at 1 p.m. sec-
ond Tuesday at the Alliance
Church of Sebring, 4451
Sparta Road, Sebring. For
details, 453-6589 or 452-20531
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY,


QUILT GUILD meets first
and third Tuesday, St. Agnes
Episcopal Church, Sebring.
Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting
times at 314-0557 or e-mail
luckvduck@imymailstation.co
m.
* HIGHLANDS GEM AND
MINERAL CLUB meets 7
p.m., second Tuesday, Church
of Christ, 2124 Fairmount
Drive, Sebring. For details,
call 382-3783 or 453-7054.
* KNIGHTS OF COLUM-
BUS COUNCIL 5441 meets
8 p.m. every second and
fourth Tuesday at Knights of
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27
N., Sebring. For details, call
385-0987.
* KNIGHTS OF COLUM-
BUS COUNCIL 5441 AUX-
ILIARY meets 8 p.m. every
second Tuesday at Knights of
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27
N., Sebring. For details, call
385-0987.
* LAKE PLACID ELKS
LODGE 2661 meets 8 p.m.
second and fourth Tuesdays.
* LAKE PLACID LIONS
CLUB meets 7 p.m. second
and fourth Tuesday at Beef
O'Brady's in the Winn Dixie
shopping plaza in Lake Placid.
For details, call Jeanne
Parzygnat at 699-0743 or 441-
1207.
* LAKE PLACID MOOSE
has a general meeting and a
Moose Legion meeting at 7:30
p.m. the second Tuesday at the
lodge.
* LORIDA COMMUNITY
CLUB meets at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Lorida
Community Center to plan
events.
* MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
SUPPORT GROUP meets at
7 p.m. second Tuesday at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center board room. For
details, call Janet Turvey at
465-3138.
* OVEREATERS ANONY-
MOUS meets from 8-9 a.m.
every Tuesday at Walker
Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd, Avon Park. For
details, call 385-4277.
* PLACID LAKES
BRIDGE CLUB meets 9 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at
Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010


Placid Lakes Blvd. For
details, call 465-4888.
* SEBRING ELKS LODGE
1529 has music by Reese
Thomas, 4-7 p.m.. All Elks
and their guests invited.
Tidbits of food served.
Canasta is played from 9:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a lunch.
For more details, call 385-
8647 or 471-3557.
* SEBRING LIONS CLUB
meets at noon at the club-
house, 3400 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring. For more details, call
First Vice President Dianne
Doty at 382-1273.
* SEBRING MOOSE
LODGE 2259 serves soft
shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details,
call 655-3920.
* SEBRING RECRE-
ATION CLUB plays bridge
at 1 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Summer mem-
berships available.
For details, call 385-2966 and
leave a name, number and
message. Call will be
returned.
* SEBRING ROTARY
CLUB (NOON) meets noon,
Sebring Civic Center. For
details call 385-8850.
* SOUTH FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE COM-
MUNITY ORCHESTRA,
rehearses 5-7 p.m., Room 34,
SFCC Fine Arts building. For
details, call June Zweidinger
at 471-3968.
* TOPS (TAKE OFF
POUNDS SENSIBLY)
CHAPTER FL 618 has
weigh in from 4-4:45 p.m. at
First Presbyterian Church, 215
East Circle St., Avon Park.
Use the parking lot entrance
on LaGrande Street. Meeting
is at 5 p.m. For details, call
453-7984 or 453-0760.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 3880,
plays darts 7 p.m., 1224
County Road 621 E., Lake
Placid. The ladies auxiliary
meets at 10 a.m. every second
Tuesday. For more details, call
699-5444.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 4300
has a card tournament at 2
p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
-Lakeview, Drive, Sebring. For..,
details, call .385-8902.








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News-Sun, Sunday, August 7, 2005


DEED TRANSFERS


March 29
* Robert J. Johnson to Joyce
Sirois, L226 Grayce's Mobile
Est. Add No. 2, $50,000.
* David C. Hannon to
David Benjamin, L4 Blk 39 Sec
2 Town of Harding, $27,500.
* Stanley F. Masson to
Robert V. Sommer, L8 Sunset
Pointe on Dinner Lake Sub,
$167,000.
* Walter E. Mike Hyman to
Kenneth C. Knudsen, L3 Blk 2
Placid Ridge Est., $85,000.
* Witz Wesley R. Prill to
Lake Sirena Estates Ltd., L105
Lake Groves Sub/Others,
$878,000.
* Witz Wesley R. Prill to
Lake Sirena Estates Ltd., Tracts
103/104 Replat of Lake Sirene
Heights, $1,742,000.
* Witz Wesley R. Prill to
Lake Sirena Estates Ltd.,
L97/98 PT L99 Lake Groves,
$1,163,000.
* Mary Ann Hankerson to
Willie Hankerson, L13 Blk 537
2nd Add to Colored School
Add, $2,500.
* Maconomics Inc. to James
L. Bergeron, L8 Blk 55 Placid
Lakes Sec 19, $28,500.
* Joseph Charles
Studenroth to Tommy G.
Tucker, L25 Blk 46 Placid
Lakes Sec 19, $24,500.
* Natalie Land Investments
Inc. to Rolando R. Melillo, L9
Blk K Spring Lake Village II,
$25,000.
* Natalie Land Investments
Inc. to Rolando R. Melillo, Lll
Blk C Spring Lake Village II,
$25,000.
* Antonio E. Chavez to
Jorge Moreno, PT LI Blk 6
Avon Park Est. Unit II, $58,800.
* Terry L. Darley to David
F. Lanier, PT L5/6 Blk C West
End Park, $2,700.
* Thomas E. Tomlinson to
Howard Builders Inc., L515-
517 Sebring Ridge Sec A,
$150,000.
* Karen Moran to Jason
Carlisle, Tract 185 Sebring
Lakes Acres Unit 2/Other,
$3,500.
* Sandhill Enterprises Inc.
to Christopher Francis, PT Sec
23-34-29/Other, $37,500.
* Jason Carlisle to Brian F.
Hammond, L23/24 Blk 22
- Sebring Lakes Unit 2-C,
$12,000:
* Juris Freimanis to
Lambert Lopez, L12 Blk 144
Rev. of Resub PT Placid Lakes
Sec 11, $20,000.
* Vincent Robert Franklin
to Glanton Pyle,, L5 Blk 51
Placid Lakes Sec 6, $120,000.
* Mateo R. Del Campo to
Orlando Gonzalez, L24 Blk 49
Sebring Country Est. Sec 2,
$20,000.
* Carmen Yolanda Clavell
Folch to Natacha Monel, L39
Blk 357 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 16, $15,000.
* Warren W. Vick to Floyd
Yarbrough, L31-36 Blk 40
Sebring Lakes Unit 3/Others,
$60,000.
* Luis R. Lozada to Frank
Ennes, L11 Blk 26 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 12,
$172,500.
* Jane B. Humphrey to
Richard K. Dryburgh, PT L16
Blk 278 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 13, $109,000.
* Richard W. Mavis to
Joseph E. Addelia, L174 Blue
Heron Golf & Country Club,
$39,900.
* Jacobson Auction Co. Inc.
to Carruthers Family
Partnership, L9 Blk 14 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 3, $103,400.
* Robert C. Searer to Lester
Rhoten, L74 Fairmount Mobile
Est., $68,000.
* Nancy Lou Case to
William H. Parr III, LI30
Sebring Falls, $65,000.
* Gary St. Furcy to Roger
Lauriston, L7 Blk 12 Highlands
Park Est. Sec J, $13,000.
* Donald Evenson to Perfilo
Beckford, L24/25 Blk 11
Highlands Park Est. Sec H,
$4,000.
* Herschell G. Spears to
Wayne R. Valle, L2 Pine &
Lake Sub, $180,000.
* Raymond Hochstetler to
Jose C. Valladares, L24 Blk 101
Placid Lakes Sec 14, $25,000.


* Molly K. Glackin to
Patricia Leclerc, L10 Blk 165
Leisure Lakes Sec 4, $29,000.
* Staton Inc. to Raul
Rodriguez, L12 Tropic Homes
Sub, $71,000.
* Leroy Benton to Jean Max
Alain, LI Blk 1 K F Sub,
$57,000.
* Wannis R. Bowen to
Christopher F. Miller, L152-154
Sebring Ridge Sec D, $30,000.
* Carol J. Benton to
William Brian Crunkelton, L5/6
Blk V Avon Park Est. Unit III,


$40,000.
* Laguna Properties of
Florida to B P Properties
Group, L12 BIk 240 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 18, $19,000.
* Indigo Builders of Lake
Placid Inc. to James Stoll, L18
Blk F Tomoka Heights Sec IX,
$35,000.
* Louise C. Thompson to
Peggy J. Robbins Berling, L17
Blk Y Spring Lake Village V,
$6,000.
* Robert' L. Herman to
Ronald W. Rush, L55/56
Denise Heights Add, $7,500.
* B H R G U Avon
Properties to Michael
Mootoosamy, PT L7 Blk 21
Town of Avon Park/Other,
$40,600.
* Gilbert J. Watts to Jose
Marie Torres, LI Blk D Pine
Hill, $45,000.
* Pedro Ponce to Jemco
Homes Inc., L13 Blk A Spring
Lake Village IV, $40,000. '
* Wallace A. Turney Sr. to
Kenneth C. Cousino, L3 Blk 3
Lago Vista, $146,000.
* Richard A. Barlow to John
R. Grosso Jr., L299 Fairmount
Mobile Est., $47,000.
* Phyllis Y. Reichardt to
Costello Brothers Marine
Construct, .L14/15 Blk 66 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 6,
$30,000.
* Marjorie Anne Johnson
Hewett to Neville Williams,
L7454-7458 Avon Park Lakes
Unit 23, $30,000.
* Jose Rafael Rivera to
Entrust Administration Inc.,
L14 Blk 35 Sebring Hills South,
$15,000.
* Christy Amburn to Tex
Jason Thomas, L4/5 Blk 19
Sebring Lakes Unit 2-C,
$127,000.
* Elfers & Elfers Inc. to
John R. Mullinix, L16 Blk 77
Orange Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 17, $94,700.
* Madge A. Weaver to
Daniel A. Boles, L2 Blk 17 Oak
'Beach Colony, $119,000.
* Shirley F. Chavit to
Providence Investments, L21-
24 Blk 325 Sun 'N 'Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 15, $110,000.
* Herbert A. Anderson to
Kenneth G. Reynolds, L22 Bik
23 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 2, $151,900.

March 30
* Robert T. Harvell to
Douglas -R. Smith, L7 Blk 41
Leisure Lakes Sec 11,
$144,900.
* Michael S. Jones to
Robert Gomez, See Instrument,
$125,000.
* Margaret T. Covey to
Meyer Homes Inc., L4/5 Blk
254 Placid Lakes Sec 20,
$43,400.
* Gaston Del Pino
Caraballo to Ardian Hasanaj,
L7 Blk 4 Sebring Hills South
Unit 3, $12,000.
* James Nickelberry to Lee
Associates Realty Corp., L2/3
Blk 8 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 3,
$25,600.
* Stephen E. Braddock to
Israel Velez, L3 Blk 24 Sylvan
Shores Est. Sec C, $114,000.
* Saxon Groves Inc. to
Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer, PT Sec 27-33-28,
$400,000.
* Loren Yeatter to Stephen
Sparks Sr., PT Sec 31-36-30,
$350,000.
* Family Properties to
Loren Yeatter, Ll Blk 23
Highlands Park Est. Sec K,
$20,000.
* Stephen Sparks Sr. to
Loren Yeatter, L16 Blk 5
Highlands Park Est. Sec S,


* Gladiator Garageworks
* Locksets & Door
Hardware
* Ceramic Tile
" Stone
* Porter Paints
* Paint Sundries
* Pittsburg Paints


$30,000.
* George T. Storms to Jeane
0. Powell, PT L12 Blk I Lake
Josephine Heights, $65,000.
* Joseph L. Aponte to Leigh
S. Eures, L17 Blk 242 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 19, $15,000:
* Creative Realty
Management Inc. to Philip E.
Perrey, PT Sec 1-33-29,
$146,000.
t Felipe Rodriguez-Sanchez
to National Lots Inc., L19 Blk
172 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec 17,
$3,500.
* National Lots Inc. to Elida
Conn, L14 Blk 101 Leisure
Lakes Sec 8/Other, $30,800.
* National Lots Inc. to
Rollie Jabar, L5 Blk 98 Leisure
Lakes Sec 8, $10,900.
* National Lots Inc. to
Cesar Thezan, L12 Blk 64
Leisure Lakes Sec 12, $19,900.
* National Lots Inc. to
Marion Parker, L4 Blk 181 Sun
'N Lakes Est. Sec 17, $8,900.
* Jose R. Matta to National
Lots Inc., L17 Blk 83 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 11, $3,500.
* National Lots Inc. to
Petion St. Louis, L10 Blk 83
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 12,
$5,900.
* Raymond Bertasius to
National Lots Inc., L12-15 Blk
447 Leisure Lakes Sec 17,
$40,000.
* National Lots Inc. to
Excelsior Investment Group
Inc., L15 Blk 22 Sun 'N Lakes
Est. Sec 6, $8,900.
* National Lots Inc. to
Salnave Myrtil, L17 Blk 65 Sun
'N Lakes Est. Sec 2, $7,900.
* National Lots Inc. to Saul
Louisa, L16 Blk 211 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 18/Others,
$42,400.
* National Lots Inc. to
Adema Verne, L20 Blk 132
Leisure Lakes Sec 6, $16,900.
* Phillip Swanson to
National Lots Inc., L10 Blk 467
Leisure Lakes Sec 18,$ 10,000.
* C F D Incorporated to
Reyna Gema De Jesus Zavale
Cintora, L54 Blk 305 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 14,
$5,400.
* Paul Merek to Highlands
Waters, PT L27/28 Bik 267
Lake Sebring Sub, $74,900.
* David Vazquez to Jose,:
Vazquez, L12799/12800 Avond'
Park Lakes Unit 40, $98,000.
* James C. Nielander to
Nicholas H. Marchione Jr., L8
Blk 84 Placid Lakes Sec 14,
$39,000.
* Pilar R. Lumpuy
Rodriguez to Joelle Fanfan, LI 6
Blk 210 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec
18, $15,000.
* Lee Underwood to
Hariette B. Drake, L9 Blk B
Lake June Pointe Phase 3,
$108,000.
* Stephen Sparks to G B M
P Investment Corp., L7/8 Blk 3
Highlands Park Est. Sec Z,
$20,000.
* Stephen Sparks to G B M
P Investment Corp., L28 Blk 3
Highlands Park Est., $10,000.
* Nadine N. Simon to Loren
Edward Mercer Jr., L3 Blk 523
Leisure Lakes Sec 18, $14,500.
* Stephen Sparks to G B M
P Investment Corp., L34 Blk 17
Highlands Park Est. Sec U,
$10,000.
* Stephen Sparks to G B M
P Investment Corp., L14 Blk 11
Highlands Park Est. Sec Y,
$10,000.
* Stephen Sparks to G B M
P Investment Corp., L3 Blk 24
Highlands Park Est. Sec Y,
$10,000.
* Stephen Sparks to G B M
P Investment Corp., L30 Blk 2


* Cast Aluminum Address
Plates & Mailboxes
* Warm Tiles
* Custom Woodwork
Trim & Molding
* Custom Hardwood
Doors
* Porcelain Tile
* Foam Moldings
* Edgar Berebi Hardware


Highlands Park Est. Sec Z,
$10,000.
* Stephen Sparks to G B M
P Investment Corp., L16 Blk 10
Highlands Park Est. Sec U,
$10,000.
* Stephen Sparks to G B M
P Investment Corp., L29 Bik 2
Highlands Park Est. Sec Z,
$10,000.
* Paul G. Wetmore to
Camon Bennett, L8 Blk 1
Forest Hill Sub, $85,000.
* Victor Manuel Alonso to
Highlands Park Estates Group,
LI Blk 6 Highlands Park Est.
Sec K, $3,000.
* Highlands Park Estates
Group to Cristelle Alcantara, L7
Blk 7 Highlands Park Est. Sec
J, $9,000.
* Highlands Park Estates
Group to Jennifer Alcantara, L8
Blk 7 Highlands Park Est. Sec
J, $9,000.
* Mallory Carl Mudge to
Olympic Land Title Corp., L8
Blk 30 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec"3,
$500.
* Francis A. Hendry to
Rupert T. Preddie, L84-
87/156/157 Avon Park Lakes
Unit 1, $30,300.
* Barbara Ann Jedlicka to
Banyan Land Title Corp., L6
Blk 179 Placid Lakes Sec
17/Others, $5,000.
* Charles E O'Hara to Jai
Yudhishthu, PT Sec 2-33-29,
$133,000.
* Luis E. Cintron to Dana
Coletti, L15/16 Blk 3 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 4, $23,000.
* Renaud Daux to Willis H.
Michaelson, L5/6 Blk 208 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sec 18, $35,000.
* Marcberton Corporation
to Mark Grabowski, L35/36 Blk
39 Sebring Hills South Unit 2,
$32,000.
* Ronald Jardine to T C I
Investments, L7 Blk K Spring
Lake Village IV, $28,000.
* Victor H. Elford to
Hartigh Terrance, Unit 22 Bldg.
D Lake Jackson Condo,
$45,500.
* Roselda H. Stevens to
Patrick 0. Williams, L4 Bik 87
Leisure Lakes Sec 6, $2,000.
* Albert W. Roth to Jeffrey
M. Dressel, L17 Blk 1 Harder
Hall Country Club II, $162,100.
* Lester L. Black to Ajax C.
Francis. L4 Blk 230 East


Palmhurst, $99,900.
* Wendy Sue Barnes to
Gladys James, L7595-7597
Avon Park Lakes Unit 24,
$16,500.
* Jose Javier Robles to Ile
M. Taghioff, L28 Bik 42 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 2, $12,500.
* Dieudonne St. Laurent to
Raymond Carper, L223
Grayce's Mobile Est. Unit 2,
$35,500.
* Mary Dumont to
Theodore Young, L16/17 PT
LI 5 Blk 88 Lakewood Terraces,
$32,000.
* Manuel A. Rodriguez to
Jean Dupuis, LI Blk 126
Leisure Lakes Sec 11, $16,400.
* Santiago Gomez to Jose
M. Cruz, L5937/5938 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 19, $10,000.
* Marion F. Woolever to
Floyd H. Squires, L5 Valencia
Acres Sub, $42,500.
* Alberta F. Belcher to
Ranford Bryan, L12713/127'14
Avon Park Lakes Unit 40,
$8,000.
* Michael Edward
Bollinger to Eleanor F. Walker,
PT L7/8 Blk H Lake Jackson


Heights, $165,000.
* Robert Thompson to
Russell C. Terjung, L105 The
Knoll Sub, $7,800.
* M R J Enterprises Inc. to
Rebecca A. Coons, L13 Blk 9
Orange Blossom Est. Unit 11,
$9,500.
* Lori Ann Bustamante to
Luis Gonzalez, L193 Sebring
Ridge Sec D/Others, $93,000.
* Yvonne Scarlett to Nick
Chionis, L22 PT L23 Blk 35
Placid Lakes Sec 3, $22,500.
* Sebring Highands
Builders to Michael Gleason,
L387 Highlands Ridge On Lake
Bonnet Phase IV, $183,400.
* Emmanuel Lacson to
Charles E. Bishop Jr., L4152-
4156 Avon Park Lakes Unit 13,
$26,000.
* George McKee to Adrian
M. Loughborough, L75/76 Blk
37 Placid Lakes Sec 5, $54,000.
* Russell E. Percy Jr. to
Walker L. Stout, Lll Blk 155
Sebring Highlands, $45,000.
* Harold E. Shirey to
Marjorie E. Weiss, L4-B
Thunderbird Hill Village II,
$115,000.


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Other viewpoints

Given the time and fuss Congress put into writing a
national energy policy, Americans might have expected a
more energetic plan. The 1,700-page bill passed Friday
does little to address the two most pressing problems:
high gasoline prices and dependence on foreign oil.
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), an architect of the plan,
hardly gave it a rousing endorsement. He acknowledged
the bill won't have any immediate effect on gasoline
prices and that any benefits from the legislation will take
five or 10 years to show up.
As for reversing our dependence on foreign oil, even
the veracity-challenged Bush administration holds out no
hope. To justify increased domestic drilling, the best argu-
ment the administration could make was that it would
reduce oil imports from 68 percent to 64 percent of our
energy needs in 20 years. The United States now imports
58 percent of its oil.
With no real solutions at hand, why was Congress in a
rush to meet President Bush's artificial deadline for an
energy bill? Perhaps the president and Congress hope fre-
netic activity will be mistaken for progress.
So there's no need to get excited when Bush and
Congress hype the new energy plan, although lawmakers
did take one bold stand. No, they didn't demand that the
auto industry improve fuel efficiency, which would have
been the most effective way to save motorists money and
to cut demand for foreign oil. That would have required
courage.
Instead, summoning all of its capacity for bluster,
Congress declared that daylight saving time would be
extended by a month. That way, people stuck at home
because they can't afford to fill up their cars won't have
to sit in the dark.

An editorial excerpt from the St. Petersburg Times.

No one will truly know what demons drove Arthur E.
Teele Jr. to take his life in The Miami Herald's lobby on
Wednesday, but his death is a great tragedy for his family
and for our community. His unfortunate death at age 59
was a tragedy on several' accounts, but most especially
because of Mr. Teele's exceptional skills and potential.
Mr. Teele's legal and financial troubles have been
amply documented in the pages of this newspaper over
the last few months. That, along with revelations about his
personal life in the New Times this week, undoubtedly
bhntribiite-db the despair that engulfed his final days and
- hours.@ Ultinately, though, he was the instrument of his
own undoing.
That Mr. Teele chose to end his life so dramatically in
our lobby is uncomfortable, agonizing and excruciatingly
painful to those of us who work at The Herald. But as is
the case with all who commit suicide, the greatest hurt and
pain is borne by those closest to Mr. Teele, his family and
friends.
Mr. Teele's death extinguishes the light of a champion
advocate for the people, especially those of Miami-Dade's
less fortunate communities in Overtown, Liberty City,
Little Haiti, Homestead and others.
Among other things, Mr. Teele helped to persuade. the
Pentagon to move the U.S. Southern Command headquar-
ters to Miami, prevailed over stiff opposition to strength-
en the Miami-Dade building code after Hurricane
Andrew, helped to lure the Summit of the Americas to
Miami, fought for relocating the Miami Arena to the
bayfront and for the expansion of the Port of Miami and
was an uncompromising advocate for cleaning up the
Everglades and other similar projects.
Ultimately, Mr. Teele failed to withstand the stresses
and temptations of life in the public arena. The tragedy
lies in the squandering of his talent, and the disappoint-
ment he brought to those who expected so much of him.

An editorial excerpt from The Miami Herald.

Florida's Save Our Homes Constitutional Law
Amendment ... has been a tremendous success. Capping
annual taxable appraisals at 3 percent or the cost of living,
whichever is less, has benefited citizens who want only to
buy*a home and live in it rather than flip it for quick
investment gains.
The goal back in 1988 was and still is helping to keep
the taxman at bay.
Now comes an idea to tinker with Save Our Homes -
supposedly to improve it. The plan would let people who
shift residences within a county to take some of the
accrued "protected" property value with them. In other
words, or so the initial plan is going, if you bought your
homestead at $100,000 and it now is valued at $150,000,
you would be able to claim a $50,000 taxable value cred-
it when you move into that new, $300,000 home.
We have reservations. Though a homestead trigger
would remain in force, this seems too vulnerable to
manipulation - unlike the straightforward, original Save
Our Homes.
It is pitched as "portability," the buzzword for another
consumer plan - with phone companies charging an
extra monthly fee so home phone numbers can follow
customers as they move around town - that comes up
short of promises.
Backers of changes to Save Our Homes say it never was
intended to "trap" people in their existing homes, for fear
of tax sticker shock should they move up. Trap? Someone
is "trapped" by rising values of their own property? Any
"trapping" is being done as a function of a hot real estate
market, not Save Our Homes..
Save Our Homes was designed to keep people from
being taxed out of their homesteads. It is working. It is
working so well that we do not want to risk its demise


from tinkering that could backfire. It needs to be rescued
from opportunists.

An editorial excerpt from the Naples Daily News.


News-Sun, Sunday, August 7, 2005


EDITORIALS/OPIN IONS


18A





News-Sun
Serving Highlands County since 1927


Glad to see
Harris running
Editor
I got it through the mail ...
Katherine Harris is going to run
for the U.S. Senate. I am one
that can truly say I am glad she
did not listen to the Republican
Party.
The reason for the lack of
Republican support as it will
remind people of the 2000 elec-
tion.
I want to remind people of
the 2000 election, as everyone
knows why the 3,000 votes
went to Buchannan instead of
Gore.
I think four years of lies and
cover-ups is long enough.
That election costs the state
of Florida thousands of dollars
all because of the Democratic
goof-up of calling Democrats
all over the state of Florida and
in the areas that Gore was not
on the ballot for No. 2 position
and telling the voter to punch
No. 2. I cannot fathom why
there has to be such a big
secret.I know Katherine's oppo-
nent in this coming election
knew about the goof up, but did
he speak up and try to save the
state of Florida all tha" money
and the embarrassment , Ap.
No.
We need a woman who will
defend Florida, and that she did,
those votes belong to the candi-
date's name printed on that bal-
lot, and his name was
Buchannan, no matter who the
voter thought they were voting
for when they punched No. 2
in the areas of the butterfly bal-.
lot. Pushing for No. 2 then they
voted for whose name was
printed on that ballot, not from
a voice on the telephone call
saying to vote for No. 2. It was


not Gore, and if one cannot tell
the difference in spelling of
Gore and Buchannan the
Democrats should educate their
voters about the ballot their
party depends on winning elec-
tions.
I think the state of Florida
should file a suit against the
National Democratic Party to
pay for all the costs and time
that was .spent trying to make
out the Republicans were cor-
rupt in the election of 2000 to
bring into court of law that
those telephone calls made by
the National Democratic Party
in Florida telling everyone to
vote for No. 2, when Gore was
not No. 2 on all ballots is what
lost the election of 2000 for the
Democratic Party.
Sorry you can blame the
Republican Party all you want
that the Republican Party was
corrupt in the 2000 election, but
the proof is there that it was the
stupidity of the Democratic
Party that lost their election in
2000. Listen to the words of Mr.
Gore himself, that the votes that
went to Buchannan were his
(Gore) votes. So, Gore himself
must have known about the
telephone calls made in Florida
.lAat cost him the election.
a c Eleanor Jeane Thomas
... . Sebring

Volunteers and

bowling alley
make it special

for athletes
Editor,
The Special STARS bowling
season is not yet over, but
there have been so many peo-
ple who have worked very
hard in making this year a suc-
cess that they need to be


thanked now.
These special athletes will
be bowling one more time
Aug. 13 at the District Games
at Royal Palms Bowling
Center in Lake Placid against
athletes from Hardee County.
This time, the athletes will be
vying for gold, silver or bronze
medals. Ribbons will be pre-
sented to the other places. This
is a prize they will all cherish
dearly. The moment will be
monumental for Hardee
County special athletes who
have not had an opportunity to
compete in sports since the
1980s. This is when their
Special Olympics program
folded.
Special STARS has had
tremendous community sup-
port this past year in all the
sports and recreational activi-
ties.
Royal Palms has been gra-
cious enough to host the train-
ings and competitions this past
month. The owners and staff
have been marvelous and very
courteous in making sure our
athletes are treated with the
upmost respect. They are quick
to attend to every need and are
always bending over back-
wards to make sure the athletes
arehappy. Matter oilact, the '
bowling center even don ed a
bowling ball for a drawing at
the County Games. This was
an item that all the athletes
were wanting to win.
Cindy's Gifts of Sebring and
Impact Awards in Avon Park
gave great reductions in help-
ing the Special STARS pur-
chase awards, such as plaques,
%trophies and medals. This was
truly appreciated because it
helps keep the costs low so the
money can be spent on the ath-
letes.
See LEITERS, page 19A


Getting on the right path


Isaiah 55:8-9 - For My thoughts are not your
thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts. (NKJV)

OK, so you're a Christian. Be honest now,
does your faith ever waiver? Do you
ever think, "With all those competing FR
philosophies and religions out there, OM
how come I got so smart as to pick the Di
only right one?"
Let me share a few thoughts that have Ken
been helpful to me. Ha
Central is the observation that, the H
Christian gospel differs from every.
other religion. Think about it. The basic premises
of every other religion clearly come from the
mind of man. If you were the local thinker start-
ing with a clean sheet and your public came to
you and said, "Hey, we know there's some power
up there (or down there) that is not happy with
the way we're running our show down (or up)
here; please figure out a way for us to get on the
good side of him, her or it."
The logical response from a typically human
point of view would be, "Well, we gotta do some
good stuff to get out of trouble with him, her or
it. I have cooked up this routine of observances
and sacrifices and actions that maybe, just
maybe, can get us on his, her or its good side.


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And, we'd better keep doing them. We wouldn't
want to die during some lapse of faithfulness and
lose the whole ball game."
Can you think of any other religion that has not
manifestly been constructed about such premis-
es? Why? because they have all been devised by
the mind of natural man.
Now comes the Christian gospel. It says the
Creator of all that exists loves us even though
we've run off the rails. It says he is per-
fectly holy and just and, realizing that
KEN'S we're in no shape to either be with him
or atone for our misbehavior and clean
ourselves up, he reaches down to help
eth us. He personally pays the penalty for
eur our sins to satisfy his justice and confers
_ upon us his holiness - positionally for
now; practically later. His love letter to
the human race says that even while we were still
sinners, Christ (a beloved part of him) died for us
(Romans 5:8).
What do we do to receive this benefit?
Absolutely nothing but stick out our hand and
receive it.
I submit that no "normal" human mind would
ever have come up with such an unnatural
scheme. From the human perspective, the word
"cockeyed" comes to mind (I Corinthians 1:18-
19). It had to come from outside.

A. Kenneth Hannum is a Sebring resident and
can be reached by e-mail at
pawnysken@tnni.net.


'Dreary or shocking as it may be to tolerate the

lapses of or leaps into poor taste of our

entertainment moguls, government regulation of the

'indecent; threatens us much more than Janet

Jackson or Bono.'
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people who prayed before com-
ing to Guyana, that bridge
would have helped us practice
petitioning God.
Obviously, we survived our
adventures and are back in
Highlands County, where peo-
ple drive on the right side of the
road and at least pretend the
speed limit matters. Even so, I
would not rule out prayer while
motoring down U.S. 27.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent and a contributing colum-
nist to the News-Sun. She can
be contacted by e-mail at book-
wormlady@earthlink.net.


RALPH BUSH
Publisher
CINDY MARSHALL
Night/Weekend Editor


LAURA'S LOOK

Laura Ware


Driving in a

third world

country

There have been times in this
column I have poked a little -
OK, a lot - of fun at the way
people drive in Highlands
County, especially the way I
have seen people drive on U.S.
27.
I mean, let's face it; I have
noticed that some people con-
fuse the highway with the race-
track.
Recent events in my life
have caused me to look at traf-
fic in Highlands County in a
different light. And no, it isn't
the fact that my 18-year-old has
just gotten his license and is
driving all by himself now, and
I am past biting my nails every
time he goes out the door.
No, the event that has
changed my outlook .here is a
trip I recently took to Guyana,
South America. There I got to
see driving that people haven't
even dreamed of here in
Highlands County. Driving that
unsettled my aforementioned
18-year-old; who claims noth-
ing bothers him. Driving that, if
I were to be honest, probably
added some gray hair to my
already large amount.
First, it is probably appropri-
ate to explain what I was doing
in Guyana. My family and I,
along with 37 other Christians
from various parts of the South,
went to Guyana for a weeklong
medical mission trip. We held a
clinic at .a church building for
five days and gave medical
care and had Bible studies with
those who came. It was a life
changing experience we will
explore in depth in the future.
For now, I want to concentrate
on the transportation.
None of us Americans drove.
We were driven from our hotel
in Georgetown each day to the
small village where the church
building was located. The drive
took 20 minutes. for us one way.
It was always an interesting 20
minutes.
For one thing, the Guyanese
drive on the left side of the
road. Actually, according to
John (who was brave enough to
sit in the front seat of the van at
times) the Guyanese often
drove in the middle of the road,
moving to their side only when
they must, such as when not
doing so would mean hitting
something. The result of this
positioning is you had the feel-
ing that traffic was hurtling
towards you at destructive
speeds, but fortunately every
vehicle I was in managed to
miss everything.
There were many some-
things you could hit on the
road. I could swear that I saw a
goat standing in the middle of
one lane. In Georgetown, it was
not unusual to share the road
with other cars, pedestrians,
and horse-drawn vehicles.
Horns were liberally used to
encourage people to keep mov-
ing. It might even be illegal not
to honk your horn at least once
per minute in Guyana, although
I was not able to establish that
for a fact.
I know there were speed lim-
its posted - I saw some of the
signs. I think that speed limits
fall under the category of
"timid suggestion" in Guyana.
At least no one I rode with or
saw on the road appeared to
think they applied to how fast
they were moving.
Topping our journey was a
trip over a floating bridge,
which was a bridge built in the
late 1970's and was supported
by pontoons. The highlight of
the bridge ride for me was the
sign I saw, which said (I am not
kidding): "Adhere to speed
limit. Loose decks. Bridge
under repair." If we hadn't been


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19A


News-Sun, Sunday, August 7, 2005


Ex-felons: Voting and jobs still rigged against them


Two developments this
month concerning the impact of
incarceration in America-one in
Iowa, the other in New York
City - have dramatized the
steady, if still far too slow, turn-
ing of the wheel away from
America's foolish addiction to
incarceration, and the great
need for more and faster
progress. In Iowa, Governor
Tom Vilsack issued executive
order to restore voting rights to
all Iowans who've been con-
victed of a felony and have
completed their sentences.
"When you've paid your debt
to society, you need to be re-
connected and re-engaged to
society," the governor said.
"The right to vote is the founda-
tion of our government and
serves as a symbol of opportu-
nity for our citizens." This poli-
cy transforms one of the
nation's most restrictive felony
disenfranchisement laws, mak-
ing an estimated 80,000 ex-
felons in the state eligible to
vote. Earlier this year, Iowa's
Great Plains neighbor,


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Nebraska, repealed its law
imposing a lifetime voting ban
on ex-felons, replacing it with a
two-year waiting period after
release.
The states' actions exemplify
the revamping of these laws
throughout the country, which,
by depriving ex-felons of their
right to vote after they've
served their sentences, violates
two fundamental notions of
American society: the ideas that
the right to vote belongs to all
law-abiding citizens, and that
once persons convicted of
crime have served their sen-
tences, they've paid their debts,
to society. Iowa's action leaves
four states - Alabama,
Kentucky, Florida and Virginia
- with lifetime voting bans for
ex-felons. Laws in the nation's
other states differ in how and
when they allow ex-felons to
vote again.
Given the hugely dispropor-
tionate number of incarcerated
African- and Latino-
Americans, there is, not surpris-
ingly, a stunning and worrisome


racial element to the felony dis-
enfranchisement issue.
Nationally, of the 4.7 million
people ineligible to
vote because of felony
convictions, 1.4 million GUEST
are black men. In Iowa,
where blacks constitute Manr
just two percent of the


total population, blacks
make up 19 percent of ex-felons
denied the right to vote. Similar
disparities can be found in most
states. The second incarcera-
tion-related development is
equally important. A study of
ex-offenders' job prospects in
New York City found that white
men with prison records got far
more job offers than black men
with prison records-and more
even than black men who'd
never been arrested.
The study, undertaken earlier
this year, used "testers" who
were equipped with similar
resumes and trained to display
to prospective employers simi-
lar personalities and interper-
sonal skills. The crime used was
a drug offense that had brought


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an 18-month prison sentence.
The jobs they pursued ranged
across a spectrum, including
deli clerks, cashiers,
couriers and telemar-
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Yet, the study's
Moral authors, professors
SBruce Western and
Devah Pager of
Princeton University, said that
black men whose job applica-
tions indicated a prison term
were only one-third as likely as
white men similarly situated to
get positive responses. For
every 10 white men without
convictions who got at least a
callback, seven white men with
convictions also did. However,
for every 10 black men without
criminal records who got call-
backs, only three with convic-
tions did.
Both New York City's cor-
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Phil and Roxanne May and
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chairwoman of its Commission
on Human Rights labeled the
report a call for action and
pledged to explore ways to
eliminate the racial opportunity
gap for ex-offenders.
These two developments
underscore the importance of
the National Urban League's
plan to launch a national com-
mission examining the success-
es and challenges facing black
boys and men. The five-year
effort, to begin next year, will
recommend solutions to prob-
lems afflicting black males in
numerous fields.
Certainly, a primary area of
concentration will be black
males' negative involvement
with the criminal justice system
(while not ignoring the fact that
the negative involvement of
women, particularly black
women, has become increasing-
ly serious as well) and the


ing generated more than $300
for the Special STARS pro-
gram.
There has been a core of
volunteers, in addition to the
ones mentioned beforehand -
Jean Addison, Bonnie Jones,
Saundra Bass, Shelly Carey,
Joan Swanson, Ralph Meyers,
Elmyra Hearns, Bill and
Maxine Keen, Vern Lucas, Ed
Lahti, Roberta Creech, Frannie
Gillilan and Becky Kirchner-
who have helped keep things
running smoothly at the bowl-
ing alley. It could not have
been done without them.
The Cracker Trail 4-H Club
members have always been a
hard working group at our


extraordinary burden that
imposes on African-American
families and communities.
That burden, and the growing
movement to reform felony-dis-
enfranchisement laws, too, is
dramatic evidence that we
ignore the need to equip ex-
offenders with two fundamental
rights of a democracy-the vote,
and a job-at their peril, and
ours.
Marc H. Morial is president
and CEO of The National
Urban League. Mr. Morial suc-
ceeds Hugh B. Price as the
League's eighth chief executive.
Mr Morial served two distin-
guished four-year terms as
Mayor of New Orleans from
1994 to 2002. During that time,
he also served as president of
the United States Conference of
Mayors in 2001 and 2002.


events. They help serve lunch,
hand out ribbons and prizes
and do just about everything
else at the bowling alley.
I am thanking everyone now
because I want to get them
pumped up for the upcoming
tournament on Aug. 13. I
encourage everyone in the
community to come out and
welcome these special athletes
from Hardee County so they
can truly experience the
Highlands County hospitality.
Thanks to everyone for mak-
ing a difference in the lives of
people with disabilities.
Cindy Marshall
Special STARS Coordinator
Avon Park


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About 500 families
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soldiers, turned out
at the Avon Park
National Guard
Armory Saturday
afternoon to show
their support for B
Battery 3rd/116th
Field Artillern 's
which is being
deplo ed Aug. 16 to
Iraq. The soldiers
will first travel to
Fort Dix. N.J. with
sister units from
Arcadia and
Wauchula for three
to four months of
military police
training before being
given their oversea
assignment. They
are preparing to be
away from families
for 18 months.


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AVON PARK - When people mention
Wells Motor Company, now Wells Dodge
Chrysler, they naturally think of selling
cars and trucks. But Wells is more than
that, it is an Avon Park institution filled
with memories.
For example, who will forget the day in
the old building on Main Street, when the
alligator strolled in the garage. Alan Bunch
was working diligently under a car when
he noticed something out of the corner of
his eye, and it was moving toward him! He
couldn't believe his eyes and even though
he wanted to scream he couldn't. A 10 foot
gator had wandered into the garage and
was coming to help Alan change oil. Rey
Torres saw Alan jump to his feet, then he
saw the gator and the two men ran out of
the shop as fast as they could.
Stardle and Kenny Wells currently
run the business, but it was their father
Ray Wells who started the tradition of
innovative promotions. When Avon Park
initiated the Annual Christmas Parade, Ray
decided the company needed an unique
entry. That initial parade happened to be
the same year as Wells 25th Anniversary
so Ray had his son Kenny convert a '46
Jeep into a huge birthday cake and Lynda
Sheppard Dennis popped out of it!
Over the years the dealership has been
known for it's off the wall promotions
that included the state's first PT Cruiser
Club while everyone was waiting for their
ordered vehicle, the annual classic car
show and the Cappuccino Caf6. Some
promotions were pulled off without the
boss even knowing about it. When Stanley
turned 50, the sales staff brought in a
live goat and flooded the airwaves and
newspaper with an invitation to see "the
old goat."
The new building on US 27 between
Avon Park and Sebring holds memories as
well. Christmas 1998, while the building
was still in the early days of construction,
the showTroom was closed off, temporary
lights and heat were installed and the
employees celebrated the holidays in the
new building. That same showroom also
hosted the wedding reception of Stanley's
daughter, Sarah Jane Bryant. The cars
were moved out, special lighting and
decorations including a grand piano were
brought in and the room served as an
elegant ballroom.
Wells Dodge Chrysler is definitely more
than just a car dealership. The memories
reveal that it has been an institution in
Highlands County for 74 years.
At 74 years of age, Wells Dodge
Chrysler is the oldest Chrysler store in
the Southeastern United States. Staying
in business that long in a small town is
evidence that people have been treated
fairly and with integrity. That integrity
is the result of a family run business that
believes they should "treat people the way
we want to be treated."
Stop by this Thursday or Friday, have
a cup of coffee, and register to win some
nostalgic stuff. Say hi to Stanley and
Kenny and share your memory about Wells
Dodge Chrysler:


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BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 7, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 26, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Dated this 2nd day of August, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
03-09394 (GMAP)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate Division
File No.: PC 05-651
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELENORE R. HUTCHINGS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE.
The administration of the estate of ELE-
NORE R. HUTCHINGS, deceased, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida. The names and addresses of the
perv.s6nai rppre et la,.e o'i in,al p i r:..:n.l rep-
SAn ,:rogmr ncemi.,',ns'j ,irer per-
� h, i vrI, 5T'i ,inj , ij': 3ja i dece-
dent's estate on.whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice must file
their claims with this Court, WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
I All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
I ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is July 31,2005.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Alice Rutledge
ALICE L. RUTHLEDGE
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James V. Lobozzo, Jr.
JAMES V. LOBOZZO, JR. Esquire
230 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863)402-1888
Florida Bar No. 274178
July 29; August 7,2005

IN THE. CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE; NO. 28-2003-CA-228
GMAP MORTGAGE CORPORATION
PLAINTIFF
-VS- i
PAUL H. ANGSTADT, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
,iF./ :,, T GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
PAUL H. ANGSTADT; JOANNE M. ANGSTADT,
.IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JOANNE M. ANGSTADT;
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. F/K/A FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
ap Order Granting the Motion to Reset Fore-
closure Sale dated August 2, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 28-2003-CA-228 of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
HIGHLANDS County, Sebring, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
The Jury Assembly Room, Basement of the
HIGHLANDS County Courthouse, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 23rd day of August, 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 28, 29 AND 30, BLOCK 1, ORANGE


1050 -eo,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 05-344
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, successor by
merger to CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEORGE W. GIRDLER, et ux., et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TOM KNOX GIRDLER, if alive, and/or
dead his (their) unknown heirs, devisees, leg-
atees or grantees and all persons or parties
claiming by, through, under or against him
(them).
Addresses unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for fore-
closure of a mortgage on the following prop-
erty in HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 1068 TO 1072, INCLUSIVE, OF AVON
PARK LAKES, UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN,
P.A., Attorneys, whose address is 708 South
Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, Florida 33146,
(305) 666-2299, within 30 days after the first
publication of the notice, and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., attor-
neys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on this 26th day of JULY, 2005.
L.E. "Luke" BROKER, CLERK
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration at 430 Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870-3701, telephone (863) 386-
6566, no later than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service./dca
July 31; August 7, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER: GC 05-345
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
A.B. LAUTENSHLAGER and ROBERTO ROGER
LAUTENSHLAGER, as Joint Tenants with
Right of Survivorship and Not as Tenants in
Common, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against A.B. LAUTENSHLAGER and ROBERTO
ROGER LAUTENSHLAGER, and all claimants
under any of such party;
JESUS E. MARQUEZ MORENO, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against JESUS E.
MARQUEZ MORENO, and all claimants under
any of such party;
MANUEL JOAO JARDIN DE SOUSA and
DEYSI PEDROMO DE JARDIN, HIS WIFE, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
MANUEL JOAO JARDIN DE SOUSA and
DEYSI PEDROMO DE JARDIN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
ANTOUN ISRAEL SAMAN, if alive and if not,
his unknown fspouse,'heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ANTOUN ISRAEL
SAMAN, and all claimants under any of such
party;
JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against JOSE
ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
MIGUEL T. NINO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors,' or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MIGUEL T. NINO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
VITORIO DE NISIO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against VITORIO DE NISIO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
VINCENZO P. CICIOTTI CIOFANI and ALFIO
PIERLEONI TONASSETTI, if alive and if not,
their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against VINCENZO P.
CICIOTTI CIOFANI and ALFIO PIERLEONI
TONASSETTI, and all claimants under any of
such party;
FELICE DI MARTINO FELICIANI, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against FELICE DI
MARTINO FELICIANI, and all claimants under
any of such party;
CARLOS ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MANZO, if
alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
CARLOS ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MANZO, and
all claimants under any of such party;
ALBERTO MAMAN and RAQUEL ATTIAS DE
MAMAN, HIS WIFE, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ALBERTO MAMAN
and RAQUEL ATTIAS DE MAMAN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
LUIS FIGUEIRA PEREIRA and MILAGROS
RODRIGUEZ TINOCO DE PEREIRA, HIS WIFE,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
LUIS FIGUEIRA PEREIRA and MILAGROS
RODRIGUEZ TINOCO DE PEREIRA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: ALBERTO MAMAN and RAQUEL ATTIAS
DE MAMAN, HIS WIFE, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ALBERTO MAMAN
and RAQUEL AlTIAS DE MAMAN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Portal Del Hatillo Calle P-1, QTA Raquel,
Parcela No. 21, La Lagunita, Caracus 108,
Venezuela
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: GC 05-60
FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
EDWARD LESESNE A/K/A EDWARD R.
LESESNE, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST EDWARD
LESESNE A/K/A EDWARD R. LESESNE;
CLAUDIA LESESNE A/K/A CLAUDIA P.
LESESNE, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST CLAUDIA
LESESNE A/K/A CLAUDIA P. LESESNE; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed August 1, 2005, entered in Civil Case No.
GC 05-60 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judi-
cial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room in the basement of the HIGHLANDS
County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of October 2005 the
following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 25, BLOCK 22, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Dated this 1st day of August, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daft
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
05-36601 PHHM
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
August 7,14,2005


Exhibit "A"

UNIT 16, PHASE I, AREA C SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT AREA
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

1. Lots assessed for central water, electric power and street light improvements:

Lot Description Benefit Amount Total Assessment Number of Annual Installments


Lots 1-17 Block 353


$2,879.07


$2,879.07 Five (5)


2. Lots assessed for sewer, central water, electric power and street light improve-
ments:


Lot Description

Lots 26-43 Block 344
Lots 1-21 Block 348
Lots 1-36 Block 349
Lots 1-11 Block 350
Lots 18-25 Block 350
Lots 1-44 Block 351
Lots 1-16 Block 352
Lots 20-31 Block 352


Benefit
Amount

$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53


Total Number of
Assessment Annual Installments


$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53
. $3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53
$3,770.53


Five (5)
Five (5)'
Five (5)
Five (5)
Five (5)
Five (5)
Five (5)
Five (5)


3. Lots assessed for storm water, sewer, central water, electric power and street light
improvements:


Lot Description


Benefit
Amount


Lots 39-41 Block 345 $5,712.27


Total Number of
Assessment Annual Installments

$5,712.27 Ten (10)


4. Lots assessed for sewer, central water, roads, electric power and street light
improvements:


Lot Description

Lots 44-49 Block 344
Lots 22-44 Block 348
Lots 12-17 Block 350
Lots 17-19 Block 352


Benefit
Amount

$9,640.09
$9,640.09
$9,640.09
$9,640.09


Total Number of
Assessment Annual Installments


$9,640.09
$9,640.09
$9,640.09
$9,640.09


Twenty-five (25)
Twenty-five (25)
Twenty-five (25)
Twenty-five (25)


5. Lots assessed for storm water, central water, roads, electric power, and street light
improvements:


RESOLUTION NO. 05-29
A RESOLUTION OF THE SUN 'N LAKE OF
SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESIGNAT-
ING THE LOTS OF REAL PROPERTY COM-
PRISING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVE-
MENT DESIGNATED UNIT 16, PHASE I, AREA
C, DETERMINING TO PROVIDE CERTAIN
STREETS, CENTRAL WATER AND SEWER-
AGE, DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS AND UTIL-
ITIES IN SUCH AREA; ACCEPTING THE AS-
SESSMENT PLAT AND THE ASSESSMENT
ROLL, THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
FOR SUCH IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ESTI-
MATE OF THE COST THEREOF SUBMITTED
BY THE CONSULTING ENGINEERS; DETER-
MINING TO PAY ALL OF SUCH COST BY SPE-
CIAL ASSESSMENTS AGAINST THE PROPER-
TIES SPECIALLY'BENEFITTED THEREBY; DE-
TERMINING THAT ALL PROPERTIES IN SUCH
AREA RECEIVING SIMILAR BENEFITS SHALL
BE ASSESSED THE SAME SUM ACCORDING
TO THE COST OF SUCH IMPROVEMENTS ON
THE PROPERTY; FIXING THE TIME AND
PLACE FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AS-
SESSMENT ROLL WHERE THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF THE DISTRICT SHALL
HEAR INTERESTED PERSONS, EQUALIZE
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS AND APPROVE AND
CONFIRM SAME; PROVIDING FOR MAILING
AND PUBLISHING NOTICE OF SAID HEAR-
ING; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SU-
PERVISORS OF SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida, as follows:
SECTION 1. Authority. This resolution is
adopted pursuant to the provisions of High-
lands County Ordinance No. 74-4, as amend-
ed, and other applicable provisions of law.
SECTION 2. Findings. It is hereby found
and determined as follows: .
A. It is in the best interest of the economy,
health, welfare, convenience and safety of the
Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District
(the "District") and its citizens and all who
own property situated therein that the District
provide for the construction and financing of
streets and central water and sewerage, ap-
purtenant drainage facilities and utilities (the
"Project) within Special Assessment Improve-
ment Unit 16, Phase One, Area C of the Dis-
trict ("Unit 16, Phase I, Area C"), all in the
manner hereinafter provided. The District's
consulting engineers for the Project have filed
with the District their estimate of the cost of
the Project; and such cost, estimated to be the
sum of $2,343,318.00 in addition to the cost
of acquiring and constructing the specific
items contained in the plans and specifica-
tions for the Project submitted by such con-
sulting engineers, shall include all of the items
of Cost as specified by the District Engineers,
all of which items of cost are authorized by
Section 170.03, Florida Statutes, as amended.
All of such costs shall be payable by the levy
and collection of special assessments against
the properties adjoining and contiguous or
bounding and abutting or specially benefitted
by the Project.
B. The District's consulting engineers have
filed with the District an assessment plat (the
"Assessment Plat") for Unit 16, Phase I, Area
C and an assessment roll (the "Assessment
Roll") listing each of the lots within Unit 16,
Phase I, Area C and stating the estimated dol-
lar amount by which each such lot shall be
benefitted by such improvements and the esti-
mated amount by which each such lot shall be
assessed for the cost of the Project.
C. Each parcel of real property receiving simi-
lar benefits within Unit 16, Phase I, Area C
shall be benefitted equally by the improve-
ments of the Project and, accordingly, shall be
assessed the same sum to pay the cost there-
of depending on the nature of the benefit re-
ceived.
D. The assessments as set forth in the As-
sessment Roll upon the properties to be spe-
cially benefitted by the improvements com-
prising the-Project in proportion to the bene-
fits to be derived therefrom; and it is now ap-
propriate that the District fix the time and
place for a public hearing on the Assessment
Roll where the Board of Supervisors of the
District shall hear all interested persons,
equalize the special assessments and approve
and confirm the same and that the District
provide for the mailing and publishing of no-
tice of said hearing.
SECTION 3. Designation of Proiect. The
area of Unit 16 to be assessed shall be offi-
cially identified and designated as Unit 16,
Phase I, Area C and shall consist of all lots to
be specially benefitted by the improvements
comprising the Project, as shown on the As-
sessment plat heretofore filed with the District
by Polston Engineering, Inc., the District's
consulting engineers for the Project (the
"Consulting Engineers"), a copy of which is
.on file in the office of the District, 5306 Sun 'n
Lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida, and availa-
ble for inspection by the public during regular
business hours. The Assessment Plat is here-


Benefit
Amount

$10,690.38
$10,690.38


Total Number of
Assessment Annual Installments

$10,690.38 Twenty-five (25)
$10,690.38 Twenty-five (25)


6. Lots assessed for storm water, sewer, central water, roads, electric power, and
street light improvements:


Lot Description

Lots 50-62 Block 344
Lots 37-38 Block 345
Lots 1-16 Block 346
Lots 37-50 Block 346
LOts 1-29 Block 347


Benefit
Amount

$11,581.84
$11,581.84
$11,581.84
$11,581.84
$11.581.84


Total Number of
Assessment Annual Installments


$11,581.84
$11,581.84
$11,581.84
$11,581.84
$11,581.84


Twenty-five (25)
Twenty-five (25)
Twenty-five (25)
Twenty-five (25)
Twenty-five (25)


All assessed lots located in Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Estates subdivision, Unit 16, as
recorded in Plat Bookl0, Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida..


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by accepted and approved.
SECTION 4. Plans and Specifications and
Estimate of Cost. Such plans and specifica-
tions and such estimate of the cost of the
Project prepared by the Consulting Engineers,
which are presently on file in the office of the
District and available for inspection by the
public during regular business hours, are
hereby accepted and approved.
SECTION 5. Project Authorized. The con-
struction and financing of the Project is here-
by authorized and initiated. Such improve-
ments comprising a part of the Project shall
be described in Exhibit A hereto and shall be
located within or adjacent to the rights-of-
ways of such streets.
SECTION 6. Assessments. The District
shall pay the total cost of the Project by spe-
cial assessments to be levied against the lots
adjoining and contiguous or bounding and
abutting or specially benefitted by the Project.
All such special assessments, as specified on
the Assessment Roll, shall be paid in the stat-
ed equal yearly installments specified in Ex-
hibit "A", with interest on the unpaid balances
from the date of acceptance of the Project by
resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the
District (the "Acceptance' Date"), to which, if
not paid when due, there shall be added a
penalty of one percent (1%) per month until
paid; provided that such assessments may be
paid without interest at any time within thirty
(30) days after the Acceptance Date. Such in-
terest payable on such special assessments
shall be at seven percent (7%). Such special
assessments shall be levied according to the
improvements made thereon agaihst all lots
adjoining and contiguous or bounding and
abutting upon the improvements of the Proj-
ect or specially benefitted thereby. The as-
sessments as finally determined and adjusted
shall be payable at the office of the District.
The first annual installment of each assess-
ment, together with interest upon tht whole
assessment from the Acceptance Date, shall
be due and payable in cash on The January 1
after the Acceptance Date, and a like payment,
together with interest upon the unpaid balance
of the assessment, shall be due and payable
on November 1 in each and every year there-
after until paid in full; provided, however, that
such assessments may be paid in full without
interest at any time within thirty (30) days af-
ter the Acceptance Date, and that unpaid bal-
ances of assessments may be prepaid at any
time by payment in full of the principal thereof
and interest thereon to the date of prepay-
ment. The assessments shall be payable and
collected in the manner provided by Section
170.10, Florida Statutes, as amended.
SECTION 7. Assessment Roll. The Assess-
ment Roll heretofore filed in the office of the
District by the Consulting Engineers is hereby
accepted and approved. A copy thereof is
available in the office of the District for the in-
spection of the public during regular business
hours.
SECTION 8. Equalization Hearina. The
14th day of September, 2005, at 9 o'clock
a.m., at the Community Center, 3500 Edgewa-
ter Drive, Sebring, Florida,.is hereby fixed as
the date, time and place at which the owners
of the properties to be assessed, or other per-
sons interested therein, may appear before
the
Board of Supervisors of the District and be
heard as to the propriety and advisability of
constructing the improvements of the Project
and as to the cost thereof, as to the manner of
payment for such cost, and as to the amount
thereof to be assessed against each property
specially benefitted thereby. The Secretary of
the District is hereby directed to mail, not later
than thirty (30) days prior to such hearing, a
notice of such date, time and place of such
hearing to each owner of property to be as-
sessed, including each purchaser under a
contract for deed pertaining to any such prop-.,
erty, at such owner's last kncni aaddriss. theb.
names and addresses of al sdti n BI perry
owners to be obtained from the recrVt E the
county' property appraiser of -iighl 61,l ,T .
ty, from the records of the District and from
such other sources as the Secretary or the
Consulting Engineers deem reliable, proof of
such mailing to be made by affidavit of the
Secretary or the Consulting Engineers, said
proof to be filed in the office of the District;
provided, however, that failure to mail any
such notice or notices shall not invalidate any
of the proceedings hereunder. The Secretary
is further directed to cause said notice to be
published two (2) times, a week apart, in a
newspaper of general circulation in the Dis-
trict, published in Highlands County, the last
publication to be at least one (1) week prior to
the date of such hearing. Such publication
shall be verified by affidavit of the publisher
and filed in the office of the District. At such
date, time and place the Board of Supervisors
of the District shall meet as an equalization
board as to said assessments, and, when
equalized and confirmed, such assessments
shall stand as first liens, until paid, upon the


operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 11: Lot 20, Block 334, Unit 16, OF
SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
10, Page 4, of the Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before August
.31st, 2005; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 27th day of July, 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
July 31; August 7, 2005


Lot Description

Lots 20-36 Block 345
Lots 28-36 Block 346


Attest: Rosalee Lewis, Secretary


(SEAL)


I, Rosalee.Lewis, Secretary of the Board of
Supervisors of the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Im-
provement District do hereby certify that the
attached Resolution 05-29 is a true and cor-
rect copy as approved at the regular Board
meeting held August 26, 2005.
August 7,14, 2005

NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of
Supervisors of Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Im-
provement District, Highlands County, Florida,
will meet on September 14, 2005, at 9'
o'clock a.m. at the Community Center, 3500
Edgewater Drive, Sebring, Florida, for the pur-
pose of hearing all interested persons as to
(a) the propriety and advisability of making
certain local improvements in Unit 16, Phase
1, Area C, of the District, consisting of em-
placement of roads, central water, central
sewer, storm water drainage, electric power
and street lighting (the "Project") as described
in the plans and specifications therefore, pre-
pared by consulting engineers for the District
and on file in the office of the District, 5306
Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida, open
to the inspection of the public during regular
business hours, to be financed by special as-
sessments against the properties to be spe-
cially benefitted by such improvements, more
particularly described on the assessment plat
prepared by such consulting engineers and on
file in the office of the District specifying the
lots and parcels of lands to be specially as-
sessed, (b) the cost of the Project, (c) the
amount thereof to be assessed against each
property to be so improved. Such improve-
ments shall be constructed and provided to
the lots described in the Resolution of the Dis-
trict published herewith as part of this notice.
The assessments for such improvetnents
shall
be levied upon all lots and lands adjoining and
contiguous or bounding and abutting upon
such improvements or specially benefitted
thereby and further designated by such as-
sessment plat.
An assessment roll containing a descrip-
tion of the lots and lands so assessed, the
amount of the benefits to and the assessment
against each lot and parcel of land and the
number of annual installments into which
such assessments are divided has been com-
pleted by the consulting engineers and is on
Jllae.,Ja.lice ofl e 4 irct. The streets to
be imipred aie ,My'rI. Beach Drive, San Ig-
n0(i.o Uilve, Sorola S.Sree Alice Street, San-
tufce Sueel, Si.,,t'Llrao, Dd', Mignon,
Drive, opera Str'et and Sansovino Street. All
interested parties are advised that an estimate
of the cost of the project, the description of
each property to be assessed and the amount
to be assessed to each piece or parcel of
property may be ascertained at the said office
of the District.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY
DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RE-
SPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
SUCH MEETING, SUCH PERSON WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND, FOR
SUCH PURPOSE, SUCH PERSON MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RE-
CORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Rosalee Lewis, Secretary
Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District
Highlands County, Florida
August 7,14,2005


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respective properties against which such as-
sessments are made; provided, however, that
upon completion of the Project, each assess-
ment shall be credited with a pro rata share of
the difference between the aessment as
originally made, approved and confirmed and
the actual cost of the Project as finally deter-
mined. Said assessments shall be co-equal
with the lien of other taxes, superior to all oth-
er liens, titles and claims, until paid. A com-
plete copy of this resolution shall be mailed
and published, with Exhibit A attached, as a
part of such notice for the purpose, among
others, of complying with the requirements of
Section 170.05, Florida Statutes, as amended.
SECTION 9. Conflicts. All resolutions or
parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby
superseded and repealed to the extent of such
conflict.
SECTION 10. Effective Date. This resolu-
tion shall take effect immediately upon its
adoption. '

SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 05-401
IRMA BRACERO and HECTOR BRACERO,
wife and husband,
Plaintiffs,
-vs-
M.J.P. FINANCIAL, INC., a Florida Dissolved
Corporation, and all known or unknown
persons claiming under or through them,
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against any known or
unknown person who is know to be dead or is
not known to be either dead or alive,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Defendants, M.J.P. FINANCIAL, INC. a
Florida Dissolved Corporation, and all known
or unknown persons claiming under or
through them, and the unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all
other parties claiming by, through, under or
against her who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all unknown natural persons, if
alive, and if dead, or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees or cred-
itors, or other parties claiming by, through, or
under those unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through, under or against
any corporation or other legal entity named as
a Defendant; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming under any of
the above-named or described Defendants or
parties claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest in and to the lands thereafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following described property
in Highlands County, Florida:
The West Half of the North 105 feet of
Block 18, in ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES
UNIT No. 4, according to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 44, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 1, per unrecorded survey of
Block 18
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to Lon Worth Crow IV, Attorney for
Plaintiffs, 211 North Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or be-
fore September 6, 2005, otherwise a judg-
ment may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on July 28, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER: GC 05-345
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
A.B. LAUTENSHLAGER and ROBERTO ROGER
LAUTENSHLAGER, as Joint Tenants with
Right of Survivorship and Not as Tenants in
Common, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against A.B. LAUTENSHLAGER and ROBERTO
ROGER LAUTENSHLAGER, and all claimants
under any of such party;
JESUS E. MARQUEZ MORENO, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against JESUS E.
MARQUEZ MORENO, and all claimants under
anyof such party;
MANUEL JOAO JARDIN DE SOUSA and
DEYSI PEDROMO DE JARDIN, HIS WIFE, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
MANUEL JOAO JARDIN DE SOUSA and
DEYSI PEDROMO DE JARDIN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
ANTOUN ISRAEL SAMAN, if alive and if not,
his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ANTOUN ISRAEL
SAMAN, and all claimants under any of such
party;
JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against JOSE
ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
MIGUEL T. NINO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MIGUEL T. NINO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
VITORIO DE NISIO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against VITORIO DE NISIO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
VINCENZO P. CICIOTTI CIOFANI and ALFIO
PIERLEONI TONASSETTI, if alive and if not,
their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against VINCENZO P.
CICIOTTI CIOFANI and ALFIO PIERLEONI
TONASSETTI, and all claimants under any of
such party;
FELICE DI MARTINO FELICIANI, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against FELICE DI
MARTINO FELICIANI, and all claimants under
any of such party;
CARLOS ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MANZO, if
alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
CARLOS ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MANZO, and
all claimants under any of such party;
ALBERTO MAMAN and RAQUEL ATTIAS DE
MAMAN, HIS WIFE, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ALBERTO MAMAN
and RAQUEL ATTIAS DE MAMAN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
LUIS FIGUEIRA PEREIRA and MILAGROS
RODRIGUEZ TINOCO DE PEREIRA, HIS WIFE,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
LUIS FIGUEIRA PEREIRA and MILAGROS
RODRIGUEZ TINOCO DE PEREIRA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: JESUS E. MARQUEZ MORENO if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against JESUS
E. MARQUEZ MORENO, and all claimants un-
der any of such party;,
27 Feburero #492, General Consulado, Ven-
ezuela
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 2: Lot 20, Block 333, Unit 16, OF
SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
10, Page 4, of the Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida.
has been filed against .you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before August
31st, 2005; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.


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WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 27th day of July, 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
July 31; August 7, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER: GC 05-345
SUN'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
A.B. LAUTENSHLAGER and ROBERTO ROGER
LAUTENSHLAGER, as Joint Tenants with
Right of Survivorship and Not as Tenants in
Common, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against A.B. LAUTENSHLAGER and ROBERTO
ROGER LAUTENSHLAGER, and all claimants
under any of such party;
JESUS E. MARQUEZ MORENO, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against JESUS E.
MARQUEZ MORENO, and all claimants under
any of such party;
MANUEL JOAO JARDIN DE SOUSA and
DEYSI PEDROMO DE JARDIN, HIS WIFE, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devise es,grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
MANUEL JOAO JARDIN DE SOUSA and
DEYSI PEDROMO DE JARDIN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
ANTOUN ISRAEL SAMAN, if alive and if not,
his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ANTOUN ISRAEL
SAMAN, and all claimants under any of such
party;
JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against JOSE
ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
MIGUEL T. NINO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MIGUEL T. NINO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
VITORIO DE NISIO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against VITORIO DE NISIO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
VINCENZO P. CICIOTTI CIOFANI and ALFIO
PIERLEONI TONASSETTI, if alive and if not,
their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against VINCENZO P.
CICIOTTI CIOFANI and ALFIO PIERLEONI
TONASSETTI, and all claimants under any of
such party;
FELICE Dl MARTINO FELICIANI, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against FELICE Dl
MARTINO FELICIANI, and all claimants under
any of such party;
CARLOS ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MANIZO, if
alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
CARLOS'ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MANZO, and
all claimants under any of such party;.
ALBERTO MAMAN and RAQUEL ATTIAS DE
MAMAN, HIS WIFE, if alive and if not. their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ALBERTO MAMAN
and RAQUEL ATTIAS DE MAMAN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
LUIS FIGUEIRA PEREIRA and MILAGROS
RODRIGUEZ TINOGO DE PEREIRA, HIS WIFE,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
LUIS FIGUEIRA PEREIRA and MILAGROS
RODRIGUEZ TINOCO DE PEREIRA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, if
alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against JOSE
ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
APDO Postal #50513, Caracus, Venezuela
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and


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operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Paicel 5: Lot 04, Block 334, Unit 16, OF
SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded, in Plat Book
10, Page 4, of the Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida.
lias been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before August
31st, 2005; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 27th day of July, 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
July 31; August 7, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. GC-04-675
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A..
F/K/A NATIONSBANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO BARNETT BANK OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS
WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE
ESTATE OF MARY ANN WHITE, DECEASED,
et al,
Defendants..
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
1st day of August, 2005, and entered in Case
No. GC-04-675, of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A. F/K/A NATIONSBANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO BARNETT BANK OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY is the Plaintiff and UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST-
EES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARY ANN
WHITE, DECEASED; MONICA WARREN; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room in the Basement of the Highlands Coun-
ty Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 25th day of August, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 13, BLOCK E,
SERENITY SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 12, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
Ssons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 1st day of August, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON ,
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
August 7, 14, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER: GC 05-345
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
A.B. LAUTENSHLAGER and ROBERTO ROGER
LAUTENSHLAGER, as Joint Tenants with
Right of Survivorship and Not as Tenants in
Common, if alive and if not, their unknown


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spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against A.B. LAUTENSHLAGER and ROBERTO
ROGER LAUFENSHLAGER, and all claimants
under any of such party;
JESUS E. MARQUEZ MORENO, if alive and it
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against JESUS E.
MARQUEZ MORENO, and all claimants under
any of such party;
MANUEL JOAO JARDIN DE SOUSA and
DEYSI PEDROMO DE JARDIN, HIS WIFE, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
MANUEL JOAO JARDIN DE SOUSA and
DEYSI PEDROMO DE JARDIN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
ANTOUN ISRAEL SAMAN, if alive and if not.
his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ANTOUN ISRAEL
SAMAN, and all claimants under any of such
party;
JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, if alive
and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against JOSE
ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ROURA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
MIGUEL T. NINO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against MIGUEL T. NINO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
VITORIO DE NISIO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heils, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against VITORIO DE NISIO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
VINCENZO P. CICIOTTI CIOFANI and ALFIO
PIERLEONI TONASSETTI, if alive and if not,
their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against VINCENZO P.
CICIOTTI CIOFANI and ALFIO PIERLEONI
TONASSETTI, and all claimants under any of
such party;
FELICE DM MARTINO FELICIANI, if alive and if
not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against FELICE DI
MARTINO FELICIANI, and all claimants under
any of such party;
CARLOS ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MANZO, if
alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
CARLOS ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MANZO, and
all claimants under any of such party;
ALBERTO MAMAN and RAQUEL ATTIAS DE
MAMAN, HIS WIFE, if alive and if not, their
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees.
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ALBERTO MAMAN
and RAQUEL ATTIAS DE MAMAN, and all
claimants under any of such party;
LUIS FIGUEIRA PEREIRA and MILAGROS
RODRIGUEZ TINOCO DE PEREIRA, HIS WIFE,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
LUIS FIGUEIRA PEREIRA and MILAGROS
RODRIGUEZ TINOCO ODE PEREIRA, and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: MIGUEL T. NINO, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by.
through, under or against MIGUEL T. NINO,
and all claimants under any of such party;
APDO Postal #t50513, Caracas, Venezuela
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose bonded capital improvements and
operation and maintenance assessments liens
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida:
Parcel 6: Lot 08, Block 334, Unit 16, OF
SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, accord-
ingto the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
10,'Page 4, of the Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire,
MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 230 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled court on or before August
31st, 2005; otherwise a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 27th day of July. 2005.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk


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1 V J County Legals


August 7, 2005 they will be opened. Bids received later than the date
and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will
not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that
EC IAL! are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail
)EC L! |or any other type of delivery service.
K'S $25. One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
KS, $ �. tendance at the above bid opening.
SUN The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
S 1 55. bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award
5-61I 55. is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder
whose bid and qualifications indicate that the awaid
N will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The
August 13, 2005 Board reserves the right to waive minor informalities
ne St, Sebin g, or irregularities in the bid.
SNG The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. 1 his non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board -
RUCK functions, including one's access to, participation
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
August 7, 2005 Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
- vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
ALE Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
part Rd., Sebr- Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
varied household (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TRY), or via Florida Relay
:00 AM at above Service 711, or by e-mail.
y Ments on Une tcarino@bcc.co.highlands.fl us. Requests for CART or
yments on Unit interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours
e address is list- in advance to permit coordination of the service.
bring, FL 33875 Board of County Commissioners
tolar, whose ad- Purchasing Department
anda Ave., Lake Highlands County, Florida
Wedabsite hcbc.net
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Highlands
1 0 County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION
START DATE: Thursday July 28, 2005 at 900
AM.
END DATE: Monday August 8, 2005 at 6:00 P.M.
through 10:00 P.M.
LOCATION WEBSITEE: GOVDEALS.COM
Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted poli-
cies, the Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida,
has declared various items as surplus property and
have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be
conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said
property.
A list of.specific surplus items may be obtained from
the following locations and/or by requesting a list by
fax (863)402-6735 or email to sbutler@bcc.co.high-
lands.f.us of dgilbert@bcc.co.highlands. fl.us:
1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875.
Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863)402-6527 or Danielle
Gilbert at (863)402-6528.
2) HC Government Center, 600 S Commerce Ave.,
2nd Floor BCC Receptionist,
Sebring, FL 33870 at (863)402-6500.
Additional information can be obtained Monday
through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. about the
County's Internet Auction process by contacting High-
lands County BCCis General Services/Purchasing De-
partment at the following numbers. (863)402-6527 or
(863) 402-6528
Note: All property will be sold on an as is, where is
basis.
The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items
from GovDealsi Website at anytime during the Inter-
net bidding dates above.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
July 27, 31; August 3, 7, 2005
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commionssioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB
05-064 ROOF REPLACEMENT ROAD & BRIDGE TIRE
SHOP BUILDING
Specifications may be obtained from Johanna Feick-
ert, Assistant Director, Highlands County General
Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George
Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803, 863-402-6526, Fax:
402-6735 or by E-Mail:
ijfeicker@bcc.co.highlands.ft.us
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
bid. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than
2 00 P.M., Thursday, August 18,,2005, at.which .time


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
SPECIAL MAGISTRATE FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT
Sealed Proposals for Special Magistrate for Code En
forcement will be received by the City Manager for the
City of Avon Park, 110 E. Main Street, Avon Park,
33825 no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30.
2005 for the following:
The City of Avon Park invites written proposals from
interested members of the Florida Bar to serve as
Special Magistrate for the City to hear and decide cas-
es involving the enforcement of the municipal codes
and ordinances as outlined below.
The Special Magistrate shall have the jurisdiction and
authority to hear and to decide alleged violation and
exercise the powers of a code enforcement board as
provided in Florida Statue 162 and the City of Avon
Park Code of Ordinances. Hearings will be scheduled
by the City, no less than once a month and no more
than twice a month, with no more than 20 cases be-
ing addressed on a hearing date. The Special Magis-
trate to be appointed shall have been a member or the
Florida Bar in good standing for at least 3 years.
The respondent shall include qualifications, detailed
resume, references, proof of the Florida Bar member-
ship and an explanation of knowledge and experience,
substantially in the area of governmental, zoning, land
use or real estate law.
The proposal should clearly set forth the basis for
fees to be charged for the work proposed.
All proposals should be delivered to.
City Manager
City of Avon Park
110 E. Main St.
Avon Park, FL 33825
In order to be accepted, seven (7) copies of the pro-
posal must be submitted in a sealed envelope on the
outside of which shall be plainly marked ISealed Pro-
posal: Special Magistrate for Code Enforcementi to-
gether with the name and address of the firm or indi-
vidual submitting the proposal. Proposals will be re-
ceived until 2:00 p.m. or hand delivered no later than
2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2005, at which
time they will be publicly opened in the Avon Park City
Council Chambers, 123 E. Pine St., Avon Park, FL
33825.
Proposers are fully responsible for the timely delivery
of proposals. Proposals may be withdrawn at any
time prior to opening. Late proposals will not be ac-
cepted and will be returned to the proposer unop-
ened. Telephone, facsimile machine, and electronic
mail proposals will not be accepted under any circum-
stances.
In the event that personal interviews are deemed nec-
essary contact will be made to schedule a mutually
agreeable date and time for the interview.
It is anticipated that a final decision on the Special
Magistrate will be made by
September 30, 2005. All proposers will subsequently
be contacted and advised of the City Councilis deci-
sion.
The City of Avon Park City Council shall appoint one
or more Special Magistrates. The City reserves the
right to reject any or all proposals, with or without
cause, to waive technicalities, or to accept the pro-
posal which in its judgment best serves the interests
of the City. The City reserves the right to request clar-
ification of information submitted and to request addi-
tional information from one or more proposers. Any
proposal may be withdrawn until the date and time
stated above for the opening of the proposals' Any
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a period of ninety (90) days, or until one or more of
the proposals have been accepted by the Avon Park
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1150 Personals
ALONE? Seniors Dating Bureau
RESPECTED since 1977! Ages 50-90.
Call 1-800-922-4477 (24 hours).


1500 Child Care Services
SEEKING-LOVING CARING Christian who en-
joys working with children. Call: 863- 465-
1982. Lic.# C14H 10013.

1550 Professional Services
A HANDYMAN, aluminum, phone and TV
jacks, minor plumbing, carpentry, fans, re-
pairs, screens, painting. 863-385-1936

BANKRUPTCY
* *Not An Ending, But A Beginning * *
Toward Solvency and Relief
A. R. Gonzalez, Attorney
Free Consultation
,SEBRING OFFICE 382-1616

DUNCAN TRACTOR service, Inc., lic. and ins.,
bush hogging, rotovating, box blading, front
end bucket and hauling, (863)441-3594 or
(863)465-5825 please leave message
GARREIT REPAIR AND REMODELING
Electrical, Plumbing, heating, A/C,
carpentry. painting.
Lic. and Ins. Free Estimates,
(863)465-0980--cell 441-6569


2100 Help Wanted
23 PEOPLE needed 3-30 pounds this month!
Lisa lost 28 pounds in 6 weeks. All Natural,
100% Guaranteed. call 1-888-225-3709
www.HealthyLife321.com

ALUMINUM INSTALLERS, Punch-out carpen-
ter, steel erectors, laborers w/ exp. FIT w/
benefits. DFWP. E.O. Koch Construction.
(863) 385-8649
DENTAL ASSISTANT for busy office, apply in
person at either location, 106 E. Main St.,
Avon Park, Tue. or Thu. or 1735 US 27 S.,
Sebring, Mon. or Wed.
DRIVER FOR in-state deliveries. Must have
good dri vers lic. record and hold a CDL Mini-
mum Class B w/air brake endorsement.
(863)385-1325, Mon.-Fri. 8-5.
F/T EQUIPMENT Assembler, must enjoy work-
ing outdoors. Forklift exp a plus, but not nec.
$7.-$9. per hour. Apply in person, King Equip-
ment Co, 6814 US 27 S., Sebring, 382-7701
HARD WORKING DEPENDABLE Driller's help-
er, no exp. nec., will train,must have valid
driver's lic./able to drive manual shift pick-up
for local well drilling company, 453-8200
HAIR STYLIST
MANAGER
For Busy Salon Base Commission, Bonus,
Benefits. Call Dave 888-888-7778. Ext. 1839
A POOL CLEANER
Seeking individual for pool route, customer
service exp. helpful. Clean driving record,
863-655-6993
AUTOMOTIVE TECH. Outstanding earning po-
tential no weekends. Busy well equipped shop
looking for honest, motivated tech. Apply in
person. Must have experience and tools Car
Medic Center. 555 US Highway 27 N. Sebring.


2100 Help Wanted
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS needed for ex-
cavation company. Experience needed. Call
(863)381-1317
INSTRUCTORS NEEDED to teach ESOL
classes in Highlands and Hardee counties. Im-
mediate openings. Positions are P/T with a va-
riety of scheduling options. Bachelor's degree
required. Teaching experience and/or TESOL
training pref. Hourly pay rate: $15.85. contact
Human Resources, SOUTH FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE, 863-784-7132. Applica-
tions are avail, at all SFCC Campuses. EA/EO
CARGILL JUICE JOB FAIR
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2005

COME MEET THE TEAM- Cargill Juice
is hosting a JOB FAIR from 9am-12 pm
and lpm-4pm, Wed. Aug. 24. The Job Fair
will be located at 1552 Sun Pure Rd., Avon
Park. Bring your resume, complete an appli-
cation on site and be interviewed on the
spot. We are seeking motivated team play-
ers with great attitudes and strong work
ethics to complete our production force in
Frostproof and Avon Park locations: Previ-
ous manufacturing or citrus processing ex-
perience is helpful. Mechanical aptitude and
computer skills are a plus.
If you are seeking an outstanding opportu-
nity to work for a great company, don't
miss this chance to apply. We offer good
pay and a great benefit package incl. Health/
Dental /Life, 401-k, Pension, tuition reim-
bursement. Interested candidates may also
apply at One Stop Career Center in Lake-
land, Winter Haven or Sebring, fax resume
to 863-635-8125 or call 863-635-8054 for
more info. Drug Free Workplace/ EOE


2100 Help Wanted
FRONT DESK CLERK P/T. Apply at
Ramada Inn, 2165 US 27 S, Lake Placid.
CUSTOMER SERVICE representative.. Home
Medical Company, seeks an exp. professional
to work in a fast pace environment taking or-
ders answering phones and performing gener-
al office duties. Must be able to perform mul-
tiple task, be organizes and work well with
others. We offer competitive salary and bene-
fit package. Fax resume to: 863-471-6610 or
call: 863- 471-3646. Attn: Cynthia


HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


2100 Help Wanted
DYNAMIC INTERNET technology company is
seeking candidates for entry level Technical
Support/Help Desk positions in a growing, vi-
brant and customer focus culture. Job de-
scription: provide technical phone support for
internet and computer issues. Perform basic
computer diagnostic and repair. Strong phone
and interpersonal skills; good at working with
and teaching non-technical customers. A
+ certification preferred, but not required.
Must be able to work evening and weekend
shifts. Apply in person 4325 Sun N Lake Blvd,
Suite 101, Sebring.
2 PRESCHOOL TEACHER Level I Positions (
full-time and Part-time)- Provide children with
developmentally appropriate activities in a
quality early childhood program that offers a
safe and nurturing environment while promot-
ing the physical, social, emotional and intel-
lectual development of young children and
families. Insure a warm, secure, affectionate,
social-emotional climate with respect for
young children is maintained in and outside of
the classroom. Provide the training and fol-
low-ups to teachers in assigned classrooms
to insure a safe and healthy environments are
maintained. Assist with implementing each
teacher's career development plan. This is the
highest level of the Teacher job classification.
Minimum of twenty-four (24) months exp. in
early childhood work. Be in possession of and
AD or AA Degree in Early Childhood or related
field. Possess a High/School Diploma, GED or.
equivalent. Apply with Diane Judge, South
Highlands CDC, 124 Washington St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852 by August 19, 2005.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do
not discrimination the basis of race color,
creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or national
origin, religion or disabilities.


2100 Help Wanted
ALARM TECHNICIAN: Previous experi-
ence in construction and/or electrical field a
plus. Exp/ Tech or train on the job. Salary
commensurate with experience. 528 West
main St. Wauchula(863)773-3043


LABOR FINDERS
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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
WORKERS NEEDED

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* Light Industrial - AM Shifts
* Carpenter w/tools
* Hospitality Servers




Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work
6:00AM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M.- 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Work Place


HANDYMAN
Carpentry, aluminum, fans, screens, lights,
tile, repairs, remodeling, lic. 863-382-6782.


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Employment


2100 Help Wanted
440 OR 220 lic. Personal lines CSR busy
Sebring office, health/retirement. Contact Se-
lena Leal, 382-6611 or fax resume, 382-1334
440 OR 220 lic. Personal lines CSR busy
Lake Placid office, health/retirement. Call
(863)465-7155 or fax resume, 699-1925
CHANCEY RADIATOR looking for help, Avon
Park area, mechanical ability, apply in person
251 S. Hart Ave., Avon Park, (863)453-3053
CONCRETE POURER AND FINISHER,.exp. Call
(863)471-0626 or 863-381-4144.
DISHWASHER, FIT. Call before 2pm
382-2333 benefits avail.
ELECTRICIANS HELPER
Min 2 year exp., drivers license required.
Call (863)655-1125 Bennett Electric
ESTIMATOR NEEDED, will train, drug free
workplace, (863)385-0351
EXP. FULL TIME server needed at Main Street
America. Apply 15 S. Main Ave. Lake Placid
Experienced welder, Immediately hiring in
Venus, 863-465-2044. 863-465-5757.
FRONT DESK PERSON, FTf in busy physi-
cian's office. Exc. benefits, neg. salary. Please
fax resume/letter of interest to 314-0944.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for Floor Tech., F/T
evenings. We train! Apply now 6434 US 27 S.
JEWELRY SALES/DATA ENTRY, F/T, 8-5:30,
medical/dental w/many benefits Call 402-2274
LABORER NEEDED for local concrete
company, exp preferred. 382-6639
LOOKING FOR A
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AND
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new customers within an establish-
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perience, valid driver's license/reli-
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excellent written and verbal com-
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2100 Help Wanted
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THE PALMS
OF SE BRING
L.P.N.'S
for
ALF
3-1 1 and I 1-7
Full and Part Time
$1,500.00 Sign-On Bonus
Competitive Wages, IRA Plans
Available, Shift Differentials,
Attendance Bonuses.Join the
Professional Staff at Sebring's
Premier Senior Care Facility.
Apply in person at the
725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, Fl 33870 or
Resume to: Fax 385-2385 or
E-mail: palmshr@yahoo.com
DFWP/EOE
MECHANIC- MAJOR line equipment dealer
offering immediate employment for an experi-
enced mechanic. Top wages and benefits
available to the right person. Must have own
tools. Apply in person at 6820 U.S. 27 N.
Sebring, Fla
. ASSISTANT MANAGER
Hibbett Sports, a full line sporting goods store
is hiring in Sebring. Apply at: 901 US Hwy 27
N., #14, Sebring Fl. 33870. Hibbett Sports
conducts drug testing. www. hibbett. corn
NURSERY HELPER. Robbins Nursery , Re-
sponsible for operating bobcat, loading/un-
loading, light maintenance/cleanup, etc. 8-5,
Mon.-Fri. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Applica-
tions in store
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING......
One of America's largest home builders is
seeking a highly energetic sales person to as-
sist customers withth the purchase of a new
home to be built on their lot or one we help
them find. A well organized, team player is a
must.! Must be available to work weekends.
6-months paid training, then commission vs.
draw pay plan. Benefits incl:
* Med/Dental/Life Ins.
* Retirement plan
Email resume to:
Iwhhrsc@walterind.com or
Fax 813-871-4150. Ref ID #
SEDC01
EOE/Drug Free Workplace
OUTSIDE TECHNICIAN for satellite and anten-
na work, exp. pref., call (863)465-5099.
REHAB DIRECTOR, PT. PTA,OT, COTA and
SLP needed for The Palms of Sebring. Jopin a
large and progressive rehab dept. Competitive
salary and exc. benefits! Sing-on Bonuses UP
to $7500!!! Call 888-440-4987, fax 866-440-
4987 or e-mail resume@leoacyhealthcare. net.
Visit our website www.leoacvhealthcare.net.
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, RRT national res-
piratory company seeks highly motivated and
re,' din.- a j care,.r , ir. v i: -ie We .:,fier com-
e inerglle i3r. tpe n-ris w d e I:.kls.lnuin1, fal n
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2100 Help Wanted
RISK MGMT. Field Rep. needed, Position req.
on site loss prevention and compliance moni-
toring, primarily for agricultural companies.
Must have knowledge of OSHA and DOT regu-
lations. Must be bilingual. Company vehicle
provided. Good benefits. Call 888-786-6207,
ext. 104 or fax resume to 239-275-7591.


THE PALMS
OF SEBRING
RN's & LPN's
(All Shifts)
SIGN ON BONUS
$1,500.00 F/T
$1,000 P/T
Join Sebring's Premier Staff
of Caring Professionals
Competitive Salary,
IRA plans,
Shift Differentials,
Attendance bonuses
Apply in person at the
725 S. Pine St."
Sebring, FI 33870 or
Resume to: Fax 385-2385 or
E-mail: palmshr@yahoo.comn


21 00 Help Wanted
PROFESSIONALS NEEDED!
Lake Placid Board of Realty is looking for en-
ergetic leader w/office exp., outgoing person-
ality and professionalism for busy AE position.
Pay based on qualifications and exp. Send re-
sumes via fax to 863-465-4505 Attn. Brittany.

FIELD OPNS. COORDINATOR WANTED
SOUTH- CENTRAL FLORIDA
Fed/State funded 501. C.3 org. working w/old-
er workers, host agencies, and communities
in South FL. Desired candidate will implement
& monitor Fed./State employ. & training, pro-
grams. Must possess excellent verbal & writ-
ten com. skills, be organized and willing to
travel. Min. H.S diploma. Bi-lingual a plus.
Competitive salary and benefits. Qualified can-
didates mail resume and cover letter to:
B. Smith-Fisher
P.O. Box 330006
Atlantic Beach., FL 32233-0006
Or Fax: (904) 241-8523. Applications deadline
8/12/05 Funded by FL Department of Elder Af-
fairs and USDOL -EOE


2100 Help Wanted
APPOINTMENT SETTERS
No Selling! $12.50-$28/hr
Full benefits - Paid training.
This is a great place to work!
Call Ms. Peterson, 863-452-0330
LPN/RN WELLNESS DIRECTOR
Fairway Pines at Sun n Lake is seeking a top-
quality, energetic team player to coordinate.
resident care and assist the resident and
his/her family members in maintaining the
physical and emotional health of the
residents.
This position serves as the Liaison with hospi-
tal personnel, physicians, community organi-
zations and other health related service agen-
cies to provide care to the residents. In addi-
tion, this position is responsible for the de-
partment staff.
We offer exceptional working environment,
salary and benefits. For consideration, please
send resume or apply in person to Fairway
Pines at Sun 'n Lake, 5959 Sun 'n Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, Fl. 33872. Fax, 863-385-3930 EOE


Designer/Decorator
Leader in the home fashion industry is seeking
2 experienced designer/decorators for new
Thomasville gallery store. Benefits offered.

For an appointment:
Call Donna 382-3933


The News-Sun is accepting application for an

Accounting Manager/


Business Manager

This position will be responsible for the overall accounting and financial
reporting and human resource functions of the company including
supervision of the business office employees. Must be able to complete
monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting and assist in preparation of
annual budgets.
A successful candidate must be proficient in computer accounting systems
and be experienced in Excel and Word. The position will work cross-functionally
with the Publisher and corporate office making effective organization and
communication skills essential.
Qualified applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to:
ralph.bush@newssun.com.



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Written. Printed. Published. IN Highlands County.
w2227 US 27- South * Sebring * (863) 385-6155


2100 Help Wanted
HOSTESS PI'/ AND F/T DISHWASHFR
call John after 2. (863)453-5600
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, a growth
oriented satellite installation & servicing com-
pany has immediate openings for technicians
in the Sebring area and surrounding areas. In-
dustry related exp. rqd. Must pass drug &
crim bkrnd screen. valid drivers lic. rqd. Exc
pay & benefits. Fax resumes to 214-483-
4259 or e-mail atiobs@mastec.com must ref-
erence job code: 2245 Call 800-532-4991 for
more info. Mon.-Fri 9am-6pm CST


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


2100 Help Wanted
MDS/CARE PLAN COORDINATOR
A great career opportunity, for an experienced
RN/LPN in a leading long-term care facility
Qualifications needed include excellent techni-
cal assessment, documentation, communica-
tion skills, computer skills a must and a genu-
ine concern for working with residents, family
and staff in the skilled nursing setting. Earn
competitive salary and benefits. Apply in per-
son at. Royal care of Avon park, 1213 Strat-
foid Rd. Avon Park, or call (863)453-6674.
EOE, M/F. DFWP.


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-6661* FAX (863) 784-7497
e-mail: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu


POSITION VACANCIES
ADMIN. ASSISTANT II, COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND MARKETING* -
Full-time, year round position to assist in public relations, publications, website,
and news releases, etc., and provide secretarial support in the Community
Relations and Marketing office. At least three years full-time secretarial (or
education equivalency) experience, and ability to, type at least 50 net words per
minute required. Exceptional computer skills required. Salary: $20,119 to
$21,258 (hourly $9.67 to $10.22) plus benefits package. Deadline: 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, August 9, 2005.
Required skills test will be administered at 5:30 p.m. on the deadline date
in Room 1218.
TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN STUDENT ADVOCATE - Part-time, grant-funded
position responsible for developing relationships in the school system and with
affiliate organizations to ensure successful program completion by students.
Associate's degree required; Bachelor's preferred. Significant experience or
educational background in the areas of child psychology, education, or social
work preferred. Hourly pay rate: $12.50 (approx. 20 hrs/wk). Deadline: 5 p.m.,
Thursday, August 11, 2005.
FOOD SERVICE WORKER* - Part-time position responsible for cashiering,
counter support, and/or food preparation at Kelly's Korner cafeteria. Food
service and/or cashiering experience preferred. Ability to prepare regular food
items without direct supervision is expected. Hourly pay rate: $6.97. (approx. 30
hrs/wk). Deadline: 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2005.
*Veterans Preference may be claimed for this position.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I (Highlands
Campus), on SFCC's Web site, or at any SFCC campusicenter.
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2100 Help Wanted
BUSINESS MANAGER
Fairway Pines at Sun 'N Lake is seeking a top
quality, exp. administrative professional to
oversee the general administrative and ac-
counting control systems, functions and pro-
cedures of our senior living residence located
in Sebring.
The successful candidate should have a Bach-
elors Degree, exp. in applicable PC-Based
computer programs and a minimum of w yrs.
exp in accounting procedures, controls, sys-
tems and techniques, preferable in an assisted
living, long term care or senior living facility.
We offer an exceptional working environment,
salary and benefits. For consideration, please
send resume or apply in person to Fairway
Pines at Sun 'N Lakes, 5959 Sun N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33872, Fax 863-385-3930 EOE
RN'S NEEDED
Ambulatory Surgical Center. Willing to train.
F/T P/T and Per Diem. 863-385-1074. Fax re-
sume 863-385-3743. Attn: Gayle.
ROOFERS NEEDED - Top wages.. Drug-
Free Workplace (863)385-0351
SECRETARY
COMPUTER skills a must, small office, 30
hours weekly. Send resume to: Secretary.
Box 02215 NewsSun 2227 US 27 S. Sebring
FL. 33870

Set Your Own Salary!
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit a
excellent customer skills? You can work for
leading propane gas company for over
years, with potential to earn up to $35,000
first year and build to $50,000 or more.
Gas Service Tech-Tank Installer
You will operate and manage a route
propane customers making the repairs, s&
and installations of tanks.
Training and Benefits
We offer paid required safety training(
medical- dental- life insurance, 401(k), pa
vacation, sick leave and personal days and i
commissions on sales, repairs and installs.
Requirements
Experienced in repair and installation
propane gas systemsp9ters, appliances ar
installing gas line to generators.
Contact
Please cal(863) 453-3959 or 1-877-528-251
or info@lupqas.confor more details.


2100 Help Wanted
FULL TIME MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST
Hardworking Personable, dependable, com-
puter literate, excellent benefits. Send resume
to P.O.'Box 1648, Avon Park, 33826.

SUPPORTED LIVING COACH
(PART OR FULL TIME)
Challenging, rewarding position. Successful
applicants will possess a Bachelor's degree
in a related field or relevant exp., exc. peo-
ple skills and a good driving record. You
can call the Job Line at 45201295 and press
5 for info. on all job openings or stop Iby the
office to complete job descriptio/talk w/us.
Apply in person at
RIDGE AREA ARC
120 West College Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825-9348
EOE/AA/Drug Free Workplace


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


4141 US 27 North, Suite 8 * Sebring, FL 33870
*Located 1/8 mile north of Wal-Mart in the Quizno s Subs Shopping Center,
next door to Pizzano's Pizza


2 1 00 Help Wanted
THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections.
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND
EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
& BENEFITS AVAILABLE

* LPN
* LIFE SKILL INSTRUCTOR
* CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East State Road 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-6661 * FAX (863) 784-7497
e-mail: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu


POSITION VACANCIES
COORDINATOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS - Full-time, year-round
position to provide professional support in the Community Relations and
Marketing Office for external and internal public relations. Energetic team player
needed who is responsible for designing all print advertising, brochures, and
newsletters. Exceptional computer skills, particularly in desktop publishing
(PageMaker, Quark, and PhotoShop) hnd word processing, required. Ability
needed to meet deadlines, to be flexible, and to perform high quality multi-tasks.
Will coordinate a variety of public relations, advertising, and marketing projects
as assigned. Act as staff photographer. Requires Bachelor's degree in
marketing, public relations, graphic arts, journalism, or related field and, at least
two years of directly related experience. Extensive experience in graphics
design may substitute for the degree requirement or experience. Starting annual
salary: $25,000 - $30,000 Full-time employee benefits include retirement, health
and life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline 5:00 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 18,
2005.
MEDIA CLERK* - Part-time, year-round position to perform clerical duties in
the Media Center and to assist faculty, staff, and students in the use of audio-
visual equipment and supplies. Work schedule Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed is required.
Computer literacy in word processing and ability to type proficiently is required.
Hourly rate: $7.94. Deadline 5:00 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 18, 2005.
*Veteran's Preference may be claimed for this position.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I (Highlands
Campus), on SFCC's Web site, or at any SFCC campus/center.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


402-2201


2100 Help Wanted

RN
PER DIEM
Good Shepherd Hospice is seeking an RN for
day shift visits to home and nursing.home pa-
tients, throughout Highlands and Hardee
counties.
Interested candidates. please fax resume to
Good Shepherd Hospice at 863-687-6977; or
call 800-464-3994
www.LPHcareers.com
TRUCK DRIVER FOR HABITAT'S
HOME SUPPLY to work 20-30 hrs per wk.
Class D lic. req. Exp based salary. Interview-
ing TUESDAY AUG. 9TH FROM 1-3PM
at Habitat's home supply 137 S. commerce
ave. 385-7111
TU-CO PEAT IS SEEKING
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
LABORER
Drug Free Workplace, (863)382-6600.
TURNER FURNITURE
Now hiring Furniture Sales Person. Great op-
portunity with unlimited earnings. Benefits
pkg. Fax resume to 863-402-1976 or apply at:
2900 US 27 S., bet. Avon Park and Sebring.
WAITRESSES
Fairway pines at Sun 'N Lake Blvd. is seeking
a top quality team players to serve food in a
friendly, courteous manner and helpful atti-
tude at our senior living residence. FIT-P/T
position avail. Must be able to work weekends
For consideration, please send resume or ap-
ply in person to Fairway Pines at Sun 'N Lake,
5959 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
Fax 863-385-3930. EOE
WANTED F/T BUS DRIVERS. $8.PER HOUR,
health benefits, pension plan, paid vacation,
paid training, EOE, drug/smoke free work-
place. Apply in person 9-12, 1-4pm. Annett
Bus Lines, 130 Madrid Dr., Sebring. No calls!
WATER TESTING
EARN $838-$1257/wk
TO START!
$1300 Training Bonus
Immed. openings for this career position. Paid
training lets you earn while you learn. 53 yr.
old company w/full benefits. It's fun, it pays
great and provides a valuable community
service. What else could you ask for?
Mr. Pendleton, (863) 452-0330



Auto Club South
We are expanding our Membership Sales
Team in Highlands County.
If you have:
" Outside Sales Exp.
* Ability to work alone
* Self Motivated
* Desire to Succeed
We Offer
* Excellent Income Opportunity
* Company Training
* Hospitalization
* Dental
* Pension
* 401K
* Paid Vacation
Call for a confidential interview. Ask for Joe
(Joe Castonguay) at (863)688-7921 Ext. 2265
Mon-Wed., 9-5 fax resume to 863-683-3152
or e-mqil jcastonguay@aaasouth.com

150 Part-time
2 I 5 Employment








CARRIERS
The News Sun is now accept-
ing applications for Newspa-
per Single Copy Route Carrier.
Late'night hours on Sat./ Tue./
Thur. Please call Rodrigo at
385-6155, Ext. 533 or stop
by the News Sun and fill out
an application.
2227 US 27 S., Sebring


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ATTENTION
You can now send your
classified ad to us on line. Send
it by e-mail to:
advertising@newssun.com
AND VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
http://www.newssun.com



Part-time
2150 Employment
WANTED F/T MECHANIC$10 an hr. must
have own tools. Benefits avail EOE,
Drug/Smoke free workplace. Apply 9-12, 1-
4pm. Annette Bus Lines, 130 Madrid Dr.,
Sebring. No Phone Calls

2300 Work Wanted

HONEST , DEPENDABLE, CHRISTIAN
woman looking for Housekeeping. 465-7912


3000
Financial

3050 5 Business
0 Opportunities
LEARN TO EARN $10K+/Month from home
PT. Awesome Opportunity! Excellent training
systems provided. Call 1-800-478-5393 free 2
min. msg. or Visit: www.rat-raced-out.com
NO SELLING! We take YOUR calls & We close
YOUR Sales! Earn $700-$1,500 weekly PT
Make $100K+ annually.
www.startcoastalcalls.com
NOW HIRING:
Companies desperately need employees to as-
semble products at home. No selling, any
hours. $500 weekly potential. Information, call
1-985-646-1700 Dept. FL-6654


4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
2/1 LAKEVIEW HOME, new roof, tile,
kitchen cabinets, fixtures, windows, private
access to Lake Letta. Reduced to $90k Locat-
ed in Avon Park. For more info call 24/7 for a
FREE recorded message 1-800-750-9867 Ext.
7432 MC 2000 Realty, 699-5550
ATTENTION
WILL pay cash for your home, duplex,
apartment or commercial property. Rapid
closing, "as is" cond. Call Ken or Stephanie
863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from
$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! HUD, Repos,
REO, etc. These homes must sell! For Listings
Call 1-571-0225 ext. H209.


AAA Homes for Sale
40OV Avon Park
3/2, WITH Hurricane Shelter/bomb shelter,
large spacious house, near hospital and shop-
ping, central air make offer, 863-453-5984
Homes for Sale
40u8 Sebring
1728 SO. ft., 2/2 w/attached garage, screened
patio, new roof, new A/C, quiet neighborhood,
needs paint, $125,000, 4816 Queen Palm Dr.
Call (863)382-9861
LAKE HAVEN ESTATES.
Harder Hall area. Large 2/2/1 screen porch,
carpet, newly painted, fenced yard, nicely
landscaped.$150.000. 863-385-6691.
LIQUIDATING 5 SEBRING investment houses
in Highlands Homes area. Must sell all 5.
$290,000 OBO. worth $380k plus. Won't last!
(772)528-0881.
SEBRING SHORES. Built 2001. Fur/unfurnish-
ed. 3/2/1/1.5 car garage converted to recrea-
tional room. 30X15 detached shed converted
into finished office space. $230K furn: $220K
unfurm. (863)471-3790


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I ttl,;' Office: (863) 382-2000 * Beeper: (239) 279-7219
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GOLF HAMMOCK
Spacious acre beauty - with fabulous in-law
suite complete with it's own kitchen, dining
area, bedroom & bath and access to huge
patio overlooking the gorgeous lawn, fruit
trees. The main house has huge family room,
living room, dining room w/sliders to patio, 3
bedrooms and 2 baths. Big kitchen w/pass
thru to patio, huge utility room w/pantry. 2 car
garage.
Li,ted .,330,000


LAKEFRONT HOME
Charming brick front home smack on Lake
Sebring w/lots of upgrades. Lovely tile
flooring throughout, new cabinets in the
kitchen. Enjoy the lake views from most
every room. 3 bedrooms, 2 lovely tiled
baths. Newer roof, all appliances. Big
detached double car carport for boats or
cars.
.,..., ,*399,000


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...with garage.Wood floors, cathe-
dral cielings, open kitchen/living


LAKEFRONT ON ISTOKPOGA!
This beautiful view, dock & boathouse
with lift. Huge kitchen with bar and
great room and full windows on 2
sides overlooking the lake.


'449,000


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3/2.5 with 2 cal garage . Vaulted ceil-
Ings, newer appliances, skylights in
kitchen and living room additional
screen porch runs along entire front of
house.


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RESlVC STAfFING
SFormerly SupportStaffEmployment Services

NOW HAS THE FOLLOWING JOB OPPORTUNITIES
School Board Custodial for 2006 school year
Full-time and part-time positions available
at all 15 county schools and district offices. No experience necessary
School Board Food Service for 2006 school year
Full-time and part-time positions available
at all.;15 county schools. No experience necessary
. ' Prodi46rf& itfanufactiring
Fuilltime'ddy- and night shift work available
No experience necessary.
Branch Manager
Resolve Staffing is growing, and we are in need of a dynamic branch manager for our new
office in Winter Haven, Florida. Candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of management
experience in a fast paced environment. Staffing management experience preferred, but we are
willing to train the right candidate. Manager will be responsible for all office functions,
including selling our services to clients, building client relationships, and recruiting temporary
employees. We, are seeking a results oriented leader who is looking for an exciting career
opportunity with central Florida's fastest growing staffing company. As a member of our team
you will receive an excellent pay and benefits package, including bonus opportunities, medical,
dental, vision and 401(k) plan. Please call Bill Westergom @ 402-2201 for consideration.
All interested candidates please call one of our staffing specialists for an appointment

RpLVEAFVING.


4080 Homes for Sale
0U0V Sebring
3/1 HOME, carport, chain link fence, $48,000,
(863)382-3066 or 385-6529

UNFURNISHED 3/1 house, plus additional lot,
near Sebring High School. Call 863-385-7895
or 863-381-0521.

4 1 Homes for Sale
I 1 Lake Placid
2/2 MANUFACTURED home, vinyl siding,
awnings, utility room , new roof, lanai, patio,
carpet and sandstone tile, ceiling fans, deco-
rator shutters inside, appl. like new, large pan-
try, A/C, golf cart, irrigation, many extras,
must see, $63,500. (863)-465-7706
A BEAUTIFUL HOME in the Lake Placid Mead-
owlake Sub., 3/2/2+, this home is over 3000
sq. ft. Asking $334,999. For more info call
24/7 for a FREE recorded message 1-800-
750-9867 Ext. 6432, MC 2000 Realty, 864-
699-5550. Todd Havlock, 863-414-0546.
OPEN DAILY
NEW Model, great floor plan, 3 bedroom
split plan, 2 baths, full 2 car garage, cathedral
ceilings. 620 Catfish Creek Rd., Placid Lakes.
2 homes are under construction just like mod-
el and ready soon. See above model and call
MEYER HOMES 465-7900,465-7338 after 5

4 140 Retirement Facilities

NOW LEASING
Sebring - Affordable Apts for 55+ & over Spa-
cious 1 and 2br, Secured entry, Activities in-
clude fitness center, arts & crafts area., shuf-
fleboard court and pool.
Starting at $451/per month.
THE GROVES -
AT VICTORIA PARK -
863-385- 8460
4 7 Lakefront Property
4170 For Sale
SUNSET TO RIVAL KEY WEST
135' on Lake Istokpoga, sea wall , private
road, water and sewer, deed restricted, many
Ig. fruit, palm and exotic trees, (863)699-6856

4 180 Duplexes for Sale
WATERFRONT DUPLEX
Sebring, 2/1, turn., appliances, both sides, re-
cent roof, both currently rented, unique loca-
tion, great neighborhood, close to every thing.
$150,000 negotiable, 863-370-5552.

4220 Lots for Sale
1 ACRE lots for sale. Orange Blossom Estates
$55,000 contact John toll free 877-250-9430
3 LOTS for sale leisure lakes, side by side.
$100,000 or make offer. (863)441-4687 leave
message.
ACRE LOTS
For sale, in Orange Blossom Estate and Avon
Park Estate. Starting price $55K-$75K. 321-
284-6762.
AVON PARK LAKES, Ideal site for lovely fami-
ly home, good location, only 10 min. from
downtown Main St. Clear lot, new construc-
tion in area or a gredt investment opportunity
in a fast growing area. $34,500, Call Kersey
Hebb, Remax of Stuart., (772)530-4536
LEISURE LAKES, 2 adjorning lots on Blue St.,
off Lake June Rd., $64,500, (863)655-1125.
LOTS FOR SALE, Doug Stewart Realty Inc., 2
commercial lots on US 27 and more-_
(407)344-3076 .and 407-399-4169, florida
homedreams.com Builders and investors are
also welcome.

4260 Acreage for Sale
7.5 ACRES, $7500, $1000 down, $144.60 per
month on gravel road w/electricity avail.
Home, mobile home or RV okay, located near
Ft. Stockton Texas, Owner fin., (863)655-
6936
SPRING LAKE LOTS FOR SALE BY OWNER,
8 LOTS. 1/2 TO 3/4 ACRES EACH, CLEARED AND
READY TO BUILD. PRICED FROM 45,000 TO 60,000
EACH . ALSO 22-ACRES cleared and fenced in
Lorida. $550,000. owner financing 25% down.
(561)-662-7170.

4300 Out-of-Town Property
NORTH CAROLINA -LOG CABIN shells on se-
cluded mtn. $89,900.1-11 acre home sites
with breathtaking mtn. views $39000 to
$79900. Exc. financing. 828-247-0081.


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News-Sun, Sunday, August 7, 2005


5050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale
1987 PARK MODEL, 1/1 exc. cond., best view
of lake in park, $22,500, (863)382-4949 ask
for Victor.
55+ MOBILE PARK
Older model completely remodeled, furnished,
2/2. carport, laundry room & barbecue room.
$21,500. Lake Garden/ Lake Placid
863-840-1176 or 863- 465-5757

AVON MOBILE HOME PARK
55 PLUS PARK, NO PETS
1 BEDROOM MOBILES FOR SALE
1 BEDROOM FURN. APT. FOR RENT
(863)453-3415, 1350 N. LAKE AVE.

MOSSY COVE Fish Camp Trailer, 1/1, w/cov-
ered deck, turn., shared boat dock on lot, Lot
rent-$225. mo., $8000. Call (941)920-4120 or
(941)747-8984
ONE ACRE+, HANDIMAN SPECIAL
3/2 Mobile, $59,900., 863-235-0152.

5200 Mobile Home
5 0 Lots for Rent
SEB - RV lot available for rent. (10- Pad RV.
Park.) 2813 Brunns Road. 12 months lease
$99.00
Call: 513-227-6440.
or visit: www.sunshinepark.com


6050 Duplexes for Rent
WALK TO shops and churches from this like
new 2/2, CHA, carport, washer/dryer, no pets,
$650 mo., 386-5277 eves, 386-1955 days.
S0 0 Villas & Condos
61O0 For Rent
BRIARWOODS APARTMENT.
'Now renting spacious 1-bedroom apts homes
CHA. Convenient,, quiet. Call: 863-385-4078,
Hearing impaired please call:1-800-840-2408.
or stop by office 1335 Spinks Lane, Sebring.
Equal Housing opportunity
KEY LAKE VILLAS
Lake Front Living in Sebring
Spacious 3/2 Villa, Island kitchen, large living
room, family room, utility room, screened
porch w/storage room & outside patio. No
pets. $795 monthly+sec. depo 863-465-9151

15 0 Furnished
6 1 5 Apartments
EFFICIENCY, NEWLY RENOVATED, great for
one or two persons, $200 per week, inc. utilit-
ies and cable w/HBO, also has efficiency
rooms for $250 week, (863)465-2134
SPACIOUS, NEWLY renovated 2 story 1/1. In
a 1925 bungalow house downtown sebring.
.w/d on site, $650 mos (yearly rental),
$ 900.00 season, sec & util dep req. 214-
4484


6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
CLEAN QUIET 1 and 2 bedrooms from $425
mo., call 863-385-8996.

LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedroom private patio &
NEW refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer. WSG
incl. Pets OK, quiet friendly
Avon Park Community. 452-1073


SEBRING- UNFURNISHED 2/1.5 apartment,
Dinner Lake area. $595 monthly incl. water.
Call: Gary Johnson. 863-381-1861
SUMMER SPECIAL
Country Hill Apts, 1/1 only, 1st mo., $300
(sec. $500), Call Libby, (863)446-1702
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Lake Placid, Observation and lake view apts.,
1/1, $400 mo., 863-465-7480, ask for Julio


6300 Unfurnished Houses
LAKE CLAY RENTAL
4/2/1 or 2/1/1 across from lake & boat ramp.
Huge yard, w/sreened-in-patio, fire place.
$1000/$800. 863-465-5034 or 305-803-3901.
LAKE DENTON- lake house 2/2/annual, un-
turn. Sebring/Avon Park, $1000 mo. 1st/last/
sec. no pets/smoker. 414-5300 or 441-2994
LAKE PLACID, 2/2, Fl. room on canel to Lake
Grassey, Scrn. Lanai, $1050 mo., year lease,
incl. yard and water service, (239)597-2274.
NEED TO GET rid of some of my plants in my
garden. Some bloom, blut they are all nice
plants, but I'm running out of room. Call
(863)465-5340 or come by 116 JADE WAY.


6550 Warehouses for Rent


JL6600 JBusiness & Offices
6600 For Rent
SPACIOUS MEDICAL OFFICE OFFICE
Exc: location across from Florida Hospital,
863-381-0640..


6750 Commercial Rental
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE
Call Carol Edwards at C.S. Edwards Realty,
863-441-2994 or 863-699-0404


7020 Auctions
PHIL RINER AUCTIONS - OUR 27TH YEAR!
Estate Auctions; Business Liquidations: Ap-
praisals. 863-299-6031 ab282au261
EMail - RIN.ER@VERIZON.NET


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HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!



KENMORE WASHING machine $100.00 (863)-
452-1588.


WASHER/DRYER $25.00 each
(863)443-4302 or (863)452-6049


7060 Antiques - Collectible
88-PIECE CLEAR GLASS COLLECTION
40 candle wick, 48 boopie. $2,385. Not sold
separately. 863-452-0339.

7 100 TV, Radio, & Stereo
4 RADIOS
$16., (863)214-1965

7180 Furniture
2 HIGHBACK OFFICE CHAIRS
$100, (863)214-1965
ANTIQUE TABLE & CHAIRS 60'S
STYLE, LONG TABLE WITH LEAF
(863)453-6195

BAKERS RACK, light oak wood. 72 X 32
(New) $50.00.(863)-699-1694.
Beautiful love seat sofa. prominent blue
striped, great condition $100.00
(863)453-6195


BEAUTIFUL MULTI color circular couch, dual
recliner. $750.00 neg. (863)453-6195


BED QUEEN, bookcase headboard w/lights,
mattress, box springs, frame, $125, 314-0504
CHILDS ANTIQUE rocking chair. One of a
kind. great shape. $50.00 (863)453-6195

CHILDS WOODEN SLIDER ROCKER. GOOD
CONDION, ALSO STUDENT DESK $25.00
each (863)453-6195


CHINA CABINET early american, darkwood
4' long by 1 1/2deep, glass doors, light ex.
$250.00 (863)465-4384


COMPUTER WORK STATION W/ LOCKING
CASTORS 34.5'W X 36' DEEP X 28' HIGH
NEW CONDITION. (863)385-2394 1
DINING ROOM broyhill table, 4 chairs. CHINA
cabinet, tropical, excellent cond. $200.00
(863)465-4914
DOUBLE RECLINER, neutral colors, $110,
(863)385-1615
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, cherry, very good
cond. up to 32" , 55"x55" $100.00
382-2487
FULL SIZE MATTRESS and foundation
$ 50.00 (863)443-4302 or (863)452-6049 ,
GLASS TOP coffee table and end tables.
$100.00 for all 3. (863)453-6195
i . ... .. . .......... ....


INDOOR/OUTDOOR 4 piece patio set, couch,
2 end tables, coffee table. Like new $ 250.00
(863)382-9686
KITCHEN TABLE 42" DIAMETER, 42"
4 CHAIRS & LEAF. GOOD CONDITION
$50.00 382-2487


MEMORY FOAM 10" mattress, Devl. by
Nasa. As Seen On TV. New in plastic 20 yr-
warr. $550. Can deliver. 863-452-6063
NEW CHAIR
worth $50, sell for $15, (863)214-1965


SET OF HOME INTERIOR PICTURES,
GOLD FRAMED , LARGE '$100.00
(863)465-4384


7440 Building Supplies
CONSTRUCTION WOOD FOR
CARPENTRY PROJECTS $150.00
(863)465-4384

07480 Nursery, Gardening,
748 & Supplies


BLUE CROWNED CONURE, 2 yrs. old, talks,
dances, very sweet with large cage and travel
cage, $300, (863)441-4224.
HAMSTER, CAGE AND ACCESSORIES
$25, (863)453-6195
MINI DACHSHUND
male, 9 weeks old, shots, $300, 471-2944


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7300 Miscellaneous
10X25 SCREEN ED PORCH for Mobile home.,
awning, 2 doois, windows, in section, good
screens, $800 unassembled, $1200 neg., as-
sembled, 85-2741 or 786-877-7071 cell

S 1/2' MONTANA SPRUCE CHRISTMAS TREE
vith lights. Used once.$15.00 863-655-2145.
6X8 enclosed utility trailer, $500; assisted
mobility scooter, $900; 811 Lake Bety Dr. Lake
Placid. Call 441-1326 of 441-1795.
A MOTORCYCLE SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.
A TRUCK SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.
BEDSPREAD, FLOWERS w/pink skirt, reg size
or will fit twin w/o skirt. $10.00 471-6962 or
214-6697
CLOTHES, VINTAGE and newer clothes, ladies
medium, means large, large group for $20,
(863)471-6962, 214-6697
COFFEE/ESPRESSO/CAPPUCCINOmaker
$5.00. Works great. 863-655-2145.
COOKBOOK COLLECTION $20.00 for all. 863-
655-2145.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
LADDER
$5., (863)214-1965
LARGE BUG Zapper, The D. Bugger by Dram
Manufacturing Inc. Looks like a large rectan-
gle. It can be hung-up on sit on a table or on
the ground. Like new condition. $125.
( 863)-655-1941.
NINTENDO GAMEBOY with charger, 2 games
and carrying case $75, (863)452-6798.
NINTENDO GAMECUBE w/2 controls, memory
card, 5 games, exc. cond. $100 firm,
(863)452-6798 ,
OSCILLATING FAN
$8., (863)214-1965
SELF-CONTAINED CAMPING toilet-$30.00
863-452-1588.
SLOT MACHINE 3 & 4 spinning wheels. 500
tokens: Lifetime warranty- Retail $475. Now
$275. Video Games Retail $675. Now $325.
Have your own, don't pay to play. Lots of fun.
863-414-2899 or 863-699-9312
TEN GALLON fish tank with stand and acces-
sories- $25.00 (863)-452-1588.
UPRIGHT VACUUM cleaner, reconditioned,
works and runs exc., $20, (863)402-2285


7340 Wanted to Buy

BUYING COINS, CURRENCY, WATCHES
55 YRS COLLECTING! TOP PRICE!
(863) 414-1632 or (863) 452-5688

7400 Lawn & Garden
2 PUSH MOWERS $40/$50
(863)452-1326
CRAFTSMAN MULCHER Push- Mower.
Edger 1. 6.75 Horsepower. Like new. $80.00
Please Call.: 863-655-1941
CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER $250.00
(863)452-1326
FULL SERVICE lawn care. Pressure clean-
ing & handi- work. Affordable, licensed, exp.
Commercial and residential 863-381-4608
INENTORY CLEARANCE!! 5,000 plants for
sale $1.00 and up. 1501 Killarney dr.
(off of sparta)
SNAPPER
12 HP riding mower $350. (863)-382-0084


8050 Boats & Motors
16FT. ALUMINUM fishing boat. $400.
863-452-0261
18 FT Bay Liner Capri Cuddy, w/trailer bimini
top humming bird fish finder. Runs and looks
great. $3400. OBO. 471-9788.
1995 TANDEM boat trailer magic tilt, fits
20ft/24 ft. w/free 21ft. crist craft. Needs new
350 CID engine. $1000 (863) 773-3956.

8 15 C Fitness & Exercise
8 5 Equipment
NORDIC TRACK walk fit treadmill, Westlo Car-
dio Glide and Exercise bike, $200 for all 3,
(863)531-0093


8400 Recreational Vehicles
24 COACHMAN, 2000, CATALINA, never used,
sleeps 6, CHA best offer (863)655-6322,
863-983-8391

8500 Golf Carts
YAMAHA GOLF
Cart new batteries and tires with charger
$1500. 863 441-5098. 863-465-6552.


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs


AP. OLD wooden table, Singer sewing ma-
chine, end tables, tools. Lots of misc. items.
416 W. State Road (off Central. ) 8am un-
til??? Aug. 12 & 13
CHILD CARE PROVIDER NEEDED SUN-
DAY MORNINGS TO GIVE LOVING CHRISTI-
AN CARE 9:15AM-12:15NOON MEMORIAL
UNITED METHODIST (863)465-2422

Having a Garage Sale?
Make more money by reachinrg thou-
sands ol piolrrnial iculrrierS For only
,8 you get 5 lines Ior one week in the
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y'Our sale geis rained oul Call u arind
we'll run 11 3aair at no -addiliornal charge.
Call today (886.3) 5-6155


7520 Pets & Supplies
FLUFFY CALICO CAT, DECLAWED, SPAYED,
VERY LOVEABLE, 3YRS, MUST GIVE UP .
(863)314-8832.
FREE- MOTHER WITH five kittens, part cali-
co/minxs. No tail, available for good home.
863-990-3614.
JACK RUSSELL Puppies, 5 males, 1 female,
nice markings, 1st shots/wormed. Ready to
go. $250., (863)452-1479 or 863-990-8363
OLD ENGLISH BULLDOG 1.5 YR OLD MALE ,
AKC Bloodline housebroke, all shots. Inside
dog only $1000.00 obo leave message
(863)655-0960
ONE CUR DOG
1 year old male, $50, 382-0432, 381-7992
PLOTT HOUND, MALE
2 years old, $150., 382-0432, 381-7992.
WHITE MALTESE mixed answer to the name
Peggy, Missing on Highlander Rd, near DeSo-
to. If found please call: 863-382-1948.

7560 Medical Supplies
7560 & Equipment
WALKER- TITANIUM "inva care" in good
condition. $ 30.00 (863) 453-2000 ask for
Jill


CONVERTIBLE MUSTANG 1983, blk with no
front seats. $800.00 obo (863)382-9596 Ive
msg.

DAEWOO, 2002, LEGENZA, silver, 34,500 mi.,
auto., A/C, PW, nice car, $4800, (863)471-
2775, 414-3867.
FORD TAURUS wagon, 1997,-air, all power,
cd player, great condition. $3600.00 obo
pls call 257-0759 or 257-0709
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 1998, 90k
miles,cruise, cd , alloy wheels, good cond.
$ 3500.00 obo. (863)382-8353


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3mr '' Clothing. kilcnen appliances, maga-
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SEBRiNG 4316 surgeon dr sat 8-3pm.
Furn bunk beas. Doys & ladies clothes. toys.
deou. dihnes lots 010 misl nIems
SEB9ING BIG Sale 200 Thunderbird nill rd
mi. ill s.l 7am-? Videos, books. clothes,
rrusE elemrs
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12in 131n& 14th 8-3 Moving sale Furnrtule,
lo tools misc ilems


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
YAMAHA BIG BEAR 400. 4 wheeler
great shape, green.
$3500.00 obo (863)314 9834


9200 Trucks

'04 FORD - 150 5,000 miles, 4 drwith warr
and bed liner. $21,000. Possible trade for van .
etc.(863)471-6655
1997 CHEVY 1500, blue, auto, excellent
condition 116,000 miles 3900.00
(863)382-8174 or (863)314-0625

9220 ,Utility Trailers

UTILITY TRAILER .12FT X 6FT
Rear ramp gate. aluminum locking tool box,
spare tire, 1-year-old. $900. OBO. 863-464-
0003.
UTILITY TRAILER 4x8 dual spring set up!
Great deal! 1000.00-obo (863)452-5707

9350 Automotive Parts
93 & Accessories
NEW TIRES and rims, Wrangler RT/S
P265/70R17 "Avalanche' RIMS $600.
452-6355.
TRUCK TOOL BOX W/ LOCK AND KEY.
SMALL TRUCK FIT. $75.00 FIRM
(863)465-4384

9400 Automotive Wanted
FREE REMOVAL of unwanted vehicles. Cash
paid for some, (863)449-1893

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Vehicles
1983 CJ 5 Jeep $4,500 ( 863)-441-1431
FORD 2004 Explorer Sport Trac-Adrenalin.
Like-new. Fully loaded. 17K miles. $22, 000
863-381-6326.


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PAUSE AND CONSIDER

Jan Merop


No roaming

charges
Armed with our new cell
phone several years ago,
we felt secure. It would be
our first road trip to
Colorado. It seemed the
prudent thing to own a cell
phone.
For us, it would be like
an insurance policy. If
something went wrong - if
we got stuck or lost - our
trusty phone would put us
in contact with needed
help.
I don't know if we didn't
know how to use the roam-
ing feature or were out of
an area for a clear connec-
tion. All I remember is the
frustration of holding it in
my hand and unsuccessful-
ly trying to get it to do
what it had promised.
So much for insurance
and security.
Since that time, cell
phones and our understand-
ing of them has improved.
'We often refer to that first
phone as our "antique" cell
phone with the huge bat-
tery. We finally had to get
rid of it when they stopped
making the mega-sized bat-
tery after cell phones
became miniscule.
We still don't use our
cell phones the way most
people do. We weren't
interested in monthly bills
and "free" minutes we
would probably never use.
My husband, Ken, and I
wanted something func-.
tional that would meet the
needs we had; namely,
being able to contact each
other when necessary.
A cell phone with a pre-
paid card has been our
Answer. But, with lightning
fast technology, something
better is bound to come
al6ng before we even fully
understand the features of
our little phones.
What did we do before
cell phones? Somehow we
managed to stay in touch
with loved ones and be
connected without con-
stantly being on the phone.
I think cell phones in our
purses or on our belts
sometimes provide a false
sense of security - like we
experienced early on in cell
phone use.
Over the years, I've had
several cars that weren't
too trustworthy. How often
I would pray myself home
when out alone. It would
have been nice to have a
cell phone back then - but
they were probably only a
gleam in the eye of a tech-
nology expert at the time.
However, I was connect-
ed to the best - the only -
' true power source who
could meet my needs. And,
it didn't matter how far I
"roamed." He heard and
took my call every time -
no roaming charges.
"Before a word is on my
tongue you know it com-
pletely, O Lord. You hem
me in - behind and before;.
you have laid your hand
upon me. Where can I go
from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your pres-
ence? Your hand will guide
me, your right hand will
hold me fast." (Psalm 139:
4,5,7, 10b, NIV)
SCell phones are conven-
ient. It's just good a good
idea not to subtly get
caught in depending more
on a device than God.
Selah.

Jan Merop ofSebring is
a contributing writer (f /"i.'
News-Sun. Her book
"Pause and Consider" is
available at the News-Sun.


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SUE ANN CARPENTER/News-Sun
Darlene Lewis and her granddaughter, Ashley, 2, lay out fruit to attract butterflies. The butterfly hotel was recently reroofed with a blue tarp to give it that Florida-style design.
The note to the side says, 'Thanks FEMA.'









Lewis gives butterfly hotel a new blue roof


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
LAKE PLACID
D arlene Lewis just reroofed her butterfly
hotel.
"I lost my own roof during the hurricane,
and now that it's been replaced I just feel so
thankful to FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency)," Lewis said.
The metamorphosis that caterpillars go through to
become butterflies applies to Lewis also. She bought
this home after a divorce and move from Massachusetts


two years ago.
"This is a very different place culturally to start over,
but now I feel like I really belong here. And I feel like
I'm starting life anew. I've just lost 80 pounds and
changed my whole look. Now I have to keep it off or I
won't be able to fit through my doors," Lewis said.
Lewis found the butterfly house when she was at a
garage sale.
"It was without a roof and just lying in a junk pile. I
knew how it felt, and brought it home and added a shin-
gle that had blown off my roof. I used duct tape, glue,


and Velcro. Since I'm into recycling, I also used a piece
of the blue reinforced polyvinyl that had been on my
roof. Now it has that distinctive Florida style," Lewis
said.
Lewis said she's seen these same butterfly houses
(with thin vertical slits as openings) at craft stores, and
in fact has even made some out of recycled plastic con-
tainers. But this one is important to her because of its
symbolic meaning.
"I lay out pineapples and bananas for them. My little
butterfly hotel gives them shade and a place to rest and
get a second wind on their journey," Lewis said.


Surviving singleness within marriage


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fitness. Ever try
it?
It requires commitment, consistency
and some creativity to achieve lasting
results - loving the training as much as
the benefits. Couples who exercise their
souls can't peer inside and watch the
process. But their marriages reflect a
more confident, loving posture.
The first Sunday of each month, the
News-Sun will feature a series of true
stories compiled by correspondent Jan
Merop. They're designed to encourage
you to stretch, tighten and tone the soul
of your marriage. Ready? It's workout
time!

By JAN MEROP
News-Sun correspondent
Mike threw himself into his architec-
tural career; but, truth be known, he
dreaded each day he sat at the drafting
table. He itched for more activity and
challenge.
He had loved military police work and
dreamed about a career with the Secret
Service. But that meant going back to
school to get his law enforcement cours-
es.
The rapidly forming ulcer in his stom-
ach confirmed what he knew he must do
- change careers. An easy decision for a
confirmed bachelor.
However, on a vacation trip away
from the Midwest, he stopped for a visit
with his former pastor and family who
now lived on the east coast. His world
turned upside down when he remet the
now grown-up pastor's daughter, Emily.
Mike was smitten.
After an extended stay and then a
long-distance courtship, they became


engaged.
Sharing with
Emily his desire
to change
careers, he said,
"It will be hard
for you. Do you
think you can
handle it? If not,
I won't do it."
Emily loved
Mike and want-
ed his happi-
ness. She
encouraged him
to change
careers assuring
him she could


graphic by: FRED KOEHLERINEWS SUN


handle it. They married and he went
ahead with his plans, eventually being
accepted into the Secret Service.
But, when Mike left for four to five
week tours of protection of the President
of the United States or other dignitaries,
it was harder for Emily than she had
imagined. She cried her eyes out.
"So much for being strong," she
thought.
After a new move to Virginia, his'
absence really stung.
Loneliness gripped her the first two
weeks of that trip. She didn't have any
friends yet and was having difficulty
getting into the swing of things.
But, God was on the lookout for her
and another family at the same time. A
few doors away lived June and Rick. He
worked for the Drug Enforcement
Agency and was gone much of the time.
Often the two "single/married" moms
pooled their meals together and a close
bond of friendship developed. They


laughed,
shared and
commiserat-
ed together
while their
children
found com-
panionship
and friend-
ship in each
other.
Though
Emily's 3-
year-old and
5-year-old
daughters
filled her
days; and,


friendship had eased the loneliness, it
was frustrating that there were so many
things she couldn't do till Mike returned
home.
"While I'm gone, buy that color TV
that's on sale," Mike told Emily over the
phone.
"Right," she thought. "They'll put it
in my car and it will sit there for five to
six weeks till he gets back." -
However, more times than not, one of
the husbands was home when the other
traveled. Such was the case this time.
Rick not only got the television out of
the car, but hooked it up for Emily.
In turn, when June was trying to
accomplish some yard work while Rick
was gone, Mike carried the large bags of
mulch for her.
And so it went - even to Mike helping
Emily clean up their neighbor's entire
kitchen when the cat ate the hamster and
left quite a mess.
Coping is a survival mechanism. But


Warm-up time
, Long separations can work
Jor or against a couple.
Recognizing the hardship up
front helps. But, living it out
will take two showing com-
passion for the other's feel-
ings.

Sit-up and take notice
It's tempting to view mar-
riage as a half-empty glass
when one's mate is gone for
long periods of time. Look for
:'the provisions God is making
to ease the strain and see the
half-full glass instead.

Curl-up together
In each other's arms at last,
share how friendships cush-
ioned loneliness and met
needs. The lightened load of
the wife at home eases the
mind of the traveling husband.

Soul fitness
"And my God will meet all
your needs according to his
glorious riches in Christ
Jesus." (Philippians 4: 19,
NW)


with God's provision of friendship, it
can be done gracefully.












2C News-Sun, Sunday, August 7, 2005


DIVERSIONS



Teach your sons through your example


Question: I'm having the
hardest time trying to teach my
boys about honesty and truthful-
ness. I talk and talk to them, and
it just doesn't seem to do much
good. What would you advise?
Dr. Dobson: Someone once
said, "I'd rather see a sermon
than hear one." There is truth to
this statement. Children may not
remember what you say, but they FO
are usually impacted for life by
what you do. Consider the task of ON
teaching your boys to be honest, Fi
for example. Yes, you should
teach what the Scripture says Dr.
about truthfulness, but you Do
should also look for opportuni-
ties to live according to that stan-
dard of righteousness.
I'm reminded of something that hap-
pened several years ago in Georgia, when
the Bulldogs of Rockdale County High
School overcame a big deficit to win the
state basketball championship. Coach
Cleveland Stroud couldn't have been more
proud of his team. But a few days later,
while watching the game films of the play-
offs, he noticed that there was an ineligible
player on the court for 45 seconds during
one of the games. He called the Georgia
High School Association and reported the
violation, costing the school the title and
the trophy.
When asked about it at a press confer-
ence, Coach Stroud said: "Some people
have said that we should have kept quiet


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about it. That it was just 45 sec-
onds, and that the player wasn't
really an impact player. But you
gotta do what's honest and right.
I told my team that people forget
the scores of basketball games.
.' ' They don't ever forget what
you're made out of."
You can be certain that every
member of the Bulldogs' team
US will remember the character of
riE Coach Stroud. A letter to the edi-
tor of the local newspaper
IfY summed it up well. "We have
.- scandals in Washington and
times cheating on Wall Street. Thank
son goodness we live in Rockdale
- County, where honor and integri-
ty are alive and being practiced."
Your boys need to see you doing what is
right, even when it is inconvenient to do so.
Question: I'm a single mom who's
labored, sweated, prayed, cried, scrimped,
saved, cooked, cleaned, taught and shep-
herded my children through numerous
crises without the help of a husband or
father for my kids. I'm having a very diffi-
cult time of letting go now that they are
grown. Do you have any words of wisdom
for me?
Dr. Dobson: My office at Focus on the
Family sits across the valley from the U.S.
Air Force Academy. From there, I can see
the cadets as they train to be pilots and offi-
cers. I particularly enjoy watching the glid-
ers soaring through the heavens. The only


way those graceful yellow crafts can fly is
to be tethered to a powered plane that takes
them up to where they can catch a wind
current. Then they disengage and sail free
and alone until returning to land.'
While watching that beautiful spectacle
one day, I recognized an analogy between
flying and child rearing as a single parent.
There is a time when your children need to
be towed by the "mother plane." If that
assistance were not available, or if it were
not accepted, the "glider" would never get
off the ground. But, inevitably, there comes
an appropriate moment for a young pilot to
disengage and soar free and alone in the
blue heavens. Both operations are neces-
sary for successful flight.
If you as a parent are not there for your
kids when they are young, they are likely to
remain "grounded" for life. On the other
hand, if they stay tethered to you as young
adults, they will never experience the thrill
of independent flight. Letting go not only
gives freedom to your grown son or daugh-
ter but allows you to soar as well. It's all
part of the divine plan.

Dr Dobson is founder and chairman of the
board of the nonprofit organization Focus
on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado
Springs, CO. 80903; or http://www.fami-
ly.org. Questions and answers are excerpt-
ed from "The Complete Marriage and
Family Home Reference Guide, " published
by Tyndale House.


Wife discovers man's will would leave her homeless


Dear Abby: My husband, "Girard," and
I have been married two years. We both
have children from previous marriages.
Girard always told me I would have a home
if I outlived him, even though his children
will eventually inherit the property.
One day I asked Girard if it was in the
will, and he said no, but that he and his chil-
dren "had discussed it." When I asked him
to put it on paper, he agreed. His attorney
drafted a document for him to sign. After it
had laid around the house for more than a
week, Girard told me he had lost it. I
reminded him to get another copy, sign and
return it. After two more weeks passed with
no signed document, Girard told me his
attorney was "busy" and "would get to it
when he could."
I decided to call the attorney myself.
'Well, you guessed it. I was told the papers
- had been executed. When I, confronted
Girard he admitted he had lied and prom-
ised to have the will done over. When I
looked at the document he had signed, I
saw that Girard was giving me 90 days to
get out of the house after his death.
I was upset, so he tore up the document.
Am I being unreasonable? I am 76, and he
is 84. - Doesn't Want to be Homeless in
Baton Rouge
Dear Doesn't: It's not unreasonable to
want a roof over your head should your
husband predecease you. Thank heavens
you found out now what was planned for
you, rather than being hit with it while you


were helpless and grieving. Now
that you know how your husband
thinks, consult an attorney of
your own and find out exactly
what your rights are as a wife in
the state of Louisiana. The law
can vary from state to state, and it
is extremely important that you
know what you are entitled to.
Dear Abby: A situation
recently came up at my 11-year-
old son's funeral. My paternal
grandmother found out I had
asked that my father not be told


DEAR ABBY

Jeanne Phillips


when the funeral was. (He had
never met my son nor does he have a rela-
tionship with me.) Grandma vehemently
insisted that I get over "whatever problem"
I had with my father and start inviting him
to family functions that involve me.
The problem is, my father molested me
from the age of 10 until I was 16. (I am now
33.) I have cut him completely out of my
life and intend to keep him away from my
other son. I do not wish to start a huge fam-
ily scandal, nor do I wish to ever come face
to face with my father and confront him. I
only recently told my mother about the
abuse because the funeral brought out my
feelings of anger about my father, and she
began asking me why I hate him so much.
Now she wants me to tell my grandmother
so she will understand why I don't want my
father anywhere near me or my child.
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Library reading is made in the shade Propogating landscaping plants


I heard it again
recently - someone
told me they were
getting all the trees
in their yard
removed (might
come down, you
know, in a hurri-
cane).
Since common
sense tells me that LIBRARY
relatively few trees
were brought down Caro
in our series of 2004 Hess(
summer hurricanes, I -
commented that
trees make a huge difference in
air-conditioning bills as well as
air quality, bird life and the
reduction of skin cancer.
I really appreciate the shade
in my yard, even though I spent
many hours with the wheelbar-
row hauling away the debris
from the hurricanes. Shade is
much appreciated by most of us
when the thermometer begins
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Shade lovers and shade wish-
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Environment for Your
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Trees."
For those of you
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and under a ceiling
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of darkness. Enjoy
Thomas McGuane's
fictional Key West
fishing guide,
"Ninety-two in the
or try "Night Shade:
Tales by Women."
want to try the Lori


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of Crooked Letters" or "A Case
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with the Pamela Thomas-
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Grade school readers will get
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ror fiction, "A Ghastly Slade of
Green."
I hear it's hot in Louisiana,
too. John Dufresne gives us
lots of atmosphere, maybe even
a cooling breeze in his story of
Louisiana plantation life, "Deep
in the Shade of Paradise." From
there it's only a hop and a skip
to the large print shelf to take
home Grace Goodwin's
romance "In the Chequered


Shade."
Staying inside won't be bor-
ing if your ears are sheltered
from the sun when you listed to
the Boys of Lough on the CD
"Sweet Rural Shade." You may
also want to hear Les Dedek's
CD, "Deeper Shade of Blue," or
Kelley Hunt's CD, "New Shade
of Blue. Relax with "The Dark
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Century Lute Songs."
Non-fiction readers will cer-
tainly stay inside more often
after reading the Peter Stark
real-life book on outdoor med-
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Cautionary Tales From the
Limits of Human Endurance.
Yes, there's a story in it about
someone dying from lack of
shade!
Photographer Jeremy Freeze
has the right name for this
month, and the coolest photo-
graphs, too. In the Sebring
Library display cases through
August, he's presenting
vignettes frozen in time for our
browsing pleasure.
If it's hot at your house, then
come to ours. The libraries are
air-conditioning havens and
comfortable places to discover,
read and click on instant infor-
mation. How cool!

Carolyn Hesselink is the admin-
istrative secretary of the
Highlands County Library
System. Library cards are
always free. For information,
call 452-3803 in Avon Park,
402-6716 in Sebring, or 699-
3705 in Lake Placid; or visit the
Internet Web site at
http://www.myhlc.org.


through budding and cuttings


Most ornamental
plants in Florida can
be propagated easily
by the home garden-
ers. By doing so, the
gardener increases
the number of plants
with desirable char-
acteristics and
decreased cost.
Plants can be
propagated by asexu-
al or sexual means.
Sexual propagation
involves starting
plants from seed,
while asexual propa-
gation refers to mul-


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Highlands
County Master
Gardeners


tiplication of plants from vege-
tative plant parts such as shoots,
roots and leaves, or specialized
organs such as bulbs and corms.
Budding and grafting are
also methods of vegetative
propagation.
The most important reason
for asexual propagation is to
grow plants with the same char-
acteristics as the parent plant.
Asexual propagation is the only
practical means of reproduction
when a plant does not produce
viable seed or seeds are difficult
to germinate.
The most common method to
propagate plants asexually is
from cuttings. Cuttings can be
made from stems, roots, leaves,
or combinations of plant parts
such as stems with leaves.
Cuttings should be taken from
healthy plants with desirable
characteristics, and placed in a
warm, humid environment to


hasten root develop-
ment and prevent
them from drying.
Stem cuttings can
be taken at different
stages of vegetative
maturity and may
consist of just the
growing tip of a plant
or subterminal stem
sections.
Some plants root
better from softwood
cuttings, while other
should be propagated
from semi-hardwood
or hardwood cuttings.
Softwood and semi-


hardwood cuttings are from the
current season's growth, and
hardwood cuttings (seldomly
taken in Florida) are from the
previous season's growth.
Leaf cuttings may be com-
prised of only the leaf blade or
the leaf blade and petiole (leaf
stem). Begonias, African
Violets, and sansevierias are
commonly propagated by leaf
cuttings.
Leaf-bud cuttings include the
leaf blade, the petiole, and a
one-half inch to one-inch seg-
ment of the stem. Axillary buds
located at the union of the peti-
ole and stem produce new shoot
under warm, humid conditions.
This method is often used for
plans in short supply that have
long internodes. Every node on
the stem can be a cutting.
Root cuttings are usually
taken from young plants in
early spring or late winter,


before they start growing.
Healthy roots have ample food
(carbohydrates) stored to sup-
port shoot development at this
time. Root cuttings are typical-
ly two to seven inches in length
depending upon root diameter.
Hardening rooted cuttings
refers to the development of
plant resistance to environmen-
tal stress after rooting has
occurred. For example, cuttings
that have been rooted in a
humid environment with mod-
erate temperatures would be
shocked if they were put direct-
ly in a dry, hot environment in
full sun. there must be a transi-
tional period to allow new roots
and leaves to adjust gradually to
environmental change.
The rooting period will vary
from two to 16 weeks, depend-
ing on plant species and the
environment.
Next week I will discuss sex-
ual propogation.

If you have a plant that you
would like for one of the Master
Gardeners to write about or if
you have gardening questions,
call 402-6540 or visit the
Master Gardeners office in the
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center. Send questions to:
Master Gardeners, 4509
George Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.
Anna R. Coley is a Florida
Master Gardener, affiliated with
the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.


North Carolina wins back copy of original Bill of Rights Lissette Vega wins second place at speech contest


By EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. - An orig-
inal copy of the Bill of Rights
that was given to North
Carolina by George
Washington back in 1789 was
returned to the state Thursday,
culminating a bitter legal tug-
of-war over the historic docu-
ment.
Gov. Mike Easley accepted
the weathered document after a
judge ordered federal marshals
- to turn it over to the state - the
first time North Carolina has
had possession of the document
since the end of the Civil War.
"North Carolina's stolen Bill
of Rights may have been out of
state for nearly 140 years, but
never out of mind," Easley said
in a statement.
Easley signed a receipt
accepting possession of the
document, in an ivory-colored
frame, from U.S. marshals dur-
ing a quickly announced cere-
mony inside the antebellum
state Capitol from which the
document was stolen by an
invading Union soldier in 1865.
The stolen document was
sold by the Union soldier in
1866 to an Ohio buyer, whose
family sold it to Connecticut
antiques dealer Wayne Pratt in
2000 for $200,000.


In March 2003, an FBI agent
posing as a museum buyer pre-
tended to purchase the paper
from Pratt and his investor,
Robert V. Matthews, for $5 mil-
lion. Instead, the agent present-
ed a seizure warrant signed by
the judge in the case.
Pratt relinquished his owner-
ship claim to the document and
has agreed to donate the docu-
ment to North Carolina.
Matthews continues to claim
partial o-. nerrhip of the paper,
which has been valued at up to
5-10 million
U.S. District Court Judge
Terrence Boyle last year award-
ed the document to North
Carolina, but in January, the 4th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
Richmond, Va., told the judge
to reconsider.
Boyle determined the docu-
ment should return to the pos-
session of the person or entity
who owned it before the gov-
ernment's sting operation. He
ruled Thursday that Pratt had
the clearest right to possession,
but had relinquished the claim
to North Carolina.
"It's just thievery; it's
absolute thievery," said
Matthews' attorney, Mike
Stratton of New Haven, Conn.
"Bob Matthews paid real
money, $200,000, to buy a doc-


ument that's been in private
hands for 140 years."
Easley said the Bill of Rights
will be displayed in the state
Museum of History.

Martha Waggoner in
Raleigh, N.C., contributed to
this story.

VH1 viewers pick
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NEW YORK - What's
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from the '60s, '70s or '80s?
A random telephone poll of
1,000 adults by VH1 Classic
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the Doors' "Light My Fire"
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SEBRING - Lissette Vega,
a student at Sebring Middle
School, won second place in a
speech contest staged during
the annual conference of the
Association of Florida
Conservation Districts at
Howey-in-the-Hills.
Vega represented the
Highlands County Soil and
Water Conservation District.
Lauren Sain, representing the
Suwanee district, won first
place.
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Lisette Vega represented the
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Water Conservation District


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in Charleston, S.C.
The dancers participated
solos, duets, line formation, .
couples precision, show, artistic
expression and more. They Amber Massey placed third
received a Grand Champion her age group in the freestyle
Eagle award, two first-place solo competition at a dance c
trophies, three second-place test in Charleston, S.C.
trophies, and two third-place
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advertisement in the News-Sun
that is published Friday and
Sunday. To find out more infor-
mation on how to place a listing
in this directory,,call the News-
Sun at 385-6155, 465-0426 or 452-
1009, ext. 518.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

* Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New Life
Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching
His Doctrine; and Awaiting His
Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit
and in Truth." Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday>Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor
_ Eugene. Haas. Phone 471-0924;
Church phone, 386-4419.
* First Assembly of God, 4409
Kenilworth Blvd. The Rev. Wilmont
McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10
a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS
Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night,
(Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth
Group, Royal Rangers,
Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-
6431.

BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Christ cen-
tered and biblically based. Sunday
worship services, 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class-
es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all
ages. Choir practice at 4:45 p.m.
Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556.
Minister, Rev. R.L. Polk - home
phone 635-0053.
* Bethany Baptist Church,
(GARBC), Christ-centered,
Biblically based, family focused
church on 798 C-17A South, Avon
Park, FL (comer of SR-17 and C-
17A Truck'Route). Pastor: David L.
Conrad. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.;
Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening
Service, 6 p.m.; AWANA Club for
children age 3 to sixth grade is 6:45-
8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Conquerors
for Christ teen group (with Pastor
Ben Kurz) and Adult Prayer and
Praise time meet at 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Nursery care is provid-
ed for all services. For more infor-
mation, phone 452-1136.
* Cornerstone Baptist Church -
We're new in town and can't wait to
meet you. No matter what your age,
no matter where you come from, no
matter who you are, there is a place
for you at Cornerstone. You'll enjoy
a blend of traditional and praise and
worship music, friendly people, and
relevant messages from God's
Word. Currently meeting in the con-
ference room of the new Holiday Inn
Express, 4400 U.S. 27 North,
Sebring, across from Tanglewood
Resort. Service times are 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Nursery
and childcare provided for morning
service. For information, call 314-
0932 or visit the Web site at
www.cbcsite.com. Pastor Randy
Gaines.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.
Deaf interpretation available. Ken
Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church, 700
Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday:


Evening Service, 7 p.m.;
Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Michael Roberts,
Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax:
453-6986. E-mail: fellowsh@stra-
to.net.
-0 First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal, 9 a.m.
Library open, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 10 a.m. Spanish Bible
Study (chape), 10:30 a.m. Library
open, 11 a.m. Morning Worship, 11
a.m. Spanish Worship Service, 5,
p.m. ESL, 5:45 p.m. Youth choir,
5:45 p.m. Discipleship Training,
6:30 p.m. Spanish Worship Service
(chapel), 7 p.m. Evening Worship
Service. ESL Tuesday- schedule:
9-10 a.m. computer class; 10 a&m.
to noon conversational English; 7-9
p.m. computer class and conversa-
tional English. Regular Wednesday
schedule: 3:15-5:30 p.m. youth
(seventh through eighth)' after
school program, 5 p.m. Family Night
Supper, 6 p.m. Children's choir
rehearsals, 6:15 p.m. youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting and
adult choir rehearsal, 7 p.m. Bible
studies and mission groups, 9 p.m.
College Bible Study (FLC). Nursery
open for all services. Telephone
453-6681. Dr. Vernon Harkey, pas-
tor.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family, friends
and faith. Sunday morning worship
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid-
ed for both services with Children's
Church at 11 a.m. Life changing
Bible Study for all ages starts at
9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen
Altvater leads the youth in their
quest to become more like Christ.
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth
worship in the youth facility, and
missions training for all children.
Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship servic-
es are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the 11
a.m. worship service. Wednesday
evening, a youth group meets at 7
p.m. and is for grades seventh
through 12th. Also at 7 p.m., is a
prayer service followed by adult
choir rehearsal at 8 p.m. First Lorida
is the "Place to discover God's
love." Marcus Marshall, senior pas-
tor. Randy Chastain, associate pas-
tor. Mike Ford, bus captain. Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For more infor-
mation about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
710 West Bell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Service, 8:30 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Service,
10:45 a.m. Wednesday night:
Mealtime for children, 6:15 p.m.;
Games, 6:40 p.m.; Adult Bible
Study, 7 p.m. Youth Group (seventh
through 12th grade), 7 p.m.; Agape
Club (3 year olds through sixth
grade), 7 p.m. Nursery provided.
Interim Pastor: Ken Geren. 453-
5339.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School
- 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship -
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening - 6
p.m. Wednesday service - 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-


sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Kenneth L.
Andrus; Associate Pastors, Rev.
Robert Rowland and Rev. Duane
Bell. Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome.to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. Affiliated with the National
Association of Free Will Baptists,
Nashville, Tenn. For more details,
call the Rev. James Klingensmith at
465-2296.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
For information, call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
0. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
garten through fifth grade, 6:30
p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and
Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
, Spring Lake Baptist Church,
7408 Valencia Road, Sebring, FL
33876. Phone: 655-2610. Contact:
Richard E. Meyer. Independent, fun-
damental, affiliated with the
GARBC. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning service,, 10:45
a.m.; Sunday evening service; 6
p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting
and Bible study, 7 p.m.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S.' 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, Pastor; Michael D. Paris,
Minister of Music; and Nathan.
Didway, Director of Student
Ministries. Sunday School, 9;30
a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship,
10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening
Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer,
6 p.m.; Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Youth
Worship, 6:30 p.m. and Team Kids,
6:30 p.m. Nursery provided Sunday
and Wednesday. For information,
call 382-3695.

CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Gerald P.
Grogan, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass
is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in
Spanish; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Sunday; Weekdays at 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday.
Confessions are at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Religious Education
Classes are 8:50-10 a.m.
September through May for grades
prekindergarten through 12th: Youth


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Nights for fifth grade and older are
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, pastor.
Masses - Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and
noon Spanish Mass. Confessions:
4-4:45 p.m. Saturday (or on
request). Daily Mass, 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday. Faith
Formation Classes for grades
kindergarten through fifth, 9-10:15
a.m. Sunday in the parish hall
(Rebecca Propst, coordinator of
Faith Formation. for grades kinder-
garten through eighth, 385-7844.)
The Edge Program for grades sixth
through eighth is from 6:45-8:15
p.m. Wednesday in the Youth
Center (Rebecca Propst). Life Teen.
for high school students from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Youth.
Center. (William Sr. and Sandy
Manint, youth ministers, 382-2222).
Adult Faith Formation and people
waiting to be Catholic in the Youth
Center from 7-9 p.m.. Thursday.
(William Manint Sr., program direc-
tor, 385-0049). Choir rehearsal from
7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
Robert Gillmore, director of music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Vincent Llaria,
Pastor. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) - Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays, 9 a.m. Winter (Nov. 1 to
April 30) - Saturday, 4 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8
a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first
Saturday at 9 a.m.

CHRISTIAN

* Community of Christ, Avon
Park/Sebring, 3240 Grand Prix
Drive, Sebring Country Estates,
(behind Wal-Mart). Sunday servic-
es: 10 a.m., Sunday School, 11 a.m.
Worship service. Wednesday: 7
p.m. Prayer service. Marcia Roark,
Pastor. Phone 655-5379 or 382-
2631. World Church Mission: We
proclaim Jesus Christ and promote
communities of joy, hope, love and
peace.
* Eastside Christian Church, 101
Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
(two miles east of U.S. 27 on
County Road 621), 465-7065. Web
site: www.eastsidecc.org. S.C.
Couch, minister; cell phone 464-
2845 or home, 699-2617. Sunday
Worship Celebration with the Lord's
Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 11 a.m. Janet Couch, choir
director. Thelma Hall, organist.
Wednesday: Praise and Prayer,
6:30 p.m.; Choir rehearsal, 7:35
p.m. "Building for ALL generations."
"God is able to do immeasurably
more than we ask or imagine by His
powerful Spirit at work within us."
Ephesians 3:20.
* First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825;
453-5334. Bill Raymond, minister
(on Sabbatical). Steve Bishop,
youth minister will be preaching.
Sunday: 9 a.m. Bible School, 10
a.m. Worship. Wednesday: 6:45
p.m. Youth Groups and Adult Study..
Nursery is always provided.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Ave., (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0352. The Rev. Juanita S. Roberts,
supply pastor. Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;


* Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
Sam Wirick-Velez, Youth Minister;
Cora Schwingel, Children's Director.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday night
meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday
Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-
6676.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Society, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship & Sunday School.
Testimonial Meetings each 2nd &
4th Wednesday at 5 p.m. A free
public Reading Room; lQgated at the
church, is open Tuesday and
Thursday, from 11 a.m. to. 2 p.m.
The Bible and the Christian Science
textbook, "Science and Health with
Key to the Scriptures" by Mary
Baker Eddy are our only preachers.
All are welcome to come and par-
take of the comfort, guidance, sup-
port and healing found in the'les-
son-sermons.

CHURCH OF BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
.Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: All Day, Ladies Aid;
Family Night Supper, 5:30 p.m.;
Children and Youth Clubs, 6:30
p.m.; Adult Forum, 6:30 p.m.;
Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. The Rev.
Cecil D. Hess, Pastor. The Rev.
Wendell. Bohrer, Associate Pastor.
Phone 385-1597.
* Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466.
Sunday School classes for children,
youth and adults at 9:30 a.m.
Christian worship at 10:30 a.m.
Varied programs at 7 p.m. Pastor,
Rev. John Tubbs.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. ForestAve., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692.
* Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.
Minister: Bryan Naugle. We would
like to extend an invitation for you
and your family to visit with us here
at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of
service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9
a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7
p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD

E Living Waters Church of God,
4571 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. Sunday opportunities:
Homecoming Worship, 8 a.m., tradi-
tional and southern gospel music;
Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;
Encounter Worship, nursery, kids
church, 10:30 a.m.; Adoracion en
Espanol, 1 p.m.; Choir Practice,
5:30 p.m.; and Camp Meeting, 6:30
p.m. (Last Sunday of every month:
Newcomer's dessert). Tuesday:
C'mon guys, pastor's prayer part-
ners, 7 a.m.; Bread of Life Food
Pantry, 4-6 p.m.; and Prayer
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Wednesday. Wednesday night-min-
istries, 7 p.m . and Worship learn
rehearsals. 8.15 p m Home groups
meet various days, times and loca-
tions Call 385-q772 for details en
Espanol 385-4289

CHURCH OF NAZARENE

* First Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, -120 Pine St.. Sebring.
Sunday Sunday School begins at
9 45 a.m for all ages. Morning
Worship at 10 45 a.m. Service at 6
p m Wednesday evening service at
7 p.mn. hith special services for chil-
dren. youln and adults. Special
services onee a monih for seniors
IPime Timersi. and voung adults
arid families Call for details at 385-
0400 Pasior Emmetn Garrison.
Associate Pastor Tim Taylor.

CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN

CHRISTIAN UNION

* Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union. (Orange Blossom
Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
Nor iitruck roulei Avon ParK
Presenting Jesus Christ as the
answer for time and eternity
Sunday morning worship service,
'10 30 a m Nursery provided. Junior
Church activities at same time for K-
6 grade Sunday School Bible hour
(all ages), 9 30 a m (Transportation
available i Sunday evening praise
and worship service, 6 p m
Wednesday evening prayer service,
7 p.m. Children and youth activities
at 7 p.m. Wednesday Everyone is
welcome, please come worship with
us. Tom Schankweiler, Pastor.
Phone 453-6052. .

EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer, Sunday morning satel-
lite location is South Florida
Community College University
Center, 600 East College Drive,
Avon Park. One service at 10 a.m. -
Traditional Rite II and music. Coffee
hour following service and potluck
lunch on the fourth Sunday of the
month. Babsitting available.
Newcomers welcome. E-mail
redeemer1895@aol.com or call
453-5664 or 452-1264.
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I - 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II - 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 8:45
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.

* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051.
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:
Order of St. Luke Study, 5:15 p.m.
and Holy Communion with Healing
.Service, 6:15 p.m.












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Apple snails play an impor-
tant role in Florida's ecosystem.
There are several species of
apple snails in this state, but the
Florida apple snail is the only
native species.
Florida apple snails are the
nearly exclusive source of food
for the endangered Florida snail
kite. You may recall that Florida
snail kites have been sited
recently nesting at Lake
Istokpoga.
One non-native species, the
spiketop apple snail, is com-
monly sold in pet stores. It is a
preferred aquarium snail
because it eats epiphytic growth
- the slime that grows on plants
- and soft rotting plants instead
of live aquarium plants. It was
intentionally released and
established in Florida.
j j Golden or channeled top
S apple snails have also been
introduced in this state.
Because they readily eat live
plants, these snails have had a
negative impact in many envi-
ronments where they have
become established.
o* The channeled apple snail
was introduced intentionally
from South America for aqua-
culture. In Asia, the Philippines,
and Texas the channeled apple
snail is considered a pest
because it consumes large
amounts of rice and other
aquatic vegetation. Snails con-


sume the base of rice
seedlings and feed on
new transplants. The
damage and econom-
ic loss have been
devastating.
The channeled
apple snail impacts
natural areas as well.
A survey of natural
wetlands in Thailand
found that high den-
sities of the snail
were associated with
almost complete
absence of aquatic
plants. The loss of
aquatic plants can


NEWS

FROM THE

WATERSHED

Jennifer Donze
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change a once clear water body
into an unclear, turbid water-
body. This is the change that
researchers and citizens fear
will happen in lakes in Central
Florida recently found to be
infested with channeled apple
snails.
In July 2004, an infestation
of Lake Brantley in Seminole
County prompted media atten-
tion and community outreach
efforts to prevent the snails
from spreading into the Big
Wekiva River system.
Unfortunately, there is no easy
way to remove them from
lakes.
Many counties have reported
channeled apple snail popula-
tions in their lakes:
Hillsborough, Pinellas, Palm


Beach, Leon,
Osceola, Volusia,
Hendry, Citrus,
Hernando, Sumter,
Indian River, Collier,
Pasco, and Orange.
Unfortunately,
Highlands County
will now be added to
the long list.
A recent phone call
and some investiga-
tion let to the discov-
ery of a large popula-
tion of the channeled
apple snail in Lake
Olivia in Avon Park.
So far the channeled


apple snail is limited to this one
lake. It is believed that the snail
was purposely introduced to
Lake Olivia by someone who
wanted to periodically harvest
the snails as bait for fishing.
The environmental destruc-
tion caused the exotic chan-
neled apple snail could be dev-
lastating if allowed to spread.
This species has proved diffi-
cult to remove in areas it has
invaded in all parts of the
world. Prevention of its further
spread is the best control
method to date.

Jennifer Donze is a natural
resources specialist with the
Highlands County Soil and
Water Conservation District:
http://www.highlandsswcd.org


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GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, Sebring. Sunday
School (all ages), 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Bible Study, 6 p.m.;
Wednesday Prayer Meeting and
Youth activities, 7-8 p.m. Kid
City/Preschool Day Care is from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Call the church about regis-
tration. Dr. Randall Smith, Senior
Pastor; Rev. Vince Lohnes, Pastoral
Care; and Rev. Denny Brown,
Family Ministries. Phone 385-3111.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* Spirit of Life Ministries
International, temporarily meeting
at Safari Inn meeting. room, 1406
U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Pastors, Jim
and Helen Todd. Phone: 214-6183.
Sunday service, 10 a.m. Bible study
in pastor's home 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Call for directions.
Visit our Web site: www.spir-
itoflifeintl.org. "Where the future is
as bright as the promises of God."
* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.

JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Hillside Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on first and third Friday at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Women's
luncheon, fourth Tuesday of every
month at noon at different restau-
rants. Torah Commentary at 3 p.m.
every Thursday. Adult educational
movies at 2 p.m. every second
Sunday. Open to the public. For fur-
ther information, call Bernie
Wolkove, president, 385-1925, or
the office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Avon Park Lutheran Mission
(LCMS), Sunday services are at the
Good Shepherd Church, 4348
Schumacher Road, Sebring.
Sunday morning service is at 9 a.m.
Bible study is at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday devotion is at 6:30 p.m.
The pastor is Scott McLean.
* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1744 S.E. Lakeview Dr.
The Rev. Eugene R. Fernsler,
Pastor; Jim Dunn, Deacon; Alan
Long, Director of Music. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. (nursery pro-
vided); Healing Service on Holy
Days at 11:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at
6:45 p.m. Wednesday;
Mary/Martha Circle at 11 a.m. first
Tuesday; Dorcas Circle at 10 a.m.
second and fourth Monday; and
Lutheran Men at 6:30 p.m. third
Monday. Phone 385-0797.
N Faith Lutheran Church - LCMS,
2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring,
Church phone: 385-7848, Faith's
Closet phone: 385-2782. Gary
Kindle, Pastor; Paul Ruff, Emeritus;
Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse.
Worship services 10 a.m. Sunday
and 6 p.m. Saturday. (Communion
the first and third Saturday and


Sunday of the month.) Sunday
Worship Service is broadcast on
WITS 1340 AM at 10 a.m. Sunday
School for children and adults, 8:45
a.m., September through May.
Educational Opportunities: Weekly
Adult Bible Studies September
through May. Special Worship
Services on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and
Easter. Midweek Services during
Advent arid' Lent. Faith's Closet
Resale nity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday. All are warmly welcome in
the Family of Faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of, the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. Weekday
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30
a.m. For more information, call Rev.
Richard Fyffe at 385-2293 or 385-
5793.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 East Main Street, Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Sunday Worship 9:30
a.m. (The 8 a.m. service resumes
Oct. 3) Coffee and fellowship hour
-follow the service. Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview "St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, Pastor.
Worship Schedule for December
through Easter: Worship Service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion Services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); Education
Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship Schedule
for Summer - Fall: Worship Service
9 a.m.; Communion Services, first
and third Sundays; Education Hour
10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent
and Advent season, Call office for
times; Maundy Thursday and Good
Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and
10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.:;
Christmas Day, 10 a.m.;
Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7
p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth
Group, Senior Citizens, Younger
Side Adults, Ladies Missionary
League, Ladies Guild, Small group
studies as scheduled. Music: Choir
and hand chimes. Trinity Tots
Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
License: C14H10020: Susan Norris,
director.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road. Sunday: First
Worship Service and Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Second Worship
Service and Sunday School, 10:45
a.m.; Junior and Senior Night Youth,
5:30 p.m.; and Evening Service,
6:30 p.m. -Wednesday: Friends
Clubs (ages 3 through fifth grade);


Youth Bible Study, Prayer Meeting,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
Pastor; Reinhold Buxbaum,
Associate Pastor; and Wayne
Henderson, Youth Pastor. Church
office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring,. FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.,
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m:
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., member of Christian
International Apostolic Network
(CIAN), meets at the Sebring Civic
Center (behind the library) on
Lakeview Drive at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Members also meet at 7 p.m.
Thursday at Arise in the Shops of
the Highlands Plaza across from the
Highlands County Agri-Civic Center
on U.S. 27 South. Linda M.
Downing, Minister:- Phone, 314-
9195, lihdadowning@hotmail.com.
Casey L. Downing, Associate
Minister: Phone, 385-8171,
caseydowning@hotmail.com. Web
site is christiantraining.net.
* Divine Destiny International
Church & Bible Institute, a new full
gospel church plant at 126 E.
Center Ave. (off the Circle in down-
town Sebring). Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m., Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible
Institute is through 6 p.m. It is a two-
year' accredited course. Pastor
Steven Brown. Call (863) 458-2413.
Acts 1:8 And you shall receive
power after the Holy Spirit has come
upon you.
* Highlands Community Church
meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at the
Hill-Gustat Middle School in Sebring
for casual and contemporary wor-
ship. Kid's Zone and nursery are
provided each Sunday. Youth' and
adult small groups meet throughout
the week. Bruce Linhart is pastor.
Phone 402-1684 or e-mail
www.highlandscommunity.com.
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and, healing. Pastor Candi
Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity of Sebring Family
Worship Centre at the Centre for
Positive Living, member of the
Association of Unity Churches, 204
S. Orange -St., Sebring, FL 33870
(between Highlands County
Courthouse and Sebring Middle
School). Sunday Celebration
Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care
available. Adult Discussion Group, 9
a.m. Sunday. Weekly classes,
Christian Bookstore, Prayer Ministry
and Spiritual Counseling also avail-
able. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister. For information, call 471-
1122.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-


ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each
month. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday. "Where there is no vision
my people perish."

PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, 10:301
a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;
Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday evening Prayer
Meeting, Youth Group and Kids
Quest, 6 p.m. Phone: 385-3234;
Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:
covpres@strato.net, Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, Pastor; Brent
Bergman, Pastor of Youth and
Families. Office hours: 8:30-11:30
a.m. Monday through Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship
Service, 11 a.m.; Monday: Junior
High Youth Group (grades fifth
through. seventh), 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday: Senior High Youth Group
(teens), 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; "KFC"
Kids for Christ Youth Group (grades
first through fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Tracey A. Bressette,
director of Christian education.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP
117 North Oak Street, Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earth-
link.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron,
senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship, 8:30 and
11 a.m.; Contemporary service,
10:45 a.m.; Sunday School. 9:45
a.m.; Youth Groups, 5 p.m. Nursery
-provided at all services. Tuesday:
Explorers (third through fifth grade)
2:45 p.m. Wednesday: Small Group
Bible Studies, 7 p.m.; Youth Group,
6:45 p.m.; Rock Solid, 6:45 p.m.;
Elevate, 9 p.m. ' Thursday:
Sonbeams (kindergarten through
second grade).
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
slpc@tnni.net; Web site,
http://slpc.presbychurch. org.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

E Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17,
Sebring; 385-2438. Worship
Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Bible


study; 11 a.m. Saturday, preaching;
7:15 p.m. Tuesday, prayer meeting.
Community service: 9-11 a.m. every
Monday.. Health van ministry: 9-1
a.m. every second Thursday of the
month. Pastor Gregg Aguirre.
* Walker Memorial Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-
6641 or e-mail: wmc@strato.net.
Saturday morning worship services:
8:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m, Sabbath
School, 9:50 a.m. Adventist Youih in
Action (AYA), 4 p.m. Vespers one
hour before sunset. Wednesday
prayer meeting 7 p.m. Senior Pastor
Paul Boling; Associate Pasior Eben
Aguirre. and Youth Pastor Tom
Baker. Walker Memorial Academy
Christian School offering education
for kindergarten through 12th
grades.

THE CHURCH OF LATTER
DAY SAINTS

* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix
Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Phone:
382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop;
Alfred Schreiber, first counselor; and
Scott Gadsden, second counselor.
Family History Center 382-1822.
Sunday services: Sacrament serv-
ice, 9 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 10:20
a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society,
11:10 a.m. Youth activities from 7-
8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old
Scouts, 7-8:20 p.m. first and third
Wednesday; and activity days for 8-
11 year old girls from 7-8:20 p.m.
second and fourth Wednesday.

THE SALVATION ARMY

* The Salvation Army - Center
for Worship. Sunday. Sunday
School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meet-
ing, 11 a.m.; Praise Meeting, 12:30
p.m. Tuesday: Bible Study, 6:30
p.m.; Women's Ministries, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 5
p.m. Every fourth Thursday is Men's
Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. All meetings
are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave.-,
Sebring. For more information, visit
the Web site www.salvationarmyse-
bring.com or call Captain Mary
Holmes at 385-7548.

UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 453-3759. Weekly
services: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 and
11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. Sunday
School; Youth Fellowship, 6 p.m.,
Sunday; choir practice 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday; Cub Scouts, 6 p.m.
Monday; Boy Scouts, 7:15 p.m.
Monday. Karen Wilson, choir direc-
tor/organist; Rev. Edward Wilson,
minister of visitation; Rev. Robert
Thorn, pastor. Everyone is wel-
come.
* First United Methodist Church,
125 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. Ron Daniels, pastor. Rev.
Betty Kniss, assistant pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. Contemporary
Sunday Worship at 9:40 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:40 and 10:55
a.m. Youth meeting, 5:30-8 p.m.
Sunday. Youth After School Ministry,
3-5 p.m. Tuesday. Rick Heilig, youth
director. Children's After School
Ministry, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Marge Jemigan, direc-


lor The 10-55 a m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial There is a nursery
available at all services.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church. 500 Kent Ave., Lake
Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Douglas S.
Pareti, senior pastor. Claude H.L.
Burnett assistant to pastor Sunday
worship schedule: Sunday school
for all ages at 9-30 a.m : First serv-
,.e -a 8.30 a m Second service at
10:45 a m We offer Chnst-centered
children and youth programs; Bible
studies book studies and Christian
fellowship. We are a congregation
that wants to know Christ and make
rim known. For more information,
check out our church Web site at
wvw.memonalumc.com or call the
church office, 465-2422.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Pnx Drive.
Sebnng, FL 33872; Sebring Country
Estates. The Rev. Ronald
DeGenaro Jr, Pastor. Sunday
School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 8 a m. (November-April)
and 10 30 a m. (all year). Hispanic
Worship 10 30 a.m. Classes for all
ages. Phone
382-1736.
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
Sebring The Rev. Dale Schanely.
Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship,
9 55 a.m , adults and children;
Fellowship hour, 11 am after wor-
snip service: Prayer and Bible
Study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir
rehearsal 7 p m., Thursday. United
Methodist Men, 8 a m. second
Saturday United Methodist Women,
1 p m first Thursday. Church office
phone. 655-0040.

UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

* Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,
FL 33875. Sunday worship, 9:30
a.m. Children's Christian Education,
9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome at
Emmanuel. We are located 1.7
miles west of U.S. 27 on Hammock
Road For more information, call the
church office at 471-1999 or e-mail
to eucc@strato.net.

UNION CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

* Union Congregational Church,
106 North Butler Ave., Avon Park,
FL 33825; 453-3345. Pastor. The
Rev. Bill Breylinger. Sunday servic-
es are at 8 a.m. at the Historic
Church, 101 Jim Rodgers Ave.; 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Millennium
Church, 106 North Butler Ave.
Sunday school: 9 a.m. Bible study: 5
p.m. Wednesday worship service: 6
p.m.

VINEYARD/WORD
OF FAITH

* Heartland Fellowship, 2523 U.S.
27 South, (just past the Wild Turkey
Tavern) Avon Park. Contemporary
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday,
Children's Church and
Preschool/Nursery provided
Sunday. Women's meeting is at 7
p.m. Wednesday. No childcare
available. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800 Casual, con-
temporary and Christ-centered.


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Moisture monitor could lower cost of watering yards


UF researcher
develops personal
soil tester
GAINESVILLE - The cost
of keeping a lawn green could
get lower, thanks to soil mois-
ture monitors that make auto-
matic sprinkler systems more
efficient, says a University of
Florida researcher.
The devices can cut sprinkler
system water usage by more
than half, according to a recent
UF study. The findings were
presented at the annual meeting
of the American Society of
Agricultural Engineers July 17-
20 in Tampa.
Soil moisture monitors con-
tinuously check soil moisture
levels and prevent sprinklers
from operating when watering
is not needed, said Michael
Dukes, an assistant professor of
agricultural engineering with
UF"s Institute of Food and "
Agricultural Sciences. The
monitors are not widely used
despite being available for more
than a decade.
On average, U.S. homeown-
ers use almost 50 percent more
water outdoors than indoors,
according to a 2000 report by
the American Water Works
Association. Because lawn care
accounts for most outdoor
water use, homeowners who
reduce unnecessary irrigation
can save big on water bills, he
said.
Sometimes, reduced water-
ing can even improve a lawn's
health - overwatering encour-
ages shallow root growth,
which makes turfgrass less
resistant to stress and more sus-
ceptible to some .diseases, he
said.
The soil moisture monitors
Dukes tested are marketed as
accessories for automatic sprin-
kler systems that use timers to
schedule irrigation. These sys-
tems are convenient to use but
often wasteful, he said.
"We conducted a survey of
Florida homeowners from 2002
to 2004 that showed mostly-
grass landscapes are typically
given two- and-a-half times the
- water they need," he said. "The


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University of Florida/IFAS
Michael Dukes, an assistant professor with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences in Gainesville, holds equipment that measures soil moisture in a turfgrass research plot. He says
automatic sprinkler systems equipped with soil moisture monitors use 56 percent less water on average
than systems with no water-saving devices. The monitors detect moisture in the soil and control the oper-
ation of sprinkler systems.


monitors we studied, priced
from $75 to $350, could pay for
themselves within one year in
areas where the cost of water is
high."
Dukes' six-month study eval-
uated four commercially avail-
able soil moisture monitors,
using them with timer-based
sprinkler systems on UF turf-
grass research plots. For com-
parison, he also tested timer-
based systems with no water-
saving devices as well as sys-
tems equipped with shutoff
devices called rain sensors.
Rain sensors are popular
water-saving options for auto-
matic sprinkler systems, but
because they measure rainfall
rather than soil moisture, they
may not determine a lawn's
water needs accurately, Dukes
said.
The UF study showed sys-
tems equipped with soil mois-
ture monitors used 56 percent
less water on average than sys-
tems with rain sensors when the
timers were set to water twice a
week. Systems with the moni-
tors used 70 percent less water
on average than systems with-


out water-saving devices on a
twice-weekly watering sched-
ule.
Use of the soil moisture mon-
itors did not produce visible dif-
ferences in turf quality, Dukes
said.
The monitors are particularly
suitable for residential land-
scape irrigation because they
require little effort from .home-
owners, he said.
"For a timer- based system to
be water-efficient in a climate
like Florida's, it has to be
adjusted seasonally to account
for heavy rains in the summer
and reduced water requirements
in the winter," Dukes said.
"Homeowners can avoid that
inconvenience if the sprinkler
system adjusts to soil condi-
tions on its own."
Soil moisture monitors are
composed of two elements: sen-
sors that track the soil's water
content and an electronic con-
troller that can override the
sprinkler system's watering
schedule if the sensors indicate
the soil is sufficiently damp.
The sensors, which detect mois-
ture by measuring how well the


soil conducts electricity, are
buried three or four inches.
underground to monitor the
region where turfgrass roots are
densest, he said.
Dukes plans to continue test-
ing the monitors, and is current-
ly recruiting homeowners in
Pinellas County to participate in
a study investigating how much
water the devices save when
used on actual residential land-
scapes, he said.
The devices will have to
overcome some skepticism to
gain a foothold in the residen-
tial market, Mecham said.
Some users have had bad expe-
riences with soil moisture mon-
itors, but he believes problems
are often related to poorly
planned or improperly main-
tained sprinkler systems.
"People who install one of
these devices should understand
it will take some time to fine-
tune its performance," he said.
"But we need to learn to trust
this technology - we need bet-
ter residential water manage-
ment, and soil moisture moni-
tors are a viable way to achieve
that."


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The

Sideline
SCORES AND MORE
Scoreboard
Friday
Dixie Boys Baseball
13-year-old World Series pool play
in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Tri-City, Fla. ................ 13
Montgomery Co., N.C.... 3
Tri-City (3-0, outscored opponents
47-9) advances to World Series
bracket play.
000

On Deck
TODAY
Dixie Boys Baseball
Avon Park vs. Georgia in
World Series in Muscle
Shoals, Ala., noon
FRIDAY
Golf
Moonlight Tour event at
Highlands Ridge North,
9a.m.

SATURDAY
Golf
NEXT Tour event at
Highlands Ridge North,
9a.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 20
Golf
Sertoma golf tournament at
Highlands Ridge, 8 a.m.

SUNDAY, AUG. 21
Golf
Sertoma golf tournament at
Highlands Ridge, 8 a.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 27
Running
Caladium Festival 5K in
Lake Placid, 7:30 a.m.
***

History Lesson
1 Year Ago
August 7, 2004: Sebring's
Wayne Stapleford was
inducted into the National
Wrestling Hall of Fame in
ceremonies held at
Grenelefe Resort in Haines
City. Stapleford compiled a
322-126-6 dual match
record while coaching
seven All-Americans and 13
state champions.

5 Years Ago
August 6, 2000: Sebring
was knocked out of the
Dixie Boys 13-year-old
World Series in Boaz, Ala.
with a 17-4 loss to North
Carolina. Sebring led the
game 3-1 after two innings,
but North Carolina sent 13
batters to the plate to score
eight runs in the fourth.

10 Years Ago
August 7, 1995: Eventual
champion Lake Charles,
La., knocked host Sebring
out of the Dixie Majors
World Series with a 6-4 win
at Firemen's Field. Chet
Maxcy went 2-for-3 while
Brian Rapp and Alan Rhine
were both 2-for-4, but
Sebring made five errors in
the game.
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Matt Mercurio
Former Avon Park star Matt
Mercurio is hitting .293 with


two home runs and 22 RBIs
in 40 games with the Lowell
Spinners of the Class A
short-season New York-
Penn League.


NEWS-SUN + SEBRING, FLA.


2005 Dixie Boys Baseball World Series

Opening ceremonies a blast for road-weary All-Stars


By CHUCK MYRON
News-Sun
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala.
Getting there is half
the fun, as long as
you can stay awake.
Several of the
Avon Park 14-year-old All-
Stars were short on sleep
Friday after a 15-hour bus ride,
but a few yawns didn't stop
them from enjoying the open-
ing ceremonies of the Dixie
Boys World Series in Muscle
Shoals, Ala.
"Some of the kids slept the
entire 15-hour trip. Some of
them slept two, three hours out
of the 15-hour trip," head
coach Kevin McIntyre said. "I
got maybe three hours of sleep,
which gives me five since
Tuesday."
Most of the players spent
their time playing cards, "lolly-
gagging, laughing, messing
with the coaches," Josh
Gordon said.
It wasn't hard for the All-
Stars to enjoy themselves.
"It was so great," said
Kelvin Rosa, who relished the
chance to simply hang out with
his teammates and eat candy
all night.
"It was pretty long, but
everything went just like we
wanted it to," McIntyre said.
The first hitch didn't happen
until Friday morning, when
team arrived at the hotel to
find that its rooms weren't
going to be ready until later in
the day. Still, McIntyre took
advantage of the time, using it
to help familiarize himself and


High School Football

Blue Streaks

cramming for

start of season

Have to fit two-a-day
practices into afternoon
By SCOTT DRESSED
Sports Editor
SEBRING - Sometimes, modem
circumstances dictate a change in an
old standard.
With the coaching staff unable to
get away from in-school duties as
Monday's first day of classes
approach, the Sebring Blue Streaks
have had to cram their two-a-day
practices into half the amount of time,
getting two workouts in during the
afternoon and evening hours.
Despite the change, second-year
head coach Jared Hamlin said the
new schedule is actually working to
the Streaks' advantage
"We've been going from 3:30 to
about 8:15 and we've got about a 30-
or 45-minute break in between,"
Hamlin said shortly before Friday's
practice.
"It's been different, but it's been
successful. I wish we could go back
to the traditional way, but we had to
do it this way and it's worked out
well."
See STREAKS, Page 4D


CHUCK M1' RON N,.. 5s,
The Avon Park 14-year-old Dixie Bo)s All-Stars and
coaches watch the fireworks show during the opening
ceremonies of the World Series in Muscle Shoals. Ala..


the players with their surround-
ings.
Not long afterward, it %\as
showtime. The 12 teams from
across the South were treated
to a banquet and an address
from University of Alabama at
Birmingham head baseball
coach Larry Giangrosso. The
clubs carried their respective
state flags onto the field before
a fireworks display dazzled
some weary eyes.


a part of. "I'm happy to be rable, Avon Park still knows
here." what it came to do.
While the pomp and circum- "Me and my teammates,
stance surrounding just getting we're ready to go kick some
to the World Series is enough butt here in Muscle Shoals,"
to make the experience memo- said Buddy Duke.


SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Sebring's Colt Williams tries to cool off during a break in Friday's practice.


Softball

Stunners take 5th in ISA World Series


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING --The Florida Stunners 14-and-under soft-
ball travel team placed fifth out of 22 teams in the
Independent Softball Association (ISA) World Series in
Conyers, Ga. July 20-24.
The Stunners won seven of the nine games they played
and were seeded No. 1 in their division after playing three
games the first two days of the tourney, but fell into the
losers bracket after the first game of elimination play.
As a result, they had to play six games on Saturday in
the Georgia heat to stay alive in the tournament. The girls
were on a roll until their fifth game w- which wag around
4 p.m. after an 8:30 a.m. start - when the team from
Cobb County in Atlanta proved to be too much and hand-
ed the Stunners their second loss.
All the Highlands County players contributed in big
ways during the tournament. Shortstop Sam Lower had
some great defensive plays along with some key hits,
including a triple, and also received the sportsmanship
award in one game. First baseman Hannah Shoop had
some strong hits, including three doubles, and some
equally outstanding defensive plays at first, one a game-


ending save on a bad throw from third.
Using her amazing speed, Nikki Helms made some
unbelievable catches in center field and was just as strong
at the plate. Priscilla Adams made a diving catch in left
field to prevent an extra-base hit and also did well at the
plate, including a double. Julie Lamb caught eight games
during the tournament, showing awesome defense and
had some strong hits, while Ashton Shirey led the
Stunners on the mound with solid pitching and did her
job at the plate.
The Stunners scored 47 runs and had 10 runs 'scored
against them in the tourney. For the summer season, they
ended with a record of 42-9. Not bad for a first-year
team.
They will be taking a short break before starting back
the end of this month. Tommy Chatlos of Frostproof is
the manager of the team, along with King Smith and Lisa
Chatlos. The coaches said they were all very proud of the
girls and hope to stay with this team moving up to the
next age group when necessary.
"This is the best group of girls (and parents) I have had
the pleasure of working with," Tommy Chatlos said.


Rain delay
Due to persistent rain
showers on Saturday, the
World Series was delayed by
more than four hours, push-
ing Avon Park's opening-
round game against Georgia
hack a day. The game will be
at noon (Eastern) today.

Muscle Shoals

not as tough as

name sounds
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala..
It sounds
like a tough
town.
In a
place called
Muscle
Shoals, you
might think
strong-arm
tactics were TIME OUT
the only
way to get Chuck Myron
around. But
Muscle
Shoals is actually a suburb of
Florence, a town with a much
softer sounding and far more
common name.
In fact, according to federal
data, there are 25 towns or
cities called Florence in
America, two of which are in
Florida.
So the site of the Dixie
Boys World Series seems like
it's pretty much an average,
See MYRON, Page 3D


coff

Firemen tourney

draws huge field

to two courses

BY JOHN RIlER
News-Sun
SEBRING - Mike Chapman, Ron
Chapman, Mark Howard and Harry Gregor
stood out from the field in one of Highlands
County's biggest golf tournaments on
Saturday, shooting a tournament low gross and
low net score of 54 and 51, respectively, to
grab the trophy of the Sebring Firemen's
Memorial Classic championship flight and
besting a field of 228 on two courses, the sec-
ond largest of any tournament behind the
upcoming Sertoma tourney.
The winning group started on hole 16 at
Harder Hall and eagled two of their first seven
holes, finishing with three eagles overall, and
carrying out a game plan they knew they would
have to follow.
"We actually though it would take about 20
under to win it, we really did," said Mike
Chapman. "But me, Ron, Mark and Harry,
we've been in hundreds of tournaments, so we
knew we'd have a good chance."
See DRAWS, Page 3D


i
SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Dr. Kye Pahk jumps into the air as his birdie
putt on No. 9 at Harder Hall misses the cup
during Saturday's Sebring Firemen Memorial
Golf Classic.



















Traveling softball team
plans open tryouts
SEBRING - Open tryouts
for a traveling softball team
are being planned for players
who were age 12 or under as
of Dec. 31, 2004.
For more information, con-
tact Mickey Pack at 382-0062
or Michelle Grimaldo at 655-
3802.
Cladium Festival 5K
to run Aug. 27

LAKE PLACID - The
second annual 5K road race
will take place on Saturday,
Aug. 27, in downtown Lake
Placid.
This new feature of the
Caladium Festival is being
sponsored by Habitat for
Humanity and produced-by the
Ministerial Association of
Lake Placid. Starting time will
be at 7:30 a.m. in front of the
fire station, but signups will be
taken care of at the Lake
Placid Christian School at the
corner of Interlake Boulevard
and Pine Street.
All age groups are encour-
aged to join in the run. Awards
for overall male and female
winners and male and female
master runners. Age group
awards.will extend to 85 years
and up.
Online signups are welcome
at two sources:
www.fpclp.com/5k and
www.lpfla.com/events/caladi-
um.htm
Ray Cameron, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church of
Lake Placid, is the race direc-
tor and can be reached at 465-
2742.
Anyone willing to be a gold,
silver, or bronze sponsor
should call S.C. Couch 464-
2845 before Aug. 3. Anyone
willing to donate a door prize,
please call Pastor Darryl
George at 465-5126 or 441-
3928.
APHS cross country
team sts practices
-AVON PARK -Practice ;
for the Avon' Park High School
2005 boys and girls cross
country teams will begin on
Monday, Aug. 8, with a meet-
ing with coach Chet Brojek in
the high school gym.
Team members should com-
plete a physical form (obtain-
able at the school office) prior
to their first day of practice.
Anyone interested and needing
information may contact the
coach at 385-4736.
Highlands, Polk
golfers to battle
SEBRING - The first
Highlands/Polk Counties
Challenge Cup will be held
Sept. 24-25 at Bartow Golf
Course, pitting a Highlands
County team against one from
Polk County in a Ryder Cup-
style competition.
Qualification for the
Highlands team is Saturday,
Sept. 17 at Sebring Golf
Course with and 8:30 a.m.
shotgun start.
There will be two divisions
so all can compete: scratch and
handicap. Players sign up with
their verifiable handicap
(above 18 will only be given a
maximum 18) and play a qual-
ifying round. The low 12 gross


plus one alternate and the low
12 net plus one alternate make
the team.
Entry fee is $50 which
includes golf, cart and lunch
and drinks during the qualify-
ing event. Final team members
also get two shirts. (Based on a
minimum number of partici-
pants) two more days of golf, a
Saturday banquet and a
Sunday lunch, with trophy
presentation.
All players except the alter-
nate are guaranteed three
rounds in the tournament, no
sit outs. The winner will be
determined by the aggregate
total of both divisions.
Winning team gets a traveling
trophy to be kept at the win-
ning club's club house and
bragging rights for a year. This
will be an annual home .and
home event and will be played
next year in Sebring. Sign up
now as a full field for this one
of a kind event.
Call 314-5919 for more
information.
SHS cross country
team sets practice
SEBRING - The first prac-
tice for the Sebring High
School cross country teams
will be held Thursday, Aug. 11,
after school.
Contact coach Jeff
Shoemaker for more informa-
tion at 471-5500 or 382-4667.
Golf tourney to benefit
AP Project Graduation
AVON PARK - The Avonr
Park High School Project
Graduation golf tourney will
be held Sept. 17 at Highlands
Ridge North with an 8 a.m.
shotgun start.
The format will be a two-
person scramble and the $50
per person entry fee includes
golf, lunch, refreshments and
door prizes.
Sponsorships are available
starting at $50.
For more information, con-
tact Diann Voelker at 453-5876
or Highlands Ridge North at
453-9991.
LP youth sports have
Aug. 15 dealing
LAKE PLACID - The last
day for Lake Placid youth
football or cheer sign-ups is
Aug. 15, with no exceptions.
For further information con-
tact Dave Dunton at 465-4945
or Stephanie Sapp at 441-1505.
LP Athletic Association
plans Sea Doo raffle
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Athletic
Association will be raffling
away a 2005 Sea Doo and
trailer.
Tickets are $100, and only
200 will be sold. The drawing
will be held at Lake Placid
Marine on Aug. 6 at 3 p.m.,
but ticketholders need not be
present to win. The winning
ticketholder will be responsible
for all taxes and title.
Lake Placid Marine is locat-
ed at 310 U.S. 27 South and is
the main sponsor of this raffle.
Tickets can also be purchased
ata number of Sebring and
Lake Placid establishments;
For more information, call
Chris Duncan at 441-0181,
Bob Ford at 441-5084 or Dave
Dunton at 441-3586.


News-Sun, Sunday, August 7, 2005


STATS AND STANDINGS


Quick Reads
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF


St. Louis
Houston
Milwaukee
Chicago
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh


San Diego
Arizona
Los Angeles


W L
69 41
59 50
55 55
54 56
48 61
46 64 .
West Division
W IL
54 55
53 58
s 49 60


San Francisco 47
Colorado 40


61
68


Pct GB
.495 -
.477 2
.450 5
.435 61/2
.370 13'


Thursday's Games
Milwaukee 12, N.Y. Mets 9
San Diego 12, Pittsburgh 7
Philadelphia 6, Chicago Cubs 4
San Francisco 6, Colorado 4


STANDINGS
American League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 62 46 .574 -
New York 58 49 .542 3'2
Toronto 55 53 .509 7
Baltimore 53 56 .486 91/2
Tampa Bay 42 68 .382 21
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 70 38 .648 -
Cleveland 58 52 .527 13
Minnesota. 56 53 .514 141/2
Detroit 52 56 .481 18
Kansas City 38 71 .349 321/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 63 46 .578 -
Oakland 62 . 47 .569 1
Texas '54 54 .500 8'/2
Seattle 47 61 .435 151/2

Thursday's Games
Detroit 3, Seattle 1
Boston 11, Kansas City 9
Oakland 5, Minnesota 2
Chicago White Sox 5, Toronto 4
Baltimore 4, L.A. Angels 1
N.Y. Yankees 4, Cleveland 3
Texas 13, Tampa Bay 5
Friday's Games
Cleveland 9, Detroit 6
N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 2
Baltimore 10, Texas 5
Seattle 4, Chicago White Sox 2
Minnesota 12, Boston 0
Oakland 5, Kansas City 4
L.A. Angels 5, Tampa Bay 4
Saturday's Games
Baltimore at Texas, late
N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, late
Cleveland at Detroit, late
Seattle at Chicago White Sox, late
Boston at Minnesota, late
Oakland at Kansas City, late
Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, late
Today's Games
Cleveland (Elarton 7-5) at Detroit
(J.Johnson 7-9), 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Leiter 1-3) at Toronto
(Towers 8-8), 1:07 p.m.
Baltimore (Ponson 7-10) at Texas
(C.Young 8-7), 2:05 p.m.
Seattle (Harris 0-0) at Chicago White
Sox (Garland 15-5), 2:05 p.m.
Boston (Wakefield 10-9) at Minnesota
(Mays 5-6), 2:10 p.m.
Oakland (Haren 9-7) at Kansas City
(R.Hernandez 8-9), 2:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay (McClung 2-6) at L.A.
Angels (Colon 13-6), 4:05 p.m.
Monday's Games
Texas at Boston, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees,
7:05 p.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Minnesota at Seattle 10:05 p.m.
Tuesday's Games'-
Texas at Boston, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees,
7:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Seattle 10:05 p.m.
Anaheim at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

National League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 64 47 .577 -
Washington 58 51 .532 5
Florida 56 51 .523 6
Philadelphia 57 53 .518 6Y2
New York 56 54 .509 7Y2
Central Division


Sacramento
Houston
Seattle
Los Angeles
Phoenix '
Minnesota
San Antonio


Thursday's Games
Sacramento 76, Charlotte 58
Indiana 78, Seattle 68
Friday's Games
Los Angeles 66, San Antonio 63
Phoenix 80, Houston 75


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M AUTO RACING
SUNDAY
2:30 p.m. NASCAR Nextel Cup race (Indianapolis) ........ NBC
f BOXING


10 p.m.


TUESDAY
Tomas Barrientes vs. Julio Diaz .......... ESPN2


Washington 7, L.A. Dodgers 0
Atlanta 7, Cincinnati 4
Florida 4, St. Louis 3
Arizona 7, Houston 3
Friday's Games
San Diego 6, Washington 5
L.A. Dodgers 12, Pittsburgh 6
Milwaukee 3, Philadelphia 1,10
innings
N.Y. Mets 9, Chicago Cubs 5
Florida 5, Cincinnati 1
St. Louis 11, Atlanta 3
Colorado 6, Arizona 4
San Francisco 4, Houston 0
Saturday's Games
N.Y. Mets 2, Chicago Cubs 0
Atlanta 8, St. Louis 1
Houston at San Francisco, late
San Diego at Washington, late
L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, late
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, late
Florida at Cincinnati, late
Colorado at Arizona, late'
Today's Games
San Diego (Peavy 9-4) at Washington
(Loaiza 6-7), 1:05 p.m.
Florida (Willis 14-7) at Cincinnati
(Ra.Ortiz 6-7), 1:15 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Weaver 9-8) at
Pittsburgh (K.Wells 6-12), 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee (Ohka 6-6) at Philadelphia
(Padilla 5-10), 1:35 p.m.
Atlanta (Sosa 7-1) at St. Louis
(Carpenter 16-4), 2:15 p.m.
Houston (Clemens 10-4) at San
Francisco (Tomko 7-11), 4:05 p.m.
Colorado (Jam.Wright 6-11) at Arizona
(Vargas 4-6), 4:40 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (C.Zambrano 8-4) at
N.Y. Mets (V.Zambrano 5-9), 8:05 p.m.
Monday's Games
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m.
Tuesday's games
Arizona at Florida, 7:05 p.m.
'San Francisco at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:06 p.m.
Washington at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Colorado, 9:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 10:10
p.m.


PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Saturday's Game
Atlanta 27, Indianapolis 21
Monday's Game
Miami vs. Chicago at Canton, Ohio, 8
p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11
San Diego at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12
Detroit at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m.
New England at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
Seattle at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Kansas City at. Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13
Baltimore at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.
Denver at Houston, 8 p.m.
Buffalo at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Washington at Carolina, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Arizona, 10 p.m. ,
Oakland at San Francisco, 10 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 15
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.


STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct GB
Connecticut 19 6 .760 -
Indiana 15 9 .625 3%Y
Washingtqn 13 12 .520 6
New York 12 12 .500 6'2
Detroit 10 13 .435 8
Charlotte 3 22 .120 16
WESTERN CONFERENCE


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3 p.m.
4 p.m.


SUNDAY
European PGA Tour - Johnny Walker Champ. .. GOLF
Nationwide Tour - Cox Classic ............. GOLF
PGA Tour - The International .............. . CBS
U.S. Women's Amateur - Final Round ........ GOLF


E HORSE RACING


5 p.m.


SUNDAY
Haskell Invit./Whitney Handicap/Test Stakes ... ESPN2


I MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
3 p.m. Seattle at Chicago White Sox ............... WGN
8 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets ................ ESPN
MONDAY
8 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee ............ ....... ESPN
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs .............. . WGN
TUESDAY
2 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs ................ WGN
7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore ................. WTVX
U -NFL ... . . .
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Hall of Fame induction ceremonies .......... ESPN


8 p.m.


MONDAY
Hall of Fame Game - Chicago vs. Miami........ ABC


W TENNIS
SUNDAY
3 p.m. ATP Tour - Legg Mason Classic final ........ ESPN2
5 p.m. WTA Tour - Acura Classic final .............. ESPN
MONDAY
7:30 p.m. ATP Tour - Rogers Masters early rounds ..... ESPN2
TUESDAY
1 p.m. ATP Tour - Rogers Masters early rounds ..... ESPN2
7:30 p.m. ATP Tour - Rogers Masters early rounds ..... ESPN2

WNBA
SUNDAY.
7:30 p.m. Indiana at Washington ........ ..... . . . ESPN2

X X GAMES
SUNDAY
3 p.m. BMX freestyle dirt & Moto-X freestyle finals ..... ABC
All Games and Times Subject to Change


Saturday's Games
Detroit at Charlotte, late-' '
Connecticut at Indiana, late ,
Seattle at New York, late
Today's Games
Los Angeles at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
New York at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Los Angeles at Connecticut, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Houston at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Los Angeles at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11
Connecticut at Washington, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at San Antonio, 8 p.m.


STANDINGS
Eastern Conference
W L T PtsGFGA
Chicago 11 7 3 36 35 31
New England 10 3 6 36 33 19
D.C. United 8 6 5 29 27 21
Kansas City 7 5 8 29 31 26
MetroStars 7 6 7 28 31 26
Columbus 6 10 3 21 17 28
Western Conference
W L T PtsGF GA
FCDallas 10 5 4 34 34 25
San Jose 9 4 7 34 30 23
Los Angeles 8 7 5 29 25 23
Colorado 6 11 3 21 24 27
Real Salt Lake 4 11 4 16 18 35
CD Chivas USA 3 14 3 12 21 42
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.


Saturday's Games
CD Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake, late
Kansas City at New England, late
D.C. United at Chicago, late
MetroStars at FC Dallas, late
Los Angeles at Colorado, late
Columbus at San Jose, late
Wednesday, Aug. 10
MetroStars at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
Real Salt Lake at New England, 7:30
p.m.
Kansas City at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at CD Chivas USA, 10 p.m
Saturday, Aug. 13
CD Chivas USA at D.C. United, 4 p.m.
Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
New England at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, 9:30
p.m. ,
Colorado at San Jose, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 14
Columbus at MetroStars, 6 p.m.


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NASCAR


Stewart seeking



elusive Indy win


By JENNA FRYER
AssociatedI Pess
Tony Stewart isn't kidding
when he says he'd trade every
win and every trophy for just
one victory at Indianapolis
Motor Speedway. As a budding
young racer growing up in
Indiana, it was the only track
that really mattered.
Now 34 years old, that hasn't
changed for Stewart. He's won
championships in sprint cars,
stock cars and an open-wheel
series, but he's never kissed the
bricks at Indy. He's come plen-
ty close in 14 appearances, win-
ning two poles and leading tons
of laps.
But he's always come up
short in the end.
Indy, his shrine, is also
Stewart's demon.
He would give anything to
change that, and will try to
again today in the Allstate 400
at the Brickyard.
"Take the one thing in your
life that you're the most pas-
sionate about and you'll have a
good understanding of what
Indy means to me," he said. "If
I could give away my champi-
onship and just get one win at
Indy, I would do it in a heart-
beat."
This season might be his best
shot at ending his curse at Indy.
He heads into the race on a roll,
winning three of NASCAR's
last five events. His team is
clicking and the temperamental
Stewart has never been more at
peace.
Everyone around him attrib-
utes his relaxed approach this
season to Stewart's decision to
leave North Carolina and move
back into the home he grew up
in Columbus, Ind. There he's
not a famous race car driver,
he's just a regular guy in the
community.
"The neighbors on both sides
and across the street and behind
me are all the same .neighbors,
they're just older now," he said.
"They don't treat me any differ-
ently than they did when I was
a kid. I'm still the kid who used
to hit the baseball through their


MYRON
Continued from 1D
run-of-the-mill, all-American
town, at least until a dozen
teams of elite 14-year-old
baseball players roll in. The
neighborhood streets around
the site of Friday's opening
ceremonies don't appear to be
accustomed to so much traffic.
At least it's not the one-way-
in, one-way-out insanity I
encountered at a regional Little
League softball event last year
in Fort Myers. I was working
in Tennessee then, and a traffic
jam was the last hassle I need-
ed after a 14-hour drive.
Nonetheless, the team I was
covering then filled the tourna-
ment with gripping, exhilarat-
ing and courageous perform-


windows."
All grown up now, Stewart
says he joined the Moose Lodge
and the Eagles Lodge to gain a
sense of community. He has
keys to the neighbors' homes
and can be counted on to take
care of their pets. They all
return the favor. Stewart now
blends in at the local restau-
rants, goes unnoticed at Dairy
Queen, and is just another guy
out bowling with his buddies on
a weeknight.
Everyone around him has
noticed the calming effect it's
had on Stewart.
"He's very comfortable in
that element and that's probably
the most important thing," crew
chief Greg Zipadelli. "He's
relaxed during the week. He
doesn't get bothered by a lot of
people and just gets to hang out
with people who were friends
with him before he got to where
he is today."
But Zipadelli knows that
when Stewart pulls into Indy
for Friday's first practice,
everything will probably
change. The calmness will like-
ly be gone and Stewart will be
on edge, ready to snap at the
slightest thing.
"You just know he's going to
be at wit's end with people and
with our guys and everything
else because of the pressure and
stress that he feels," Zipadelli
said. "It's hard for me to under-
stand."
That's just how it is with
Indy and Stewart. The track
always gets the best of him.
He's led a total of 122 laps in
his five Indianapolis 500 starts,
but never at the end.
Mechanical failures ended his
day twice, including the time
his engine blew right after he
took the lead in 1998.
The NASCAR races haven't
been any smoother. He chal-
lenged for the win late in 2001,
only to hit the wall as he raced
for the lead. "I was just trying
too hard," he said at the end.
He started from the pole in
2002 and led four times for 43


ances and wound up winning
the championship. The sense of
possibility was enough to
inspire an epic journey of my
own. Less than three months
later, I was in Florida for good.
Now, before my editors get
nervous, a repeat of such isn't
very likely. I don't doubt Avon
Park's ability to win the title,
but I can't envision falling in
love with Alabama. I am, after
all, a Neil Young fan.
I would also have way too
much trouble getting used to
living in the Central Time
Zone. Somehow, I feel superior
because my watch is an hour
ahead of everyone else's here.
It's kind of like being from the
future.
I also get the sense I've
gone back in time because
Muscle Shoals is right on the


Allstate 400
Where: Indianapolis, Ind.
When: Today, 2:30 p.m.
TV: NBC
2004 winner: Jeff Gordon
Points leaders
1. Jimmie Johnson, 2799
2. Tony Stewart, -66
3. Greg Biffle, -87
4. Rusty Wallace, -182
5. Kurt Busch, -262
6. Ryan Newman, -292
7. Mark Martin, -309
8. Jeremy Mayfield, -405
9. Elliott Sadler, -408
10. Dale Jarrett, -427
Race for the Chase
(points behind 10th)
11. Jamie McMurray, -9
12. Carl Edwards, -12
13. Kevin Harvick, -73
14. Dale Earnhardt, -110
15. Jeff Gordon, -114


JOHNSON


STEWART


laps, but he faded at the end and
finished 12th. Frustrated as he
left the track, he punched a pho-
tographer in the lowest moment
of his career.
He came back to challenge
again in 2003, leading three
times for 60 laps, but a slow
final pit stop and a late caution
combined to give him another
12th place finish.
His struggles don't yet rival
the heartbreak that Michael
Andretti has suffered at
Indianapolis - he failed in 21
years to score a win there as a
driver. Stewart only has to look
to Andretti's cruel breaks to feel
better about his own shortcom-
ings.
"No race track ever owes you
anything. I've heard that from
drivers, but Michael Andretti
was the one who straightened a
lot of people out on that one,"
Stewart said. "He said that all
those, years that he led laps at
Indy 500s and didn't win - it's
a place that you have to earn
victories. They're not given to
you. Indy doesn't owe me any-
thing."


Tennessee River. While I don't
begrudge my heritage, a quar-
ter-century in Tennessee is
enough for anybody. The far-
ther away from Appalachia, the
better I feel.
One of the best parts about
living in Florida is that when
this tournament brings an end
to baseball season in Highlands
County, another one is just
around the comer. I don't have
to cover skiing, or curling, or
hockey, or some other sport for
ridiculous people who don't
know to come in from the cold.
Thankfully, the temperature
here in Muscle Shoals is nice
and warm this week and, while
it may be raining, at least it's
not snowing.

Chuck Myron is a sports writer
for the News-Sun.


Floridians have to learn to live with gators


Summer rains seem to
refresh and activate all
wildlife. I have been in the
woods on hot summer days
when a sudden shower would
sweep through and seemingly
bring the woods to life.
There are many positives for
wildlife with all our abundance
of rain. Lakes full to their brim
with fresh water promote
healthier fish. The herons and
egrets enjoy the overflowing
wetlands as it makes their prey
much easier to catch. Even the
alligators are expanding their
turf and that turf can include
canals, ditches and sometimes
backyard pools and ponds.
The alligator has long inhab-
ited Florida's marshes,
swamps, rivers and lakes. In
recent years, we have had
tremendous growth in human
population. This continues
today with hundreds of people
moving into the state daily and
many of those people are seek-
ing waterfront homes, resulting
in increasing interactions
between humans and alligators.
Most Floridians have
learned to coexist with alliga-
tors though the potential for
conflict always exists. These
pre-historic throwbacks grow
extremely large - weighing as
much as 1,000 pounds - and
are predatory by nature. They
will attack pets and livestock
and sometimes, given the
opportunity, humans. Sixteen
humans have been killed by
alligators in Florida since
1948. That is a small number


DRAWS
Continued from ID
The Classic has gotten the
reputation of being one of the
most popular - events in
Highlands County, mostly due
to the fact the proceeds received
go to local sports such as Dixie
Youth baseball as well as high
school and middle school
teams.
"It goes to Sebring high
school and all kinds of sports in
this area," Sebring Golf Club
pro Tom.McClurg said.
"They. raised -about $20,000
last year. The great thing about
this is it goes right back to the
community."
The enormous field was split
onto the Sebring Golf Club and
Harder Hall courses. The top
championship, first and second
flights were directed to the
Harder Hall links, while those
below that mark played on the
Sebring Golf Club.
The networking of the two
courses gives a unique ability
for a such a large tournament to
take place.
"We could've even handled
288," Harder Hall pro John
Phillips said, adding he was not
surprised at the turnout. "This
one gets a lot of people out
because it's for the youth."
Three teams were tied behind
Chapman's group in the cham-
pionship flight with a net score
of 55, which appeared good
enough for second place until
Robert Sanders, John McClain,
David Sims and Keith Foster -
the final group to turn in their


OUTDOORS

Lloyd Jones


considering the great number
of humans and alligators living
in such close proximity.
While classified as "threat-
ened" by the federal govern-
ment, states are allowed to
manage and control programs
concerning alligators. The state
of Florida classifies them as a
"Species of Special Concern."
They can be taken only by
individuals with proper licens-
es and permits.
Florida Fish and Wildlife
officers recently arrested two
men for unlawful possession of
an alligator. The men face up
to five years in jail and/or up
to a $5,000 fine. The two were
maintenance workers at the
Heritage Greens Golf Club,
where a "live capture alligator
trap" was reported stolen along
with an alligator. The trap was
taken from a pond on the
course.
The men arrested admitted
to dragging the 7-foot alligator
approximately one-half mile
behind a golf cart. They also


'This one gets a

lot of people out

because it's for

the youth.'

JOHN PHILLIPS,
Harder Hall pro

cards - presented a final score
of 54 to swipe second. After a
match of cards, Brian Bone,
Joel Walkup, Matt Wider and
Andy Kessling's 55" was good
enough to take third.
In the first flight, Kip
Goolsby, Chris Lyall, Joco
Trombley and Anthony Locke
also shot a 54 to grab first place,
five strokes better than second-
place finishers Floyd Osborne,
Jessica Williams, Ennis
Caldwell and Alan Price.
One shot behind them and in
third place' were Kip Doty, Jim
Doty, Greg Branning and Tom
Neal.
The second flight was only
separated by four strokes.
Remo Beaver, Vince Lyles,
Blake Lyles and Claude
Cracick finished first with a 56,
followed by the team of Jim
Belflower, Jay Belflower, Chris
Sebring and Jason Cloud with a
second-place 60 and the team of


admitted that the alligator was
alive but died while being
dragged to the golf club's
maintenance facility where
they used a filet knife to
remove its tail and other meat.
These arrests followed that
of a Charlotte County couple
for deliberately feeding an alli-
gator. Feeding an alligator is a
second degree misdemeanor
and it can create problems for
others who use the water for
recreational purposes.
The alligator is an important
part of Florida's heritage and
plays a significant role in the
ecology of the state's wetlands.
Those who spend most of their
time in the outdoors around
water and wetlands should take
the time to educate themselves
about the animal's behavior
and possibly avoid dangerous
encounters.
If you encounter an alligator
over 4 feet in length that poses
a threat to humans or property,
call 1-866-392-4286. The FWC
will evaluate your complaint
and, if necessary, will send a
contracted trapper to remove
the animal.
We cannot expect this old
denizen of Florida, who was
here many years before
humans, to change its
ingrained way of life. A little
care and respect on our part
and the alligator will hopefully
be a part of our environment
for another 1,000 years.

E-mail you outdoors stories or
pictures to Lloyd Jones at
lfonesl@tnni. net.


David Cox, Steve Marquardt,
Gary Heintz and Tom Dediago
who took third.
The third flight was even
more narrow, but taken by Kim
Schlosser, Dr. Tulley, Dr.
Massem and Gary Dressel with
a 58. A 59 by Chet Maxcy, Ryan
Leaphart, Mike Terrell and John
Bender was one off the lead and
good for second, just ahead of
Tommy Lovett, Jr., Lisa Lovett;
Steve Hogan and Harold Hitt
with a 60.
Aaron Brown, Travis Turner,
Billy Turner and Frazer Travers
shot the fifth-best round of any
group, winning'the fourth flight
with an overall 57.
By a match of cards, second
place was awarded to Tim
Baker, Bobby Williams, Ron
Owens and Steve Guelff with
Matt Gose, Mike Whitney,
David Stephens and Steve
Kirouac taking third.
Three teams in final flight
were tied for first place at the
end of the day with a score of
62.
Due to a third match of cards,
first place was won by Scott
Faircloth, Brian Pauze, Mike
Kieber and David Irwin. Taking
second was the team of Pat
McCarty, Joe McCarty, and
Brandley Wilson while Sean
Rego, Carl Cool, Dan Feathers
and Bruce Lyburger settled for
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STREAKS
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The traditional two-a-day
routine calls for a morning
workout and then and afternoon
practice, but Hamlin said the
Streaks' condensed schedule
means the players are getting
more football time per day.
"I actually think it might be a
little bit easier just because they
don't have that long break dur-
ing the day where they get
lazy," he said. "During our
break, we're watching film and
doing things with them - chalk
talk and that type of stuff - so
they're getting football for five
hours."
Hamlin said the players are
quickly adjusting to their new
schedule.
"The kids aren't used to it
because we haven't been able to
do this for so many years. These
kids out here haven't ever been
through a two-a-day practice
because practice didn't start
before school starts.
"Next year, we're probably
going to do it like this. The only
thing I don't like about it is that


during this time (of day) it's so
doggone hot. I wish we could
go a little later, but I think it's
good for them. They need to
feel the sun a little bit."
Another drawback to having
to practice only in the afternoon
is the weather. In traditional
two-a-days, teams could at least
count on getting in a morning
workout before the afternoon
thunderstorms popped up.
"Monday it poured on us and
we didn't get to do a whole 'lot,
so we did some walk-throughs
and stuff. (Thursday) I think we
missed the last 15 minutes of
practice because of lightning,
so we've been pretty lucky,"
Hamlin said, although less than
an hour later the Streaks were
heading back to the locker room
because of nearby lightning.
Whether they are traditional
or not, the two-a-day practices
are necessary, especially for the
Streaks. Most of the preseason
kickoff classic games are on
Friday, Aug. 19, but Sebring's
first game is a day earlier at
Lake Placid, making each prac-
tice that much more critical in
the race to get in shape and
learn the playbook.


AHLBERG
ated Press


NFL


Falcons top Colts in


preseason opener


SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Paul Ashley gets ready to catch a pass from assistant coach Brian
Rapp during Friday's Blue Streak practice.


"I think we're in pretty good
shape right now," Hamlin said.
"We've still got a ways to go,
but we've got to get there in a


hurry because we ain't got
much time. They're doing a
good job and pushing them-
selves every day."


NBA

Vegas gets All-Star game, but Stern out of touch on betting issue


n't trot out the old
excuse that gam-
blers might some-
how be able to
come up with
enough money to
bribe multimillion-
aires to throw
games.
The NFL loves
that one, but the TIM DA
truth is that sports
betting scandals are Associ
about as passe as
tri-colored basket-
balls.
Stern allowed Las Vegas to
get around the betting issue for
the All-Star game by agreeing
not to take bets on the game. It
wasn't much of a concession
since serious gamblers seldom
wager money on games that
players don't take seriously.
That doesn't mean the best
players in the league won't be
able to bet on the NBA while
in town for the game. They
can, just like they can bet with
a few clicks of the mouse in a
hotel room in Philadelphia or
San Francisco.
"It's not about players bet-
ting because they won't," Stern
said, well, rather sternly.
So what is the NBA really
afraid of when it comes to one
of its teams relocating to Las
Vegas?
Maybe that Sin City is too
much fun.


What good-look-
ing, 20-something
millionaire athlete
wouldn't want to be
here? Free agents
would sign for less
just to be in Vegas,
and road trips here
would be circled in
red on every team's
schedule.
Las Vegas kind
of sticks out among
cities you'd like to


LAS VEGAS
It's hard to argue with David
Stem when he says he knows
what is good for the NBA.
He's quick to point that out
himself when he tells you how
much league revenues have
soared since he took over.
When Stem starts talking
about Las Vegas, though, you'd
swear he was still stuck in the
days of the two-handed set
shot.
Stem came to Sin City on
Friday to toss it a bone, albeit a
big one at that. Eighteen
months from now, Las Vegas
will host the 2007 NBA All-
Star game, the first non-NBA
city ever chosen for the
league's midseason showcase.
That gave city leaders an
occasion to round up some
showgirls and giddily celebrate
the coup. The smiles became
forced, though, when the ques-
tioning turned to whether the
SNBAwoulf@fatially allow Las
Vegas to have a- team.
Stem said he didn't want to
ruin the moment. Then he went
ahead and did it anyway.
"It's not about a moral cru-
sade about gambling," Stem
said. "It's just about betting on
basketball games."
Meaning?
"Most fans happen to like to
cheer for their teams to win,
not just to cover point
spreads," Stern said. "It
changes the relationship,
potentially, of the fans with the
team."
Say what?
Apparently Stem clings to
the misconception that most
people in Las Vegas can't
make it through the day with-
out betting on sports. He does-
n't seem to understand that this
is a city of some 2 million,
most of whom are about as
likely to place a wager as they
are to get free NBA All-Star
tickets.
They're soccer moms, Little
League dads, businessmen,
casino workers and kids who
want a team of their own to
root for. If they had a team,
they'd back it just like they did
the UNLV Runnin' Rebels
when they were the closest
thing to an NBA team in the
early 1990s.
Besides, what's the differ-
ence between cheering for your
team to cover the over and
cheering for it to score 100
points so everyone can get a
free taco?
Give Stern credit for origi-
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to. San Antonio seems like a
nice enough city, but the
Alamo is closed at night and
there's only so many times you
can go on the River Walk.
Houston hosts the All-Star
game next year, but other than
tour the Astrodome or guess
how many different oil refinery
odors you can identify, what's
a baller do at midnight?
Indianapolis? Well, the
Steak n Shake does stay open-
late. It's too dangerous, mean-
while, to go out past dark in
Detroit, and there's no reason
to in Salt Lake City.
Las Vegas, on the other
hand, has so many night clubs
that some don't even bother to
open until 2 in the morning.
That can make for a long
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Star announcement showed
how closely tied the entertain-
ment offered by the NBA and
Las Vegasreally is.
The city's mayor is a former
mob lawyer, and he believes
common interests prevail in
business just like they do
among families.
"He (Stem) is a reasonable
man and I've represented the
Don Corleones of the world in
the past and learned that rea-
sonable men do reasonable
things," Mayor Oscar
Goodman said.
"As far as I'm concerned,
we'll have an NBA franchise
here."
Some day when Stern is
gone perhaps. But for right
now, that's an offer the NBA
can refuse.
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By JIM ARMSTRONG
Associated Press
TOKYO - Michael Vick
and Peyton Manning gave the
Japanese fans what they wanted
in the American Bowl, playing
into the second quarter and
showing why they are two of
the NFL's best quarterbacks.
Vick displayed some of his
trademark scrambling in the
preseason opener Saturday,
gaining 10 yards on his only
run in the Atlanta Falcons' 27-
21 win over the Indianapolis
Colts.
He was 4-for-7 for 51 yards
before a Tokyo Dome crowd of
45,203. The American Bowl is
not the novelty it once was,
with Japan having hosted the
game 13 times.
"I wanted to give the fans


something to cheer
about," said Vick, who
left after the first play of
the second quarter. "Just
wanted to get the jitters
out, and I didn't want to
shortchange the fans or
myself."


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Better yet, he didn't get hurt.
"Michael had a good game,"
Atlanta coach Jim Mora said. "I
was holding my breath when
Mike was running the ball. In
fact, I just let my breath out
now."
Vick broke a leg in a 2003
exhibition game and missed the
first 11 games that counted,
essentially ruining the Falcons'
season. He barely played in the
preseason a year ago, then led
Atlanta to the NFC champi-
onship game.
Manning threw a 2-yard
touchdown pass to Troy Walters
at 6:45 of the first quarter, giv-
ing the Colts a 7-0 lead. He was
6-for-8 for 36 yards with one
interception.
"It was a very exciting
atmosphere," said Manning,
who came out with just more
than nine minutes left in the
second quarter. "The crowd
was enthusiastic and the players
were ready to play. We would


have liked to have gotten the
victory but we'll learn from it
and come out again next week."
Vick's replacement, Matt
.Schaub, threw two touchdown
passes in the first half and was
the game's MVP.
Schaub, who completed 11
of 13 passes for 115 yards, gave
the Falcons a 20-14 lead with
10 seconds remaining in the
half. The former Virginia star
tossed a 3-yard pass to Fred
McCrary, who bobbled the ball
on the 1 and then rolled into the
end zone before being touched.
"It was a pretty good play by
Fred," Schaub said. "The ball
bounced off his head but he
came up with it and was able to
roll into the end zone. If you
know Fred, that kind of play
really fits his personality
-- because he's a funny
inta
guy.
Edgerrin James carried
three times for 20 yards,
with his longest run 9
"*' yards. The Indianapolis
. running back initially
was not thrilled about
making the trip to Japan. He
dislikes exhibition games
almost as much as he does 14-
hour flights.
"James is in excellent
shape," Manning said. "When
he got the ball he ran well. We
expect big things from Edgerrin
James this season."
Jason Wright increased the
Falcons' lead to 27-14 when he
ran in from the 1-yard line with
just more than six minutes
remaining.
"It was just a preseason game
and doesn't mean much," Mora
said. "But anytime we go out
we play to win. You get used to
winning by winning and it's
important to get off to a fast
start."
With 4:02 left, the Colts cut
the lead to 27-21 on a 3-yard
touchdown pass from Travis
Brown to John Standeford. A
45-yard pass from Brown to
Montiese Culton set up the final
touchdown.


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FEATURE OF THE WEEK: "Sid Meier's Pirates!"





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2K Games; Xbox; $39.99
ESRB Rating: Teen (13+) (mild violence)
By SHAUN CONLIN
Cox News Service
****- Score: 4.5 out of 5
A swashbuckling, sword-fighting
game would be nice. So would a
strategic sailing simulation where
you can navigate the Caribbean, attack
other ships and sink them or plunder
them at whim (providing you pick the
right wind and cannon fodder with which
to do it) and assuming your hand-picked
crew is well fed and impressed with your
knack for scoring booty
It's always cool to skulk around towns,
"Splinter Cell"-style, yap with the local bar
folk and hunt for trinkets and treasure
while avoiding the local cops. A game of
dancing with debutantes that actually
requires a modicum of controller skill and
finesse is odd but novel (especially if it's an
upgradeable skill). And any game that lets
you control your own destiny and evolve
from a young tad to a successful, old sea


dog with a repu-
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As it happens, "Sid Meier's Pirates!" is
all that in one. A real-time strategy role-
playing, action/adventure Johnny Depp-
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released last year (itself a remake of an


"Colosseum: Road to Freedom"
Koei; PlayStation 2; $39.99
ESRB Rating: Mature (17+) (blood, vio-
lence)
**A Score: 2.5 out of 5
Gladiator combat is a no-brainer of a
video-game premise and "Colosseum:
Road to Freedom" does a superb job of
bringing the whole sword-and-sandal,
Roman Empire-era spectacle sport to
convincing, interactive life.
Yourplay a gladiator (obviously) try-
ing to buy your way out of slavery by
winning (also obviously) but also by
managing your money wisely Some of
it can be spent on better equipment
(swords, shields, helmets), but then


'80s-era game), but so thoroughly over-
hauled, so mindfully tweaked to console-
controller conventions, that it seems like it
was born to be on Xbox. It does bog down
in its own sumptuousness on occasion,
mind you, but those occasions are rare.


you're that much fur-
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