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'We are all obligated' to report abuse
Arrests in 'Baby K' case highlight legal responsibility
By TREY CHRISTY
ti;email@example.com SEBRING � Last week's arrest of two day care workers for failure to report child abuse has put the spotlight on those whose statutory duties include looking out for the welfare of children.
Sara Vasquez, 25, of Zolfo Springs and Linda Payne, 39, of Sebring, were arrested Wednesday and charged with failure to report suspected child abuse in connection with the death of 22-month-old Kaedyn Short, who � died May 27, almost two months after she was allegedly severely beaten by Avon Park Police Officer James Parker. Payne owns A Better Choice day care center, and Vasquez is her employee.
Kaedyn's mother, Jenifer Short, 28, was also arrested and charged with failure to report abuse and child neglect causing great harm. Parker has been charged with first-degree murder. Investigators say the March 29 incident that led to Kaedyn's death was not the first time she was abused.
Members of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, when asked by law whose responsibility it is to report suspected child abuse, cited Florida Statute 39.201, which covers mandatory
reports of child abuse, abandonment or neglect.
In addition to day care workers, the lengthy list includes physicians, health or mental health professionals, practitioners who rely solely on spiritual means for healing, teachers or school personnel, social workers, professional child care workers, foster care workers, law enforcement officers judges.
According to statute the people in the listed professions are "required to provide
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Speaking his mind
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Avon Park City Councilman AUoe Hinson back at his old middle school at Hopewell Academy in Avon Park. Hinson has fond memories of the school, which was segregated at the time.
Hinson says he questions some of the things Avon Park's government has done
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
AVON PARK - In a wide ranging interview Wednesday AUoe Hinson, the most recent addition to the city council, discussed where the city is and where he thinks it should head.
The trigger for his thinking was the $300,000 drop in tax revenues expected for fiscal year 2009-10.
The budgetary challenges, however, were only a part of his discussion. He also has concerns with how things are done in the
city, the low morale of many city employees and the state of its leadership.
A primary concern is the lack of time he has to study information before having to make decisions.
"When you give me the packet two days ahead or at the meeting, I have a problem with that," he said,
"I'm on another board that (also) meets once a month and I get that packet two weeks before the meeting � and it's a bigger packet.
"Some areas and problems you're not familiar with, so you need time, to go see people, ask questions and find out.
"There should be a cut-off time (for the packet to be ready) and that should be known throughout the city."
He worries that City Manager Sarah Adelt isn't up to her job.
"Mike Sarah as a person," he said, "and I'd like to stand behind her, but things are getting wild, with people thinking we
Continued on page 8A
Rush is on to renew tags and registration
Prices set to soar Sept. 1
By ED BALDRIDGE
firstname.lastname@example.org SEBRING � The sudden jump in tag and registration fees has prompted a rush to get renewals done, according to Highlands County Tax collector Charles L. Bryan.
And he expects the trend to continue for a couple of months.
"People have read about it, and they are rushing in for it," Bryan said on Wednesday. .
The increase is slated for Sept. 1, and those who seek to renew the registration of their vehicles will see fees statewide were increased considerably by the Florida Legislature.
In some cases, the fees doubled or tripled when Governor Charlie Christ signed Senate Bill 1778 into law on May 4.
"The state says it's a fee, but it's nothing more than a tax," Bryan said Bryan earlier about the drastic increases.
Bryan's goal was to get as many people into his office to renew for one or two years before the increase hits. x It saves the taxpayers money, and bolsters the office's budget for a tough year. A win, win for everyone.
But what Bryan did not expect was the results of his "do it now for two" campaign.
According to Tax Collector office manager Carole Mott-Richie there were 20 folks last year who bought for two years. Since the News-Sun article on June 17, more than 2,000 have come in so far for June.
Mott-Richie expected a lot of upset taxpayers because of the hike. And. in an office that prides itself on customer service, that means a lot.
"We've had a few grumbles, but not a
Continued on page 8A
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Voting ends today
The No Frills Grill's 'ultimate burger* is a finalist in the Regis and Kelly Grill Off.
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
email@example.com LAKE PLACID - Mark and Karen Bartlett opened their No Frills Grill at 1979 Placid Lakes Blvd. in December 2008.
To their delighted surprise an anonymous customer recently nominated their "ultimate burger" in the burger category of the Regis and Kelly Grill Off going on this summer on the popular morning televi-
The secret to the ultimate burger, Bartlett said, is how the meat is custom ground. Then the patty is stuffed with cheese on the inside and topped off with saut�ed onions and mushrooms, and two strips of bacon.
"It's the kind of burger you have to hold with two hands and the juices run down your
arm," Bartlett said.
In the contest, first show producers got in touch with the Bartletts asking for the ultimate burger's recipe, then they asked for a one minute video.
The Bartletts asked their close friend Larry Musgrave, a local entertainer, to help them make the video, which was to be aired on Live with Regis and Kelly, and used to winnow
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News-Sun � Sunday, June , 2009
Center expansion takes step
Bids opened on Thursday
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
SEBRING - The process of expanding the Children's Advocacy Center by 7,438 square feet took another step forward Thursday when construction bids for the project were opened.
Jeff Roth, the advocacy center's executive director, was delighted with the results. "I think the taxpayer will be very happy," he said.
That is because every bid came in well under the $950,000 budgeted for the project.
Of the 32 construction firms that attended the mandatory pre-bid meeting on June 10, a dozen submitted bids.
The high bid of $754,918 was offered by All Phase Construction & Development LLC. .
The low bid of $498,472 was offered by Trinity Development Corp.
In the next step of the process the architect of record, Suzanne Hunnicutt of Chastain Skillman, and the county's purchasing agent will review the bids. After that the winning bid will be sent to the board of county Commissioners for final approval.
The expansion, which will allow for more offices and better separation of children from accused abusers, will be added onto the east side of the present building. That will be re-roofed and the exterior repainted at the same time.
When asked if the project remained on schedule, Roth said, "We are still in the window of opportunity to finish on time."
7 think the taxpayer will be
In the article in the June 26 edition of the News-Sun titled "Quick response to power outages comes with a cost," Suzanne Grant of Progress Energy asked that the following quote, "The economy has not effected us as much as the storms in Florida have. We have added some to our workforce to keep up," be clarified.
Grant stated in an e-mail on Friday that, "You had asked if our response to the week's storms was negatively affected by any layoffs or other issues due to the economy and I indicated that the economy wasn't an issue for the response time - just the recent storms. My meaning was that we'd had a lot of activity over the past few days. I don't recall indicating we've added 'workforce' to keep up. We have pulled workers in from other operation centers to deal with larger weather-related outages in Pinellas and other areas this week ... but we didn't add new employees. Temporarily reallocated staff to do with weather-related issues is typical for utilities."
The News-Sun apologizes for any confusion and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight.
News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Eight seniors from the City of Sebring were honored at a luncheon held in their honor by the Alan Jay Automotive Network and the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. (From left) They are: Ashley Cooper, Christie Davis, Molly Gossett, Brittany Hessell, David Lockland, Jessica McCambridge and Heather Mclntyre. Each student had already been named student of the month during the school year. Cooper and Mclntyre were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship.
Two SHS students awarded scholarships from Chamber
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
SEBRING - The Alan Jay Automotive Network and Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce announced during a luncheon in honor of outstanding students Thursday afternoon that Ashley Cooper and Heather Mclntyre, both of Sebring High School, each WOn a $3,000 scholarship.
Every month during the school year a student is nominated by his or her middle and high school as students of the month.
At the end of the year, the eight high school seniors are then interviewed for the scholarships by a committee of six, including the executive committee of the chamber, Alan Jay Wildstein and Judy Distin, who organizes the scholarship program all year long.
The winning students have to show a balance between academics, extra-curricular activities and community service. They also have to answer questions that relate to their future and shed light on their past � for example, who has impacted their lives and what their goals are.
"It's a very hard decision," said outgoing Sebring Chamber executive director Sarah Pallone, who sat on the committee. "Every single student is deserving."
The other students nominated were: Caitlin Cwalinski of Heartland Christian School, Christie Davis of Heartland Christian School, Molly Gossett of Sebring High School, Brittany Hessell of Sebring High School, David Lockland of Sebring High School and Jessia McCambridge of Sebring High School.
Badcock cuts 40 jobs, but none in Highlands County
News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Heather Mclnryre was one of two City of Sebring seniors who received a $3,000 scholarship from the Alan Jay Automotive Network and the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce. She will attend Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., where she plans to study politics and government She hopes to become a foreign service officer with the State Department
Since Wildstein has partnered with the chamber on the program 16 years ago, more than $90,000 has been given away in scholarships.
"It's a tribute to the community," Wildstein said. "Our goal is an endowment making it self-sustaining."
He thanked the Kenilworth Lodge and Golden Palms Catering for providing the venue and meal at no post.
Iran's president lashes out at Obama
� Editor's Note: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay in their offices. This report is based on the accounts of witnesses reached in Iran and official statements carried on Iranian media.
By JIM HEINTZ
Associated Press Writer Iran's hardline president lashed out anew at the United States and President Barack Obama on Saturday, accusing him of interference and suggesting that Washington's, stance on Iran's postelection turmoil could imperil Obama's aim of improving relations.
"We are surprised at Mr. Obama," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in remarks to judiciary officials broadcast on state television. "Didn't he say that he was after change? Why did he interfere?"
"They keep saying that they want to hold talks with Iran ... but is this the correct
way? Definitely, they have made a mistake," Ahmadinejad said.
Obama was strongly criticized at home and by many abroad, for his initial measured response to opposition allegations that Ahmadinejad was re-elected by fraud in the June 12 balloting and to the harsh crackdown on protesters. The Obama administration wants to improve contacts with Tehran, especially because of concern that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. _ �
Since the election, opposition protesters repeatedly have clashed with security forces who beat them with batons, fired tear gas and water cannons and arrested hundreds of people. At least 17 people have been killed, in addition to eight members of the pro-government Basij militia, officials have said.
The crackdown has pushed protesters off the streets, ending days of( unprecedented demonstrations that saw hundreds of thousands of people demanding the election be canceled and held again.
Many supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi have been shouting "God is great!" from the roofs of their homes � a
Continued on page 8A
By ED BALDRIDGE
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AVON PARK - W.S. Badcock Corp. announced Friday that it has laid off 40 workers around the state, but the lay-offs are not affecting Highlands County.
Badcock's announcement on Friday was just another in the long list of companies struggling in the current economy, and the layoffs were attributed to declining sales in the retail furniture industry.-
The job losses affect office and operations staff at virtually every level of the Mulberry-based corporation, announced Mike Price, who took over Jan. 1 as chief executive officer of the family-owned business founded in 1904.
Most job cuts were local to Mulberry, he said, but just under 10 positions were eliminated at company operations throughout the Southeast. Badcock operates 300 stores in Florida and seven other states. About 240 stores are independently owned.
Price said sales have been down for two years or more, and the current recession just made things t worse.
"We've just had to start trimming some of our expenses," he said. -
The cuts at corporate do not affect the Sebring or Avon Park stores, who are independently owned.
Trish Trevino, manager at the Avon Park store, said that the economy is tough, but that her store was getting along fine.
"We take it one day at a time, but so far, we are doing OK," Trevino said. ;
"The economy has; affected everybody, but our prices and our lenient credit has helped us out more than other places. We are! not as tough as other! financing businesses, and that has made a difference," she added.
According to Sharon-Lobeau, independent owner' of the Sebring Badcock Home Furnishings, the layoffs have nothing to do with the independent stores. . �
"Business has slowed a bit, but the corporate layoffs don't effect us," she said.
"If you treat your customers right, and have the right prices, you will keep: them. Everyone needs a bed or a refrigerator at some time. And we are her when you need us. I am just thankful that the business here in Sebring is doing OK. The economy, has us worried a bit, but it's all about helping out and shopping locally," Lobeau said.
News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Local Badcock stores will not be affected by corporate layoffs.
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Editorial & Opinion
I've been writing this column since June of 1998, when it ran every two weeks. After a short break in the latter half of 2000 it, became a weekly column. That's a lot of words.
While a weekly column has mostly been a positive experience for me, there are , drawbacks. The big one that's been bugging me today has to do with my memory - or lack thereof.
I don't have the ability to remember everything I've written. If I remember something, I can't always remember when I wrote it. This can be frustrating when I'm trying to recall if I've tackled a topic or not.
For example, this column. As my Florida readers know, there was an amendment added to the Florida Constitution a while back, upping the homestead exemption. The governor also took the opportunity in 2006 or 2007 to roll back property tax rates. Then everyone in Tallahassee congratulated themselves on how "they" saved the taxpayers money.
I seemed to remember comparing this sleight of hand to going to lose weight and getting someone else to diet for me. But I couldn't remember when. So I started searching past columns that I have on both my desktop and laptop computer, probably putting more time into it then it will take me to finish writing the column.
But the search paid off. I discovered the column, written two years ago almost to the day (how spooky is that?). ,It didn't deal with the increase of homestead exemption, but talked about the rollback of property taxes.
The reason this is the subject of my column? Stories in the local papers recently have highlighted that Avon Park and Highlands County are both looking at budget shortfalls. And both are looking at what they can cut out of the budget in part because Tallahassee forced them to do with less money.
This was one of my concerns about raising the homestead exemption. Tallahassee doesn't care how high the exemption goes - they don't get money from their budget
from it. Property taxes fund local governments, i.e. city and county governments.
Florida's state government didn't lose a penny of revenue by tinkering with property taxes. They just placed a heavy burden on local governments, and then had the gall to congratulate themselves for doing it.
How big of a problem is this? Let's take Avon Park for an example. Right now, between falling property values and the increased homestead exemption, the city collects revenue from only 15 percent of the residents and businesses there. 15 percent!
That is a small pool to draw from. Things are so bad there's talk of turning the police and fire departments over to the county. That was among 10 suggestions Avon Park council member George Hall made in a circulated e-memo.
Am I a fan of taxes? No. I think the federal government mismanages our money on a regular basis and gets away with it because they make just enough constituents ' happy by mismanaging it to their voter's advantage.
But this is local government we're talking about. Like it or not, counties and cities need money to run. You want garbage pickup, fire protection, police protection? Somehow that has to be paid for. And the primary source of revenue our local governments have? Property taxes.
I know those who voted to raise homestead exemption have a hand in this too. But it was the state government that pushed this whole "lower property taxes" deal, that hid the real cost of it from those who didn't educate themselves.
So thanks a lot, Tallahassee. Thanks for hobbling our local governments so you could claim to be cutting taxes without costing yourselves a red cent. Please don't do us any more favors.
Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady� embarqmail.com
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We can't think of anything more disturbing than stories of abuse inflicted upon the fragile among us.
To hear of children, the disabled or elderly who are beaten or mistreated is enough to make us despair and then seethe with anger.
The case of Kaedyn Short, whose life was brutally ended two months shy of her second birthday, is a heartbreaking case in point.
That she could be attacked � allegedly by a primary caregiver, her mother's live-in boyfriend who was baby-sitting her at the time she was hurt � is terrible enough. Especially because the injuries she received were so severe that had she lived, she would have never recovered.
But now additional indictments have been filed against her mother and two women who were responsible for her day care. All have been charged with not reporting child abuse and failure to secure medical services and failure to protect a child from child abuse.
These charges are a result of earlier injuries discovered at the time Kaedyn was rushed to the hospital limp and unconscious on March 29.
We discover the toddler had suffered a broken collarbone about two months earlier, and a broken elbow about a week before her skull was fractured.
The amount of violence Kaedyn absorbed in her brief life leaves us speechless with horror.
It is hard enough to try to understand the rage behind the injuries; we find trying to
understand how not one, but three, adults' appear to have turned blind eyes to Kaedyn's pain and suffering is simply impossible.
Never mind that by state statute every citizen is responsible for reporting abuse � where was the sense of connection and caring? Was anyone in this child's inner circle even paying attention?
We need to remember this little girl every, day of our lives, so that we, in our turn, never fail another child, or any fragile individual enduring abuse.
Jeff Roth directs the Children's Advocacy Center in Sebring. He says anyone who reports abuse has their privacy protected. Not only does a reporter of abuse remain anonymous (except for a narrow group of professionals), but it is a felony for those to whom the abuse is reported to reveal the name of the individual making the report.
There is, in other words, no reason to be. afraid.
All reports of abuse to children, the disabled and elderly in Florida go through a central registry, which screens the reports and sets investigations in motion when appropriate.
Roth explained a person only needs to suspect abuse, one doesn't have to have absolute proof. That is the investigator's job.
He reminds everyone that young, pre-verbal children are at the greatest risk. They cannot speak for themselves, and often spend most of their time behind closed doors.
"People who suspect something is wrong need to speak up on a child's behalf," Roth said.
The number to call is 1(800) 962-2873 or 1(800) 96-ABUSE.
Minor charge causes major problems
My husband's driver's license was suspended in 1986 for not paying a speeding ticket on time. We lived in Homestead at the time. In Dade County they give you credit for time served. Then they send you on your way the next day. We moved up here in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew.
Eddie is a painter by trade and anyone in the construction business knows that if you can't drive to a job then you don't keep the job. He has driven to jobs to support our family and to help keep us out of the welfare game. Caught doing just that in 2000, he spent three years in prison. Now, five years later he was stopped for a minor offense. Released at the time, he was later arrested when the charge was changed to a felony.
The prosecuting attorney that sent him there in 2000 is now the judge. My husband is now facing him for the second offense. I feel this is a conflict of interest shown by his setting the bond at $25,000, when the normal bond is hi the $1,000 range.
While my husband is awaiting cOurt he has had two heart attacks. As a result he was taken to Tampa General Hospital to get three stents inserted. The doctor said he may be facing open heart bypass surgery.
Since his return from the last procedure he has had pains in his chest and neck. The nurses there told him there was nothing wrong with him and he should stop complaining or they would put him in lockdown. He was sent to a follow-up for the surgery and they found an erratic heartbeat and placed him on nitro.
I have been married to Eddie for 22 years and I can assure you he is not a hypochondriac. This has been proven by his two trips to the hospital while incarcerated.
The medical treatment he has received has already exceeded $100,000, which will have to be paid by the tax payers.
This has been a total disruption to our lives. I had to raise two sons and my daughter who was born while Eddie was in prison. I am hoping that some solution may be worked out that I don't have to continue being the sole support for our family. Perhaps he could be 0 assigned to community service so that he could again be a part of our family life.
Let me close by saying that my husband has never been involved in an accident or a DUI. His first offense was a minor speeding violation. He paid the fine, unfortunately late, and had a suspension of six months for that offense. Since then he has been stopped for other minor violations. With our combined minimum income, which is even less with him in prison, there is no way that we would be able to pay all of the fines for the past offenses. Because of this he cannot qualify for a hardship license.
Candace Volz Avon Park
A few things of interest
I challenge all of you to watch the news, Channel 22, Saturday from 1-2 p.m. You will get news that you won't get on the other networks. I'd like to share some things reported May 30.
A Bible study group who had met for years in San Diego was cited for unlawful use of land.
In New Haven, Conn., firefighters took a test for possible promotion. Because of the discrepancy in the number of blacks compared to whites who passed, the opportunity was lost. Fortunately, they are being given another chance. One way to denigrate our way of life would surely be to deny the opportunity for advancement; thereby hurting everyone. We all need to learn our job, but the incentive would be severely damaged if those who don't try to improve their skills are given the same advancement as others who do.
We have the nuclear threat from North Korea, a real threat. We have President Obama's plan for the Israel and Palestinian two-state conflict. I'm afraid he isn't giving consideration to the fact that God gave this to Israel. It seems to me that someone will have to change their plans; I'm sure it won't be God. Israel has already given up the Gaza Strip and is now being asked to give up the West Bank. As I understand it, there was nothing on this land until the Jews began to settle there; now, they are being asked to give up their homes and start over again. It is debatable as to how much of this God will tolerate. There are hundreds of thousands of Jews set-', tied on the West Bank.
I believe that President Obama stated that he is a Christian when he was lecturing for President; now, he has been quoted as saying that America is no longer a Christian nation. I'm ready to confess that we have many things in this great nation that don't reflect Christianity, but that does not mean that we have given up on what we were founded on and believe. Many of us were praying that he was interested in restoring this nation to our core
beliefs and values; so far, that has not proven to be the case.
I believe this was in California, they are determined to teach homosexuality to kindergartners. This will not be optional but forced. I can't think of a worse dilemma.
If there was ever a time when God's people need to come together, stand firm and claim n Chronicles 7:14, it is now. How we need His precious intervention. I do thank Him and praise His Holy name that no task is too great for Him. We may think California is far away and doesn't have an effect on us, but Satan may'start with the most vulnerable, I'm sure he won't stop there. He is recruiting his army, little by little.
Now, as Christians we know he can't win, but how we react will certainly have an effect on what we have to contend with before the victory comes. May we all take these things seriously. As I have grown older, Philippians 4:6 has become very precious to me. Be anxious for nothing, but by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. Supplication is the kind of prayer that Jesus did in Gethsemane, very serious.
Remember to thank God always for answered prayer. Won't you join me as I put these Scriptures into action. May God shed His richest blessings on each of us.
Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring
Consistency, the true test of character
I have always had the utmost respect for anyone's opinion so long as they were consistent. If you tell
me you believe in low taxes, less government, and an independent free market economy, I can respect that so long as your actions are consistent with your proclamations. In fact, if you were truely consistent and principled, your words would be married to your actions.
Herein lies the problem, we have had a local and state government dominated by those proclaiming to believe in low taxes, less government and an independent free market economy but yet we're being taxed to death. Government is exercising greater and greater control of our lives and the independent free market only applies to bull markets.
Confused about the Bull and Bear markets?
Here's all you need to know: In a Bull market the taxpayer Bears the responsibility for all the mistakes overlooked by greed. In the Bear market, the taxpayer must exercise extreme caution to avoid stepping in the Bull being spread by those who didn't properly prepare for hibernation like all good bears should.
Our current politicians, have con-sistenly proven that they are not principled people who practice what they preach. In good times and bad, the taxpayer loses. Isn't it time for the people to retake control of our government? To do so, we must first confront the corpocracy of our democracy and put people before profit.
We must stop buying into the belief that we need to build our way out of these rough economic times. What we really need to do is practice lower taxes, less government and an independent free market. Or, to put it another way - put our money where our mouth is!
Zane Thomas Sebring
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Charles Eckert/Newsday/MCT JPeople gather outside the Apollo theater in New York City after hearing about the death jof singer Michael Jackson (below) on Thursday.
Jackson said to be energetic, upbeat ahead of London tour
By GILLIAN FLACCUS
Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - The
;King of Pop seemed driven and upbeat in the weeks, even hours, before his death as he rehearsed rigorously for a series of 50 concerts in London that were to begin a
Friends and colleagues said Friday that Jackson appeared in recent months
-to be rejuvenated by the
-prospect of performing again.
After years of seclusion ^following a child sex scan-!dal, the pop icon was heavi-"Jy involved in all aspects of !fhe concert rehearsals. He !had hired a personal trainer and was practicing with .backup. dancers and chorer "ographers several hours a day, they said.
"He was working hard, setting the example, overseeing the choreography, kicking butt and taking names," . said Johnny Caswell, president of. CenterStaging Musical Productions Inc., a Burbank sound stage where Jackson rehearsed until late May. "He was ready to blow everybody out of the water. This was going to be the 'biggest extravaganza, entertainment spectacle ever"
Jackson was involved in all areas of planning, including watching auditions and choosing the backup dancers who would appear with him, said Maryss Courchinoux, a 29-year-old dancer from Paris who sought a place on stage with Jacksoit. ,
Courchinoux said she had been selected as a backup dancer for the London concerts and had been fitted for a costume. She had been invited to Thursday's rehearsal in Los Angeles to meet Jackson and watch the practice to help prepare for her role, she said.
On the same day, Jackson was pronounced dead after collapsing at his home in Holmby Hills, a swanky
neighborhood near Bel Air.
Courchinoux recounted how Jackson was in the audience as she auditioned in April, when she performed a set routine and then was asked to do freestyle dances � a hip-hop style called "pop-ins."
From the stage, she could make out Jackson's profile and his glasses where he sat in the empty auditorium. Friends later told her that Jackson jumped up and applauded after her group performed.
"I knew it was him, and I knew I was in his presence," she said.
, "In a way, I feel blessed that we got to dance in his presence, and I was looking forward to meeting him yesterday," she said, choking back tears.
"It was my dream since I was six years old. I guess there was a different plan."
Rehearsals for the tour began in late March, Caswell said.
Jackson and his choreographers, band and dancers took over about four of the 11 studios at Centerstaging. Jackson would wander in and out of the studios, keeping i tabs on the work and would often sit on a large black leather couch and listen to the band practice.
He frequently offered band members suggestions and took an interest in the mixing levels for the concert's soundtrack, according to those who worked with him at the sound stage. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they had signed confidentiality agreements.
Caswell and other workers at the studio said Jackson would arrive in an SUV, with another vehicle. following, about four or five times a week.
One of the SUV.s ferried Jackson, but the second was to fake out the paparazzi and European fans who flocked outside the studio's doors. Jackson, an infamous recluse, would always crack a window and allow fans to pass CDs in for him to autograph.
"There would be tons of fans � European fans � they weren't sharing the information with anyone else that he was coming here with anyone else. They didn't want to spoil the exclusivity," Caswell said.
Max Miller, a dispatch manager at the studios, said he saw the singer work on a transition routine between two songs.
Miller's team aimed a spotlight at the stage area as Jackson, wearing a black suit, practiced the moves with no music and just a metronome clicking. �
"He was totally dancing like top-notch. He seemed totally good," Miller said. "He seemed totally cool and really focused."
As focused as energized as he was in Burbank, Jackson'seemed even more excited about his comeback as the concert date approached.
He recently .moved his rehearsals to The Forum, the , Los Angeles Lakers' former arena in Inglewood, and ultimately to the Staples Center, where he was rehearsing daily, sometimes for hours.
Jewels in the Night to be at Aerie
SEBRING - Sebring Eagles Aerie 4240 is having karaoke from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98.
Jewels in the Night will spin discs. Joy will be cooking up ham and scalloped potatoes available for purchase, so be sure to bring an appetite too.
For further information, call the Aerie at 655-4007.
Blood mobile at Bible Fellowship \
SEBRING - Help take the sting out of the .summer blood shortage by donating blood.
The blood mobile will be at Bible Fellowship Church (off Hammock Road in
\Sebring) from 8:30 a.m. to 1
Blood donors are needed every day to help insure the local hospitals have an adequate blood supply.
All donors will receive a T-shirt and mini physical when they donate.
Call 382-4499 with questions.
Moose hosts karaoke with Pete, Lisa
LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host karaoke with Pete and Lisa from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today.
For details, call 465-0131.
Concert benefits Habitat work
AVON PARK - Habitat for Humanity has chosen to help Avon Park resident Billie Jo Gillian, who unselfishly gives to others and opens her home to many
needy children. Gillian gives all she has to provide for these children. As a result, the condition of her home has severely suffered. With a fixed income and extra mouths to feed, major repairs have not been possible and the safety of this family is at stake.
The home needs a new roof, bathroom and kitchen. Habitat estimates building materials will cost $10,000. The funds are not there.
Habitat and Union Congregational Church are joining together for a good ol' fashion barbecue dinner and concert benefit featuring Shelby Dressel live. The barbecue starts at 5 p.m. today; concert starts at 6 p.m. Barbecue dinners are $7 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets are available at Union Congregational Church, 453-3345.
Ida Mae Forman Baaske, 91, of Sebring died June 25, 2009. Born in Lawrenceville, N.J., she had been a resident of Sebring since 1984. She was an executive secretary in the field of education and was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Sebring.
She is survived by her son, Russell A. Forman; sisters, Doris Shull and Marion Combs; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.
Lucy M. Butler Bush, 99, of Bereah, died June 25, 2009. Born in Monticello, she was a homemaker and self-employed in cattle and citrus. She attended the Athens Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Harold; daughters, Betty Barberee, Winona Crews, and Marjorie Newberry; sister, Virginia Quarels; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was June 27 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park. Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice of Highlands County. v
James M. Hobbs, 79, of Lake Placid died
June 22, 2009. Born in El Dorado, Ark., he moved to Sebring in 1996. He was a clerk for the railroad, member of Sparta Road Baptist Church, and served in the US Army during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his sister, Velrha Bruton.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, with the Rev. Winifred White officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill South Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
William Franklin Wells, 77, of Sebring died June 24, 2009. Born in Macon, Ga., he
had been a resident of Sebring since 2001. He was a bricklayer in the construction industry and of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; son; William Jr.; daughters, Carol Wells, Elana Phelps, and Cheryl Collins; step-children, Detrayon Miller, Joseph Miller, Anthony Miller, and Nezondra Miller; sister, Dorothy Simon; brother, Thomas; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was June 27 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with the Rev. Ogie Hall officiating. Interment at Lake view Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, immediately followed the service.
STEFFIN GALE MURPHY
God granted Steffin 6. Murphy, 57, Mercy and Grace and called him home on June-8,2009. He was born January 11,1952, to Charles and Margaret (Jennings) Murphy in Greenville, Tennessee. He served as a Service Officer for the Veterans Affairs in Highlands County, Florida; was a member of Grace Bible Church in Sebring, loved his Country and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of DAV; Vietnam Veterans; American Legion and National Association of County Veteran Service Officers.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Tonya Trombley; father, Charles Murphy, Illinois; mother, Margaret Murphy, Dunedin, FL; brothers, Michael Murphy of Harmony, PA and Forrest Murphy, Madeira Beach, FL; and sister, Greta Murphy of Flagstaff, AZ.
Private services will be held at graveside at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FLt Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice of Highlands County, 4418 Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring, Fl 33872.
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Statute requires reporting of abuse
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their names.to. hotline staff," when reporting allegations of child abuse, not just to report it.
"According to state statute, it states that in a sense all residents of Florida are mandated reporters," said Jeff Roth, director of the Children's Advocacy Center in Sebring. "We are all obligated to call in a suspicion of abuse."
Roth also said those suspecting abuse are "not there to validate that an abuse has occurred," just to report any suspicions.
This is how the statute is worded as well.
It states the following:
"Any person who knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child is abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent ... or other person responsible for' the' child's welfare ... shall report such knowledge or suspicion" to the Florida Abuse Hotline.
While the list of job titles cited in the statute are required to give their names, for Florida's citizens this is not required.
"By and large they can call it in anonymously," Roth said.
Information from the Florida Department of Children and Families Web site added that anyone making
a report in good faith is immune from civil or criminal liability]
There are different types of abuse that fall into certain categories, all which need to be reported. They are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.
Neglect includes a failure to meet a child's physical, medical, educational or emotional needs.
More information defining those needs and different types of abuse can be found on the federal Child Welfare Web site at http://www.child-welfare .gov/can/defining/can. cfm
Roth said anyone with questions can contact the CAC at 402-6845 or stop by in person at their office near Sebring High School, at 1000 S. Highlands Ave. in Sebring.
"If someone stops by and needs to discuss a circumstance," they will he helped by the CAC, Roth said. "If we have to make an abuse call from the center then we can do that."
To file a report with the state of Florida, call 1-800-962-2873 (1-800-96-ABUSE) or go online to www.dcf. state .fl .us/abuse/rep ort and click on "complete a Florida Abuse Hotline report."
Aktion Club learns about fire safety
Luke Andrews, with Highlands County Fire Services, shows Aktion Club member Helena Spies how to hold the fire extinguisher before removing the pin to put out a fire. Spies was just one of 37 club members and staff participating in the training. The Aktion Club is a community service group composed of adults who are developmentally disadvantaged. The club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring.
County tag office flooded with customers
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lot out of the ordinary because of this. People are not happy about^he increase, but they understand it is not us," Mott-Richie said.
"What I did not expect was the response. June is usually our commercial renewal month, and we have had an outstanding response to this," she said. "We have collected about 98 percent of our taxes because of this. More than we thought we would at this stage with this economy."
"I am amazed at the impact the newspaper article had," Bryan added. "We expected some, but no where'near the response we have had so far."
Bryan was still a little shocked by what the increase, which his office would not see a penny of, would cost the county in expendable revenue.
"This will cost every man, woman and child in Highlands County $54.87
more -per year," Bx.yan_said_.
That adds up to be more, than $5.6 million in cash that will leave Highlands County this coming year, according to Bryan's staff. And that means less discretionary income for those who shop, eat and play in the county.
Right now, according to Bryan, there is nothing taxpayers can do at this stage to alter the increase, except look ahead if they can.
"Our goal is to let the people of Highlands County know that they will save money by buying their tags and licenses now and do it for two years," Bryan said.
"But they can call their legislator if they feel this increase is too much," he added. "Ik enough people respond to the Legislature about this, they will think harder next time about raising fees."
First-time registration will increase from $180 to $390
plus sales tax, and the renewal fee for a mid-sized pick-up or large sedan will go up from a little more than $46 to $71.15.
Registrations may be renewed up to 90 days prior to your birth month, and Bryan restated that people needed to "buy it now."
Residents with birthdays June through September can renew now to beat the increases. ,
"The House and Senate slid this through prior to most
of us having the knowledge it was happening," Bryan said.
"But the word is getting out now. People have read it, and they are asking for it," he added. 1
Although Bryan's office does not offer driver license services, that renewal fee will increase as well, from $20 to $48.
A detailed list of all fee increases can be viewed at http://www.flhsmv.gov/Newf ees.htm
Hinson knows AP has its problems
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need a new direction.
'"When you see a lot of people come to you with problems, you see something is wrong. Morale is down with a lot of our ' workers. Well, when morale is down it"s time for a change, and there was no change from (former city manager) C. B. (Shirey) to Sarah."
Hinson had wanted to advertise the position of city manager when Shirey left the post to manage the airport, but he was outvoted.
"We didn't interview Sarah. We just gave her the job because of her experience (as city clerk). I think we need to go out and get qualified people; people who have been there before, with the background to makes decisions.
"I question some of the things we have done in the past. We may have hired people we didn't need to hire, bought some things we didn't need to buy."
Regarding balancing the budget, something the city is mandated by the state to do, Hinson said, "I didn't come to the city council to disband anything. The finance director (Renee Green) and Sarah have to find ways to save money."
His view is that if all city employees sacrifice a little as individuals, the city as a whole could save a lot.
"People have stopped by here and said they didn't mind taking a cut (in pay) to save jobs. We should try to work something out with the unions. It was stated police would go elsewhere (seeking a higher salary)," he said, " but I don't think so."
Hinson is passionate about keeping a local force, staffed with men and
women who know and care about the town and its people.
"I treasure safety over money anytime,'* he said.
He especially admires Police Chief Matt Doughney who, he said, takes the time the listen to all-sides and treats citizens with respect.
"I think the chief is getting it on line so when people call up, help comes right away. Crime is going ' up, not yet here in Avon Park, but who's to say not next year?"
He is equally supportive of investing in recreation, the better to keep the city's children out of trouble and healthy.
Hinson takes a longer view to some of the city's issues. He believes changes have to happen.
He thinks there should be one, experienced grant writer for the whole city.
He wants city staff to be more user friendly, especially to new businesses trying to start up.
"When you're losing people and people aren't moving in," he said, "you've got a problem. I tried to start a business here. I went through all sorts of hoops and ended thinking, 'I don't need this.' You need one person who's friendly � not give me anything, but to tell me how to do this.
"A lot of (businesses) come through here, but we've gbt to attract them to downtown. Some people say Avon Park is dead and it's going to stay dead, but I don't believe that. You need the right people and the right direction and it could come back. Hollywood (down in Broward County) turned around; it could happen."
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Continued from page 1A the field of entrants to five.
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"There is a very short window for voting," Bartlett said "From 10 a.m. Friday until 10 a.m. (today). Please go to http://regisandkelly.go.eom/r ecipes.html and vote for a
The winner of the burger competition will be flown to New York City to grill live on Regis and Kelly the first week in July.
The No Frills Grill is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The phone number is 465-1050.
Iranian president chides Obama
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and beating residents in an attempt to stop the chanting, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. The group also said that authorities were seizing satellite dishes to prevent citizens from seeing news broadcast from overseas. Iranian officials have blamed the BBC, Voice of America and other news channels for fomenting unrest on behalf of Western governments.
"While most of the world's attention is focused on the
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Whitson, the group's Middle East director. "Witnesses are telling us that the Basijis are trashing entire streets and even neighborhoods as well as individual homes trying to stop the nightly rooftop protest chants."
On Friday, Obama hailed the demonstrators in Iran and condemned the violence against them.
"Their bravery in the face of brutality is a testament to their enduring pursuit of justice," Obama said. "The violence perpetrated against mem.js_.oujra^equ.s_. In spite of the government's efforts to keep the world from bearing witness to that violence, we see it and we condemn it."
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Five-Pay forecast for Highlands County _ National Forecast for June 28
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High 92/Low 73
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OK, now this is just kind of weird - and baseball stat-heads, like myself, are likely to agree.
Putting together the league leaders section of page 2,1 make sure to go through and highlight the Rays and Marlins players that are among the top in each category.
I see Carl Crawford's name up there a few times -in the top ten in batting average, third in hits, first in stolen bases and tied for eighth in runs scored, as of Friday night's games.
Similarly, Carlos Pena is represented in a few categories as well - first in home runs, tied for seventh in RBI and second in runs.
That right there is where the oddity comes into play.
Crawford is one of those top-pf-the-order guys that's supposed to get on base, steal a base or two to get in scoring position for the mid-dle-of-the-order guys, like Pena, to drive in.
Crawford is obviously doing his part, batting at a .314 clip, with 94 hits and 38 stolen bases.
Pena is doing his job as well, having clubbed 22 home runs and driving in 54.
But then how is it that Pena has scored more runs than Crawford?
First thought might be that Evan Longoria must be driving him in a lot, seeing as how Longoria is second in the American League with 62 RBI.
But Longoria bats ahead of Pena in the Rays order, which makes it even more bizarre, since it would seem that Crawford must score plenty of those runs that. Longoria, as well as Pena, drives in.
But 'Clubbin' Carlos' has 56 runs scored to Crawford's 52, , ' "
OK, so he's knocked himself in 22 times, with his home runs, but Crawford's likely also been on base for more than a few of those.
Sure, the guys behind Pena in the Rays line-up are knocking in a few runs, with
Continued on page 5B
Sunday, June 28, 2009
'Chobee bats too much for Lake Placid
By DAN HOEHNE
SEBRING - It was, perhaps, fitting that the opener of the Dixie Boys 14-year old District 8 Tournament fell on Okeechobee head coach Brain Morgan's birthday - as his gift was a roster of players that had cruised to the district title last year as 13-year olds.
"It was a pretty nice day," Morgan said. "Our goal is to win the district championship to get ourselves to state."
And the team got off to a strong start toward attaining that goal with a 15-1 win over a young Lake Placid squad.
A good portion of the future Green Dragons roster is comprised of 13-year olds, so much so that Lake Placid didn't have enough left over to field a team for the 13-and-under side of the district playoffs.
Though it did start out competitively as Nathan Stanley held the heavy-hitting 'Chobee line-up to two first-inning runs, none of an exactly booming variety as two singles, a walk, a fielder's choice and a double steal brought the scores across the plate.
Lake Placid halved the lead with a score of their own as Ricky Miller walked and moved to second on a Josh Montero' ground-out before coming all the way in when Heath Harris reached on an error.
"They kept us off balance early on with their off-speed pitches," Morgan said. "We just had to be patient, wait on the curve and make them throw the fastball."
Which is when the tide began to turn.
Billy Childers followed
Continued on page 5B
News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Rob Jennings has the throw, but is a tad too late in applying the tag on David Coleman Friday night in Okeechobee's Dixie Boys win over Lake Placid.
Avon Park sweeps Sebring, Clewiston - to meet Okeechobee today
By ED BALDREDGE
email@example.com SEBRING - The Avon Park All-Stars crushed Clewiston 9-1 during the second game of the District 8-Dixie Boys (age 14) Tournament Saturday morning at the Max Long Recreational Complex.
Avon Park took no time getting their game on, scoring two in the bottom of the first inning, then Billy Rogers and Alfred "Big Red" Brown smacked out back-to-
back homers in the third.
"That was unbelievable," said Avon Park head coach Jeff Brock. "We played a good game today, and I am proud of the guys."
Avon Park's pitching staff held Clewiston to just one hit all morning, but it was a big hit.
Clewiston's Miguel Perera Jr., or "Big Mike" as his teammates call him, belted one a good 350 feet, clearing not only the fence, but the drainage ditch behind the
park as well.
"I knew it was gone when I connected," said Perera while his teammates and family congratulated him after the game. "It just felt right, and I was really excited. That is my only homer all season."
Avon Park's Lane Crossen pitched a near-perfect game, according to Brock, and the pitching staff played a large role in winning the game.
"Lane threw a great game.
Continued on page 5B
News-Sun photos by ED BALDRIDGE Stevie Flowers pitched a gem Friday night, tossing five and one-third innings of one-hit ball in Avon Park's 9-0 win over Sebring to take the District 8 Dbde Boys opener at the Max Long Recreational Complex.
Billy Rogers leaps toward home plate after hitting a second-inning home run in Avon Park's 9-1 win over Clewiston Saturday.
Hedo Turkoglu opts out of contract with Magic
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Hedo Turkoglu's run with the Orlando Magic appears to be over.
A day after the Magic acquired Vince Carter from the New Jersey Nets, Turkoglu's agent said Friday that he sent a notice to Orlando earlier this week that his client will opt out of his contract to become a free agent.
Agent Lon Babby said the Magic had made Turkoglu an initial offer that Orlando general manager Otis Smith described as a "jumping off point."
But Carter's acquisition signals the' Magic are jump-Continued on page 3B
Hedo Turkoglu appears to be headed out of Orlando.
Sebring 13s fall in Saturday slugfest
News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Cody Crivello takes a hack during the Saturday Dixie Boys 13-year old District 8 game. Sebring came to hit, bouncing back from an early deficit to take a brief lead. But the Okeechobee bats were just a bit more lively in the 15-9 win. The teams face off again Sunday in what could be an elimination game in the two-team district playoff.
News-Sun � Sunday, June 28, 2009
Major League Baseball
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Toronto 41 34 .547 5
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Saturday's Games Philadelphia at Toronto, late Minnesota at St. Louis, late Boston at Atlanta, late Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, late
L.A. Angels at Arizona, late Cincinnati at Cleveland, late Detroit at Houston, late Kansas City at Pittsburgh, late Washington at Baltimore, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, late San Diego at Texas, late Colorado at Oakland, late Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, late Sunday's Games Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 1:38 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. LA. Angels at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 8:05 p.m. . San Diego at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
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HITS�ISuzuki, Seattle, 106; AHill, Toronto, 99; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 94; VMartinez, Cleveland, 93; MiCabrera, Detroit, 89; Cano, New York, 89; Figgins, Los Angeles, 89. DOUBLES�BRoberts, Baltimore, 25; Lind, Toronto, 24; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 24; Byrd, Texas, 23; MYoung, Texas, 23; Markakis, Baltimore, 22; Scutaro, Toronto, 22. TRIPLES�DeJesus, Kansas City, 6; Andrus, Texas, 5; Crisp, Kansas City, 5; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 5; Bloomquist, Kansas City, 4; Figgins, Los Angeles, 4; Gardner, New York, 4; Zobrlst, Tampa Bay, 4.
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Teixeira, New York, 20; Bay, Boston, 19; Branyan, Seattle, 18; NCruz,4exas, 18; Kjnsler, Texas, 18; 5 tied at 17. STOLEN BASES�Crawford, Tampa Bay, 38; Ellsbury, Boston, 31; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 27; Figgins, Los Angeles, 23.
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Live Sports On TV
Auto Racing Sunday
12:30 p.m. Traxxas TORC Off-Road Series.......ESPN2
2 p.m. NASCAR - Lenox Industrial Tools 301.., TNT 7 p.m. NHRA - Summit Nationals Finals.. Pi. ESPN2
9 a.m. EuroPGA - BMW International Open... GOLF
1 p.m. PGA - Dick's Sporting Goods Open____GOLF
3 p.m. PGA - Travelers Championship........CBS
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5 p.m. LPGA - Wegman's LPGA...........ESPN2
7 p.m. PGA Nationwide - Players Cup.........GOLF
3:30 p.m. PGA - Professional Championship.....GOLF
3:30 p.m. PGA - Professional Championship.....GOLF
Major League Baseball Sunday
1:30 p.m. Boston at Atlanta..................... TBS
2 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox .... WGN
8 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets.......,.----ESPN
7 p.m. Teams TBA.........................ESPN
.7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto..................SUN
7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto................. SUN
1 pm Wimbledon.....................____NBC
lOajtn. Wimbledon, Round of 16.............NBC
1 p.m. Wimbledon, Round of 16...........ESPN2
10 am Wimbledon, Women's Quarterfinals.....NBC
1 p.m. Wimbledon, Women's Quarterfinals... ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change
L.A. Dodgers 8, Seattle 2
Philadelphia at Toronto, late
Minnesota at St. Louis, late
Boston at Atlanta, late
Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox,
L.A. Angels at Arizona, late Cincinnati at Cleveland, late Detroit at Houston, late Kansas City at Pittsburgh, late San Francisco at Milwaukee, late Washington at Baltimore, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, late San Diego at Texas, late Colorado at Oakland, late Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, late Sunday's Games Cincinnati at'Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.. . Florida at Tampa Bay, 1:38 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 2:05 p.m. San Francisco at Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. LA. Angels at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Seattle at LA. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 8:05 p.m, San Diego at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING�DWright, New York, .351; HaRamirez, Florida, .339; Beltran, New York, .336; Sandoval, San Francisco, .335; CGuzman, Washington, .333; Hawpe, Colorado, .332. RUNS�Pujols, St. Louis, 57; Braun, Milwaukee, 54; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 51; Utley, Philadelphia, 51; Victorino, Philadelphia, 49.
RBI�Pujols, St. Louis, 70; Fielder, Milwaukee, 69; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 59; Howard, Philadelphia, 57. HITS�Tejada, Houston, 96; DWright, New York, 94; HaRamirez, Florida, 92, Hudson, Los Angeles, 91; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 89.
DOUBLES�Tejada, Houston, 25; Hawpe, Colorado, 24; HaRamirez, Florida, 24; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 23; Hudson, Los Angeles, 22; Sandoval, San Francisco, 22; DWright, New York, 22.
TRIPLES�Bourn, Houston, 5; Kemp, Los Angeles, 5; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 5; Morgan, Pittsburgh, 5; GParra, Arizona, 5; Victorino, Philadelphia, 5; Four tied with 4.
HOME RUNS�Pujols, St. Louis, 26; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 24; Ibanez, Philadelphia, 22; Reynolds, Arizona, 21; Howard, Philadelphia, 20. STOLEN BASES�Bourn, Houston, 24; DWright, New York, 19; Kemp, Los Angeles, 18; Morgan, Pittsburgh, 18; Pierre, Los Angeles, 18. PITCHING �Cain, San Francisco, 9-2; Billingsley, Los Angeles, 9-3; JSantana, New York, 9-5; Marquis, Colorado, 9-5; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 8-4. STRIKEOUTS�Lincecum, San Francisco, 124; JVazquez, Atlanta, 117; Haren, Arizona, 104; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 102; JSantana, New York, 100; Billingsley, Los Angeles, 99; JoJohnson, Florida, 94. SAVES�FrRodriguez, New York, 20; Bell, San Diego, 20; BWilson, San Francisco, 20; Cordero, Cincinnati, 18; Broxton, Los Angeles, 18; Four tied with 17.
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New York at Columbus, late Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake, late
Sunday's Games Colorado at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. , Houston at Los Angeles, 11 p.m.
Friday, July 3 San Jose at Real Salt Lake 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 4 D.C. United at Columbus, 7 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 9 p.m. New York at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. New England at Los Angeles. 11 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE
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Saturday's Games New York at Indiana, late Atlanta at Connecticut, late Washington at Chicago, late Phoenix at Minnesota, late
Sunday's Games Sacramento at Detroit, 6 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
Major League Baseball
MLB�Suspended Boston hitting coach Dave Magadan for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for inappropriate actions during a game on June 24 against Washington. Suspended RHP Johan Romero (N.Y. Mets) for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS�Placed RHP Kyle' Farnsworth on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Bruce-Chen from Omaha (PCL).'
SEATTLE MARINERS�Activated C Kenji Johjima from the 15-day DL. Designated C Jamie Burke for assignment.
TEXAS RANGERS�Activated RHP Willie Eyre from the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Brandon Boggs to Oklahoma City (PCL). Released INF German Duran.
A.P. Diamond Club
AVON PARK - An annual meeting and election of officers meeting of the Avon Park Diamond Club has been set for Thursday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Avanti Company Training Room at 22 S. Lake Ave. in Avon Park.
The Avon Park Diamond Club was established to provide additional support to the Red Devil high school baseball program; to provide the players with the finest equipment and facilities possible; to stimulate hometown pride and to aid in all ways possible the continuation of the Avon Park baseball tradition.
All fans and supporters are encouraged to attend.
For more information or any questions, call Ron Sevigny at 414-3850.
Firemen Memorial Golf
SEBRING - Sebring Firemen, Inc. announced the 10th annual Sebring Firemen Memorial Golf Classic will take place Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Sun 'N Lake Golf and Country Club.
Hosted by AX A Advisors, LLC and Home >Depot, the tournament will be a four-person scramble at a cost of $75 per player.
Entry fee includes a mulligan, lunch, range balls and other gifts.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament will make use of both Sun 'N Lake courses.
Prizes and a silent auction will feature autographed memorabilia from the likes of Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin, Urban Meyer, Bobby Bowden, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Last year's Classic generated almost $25,000 and was distributed to youth athletics in the greater Sebring area as the tournament has grown into one of the largest one-day events in central Florida.
There will be a mixer Friday, Aug. 7 featuring music, bar and, a heavy helping of hors d'oeuvres.
Registration forms can be picked up at local clubs or you can call Barbara at 382-2255 or Tommy Lovett at 382-5100.
Tommy can also be contacted regarding business sponsorships ($500 includes free team foursome).
Sebring Firemen, Inc has one goal, to better the community of tomorrow through the youth of today.
Panther Softball Camps
AVON PARK - The Lady Panther ' softball program of SFCC will be hosting camps on two Saturdays in late summer, Aug. 29 and Sept. 12 from 9 a.m.-Noon both days.
The camp is open to all ages at a cost of $25 per camper.
Activities include offensive and defensive fundamentals, softball oriented agility, base running and drills and instruction for pitchers and catchers'.
All participants also will receive camp T-shirts.
For enrollment information, contact SFCC head coach Carlos Falla firstname.lastname@example.org, through the col-\ . lege website at
www.southflorida.edu/athleticslsoftball, or by calling 863-784-7038 (Softball office), 784-7035 (athletics office), 465-5300 (Lake Placid), 773-2252 (Wauchula), 494-7500 (Arcadia), or 453-6661 (outside the tri-county area).
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.
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 per participant 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.
Heartland Kid's Golf Camp
AVON PARK � -River Greens is pleased to partner with the Heartland Kid's Golf Camp.
It began at River Greens on 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. to 1 p.m.
Golf clubs, practice balls, golf instruction and prizes will be included in this fee; 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 thru race day 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 pr 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 email@example.com.
Sertoma sets date
SEBRING � Golfers mark your calendars!
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 in Sebring, utilizing both the Deer and Turtle Run courses and sporting 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 ever so 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.
5 YEARS AGO
June 29,2004: The Dixie Boys 13-year old DistrictTournament championship was pushed to a tie=-breaking third game, with a trip to the state tournament at Grand Ridge on the line, as Avon Park trounced Sebring 16-2.
The win saw a combined no-hitter from Shevas Hicks and Heath Bames while the offense exploded for five runs in the first and nine in the second to built an insurmountable lead. Sebring had taken the first game of the title series 3-1 behind the three-hit pitching of Cody Higgins.
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Carter in, Turkoglu out
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ing in another direction.
Orlando's payroll will likely dip into the luxury tax for the first time in franchise history, and Turkoglu is looking for a big payday after helping the Magic reach the NBA finals last season. He will be a free agent July 1.
"We will see what the market holds on July 1, but that market will surely be robust for Hedo," Babby said.
Turkoglu's decision was first reported by The Orlando Sentinel.
Orlando also received forward Ryan Anderson from the Nets, who acquired three players in return: Point guard Rafer Alston; shooting guard Courtney Lee; and power forward Tony Battie.
The Magic are hoping Carter, who has averaged 23.5 points over a 10-year pro career, will provide center Dwight Howard with a perimeter scorer who can create his own shot and finish at the end of games � something they lacked in losing the finals to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Turkoglu was due $7.3 million next season in the final year of his $36 million, six-year deal with the Magic.
Turkoglu averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists last season.
Although those numbers were slightly down from a year ago, when he was voted the NBA's most improved player, he was often the player the Magic ran their offense through en route to just their second Eastern Conference championship.
He also led the team in scoring in the finds at 18 points per game.
Turkoglu has spent the last five seasons in Orlando after four with the Sacramento Kings.
He has said he would like to remain with tip Magic but that securing His family's future is the most important
Acquiring a high-scoring All-star like Vince Carter was a move the Magic couldn't pass up.
thing this offseason.
The 6-foot-10 forward from Turkey will likely command a multiyear deal worth around $10 million per year.
The Magic had said they wanted Turkoglu to return.
Smith admitted Thursday that re-signing Turkoglu will now be considerably more difficult with them hampered by Carter's contract.
A Magic spokesman did not immediately return a call
for comment Friday.
Still, bringing in an eight-time All-Star like Carter was an opportunity Orlando couldn't pass up.
"Vince gives us a veteran, go-to scoring presence, especially at the end of games," Smith said Thursday. "Our goal remains the same � to win a championship. Any time you can add an All-Star to help you reach your goals, you have to do it."
Woods misses cut at Wegmans LPGA
By BEN DOBBIN
Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. -Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, missed the cut Saturday in her professional golf debut, shooting a 2-over 74 in the second round of the storm-disrupted Wegmans LPGA.
Woods and 70 other players completed their second rounds at the tricky Locust Hill course in suburban Rochester on Saturday morning after play was interrupted by thunderstorms for nearly five hours Friday.
The 18-year-old Woods finished at 5-over 14.9 � four strokes above the cut-line.
"I could have made a couple more birdies � or not as many bogeys � but I'm happy," said Woods, who competed on a sponsor exemption. "Three more years at Wake Forest and then hopefully I'll be back out here."
Morgan Pressel picked up two birdies to finish second
at 10 under, one behind Jiyai Shin.
Stacy Lewis was third at 9 under, one better than Kristy McPherson.
Michelle Wie, Mindy Kim and Germany's Sandra Gal, the first-round leader, were tied at 7 under.
Defending champion Eun-Hee Ji could only manage a 71 and crashed out with a 7-over total. Paula Creamer withdrew with a hand injury.
Excelling on the greens, Shin finished her second round Friday with a record-low total of 133 at Locust Hill, a traditional, tree-lined course with compact, undulating greens.
In 2008, Shin became the first non-LPGA member to win three events. She reeled in the Women's British Open last August, then followed with late-season wins in the Mizuno Classic and ADT Championship.
'In March, she ' captured the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore for. her first victory as a tour member.
Woods, ranked 93rd among college golfers, got to 2-under � and l-over total � through 10 holes before darkness ended play Friday.
She opened with a par Saturday morning, then drove into trees, lost her ball and made a triple-bogey at the par-4 12th.
"I lost my drive to the right on 12 and we couldn't find it in the rough," she lamented as dozens of fans lined up for autographs. "There was a spotter there, he heard it drop but he never saw it. We were looking around all over but we never found it."
Woods finished the tournament by making an 8-foot putt for birdie.
"My goal was to make the cut, but I thought I played well for the most part," she said, masking her disappointment with a smile similar to her famous uncle's. "I was ... comfortable out there and then, I don't know, I just had a lot of fun and just tried to ' take in the moment."
Cheyenne Woods missed the cut in her first chance on the LPGA Tour.
American teen Oudin upsets Jankovic at Wimbledon
By STEVEN WINE
Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England � When 17-year-old American Melanie Oudin concluded the biggest match of her life Saturday at Wimbledon, she had trouble finding the exit on cozy Court 3.
Still learning her way around the All England � Club, Oudin has made her way into the fourth round. The qualifier from Marietta, Ga., pulled the biggest upset of the first week Saturday by beating former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, 6-7 (8), 7-5,6-2.
The sixth-seeded Jankovic struggled with,the heat on a sunny, 82-degree afternoon, and took a 12-minute break after the first set.
She also needed treatment for her left foot later, and was plagued by erratic groundstrckes while Oudin played with poise down the stretch and swept the final three games.
Oudin gives downtrodden U.S. tennis a boost by joining the Williams sisters in the round of 16.
"Super good news," said Venus Williams, who played at the same time as Oudin and beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-4.
Oudin (pronounced Oo-dan') arrived in London with an 0-2 record in Grand Slam matches, and she had to win three qualifying matches to make Wimbledon's main draw for the first time.
She's ranked 124th and will crack the top 100 for the first time after the tournament.
Facing a top-10 opponent for the first time, Oudin wore down Jankovic in an
arduous first set.
The teenager failed to convert four, set points, committing an unforced error each time.
But when the 66-minute set ended, it was Jankovic who appeared on the ropes.
A trainer and doctor came on court to check Jankovic's pulse and blood pressure.
She rested on a towel while being treated, and after several minutes sat up while ice was applied to her neck and midsection.
Jankovic played on, but the Serb has struggled all year to regain the form that made her the U.S. Open runner-up in 2008.
The match turned when Oudin overcame a 5-4 deficit in the second set.
She repeatedly won points with drop shots, punctuating winners with shouts of "Come on!" The teenager smacked a forehand winner on the final point, then raised her arms with glee.
Five-time champion Williams took charge early against the 34th-ranked Suarez Navarro, winning the first eight games. Williams, playing with a strap on her left leg for the second match in a row, avenged' a loss to Suarez Navarro in the second round at the Australian Open in January.
"Completely different circumstances," Williams said. "In Australia Ihad a lot of opportunities but didn't take advantage of them. Today I realized that it wasn't the same match, and I was determined to really run away with it."
Bidding for her third consecutive Wimbledon title, the No. 3-seeded Williams next will play 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, who beat 2009 Roland Garros semifinalist Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-2. Williams is 5-1 against Ivanovic.
"She's a very dangerous opponent," Ivanovic said, "but I think 1 have a great chance, and I feel very comfortable going into that match. I'm so excited to have the opportunity for that challenge."
No. 9-seeded Caroline Wozniacki reached the fourth round for the first time by beating' No. 20 Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2,6-2.
In men's play, No. 29 Igor Andreev and Tommy Haas won matches suspended overnight because of darkness.
Andreev beat Andreas Seppi 6-1, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5).
Haas defeated Marin Cilic 7-5, 7-5, 1-6, 6-7 (3), 10-8.
Rays reinstate Kazmir, Bradford from DL
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ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Rays have reinstated pitchers Scott Kazmir and Chad Bradford from the 15-day disabled list.
To make room on the roster, the Rays optioned righthander Andy Sonnanstine to Triple-A Durham and desig-
nated reliever Winston Abreu for assignment after Friday night's 7-3 win over Florida.
Kazmir, out since May 21 due to a strained right quadriceps and also to work on his pitching mechanics, will start Saturday's game with the Marlins. .
Bradford hasn't pitched in
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Sonnanstine went 6-7 with a 6.61 ERA over 15 starts, while Abreu made two appearances out of the bullpen, allowing one run in 3 2-3 innings.
Scott Kazmir got back into action Saturday, coming off the DL to face the Marlins.
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How much do you know about the women who have made
their marks in sports history?
By Gregory Clay
During the first modern Olympics, in 1896, women weren't allowed to officially compete. In fact, during the ancient Olympics, women unabashedly weren't even allowed to be spectators. The penalty? Being tossed off a cliff.
Yes, times have changed, as the harsh anachronism of women's banishment from sports has been corrected.
Now, women jump, shoot baskets, kick soccer balls, throw javelins and run like the wind with the utmost guts, glory and glamour. Some women own teams now while others report on them in the sports media.
And when they are done playing, female athletes appear in television commercials � just like the men. v
Talk about coming a long way. k In commemoration of Women's History Month, here is a sports trivia quiz highlighting the remarkable journey.
was the first
woman recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
A. Marie Lombardi, wife of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi
B. Virginia H. McCaskey, daughter of Chicago Bears founder George Hal as and matriarch of the franchise
I C. Georgia Frontiere, || owner of the St. Louis Rams
p. Lesley ViSser, sports writer and broadcaster
2. Ann Meyers, current general manager of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and one of the greatest women's college basketball players in history at UCLA, married a Hall of Fame baseball player. Name him.
A. Jim Palmer, former Baltimore Orioles pitcher
B. Johnny Bench, former Cincinnati Reds catcher
C. Don Drysdale, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher
D. Dennis Eckersley, former Oakland A's relief pitcher
3> Babe Didrikson Zaharias, one of the most versatile and accomplished female athletes in history as evidenced by her being named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year six | times between 1932 K and 1954, was the III focus of a TV movie
called "Babe" in �ft 1975.
What actress played the role of Didrikson in the |t movie? I A. Diane Keaton
Clark '/;. C.Jill St. John
1. D. Lesley Visser received
: Pro Football lall of Fame's Rozelle iio-Telo vision .ward in 2006.
2. C. Don y-sdale. Ann
levers married j|||t1986; ile died in
3. B. Actress an Clark, who
is married in real life to Detroit Lions defensive tackle-turned-actor Alex katras. who i appeared in the movie.
4. D. Her given name was Mildred Ella rikson.
5. C. Danica Patrick finished fourth in her
6. A. Aliliea Gibson won Wimbledon in
7. C. Wilma Rudolph won the 100-meter sh, 200 meters and anchored the 4 x 100-ter relay team in the 1960 Olympics in
8. B. Cathy Rigby was the first American
woman to win a W'orld Championships medal (silver in 1970) and became the first Olympian to be nominated tor Broadway's Tony Award.
9. C. Cynthia Cooper won the inaugural WNBA MVP award for the 1997 season.
10. A. The U.S. women's soccer team defeated China on Brandi Chastain's penalty kick.
11. B. The U.S. women's softball team compiled a 9-0 record and outscored their opponents 51-1 to win the gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Athens.
Alice Coachman didn't have an opportunity to compete in an Olympics until she was 26 years old, because World War II forced the cancellation of the 1940 and '44 Games, She also never lost a high-jump competition from 1939-1948.
12. D. Actress Barbara
4a What was the real first name of Didrikson Zaharias, who won multiple Olympic medals in track and field and later became a professional golfer, in addition to being an outstanding softball player?
5a Where did upstart race-car driver Danica Patrick place In her first Indianapolis 500, in 2005?
6a Who was the first black woman to win a women's singles title at Wimbledon?
A. Althea Gibson
B. Serena Williams
C. Zina Garrison
D. Venus Williams
7a Who was the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Summer Olympics?
A. Wyomia Tyus
B. Babe Didrikson Zaharias
C. Wilma Rudolph
D. Willye White
8a Which female Olympic gymnast played the role of "Peter Pan" on Broadway?
A. Kerri Strug
B. Cathy Rigby
C. Dominique Dawes
D. Shannon Miller
9a Who won the first MVP award in the WNBA?
A. Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
B. Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks
C. Cynthia Cooper, Houston Comets
D. Sheryl Swoopes, Houston Comets
10. Which nation did the U.S. women's soccer team defeat to win the Women's World Cup in 1999?
"11 a In 2004, Sports Illustrated magazine published a cover photo featuring a group of female athletes with the headline, "The Real Dream Team." What sport did they play?
1 2a Which of these actresses and/or singers was NOT a sports cheerleader in high school or college, or for a pro team?
B. Jenilee Harrison
D. Barbara Parkins
1 3a Who was the first woman to record a triple-double in a WNBA game?
A. Diana Taurasi
B. Chamique Holdsclaw
C. Rebecca Lobo
D. Sheryl Swoopes
14. Margaret Court won all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in 1970. What country is she from?
B. United States
15. Who created the first weekly poll of rankings for women's major college basketball teams?
A. Dick Vitale
B. Mel Greenberg
C. Nancy Lieberman
D. Cheryl Miller
16. Nadia Comaneci scored the first perfect 10 in gymnastics, in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. What is her native country?
1 7. Who was the first American-born black woman to win an Olympic gold medal?
A. Dorothy Tyler
B. Florence Griffith-Joyner
C. Alice Coachman
D. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1 8. Who was the first woman to win the four Grand Slam tennis majors at least four times each?
A. Martina Hingis
B. Steffi Graf
C. Yvonne Goolagong
D. Maria Sharapova
19. In which Winter Games was women's hockey first recognized as an official Olympic sport?
A. 1988 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
B. 1992 in Albertville, France
C. 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah
D. 1998 in Nagano, Japan
20. Pat Summitt has won more than 900 games as Tennessee's women's basketball coach. How many regular-season games did her first team win in 1974-75?
A. 21 B. 15 C. 11 D. 18
Parkins, of "Valley of the Dolls" and "Peyton Place," focused on acting in high school. Madonna is said to have been quite a cheerleader in high .school in Michigan; Jenilee Harrison was a cheerleader for the old Ijos Angeles Rams, and Ann-Margret was a bubbly cheerleader in high school in Illinois.
13. D. On July 27.199V. Sheryl Swoopes recorded the WNBA's first triple-double with 15 points. !4 rebounds and 10 assists in the Houston Comets' 85-46 win over the Detroit Shock.
14. C. Margaret Court was bom in Albury, New South Wales, Australia.
15. B. Mel Greenberg. a sports writer, organized the rankings in 1976 by having college coaches vote on women's basketball teams for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Then in 1978, the Associated Press began distributing those rankings.
16. D. Nadia Comaneci is from Onesti, Romania.
17. G. Alice Coachman, also a sprinter, won the gold medal in the high jump during the
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18. B. Steffi Graf of Germany won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US. Open all at least four times each.
19. D. In the 1998 Winter Olympics, the U.S. women's hockey team won the gold medal, Canada the silver and Finland the bronze.
20. C. Pat Suramitt's first team at Tennessee compiled an 11-6 regular-season record.
SOURCES: "787 SPORTS QUESTIONS YOUR FRIENDS CAN'T AN9WER- BY THOMSON -PETERSON'S; *THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF SPORTS USTS." BY ANDREW POSTMAN AND LARRY STONE; iMOS.COM. ^
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Stats don't seem to add up
Continued from IB Ben Zobrist at 44 RBI and Jason Bartlett at 35.
But wouldn't you think a guy hitting in front of Longoria and Pena would score more than the guy hitting ahead of Zobrist and Bartlett?
Two more oddities go along with this, as well.
See, Pena is batting just .238, which makes you wonder how he is so productive with the homers and ribbies.
But he's also got an on-base-percentage of .373, just one point lower than Crawford's .374.
That shows that he gets on base more often than his batting average would indicate, and that Crawford gets on a
bit less than his average would suggest you to believe.
But, again, it brings us back to the fact that, even if they're getting on base at essentially the same clip -wouldn't you still think the guy at the top of the order, hitting ahead of the sluggers, would score more than one of the sluggers themselves?
Just another one of those goofy little things that one discovers when they have way too much time on their hands.
Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.P. bats come alive late
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Billy threw great relief, and went 3-for-4 and 'Big Red' finished strong. We had good pitching today," Brock said.
Crossen pitched three full innings, taking out six Clewiston players with strikes, giving up no hits, and no runs.
Rogers had four strikeouts, one hit, and one hit batter while Brown capped the game with two strike-outs, no hits, and no walks.
The win advances Avon Park to play against Okeechobee, today at 1 p.m. on the Kiwanis Field.
In a steady drizzle that lasted most of the game, the Avon Park All-Stars (age 14) put away Sebring 9-0 Friday night at Max Long Field in Dixie Boys District 8 Tournament play.
Most of the game was a stand-up pitcher's duel, but
'Everyone on this team contributed to the win tonight.'
Avon Park head coach
Avon Park was finally able to get the edge in the bottom of the fifth inning when their bats broke the silence of the overcast evening.
The boys from the Park were able to secure one run in the second when Alfred Brown drove in Alex Rosa, but the score remained 1-0 until Colton Brock rallied in the fifth to start a batting festival that would last for eight runs before Sebring's defense would shut it down after 11 batters.
Stevie Flowers held the
Okeechobee looks for district repeat
News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Okeechobee's Dalton Murry highlighted a six-run third inning with a three-run home run in topping Lake Placid 15-1 in Dixie Boys District 8 Tournament action.
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hit-by-pitch, single a sacrifice bunt with a ringing double to left center to score two in the top of the second.
An out later, Tyler Barber reached second on an error, scoring Childers, and came in himself on a David Coleman single to make it a 6-1 game.
Okeechobee starter Jack Radebaugh settled in at this point, striking out the Lake Placid side in the second before the Brahman bats came charging again in the third.
Two walks and a bloop single loaded the bases, with another walk bringing a run home and keeping them loaded.
Childers then ripped a two-run single before Dalton Murray knocked a three-run blast over the fence in left-center field.
Further damage was averted after a Barber single as shortstop Rufino Guttierez made a leaping snare of a Coleman line drive and Montero struck out the next two to end the inning.
But with the lead at 12-1, the damage had pretty much already been done.
Just for good measure,
however, 'Chobee tacked on three more in the fourth - two on a check-swing single from Murray and one more as Coleman roped a line-drive off the left-field fence for a double.
"That's the best hitting team we've seen, by far," Lake Placid head coach Randy Harris said. "We've played at a couple tournaments and have not seen a team that can hit like they can. And their pitchers bring a lot of heat, which we haven't see a lot of either.
"But it's good to see that different level of talent come in," he continued. "Facing a team like that can only make us better."
Lake Placid would have a chance to test that theory Saturday afternoon, facing a Sebring squad that lost to Avon Park in the first elimination game of the tournament at 1 p.m., as Okeechobee awaited the result of the Avon Park-Clewiston Saturday morning match-up for a 1 p.m. game today.
Check Wednesday's News-Sun for the full wrap-up of this weekend's District Tournament action.
mound for Avon Park for five and o'ne-third innings after 70 pitches.
Flowers sent seven Sebring All-Stars back to the bench with strike-outs, walked one, and gave up just one hit for the night.
"Flowers pitched a hell of a game for us. He threw 70 pitches, and he kept their bats quiet for the game," said Avon park's Head Coach Jeff Brock. "I told these kids we were gonna play hard, and we showed that we can play defense and swing the bat with anyone out here. Everyone on this team contributed to the win tonight."
Avon Park's Billy Rogers would take the mound to wrap up the game, which ended with a strike out for Rogers and no hits.
Sebring's Mark Greenauer would give as good as he got from the mound, striking out nine, giving up one base-on-balls, but hitting two Avon Park batters, and only three hits before retiring after four and one-third innings.
"This was a pitching battle," said Sebring Coach Juan Acevedo. "Mark Greenauer pitched a great game for us, and he hit one to the fence. He did an outstanding job. We just didn't come here to hit tonight. We had the defense, but we did not get the hits."
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION1 CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000715 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs.
INNA SANDLER, etal, Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO: INNA SANDLER
Last Known- Address: 2303 Favre Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825
Also Attempted At: 301 174th Street, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 and 17400 Collins Ave., North Miami Beach, FL 33160 Current Residence Unknown UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INNA SANDLER Last Known Address: 2303 Favre Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825
Also Attempted At: 301 174th Street, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 and 17400 Collins Ave., North Miami Beach, FL 33160 Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property:
THE WEST HALF OF LOT 2, IN BLOCK 32, OF AVON PARK ESTATES - UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, AT PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has1' been filed against you and you. are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, it any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
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Robert W. Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: Isl Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk June 21,28, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 09-258 IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUIS F. KAVALIR Deceased.
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You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of LOUIS F. KAVALIR, deceased, File Number PC 09-258, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which, is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's
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date of death was April 14, 2009; that the total value of the estate is approximately $19,374.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Name Address Evelyne Jurasek 326 Candlewick Dr. SE
Poplar Grove, Illinois 61065 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is June 28, 2009.
Person Giving Notice: Evelyn Jurasek 326 Candlewick DrSE Poplar Grove, IL 61065
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 09-257 IN RE: ESTATE OF WAYNE M. FRUSHOUR Deceased.'
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WAYNE M. FRUSHOUR, deceased, whose date of death was July 23, 2008, and whose Social Security Number is unknown, 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 representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is: June 28,2009. �
Personal Representatives: Isl Mathew S. Frushour 2931 Pleasant Valley Road Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 1st Gregory A. Frushour 10286 Pretty Lake Trail Plymouth, Indiana 46563 Attorney for Personal Representative: Isl David F. Lanier DAVID F. LANIER Florida Bar No. 045399 P.O. Box 400
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08001226GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2005-2 PLAINTIFF -VS-
JEAN PAUL REBOUR A/K/A JEAN P. REBOUR; JENNY MARSELLA REBOUR A/K/A JENNY M. REBOUR; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; DEFENDANT(S)
RENOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 11, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08001226GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2005-2 is Plaintiff and JEAN PAUL REBOUR A/K/A JEAN P. REBOUR; JENNY MARSELLA REBOUR A/K/A JENNY M. REBOUR; UNKNOWN PERSONS) 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 10th day of July, 2009, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A" EXHIBIT "A" Commence at the NW corner of Lot 11, Block 3, Section 23, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, thence South along the center line of Carolina Street, a dis-
tance of 30 feet to a point; thence East a distance of 30 feet to a point; thence continue East along the South RAW line of Canfield Street a distance of 118.1 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South and parallel to Highlands Avenue a distance of 135.0 feet to a point; thence East and parallel to Canfield Street a distance of 54.2 feet to a � point; thence North and parallel to Highlands Avenue, a distance of 135 feet to a point on the South R/W line of Canfield Street; thence West along the South R/W line of Canfield a distance of 54.2 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said property is not the homestead of the Grantor(s) under the laws and Constitution of the State of Florida in that neither Grantor(s) nor any member of the household of Grantor(s) reside thereon.
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 12th day of June, 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. j In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone No. (863) 534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT � OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-318-GCS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF -VS-
PETER VITO CUSUMANO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER VITO CUSUMANO IF ANY; 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; NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO.; 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 June 11, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2008-CA-318-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 10th day of July, 2009 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 35, BLOCK 263, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, 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 12th day of June, 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 08-35353(iMCM) FNM
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08-873-GCS AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC PLAINTIFF -VS-
MICHAEL A. ACCARDO; JANET F. ACCARDO; 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; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; 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 June 11, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 08-873-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 10th day of July, 2009 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK Y, OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE V, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 23, 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 12th day of June, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Is/ 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 08-66215ALS
June 21, 28, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-08-1403 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. . �.
MARJORIE MENDEZ, et at, Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above.
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 Street, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M., on the 10th day of July, 2009, the following described properly as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 345 AND 346, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 2, 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.
ORDERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 12th day of JUNE, 2009.
IS/ Robert W. Germaine As Clerk, Circuit Court HIGHLANDS, Florida By: Isl Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk
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June 21,28, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 09-437-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, . Plaintiff, v.
MILTON CATER; AND 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; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, MILTON CATER, dated the 8th day of June, 2009, in Case No. 09-437-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and MILTON CATER is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of July, 2009, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, GEORGE M. STARR and DANIEL J. STARR, and described as follows:
Lot 18, Block 44, PLACID LAKES SECTION FIVE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 65, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Real Property Address is: ,492 Johnson Avenue, N.E., Lake Placid, FL 33852
The Real Property tax identification number is C-14-37-29-050-0440-0180. DATED on June 9th, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: Isl Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk June 21,28,2009
PUBLIC NOTICE "Highlands County Housing Authority seeks to engage a CPA to conduct an Audit tor a USDA RD 52 unit Rental Development for FY ending 09/30/2009 in accordance with GAGAS. Interested CPA's should request a RFP by contacting the HCHA at Phone 863-385-2510 Fax 863-385-1643, email firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 1168, Sebring, FL 33871-1987. The RFP must be post marked no later than July 15,2009. E.O.E."
JUNE 28, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-674-GCS MERCANTILE BANK, etc., , Plaintiff, v.
PATRICK T.MUSANDA, etal.,
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: Patrick T. Musanda Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 9, Block 285, PLACID LAKES-SECTION 20, according to the Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The street address of which is 116 Imbros Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is J. Andrew Baldwin, THE SOLOMON LAW GROUP, P.A., 1881 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33606, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court, on or before July 27, 2009, an answer must be filed or you will be defaulted and a judgment may be entered^ against you for the relief demanded in the. Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said,' Court on June 11th, 2009. ��.�� Clerk of the Circuit Court* By: Isl Annette E. Daff I Deputy Clerk' June21, 28, 2009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1661 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the J4JJ1 day of July. 2009. beginning at 3:00 p.m. . or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance request to allow a 23.29 foot rear yard setback instead of the required 25 teet for a newly placed mobile home, within the area described as follows: approximately 1/3rd acre located in the Town of Harding Subdivision on S.R. 70, near the Kissim-mee River, the lot being located at 17204 Broadland Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34974, and legally described as follows: Lots 9 and 10, Block 11, Section 2, Town of Harding, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 104, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for further information. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY 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.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section, 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6510 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY). or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: email@example.com Requests for CART or interpreter service's should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. MR. JIM BROOKS. CHAIRMAN
June 28; July 3,2009
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INVITATION TO BID CITY OF SEBRING SEBRING, FLORIDA The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #09-027: LANDMARK UTILITIES LIFT STATION UPGRADES & CONNECTION TO CITY OF SEBRING COLLECTION SYSTEM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org at the City purchasing office lo-| cated at 368 South Commerce Ave.. Sebring, FL i 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, July 30, 2009. of the official time clock in the purchasing office. 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 mail, 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 ot the Public Entity Crimes (Ha. 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
June 28; July 5,20O9
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GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sehring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department tor: ITB 09-049 HIGHLANDS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
STORM HAZARD MITIGATION PROJECT NO. 05047 - NIGP CODE: 909 ITB 09-050 HIGHLANDS COUNTY AGRI-CIVIC CENTER
STORM HAZARD MITIGATION PROJECT NO. 05048 - NIGP CODE: 909
Copies of the drawings, specifications, and other Contract Documents are on file and available for public inspection at the office of the Architect, Chastain-Skiil-man, 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 $25.00, 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: asecoryahcbcc.orn or Danielle Gilbert, Purchasing Analyst, 863-402-6524, Fai: 6769, or by E-Mail: mil bttieticbcc.org.
A MANDATORY PRE-BID meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on JULY 1.2009 in the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center Auditorium, 4505 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875.
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. JULY 16. 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 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 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 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. Installation of Concrete filled cells in certain locations in existing exterior walls
2. Installation of Roof drains and replacement of metal edge strip on existing roof.
3. Installation of steel joist bridging at exterior walls. 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 all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. �� - - -....... ......
The Highlands County Board, of County Commission-, ers (HCBCC/COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or reject any or'allTilas 'of arty parts thereoCaiid TO 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 towaive irregularities In the bid.:" ~; " Please note that an Award .determination -will-also be made by a Cost/Benefit Analysis performed by the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The Owner further reserves the right to Direct fir-" chan materials for this project if in their opinion a significant cost savings can be realized. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of 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 (863) 402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: imlnopahcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter .services should be rnade 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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AVON PARK - Apartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park Laundry Facilities, $365/mo. 100 E. Main St. _863-453-8598_
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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
LIVE AT quiet Dinner Lake Villas at 2800 St. Rd. 17 N., Laundromat on premises, good parking & large beach. Spotless and new paint, garbage & water mcl. We can not accommodate children or pets. S30 application fee, no criminal history and fair credit. Cute 1/1 completely furnished $475. Large 1/1 unfurnished $450; 2/2 unfurnished $425. perfect for students. Annual lease. 863-381-3610
MOVE-IN SPECIAL $499.00
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I Apartment S285/mo. Lawn maintenance ih-
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NEWER HOME in Excellent condition. L.P 2/2
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yard, W/D, great nieghborhood, near Lake-
Istopoka, Rental $750/mo. or sell S130K.
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Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
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tables $97up, 100-Headboards $79up. H1GHP0INT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING 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; S-Po 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 Sale!
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BEDROOM SET w/headboard, dresser w/mir-ror, nightstand, armoire $220,863-599-1254 Will take best offer.
CELL PHONE CHARGER for car, $10, 863-314-2050
DASH MAT, great condition, Fits inside 08-09 Chevy Aveo LS or LT, grey coior, 863-465-3690,$30
DINING ROOM set w/table, 4 chairs, & china cabinet, $200. Will take best offer. 863-699-1254 _
DISHES, SAKURA TORTOISE SHELL, SET OF 8, $75, 863-655-1762
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GENERATOR HANDYMAN SPECIAL $35. 863-699-6325
GOLD CHAIN 22" 10 K, S300, 863-655-1762
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IRON & ironing board, $10, 863-655-0373
JEWELRY - various styles - $60,863-214-1965 _
KIDS WOOD bed with desk, $300,863-385-5338_
OLEG CASSINI 2-piece halter wedding dress, new with tags, size 14, $500,863-41-4670
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OUTDOOR DOG kennel. 10'x6'x6', lockable gate, chain link style, bought at TSC, excellent condition, $150,863-655-0873
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Automotive for Sale
2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM, Red with gray cloth interior, sunroof, power windows, power locks, 44K miles, fully maintained, $4,995 0B0. Call 863-452-6459
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64 WEST COLLISION REPAIR
PPG paint supplied by 1st Choice Auto Paint & Supply
64 West Collision Repair has taken a proactive stand in protecting the environment by going "green" with its paint finishing system. The collision center recently switched to a low-VOC PPG waterborne basecoat from a conventional solvent-based system.
Waterborne basecoat is the latest coatings technology that's typically used to create the original color on today's vehicles. According to PPG, the introduction of its waterborne color toners for use in collision centers provides the enhanced ability to match a vehicle's original finish.
"This is a major technological advancement with no downside," says 64 West Collision Repair. "Not only is the paint better ecologically, it gives better color matches and it's faster to complete a repair when compared to the system we were using."
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64 WEST COLLISION REPAIR
2215 SR64 West � Avon Park
Mike & Maria Colbert - Owners
2 miles west of US 27