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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Creation Date: December 4, 2005
Publication Date: 1988-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Roadhouse Grill
going in at
Lakeshore Mall
By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING - Next year,
local consumers will have
another choice for home build-
ing supplies, office supplies or
a grilled steak.
Lowe's Home Improvement
Warehouse, delayed on stating
construction until late August,
has gone up quickly over the
last three months. According to
local public and private engi-
neer arid architects working on
See LOWE'S, page 9A


Making holiday spirits bright


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KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
Chance Casey, 1, sits w ilh his mom Kelly Casey during the Sebring Christmas parade Friday night in the downtown area. Several floats,
bands, marching units. characters, and decorated vehicles kicked off the holiday season by entertaining thousands of spectators of all
ages. See more phltos on page I)D.


Make holiday
entertaining easy
this season

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Arts and Leisure
Business
Classified ads
Commission agenda
Community briefs
Dear Abby
Editorial
Flash from the Past
Lifestyle
Lottery numbers
Obituaries
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CONTACTS

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VOLUME 24/NUMBER 28


Law enforcement just part of the human cost


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
In a typical year, local law
enforcement spends thousands
of dollars to deal with metham-
phetamine.
Uniformed patrol units may
arrive first on a methampheta-
mine scene. Often, it's called in
as a domestic disturbance, but
meth makes it a toxic waste
site, and if children are present,
it's a child welfare issue.
Local law enforcement has
banded together with private
agencies and companies to set
up a methamphetamine
response protocol to outline
each agency's role. One of the
biggest reasons for that,
Highlands County Sheriff
Susan Benton said, is that it
costs too much for one agency
to deal with the damage to the
community and to young lives.
Cost to enforce
In July 2005, half of 500
sheriff's departments in 45


states told the National
Association of Counties that
methamphetamine was their
leading drug problem. Of those,
90 percent had increased meth-
related arrests in the last three
years.
In 2000,
Benton said,
.the Highlands
County Jail
booked 500
people on vari-
ous narcotics
charges. Of
BENTON those, 33 peo-
ple - 5 per-
cent - had methamphetamine
charges. In 2001, the meth per-
centage went up to 9 percent
out of 576 drug arrests. By
2002, the percentage was 11
percent, even though drug
arrests had dropped to 370.
Benton's $21.8-million
budget asked for $593,642 -
2.73 percent - for the Special
Operations Unit to fight drugs
in the coming year. Law


enforcement makes up 60 per-
cent of the budget, and includes
uniformed road patrol.
Detention - including food and
medical costs - is 37 percent of
the budget. Right now, the aver-
age inmate at the jail costs $46
per day.
Benton's office gets a
$96,913 federal grant to employ'
a narcotics investigator with the
Multi-Jurisdictional Task
Force. It draws members fr6m
Highlands, Glades, . and
Okeechobee County sheriff's
offices; Avon Park, Lake
Placid, and Sebring police
departments; the Florida
Department .. of Law
Enforcement and the Drug
Enforcement Administration.
Benton has two Drug
Awareness and Resistance
Education officers trying to pre-
vent kids getting on the drugs
and educate the community
about the problem.
See COST, page 9A


Sun 'N Lake



may open



more room



at 19th Hole


Plan for town center under way
By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun.
SEBRING - On Wednesday, Sun 'N Lake General
Manager Marvin Fischer. will have two proposals to increase
dining area at the golf club house in Sun 'N Lake.
If the board of supervisors accepts either of them, Kitson &
Partners Inc. should be able to provide more dining area during
,the busy winter season.
Hopefully, that will make some Sun 'N Lake of Sebring res-
idents happy, Fischer said Friday. Some of them complained
prior to last month's supervisors meeting that with The
Candlelight Restaurant closed, the district lacks a necessary
community gathering place and amenity to those who bought
property there.
The 19th Hole lounge is open, but residents said it doesn't
have enough room to handle walk-in diners.
Fischer and Ron Wonderling of Kitson & Partners will offer
a compromise during a supervisors, workshop on Wednesday.
Diners who call and make reservations could either eat in the
dining room immediately adjacent to the lounge or in a small
part of the restaurant dining area with a formal dining service
and a hostess.
The second option would cost more, Fischer said, but Kitson
can't afford to reopen, restock and re-staff the entire restaurant.
Supervisors will hear it in a workshop on Wednesday, but
won't vote on it until Friday, Dec. 16.
There is a process under way to design and build a town cen-
ter in the same general area. It could encompass as much as 100
acres and provide some of the same facilities as the club house,
restaurant, lounge, swimming pool; pro shop, and community
center.
It could also include town hall offices and condominiums for
visitors to the area. Fischer wants to get some conceptual draw-
ings made, and gather input from the community. Only then
will it be ready for a final design and developer bids.
It could get built a few months or a year from now, Fischer
said. Right now, the ideas are very open, he said.
Fischer said the plan would need to keep the current facili-
ties open until the new development has a facility to replace it.
The Candlelight was designed 30 years ago for formal din-
ing, during a time when more customers wanted that and sup-
ported it, Fischer said. Some residents still want that service,
but there are fewer of them now.
Over the last 10-15 years, it has lost business. The restaurant
isn't on U.S. 27 and doesn't draw large crowds every night,
unless it is rented for a major event. Heating and cooling the
See ROOM, page 9A


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2A News-Sun, Sunday, December 4, 2005


HIGHLANDS

in brief

Committee
meets Monday
SEBRING - The
Stormwater Utility
Feasibility Study
Committee will meet at
3:30 p.m. Monday at city
hall to negotiate a contract
with BCI.

Tax workshop
is Tuesday
SEBRING - The
Florida Department of
Revenue will be conduct-
ing a free Sales and Use
tax workshop on Tuesday.
The workshop will be held
at the Sebring Public
Library. Business owners,
tax practitioners or anyone
else interested in learning
more about Florida Sales
and Use tax are encouraged
to attend. The workshop
begins at 9:45 a.m.
For more information,
contact Connie Bartels at
the Florida Department of
Revenue at (863) 284-
3022.

Flotilla will be
Dec. 11
LAKE PLACID - The
22nd annual Leisure Lakes
Flotilla will be Sunday,
Dec. 11. It can be viewed
at Covered Bridge Marina
(on the main canal between
Lake June and Lake
Carrie) at approximately
12:15 p.m. or at Lake .
Carrie about 12:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for
the Flotilla Dinner Dance
at'3 p.m. at the Lake Placid
S"Elks. Call Donna Leonard
- at 465-7297 for details.
This celebration culmi-
nates Leisure Lakes year-
long Christmas Needy
Family Project. This proj-
ect benefits eight families
providing gifts, bicycles
and food.

Groups will
perform
AVON PARK - The
Avon Elementary School
Avonaires will be one of
several school choruses
and bands performing
Monday night in front of
The Hotel Jacaranda.
"Christmas on Main
Street" starts at 6 p.m.
Coordinated by the Avon
Park Chamber of
Commerce, Christmas on
Main Street will also fea-
ture the Avon Park Middle
School Jazz Band, Avon
Park High School
Grenadiers, Park
Elementary Panthers, and
Avon Park High School
chorus.
Each group will enter-
tain for 30 minutes.
- Daniel Washington


Facade grants get makeover


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING - The
Community Redevelopment
Agency commission considered
recouping some of the money it
awards in grants when the
recipient is a developer who
"flips" a Sebring property.
At its Nov. 28 meeting, the
commission also discussed
changes to facade grant and
design review applications but
held off on a vote until a later
date.
"What concerns me is short-
term ownership," commissioner
James F. McCollum said,
explaining his proposal to col-
lect a portion, if not all, of the
grants they give to those mak-
ing appearance-related renova-
tions to business and residential
buildings.
With. skyrocketing property
values, it's common for
investors to buy a property,
make repairs to increase its
marketability, then sell it at a
significant profit - a practice
known as "flipping."


Gene Brenner, a commis-
sioner, said profits from
$30,000 to $50,000 are com-
mon in such practices, for
which the CRA might have pro-
vided up to $3,000 in a facade
grant.
By definition, grants are
moneys given, not loaned.
McCollum suggested, and
some members concurred, that
in specific situations the com-
mission should collect a per-
centage of what it had granted
to short-term investors rather
than long-term owners.
"But those are the kind of
people we're trying to get
here," commissioner Lorrie
Smith said, referencing the
investors.
Kathy Malie, another com-
missioner, suggested limiting a
reimbursement program to
those who've owned a property
for less than a year.
Suggesting a tiered program,
McCollum said for properties
sold within a year of facade
grant work the commission
should receive two-thirds of


what it gave; for two years it
would take back a third, and
after three years nothing would
be owed to the CRA.
"I don't want to take a pro-
gram that has been successful
for the past four to five years
and complicate it," Smith said,
adding that investors increase a
property's value, thus increas-
ing the city's tax base.
"I want to encourage them to
make that $30,000 profit,"
McCollum said. "But just give
us back that $3,000 we helped
you with."
He refuted the argument that
the city recoups the grant in
taxes.
"That it's put back in our tax
base doesn't hold water because
it would take years to get back
that $3,000," he said.
By taking back some of the
grant money given to flippers,
McCollum said, the grant coffer
would grow, allowing for larger
and/or more grants.
"$3,000 is not a lot of
money," he said of the current
grant maximum.


The commission also dis-
cussed setting a $1,000 mini-
mum cost of renovations to
qualify for a grant, which is
given as a reimbursement.
Presently, there is no minimum.
To show how the CRA is
improving the community one
facade at a time, grantees are
required to display a sign (visi-
ble from the street) during con-
struction plus 30 days.
"I'd like to see it visible from
the street," McCullom said of
the actual improvements. "It is


a facade grant."
His suggestion, echoed by
some but dismissed by others,
brought discussion about past
grants for roof work at the
Fountainhead condominium or
for lakeside properties at which
facade work at the back of the
home is visible only from the
lake.
The CRA commission's next
meeting is 5:30 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 12.


Courtesy photo
Whipple and Morales will perform at South Florida Community
College on Thursday.


Famed piano duo to


give concert at SFCC
Special to the News-Sun careers. The duo is devoted
Classical piano lovers will be arranging and composing
in for a treat on Thursday, Dec. wide variety of works for t
15, when award-winning pianos as well as duets for s
pianists Whipple and Morales gle pianos. They draw th
tickle the ivories at 7:30 p.m. at inspirations from classic
the South Florida Community piano performance music, mi
College Auditorium, 600 W. er works, and their own co
College Drive, in Avon Park. positions.
Co-sponsored by Drs. Tony
and Delma Chen and Dr. and Tickets range in price fr
Mrs. William E. Chen, this $16 to $21 and are available
Artists Series concert will con- calling the SFCC Box Off
sist of light classics and holiday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mond
offerings. Kirk Whipple and through Friday, at 784-7178.
Marilyn Morales will play "Ave
Maria" by Bach, "Canon in D THE HAND REH
Major" by Pachelbel,
"Rhapsody in Blue" by George
Gershwin, "The Hallelujah
Chorus" by Handel, portions of
"The Nutcracker" by -
Tchaikovsky, and other holiday
favorites.
Whipple and Morales are '"
known for their international
performances and recording


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By PHIL ATTINGER
N. u-s. un
SE BRING - There will be a
change in the guard when
Se\ ern Trent Services Inc. takes
o\ er running utilities for Sun 'N
Lake Improvement District.
Bill Weekly, director of Sun
'N Lake of Sebring Public
Works and Utilities, will resign.
Mike Acosta, an engineer for
Severn Trent, will take over
whilee the company looks for a
permanent officer to run that
operation.
Sun 'N Lake General
SManager Marvin Fischer said
SWVeeklyi had said for a while that
e 'did not.want to work for the
nimn.agement company. From
not, until the end of December,
some of the final details of his
employment will be worked
out.
It's just another change in the
district as a result of contract
negotiations with Severn Trent,
Fischer said.
On Nov. 18, the board of
supervisors agreed to have the
company take over utilities,
especially since public works is
the company's strong point.
Supervisors will discuss some
of the finer details of the com-
pany's contract at a workshop


CLARIFICATION

Sheryl Fratell's name was
misspelled in a News-Sun story
Friday on construction at
Harder Hall. The News-Sun
regrets this erfor and is happy
to set the record straight.


[ABILITATION CENTER


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"Treatment Of Common Hand Problems"


January 10th * 4pm
Dr. Juan C. Alvarez
"New Treatment In Joint Replacement"



February 8t * Dr. Jaswinder Khara
"Hand And Feet Numbness"
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on 'Wednesday, but won't vote
on it until Friday, Dec. 16.
It was at the Nov. 18 meeting
that supervisors also voted to
appoint Fischer as the new gen-
eral manager for the district, to
handle day-to-day operations as
well as manage contracts


SEBI
863/385


between the district and con-
tract companies, like Severn
Trent.

Fischer said Friday that the
first two weeks have been very
, busy, especially for a man com-
ing off 11 years of retirement.


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ROMONA WASHINGTON
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RALPH BUSH
Publisher


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Service Time
8:30 am Holy Communion Service
with Traditional Music
South Florida Commnunitry College,
ULniversiry Center, Avon Park.
11 am Blended Music With
Holy Communion Service

Last Sunday of each month -
One service at 10 am:
Blended Music With
Holy Communion Service
Monthly Pot-Luck following the service;
place settings and beverages provided.
(Except the month of December)
Coffe hour between services.
Place settings & beverages provided.
Church School at 9:30 am
for K-5th Grade
Babysitting available.
1i . , Sunday at 10:15 am -


Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency
Mission Statement
The mission of the CRA is to bring about the economic
revitalization of an established target area; to create a rein-
vestment environment that attracts private investors into the
area; to promote improvements within the redevelopment'
area through renovation and restoration of buildings, as well
as to encourage new construction; to acquire the funding
necessary to make the infrastructure improvements needed
to attract reinvestment dollars and improve the assessed tax-
able value of district properties; to assist the Merchants
Association in their efforts to marked the downtown busi-
nesses.


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Special adults compete for ribbons


Special STARS ath-
lete Timmy Cypress
(above) throws a
softball during the
Special STARS
Track and Field
competition
Saturday morning at
Firemen's Field in
Sebring. Special
STARS volunteer
Jeanette Furman, of
Sebring, (above, at
right) encourages
Cypress to throw it
far while others wait
their turn. Members
of the Knights of
Columbus Council
5441 in Sebring (at
right) present
Special STARS ath-
lete David Peterson,
of Sebring, with his
first place ribbon for
competing in the one
kilometer bicycle
race Saturday.
Members of the
Cracker Trail 4-H
Club and Beta
Sigma Phi helped at
the event.


Lee trial still on hold


News-Sun
SEBRING - The murder
trial against Teresa Lee isn't
going anywhere soon.
There is a competency hear-
ing on Dec. 9. Depending on
the outcome of that, either she
will go to trial or go fpr treat-
ment until she can stand trial.
Lee, 50, is charged with hav-
ing shot and killed James Roger
Lamb, 46, of Avon Park, on
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2004.
According to arrest reports, she
and Lamb were having drinks at
his house in Avon Park, when
allegedly picked up a loaded
handgun and pulled the trigger.
Assistant State Attorney
Dave Ward said there has been
a lot of work to get this trial
ready, despite the fact that she
and the. murder weapon were
found within a week of the
event. Several witnesses had to
have depositions taken.
After law enforcement fished


OBITUARY

Sonia Bernardino
Sonia Margarita Bernardino,
of Avon Park, died Nov. 30,
2005.
Born in Dominican
Republic, she was a homemak-
er and has lived in Avon Park
for many years. She was a
member of the Hispanic
Seventh-day Adventist Church,
Avon Park.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Abner; son, Romet of
Avon Park; mother, Yolanda
Guerrero of Dominican
Republic; grandmother, Marta
Manana of Dominican
Republic; stepmother; Carmen
Manana of Dominican
Republic; sisters, Elizabeth of
Dominican Republic, Cecilia
of New York, Frances of
Dominican Republic and
Madeline of Virginia; brother,
Cesar of New York; and one
grandchild.
Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. Monday at the Hispanic
Seventh-day Adventist Church,
Avon Park. Funeral service will
be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park. Interment
will be in Bougainvillea
Cemetery, Avon Park.


the firearm out of the Peace
River, it was sent to the Florida
Department of Law enforce-
ment ballistics laboratory in
Tampa for testing.
There also was a medical
examination of Lamb's body to
gather more evidence.
The trial was set for Oct. 3,
2005, but Public Defender
Steve Knittle asked for it to be
continued to get a third doctor
evaluation of Lee to verify her
competency for trial.
Competency for trial, Ward
said, is a legal term based on the
ability of the defendant to
understand the situation as it is
now. It differs from an insanity
defense, which is based on the
accused person's state of mind
at the time of the crime.
If Lee is found incompetent
for trial, Ward said, 'the case
goes on the shelf" until she is
found competent. During that
time, witnesses' memories or
accounts may diminish.
"Unlike a fine wine, the
state's case does not get better
with age," Ward said.
Charges against Lee include
second-degree murder with a


firearm, possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon, use of a
firearm during the commission
of a felony, and tampering with
evidence.
Ward has been in close con-
tact with the victim's family
members, who are ready to
bring the trial to a conclusion,
Ward said.
It was they who found Lamb
dead on Nov.,24, 2004. Based
on the nature of the crime
scene, police could not tell until
almost a day and a half later
that the case was a homicide
and not an accidental or unat-
tended death.
Arrest reports said Lee was
sitting on the sofa of Lamb's
living room, holding a gun he
brought into the room. The two
were having drinks.
At some point, according to
-investigators, she raised the gun
with both hands, aimed, and
fired once at Lamb's chest,
killing him instantly.
According to the autopsy, he
raised his right arm to shield his
face and turned to the left, away
from her when she fired.


Lucy Supermarket robbed


News-Sun
AVON PARK - When a
teenage girl decided to protect
her family's livelihood, she
never thought of the potential
danger of possibly being shot
by a gunman.
Yesenia Lugo, 14, and her
11-year-old brother were work-
ing at 5 a.m. Saturday in their
mother's business, Lucy
Supermarket, along with their
adult babysitter when two his-
panic males robbed the store.
The family has owned the busi-
ness at 1201 W. Main St. for the
.past three years and according
to the family'this was the first
time they had a robbery.


Donald

Tauchen dies

after fight

with rare

disease
SEBRING - Third genera-
tion Highlands County native
Donald Tauchen died at 6 p.m.
Friday at Tampa General
Hospital due to complications
from a rare disease known as
paroxysmal nocturnal hemo-
globinuria.
According to his daughter-
in-law Gina Tauchen, Donald
had been in the hospital since
the Friday after Thanksgiving
with pneumonia and by
Thursday the family knew that
there wasn't much time left.
The community hosted a bone
marrow drive for Donald Nov.
22, where 114 people showed
up to be tested for a match.
A chest X-ray Friday,
showed that one of his lungs
had collapsed and his chest was
full of fluid. "They did a proce-I
dure to suck the fluid out and
his heart began to show signs
of stress," Gina said. "He died
and they brought him back for
about 45 minutes, he died again
and they brought him back
again," she said.
After the third time, his wife
Sherri said "no more," accord-
ing to Gina.
A visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral
Chapel in Sebring. The funeral
service is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Wednesday at First
Presbyterian Church in Sebring
and the burial will be at Fort
Bassinger at 3 p.m.
He is survived by his wife,
Sherri; son, Frank; daughters,
Renee Marcy and Ashley
Bennett.


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Lugo was the only one in the
room at the time when the
masked gunmen walked in
early that morning. One was
about 5-foot 5-inches tall and
the other one was a little taller
about 5 foot 7 inches, Lugo
said.
According to Highlands
County Sheriff's Office Lt.
Kenny Johnson, only one man
was armed, but they were both
wearing blue jeans and T-shirts.
"They asked to cash a check,
then pulled out a gun and said
'Give me all your money.' They
only spoke in Spanish," Lugo
remembered.


"It was very scary," Lugo
said. "I ran after them and one
of the guys grabbed me, put the
gun to my head and pushed me
to the ground."
Lugo was able to see the sus-
pects leave in a gold or beige
vehicle and was quite certain
that the vehicle's front right tire
rim was missing.
S"The robbery is still under
investigation," according to
Johnson. The suspects got away
with an undisclosed amount of
money.
Johnson urges anyone with
any information to contact the
sheriff's office at 402-7250.


v . ri p t


Betty Jane Taylor Hermann of Shapleigh,
Maine, passed away November 28, 2005 in
Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown,
SC. Born January 15, 1926 in Lockport, NY she
was the daughter ofrLee W and Martha B. Blum
Taylor. Betty enjoyed traveling with her late hus-
band, Lt. Col. Ret. Clifford Hermann, US Air
Force who passed away in 2000.

Betty is survived by her children Robert (Penny)
Hermann of Henderson, SC, Roger (Mary)
Hermann of Sanford, ME, Richard (Gail)
Hermann of Andrews, SC and Jane (Frank)
Gagnon of Alfred, ME. She is also survived by
eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Services were held on. Saturday, Dec. 3rd at
Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee,
Lockport, NY. Interment was held at Cold Spring
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McClain honored with Heritage Award


" ... Special to the News-Sun
S-- At the opening session of
International Association of
... Fairs and Expositions (IAFE)
115th Annual Convention,
hety . Richard McClain Sr., of the
" .. B- Highlands County Fair in
Sebring, was one of five volun-
;, etherr Highibd Countyn. thritge A , sposoed
,. 6I4 2.6.1 l teer managers presented with
63 402-6909 / the Heritage Award, sponsored
S -/ by fHaas and Wilkerson
Insurance, according to IAFE
. -e s President and CEO Jim Tucker.
SThe convention took place Nov.
i w 28 through Dec. 1, at the Paris
i f Hotel in Las Vegas.
Eva Morris of Haas &
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l� -I " awards to the recipients, who
S- g i 1 "e- were nominated by.their fairs'
... . ,. staffs. The awards recognize the
'_ri- ) 'I achievements of outstanding
volunteer fair managers. Each
winner received a plaque and
i- $1,000; and each fair nominat-
Courtesy photo ing the winners received $500.
Shawna Dennis, Miss Avon Park, and Malcolm of Jeni's Restaurant in Avon Park draw the win- The nominees were required to
ning ticket for the $1,000 Patriot Bond that Rebuilding Together Highlands County Inc. sponsored have at least 10 years of fair
at the recent Oktoberfest in Avon Park. The winner of the bond was Mary Clark of Avon Park. management experience and
The organization raised approximately $3,000 with the raffle. This will allow the service group to could receive no more than
continue with their mission of rehabbing homes for the poor, elderly, disabled and families with $2,500 remuneration annually
children. for serving in the position. The
nominees'. fairs were also
required to be current members


No news on Avon Park murder


Sue Feathers case
also still open
By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING - Highlands
County sheriff's deputies still
have an open investigation on a
murder from three weeks ago.
Level Marc, 48, died from
cut wounds received Nov. 11
outside his girlfriend's home,
on West Perry Drive south of
Avon Park, not far from the
Goboume's Bar and Beachfront

Turkey Shoot

clears $3,500
SEBRING - Paper turkey
targets helped raise more than
$3,500 for horses thi s year
The Sebring Noon Kliw.anil
Club had a record crowd at the
annual Jimmy Whitehouse
Memorial Turkey Shoot. More
than 30 flights of shooters, both
pistol and long-barrels, ran
through Jim's Pistol Arrow
Range in Sebring. Proceeds
from the fund-raiser, door
prizes, chance drawings and
refreshments actually brought
in $3,508.31, nearly double last
year's event.
Noon Kiwanis President Bill
Nichols said members Jeff
Carlson, Lauri Kinslow and
Kathi and Wade Taveniere did a
great job keeping everyone fed..
Door prizes ranged from a
Mossberg shotgun gift baskets
or discounts at local merchants.
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Lt. John Chess, head of the
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Office Crime Investigations
Unit, said the incident took
place shortly after 1:30 a.m.
Marc and his girlfriend had
gone to bed, but after he got up
to use the bathroom, the girl-
friend saw a black male leaving
one of the other bedrooms. He
was about 6 feet tall and weigh-
ing 180 pounds, wearing a dark
jacket with a hood and dark
pants.
When she called out, he ran
and then she heard a scuffle.
She ran to the door, discovered
Marc was outside and had been
stabbed and shot.
The assailant was likely also
hurt in the fight, Chess said.
He's asking the public to report
any suspicious injuries at that
'time someone who fits 'the
description the girlfriend gave.
Anyone with information on
the case is urged to call the


investigations unit at 402-7250
or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-
226-TIPS (8477).
Any person who directly
contacts Crime Stoppers and
gives information that leads to
arrest or indictment of an adult
or juvenile, or leads to the arrest
of a fugitive wanted in a felony
case, will be eligible for a
reward.
Feathers still open
The murder investigation
into the death of Sue Feathers
of Sebring is also still open.
Family and friends have
offered a $25,000 reward to
anyone who can offer informa-
tion leading to the arrest and
conviction of the person or per-
sons responsible for her death
on Wednesday, May 21, 200.3.
Early, in the morning that
day, Sue Feathers, ,56, was
working at the Feathers Dry
Cleaning,store located at 521
Dal Hal Boulevard in the Publix
Shopping Center in Lake


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Placid. It is the rear store on the
side of the shopping center,
where an orange grove borders
the parking lot.
Family said at the time she
was substituting for a regular
employee who had worked long
hours. Apparently a customer
came in and found her in the
back of the store at approxi-
mately 9:30 a.m.
Anyone with information in
this case is asked to call
Detective Tim Lethbridge at the
sheriff's office at (863) 402-
7200, ext. 7252 or leave a mes-
sage with the front desk.
They may also call Polk
County Crime Stoppers at 1-
800-226-TIPS (8477). Any per-
son who directly contacts
Crime Stoppers and gives infor-
mation which leads to the arrest
or indictment in this case, will
be eligible for a reward.


of the IAFE.
McClain has been with the
Highlands County Fair
Association since 1981 and on
its board since 1985. He served
as the association's president in
1988-1989 and as its manager
for nine years, during which
time he great improved the
fair's growth and appearance.
McClain helped with the plan-
ning and construction of sever-
al new buildings on the fair-
grounds. He also helped organ-
ize the Firemen's Flea Market,
which generates revenue for the
fair in the off season and has
become the oldest flea market
in the county.
Active in the Florida
Federation of Fairs and
Livestock Shows, McClain
served as the federation's presi-
dent in 2002. His past roles
with the organization have also
included secretary and treasur-
er, second vice president and
first vice president. He has
attended numerous federation
conventions and summer work-
shops, participated in table top-
ics and panels and has been a


member of many of the organi-
zation's committees over the
past 10 years. McClain has also
attended the IAFE Annual
Convention since 1998.
McClain's career has includ-
ed a long history of military
service, starting with the
National Guard out of high
school. His service took him to
Germany twice, once as a tank
commander and again as a tank
instructor. Over the next few
years, he taught officer training
and received Army Security
Agency assignments in
Greenland and Vietnam before
retiring from the service in
1971.
A career in law enforcement
followed, as well as involve-
ment with many community
activities over the years.
McClain joined the Sebring
Firemen in 1981, serving as
president in 1987 and receiving
the Most Valuable award. He is
still active in the organization.
Residing 'in Sebring, with his
wife, Bette, McClain has two
children, three step-children
and nine grandchildren.


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Highlands Quilt Guild members
Wanda Khouri (above left), of
Sebring, and Barbara
McMillan, of Sebring, sandwich
a quilt together with safety pins
Tuesday morning at the
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center in Sebring. About 20
quilt guild members volunteered
their time to make between 30-
35 lap size quilts to be given to
patients at the Florida Hospital
Cancer Center. Alvina Grilli
(right) of Sebring uses a sewing
machine to put the finishing
touch on a quilt.


Sun 'N Lake hosting decoration contest


News-Sun
SEBRING - Festive walls
roofs and yards could earn
prizes along with holiday cheer
in Sun 'N Lake.
This year, the Sebring
improvement district is spon-
soring a home decorating con-
test for its residents. Awards
will be given out in three cate-
gories: Best use of light;, origi-
nality or the best depiction of


this year's theme, "An Old-
Fashioned Christmas."
Contestants can pick any
theme they want, but an old-
fashioned Christmas is a judg-
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Judging will take place on
Tuesday, Dec. 20, and winners
will be announced at a holiday
party that starts at 6 p.m.
Thursday. Dec. 22, at the golf
club house (the Candlelight) on


Sun 'N Lake Boulevard.
Winners need not be present
to win, but they may miss the
door prizes, chance drawings,
appetizers and drink specials
during the party. .
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Triathlon set for next summer; training available


Florida Hospital
offers training for
participants
By PHIL ATTINGER
VNePws-SII
SEBRING -- For the first
time ever. Highlands County
will host a triathlon event.
It won't be until next sum-
mer, but that should give coun-
ty officials plenty of time to get
the word out. It should also give
local athletes a chance to pre-
pare for the event.
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division is working out a pack-
age at its fitness center to help
the Heartland get fit in time for
the triathlon on Sunday, July
16, 2006.
"If you have ever considered
an event like this, now is the
time to step up," Florida
Hospital Fitness Center


Manager Cherie Starr said.
"You have seven months to get
in shape."
The hospital plans on rolling
out Florida Hospital Triathlon
Training packages before
Christmas, in time for people to
give them as gifts. Everyone
who would like to start training
or needs help getting started can
call her at 402-3162.
Training will be designed to
help prepare participants for the
triathlon's quarter-mile swim,
13-mile bike ride and 3.2-mile
run.
The swim will loop from
City Pier Beach, then the ride
will follow Lakeview Drive
south to U.S. 27, loop around
the south end of the lake to
Lakeview Drive on the west
side, and follow it north to
Scenic Highway.
From there, the ride will go
north on Scenic Highway to


State Road 17, then south on
S.R. 17 to Home Avenue, where
it will link with the Sebring
Parkway. Riders will follow the
Parkway west back to Scenic
Highway, link back to
Lakeview Drive and end at City
Pier Beach.
The 3.2-mile run will go
around the streets of downtown
Sebring.
Age groups range from under
12 years old to over 85.
Divisions will also include
"Elite" for the fastest partici-
pants, "Clydesdale/Athena" for
men weighing more than 200
pounds and women weighing
more than 145 pounds, "Fat
Tire" for mountain bikes with
no slick tires or aerodynamic
handlebars, "Novice" for first
time athletes only, and "Relay
Teams" of two or more people.
Helmets are required on
bikes and no drafting is


News-Sun
SEBRING - Highlands
County stands to benefit from a
$52,000 grant from the gover-
nor's office forftourism promo-
tion, marketing and develop-
ment.
Governor Jeb Bush awarded
the Regional Rural
Development Grant on
Wednesday to Florida's
Freshwater Frontier Inc., which
includes Highlands, DeSoto,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry, and
Okeechobee counties, along
with the cities of Belle Glade,
Immokalee, Pahokee, and
South Bay.
In 2001, Governor Bush
declared this rural, south cen-
tral region as one of Florida's
three Rural Areas of Critical
Economic Concern.
"Florida's Freshwater
Frontier, Inc. has achieved
remarkable success promoting
tourism and recreation in this
part of Florida. I am proud to
support their continued
Progresss, throughjthe Rural


allowed. No wctsuits are
allowed.
Participants, including relay
team members, will have to be
United States of America
triathlon members, or may pur-
chase a $9 one-day license
when they check in.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, participants
may check-in or register late at
City Pier Beach in Sebring,
From 6-8 p.m., the Kenilworth
Lodge on Lakeview Drive will
host a pasta bash with a guest
speaker.
On Sunday, July 16 - race
day - participants will check
in at City Pier Beach from 5:45-
7:15 a.m. The race will start at
7:30 a.m.
Tourism Director Jim
Brantley is extremely excited
about the event. He's talked
about bringing in sports activi-


Development Grants Program,"
Governor Bush said.
"The expansion of nature-
based and heritage tourism is an
important component of the
region's strategic economic
plan," he said.


ties to the Highlands County,
and said a summer event is the
time the local tourism industry
has wanted to promote.
Eventually, event organizer
Meritt O'Brien said, he would
like to see a four-race event,
with races in Avon Park, Lake
Placid and Sebring, and a final
run-off race.
The triathlon was the only
application to the tourism coun-

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The chamber is hosting the
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SHARE specials such as holi-
day package, $19; scrump-
tious spiral ham, $20.50; and
shrimp, $10.60.
Check with the following
host sites for registration
times, dates and more infor-
mation:
* Sebring First United
Methodist Church, corner of
Center and Pine streets, 385-
5184 or 655-5854;
* Lake Placid Faith Baptist
Church, 600 Holmes Ave.,
465-0060 or 465-3619.

Ladies dance
class planned
SEBRING - In His Steps
Dance program will have a
Ladies Dance Fitness Class
beginning Tuesday in the
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Neighborhood
Watch meets
SEBRING - Highlands
Homes Neighborhood Watch
meets at 6 p.m. Monday at the
Sea Services Museum.
The Sebring Code
Enforcement Officer Bob
Hicks and the new Sebring
crime watch officer will be
present to speak to the group.
For more details, call Don
Bare at 386-5072 or Joyce
Perez at 471-1758..

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Nazarene
church Tuesday
AVON PARK - This is to
announce that the Heartland
Boys Quartet with Deo Young
will be in concert at 7 p.m.,
Tuesday at the Avon Park
Church of the Nazarene, 707
W. Main St. The public is
invited.

VFW ladies
change meeting
SEBRING - The Ladies
Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 4300 meeting was
changed to Dec. 19 due to the
holidays.
There will be a Christmas
luncheon .served at 12;30 P:;.,
at the post home. Members: .
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group needs 12 ladies gifts
and 29 gifts for men.
For information, call Rose
Ouelette at 471-0453 or
Sandra Kicklighter at 655-
1543.
The auxiliary also needs its
food basket filled with perish-
ables for the homeless veter-
ans.

Kenilworth
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SEBRING - The Greater
Kenilworth Boulevard
Neighborhood Watch will
meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
This session will be at the
Christians in Action Building,
2812 Kenilworth Blvd., just a
few .hundred feet behind the
Kenilworth Lodge. The neigh-
borhood watch program
includes side streets directly
connected to Kenilworth
Boulevard.

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moderate or low income tax
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SAARP is currently seeking
volunteers for the6'006 tax
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counselors and greeters. All
volunteers are trained at no
cost. Counselors will prepare .


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computers. Greeters will greet
clients and assist them with
arranging their tax documents.
In order to serve all Highlands
County residents, AARP is
seeking bilingual volunteers.
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than 2,000 taxpayers in
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Landlord questions rezoning


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
News-Sun
SEBRING - A Sebring
landowner worries that pro-
posed zoning changes will
inhibit his ability to provide
low-cost housing.
The Sebring City Council
will accept public input
Tuesday on proposed changes
to the city's comprehensive
plan future land use map and
will listen to developers discuss
how zoning density changes
would affect their projects.
The land use map changes
are the result of the annexation
of 2,377 acres from eight areas
- Davis Properties, Wolf
Creek Ranch, Guelff Property,
Boma-Repetto, Viscaya Lakes,
Sebring Group North, Wolf
Creek Property, and Lake
Regency Woods.
The public hearing is fourth
in a line up of new business
items, preceded by two' devel-
opers concerned that a proposed
zoning change (which was
approved in its first reading in
November) would affect cur-
rent and planned construction.
Tom Schaad owns lots at
2381 and 2377 Lakeview
Drive, on which he's building a
condo.
"This change would com-
pletely alter existing plans to
utilize my property," Schaad
said in a letter to City
Administrator Bob Hoffman.,
Schaad said his property has


COST
Continued from 1A

Cost to lives
Meth's cost to law enforce-
ment is tremendous, Benton
said, but it's small compared to
the negative impact on people.
A growing child is tremen-
dously impacted, she said,
without a human connection or
conscious development and
with increased violence from
methamphetamine use.
"What will it cost in the long
run when a baby is not fed
nourished or nurtured?" she


City Council meeting
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
City Hall
368 S. Commerce
Ave.
471-5142

fallen under R-3 zoning since
he purchased the land 20 years
ago. .
"This project has been
planned for 17-20 years with
recent completion of the first
building," he said, his letter lay-
ing out plans to add 16 condos.
Schaad is concerned about
properties on Magnolia and
Eucalyptus, which, he said, he
and wife Ellen forego potential
profit for the sake of affordable
housing.
"We have been willing to
accept this loss as we feel that
the economically challenged
should be given alternatives
that are affordable," Schaad
said.
Limited-income residents
benefit with one-bedroom units
he rents at $275 per month for
which he could easily charge
$400, he said in his letter to the
city.
"Many of our current renters
have families of three to four
children who are barely able to
afford our present prices,"
Schaad said, noting that he has
three-bedroom units renting for


asked. The Highlands County
hazardous materials team can
clean up the chemicals, Benton
said, but "we clean up human
damage."
In -January, she plans to
brainstorm with local agencies
on in-house drug therapy for
inmates, bringing agencies
together to solve the problem.
Polk County has a program for
that, but it also has an extra
building. Having methamphet-
amine users together would
help them reinforce their treat-
ment, Benton said, but she
doesn't have room at the jail.
She already has to isolate


$345. "We hope you will find
our pursuits to be worthy of
consideration for a continuance
of the 25 units per acre zoning
as requested."
Randy Bean, president,
Rabco Builders, is planning a
four-story, 36-unit condomini-
um at 2211 Lakeview Drive,
about 1 1/2 acres.
This is the maximum units
allowed under current zoning
codes for a density of 25 units
per acre.
Bean would be restricted to
18 units if a new ordinance lim-
its density to 12 units per acre.
In other business, the council
will vote on whether to pur-
chase an automated meter read-
ing (AMR) system that would
allow employees to remotely
read water usage in a "drive by"
fashion.
After comparing price, war-
ranty, installation and mainte-
nance cost, special features,
reliability and references, the
AMR committee selected and is
proposing that the city purchase
the Master Meter for $3.3 mil-
lion, which includes installation
and scrap metal rebate.
Master Meter's annual soft-
ware cost is $900, compared to
the runner up model's $3,749
annual software support price
tag.
Several budget amendments
will be considered as will sever-
al appointments or reappoint-
ments to various boards.


inmates for discipline, medical
or classification reasons.
There is a secure building at
the old pistol range on Sheriff's
Tower Road, she said, which
could hold 20-30 people. The
only way to know if such a
county-level program would
work is to enroll people who are
staying long enough to show
improvements, she said.
Methamphetamine usually
brings federal charges, and that
sends people away to prison.


I.


Branham may not face death penalty


By PHIL ATTINGER
News-Sun
SEBRING - Mike Branham may not have
to face the death penalty.
Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin
said the murder case against him doesn't have
the aggravating circumstances necessary to
ask for capital punishment.
According to Houchin, though Branham
allegedly shot and killed his wife, noted Avon
Park attorney Janette Branham, on July 26, he
didn't - among other factors - have a prior
record, kill more than one person or do it in a
"heinous and cruel" way.
While Mike Branham did shoot her 13
times, death was instantaneous, Houchin said.
Courts also frown on the death penalty for
murders between spouses, he said, because the
domestic situation has a "built-in heat-of-pas-
sion, loss-of-temper situation." Even if Mike
had planned by loading the gun to shoot his
wife, the act could still be considered spur-of-
the-moment, Houchin said.
Janette, in private legal practice for 13
years, had started divorce proceedings against
Mike after 10 years of marriage.
The decision not to seek a death sentence
was made Nov. 22 at a hearing in Wauchula by
Assistant State Attorney Gene Malpas. Mike's
attorney, Lawrence Shearer of Lakeland, has
asked for a continuance.
While the trial was to start jury selection on
Dec. 12, the next court date has been pushed


LOWE'S
Continued from 1A
road improvements for the site,
it should be ready by the end of
April.
Ron Cauthan with Chastain-
Skillman Inc. said the store will
probably get a a temporary cer-
tificate of occupancy to, stock
shelves in February, to be done
in time to open.
Cauthan has been working
with County Engineer Ramon
Gavarrete to prepare the U.S.
27 and Thunderbird Road inter-
section for the new store. Mast
arms ordered for the new traffic
signals will take about eight to
10 weeks to order, he said,
because steel is at a premium.
SThe plan is to have the signal
in place and operational before
traffic starts running in and out
of th'store. '
Landscape work has been
another issue. Highlands


back to Jan. 17, 2006, for a pre-trial confer-
ence.
Mike has plead not guilty.
When he was first charged, he initially said
Janette came after him with a pair of scissors.
Although a pair was found beside her in the
foyer of their home, crime scene investigators
allegedly determined they were placed there
after the fact.
Police reports said he was sitting in a chair
15 feet from the foyer when she arrived home.
Most of the shells landed to the right of the
chair where Mike said he was sitting.
Investigators believe he would not have felt
threatened by her at that distance.
According to arrest reports, shell casings
landed in a way that indicates he got up and
walked toward her as he fired - including
one shot while standing in the foyer.
Allegedly, he had also spoken of killing her
to Lakeland attorney Jim Kelly, who previous-
ly represented the former police officer in an
employment disability claim with the Avon
Park Police Department.
On July 21, Kelly visited Mike Branham at
his home. During their conversation, accord-
ing to depositions, Mike Branham asked Kelly
if he represented him. Kelly then answered
yes. Then, Mike Branham allegedly said, "I'm
gonna kill Jani."
Kelly told him not to talk like that, but Mike
Branham allegedly repeated it as.many as four
times during the conversation.


County land development regu-
lations require a landscape
island in a parking lot for every
10 parking spaces.
That means the Lowe's con-
tractors have had to buy up
shade trees for the parking lot.
Cauthan said the requirement
has more to do with softening
the feel of the parking area than
keeping traffic from running
over the empty spaces. It pro-
vides shade for cars and a more
pleasant feel for the customers.
Office Depot
Near The Home Depot,
Office Depot already has a shell
in place and a paved parking
lot, Cauthan said.
Usually that means the store
is ready to finish in a matter of
weeks. The inside work hasn't
been done yet, he said, so it
may be a little longer.
Apparently, Office Depot
gets one contractor to build the
-structure' and the parking area;
another to finish off the interior.


Building on the structure
started early in the year,
Cauthan said, as early as
February or March.
Roadhouse Grill
The latest restaurant along
U.S. 27 in Sebring will be a
Roadhouse Grill, in a parcel
beside the Vicki Drive entrance
to Lakeshore Mall.
Although it's a small space,
Cauthan said diners will not
have to rely on any overflow
parking in the mall parking area
below Kmart and JCPenney.
The lot has room for 55 spaces
at 9 feet wide by 18 feet long.



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TODAY



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Partly sunny.


High 77/Low 59
Winds: SSE at 3-6 mph.


MONDAY





An afternoon
thundershower possi-
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High 80/Low 57
Winds: S at 6-12 mph.


TUESDAY


Chance of a morning
shower.


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THURSDAY


Mostly cloudy with a
chance of rain.


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Relative humidity .............. .... 44%
Expected air temperature ........ 77"
Makes it feel like ...................... 77�


Weather History
Washington, D.C., had more than
its usual share of hot air Dec. 4,
1982, when the temperature tied
the record high of 75 for the month.


National Forecast for December 4


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


Regional summary: Hlgn pressure will continue to control the weather
across the area lori ye enid o, Ihe weekend as a cold front gradually
approaches from ihe rnorthwesi This will bring showers and thunderstorm
later Monday cooler Tuesday


Farm report
rjoi as i .:,o Sundin wir,
a light southerly wind at 5
to 10 mph. High pressure off the
East Coast will ensure plenty of
sunshine. Clouds and a late-day
thunderstorm Monday.

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


AccuWeather UV Index".
For today
9 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
1 3 ' 5 3 1
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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National summary: A storm system will zip off the mid-Atlantic coast today, with generally light snowfall accumula-
tions to the north and west of the storm center. Behind the storm, colder air will infiltrate the Northeast, with flurries
lingering over the Appalachians and Great Lakes. South of a front extending back from the stornm.center, thunder-
storms will rumble in the warm, humid air mass over the Carolinas and the Gulf Coast states. Temperatures will
turn sharply colder in Texas after a day of unseasonably warm weather yesterday.


Sun and moon

Today Sunrise .... 6:58 a.m.
Sunset ...... 5:34 p.m.
Moonrise 10:09 a.m.
Moonset .... 8:44 p.m.
Monday Sunrise .... 6:59 a.m.
Sunset ...... 5:34 p.m.
Moonrise 11:00 a.m.
Moonset .... 9:53 p.m.

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Almanac
Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station
in Lake Placid)
High Wednesday ................... 71
Low Wednesday ................... 60
High Thursday .................. .... 74
Low Thursday .......................... 44
High Friday ........................ .... 67
Low Friday ......................... ... 49
Precipitation
Wednesday ................. 0.68"
Thursday .......................... 0.00"
Friday ................................ 0.00"
Month to date ...................... 0.00"
Year to date ...................... 57.32"
Barometer
Wednesday ...................... 30.11
Thursday .......................... 30.14


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Tides
(Readings at St. Petersburg)
High .............................. 1:55 a.m;
Low ............................ 10:34 a.m.
High .................................. none
Low .................................... none
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ............................ 10:37 a.m.
Low ............................ 3:45 a.m.
High ............................ 10:44 p.m.
Low ................ ......... 4:19 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson .................... 80.38'
Lake Okeechobee ............ 16.69'
Normal ............................ 14.51'


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TUFFIN9 IT
WITH TUFFLEY
Christopher Tuffley

Razor wire

and sweet

potato pie
Because my father worked
for an oil company overseas, I
was sent to boarding school
when I was 14.
My next five years were
spent living in a place as close
to living in a prison as I ever
hope to get.
There was no privacy, most
of us were two to six to a
room.
We were never allowed to
go anywhere without permis-
sion, and that was on campus.
For off campus jaunts, there
was paperwork in triplicate. Or
at least that's the way I
remember it.
Every minute was account-
ed for, we ate at exact hours,
and free time meant we could
sit in the common room,
where we argued over what to
watch on television.
I don't have happy memo-
ries of high school. I'm grate-
ful I survived it at all.
Which is why I had stabs of
sympathy as I entered Avon
Park Youth Academy this
week, to try my hand in its
kitchen.
It was the fact of the gate
swinging shut behind me, that
brought the chill from the past.
But the strongest emotion
accompanying the memory,
and it came cis .a iprie. was
hce ReliefI fell. Not jui't that
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Jessie Neuron. uho oversee% the kitchen and teaches liudents at the Aon Park Youth \cadenim. stirs up
lima beans lor dinner. Negron is retired trom the U.S. Na\ . At qote Iime she.-worked at the Orlandio-' '
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
News-Sun
AVON PARK - It takes a
special type of person to work
within the corrections system.
That is even truer for the Avon
Park 'Youth Academy.
To be successful there a per-
son has to be part teacher, part
disciplinarian; part parent, part
friend.
Take working in the culinary
arts program for example.
Many of the young men are
cooking for the first time in
their lives. Before even pro-
gressing to the finer points of
roasting, baking, or seasoning,
the students have to be taught
the difference between clean
and sanitary.
So a person has to be an
instructor.
But because students are
taught in a working kitchen, the
instructors have to know how to
cook.
Not only that, they have to
know how to cook for large
numbers of people.
At the academy, the cooks
don't turn out one cake for a
meal, they turn out eight.
As important is knowing
how to work with adolescents.
It's a challenge," Williamri'
Bullock, the director of food
service, said. "You have to real-
ize, kids here can be manipula-
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tinmc'. blut ,u Cail tet hurt. You
'ee a kid \woik real hard, then'


have a set back.
"A lot of the6 kids are not
used to work," he said after a
pause. "They think two hours is
a full day's work. You have to
acclimate them for the outside
world. Constantly remind them,
and help them learn how to
focus and follow through."
"Of course, they're
teenagers," he added with a
laugh. "They don't discuss the
game (on T.V.), they shout
about the game.
"So what we need is some-
one who can interact with kids,
especially problem kids.
"Turn over is high when peo-
ple come in not knowing what
to expect. They get scared off.
"But it's not a bad place to
work.
"When the boys achieve
something, and make some-
thing right, it's a real pleasure."
Jessie Negron, Ernestine
Ishmael and Zealpha Serieux,
the three culinary arts instruc-
tors, agree with him.
"I have not had one child
here disrespect me," Negron
said. She joined the staff in
May. "We work.together really,
really well. The guys are so
eager. Every day is an adven-
ture and I look forward to com-
ing to work.".
"Most call' me Granny,"
Serieux said with a shy smile.
:"I'm a good cook and I love
passing on old cooking tips."
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Dow Jones

industrials
For the week ending
Friday, December 2



10,877.51
Record high: 11,722.98
Jan. 14, 2000


Nasdaq

composite
For the week ending
Friday, December 2



2,273.37
Record high: 5,048.62
March 10,2000


Standard &

Poor's 500
For the week ending
Friday, December 2



1,265.08
Record high: 1,527.46
March 24, 2000


S. *.- .\MRI r..SUMMARY,
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Name Vol Last Chg Name Vol Last Chg Name Vol Last Chg


NortelNet 1531555 3.05 +.04
Pfizer 1459120 21.30 -.37
Lucent 1414)92 2.83 -.06
iShJapan 1397998 12.74 +22
TimeWam 1120625 1827 -.01

Gawers (52 ir Rael
Name Vol Last Chg
Vitro 4.08 +1.01 +32.9
LLERy 3.80 +.86 +29.3
Rhodia 2.14 +.46 +27.4
USStlpfB 159.14 +26.32 +19.8
LamSessn 27A41 4.33 +18.8

tuYrs(S2ormore)
Name Vol Last Chg

Stonerdg 6.32 -1.52 -19.4
Bombay 3.42 -.69 -16.8
Chiqutawt 6.45 -1.13 -14.9
HancFab 4.30 -.60 -12.2
NovaStar 28.36 -3.77 -11.7


Advanced
Declined
New Highs
New Lows
Total issues
Unchanged
Volume


2,189
1,371
388
214
3,626
66
11,815,605,930


SPDR 2625931126.85 -.28
iShRs2000s145549168.82 +.86
SPEngy 889013 51.17 +.17
SemiHTr 800324 38.93 +1.47
SPFnd '684140 32.11 -.34

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Name Vol Last Chg
SilvedfR n 2.89 +.88 +43.8
MtnPDiagn 3.05 +.86 +39.3
GoldRsvg 2.87 +.79 +38.0
StomnCgn 2.97 +.79+36.2
PeruCop gn 2.95 +.78 +35.9



Name Vol Last Chg
Tarpon n 3.00 -.60 -16.7
Sinovacn 5.44 -1.06 -16.3
MinesMgt 7.14 -1.09 -13.2
CVDEqp 2.82 -.42 -13.0
WstsdeEnn 3.35 -.44 -11.6

Diary
Advanced 601
Declined 482
New Highs 154
New Lows 72
Total issues 1,130
Unchanged 47


1,545,983,629


Volume


Nasd100Tr4001525 42.11 +.22
JDSUniph3672958 2.69 +.27
Intel 2860788 27.43 +.62
Microsoft 2781308 28.01 +.25
SunMicro 2731437 3.95 +.05

Gailre& 152 ol rni
Name Vol Last Chg
InPlay 3.50 +1.36 +63.4
iVOWrs 4.17 +1.56 +59.8
OriginAgwt 6.77 +2.51 +58.9
IAC Int wtl 5.35 +1.83 +52.0
OriginAgun 25.50 +7.50 +41.7


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RigelPh
AmPharm
InspPhar
Innotrac
Noven


Advanced
Declined
New Highs
New Lows
Total issues
Unchanged
Volume


7.62 -14.38 -65.4
34.01 -13.60 -28.6
4.90 -1.57 -24.3
5.66 -1.80 -24.1
11.17 -3.07 -21.6


1,858
1,403
351
137
3,334
73
9,296,660,222


S..DEXES
52-Week Fri Net Net YT
High Low Name Last Chg Chg %Chg %Chg

DOMESTIC
10,984.46 10,000.46 Dow Jones Industrials 10,877.51 -35.06 -35.06 +.88 -54.11
4,190.55 3,348.36 DowJonesTransporlation 4,138.55 -19.38 -19.38 +8.97 -40.59
438.74 315.03 Dow Jones Utilities 403.03 -.24 -.24 +20.33 -.98
7,768.03 6,902.51 NYSEComposite 7,760.85 +4,31 +4.31 +7.05 +13.33.
6,198.47 5,687.87 US 100 6,141.63 -2.53 -2.53 +2.41 -46.11
11,000.35 7,581.36 NYSEEnergy', "'" 10,3166T' +24:05' +24.05 +30.02 418.76"
8,025.88 6,884.04 NYSE Finance 7,980.07 +10.05 +10.05 +6.49 -25.76
6,545.47 5,783.24 NYSE Healthcare 6,351.15 +39.14 +39.14 +3.79 +29.15
1,752.21 1,186.14 AMEX Index 1,726.45 +16.97 +16.97 +20.37 +18.73
368.47 283.26 AMEX Industrials 359.37 +2.60 +2.60 +21.27 +4.61
2,273.61 1,889.83 Nasdaq Composite 2,273.37 +620 +6.20 +4.50 +10,36
1,270.64 1,136.15 S&PS00 1,265.08 +.41 +.41 +4.39,' -3.17
745.97 623.57 S&P MidCap 745.34 -.08 -.08 +12.37 +2.64
690.91 570.03 Russell2000 -690.57 +.36 +.36 +5.99 +6.99
FOREIGN
5,307.99 4,126.00 Frankfurt 41.44 +41.44 +113.72 +2.19 +2.19
15,508.57 13,320.53 Honk Kong Index +132.35 +132.35 +118.91 +.79 +.79
1,176.86 917.68 Madrid -4.89 -4.89 -2.53 -.22 -.22
17,150.99 11,739.99 Mexico +17.16 +17.16 +271.62 .+1.61 +1.61
15,421.60 10,721.59 Nikkei225 +291.10 +291.10 +637.31 +4.31 +4.31
1,310.12 84420 Milan +4.14 +4.14 +16.90 +1.31 +1.31
2,377.13 1,999.14 Singapore +21.53 +21.53 +36.79 +1.60 +1.60
4,654.20 3,898.90 Sydney +43.40 +43.40 +31.00 +.68 +.68
6,455.57 5,632.97 Taipei +49.13 +49.13 +100.75 +1.64 +1.64
11,081.82 8,965.27 Toronto +5.60 +5.60 +2.67 +.02 +.02
*7,58626 5,444.20 Zurich +49.32 +49.32 +87.56 +1.17 +1.17
3,468.24 2,900.77 New Zealand +5.00 +5.00 -26.98 -.81 -.81
26,912.00 22,379.00 Milan +110.00 +110.00 +213.00 +.81 +.81
933.69 727.56 Stockholm +6.53 +6.53 +14.04 +1.53 +1.53


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Name High Low Last Chg. Name High Low Last Chg.
ORANGE JUICE SOYBEANS-MINI
15,000 Ibs.- cents per Ib. 1,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
Jan06 127.90 115.40 126.50 +10.00 Jan06 5640 545 562fl +80
Mar06 129.90 117.30 128.40 +10.00 Mar06 577 554 5700 +80
May06 129.20 118.75 129.20 +9.80 May06 576 560 574fl +6f1
Fri's sales 13390 Fri's sales 5789
Fri's open int 34714, off 310 Fri's open int 10089, up 1229
CATTLE CORN
40,000 Ibs.- cents per lb. 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
Dec 05 94.45 92.25 93.02 +.40 Dec 05 1910 18511 18911
Feb 06 96.95 94.50 95.82 +.97 Mar 06 204f1 2000 2030 +0
Apr06 94.35 92.30 93.47 +.92 May06 2130 209 211f1 +0
Fri's sales 100414 Fri's sales 498999
Fri's open int 198815, up 16549 Fri's open int 776569, off 65392
FEEDER CATTLE COFFEE C
50,000 Ibs.- cents per Ib. 37,500 Ibs.- cents per lb.
Jan 06 117.90 116.05 116.67 +.65 Dec 05 99.60 90.75 90.75 -6.65
Mar06 116.10 114.20 115.00 +.60 Mar06 103.40 94.65 94.75 -6.55
Apr06 114.37 112.50 113.22 +.72 May06 105.25 96.90 96.95 -6.45
Fri's sales 8374 Fri's sales 39434
Fri's open int 29621, up 4820 Fri's open int 77282, up 3266
LUMBER SUGAR-WORLD 11
110,000 bd. ft.- $ per 1,000 bd. ft. 112,000 Ibs.- cents per Ib.
Jan06 344.6 321.0 339.5 +17.6 Mar06 13.05 12.28 12.86 +.71
Mar06 355.1 335.4 352.8 +17.3 May06 12.97, 12.16 12.79 +.77
May 06 346.9 335.0 345.5 +7.7 Jul 06 12.66 11.82 12.49 +.80
Fri's sales 3309 Fri's sales 108543
Fri's open int 5138, up 50 Fri's open int 505756, up 16767


The Dow this week

Daily high, low and close for
the week ending December 2
10,960 ........................... ...... ....... ........

092



10,820


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Week's close: -. :
10,877.51




2,273.37


S&P 500
1,265.08


Russell 2000
690.57


AMEX
1,726.45


NYSE
7,760.85


SSTOCKS OF. LOCAL INTEREST


Stock Exch 52-week
High Low


PE Last Chg


AutoZone N 89.19 88.30 12.00 89.04 +1.00
CSX N 49.04 48.60 11.00 48.85 '-.60
Citigrp N 48.93 48.59 11.00 48.77 -7.50
CocaBtl 0 47.96 46.79 19.00 47.87+14.80
Dillards N 21.29 20.74 15.00 20.98 -9.30
Disney N 25.00 24.82 19.00 24.88 -1.70
ExxonMbl N 59.44 58.68 11.00 59.07 -10.40


FPLGps -N
FlaPUtils A
FlaRock s N
GenElec N
GnMotr N
HomeDp N
HuntBnk O
Intel 0
LennarA N
LockhdM N
McDnlds N
NYTimes N
OffcDpt N
OutbkStk N
Penney N
PepsiCo N
ProgrssEn N
SprintNex N
SunTrst N
TECO N
WalMart N
Wendys N
Wrigley N


42.60 42.15 19.00 42.47 -9.10
14.34 13.92 17.00 14.30 +1.50
56.00 54.87 23.00 55.22+45.00
35.75 35.26 20.00 35.50 -7.00
22.33 21.80 ... 22.08 -7.80
41.90 41.35 16.00 41.67 -6.50
24.43 24.20 14.00'24.40 -1.00
27.49 27.11 21.00 27.43 +6.20
59.16 58.29 8.00 58.91 -5.00
61.97 61.33 17.00 61.63+12.80
35.25 34.75 19.00 34.91 +14.50
27.45 27.01 12.00 27.07 -6.50
30.72 29.88 43.00 29.98 +3.20
41.22 40.55 20.00 41.00 +4.90
55.61 53.69 17.00 53.81 -2.90
60.05 59.44 26.00 59.90
44.64 44.22 15.00 44.50 -5.50
25.40 25.03 20.00 25.05 -2.10
73.92 73.23 14.00 73.78 -9.70
17.63 17.42 ... 17.54 -1.40
48.46 47.51 19.00 47.97 -25.20
51.63 50.57 ... 51.25+18.30
69.14 68.50 29.00 69.06 -7.10


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TolRetBdCICl953 +42 +2.0 9.66 9.66
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AcomZ 9,79 +25.0+1730 29.81 29.81
AimlnllZ 2,376 +30.7 +2200 33.46 33.46
InlmTEBdn 2,064 +35 +240 10.31 1031
InlVaZ 241824+0 +10.10 23.68 23.68
LgCapldxZ 2,313 +12.4 +810 24.74 24.74
Davis Funds A:
NYVnAx 18,044 +16.8 +13,40 33.93 33.93
Davis Funds B:
NYVenBx 5.011 +15.9 +12.40 32.56 32.56
Davis Funds C & Y:
NWiYVYx 2,821 +172 +13.70 3429 34.29
NWVaCx 5,216 +15.9 +12.50 32.77 3277
Dimensional Fds:
InlSmVan 4,007 38.7 +22.70 17.84 1784
USLgCon 1,989 +12.5 +820 3724 37.24
USLgVan 3,628 +192 +15.00 22.24 22.24
USMfuo 3,765 +249 +1080 16.19 16.19
USSmalln 2,576 +221 +10.50 2115 21.15
USSmVal 6,699 +280 +1250 2926 2926


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Fudn 1,934 +1.7 +220 1014 10.14
InVan 2414 +283 +16.30 1805 18.05
TMUSSmV 2,506 +260 +1300 26.07 2607
2YGIFrdn 1968 +17 +18.0 9.88 9.8
Dodge&Cox:
Balarncdn 23,102 +136 +8.50 82.57 8257
InoomeFd 9,358 +44 +220 12.61 12.61
IntlStk 11,082 +29.6+1820 3488 3488
Stoc 49,203 +182 +12.40 139.62 139.62
Dreyfus:
Aprec 4,416 +9.1 +820 41.01 41.01
DreyMdr 2,058 +19.1 +16.70 29.62 29.62
D0rySi0nl 3,314 +12.1 +7.70 3729 3729
MunBdr 2,023 +4.6 +420 11.73 11.73
Eaton Vance Cl A:
NalMun 2,159 +83 +7.70 11.19 11.19
Evergreen A:
AsAl0Ap 2,603 +143 +950 14.34 14.34
Evergreen C:
AstlAoCI 2,723 +13.6 +870 13.9 13.89
Evergreen I:
CoreBdl 3,579 +3.9 +2.50 10.42 10.42
AdlOatel 2,010 +2.1 +2.30 9.26 9.26
IntlEql 2,005 +201 +15.60 10.11 10.11
Excelsior Funds:
ValEastrn 4,858 +230 +13.40 4644 46.44
FPA Funds:
Capt 2,022 +19.6 +2000 4598 45.98
Federated A:
CapAppA 2231 +93 +490 25.59 25.59
KaulmAp 2,16920.3 +1360 5.57 5.57
Federated Instl:
Kautan 3857 +20.3 +1360 5.57 557
Fidelity Advisor A:
ODirlntAr 2,786 +23.6 +17.90 21.34 21.34
Fidelity Advisor I:
DlNtlln 2,210 +23.9 +18.20 21.62 21.62
Fidelity Advisor T:
ODilnItp 2,418 +23.2 +17.0 21.15 21.15
EqGrTp 3,778 +99 +8.00 4885 48.85
EnT 29 13 90 +13.8 +9.80 30.24 3024
GrOppT 3037 +12.7 +12.10 33.76 3376
MdapTp 4,049 +20.9 +1200 2688 2688
Fidelity Freedom:
FF2010n 9,437 +93 +710 1429 1429
FF2020n 11,382 +12.5 +9.50 14.93 14.93
FF2030n 6,778 +139 +10.70 1523 15.23
FF2040n 2783+14.9 +11.20 8.97 897
IncomeFdnx2,045 +4.8 +4.30 11.41 11.41
Fidelity Invest:
AggGrr 4,261 +13.5 +9.70 1783 17.83
AMgr 10,026 +7.5 +5.00 16.49 16.49
AMgrGrn 3,236 +8,6 +550 15.3 15.38
Balance 15,186 +15.0+12.70 18.84 18.84
BlueChipGr 21,875 +9.5 7.00 43.86 43.86
CapAppn 6.982 +18.1 +8.50 27.77 27.77
Capinoonr 5,255 +18.4 +5.60 .33 8.33
Collran 54,996 +19.7 +19,00 66.28 66.28
Destinyln 2,990 +127 +15.50 1458 14.58
Desmnylln 4,887 +9.7 +530 12.32 12,32
DisEqnx 5,837 15.1 +14.50 28.19 28.19
Divueritln 29,613 +239 +17.20 3250 3250
DivG6hn 16,240 +83 +570 29.34 29.34
Equllncn 25,3471 +137 +8.80 54.99 54.99
Elln 11.920 +126 +700 2486 2486
Europen 2,47 +25.9 +19.40 38.87 38.87
Exportn 3.484 186 +19.40 2224 22.24
FidelFd 9.497 +12.1 +910 32.05 32+05
FIRateHir 2,459 +5.2 +4.20 995 9.95
GNMAn 3,90 +3.0 +2.20 10.1 10.81
Goulncn 5,339 +3.1 +2.60 10.08 10.08
GroCon 25,341 +17.3 +15.10 63.44 63.44
Groinc 30,693 +9.8 +6.10 38.37 38.37
Highlncm 3,264 +130 +4.00 8.78 8.78
Indepndncen 4,429 +13,7 +13.10 19.84 19.84
llnBdn 7,394 +3.8 +160 1026 1026
InlmMunine 1,959 +4.3 +2.90 992 992
InllDiscx 3,940 +23.6 +18.20 30.46 30.46
InllSmCapm 2,087 +412 +2630 28.24 28.24
InvGBn 7,28 +4.3 +2.70 734 7.34
evCoSlocb 3,314 +409 +19.0 26.38 2638
LowPrm 35,303 +213 +1180 41.94 4194
Magelannx 0,671 +102 +.00 106.31 106.31
M dCapne 9,021 +165 +1660 2652 2652
Munilncn 4,687 +52 +4.20 129 12.89
NewMiln 3269 +13.3 +1260 34.9 3489
OTC 7,780 +144 +12.40 38.49 3849
Ovrseanx 4,731 +202 +1720 39.2 39.92
Pur3an 23,657 +11.1 +.60 19.01 19,01
RealE sn 5,617 +27.6 +2020 32.51 32.51
STBFn 4,992 +2.8 +200 885 885
SmallCapSnre4,150 +202 +11.20 18.50 18.50
Stalltncn 3,491 +10.5 +360 1043 10.43
USBIn 5.802 +42 +2.30 1084 1084
Valuenx 13028 0 21.3 +1670 7573 75.73
Fidelity Selects:
etern 2,403 +13.5 +21.90 4537 4537
Energy 2,209 +35.1 +5820 4885 4885
Healhn 2220 134 +22.4015056 15056
Fidelity Spartan:
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hlameAdvx 2,336 +14.5 +4.10 2.37 237 Lord Abbett A: STrCpSan 46,630 +44 ++1170 35.05 35.05 MCpAddi n 2549 +208 +1820 81.05 81.05
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Frn/e p & : - TA p 3256 +11.8+10.10 18.59 18.59 CATRAP 2,034 447 +4.00 836 8.36 SurapAddrn2,220+21.68+I2`0 29,5 29.35
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ShtresA 3,831 +15.6+11.60 24.87 24.87 EmrAp 2,301 +154 +12.703513 35.13 p 2,330+13.3 +9.30 161 16.951 TdlCapr 2219 +14.5+1120 1.40 61.40
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DevMktAp 2,923 +.4+28.502 22.90B229 ToRApe 7,234 +9.8 +5.601.4315.41 3 i p 3251,68 +12.6 +740 26.1 202.1 T dmn 4,109 +7.3 +. 305250 5230
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GrowtAp 20,503 +16.5 +8.90 23.09 23.09 MFS Funds B: -nOp Ap 11 +14+13240 401344 We.Irdmnrm14 12. 94 54.69
WorlAp 7,895 +16.7 +12.60 17.82 172 uGB 1,49 .6 +6.70 1186 1186 NK p 481 6 4 0 + 5+ 8 6 9 Admn7,l +1 .10 63. 65
Fran Temp Tmp Adv: ToRB 2668 +9.1 +40 1543 15.43 Putnam Funds B: WdsdlAdm 11991 +172 +10.60 58.13 58.13
GrtAv 2,679 +16.7 9.10 23.11 2311 MainStay Funds B: , GrnBt 2.429 118 +7.10 2000 2.00 VanguardFds:
FrankfTemp Tmp B&C: HiYdBBh 2.485 +16.3 +3.90 623 3 RSFunds: AssetAn 9,138 +12 840 25.90 2520
GEhp 1 +15. 6 .10225 22.57 Mairs& Power: RSPaa 2,113 +35.+16.70 392 8 32 CapOppn 5.0 +21.5 +9.80 3323 3323
fun S&S: Grothn 2,416 +14.8 7.10 7337 7337 RiverSource/AXPA: . ney 5500 +39.1 +4.40 57.6 57.60
S&Slnmen2,525 4.0 +2.70 11.22 11.22 Managers Funds: DEl 3.695+22.6+17.5012.51 1251 Eqlncn 2.846 +13.3 +7.7024232423
S SPMn 3,989 .9 +6.5 472347.23 SpdEq 2,891 +17.4 +8.10 9524 9524 Growt 2,186 +1210.90 28.852885 Explern 7,835+192+13.70 8258 82.58
Trun 2,304 .I +5805667 .67 Marsico Funds: HiTxExA 3,501 +42 +320 4.38 4.38 GNMAn 1393 +32 +2.60 10.19 10.19
mgMkr 4,306 40.5+3950 21.86 2.886 G p 2,3 156 +110 195 19.05 RiverSource/AXPY: Gron 5 1 4 .0 .6
Foren 3,845 +23.3+14.40 16.14 16.14 Meridian Funds: / NeOn 2,054 +72 +2.3024 52465 HY 5,21 4 . +. 32.63 32.63
IntlGrEq 2,634 NE NE 28.76 276 2 a.76 2,073 +157 +6.10 39.19 39.19 Roycw Funds:46 HYCo rpn 5 76 93 +70 615 1261
InglntrVal 2,410 +26.1 +16.40 3129 3129 Merrill LynchA: LoP2,e 3,787 +170 NE 15.46 154 H5hCaen 16231 +15.7+17.00142.4142.04
USCoreEty 2,767 NS NS 14.58 14.58 J Merril Lynch A: 5 2. 3 ,713 17.0 +3.60 12.32 12.32
GMOTrust IV: BasV00Ap 2,197 +12. +620 31.51 31.51 Premiednle 3,040 +23,8 +1860 16.7816.78 llaPron 6313 +70 +360 1232 1232
CoPirsBd 2,10 NS 6 10'68 108 Gb AIAp 4,481 +18.1 +1130 17.79 17.79 TolRelIrx 4,137 +17.9 +11.80 12.7 6 LIn6Em rn 2,130 32.6+22.10 18.78 18.78
CEerMPl 2,1 40.3+3950 102 212 Merrill Lynch B: Russell Funds S: InrGr 8218 +190 +14.80 20.96 206
nllnrVal 2,6 +26 .2 +16.50 312128 SGIIBI 2,061 +17.3+10.50 17.41 17.41 DEqS 2,557 +13.511.50 46.82 46.82 InaIn 36 +23.0 +1720 3522 3522
GMO Trust VI: Merrill Lynch C: Ss 229 +20.0+14.10 68.50 6.50 I.50 Grade 2,455 +4.9 +2 .72 9.72
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USCreq 2,242 N NS 14.56 1456 MerrillLynchl: SEIPortfolios: UFEGron 6,604 +14.1 +9.60 21.33 21.33
Gabelli Funds: BasVal 3,744 +12.9 +6.40 31.67 31.67 CoeFnAn 4,062 +4.3 +2.10 1029 1029 UFEModn 7,778 +11.6 +701.75 18.75
Assel 2,209 +149 +7.0 4343 4343 GWIt 2,57 +18.4 11.0 17.85 17.85 I EqAn 3,062 +188+14.50 12261 226 LTInr n 4,069 +72 +580 9.34 9.34
Gartmore Fds Instl: Morgan Stanley A: LgCGroAn 3,988 +11.0+10.60 2022 222 Moann 4,487 +15.0+123017.9217.92
S&P50instl'n2,0n4 +124 +6410 109 4 1 D 3.465 +12 +8.00 37.19 37.19 LgCVAn 4,078 +15.6+10.50 21.45 21.45 M i 4144 +34 + 132 132
SGatewy Funds:n20 +4 MoganStanleyInst: T1dAgdC 2,143 +134 +10.50 212.18 18 Mlnn 4,744 +. +20 1326 136
Gateway ,Funds: CrPIln 2.082 +5.0 +40 1155 11.55 Schwab Funds: MuLdn 2,351 +21 +10 1069 10.69
Goldman Sach.A: . llEqn 6748 182 +8.10 21.99 21.99 I000l 4,168 +13.1 +9.60 37.14 37.14 Pred tlerlr,3 +385 +38.6 2 2229
HYMunAp 2,251 +7.6 +7.00 1112 1112 Muhllmpn 2,973 +23S9+14.40 85.60 85.60 10Sen 2,328 +132 +9.70 37.18 37.18 Ppr 2,1053 +1.7 +100 67.52 672
MCapVAp 2.775 +20.7 +1640 37.56 37.56 MutualSeries: ' iPInvn 3,668 +12.3 +8.O0 19.74 19.74 Seoalur 3,706 +20.6+12.80 19.85 19.85
Goldmanp Sachs5 nst: BeaconZ 3,33 +17.0 +1120 17.13 17.13 S&PSeln 3,40 +125 4+10 1983 1983 STARn 11,547 +126 +9.00 19.81 1981
HYMuni 2,532 .1 +760 11.13 1113 discZ 2,839 .20.8 +16.8027272727 WSlsSe 5,462 +2.9 +320 9.65 9.65 SIGrade 10,438 +31 +2.10 10.4910.49
Harbor Funds: QOua Qd 3,515+18.1 +12.70 21.12 21.12 Scudder Funds A: talEqn 5,103 +23.1 +14.70 236 .86
Bond 1,933 47 +2.40 1164 114 SharesZ 8,432 +16.0+11.90 25.06 25.06 DmiHIA 4,662 +16.1 +990 44.98 4498 TlR205 2,059 NS +7.10 1198 11.98
CapApplnlnn,184 +149 +18.10 3332 33.32 Neuberger&BernnTr: I rorsp 2,046 +4.3 +3.80 9.06 9.06 USGm 458+122 +14.40 1829 1829
Itlnr 10,255 +247 +20.0 5038 5038 Gner n 6,485+21.5.+ 240 5031 50.31 US 2,533 +2.6+1.90 40 Weslyn 7,633 72 +520 2167 21.67
Hartford Fds A: Nicholas Group: Scudder Funds S: Weamn 25621+122 +9.0 31 3166
CapAppAp 6071 +21.0 +18.30.60 350 Nichdon 2,426 +13.7 9.40 62.31 6231 GrolncS 213 12. 0 352 n 251 +125 +0 31. 31
OntasAp 2,109 +130 +9.30 1919 19.19 NuveenCIR: Selected Funds: A- ldrn 12.861 +15 .8.0 + 10 8.85 1885
Hartford HLS IA: InODurMudBd,213 +4.1 +3.50 8,96 8.96 AmSSp 7,775 +16.0+12.60 40 .48 V d llI n 28.199 +17.1 +S 32.73 3273
Bond 2,07 +5 .4 250 116 11.69 Oakmark Funds : Seligman Group: Vanguard dx Fds:
CapApp 10,299 +22.6 +1890 59.8 0 59 ylnr 9,127 +13.3 +9.60 2534 25.34 Caou 2180 +15.7 +11.60 27.79 27.79 500n 68.144 +12.5 .10 11693116.93
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Adsers 8095 +85 +9.10 24.47 24.47 Odarkr 6,196 +104 +2.10 41.65 4165 Smith Barney A: EMen 4,937 +342 +32.50 1.18.62 1.62
Stoc 4706 +109 +1230 5020 5020 Seler 5,824 +12.1 6.90 341 341 g1 Agrp 3,755 +156+1720107.15 5 107.15 Ei en 10.759 +20.1 +1020 27 27.86
Hartford HLS IB : Oppenheimer A: appAp 3,569 +112 +7.80 15.37 15.37 Ern 5,042 +21.8 +1520 35.013501
CapApprecp2,487 +223+1860 5943 5943 Capp p 5,541 +10. +8.40 44.00 44.00 FdtAp 2.196 +129 +520 15.71 15.71 Grotn 650 +106 +9.00 28.12 28.12
Hotchkis& Wiley: CaplhcAp 2,619 +14.1 +6.10 12.53 12.53 M9MHp 1.96 .0 +13.40 15.3 7 157 lfordn 2X,7 .+50 +2.10 1029 029
LgCapValAp 2,75 +21.2 +980 24.17 24.17 eMldAp 4,630 +43.6 41.00 36.09 3609 Smith Barney B&P:
MidCpVal 2,492 +27.2+14.10 3022 3022 EqutyA 2,246 +142+12.40 119393 11. gGt 2,296 +147 +1620 95.89 95.89 PaMd 50 +2.7+1820 17.06 11.96
HussmnStrGr 2,195 +11.3 +6.20 15.63 15.63 G6iatAp 10,161 +214 +1510 68.12 1 Sm Barney 1: Pa n 0n +2.37 +21,7 0 2 10 0.96
JPMorgan A Class: GkI pAx 2.014 +26.6 +1620 35.35 35.35 6 D i 2,043 +67 +20 17.4317.43 REITr 4 +26.1 +17.40 20.55 2055
ldCpValp 2.678 +18 +11i0 2401 24.01 IntBdAp 2.,701 +162 +6.00 5.8 5487 Smith Barney Y: S C e 5,614 +215 +11. 29 32 2932
JPMorgan Select: MnStFdAx 7,712 t12, 920 37. 3 .62 LS apGrY 2332 +130 +11.40 2436 2436 SarapWa 333 +208+1040 15.10 15.10
InlEq 2,519 +184 +1290 3227 3227 SltdeAp 4,701 +11.1 +520 424 424 Soed9n 2.120+17.4+1200 39.3 3973 3 STBodn 3,070 2.5 +120 990 9.0
JPMorgan Set Cls: Oppenheim Quest: St FarmAssoc: Toanld n 20,731 +38 +220 920 998
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dAmer 2,574 NS+120 2462 24.62 OBalB 2207 +11.5 +4.00 18.29 1829 TCW Galileo Fds: ToSIkn 28084 +144 +9.60 352 30.52
Janus: Oppenheimer Roch: SelEty 3042 +17.6 +4.40 21.32 21.32 Vuen 3246 +159 +1030 22.57 225
Balancedn 2,50 +9.4 +9.70 22 58 2258 UdYAp 2,541 +50 +550 334 334 Templeton nstUl: Vanguardl nsll Fds:
Co anan 2,906 +25.9 +150 1.05 1505 oRMuAp 5,708 +2 +.90 18.04 18.4 EmlISp 2,516 +32 +28.40 1867 1867 Ear, 2333 +22.1 +1540 35.09 3509
Fundn 11,153 +100 +7.60 2586 2586 RcNlSuA 2.389 +12.0 80 12.07 12.07 FoEqS 5910 +213+135022.14 22.14 mI n 8086 +126 8201160011600
Gnhlncn 5,730 +14.1+15.60 36.04 6.04 PIMCOAdmn PIMS: ThirdAvenue Fds: Inl 15,064 +12.6 +8 116011601
Hercuyn 4,475 +135+11.80 2327 2327 ToReAdn 18225 +4.5 +2.30 10.50 10.50 lr 1934 +302 +16.0 2102.05 21 05 +2005+1620 105 1
MCapVal 4,185 +20.2+130 24.47 24.47 PIMCOInstl PIMS: RealEstVafr 2,875 +2.8 +170 3065 30.65 MdCapb-. 2,431 +29 +1820 172 174
Olympusn 2,257 +154 +18,00 32.77 3277 A et 5,565 +12.0 +7.30 13.04 1304 aue 6,53 +24.7,+18.30 59.91 5901 SCplnn 10 +21.7 +12.10 2 3 29
Oveseasnr 2,547 +21 30.90 3072 3072 CommadRR 5.255 +25.0+2250 1687 16187 Thomburg Fds: TBSn 8,370 +40 -230 9 0 938
Twenty 9,61617.6 +1570 00 5002 EmMrlBd 2,119 +189+1280 11.36 1126 InllAp 2252 .22.5 +1860 2288 228 TSo n 10,697 +14 +9.0 3 s53 3.3
WlIdWnr 4,968 +95 +7.90 43,59 43.59 HFildn 3,643 +12.4 +5.10 9.68 9.68 Thrivent FdsA: Vantagepoint Fds:
JennisonDrydenA: Laowurn 9.247 +2.5 +1.40 10.1 100.1 LgCapSlodc 3,334 +9.7 +6.70 272 222 22 Growhn 2,714 +9.7 +7.30 895 685
Ull3A 0 3,307 +3410 1493 1493 ModIrn 1,960 +4. +120 I0 10.0 Tweedy Browne: Victory Funds:
Jensen 2,425 +57 +240 2422 2422 ReaRellnsl 5,455 +7.5 +320 1.10 11.10 GlobVal 7350 +19.1 +16.10 2628 2628 DOiA 2,643 +146 +11.10 17.00 1700
ShortT 226 3 +2.3,2.40 96 9 98 USAA Group: WM Str Asset Mgmt:
ToBetn 53,284�8 +A2.60 10.50 1050 I nSkn 2,32 +13. +.80 17.49 17.491 M rse tMg
T1lln 2.138 +3.9 +1.80 9.91 991. S&Pldxn 2224 +12.3 +8.10 19.02 180 aedp 2,123 +11.0 +720 13.80 130
1 . PIMCO Funds A: TxEITn 2 67 +45 +340 13.11 13.11 Waddell & Reed Adv:
CaommodRRp2437 +244 +21.80 16.77 16.77 TELTn 2,362 +60 4.50 1399 11399 CorelevA 3,844 1+1100 6.19 619
RealRAp 3,624 +70 +2.80 11.10 11.10 Van Kamp Funds A: ScTecA 2,239+206+19.10 12.17 12.17
TolRA 9,759 +4.3 +2.110105010.50 CmsAp 11,427 +155 +720 19.091909 WeltzFunds:
PIMCO Funds C: EmGroAp 3.160 +11.3 +11.00 42.33 42.33 Pa0V0l 2,143 +11.0 +120 2 326
Reallp 2,41 +6.5 +23 11.10 11.10 Eqlyncp 9,910 +13.4+10.90 904 9.04 Valen 3,365 +12.4 +.0036,45 3.
TotRCI 2,549 +35 +1.30 1050 10.50 GrnAp 6243 +162+13.90 21.992199 Wells FargoAdv :
PIMCO Funds D: HYMup 3,10 +7.6 +800 1082 10.82 O y 1941 +172+1070 50.130
STolRnp 3,003 +4.5 +2.20 10.50 10.50 Van Kamp Funds B: Wel mA 1
I l"y Pioneer Funds A: ,C'slBI 2.524 +14.6 +6.40 1907 1907 Western Asset:
HighOYApe 2.579 +12.7 +3.70 10.79 10.79 Eq1rlI 3,182 +126 10.10 800 8.0 CorePlus 5a 66 .6 +220 1032 1032
,e Local Paper" I dCpVaApe 1,958 +197+1.00 2329 2329 Vanguard Admiral: Coe 3.77 +5.2 +2.00 11.13 11.13
SLocal aperAp 5477 +123 +9 4466 44.66 Cp(~dn 2902 +216 +990 7682 76.82 WilliamBlairN:
VAeAupe 3873 +13.5 +9.1017.76 17.76 Enegyn 2254 +392+48.5 1020 1020 IrlrGSi 2,5 +239 +2,00 2601 2601


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A
ABB Ld N 9.18 9.00 .. 913 +3.80
AES Co N 1590 151210015.46 -2.70
AFLAC N 4831 4793160048.00 -5.50
AKSIeel N 8.88 8.55. 8.70 +8.00
AMR N 17.96 1700 17.74 +.60
ASMLHId 0 20.08 1963 1973 +70
ATTInc N 25.34 25.0022002507 +300
ATlTeah 0 16.88 1655 .. 1677 6.90
AU OptLr N 1475 1449 . 1461 420
AbtLab N 3914 381118600356 -4.20
AberFnc N 633261.3923006210 .7.70
Abgenra 0 14.36 13.75 . 1407 +750
Accenlure N 23.34 28.881900291812.80
ActOiW s 0 135213.2548001337 -1340
A ec 0 5.20 507 . 5.17 +2.40
A eSy s0 35.68 33.8232.00 3497+10 60
AMD N 28.2527.20 .. 27.9514.30
Aeropst N 25.61 24.6618.0025.07 4.10
Aenas N 95.6594.7519.0095.50 +3.00
Aglen N .84 35.18,54.0035.49 -2.00
ArTran N 15.76 14.98 .15.17 -3.90
AkamrJT 0 21.12 20.38100020.88 +3.80
Alamosa O 18.4818.44 . 18.46 +.30
Aagerlsn N 24.2023.89190024.16 +1.70
APan N 40.813976... 40.342450
Aoa N 28.28 27.7119.0028.10 +7.70
Alexn 0 20.23 19.40 .. 2001 10.40
AtoaEnr N 282 3533.028.66 -.50
Atafe N 9.19 8.4827.00 9.13 +3.40
Alsate N 5625 55.2321.005584 -1320
AMlel N 6728 6643160067.16 -2.80
nteraCp 0 19.50 19.0627.0019.10 7.00
Aiar N 73.54 7228215.0073.32 -1.50
Arazon 49.53 48.4041.0049.06+1000
Andcs N 2651 258020.0026.22 -350
AmHess N 127.00123.1313.00125.5 -57.30
AMovLs N 30.5025.89 .. 29.79 +9.50
AmAxle N 21.02 19.1012.0019.29 -16.90
AmCapSr 0 3900 38.7410.0039.00 +5.30
AageOs 0 21.60 20.7711.0021.00 -31.10
AEP N 36.92 36.5413.0036.78 -1.40
Am N 52.25 51.5717.0051.61 -10.10
Ainl&Ip N 68.00 66.8016.0067.29 -14.30
AmOrBionA 4.78 4.35 ... 4.75 -4.10
AmPhame 0 35.80 322529.0034.01-136.00
AmStand N 40.03 39.0222.0039.87 +7.80
AmTower N 28.32 27.55 ... 27.98+17.40
Amercdl N 25.55 25.2815.0025.52 +320
Am nprs n N 43.74 42.60 ... 43.23 -220
Ametrade 0 24.1023.51290023.86 -50
0 81.12 79.5929.0080.78 -20.10
ZAorkT 0 6.99 6.57 .. 6.63 +3.90
Aeyin 0 37.66 37.16 ... 37.50 -9.40
Aadrk N 93.88 92.1611.0093.49+21.40
AogDev N 40.15 38.9537.0039.74 t1720
A sdrew 0 11.46 11.0548.0011.11 +70
Anheusr N 43.83 432417.0043.50 -3.70
AnnTaylr N 32.12 31.4355.0032.01 +9.00
AVnaly N 11.90 11.647.00 11.69 8.10
AonCop N 36.74 362518.0036.63 +2.80
A Nache N 6922 66.9910.0068.18 -1320
OIIOG 0 72.91 70.8530,0071.21 -7.60
AppleCs 0 72.74 70.7047.0072.63+32.90
ApplBio N 27.76 26.7121.0026.93 -2.40
l 0 3.02 2.80 ... 3.02 +4.30
paO 0 18.98 1861260018.83 +5.30
CC 0 2.89 278 .. 2.85 t2.30
aQuanle 0 28.00 272565.0027.84+13.20
Aqila N 3,65 3.52 ... 3.65 +.50
ANdrCoal N 79.50 7664.... 77.55 +9.30
ArchDan N 24.07239016.002390 6.20
Aolech 0 .49 42 , .48 +1.00
Aris 0 1007 9.7534.0010.00 +9.40
OATech 0 1.70 1.57 ... 161 +2.00
An 0 3.59 3.43... 3.53 +3.60
Aulodsks 0 42.63 416834.004242+15.70


aJn a nWeKaly re Lul ii.9
High Low
AuloData N 4780 471426.004731 +280
Avanex 0 .76 71 .76 .70
Avaya N 116511.0960 1125 -650
Avnel N 2405 2325190023,89 +7.80
Avon N 27.72 27.41140027.57 ".60
Axonyx 0 90 85 86 -40
B
BBUTCp N 43.02425414004275 -9.30
BEASys 0 9.10 8972500 9.00 -1.40
BHPBiLt N 3334 3296 ... 3304 3.40
Svcss N 38.75 37.6228.003830+15.40
BPPLC N 682467.6912.006811 +2.80
BakIHu N 5991 58.71250059.41 9.00
BkolAm N 461845.7611.0046.13 -360
BkNY N 3298 32.6217.0032.87 -30
BaerickG N 27.20 26.52380026.63 .690
Baxter N 39.70 38.9732.0039.59 0 5 10
BeaconP 0 185 1.76 .. 1.81 -.60
BearingPIIN 7.75 742.. 7.65 +350
Beaams N 71.03 69.467.00 7080 -1650
BedBath 0 43.85 43.0024.0043.23 +.50
BellSouth N 27.95 27.3912.0027.87 2.40
BeraGod A 300 2.85 .. 2.86
BetBuys N 49.50 48.5023.0048.85 1780
Beverly N 11.93 11.8516.0011.90 -.50
B nysl 0 15.1914.32 14.57+2600
Biegenldc 0 43.6342.60 .. 43.45 -10.40
Biol 0 38.44 36.25.0038.28+16.80'
BlockHRs N 25.34 25.0114.0025.26 -6.50
Blockbsr N 4.25 3.90.. 4.08 +410
Booing 70.00 69.3724.0069.44 +380
nSc N 27.8226.8840.0027.33 7.60
hisnlsO 29.1128.59760028.8126.90
Brt N 21.93 21.4416.0021.88 -3.80
Bdmn 0 488847.2663.0048.77 +7.00
BrcdeCm 0 4,57 4.4021.00 4.51 +.70
BudNSF N 66.76 66.1818.0066.65+1200
BurRsc N 75.00 73.18130074.31 +11.60
C
CITGp N 50.52 49.3013.0050.30 -6.00
CMGI 0 1.84 1.7536.00 1.80 +1.20
CMSEng N 1412 13.98 ... 14.04 +80
CNET 0 15.72 1520 .. 15.69 4.70
CVSCps N 27.67 27.1123.0027.28 -6.80
CabtsnNYN 2350 23.04 ... 23.30 -15.00
Cadence 0 17.74 17.3365.0017.66 +6.20
Calpine N 39 .27 . .28 .960
CapOne N 84.76 83.85120084.53 -4.10
CpshTib 0 3.52 3.25 3.35 -4.10
CardnlHh N 64.69 64.1026.0064.55+10.30
CarernkRx N 52.68 52.1328.0052.18+12.30
Carnival N 5603 55.1821.0056.00+18.40
Calerpis N 59.45 58.4016.0058.81 +8.60
Celgene 0 61.00 59.83 .. 60.00 24.30
Cendant N 18.11 18.0016.0018.05 -.80
CenlerPnt N 13.37 13.1317.0013.28 -.30
Centex N 7405 71.958.00 73.86 -18.30
ChmSh 0 13.01 12.5519.0013.00 t3.30
CharnCm O 128 1.21 ... 1.28 +1.20
ChkPoin O0 22.0321.7818.0022.01 +,10
Chemlura N 12.50 1223 ... 12.49 +2.30
Chenieres A 39.62 37.90 ... 39.13+3030
ChesEng N 30.61 29.9317.0030.52 +1120
Chewon N 59.46 58.349.00 59.18 +6.40
ChiMerc N 377.48361.2545.00369.80-271.00
Chicoss N 45.0044.1044.0044,40 -13.20
ChinaMednO 32.75 30.06 30.47 -3730
CenaCp 0 3.08 2.95 ... 3.03 +2.30
CnaBiel N 4.01 391 3.97 +2,30
CircCitly N 21.7321.2560.0021.45 +.70
Cisco 0 17.73 177317.50210017.64 +.90
CQgrp N 48.93 48.5911.0048.77 -7.50
CrltConm N 12.79 12.3531.001254 -3.20
CilxSy 0 2777 27.2830.0027.55 -1.30
ClearCan N 33.11 328027.003302 -2.00
Coach N 35,50 34.8933.0035.03 -16.10


". U muy (t Lk LI01
High Low
CocaCE N 199219.72140019.77 2.80
CocaCI N 42.9342.6120.004282 +3.00
Coeur N 450 425 430 -240
Cognpas 0 34.3731.56220033.73 -9.40
NoPal N 55.09 54.7024.0054.96 +9.10
Coast 0 27.1726.8045.0027.16 -2.30
Conic s O - , ' i o. j., .. . -2.00
CmcBNJs N ,- , ii,., t o1 +5.80
CVRD N 45.95 44.5212.0045.08 t4.90
CpAs N 29.34 29.00940029.18 +3.60
CompSca N 503549.3112.0049.52 +9.20
Compuro 0 9.33 9.0831.00 9.19 +2.90
Corarvs 0 266726.1657.002640 -7.00
ConAgra N 215521.3313.0021.40 -5.40
S......i 2.69 2,60.. 2.69 +3.30
N.,.i Nr 63.50 61.977.00 6239 -16.10
Consec N 231022.9613.0023.0919.60
ConsolEgy N 6580 4.0011.0065.33+21.10
ConslelAs N 24.56 234619.0024.48 +14.40
Ctlir B N 16.95 16.03 .. 16.85+12.70
CopeCo N 54.32 52.7020.005347 +8.70
Corning N 20.99 20.4540.0020.85 -.80
Coslo 0 49.43 48.6423.0049.34 -1240
CnwdFn N 3481 34.50100034.73 -19.30
Coventys N 0.20 58.9620005920 +4.10
Craylnc 0 1.60 1.48 1.60 +1.70
CrnCste N 27.92 2721 ... 27.91 +14.10
CrownHod N 19.26 18.7449.0019.14 +700
Crystallxg A 2.42 2.18 .. 2.37 +5.60
CypSem N 15951540 .. 15.70 -2.00
D
DJIADm A 109.26108.65 .. 108.82 -5.10
DRHornlsN 36.55 35.909.00 36,52 -1.00
DRDGOLDO 1.40 130 ... 1.30 -1.60
Danaher N 56.89 56.2021.0056.79+11.00
DeckOul 0 24.75 242411.002446+28.30
Deere N 69.46 68.7112.0068.87+11.90
DeiMnte N 10.55 10.3517.0010.45 +3.00
Dellnc' 0 31.1630.7524.0030.82 +4.90
DesertSngA 2.03 1.90 ... 1.95 -3.50
DevonE N 62.79 61.3611.006229 +9.10
DiaOs N 67.3365.3354.006655+34.60
DigRver 0 28.44 265123.002824 +6.90
DirecTV N 13.62 13.46 .. 13.60 -3.30
DisildAn 0 15.77 15.49 ... 15.60 -2.40
Disney N 25.00 24.8219.0024.88 -1.70
DobsonCmO 7.77 7.30 .. 7.53 +1.40
DollarG N 19.19 18.7718.0019.15 +.90
DowChm N 45.15 44.549.00 44.54 -13.10
DressBn 0 35.49 34.4816.0034.96+60,60
DuPonI N. 43.39 43.0520,0043.16 +.10
DukeEgy N 27.20 26.9117.002704 -2.10
Dynegy N 4.67 4,44 ... 4.46 -2.10
E
ETrade N 20.12 19.7519.0020.02 +5.50
eBays 0 45.35 44.2562.0045,19 -15.20
EMCCp N 14.11 13.9926.0014.04 -.50
EOG RessN 75.49 73.4018.0075.19 +22.90
EaieBbnd A .14 .13 ... .14 -.20
E 0Unk 0 11,81 11.5511.00 11,70 +3.90
EKodak N 24.64 24.11 ... 2433 +.30
EchoStar 0 26.46 26.019.00 26.44 -1.00
EIPasoCp N 11.55 11.25 .. 11,37 -2.00
Elan N 10.37 1020.. 1030 -5.00
Elcllts 0 5823 56.0048.0056.83 -23.00
EDS N 24.00 23.60 ... 230 -3.10
Emdea O0 7.81 7.6543.00 7.76 +.80
EmsnEIl N 77.47 76.7523.00T77.30 +42.90
Emulex N 20.94 20.5326.0020.69 +.20
EnCanas N 47.29 46.62 ... 4724+10.60
EndoPhrm O 30.50 29.9925.0030.10 -30
ENSCO N 48.66 46.9732.0047.50 -14.90
EqOflPT N 32.01 31.35 .. 31.90 -.90
EqtyRsd N 41.01 40.6516.0040.90 -9.80
EncsnTI 0 34.01 33.51 .. 33.71 +5.80
EvrgrS[r 0 12.05 1125 ... 11.83 -4.90


Ui u nWp m l un CigC
fh Low
Exeln N 52.75 522117,005239 +50
Eean 0 24 0 24. ... 24.90+17.60
WEOSetplsO 87.95 862136.0087.83+70.90
: 4Ner O 5.30 5.0851.00 5.14 +1.80
Exxnbl N 59.44 58.6811,0059.07 -10.40
F
FURS sO 23.34 21.9223.022.98 -14.70
FarchdS N 18.45 17.91 .. 1798+10.10
Faiminrlg N 41.50 39.7332.0040.60+13.10
Famtr N 23.95 22.9818.0023.09 -.20
FannieMn N 48.3547.698.00 47.99 20.90
FeolDS N 67.7565.9011.0066.65 -4
FffThrd 0 4071 40.0516.004029 -19.30
Fnisar 0 1.93 1.73 ... 1.91 +1.40
FirslData N 44.75 438722.0044.58+29.40
irsEngy N 47.05 46.7918.00463 2.70
Flen 0 10.83 10.68280010.74 -.70
FootLck N 22.72 222014.002266 +5.50
FotdM N 8.20 8.018.00 8.15 -1.70
Faestab N 39.82 38.9419.0039.73 +220
ForestO N 4728 45.7021.0046.1511.10
Foundry 0 14.49 14.2239.0014.40 +7.00
FredMac N 64.08 62.32 ... 62.90 -18.00
FMCG N 54.25 53.1715.0053.70 +4.70
Fleescale N 28.05 26.9731.0027.17+14.10
FreescB N 28.11 275 ... 27.19 11.90
FdedBR N 11.14 10.7010.0011.12 +2.10
FmtAir 0 8.62 829 . 8.46 -5.90
FrontOis N 405939211.0040.48+34.10
G
GameStp N 3525 34.0130.003520 -13.40
Ganet N 61.5260.6412.006089 -8.10
u N 18.1417.014.0017.79 +.70
Galenwa N 3.10 3.0451.00 3.06 .30
Gemrts 0 272 2.6127.00 2.67 +1.00
Genenlch N 98.80 96.5992.00980.+15.50
GenElec N 35.7535620.003550 -7.00
GnMari N 41.0240.026.00 40.48.+35.80
GenMils N 48.38 48.0114.004828 +1.80
GnMoV N 22.3321.80 ... 22.08 -7.80
GMI33 N 16.80 1650... 16.69 10
GenBioc 0 1.00 .93 ... .95 +1.10
Genta 0 1.361285.00 1.36 -20
Genwart N 35.16 34013.003480 +930
Gezyme 0 74.95730 ... 74.69 4.80
GaPadf N 47.72 47532004755 +320
.GieadSc 0 53.63 527339.005358 46.50
Glo0Ind 0 12.74 12.1631.0012.71 +.90
GldoalSFe N 47.46 46.0248.004681 -.40
GlobeTeln A 3.32 320... 328 +270
GokIFLtd N 15.85 1520 ... 15.38 -520
Goldrpg N 21.10 20.4433.0020.44 -11.40
GoStg A 2.4522 229 -150
GoldWFn N 6524 632714.006482 -2370
GoetanS N 131.7613.011.0131.08-30.40
Govr N 17.47 16.889.00 17.09 +120
O 419.534138693.00417.70-10920
N 42.3341.1039.041.92+24.40
GmyWff A 7.96 7119.00 7.90 +2.3
Guidan N 61.94 61.6946.61.82 +3.70
H
HCAInc N 52.36 515016.m05211 +1070
Halitn N 65.90646133.0065.83 +940
Hanover N 14.47 1392 ... 14.35 +7.30
HadieyO N 5429 53.4416005690 -1200
HarmonG N 12.70 1210 ... 12.17 .30
HarraE N 69.6168.4021.00681 -420
HlMg N 2374 23.4617.002358 -1.30
HedM N 380 3.64 ... 69 -150
Heinz N 35.0534.7217.0034.79 -.10
HeimletP N 29.62 29.1136.002923 -5.00
Hiton N 22.94 22482202292 +9.60
Horp N 41.90 413516.0041.67 .50
HomeSol A 5.95 5.6130.00 5.74 -.30
Haelnll N 37.1635.9820.0036.06 8.60
HostMar N 1418.5 11556.0018.41 .30
Heon c 0 15.97 15.6226.0015.78 +4.60
sHu O 1206115227.0012.04 -20
HumGen 0 9.43 9.16... 920 +.30
HunUBs 0 22.66 220319.0022.56 -12.00
IACInters 2820 27.7614.0028.01 -4.90
IMSHIth N 24.77 24.6121.0024.68 -.10
ISCOlIn A .38 .36 .. 31 -.10
iShBazil N 35.4335.00 .. 35.35+13.00
SrlJapan N 12.791270 ... 12.74 +220
iShMexc A 36.13 3551 . 35.83 +9.90
iShTaiwan N 12.0311.93 ... 11.95 +2.30
'ShEmMktsA 86.90 8612 ... 8620+10.10
ShEAFEsA 58.9558.4 ... 5885 +9.10
iShRIO0GA 5225 51.93 -. 5216. ...
iShRs2000sA 68.82 68.12 ... 68.82 +8.60
iShREsts N 66.18 657 ... 66.10 -140
iSSPSrisN 59.69 59.15 .- 59.69 +5.60
Impacditg N 1126 1002.00 10.85 -450
Infomal 0 11.30 11.05 - 11.19 +120
IngeoRds N 41.01405311.0040.70 +7.00
InspPnar 0 5.33 4.77 ... 4.90 -1.70
InlgDv 0 1320 12.80 ... 13.02+1150
IntegES N .74 58 -. .73 +1.00
Inter 0 27.49 27.1121.0027.43 +620
Intellsync 0 5.12 5.09 -.. 5.09 +.10
IBM N 89.15 883619.0088.65 -150
InrlGame N 29.86295825.0029.70 +4.10
InlPap N 34.14 33.0012.0033.46+2.50
Inuni 0 12.66 11.90 .. 12.01 -5.10
Interpubic N 9.37 924 ... 9.34 -4.30
Insnl 0 26.5026.1352.002628 +4.60
Inlt 0 53.66 53.0627.0053.40 -420
Intpgn O 68.5867.4333.0068.15+50.90
WaxCsop A 36.62 30.0042.0030.57 +1.30
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News-Sun, Sunday, December 4, 2005


RAZOR
Continued from 11A
the those days were over and
gone, but a greater relief, even
thankfulness, that I hadn't got-
ten into trouble that early in
my life.
I was so angry then, it
would have been easy to
seduce me to the darker side of
my nature - had a canny and
predatory peer leader met me
at that time.
Sometimes the only thing
that saves us is a good fortune
which we'll never know hap-
pened.
So I was grateful, as I stood
in the sun, inside a razor wire
topped fence. It could so easily
have been me, living a life
behind bars.
Especially because back in
the '60s there weren't too
many options for adolescents
who got themselves in trouble.
Today, the Avon Park Youth
Academy provides an impor-
tant second chance for young
men who have had problems
with the law before getting out
of high school.
Convicted of non-violent
crimes, the teenagers serve
their time at the facility, which
Provides a general educational
diploma program and several
technical education specialties.
The young men are mostly
between 16 and 18 years old.
The goal is to have them
graduate with the basic skills
to make it in life, plus the
foundation of a trade which
will make it easier to find work
and stay on the straight and
narrow.
I was at the academy to
learn about the culinary arts
program.
The students learn by work-
ing in the kitchen, which turns
out three meals a day for the
200 students, and the on-duty
staff of 40.
The kitchen is huge with a
brick colored tile floor. That
flbor can become quite slip-
pery when wet. There was a
constant refrain from the
instructors to "slow down," or,
"Move it along." That's
because, like most adQlescents,
the .rudents at the academy
have two speeds: Dead slow


New insurance and financial


planning service available


3--

A student at Avon Park Youth Academy whips up icing for a sheet
cake. This particular student was not interested in becoming a
career cook or chef, but admitted the skills were useful for everyday
life. Other students in the culinary arts program, were focused on
kitchen careers, one wanted to be the next Emeril, or television chef
celebrity.


and faster than the speed of
light.
Stainless steel cabinets and
appliances ring the room.
Every kind of machine that can
be found in a kitchen, can be
found at the academy.
The pots and pans are giant
size, many large enough to sit
in.
Although Jessie Negron, the
lead instructor and a Navy vet-
eran, pooh poohed their size.
She worked for a time at the
Orlando Training Center,
which prepares meals for
10,000 a day. Entire families,
and their compact car, could fit
in the pots and pans she was
used to preparing food.
The students seemed
focused on their work, when
they weren't talking to each
other. Only one or two asked
what I was doing there -
which, by the way, turned out
to be not doing much. Even
though I gotthere a few min-
utes before 10 a.m., thinking I
dould hielp .witl di"iinei prep, it


turned out the prep work, like
chopping celery or making the
fillings for the sweet potato
pies, had long since been done.
Work starts in the academy
kitchen at 5 a.m.
In the end, the biggest com-
pliment I can give William
Bullock, the director of food
service at the academy, and his
staff, is that it was easy to put
the razor wire fence out of my
mind while I was standing in
their kitchen smelling their
sweet potato pies. The atmos-
phere was relaxed but purpose-
ful, the instructors engaged, the
students cooperative.
But I still felt a wave of joy
as I popped the car into drive,
and drove away from the place.

Next week Christopher
Tuffley finds out what it is like
to be a school superintendent.
Any business person who
has a job they would like to
spotlight in the Tuffin'J t With
Tuffley feature, can call 385-
6155 ext. 528.


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING - Joe DeRenzis,
Jr. of HBW Insurance &
Financial Services Inc. said that
the most frequently asked ques-
tion is, "Will my money. be
there when I retire?"
DeRenzis, originally from
Westchester, N.Y. has lived in
Sebring for the past eight years
with. his wife, Vicki, and their
children, Amanda, 10 and
Tommy, 8,
"Since 9/11 (Sept. 11, 2001),
safety of principal has been the
number one concern of my
clients. I show them how to get
market-like gains without the
risk and make sure their retire-
ment is there when they need it.
Usually around age 40 people
become serious about taking
control of their financial future.
Recently I see a trend that
younger people are becoming
more aware of their finances,"
DeRenzis said.
DeRenzis received his bach-.
elor's in business administra-
tion in business/marketing and
has been teaching algebra at
Avon. Park High School for the
past four years.
"As an educator, I've always
enjoyed working with and help-
ing. people to improve their
lives," DeRenzis said.
After an introduction to
financial planning concepts in
1999, he found the subject
intriguing and important
enough to pursue. He is an
independent registered repre-
sentative. He has been life
licensed since 1999 and also is
a Notary Public, a mortgage
broker and a certified debt
counselor. He specializes in
tax-sheltered annuity and
deferred retirement option pro-
gram, which offers financial
solutions for all state employ-
ees.
"I take this profession very
seriously. Today just keeping up
with the ongoing changes in tax
laws and product designs is
paramount for helping clients
make the smartest choices.


SUE ANN CARPENTER/News-Sun
Joseph DeRenzis Jr. of HBW Insurance & Financial Services Inc. in
Sebring (from left) explains facts to Richard Martin and Aitie
McIntyre, both of Sebring.


about their money and their
financial future," DeRenzis
said.
DeRenzis is a devoted stu-
dent of the business by reading
and attending seminars and lec-
tures, and seeking experienced
trainers in advanced areas, such
as his mentor, Robert
Goldsmith, a seasoned 24-year
expert in the field.
"With his help, I've designed
strategic financial concepts that
include how to save with mar-
ket potential, but without the
risk normally associated with
investing. I share how to turn
ordinary expenses (insurance
premiums) into assets. My ulti-
mate objective is to provide
clients with great flexibility in
coordinating events that will
affect their financial future,"
DeRenzis -said.
His greatest challenge is to
persuade customers that old
philosophies about insurance
and investing are no longer the
right solution. Besides, ignor-
ing the future doesn't mean it
won't show up. He believes
education and information is
imperative in order to know
where you are headed financial-
ly.
"As an independent agent, I
work for my clients, not a spe-
cific company. And I do--the


right thing for them 100 percent
of the time. Integrity and.hon-
esty are the foundation of my
business as a financial consult-
ant, and I have the tools to
assist them in' reaching their
financial goals. I not only own
and operate this business in
Highlands County, it's impor-
tant to me to become part of the
heart of the community where I
live and do business,"
DeRenzis said.
Volunteering as assistant
coach of soccer at the
Highlands County Family
YMCA serves part of that com-
mitment.
"Another goal that is impera-
tive to me is to find and train
additional like-minded profes-
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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 call-
ing 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.

MONDAY
* ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting, 8-9 p.m. at
Episcopal Church, Lakeshore
Drive, Sebring. For more
details, call 385-8807.
* ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS One Day At A Time
group meets for a closed dis-
cussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday
and Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCI-
ATION SUPPORT GROUP
meets at 2 p.m. at the Oaks of
Avon, 1010 U.S. 27 North,
Avon Park. For details, call
385-3444.
* ALANON meets at 8 p.m.
at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, 660 NW Lakeview
Drive, Sebring. For details,
call (863) 687-3800.
* AMERICAN LEGION
PLACID POST 25 LAKE
PLACID has shuffleboard at
1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9
p.m. Legion and auxiliary
boards meet at 6 p.m. General
meeting at 7 p.m. For details,
call 465-7940.
* AMVETS BRUCE L.
SIMPSON POST 21 meets 7
p.m. second Monday, at the
post, 2027 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, behind the Allstate
building. For details, call 385-
0234.
* BOY SCOUT TROOP 482
meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid.
* EXPERIMENTAL AIR-
CRAFT ASSOCIATION
CHAPTER 1240 meets at
7:30 p.m. the first Monday of
the month at the Sebring
Airport Terminal building.
New members and guests are
always-welcome. For details
call 655-5682.
* 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.
* 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 STAMP
CLUB meets at 1 p.m. the
first Monday at Christ
Fellowship Church, 2935 New
Life Way, Sebring. Guests are
welcome. Talk and swap meet-
ing will follow the regular
meeting. For details, call Frits
Rubbens at 382-2343.
* HIGHLANDS DELTA


CHORALE, rehearses 7 p.m.,
Sebring Church of the
Brethren, 700 S. Pine St.,
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.
* INSULIN PUMP SUP-
PORT GROUP meets from
3:30-5:30 p.m. first Monday at
Conference Room 2, Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, 4200 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring. For details,
call 402-0177.
* KNIGHTS OF COLUM-
BUS COUNCIL 5441 plays
cards and games of your
choice at 11 a.m. first Monday
at the hall, 900 U.S. 27 North,
Sebring. Bring lunch. Dessert
and beverage available for $3.
* 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 ADVANCE-
MENT OF COLORED
PEOPLE, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY BRANCH meets
7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon
Park.
* 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 OPTIMIST
CLUB meets at 6:15 p.m. first
and third Mondays at various
locations. For details, call
Gabriel Read, 453-2859 or
Earle Luke at 381-3514.
* SEBRING AMERICAN
ASSOCIATION FOR
RETIRED PERSONS meets
1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine
Street, Sebring.
* SEBRING BRIDGE
CLUB plays at 12:30 p.m. at
347 Fernleaf, Sebring.
* SEBRING WOMEN OF
THE MOOS meet at 7 p.m.
the first and third Monday at
the lodge, two miles off U.S.
27 on U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 382-8782.
* 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, num-
ber and message. Call will be
returned.
* SERTOMA meets noon,
Takis Family Restaurant,
Sebring.
* SOUTH FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


CONCERT BAND rehearses
at 7 p.m., Sebring High
School Band Room, Sebring.
Adults and SFCC students
with band performing experi-
ence are welcome. For more
details, call Dwight Smith at
386-0655 or Larry Vezina at
385-3955.
* 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 Jean Ottoway at
655-3673 or Barbara Mason at
465-0132.
* VETERANS OF FOR-
EIGN WARS POST 3880
euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224
County Road 621 East, Lake
Placid. For more details, call
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 LEGION
PLACID POST 25 LAKE
PLACID has shuffleboard and
euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For details, call 465-7940.
* AMVETS POST 21 plays
darts from 5-8 p.m. for mem-
bers and guests. For details,
call 385-0234.
* 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 included, Lions Club,
1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park.
* BUSY BEE CRAFT
CLUB meets 9-11 a.m.,
Hidden Creek Clubhouse,
Sebring. Everyone is wel-
come. For more details, call
Marie Rand, 385-3012.
* DEPRESSION BIPOLAR
SUPPORT ALLIANCE
GROUP meets every first and
third Tuesday in Sebring. For
details, call Ronnie Daugherty
at 382-6169 or e-mail rox-
ann @tnni.net.
* FLEET RESERVE ASSO-
CIATION BOARD OF
DIRECTORS Heartland
Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m.,
Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland
Ave., Sebring. Regular meet-
ing, first Tuesday after board
of directors meeting. Call 471-
6109 for details.
* FLETCHER MUSIC
CLUB meets every Thursday
and Tuesday at Fletcher Music
Center in Lakeshore Mall,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-3288.
* 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 COMMU-
NITY ORCHESTRA,
rehearses 5-7 p.m., Room 34,


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Bryan Johnson at (863) 638-
7231.
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY
QUILT GUILD meets at
12:30 p.m. first Tuesday for a
business meeting at the
Women's Club of Sebring,
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Sebring. For details, call 471-
3117.
* LAKE PLACID
JAYCEES meets 7:30 p.m.,
first and third Tuesdays,
Jaxson's., Board meetings at
6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday.
For details, call Joe Collins,
655-5545.
* LORIDA COMMUNITY
CLUB meets at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Lorida
Community Center to plan
events.
* MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
SUPPORT GROUP, meets 7
p.m. second Tuesday at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center, Sebring, in the first
floor doctor's conference
room. For more details, call
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
and has blood pressure screen-
ing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
first and third Tuesday at
Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010
Placid Lakes Blvd. For
details, call 465-4888.
* PLACID LAKES HOME
AND PROPERTY OWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION INC.
has its board meetings at 7
p.m. first Tuesday at Placid
Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888 for
details. Annual meetings are in
February. Quarterly meetings
are in May, September and
December.
* ROTARY CLUB OF
SEBRING (NOON) meets at
noon at the Sebring Civic
Center, near the library in
downtown Sebring. For


details, call 385-3829 or 471-
9900.
* SEBRING ELKS LODGE
1529 plays darts, beginning
with sign in at 6 p.m. Lodge
opens at 3 p.m. serving a var-
ied menu from 4-6 p.m. For
more details, call 414-2659 or
471-3557.
* SEBRING LIONS CLUB
meets at noon at the club-
house, 3400 Sebring Parkway,


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Airline security focus shifts from sharp objects to explosives


By LESLIE MILLER
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Airline
passengers soon will be allowed
to carry small scissors and some
sharp tools onto planes, but
there will be a trade-off: the
prospect of more thorough pat-
downs and other extra security
checks before, they get to the
gate.
The changes announced
Friday by Transportation
Security Administration chief
Kip Hawley are aimed at catch-
ing terrorists carrying explo-
sives, which the agency consid-
ers a greater threat than danger-
ous objects smuggled into an
airplane cabin.
Flight attendants and rela-
tives of some Sept. II attack
victims strongly oppose the
change, saying it will make air-
liners more vulnerable to terror-


ist attack.
"They're just inviting trou-
ble," said Marcus Flagg, a cargo
pilot whose parents died in the
plane that crashed into the
Pentagon on Sept. I1. 2001.
Airlines and airports general
ly support the plan, as does the
largest pilots' union.
Hawley said screeners-
recently renamed "transporta-
tion security officers" - spend
too much time looking for
objects that don't pose much of
a risk, slowing security lines.
Since the TSA took over air-
port screening on Nov. 19,
2002, the agency has confiscat-
ed more than 30 million prohib-
ited items from carry-on bags.
Hawley said about one-fdurth
of those were small scissors and
tools, which will be taken off
the list Dec. 22.
As part of the effort to focus


on bombs, Hawley said more
than 18,000 screeners have
received enhanced explosives
detection training. As a result, a
screener searching a carry-on
bag at St. Louis airport found a
bomb detonator in November.
The person carrying the device
was someone who worked with
such items and was not a terror-
ist, Hawley said.
Other changes are aimed at
making security checks less
predictable for terrorists.


Foreman: Jurors prayed before

recommending death for Joseph Smith


By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press Writer
SARASOTA - Jurors prayed before deliber-
ating whether 11-year-old Carlie Brucia's killer
should live or die. They prayed again five hours
later when a.count of secret ballots showed they
had voted 10-2 to recommend execution for
Joseph Smith.
"We prayed for wisdom. We prayed for the
families," the Rev. Francis "Ron" Kruzel, the
jury foreman, said Friday. "We prayed that God
would lead us to make the right decision."
That decision Thursday night was death by
lethal injection. Circuit Judge Andrew Owens
ultimately will issue the sentence, most likely
next month, but under state law he must give the
jury's recommendation great weight.
Carlie's abduction as she walked home from a
friend's house on Feb. 1, 2004, was captured by a
security camera and later broadcast around the
world. As she crossed through a car wash parking
lot, a dark-haired man in a mechanic's uniform
walked toward her, grabbed her arm and pulled
her away, a recording from the business's sur-
veillance camera showed.
The surveillance camera recording was a key
piece of evidence prosecutors used in presenting
their case. But Kruzel, a Presbyterian minister,
said it played no greater role than other pieces of
evidence.
The pastor said a recent letter introduced as
evidence by prosecutors helped jurors evaluate
whether Smith was capable of being rehabilitat-
ed, an argument defense attorneys made for spar-
ing his life. In the letter, Smith described how to
incapacitate another inmate with a punch to the
throat and said he would break his brother's jaw
if he ever visited him in jail. Smith's brother,


John, testified against him and led authorities to
Carlie's body at a church property.
After the sentence recommendation was made
Thursday night, Carlie's mother. Susan
Schorpen, said she believed the letter damaged
Smith's chances with the jury.
Jurors also were shown photos and a video of
the crime scene and autopsy. A medical examiner
testified during the trial that Carlie was strangled
from behind after being sexually battered. Her
half-naked body also had marks on her wrists,
indicating she had been restrained.
"No person should have to look at pictures like
that," said Kruzel, who plans to write about his
experience on the jury.
Reporters from four media organizations
viewed the photos on Friday.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Tampa
Tribune, Bradenton Herald and WFLA-TV News
Channel 8 sued to gain access to the photos after
Owens blocked media access to them. The 2nd
District Court of Appeal overturned Owens'
order, and the Florida Supreme Court turned
down Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist's
appeal of the appellate court decision.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M.
Kennedy also rejected Crist's request for an
emergency order to block the viewing and the
attorney general now plans to ask the full U.S.
Supreme Court to block media access to certain
trial evidence.
Two other jurors reached by telephone said
they didn't want to talk about the case. Four otheir:-
jurors didn't return phone calls. -
Kruzel described the decision making in. the
jury room as "emotionally thick" during the five
hours it took to reach a sentence recomnmenda-
tion. Every voice was heard and every opinion
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check passengers' backs and
abdomens Starting .Dec. 22
they'll be checking arms and
legs.
Passengers also may notice
more bomb-sniffing dogs roam-
ing airports. Hawley said there
are now 420 teams of such
dogs, 70 percent more than in
2003, at about 80 airports. The
ISA also plans to increase the
number of walk-through bomb-
detection machines from 43
now to 340 by next September,
he said.
Airline passengers had mixed
reactions to the announcement
that scissors and tools would be
allowed on planes.
"It doesn't make me feel less
safe," said Mario Ortiz, 32, who
had just arrived at Washington
Reagan National Airport from
Miami for a vacation. "No,
because if anybody gets up I'm
coming after them."
Passengers' willingness to
confront terrorists - along
with other post-Sept. 11 securi-
ty changes such as air marshals,
armed pilots and bulletproof


cockpit doors - are why the
TSA believes bombs are now a
bigger Ihreat than objects.
But flight attendants say
more needs to be done to make
commercial aviation safe. The
flight attendants' unions have
been lobbying for mandatory
self-defense training and for
screening of the cargo that's
loaded onto passenger air-
planes.
"We are appalled that we are
not being listened to by the fed-
eral government as they down-
grade cabin security standards,"
said Tommie Hutto-Blake pres-
ident of American Airlines'
flight attendants' union.
Software consultant Sumil
Gubidi, 35, who commutes
every week between Dallas and
Washington, said the changes
give him some pause, partly
because of the flight attendants'
opposition.
S"If they feel uncomfortable,
unsafe, then it's probably true
for everybody," Gubidi said.
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New band brings back old time favorites


By ELAINE SEDLOCK
News-Sun
SEBRING - Wartime music
of the '30s and '40s is being
kept alive by a new local band
- The G.I. Joe Band.
The band was born out of the
desires of John Zubler and Billy
Warren, to always play Big
Band music, but specifically
old favorites from the "wartime
era."
They began building a music
library and other musicians
joined them.
Starting rehearsals in May of
this year, the band consisted of
only three saxophones, two
trumpets, and occasionally
drums and/or a bass. Now
Zubler said that they've had as
many as four trumpets, six sax-
ophones, a string bass, drums,


and even guitar or piano.
Currently the band regulars
include Zubler, Warren, Larry
Pate, George Corwin, Larry
Vezina, Joe Staedelin, Bill
Fuller, Ken Eberle, Tom Frazer,
and Stuart Dubbs.
While it took some time,
approximately three to four
months, the band started shap-
ing up and, according to Zubler,
it has grown to be quite a hit
with audiences who have heard
them perform.
"We played at the
CrownPointe Assisted Living
Community a couple times, The
Palms of Sebring Retirement
Community, Lake Placid
American Legion (for a fund-
raiser for the Children's
Advocacy), and for a Friday
night Highlands Social Dance


KATARA SIMMONS/News-Sun
G.I. Joe Dance Band members Joe Staedelin, Ken Eberle, George
Corwin and Bill Fuller play saxaphones on a recent Friday after-
noon during a concert at the Sebring Palms.


Club evening," Zubler said.
"They liked us so much
they've invited us back. There
were about 90 there that night
and people have been calling us
to see where we'll be playing
again and whether we have
tapes."
"The music," Zubler said,
"brings back nostalgic memo-
ries for people from the
wartime era, and others enjoy it
too."
While the band is already
impressing audiences, they con-
tinue to rehearse to improve
their sound and add arrange-
ments to their library.
The musicians in the'band,
ranging in age from 51-89, have
many years of experience. So
much so that Zubler said, "if
their years of experience were
added together it would proba-
bly be about 500 years of band
experience."
Not only does the G.I. Joe
Band play favorite arrange-
ments of years gone by, but
Warren and Staedelin (known
as "Okeechobee Joe") can write
music and have modified some
arrangements to suit the band.
"Staedelin wrote a whole
arrangement for the band and
has written for other bands as
well," Zubler said.
Staedelin has played the sax-
ophone for 68 years and is the
oldest of the group. He
expressed his excitement about
this band, saying, "It means the
greatest thing I get out of life -
to play this horn and to write
arrangements for the entire
band."
Fuller claims to be one of the
"young guys in the band - at
only 80 years old," and has just
started playing again this year
after having retired from a 50-
year music career quite some
time ago. He is enjoying play-
ing with the band and said of
the opportunity, "it is a great
experience to play with these
excellent musicians."
All of the band members are
enthusiastic about the G.I. Joe
Band and all bring a wealth of
musical talent and creativity to
the table. They are looking for-
ward to playing a lot more in


the future. Anyone interested in
booking them for an event can
contact John Zubler at 385-
2633.
While several other events
are "still up in the air," accord-
ing to Zubler, the G.I. Joe Band
is scheduled to perform again
for The Highlands Social Dance
Club from 7-10 p.m. Friday
Feb. 10, and April 14, at the
Sebring Civic Center at 319 W.
Center Ave.
Club president Fran Sharkey
said of the Friday night dances,
"They are a lot of fun," and
encouraged people to come out
- "singles, married couples,
and everything in between," she
laughed. Men are especially in
demand, as indicated by
Sharkey's statement, "It used to
be a singles group and we still
have a lot of single women who
come - always more women
than men."
The weekly event always has
live music, rotating between
several bands, according to
Sharkey.
The cost to attend is $5 for
members and $6 for non-mem-
bers.
Sharkey said, "The first
Friday night of the month is
always birthday celebration
night and 'dress up' night. We
celebrate the birthdays of the
members offering coffee and
cake at no extra charge."


John Zubler (center) encourages the audience to get up.and dance
during a performance of the G.I. Joe Dance Band.





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DEED TRANSFERS


April 26
* Gerald Wayne Beatty to
Kenneth C. Cope. L1-4 Blk 60
Town of Harding Sec 2.
$10.000.
* Norma Brooks to Marzo
Fernandez, PT L7 Blk 6 Avon
Park Est. Unit II, $24,500.
* Anthony D. Campbell.to
David G. Oliver, Ll Tract L
Resub Placid Lakes Sec 15,
$33,000. *
* James H. Godfrey to
Donald Edwards, PT L28 Blk 9
Avon Park Est., $29,500.
* Khalmack of South
Florida Inc. to Frank March,
L14 Blk 4 Orange Blossom Est.
Unit 3, $19,800.
* Myrna E. Bentley
Craswell to Miranda Cutshaw,
L7135-7139 Avon Park Lakes
Unit 22, $35,000.
*Paul E. Baldwin to
Rigoberto Macias, Tract 15 Blk
6 Florida Highlands. $96,900.
* National Recreational
Properties to Frank Caietta, L19
Blk 621 Sun 'N Lake Est. of
Sebring Unit 10, $12,900.
* Gary L. Neal to Robert F.
Webster, Lll Blk 26 Lake
Haven Est. Sec 2, $180,000.
* Donald A. Giordano to
Roger C. Reid, L15 Blk 23
Highlands Park Est. Sec P,
$21,000.
* Indigo Builders of Lake
Placid Inc. to Leslie L. May,
L19 Blk F Tomoka Heights Sec
IX, $35,000.
* Richard W. Mavis to Rema
Chen-See, L203 Blue Heron
Golf & Country Club, $39,900.
* Edward A. Lambert to
David G. Simmons, L2/3 PT L1
Blk 196 Woodlawn Terrace,
$93,000.
N. Alvin Wolcott
Construction Inc. to Arvona
Johnson, L42-A Orangewood
Acres Phase I Unit 6, $6,500.
* National Recreational
Properties to Rudolph C.
Kemp, L4 Blk 194 Sun 'N Lake
Est. of Sebring Unit 11,
$16,900.
* National Recreational
Properties to Rudolph C.
Kemp, L1 Blk 734 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 25R1,
$39,400.
* National Recreational
Properties to Rudolph C.
Kemp, L46 Blk 187 Sun 'N


Lake Est. Sebring Unit II,
$19,400.
* Angela Perez De Russo to
Crystal Nursery Inc., PT L9 Blk
16 Avon Park Est. Unit II,
$14,500.
* James E. Rice to L H
Investment Group,
L13582/13583 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 42, $7,000.
* Anthony Gajadhar to Judy
Monica Pizarras,
L13071/13072 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 41, $19,900.
* Ralph J. Stewart to Ajay
Parasram, L11059/11060 Avon
Park Lakes Unit 34, $5,000.
* Constance Musolino to
Crystal Nursery Inc., PT L10
Blk 19 Avon Park Est. Unit II,
$13,000.
* Alberta M. Vasilake to
Kenneth LeBlanc, L2 Blk 2
Lake June Pointe Phase 2,
$475,000.
* Kathie Crosbie to Crystal
Nursery Inc., PT L5 Blk 37
Avon Park Est. Unit II, $5,500.
* Dave A. Bryant to Crystal
Nursery Inc., L12/13 Blk 219
Leisure Lakes Sec 14, $20,000.
* Julius Mingroni to Crystal
Nursery Inc., PT L6 Blk 18
Avon Park Est., $13,000.
* Keith Denzil Riley to
Crystal Nursery Inc., PT L5 B:lk
45 Avon Park Est. Unit II,
$17,900.
* Norma Morris to Patricia
Mollinghoff, L24/25 Bik 143
Lakewood Terraces, $18,000.
* G M S Realty Group Inc.
to Patricia A. Prunity, L61
Sebring Shores Development
Sec 3, $100,000.
* Isabel Viera to Shirley J.
Allds, Unit 7 Everglades Villas
Condo Phase II, $80,000.
* Larry Bell to Diana
Flenard, L354 Sebring
Ranchettes First Replat Sec A,
$18,000.
* Jack P. Ulmer to
Alexander Gersky, L55 Blk 5
Lake & Ranch Club 3rd Add,
$159,900.
* Martin Sodrel to Jakim
Alexis, L1-B Sebring
Ranchettes Sec A, $16,900.
* Christopher J. Dunn to
Royal Empire Investment
Corp., Lll Blk 66 2nd Add to
Sebring, $60,000.
* 5 K Group of Central
Florida Inc. to George


Karabinis, L7/8 Blk 8 Harder
Hall Country Club II, $101,000.
* Pedro Roman to Jonathan
D. Doviak, PT LI Blk 37 Town
of Avon Park, $125,000.
* Belkis Yoama Ortega to
Gary St. Furcy, L12 Blk X
Spring Lake Village III,
$21,500.
* Marion E. McNeill to
Shirley Elsea, L33 Blk 2
Venetian Village Revised,
$82,000.
* Regina J. Pacheco to
Christopher F. Miller, L800
Sebring Ridge Sec D, $7,000.
* Dorothy L. Gooden to Gail
Lynn Dunn, L2 Sebring Hills
North Mobile Est., $15,000.
* Charlotte Naylor Breed to
E. Mark Breed III, L10 PT L9
Blk 60 Town of Sebring,
$30,000.
* C F D Incorporated to
Angel Rafael Rivera, L4 Blk 74
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
6, $8,000.
* C F D Incorporated to Ada
Irma Molina Ortiz, L21 Blk 75
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
6, $8,000.
* C F D Incorporated to
Edilberto Ospina, L7 Blk 142
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
10, $4,500.
* C F D Incorporated to
Dorothy M. Johnson, L17 Blk
301 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 14, $7,000.
April 27
* Hector Dilan to Fred W.
Roten, L31 Pine & Lake Sub,
$38,000.
* Quality Engineering
International to Joseph
Johnson, L5 Blk 81 Placid
Lakes Sec 19, $41,000.
* Barbara A. Malmin Barnes
Lifsey to Steve Goyette, L12
Blk W Spring Lake Village V,
$18,000.
* Kenneth R. Langley to
Joseph R. Ravosa, L40 Blk 63
Placid Lakes Sec 6, $28,500.
* Mario Torrech Davila to
Feisal H. Buitrago, L16 Blk 19
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 4,
$13,000.
* Juan A. Valle to
Chaterpaul Balgobind, L14 Blk
160 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 16,
$14,900 .
* Jean L. West to Norman
Lutwak, L6 Blk 6 Sun 'N Lakee


Est. Sebring Unit 6, $500.
* Jean L. West to Norman
Lutwak, L18 Blk 329 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$5,500.
* Jean L. West to Norman
Lutwak, L7 Blk 65 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 6, $500.
* William A. Halliday to
Leann E. Bullock, L33-391Blk 4
Venus Bayview Sub, $1,500.
* Leann E. Bullock to
Souther Homesites Inc., L33-39
Blk 4 Venus Bayview Sub,
$3,000.
* Winfred White to Scott K.
Mark, L5 PT L4/6 Blk 170
Sebring Highlands, $53,000.
* Noel S. Durrance to
Roberto Garcia Gonzalez, L65
Fiesta Villa Sub, $30,000.
* Greg Bermann to John M.
Dupree, Unit 108 North Villas
Placid Lakes Communities,
$16,900.
* Nicholas A. Caro to Kris
M. Capes, Ll Blk 61 Placid
Lakes Sec 6, $30,000.
* Anthony Marotta to W.
Jean Pfeiffer, L21 Blk 6
Highlands Park Est. Sec G,
$23,000.
* Kenneth R. Langley to
Kris M. Capes, Ll Blk 63
Placid Lakes Sec 6, $30,000.
* Nancy Delgado to Herbert
M. McAdams, L3 Blk 155 Sun
'N Lakes Est. Sec 18, $23,500.
* Thomas Evenson to Paul
H. Levine, L23 Blk 260 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 20, $75,000.
* Silvio Innocent Ulivi to
Colin Pilkington, L6 Blk 255
Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec 20,
$80,000.
* Teresita Munoz to Banyan
Land. Title Corp., L7 Blk 11
Sebring Hills South, $4,000.
* Evelyn Quiles Camacho to
Alberto Blanco, L4 Blk 29
Sebring Hills South Unit 2,
$12,000.
* Jean Leslie to Abby L.
Silverstein, Ll8 Blk 2 Orange
Blossom Acres Est. Inc. Unit 6,
$5,000.
* C H L Holdings Inc. to
Gregory Wilson, L2 Blk 9
Leisure Lakes Sec 1, $31,000.
* Jabez Investments
Enterprises Inc. to Richard
Clarke, L1 Blk 198 Sun 'N
Lakls.Est. Sec 1.8,$11,500.
. Sixto Mercado Ortiz to
Lyudmila Roytman, L8 Blk 3


Sebring Hills South, $17,000.
* Robert F. McElwee to
Fernando J. Acosta, PT L2/3
Blk 268 Lake Sebring, $79,900.
* Shazad A. Ali to Joshua
Raghunandan, L32/33 Blk 8
Highlands Park Est. Sec D,
$47,000.
* Maria Hunte-Pope to
Kenneth B. Campbell, L36-38
Blk 23 Sebring Lakes Unit 2-C,
$22,500.


* J & J Parker Enterprises
Inc. to Vincent Bonasera, L31
Blk 7 Harder Hall Country
Club, $181,500.
* See Kwong Wong to Gary
Lucien, L28 Blk 162 Sun 'N
Lake Est. of Sebring Unit 10,
$19,000.
* Yuen Ching Wong to Gary
Lucien, L24 Blk 170 Sun 'N
Lake Est. of Sebring Unit 10,
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SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS


Breakfasts and lunches being
served in the Highlands County
School District for the upcom-
ing week of Dec. 5-9 include:

High schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday: Sausage biscuit,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
Tuesday: French toast sticks,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
Wednesday: Tony's Cheese
Sticks, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted jelly.
Thursday: Chicken biscuit,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
Friday: Pancake, sausage
and syrup, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, assorted jelly.

Lunches
Monday: Chicken nuggets,
yeast roll, mashed potatoes.
chicken gravy, steamed broc-
coli, assorted fruit and baby
carrots, juice TKO, milk vari-
ety, ham and cheese speedy,
chicken sandwich basket, Red
Baron pizza basket, chicken
Caesar salad, chef salad,
ketchup, salad dressing, mus-
tard, Ken's Barbecue Sauce.
Tuesday: Chicken marinara
with spaghetti, yeast roll, mixed
vegetables, tossed salad, sugar
cookie, juice TKO, milk vari-
ety, turkey and cheese speedy,
chicken sandwich basket, Red
Baron pizza basket, chicken
Caesar salad, chef salad,
ketchup, salad dressing, mus-
tard.
Wednesday: Ground beef


and macaroni, yeast roll, Prince
Edward blend, assorted fruit
and baby carrots, juice TKO,
milk variety, cheeseburger bas-
ket, chicken sandwich basket,
ham and cheese speedy, oriental
chicken salad, chef salad,
ketchup. salad dressing, mus-
tard.
Thursday: Baked chicken,
yeast roll, mashed potatoes,
chicken gravy, cabbage, assort-
ed fruit and baby carrots, juice
TKO, milk variety, hoagie
speedy, chicken sandwich bas-
ket, Red Baron pizza basket,
tuna salad plate, chef salad,
ketchup, salad dressing, mus-
tard.
Friday: Chili con came,
grilled cheese sandwich, white
rice, mixed vegetables, assorted
fruit and baby carrots, juice
TKO, milk variety, ham and
cheese speedy, cheeseburger
basket, chicken sandwich bas-
ket, chicken Caesar salad, chef
salad, ketchup, salad dressing.
mustard.

Middle schools
Breakfasts
All breakfasts are served
with milk and juice.
Monday: Sausage biscuit,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
STuesday: French toast sticks,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
Wednesday: Tony's Cheese
Sticks, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted jelly.
Thursday: Chicken biscuit.
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
Friday: Pancake, sausage
and syrup, assorted cereals, cin-


namon toast, assorted jelly.

Lunches
Monday: Red Baron pizza,
potato puffs, California blend,
assorted fruit and baby carrots,
juice TKO, milk variety, hoagie
speedy, tuna salad plate, chef
salad, ketchup, salad dressing,
mustard.
Tuesday: Chicken nuggets,
yeast roll, mashed potatoes,
chicken gravy, Prince Edward
blend, juice TKO, milk variety,
assorted fruit and baby carrots,
oriental chicken salad, chef
salad,. turkey and cheese
speedy, salad dressing, mustard.
Wednesday: Burger on a
bun, potato puffs, steamed
broccoli, assorted fruit and
baby carrots, juice TKO, milk
variety, chef salad, oriental
chicken salad, turkey and
cheese speedy, ketchup, salad
dressing, mustard.
Thursday: Macaroni and
cheese, Lit'l. Smokies, yeast
roll, steamed broccoli, assorted
fruit and baby carrots, juice
TKO. milk variety, ham and
cheese speedy, chicken Caesar
salad, chef salad, salad dress-
ing, mustard.
Friday: Chicken tender
bites, yeast roll, mashed pota-
toes, chicken gravy, California
blend, chocolate pudding, juice
TKO, milk variety, hoagie
sandwich, chicken Caesar
salad, chef salad, salad dress-
ing,; mustard.


assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
Tuesday: French toast sticks,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
Wednesday: Tony's Cheese
Sticks, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted jelly.
Thursday: Chicken biscuit,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted jelly.
Friday: Pancake, sausage
and syrup, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, assorted jelly.

Lunches
Monday: Peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, Red Baron
pizza, tossed salad, assorted
fruit and baby carrots, lime Jell-
0, milk variety.
Tuesday: Peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, sliced turkey
with gravy, yeast roll, white
rice, chicken gravy, mixed veg-
etables, assorted fruit and baby
carrots, milk variety.
Wednesday: Salad shake-up,
chicken nuggets, yeast roll,
mashed potatoes, chicken
gravy, assorted fruit juice, cher-
ry Jell-O, milk variety.
Thursday: Ham sandwich,
ground beef and macaroni,
yeast roll, tossed salad, assorted
fruit and baby carrots, salad
dressing, mustard, milk variety.
Friday: Deli turkey sand-
wich, burger on a bun, potato
puffs, corn cobbettes, dill stack,
ketchup, salad dressing, mus-
tard, apple slice, milk variety.


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SEBRING - Couture's Magazine." tiple winners of this Industr
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row. Gallery has been featured in edition prints, wood and me
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Highlands County Commission Agenda
December 6, 2005


1. Meeting called to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of
Allegiance
3. Call for"iCitizens not on
the agenda" forms to be turned
in
4. Announcements
SA. Clerk
* Tuesday, 10 a.m., Florida
Department of Agriculture &
Consumer Services Workshop,
Auditorium, Ag-Center, 4509
George Blvd.
* Tuesday, 3 p.m., Planning
and Zoning Commission and
Local Planning Agency
Workshop, Engineering Train-
ing Room, 501 S. Commerce
Ave.
* Tuesday, 3 p.m.,
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District, No. 3,
Ag-Center, 4509 George Blvd.
* Tuesday, 7 p.m., Construc-
tion Licensing, Enforcement &
Appeals Board, Board room,
600 S. Commerce Ave.
* Thursday, 10 a.m.,
Lake Istokpoga Management
Committee, No. 3, Ag-Center,
4509 George Blvd.
* Saturday, 7 p.m., Lake
Placid Christmas Parade.
* Monday, 9 a.m.,
Highlands County


Homeowners Association,
3240 Grand Prix Drive.
5. Consent agenda
A. Request approval to pay
all duly authorized bills and
employee benefits Dec. 6
B. Request approval of board
meeting minutes of Nov. 15
C. Request approval for
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Stephanie D. McRoy and Adam
W. McClelland
D. Request approval for
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Jenny R. Paul
E. Request approval for
Satisfaction of Mortgage for
Tanya Simpkins
F. Request approval to
appoint John Grill to the
Recreation and Parks Advisory
Committee for another term to
serve from Jan. 1, 2006,
through Dec. 31, 2007
G. Request approval to
appoint Danielle Daum to the
Childrenis Services Council as
a voting member to serve from
Jan. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31,
2009
H. Request approval of a new
member category for the Lake
Istokpoga Management
Committee
I. Request approval of a


Resolution regarding gain time
for county prisoners
J. Request approval of a Plat
Recording Agreement, Orange
Blossom Estates Unit 5, Plat
Book 6, Page 40
K. Request approval of a
Resolution to establish a Public
Hearing for closing a portion of
Tulsa Road, Placid Lakes,
Section 5 in Plat Book 7, Page
65
L. Request to release a
Notice of Nuisance for CE
04060022, 407 W. 4th Street
(442 Billy Hill Road), Avon
Park
M. Request approval to
release escrow - Lake
Istokpoga Marina RV Resort,
Plat Book 16, Page 73
N. Request approval to
accept and record Quit Claim
Deed for Fransvilla Public Park
O. Request approval of
Grant-In-Aid Contract,
Resolution and budget amend-
ment 05-06-51
P. Accept into the record liti-
gation sessions conducted pur-
suant to Section 286.011(8),
Florida Statutes
Q. Request approval of budg-
et amendments 05-06-49
R. Request approval of
Resolutions and budget amend-
ments 05-06-48; 50 and 53
6. Action
A. Benita M. Whalen, P.E.,


Okeechobee Service Center
Director, South Florida Water
Management District: Update
on Lake Okeechobee & Estuary
Recovery Plan
B. Bob Howard, SFWMD
Operations Manager: Lake
Istokpoga Hurricane Wilma
After Action Report
C. Vicki Pontius and Chris
Mayhew, Parks and Recreation:
Presentation on Lake Isabelle
Restoration
D. Housing Coordinator:
Request approval of an
Amendment to the Hurricane
Housing Assistance Plan
E. Clerk's Finance Officer:
Unadjusted Fiscal Year-End
Financial Report of Key
Operating Performance
Measures as of Sept. 30, 2005
F. Lakes Manager:
Requesting a letter regarding
waste water treatment plant per-
mit for Avon Park Correctional
Institution
G. County Administrator:
1. Discussion on waste
compactor boxes within
Highlands County
2. Request approval of an
Interlocal Agreement for con-
tinuation of the Heartland
Workforce Investment
Consortium
7. Citzens not on agenda
8. Commissioners
9. Adjourn


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Editor's note: The News-Sun
has been publishing news
about Highlands County since
1927. As a treat for our read-
ers, we have gone through our
archives and pulled some sto-
ries from previous issues that
we will share on future
Sunday. Sit back and enjoy
this Flash From the Past of
July 23, 1970.
By Rose Mallory Rice
The City of Sebring today
had the plans for rebuilding
Lake Jackson Beach in hand as
the State Department of
Transportation kept its promise
they would be ready by mid-
July.
And the Sebring News,
whose story on "our lost beach"
triggered the action, had a letter
from 'Governor Claude Kirk
saying "should any further
problems develop, I would
appreciate your bringing them'
to my attention."
It was the governor who
promised the city $25,000
through the DOT to help defray
part of the rebuilding expense
for the beach which was
wrecked six years ago when
Route 27 was four-laned.
City Council Tuesday night
told Stroup to proceed with get-
ting a bulkhead line established.
Stroup said once this is done he
will be able to apply for dredge
and fill permits.
The clerk estimated it would
take two to three months to get
all the legal work, etc., done
and approved for the bulkhead
line. However city attorney
Joseph Macbeth said after the
meeting that since this was a
municipal project, "it might be
speeded up considerably and
we might havd some of the
beach this summer."
In Kirk's letter to The News,
he enclosed a copy of a letter to
City Clerk Jack Stroup written


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July 16 by Gilbert Backenstoss
Jr., assistant director of roads
development for DOT.
Stroup read the letter from
Backenstoss to councilmen and.
an audience of about 30 people
in the council room. It said in
part:
"We are forwarding today for
your use the site development
conceptional master plans for


the above-mentioned project.
We also are forwarding con-
struction plans of a sufficient
nature for the City to make
application to the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Trust
Fund for the establishment of a
bulkhead line and the acquisi-
tion of dredge and fill permits."
The plans are preliminary
because quantities have not
been checked and drainage
plans are not complete,
Backenstoss said. The proposed
bulkhead line is accurate, he
said and will not be affected by
any necessary plan revisions.
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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 05-1197
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HORTENSIA RODRIGUEZ APONTE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
,Summary Administration has been enteeain
the estate of HORTENSIA RODRIGUEZ
APONTE, deceased, File Number PC 05-1197;
by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death
was June 10, 2004; that the total value of the
estate is $17, 500.00, and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
ROSA M. MELENDEZ RODRIGUEZ
P.O. Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720
ANA DELIA MELENDEZ RODRIGUEZ
P.O. Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720
RAUL MELENDEZ RODRIGUEZ


1]050 Legals
1050 coisB
P.O. Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720

HAYDIE MELENDEZ RODRIGUEZ
P.O. Box 17
Orocovis,'PR 00720
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom 'provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is December 4, 2005.
Persons Giving Notice:
Rosa M. Melendez Rodriguez
P.O. Box 17
Orocovis, PR 00720
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 308714
227 N. Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, FL 33875
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
December 4, 11, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: PC 05-1202
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY SANTA DIES
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Order
of Summary Administration has been entered
in the Estate of MARY SANTA DIES, deceased,
File Number PC 05-1202, by the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the total
value of the estate is $5000 and that the
names and addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such Order are:
Frank P. Dino
5300 Boca Marina Circle North
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Linda J. Scahill
3810 Ponytail Palm Court
N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE ADMITTED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent other than those
listed in the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claim with this Court.
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is December 4, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Frank P. Dino
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/sl Richard I. Gilbert
RICHARD I. GILBERT, ESQ.
Florida Bar No.: 199192
7025 Beracasa Way, Ste. 208
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(561;) 395-8331
'c .. November 4,11, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: GC 05-662
DOYLE D. SMITnI, PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE
OF GRADY HERBERT SMITH,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ISABEL V. FICKE and UNKNOWN
DEFENDANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To ISABEL FICKE and Unknown Defendants
claiming through her as heirs
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title to the following property in Highlands
County, Florida
Lots 2858, 2859, 2860, 2861, and 2862 of


1050 Legals
AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 9, according to
the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 100, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida.
has been filed against you. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to the action on Richard W. Gross, Esqr, plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 39 East 6th
Street, Hialeah, Florida 33010, whose phone
number is 305-883-5595 and whose fax is
305-883-5655, on or before January 3, 2006
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Dated on November 22, 2005.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
November 27; December 4, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC-05-587
DAVID L. MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs
CHAUNCEY STRONG, et al
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Chauncey Strong
Address & residence unknown
4819 Second St.
Sebring, FL 33870
Last known address and residence
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or interest in and to the
lands hereafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Flori-
da, to wit:
Parcel 24, HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVI-
SION, according to the plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 4, Page 54, 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 the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 220, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0220, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
December 19, 2005, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on November 9, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
November 13, 20, 27; December 4,2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC-05-586
DAVID L. MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs
MICHAEL SMITH and KIMBERLY
SMITH, husband and wife,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Michael Smith
Kimberly Smith -;
Address & Residence unknown
617 Lamans (Lamans) Drive
--S5rifigFL" 33872 -
Last known address and residence
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or interest in and to the
lands hereafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Flori-
da, to wit:
South 1/3 of Lot 21 and all of Lot 24,
Block 49, TOWN OF AVON PARK, in Section
22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as recorded
in Transcript Book 1, Page 58, Public Records


1050 Legals
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 the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 220, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0220, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
December 19, 2005, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on November 9, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
November 13, 20, 27; December 4,2005
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is
hereby given that the following property will
be offered for public sale and will sell at public
outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash:
A 1965 VALN House Trailer, VIN Number
43GV10710, and the contents therein, if any,
abandoned by previous owner, and tenant,
Teresa A. Rodriguez.
Southland Court Mobile Home Park, 115 N.
Florida Avenue, Lot #135, Avon Park, Florida
33825 on December 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
EDWARDS.& SELLS, P.A.
1515 Ringling Blvd., Suite 840
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Telephone: (941)363-0110
Attorney for Southland Court
By: /s/ Alyssa M. Sells
Florida Bar No. 0352410
December 4,9, 2005
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is
hereby given that the following property will
be offered for public sale and will sell at public
outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash:
A 1973 MANAC, INC. House Trailer, VIN
Number 0639747984DT, and the contents
therein, if any, abandoned by previous owner,
Larry C. Andress and previous tenants, Derek
Cobb and Tammy J. Eldrod.
Southland Court Mobile Home Park, 115 N.
Florida Avenue, Lot #163, Avon Park, Florida
33825 on December 9, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
EDWARDS & SELLS, P.A.
1515 Ringling Blvd., Suite 840
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Telephone: (941) 363-0110
Attorney for Southland Court
By: /s/ Alyssa M. Sells
Florida Bar No. 0352410
November 27; December 4, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. GC 05-687
JEROME N. EBANKS
and DORRETT J. EBANKS, his wife,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Marcelino DIAZ Caraballo,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT TO QUIET TITLE
IN THE NAME OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
To the Defendant:
Marcelino DIAZ Caraballo, if alive, or if dead
his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees,
or grantees, and all other persons or parties
claiming by, through, under, or against him.
And to:
All parties or persons having or claiming any
right, title or interest in and to the following
described property, situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 8, in Block 72, of SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, section three, as per map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, on Page 6,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
(Property ID# C-22-34-28-030-0720-0080)
" You, and-each of you, 're notified that a
suit to quiet title to the above described prop-
erty has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your answer to the
complaint on the Plaintiff's attorney, ANDREW
B. JACKSON, 150 North Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida 33870, and file the original in
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on
or before January 12, 2006; otherwise the al-
legations of the complaint will be taken as
confessed.
This notice shall be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks in the News-
Sun, Highlands County, Florida.
Dated this 2nd day of December, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
December 4,11, 18, 25, 2005


1050 Legas
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC05-1360
CHRISTY D. KACKLEY,
Petitioner,
and
NATHANEAL ORTEGA RUIZ,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF SUIT -- NO PROPERTY
TO: NATHANEAL ORTEGA RUIZ
Rio Piedras, PR 00926
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for paternity and name change has been
filed against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and ad-
dress is ANTHONY A. ACCORSI, Esquire, 329
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Court on or before December
28, 2005; otherwise a judgment may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 16th day of November, 2005.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
November 20,27; December 4, 11, 2005

|A 5 Highlands
1055 County Legals
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for
the following services:
RFP 06-019 NOT-FOR-PROFIT HOMEOWNER
PARTNERSHIP
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
Housing Department announces funding availability
for its Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP)
for activities approved by the Highlands County Board
of County Commissioners (BCC) and the Florida
Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) in the Hurricane
Housing Assistance Plan (HHAP) pursuant to Florida
Statutes Sections 420-907, 420.9079: Administrative
Rule 67-55, F.AC. Highlands County has been award-
ed $3.1 million for this program for fiscal years 2005-
2007.
Highlands County BCC has set-aside $600,000 for fis-
cal years 2005, 2006 and 2007 to provide loans to
non-profit organizations that wish to provide perma-
nent owner-occupied housing for lower income fami-
lies. The housing funds must be psed by the non-
profit agencies to acquire vacant land and construct
new housing or acquire and demolish a blighted
structure and create new housing. The agencies will
be expected to acquire, develop, and sell the property
and identify and assist qualified buyers.
The program is designed to create affordable housing
for Highlands County residents for homeownership
opportunities as outlined in the program Notice of
Funding Availability, published on June 10, 2005 for
the Homeownership Development Program.
Determination of vendor qualifications for this re-
quirement and selection will be based on the vendor's
proposal which is to be completed and submitted in
accordance with the RFP specifications. Vendor selec-
tion shall be based upon the criteria specified in the
RFP. The contract, if awarded, shall incorporate the
RFP specifications and the vendor's proposal.
RFP with criteria and requirements will be provided
upon written request by contacting: Director, Gerald
(Jed) Secory, CPPO, Highlands County General Serv-
ices/Purchasing Department 4320 George Boulevard,
Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6523;
Fax: 863-402-6735; or by E-Mail:
qsecorv@bcc.co.hiahlands.fl.us
Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each
submittal shall include one (1) original and Four (4)
copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered
to 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. Janu-
ary 5. 200. at which time they will be.opened. Prp-
posals received later than the date and time as speci-
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1.:.. th I 11 ,.1i , prop1 :,iE S It -A il, , . i,, .11y
addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other
type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the bid opening.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC/COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the de-
termination of this award, if an award is made, will be
based on the vendor's criterion which is to be com-
pleted and submitted in accordance with the RFP
Specifications. The award will be made to the most
responsive and responsible proposer whose proposal
and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the
best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves
the right to waive irregularities in the proposal.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-


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I 5 EC Highlands
1055 County Legals
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.hiah-
lands.Il.us. Requests for CART or interpreter serv-
ices should be made at least 24 hours in advance to
permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website; hbcc.ne
December 4, 11,2005



............. . . ...........
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for:
RFP 06- 018 - TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
SERVICES
Highlands County requests proposals from individu-
als or firms to provide Temporary Employment Serv-
ices for Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners. RFP with criteria and requirements can be
provided upon written request by contacting: Johan-
na Feickert, CPPB, Assistant GSPD Director, High-
lands County Purchasing Department 4320 George
Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-
402-6526; Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail:
ifeicker@bcc.co.hiahlands.fl.us or at our Website:
hcbcc.net.
Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each
submittal shall include one (1) original and ten (10)
copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered
to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach
said office no later than December 22, 2005 at which
time they will be opened. Proposals received later
than the date and time as specified will be rejected.
The Board will not be responsible for the late deliver-
ies of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, deliv-
ered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery
service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the above proposal opening.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the
award, if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsive and responsible proposer whose proposal
and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the
best interest of Highlands County. The Board re-
serves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarinoObcc.co.hioh-
lands.fl.us. Requests for CART or interpreter serv-
ices should be made at least 24 hours in advance to
permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
December 4,11,2005
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for
the following services:
RFP 06-020 HOUSING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
(NOT-FOR & FOR PROFIT AGENCIES)
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
Housing Department announces funding availability
for its Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP)
1,, . . i .,,, I ;., I, I r.. Hi,]r, i,,,r i ,,,ijr f Board
,, iu, fi ,T.Ti :::.,',r" t .i i) ',',, r i- Florida
Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) in the Hurricane
Housing Assistance Plan (HHAP) pursuant to Florida
Statutes Sections 420-907, 420.9079: Administrative
Rule 67-37, Emergency Rule 67ER05, F.A.C. High-
lands County has been awarded a total of $3.1 million
for this program for fiscal years 2005-2007.
Of those funds, Highlands County has set-aside
$500,000 to provide loans to both non-profit and for-
profit organizations that wish to provide permanent
owner-occupied housing for lower income families.
The housing funds may be used by the agencies to
acquire vacant land and construct new housing, ac-
quire and demolish a blighted structure and create
new housing, or acquire and renovate existing hous-
ing. The agencies will be expected to acquire, devel-
op, and sell the property and identify and assist quali-
fied buyers.
The programs are designed to create affordable hous-
ing for Highlands County Residents for homeowner-
ship opportunities as outlined in the program Notice
of Funding Availability, published on June 10, 2005
for the Homeownership Development Program.
Determination of vendor qualifications for the require-
ments and selection will be based on the vendor's
proposal which is to be completed and submitted in
accordance with the RFP specifications. Vendor selec-
tion shall be based upon the criteria specified in the
RFP. The contract, if awarded, shall incorporate the
RFP specifications and the vendor's proposal.
RFP with criteria and requirements will be provided
upon written request by contacting: Director, Gerald
(Jed) Secory, CPPO, Highlands County General Serv-
ices / Purchasing Department 4320 George Boule-
vard, Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-
6523; Fax: 863-402-6735; or by E-Mail:
osecorv@bcc.co.hiahlands.fl.us
Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each
submittal shall include one (1) original and Four (4)
copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered
to 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. Janu-
are 5 2006.at which time they will be opened. Pro-
posals received later than the date and time as speci-
fied will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible
for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly
addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other
type of delivery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the Bid opening.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the de-
termination of this award, if an award is made, will be
based on the vendor's criterion which is to be com-
pleted and submitted in accordance with the RFP
Specifications. The award will be made to the most
responsive and responsible proposer whose proposal
and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the
best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves
the right to waive irregularities in the proposal.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
nation policy involves every aspect of the Board's
functions, including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
Freddie Carino, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail: fcarino@bcc.co.hih-
landsel.us. Requests for CART or interpreter serv-
ices should be made at least 24 hours in advance to
permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website: hcbccnet
December4,11,2005


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Qualified candidate must posses good knowl-
edge of Microsoft Office suites products, have
excellent communication skills, multi task,
be detailed oriented & have excellent people
skills. Fax or send resume to Florida Hospital
Heartland Division, Attn. Human Resources @
863-386-6470. 4200 Sun N lakes Blvd. Sebr-
ing, FL 33872 Phone: 863-386-6460 EOE

ALUMINUM INSTALLERS, Punch-out carpen-
ter, steel erectors, laborers w/ exp. F/T w/
benefits. DFWP. E.O. Koch Construction.
(863) 385-8649


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* Managers, Asst. Mgrs
& Preparers needed.
* Bilingual a plus.
* Only a $49 enrollment
fee for tax class.
* Successful completion
makes you eligible
for hire.

Call Amscot Tax Service at
1-800-801-4444.
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EOE

BASSETT CUSTOM audio Video needs exp.
satellite installer with some exp in home sur-
round sound. Willing to train right person. Ap-
ply at 814 US 27 N., Sebring.
.BUSY REAL estate office seeks energetic F/T
receptionist. Must be motivated, posess
comp. skills, have excellent people & phone
skills. Fax resume' to 382-6107 or Mail to
Box 2209 News Sun 2227 US HGY 27 S.
Sebring, FL
CLIENT ADVOCATE
High School Diploma or GED req. This posi-
tion is working with clients in a Domestic Vio-
lence Shelter in Sebring. Bi-lingual a plus. -
Full time 4pm-12am shift available. Competi-
tive pay and benefits. Contact Joy or Liz at
863-413-3077 for details or mail a resume to
H.R. Dept., P.O. Box 1559, Bartow, FL 33831
or email: employment@peace-river.com. EOE/
DFWP
COMCAST
COMMUNICATION TECH

Would you like to be part of an organi-
zation of good, hard working people
who provide Cable and Internet service
in your area? Would you like Medical,
Prescription,Dental, Life, STD and LTD
insurance? How about 401K with 100%
match of the first 6% your contribute?
10 days vacation per year, 7 Federal
holidays plus 3 floating holidays, 8 Flex
days and free Cable. We are looking for
good people to join us as Communica-
tion Tech to install cable and modem
service for Comcast customers. Basic
knowledge of computer hardware and
software is required. Must be able to
climb ladders, crawl in small spaces,
and be able to lift and carry up to 801bs.
Must have high school diploma or the
recognized equivalent. Overtime may be
required. Must have a valid driver's
license and good driving record.
Pre-employment drug testing. Apply
www.comcast.com or at Comcast Cable
3010 Herring Ave. Sebring, FL 33870
Comcast is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/Drug-free workplace, employer.
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT needed for busy office. Bi- Lin-
gual necessary. Excel/Word literate. Fax re-
sume to (863)655-1215 or e-mail to:
imachia0329@vahoo.com
CONSTRUCTION/ CONCRETE/ plant personnel
needed at Spancrete of Florida, Florida's Pre-
mier Precast Producer. Plant & Field Supervi-
sors, Equipment operators and Installer's are
also needed, please apply at: 400 Deer Trail
East Sebring, FL 33876 Phone:(863)655-1515
Fax: (863) 655-1215
DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED.
Must have class D lic. clean driving
record, benefit package incl. Drug free
workplace. Apply at Royal's Furniture
3660 US 27 S. Sebring, FL.
DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED.
Must have class D lic. clean driving
record, benefit package incl. Drug free
workplace. Apply at Royal's Furniture
3660 US 27 S. Sebring, FL.
DIESEL MECHANIC / mechanic's helper-
eeded for business in Okeechobee.Salary
negotiable,based on experience and tools.
all (863)357-2150
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2100 Help Wanted
AMERICAN HOME companions is now hiring
FT/PT live in companions. Please call Pam at
863-471-1951 I
DOMINOES PIZZA
Lake Placid. Now hiring delivery drivers,
earn $8-$15 per hour.863-699-0444
DRIVERS WANTED
for community transportation, full or part-
time, must have Class C or CDL
license. Call 863-735-8886 9am-4pm.
DRIVERS
Werner needs OTR truckers NOW! No exp.
needed! $700+/wk earning potential. No CDL?
No Problem! Training available! CALL NOW
1-800-493-1440
DRIVERS
Werer needs OTR truckers NOW! No exp.
needed! $700+/wk earning potential. No CDL?
No Problem! Training available! CALL NOW
1-800-493-1440
ELECTICIANS AND helpers wanted. Great pay
& benefits. Tools & transportation req. for job
in Sebring. (813)655-4490
ELECTRICIANS
ALL levels, long term projects
START IMMEDIATELY
863-648-1153
ELECTRICIANS
RESIDENTIAL, commercial, and service,
steady employment, benefits, and insur-
ance. Join us in a growing company.
Call 402-1414 or stop by and apply at
4605 Oak Circle, Sebring, from
8 till 5pm. weekdays.
EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST, RESIDENTIAL
ASSISTANT, PART TIME DONATION
ASSISTANT FOR RESALE STORE.
Ridge Area Arc is accepting applications for
these challenging positions. Successful
applicants will possess a high school diploma
or GED, 1 year of relevant experience,
excellent people skills, and a good driving
record. You can call the Job Line at 452-
1295 ext. 322 for more information.
Apply in' person at
Ridge Area Arc
120 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
EOE/AA/DFW

Experienced Concrete Finishers & Laborers
needed for local Construction Company. Call
D.E. Carson Construction at 863-382-6639
FREE GOLF
Great working atmosphere, full time cook, and
p/t bussers positions available.
Call (863)655-5555 ext. 3
FULL TIME

LOOK!
RARE opportunity to join area's
#1 office. Your customer service or
telemarketing experience will
earn you salary/bonus++
Full bnfts. & 12 to 26/hr to start.
Great work environment-No selling.
Ms. Peterson 863-452-0330
HELPER NEEDED
for appliance delivery, repair and warehouse
work. Will train mechanically rrnded person.
863-655-4995
HIRING EXP. Waitress at busy breakfast
restaurant. 950 Sebring Square. Call be-
fore 2pm. 863-382-2333

HIRING IMMEDIATELY- Central Florida
Health Care. Inc.
Avon Park Center
Quality Improvement Asst. - LPN with valid
FL License, community health experience,
quality improvement training a plus.
Outreach Nurse- LPN with valid FL License,
Provide health education, health screenings.
Computer literate, good oral and written
communication skills, able to travel and
work flexible hours.
Wauchula Center
Lab Assistant
Experience in performing phlebotomy,
in- house testing in a physician
and/or hospital lab.
Competitive salary,excellent medical/dental/
vision/Rx insurance, pension plan. Corpora-
tion pays for LTD & life insurance. Send Re-
sume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon
Park, FL 33825, Fax# (863) 452-3011,
EOE/DFW
Homemakers for the Elderly
Serve the elderly in their homes.
All Shifts. Retirees encouraged to apply
Home Instead Senior Care
866-224-1290
HOSPICE
OPPORTUNITIES
Would you like to make a difference in
the lives of our patients and their fami-
lies? Join our dynamic team in provid-
ing compassionate, end of life care
throughout Highlands and Hardee
Counties.

RN
TEAM LEADER
Responsible for the daily coordination and de-
livery of clinical services to patients and fami-
lies as indicated in the plan of care: Based
our
of our Sebring office, qualified candidates will
possess a minimum of 1 year supervisory ex-
perience to include hiring, performance re-
views and staff development.

DEPARTMENT
SECRETARY
FULL TIME
Provide support for the Site Director of a two
county hospice program based out of our
Sebring office. Must have excellent verbal
and written communications skills,
proficiency
in Microsoft Word, Excel and be detail
oriented with the ability to work in a fast
paced environment.

LPN


FULL TIME
Responsible for observation of patient/family
needs and providing palliative and supportive
care in a home and nursing home eriviron-
ment. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8p-8a.

TEAM SECRETARY
Responsible for the overall administrative
support functions for our interdisciplinary
team. must possess excellent customer serv-
ice skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word
and Excel. Prior experience with Patient
Database a plus.
Good Shepherd Hospice offers excellent
benefits including:
Mileage reimbursement
Bilingual premiums
'And much more!
Interested candidates should fax resume to
Good Shepherd Hospice at 863-687-6977 or
call 800-464-3994. EOE


2100 Help Wanted


* General Labor - Construction
* CDL-A w/Hazmat
* Light Industrial - All Shifts
* Carpenters w/tools
* Equipment Operators
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

JOIN OUR Team of Winning Restaurant Pro-
fessionals Barnhill's Buffet, a south- eastern
restaurant chain Growth, Stability, Family
Atmosphere! No late Nights or Alcohol.
Management Opportunities in Sebring
Fax resume to 850-435-9229 or
recruitino@barnhillsbuffet.net
LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL design firm
seeks highly motivated individual for full
time CADD Drafting position. Knowledge
of Architectural desktop 2000. Microsoft
word and Excel is desirable. Compensa-
tion commensurate with ability.
Submit resume to:
SCMH Associates Architects
143 S. Ridgewood Dr.
Sebring Fl 33870
863-314-9400
LOOKING FOR loving pre school teacher, af-
ternoon positions available. First Baptist
Church of Sebring. Ask for Becky
(863)385-4704
LPN/MA- EXPERIENCED nurse position open
in Wauchula. Bi- lingual preferred. Qualifica-
tions include giving shots and drawing blood
from kids, birth to 18 years of age. Fax re-
sume to 863-453-9340; or Call 863-452-
0566
LPN'S, MA's, LAB TECHs and Paramedics, PT
pt day/eve hours, phlebotomy skills, own
transportation. Highlands Co. 800-940-2777
MASSAGE THERAPIST.
wanted for busy salon, Full or Part time.
Ask for Julia 863-386-0777
MEDICAL ASSISTANT &
Receptionist position available for fast
paced, high volume dermatology prac-
tice. Willing to train, but experience is a
plus, Fearful need not apply. Serious
candidates must fax resume to 863-
386-1848
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/
Medical receptionist.. F/T phlebotomy exp.
req. for assistant position. Must be dependa-
ble, efficient, self starter, team-player w/com-
puter skills. Send reply to Box 2213. The
News-Sun, 2227 US 27 S. Sebring. FL.
33870.
MEDICAL ASST. or LPN, Immediate opening
in busy ENT clinic, Multiple locations. Medi-
cal office experience preferred. Xray certifica-
tion a plus. Barranco Clinic 160 E. Lake
Howard dr. Winter haven, FL or fax to
(863)299-7666


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COMMUNITY COLLEGE


2100 Help Wanted
FLOOR TECH, F/T evenings. We Train. Apply
in person. Servicemaster, 6434 U.S. 27 S

NEW OWNER
Ramada Inn
of
Lake Placid
Now Hiring
Executive Housekeeper
(Experienced, salary open- will discuss)
Excellent pay w/benefits. Submit re-
sume' to Front Desk or Come in to
complete application. NO PHONE
CALLS! 2165 US 27 S
Lake Placid, FL


SKENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

New pay rates
available for
RN's & LPN's
Benefit package
available

Come join our
professional
nursing team at
Kenilworth Care &
Rehab Center
Apply in person
3011 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
or call Connie Bass,
HR Director at
382-2153 X-317

NURSES
ROYAL Care of Avon Park currently has
twelve- hour shifts available for nurses, who
have a willingness to give excellent, loving
care to our residents. We offer an excellent
benefit package, attendance bonus, wages
based on experience. Call Maria Perez (863)-
453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP
NURSING ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST needed
for doctor's office in Lake Placid. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 3150, Lake Placid, FL 33862
NURSING
JOIN the exciting, fast growing field of correc-
tional healthcare. Contact Correctional Medi-
cal Services today!
RN's/LPNs- Full-time, PRN
Polk County Jail
Bartow and Frostproof, FL
Benefits include generous PTO, Employee As-
sistance Program and 401 (k).
In Bartow,.contact: Shawn Stemm,
Director of Nursing
T:(863) 534-6141
F:(863) 534-6138
In Frostproof, contact: Todd Perkins,
Director of Nursing
T:(863) 635-6191
F:(863) 534-6138
www.cmsnurses.com
CMS
Different, and making a difference.
EOE/AAP/DTR


2100 Help Wanted
LIVE-IN- HOUSEKEEPER sitter, must
have CPR and First Aid. Also Part-Time
Office Manager, Reliable and dependa-
ble. 863-655-4741. DFWP..
OFFICE ASSISTANT- Must be proficient in
Computer work and a good typist as well as a
team player. Fax resume to (863) 471-6834
attn: Cindy.
OTR DRIVER out 2 wks, at least 10 yrs exp.
will check references. clean driving record.
(863) 381-8588 Shane (taking applications)
PART-TIME SALES
Experienced leader in wireless industry
seeks reliable part-time retail sales
representative for Sebring location.
Must be able to work evenings and
weekends. Students are encouraged to
apply. Sales experience helpful, but not
required. Fax resume to 863-533-3994.
attention Jeff.
PERSONAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Responsible for assisting residents in all fac-
els of daily living and encouraging independ-
ence. Must be 21 yrs of age with a HS diplo-
ma or equivalent, valid Fl. drivers license and
meet criminal background requirements.
Please call 863-452-5141 or complete an ap-
plication at 55 E. College Dr. Avon Park. Fl.
33825
PRE K teacher assistant, p/t to f/t after 1st of
year. Must work well with children and must
be reliable. (863)471-2435
PRE SCHOOL looking for very professional ,
dependable teacher with CDA or AA. Please
fax resume or call Heather at (863)382-2727
(fax and phone are same number)
READY-MIX DRIVER NEEDED FOR
AVON PARK, SEBRING, ARCADIA
& WAUCHULA
CEMEX INC. is seeking drivers with
a Class B CDL. License. We offer
outstanding pay and benefits,
including paid vacation & holiday,
group medical, dental, life
insurance & 401 (k) savings plan.
Interested candidates Please call
863-382-8989


THE PALMS
OF SEBRING

Receptionist
32 hrs F/T Weekdays
flexible to work more
hours, weekends if
needed. Experienced
front desk person with
excellent Word and
Excel skills a must.

Apply in Person: 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
SFax 385-2385
E-mail: palmshr@yahoo.com


2100 Help Wanted
CONSTRUCTION
MANAGER
Lg. home builder seeks individual w/3 yrs
residential const. background, one of which
must be in supervisor capacity. req. const. &
building codes knowledge, ability to read
blueprints and verify finished work meets
standards. Base + incentives. Benefits incl:
*Company truck
*Retirement plan
*Med/Dental/Life Ins.
Email resume to
JWHHRCM@walterind.com or
fax 813-871-4265. Ref ID
SEDC01 in response
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace


THE PALMS
OF SEBRING
Join Sebring's
Premier Staff of
Caring Professionals

RN's & LPN's
3-11 & 11-7

SIGN ON BONUS
$1500 F/T
$1000 P/T
Competitive Compensation Package
Shift Differentials
Apply in Person: 725 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870 or
Fax 385-2385
E-mail: palmshr@yahoo.com


2100 Help Wanted

i KENILWORTH
CARE & REHAB

C.N.A. Positions
Available

Come join our
team at Kenilworth
Care & Rehab Center
Apply in person
3011 Kenilworth Blvd
Sebring, FL 33870
or call Connie Bass,
HR Director at
382-2153 X-317




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ELAN
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Food & Beverage Director
Chef De Cuisine
HOURLY POSITIONS- Room Divisions:
Night Audit F/T& P/T
Revenue Supervisor- F/T
Front Desk Agent F/T & P/T
FOOD & BEVERAGE POSITIONS:
Banquet Servers - F/T & P/T
Dishwasher - F/T & P/T
HOUSEKEEPING POSITIONS:
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SEBRING, FL33870


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Leader'in the home fashion industry is seeking

2 experienced designer/decorators for new

Thomasville gallery store. Benefits offered.

For an appointment:
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Avon Park, FL 33825
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maintenance and supervisory experience preferred. Must be a self-starter
and have a positive attitude. Position involves moderately heavy manual
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rate: $10.70 to $11.99 ($22,259 to $24,930 annually) plus benefits
including retirement, health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave.
Application Deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2005.
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2100 Help Wanted
ROYAL CARE of Avon Park.
We invite you; C.N.A's to join our Royal Care
family. We currently have FT 7-3 and 11-7
positions available. We offer generous experi-
ence based wages; super working conditions,
attendance bonus and much more, if you are
a loving, caring C.N.A. come join us at Royal
Care of Avon Park (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F,
DFWP.
SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED
For Store Evaluations. Get Paid to Shop. Local
Stores, Restaurants, & Theaters. Training
Provided, Flexible Hours, Email required.
1-800-585-9024 ext. 6262.
SECRETARY/ CUSTOMER Service. Phone &
people skills required. Computer skills re-
quired, paid vacations & 401k, Drug Free
Workplace. Apply in person at Coker Fuel,
Inc. 3515 HWY 27 South Sebring, FL.
SPANCRETE OF FLORIDA is accepting appli-
cations for a temporary position to assist Of-
fice Manager and Production Planner in basic
daily operations. Please apply in person to:
400 Deer Trail East Sebring, Fl 33876
(863) 655-1515 ext 201
STANLEY STEEMER
is searching for Carpet Cleaning Tech. We
currently have several position avail. We are
looking for cheerful/dependable people who
will be working in a service business. No Exp.
nec. Applicants must possess valid FL drivers
lic. and safe driving record. For appt., contact
Rick at 863-655-2190. Drug Free Workplace
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Specialist
PT consultant with associates or higher
degree in early childhood education or related
field wanted to provide technical assistance
and mentoring to prekindergarten teachers.
Flexible schedule up to 20 hours/week.
Local travel required. Email resume to:
rqraham@elcfloridasheartland.orQ
or fax to (863) 767-1007.
THE GEO GROUP INC.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections.
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND
EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
&
BENEFITS AVAILABLE

*LPN
*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
TOW TRUCK driver. Full Time. with general
mechanical exp. must be able to work nights
aod weekends. Sebring residence at least
25-yrs old. Clean driving record. Apply at
BUCK-EYE Automotive, 812 US 27 N. across
from Lake Shore Mall. Drug Free Workplace
TURNER FURNITURE
Now hiring for Delivery/Warehouse driver.
South Sebring Warehouse. Benefits pkg. Ap-
ply in person at: 2900 US 27 S., between
Avon Park and Sebring.


THE PALMS
OF S E B R--I N-G
RN Unit Manager
Make Your Holidays Really
Merry! Come to the Palms!
120-Bed SNF Unit.The ideal
Candidate will possess:
* Keen Assessment skills
* Strong Leadership Exp.
* Customer Service Oriented
* Energetic! Energetic!
You will handle many
admissions and discharges,
supervise 50 staff.

Competitive compensation,
benefits, excellent Sign On
bonus. Please apply in person
at 725 S. Pine St., Sebring,
or fax: (863) 385-2385; E-mail:
palmshr@yahoo.com


2100 Help Wanted
GENERAL OFFICE/ CUSTOMER SERVICE
P/T & F/T positions available
Multi- tasking environment
Open 7 days a week 7A.M. till 8P.M.
variable shifts
NO PHONE CALLS
Apply in person Mon-Sat
SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORT
100 Clubhouse Lane Sebring
UTILITIES SERVICE WORKER II
Grade level 104
City of Avon Park is accepting applications for
a full-time Utilities Service Worker II. This is
an experienced- level position in the installa-
tion and maintenance of the municipal water
distribution and waste water collection sys-
tems. Employees in this class are engaged in
the construction and repair of water and waste
water mains and attendant devices. Work in-
cludes connection of fittings, excavation for
the installation of lines, placement, removal
and m minor repair to water meters and the
testing of water pressure as required. Must
be able to operate heavy equipment to include
dump trucks, jet rodder, tapping machine
equipment, trencher, backhoe, pow-r-mole
(boring) machine, vac-truck, and other related
equipment. Minimum qualification: High
school diploma or GED equivalency, with suf-
ficient practical training or experience to dem-
onstrate necessary skills and abilities in Utilit-
ies operations and must possess a valid Flori-
da Class B CDL, with and A preferred driver's
license. Starting salary: $20,432.00 with an
excellent benefit package. The City of Avon
Park is a Smoke and Drug-Free workplace.
E.O.E. Applications available at City Hall, Hu-
man Resources Office, 110 E. Main Street,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Applications close Fri-
day, December 09, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.

WATER TESTING
EARN $838-1257/wk
TO START!
$1300 Training Bonus
Immediate openings for this
career position. Pd training
lets you earn while you learn.
53 yr. old co. w/full bnfts.
It's fun, it pays great &
provides a valuable community
service. What else could
you ask for?
Mr. Wallace. 863-452-0330
WELDER- FABRICATOR needed. Please Call
Tu- Co Peat at (863)382-6600
WIRELESS INDUSTRY looking for sales per-
son in our new location at the Lake Shore Mall
in Sebring. Position available immediately.
Call Carlos (321) 246-4171

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SeisSun
Has openings in our Packaging/
Mallroom Department. Hours vary
with each publication. Core days
are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday. Start
times are generally early evening
hours. No experience necessary.
Ability to lift bundles and work on
your feet a must, some mechani-
cal aptitude helpful. Call Luis at
385-6155 ext. 523 for details.



2300 Work Wanted
COMPUTER- TROUBLE SHOOTER. New or
old. Help w/ set up or back ups, and Ebay.
call Susan (863)382-2668


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SYLVAN SHORES
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., imnlminnl (hb lil oui. an.d comnumity pool on Lake Clay.
Ns-= -Vt,,40 '64,900

SYLVAN SHORES
Inun.icul.nEi 2.2 1 nill I.uige family room.Walk to beach and
bo':it ramp
NpS -",_': , ;185,900

ACREAGE IN THE COUNTRY
.Ml improved pastiure n ith mall clear man made lake,
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POTENTIAL , POTENTIAL


'299,000


3/2 with garage zoned C2A on oversized corner lot in
downtown Lake Placid. Great Potential for professional
offices with ample space for parking.


NS#175461


'249,900


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on a golf course at Creekside Drive. A unique all new tile, carpet and paint. 3 bedrooms, 2 full
courtyard entry to this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath baths, 2 half baths, living room, dining room,
home with spa and waterfall. Big kitchen, big kitchen/family room combo, 2 fireplaces,
formal living, dining room den and oversized 2 TV room, computer room, huge utility room,
car plus can garage, in top condition. sun room, 2 car & cart garage. Must See This!
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4040 Homes For Sale

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

A VAN SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.


0ri7l1 RUOAI~ULT RD nVOn MflKl
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'NEW FLOORING IN PROGRESS.
$126,900

2710 SR 17 S., AVON PARK
BEAUTIFUL 3/2 ON 6 ACRES, WOOD.FLOORS. VAULTED
CEILINGS & MUCH MORE. 2710 SR US 27 S.
$650,000

3057 WOODBRIDGE RD., AVON PARK
80X123 RESIDENTIAL LOT IN AVON PARK LAKES.
$29,500
2092 ZEPHYR RD., AVON PARK
COME & SEE 4 BEDROOMS 2 BATHS, 1 CAR GARAGE
W/EXTRA LARGE YARD.
$189,000

14 MARY BELL LANDING RD., SEBRING (LORIDA)
AFFORDABLE WATER FRONT. 2/2 MOBILE WOOD CABI.'
NETS, W/ID, NEW A/Cw-e .
$184,900

4303 MASERTI ST., SEBRING
SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES BEAUTY NEW HVAC SYSTEM
+ MANY EXTRAS, INCLUDING LOT NEXT DOOR. 3/2/2.
$217,500
411 MATCHES ST.
VACANT LOT APPROX. 1.25 AC (/).
$75,000

622 MAXANNA AVE., SEBRING
2/1 ON 5.4 /- ACRES IN ORANGE BLOSSOM. BRING YOUR
HORSES.
$199,900
3144 POINTE WEST; SEBRING
2/2/2 IN DESIRABLE VANTAGE POINTE, VAULTED CEILINGS
& MORE, 55+ COMMUNITY:
$175,000

4917 PALM RD., SEBRING
GREAT BUILDING LOT. GREAT PRICE 10X10O0.
$27,500

1140 KERRY DR., SEBRING
CANAL FRONT TO LITTLE LAKE JACKSON. 4/3/2 WITH
MOTHER-IN-LAW.
$419,000

780 N. LAKE AVE., AVON PARK
LOTS OF ROOM IN THIS LARGE 3/2. CHEERY DINING
ROOM. FORMAL LIVING ROOM.
$139,900

2300 NE LAKEVIEW OR., SEBRING (FORMALLY 619)
COME AND SEE THIS ONE AND MAKE IT YOURS. 3/1.5
W?LAUNDRY IN SEBRING.
$123,000
3606 LAKEVIEW
HILLTOP 3/2/2 W/ LAKE JACKSON VIEW.
$399,000


4060 Homes for Sale
4060 Avon Park
AVON PARK Lakes, CBS, 2/1. w/extra
shower, fireplace, carport & large detached
garage w/electric & water. Move-in Condition.
By owner, Open House Sat & Sun.
12pm-5pm. 2650 N. Mulberry Rd. Avon Park.
33825. $110,000 (863)-453-2240.

Homes for Sale
4080 .Sebring
2/2 GOLF course & heated pool. 1501
sq ft. Serious buyers only. Golf Ham-
mock. 863-382-6603
A TRUCK SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.


5113 IMNATIEE OR SEBRING
At 1 lANiilL Liji IN LtlcEINC I ar1. .
$48,000
2829 N. LANCASTER
BEAUTIFUL TILE & CARPET FLOORS ADORN THIS 22//1 IN
AVON PARK LAKES; NEW ROOF.
$165,000

SEBRING HILLS
2/1, FLORIDA ROOM, SHED, BOREDO DEEDED ACCESS TO
LAKE JACKSON.
$156,900

9 S. EGRET, SEBRING
SEBRING HILLS POOL HOME LR, FR AND MORE. REDONE.
3/1.
$179,900

1116 EVANSTON, SEBRING
AFFORDABLE 3/2. SCREEN PORCH ON FRONT, LOTS OF
FRUIT TREES, HIGH CEILINGS.
$89,900

245 FAIRWAY, AVON PARK
BEAUTIFUL 212/2 ON GOLF COURSE, LAKE VIEW. NEWLY
REDONE KITCHEN AND MUCH MORE. STOP LOOKING, THIS
IS ITI
$219,700

213 S. FLORIDA AVE., AVON PARK
2/2/1 NICE NEIGHBORHOOD IN AVON PARK. NEW AC &
NEW ROOF, ALL FOR ...
$109,000
4516 FERDINAND
IMAGINE OWNING THE LAND YOUR MOBILE SITS ON.
MOBILE CURRENTLY THERE HAS TO BE REMOVED.
$19,000

1052 AVON ESTATE BLVD., AVON PARK
1 ACRES (i/-) CLOSE IN.
$69,000

2896 BOWDEN, AVON PARK
AVON PARK LAKES GREAT BUYI 2/2/2 W/POOL COME AND
SEE.
$135,000

715 CITROEN DR.. SEBRING
BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 OPEN FLOOR PLAN. VAULTED CEILINGS.
NEUTRAL COLORS. WON'T LAST LONG
$189,700

47 MILLER AVE, LAKE PLACID
5 ACRES (+/-) WITH NEWER 3/2, SHOOTING RANGE, POND
& MUCH MORE.
$398,000

48 CROWN GATE LN.. LAKE PLACID
ROOM TO ROAM, 6/3,.5 ON 5 ACRES WTH POOL. OUT-
BUILDINGS. OFFICE. FENCED.
$750,000
4105 CORTEZ
NEW HOME - WOW - A MUST SEEI VAULTED CEILINGS AND
TILE.
$279,000


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4080 Homes for Sole
4080 Sebring
2/2/2 CUSTOM BUILT
in 2001 with numerous amenities & up-
grades split floor plan with finished family
room, screen patio. A must see at 1526
Willowdale. In Willowgate off Thunderbird rd.
$194,500.
2004 DREAM HOME Vacation all year. Pool
and redwood spa, open floorplan, fenced
yard,
3/2/2.5 car garage. sprinklers. Its paradise.
Many extras, all upgrades. $299,000
(863)471-0606
4/3/2-STORY
Cedar home on 1-acre. w/wrap-around
porch. All new appliances. Newly reno-
vated, hardwood floors, New roof 863-
414-7349. 51.15 Lakewood Rd. Harder
Hall area. asking $298,000

4 100 Homes for Sale
4 '0 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, NC, golf cart, irrigation, .many extras,
must see, $63,500. (863)-465-7706
BUILDERS PRE CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL!
on canal to Lake June. Placid Lakes. $350,000
(863)465-5214
BUILDERS FALL SPECIAL! Pre construction
Canal home to Beautiful Lake Clay. Sylvan
Shores. $299,000 New model with too many
extras to list. Call 863-465-5214
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.
*One additional home- w/ same floor plan.
Ready Now. Call for Directions.
MEYER HOMES (863)465-7900,
(863) 465-7338 after 5

4 170 Lakefront Property
4'70 For Sale
CASH OFFER NEEDED
Lake Placid. Unique lakefront tri-level duplex
(3/2.5 & 2/2) 5br/4.5ba. fully furnished.
(239,900/Retail price)- $205,000/CASH.
Wrap-around cement patios on upper level
enhances lakeview.866-958-CASH or View at:
www.vacantlotsusa.com

4220 Lots for Sale
$$INVESTORS$$
1125 Builders lots in
the fastest selling
areas of Florida
priced to sell.
Call: Benny 954-319-7954
*FOR SALE by Owner- Orange Blossom Es-
tates. 1 acre, road not in yet. $50,000
*80 x 139 lot w/ good road $39,000
*Spring Lake Village Lot- 2 lots, paved road.
3/4 acres $60,000 each. Great Investment for
little money down. Will Finance w/ 10k down
and low monthly payments. No Credit Checks!
(561)662-7170
1 ACRE lots for sale.
Avon Park Estates starting in the 40's.
Contact John toll free
877-250-9430
1-PLUS ACRE
In quiet. Lake Josephine area, paved
road. 300 yds from public boat ramp.
Country setting. 863-655-3312
2-HOUSE LOTS CLEARED
Sebring, behind Walmart. $79,500
for both. 863-414-7349
306 WILD WOOD Dr., Sun N Lakes Estates.
Section 8, PG68, Lot 4, BLK 73. Mail offers to:
Ofelia Santiago
231 Rodrigo De Triana St.
San Juan, P.R. 00918-3215
Best-offer will be accepted immediately.
6326 GRANADA Blvd, Sebring 100 x 125.
Buildable lot in Sun n' Lakes, all utilities avail-
able. 1 blk from Golf course. $55k
Call (908)303-3905.
COMMERCIAL LOT
B-3 Zoned 75 X 150. off 621 Lake
Placid. Many possibilities. $59,900.
772-285-1699.
FOR SALE by owner- Placid Lakes canal
lot leading to Lake June- 365 Parker St.
NE- Close to newly renovated golf &
country club- approx. 81 x 125- make
your best offer! Call (954)-494-1524
LAKE PLACID Leisure Lakes -
Miller Ave. Offers. (386)437-6430
LEISURE LAKES
Lots $45,000 owner financing available.
305 944-1884


4300 Out-of-Town Property
NC MOUNTAINS
Log cabin $89,900 easy to finish cabin on
secluded sight. 1/7 acre parcels available
with million $ views!! Free information
Call 828-247-0081

4320 Real Estate Wanted
ROSE BUYS HOUSES & VACANT LOTS
Fast Cash, Quick Closing
Any situation or price or condition.
Save your Credit! Avoid foreclosure or......
We can make your payments for you!
863-223-2298/866-958-CA$H


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5 For Sale
55+ PLUS PARK
on Lake Clay. Oldie but Goodie 2/2.
Many extras. must see, completely re-
modeled. $23,500 863-840-1019. Wk
day time. 863-465-5757. 863-465-7709.
92 HOME 2BR-2BTH


in Buttonwood Bay, corner lot, double
driveway, new A/C, metal roof over
Florida & screen rooms, work shed.
partially furnished. 716-397-4036.
ADULT PARK, completely furnished, 1/1 and
fla. rm or could be 2nd bdr. Screen porch,
shed, roof over, reduced to $14,500
(863)699-1284
DOUBLE WIDE $26,000
2/2. Adult Park, planned activities,
2-lease lots. $225 per month. 385-8806
or 385-3829 or 446-2151
FULLY FURNISHED 2/1 w/ washer & dryer at
Bobs Landing MHP on Crooked Lake. Boat
Slips available. Over 55 park. Price reduced
to $4500.00 (863)638-1463
MOBILE HOME on rented lot. 1/1 $1500.00
obo (863)385-1584 or (863) 873-1602
SEBRING- 2 bedroom in 55 + park, with car-
port and screen room, new roof. Very clean,
ready to move in. Available with or with out
Land. (863)-385-1159 or (863)385-0981


5050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale
SEBRING- 3 single wide Mobile
Homes side by side on 50 x 110
lots. All rented with timely and es-
tablished tenants. $112,000 obo
(863)441-1213
SELECTION of 1 & 2 bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
SWG and lawn mowing. Call for more info. or
to see units. No Pets Please, (863)385-7034


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
ASHLEY OAKS VILLA,
55+ gated. 2/2/.2. Outside mainte-
nance. Access to pool-clubhouse.
$975 per mo. 863-314-9367

NEW DUPLEX 3/2/2.
beautiful 2200 sq, ft. located in Spring
Lake Villas four. 305-883-6774

5 Furnished
61 0 Apartments
ENJOY RESORT LIVING
Affordable price, furnished or unfurnished,
nice, spacious 2/1, quiet and secure, ameni-
ties. Monthly, Seasonal or Yearly.
(863)452-2020


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(800)743-2301


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6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
LAKE PLACID (1 bdrm only)
Call (863)465-7480
in Sebring Call (863) 446-1702


6250 Furnished Houses
HARDER HALL 2/2/2 $1500 month.
3- months minimum 863-471-1491

6300 Unfurnished Houses
AVON PARK LAKES- Rent with option to
buy. 4/2 Family rm, Plus office. Laundry
rm. fenced yard. Completely tiled.
352-371-6499. or 863-273- 9189

BEAUTIFUL NEW 3/2/2 HOME
built in 2005. Appliances, includes, W/D.
Close to everything. 7-month lease
available. $1200 per month.
954-821-4192
HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY ON 28 acres, 3/2/1
CBS large home, nice and clean. Washer &
Dryer, Huge pole barn w/ work shop. Paved
road, on North Lake Dr. in Lorida. $1100.00
per mos. first, last & sec. (561)662-7170
LAKE PLACID Sylvan Shores, brand new 3/2/1
Non smokers. $1295.00 mos. (863) 441-2844
or 465-3838
SEBRING: LARGE 2/2 split plan, Oversize
kitchen, 12 x 35 family rm, 6 x 10 inside stor-
age, porch& back patio for bbq. Pool & club-
house, annual lease. Partially Furnished. Call
Warren 863- 441-1645 or Jack 863-385-0500


BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $650 mo. Go south
Hwy 27, behind Dunkin Donuts, up the hill,
turn left, 3106 Medical Way, (863)446-1822
CASTLE HILL APTS
OF AVON PARK
Now accepting applications for 1 bedrooms.
Call 863-452-6565 for more informa-
tion. Handicapped accessible, hearing
impaired call 1-800-840-2408
Equal Housing Opportunity
Los Apartmentos de Castle Hill de Avon Park
estan aceptando aplicaciones para aparta-
mentos de una recamara. Para mas informa-
Scion favor de Ilamar 863-452-6565
EFFICIENCY FOR rent w/ kitchenette, golf vil-
las in Placid Lakes, swimming pool. Next to
Golf course, includes elect, water & sewer.
$395. mos. Prudential Sanders Realty
(863)465-1400
KEY LAKE VILLAS
Lakefront Living in Sebring
Clean, quiet, 2/1 single story unit in Orange
Blossom Estates. W/private outside patio.
CHA, screened porch, W/D hook-up $600/mo.
1st. & Security. No pets. 863-465-9151


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$1400 and up. Call Exit Realty All Stars
Jo-Ann Atchley (863)655-2308
2/2 DUPLEX in Sebring. furnished, and spot-
less unit in nice area. W/D dishwasher, newer
appliance, tastefully furnished. Lanai over-
looks private back yard. Available now, 3 mos
min. rental. No Pets. no smoking, $1,600 per
month includes DirecTV, utilities. 385-6935
4/2 FURNISHED,
Lake Josephine with small dock,
3-months. min. $1,650 per month.
800-772-8345. 954-772-9421.
AVON PARK Lake Isis- lakefront, large fur-
nished 2 or 3 bdrm/2 available Dec. 1st. 3
mos. min. $2000.00 per mos. (863)465-0472
LARGE FULLY Furnished & Equipped Apt. in
Guest house on four wooded park like acre s.
Apt. opens to Ig screened pool/ BBQ/ patio
area w/ above ground hot tub. MUST SEE TO
APPRECIATE. 3 mos. min. req. $1100:00
mos.+ depo. (863)655-2289

SEASONAL 1&2 BDRM rentals avail. Jan, Feb,
and March(comp. furn. incl.utilities)
ANNUAL Rentals 2/3 bdrm rental available
NOW! Ridge Real Estate 863-385-2561
SEBRING SKIPPER Rd. close to Buttonwood
Bay. 2/1 Duplex. fully furnished, washer
dryer, $1100 per month. Includes electric &
water. 4-month min. no smoking /pets.
863-382-2449 after 5pm.

A VAN SALE SPECIAL!
3 LINES, 2 WEEKS, $25.
CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED, 385-6155.


OLDER FEMALE room mate. $250.00 per
month plus 1/2 utilities. Incl. laundry, phone,
net, satellite. (863)452-9770
6600 Business & Offices
6O0 For Rent
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE space on Hwy.
27 S., 600-1200 sf. Golfview Plaza.
(863) 382-9462 or 863-385-5510


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IULU Auctions

ESTATE AUCTION
SAT. DEC. 10TH - 10:00 AM
1084 MERLIN DRIVE. LAKE PLACID. FL
DIRECTIONS: Take Lake June Rd. off US
27 South at the Citgo station to Leisure
Lakes to Lake June Blvd. to Jonquil St. to
Merlin Dr. Watch for auction signs.
PARTIAL LIST: Curio cabinet, hall vanity
w/ mirror, parlor bench, kimball organ,
corner shelf, leather recliner, nice desk,
nice-4 pc. King size bedroom suite, com-
puter and table, electric stove, G.E. refrig-
erator, other furniture.
GLASSWARE: Collectible Norman Rock-
well Plates, oriental plates, dishes, stem-
ware, pots & pans and small electric appli-
ances and other nice glassware.
MISC.: Coin collection, WW2 chinese of-
ficer pistal, damburg mint dolls, stereo w/
cd player and cd's, B&R lantern, gas grill.
TOOLS: Like new poulan-pro 18 h.p. w/
42 in. cut w/ grass catcher riding mower
gas chain saw, edger, blower, hand & yard
tools.
AUTO: 2004 Cadillac deville 4 dr sedan
DHS loaded w/ all the extras w/ 30,000
miles like new, lots of other items not list-
ed.
TERMS: Cash or check with positive ID.
10% buyers premium.
AU #1089 **AB #1047
863-699-2400 ** CELL 414--2300
LEE
Begley/Auctioneel


PHIL RINER AUCTIONS - OUR 28TH YEAR!
Estate Auctions; Business Liquidations; Ap-
praisals. 863-299-6031 ab282au261
EMail- RIN.ER@VERIZON.NET


7040 Appliances
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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!


UPRIGHT FREEZER, Frigidaire. White, 22 cu ft
Excellent Condition. $225.00 (863)385-2874


7060 Antiques - Collectible
AVON BOTTLE collection for sale, 100 differ-
ent items... call (863)465-6936


7 100 TV, Radio, & Stereo
50 FT Television antenna. Cost 1200.00 ask-
ing $200.00 (863)453-8212 after 5pm
COLOR TV $19.00. 863-214-1965.
DIRECTV UP to 4 Room System Installed
FREE. Plus FREE HBO, STARZ, & SHOWTIME
for 3 Months, Starting at $39.99 Call for
details. 1-800-230-2564.
www.satellite-connection.com
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER w/ 27'in
zenith color TV. Good Condition. $180.00
(863)382-1576
FREE GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Satellite TV.
FREE. installation;,FREE month, FREE HBO.
Offer ends soon. Call now for immediate in-
stall. 1-866-674-7434
TV MONITOR Works.good. $35.00
(863)47.1-1551
TV- 20" ZENITH with remote, excellent con-
_ dition.$25.00 (863)382-6347


7 140 Computers & Supplies
CORNER COMPUTER Desk 59.5 high X 64"
wide. Perfect Condition $250. 453-3104.


7180 Furniture
17" COLOR T.V. with stand. Good condition.
Must be picked up. Please see other ads for
corresponding furniture. Bring all offers. Jo-
die Steffner (863)381-1164
2 LIGHT green tilt back rockers $200.00 for
both. (863)385-4017
2 LIGHTED curio cabinets w/ black mirrors 5
shelves. $250.00 (863)699-0415
2 MODERATE size table lamps, base and
shade are peach in color. 1 floor lamp, peach
in color w/ blue and maroon around top with
beige shade. All base of lamps are plaster and
shades are fabric. Will sell separately for
$20.00 per lamp. Very good condition. Must
be picked up. Please see other ads for corre-
sponding furniture. Bring all offers. Jodie
Steffner (863)381-1164
2 NIGHT stands- whitewashed wood,
perfect condition 863-453-3104.

2- LOUNGE chair $20. a piece. 863-382-2501
2-LANE "WALL saver", recliner, mauve.
Nice $185. for pair. 863-382-8819.


COFFEE & 2 end tables, light oak finish, glass
inserts. $75.00 (863)382-7687


7180 Furniture
GRANDFATHER CLOCK
Beautifully Handcrafted by Holland House.
Solid Wood, Stands over 7 feet tall. New in
box. With warranty. Must sell. Can deliver
$295. 1-800-657-4157
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
S 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!
HUTCH & Buffet. 1 piece, solid wood. Glass
,inlaid doors. Gold detail. Solid brass knobs.
Beautifully shaped. $250.00 (863)471-1551
KITCHEN TABLE and 4 coaster chairs Good
Condition. $125.00 863-414-0769
MAROON EXECUTIVE chair on rollers. Good
condition. Must be picked up. Please see oth-
er ads for corresponding furniture. $70.00
Bring all offers. Jodie Steffner (863)381-1164
MEMORY FOAM 10 INC.mattress, Nasa
tech. As seen on TV. New in plastic w/warr.
$550. Can deliver. 863-273-0021
SALMON AND teal floral print sectional. 6
pieces including 2 sofas and 3 seats, good
condition, can be arranged multiple ways to fit
any space. Must be picked up. Please see
other ads for corresponding furniture.
$600.00 Bring all offers. Jodie Steffner
(863)381-1164
TABLE OCTAGON, 42" w, 17" leaf, lite Oak fin-
ish. $75.00 (863)382-7687
THOMASVILLE DINING room table- 2 leaves,
6 chairs, oak. $200.00 obo (863)531-5115
TRUE WOOD office desk. Fits desktop, tower,
keyboard, mouse comfortably with space left
over to work in. Storage area to keep files in.
Good condition. Must be picked up. Please
see other ads for corresponding furniture.
$100.00 Bring all offers. Jodie Steffner
(863)381-1164
TWIN BEDS with box springs & mattress,
head boards matching dresser with mirror.
Excellent Condition. $200.00 (863)382-6251
WICKER RATTAN set, couch, love seat, coffee
table combo. White washed stuffed cushions
with beige background and pastel colors.
$800.00 (863)464-0215

7240 Jewelry
7240 Personal Items
GENEVE GOLD watch solid gold. Nuggett
style braclet. RETAIL OVER $1500.00, will
sacrifice for $500.00 (863)835-1999


7260 Musical Merchandise
GULBRANSEN THEATRUM organ w/bench
and starter music, dbl keyboard, foot pedals,
select a rhythm, accompaniment, tremulant,
solo & pedal buttons. $250. call 414-0769 to
see at Sebring Village (behind Walmart)
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!
KEYBOARD ORGAN, stand, music.
Casio HT3000-like new, must sell.
863-382-3659
PIANO- WURTLIZER- walnut color, stand up-
console 15 yrs old. $900.00 (863)464-0215
SCANDALLI FULL- Size Accordion in carrying
case. Made in Italy. No. 715/81. Full.assort-
ment of buttons & shoulder straps. 'Sounds-
excellent. Call cell phone 414-0769 to see at
Sebring Village (behind Walmart) $250.00


7300 Miscellaneous
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2005! NEVER REPAY! Personal/Medical Bills,
School, Business -Home! Live Operators, Al-
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NEVER REPAY! Personal / Medical
Bills,School, Business / Home! Live Opera-
tors, Approx. $49 billion unclaimed 2004!
CALL NOW ! 1-800-270-1213, Extension 31.
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2005! NEVER REPAY! Personal/Medical bills,
School, Business/Home!, Approx.. $49K left
unclaimed 2004. Live Operators,! CALL NOW!
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No Prescription Needed!
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1 DOOR 74.5 tall 39" wide 12" deep
$250.00 (863)699-0415
1 GORGEOUS mink stole jacket 3/4 length.
$200.00 (863)453-8212
10 GOLF clubs, some wood shaves,
some pings, & one driver. $250.
863-385-5074.
2 DOORS 78" tall 40.5 wide 16" deep.
$250.00 (863)699-0415
2-TABLE LAMPS. $10 a piece. 863-382-2501


7300 Miscellaneous
HINTERBURG QUILTING frame $165.00
(863)385-7134
HO TRAIN SET engine, track, cars and trans-
former, $45.00 863-452-5374
HOOVER CARPET steam vacuum works
excellent, w/whirling brushes & stair tool.
$60.00 (863)402-2285
HOT TUB/ SPA 5-PERSON
never been used 24 jets. 5-HP pumps,
Waterfall red wood cabinet. Sacrifice $1450.
(863)-651-3155.
LLADRO COLLECTIBLES-4 figurines. Must
sell $200. 863-382-3659
MEN'S SIZE small suede jacket with knit cuffs
and collar, camel color, wore four times, still
looks new, will make a great gift. $45.00.
863-453-7027
ONE CHEVY Caprice seats maroon
front/rear $60. OBO. 863-453-4814
ORIENTAL CARPET, brand new Persian
rug. 100% wool, still in packaging, RETAIL
OVER $3500, 9X12 $500 (863)835-1999.
RC PLANES
And tools. $250. 863-382-0779
SEWING MACHINE, new-$19.00 214-1965
SNAPPER 12 hp riding mower & push mow-
ers, 10 ft jon boat with oars & trolling motor,
26" mountain bike 15 sp & 3 wheel bike, dew-
alt cordless drill & craftsman h/d skill saw, 7
1/4 & fishing equip. Lots of misc. items, all
week long. Lake Placid area. (863)464-0591
TEA SET, gold, vintage, very nice. $75.00
(863)382-9181


7340 Wanted to Buy
BUYING COINS, CURRENCY, WATCHES
55 YRS COLLECTING! TOP PRICE!
(863) 414-1632 or(863) 452-5688


7380 Machinery & Tools
10 IN. craftsman tilt arbor table saw w/ table
extensions. $125.00 (863)452-0266


295 AMP ac welder & accessories. $125.00
(863)452-0266


BENCH MODEL drill press. 12 sp. #2mt.
$75.00 (863)452-0266
COMPLETE SET of machinist hand tools, with
roller cabinet. $400.00 (863)452-0266


7400 Lawn & Garden
5 HP. rear tine roto tiller $300.00
(863)452-0266
BLOWER, CRAFTSMAN. Gas powered. Starts
and runs good. $35.00 (863)784-0705
LAWN EDGER $165.00 (863)385-2874
TREE TRIMMING EQUIPMENT
Bucket & chipper trucks, wood chipper; will
not separate, asking $10,000. firm.
(863)655-3099. after 6pm


7500 Livestock & Supplies
5 BULLS for sale, $400.00 & up. Different
ages. May be seen at 4560 E. C- hill grade.
A.P. (863)453-4748


7520 Pets & Supplies
FERRET CAGE Medium $240 -,. .,
863-453-2523 . *
FISH TANKS (2) 10 Gallons w/large box.
of Acc. $30.00 (863)-453-2523
MEDIUM FERRET cage.. $25.00. (863)453-
2523.


YORKIE PUPPIES AKC shots, health
cert. parents on premises. Mini- sizes. male-
$800. female-$1000. (863)465-6936

7560 Medical Supplies
7 0 & Equipment
"HELP! I'VE fallen,
I am alone and I
can't reach the
phone!"
LIFE ALERT
Call for free
Brochure
***** ****1888-261-2740*********
LIFESTYLE ELECTRIC scooter with charger
and' extra batteries. $300.00 obo
(863)453-8731
SHARP RIDER scooter in excellent condition.
$1200.00 obo , Jazzy wheelchair- great condi-
tion. $1000.00 obo , Manual wheelchair
$25.00, Walker $10.00 (863)655-4343
TWO HOSPITAL beds, manual w/ mat-
tress $30 each. 863-471-2545.


7580 Toys
9 IN 1 multi game table includes football,
pool, table tennis, powered air hockey & many
more. Reg. $265.00 at Walmart. Sell for
$100.00 (863)314-0369
CHRISTMAS IS coming! Model airplane kits,
plastic, for sale. Ask for Keith (863)385-7840


8000
Recreation


200 Bikes & Cycle
8 0 Equipment


82 50 Hunting & Fishing
825 Supplies
LARGE MOUTH Bass mounted 20" long.
$48.00. 863-214-1965


8400 Recreational Vehicles
03' DUTCHMAN CLASSIC
31 ft. Super slide and 3 separate tanks, rear
bunk beds, front queen sleeper. Used only
3- times. $16,000 firm (863)465-5775
1985 FORD econoline 150. 351 v8,.36,599 or-
ig miles. New paint job. Hardly used, special
factory made, stove, ref, sink, water, heat &
ac. Ready for camping. $4000.00
(863)382-6987
2002 FLEETWOOD
19 ft. Pioneer travel trailer, couch, dinette,
DBL/bed, one bunk, tub, shower, toilet, exc.
cond. $7,800 OBO (863)-414-3003


8450 Motor Homes
HIDDEN HITCH receiver, adjustable from 47"
tp 71" wide for motor homes and travel trail-
ers, used one time. $125. 863-453-7027.
THREE AERO Flo vent covers by Camco for
motor homes and travel trailers top vents, On-
ly 8-months old and still like new. $60. for all.
863-453-7027


8500 Golf Carts
92 CLUB car, good batteries, windshield, cur-
tains, lights. Great Shape. $1395.00
(863)471-1354
GO CART (Silver Fox) 6.5 HP GFX. exc.
condition. $959. obo.
863-453-4914
GOLF CART: Car with enclosure, wind-
shield, seat cover, lights, wheel covers,
ball washer & fan. Excellent condition.
Priced @ $1775. (863)-453-4383


9200 Trucks
8FT CHEVY bed w/ tailgate. $400.00
(863)699-2420


9220 Utility Trailers
UTILITY TRAILER- 8 ft flared sides, home
made. $30.00 (863)452-2381

9350 Automotive Parts
93 0 & Accessories
BODY PARTS for 1990 to 1994 Caravan
and voyagers, doors windows, gates,
grills, fenders, headlamp assemblies,
3.3 engines. Minor Auto Repair, 201
Ranier Dr. Lake Placid. 863-465-8145.
TRAILER HITCH 00-036M cars class # com-
plete $50.00 (863)314-8659


9400 Automotive Wanted
DONATE A Car Today To help Children And
Their Families Suffering From Cancer. Free
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"Fun id .' Aliiir,. in, we 'Aj.'jr ira-ori -
1 .8-f .4.a -.8593 .;, ' '* -

TWO NEW vent free gas space heaters,
blue flame heat. paid $525. Asking $300
for both. 863-452-2089


255 LEMON N.W. Placid Lakes, Sat
Dec. 10th. 8am-? Christmas decora-
tions, collectibles, Household items and
more.

AP- GARAGE & BAKE SALE
Lake Glenada Mobile Home Park, next to Wild
Turkey. 2525 US Hgy 27 S. 8am- 11am
Sat. Dec. 10th.

AP- 1978 N Cardinal Rd 7am .1pm
Dec 10th, Mulri-Family Sale lots oi
Kids clothing Daby lens & Misc
household items

AP 2744 N Highlands Blvd Dec ilh 4
lOin 7 30am-330prm Mullialjmily
sale ceramics. craf iiems. clothes
small kitchen appliances and more

Having a Garage Sale?
Make more money Dy reaching ithou-
sands 01 potential customers For only
$8 you get 5 lines lor one weel in the
News-Sun and Highlands Herald Shop-
per plus FREE GARAGE SALE SIGNS' If
your sale gels rained out cjll us and
we'll run it again at no additional charge
Call today (8631 385-6155

HUGE GARAGE SUAE Al The Aiiigalor Ouli
bi Flea M3rkli No'l chargee li Srt up Saliur-
day Dec 3rd Call 863 471-625. lor reC,
L P In Iri .31 Dec 8-flh 83m.4pm 32 B31d
Cypress is Ibv Hendcer .:.ni Fi.:ri Caml-i
Chriirmai ilem tools nousewares and mi-:.
li-ms

L P-SAT DEC 10JTH 7AM-lF'PvlM I:cver
Bradge 107 Hill Cresl S . I,.iow asign' rJuAi,
Lake Francis Rd on 27 on let 4 miles nohni
or iouer Scrt'edl I amiiie; Panicirjirng ' .'lh
lors ul good sluti

LP-3143 BLUE Bird Ave Leisure Lajes,
Country Walk Home Owners Annual
Rummage Sale Sal. Dec 10th 8am-"
LP-HUGE 2-FAMILY-1.7 Higrniandl Lii Drr
Fri . Sat Dec 91h & i10ii Friing ierms
ilcrnen. VCR lools 13in coa31 Iralier &
lols. lots more.
RAINTREE ANTIQUES FAIR
Silurday December 3rd 4700 US 27 I
Outside Dealer Space Avarilable
Call Jan a4 863] 382-6351



9400 Automotive Wanted
DONATE YOUR Car $3,000 Gift IRS Deduc-
tion. Free Pick-Up
ABUSED WOMEN'S NETWORK
1-800-541-6004
Se habla espanol.

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


9420 Antiques-Classics
ANTIQUE DRESSER $195.00 (863)385-7134


'9450 Automotive for Sale
D~.IAZA Mata 1,5;_ 5 p/ Air/ Bose Stereo
wrvii '.jeTCi eolin tlp anti camel leather inte-
rior, garage kept and original owner. 8,800
miles. $16,500 Excellent Condition.
(863)471-1707

BRASS CANON, $10. 863 -214-1965


AP- SUN,' mon & tues. Dec 4-61h 8arr-4pm
2116 Cardinal rd. toys, lurniiure and lils or
misc. items
SEB- 203 Lark Ave Sebring Hills 8am-
2pm Anlique lools, trailer hitch, mi-
(rowav , chrislmas items, teapots col-
lection. lots lt great misc
SEB- :i333 Spana Cr:cie- on SFrana Rd Trrurs
Dec. 3In .Sal Dec linh 9am .4prm Worn.
en i . nmn ns liness Handmade C.rirslmas
cr.:hfi'; ,D v video'- tbook, bowling balls, bi
cvcle :.ewing supplies No early birds

SSEB- FRI sa & un Dec 2nd -4lh 8am-4pm
Si'6 Raj Ave mens eains womians 3> lols of
Sinier ':lorlhing 1e~ c3nai vacuum cleaners
i beiding lutled animals, lamps and misc
item.
SEBE FRFI DEC 2ND - unlil all sold MOVING
'ALE 1925 Sparta Cir House lull or rurnitue
incluing y randiaiher clock and small Ireezer
SEB- Fii LD i n 8 Sai Dec 101h 8amr3pm
1018 Boo.r-r 1 5 FAMILY SALE nome
rrj 'i e -iel pcil' i pie.' cluiChes loIs of
M iS ii'cs
SEB- FURNITURE Open House. Fri Dec
2nd & Sun Dec 3rd . 9am -3pm
1319 Stenewahee Ave
SEB- MOVING sale 8am-?? Dec 9tn &
10th 5322 Lakewood Road Yard
Tools lurnilure Odds & ends
SEB-MULTI -FAMILY Sale. Colony
Point, CluDhouse, Northwood Blvd.
North of Albertsons turn Dy the Blue La-
goon Friday Dec 9th 8am-12pm
SEB MULTI FAMILY .'10 Dove Ave Sebring
Hill. adil Dec: lfuh 8.im.noor Pool able
iqril. giJn id'j" (cnri lrroi-c e(or and many
frTlic: ,ierns
SEB-619 ORANGE Ave Dec 91h &
11in 9am-4pm lone block trom court
House I Tools 3and misrc
SEB AIJOTHER REALLY BIG ONE' Tn.Fn
I ' E [,Cc 8-1 ln 1012 Trnursl:,n Ave Benind
..etrmng High Scrool
iEB-FRI & SAT DEC 9TH & 10TH 3914
I;iirenda Ave ISun n lakes) 863-402-9031
tatV'y em" 20 llal screen rv dlrres. pots.
lulis ti,' & rhesi 93 Sarurn. Lots or misc

SEB-SUNN\ PINES. 1200 US 27 N
7 30am-l1am Friday, Dec. 91h Christ-
mas Bazzar Flea Market. and Bake
Sale.


9450 Automotive for Sale
1992 TOYOTA
Corolla. DX. garage kept, lady driven,
exc. condition, owner bought new car.
$1,800 OBO. 863-453-9493.
1993 BUICK CENTURY
Station Wagon. 71K miles. Cold A/C
new alternator, good tires, $1,800. OBO.
863-699-6986
1995 GEO Tracker 5-speed manual, new
tires, hoses and belts, tinted windows.
clean, good condition, great gas mile-
age. $2,000. 863-385-8634.
2000 CHEVY pick up Z 71- auto/air. $8500.00
obo (863)465-7685 or (954) 562-1720 ask
for BIll:
91 CHEVY Blazer 4-door good condition.---
$1200. 863-465-8145. 201 Ranier Dr. Lake
Placid.
99 TOYOTA corolla, new tires, cold ac, excel-
lent cond. great fuel mileage. $4000.00
863-381-7384


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PAUSE AND CONSIDER

Jan Merop


Mercy's


gift
I should have been pun-
ished. At least I thought so.
Even though I was a
young driver, my Dad let
me take the new family car
to choir practice rather than
wait for a bus. It would be
my first time driving alone
at night.
He confidently handed
over the keys without any
hesitation. With my Mom's
"Be careful" ringing in my
ears, I headed out.
I was a little nervous;
yet, it felt good to actually
be doing this. Gradually,
confidence replaced the
nervousness.
Until I got to the church
which was located in a
busy, populated town with
only parallel parking. My
clammy hands gripped the
steering wheel as I searched
without success for a spot I
could pull into.
My parallel parking
skills would now be put to
the test. I pulled up along-
side a car, took a deep
breath and began the
tedious process of backing
into the space between two
parked cars.
I slowly glided into the
spot thinking all would be
well - until an unmistak-
able grinding sound and
inability to unhook my
bumper from the other car
turned my stomach. Tears
welled up, panic gripped
my chest. I prayed and
somehow, a slow rocking
motion helped me discon-
nect the bumpers. Only
Dad's car had damage.
My Uncle, pastor of the
church, was home. I told
him what happened and
asked him to please call my
parents to pre-wam them.
Choir practice took too
long - while at the same
time it was too short.
Back in the car, I
rehearsed my story - ready
for punishment. But, what I
received was a gift.
Dad was willing to for-
give me not punish me. I
felt awful that he didn't
even raise his voice and
reprimand my carelessness.
I deserved some punish-
ment, didn't I?
But, he was thankful that
I wasn't hurt. His insistence
that it was OK sunk into
my heart and helped me
receive his gift of mercy.
It is said that grace is
getting what you don't
deserve. Mercy is not get-
ting what you do deserve.
Dad, graceful and merciful
actions mirrored his
Heavenly Father.
In a more profound arnd
unfathomable way, God
looked upon his fallen,
unworthy creation and
loved us anyway. He wasn't
out to punish us, but to
mercifully extend His grace
(God's righteousness at
Christ's expense).
And, so, he came -
clothed in humanity so that
he could know what it is
like to live in this sin-sick
world in our skin.
"But when the kindness
and love of God our Savior
appeared, he saved us, not
because of righteous things
we had done, but because
of his mercy." (Titus 3: 4 &
5a, NIV)
Gift wrap mercy to
someone in need. Selah.

Jan Merop ofSebring is
a contributing writer of the
News-Sun. Her book
'Pause and Consider' is


available at the News-Sun.




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Rubber bands being worn everywhere


KATARA SIMTMONSINe-s.Sunr
Share the Care is just one of
the many wristbands being
worn.

Raising funds

.with wristbands

By ELAINE SEDLOCK
iNews-.un
Charity vrist bands come
in a wide variety of colors,
and the quality of maternal
used can vary widely among
retailers.
While there are many
retailers a ailable online.
here are t%\o reputable busi-
nesses from which charities
may order supplies. Both
companies offer high qualhy
silicone bands which can
either be screenpnnted (let-
ters are printed on the sur-
face of the band, allowing
lettering and band to be dif-
ferent colorsij or debossed
letters are impnnied into
the band - more expensive
but longer lasting)
Salk marketing Group,
based in Pompano Beach,
See FUNDS, page 8C


By ELAINE SEDLOCK
News-Sun -
ver since Lance
: Armstrong and Nike
joined forces in May of
last year, to launch a
fund-raiser for his cancer founda-
tion, yellow "LiveStrong"
bracelets have been seen on the
wrists of people of all races,
creeds, ages and socio-economi*.
statuses - including many
celebrities and government offi-
cials.
Armstrong's fund-raiser was
such a success that other non-
profit organizations followed
suit, selling their own embossed
silicone wristbands. Now the
variety of colored bracelets has
grown to include literally every
color and shade of the rainbow.
The idea behind the charity
bracelets was really rather ingen-
ious. Not only would the bracelet
proceeds support a worthy
cause, but the bracelets them-
selves would promote that cause
as they would be a visible sign of
support - a form of advertising, if
you will - and the Nike check
would connect people to a popu-
lar brand (something which
modern culture has proven to
deem important).
Not only are there wristbands
to support nearly every charita-
ble cause imaginable - pink for
breast cancer, red for Hurricane


ELAINE SEDLOCK/News-Sun
Jordon Johnson (left), of Avon Park Middle School, shows Roy
Douglas of Woodlawn Elementary his black 'Greenday' bracelet.
Bracelets like this have become very popular since Lance
Armstrong's 'LiveStrong' bracelets began selling in 2004 to raise
money for cancer research.


Katrina relief, yellow for support
of United States troops, blue for
diabetes, orange for leukemia or
lupus, etc. - but the bracelet
trend also has been embraced by
for-profit businesses as well.
Bands stamped with inspira-
tional words, bands with nothing
on them at all, and even black
bands stamped with
"LiveWrong" can be purchased
in stores around the country or
online at auction Web sites and
other e-stores.
Brittani Johnson, 12, of Avon


C uple reaffirms love when faced
SFi ness. Ever try it? And then, with one not beer
It r quires commitment, consistency brief order, the timing deployn
and sme creativity to achieve lasting had changed again. / could
results - loving the training as much as Tom's active duty ..i' family;
the benefits. Couples who exercise their. position at the Armory ' still bee
souls can't peer inside and watch the had kept him stateside ;, work to
process. But their marriages reflect a for 18 years. : been cal
more confident, loving posture. Consequently, he and Then
The first Sunday of each month, the Michelle had shared moved
News-Sun will feature a series of true the joy of raising their S: 1 treating o
stories compiled by correspondent Jan two children into their QWy:FREDKOEHLENEWS SUN would b
Merop. They're designed to encourage teenage years, calling c
you to stretch, tighten and tone the soul Michelle and Tom lived a more modified knew that the soldier in
of your marriage. Ready? It's workout military life - closer to civilian life than with the new orders that n
time! most. not be heading out immed


By JAN MEROP
News-Sun correspondent
Life with him includes life without
him
"How do you put up with me?" Tom
asked incredulously.
Michelle looked at him, amazed.
"What do you mean?"
They began to dialogue about his
going with his National Guard unit to
Iraq.
They had been notified that the whole
Armory of which he was in charge
would be heading out in a few months.
Their tour of duty would be 12 months -
with three months training prior to
deployment. And he would be heading
up the first unit heading out. Their life
had suddenly been encapsulated into a
few abbreviated months left to spend
together.


But, after Sept. 11, 2001, they knew
things could change quickly. And they
had been bracing themselves for just
such a moment. The moment had arrived
and Michelle ran the gamut of emotions.
How, after all these years, could she
cope with Tom gone, especially when he
would be put in harm's way? How
would each of their children react as this
reality played out in their lives?
"I've never made any decisions with-
out him," she thought, worry creasing
her brow. "We've always made deci-
sions jointly."
As these emotions and more flooded
her eyes with tears, she remembered
how they'd first met. She, too, had been
a Marine. So, the sacrifices and demands
of military life were more ingrained in
her than she had imagined.
Her perspective shifted from worry to
appreciation for the 18 years they had


Park Middle School, has a collec-
tion of popular silicone wrist-
bands. Some are hers and others
belong to her sister. like them
because I have a lot and I like
how they look - they're weird,"
Johnson said of her collection.
She believes that people should
be proud of the charity bands
because they "show that they
have helped."
Some schools around the
country have put restrictions on
wearing bands which range from
forbidding them altogether or


limiting the number worn by any
student at one time.
In Highlands County, howev-
er, the school board has not
made any countywide ruling,
leaving it up to each independent
school.
Phone calls to a handful of
school administrators through-
out the county indicated that the
bands are not considered a prob-
lem locally.
"We don't have a problem with
the children wearing them and
we have a lot of staff who wear
them," Kathy Weed of Sebring
Middle School said. Selling
them, however, is forbidden,
according to Weed.
Likewise, Penny Decker,
administrative assistant to the
principal at Sebring High School,
said that they-have no policy
against them and that many of
the students and teachers wear
them. Also, she stated that one
school club sold blue bands with
white writing that said "Blue
Streaks" on them as a fund-raiser
and that it "must have been suc-
cessful because lots of students
were wearing them."
At Lake Placid Elementary
School, Brenda Longshore stat-
ed that they also allow students
to wear them. While it isn't that
big of a trend at this school,
there are several students as well
See BANDS, page 8C


with living apart


n separated by
tents and he
be with their
while Tom had
n able to do the
which he had
led.
her gaze
from concen-
n the year they
be apart to the
on his life. She
him struggled
leant he would
liately with his


men as he had thought. Yet, she under-
stood the relief he felt that he wouldn't
leave his family yet.
That blend of tenderness and warrior
reminded her of why she had fallen in
love with Tom. He wouldn't be the man
she loved and married if he didn't fulfill
that calling with honor and devotion.
She would entrust him to God's care.
And she told him so.
"I fell in love with who you are as a
person and how that plays out in your
career. I couldn't imagine my life with-
out you in it. Right now, that means
accepting that I have to live without you
for a while so you can fulfill your duty. I
wouldn't trade our life together for any
other and I'll continue to place you in
God's hands," she affirmed.
He drew her to himself and just held
her, so thankful that God had given him
such a woman.


Warm-up time
Married life is a process of
growing and adjusting to one
another. When couples allow
changes and challenges to grow
them up in love and respect for one
another, they weather life.s storms
maturely.

Sit-up and take notice
Military wives on the home
front perform a duty to their hus-
bands and family as well as their
country. When they encourage and
cheer each other on, the children
catch that love, respect, faith and
trust.

Curl-up together
As you prepare to be apart.
come together and recommit to
each other, standing firm in your
faith in God. When knees may be
shaking and voices quivering with
emotion, leaning on God's sover-
eignty will nurture courage,
strength and endurance.

Soul fitness
"Live a life worthy of the calling
you have received. Be completely
humble and gentle; be patient.
bearing with one another in love,"
(Ephesians 4: 1 & 2. NIV).


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DIVERSIONS



The difficult task of letting go


Question: I have found it
very hard to turn loose of my
kids and face the empty nest. I
know I need to release them,
but it is so difficult. Can you
help me?
Dr. Dobson: The late
humorist Erma Bombeck
described this difficult process
in terms that were helpful to
me. She said the task of raising
kids is like trying to fly a kite
on a day when the wind doesn't
blow. Mom and Dad run down
the road pulling the cute little
device at the end of a string. It
bounces along the ground and
shows no inclination of getting
off the ground.
Eventually and with much
effort, they manage to lift it 15
feet in the air, but great danger
suddenly looms. The kite dives
toward electrical lines and
twirls near trees. It is a scary
moment. Will they ever get it
safely on its way? Then, unex-
pectedly, a gust of wind catches
the kite and it sails upward.
Mom and Dad feed out line as
rapidly as they can.
The kite begins pulling the
string, making it difficult to
hold on. Inevitably, they reach
the end of their line. What
should they do now? The kite is
demanding more freedom. It
wants to go higher. Dad stands
on his tiptoes and raises his
hand to accommodate the tug. It


is now grasped tenu- -R
ously between his
index finger and
thumb, held upward
toward the sky. Then ..
the moment of
release comes. The
string slips through
his fingers, and the
kite soars majestical-
ly into God's beauti- FO
ful sky.
Mom and Dad ON
stand gazing at their
precious "baby" who
is now gleaming in
the sun, a mere pin- Dr.
point of color on the Do
horizon. They are "
proud of what they've
done - but sad to realize that
their job is finished. It was a
labor of love. But where did the
years go?
That is where you are today
- standing on tiptoes and
stretching toward the sky with
the end of the string clutched
between your fingers. It's time
to let go. And when you do,
you'll find that a new relation-
ship will be born. Your parent-
ing job is almost over. In its
place will come a friendship
that will have its own rewards.
Remember: The kite is going
to break free, one way or the
other. It's best that you release it
when the time is right!
Question: If beauty is the


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most important
attribute in determin-
S ing personal worth in
this culture, what is
- in second place?
, Dr. Dobson: It is
intelligence as
expressed in scholas-
tic aptitude. When
the birth of a first-
;US born child is immi-
nent, his parents pray
THE that he will be normal
... that he is "aver-
YU age." But from that
moment on, average
times will not be good
son enough.
"- Their child must
excel. He must suc-
ceed. He must triumph. He
must be the first of his age to
walk or talk or ride a tricycle.
He must earn a stunning report
card and amaze his teachers
with his wit and wisdom. He
must do well in Little League,
and later he must be a track star
or first-chair trombone or the
valedictorian. His sister must be
a cheerleader or the senior class
president or the soloist or the
best pupil in her advanced-
placement class.
Throughout the formative
years of childhood, parents give
their kids the same message day
after day: "We're counting on
you to do something fantastic.
Now don't disappoint us!" The


hopes, dreams and ambitions of
an entire family sometimes rest
on the shoulders of an immature
child. And in this atmosphere of
fierce competition, the parent
who produces an intellectually
gifted child is clearly holding
the winning sweepstakes ticket.
Unfortunately, exceptional
children are just that - excep-
tions. Seldom does a 5-year-old
memorize the King James
Version of the Bible, or play
chess blindfolded, or compose
symphonies in the Mozart man-
ner. To the contrary, the vast
majority of our children are not
dazzlingly brilliant, extremely
witty, highly coordinated,
tremendously talented or uni-
versally popular! They are just
plain kids with oversized needs
to be loved and accepted as they
are. Thus, the stage is set for
unrealistic pressure on the
younger generation and consid-
erable disappointment for their
parents.

Dr James Dobson is founder
and chairman of the board of
the nonprofit organization
Focus on the Family, PO. Box
444, Colorado Springs, CO.
80903; or www.family.org.
Questions and answers are
excerpted from "The Complete
Marriage and Family Home
Reference Guide, " published by
Tyndale House.


Full disclosure not required after compliments on wigs


Dear Abby:
I wear wigs and hairpieces
because I have thinning hair.
They are always clean and well-
groomed, and I have been told
they look very nice. That's the
problem! People - strangers,
*co-workers - often approach
me and say things like, "Your
hair always looks so nice.
Who's your hairdresser?" or
"How do you keep your hair
looking so perfect in this
humidity?" or "Do you color
your own hair?"
I'm not ashamed of the fact
that I wear wigs, but I don't feel
I should have to explain it to
total strangers. What should I
say to these people, Abby?
- Be-wigged and
bewildered in Ohio
Dear Be-wigged:
You are no more obligated to
reveal to a stranger or casual
acquaintance that you're wear-


Across
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5 Squirrel's sidekick?
10 Berliner's personal
pronoun
13 Squirm
19 Territory
20 Panoply
21 Bronx cheer
22 Vague threat
23 Critic's zero-star com-
mentary
26 Does a nursery chore
27 Mozart offering
28 Most delighted
30 Has bills
31 Contribute
32 Lot
34 U-turn from WSW
35 Coke rival
37 Tell it like it isn't
38 Quick-to-anger trait
42 Literary grouping
45 Big Apple restaurateur
47 Notes of scales
48 Andes denizen
50 Engagement for The
Boss
51 Artist's brown pig-
ments
54 Torino's terreno
56 Marine predator
57 Take away
60 ISP's boast
62 Columbus sch.
63 Social event
64 Raines and Fitzgerald
65 Kind of tide
66 Layered frozen treat
69 Peddles
70 Roars
73 Lake Nasser filler
74 Braga of "Kiss of the
Spiderwoman"
75 Did nothing
76 One of Pooh's cohorts
77 Limit of self-control
80 Testimonials
83 Bone of one's fore-
limb


ing a wig than you
would be to tell
someone who com-
pliments you on your
figure that it's really
silicone or sea
sponges. It would not
be dishonest to reply
that you don't go to
any hairdresser in
particular (it's the
truth) and add, "How
nice of you to say
that." Then shut your


DEAR ABBY

Jeanne Phillips


mouth and smile like
the Mona Lisa. It's not dishon-
esty; it's discretion. . . .
Dear Abby:
I have been divorced more
than four years. The marriage
was an extremely unpleasant
chapter in my life, but I have
moved on. The problem is that
my mother refuses to take down
a photograph of me and my ex-
husband that hangs in her


home. .
'I tell her repeated-
ly that it reminds me
of an unhappy time in
my life, something
I'd prefer not to
relive, and I don't
want to see it when I
visit.
Mom says I'm
being childish and I
should "get over it."


- Kimberely in
San Antonio
Dear Kimberely:
I don't think so, and frankly,
I see your point. I find it fasci-
nating that your mother finds it
necessary to cling to something
she knows makes you uncom-
fortable.
If the picture is unusually
flattering of you, consider hav-
ing a lovely studio portrait done
of yourself, complete with hair,


makeup and professional light-
ing and present it to her for her
wall.


Dear Abby is written by
Abigail Van Buren, also known
as Jeanne Phillips, and was
founded by her mother; Pauline
Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or P.O.
Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
90069.
Good advice for everyone -
tdens to seniors - is in "The
Anger in .4A of Us and How to
Deal With It." To order; send a
business-size, self-addressed
envelope, plus check or money
order for'$5 (U.S. funds only)
to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet,
P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL
61054-0447. (Postage is
included.)


See solution 3C


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85 Guiding light
86 Part of a table or
journey
87 Indo-Malayan ever-
green
88 Solar wind bit
89 Functioned
93 Rustic inn
95 Angry argument
100 Exist
101 Lift spirits
103 The Cars singer
Ocasek
104 Cooking fat
105 Lackluster
106 Tower site
108 First
112 Demean oneself by
114 Dr. Dre protege
116 Full-tilt attempt
118 Surround
119 Cal. entry
120 Bob and Elizabeth of
politics
121 Make tracks
122 Prepares to be
knighted
123 Vocalist Sumac
124 Piggish sound
125 Briny septet

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2 TV series, "Joan of

3 Ramble
4 Stash (away)
5 Rum concoction
6 Overwrought
7 E-mail address ending
8 Puppeteer Tony
9 Lacer's targets
10 Footnote reference
11 For both men and
women
12 Gordie of the NHL
13 Strong suit
14 Fury
15 Unseat


16 High praise
17 Puntadel ,
Uruguay
18 Hardy lass
24 More loony
25 Windmill turner
29 Joint injury
33 Corrections list
36 Org. of Montgomerie
and Azinger


39 Affirmative
40 Squares
41 Immigration
43 Pilaf base
44 Old-time oat
46 Spring forw;
49 Attractive, in
52 Forbearance
53 Tracy Marro


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Concession
NATO member
Intense yen
Propeller cap
Poivre companion
Nike rival
Ring great
Over-the-top publici-
ty
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Misery
Crisis letters
Binge
People with pads
Stock optimist
Vegetable oil spread
Muster
Take pride in
Chapel Hill inst.


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87 Arthur or Lillie
88 Proofs of age
90 Pond youngster
91 Neighbor of Djibouti
92 Reduces in status
94 Quick peek
96 Minutiae
97 Strauss' "
Alpensinfonie"
98 Pigskin carrier
99 Can't stand
102 Scholarly works
106 Quick kiss
107 Poker declaration
109 Up in the air
110 Disinfectant target
111 Sphinx, mostly
113 Slays
115 Building wing
117 -pitch softball


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ARTS & LIESURE




Learning about spiders found in Florida


In Florida, only two main
types of venomous spiders
occur: widow spiders and
recluse spiders.
Almost all spiders found in
Florida are harmless to humans
and most species do-not attempt
to bite unless they are pro-
voked. Spiders usually remain
hidden and do not seek out and
bite humans. Most spiders can-
not penetrate the skin of
humans with their fangs.
There are about 1000 species
of spiders in the United States.
They live everywhere, even
inside homes and buildings.
Some species are able to bite
humans and inject venom into
the skin.
The brown recluse and the
widow spiders are considered
venomous spiders; however,


most are not harmful to man.
All spiders have eight legs
and two body regions. They are
predators, feeding primarily on
insects and other arthropods.
Spiders don't chew their food.
When they get to the bug in
their web, they bite it and infect
venom.
The venom either paralyzes
or kills the bug. Then the
venom turns the bug's insides
into liquid. While the venom is
working, the spider wraps the
bug in silk. She may drink the
liquid then, or tie a little silk
bundle to her web so she can
snack later.
Because spiders feed entirely
on living insects or other ani-
mals, they may actively search
for their prey, hide and wait for
them to pass, or build webs to


trap flying insects.
Most web-spinning
spiders build and
abandon several webs
per year.
Male and female
spiders live separately
and only come togeth-
er to mate. Males are
usually smaller and
color-marked differ- GR
ently than females. Si
She will live for about
a year, but he will die
shortly after mating. Hig
Several species of Gar
spiders enter houses
and become a nui-
sance to the homeowner. Many
people simply dislike spiders
and cannot tolerate their pres-
ence. Abandoned webs collect


ti





ty
,de
01.


dust, resulting in
. cobwebs. However,
spiders are consid-
4 ered beneficial
because they feed on
insects pest and
other spiders.
"' Newly hatched
spiders are tiny and
WING easily enter homes
through screens or
SON around loose fitting
- doors and windows.
handss Careful screening will
Master keep larger one out of
eners the homes.
. If insects they eat
are not plentiful, spiders are less
likely to infest a home.
Three species of widow spi-
ders are native to Florida, and a
fourth species has been intro-


duced. No species of recluse
spiders are native to Florida, but
three species have been inter-
cepted and occasionally have
established populations in sin-
gle buildings at scattered loca-
tions.
Both types of spiders tend to
be found in similar places,
which is or under objects where
their presence is not necessarily
obvious.
In the interest of safety, it is
recommended that people
engaged activities where they
cannot see where their hand are
being placed (such as lifting
boards or firewood or reaching
into storage boxes) should wear
gloves to prevent being bitten
by a hidden spider.
Also clothing - especially if


unused for a considerable time
- should be checked before
wearing, as a spider may have
taken up residence within it.
Next week I will continue
part II with the widow spiders.

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 Master
gardenei-r ffil;lt,.1 with the
University of Florida,s Institute
of Food and Agricultural
Sciences


Altvater donates Withers and

Harshman Inc. Book to Sebring

Historical Society Archive


SEBRING - Allen Altvater
III donated copies of a recently
published book, completed in
1994, on. the history of Withers
and Harshman Inc.
It includes brief biographies
of the four men (and their fam-
ilies) who founded and main-
tained the longest family owned
business in Sebring at the time
of its liquidation.
Information on the formation
of the business and its contribu-
tions to the community as well
as testimonials from various
acquaintances who knew the
subjects well are detailed. The
book is highlighted with histor-
ical photographs and is well
indexed.
The business was actually
begun by Aaron Withers and
became Withers and Harshman
when Ed Harshman joined
forces with Withers. It was
established before Sebring was
chartered.
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aware of these treasures among
us.
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papers, and other collections
may be seen in the Historical
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Sebring Library building with
the only entrance to the archive
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Aries: Pull back and consider the big picture


Aries (March 21 - April 20)
- This is the week to pull back
and take a gander at the big pic-
ture, Aries. As expected, all is
as it should be. If you have a
problem, speak up - it will
help you to work through it.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21)
- Don't negotiate in love -
hold out for what you want.
Meet tough challenges with
demands of your own. Your
bold, Taurean stance will
intrigue the higher-ups.
Gemini (May 22 - June 21)
- Careless mistakes can
endanger the whole plan this
week, Gemini, so check and
double-check before you make
a move. There's nothing you
can't do when pressed.
Cancer (June 22 - July 23)


- Don't look back, Cancer. A
fixed focus on the future keeps
you from falling back into bad
habits and old mental pat-
terns.Someone far away loves
you, but can't quite say it.
Leo (July 24 -
Aug. 23) - A true, HORO
master of your own
jungle, you will con- Metre
quer a "no-win" situ- Ser
ation this week.
Avoid giving in to
outside pressures or cover up
for someone who doesn't do his
or her share.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)
- A favor you do for a close
friend will not be forgotten.
Now's the time to say what's on
your mind, Virgo, because you
may never get another chance.


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Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)
- Surprises are bound to hap-
pen this week no matter how
closely you stick to the sched-
ule. It's easy to get along with
even the most difficult associ-
ates, as long as you
COPES tread carefully.
Scorpio (Oct. 24 -
News Nov. 22) - This
ice week, follow logic
" instead of those
around you. It's a
good idea to double-check all
outgoing work, especially if
there are figures involved.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23 - Dec.
21) - Despite your natural
instinct for leadership, encour-
age others to think for them-
selves this week. Your powerful
mind needs a challenge -


refuse to compromise, and
you'll earn greater respect.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan.
20) - Concentration may be a
problem for you this week, so
vary your schedule to stay alert.
Forces beyond your control
may appear to keep a loved one
away, but a gift will help get
things back on track.
Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)
- In matters of the heart, act
quickly. Share your prosperous
good fortune with a close
friend. Feel free to go ahead
with the next step in your plan.
Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)
- Having a clear conscience
erases doubts and opens you up.
You'll be ready to decide
between two relationships by
the end of the week.


MOFAC presents 'Catfish:

Folkways and Traditions'


AVON PARK - Indulge
in a lively discussion, demon-
stration, and taste of old
Florida when South Florida
Community College Museum
of Florida Art and Culture
hosts "Catfish: Folkways and
Traditions."
Leo and Judy Gillis will
illustrate life as catfishermen,
and Judge William Hendry
will talk about working in an
Okeechobee fish house as
young man. This discussion
and a catfish tasting will be
2:30-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec.
10, outside the museum.
"Catfish: Folkways and
Traditions" is part of
MOFAC's exhibit, "Catfish,
Moonshine, and Cattle on the
Peavine: Surviving on
Florida's Last Frontier." The
exhibit runs through Jan. 28
and is free and open to the
public. This exhibit is funded
by a grant through the Florida
Humanities Council.
MOFAC provides an exhi-


bition venue for contempo-
rary Florida Regionalists and
preserves Florida's history
and heritage through its art.
The museum also serves as a
repository for the discoveries
unearthed by members of the
Kissimmee Valley
Archaeological and
Historical Conservancy.
MOFAC is located adja-
cent to the SFCC Auditorium,
Highlands campus, 600 West
College Drive, Avon Park. It
is open to the public 12:30-
4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Thursday and Fridays,
October through April, and
by appointment. SFCC Artist
and Matinee Series patrons
may visit the museum one
hour prior to every perform-
ance.
For more information, con-
tact Mollie Doctrow, curator,
MOFAC, at ext. 7240 at 453-
6661, 465-5300, 773-2252,
or 494-7500 or at doc-
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Places to Worship is a paid adver-
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published Friday and Sunday. To
find out more information on how
to place a listing in this directory,
call the News-Sun at 385-6155,
465-0426 or 452-1009, eit. 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.
* First Assembly of God, 114
South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 453-4453. Sunday
School;, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship:
10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday
Children's Church: 10:45 a.m.
- Wednesday Adult Bible Study and
Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m.
Pastor: John E. Dumas.
* 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 (corner 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 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 conference
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. 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,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
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.
* 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
(chapel), 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 conversational
English. Regular Wednesday sched-
ule: 3:15-5:30 p.m. youth' (seventh
through eighth) after school pro-
gram, 5 p.m. Family Night Supper, 6
p.m. Children's choir rehearsals,
6:15 p.m. youth activities, 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, pastor.
* 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.
SFirst 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 pastor.
Randy Chastain, associate pastor.
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 information
about the church or the ministries
offered, call 655-1878.
* Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
710 West Bell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday
School for all ages (nursery provid-
ed); 11 a.m. Worship Service (nurs-
ery provided); 11 a.m. Children's
church, ages 3-7 years old and
Junior church, ages 8-12 years old;
5 p.m. choir practice; 6 p.m. Evening
Worship Service. Wednesday (dur-
ing school year): 6:15 p.m. Mealtime
for children, youth and workers; 7
p.m. Agape Club for ages 3-12
years old, youth prayer and Bible
study and adult prayer and Bible
study (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. Interim Pastor, Cliff
Owens. Associate Pastor, Rev.
Duane Bell. Phone 382-4301.
M Open Door Baptist Church,
located in the Sebring Square shop-
ping center in the Music Makers
Music Store (between Winn Dixie
and the pet store). The Bible is our
doctrine. Our faith is the Lord Jesus
Christ. "Come let us search the
Scriptures together." Everyone is
cordially invited to attend. Bible
study, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11
a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday evening service,.-6 pm..
Pastor Rev. James R. Stevens. For
information, call 402-5699.
M 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. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
phone: 655-0967. Affiliated with the
National Association of Free Will
Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
M 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
O. 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.
M 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.
Surlday morning service, 10:45
a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6
p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting
and Bible study, 7 p.m.
M Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC)
3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and
Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Dr. George R.
Lockhart, pastor; and Nathan
Didway, director of student min-
istries. 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.


ORSHIP


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
Nights for fifth grade and older are
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring mailingg
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St.,
Sebring, FL 33870), 385-0049. The
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, pastor. Masses
- Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m. Sunday:
7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 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 minis-
ters, 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 director, 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. Marcia Roark,
Pastor. Phone 655-5379 or 314-
9760. 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, director 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
(across from McDonald's). Bill
Raymond, preaching minister.
Stephen Bishop, youth minister.
Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Bible
School; 10 a.m. Worship. Monday
evening is aerobics for ladies. Study
groups for high school boys and
girls only will be 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m., choir
practice; 7 p.m., youth groups for all
ages and Adult Study. Nursery pro-
vided Sunday and Wednesday. For
details, call the church office at 453-
5334.
E First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Ave., (corner of Poinsettia
and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL
33870. Phone: 385-0352. The Rev.


Ronald Norton, pastor. Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10:30 a.m.
* Iglesia Cristiana de
Restauracion, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebrng, FL 33872. Tel. 452-
0745. Dr. Pastor Pascual
Hernandez. Orden de servicios:
Domingo 2 p.m. - Escuela Biblica
classes para todos. Domingo 3:30.
p.m. Adoracion y Predicacion
Martes 7 p.m. Conociendo las
Escrituaras. Jueves 7 p.m. Clamor a
Dios-Oracion. Estan todos
Bienvendios. Si no tiene una Iglesia
donde ir, haga esta su igiesia En
esta Iglesia Nunca seras un estra-
no.
* 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 pm : Wednesday night
meals, 5 p m, and Wednesday Bible
Study. 6 p m. Phone 382-6676.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church, 1J46
N Franklin SI. Sunday: 10:30 a.m
Morning Worship & Sunday School
Testimonial Meetings each 2nd &
4In Wednesday at 5 p m A free Dub-
lic Reading Room, located at the
church, is open Tuesday and
Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p m. The
Bible and the Chrisiian Science tex.-
book, "Science and Health with Key
to'the Scriptures" by Mary Baker
Eddy are ou- only preachers. All are
welcome to come and partake of Ihe
comfort, guidance; support and
healing found in the lesson-ser-
mons

CHURCH OF BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine Sr . 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. Forest Ave., 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

* Living Waters Church of God,
4571 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL
33875. Sunday: Homecorming serv-
ice, 8 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:45


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a m , prayer. 9-45 a m. Encounter
worship service, 10:30 a m.. nurs-
ery, kids church. 10 30 am :
Adoracion en Espanol, 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Pastor's prayer partners,
6-7 am. Intercessory prayer, 12-1
p rr, Bread ol Life Food Pantry, 4-6
pm . Intercessory prayer. 7.8 p m
iall welcomes) Wednesday:
Fellowship meals, 5'30 p.m : Awana
Kid's Bible Club, 6-30-8 p m.
Thursday. Youlh night'cale and
game room. 6 pm For a complete
schedule of Spanish speaking man-
strres. call 386-0292

CHURCH OF NAZARENE

* First Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring. 420 Pine SI. Sebring
Sunday Sunday School begins at
9:45 am for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10'45 a.m , Sevice at 6
p m Wednesday evening service at
7 p.m with special services for chil-
dren. youth and adults Special
services once a monlh for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families Call for details at 385-
0400 Pastor Emmett Garrison

CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

* Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union, (Orange Blossom
Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
NonrF (truck route). Avon Park.
Presenting Jesus Chrisr as the
answer for time and eternity Sunday
morning worship service. 10.30
a.m. Nursery provided Junior
Churcri activities at same time lor K-
6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour
(all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation
available.) 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, meets at satellite loca(
tion at South Florida Community
College University Center, 600 East
College Drive, Avon Park. Sunday
services: Traditional Rite II Holy
Communion at 8:30 a.m.;
Contemporary Rite II Holy
Communion at 11 a.m.; and church
school for kindergarten through fifth
grade is 9:30 a.m. Kids Praise Team
at 10:15 a.m. Coffee hour between
services. Babysitting available. Last
Sunday of the month is Rite II at 10
a.m. followed by a potluck dinner.
Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemerl895@aol.com.
* 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.












News-Sun, Sunday, December 4, 2005 IL


S* Heartland Harmonizers recruiting

Thinking colors for holiday season embers for barbershop chorus
members for barbershop chorus


SEBRING - Most of us
think in color. You might say
we're trained to associate cer-
tain colors with certain seasons
- pale rainbow colors mean
Easter eggs, baskets and frilly
dresses; school bus yellow sig-
nals .the end of summer;
oranges and bright golds
announce fall's arrival; the
intense jewel colors lead to
Thanksgiving and the combina-
tion of greens and reds with a
frosting of white signals winter
and our Christmas season.
The merchants have been
urging us to move on to the reds
and greens since October, with
some stores going so far as to
use the scent of cinnamon to
invoke those happy days when
we trimmed a tree at home and
sometimes were successful at
keeping our gifts to each other a
secret.
Of course, there are a ton of
cutesy items out there, ranging
from lighted twig yard decora-
tions to indoor frou-frou of all
types.
Avon Park's film series was
majoring in Christmas cute last
Saturday with "Remember the
Night," a 1940s comedy/drama.
On Dec. 10, is the showing of
"Metropolitan," a 1990 inde-


pendent film shot in
New York City at .
Christmastime; and
"Love Actually," on
Dec. 17, presents a
"cute meringue"
story set in the
United Kingdom,
post Sept. 11, 2001.
Since the major
color of LIBRAR
Christmastime is
usually red, we can Car
offer some red and Hess
cute on our shelves -
Jeff Foxworthy's
Redneck Dictionary: "Words
You Thought You Knew the
Meaning Of," ought to be good
for our category, or perhaps you
might pick up the Bo Whaley
title, "The Official Redneck
handbook." Check out
"Redneck Rivera: Armadillos,
Outlaws and the Demise of the
American Dream," short stories
involving the history and land
development in Polk County
and Alabama, or widen your
knowledge of Florida history by
reading about the gulf coast's
beaches, resorts and tourism
ups and downs in "Florida's
Miracle Strip: From Redneck
Rivera to Emerald Coast."
Foxworthy has made his for-


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tune by telling red-
neck jokes that
always begin with
"You might be a red-
neck, if..." I've been
thinking about "You
might be a library
user, if..." - you can
name at least 15 of.
LIr Danielle Steel's titles;
.INES you always come to
- the library to read the
lin paper; you take out
extra items when you
know we'll be closing
for the holidays; you
help other patrons find items;
coming to the library is part of
your weekly schedule; you've
taken all the computer courses
we offer; you're on a first name
basis with at least two library
employees; you shared a hurri-
cane shelter with some of us;
and you're calling to reserve a
book before Oprah's program
ends.
Whether your favorite sea-
sonal color is green, white or
red, we have some great titles to
browse, to listen to and to read
to your grandchildren. Reserve
those that aren't at your local
library: "Ben Franklin and a
Case of Christmas Murder;"
"Upon a Midnight Clear" (a


collection of Christmas stories
by five women authors, includ-
ing Jude Deveraux); "More
Holmes for the Holidays"; "The
Queene's Christmas" (historical
fiction); "Cat on a Jingle Bell
Rock"; "Visions of Sugar
Plums" by Janet Evanovich;
"Christmas Crimes at Puzzle
Manor"; "Death by Dickens";
"Mistletoe and Murder";
"Jingle All the Way" (short sto-
ries); "Christmas Stalkings";
"Merry Murder" and more.
Children will really enjoy
"Santa's Short Suit Shrunk and
Other Christmas Tongue
Twisters"; "Sam's Wild West
Christmas"; "Bob's White
Christmas"; "Santa Paws"; "A
Christmas Card for Mr.
McFizz"; "Clear Moon, Snow
Soon"; and "The Miracle of the
First Poinsettia: a Mexican
Christmas story."

Carolyn Hesselink is the
administrative 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.


SEBRING - The Heartland
Harmonizers Barbershop
Chorus and Sounds of Sebring
Quartet will host an open house
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in
the Kenilworth Lodge, 1610
Lakeview Drive.
Men of all ages who would
like to experience the joys of
singing a cappella four-part
music are invited to attend.
The Harmonizers jre a 600-
man chorus dedicated to pre-
ser ing the art form of a cappel-
la singing Men who have expe-
nence in choir or glee clubs
"ill find this music venue


pleasing and rewarding.
Barbershoppers from the north
may also find a barbershop
home during the winter season.
Community service. youth
festivals, scholarships, SFCC's
musical series and two special
annual shows are part of the
activities conducted by the cho-
rus.
There is no charge for the
open house The only prerequi-
site is a desire to sing. For more
information, contact Ron
Bower, director, at 31-1-8673.
Jim Ladd at 471-0418, or Jim
Thompson at 386-5098.


PLACES to


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GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, Sebring. Sunday
School (all ages) and first worship
service, 9-10:15 a.m.; Coffee,
doughnuts and fellowship under the
tent, 10:15-10:45 a.m.; second wor-
ship service, 10:45 a.m. to noon;
Sunday evening Bible study, 6-7
p.m.; Wednesday evening, 7-8 p.m.,
Prayer meeting, youth gathering and
20s plus gathering. Kid City
Preschool day care is from 7 a.m. to
6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call
Kid City office at 385-3111 for infor-
mation.. ,Dr. Randall Smith, senior
pastor; and the Rev. Vince Lohnes,
pastoral care. 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: 214-6133.
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 provided);
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.
* 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, 8:30
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
Ea'ster. Midweek Services during
Advent and Lent. Faith's Closet
Resale Shop is open to the commu-
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; and
Phil Frahm, youth and family life.
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); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; 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 activ-
ities: 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, lindad-
owning@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 downtown
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 mila-
gros 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 experience the power of
the word of Jesus Christ in salva-
tion, deliverance, miracle and heal-
ing. 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, 10:30
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 cpcsebnng.org. Rev. W. Darrell
Arnold, Pastor; Brent Bergman,
Pastor of Youlh and Families. Office
hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday
through Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
A.R.P., 215 E. Circle St. (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev Robert Johnson is the pas-
tor. Fellowship time. 9 a m.; Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Bible Study,
9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:45 a m.;
and Women's Bible Study. 6:30 p m.
Other weekly activities: Wednesday
Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible
study, 10:30 a.m; First Wednesday
lunch, 11:30 a.m., Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p m.; Potluck din-
ner, 6 p.m third Wednesday, and
choir practice, 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
canng church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* 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 lihh through sev-
enth), 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 firsi
through fourth), 3-4 p.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Rev Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Tracey A. Bressette,
director of Chnstian education.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP
117 Nonh Oak Street, Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail:
fpclp@earthlink.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

* 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. 9-11
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 wmcC'strato.ner Saturday
morning worship services 8:15 a.m.
and 11:15 am. Sabbatn School,
9:50 a.m. Adventist Youth in Action
(AYA), 4 p.m. Vespers one hour
before sunset. Wednesday prayer
meeting 7 p.m Senior Pastor Paul
Boling; Associate Pastor 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 Prnx
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/Reliet
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 meeting, 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
Thor, pastor. Everyone is welcome.
* 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 Jernigan, director. 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. Bumett,
assistant to pastor Sunday worship
schedule: First service at 8:30 a.m.;
Sunday school for all ages at 9:30
a.m.: Second service at 10:45 a.m.;
Evening service at 6 p m. Loving
nursery care provided every Sunday
morning We offer Christ-centered
children and youth programs; Bible
studies, book studies and Christian
fellowship We are a congregation
that wants to know Christ and make
him known For more information,
check oul our church Web site at
iiw memonalumc.com or call the
church office, 465-2422.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, 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 is
at 6 p.m. Sunday school classes are
for all ages, both English and
Hispanic 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 a m after wor-
ship 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, Sebnng,
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@stralo.net.

UNION CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

* Union Congregational Church,
106 North Butler Ave., Avon Park,
FL 33825; 453-3345. Pastor: The
Rev. Bill Breylinger. Sunday services
are at 7:45 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 avail-
able. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, con-
temporary and Christ-centered.


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BANDS
Continued from 1C
as staff who do wear them and
they don't discourage it in any
way.
Avon Park Middle School's
Principal Don Johnson said of
its policy, "We allow the stu-


dents to wear the charity bands,
but not rubber bands or ones
that can be popped and are
worn to represent sexual acts."
The bands he was referring to
are thinner and have been
banned from many schools
throughout the country for this
very reason. In terms of the
wider, flat silicone bands for
charity, or those with inspira-


tional sayings on them, Johnson
said that there not only isn't a
problem with that but, "We
actually support those for chari-
ty."
Even though these schools
had no problem with the wrist-
bands, anyone who isn't sure
about the policy of their partic-
ular child's school should call
the school and inquire.


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

coming to Lakeland Center in January


LAKELAND - Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is
bringing the excitement and
quality of The Greatest Show
On Earth to America's families
in an all-new way.
In fact, there's no bigger or
better name in circus than
Ringling Bros. So don't miss a
legend in your own backyard
when Ringling Bros. comes to
The Lakeland Center from Jan.
6-8.
This interactive and enter-
taining Ringling Bros. produc-
tion is a one-of-a-kind experi-
ence featuring daredevil thrills,
amazing animals and circus
action like never before. And
included with every Ringling
Bros. ticket, families get to
experience the all-access
preshow for free.
Tickets are now on sale and


FUNDS
Continued from 1C
requires a minimum order of
500 bands and prices (depend-
ing on quantity and style) start
at $1.20,per band. The cost per
band goes down as the quantity
goes ..up, Jon Salk, of Salk
Marketing Group, said, "An
order of 10,000, for example,
would cut the cost by more than
50 percent." Also, according to
Salk, "Most organizations ask
for a donation of $3 to $5 with
the average donation being $5."
He said that besides being a
very profitable " fund-raiser,
another benefit is that they can
be worn every day, continuing
to, support and promote the
cause - offering a longer lasting
impact than other traditional
fund-r.iskers
For more information or to
place an order, Salk Marketing
Group can be reached at (561)
208-6421 or online at
www.charity-bands.com. (Key
chains with a wrist band
attached are also available for
those who would like to support
j caju.e but don't care to wear a
Srinibanrd i.


are available through
Ticketmaster or The Lakeland
Center box office.
Sit ringside as intrepid host
Ted McRae goes face-to-face
with ferocious gators and giant
snakes.
Laugh at the antics of the
world's craziest clowns, includ-
ing Jon Weiss, known to mil-
lions of fans from his popular
appearances on the CBS hit
"Amazing Race 4."
Audiences also will witness
the world-renowned Espana
family as they dazzle families
with their sky-high heroics and
graceful aerial maneuvers.
Then, take to the skies with the
high-flying Tabares family on
the flying trapeze.
And of course, it wouldn't be
Ringling Bros. without the
incredible and lovable Asian


K12 Team is a company
offering promotional items for
schools, teams, and events.
Likewise, it carries silicone
wrist bands (as well as many
other items). The minimum
order is 150 at $1.39 per band.
Once again, the more bands
purchased, the less the cost per
band. They can be reached at
(866) 940-TEAM,.or online at
www.kl2team. com.
Sebring High School's varsi-
ty dance team purchased school
spirit bands (blue with "Sebring
Blue Streaks" in white), from
this comoanv for a fund-raiser


elephants.
Members of your own family
may even find themselves shar-
ing the stage with the stars of
Ringling Bros.
It's the most entertaining,
informative and interactive
Ringling Bros. experience ever.
Performance schedule
* Friday, Jan. 6 - 7:30 p.m.
* Saturday, Jan. 7 - 11 a.m.,
3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
* Sunday, Jan 8 - I and 5
p.m.
Tickets are $25 (VIP), $20
and $15 for general admission.
All seats are reserved and avail-
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www. mingling. coin, www. ticket-
master com or by calling
Ticketmaster at (813) 287-8844
in Tampa or (863) 682-5300 in
Lakeland.


and according to Booster par-
ent, Chris Schmidt, were very
happy with the them.
She said that they spent quite
a bit of money initially but sold
enough to get their investment
back quickly this spring. They
put them away then until bas-
ketball season when they will
be selling the rest at concession
stands during home games for a
minimum donation of $2 per
band. They also may be pur-
chased'from any of the SHS
varsity dance team girls. All
proceeds go to dance team
expenses.


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parade ended with an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus.


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before the parade starts. The bracelets were compliments of A Better
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ROMONA WASHINGTON
Executive Editor

SCOTT DRESSEL
.Sports Editor


Other viewpoints
Who would have thought gasoline at $2.21 a gallon
would seem so welcome? That price, the average for reg-
ular in Orlando last week, was 50 cents lower than the
cost just a month ago.
Gas prices, while still higher than a year ago, have fall-
en as Gulf Coast oil facilities damaged by hurricanes
have come back on line and driving demand has eased.
But Congress and President Bush would be foolish to let
the drop deter them from aggressively pursuing an ener-
gy policy that reduces America's oil dependence.
The recent decline in gas prices doesn't signal an end
to this country's energy problems. In the short term,
many analysts believe gas prices will begin climbing
again with the start of the 2006 vacation season. Over the
long term, the growing demand for oil from China and
India will continue to keep upward pressure on world
energy prices. Meanwhile, homeowners who depend on
heating oil and natural gas are still facing costs that have
jumped at least 30 percent from last winter.
Last month, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman
asked an advisory board to investigate whether world oil
production can keep up with demand. Some energy ana-
lysts fear the world is at or near its peak in oil production.
If so, tight supplies could drive already high prices much
higher in the future. Americans might some day be nos-
talgic for gas at $3 a gallon.
Responding to high energy prices, Gov. Jeb Bush
called this month for a state policy that promotes conser-
vation and alternative fuels. That's a fine example for his
brother and Congress to emulate.

An editorial excerpt from the Orlando Sentinel..

We can't prove we're Numero Uno, but Florida has to
at least be among the top states for property insurance
woes, complete with wacky problems and implausible
solutions.
If your own property insurance company has not raised
your rate by double digits thus far - wait. Most of the
20 or so top insurers in the state have rate hike requests
either OK'd or pending.
But Florida's property owners will also pay premiums
to another insurance company most may have never
heard of.
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is a state-created
"insurer of last resort." It was birthed by the Legislature
in 200'to' provide property insurance to those citizens
who could not get private insurance. It started out as a
small corporation, but has morphed into the state's sec-
ond largest carrier, behind State Farm, with 800,000 cus-
tomers in just three years.
How can it affect your insurance? If the corporation
loses money, which it did, and does now with alarming
regularity, the deficit is made up by a surcharge. This is
underwritten by private property insurance policyholders
statewide - and billed to you, courtesy of your private
insurer.
Last year, Citizens lost around $516 million. This year
it is expected to lose over $1 billion - which bean-coun-
ters expect will translate into an 11 percent rake hike for
private policy holders across the state.
Citizens Property Insurance, by law, must charge more
for its insurance than private providers - a non-compe-
tition arrangement. It is seeking a 16 percent hike for its
own policyholders immediately. But its board figures
that it will have to come up with an 80 percent raise in
rates to remain "actuarially solvent."
Meanwhile, Florida's Chief Financial Officer Tom
Gallagher has opened a criminal fraud probe into the
company's financial. CEO Paul Hulsebusch resigned in
September amid allegations of bribery and a scam to
form a private insurance company that would cherry-
pick the best policy applications received by Citizens.
The FBI is involved.
This is just a thought, but Florida officials continue to
wring their hands at the massive buildup of our coastal
areas. Since Citizens covers the higher-risk policies, and
those policies cover generally coastal areas, it may
behoove the state to radically change or end the subsi-
dies. The current system encourages more' coastal build-
ing - bad - and subjects property owners who have
nothing whatever to do with that lucrative speculation to
the risk - bad again.

An editorial excerpt from The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

FEMA's decision to postpone kicking 150,000 dis-
placed victims from hotel rooms for another two weeks
raises questions about whether that ill-starred federal
agency will ever get its act together, but it also raises the
larger question of where government's long-term respon-
sibility lies. Anyone with a modicum of common sense
might have predicted how news stories about FEMA's
eviction notices would play a few days before
Thanksgiving. When the rest of the nation is thinking
about turkey dinners and hunkering down for a marathon
of football games and pre-Christmas shopping, this was
not a good time to announce that thousands of displaced
persons would be kicked out on the street Dec. 2 ...
We fear that the lack of a focused, cohesive strategy,
forged by consensus of stakeholders, including state, fed-
eral and local governments; the private sector; and hurri-
cane victims themselves, is making an intolerable situa-
tion worse. ...
No one - least of all the displaced - wants tens of
thousands of citizens to be dependent upon Uncle Sam
for food and shelter indefinitely. FEMA either needs to


come up with a better plan or to get the hell out of the
way.

An editorial excerpt from The Herald, Rock Hill, S.C.


News-Sun, Sunday, December 4, 2005


EDITORIALS/OPINIONS


Will we be forced to say 'Merry Whatever?'


News-Sun
Serving Highlands County since 1927


Shelter needs

volunteers

Editor:
Animal lovers of Highlands
County, do you know what a
fine Humane Society shelter
we have? Please come visit!
The animals and the shelter
staff would love to see you!
I volunteered as a dog walk-
er and my only regret is that I
didn't start sooner. My time at
the shelter is a win/win situa-
tion. The dogs love the extra
attention and the walks and I
love the exercise and knowing
that I am helping the dogs until
the right person comes along to
adopt them. I had originally
volunteered to help out a few
hours once a.week, but spend-
ing- time. a.t the shelter has
become one of my favorite
things to do and I go as often as
I can.
There's something to do for
,everyone. You can answer the
phone, show prospective
adopters around the shelter,
spend time with the cats and
dogs to make them feel less
lonely, help with fund-raising
events, help with laundry, pro-
vide a foster home.
You can help financially, too.
The shelter depends totally on
donations and gets no help
from the 'national Humane
Society, the county, or the state.
Take out a shelter membership.
Donate money, food, time. A
little time or financial assis-
tance from you can make a
world of difference to the shel-
ter.
Even if you have only a cou-
ple of hours a week to help,
please come out and get
acquainted with the shelter
manager, Victor and his fine
staff. And meet our beautiful
animals and while you're there
helping in whatever way
you've chosen, you might just
fall in love with one of the res-
idents and decide to take that
beautiful new friend home with
you. Talk about win/win situa-
tions! Please come on out and
meet the staff and the loving
animals who are looking for a
loving home. Thank you.
Kathryn Thomas
Lake Placid

Finders should

not be keepers

Editor:
About three weeks ago, my
son bought a brown and white
bull calf, and we brought him
home and put him in our pas-
ture that Sunday afternoon, in
the Silver Fox Ranch area, off
of State Road 66.
Sometime between Sunday
night and Monday morning, the
calf got out and went wander-
ing.
I reported it in the "lost" sec-
tion in both local papers, as
well as called the Humane


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mmm sidering the word
LOOK Christmas as a bad
word, it has become
one. We are told that
Ware
e in order to be "sensi-
tive" and "inclusive"
we need to drop the word
Christmas from the public arena
and replace it with the word
"holidays."
That's right. Instead of say-
ing "Merry Christmas," many
stores are now ordering their
employees to say "Happy
Holidays." Christmas trees are
now "holiday trees." And it is
the "holiday season."
Now, before anyone gets the
wrong idea, I have no desire to
force anyone to celebrate
Christmas. I know some
Christians, citing the facts that
we do not know when Jesus
was born and that Christmas is
a man-made tradition, who do
not celebrate the holiday.
That's cool.
But let's not go out of our
minds here. Dec. 25th is called
Christmas. I am not aware of
any other holiday that puts up a
tree and decorates it with lights
and such. Thus, it is a


.Society andton the WITS radio
station.
Now I know that by this
time, someone has caught him
and has him on their property.
I was always taught that if it
is not yours, then it is not
yours; not "Finders Keepers."
That is how animals think.
So this just shows how some
people were brought up and is a
reflection of how your parents
were brought up.
Whoever has this calf, I
would appreciate it if he would
contact us as soon as possible
at 385-6404. Thank you.
Don H. Streeter
Sebring

Trillions spent

on clean up

Editor:
Do we need another trillion
dollar cleanup of toxic chemi-
cals?
The United States Navy is
promoting a crime against the
people of Florida, the same
crime that the leader of Iraq is
being tried for, the killing an'd
maiming of his own people.
Make no mistake, "DU"
depleted uranium, and the
many other toxic chemicals
contained in live munitions can
kill and maim and destroy your
health.
The military has a poor
record of standing up to the
plate and taking care of the
health care of its veterans who
have been exposed to the many
toxic chemicals in all wars and
the testing of weapon systems.
The many claims with the
Veterans Administration that
have never been taken care of
are in the millions.
The VA at the present treats
millions of veterans for many
chemicals: Agent Orange,
Asbestos, "DU" depleted ura-
nium, which is in most live
ordinance, is also in protective
gear for our young military per-
sonnel.
Those that the VA will have
to treat in the future from the
exposure in Iraq could be of the
millions.


Christmas tree.
I know, I know, people will
whine that Christmas is a
"Christian" holiday. There are
those who think the government
is pushing the whole separation
of church and state thing by
making Christmas a federal hol-
iday. They are welcome to try to
change the government's mind,
but it is doomed to failure. The
federal government will never
give up a holiday they have got-
ten.
So they want to replace the
expression, "Merry Christmas"
with "Happy Holidays." But
wait! It's only a matter of time
before they look into the history
of the word "holiday." The
word is Old English, and if you
check the dictionary you will
find the word literally means
"holy day!"
That's right, the word holi-
day has a religious history! Oh,
can't you hear the moans of the
atheists and secularists now?
"Holiday" means "holy day!"
When we say "Happy
Holidays" we are wishing peo-
ple happy holy days! Can we do
this? Can "holiday trees" now


U.S. Navy-still plans to go
ahead with the bombing of
Florida with live munitions
containing "DU" and many
dangerous chemicals, the pub-
lic be damned.
The public officials, those
elected and those appointed,
are strangely silent. Those
Navy personnel, the public
officials, elected and appoint-
ed, all took oaths to protect the
lives of all Americans.
We are now cleaning up
areas across America from
"misuse" of chemicals, both by
the military and chemical
plants, the cost to taxpayers is
in the trillions of dollars.
Examples: The Most Present
- The January 2004 issue of
the Smithsonian magazine that
claimed researchers had found
explosive-related chemicals in
the soil, water, plants and ani-
mals, on the island of Vieques,
near Puerto Rico. Military
exercises were conducted on
that island for many years.
A study claims the cancer
rate was 30 percent higher in
the exercise area than in the
rest of Puerto Rico.
Another example: The leak-
ing of Sarin Gas from loaded
rockets stored in bunkers at
Huntsville, Ala. - miles of
bunkers.
We have spent billions of
dollars to build huge facilities
at a cost of billions to the tax-
payer to burn off all of this poi-
son gas, which may destroy the
health of all of us citizens in
these areas.
We also have the same being
done in a western state.
Another example: The facili-
ty built, against the wishes of
Nevadians, the huge tunnels
built to accept radioactive
waste from nuclear reactors.
These tunnels were built at a
depth of 1,000 feet. The tunnel
cannot be used because of the
atomic testing done in the late
40s and early 50s, causing the
ground water at 1,500 feet to be
radioactive, leaving no place on
earth to dispose of highly
radioactive waste that has a
shelf-life of thousands of years
(X.ONLY) 500 feet below the


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JERRY SEINFELD, comedian, 1997


stand in the public square see-
ing they are "holy day trees?"
If we allow them to axe the
word Christmas from the public
square, how long before holi-
day gets pitched, when they
zero in on its religious under-
pinnings? Soon we'll be forced
to wish each other a "Merry
Whatever," so we don't offend
anyone - except maybe those
who like the word Christmas,
but who cares about offending
them?
Well, I try to be nice and not
offend anyone, but come on,
let's not get crazy here. I will
continue to wish people a
Merry Christmas, and hope my
fellow man will take it in the
spirit it is offered. And if you
are offended, accept my apolo-
gies and then let's move on to a
more important topic - like are
you giving a loved one some-
thing expensive for the holiday,
such as a gallon of gas?

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-
wormiady@earthlink.net.


tunnels.: '
The testing at Eniwetok-
Atoll in the Marshall Islands
Western Pacific.
We have spent trillions of
dollars to clean up the mistakes
of our military.
Why destroy the water, soil
and air of Florida?
Billie Jewett
Sebring

Feel disrespect

through glares

Editor:
In this day and age of terror-
ist threats, suspicion is virtually
everywhere, so it shouldn't be a
total surprise when awkward
looks happen to come in your
direction. Though on Nov. 29, I
left my place of employment in
search of laundry detergent, I
wandered into a local Dollar
Store but before I entered, I
removed my backpack to shut
off my compact disc player,
then grabbed it back onto my
shoulders and proceeded into
the store.
I'm not sure if it\vas my
appearance with my hooded
sweatshirt and baggy jeans
with the backpack to top it off,
but, as I took a few steps I
heard the clerk's voice "Hey,
you need to leave your back-
pack up here."
"No problem, ma'am, is here
fine?" I replied. The clerk gave
me a blank stare. I said "Thank
you." Confused, I walked
through looking around seeing
women with purses of equal
size to my backpack, asking
myself why weren't they asked
to leave their bags at the count-
er. I felt disrespected. Because I
am a 20-year-old male, I feel
stereotyped as a thief.
Although my beliefs are that
no matter your age, 14 to 84, if
you set out to steal, that's what
you're going to do. I under-
stand Americans are terrified of
another "homicide bombing'
but not in a Sebring Dollar
Store and as far as stealing, I
guess I consider myself a hard
working, honest man, who can
and should be trusted to walk
through a store with my back-
pack without glances of suspi-
cion and nervousness.
Jacob Lyons
Sebring


There are a number
of important topics we LAURI
could discuss today -
the war in Iraq, the gas Laur
prices in Highlands _
County, or whether or
not Hillary Clinton is going to
run for president. (For the
record, I think we need to finish
what we started in Iraq, some-
one owes us an explanation for
the gas prices, and of course
Hillary is running).
But I want to take some time
today to discuss something that
has gotten a lot of people hot
under the collar. I am talking
about what you say to people
during these next few weeks.
Let's start with a simple
question. What holiday falls on
Dec. 25th? If you said
Christmas, you would be cor-
rect. In fact, we used to refer to
this time as the "Christmas sea-
son," people put up "Christmas
trees," and a common wish for
one and all was for a "Merry
Christmas."
Apparently, some people
have decided that despite the
fact that this went on for years
and years with people not con-


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One act can

change a life
Editor:
On Sunday, Nov. 13, my
daughter and I were shopping
in Kmart in the Lakeshore
Mall.
When I turned my head to
pick up a product off the shelf,
my 2-year-old daughter began
to have a seizure in her stroller.
I unfastened her and held her in
my arms in complete shock and
screamed for help.
At that time my daughter
went limp and stopped breath-
ing. I could not even move.
When I looked up, a gentle-
man approached me and said
that he was an off-duty para-
medic and taking my little girl
from my arms, began to do car-
dio pulmonary resuscitation.
I fell to my knees with an
overwhelming sense of help-
lessness and cried out to God to
please help my daughter
breathe. Within minutes, EMS
arrived and off we went to
Highlands Regional Medical
Center. My daughter survived
(as well as I) and we spent a
week in the hospital and are
now at home doing well.
In all the confusion, I did not
have the opportunity to thank
the man who saved my child
that Sunday afternoon.
I cannot find the words to
express my gratitude for the
heroic efforts he made that day.
It is amazing how all the things
that we consider so important
in our lives become so unim-
portant when God's mercy is at
hand. Sir, if'you read this letter,
thank you from the bottom of
my heart for proving that it
only takes one act of kindness


to change another's life forever.
Thank you.
Tammie Cox
Sebring

Many help with

big benefit
Editor:
A great big thank you to all
the veteran organizations of
Highlands County, volunteers
and the businesses and private
donors. Because of you we
have had another superb bene-
fit for the Children's
Advocacy/Safehouse Program.
This was the second (hope-
fully) 'annual' benefit for this
worthwhile project and without
all of your help and generosity
it could not be such a success.
The amount to be presented
to Kevin Roberts from this ben-
efit is $8,300.
We would like to mention all
who donated money and volun-
teered time, the musicians,
servers, sellers, etc., however
the list is endless. Thank you,
you are truly appreciated.
Linda Robinette and
Doris Rash
Sebring

The writers are co-chairman of
the event.

Several help

with big dinner
Editor:
I would like to express my
thanks and appreciation to
those who helped make this a
most memorable Thanksgiving
Day for our AmVets Post 21.
Our second vice commander,
Jim Neel, organized the dinner
that was free to our Post mem-


bers. Jimbo with his trusty crew
of smoking experts, Gene
Murphy and Nick DeSanta,
cooked the most delicious
turkey and ham ever. Doug
donated the turkey and G.
Murphy, the ham.
Of course, no meal is com-
plete without all the side dishes
and hard work that goes into
the preparation and serving it.
For that, I would like to thank
May Alpine (our post's auxil-
iary president), George and
Elaine Viening, Paul and
Nancy Hendricks, Kathy
Eroike, Linda Sonnelitter and
Ginny Taggart.
I especially want to thank
Roger, Earl and Phil, from the
Magnolia Retirement Home for
coming over to our post to
share the afternoon with us and
their chauffeur, our Sons of
AmVets commander, Jim
McAlpine.
I would also like to thank our
post members, as well as our
Post Auxiliary and Sons of
AmVets members, for their
support and hard work this
year.
Robert Wilcox
Sebring

The writer is commander of
AmVets Post 21.


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Editor:
A special thanks to Kevin
Robinson, M.D. ENT and
Sharon Keiber, Surgical Center.
I had surgery two weeks ago
and had a marvelous experi-
ence. First the surgeon, Dr.
Kevin Robinson, ENT from
Highlands Regional Medical
Center was the best. I have had
nine surgeries in my 57 years
and his surgery on me was the
first painless one.
The healing was very quick
and no side effects.
The other wonderful thing
was that The Surgical Center
uses the highest quality of
anesthesia and when you wake
up you don't feel nauseated. I
ask Sharon why that was and
she replied that the center
wants people to have a good,
positive experience.
I found them on The Surgical
Center Web site. I thank God
that he sent me to Dr. Robinson
and The Surgical Center. It was
my blessing for this
Thanksgiving season.
Gail Haertel
Sebring


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Sebring High School,
has informed me there PhilA
is a new coded virtual- -
reality learning and communi-
cation device out in time for
Christmas.
It has no wires, no electric
circuits, no batteries, nothing to
be connected or switched on.
It's so easy to use, anyone from
age 2 to 92 can operate it.
It's a "Bio-Optic Organized
Knowledge device" - or,
"BOOK."
Compact and portable, it can
be used anywhere, the office,
the living room, at lunch or in a
field in the middle of nowhere.
It's powerful enough to hold as
much information, both in text
and pictures, as a CD-ROM.
BOOK is constructed of
sequentially numbered sheets
of recyclable paper, each capa-
ble of holding thousands of bits
of information. The pages are
locked together with a custom-
fit device called a binder, which
keeps the sheets in their correct.
sequence.
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allows manufacturers to use
both sides of the sheet, dou-
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cutting costs. Experts are divid-
ed on increasing information
density, but for now, a BOOK
with more information simply
uses more pages and a smaller
font size.
It never crashes or requires
rebooting, though, like other
devices, it can become dam-
aged if coffee is spilled on it or
left in the rain, or if it's dropped
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LIFE BOOK is used
merely by opening it.
singer Each sheet is scanned
- optically, registering
information directly into your
brain. A flick of the finger takes
you to the next sheet, or back-
ward, if you wish. Many come
with an "index" feature to pin-
point the exact location of any
selected information for instant
retrieval.
An optieoal-- "Bookmark"
accessory allows you to open
BOOK to the exact place you
left it in a previous session,
even if the BOOK has been
closed. Bookmarks fit universal
design standards, so a single
bookmark can be used in any
BOOK regardless of the manu-
facturer.
Also, the user can have sev-
eral bookmarks in a single
BOOK if the user wants to store
numerous views at once. The
number is limited only by the
number of pages in the BOOK.
You can also make personal
notes next to BOOK text entries
with optional tools called
Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic
Intercommunication Language
Styli, also called "PENCILS."
BOOK, at the same or less
cost than a CD-ROM, is being
hailed as a precursor of a new
entertainment wave. Thousands
of content creators have com-
mitted to the platform and cre-
ated several-new-titles.
As for me, I just finished
clearing my DVD and CD-
ROM shelves for them. Think
I'll call them "book shelves."
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said, 'Above ground pool provided left of deck and continuous food service to the right of the
deck. It has a beautiful view of Lake Jackson, the Sebring Circle, the Court House and City Hall.
Deposits not required.'


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SECTION E + SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2005


The

Sideline
SCORES AND MORE

Scoreboard
Thursday
Boys Basketball
Lakeland................ 66
SSebring ................. 56
Sebring: Wilson 23 pts., Sanders
10 pts. Lakeland: Prais 27 pts.


On Deck
MONDAY
Boys Soccer
Mulberry at Lake Placid,
7:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer
Mulberry at Lake Placid, 6
p.m.
TUESDAY
Boys Basketball
Hardee at Lake Placid, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Sebring at Sarasota
Booker, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity; Walker at Sonrise,
4:30 p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity
Girls Basketball
Avon Park at Hardee, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Sarasota Booker at
SSebring, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity; Walker at Sonrise,
6 p.m. varsity
Boys Soccer
Avon Park at Sebring, 6
p.m. varsity
Girls Soccer
Sebring at Avon Park, 6
p.m. varsity

THURSDAY
Boys Basketball
Frostproof at Avon Park,,6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Sebring at Lake Placid, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Roosevelt at Walker, 6:30
-p.m.
Girls Basketball
Avon Park at Frostproof, 6
p.m. JV, 7:30 varsity;
Roosevelt at Walker, 5 p.m.
Boys Soccer
Hardee at Avon Park, 7
p.m. varsity; Sebring at
Palmetto, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity
Girls Soccer
Avon Park at Hardee, 6
p.m. varsity; Lake Placid at
Frostproof, 6 p.m. JV, 7:30
varsity; Palmetto at
Sebring, 6 p.m. varsity


History Lesson
5 Years Ago
Dec. 4, 2000: The Lady
Red Devils had 22 steals
and double-doubles from 6-
foot-1 seniors Takeeyon
Stewart (15 points, 14
rebounds) and Christina
Bateman (10, 10) in a 59-48
win over Frostproof to open
the season 4-0.

20 Years Ago
Dec. 4, 1985: Avon Park
knocked off defending
champ and host Sebring
51-40 to win the Wendy's
Tip-Off Tournament. Teddy
James had 16 points to lead
Avon Park, while Sebring
got 11 points each from
Howard Williams and
Timmy Smith.

25 Years Ago
Dec. 5, 1980: Alvin Conner
scored half of his game-
high 28 points in the sec-
ond quarter and Avon Park
had four players score in
double figures in a 90-42
rout of Fort Meade to open
the season.


Trivia Time
Over the 1998-99 seasons,
Q how many consecu-
tive saves did Tom
Gordon have for
Boston to set what was then
a major-league record?


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Gordon to resume role as a closer with Phillies


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PHIL ADELPHIA - The Phillies' new closer
h.in'"i finihed games regularly in four years.
-pp.rently, that's of little concern to
PhilJdelplhu, which reached a preliminary agree-
ment v. ah Tom "Flash" Gordon on an $18 mil-
lion. three-year contract on Thursday, giving
the team a replacement for departed closer
Bills \\agner.
The contract includes a club option for
2111)'-) t'r $4.5 million with a $1 million
bu lut .
"From our scouting, he has absolute-
I1 no problem," Phillies general man-
ager Pat Gillick said Friday. "He has
absolutely no problem, and we don't
see any decline in his talent."
Gordon, a 1986 Avon Park High
School graduate, also was negotiating
\\ith the New York Yankees and
Cleveland Indians before agreeing to
the deal with the Phillies.


"The market dictated you had to go further
than you wanted to go," Gillick said.
Gordon's agreement is pending a physical,
which Gordon was scheduled to take Saturday in
Philadelphia. The right-hander spent the past two
seasons with the Yankees as Mariano Rivera's
primary setup man.
Gordon hasn't been a full-time closer since he
saved 27 games for the Chicago Cubs in 2001.
He had 12 saves in 66 games with the White Sox
in 2003 and had 46 saves and a 2.72 ERA in his
best season in 1998 with the Boston Red Sox.
Over the last two seasons, Gordon has allowed
just 6.08 hits per nine innings. Among relief
pitchers who worked at least 140 innings, only
two were better in that department - Francisco
Rodriguez (5.71) and Joe Nathan (5.94). Among
prominent closer who ranked behind Gordon:
Brad Lidge (6.26), Rivera (6.59) and B.J. Ryan
(6.75).
See FLASH, Page 3E


TaveniereTip-OffTournament



Dragons knock off Streaks


Lake Placid's 14-0 run in

first half makes difference
By JEFF CANTWELL
News-Sun Correspondent
SEBRING - About the only thing that went
right for the Blue Streaks Friday night was their
inauspicious 6-0 start to the game.
From that point on, however, Lake Placid buck-
led down.and ran away from the host team with a
67-55 victory in the second round of the Taveniere
Tip-Off Tournament.
The game. for the most part. was not as close as
'-Aite inal.score wouldd ' indicate. Luke Birge and the
..*Streaks closed the gap to 45-40 heading into the
fourth period, but then coach Steve Young's Green
Dragons put out the fire with a 12-1 scoring burst
which included nine technical free throws as the
frustration mounted on the Sebring side. Conlin
Veley opened the run with a 3-pointer and followed
with a three-point play when he was intentionally
fouled going up for a layup.
Lake Placid Sebring never recovered, though
k7P time was dragging for Young and his
S troops in the waning stages of the
i" fourth.
Sebring "We were a little disappointed in
5 the way we played last night; no emo-
W tion," Young said of the opening-
game loss Thursday. "Tonight was
just the opposite. We showed emotion and played all
the way through. I'm proud of our kids, they came
back and worked hard."
Lake Placid is one of the smallest teams in the
tournament, which features the likes of Lakeland
Senior High School and Martin County, both Class
5A schools. But the Green Dragons, showed they
can play well on Friday.
Jovanni Shuler poured in 11 of his gare-high 17
points in the first half and Veley finished with 14.
Yurrie Robinson and Josh Hickey also healed Lake
Placid's cause with 11 points apiece.
For Sebring, Birge led the way with 11 pIints and
11 rebounds and T.J. Hipps had 10.
Sebring tossed up dozens of 3-point attempts, but
never hit with any consistency. Lake Placid was
there to rebound most of the missed threes and
See KNOCK, Page 3E


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SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Joel Brown putts on No. 9 at Harder Hall as teammate Bob Bugbee
looks on during the Meals on Wheels Benefit Golf Scramble on
Saturday.


Lakeland tops

Devils in OT
By SCOT DRESSEL
Sports Editor
SEBRING - Never give a
desperate team a second
chance.
Lakeland's Jorden
Hernandez hit a desperation,
one-handed putback at the
buzzer to send the game into
overtime and Mitch Harper hit
a nearly identical shot with 3.8
seconds left in the extra period
to lift th 'Dreadnadghts td 6 72-'''''
71 win over Avon Park in the
second round of the Taveniere
Tip-Off Tournament Friday
night.
Avon Park, which overcame
a 14-point second-quarter
deficit, led 62-55 ta1d
with two minutes
left in regulation
before Lakeland
used three
straight Red 71
Devil' turnovers
to close with seven unanswered
points, missing two 3-pointers
and a pair of putbacks in the
final seconds before Hernandez
found the net to tie the game.
The Devils (3-1) had another
lead in overtime after Michael
Diaz hit a jumper from the top
of the key with 19 seconds left
and the Dreadnaughts (3-1)
missed their first two attempts
at the game-winner as the clock
ticked down prior to Harper's
tap-in.
Avon Park coach Eric
Zwayer said his team needs to
take a lesson from Friday's
game on how to box out and

See DEVILS, Page 3E


Finding faith in bicycling


In his sermon recently,
Father Jose said Florida's
population is growing by
leaps and bounds but the reli-
gious community isn't keep-
ing up proportionately.
I wouldn't argue with the
man's numbers - he's more
qualified on the subject than
I.
However, as somebody
new to the area I was
approached by two co-work-
ers in as many days who
invited me to their respective
churches.
The Episcopalian asked if I
had found a church. When I
told him that I had found the
local Catholic parish, he jok-
ingly suggested I swing by if
I wanted less guilt.
The other discreetly left a
card on my desk, as she did
for others in the newsroom,
inviting me to holiday servic-
es..
Both approaches were
respectful, non-threatening,


SPOKEN WORD
Kevin J. Shutt

and inoffensive. In fact I wish
I was as proactive a witness
as these two.
Several others have spoken
of church commitments on
occasion or attending worship
with their families.
Just a few years ago, had
somebody invited me to their
church I would have told
them that I already have a
church home - failing to
mention I rarely left home for
church


My excuses were plenty. I
fooled neither God nor
myself.
I was too lazy to drag my
butt out of bed for the two
Sunday mornings services
and Mass wasn't a priority
enough to fit it in at 5:30 p.m.
on Saturday.
(However, one of my
favorite reasons for being
Catholic, I would joke, is the
Saturday vigil mass - I
could party Friday night,
sleep it off Saturday, go to
church that evening, and
party again Saturday night,
not having to wake up early
Sunday.)
But that changed when I
started cycling - yes, riding
bicycles brought me back to
church, strengthening my
faith while toning my legs.
Determined to shed 20
pounds, I found myself on a
mountain bike. I nearly killed
See FAITH, Page 3E


SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Lake Placid's Quay Crenshaw (31) and Sebring's T.J. Williams battle for a rebound
Friday night.


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AP Girls Softball to
hold meeting Monday
AVON PARK - Avon Park
Girls Softball will be having a
board meeting at 6 p.m. on
Monday, Dec. 5 at Lucy
Derkman Complex on Anoka
Avenue.
Anyone who is interested in
being on the board should
attend this meeting.
SHS girls basketball
fund-raiser is Monday
SEBRING - The Sebring
High School girls basketball
team and the athletic depart-
ment are having a fund-raiser
on Monday, Dec. 5 at the DQ
Grill and Chill in front of
Home Depot. Dairy Queen will
donate 10 percent of net sales
that day to Sebring High
School girls basketball.
Call the school at 471-5500
for more details.
Youth baseball tourney
set for Avon Park
AVON PARK - The first
Avon Park Fall Bash A.A.U.
youth baseball tournament will
be held Dec. 17-18 at Durrah
Martin Complex.
The double-elimination tour-
nament is for teams in the 11-
and-under Fire division and
will be hosted by the Avon
Park Rising Angels team.
There are currently eight teams
signed up, with more expected.
For more information, con-
tact Donald Gordon at 443-
1175 or Tyrone Perry at 443-
0800.
F.O.P. golf tourney to
be held Feb. 12
SEBRING - The eighth
annual Highlands County
F.O.P. Lodge No. 99 golf tour-
nament will be Sunday, Feb.
12 at Harder Hall.
The shotgun start will be at
12:30 p.m. Format is a four-
person scramble and the entry
fee is $60 per person, which
includes golf, cart, prizes and
lunch.
A team and hole sponsorship
Sis $280, a hole sponsorship
only is $100 and a banner
sponsorship is $50.
Send list of names with
handicap and check payable to:
F.O.P. Lodge No. 99, C/O
Harder Hall CC, 3600
Golfview Road, Sebring, FL
33870.
Call Harder Hall at 382-
0500 or Alvin Walters Sr. at
453-5444 for details.
Golf tourney to benefit
LPHS baseball, softball
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid High School base-
ball and softball teams will
host a fund-raising golf tourna-
ment on Dec. 10 at SpringLake
Golf Resort in Sebring.
The four-person scramble
will be $50 per person, which
includes lunch.
Hole sponsorships are avail-
able for $50. The shotgun start
will be at 8:45 a.m.
For more details, contact
coach Dan Coomes at 699-
5010.
Children's Christmas
Golf Classic Dec. 10
SEBRING - The Brad
Doty Memorial Foundation
will host its 14th annual


Children's Christmas Golf
Classic at Sebring Golf Club at
8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
The format will be a four-
person scramble. The entry fee
is $60.
For information, call Tom
McClurg at 385-0889 or Kip
Doty at 385-8077.
Youth baseball coaches
needed in Avon Park
AVON PARK - Avon Park
Baseball Inc. is looking for
coaches for this year's youth
baseball season for tee-ball
(ages 5-6), pitching machine
(ages 7-8), minors (ages 9-12),
majors (ages 11-12) and boys
(ages 13-14).
If your are interested in a
coaching position, call Sharon
Tomlinson at 452-2465.
Registration for the upcom-
ing season will be Saturday,
Dec. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 7,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Durrah
Martin Complex. The birthday
cutoff for league ages is April
30.
Senior softball league
looking for players
SEBRING - Softball play-
ers who will be a minimum of
65 years of age during 2006
and wish to play in the Sebring
Seniors Softball League should
phone Max Glenn at 382-6608.
League play begins in
January and games are played
on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings through the end of
March.
Adult coed softball
league forming in LP
LAKE PLACID - An adult
coed recreational softball
league is now forming in Lake,
Placid for men and women
ages 18 and up.
Teams and individuals are
needed. Please go to lpcoed-
softball.tripod.com or contact
Casey for more information at
840-2366.
Sebring Youth Baseball
sets sign-up dates
SEBRING - Sebring Youth
Baseball will hold registrations
each Saturday until Jan, 4 at
Max Long Recreational
Complex for tee-ball (ages 4-
6), pitching machine (ages 7-8)
and minors (ages 9-10).
Cost.is $55 for first child
and $35 second child in the
same family. The sign-ups will
be held upstairs in the press
box and will be from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. each session.
SFCC to host baseball
camps this month
AVON PARK - The South
Florida Community College
Holiday Baseball Camp for
ages 5-13 will be held Dec. 19-
21.
The cost is $90 for the first
camper and $75 for each addi-
tional camper in the same fam-
ily.
Thp one-day SFCC High
School camp will be held Dec.
22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and
will include instruction, evalu-
ation and a game.
Lunch will be provided.
Cost is $30 for each player.
For further information, call
Rick Hitt at Ext. 7036: Avon
Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake
Placid, 465-5300, or e-mail
hittr@southflorida.edu.


News-Sun, Sunday, December 4, 2005


STATS AND STANDINGS


Quick Reads
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF


STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 8 9 .471 -
New Jersey 7 8 .467 -
Boston 6 9 .400 1
New York 5 10 .333 2
Toronto 2 15 .118 6
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 10 6 .625 -
Orlando 7 8 .467 21/2
Washington 7 8 .467 2/2
Charlotte 5 12 .294 5'
Atlanta 2 13 .133 7'
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 12 2 .857 -
Cleveland 10 5 .667 2'
Indiana 10 5 .667 2%
Chicago 8 6 .571 4
Milwaukee 8 6 .571 4
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 12 3 .800 -
Memphis 11 5 .688 1V2
Dallas 10 5 .667 2
New Orleans 8 7 .533 4
Houston 4 11 .267 8
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 8 6 .571 -
Denver 8 9 .471 1'2
Seattle 7 8 .467 1'/
Utah 6 10 .375 3
Portland 5 10 .333 3/2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Golden State 12 6 .667 -
L.A. Clippers 10 5 .667 '/2
Phoenix 9 5 .643 1
Sacramento 7 9 .438 4
L.A. Lakers 6 9 .400 4'2
,Friday's Games
Toronto 102, Atlanta 101
Milwaukee 105, Washington 102
Chicago 106, Boston 102
Memphis 91, Orlando 69
Detroit 106, New York 98
New Orleans 88, Philadelphia 86
Phoenix 102, Denver 97
Miami 98, Sacramento 87
Indiana 98, Portland 78
Seattle 115, Cleveland 108
Minnesdta 113, L.A. Lakers 108
Golden State 107, Charlotte 100
Saturday's Games
Toronto at New Jersey, late
Detroit at Chicago, late
Orlando at Milwaukee, late
Memphis at Houston, late
Philadelphia at San Antonio, late
New Orleans at Dallas, late
Miami at Denver, late
Cleveland at L.A. Clippers, late
Today's Games
Boston at New York, 1 p.m.
Indiana at Seattle, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Utah at Portland, 9 p.m.
Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.


STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OT Pts. GF GA
N.Y. Rangers 17 7 3 37 88 66
Philadelphia 15 6 3 33 97 82
New Jersey 12 10 2 26 78 79
N.Y. Islanders 12 12 1 25 79 88
Pittsburgh 7 13 6 20 75 107
Northeast Division
W L OTPts GF GA
Ottawa 20 4 0 40 109 49
Buffalo 16 10 1 33 86 87
Toronto 15 9 3 33 93 86
Montreal 14 7 5 33 74 80
Boston 9 13 5 23 84 92
Southeast Division
W L OTPts GF GA
Carolina 16 7 2 34 89 79
Tampa Bay 15 10 3 33 87 83
Atlanta 10 13 3 23 91 98
Florida 8 14 4 20 62 83
Washington 8 15 2 18 70 103
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPts GF GA
Detroit 18 7 2 38 102 71
Nashville 16 4 3 35 67 58
Chicago 10 14 1 21 68 88
Columbus 7 19 0 14 48 93
St. Louis 5 15 3 13 62 90
Northwest Division
W L OTPts GF GA
Vancouver 16 9 2 34 87 79
Calgary 15 9 3 33 66 68
Edmonton 15 11 1 31 85 79
Colorado 14 9 3 31 100 84
Minnesota 10 11 3 23 65 59
Pacific Division
W L OTPts GF GA
Dallas 17 7 1 35 88 72
Los Angeles 16 10 1 33 96 82
Phoenix 13 12 2 28 72 69
Anaheim 11 11 4 26 70 68
San Jose 9 12 4 22 68 84
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Friday's Games
Ottawa 5, Los Angeles 1


East
W L T Pct PF PA
7 4 0.636 243188
7 4 0.636 302208
5 6 0.455217224
5 6 0.455 229246
South
W L T Pct PF PA
8 3 0.727 266188
7 4 0.636216196
7 4 0.636 271 213
3 8 0.273 180285
North
W L T Pct PF PA
8 3 0.727 182120
6 5 0.545198257
4 7 0.364174220
2 9 0.182 232223
West
W L T Pct PF PA
9 2 0.818 296208
5 6 0.455 285327
3 8 0.273 222292
2 9 0.182 173323


Today's Games
Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Tampa .ay vs. New Orleans at Baton
Rouge, La., 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Denver at Kansas City, 4:15 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:15 p.m.
Oakland at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.
Monday's Game
Seattle at Philadelphia, 9 p.m.


GIRLS STATE POLL
TAMPA - The following is the first
Florida Sports Writers Association
girls basketball poll. Overall records
and first-place votes are in parenthe-
ses:
CLASS 6A
1. Lake Mary (5-0) (2) 52
2. Hollywood South Broward (4-0) (3)
50
3. Riverview (5-0) 38
4. Orlando University (5-0) 33
5. Palm Beach Lakes (2-0) 32
6. Pembroke Pines Flanagan (5-1) 28
7. Orlando Boone (2-0) 25
8. Jupiter (4-1) (1) 18
9. Orlando Edgewater (4-1) 14
10. Ocoee (6-1) 12
Also receiving votes: Royal Palm
Beach (3-1) 9, Miami Senior (NA) 9,
Gainesville Buchholz (NA) 3.

CLASS 5A
1. Tampa Freedom (6-0) (1) 45
2. Davie Nova (5-0) (1) 39
3. Fort Lauderdale Dillard (2-1) 35
4. Winter Haven (5-0) (3) 33
5. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (3-1)
(1)29
(tie) Naples Barron Collier (3-0) 29
7. Jacksonville Bartram Trail (5-1) 28


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Tampa Bay 3, Chicago 2, SO
San Jose 5, Buffalo 0
Dallas 5, Carolina 4, SO
Saturday's Games
Minnesota at New Jersey, late
Los Angeles at Montreal, late
San Jose at Toronto, late
N.Y. Rangers at Washington, late
Calgary at Pittsburgh, late
Chicago at Florida, late
Philadelphia at Nashville, late
Carolina at Phoenix, late
Boston at Edmonton, late
Atlanta at Anaheim, late
Today's Games
N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, 5 p.m.
Buffalo at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Boston at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


STANDINGS
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
New England 6 5 0.545 243279
Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 161 223
Miami 4 7 0.364195217
N.Y. Jets 2 9 0.182140248
South
W L T Pct PF PA
Indianapolis 11 0 01.000331159
Jacksonville 8 3 0.727 235187
Tennessee 3 8 0.273 236284
Houston 1 10 0.091 168325
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Cincinnati 8 3 0.727 289208
Pittsburgh 7 4 0.636243187
Cleveland 4 7 0.364 169194.
Baltimore 3 8 0.273 145226
West
W L T Pct PF PA
Denver 9 2 0.818 283190
San Diego 7 4 0.636 323219
Kansas City 7 4 0.636 270230
Oakland 4 7 0.364 239262
NATIONAL CONFERENCE


5 p.m.


SUNDAY
BCS Selection Show ...................... ABC


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12:30 a.m. Hong Kong Open . .................. . GOLF -
1:30 p.m. PGA Tour Q-School - Fifth Round............. GOLF
MONDAY
12:30 p.m. PGATour Q-School - Final Round ............ GOLF

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Buffalo at Miami ................ . . . . CBS
4 p.m. Denver at Kansas City ........... ......... CBS .
8:30 p.m. Oakland at San Diego .................. . ESPN
MONDAY
9 p.m. Seattle at Philadelphia ................... . . ABC

' NHL
MONDAY
7 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers .................. OLN
MONDAY
8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at St Louis ................... OLN
10:30 p.m. Atlanta at San Jose ................ . . . OLN

S RODEO
SUNDAY
9 p.m. Wrangler National Finals........... .... .:.. ESPN2
SMONDAY/TUESDAY
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All Games and Times Subject to Change


8. Seffner Armwood (4-1) 23
9. Winter Park Lake Howell (4-1) 20
10. Lakeland Lake Gibson (3-0) 15
Also receiving votes: West Boca Raton
(4-2) 13, Leesburg (4-1) 8, Clearwater
(NA) 7, Gainesville Eastside (NA) 5,
Fort Walton Beach (NA) 2.
CLASS 4A
1. Titusville Astronaut (5-0) (4) 56
2. Riviera Beach Suncoast (4-0) (2) 54
3. Jensen Beach (3-0) 46
4. Fort Myers Cypress Lake (6-0) 43
5. Tallahassee Godby (5-0) 30
6. Fort Pierce Lincoln Park (3-1) 27
7. Miami Monsignor Pace (NA) (1) 23
8. Tallahassee Rickards (4-1) 19
9. Havana East Gadsden (2-0) 18
(tie) Pensacola Washington (NA) 18
Also receiving votes: Haines City (NA)
12, Green Cove Springs Clay (NA) 2.
CLASS 3A
1. Tampa Academy of the Holy Names
(4-0) (1)51
2. Orlando Bishop Moore (2-0) (2) 50
3. Boca Raton Pope John Paul I1 (2-0)
(2) 46
4. West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman
(5-0) 38
5. Perry Taylor County (5-0) 35
6. Tallahassee Florida High (2-0) 34
7. Chipley (5-2),20
8. Jacksonville Ribault(NA) 5
9. Brooksville Nature Coast (NA) 2
(tie) Miami Gulliver Prep (NA) 2
Also receiving votes: Fort Myers


Bishop Verot (NA) 1.
CLASS 2A
1. Daytona Beach Father Lopez (4-0)
(5) 58
2. Community School of Naples (5-0)
51
3. Orlando First Academy (3-1) 45
4. Tallahassee North Florida Christian
(3-0) (1)41
5. Monticello Jefferson County (4-1)
31
6. Cottondale (5-1) 28
7. Marathon (4-0) 26
8. Miami Dade Christian (NA) 9
(tie) Winter Haven All Saints' (NA) 9
10. Gainesville Oak Hall (NA) 7
Also receiving votes: Miami
Westminster Christian (5-1) 5, Indian
Rocks Christian (NA) 1, Pompano
Beach Highlands Christian (NA) 1.
CLASS 1A
1. Orlando Christian Prep (6-1) (2) 54
(tie) Tampa Cambridge (6-0) (2) 54
3. Graceville (3-0) 39
4. Lake Worth Trinity Christian (3-1)
(1)38
5. Seffner Christian (6-1) 36
6. Lake Worth Christian (2-1) 29
7. Tallahassee FAMU (2-3) (1) 20
8. Lakeland Evangel Christian (3-2) 9
9. Bradenton Christian (NA) 8
10. Miami Northwest Christian (NA) 7
Also receiving votes: Miami Westwood
(NA) 4, Paxton (NA) 4, Malone (NA) 3,
Fort Lauderdale Christian (NA) 2.


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News-Sun, Sunday, December 4, 2005


Prep Football

Fort Meade


falls in 1A


title game

Associated Press
MIAMI - Sidney Harris' 1-
yard run. gave Port St. Joe the
lead in the fourth quarter, and
the Sharks added a late field
goal to seal a 38-31 win over
Fort Meade in the Class IA
football title game.
The Sharks (12-1) gave up
an early 21-0 lead, but Harris'
scoring run with 8:29 remain-
ing gave them a 35-31 lead
over the defending Class 1A
champion Miners (9-5). Will
Just's 27-yard field goal with
less than '/2 minutes to go sealed
Port St. Joe's third state title.
Fort Meade scored 28 points
in the third quarter. Onterio
McCalebb's 95-
Port St. oeyard TD on a
38 kickoff return
gave the Miners a
Fort Meade 31-28 lead with 9
3 1 seconds left in
the third quarter.
His 96-yard kick-
off return touchdown had nar-
rowed Port St. Joe's lead to 21-
10 in the third.
Quentin Jenkins capped a 10
play, 80-yard drive with a 5-
yard scoring run to give the
lead to Port St. Joe, 28-24.
Fort Meade grabbed its first
lead of the game when Danny
Grant hit Bradley McMillan on
a 20 yard touchdown pass to
put make it 24-21, with 5:09
left in the third.
Two-way star Ashlyn Parker
scored twice in the second
quarter for Port St. Joe, return-
ing a fumble 41-yards for a
touchdown and rushing 4 yards
for a score. Parker's run gave
the Sharks a 21-0 lead with
5:16 to go in the first half.



FLASH
Continued from 1E
"This guy is in great shape.
He's in tremendous condition,"
Gillick said.
The Phillies needed a closer
after Wagner left this week to
accept a $43 million, four-year
contract from the New York
Mets.
They had been interested in
free-agent relievers Trevor
Hoffman and Kyle Farnsworth,
but decided to go with Gordon
after Gillick met with the veter-
an reliever Thursday.
Philadelphia lost Wagner
partly because it didn't want to
offer a four-year contract to a
34-year-old reliever.
Instead, the Phillies wound
up giving a three-year deal to a
38-year-old who has gone from
being a starter to middle reliev-
er back to starter to closer to
setup man.
"You have to have flexibility
for the length of the contract
and the dollar amount," Gillick
said.
"There's a huge differential
in what Wagner's going to
make over four years and what
Gordon will make for three."
Gordon's decision to leave
the Yankees increased the pres-
sure on New York to find a new
setup man for Rivera.
New York would only offer
Gordon a two-year deal and has
been negotiating with
Farnsworth, who also is speak-
ing with the Texas Rangers.
Philadelphia still needs a
setup man because it doesn't
.plan to re-sign Ugueth Urbina.
Ryan Madson, who filled that
role before Urbina came to the
Phillies last June, could return
to that spot.
The Phillies added some
bullpen depth by agreeing
Wednesday to a contract with
former Milwaukee right-hander
Julio Santana.


"We're still not satisfied
* with our pitching," Gillick said.
-"That's an area we need to
address."
Gordon went 5-4 with a 2.57
ERA and two saves for the
Yankees last season, striking
out 69 batters in 8023 innings.
He allowed eight homers, his
most since 1997, when he gave
up 10 while splitting the season
between Boston's bullpen and
starting rotation.
Gordon began his career
with Kansas City in 1988 and
;won 17 games for the Royals
the next season.


Good hunting on wildlife management areas


SCOTT DRESSEL/News-Sun
Avon Park's Devaris Strange goes up for a layup under the watchful
eye of coach Eric Zwayer during Friday's game against Lakeland.


DEVILS
Continued from 1E
rebound in crunch time.
"They (Lakeland) were in
desperation to tie the game and
our guys didn't have that sense
of urgency to win the game," he
said. "That's definitely some-
thing we need to look at."
Lakeland (3-1) built a 23-14
lead in the first quarter and was
up 34-20 with 2:57 left in the
first half before Zwayer called a
time out. The Devils came out
of the break with a Diaz-to-
Patrick Menzies alley-oop dunk
that launched a 10-0 run to
close the first half and Devaris
Strange's 3-pointer 50 seconds
into the second half tied the
game at 34.
Menzies led all scorers with
25 points and Strange added 17
for the Devils.
Avon Park closed the third
quarter just like the second, on
a 10-0 run to take a 52-44 lead,
but couldn't hold it down the
stretch.
"We definitely had an oppor-
tunity to win the game,"
Zwayer said. "We just didn't
get it done. We had a few laps-


KNOCK
Continued from 1E
quickly turned them into points.
The Streaks raced to their 6-
0 lead to open the game on two
field goals by A.C. Wilson and
a 10-foot jump shot by Kyle
Hoffner, but the Dragons came
roaring back. Robinson and Jan
Valk scored field goals and
Veley added two free throws to
tie the game. Lake Placid final-
ly overtook Sebring on a Shuler
3-pointer and hit a short jumper
just ahead of the buzzer to open
up an 18-14 lead at the first


FAITH
Continued from 1E
myself several times going
over the bars. The 40-minute
ride through the foothills of the
Wichita Mountains in the
quirky community of Medicine
Park, Okla., exhausted me
I was exhausted; I was
hooked.
I felt like a 12-year-old kid
again - one who smoked,
drank, and had a bunch of dead
weight around his waist.
It took several years but my
riding became more frequent.
Muscle replaced fat in my
calves and thighs.
My double chin became
more of a chin-and-a-half.
I went out less often. I
smoked a pack a week instead
of a pack a day.
I ate better, eventually los-
ing 30 pounds (10 of which I
have since regained).
Now, only extreme stress or
boredom result in my smoking,
which is rare on both counts.
Before I realized it, I owned
two mountain bikes and a road
bike.
I'd ride five to seven days a
week - after work, before
work, weekends, sometimes
twice in the same day.
I'd wake up at 5 a.m. to


es there on offense when we
could have scored or we could
have made a certain play or we
could have passed the ball. I
think we're going to learn from
our mistakes, come together as
a team and just try to improve."
Lakeland coach Deron
Collins, who coached Zwayer
at Sebring, was happy to get a
win over his former player after
losingat Avon Park 84-73 in the
season-opener Nov. 22.
"Eric's doing a great job,"
Collins said. "We went up there
a week ago and they got us
good. We made some adjust-
ments today. I thought the
adjustments got us to where we
were (in the first half), but they
came storming back and took
the lead. Our guys hung in. A
good team effort from my kids.
That was a good early season
basketball game.
"It's fun to be back here. It's
good to see Eric coaching and
doing a good job and to see
(Sebring head coach) Princeton
(Harris) coaching and doing a
good job. It's always nice com-
ing back here. It's really neat to
see guys I worked with and care
a lot about who are coaching."


Nearly all states in the coun-
try now have a plentiful supply
of deer. In fact, the population
of deer has multiplied to the
point that in some places they
are becoming a nuisance. They
seem to be everywhere - in
the forests, on farms, in parks,
and even in backyards grazing
on flowers and shrubbery.
But hold on, there is a good
side to this. It wasn't too long
ago that local hunters had to
travel to Georgia or the
Carolinas if they wanted to
enjoy their preferred sport and
put something in the freezer.
We are glad to see Highlands
County's hunters can now pur-
sue a trophy without the
expense of out-of-state licenses
and high-priced gasoline.
South of State Road 70, the
deer hunting season runs
through Jan. 8, while north of
S.R. 70, the season runs
through Jan. 22. There are over
100 wildlife management areas
in Florida that are open to the
public, with most allowing
deer hunting.
The Arbuckle Wildlife
Management Area spreads its
13,500 acres along the
Kissimmee River in northeast-
ern Highlands County and
southern Polk County. Most
local hunters know the area
and several have been very
successful hunting there in the
past few years.
For those hunters who prefer


OUTDOORS

Lloyd Jones

a larger area nearby with a rep-
utation for producing big
bucks, the Green Swamp
WMA in Polk County might be
a good choice. As its name
implies, swampy bottoms are
scattered over its 34,335 acres
of pine forests and at one time
large bucks were plentiful
there. Green Swamp has pro-
duced nearly 30 bucks that
made the Florida Buck
Registry. Several years ago, a
buck scoring over.150 points
with the Boone and Crockett
Club was taken from this large
WMA.
But things there have
changed somewhat, and with
750 hunters allowed entrance
daily on a first-come, first-
served basis, the chance for a
trophy has lessened consider-
ably. There are plenty of deer,
but with this kind of pressure
the bucks don't get much
chance to age and produce


large antlers. The
Withlacoochee River flows
along the south side and,
according to reports, the better
hunting seems to be between it
and the pine woods.
For your own safety, please
wear your orange outer gar-
ment. The wildlife manage-
ment areas are strict in enforc-
ing this rule for the hunter and
anyone accompanying the
hunter. Also, it is illegal to
hunt over bait or place any bait
or other food for wildlife in the
area.
The taking of any'game with
the aid of live decoys, recorded
game calls or sounds, set guns,
artificial light, net, trap snare,
drug or poison is also prohibit-
ed. Hunting hours are from
one-half hour before sunrise
until one-half hour after sunset.
On the Arbuckle WMA,
hunters must enter and exit at
the designated entrance, have
to check in or out at the desig-
nated check station when
entering or exiting and must
check all game taken. No deer
is to be dismembered until
checked at a designated check
station.
Following these few simple
rules will make for a safe,
enjoyable hunting season for
all hunters.

E-mail your outdoors stories and
pictures to Lloydjones at
lfjonesl@tnni.net


Associated Press
HOUSTON -- Calling the Bowl Championship
Series "deeply flawed," the chairman of a con-
gressional committee has called, a hearing on the
controversial system used to determine college
football's national champion.
A House Energy and Commerce subcommit-
tee, charged with regulating America's sports
industry, announced Friday it will conduct a hear-
ing on the BCS next week, after this season's
bowl matchups are determined.
"College football is not just an exhilarating
sport, but a billion-dollar business that Congress
cannot ignore," said committee Chairman Joe
Barton, a Texas Republican.
The committee announcement called the hear-
ing, scheduled for next Wednesday, a "compre-
hensive review" of the BCS and postseason col-


lege football.
"Too often college football ends in sniping and
controversy, rather than winners and losers,"
Barton said. "The current system of determining
who's No. 1 appears deeply flawed."
Barton said he does not have legislation in
mind to force a change, but said he hopes con-
gressional hearings will spur discussion and
improvements. It won't be the first time Congress
has looked at the BCS. In 2003, the Senate
probed whether the system was unfairly tilted
against smaller schools.
NCAA Division I-A football does not have a
playoff. The Bowl Championship Series was
established in 1998 to determine a national cham-
pion using the traditional bowl system and a mix
of computer and human polls to set up a champi-
onship game.


break.
Lake Placid added a 6-0
scoring spurt to open the sec-
ond period on six straight
points by Hickey to close out a
staggering 14-0 run that took
most of the win out of Sebring's
sails. The Dragons led 37-24
during halftime, but things
slowed down in the third period
and Sebring went on a 16-8 run
to close to within five.
Sebring pressed and played
man-to-man defense, but noth-
ing curtailed the Dragons for
long. Lake Placid caused a bevy
of turnovers in the first half
playing mostly zone defense.


make a 7 a.m. ride.
Then, on a random Sunday,
somebody was talking about
how spiritual riding was -
how he felt one with his bike,
that he rode religiously.
(When you're on a bike for
three to four hours at a time,
you have to talk about some-
thing.)
His words stuck in my craw.
Suddenly, it hit me that I
had neglected my soul for the
sake of my body. Replacing
parties for exercise, I was ful-
filled by neither.
The next weekend I found
myself at Mass, which was
more moving than any 100-
mile bike ride.
I still aspire to ride as much
as possible. My goal this year
is to ride a century (a 100-mile
ride) every month, starting
now.
But those rides will have to
revolve around church.
I'm no bible-thumping holy
roller. I'm just a guy who
finally has life perspective and
spiritual direction.
In my faith as in my cycling,
I sometimes go over the bars. I
crash hard but I get back on.

Kevin J. Shutt is a reporterfor
the News-Sun. Write him at
kevin.shutt@newssun.com.


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THE VIDEO GAME PAGE


The latest trends, tips and reviews


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2005,
Part of a series on what's hot this gift-giving season


Serious

By SHAUN CONLIN
Cox News Service


games


A s gifts go, serious gamers want serious games, but only they seem to know what they're
talking about. For everyone else, especially this year's gift-givers, here are some new
titles the serious gamer might not already own (be sure to check).
Bear in mind that most are rated "Teen" or "Mature" by the ESRB (next week we'll cover the
family-friendly "Everyone" games) and list for $40 to $50 each, unless otherwise noted.


For the warmongers on your list, there's no shortage of superlative titles this year, with
"Call of Duty 2" (Activision; Windows PC) leading the pack.
Rather than simply shooting everything in sight, with WWII as a backdrop, players live
and breathe a series of fact-based vignettes with the dial set on "shell shock." Intense on a
cinematic scale, it's one of the few games that conveys a sense that life is precious, "war is
hell" and dying means you've let your buddies down.
"Call of Duty 2: The Big Red" (Activision; GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox) offers a
similar, but scaled back, more console-conventional WWII experience, while focusing
squarely on the missions of the famed "Fighting First" infantry division.
Meanwhile, "Battlefield 2" (EA; Windows PC) and "Battlefield 2: Modern Combat"
(EA; PlayStation 2, Xbox) offer highly evolved, hypothetical modern warfare that's best
played online with dozens of other like-minded mongers (there are also great single-player
modes, with the console versions going so far as to let you swap out control to any soldier
on the field on the fly, which makes up for the fact that computer-controlled soldiers are
rather stupid when left alone). With a more "war is fun" sensibility, you need tenacity and
patience to get good at "BF2" and experience all it has to offer.
You're rewarded for you efforts, however, with equipment upgrades and promotions
through the ranks, as well as a visceral sense of satisfaction with a job well done, which is a
little disturbing, because it means you killed all the right people (repeatedly, in most cases).
"Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood" (Ubisoft; Windows PC, Xbox) is a likewise deep
and dramatic war sim that lets a player command an entire squad on the fly, executing com-
plex maneuvers that the artificial intelligence system manages to execute with amazing
deftness. Likewise, online multiplayer skirmishing is a thoroughly accomplished experi-
ence that's worth the purchase price all by itself (save for the PS2 version, which is a miser-
able experience and not recommended).
And third time's a charm for the "SOCOM" franchise as "SOCOM 3" (Sony; a
PlayStation 2 exclusive) proves that large-scale online warfare is not only feasible on the
middling-powered PS2, but exceptional. It helps, of course, that you don't play as a generic
grunt in the trenches, but as an exceedingly talented U.S. Navy SEAL, with all sorts of
skills (including driving, for the first time) and cool weapons out of the gate. An estab-
lished, skilled fan base and a glut of online players to be found helps, too.


"Peter Jackson's King Kong: The
Official Game of the Movie" (Ubisoft;
PlayStation 2, Xbox), the game with the
unwieldy name, is distinguished here for
two reasons: First, it's neither a sports nor
warfare game and second, it's one of the
best movie-to-game translations ever made.
It's mostly a first-person shooter (FPS)
with remarkable style, striking visuals and
a cleverly delineated puzzle-laden plotline


that manages to terrify you like nothing
else, because everything in Kong's world i
larger than life - and louder - and con-
vincingly heck-bent on ending yours.
Plus, for about a third of the game, you,
get to play as Kong himself (from the third
person perspective), which offsets the senm
of perma-fear as a woefully under-equippE
shooter with the gratifying sense of being
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Though EA's "SSX" extreme snow-sport franchise
is getting a little long in the tooth, "SSX On Tour"
(EA Sports Big; GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox;
rated E10+) offers enough "new and improved" stuff
to the superhuman stunt-riding gameplay of its line-
age to make a worthy purchase. Most notably, an
extensive career mode, as well as the new ability to
go old school, on skis. It's a game where "Uber"
moves are so commonplace that you have to shoot for
"Super Uber" moves to shine.
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Likewvise, the "Tony Hawk"
franchise is getting so -long in
the tooth it's liable to pierce its
own tongue. That said, "Tony
Hawk's American Wasteland"
(Activision; GameCube,
PlayStation 2, Windows PC,
Xbox) is a must-have for "sk8"
fans. Bearing in mind that the
game assumes you already
know how to play, "THAW"
ramps up the expectation level
at every turn. The game lets you
scour a huge, interactive world
looking for challenges, then
demands you execute those firmly implausible
tricks and impossible grinds or suffer the trade-
mark skull smacks on the pavement, which are
almost as fun if they weren't so definitively
embarrassing, especially when you take it
online (except GameCube version) for some oth-
erwise great multiplayer competition.
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Assuming the sports-minded gamers on your gift list
most likely own the superlative "Madden NFL 06"
already, an excellent companion piece (or alternative) is,
found in "Blitz: The League" (Midway; PlayStation 2,
Xbox). It's an over-the-top gridiron game that flouts atti--
tude and excessive aggression using fictional players
and self-styled teams. It's essentially the anti-NFL game,
- and a lot of violent, goofball fun because of it.


Family fun games: It's one thing to drop 50-odd bucks -
for a one-game gift for one person; it's quite another if
the whole household is going to, share the fun playing,
it. Here are some spread-it-around family lilies.


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