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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun
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A Grave Situation � A Three-Part Mystery Story
Walk through home was a 'jaw-dropping experience'
News-Sun photo bt KATARA SIMMONS This is a photograph of one of the walls in Edgardo Sosa's home. Much of the pottery displayed on the floor to ceiling shelves is between 1,000 to 4,000 years old. All of the antiquities are believed to have been stolen from burial sites. The question is, was Sosa the grave robber?
Edgardo Sosa had small fortune worth of ancient pottery when he died,.:, but did he steal the treasures from ancient gravesites?
� Editors note: This is a mystery story involving precious artifacts stolen from ancient graves. In order to tell it fully it had to be divided into three chapters. The first part introduced the major characters. Today's chapter involves what was stolen. Wednesday, you'll discover how the case was resolved.
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Christopher.tuffley� newssun .com AVON PARK - When Edgardo Sosa died in November of 2007, he left no will and had no heirs. That led to a probate lasting well over a year.
Mink Associates, the owner of Crystal Lake Club, where Sosa's home was located, bought the house and its contents in February of 2009 in order to clear it and sell it to a new owner.
An expansive collection of pottery, of unknown origin and value, was discovered inside.
Most of the 148 objects were bowls made of a reddish clay, some painted, some not. They varied in shape and sise; from
plain to elaborately decorated. Many had rounded bottoms and were placed on upturned lids from jars of instant coffee to keep them upright. The rest of the house having been emptied, Heather Barfield, sales manager of Crystal Lake Club and in charge of the cleaning up process, began wrapping and packing the pottery pieces into plastic storage bins.
Barfield is only 5-foot-3, and
Edgardo Sosa's driver license photo.
the kitchen cabinet tops, in particular, were out of her reach.
Thinking she was dealing with trinkets, she concentrated on getting the job done quickly.
' So, standing on a rickety table she salvaged from the patio and using a knife she found in a kitchen drawer, she gently nudged the pieces off of the kitchen cabinets, catching them as they fell.
She still gets a chill thinking about what could have happened.
With the collection safely packed and stacked in her office, Barfield continued her research, becoming uneasy the more photographs of museum pieces she saw � they looked too familiar.
That's when she decided to reach out for help.
She called Mollie Doctrow, the curator of South Florida Continued on page 7A
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News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY Col. Bill Hutchison (right) gets a handshake from Avon Park High School principal Stu Guthrie on Friday after the plaque honoring Hutchinson's service was unveiled on the school's ROTC building.
APHS salutes the Colonel
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy�, neWssun.com AVON PARK � The hallways were empty Friday as teachers and faculty went through their last day of school for the'week, this time without students.
While those students were free to start their summers, a group of from the Air Force JROTC program were busy planning a secret party to go along with the dedication of their building to their retiring instructor. '
That teacher, Col. William Hutchison, had no idea what was in store when he turned the corner to the building Friday after a staff appreciation lunch.
He called the dedication a "big surprise."
"It's a great place because the best high school class you can take is out here," he said with a smile.
During the unveiling of the plaque in front of dozens of former students, family, friends and faculty, the 30-year Air Force veteran said the Air Force was good to him: and JROTC was an
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Towne Center project advances
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssiin.com
SEBRING � The Sebring City Council gave the green light to developers of Towne Square Shopping Center on Lakeview Drive at its meeting last Tuesday after both sides hashed out the legal issues.
A difference in opinion about the wording of the Development Agreement originally signed by Sebring and the original development group was the last bump in repairing what some council members have called "the ugliest parking lot in the county."
On the advice of City Attorney Bob Swaine, who was quoted as saying that the amended agreement held the city's best interests, the council unanimously voted to accept the changes he negotiated with the attorney for the developer.
According to the developer, represented by Bruce Johnson, president of Bruin Contracting,
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Heartland Triathlon a hit with locals
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com SEBRING � The Heartland Triathlon's mission statementis to promote physical fitness in Highlands County, and for a group of locals it has done just that.
Some started with the inaugural event in 2006. Some were part of a relay team while others ran the whole thing, but no matter how they came across the event, fitness is now a part of their daily routine.
Sebring's Bob Swaine swam the relay leg for the 2007 event and has been full speed since.
"It got me excited," he said. "It lit somewhat of a competitive fire."
Swaine swam in high school but hadn't participated in any competitive athletic
events since then.
He highly recommends locals try the event.
"Consider starting in a relay," he said. "They'll be surprised how much fun they have."
The July 26 event is approaching fast, but with plenty of time left to train for part or all of the .25-mile swim, 14-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run.
Avon Park's Bo Birt did the full event in 2006 and has done every one since, not to mention a few others.
"I used to run when I was a kid," he said. "Then I did the first (Heartland Triathlon) and I wanted to come back and be better. Now this year I want to come back and beat
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News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY Cyclists leave for a group ride Saturday morning from the Bike Shop in Sebring across from Lake Jackson. Many of the riders participate in the Heartland Triathlon. Rides leave from the shop every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
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Moves being taken for grant to get broadband for county
Courtesy photo Linda Fuchs, project manager for Florida Office of Economy Recovery, discusses the similarities in a move to broadband being that of rural American getting electricity.
Special to the News-Sun SEBRING � Florida's Heartland Rural Economic Development Initiative (FHREDI) convened a regional meeting to discuss application for a $100 million in American Recovery and Re-investment Act funds under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.
The U.S. Congress has appropriated $7.2 billion to establish the program. It is intended to bring broadband access to those areas of the country that are unserved or underserved.
FHREDI is leading the regional effort to make an application. An action plan was formulated and will be available for review early next week. Many volunteers stepped forward to help guide the process.
A discussion of committees needed included financial resources, ways and means, communications, public relations and grant writing and review. Regional Internet and broadband providers immediately formed a technology committee to bring their resources and knowledge to the project.
Linda Fuchs, project manager, Florida Office of Economy Recovery, said this program will be transformational and similar to the electrification of rural America and the building of the interstate highway system.
A handout was provided giving an overview of the grant opportunities and what the state is doing to assist. She emphasized that the projects must be sustainable.
"The last thing anyone wants to do is build broadband to nowhere," Fuchs said.
Phil Halstead, chief executive officer of Florida LamdaRail, a fiber-optic network linking Florida's research institutions, facilitated the fast moving meeting.
Bridget Merrill, vice president of Targeted Opportunities for Enterprise Florida, attended and answered questions about the grant opportunity.
Representatives from government, health care, emergency management, public safety, defense, libraries, utilities and service providers throughout the region also attended the meeting.
A Broadband Feasibility Study completed by FHREDI in 2007,
demonstrated that most of the region is underserved or unserved.
For instance, Indian River State College has a 10 gigabyte feed to its campus in Fort Pierce, but only has a 6 megabyte feed to the Okeechobee campus because the service is not available. Costs are the same, but it limits their ability to provide quality online education in the FHREDI region.
Other uses for increased bandwidth include sharing of medical records such as echo cardiograms and other digital data among physicians and hospitals. With broadband, personal medical records can be placed on the Internet for true portability.
Avon Park chamber hands out awards
By ED BALURIDGE
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AVON PARK - The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce handed out its most prestigious accolades during the 2009 Annual Awards Banquet held at the Community Center in Avon Park on Thursday night.
Incoming directors were presented to those in attendance by Miss Avon Park Hannah Allen, and the "Back to the '50s" theme brought bowling shirts and poodle skirts out of the closet as chamber president Kari Long-McGrath passed the gavel to incoming president Jeff Mechlin for the 2009-10 session.
In an unusual move, Long-McGrath selected two outgoing directors, Julie Diaz-Nichols and Traci Smith, instead of the traditional one, for the title Director of the Year.
"I told Dave (Greenslade, executive director of the chamber) it was tough to choose just one. Both have done an outstanding job, and both deserve the recognition," Long-Mcgrath said during the ceremonies.
Amid stand-up cutouts of James Dean and Elvis, Larry and Elaine Levey � president of the Avon Park Historical Society and Director of the Depot Museum, respectively � were honored by chamber member Renee Bennett for the Community Service Award for their dedication and volunteer work in over 14 service organizations.
Beautification of the Year Award went to Highlands Independent Bank, and Wal-Mart captured the Business of Year award.
In a very personal presentation, Stanley Wells of Wells Motor Company awarded his life-long friend Kenny Long with the Citizen of the Year Award for his dedication and spirit.
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Tiles from a research project are now a permanent fixture of Kim Riley's biolbgy classroom at Sebring High School. Students from her class painted the tiles depicting endangered plants and animals for the project during the last few weeks of school.
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Biology student Carlie Jones works on a tile depicting an endangered species during class time at Sebring High School. The tile would eventually be installed in the classroom on her teacher's main lab station.
Students leave their mark on Sebring classroom
By TREY CHRISTY
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SEBRING - In her fifth year as a biology teacher at Sebring High School, Kim Riley has found a way to pique the waning interest of her students, keeping them learning all the way until the end of school.
"The last few weeks are always a challenge," she said. "Having them .focus their energy on something productive ... works pretty well."
Riley came up with the idea last year with her 10th-grade biology students and this year's students were just as focused.
The research project is about endangered species and includes three parts: a research paper, a drawing of the species, and a presentation to the class.
"We always end the year talking about our impact on the living world," Riley said. "With this project not only did they get to learn about the endangered species that they chose to research and report on but they also got to see a variety of other ones that their classmates were working on."
Last year her students painted their species on the walls of the classroom and this year they did it on either 4-by-4-inch or 6-by-6-inch tiles, installed on Riley's main lab station at the front of the classroom.
While she might seem to be running out of room, Riley doesn't plan on changing the project that has seen such overwhelming student, interest and involvement.
"The big thing about it that draws them in is the permanence of it," she said.
"I still have plenty of counter and lab space so I'm good for a few years and the administrators know they are not allowed to change my room."
This year alone, students across seven classes made an estimated 125 tiles that were installed.
"The neatest thing was that I got to leave a lasting mark in Mrs. Riley's room, which will always be there for me to come back and see," said ninth-grader Sarah Carol.
Students pick their species froma sign-up sheet, which includes not only commonly thought of animals like the giraffe, elephant and rhinoceros, but also obscure whales, sharks and other aquatic species.
"They learn a lot about them and pick some that are
weird ... they are interested in the uniqueness of them," Riley said. "Things they've never seen before."
Hospice brings hope to Highlands County
Special to the News-Sun . SEBRING - Hope Hospice and Highlands Regional Medical Center have announced plans to introduce the first hospice in-patient care program in Highlands County.
"Hope at Highlands Regional" will be on the second floor of the Sebring hospital in an area specially designed for hospice care. It will include seven patient care suites and a family room and will be attended by hospice staff 24 hours a day.
While Hope, currently provides hospice care to many Highlands County residents in their own homes, the in-patient program will enable Hope to better meet special needs while offering the community much greater access to services.
All of the hospital's amenities will be available to hospice patients' families,'including food services, convenient parking and after-hours security.
The program is scheduled to begin in July.
"Hope Hospice has served the residents of southwest Florida for 30 years and we were privileged to begin providing service in Highlands County in 2006. We immediately saw the need for an in-patient hospice program here," Hope President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith
said. "Among the many fine hospitals in the area, we Were fortunate that Highlands Regional was able to make this accommodation, which uses our combined resources very efficiently and at no cost to the community. We are grateful to Robert Mahaffey, the CEO and administrator, for collaborating with us in this major step forward in local health care."
Beckwith added that a local contractor and other local businesses are involved in the renovation being undertaken for Hope at Highlands Regional.
"We are delighted to welcome Hope Hospice to Highlands Regional," Mahaffey said. "This partnership will greatly benefit the community, as Highlands Regional Medical Center and Hope Hospice are both dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care, focused on exceptional customer service. This takes health care to a new level in Highlands County and the surrounding area."
Hope Hospice is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3)-status community-based agency, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Hope is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program
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GM to sell Saturn brand to Penske
By DAN STRTJMPF and TOM KRISHER
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NEW YORK - General Motors Corp. has a tentative deal to sell its Saturn brand to former race car driver and dealership group owner Roger Penske, both companies said Friday.
Penske has signed a memorandum of understanding that would give his dealership chain, Penske Automotive Group, Saturn's 350 dealerships, the companies said. Penske told reporters that he expects to offer all the dealers new franchise agreements and will retain all 13,000 Saturn employees for the immediate term.
The Alan Jay Automotive Network is awaiting the finalization of the purchase and all of the changes it will � bring in the future. Officials say the transition will be seamless for customers, as the dealership will continue to sell, support and service all of the Saturn vehicles as always.
Alan Jay Wildstein, president of Alan Jay Automotive Network, said, "As a Saturn dealer for over 10 years, we have long-admired Saturn's innovative, service-oriented culture and commitment to their loyal customers, and are very pleased that we will now continue to serve our Alan Jay Saturn customers and friends for many, many years to come."
Neither Penske nor GM
would say how much Penske is paying for the brand. Penske said he expects the deal to close in the third quarter.
Penske Automotive Group also distributes Daimler AG's Smart subcompacts in the United States, but Smart has its own dealership network and Saturn dealers will continue to exclusively distribute Saturn vehicles, Penske said.
Initially, GM will continue to make cars for Saturn for two years, Penske said. But he also said he is in talks with manufacturers around the world about building Saturn cars in the future.
"We will be we'll be selling as many GM cars � as many GM-prbduced cars � under the Saturn brand as possible," Penske said.
Penske Automotive owns the second-largest U.S. automobile retail chain by sales. It also owns heavy-duty engine manufacturer Detroit Diesel and has race teams in the IndyCar, NASCAR and Grand-Am series.
Penske received wide acclaim for heading Detroit's successful effort to host the Super Bowl in 2006.
GM, which filed for bankruptcy court protection on Monday, has said it plans to shed its Saturn, Hummer, Pontiac and Saab brands. Earlier this week, GM said it found a buyer for Hummer in China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co.
Towne Center project advances
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roofers were already lined up, and the window of opportunity was now for getting the center back into shape.
"We have damage occurring right now from the weather, and all we need is your (the city's) approval to get it repaired," Johnson said at an earlier meeting.
The agreement stipulates that the permits must be applied for by Aug. 1.
"I will be back looking for roofing permits next week," Johnson was quoted as saying.
"I wasn't just whistling Dixie when I told you what a rush I'm in."
The plan is for Town Center Redevelopment LLP, of Lantana, the owners of the property, to repair the roofs, remodel the storefronts, and redesign some of the store's interiors.
All in an effort to make it more attractive in the lagging economy to retailers.
Sebring council asked for additional plant landscaping, parking lot lighting, repair, and restriping to get closer to current city code.
"We are willing to make some concessions to the parking if we get some concessions on the landscaping," Councilman Scott Stanley said in a previous discussion.
The city has also asked for Johnson and crew to limit the access at the parking lots northwest entrance from South Lakeview Drive with a right-turn only entrance and a right-turn only exit onto Lakeview.
"I don't have a problem with that," said Cheryl A. Maymon, of CAM Realty.
Maymon is assisting in the development and hopes to attract new business into the area.
"I love your downtown, and want to make this a gateway into your community," Maymon said.
AF JROTC instructor retires after 16 years
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opportunity to give something back.
"We think Highlands County, Avon Park, people in the community, school, cadets, and students are better off because the Air Force program is here," he said.
That may be due in part to the program, but according to Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Green, who has worked with Hutchison for the past 10 years, it is also because of Hutchison's involvement.
He came to Avon Park in 1993 and brought the Air Force JROTC program with him and since then has been on "100's of field trips" and spent "1,000's of hours" of his time going above and beyond, Green said.
"He would do anything for those kids," he said. "You'll be hard pressed to find a better human being than Col. Hutchison. You can't help but
love him."
Many of the field trips have been to military training bases.
"Some of the best field trips we've been on were to Marine Corps installations because of the marvelous job the Marines do as hosts," Hutchison said. "(Students) had the opportunity to live as a Marine Corps recruit 24/7. They get exposure for a whole week."
These trips were just a part of how Hutchison put the program first, giving up his summers and extra time whenever necessary.
"He is the epitome of those core values," Green said.-
The core values of the Air Force are integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
"He instilled in (students) values, morals and things we need in our society today," Green said.s~
Locals finish half Ironman triathlon
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.ciiristy@newssun.com � SEBRING � By starting out with a training plan for the Heartland Triathlon, then being talked into a half-marathon by local running club organizer Chet Brojek, the ability to complete a half Ironman distance triathlon soon became a reality for a group of locals.
The May event had them swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles and then running 13.1 miles.
Even before the Sebring half marathon was in the books they had signed up for the half Ironman.
"Bob Swain talked about Olympic (distance) then he started talking about a half Ironman," said Randy Grice, of Sebring. "I asked Bo (Birt) about it and we decided to do it."
Olympic distance triathlons are the next step up in distance from the Heartland Triathlon. In those events competitors swim just under a mile, bike 25 miles then run 6.2 miles, but the half Ironman, nearly twice that distance, is what they wanted to finish.
Brojek's half-marathon in late January at Highlands Hammock State Park started a routine of long distance running training that the group started in October.
"We got excited and started training long on the weekends," said Birt, of Avon Park. "Randy put a buoy out in Lake Lotela a half mile out and we trained up to a mile."
Grice was relatively new to the sport of triathlon, swimming, biking and
News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY Bo Birt (from left) Randy Grice, Bob Swain, Matthew Schult, Heidi Crutchfield, Richard Percy, Laura Griffin and Jim Griffin, all Highlands County residents, pose for a shot in front of the YMCA pool Wednesday afternoon in Sebring. Each finished a Half-Ironman distance triathlon, consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run, all back to back, on May 17 in Orlando. For five of the eight pictured, the Heardand Triathlon was their first triathlon.
running his first one in Sebring in 2008.
"I couldn't even make the quarter mile swim without getting on my back," he said. "So I've come a long way in a year. That first year was ugly-Even though the swim is his weakest event, Grice finished the 1.2 miles in under an hour.
"I felt good when I came out of the water," he said.
To put the endurance test into perspective, these well-trained locals spent between five and seven hours trying their hardest to cross the finish
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Not only were they first-timers at the event, but with more than 2,000 entrants it drew in veterans as well.
Both Heidi Crutchfield and Laura Griffin, of Sebring, have completed full Ironman distance races before.
They worked just as hard as the newbies did, setting personal records for the distance.
Griffin placed second in her age group, just barely missing out on an invitation to the World Championships in Hawaii.
"But I'm happy because it was a PR (personal record)," she said.
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my time a little bit."
Even though it is a competitive event, Birt said everyone is "super nice.''
Veterans rang in on the event as well.
"I think it's awesome for our community," Heidi Crutchfield said. "It gets them excited."
Crutchfield has completed seven Ironman distance events, swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 and then running a marathon.
As a certified trainer, Crutchfield knows what it takes to train up for an event
like that or even a shorter distance like the local event.
The Heartland Triathlon, called a "sprint distance" race, doesn't take as much, training and is easily accessible for those willing to put in a little time swimming, biking and running.
"The most important aspect of tri training is.running off the bike, practicing that," she said. "The feel of. cycling then running... you put them together it's pretty funny."
Called a "brick," running immediately after a short bike ride can prepare
prospective triathletes for the feeling of tired legs.
"Let me reiterate and stress that," � said Laura Griffin, a S.ebring resident who has also completed a few Ironman distance events. "That used to be my fate, I should have .done more brick training," ' '� ��;
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Today's Editorial AP code enforcement money better spent on more police
City Councilman George Hall raised the question at a recent meeting about the number of code enforcement officers in Avon Park.
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His point was a valid one, since tlie small city has three right now, and one that should be seriously considered as the budget season approaches.
.According to Hall during the meeting, more than $200,000 worth of code citations have been written, but only $5,000 collected.
Not a great budget improvement by any means Over a few years ago, and not something the current system seems able to enforce.
We argue that the collections could have been the same with just one writing code violations.
And, with that many dollars out there, one has to wonder if all the citations were absolutely necessary. Even the hiring of a special magistrate has not increased the collections, but it , has
increased the extensively.
We here at the News-Sun feel that if cash is short in the City of Charm, and it appears by all indicators that it is, then the budget could be better spent on police officers instead of code enforcement and magistrates in Avon Park.
Right now, the police department is down seven officers and the city manager has only agreed to replace two of those seven, citing a lack of tax collection as part of the problem. Five short in a small city like Avon Park is a big number, and it leaves quite a bit of the city by its own. Although there does not seem to be a drastic jump in the crime rate in that part of the county, it never hurts to have the feet on the street. The police force can, and
has written code enforcement violations or tickets in the past, so it is not something new.
A violation from a uniformed officer may have a bigger impact, possibly encouraging clean-up faster, or even help solve an issue without having to write a citation in the first place.
With the shift in the budget, an officer could possibly be assigned to a sub-station in the south part of the city, something that residents in that area have asked for and desire.
Additionally, other methods for collection, like adding citations to the existing water bills or tagging violations to tax assessments each year, may be more effective.
Does Avon Park need three code enforcement officers and a special magistrate?
Probably not, but it could sure use a few more police officers.
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To fill this loophole arid now allow employers to hire illegal aliens, without violating the law, other counties in the state have added a clause to their Request for Proposals (PFP), informing the contractor that they may avail themselves to the free E-Verify program, explaining the program, explaining what it is, how it works and details on how they can register online, how this program can be used to determine the employment eligibility of the new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
It was requested that this very same language be added to Highlands County RFPs, which would have prohibited the contractor, when caught employing an � illegal alien, from using the excuse, I made a good faith effort and there was no way I could have reasonably known that the employee was an illegal alien because the employer was aware of, but chose not to use the free E-Verify system, that would have detected the forged documentation.
A majority of our county commissioners - (Guy) Maxcy, (Don) Bates, (Edgar) Stokes, spearheaded by (Jeff) Carlson - voted that they didn't want to include the same language in Highlands County's Request for Proposals (RFP), that would have blocked this loophole. Instead they wanted to accept the language that was proposed by (County Attorney Ross) Macbeth, as stand alone language. Language that would allow taxpayers' money to be spent on illegal aliens without a violation of law, or a default of contract.
If you agree that your tax dollars should be used to pay illegal aliens, then you should agree with the actions of the commissioners. If not, then call them and/or e-mail them and let them know how you feel. I have done my part, now it is up to you to do your part.
Remember, some of the commissioners will be up for re-election in 2010.
Bill Youngman Sebring
Elks remembered to honor veterans
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On Monday, May 25 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 we held a memorial service to honor our veterans on this day. What a beautiful day we were blessed with.
An impressive ceremony started at 11 a.m. Welcome greetings and ceremony remarks were given by Charles
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Will you allow your county tax dollars to be used to pay illegal aliens?
At the county commission meeting May 12, language that was reconstructed by. our county attorney, was added to a contract, for the first time, which was supposed to stop contractors and vendors who are awarded bids, that use your tax dollars, from using illegal aliens on those bid jobs.
Let's look at that language. It states "The employment by Contractor of unauthorized aliens in violation of Section 274A of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1986, as from time to time amended, shall constitute an event of default by Contractor and upon the occurrence of any event of default, all obligations on the part of the County to make any further payment of funds pursuant to this Contract shall, if the County so elects, terminate and the County may, as it's option, exercise any of it's remedies set forth in this Contract including termination of this Contract for cause, but the County may make any payment or parts of payments after the happening of any event of default without thereby waving the right to exercise such remedies and without becoming-liable to make any further payment."
Sounds good. Except 274A of the INA has a giant loophole. If a contractor fills out an 1-9 form (Employment Eligibility Verification) and attests, under penalty of perjury, that to the best of his knowledge the employee is eligible to work in the United States and that the documentation he received, even if from an illegal alien, looked good to him and that documentation is later proven to be professionally forged, and the employer keeps copies of that forged documentation to show that he did not know and could not reasonably have known that the employee was an illegal alien, using forged documentation. The employer then files and keeps the 1-9 form and copies of the good looking, forged documentation, without further examination by an outside source. At this point it would be almost impossible to determine that this was a hiring of an illegal alien, that was in violation of INA 274A.
Our county attorney verified that. Yes, you can hire an unauthorized alien without committing a violation of law and he would not advise termination of a contract without a violation of law.
Krueger, chairman, and Exalted Ruler John Holbrook,
Then we had the unit flag posting ceremony for the following organizations: VFW Post 3880 Men's Auxiliary, WAVES, VFW Post 3880, Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3880, American Legion Post 25 the Post and Ladies Auxiliary, and the SAL from Post 25. The invocation was given by Suzanne Krueger. Everyone then went outside for the flag raising ceremony presented by the Lake Placid ROTC cadets. They performed an impressive ceremony by raising, lowering and folding the American flag. Taps were played by a ROTC cadet.
When everyone came back inside we did the pledge to our flag and Marti Capodifero sang the national anthem. Then the speakers were introduced.
Our guest speakers were Denise Williams, who represented the women of the armed forces; Royce Abela, a student at Lake Placid Christian School who read his winning essay and represented the youth of today; and Kurt Rittner, who represented the men of the armed forces. Kurt is also a bronze star and purple heart recipient. All the speakers were received with great praise from the audience.
Then came the memorial wreath ceremony. This was done by the Exalted Ruler John Holbrook, Cadet Whitbeck and Cadet Matthews. They were escorted in the room by the playing of the bagpipes by Robert Campbell, who also played an additional hymn while everyone stood and bowed their heads in reverence while the wreath was placed.
A memorial tribute was given by Suzanne Krueger, patriotic instructor of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW 3880. Then we had the singing of "God Bless America" and a medley of patriotic songs by Marti. The benediction was given by BPOE Chaplain Patricia Higgins. Closing remarks and thank you's were given by Exalted Ruler John Holbrook and Charles Krueger.
We were blessed with a wonderful day. Many stayed to enjoy the good food and the companionship of others. We had a great crowd of over 200 people. We appreciated all who attended and took the time to remember what Memorial Day stands for and what and who the veteran is.
God bless you all and God bless America.
Charles and Suzanne Krueger Lake Placid
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It's simple: Thou shalt not murder
"Thou shalt not murder."
It's one of the 10 commandments, the sixth one mentioned. Jesus mentions it in His sermon on the mount, expanding it to include the concept of "murdering your brother in your heart." Whether you follow Jewish law or Christian law, a follower of these beliefs knows that murder is wrong.
This is not an easy column for me to write. It's not easy because it is about the murder of Dr. George Tiller, which means I have to at least touch on the topic of abortion. And that's a risky topic to deal with, whatever your views are. It's an emotional issue, and often one where rational debate is nearly impossible.
In the interests of full disclosure, and because this is not a news report but my opinion, you need to know I am pro-life. I believe that an abortion kills an unborn baby. I find it sad that in a country where we have a Declaration of Independence that says people are entitled to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" we are willing to kill defenseless babies whose only crime is to be conceived under circumstances that they are not wanted.
However, this does not mean that I view the murder of Dr. Tiller, a physician, who performed thousands of late term abortions, with anything other than sorrow, and anger.
As I type this column -earlier than usual, since I'm preparing to go out of town - I know that 51-year-old Scott Roeder has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated assault. If he's said anything, I haven't discovered it. I have seen a lot of news about how Mr. Roeder is unstable and dangerous.
And, to my dismay, I've seen a quote from one prolif-er who claims to be "glad" that Roeder killed Tiller. I would love to believe she's the only one with that world-
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view, but I'm too old to be that naive.
But I find it disturbing that there are others who accuse people like myself, who state their opinion that abortion is murder, of creating a "climate of violence" and must share responsibility for Tiller's death.
I don't buy that. Those who want to use the act of this one man to tar everyone in the pro-life movement with the brush of "murder" because we believe the doctor took human lives need to step back. Many who are pro-choice admit that abortion is the taking of a human life. Why is it wrong to say what the doctor was doing was wrong, if it is?
A newspaper column is not long enough to fully debate the issue of abortion. There are too many points to c.over, too.many questions that rise. Sadly, reasonable debate concerning this is hard to come by. For those who are pro-choice, it is one of the most important rights a woman can have. For those of us who are pro-life, it is an issue of saving lives.
I have never advocated the murder of.anyone. I most certainly have never called for Dr. Tiller's murder. Those who have need to recall that as far as Jesus was concerned, those who wish someone dead have committed murder in their hearts, something God condemns.
"Thou shalt not murder" does not continue with, "unless the victim is an abortion doctor." If Scott Roeder desires to follow God, he needs to understand he has left the path of light and gone into darkness. Repentance is the only way out.
Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady� embarqmail.com
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SEBRING -The Second Saturday Nite Cruise in downtown Sebring will take on a patriotic air on June 13 as the American Party of Florida hosts a Flag Day Eve ceremony on the Circle. "Because Flag Day falls on a Sunday this year, we decided to do something the evening before," APF Activities Committee chairman Barry Foster said.
The half-hour long event will feature a presentation by local vexillologist Wally Randall. For many years Randall demonstrated and explained the different flags that have flown over this land, even before it became a country. He gives an historical overview of a series of banners, ranging from the Union Jack, to the Gadsen Flag to Old Glory.
Randall also gives information - about the
evolution of our Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
"We have embarked on a series of Internet articles and presentations on the founding fathers; the Delcaration of Independence, Constitution and other important founding documents; as well as the flags and Great Seal of the United States in an effort to help citizens and especially children to become more familiar with their country and its symbols," APF Chairman Tom Macklin said.
The monthly car cruise will run from 5-8 p.m., with the flag ceremony to commence at 6 p.m.
The APF also will have a benefit cookout featuring corporate Chef Louie DeAngelis.
"We anticipate a good mix of entertainment and education," Foster said.
Community Briefs
West Sebring runs 53 calls in May
SEBRING - The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department calls for May 2009 included 10 fires, 14 rescue/EMS, two hazardous condition, one service calls, 23 good intent calls and four false alarms. There were a total of 53 calls.
The department's next monthly board meeting, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone interested in joining the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department may call 471-5344.
Portions of streets closed Monday
SEBRING - Effective noon Monday, Eucalyptus Street will be closed between Lemon and Rose avenues. Also Center Avenue will be closed between Orange Street and Eucalyptus Street due to the construction of the Sebring Parkway Phase II and widening of Center Avenue.
Eucalyptus Street and Center Avenue will be closed until further notice. Properties within the closed sections of both Eucalyptus Street and Center Avenue will be accessible at all times during construction. Detour routes will be posted.
For further information, contact the Highlands County Engineering Department at 402-6877.
Moose Riders Kick Start is today
SEBRING - Sebring Moose Riders Kick Start will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the Sebring Moose Lodge 2259. Fish fry by JT with potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw for donation of $6.
Entertainment by Frankie and Larry Musgrave.
Eagles Aerie hosts karaoke party
SEBRING - Sebring Eagles Aerie 4240 is having a karaoke party from 4-7 p.m. today. Jewels in the Night will be spinning discs and she has some new music in the collection.
Joy will be cooking Sloppy Joes.
Call the Aerie at 655-4007.
Orchid Hill camp starts
SEBRING - Camp starts Monday at Orchild Hill Stables. Chdj|c out www.orchidhillstables .com for details. Horseback riding, games and more riding.
Contact Sarah Holton at
655-1582.
HALLO bingo switches nights
SEBRING - Starting Tuesday, Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization will host bingo on Tuesday nights at the Whispering Pines Village, 2323 Brunns Road. <
The games are always open to the public. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; the early-bird games start at 6 p.m. Two $250 Jackpots plus other cash prizes will be given.
Games are played on all paper; daubbers also sold. The kitchen concession is open, serving sandwiches, snacks and great homemade desserts.
For any information or to volunteer, call 385-1196 and leave a message or e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com.
Lake Placid chamber hosts luncheon
LAKE PLACID - The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will be held at noon today at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge.
The presenter will be Cheryl Sharp, business operations manager for Heartland Workforce. Topics of discussion will include employer worker training funds, job postings and applicant screening.
Cost is $8 per person. RSVP chamber@lpfla.com on or before Monday.
Legion members, board meets Monday
AVON PARK - The American Legion Post 69 Legion/Auxiliary executive board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 453-4553.
Organizational meeting set for AP Meals on Wheels
AVON PARK - With support from Sebring Meals on Wheels, Avon Park Churches and volunteers are in the process of starting a Meals on Wheels program for the Avon Park community- 1
i An organizational meeting is being held at 2 p.m. Monday at 22 S. Lake Ave. at the Training Center of the Avanti Company.
Gem and Mineral Club meets Tuesday
SEBRING - The June meeting of the Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will
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This is a supper meeting and will be the last get-together until October when the club convenes for the new season.
Watch for notices in this column for dates and times of future meetings.
For more information, call 453-7054.
Lunch Bunch meets Monday at Homer's
SEBRING � Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch will meet at noon Monday at Homer's Smorgasbord. The hosts will be Frank and Helen Leone.
Loyal Order of Moose officers meet
LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host the following events;
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� Monday - LOOM Officers meeting at 7:30 p.m.
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SEBRING - Highlands County Homeowners Association meeting will be from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, June 8 at Sebring Country Estates clubhouse. �
Allison D. Megrath, AICP is a certified land use planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners and is the President of Land Planning Solutions Inc. She will provide a brief overview of the pros and cons of Hometown Democracy. She will attempt to provide information that may act as a reality-check to help the general public understand Hometown Democracy and to make an educated decision when they see the Hometown referendum on an upcoming election ballot.
K&M Pharmacy opens
Courtesy photo K&M Pharmacy in Lake Placid had its ribbon cutting ceremony early last week. Business leaders and residents of the community turned out for the big event, which was attended by pharmacy owners John Munson and Haitham Kaki.
Obituaries
Thevenow DeLaney
Thevenow Harold DeLaney, 82, of Avon Park died June 5, 2009. Born in Avon Park, he was the director of the Highlands County Health Department for many years. He, was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War and a member of Union Congregational Church.
He is,,survived by his children, Thevenow M., David P., Theodora Lokomski, and Jon E.; brother, Leon; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A private ceremony will be held at a later date by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements.
Cloyd R. Hassinger, Jr.
Cloyd R. Hassinger, Jr., 87,' of Lake Placid died June 4, 2009: Born in North Baltimore, Ohio, he had been a winter resident here for 17 years before becoming a full-time resident two years ago. He served his country in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a retired chief executive officer in the automotive parts manufacturing business. He was of the Lutheran faith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Laura; daughters, Sandra Costello, Pamela Mathews and Lynn Jarvis; son, Rodney; 10
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Inurnment services with military honors will be in August at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich. Local services celebrating Mr. Hassinger's life will be held this fall. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.
Patricia McGormick
Patricia B. McCormick, 75, of Sebring died June 3, 2009. Born in Meriden, Conn., she had been a resident of Sebring since 2006. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane Fitzpatrick and Pamela Switalski; sons, Jay and Timothy; and six grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Avon Park, with Father Nick McLaughlin officiating. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease at The ALS Association Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619. Cremation arrangements � entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.
Melvin Miller
Melvin Miller, 80, of Lake Placid, died June 4, 2009. Born in Chicago, he moved to Lake Placid in 1987. He was a
U.S. Army veteran, serving in World World II occupying Japan. He retired as vice president of Armour Co. after 50 years. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donna M.; children, Candice Fritsch, Teresa Vasquez, Robert and Richard; brother, George; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry McCauley officiating. Memorial arrangements are under the direction of Michael A. B.rochetti Funeral Home, Lake Placid.
Jean Porcella
Jean Porcella, 91, of Lake Placid died June 5, 2009. Raised in Miami, she retired to Lake Placid in 1989 after a successful teaching career at Miami Christian School and Dade Christian School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid.
She is survived by her six loving children, Carol Rymer, Laurel, Russell, Arthur, Cheryl Kouns and Glenn; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 8 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid. Russell Porcella will lead the celebration. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.
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Continued from page IA Community College's Museum of Fine Arts and Culture and asked for advice.
Doctrow recommended Barfield call Anne Reynolds, a retired educator and field trained archeologist.
Reynolds' expertise centers on native tribes from Central Florida, but she has traveled South America, especially in Ecuador and Peru.
While not expert in that specialized'field, she thought she could probably tell something valuable from a souvenir trinket. In any case, her curiosity was peaked and she drove up from Lake Placid.
"The minute I walked in," she said, "I knew immediately the reason this man didn't have company into his home. (The pieces) were some of the most beautiful artifacts I've seen outside a museum. I knew right away some had to have been looted. Some (of the designs) I'd never seen before, they were so rare.
"It was a jaw dropping experience."
She estimated that some of the objects didn't just predate Christopher Columbus, but Christ.
She was sure they had been taken directly from graves because many of the pots had a distinctive small hole.
Reynolds explained that the soil in the Andean regions of Ecuador and Peru is arid and sandy. Grave robbers typically use narrow metal rods which they poke deep into the ground. When they hit a hollow, or feel something break, that's when they go to the trouble of digging. When the rod hits a pot it leaves a tell-tale small hole, which so common in Andean artifacts they are called "looter's holes".
" Reynolds warned Barfield
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that grave robbing had reached epidemic proportions in Latin America -- a combination of high unemployment there and eager collectors in the rest of the world. For decades governments had been trying to not only put an end to the looting, but to find and return pieces that were already gone.
Possession of artifacts like these was outlawed in by the U.S. in 1972.
In short, she said, it was time to call in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the agency mandated to deal with cases of this kind.
"Please believe me, I'm not a crackpot," Barfield remembers telling the FBI. knowing her story sounded far-fetched. It helped that Reynolds verified they had found something unusual.
Tim Carpenter is an FBI special agent who specializes in art crime. He is stationed in Miami, and drove up for a look. ^
While most of his cases involve only one or two artifacts at a time, in November 2008 he worked with a similar collection. That case involved 160 pieces.
Based on the prior case. Carpenter told Barfield and Freida Fitch, the community manager at Crystal Lake, the
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The women, of course, were stunned.
"You just don't think something like this is going to happen in Highlands County," Barfield said. The idea of having objects of that value stacked in the corner of her office was enough to make her lose sleep.
The handful of people aware of the situation were all sworn to secrecy and arrangements were made to have the FBI collect and return the artifacts to the countries where they belonged.
But one major problem remained � how to determine which artifact belonged to what country. And then there was the mystery of how Sosa had come to possess the artifacts, in the first place.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-228 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALLAN A. BJ0RK, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALLAN A. BJ0RK, deceased, whose date ot death was December 16, 2008, and whose Social Security Number is 062-01-4998, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate-Division, the address of which is 590
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION ' FILE NO. PC 09-213 IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTY MAE MATHEWS a.k.a. BETTY M. MATHEWS a.k.a. BETTY MATHEWS Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETTY MAE MATHEWS a.k.a. BETTY M. MATHEWS a.k.a. BETTY MATHEWS, deceased, whose date of death was May 15, 2009, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-1511, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT ~ � OFTHE10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000744 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC PLAINTIFF -VS-
BRIAN P. VALLONE; ANNE M. VALLONE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S)
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment ot Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2008-CA-000744 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING. Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of June, 2009 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 00, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE V, rffrlORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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� Dated this 22nd day of May, 2009. . ' �� ROBERT W.GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: 7s/ Priscilla Michalak . �. Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A. ' ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 801 S. University Drive, Suite 500 Plantation, FL 33324 (954)233-8000 I 08-58745(ALS)
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OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, .IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA' CASE NO. GC-08-1233 ! ATLANTIC COAST BANK, Plaintiff,
vs. . "
SUE HOYUELA AND JAIME HOYUELA, Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Highlands County, Florida, will on the June 16, 2009, at 11:00 A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room, basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, iSebring, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Highlands County, Florida, as follows:
Lot 49, Block 9, Orange Blossom Estates Unit No. 3, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 43, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 21, 2009, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after tha sale.
ROBERT W.GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of Circuit Court By: Isl Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 31; June 7,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08000963GCS INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. PLAINTIFF -VS-
TRACY EDWARDS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY EDWARDS; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08000963GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B: is Plaintiff and TRACY EDWARDS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY EDWARDS; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of June, 2009, the following de-ssribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 9, SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale..
Dated this 26th day of May, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk of said Court By: Isl Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08-CA-000859-GCS U.S. BANK, N.A. , PLAINTIFF -VS-
CHRISTINE STEEPE A/K/A CHRISTINE HANLON; RAYMOND STEEPE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 08-CA-000859-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of June, 2009 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 50, BLOCK 1, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED ,IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 22nd day of May, 2009.
ROBERT W.GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Isl Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 801 S. University Drive, Suite 500 Plantation, FL 33324 (954)233-8000 08-66435(FM)(FRB)
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'NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUtHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
" Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval of the Water Use Permit on 28 acres to serve Ag-Citrus Irrigation known as Weber. The project is located in Highlands County, Section(s) 4, Township 38 S^outh, Range 30 East. The permit applicant is Gillie & Melissa Russell whose address is 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 33852.
- The Permit No. is 20 005969.005.
The flle(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899. NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's action regarding this permit may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the District's action, or final action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk of the District at the District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days for an Environmental Resource Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of final agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute regarding the District's final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request for hearing. ,
_June 7,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION ' CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000593 THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-72 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES. SERIES 2005-72' PLAINTIFF -VS-
SHEBA, SABER & TEEKI, LLC OR THE SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE THEREOF; MELANIE F. SAM; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated May 20, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2008-CA-000593 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of June, 2009 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 823, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION D, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
- Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 20th day of May, 2009.
ROBERT W.GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Isl Annette E. Daff � . Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A. . ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF . 801 S. University Drive, Suite 500 Plantation, FL 33324 (954)233-8000 08-56861 (CWF)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-1368-GCS MARK DUTLER, as Trustee of the Mark Dutler Revocable Trust under agreement dated February 8,2005, Plaintiff, vs.
EMMANUEL PIERRE and JACQELIN
PIERRE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IF HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08-1368-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein MARK DUTLER, as trustee, is Plaintiff, and EMMANUEL PIERRE and JACQELIN PIERRE Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, basement, at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on the 16th day of June, 2009 for the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 1598, LOT 1599, LOT 1600 AND LOT 1601, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 5, ACCORD-. ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 92, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the -Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
DATED at Highlands County, Florida this 22nd day of May, 2009.
Isl Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 31; June 7,2009
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS . TO CLOSE A ROAD Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, upon petition of Robert W. Border & Kathleen A. Border, will on the 7th day of July, 2009, at 9:00 A.M., in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room at 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, consider and determine whether the county will close the road described below and renounce and disclaim any rights of the County and the public in and to the road and land in connection therewith. The road is described as: A PORTION OF TERRY DRIVE F/K/A LAKESIDE DRIVE AS SHOWN ON THE REPLAT OF LOTELA GARDENS SUBDIVISION IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 11, BLOCK 22A, REPLAT OF LOTELA GARDENS SUBDIVISION, PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE WESTWARD 12.25 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF TERRY DRIVE F/K/A LAKESIDE DRIVE AS SHOWN ON THE REPLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE NORTHWARD AND PARALLEL TO THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 11 TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID TERRY DRIVE; THENCE EASTWARD ALONG SAID NORTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE WESTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE LOTELA DRIVE F/K/A STATE ROAD 8; THENCE SOUTHEASTWARD ALONG THE WESTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE LOTELA DRIVE TO THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID TERRY DRIVE; THENCE WESTWARD ALONG THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID TERRY DRIVE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place specified above. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings,'and for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Any one requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator, at (863) 402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or email: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to permit coordination of the service. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: Robert W. Germaine, Clerk June 7,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT ~~ FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2009-CA-000035 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., as Indenture Trustee for the registered Noteholders of Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust 2006-2, Plaintiff, vs.
JESUS DOMINGUEZ, EUNICE M. DOMINGUEZ, and HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A., f/k/a HOUSEHOLD BANK (SB), N.A., Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000035 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., as Indenture Trustee for the registered Noteholders of Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust 2006-2, is Plaintiff and JESUS DOMINGUEZ, EUNICE M. DOMINGUEZ, and HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A., f/k/a HOUSEHOLD BANK (SB), N.A., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury. Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 16th day of June, 2009, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 9232, LOT 9233 AND THE NORTHEASTERLY 21 FEET OF 9234, ABUTTING LOT 9233, OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 28, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 28,. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Located: 2837 North Landcaster Road, Avon Park, FL
and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 22nd day of May, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Isl Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk
Steven J. Clarfield, Esquire .
Law Office of Steven J. Clarfield, P.A.
Attorney for Plaintiff
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-77 GCS LORETTA L. BARTON, Plaintiff, vs.
ETLARET PROPERTIES, LLC, a Connecticut limited liability company, Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Lot 1, in Block 22, of SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES ACRES, Section 34, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
STREET ADDRESS: 219 Highlands Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 16th day of June, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. SIGNED this 22nd day of May, 2009.
ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Is/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 31; June 7,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT "~ FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 282008CA001031XXXXXX LITTON LOAN SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, -vs-
CARLOS R.-VINA; DANIA VINA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, and entered in Case No. 282007CA001031 XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, whereinLITTON LOAN SERVICING, L.P., is Plaintiff and CARLOS R. VINA; DANIA VINA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of June, 2009, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: . UNIT 14, LOT 29, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.
DATED at Sebring, Florida, on May 22/ 2009.
ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 11438 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071
June 7,14,2009
SUBCONTRACTORS NOTICE of Bid Request Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals/Bids For Construction of
Villa Elementary School Window Replacement and Wise Repair;
Lodge Construction, Inc. the Construction Manager for the named project will be accepting bids for the work related to bid package scope for the project known as Villas Elementary School Window Replacement and Misc Repairs The project is located in Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida. Approx Overall Project Budget 2.5 Million Dollars.
Interested bidders should contact Lodge Construction, Inc., 21.61 McGregor Blvd. Unit A, Ft. Myers, FL 33901, Phone: 239-332-4371 Fax: 239-332-0218, Michael Dunn, Senior Project Manager/Vice President and or Dane Edwards, Chief Estimator. Owner:
Lee County School District Lee County, Fl
Pre-BId meeting: To be held at the Office of Lodge Construction, Inc. On June 11th, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. Space is limited please contact Lodge to attend. Bidders are advised that attendance at this meeting is strongly encouraged.
Bids will be received at the office ot Lodge Construction, Inc. on the following date and time:
June 18th @ 5:00 P.M. Bid Documents
Bid Documents for Ail Bid Packages will be ready for release on June 9th, 2009 after 2:00 P.M..
To arrange to pick up Bid Documents, contact Dianne. Beaber, Administrative Assistant at Lodge Construction, Inc. 239-332-4371. Scopes at Work and Bid Packages:
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09000428GCS NOTICE OF ACTION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs.
CHRISTOPHER CHANDLER; ETAL, Defendants.
'. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BANK ONE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
Whose residence is: C/O C T CORPORATION SYSTEM, 1200 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD, PLANTATION, FL 33324 A corporation that has not qualified to do business in the State of Florida Not a Florida corporation
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to Foreclosure a Mortgage on the following property:
LOT 19, BLOCK 22, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Nwabufb Umunna, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 on or before July 6, 2009, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 21st day of May, 2009.
�ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: Isl Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk May 31; June 7,2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-1368-GCS MARK DUTLER, as Trustee of the Mark Dutler Revocable Trust under agreement dated February 8, 2005, Plaintiff, vs.
EMMANUEL PIERRE and JACQELIN
PIERRE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IF HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08-1368-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING SECTION 001113 INVITATION TO BID
The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB 09-047 CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER EXPANSION
PROJECT No. 08036 NIGP Code: 909-22
Copies of the drawings, specifications, and other Contract Documents are on file and available for public inspection at the office of the Architect of Record (AOR), Chastain-Skillman, Inc., 363 U.S. Highway 27 South, Sebring, Florida 33870-2140, (863) 382-4160. Copies of the drawings and specifications may be obtained from the above location upon payment of $100.00, Including sales tax for each set. No partial sets will be issued.
Bid submittal procedures and insurance requirements can be clarified by the office of Mr. Gerald (Jed) Seco-ry, Director, Highlands County General Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.. Sebring, 33875-5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735, or by E-Mail: psecorv@hcbcc.oro or Danielle Gilbert, Purchasing Analyst, 863-402-6524, Fax: 6769, or by E-Mail: doil-
bert@hcbcc.ora.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be beld at 10:00 AM on June 101b, 2009 at the project site: 1000 South Highlands Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids 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 PM June 25th, 2009 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the dale and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either of the above meetings. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award ot this bid.
Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount ot live percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over S100.000.00. If the successful bid is greater than S200.000.00, A Public Construction Bond will be required of the Awarded Vendor. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the state of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. The principal features of the Project are:
1. Construction of an addition to the existing building.
2. Minor remodeling of the existing building.
3. Repainting of all previously painted surfaces on the exterior of the existing building,
4. Reroofing of the existing building.
5. Minor associated site work including earthwork, sidewalks, landscaping, irrigation and connection to stormwater utilities.
The principal features, as defined above, are not intended to cover every aspect of the installation details. The Contractor shall be responsible for reviewing the Contract Documents, plans, and specifications to determine full scope of work and specific requirements for the project, which include familiarity and compliance with ali federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (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 bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves
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the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Owner further reserves the right to direct purchase materials lor this project it in their opinion a significant cost savings can be realized. The Board ot County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis ot any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination 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 provided for In the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator, at (663) 402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.oro. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours In advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB No. 09-048 MAST ARMS FOUNDATIONS FOR SIGNALIZED INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS (SEBRING PARKWAY PHASE II PROJECT No. 01101) Matt Amu Foundations for Sebring Parkway @ Center Ave.
Copies of the drawings and specifications are on file and available for public inspection at the office of the County Engineer, HCBCC Engineering Department, 505 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3869, 863-402-6877, Fax: 863-402-6548. Specifications may also be reviewed, any questions regarding this ITB, Bid Submittal Procedures and insurance requirements can be clarified by the office of Mr. Gerald (Jed) Secory, Director, Highlands County Generals Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735, or by E-Mail: gsecory@hcbcc.org or Danielle Gilbert, Purchasing Analyst, 863-402-6524, Fax: 6769, or by E-Mail: dnilberl@hcbcc.oro. Specifications and drawing may also be reviewed on the web: www.hcbcc.net
Submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to Identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids 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, July 2, 2009 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than.the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mall or any other type of delivery service.. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance of the above meeting. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid.
Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, In accordance with F.S. 489.
The principal features of the Project are: To provide all labor, materials and equipment needed to construct the foundations lor the mast arm assemblies.for Sebring Parkway at the intersection of Center Ave, In compliance with the Florida Department of Transportation (FOOT), Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (2007 Edition), FOOT Design Standards for Design, Construction, Maintenance and Utility Operations on the Slate Highway System (2008 Edition), and' Slgnallzation Plan. Awarded vendor will be required to submit shop drawings to the Indicated project manager or his designee (or approval. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (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 bidder whose bid 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 bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
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malum 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 provided for In the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: |mlnor8hcbcc,oni, Requests for CART or Interpreter services 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: www.hcbcc.net
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications.__
INVITATION TO BID CITY OF SEBRING SEBRING, FLORIDA The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City . Purchasing Department for:
09-021C: REPLACE CONCRETE FLOOR IN MANGO STREET FIRE STATION Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or email: kirkzimmer-man@mysebring.com at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining documents via the web site, it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2009, of the official time clock In the purchasing office. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the Sebring Fire Department at 301 N. Mango St., Sebring, FL 33870 on June 17, 2009 at 2pm. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are Incorrectly addressed, delivered In person, by mall, of any other type of delivery service.
The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses Issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. 287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. 287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council 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 responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications Indicate that the award will be in the best Interest of the City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive Irregularities In the bid. . Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring, Florida
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We are authorized to sell for Comcast Cable
and we need Residential Sales Reps Immediately!!! You'll be responsible for new customer acquisition through door-to-door sales activity. Flexible full-time positions available, $800+ weekly earning potential. Call now for an interview today: (866) 323-9416
HIRING IMMEDIATELY Central Florida Health Care
LPN's - Valid FL license, CPR Cert. Exp. in OB/GYN Avon Park & Frostproof Centers Exp. in Pediatric - Avon Park Center
Dundee Center - Front Desk Receptionist
With hospital or medical office experience
in patient registration & insurance. Quality Improvement/Risk Manager Asst. RN, valid FL license, ability to collect and analyze quality, improv. data. Knowledge of Joint Commission & OSHA, computer, literate. Travel within service area (Highlands, Harde, Polk).
Competitive salary, benefits. Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A, West, Avon Park, FL 33825. Fax if: 863-452-3011; email: hriScfhconline.org. EOE/DFW
LOOKING FOR A CAREER AND NOT JUST A JOB?
Accepting applications for carpet cleaning tech, able to work with public, valid FL. drivers lie. and good driving record. Competitive salary, 655-2190. Drug Free Workplace, background check required. STANLEY STEEMER
Movie Extras -Actors and Models Make Up to $300/day - No Exp. Call 24/7 at _^_1-800-605-6851_
MYSTERY SHOPPERS earn up to $100 per day, undercover shoppers needed to judge
retail and dining establishments. Experience not required, Call 888-534-5004
NOW HIRING Account Manager for RENT
KING, must be able to lift 50 pounds, applicants must be at least 21 years old and possess a clean FL drivers license with no
more than 6 pts. Spanish is a plus. RENT KING, 810 U.S. 27 S., Avon Park. Please apply in person. 863-453-2400
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Put your phone skills to work for you. No selling involved.
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LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
NIGHT AUDITOR for Kenilworth Lodge Part-Time, Apply in Person. 1610 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL.
Receptionist/Billing Clerk for busy
medical practice. Send resume to: s 211 U.S. 27 South Lake Placid, FL 33852
RN WANTED for fast-paced medical oncology/hematology office and treatment center. Full time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Competitive benefits and salary. Must be a self-starter and able to multi-task. Fax resume to the office of Ami! I. Shah, M.D., P.A. @ 863-385-6086.
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Loans & Savings
Salon seeking self-motivated,.enthusistic, responsible individuals. Full-time hair stylist, barber, and nail technician positions available. Call 863-385-1429 or 305-781-3487.
SELF-STORAGE RELIEF MANAGER - Century Storage seeking motivated individuall with great customer service and computer skills.
Part-time, 1 day a week and vacation coverage, Apply at century-storage.com or fax to 863-648-0190
TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Salary + Benefits. Clean driving record. Apply in person. Sunnv South Exterminators 1570 Lakeview Dr Suite, 8 Sebring. 863-382-1850.
2250
Schools & Instruction
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fas' Affordable & Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546x412 www.continentalacademv.com
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Financial
3050
Business Opportunities
Earn up to $30 per hour. Experience not Required. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Call 800-742-6941
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collection calls? We Can Help You Today! Free Consultation. Call Today Toll Free! 1-800-415-5400
MONEY PROBLEMS? Reduce Your debt by 60%. Bill Consolidation! Loans! Mortgage Reduction! Good/Bad Credit. $2,000 - $300,000. No application fees. 98% approval rate. 1-800-764-5603 www.mvacclaro.com
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Real Estate
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Homes For Sale
NEVER MISS KNOWING about another new foreclosure listing or Highlands Counties Best Deals!! To sign up to receive these daily in
your email inbox, contact me and I'll personally see to it! Call me at 863-381-0400
or send me an email immediately: Dawn@DawnDell.com - Country Club Realty
4080
Homes for Sale Sebring
FSBO - 2,000 sf waterfront home w/garage, 3BR/2.5BA, beautifully remodeled MUST SEE! $285,000. FSBO - Rural living, 2 houses w/10 acres Zoned AG, close to large fishing lake Will sell separately for right price $350,000 for package deal Please call 863-655-2278
MUST'SELL! MOVING BACK NORTH! Like New 3BR, 2BA, located in Spring Lake Golf Community on 3/4 acre lot. 2700 sq ft., appliances included. Ready to Move In. Won't Last Long. Owner will privately hold mortgage. For more info call 863-655-4000.
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For an application contact City Hall, 368 S Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 471-5100 or visit us on our website at www.mysebring.com.
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SEBRING 4 Units for sale. 2-story Town-homes, 3BR, 2.5BA, 1944 sq ft per unit. Fully Rented! $495,000.863-655-0311.
4100
Homes for Sale Lake Placid
NEW MODEL REDUCED BY $81K. Split Plan 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, Lg. Screened Porch. Cathedral Ceilings, Plant Shelves, Very Large Rooms. Walking distance to Placid Lakes Park and Boat Ramp. Deeded Lake June access.
NOW $199,000 620 CATFISH CREEK ROAD PLACID LAKES SUBDIVISION
Meyer Homes, Inc., 863-414-4075 or 863-465-7338
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Lots for Sale
Waterfront Sale!
2.85 AC Estate-$133,300
(Orig $269,900)
Perfect homesite on 30 ac lake overlooking
bald eagle habitat conservation area. City conveniences, country living. Owner will finance. Only 1 available! Call 866-352-2249
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Ouf-of-Town Property
BUY TIMESHARE RESALES
Save 60-80% OFF RETAIL!! BEST RESORTS & SEASONS. Call for FREE TIMESHARE MAGAZINE! 1-800-639-5319 www.holldayproup.tom/lller
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Maintenance fees to high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No Commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com 1-877-494-8246
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Mobile Homes
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Mobile Homes For Sale
;AV0N PARK - Villa Del Sol Adult Community, 2BR 2BA fully furnished, $21,500, golf cart included for an additional $1,300, call 863-453-^4234 or 501-253-1962
Foreclosures, Dealer Repo's, & Short Sales
Singles, Doubles, Modulars On Your Lot LOW Interest Rates - 1-800-622-2832
Palm Harbor 3/2 Singlewide
Introductory Model $299/mo wac ; On Your Lot
� 10 models to choose from
CalM-800-622-2832 ext. 210
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Mobile Homes For Rent
AP SfflGU wide, 2/1, parEaBii furatsted, A/C, $400 mo., $400 deposit. Call 863-635-4625.
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Rentals
6050
Duplexes for Rent
Lake Placid - Waterfront 2BR/2BA duplex on canal to Lake Grassy. W/D, dishwasher, covered dock, lawn service 8. water included. No pets, no smokers. $600/mo. + sec. Call 954-661 -6117 or 954-661 -6118
lake placid 2/2' duplex, canal, Dock clean, quiet. $675 month. Call (954)336-5570 or(786)-315-3613
SEBRING - 2 Bedroom 2 bath CHNA, W/D car-port extremely clean, in-town location. No pets. $595 mo. Call 386-5277 evenings and weekends and 386-1955 weekdays.
SEBRING - 2BR1BA Utrjje_DupJfix w/den o7~ office room, very clean, just remodeled 2 years ago. Will be available June 15. $600/mow/$500 security. Please call for appointment 954-410-8844
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Unfurnished Apartments
$500, AND $300 SECURITY MOVES YOU IN!
Duplex, 2 br/1 ba, near Sebring High School/Fred Wild Elementary. Washer/dryer hookup, back porch. 1 year lease. 385-8209.
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Unfurnished Apartments
***Key Lake Villas4**
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 townhouses on Lake. Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside patio, W/D hookup. $585. 1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740
AVON PARK - Apartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park Laundry Facilities, $365/mo. 100 E. Main St. 863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS 2BR1BA, tile floors, air conditioned, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pets OK, 3106 Medical Way _(863)446-1822
DINNER LAKE AREA, Sebring. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. $495 - $600/mo. Includes water, large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson _�863-381-1861_
HERON'S LANDING 1 Herons Landing Lane Lake Placid FL. 33852
Accepting Applications Affordable - Income Based Unjts Great Location: Located next to Post Office Elderly age 62 & over, Handicapped or Disabled with or without children Garden Apartments: 1 BR $446-$573
2BR $525-$686 863-699- 2899 or T.D.D. 800-955-8771.
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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:am-2:pm UFDA is a Equal Opportunity Provider Employer and lender
LAKE PLACID - 2BR, 1BA, available immediately! Newcarpet/tile and new paint. Includes laundry facility & waterl st & sec. NQ pets. 561-706-6743.
MOVE-IN SPECIAL $499.00
LEMON TREE APTS. Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio, re-frig, stove, microwave, washer/dryer. WSG incl. Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Com-munty Call 386-503-8953
PARK PLAZA APARTMENT HOMES IN AVON PARK ***GRAND OPENING*** BRAND NEW spacious 2BR 2BA Garden Apartments, Highly Upgraded, Free Laundry
Pet Friendly !!!Move-ln Specials!!! Call Now 305-335-2227 Immediate Occupancy
SEBRING - Efficiency apartment for rent. Located on Lake Josephine. Power, water and cable included. $750/mo. Please call Wes Fisher at' 863-446-1718
SEBRING Small 2BR, 1 BA; $395/mo. 1 BR, 1 BA; $275/mo. 1 BR, 1 BA $345/mo. Lawn maintenance included. Maintenance free. Kids & Pet OK. Nice safe, family neighborhood w/oaks & palms. 941-224-9756.
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Furnished Houses
SEBRING - An Active Retired Coliple in the Golf Hammock section of Sebring offers an adjacent, newly furnished home RENT FREE to a retired couple for emergency help and other items such as shopping, doctor visits, etc. A late model automobile is also available. For details call 863-471-6357.
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Unfurnished Houses
AVON PARK - Private Lake Front Estate, very nice 2BR1BA home. Includes white sand
swimming beach, total lawn care, city water, washer and dryer, Central Heat & Air 0nly$600/month. Call 863-452-2299
LAKE PLACID - 2BR1BA, screen rm, carport, lakefront privileges, C/H/A; country setting on 3 lots, Lake Istokpoga privileges. Can also be rented furnished, 863-699-0045
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PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS may place (5) ads per month for items under $500 at no charge. Ads will be limited to 3 lines (approx. 20 words). NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. **ltems not accepted in the Bargain Buys: Live animals or plants.
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Unfurnished Houses
LAKE PLACID - Immaculate 3BR 2BA, new carpeting, paint and appliances, minutes from Lake June, lawn service included, no smoke or pets, $750 month + security. Call 954-661-6118 or 6117
LAKE PLACID - Newer, Clean 3BR 2BA Garage, Nice Location, Non-Smokers, Call 863-441-2844 or _863-465-3838_
SEBRING 2BR, 1BA, 1CG 3437 Sparta Circle, $650/mo + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING (1) Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2BA, 4221 Elson Ave, $700/mo + $600 sec. (2) 2BR, 1 BA, 1CG, 3437 Sparta Circle, $650 mo/ + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING - 3BR1BA1CG with extra lot, 120x100 fenced, 1 block from hospital and Walmart, close to SFCC, $900 month, 863-458-0551
SEBRING - 3BR 2BA, 1748 Koy Drive, $850 per month, 1st, last + $300 security, no pets or smoking, 561-965-4458
SEBRING - American Properties. We have multiple houses for rent. New and remodeled. 2/BR 2BA and 3BR 2BA, from $690 and up. In Sun 'n Lake area, close to Florida Hospital. Call B63-382-2239 or 863-441-S6iZ
SEBRING 3BR,2BA,1CG. $900 month, + 1st, last 8. security.
AVON PARK 3BR, 2BA. $650 month, + 1st, last & security. Call 863-385-2606, ask for Andres
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Merchandise
7140
Computers & Supplies
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops BAD or NO Credit - No Problem Smallest weekly payments avail. Its Yours Now 1-800-932-3721
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops BAD or No Credit - No Problem Smallest weekly payments avail. Its Yours Now 1-800-640-0656
7180
Furniture
NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-DeskS $97up, 3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197, 50-Dining Set $397up, 200-Recliners $297up, 50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers $167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set $297up, 50-4Pc bedroom sets $387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up, 100-Headboards $79up. HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes & across from _Home Depot
CONSIGNMENTS ON SALE
MATTRESS SETS: Twin size, $135; Full size, $165; Queen size, $195: Recliner, $50; Leather adjustable Recliner, $$295; Beautiful Sectional, $395; 3-Pc End Table set, $95; 5-Pc Bedroom set, $295; Rattan Bedroom set, $295; Queen size Bedroom set, $295; Queen Sleeper, $95; China hutch, $85; Large Entertainment Center, $150; Large Computer Desk, $125; Florida style Sofa & Chair (must be seen), $250; Florida print Sofa, $95; Pair/Rattan trim Loveseats, $150/Pr; Adjustable Electric Bed, $295. These and many more Consignments on Salel
West Coast Furniture 5535 US Hwy27, South Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-7666
WEST COAST FURNITURE now accepting quality consignment items. CALL 863-382-7666
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Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS! Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put in the hands of students who otherwise would not be able to participate in band. Donors will be offered a tax deduction letter for the estimated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!! '
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Miscellaneous
$$$ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOWIII As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++ within 24/hrs after
approval? Compare our lower rates. CALL NOW 1-866-386-3692
** ALL Satellite Systems are not the same. HDTV Programming under $10 per month and. FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers. CALL NOW 1-800-799-4935
A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!!! Brand Name Laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit - No Problem Smallest weekly payments avail. Its Yours NOW 1-800-804-5010
" A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!!! Brand Name Laptops & Desktops Bad or NO Credit - No Problem Smallest weekly payments avail. Its Yours NOW 1-800-804-7689
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing Available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 349-5387
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. "Medical, 'Business, "Paralegal, "Computers, "Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified.
Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com
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Miscellaneous
. ATTENTION FLEA MARKET VENDORS! For Sale: Approximately 250 pes new ladies clothing, sport jackets, dresses, vests, designer jeans/short jeans skirts. Call (or pricing 863-446-4219
DIRECTV FREE 4 Room System!
266+ Channels! Starts $29.99! FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz! 130 HD Channels! FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costs! Local Installers! 1-800-973-9044
DIRECTV Satellite Television, FREE EQUIPMENT, FREE 4 Room Installation, FREE HD or DVR Receiver Upgrade. Packages from $29.99/mo. Call DIRECT Sat TV for Details 1-888-420-9478
Donate A Car Today To Help Children And Their Families Suffering From Cancer. Free Towing. Tax Deductible. Children's Cancer Fund of America, Inc. www.ccfoa.oro 1-800-469-8593
FREE DIRECTV 4 Room System!
265+ Channels! Start $29.99! FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz! 130 HD Channels! FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costs! Local Installers! 1-800-620-0058
MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASAVISCO MATTRESSES WHOLESALE! T-$299 F-$349 Q-S399
K-$499ADJUSTABLES-$799 FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP 1-800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM
Reach over 30 million homes with one buy.
Advertise in NAN I for only $2,795 per week! For information, visit www.nanlnetwork.com.
TREE TRIMMING EQUIPMENT Make Reasonable Offer 863-655-0881
7310
Bargain Buys
22 LONG RIFLE - $75; 16 gauge pump shotgun, $100,863-465-0747
4 TON central air conditioner unit, new motor, $400,863-655-0881
BIRD BATH, cement, needs paint, FREE. 863-655-3552
BLUE WILLOW English China by Churchill. 42 pieces, $85,863-655-3552
BOARS HEAD, huge, mounted on 22"x22" wood board, neck to snout 26", ear to ear 13", can e-mail pics. $200 obo 863-465-0726
BUDWEISER snack dispenser, very old, lg. glass globe w/eagle & A, handcarved dark wood base, can e-mail pics. $55,465-0726
CHINA CABINET-new, $200, email gargusra@yahoo.com for pictures 863-201-3381
COFFEE TABLE, dark wood, tile top 52x22", $25,863-873-3801
CORVETTE 68-82 Front Bake Rotors, NEW in box, $75 for the set, 863-699-6325.
COUCH - Good condition, $20; occasional chair $20; blonde wig, $10, paid $100, white chest $20,863-385-2334
CROSS STITCH fabric, threads, magnifying stand, patterns, kits, stretchers, floor stands, $500 or sell individually, 863-465-0747
DIRT DEVIL upright vac, bagless w/powered hand tool, like new, very nice, $25,863-402-2285
DRAPES -1 pair 80"L x 40"W panels w/attached valance, dusty rose, $5.00. 863-382-9022
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Bargain Buys
FIBERGLASS BOAT approx. 141/2 feet, FREE 863-655-0881
FOSTORIA AMERICAN 14" Punch Bowl w/low base, 12 cups and ladle. $350,863-655-3552
FREEZER - 20.6 cu. ft. Kenmore Frostfree Upright, excellent condition $300, 863-402-8284
GENERATOR - COLEMAN 5250 with storm kit, NEVER USED. $450. Please call 863-655-1063.
HOOVER FLOORMATE hard floor cleaner, tile/wood, excellent condition, $55,863-402-8284
JEWELRY Old 8i New, in boxes, $10. 863-382-9022'
KENMORE Bagless/Beltless upright vac with powered hand tool, like new, very nice, $30, 863-402-2285
LADDER - 24' fiberglass, heavy duty, $115, call 863-873-3801
LOUVER DOORS mahogany stain, 3 panels, 78"x108", 54"W, $25 each. Please call 863-465-6936.
MIRROR - Wood trim, 27 x 41 tall, antique type, $40, 863-873-3801
PET CARRIER by Pet Mate, For sm.-med. pet. 22"Lx 15"W, 12" deep, like new, used once, $25,863-465-0726
SHOWER CURTAIN .$5.00. 863-382-9022
STROLLER Double, $35; Stroller, Single, $35. Both Good Condition. 863-465-6936
VACUUM - Bissell 12 amp, new, $35,863-873-3801
VALANCE 73"Wx14"H,$2.50. 863-382-9022
VALANCE 180"W x 13"H, olive green, $3.50. 863-382-9022
WORKTABLE - Heavy Duty, 60" long, 30" tall, $30,863-873-3801
7320 Garage & Yard Sa,es
AVON PARK - 2255 N. JASMINE AVE., June 4, 5 8,7, Thurs, Fri, Sun, MOVING SALE! 8am-6pm, tools, table saw, garden stuff, furniture, keyboard, china, almost everything must go! Great prices, you don't want to miss this one!
AVON PARK - 600 N. US 27, Outreach Prison Mission, across from the Chevrolet dealer. Open 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. Everything is 99 cents! (Except Boutique area) GREAT STUFF!
SEBRING -126 S. Orange Street, Fri, Sat, Sun, June 5,6, & 7 at the corner of Orange 8. Center, 7am-5pm, clothes, hhold, tools, boat, BBQ, too much to list! TONS of miscellaneous!
7520
Pets & Supplies
7340
Wanted to Buy
WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any Kind/Any brand Unexpired. Pay up to
$16.00 per, box. Shipping paid. Call 1 -713-395-1106 or 1 -832-620-4497 ext. 1. Visit: www.cash4diabetesteststrips.com
7500 Livesfock & Supplies
ALFALFA HAY " Nice 80 pound bales
$12 each
� Okeechobee, 863-697-3679 '
FREE PUPPIES to a good home. Blue healer/cur mix. Please call 863-763-6959
LOVING HOME NEEDED for female kitten. 8 weeks old.
FREE Spaying offered. Call for details, 863-655-2179
MALTESE AKC male puppy. 1st shots 8. health certificate. Beautiful silky, non-shed coat. $650 Cash. 863-382-7448 or 863-214-4313.
NOTICE
Florida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites.
7560
Medical Supplies & Equipment
SCOOTER electric, Golden Companion. Cost new $2400; is like new, asking $1,200. 863-471-1234
8000
Recreation
8050
Boats & Motors
Central Florida Marine Welding T-Tops, Poling Platform, Leaning Post, Mini-Towers. Custom Marine Welding & Repairs. 863-443-0028. Sebring, Florida.
8450
Motor Homes
1978 TITAN MOTORHOME Good Air, $900 OBO, 863-381-.9900
8500
Golf Carts
CLUB CAR - 2000
Gas, excellent condition, $1,850. 863-471.1238
9000
Transportation
9400
Automotive Wanted
DONATE A CAR-HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-578-0408
9450
Automotive for Sale
1998 OLDS 88,4-door, Pleasingly Dark Green, 120,000 miles, a good, clean car. Good tires. 2589 Ithica Rd., Avon Park. Call between 8 am and 11 am or 4pm and 10 pm, Please call before coming, 453-7171, $2,200 OBO
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Sebring, FL 33870
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Warm Stationary
-10s --------i~..... -0s 08 10s 20s 30s 40s 60s"] 70s 80s 90S 1 90S 110.
National summary: A series of storms will dampen much of the northern tier of the nation today. A system over the Great Lakes will spark a bit of rain from New Hampshire through southern Michigan, while thunder rumbles from northern Illinois through Iowa. Another system over the central Rockies will drench the northern Plains and usher cool air into the region. Afternoon thunderstorms will erupt in the central Rockies. A few strong storms will develop late in the afternoon from southern Nebraska through north-central Texas.
Sun and moon
Today
Almanac
Sunrise .... 6:33 a,m.
Sunset......8:17 p.m.
Moonrlse .. 8:33 p.m. Moonset.... 6:11 a.m.
Monday Sunrise .... 6:33 a.m.
, Sunset......8:17 p.m.
Moonrise :. 9:23 p.m. Moonset.... 7:02 a.m.
AccuWeather UV index� Moon phases
For today 9 a.m. 11 am.
1 pm 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
The higher the UV index number, the greater the need lor eye and skin protection. 0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High; 8-10, Very High; 11+ Extreme
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Temperature
(Readings at Archbofd Biological Station in Lake Placid)
High Wednesday..................N.A,
Low Wednesday ..................N.A.
High Thursday.......:...............N.A.
Low Thursday ......................N.A.
High Friday..........................N.A.
Low Friday............................N.A,
Precipitation
Wednesday ........................0.00"
Thursday............................0,00"
Friday..................................0.00"
Month to date......................0.00"
Year to date ........................0,00"
Barometer
Wednesday ..........................N.A.
Thursday ..............................N.A.
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Friday....................................N.A.
Tides (Readings at St Petersburg)
High.......................:......1:23 p.m.
Low ..............................9:41 p.m.
High ....................................none
Low.........................;............none
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High..............................8:59 a.m.
Low ..............................2:45 a.m.
High....................-..........9:39 p.m.
Low...............................2:58 p.m.
� Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ....................78.36'
Lake Okeechobee..............11.41'
Normal..............................14.51'
Florida cities
U.S. cities
Today Tomorrow Tues day Today Tom orrow" Tuesday Today Tom orrow Tuesday T< >day Tom orrow Tuesday
City Hi LOW Hi Lo w Hi LoW City Hi LoW HI Lo W Hi Low City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Hi LoW City HI Lo W HI Lo W Hi LoW
Daytona Beach 87 69 t 88 70 t or 11 i Albuquerque 82 55 pc 82 57 c 84 59 pc Honolulu 87 75 S 87 75 s 87 74 S New York City 83 63 S 79 63 t 74 62 c
Ft. Laud. Bch 86 75 t 86 76 t 87 76 t Atlanta 86 66 s 86 68 pc 89 70 t" Houston 91 74 s 94 74 s 92 77 s Norfolk 80 69 pc 88 71 t 89 70 t
Fort Myers 89 72 t 90 71 t 90 72 t Baltimore 86 64 pc "87 67 t 87 66 t Indianapolis 82 64 pc 86 66 t 86 62 t 77'56 po Oklahoma City 90 67 pc 89 67 t 90 68 pc
Gainesville 86 68 t 90 67 t 91 70 t Birmingham 90 63 S 90 68 s 90 70 t Jacksonville 89 69 t 91 71 t Philadelphia 83 65 pc 82 65 ! 82 66 pc
Homestead AFE 86 73 t 86 74 t 85 75 t Boston 77 55 r 68 54 pc 62 51 r Kansas City 83 67 t 77 57 t 80 82 pc Phoenix 93 70 s 96 74 pc 93 72 s
Jacksonville 86 66 t 89 69 t 91 71 t Charlotte 86 64 pc 90 65 t 88 66 t Lexington 88 64 S 89 65 pc 80 64 pc Pittsburgh 80 60 DC 83 64 pc 79 61 t
Key West 88 78 t 87 77 t 87 78 t Cheyenne 62 42 t 63 43 pc 70 46 c Little Rock 90 69 s 92 69 pc 89 71 pc Portland 70 49 r 69 49 pc 58 47 r
Miami 88 75 t 88 75 t 88 75 t Chicago 67 57 t 72 54 t 70 52 pc Los Angeles 72 58 pc 74 58 pc 74 58 pc Raleigh 88 68 pc 90 68 t 92 68 t
Orlando 88 TO t 91 72 t 90 71 t Cleveland 78 55 c 78 61 t 72 56 C Louisville 88 67 S 92 68 S 62 66 pc Rochester 68 48 r 68 55 t 67 54 t
Pensacola 88 71 s 87 73 s 88 74 pc Columbus' 84 63 pc 85 64 pc 78 59 pc Memphis 90 72 S 94 72 s 89 71 pc St. Louis 86 72 t 84 64 t 83. 63 pc
Sarasota 88 71 t 87 71 ! 88 73 t Dallas 92 72 pc 92 74 s 94 75 pc Miami 88 75 t 88 75 I 88 75 t San Francisco 67 53 s 65 52 pc 63 55 pc
Tallahassee 91 67 t 91 67 t 93 70 t Denver 72 45 t 68 46 pc 75 50 c Minneapolis 62 54 pc 64 51 r 71 54 pc Seattle 69 53 pc 69 51 pc 71 52 c
Tampa 88 73 t 89 73 t 90 74 f Detroit 72 55 pc 73 58 t 75 54 pc Nashville 89 63 S 91 67 pc 85 66 C Tampa 88 73 t 89 73 t 90 74 t
W. Palm Bch 87 73 t 89 74 t 88 75 t Harnsburg 84 62 S 82 63 t 82 84 t New Orleans 88 73 S 90 74 s 90 74 DC Washington, DCB5 68 pc 89 70 t 86 68 t
World cities

Today Today
City Hi LoW City Hi LoW
Acapulco 93 79 s London 56 45 r
Berlin 66 51 c Montreal 68 50 c
Calgary 48 33 r Nice 73 59 s
Dublin 55 45 C Ottawa 62 47 r
Edmonton S3 35 t ' Quebec 68 45 pc
Freeport 66 77 t Rio de Janeiro 71 65 sh
Geneva 69 54 t Sydney 84 47 pc
Hong Kong 86 78 pc Toronto 62 51 pc
Jerusalem 77 60 S Vancouver 71 56 c
Kiev 84 64 C Winnipeg 59 45 pc
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Sunday, June 7, 2009
And Another Thing...
Dan Hoehne
A lesson learned durin rainy season
The rainy season has returned and I recently learned a valuable lesson - if I'm going to leave my car parked for any extended amount of time, put the top up.
Learned that one the hard way, as after Tuesday afternoon's heavy downpour, I readied to go cover a Dixie tournament game.
It was as I walked out the door that I remembered I hadn't put the top up when I got home much earlier in the day.
The glass in my cup-holder showed that there was a good few inches that got in.
It was then I knew I should have ordered the Sham-Wow when I'd had the chance, but now I was left to getting my biggest bathroom towel and sopping up as much water as I could.
Turns out I could have taken some more time since the rain had washed out any Dixie contests that night, and most of the week for that matter.
Which makes me wonder, since so much time is spent waiting out rain delays, reworking the field once the rain has stopped, shouldn't somebody invent some sort of low-cost, retractable dome type thingie for little league fields?
Just like some sort of an umbrella material tarp that can be rigged up high, in a little ball on sunny days, but if rains were coming in, could be opened and spread to keep the playing field covered and protected.
Continued on page 3B
\ News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE
Above: Mark Greenauer is greeted at home plate by his teammates after the first of two home runs Greenauer would hit in Alan Jay's 13-5 win over Publix Friday evening. Below: Bubba Boston drills an RBI double as the lions topped Goin Postal, 8-3, in Friday's Dixie Boys City Tournament action.
Rains turn County Tourney into a local affair
By DAN HOEHNE *
dcmiel.hoehne� newssun .com
SEBRING - The rainy season wreaked more havoc this week in Dixie Boys scheduling as the Highlands County Tournament saw day after day of games canceled.
"We got a couple innings in up in Avon Park Tuesday night," Lions head coach Anthony Gaines said.
And that had been about the extent to which the tournament between Sebring's four teams, Avon Park's three
and Lake Placid's two had gotten underway.
"The summer's starting, the kids have things to do and we have to get All-Stars started," Goin' Postal head coach and Sebring Dixie Boys league head Cesar Martinez said. "It just got to be too much, so we just made it a city tournament with our four teams. I already have the trophies sitting in my garage, so somebody needs to get them."
And so the skies finally
cleared Friday night, after a slight delay, and the double elimination tournament got underway with the Lions and Goin' Postal squaring off on Buzz Field and Alan Jay and Publix meeting on the Kiwanis Field of the Max Long Recreational Complex.
A steady attack put the Lions into .the next round with an 8-3 win behind the pitching of Bubba Boston, who had a shutout going until
Continued on page 3B
Secrecy 101: College athletic departments use vague law to keep public records from being seen
Conclusion of investigative feature done by The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
BY JILL RIEPENHOFF AND TODD JONES
The Columbus Dispatch
Scandals cloaked
Open records would help the public better understand' the scandals that have rocked some- of the most prominent athletics programs in the country in the past decade.
Ohio State has reported its own athletes to the NCAA for receiving money, housing and free dental care from boosters, cashing in on their notoriety, and failing drug tests.
At Oklahoma in 2006, three football players received pay from a booster for jobs never performed.
At Florida State, dozens of athletes from multiple sports, including football and men's basketball, cheated on tests.
Rogue boosters tripped up athletes and recruits at Alabama in 2002. The school faced the NCAA Committee on Infractions again in May. because athletes misused the money they received to buy textbooks.
At Illinois in 2003, a booster befriended a recruit who went on to play for the Illini' football team.
For two years, the booster supplied the athlete with housing, car use and money for a no-work job.
All of those schools deleted names and many details of such violations from public records.
Those violations resulted in financial losses,, damaged reputations and, in some cases, forfeiture of athletic victories.
The Final Four banners were removed from Ohio State's Value City Arena because of NCAA rule-breaking.
That violation involved former men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien's gift of money to a potential recruit and illegal benefits and academic help given to another player.
Those violations cost the school more than $1.3 million in legal fees and NCAA penalties.
Florida State currently is spending about $200,000 to appeal one sanction of its numerous NCAA penalties in the cheating scandal.
It is trying to preserve football victories so that Bobby Bowden might retire
as'fhe winningest football coach in college history.
"We're never going to fix collegiate athletics unless they lift the veil of secrecy," said David Ridpath, an assistant professor of sport administration at Ohio University and a member of the Drake Group, a national network of college professors who lobby for academic integrity in college athletics. Many of their efforts are hampered by confining and conflicting interpretations of FERPA, they say.
"People need to know the truth," Ridpath sajd.
Athletes warned
To play college sports, athletes must forfeit some privacy, and most colleges tell them as much from the moment they enroll.
Schools require them to sign an NCAA waiver each fall that says, in part, "you agree to disclosure of your educational records."
Universities use similar waiver forms for various reasons, and they prove handy when the NCAA and universities want to publicly pat backs.
'Once you have a signed waiver, you can't hide behind FERPA anymore.'
FRANK LOMONTE
Executive Director Student Press Law Center
Last fall, for example, Ohio State announced the grade-point averages of wide receiver Brian Robiskie (3.54) and linebacker Marcus Freeman (3.35).
Yet, when it comes to providing information about athletes who have done something embarrassing or costly to their schools, university and NCAA officials are far less forthcoming.
But the NCAA waiver also says this: "Information regarding any infractions matter in which you may be involved may be published or distributed to third parties."
Critics of the broadly interpreted application of FERPA say the waiver allows release of information when an ath-
lete runs afoul of its rules.
"I don't think it does," argued Kevin Lennon, vice president of academic affairs and membership affairs at the NCAA. He said the NCAA says it can speak publicly about an athlete only to clarify inaccurate media reports.
Critics say the NCAA, which is run by a board of college presidents, is the universities and that school officials act as agents of the NCAA when investigating rule-breaking.
Universities, for example, investigate themselves, set their own punishments and then report findings to NCAA officials for approval.
The federal Education Department says the waiver gives only the NCAA - those who physically work in its Indianapolis headquarters -permission to release information, if it so chooses.
However, the waiver doesn't say that.
"The department's interpretation is flat-out crazy," said LoMonte, of the Student Press Law Center. "Once you have a signed waiver, you can't hide behind FERPA anymore."
Yet, the law seemed irrelevant last month when the NCAA publicly admonished an University of Iowa wrestler by' name for shoving an opponent after a match.
Records opened
A university's cloak of privacy last year upended the life of an Ohio native and promising pitcher at Oklahoma Stale.
The NCAA and Oklahoma State invoked FERPA when they suspended sophomore Andy Oliver last May from the school's baseball team.
Oliver, of northeastern Ohio, hired a sports lawyer to help him decide whether to enter the amateur draft as a senior at Vermilion High School in 2006.
That lawyer sent a letter to the NCAA last May to report that Oliver had broken collegiate amateur rules because he hired an agent.
Oliver hired another lawyer, who asked to see the NCAA investigative file.
"They were claiming FERPA," said Rick Johnson, a Cleveland lawyer. "It's not ari'-e'ducation record, but they
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The Scoreboard
NBA Playoffs
NBA FINALS
(Best-of-7) Orlando vs. L.A. Lakers
Thursday, June 4: L.A. Lakers 100, Orlando 75, Lakers lead series 1-0 Sunday, June 7: Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9: L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 11: L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 14: L.A. Lakers at Orlando 8 p.m., if necessary Tuesday, June 16: Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m., if necessary Thursday, June 18: Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m., if necessary
trmwnrm.
STANLEY CUP FINALS
(Best-of-7) Detroit vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday, May 30: Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1
Sunday, May 31: Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1 Tuesday, June 2: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 2 Thursday, June 4: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 2, series tied 2-2
Saturday, June 6: Pittsburgh at Detroit, late
Tuesday, June 9: Detroit at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.
Friday, June 12: Pittsburgh at Detroit, 8 p.m., if necessary
Major League Baseball
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
New York Boston 32 22 .$93 �
32 231:582
Toronto . 31 26 .544 �2'A
Tampa Bay 28 28 .500 �5
Baltimore 24 31 .436 8/2
Central Division
W L Pot GB
Detroit 28 25 .528 �
Minnesota 28 28 .500 YA
Chicago 25 29 .463 3/
Kansas City 23 31 .426 5/
Cleveland 24 33 .421 6
West Division
W L Pet GB
Texas � 32 22.593 �
Los Angeles 28 25 .528
Seattle 26 29 .473 6/
Oakland 23 3d .434 8'A
Friday's Games
LA. Angels 2, Detroit 1
Tampa Bay at New York, ppd., rain
Toronto 9, Kansas City 3
Texas 5, Boston 1
Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox.O
Oakland 9, Baltimore 1
Minnesota 2, Seattle 1,10 innings
Saturday's Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, late Kansas City at Toronto, late Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at Seattle, late LA. Angels at Detroit, late Texas at Boston, late Baltimore at Oakland, late
Sunday's Games LA. Angelsat Detroit, 1:05 p.m. TampiBayat'N.Y.Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Texas at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING�Bartlett, Tampa Bay, .373; .
MiCabrera, Detroit, .354; Youkilis, Boston, .352; ISuzuki, Seattle, .346; VMartinez, Cleveland, .344; Morneau, Minnesota, .344.
RUNS�Scutaro, Toronto, 45; Morneau, Minnesota, 44; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 43; Damon, New York, 43; Pedroia, Boston, 43; BRoberts, Baltimore, 43; Bay, Boston, 42; AdJones, Baltimore, 42; Kinsler, Texas, 42. RBI�Longoria, Tampa Bay, 55; Bay, Boston, 53; Morneau, Minnesota, 51; Teixeira, New York, 47; Kinsler, Texas, 44; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 43; CPena, Tampa Bay, 42.
HITS�AHill, Toronto, 77; VMartinez, Cleveland, 75; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 73; Morneau, Minnesota, 72; ISuzuki, Seattle, 72; Ellsbury, Boston, 71. DOUBLES�Lind, Toronto, 21; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 20; MYoung, Texas, 20; Byrd, Texas, 19; Scutaro, Toronto, 18; Three tied at 17. TRIPLES�Crisp, Kansas City, 5; Andrus, Texas, 4; DeJesus, Kansas City, 4; JAnderson, Detroit, 3; Bloomquist, Kansas City, 3; JBuck, Kansas City, 3; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 3; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 3.
HOME RUNS�CPena, Tampa Bay, 17;
Bay, Boston, 16; NCruz, Texas, 16; Teixeira, New York, 16; Kinsler, Texas, 15; Morneau, Minnesota, 15. STOLEN BASES�Crawford, Tampa Bay, 34; Ellsbury, Boston, 22; Figgins, Los Angeles, 21; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 17; Abreu, Los Angeles, 15; Bartlett, Tampa Bay, 14; Span, Minnesota, 12. PITCHING (5 Decisions)�Feldman, Texas, 5-0,1.000; Palmer, Los Angeles, 5-0,1.000; Halladay, Toronto, 9-1, .900; Slowey, Minnesota, 8-1, .889; Greinke, Kansas City, 8-2, .800; Baez, Baltimore, 4-1, .800; Beckett, Boston, 6-2, .750. STRIKEOUTS�Verlander, Detroit, 97; Greinke, Kansas City, 91; Halladay, Toronto, 82; FHernandez, Seattle, 79; Lester, Boston, 74; Beckett, Boston, 68; Garza, Tampa Bay, 66. SAVES�Fuentes, Los Angeles, 15; Papelbon, Boston, 14; Jenks, Chicago, 12; FFrancisco, Texas, 12; MaRivera, New York, 12; Sherrill, Baltimore, 11; Nathan, Minnesota, 11.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
Philadelphia 32 21 .604 �
New York 29 24 .547 3
Atlanta 26 27 .491 6
Florida 26 30 .464 TA
Washington 14 39 .264 18
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Milwaukee 32 23 .582 �
St. Louis 31 24 .564 1
Cincinnati 28 26 .519 3!4
Chicago 27 25 .519 3;/2
Pittsburgh 25/ 29 .463 6/2
Houston 24 29 .453 7
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 38 19 .667 �
San Francisco 28 25 .528 8
Live Sports On TV
Auto Racing Sunday
2 p.m. NASCAR - Pocono 500.......i.......TNT
3 p.m. Formula One - Turkish Grand Prix.....FOX
3 p.m. NHRA - Sportsman Series.......... ESPN2
4 p.m. NHRA - Route 66 Nationals, Qual____ESPN2
5 p.m. Traxxas TORC Off-Road Series.........ABC
Con.F.nF. Basebai.t. Sunday
12 p.m. NCAA Super Regional...............ESPN
3 p.m. NCAA Super Regional----'...........ESPN
7 p.m. NCAA Super Regional..............ESPN2
10 p.m. NCAA Super Regional.............. ESPN2
Monday
1 p.m. NCAA Super Regional...............ESPN
7 p.m. NCAA Super Regional............',. ESPN2
Golf
Sunday
9 a.m. EuroPGA - Celtic Manor Wales Open... GOLF 12 p.m. .' PGA - Memorial Tournament... I..;.. I GOLF lp.m. LPGA -State Farm Classic.../....... ESPN2
2 p.m. PGA - Prince George's County Open . . . GOLF 2:30 p.m. PGA - Memorial Tournament...... CBS
4 p.m. LPGA - State Farm Classic____........NBC
7 p.m. PGA - Triton Financial Classic.........GpLF
Major League Baseball
v. . ..Sunday-
1 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees..........;... SUN
1 p.m..,. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati'........... WGN
1:30 p.m. Texas at Boston ............TBS
8 p.m; Philadelphia at LA. Dodgers ....... .: ESPN
Monday
2 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox.......... WGN
7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees......____ESPN
7 p.m. San Francisco at Florida.............SUN
Tuesday
7 p.m. St. Louis at Florida....................SUN
NBA Playoffs Sunday
8 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Lakers...............ABC
Tuesday
8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Orlando...............ABC
NHL Playoffs
Tuesday
8 pjn. Detroit at Pittsburgh.......... .......NBC
Tennis Sunday
9 am French Open - Mens Final............ NBC
WNBA
Tuesday
7 pm Seattle at Indiana...................ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change
San Diego
Arizona
Colorado
25 29 .46311/^ 24 31 .436 13 22 32 .40714>2
Friday's Games
N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 1,10 innings
Chicago Cubs 2, Cincinnati 1
San Francisco 2, Florida 1
Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 0
Houston 9, Pittsburgh 1
Colorado 11, St. Louis 4
Arizona 8, San Diego 0
L.A. Dodgers 4, Philadelphia 3
Saturday's Games,. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, late San Francisco at Florida, late N.Y. Mets at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Houston, late Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, late Milwaukee at Atlanta, late Colorado at St. Louis, late Arizona at San Diego, late
Sunday's Games Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Florida, 5:05 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 8:05 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING�Beltran, New York, .353; Tejada, Houston, .350; Hawpe, Colorado, .346; Pence, Houston, .344; Pujols, St. Louis, .344; DWright, New York, .338; HaRamirez, Florida, .335. RUNS�Ibanez, Philadelphia, 44; Pujols, St. Louis, 44; Zimmerman, Washington, 40; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 39; Hudson, Los Angeles, 39; Utley, Philadelphia, 39. RBI�Ibanez, Philadelphia, 54; Fielder, Milwaukee, 52; Pujols, St. Louis, 49; Howard, Philadelphia, 46; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 43; Dunn, Washington, 42; Loney, Los Angeles, 42. HITS�Tejada, Houston, 76; Hudson, Los Angeles, 71; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 70; Zimmerman, Washington, 70; Pence, Houston, 67; HaRamirez, Florida, 67; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 67. DOUBLES�Tejada, Houston, 20; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 19; AdLaRoche, Pittsburgh, 18; Beltran, New York, 17; Hudson, Los Angeles, 17; HaRamirez, Florida, 17; Rowand, San Francisco, 17.
TRIPLES�Morgan, Pittsburgh, 5; Victorino, Philadelphia, 5; Kemp, Los Angeles, 4; JUpton, Arizona, 4; 10 tied at 3.
HOME RUNS�AdGonzalez, San Diego, 22; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 19; Pujols, St. Louis, 18; Dunn, Washington, 16;
Howard, Philadelphia, 16; Bruce, Cincinnati, 14; Fielder, Milwaukee, 13; Reynolds, Arizona, 13; ASoriano, Chicago, 13.
STOLEN BASES�Bourn, Houston, 19; Kemp, Los Angeles, 13; Pierre, Los Angeles, 13; DWright, New York, 13; Reynolds, Arizona, 12; Taveras, Cincinnati, 12; Burriss, San Francisco, 11; Fowler, Colorado, 11; Morgan, Pittsburgh, 11; JosReyes, New York, 11.
PITCHING (5 Decisions)�Broxton, Los Angeles, 6-0,1.000; Cain, San Francisco, 7-1, .875; Martis, Washington, 5-1, .833; JoJohnson, Florida, 5-1, .833; Lincecum, San Francisco, 4-1, .800; LiHernandez, New York, 4-1,.800. STRIKEOUTS�Lincecum, San Francisco, 91; JSantana, New York, 89; JVazquez, Atlanta, 86; Billingsley, Los Angeles, 85; Peavy, San Diego, 84; Haren, Arizona, 78; JoJohnson, Florida, 72.
SAVES�Bell, San Diego, 15; FrRodriguez, New York, 15; Cordero, Cincinnati, 14; BWilson, San Francisco, 14; Hoffman, Milwaukee, 14; Three tied at 13.
Major League Soccer
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Chicago 5 2 6 21 20 17
D.C. 4 2 7 19 20 17
Kansas City 4 4 4 16 16 14
Toronto FC 4 4 4 16 16 19
Columbus 2 2 7 13 15 17
New England 3 3 4 13 10 17
New York 2 8 3 9 12 18
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Chivas USA 7 2 3 24 17 9
Houston 6 2 3 21 15 7
Seattle 4 2 5 17 15 9
Colorado 4 2 4 16 16 13
Los Angeles 1 1 9 12 13 13
Real Salt Lake 3 6 2 11 15 15
FC Dallas 2 6 3 9 12 17
San Jose 2 7 2 8 12 22
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
Friday's Game
Houston 1, Chicago 0
Saturday's Games
Los Angeles at Toronto FC, late Columbus at Kansas City, late Colorado at Real Salt Lake, late Seattle FC at Chivas USA, late Sunday's Games San Jose at FC Dallas, 3 p.m. Chivas USA at New England, 6 p.m.
Sports Snapshots
Dragon Basketball Camp
LAKE PLACID - Varsity head coach David Veley will be leading the Green Dragon Basketball Camp June 25-27 for boys and" girls aged lst-8th grades.
The first two days, Thursday and Friday, the camp will get underway at 8:30 a.m. in the Lake Placid High School gymnasium when players will spend tie going through drills focused on building sound fundamentals both offensively and defensively, until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, action starts at 9 a.m. with the players divided up into age groups and teams where they can show off their skills in full court games in a tournament format - parents are welcome to come watch the games.
Cost of the camp is $40, which includes a camp T-shirt. Campers can ' bring lunch or purchase lunch items at camp concessions each day at reasonable cost.
To register, or for more information, call coach Veley at 381-4202, or email veleyl31@comcast.net.
Basketball Fundraiser
AVON PARK - The Red Devil basketball program will be holding a fundraiser game, pitting the varsity squad against Avon Park alumni Saturday, July 4 in the high school gymnasium.
The event starts at 4 p.m. and includes a live DJ, food and great basketball action.
For more information and tickets, contact Padrika Sheppard at 873-6315, Carla Miller at 257-1659 or Lisa Pough at 449-0904.
Sebring Cheer Clinic
SEBRING - SHS Cheerleading Clinic will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday, June 15-19 at Sebring High School gym.
Clinic ends at 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 19, ending with the Pep Rally.
It's for ages 3 years through eighth grades.
Each day will have a different theme.
Be taught cheers and chants by our nationally ranked and two-time state championship team perform at our SHS home football game.
Make checks payable to Sebring High School.
If you want a Sebring High School cheerleader to receive credit please include check with registration and return to cheerleader before clinic.
Amount: $40.
We will take pre-registrations until Friday, June 12, after June 12 and at the door amount will be $50. (Discounts for multiple family members; $40 first child, $35 each additional member of family).
Blue Streak basketball camp
SEBRING - The Blue Streak Basketball program will be running a camp June 15-17 at Sebring High School, from 8 a.m.-Noon each day.
The camp will be for both.boys and girls, ages 9-15, and will cost $50 with registrations forms available at Sebring High School.
The camp will cover the fundamentals of the game including shooting, dribbling, passing, and defense - there will also be contests and prizes.
If you have any questions, please call Coach Lee at 441-1221 or 471-5500.
Hammock Junior Golf
SEBRING - Golf Hammock C.C. will hold a Junior Golf Camp June 22-26 from 9 a.m. to noon.
This will cover golf ettiquette, basics and intermediate play in all phases of golf strokes, and lunch.
Cost will be $95 and another sibling at $80
The camp will be lead by a golf professional who has worked with juniors for over 15 years.
He will also be holding adult clinics in the afternoons for all skill levels.
Call the pro shop at 382-2151 to register and for reservations.
SFCC Volleyball Camp
AVON PARK - The South Florida Lady Panthers will be holding their annual Volleyball Camp July 27-30 for girls from grades 6-12.
The four-day camp will begin with registration from 7:30-8 a.m. on the first day, with drills and instruction from 8-11 a.m. and activities in the pool and on the sand court from 11 a.m.-Noon.
Cost for the camp is $100 and will be limited to the first 30 applicants, so register early to reserve a spot.
To register, to to www.southflorida.edu, and select the volleyball site.
Click on "volleyball camp," print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment Forms.
Mail Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment Forms as indicated on forms or bring to the cashier's office in Building B.
To register by phone, call one of the Panther Volleyball Camp lines at ext. 7037: Avon Park/Sebring-784-7037; Lak e Placid-465-5300; DeSoto-494-7500;
Hardee- 773-2252.
Panther Baseball Camp
AVON PARK - The 2009 SFCC Panther Baseball Camp, for kids aged 6-18, will run from June 8-July 9, Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-Noon.
Cost of the camp is $50 per week, $225 for the entire five weeks for a $25 discount.
The camp includes offensive and defensive fundamentals, baseball oriented agility, fitness center or aquatic training daily, bullpen sessions and games each week per age groups
There will also be daily snacks and pool time for cool down each week and T-shirts for all camp participants.
For enrollment information, contact Rick Hitt at hittr@southflorida.edu, or go to wwwsouthflorida.edu/athleticslbaseball.
Or you can call one of the Panther hotlines, 863-784-7036 (direct line), 784-7035 (athletics), 382-6900 (Sebring), 453-6661 (Avon Park and outside tri-county area), 465-5300 (Lake Placid), 773-2252 (Wauchula), or 494-7500 (Arcadia).
Heartland Kid's Golf Camp
AVON PARK � River Greens is pleased to partner with the Heartland Kid's Golf Camp.
It will begin at River Greens on June 9 and end on July 3.
We will have two sessions; the first is from June 9-19. The second session running from June 23 to July 3.
The sessions will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays and the cost will be $50 per week.
Each day will run from 9 a.m.-l p.m.
Golf clubs, practice balls, golf instruction and prizes will be included; an optional lunch will be available at $5 per day per child, plus drink if needed.
We plan on having a different learning experience each day, which includes other outdoor sports to keep the kids' interest up.
If you're looking for something for your child to do this summer, this camp will not disappoint.
Call 453-5210 to reserve your child's spot as they may fill up quickly.
See additional camp information at River Greens website at www.rgreens.com.
July 4th Firecracker 5K
SEBRING - The 15th Annual Firecracker 5K Run/.Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 a.m. in Highlands Hammock State Park.
The annual celebration of our nation's birthday always draws a large field of runners in the race that benefits the Avon Park High School boys and girls' cross country programs.
Early entry fee is $ 17 and after June 29 registration the fee is $25.
Checks should be made payable to Central Florida Striders and mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872.
Entrants not using an entry form should include their age(s), Tee-shirt size, and run or walk participant information along with their check. Tee shirt sizes can be guaranteed for pre-registered participants only.
"This year's race will feature dri-fit Tee-shirts, plaques for overall, master and grand master male and female winners, trophies to the first in each five-year age division and medals to second- . and third-place finishers."
"We want to urge all participants to wear Red, White and Blue to help us celebrate our country's birthday," said race director Chet Brojek. Anyone with questions may call Chet at 385-4736 or email him at cbrojek@comcast.net.
Sertoma sets date
SEBRING � The Highlands Sertoma Club is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their 32nd annual Highlands Independent Bank/Sertoma Golf Tournament on August 22-23 at the Sun 'N Lake Country Club, utilizing both the Deer and Turtle Run courses with a new island green on Deer Run No. 9.
This year's tournament will continue to sport Sertoma's unique format of a two-man team best ball on Saturday and a two-man team scramble on Sunday with Highlands Independent Bank's continued title sponsor support, entry fees and flexible player options for this year's tournament have been slightly reduced.
The individual player fee is now $144 while the entry fee for the golfer who wants to attend (with a guest) Saturday night's Sertoma Luau is only $194.
The 12th Annual Luau will feature live entertainment from Sertoma's own Vince Liles and the Backstage Pass Band, open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, lots of fun, dancing and fellowship for all.
If you don't receive a personal invitation by mail, registration forms will be available at local golf pro shops or can be mailed or faxed to you by calling Scott Albritton at 402-1819.
Business/player sponsorships are also available. Ask Scotto about special team sponsor packages.


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say it is. And this is Andy asking for his file."
Johnson sued the NCAA in Ohio to restore Oliver's eligibility, and the NCAA wanted all documents filed in the case to be kept confidential.
David Price, NCAA vice president of enforcement, said that airing the case publicly would harm the organization's ability to investigate.
"Many of these sources (a) have requested and have been promised anonymity, and (b) could be adversely affected if their participation was disclosed," Price said in an affidavit. "Without an expectation of confidentiality, individuals are afraid to come forward with relevant information because they fear retaliation, accusations of disloyalty, media scrutiny, litigation, and so on."
An Erie County judge denied the NCAA's request this month, ruling that reports of rule-breaking are not education records.
In February, Judge Tygh Tone ordered Oliver back on the mound.
The incident has left Johnson wondering how many others have had similar NCAA experiences.
"How does the public know if these kids are getting a fair shake?" Johnson said. "Why is the public not allowed to know the athlete was caught cheating? Why
is this so secret? It's only secret because they don't want the public to know what they do to these kids."
Whistleblower praised
Former Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger tried the paternalistic approach when he learned five years ago that former quarterback Troy Smith had accepted $500 from a booster.
"People don't need to know everything," Geiger told The Dispatch in 2004 when questioned about the allegation.
For days, Geiger and football coach Jim Tressel would not explain the broken rule that led to Smith's suspension from the Alamo Bowl that year. . Then Geoffrey Webster, a Columbus lawyer and Ohio State fan who uncovered the payment, went public.
Afterward,. Webster said he was swamped with e-mails from current or former collegiate athletes across the country.
"They all were saying thank you, that it was out of hand at their school, too," Webster said.
Before giving money to Smith, booster Robert Q. Baker had tripped up at least two other Ohio State football players.
But those problems didn't become public until after the Smith incident.
If not for Webster's intervention, it's impossible to
know how many other players might have been approached by Baker, now banned by Ohio State from his luxury suite at Ohio Stadium.
Baker was not banned until after public disclosure of the facts.
Smith's acceptance of the cash amounted to an NCAA misdemeanor. Such violations can result in lost playing time and requirements to pay money to a charity.
Schools report hundreds of secondary violations every year.
They include cases of athletes gambling (Arizona, Ohio University and Toledo).
They include cases of athletes using their scholarship book money to buy supplies for friends (Ball State, Florida State and Georgia).
They include athletes providing alcohol to recruits (New Mexico, Ohio State and Texas Tech).
Most athletes involved in those cases were suspended from practice and games as punishment, making clear to observant fans that something was amiss.
Coaches often say such players "violated team rules."
Even so, their secrets are safe at some universities because of FERPA. ,
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Glad Dixie stays local this summer
Alan Jay in driver's seat
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the last inning when Goin' Postal delivered a three-spot to provide for the final score.
"This team was 4-12 last year, with two forfeit's," Gaines said. "To see them where they are now, getting closer to a city championship is real exciting."
In the other match-up, Alan Jay rode the big bat of catcher Mark Greenauer to a 13-5 win over Publix.
Greenauer went 4-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBI to serve as a one-man wrecking crew in getting the win.
"He's been doing that all year," head coach Kelly Payne said. "He's got the power, he just needs to settle down and find his swing which is what he did tonight."
In the later games, the Lions and Alan Jay met to see who would advance in the winner's side of the bracket and Goin' Postal and Publix played an elimination game to shrink the field.
And it was Publix that bowed out as Goin' Postal won by a 12-2 score behind the pitching of Hensley and Zach Wheat.
Alan Jay rolled over the Lions in the other contest, 19-4, to stake claim to front-
News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Gus Garcia is about to go airborne in his effort to reach home plate Friday evening. Garicia would score on this play, one of 32 runs Alan Jay put up in back-to-back wins in the Sebring Dixie Boys City Tournament.
runner status for the title.
"It was just a completely different team from our first game," Gaines said. "We weren't fielding it well and they (Alan Jay) just ran right over us."
The results set up a late Saturday morning rematch between Postal and the Lions to see which team would face
Alan Jay for the championship - but ominous clouds pushing in from the Gulf looked to cause, perhaps, another delay.
The story of Dixie during the rainy season.
Check www.newssun.com for the final results of the Sebring Dixie Boys City Tournament.
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I just think of all the driving back and forth a couple summers ago to district tournaments in Okeechobee that went into the wee hours because of rain delays and the stories of those games butting up against and then going past my deadlines.
Until that invention is come up with, however, I'll just be grateful that this summer's district Dixie tournaments are predominantly local.
With the Pitching Machine tournament in Avon Park starting June 12, Ozone in Lake Placid starting June 19
and the Dixie Boys in Sebring starting June 26.
So even if it does rain, I don't have a 45-mile drive each way - with the top up.
Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@news-sun.com.
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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Turning for perfect form, Jacob Cooper of the Sebring Storm swim team competes for his own personal best in the Boys 100 freestyle Saturday in Avon Park.
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Here's your new car
� News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFELY
Standing in the middle of the four cars won by four members of the class of 2009 in Alan Jay's 'Cars for As' program are: (From left) Angie Carillo of Avon Park High School; Alanna O'Neill of Sebring High School; Alan Jay Wildstein of Alan Jay Automotive Network, Bailee Williams of Hardee High School; and Andrew Morrison of Sebring High School. This is the 11 tli year Alan Jay has given cars away to graduating seniors. Fifty-five seniors entered the drawing, having collectively earned 729 As. �' :�">.'
New team makes a splash at Midwest Fiberglass Pools
Special to the News-Sun J SEBRING - Midwest fiberglass Pools of Sebring, {i division of Midwest fiberglass : .Pools., Inc., announces its new. team of experts. The largest distributor of fiberglass pools in the United States with four distribution centers throughout the Midwest and Florida, Midwest Fiberglass Pools is ccognized as the 34th highest in sales and installation of my type of swimming pools |n America.
j Chief Executive Officer of kales Al Stern, of Lake Placid, heads the team with more than 30 years of swim-niing pool sales experience. Stern has won three state {wards for Excellence in Pool Sales & Design and has |von a national award for Excellence in Pool Design.
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The new management team at Midwest Fiberglass Pools includes (from left) Al Stern, chief executive officer of sales; Mary Wheeler, construction coordinator' Jack Wheeler, pool and equipment transportation specialist; and Greg Brooks, manager of sales and marketing.
Mary Wheeler of Sebring joins the team as construction coordinator. She has more than 20 years experience as a
professional construction project coordinator. Her husband, Jack Wheeler, with more than 50 years in the
Hard times embolden identity thieves
Unfortunately, as people become increasingly desperate during tough economic times, crime rates rise. What's worse - those being targeted are often in dire financial straits themselves.
One of the most financially devastating ways people are victimized is identity theft, where someone steals your personal information and uses it to open accounts, take out loans, make purchases or rent an apartment, among other offenses.
It might take months to discover you've been hit and by then you could be out thousands of dollars and have severely damaged credit -hot to mention having to spend hundreds of hours sorting it all out.
| Here are a few precautions you can take to protect your personal identity: I Think "low-tech." Surprisingly, although hightech crimes like computer hacking get more publicity, Old-fashioned thievery Recounts for the vast majority pf identity thefts. Watch out for:
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� People rifling through your trash. Always shred sensitive paperwork - and never leave purchase receipts behind at the store.
] � Strangers (and even personal acquaintances) who have access to your home or workplace - always lock up sensitive information.
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� Sound the alert. Keep handy phone numbers you can call to quickly report lost debit or credit cards or checks; also program them into your cell phone in case you're away from home. In addition, if you are a victim of identity theft contact the three major credit bureaus and ask them to place fraud alerts on your files: They are Equifax (www.equifax.com, 888-766-0008), Experian (www.exper-ian.com, 888-397-3742) and TransUniOn (www.tran-sunion.com, 800-680-7289).
To monitor your credit and spot errors or fraudulent activity, order one free credit report per year from each of the three bureaus at www.annualcreditreport.com. Each bureau tracks slightly different information, so it's a good idea to stagger ordering reports from each throughout the year.
Say no to "phishing." Be
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When in doubt, contact the organization yourself: Never click on the link provided within the email - it could take you to a copycat website capable of infecting your computer.
The same advice applies to phone callers purporting to represent companies with which you do business: Before verifying or supplying any private information, call the main information number yourself (it's usually toll-free) and verify that the call was legitimate.
The Security and Exchange Commission's Web site, www.sec.gov/ investor/pubs/phishing.htm, discusses how to spot and avoid phishers.
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Alan Jay Kia dealership makes move 'uptown'
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SEBRING-The Alan Jay Automotive Network has announced that the Alan Jay Kia dealership-is moving approximately five miles north on U.S. 27, into the heart of Sebring's commercial district.
The transition, which was expected to be completed Saturday, will move the Kia dealership to 401 U.S. 27 S. in Sebring, the location recently vacated by Alan Jay's Toyota dealership. The larger facility will feature early twice the sales and service space for all Kia customers.
"Kia is undoubtedly one of the most exciting automotive brands on the market." said Alan Jay Wildstein, president of the Alan Jay Automotive Network. "They've got some of the highest-quality vehicles available today, and we felt we really needed to showcase these vehicles to our Alan Jay customers. I couldn't be more enthusiastic about introducing their great products to a lot of customers who might not have considered a Kia before."
Patrick Jones will be the general sales manager for the new Kia location. Jones has spent several years with the Alan Jay Automotive Network - as well as Kia.
"Kia has a fantastic lineup of cars, SUV's and mini-vans, offering a 10-year warranty on all of the new vehicles they sell, and that brings peace of mind that our Kia customers absolutely love," Jones said.
Alan Jay Kia will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, with Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their service department will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Kia's former location at 5330 U.S. 27 S. in Sebring will continue to be the home of Alan Jay Chrysler Jeep.
The Alan Jay Automotive Network currently features 10 locations and 17 unique automotive brands.
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Families find respite for children with disabilities
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AVON PARK - Highlands County families who have children with disabilities are finally at peace while their kids attend a newly developed respite program that allows them to have fun.
SKY (Specialized Kare for Youngsters), a program funded by the Bo Alvarez Children's Foundation, is offered in two locations in Highlands County for children ages 5-15 who have disabilities. It is a respite program where the children can have fun while the parents or caregivers get a break away from the daily care they have to provide. SKY started last February.
"I want to help families with children with disabilities who are suffering to stay together," said Michelle Alvarez, founder of the Bo Alvarez Children's Foundation. Her son, Bo, suffers from a brain injury caused by a near drowning experience in their pool when he was 2. He is 6 now.
The foundation promotes water safety but also provides services to children with special needs. Alvarez stated that 86 percent of parents who have a child with a disability end up in a divorce. The struggles to keep the family unit together are overwhelming especially when having to provide special care for a child with a disability.
"The SKY Program will allow some parents the opportunity to leave their child in good care while parents can use this opportunity to strengthen-their relationship in order to keep the family unit together," Alvarez said.
Ridge Area Arc offers the SKY Program from 1-5 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at the main campus at 120 W. College Drive, Avon
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Ridge Area Arc employee Michelle Hosteller offers some pointers in decorating cakes as Kenny Stoll, 10, of Sebring, (left) adds some finishing touches to his Mother's Day cake made during the SKY Program. Jobe Hosteller (in back) volunteers at the SKY Program. The youth enjoy making a craft each month.
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New Concepts by Visions Inc. is now offering it from 1-5 p.m. The fourth Saturday of the month at its facility at 155 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Visions originally offered the program on Friday nights but switched to the fourth Saturday since most families are needing a break on the weekend.
"As a parent of a special needs child it means that a lot of the time you are on the verge of exhaustion. Having a program that not only gives a needed respite, but also gives the child an opportunity to grow socially and emotionally is more than anyone could hope for," said Carol Stoll, a Sebring mother who has a child enrolled in the program at Arc.
Carol and her husband Brad have had their son, Kenny, involved in SKY program at Arc since its inception in February. Kenny has a twin brother and an older sis-
ter at home. The Stolls admit that sometimes it is difficult for them as parents to focus on all the needs of their children especially when working with a special needs child. The SKY Program has allowed them time to sort out other family matters.
"The four-hour block of time for the parents is something that you could never put a price on. My belief is that there is a great need in this community for a program like this. There are many parents, and grandparents that have a need for some help in dealing with a child that doesn't always fit in the regular parameters of life. The SKY Program offers parents a chance to breathe a breath of fresh air if only for a few hours, sometimes that is enough to keep us energized until the next month," Carol Stoll said.
Kenny,10,has enjoyed the opportunity to be around new friends and loves the activi-
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ties at Arc.
"I like riding bikes, playing badminton, practice hitting tennis balls and volleyball. I like to do the arts and crafts and go on hunts for things," Kenny Stoll said.
"The program has wonderful activities that keep the children entertained, laughing and learning. There is also a relief in knowing that when you leave your child at SKY, you don't have to worry about how things are being handled, the staff is wonderful with the kids. The great part is that the children enjoy being there so much they want to continue going back time and time again," Carol Stoll said.
Both programs at Arc and Visions offer well-trained staff who can handle emergency and behavioral issues.
Kim Mollenkopf, of Sebring, shares the same confidence as Carol Stoll when she drops off her son
Nicholas at the Ridge Area Arc program.
"It's the only place that will accept him and I feel confident they will meet his needs. I have felt very confident in leaving him there with the staff," Kim Mollenkopf said. "The facility is safe and offers a variety of activities."
For children who have attention deficits or hyperactivity, Arc has plenty of outdoor playground area for them to burn off some energy. There is a track, basketball hoop, sandbox, volleyball net and a large field for kickball.
Kim Mollenkopf agreed that the facility offers a lot for her son's disability. "When he is hyper, there is something for that. When he has a sensory need, they have something for that. Arc has staff who understands what to look for and head off those problems. It is helpful for him to be in a social setting with children who are truly his peers," she added.
Nicholas Mollkenkopf, 12,
finds the indoor activities are just as stimulating as the outdoor recreation. "I think the pool table is cool. I like playing pool and riding bikes. That lady has good movies," he said.
To enroll in the program at Ridge Area Arc, call 452-1295, ext. 124. To enroll at Visions, call 402-0048. The cost is $10 per person for a four-hour service. The fee must be paid one week in advance. Checks should be made out to the Bo Alvarez Children's Foundation.
Anyone who would like to support the SKY Program financially, can make a donation to the Bo Alvarez Children's Foundation, Attn: The SKY Program, P.O. Box 8341, Sebring, FL 33872. Make checks payable to the Bo Alvarez Children's Foundation which is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3). "We appreciate all donations to keep this service in our community," Alvarez said. For more details about the foundation, go to www.boalvarezfounda-tion.org
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Workshop will teach you how to save water from a rainy day
How would you like to save hundreds of gallons of water, learn something new and have a good time in the process? Well if this is something that interests you, why not attend our workshop from 10 a.m. until noon on June 19 at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Building Auditorium?
The Highlands County Extension Office, Master Gardeners and the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District will team up to put on a rain workshop. Attendees at this workshop will learn how to make a rain barrel, learn ways to keep the costs down regarding irrigation, find out how to conserve water around the home and will receive a free rain sensor.
We all know that when it rains, it pours, and with a rain barrel, all that rainwater can be saved. Saving your rain water is important because residential irrigation can account for about 40 percent of residential water use. By collecting rain water and storing it a rain barrel you'll have water for future use, whether it's for watering the garden or just keeping it handy for emergency situations.
With rain water being one of the most abundant and available natural resources, the collection of it is an efficient way to cut down the cost of water usage in the household and help alleviate the burden of water shortages.
Strategic placement of a rain barrel underneath the gutters of your home can provide a barrel full of rain water in a downpour, which in turn can be used in
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practical ways such as watering your flowers and garden or even washing your car.
By saving rain water you will significantly reduce the amount of water you previously used from your garden hose. Also rain water is a more pure and fresh source of water for your plants.
So, we've established that it is good to save rain water with a rain barrel. But how about saving irrigation water because it is raining? Rain sensors are designed to determine if enough rainfall has occurred in order to skip an irrigation cycle. This keeps your system from over-watering your lawn. The electrical connection between the sensor and your sprinkler system controller is interrupted when a certain amount of rain triggers the device. The sensor breaks the electrical connection so that electricity cannot flow to either the sprinkler valves or to a pump start.
Rain sensors can benefit you, the homeowner, in many ways. They save you money because, whether you pay for city water or spend electricity running a pump, the money you save over time will more than pay for the rain sensor. They also extend sprinkler system life span. Irrigation systems are made up of moving
parts. If the system parts are utilized less frequently (during the rainy season), they last longer.
They will also protect water resources. By limiting the over-use of your sprinkler system, rain sensors reduce excess water runoff that carries fertilizers and pest control chemicals into our shared water supply,
By attending the workshop, you will receive a free rain sensor for your home. You will need to know if your irrigation system is 24 volt or 110/220 in order to receive the correct sensor for your system. But there's still more to be gained by stopping by. Dee Dee Jacobson will present ways to save money on your irrigation costs by simple steps you can apply at home and I will demonstrate ways you can conserve water around the house both inside and outside.
Ed Ayen, Master Gardener, will show you how to construct your own rain barrel. If barrels are available you may construct one on site for a $30 fee (to cover materials) and take it home with you.
What have you got to lose? The workshop is free and at the very least you will walk away with a free rain sensor, instructions on how to construct a rain barrel, as well as irrigation and water conservation tips. We hope to see you there.
Call 402-6545 if you have questions.
Corine Burgess is a Natural Resources Specialist with the Highlands County Soil and Water Conservation District.
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Rain barrel instructions are just one of the free items to be given away at the workshop on June 19.
Places To Worship
Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is 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, ext. 502.
APOSTOLIC
� Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information .contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody.
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.
� Crossroads Community Church, 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, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. 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, Missiohettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.
BAPTIST
� Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a;m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556.
� Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee, and doughnuts, followed with Bible Study Classes at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and an evening worship service is at 6 p.m.. On ' Wednesdays, the AWANA program and the Word of Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.. For more information go to www.bethanybap tistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136.
� 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. Rev. James Weatherly, Pastor. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfel-lowship@tnni.net.
� First Baptist Church of Avon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor; Jared Hewitt, interim youth minister; and Joy Loomis, interim music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library � open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4:30-7 p.m. Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English, basic computer and citizenship classes/Sonshine House; Regular Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. children's choir rehearsals, youth activities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m. adult reading and writing classes. Nursery provided for all services, except Sonshine House. LifeGroups (Bible studies) are offered on various days and times. Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7 prayer line is (863) 452-1957. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. Friday schedule: 7 p.m., activities for adults, youth and children.
� First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring Gust off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to' become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524.
� First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Contemporary 9:00 a.m., Traditional Blended 10:45 a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 a..m., Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities for all 6:15 p.m.
� First Baptist Church of Lorlda
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service'. Wednesday evening (September to May), a youth group meets at 6:20 'p.m. and is for ages 3 through 12th grade. Middle and high school meet year-round. Also at 6:30 p.m., Is a prayer service followed by adult choir rehearsal . First Lorida
is the "Place to discover God's love." Jonathan Booher, Senior Pastor, Toby Cribbs, Youth/Children Ministries; Bus rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m. worship service are provided for children grades first through adults by calling 655-1878. For information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878.
� First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. A.R. Fugan,- interim pastor; Rev. David Thomas, associate pastor music and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities! Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
� Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
� 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, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation.
� Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel ' is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information.
� Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastor Stan Mohr. Phone 382-4301. ,
� Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
� Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Winfred White, interim 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, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869.
� Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,1 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 kindergarten 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 services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752.
� Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: .Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.
CATHOLIC
� Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English and 6 p.m. Teen Mass. Weekdays at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 7th. Confirmation class is at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
� St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing address: Parish Office, 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. Very Rev. Jose Gonzalez, Pastor. Masses -. Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. -"Confessions: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on First Friday or by appointment. Daily Masses, 8 a.m. and .noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through third now being accepted; Faith Formation Classes for grades kindergarten through fifth resume September 2009; Edge and Life Teen programs on summer schedule.
� St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. 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. December thru Easter -Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 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
� Eastside Christian Church,
101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Youth Church with Martha Crosbie, director at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop, secretary; Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for
Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!"
� Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Wednesday night meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-6676.
� First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825. "Where truth is taught and love abounds. "Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary and Children's Director; Bart Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Choir Practice & Children's Classes, 5:15 p.m.; Study Groups for all ages and Children's Choir, 6:15 p;m. Nursery provided for all � events.
� First Christian Church (Disciples of . Christ), 510
Poinsettia -Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, .7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.
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� The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
� Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship and Sunday School. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public Reading Room, located at the church, is open before and after church services on Sunday and Wednesdays and by appointment. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons.
CHURCH OF BRETHREN
� Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. 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. Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker._
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. 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 NAZARENE
� Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring. Sunday: Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning1 Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m. with special services for children, youth and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Timers), and young adults and families. Call for details at 385-0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.
� First Church of the Nazarene' of Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W: Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wor-" ship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening sen/ice at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851.
� First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning-worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7-p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor.
CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION
� Community Bible Church -Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A" North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship serv--ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children arid youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.


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You're singing the entirely wrong song, Virgo
r Aries (March 21-Aprii 20) - Aries, you have to put a positive spin on a situation that pops up in the next few days. if anyone can do this, it is you. Family demands could take up a lot of your time.
; Taurus (April 21-May 21) - There's r)ot much going on this week, which can be a welcome respite for you, Taurus. This could be the perfect time to plan a Vacation for even more R&R. *; Gemini (May 22-June 21) - You have a lot on your plate and you're looking to share the wealth, Gemini. The trouble is you don't have too many takers out there lining up for their share. | Cancer (June 22-July 22) - Rather than dole out advice, Cancer, try some of your theories on yourself. It will give you more credibility when others start questioning how you're such an expert On everything.
; Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) - Leo, there's not much you.can say to put the fire out on a troubled situation. The best you can do is keep mum and wait for things to blow over. Thursday is a power day for you.
� Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) - You're
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singing the entirely wrong song, Virgo, and are completely clueless to the fact. Open your eyes a little wider and see what is going on around you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - You may have bitten off more than you can chew, Libra. Rather than sulk about your poor decision, think about whom you can ask to lend a helping hand for a few days.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Scorpio, there's so much going on lately that you really don't know what to focus on. Zero in on one particular project and get that done before you move on.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -You're off the mark with an assessment of a certain person, Sagittarius. That's not like you since you're usually a good judge of character. Some surprises are in store.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -There's rpore to the situation than you
are being told, Capricorn. That can be pretty frustrating. Don't worry, you'll be clued in soon enough and be able to participate.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) -
Aquarius, you may be thinking about making a luxury or rash purchase, but now is not the time to do so. Wait a few more weeks when your finances are better in order.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) - A new perspective puts you in a much better mood, Pisces, and you feel ready to tackle any challenge or situation.
Notable Birthdays
June 7 � Prince, singer, 51; June 8 � Kanye West, R&B artist. 32; June 9 -Johnny Depp, actor, 46; June 10 - Tara Lipinski, figure skater, 27; June 11 � Hugh Laurie, actor, 50; June 12 � George Bush, former president, 85; June 13 � Ally Sheedy, actress, 47.
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� The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service times are 8:30 and 10 a.m. with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Rector is the Rev. Joyce Holmes. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.corn Web site: redeemeravon.com. The church is at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells bodge.)
� St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I - 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite 11-10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 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: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come and join us.
GRACE BRETHREN
a Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, Senior Pastor, Rev. David Ogden, Associate Pastor, Matt Wheelock, Assistant to the Pastor, and Aaron Michaud, Youth Director. "Kid City" Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12 noon, First Service: 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Drinks, Donuts and Fellowship: 10:15 a.m,-10:45 a.m., Second Service: 10:45 a.m.-12 noon. Sunday Evening Service: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday Evening Service: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. "Crave" Youth Doings,. Christian Life: Application, Bible Study and Prayer, and "Kid City" Children's Activities. "Kid City" Pre-School/ Day Care: Nursery Age Through 5th Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-3111).
INTERDENOMINATIONAL
� 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 Temple Israel Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome Rabbi Lorraine Rudenberg.
Hebrew Language Class from 12:30-2 p.m., June 11 and 18; Torah Study with Rabbi Lorraine Rudenberg at 3 p.m. June 6 and 20, and with Howard Salles from 2;30-4 p.m. June 11 and 18; Shabbat Service with Rabbi Rudenberg followed by Oneg at 6 p.m. June 5 and 19; Havdallah Service at 5 p.m. June 6 and 20. Howard Salles' Torah Study will resume in September. Open to anyone who cares to attend. Summer hours may vary. For further information, call the Temple office at 382-7744.
� Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A. Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays; and Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-0797.
� Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments1 follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information, call Pastor Scott McLean at 471 -2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org.
� Faith Lutheran Church -LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday School for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Special worship services are on Thanksgiving' Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter. Midweek services are during Advent and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale Shop is open to the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Closet is closed Mondays. 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.
i � 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.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com.
� Resurrection Lutheran Church - ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Frangrance Free Wednesday worship, (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 Noel Johnson, 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 Sundays; 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
activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes.. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www. vchurch-es.com/thnitylutheranlp.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL
� Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: First Worship service and Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service and Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nursery is provided for children up to 2 years old. Evening: Junior and Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson, pastor; Todd Patterson, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024.
� Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible studies, 6:30 a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit.
� Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindadowning@hotmail.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www. christiantrainingministries. net
� Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (ASL),' 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org
� Highlands Community Church, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart.
� Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m: (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook - The Holy Bible. Come join us.
� Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.umityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary.
� Visions Christian Community Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave., Avon Park (in the historical building). Pastor .is Alvih 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."
� The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way - A place for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site: www. TheWayChurch.org
PRESBYTERIAN
� Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
� First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the 1 pastor. 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 second Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and choir practice, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Be a part of a warm, caring 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.; Tuesday: "KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Cail the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director of youth ministry.
� First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earthlink.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning worship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 10:45 a.m. in Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their, spiritual knowledge.
� 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 second 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, springlakepc @embarq-mail.com, Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
� Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-da@embarqmail.com, Saturday early morning worship sen/ice is at 8:30 a.m..; Saturday, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.; Vespers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Senior Pastor Paul Boiing; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME, Website is www.discoverjesus.org
� Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet.
THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
� The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; Butler Tyler, first counselor; and James Parker, second counselor. Family History Center: 382-1822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1 p.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.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; and 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.salvationarmysebring.com or
call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-7548, ext. 110.
UNITED METHODIST
� First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:40 a.m. for all ages, Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth 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.
� First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor, Summer Schedule, Sunday School - 9:00 a.m., Worship -10:30, a.m.
� Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti, senior pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Union Worship Service at 9.30 a.m.; New Song worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages at 10:45 a.m.; Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www. memorialumc. com.
m St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. � Life Connections meets at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the fellowship hall from September to May for dinner and age appropriate studies. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse-bring.org
� Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
� Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, whore God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,.FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check the Web site sebringemmanuelucc. com. N o matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.
VINEYARD
� Heartland Vineyard, 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. Pastor. Gerry Woltman. Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, contemporary and Christ-centered.


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Some tips to help keep birds coming around
Birds & Other Wild Things
Ruth and Hank Kowalski
Welcome to our roost! Rather than sketch one of our Highlands County wild birds today, we have decided it was about time we alerted our readers to the various threats to the well-being of our fine-feathered friends.
Most of us know that bird baths left for days without cleaning will form a dangerous mold that can sicken birds and will even begin to harbor mosquitoes, which can be a threat to humans as well as our birds. The solution is simple: Scrub the bird bath with a brass or stiff bristle brush, and rinse with a mild mixture of bleach and water; rinse carefully and refill bird bath with clean water. We believe that a well-maintained bird bath is even more- important (especially in summer) than a well-stocked bird feeder. This should be,done at least twice per week.
Bird feeders can become lethal to our wild birds if the seed is allowed to get moldy. After heavy rains, bird feeders should be emptied and cleaned with the usual mild solution of bleach and water; left to dry well, then refilled. Do not throw the old seed on the ground where ground-feeding birds such as doves, towhees and bobwhites will find the seed.
It makes sense to discard moldy bird feed into household garbage receptacles for disposal.
It is never a good idea to spread moldy bread out for our wild birds. Just another common sense rule that we should all follow. Moldy bread can be as lethal as moldy bird feed.
Cars and trucks kill thousands of birds. Birds die by the thousands by flying into communication towers, buildings, windows and other structures. The towers are being regulated as to illumination and height, however, getting the industry to comply is very difficult. Most of us can't do much about the threats just mentioned, but we can do something about one of the greatest threats to our wild bird population - and that is free roaming cats. ,
It is well documented that all cats - well fed tabbies or feral ones - will hunt and kill birds; this is an instinct that has never been bred out of cats. The urge to hunt and \ the urge to eat are controlled by different portions of a
cat's brain; so a cat is driven to hunt, even when it is not hungry. Birds are not the only animals taking a hit from predation by domestic cats, as there is evidence that small mammals, such as squirrels, baby opossums and rabbits are also affected.
Domestic cats are physically and instinctively equipped to be among the most highly successful hunters on earth. Cats have claws, sharp teeth, the ability to stalk prey quietly and slink in low profile. Couple all that with the cats' instinctive attention to movement and drive to take prey, and it would be hard to improve on the cats' design if engineers tried to create a hunting machine.
A scientific study made by biologists at the Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, verify that our endemic Florida Scrub Jay, in the Placid Lakes Study Area, lists domestic and feral cats as one of the top predators, together with Coopers hawks, foxes, snakes, bob cats and the automobile.
Keeping Tabby indoors certainly would help alleviate the impact cats hdve on wildlife. A cat owner who places a bell around the cat's neck is not doing wildlife any favors. Cats with bells can move without the bells producing any noticeable sound while stalking prey. And furthermore, the cat could get hung up by the bell strap on a branch or fence, and die a slow death.
There are documents, reliable studies made in this country and England, verifying the threat posed to wildlife (especially birds), by free-roaming pet cats in addition by feral cats, and therefore, all of us who love our cats and want to continue seeing our wild birds come to our bird baths and feeders should make sure to keep Tabby indoors.
Ruth and Hank Kowalski live in Lake Placid, have old, deep roots in the Audubon Society. They are graduates of the Dr. Reed Bowman Bird Study Course, given at South Florida Community College. Ruth is the original editor of the Highlands County Audubon Society newsletter, Sightings. Hank is a past president.
Hardee author rolls out 'Peace River'
By CHIP BALLARD
Special to the News-Sun Near the end of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Huck says that if he'd known it was going to be such hard work to make a book, he might never have started it. That summer I holed up for five weeks in my little cabin in the mountains near Maggie Valley, N.C., to write the first draft of "Peace River," I had no idea it would be more than 10 years before I'd be ready to cut it loose.
After the last rewrite, I believed the book was good; so did the few others who read it.
But I was still afraid to let it go. I needed to hear from another writer, ah established author whom I respected, that the book was worthy of publication.
I thought of Dr. Rick Wilber, a professor in the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida, and the author of several successful books.
Several years ago when Wilber was editor of "Fiction Quarterly," which appeared as a supplement to The Tampa Tribune, he published a short story of mine, "The Pepper Plant."
11 contacted Dr. Wilber and, to my' surprise, he remembered me, and my story. Sure, he said, I'll read your
book. And he was more enthusiastic about it than I'd dared to hope. He penned the following blurb (which appears on back of the jacket):
"Chip Ballard's impressive first novel is murderously good. 'Peace River' peers behind the calm facade of life in small-town Florida to find a deadly mix of drugs, greed, sex, and high-school jealously. Ballard's writing is crisp and clean, his plotting is impeccable, and he'll introduce you to some characters you only think you know and like. There's a lot going on in this novel and every bit of it is entertaining. Be ready for some surprises and don't trust anyone you meet as 'Peace River' keeps you turning pages." -Rick Wilber, author of "The Cold Road," "My Father's Game," and the forthcoming mystery, "Rum Point."
Now that I've cut the cord, the pow-ers-that-be say it will take 30-60 days to register "Peace River" with Ingram distributors, and longer still to register it with Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Borders.com, etc.
In the meantime, hardcover books are $30; paperbacks, $20. Anyone interested in ordering an autographed copy of "Peace River," call (863) 735-0960, or (863) 448-6494. You may e-
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mail chipkyle746@embarqmail.com, or write me at P.O. Box 746, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. If you send a check or money order, please include your mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
I hope you enjoy reading "Peace River" as much as I enjoyed writing it.
(For more info, check out www.PeaceRiverMystery.com.)
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Heart of Highlands Sweet Adelines recently installed its new officers for 2009-2010 - (from left) Judy Galm, president; Ida DiStefano, vice president; Loretta Flint, secretary; Anita Helbig, treasurer.
Adelines install new officers
Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK -The Heart of Highland Sweet Adeline Chorus recently installed its officers for, 2009-2010 at a dinner held at Paradise Grille in Highlands Ridge Golf Club.
New officers are Judy Galm, president; Ida DiStefano, vice president; Loretta Flint, secretary; Anita Helbig, treasurer; and board members Ann Heppenheimer, Bette Killeen and Teresa Korn.
The Heart of Highlands Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Rotary, 20 S. Verona Ave., and welcomes all female singers to visit their
rehearsals. For information, call 452-1927, 382-1269 or 699-0743.
Avon Park Library prepares for June movie series
Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK � The following Yesteryear's Movies will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturdays during the month of June at Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave.:
� June 13-"Big," directed by Penny Marshall in 1988, 102 minutes. Maybe the best movie ever made under the category heading of "be careful of wish for ..." Thirteen-year-old Josh despairs of the slowness of his maturity and makes' a wish at a carnival electronic fortuneteller to be' "big." He wakes up the next morning in the 35-year-old
body of Tom Hanks, who brilliantly performs as the man/boy. The ensuing adventures make great comedy. Rated PG. '�;
� June 20 - "Sorry, Wrong' Number," directed by Anatolg Litvak in 1948, 89 minutes; Lucille Fletcher's famed radio, drama is adroitly transferred to film. The increasing terror' is relentless. Barbara Stanwyck's Academy Award-nominated role is faultlessly rendered. To use a much overly quoted cliche: This is an oldie, but a goodie! No rating.
There will be no movie; June 27.
Attend the Church of Your Choice!
HehtcviM J 0:36, "For ye have need of patience, (hat, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise." Again look what the Word says, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. The promises of God are there for you. What's the promise? Let's look at a few scriptures...Ill John 2, "Beloved I wish above all things that �est prosper and be in health, even as thy J|lj crelh." Isaiah 53:5. 'But he was wounded for our
ressions. he was bruised tor our iniquities: the fet of our peace was upon him: an J withlH stripes we are healed." Isaiah 26:3, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose rnind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth. in thee." I Corinthians 10:13, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasti thanks be to God, which Lord Jesus Christ." Isaia the Lord shall renew th with wings as eagles they! they shall walk, and not -promises belong to us. A we have been promised escape, everlasting life, Trust what the Word of
I Corinthians 15:57, "But s the victory through our But they that wait upon gth; they shall mount up , and not be weary; and the Word of God all the to the above scriptures, g, perfect peace, way of and renewed strength, and you will be Blessed!
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Taking The Bite Out Of The Dog
By mike peluso Come to the table
ACROSS
1 Photographer's buy ? Maker of Infiniti hair-Styling irons 13 It precedes Blue Jays' liome games
20 Actress Swank
21 Defoe title surname
22 Rhine siren
23 About to land in riorthern Ohio?
25" Starry-eyed type 231931 Garbo role 27. Binding words 29 Pay
3Q Cherry variety
3tf Incredible hole-in-
55 Burns severely 3*8 Not pay, as taxes #9 Word in a proof 4u Some NFL linemen ^(They're found under ledg hair
44 Douglas Aircraft jets used in Nam
45 Most shabby
47 Iowa college town
48 Rice-_
49 Game-revenue
51 Follow
52 Matter of law
53 Debts?
56 Spacemate of Michael and Buzz
57 ''Strange Magic" gp.
58 Thing to go through
59 Twist, as floorboards
60 Dentist's number? 62Smooth style;
64 PB&J cousin
65 Kitchen gadget
66 In addition :
68 "Leaving Las Vegas", costar
70 Time between mediodia y seis . 72 USN rank
75 Old rotorcraft, for short
76 Traditional ghost stories?
79 Throne letters �<-
80 Malaysian ape
82 Lens holders
83 Materialized
84 Reagan secretary of state
85 Facetious suggestion to public kissers
87 Layers
88 Mozart's "_ Alia Turca"
89 __Kosh B'Gosh
90 "Same Time, Next Year" actor
91 Badgers, in "Jabberwocky"
92 Softened by love
93 Aristocratic Machu Picchu'wb'men?
95 Eter'mties'.,\
ill Ring floorings? 100 Church challengers 104 Qom inhabitant 106 WWII intelligence oversights? s TlCfeS|Wth::Afcican liber-
111 Show contrition
112 More to the point
113 Certifies
114 Lists of candidates
115 Prosecutorial staff member: Abbr.'
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1 Shoe retailer McAri
2 1972 Derby winner^. Ridge
3 "Okay if __ myself out?"
4 "The Prodigal Son" and others
514-Down flowers
6 Songwriters Bob and Jakob V
7 MXXX -r V
8 Pay dirt
9 Match _: tie game, in Bordeaux
10Mad-wet hen link if Give a charge to 12_-wip
13 Stale
14 Gift for a big date
15 Seattle's 206, e.g.
16 1960 Wimbledon champ Fraser
17 __ mater
18 Forest bounders
19 Well-ventilated ; v . 24 Fraction of a joule 28 Like the simplest process
31 Get even for
32 Out of control, maybe
33 Spots
34 Garson of "Mrs. Miniver"
35 Trap'
36 Desert mount
37 Angry gorillas?
38 Detachable collars
40 Little queen in' the library?
41 Astronaut's garb
42 "O Rare. Ben Johnson" is engraved (in error) on one ' 44 Brother in a hood? 46 Navel phenomenon
48 For some time
49 Camping pest
50 Unlike this ans.
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53 Iridescent stone �'..
54 Little hooter
55 Pest
61 Raptor's victim
63 Hotelier Helmsley
64 Believes
65 Angry
66 Disco era phras#%v,
67 Begets
68 Protection for a bank
job, ' \?m
69. "Let me think $$p$, that" � ;:
70 Whig opponents
71 Burn soothers 73 Fall preceder 74"Lordy!"
77 Weaken, as confidence :,y
78 Cut a sandwich;'sly 81 Family elders, familiarly !
84 Piece keepers? "! 86 Savvy sailor
87 Lap dog, for short
88 Commits an act of betrayal, maybe
91 Mortarboard hanger
92 Pat of "The Karate Kid" .
93 "Intervention" airer
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98 Tilted fetielfe^ 100Alts.1f $
101 Techrt^afeMiw
102 E-tnailied � dupe, to 103Artt1ti^;V
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108 Nothing but_: perfect hoops shot
109 Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir.
New hubby clings tightly to old bachelor habits
Dear Abby: "Ralph" and I have been rnarried a little over a year. It's the second marriage for both of us. We were bojth single for six years after our divorces, so we had time to become independent.
� Ralph still spends his evenings and weekends the way hedid wrien he was a bachelor. He stays in th;^ garage and watches TV alone. We have talked 4bout it, set up family;time, and even Bought the large-screen TV he wanted for the living room, but still he hides out in the garage. He comes in only to eat and use the bathroom.
! I know Ralph loves me and our new family, but this is causing strain. I have two children from my last marriage, and the younger-spe feels deeply hurt because my husband spends;net time With him. What can I do? I feel alone ih this marriage.
; � Alone Anil Lonley in Indiana
i Dear Alone Ao^^onley: You ARE alone in this marrOTffij�'If you married Ralph thinking ypj|p|>ujd change the way he acted as a bachelor, that you would haye 'd'plinfi|^^P(iJp.a'Siy' your
Mother #iisiire
Dear Abhy
children would have an attentive father, you may have married the wrong man. If Ralph was happy and at"ease, he would not -bestriding oW in the garaige. ff Before this goes any further, you and he need to have another frank talk because the status quo is not fair to you or the children. If it doesn't work, then it's time for family counseling, if only so your children won't blame themselves for your husband's shortcomings. .
However, I don't expect him to change and neither should you. This is the way he was before you married him, and a leopard'doesn't change his spots.
Dear Abby: I have an issue with my husband and can't seem to get my point across. He refuses to wear a seat belt. He says it's uncomfortable, and he hates when he pulls it too quickly and
it gets caught. I have asked him repeatedly to wear it, not only because he could get a ticket, but also for his own safety.
My car has an alarm on it, so if you don't buckle up, it beeps. He goes as far as buckling the belt behind him so it Will stop. I have tried everything from explaining the safety hazards to telling him he can no longer drive my car if he can't drive safely. What can I do to make him buckle up?
� Frustrated in Alabama
Dear Frustrated: Seat belts save lives, and that's why seat belt laws were passed. Your husband is a grown man, presumably of sound mind. You can't "make" him do anything he does-n't want to do. You can, however, refuse to ride with him if he doesn't comply � and that's what I'm recommending.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Bur en, 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.
about putting son in day-care center
: Question: My son is just over ayear old. I quit my job when he was born, believing' it was the right thing to do, but lately our finances have been so tight that I'm seriously considering going back to work. What are your feelings about putting a child of this age in day care?
Dr. Dobson: Let me begin by saying that I understand the struggle you're facing. When our firstborn was 2 years old, I was finishing my doctoral work at the University of Southern California. Every available dollar was needed to support my tuition and related expenses. Although we didn't want Shirley to work when Danae was young, we felt we had no alternative. Shirley taught school and our little girl was taken to a day-care center each morning. One dqy when we arrived at the. facility, Danae began to cry uncontrollably. "No! No! No, Baddy!" she said to me. She Ifad a look of terror in her 3yes, and I suspected that she had been very upset the last rjme she was there. I could dnly imagine what had happened. I turned and' walked
back to the car car-JjMfig my precious
ter. When we were alone, I said, "Danae, I promise that you will never have to stay there again." And she never did.
,1 share this to underscore the point that though I'm sympathetic with your financial anxieties, I'd still advise you to avoid the day-care option if at all possible. My opinion on this subject is based on hard data.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has conducted the most comprehensive study of this issue to date. More than 1,100 mothers and children and 10 premier child-care sites across the United States were evaluated when the children were 6, 15, 24, and 36 months of age. Preliminary findings confirm that leaving a very young child in a day-care facility is associated with less sensitive mothering and child engagement. The child also tends to react less positively to the mother.
Focus On The Family
In other words, the bond between mother and child is affected somewhat negatively by early day-care experience, especially if the mother tends by nature to be insensitive.
Dr. James Dobson
Question: You've indicated when sex education should begin. When should it end?
Dr. Dobson: You should plan to end your formal instructional program about the time your son or daughter enters puberty (the time of rapid sexual development in early adolescence). Puberty usually begins between 10 and 13 for girls and between 11 and 14 for boys. Once they enter this developmental period, they are typically embarrassed by discussions of sex with their parents. Adolescents usually resent adult intrusion during this time - unless they raise the topic themselves. In other words, this is an area where teens should invite parents into their lives. I feel that we should
respect their wishes. We are. given 10 or 12 years to provide the proper understanding of human sexuality. After that foundation has been laid, we serve primarily as resources to whom our children can turn when the need exists. That is not to say parents should abdicate their responsibility to provide guidance about issues related to sexuality, dating, marriage, etc., as opportunities present themselves. Again, sensitivity to the feelings of the teen is paramount. If he or she wishes to talk, by all means, welcome the conversation. In . other cases, parental guidance may be most effective if offered indirectly. Trusted youth workets at church or in a club program such as Campus Life or Young Life can often break the ice.
I'd also suggest that you arrange a subscription for your kids to magazines that provide advice - from the perspective of a friend, rather than an authority figure.
Dr. Dobson is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs.
"There!" I said to myself as I looked over the place settings for the morning's breakfast. "That's just right."
Our guests had come to us through a Christian travel club we belong to and I wanted to make their stay as nice as we . have experienced in the homes of other members.
I enjoy cooking, being creative and delight in the presentation of food whether for ourselves or company. My husband, Ken, and I both enjoy hospitality. So, being hosts with this travel club -though new to us - is great.
In the evening before bed, I set the table with the dishes, cups, and glasses that will most enhance the food I'll serve in the morning. As our guests emerge from the guest room - refreshed from a good night's sleep - the aromas and the welcoming table beckons them to nourish their awaking appetites.
While the food and company nourish us physically and emotionally, the Christian ' camaraderie connects us on a, spiritual level - unique to the Christian experience.
Even before we get to know one another, we feel a connection. As we "break bread" together, it is natural to share our love for the Lord and speak of his goodness -exchanging stories, hopes and< dreams with one another.
The reason we connect is because each of us has already come to another table and been fed.
We have come to the feast of God's Word, the Bible, been fed bountifully at his table and quenched our thirst
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with his living water. God's Word is like having a four-course meal. The Bible is likened to milk, bread, solid, food and sweet dessert.
One passage in I Peter 2:2-3, NIV, puts iflike this, "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good."
In other words, by God's grace, we as individuals have taken the step in faith to become followers of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit then indwells God's children and we are part of his family.
That family connection is recognizable almost immediately.
Then as we visit and share, we take the nourishment we have received from his Word and intermingle it in our conversation. Now the physical food on the table pales in comparison to the spiritual nourishment that accompanies it and lifts our spirits.
So, come to the table of God's Word and fill your hungry soul with spiritual food that is satisfying, fulfilling and essential for eternal life. Selah
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FAMILY FEATURES
Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Severe storms, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes can bring about potentially dangerous weather during the spring and summer months. While you can't prevent them, you can be prepared for them. The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Energizer and 6,100 local fire departments urge people to get families ready for severe weather by preparing Power Through It All'" emergency power kits.
"An emergency power kit can literally be a beacon of light in a storm," said Chief Larry J. Grorud, CFO, MIFireE and president of IAFC. "It's very important to have flashlights on hand during power outages; they are always safer than candles in these situations and can significantly reduce a family's risk of injury."
"There is peace of mind in lighting the room, knowing you can stay in touch by charging your cell phone and tracking the progress of the storm by radio," said Betsy Laakko, director of marketing for Energizer. "A well-stocked power kit can help a family do all of those things."
Important tips for building a Power Through It All kit:
� Include at least one flashlight for every member of the household.
� Include a battery-powered lantern for illuminating larger spaces and rooms.
� Include a battery-operated weather radio to track the storm.
� Include extra batteries in a variety
of cell sizes for extended power outages, such as Energizer MAX Batteries (AA,C
and D), as well as specialty batteries for critical devices such as glucose monitors and hearing aid batteries.
� Include battery-operated cell phone chargers and extra lithium batteries to keep your family safe and connected during severe weather. Lithium batteries are a smart addition to a power kit because they have a storage life of 15 years and work in extreme temperatures from -40�F ' to 140�F. ' �'�;
Each year, when you
change your clock in the spring, check the batteries in your flashlights and emergency power kit.
Put the kit in a spot that is easily accessible to every family member.
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Flashlights instead of candles
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, candles are the third leading cause of injuries from home fires, following cooking and heating. On average, one home fire caused by candles is reported every 34 minutes. Therefore, the IAFC and Energizer are encouraging families to use only battery-operated lighting devices when a power outage occurs.
"All too often, home fires are ignited by candles used for light when the power goes out. We are reminding families to stay prepared for blackouts by preparing emergency power kits that include flashlights for every member of the family, battery-operated radios, portable cell phone chargers and extra batteries," said Grorud.
"The simple step of making sure the batteries are fresh in your flashlights and lanterns when moving the clocks forward this spring, as well as preparing an emergency power kit, could save your family's life."
"Over the years we've heard from countless firefighters about their need to educate people about the dangers of using candles during power outages," said Laakko. "We are so pleased to be able work with our partners in the IAFC to help local firefighters keep their communities safe."
In addition to having a Power Through It All kit, there are other steps you can take to get your family prepared.
Develop a plan
� Know your home's vulnerabilities. Depending on where you live, your family could be affected by storms such as flooding, hurricanes, power outages, wildfires, earthquakes or tornadoes.
11 Locate the safest areas in your home to go to in the event of these types of disasters. In certain circumstances, the safest areas may not.be in your home but within your community.
� Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet.
� Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
Prepare your family
� Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
� Stock nonperishable emergency supplies and an emergency kit.
� Use a NO A A weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every six months, as you do with smoke detectors.
� Familiarize all family members with escape routes and put your disaster plan into practice by rehearsing what you will do if and when an emergency happens.
� Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.
Protect your home
� Protect and reinforce four critical areas: roofs, shutters, doors and garage doors.
� Make trees more wind resistant by removing damaged limbs and strategically removing branches that could pose a threat to property if broken during a storm.
� Take pictures of your valuable items for insurance documentation.
Additional items to prepare for an emergency
� Specialty items for infants and the elderly.
� Water: The Federal Emergency Management Agency says each person should have a supply of one gallon of water per day for three days, as a normally active person needs at least one-half gallon of water daily just for drinking, in addition to cooking and sanitation.
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� Food: enough for at least three to seven days.
� Nonelectric can opener.
� Paper plates and plastic utensils.
� Blankets and pillows.
� Clothing: seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes.
� First Aid Kit: including medicines and prescription drugs.
� Cash (with some small bills): Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
� Important documents: Keep insurance papers, medical records, bank account numbers and Social Security card(s) in a waterproof container or watertight re-sealable plastic bag.
� Pictures of family members and pets in the event of separation.
� Pet care items.
For a complete list of tips for preparing for storms and important home fire safety tips, visit the Keep Safe. Keep Going* Web site, www.encrgizer.com/preparedness.