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Title: The news-sun
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 11-10-2010
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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The County Commission took a short break during its regular meeting on Tuesday morning to honor outgoing board members with a reception. Chairman Don Bates and Commissioner Edgar Stokes will officially leave office at midnight on Nov. 15, but Commissioner Guy Maxcy's term ended at midnight Tuesday. Maxcy resigned in order to run for tax collector in the spring, and his resignation took effect officially on Tuesday. "Thank you guys for the opportunity to serve," Maxcy said during the meeting. Bates and Stokes also took the podium for a brief farewell speech during the meeting, and all congratulated Maxcy on his work. Additionally, former County Commissioner Audrey Vickers asked for five minutes during the meeting to thank Maxcy for his service. "I was here when Guy Maxcy was elected and sworn in November of 1992," said Vickers. "Guy wouldn't go to commission school without me, and I was a veteran of just two years of county commission myself. So, we loaded up the brand new county administrator and headed to Tallahassee together for school," Vickers explained. "We had no idea at the time that Mr. Maxcy would served for 18 years, and survive. And secondly, that he would be the first Highlands County Commissioner to be elected as president of Florida County Commissioners. I appreciate the way he has always treated county employees and department heads with respect. Sometimes we forget that our family includes the guys in the ditches and on the mowers, and Guy always treated employees with respect. Guy, we are going to miss you, and thank you again," Vickers said. "I thoroughly enjoyed serving wi th you guys. This is a great county, enjo y it," Maxcy said. "It has been a goo d team over the years. You guys are m y heroes, and I think you very much." The commission took a break at th at point to enjoy a small reception for a ll three outgoing commissioners. Although the reception was held o n Tuesday, Bates and Stokes will make t he transition out of office during the ne xt county meeting on Nov. 16. Dragons blank HardeePAGE1BLake Placid PD wants to put cameras in storesPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday, November 10-11, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 136 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 81 51Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Beautiful with plenty of sunshine Forecast Question: Do you like Daylight Savings Time? Next question: Should non-city residents have to pay extra to use parks in city limits? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Josie Bell Age 72, of Lake Placid Lee Geiger Age 79, of Sebring William M. Hillborn Jr. Age 82, of Sebring and Lincolnshire, Ill. Ann Lampton Age 93, of Sebring Dorothy Langstine Age 83, of Avon Park Bohdan Podubynsky Age 80, of Lake Placid James Taveniere Age 81, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 8A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 34.5% No 65.5% Total votes: 145 Celebrations12B Classifieds11A Clubs & Organizations10B Community Briefs8A Community Calendar8B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Fly Lady13B Friends & Neighbors9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times113B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV2B Index Special to the News-SunAVeterans Day ceremony is sche duled for 2 p.m. Thursday on t he Highlands County Courthouse law n, sponsored by the County Vetera ns Services Office, Highlands Coun ty Veterans Advisory Board and t he Veterans Council of Highlands Coun ty Inc. Joseph A. Dionne, county veter an services officer, will open the cerem ony. Deacon James McGarry of S t. Catherine's Catholic Church will gi ve the Invocation. Betsy Waddell is sche duled to explain the purpose of t he event, with Harry Marsh welcomin g the guests. Patriotic songs will be under the direction of Gary Filip an d Marti Capodiferro. Diane Hilliard of the Communi ty Based VAOutpatient Clinic will intr oduce the guest speaker, U.S. Nav y Master at Arms Petty Officer Secon d Class Sarah Carter from Guantanam o Bay, Cuba. The color guard from the La ke Placid JROTC will be in charge of posting the colors and the VFW430 0 will end the ceremony with a Firin g Salute. "Taps" will be played by Dav id Flowers, director of facility manag eVeterans to be honored at several ceremonies By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park City Manager Bruce Behrens appointed Maria Sutherland as assistant city manger effective Nov. 1, raising questions from council and the public about what that means exactly Monday night during a special meeting. Council questioned both of Behrens'appointments last week during a discussion focusing around a possible safety director. Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray made it clear last week that she was not happy with Behrens' move. "You've only been here 29 days. You really have not had the time to know what we want and what the citizens of Avon Park want," Gray said. "I think that before you make any appointments, you should see what the city wants. That's what we hired you for. I think the city manager should evaluate every situation before he makes an appointment. Are you even out of your probation period yet?" "No ma'am, I am on probation for six months," Behrens responded. "Until that time frame, I don't think any more appointments should be made," Gray said. "If council wants to make that vote now, that is fine with me. If that is how you really feel," New post in AP raises questions Maria Sutherland is now assistant city manager News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE New Assistant City Manager Maria Sutherland explains an ongoing application for a grant to council on Monday night. Sutherland officially became assistant city manager on Nov. 1, but will continue her overall duties as project manager. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Several gathered in the lobby of the government center on Tuesday for a reception for the outing county commissioners. Reception held for outgoing commissioners See AP, page 6A See VETERANS, page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Town council member Steve Bastardi pulled no punches Monday night at the council's regular meeting. In fact, he took to the offensive with verbal uppercuts and jabs, prepared to shut down the Lake June ball fields. Bastardi has been raising the issue of the under-funded town park for months. He is incensed that no progress has been made with the recreational budget. "I won't stand for it," he said forcefully, adding, "this is an ongoing problem. The recreation budget is a financial train wreck. It's time we started treating taxpayer money like a precious commodity, less like a renewable resource. "It's the first month of the 20102011 fiscal year," he said, "and we're already spending money we don't have. We are on a road that is not sustainable. What do we do?" At the heart of the issue are the county's cutbacks in its recreational budget. Because each of Highland's County municipalities have parks that serve county residents as well as city taxpayers, the county has traditionally reimbursed the cities a portion of what they When play ball becomes go home Recreation budget battle coming to a head in Lake Placid See RECREATION, page 6A PAGE14B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lake Placid Town Council may have to close down the sports fields and playground at Lake June Park due to lack of funding.

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Town c ouncil members unanim ously decided to seek a n ew auditor at their M onday night regular m eeting. Council member Debra W orley raised the issue, p ulling the item off the c onsent agenda for discuss ion. Worley is concerned that W icks Brown & Williams h as been the town's auditor f or too long approxim ately 14 years. "We need new eyes and t o be serious about looking i nto new areas," she said, r eferring to reviewing the b udget. She is also upset that the a ccounting firm's results t ypically arrive after deadl ines the town is supposed t o meet by state mandate. "They said the conclusions are late because the town is so small (its work is done last)." said Worley. "But we should be ready on time." By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK The community wellness event hosted by Healthy Living, located at 1016 U.S. 27 South, has been rescheduled for Thursday. The event was canceled on Oct. 25 due to the absence of a technician. However, the manager of the center, Betty Wells, has announced that the event will be held this week. "We are happy to re-offer the services to the community. We had a lot of people show up and call for appointments, and had to turn everyone away, but we've rescheduled and we gladly take all those people back," said Wells. The nutritional blood analysis event is an unique service and technicians are inviting residents to come and be a part of the event. The testing service uses blood analysis to demonstrate how certain illnesses, eating habits and physical activity can all affect the body and blood. Blood is examined on a high-powered microscope and displayed on a video monitor for clients to see. The individual blood analysis is $49.95. The technicians and facility are also offering free pH balance testing with no purchase necessary. For appointments or more information, call 4525793. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 B BATTERY 3RD Bn, 116TH FAGod Bless Our VeteransWe honor all men and women of all branches of the military, Who offer their lives for the cause of freedom. May God bless those who dedicate their lives to keep our country safe and secure that we may live in peace. May God continue to bless America and guide us in the cause of justice, liberty and peace for all mankind. 1LT Justin B. Baxter: Commander 1SG. Odilio Pena: First Sergeant SFC James J. W. Metz: Readiness NCO SSG Jeremy A. Warner: Training NCO Sgt. 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If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 7: Mariana Alomar, 24, of Sebring, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. Adrian Lamar Hawthorne, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; trafficking cocaine, 28 grams less than 150 kilograms; possession of cocaine; attempted arson, willful damage of structure; aggravated assault with weapon, no intent to kill. Marvin Lamonte Lawton, 34, of Avon Park, pick-up order, charged with failing to pay child support, contempt of court, three counts. John Benjamin Mason, 55, of Marion, Ind., was charged on a Grant County warrant for furnishing alcohol to a minor; Grant County warrant for contributing to the delinquency of a minor; Grant County warrant for maintaining a common nuisance. Tammy Lynn McClelland, 46, of Avon Park, pick-up order, charged for failing to pay child support, contempt of court. Dennis Eugene Mitchell, 26, of Sebring, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Brittney Rose Newsome, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Bernave Ordonez-Lopez, 20, of Clinton, N.C., was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Rosa Isela Reyna, 27, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Shundra Bouna Rockmore, 33, of Sebring, was charged with disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest without violence. Rajiva Jaconne Sholtz, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with trafficking cocaine, 28 grams less than 150 kilograms; possession of cocaine; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Loretta Lynn Yarbrough, 43, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Nov. 6: Gaspar DominguezRosas, 25, of Frostproof, was charged with operating vehicle without valid license. Mary Douglass Holmes, 56, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft; forgery of check, two counts; and scheme to defraud. Glen Allen Kegler, 42, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. Jesus Leonides-Ramire, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Jenna Leigh Pontius, 22, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Lui Tica Scarborough, 38, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Ronald Williams, 38, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Nov. 5: Elifaite Bertrand, 27, of Lantana, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support payments. Waddy Anthony Laboy De Jongh, 18, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of liquor by person under 21 years of age. Charles Anthony Oldham, 27, of Lakeland, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended, first offense; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Trinidy Chaple Salter, 33, of Lorida, was charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Norma Simon-Ayodoro, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny, petit theft, first degree. Michael Dean Walton, 47, of Venus, was charged with possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription; domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; stalking, credible threat; and domestic battery by strangulation. POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy photo Volunteers for the LakeWatch program were honored at a barbecue on Sunday. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Highlands County Lakes Association's annual LakeWatch Volunteer Barbecue was held on Sunday at Windy Point County Park. The event was sponsored by Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District, Alan Jay Automotive Group, Burke Marine Construction and the Highlands County Homeowners Association. Acrew from the University of Florida LakeWatch Program, headed by Dan Willis, traveled from Gainesville to attend the event. Each LakeWatch volunteer was given an informational packet for the lake they sample. There were also displays, brochures and booklets available with information concerning area lakes. In addition, Willis passed out one, fiveand 10-year service awards to the volunteers. The university staff was there to answer concerns or questions the volunteer samplers had about the local lakes. One of the main concerns was aquatic weed control. Willis explained to the volunteers that a cut in funding at the university threatened to stop the sampling on nearly half of the lakes, but rather than lose the years of accumulated data on half of the lakes currently being sampled, it was decided to reduce the frequency of the sampling. The reduced sampling would still maintain the years of continuous data that has been gathered. He also stated that until the current funding problems are resolved, no new lakes will be added to the program. The information gathered by LakeWatch is made available to the Highlands County Lake Management Program and other environmental agencies. Ahistory of the lake conditions is a valuable tool to maintain healthy lakes. Recently elected County Commissioner Jack Richie was on hand to thank the volunteers for their valuable service to the County. Richie has been involved with the LakeWatch Program for many years. For information on LakeWatch or to volunteer to sample a lake for the program call the University at 1-800-525-3928 (1-800-LAKEWATCH). For local information call John Ruggerio at 465-7855. County's LakeWatch volunteers honored at barbecue By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.co m LAKE PLACID Police Chief Ph il Williams approached t he town council Mond ay night asking if an amen dment could be added to the town's ordinance o n underage drinking. Williams wants to mandate that every sto re selling packaged liquo r, beer or wine have a wor king video recording sy stem set up so all sales a re captured on tape. Williams said the ma in reason to take this step is because it is very hard to prove and prosecu te cases involving undera ge drinkers. This will ma ke it possible to identi fy adults who buy alcoh ol for teenagers an d teenagers who put them selves at risk. The police would co nduct surprise checks t he video equipment on a regular basis to ma ke sure everything is in ru nning order, but would u se a search warrant wh en examining tape for a pa rticular individual. Bars and restauran ts would not be involve d, Williams said. The council was gene rally in favor of the ide a, although Ray Royce wo rried about the legal cos ts involved, especially if there was a challenge to the ordinance. "It's something to think about," Roy ce said." If the convenien ce stores are within city lim its, maybe it's worth it. Williams said the she riff's office should be co ntacted about the idea, so this kind of surveillan ce could be countywide. No vote was tak en Monday night. LPPD wants cameras in stores Hoping to record alcohol sales to minors Lake Placid looking for new auditor Wellness event rescheduled for Thursday Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun

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Capacity € 3 Dry Cycles Electromechanical Controls Auto Dry FeatureMODEL #DBLR333EGWFor Pair$319Dependable Clean Waste System 10 Wash Cycles MODEL #MVWC300 $2492-Level Soil Settler Wash System 5 Cycles In-the-Rack Silverware BasketMODEL #TUD4700SQ$599 42Ž Plasma HDTVModel #LG42PJ350Surround Sound, Digital Audio Output,Energy Star, True Slim Frames$429Self Clean Oven,Dual Element Bake, Storage Drawer,Quick Set III Oven ControlsModel # JBP62DNWW 30Ž Electric Rangewhite onlyWHILE THEY LAST FOR ALL THREE $5000 OFFMust Present Coupon $549 After CouponCASH N CARRY ONLY $2795 Cycles 3 Temperatures6.5 Cu Ft Dryer MODEL #EED440WQCASH & CARRYLarge Capacity Dishwasher 3.2 Cu Ft Top Load Washer News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Karin Tallent of Lake Placid can still smile as she runs on 59th Street at the southern edge of Central Park during the 25th mile of the New York City Marathon on Sunday. She completed her first marathon in 4 hours, 57 minutes and 39 seconds. Melissa Fiorito of Avon Park finished in 5:32:58 and Natalie Terreros of Sebring finished in 6:08:44. More than 45,000 runners competed in the race, which traveled through all five boroughs of New York City. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Diana Walker, founder and organizer of the Heartland Idol, announced the talent competition's final schedule Monday night. Bad weather and a crowded calendar caused problems for the show. Now a day-long event is planned on the Circle for Saturday woven into the first afternoon classic car show. The will have a little something for everyone, from gorgeous classic cars, to art work, to music, to eating contests, to strolls around downtown. The car shows have been held in the evening, but with days getting darker earlier it was decided to shift the Saturday festivities to the afternoon. In addition, local artists have been invited to take part, with seven or eight already committed. The goal is to draw people downtown at lunchtim e when stores and restauran ts are open for family fun. The car show ope ns Friday night, then continu es Saturday from 11 a.m. un til 3 p.m. It is a free event. The Idol competition w ill be setting up as the au to show closes down. Between the semifinals at 3 p.m. and the finals at 7 p.m., several events a re planned. There will be a Seni or Idol for singers 50 or olde r. The field is limited to t he first 10 to sign up only. An Oreo cookie eatin g contest for those 17 an d younger in two age div isions comes next. Agai n, the number of participants is limited. Beef O'Brady's is ru nning a "Nuclear Chick en Wing Contest" deem ed too fiery for the young, co ntestant must be 18 or olde r. There will be age categori es made up of the first six pe ople to sign up. Local artists who want to take part in the event shou ld call Gene Brenner at 44 63874. Proud classic c ar owners wanting to show o ff should call Bud Whitlock at 471-1900. Full Saturday planned on Circle Heartland Idol, car show planned In the home stretch ment for Highlands County. The benediction will be offered by Cantor Cathy Blumenthal of Temple Israel of Highlands County. Patriotism is on the rise, as is evidenced by the number of events scheduled for Veterans Day. South Florida Community College is scheduling a ceremony on the Avon Park campus at 11 a.m. by the flagpole. Veterans will be honored with music and speeches at Cracker Trail Elementary School at 9 a.m.. All grade levels will sing and short speeches will be given by various students. The Sebring VFW4300 will also be performing the 21-gun salute and "Taps." Please contact the school office at 471-5777 if you are a veteran or are currently in the service and would like to attend the program. The Military Sea Services Museum will hold a barbecue on Saturday at the museum on Kenilworth Boulevard. The Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Sebring at the Lakeshore Mall on Nov. 18-21. It will be free to the public.. The JROTC units from all three high schools will be conducting ceremonies for the teachers and administrators in their schools who are veterans. Although there will be no parade this year, plans are under way for a Veterans Day Parade next year, sponsored by the Veteran Services Office. According to Mark Tharp, owner of the Golden Corral in Lake Placid, t he Annual Military Appreciation Night is planned for Monday, Nov. 15, from 59 p.m., and all Highlands County ve terans and active duty military perso nnel are invited to dine at the new ly renovated restaurant at no charge. Also, to honor Veterans Day, a ll park visitors will receive free pa rk admission at Highlands Hammo ck State Park from 8 a.m. to sundow n. Honor fees are also waived at La ke June-in-Winter Scrub State Park. Continued from page 1A Veterans Day activities planned around the county Thursday Associated PressCITRA Neighbors s aid Tuesday they p unched out windows as t hey desperately tried to s ave the victims of a vorac ious house fire that shot 2 0-foot flames through t he roof, killing five child ren in central Florida. Dennis Flood heard s creaming Monday night a nd ran from his nearby t railer to see the woodf rame home engulfed in f lames. The children's m other, 31-year-old K rista Jordan, and grandm other were frantic, y elling that the children w ere still inside. Flames t owered over some of the t rees in this rural area a bout 15 miles north of O cala. "The mom was on the g round bleeding and she w as shouting, 'Get my b abies out, get my babies o ut,"'said Flood. Before fire officials a rrived, neighbors R.J. a nd Angela Stroud frantic ally punched out wind ows amid billowing s moke, hoping the child ren's voices would guide t hem. But they said they n ever heard from them. Together they pulled o ut the children's aunt, 2 1-year-old Kyla Cole, w ho was found uncons cious in her bedroom, R .J. Stroud said. "We laid her on the g round, she was breathi ng. We thought plastic m ight be melted to her f ace, but that was actually h er skin melted," he said. We busted more wind ows to try to get the kids o ut, but the smoke was so b ad we couldn't get the k ids out." 5 kids die in Citra house fire

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T omorrow is Veteran's Day. We extend our g ratitude and respect t o all the men and w omen who left t heir civilian lives to s erve and protect us o ver the years.Because they are still living w ith uncertainty, worry, danger a nd separation we extend spec ial prayers to those families w hose loved ones are currently d eployed in war zones. We are delighted the amendm ent passed to increase the H omestead Exception for d eployed military members. It i s the least we can do. The question then becomes what is the most we can do? Well, we've been discussing a n idea here in the newsroom. I t involves a possible way for w e the people to regain a measu re of power in our political p rocess, and sharply reduce the a mount of money spent on s eeking office. We feel the huge sums it n ow takes to win an election, f rom county tax collector to P resident of the United States, seriously undermines political independence and threatens our stability. We owe it to our military to fight and protect democracy as diligently here at home, as they fight for it overseas. The day after the election a morning cable news show solicited comments from its viewers. Awoman e-mailed to ask why political parties were necessary. Couldn't we do away with them, she wanted to know. Let every candidate run for him or herself and explain their own ideas and priorities. At first the idea sounded preposterous, but after thinking on it for a while we decided it was worth discussing. Ahistory buff among us explained that political parties were invented in an age when communication was difficult, especially over long distances. Aparty structure helped the political process then by providing a corps of volunteers, funding and a communications network. Now, however, said our history buff who also stays virtually cutting edge technology allows individuals, even by themselves, to be heard by millions. That means from a technology standpoint, political parties are no longer necessary. If candidates ran on their own records and ideas, and did not have to ally themselves with a platform chosen by others; if candidates only received financial support from local contributors; and if candidates owed their only allegiance to their constituents, the connection between governed and governing would be closer, less complicated and more successful. On the local level each candidate running on his or her own experience and ideas has worked well. Think of the non-partisan elections we hold the school board, for example. Generic candidates, as opposed to branded candidates, can be freer to express their true thoughts and ideas, while at the same time being more accountable to voters because they are seen as individuals, not party members. We also disagree with the Supreme Court when it says paid political advertising is a matter of free speech. Of course, content cannot be censored, but paying to run the same political ad over and over again is hardly the same thing as risking one's freedom to speak truth to power. Selling a candidate, after all, is more about memorable slogans than it is accurate information. Without political parties, it would be much harder to raise millions of dollars, and almost impossible to hide them. It means no more giant slush funds of mixed money to create advertising directed b y absentee movers and shake rs, more interested in party pow er than any individual candidate Granted, legislatures w ill have to learn a new way of doing business without the pa rties to set agendas and mo ve the process, but without bias ed direction, the focus would be on the policy or idea, not on how a party responds to it. We have to find a midd le ground and start solving pro blems. This might be a way to do that. When our men and wom en return from the battlefield w e owe them the democracy f or which they fought. Please, share your thought s. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com We owe our veterans a nation that lives up to the ideals they fought for Ah, Veterans Day is upon us. What better time to show our support for our men and women in uniform? But have we really been supporting them? Sure, we thank them when we see them at the airport. We attend parades and Veterans Day events to show our appreciation. And with good reason. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 42 million American men and women have served during wartime. Nearly 1.2 million died while serving. Nearly 1.5 million were wounded. Since 9/11, more than 5,200 have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 36,000 have been wounded many have debilitating injuries that have changed their lives forever. We may debate the rightness or wrongness of various engagements, but we know that freedom comes at a steep price and we honor those who have secured it for us. But are we really supporting the troops? During the peak of World War II, American defense spending was 42 percent of our gross domestic product. Everyone those who served as well as those who stayed home needed to unite and sacrifice. Today, defense spending is around 3 percent of GDP. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have required little or n o sacrifice from mos t. We haven't paid higher taxes to fun d the wars our government contin ues to borrow the money for that. We haven't need ed to buy war bonds or work lon g hours at a factory to produce tanks and planes. We haven't given up vac ations, new cars, gasoline, meat, sugar and the hundre ds of other items that were rationed during World War II. Most haven't done so for a simple reason: Our support of the troops has not been a matter of need, but a matte r of choice. Aside from our goodwill and appreciation, the fact is this: Many have chosen to not support the troops much at all. As you read this, thousands of soldiers are servin g in hostile conditions. Some will be badly wounded some won't make it home. They don't want our pity to be sure. They are trained warriors. They volunteered to serve. But they could use a littl e support and we don't have to sacrifice much to provide it. "There are many small things people can do that ca n make a world of difference ," says Jerry Newberry, director of communications for the Veterans of Foreign Wa rs Real troop support Guest Column Tom Purcell See TROOP, page 5A Obstructionist Party is back E ditor: They're backkkkk. The "Obstructionist Party" is back in F lorida and Washington all set to cont inue the dirty work of the disastrous B ush administration. Their actions will b e tantamount to shoving a steel spike i nto the gears of the Obama administrat ion and try to derail any and all of his p rograms. Especially his health care p rogram because it's, "gasp," for poor p eople. Aprogram that will bring medi cal assistance to millions of families w ho do not have health insurance. How d are he do such a thing? They will once again try to destroy S ocial Security as Bush did by trying to c ut its funding. Anyone who voted for t he "Obstructionist Party" and collects m oney from Social Security and uses M edicare is a first class hypocrite. They will want those tax cuts for the w ealthy to remain. I do realize that all t hose Floridians who voted for them a re multimillionaires and hate to pay t axes. Right. So how would they obtain t he money needed to run the governm ent? Simple. Borrow, borrow, borrow b ecause "we ain't gonna pay it back." Y our children, grandchildren and their g randchildren will work to pay off just t he interest while we enjoy the fruits of t hat future labor today. The main program they'll push is c alled gridlock, no matter what P resident Obama or any Democrat prop oses that would be good for the peop le, theyll be against it. Come to think o f it they already are, but this time, u nfortunately, it will be with a House m ajority. Aside from the outright lies and distortions put out by the "Obstructionist Party" (Rick Scott was perfect example) in the run up to the election was the total absence of that "Good Ole Boy" from down Texas way, George Bush. Now we saw President Obama and former President Bill Clinton out there pushing for the Democrats, but not Bush. That's strange since George is still the titular head of his party. Why wasn't he out there stumping for his buddies? Because he would have been the "Kiss of Death" for any candidate. Even members of his own party want nothing to do with him, which says a lot for the time he wasted in the White House. Hopefully their evil plans will fail and we wont be known as the "Bangladesh of America", formerly the United States of America. Sandy Oleesky SebringBetter ways to spend taxpayers moneyEditor: I sincerely hope Highlands County commissioners think twice about spending money to appeal the Department of Community Affairs decision to deny approval of the Blue Head Ranch, Lake Placid Groves, and Lake Placid North and South subdivisions. One has to only look around at the hundreds of already approved vacant lots and empty and foreclosed homes to see this expansion is folly. Sure jobs are important to the area, but building more homes won't solve our economic woes. Instead, commissioners could focus on hometown projects that could enhance the beauty and livibility of our community. How about getting funds to clean up the closed gas stations along Highway 27 and replacing them with businesses? How about getting funds to fix the deteriorating roads in the Placid Lakes area leading to the already approved but yet unbuilt subdivisions? How about getting grants to people, especially those who live on waterfront properties, to have their septic systems inspected to ensure future water quality? I'm sure there are other issues that could be addressed to eliminate urban blight and enhance the future viability of the area. Spending some time and money on what would benefit the people already living here would be money better spent than the cost of on appeal that benefits a corporate few. Janell Schmidt Lake Placid Opposed to septic billEditor: I am opposed to the implementation of SB 550 (Septic System Inspection Program) because I see it as an arbitrary one-size-fits-all law, and that in many cases is probably unnecessary. What I mainly object to is the same inspection standard and time frequency thereof being applied to all 2.5 million septic systems throughout the state of Florida. My septic system is oversized based on the number of occupants (myself and wife) for our three bedroom home. Further, we are mindful of what not to dispose of into our septic system (e.g., hazardous waste, bleach, chemicals, cooking grease and oils, non biodegradable items, etc.) to mitigate Continued on page 5A

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"But they still need to deal with the car breaking down, a child getting sick, a death in the family. If you know of such families, reach out to them." Or write an e-mail. The troops particularly those recuperating in military hospitals love receiving emails (www.ourmilitary.mil), letters and care packages. Donate time. Your local Veterans Affairs office, VFW and other legitimate organizations are in need of volunteers. Organize a toy drive for children of deployed soldiers. Support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Provide gift cards to troops through aafes.com. Donate money. You can give to a variety of needed services for military members or support the Red Cross to provide basic necessities to service members in military hospitals. Just go to vfw.org and click on "Donate" or "Troo p Support." Hey, Veterans Day is upo n us. What better time to offe r real support to our men and women in uniform? Tom Purcell, a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Visit Tom on the web at www.TomPurcell.com or e-mail him at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Continued from page 4A EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words We have to make room for everybody. Letters of loca l concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion o f the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so conside r this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. TheNews-Sunhas a long history of encouraging public dis cussion through letters, guest columns, and Reader' s Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for ou r readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. EDITORIAL& OPINION Vice President J oe Biden flew to T exas on Saturday t o attend the wedd ing of his press s ecretary, Elizabeth A lexander, at the F irst United M ethodist Church i n the small comm unity of Cleburne. A ccording to u nidentified sources, the v ice president's trip is costi ng American taxpayers over $ 75 million dollars, due to i ncreased security and a ccommodations for Biden's s taff. "Such expenditures, p articularly when the n ation's economy is sufferi ng, are outrageous and a nother example of how the c urrent administration is out o f touch with the wishes of t he American people," stated R ep. Michele Bachmann (RM inn.). Only the first sentence in t he above paragraph is true. Y et, as far-fetched as the rest m ay seem, it makes a lot m ore sense than last week's e ven loonier story that was a ccepted at face value, by B achmann along with Mike H uckabee, Rush Limbaugh a nd bloggers who jumped at t he chance to criticize the a dministration. The erron eous report: that president O bama's 10-day trip to India a nd three other Asian count ries will cost U.S. taxpayers $ 2 billion (that's billion, w ith a "b"). In case you missed it: The P ress Trust of India news a gency reported last week t hat, according to an unident ified official in the Indian g overnment, Obama's visit w ill cost $200 million a day. T he item was picked up and l inked by the conservative w ebsite the Drudge Report, t hen repeated on Fox News C hannel by former governor M ike Huckabee. Aday later, R ep. Bachmann appeared on C NN and declared: "The p resident of the United S tates will be taking a trip o ver to India that is expected t o cost the taxpayers $200 m illion a day. He's taking 2 ,000 people with him. He'll b e renting out over 870 r ooms in India...This is the k ind of over-the-top spendi ng (that voters oppose)." The day after that, Rush L imbaugh, Glenn Beck and M ichael Savage all delivered e xtended radio rants about the $2 billion trip. Only then did other media catch up and make clear that the figures are wildly untrue; that a trip of similar length by President Clinton cost roughly $43 million, total, and Obama's trip would likely add up to about the same. The lesson here goes beyond the fact that zealots across the political spectrum, especially on the right, will jump at any chance to use shreds of half-truths and even complete falsehoods to build a case of public opinion against their opponents. This was also a laboratory example of the way in which unchecked and unsubstantiated stories can go viral on the Internet and global television, giving a half-truth its own half life of many months or even years. Drudge, Limbaugh and perhaps Bachmann know very well, without research, that the 10-day presidential trip couldn't possibly cost $2 billion. They said what they did knowing it was false, while also resting assured that as long as it existed somewhere in print, even on the website of an Indian news agency, it could be repeated without risk. That's why, when later confronted with the facts, Bachmann insisted she was only stating what had appeared in "the press." Indeed, the primary function of Drudge Report and some would argue Daily Kos on the left is to be a digital bulletin board for material that can then be cited as having "been published." Meanwhile, it's been noted that although $200 million a day is bizarrely out of the question, 200 million Rupees (the Indian currency) converts to a far more reasonable sum of about $4.5 million. Daily tab for a presidential journey: 200 million Rupees. Maintaining some semblance of truth and honesty in the digital age: priceless. Peter Funt is a writer and public speaker; he may be reached at www.CandidCamera.com, he's also the long-time host of "Candid Camera." A collection of his DVDs is available at www.candidcamera.com. $2 billion in BS Candid Thoughts Peter Funt fouling and premature failure of the system. When our system was 6 years old we dutifully had our septic tank pumped out. To our surprise there was virtually no sludge accumulation or other problems. So unless there is some obvious problem (back up, soggy soil, odor, etc.) with our septic system in the future, I feel a five-year inspection frequency for our particular system is unwarranted. Further, what about parttime residents (e.g., snow birds) that only use their septic systems three to four months out of the year. Or, homeowners with over-sized septic systems, which never get used to capacity? It's logical to assume their systems would be less overused and less prone to failure. Why should they have to incur unnecessary inspections and pump out costs? Considering the cost of the inspections to so many homeowners that are now struggling financially, plus all the variables I stated above, I feel the implementation of SB 550 should be delayed and given more consideration concerning its application to all 2.5 million septic systems, especially when soil permeability/percolation types and system usage, etc., vary so differently from site to site. Lastly, I feel once a homeowner's septic system is inspected and passed without reservation (whether at the time of construction or subsequent inspection), I feel a 10-year inspection/pump out frequency (or greater) would be more than adequate. William Darnall Lake PlacidElection night party was better than expectedEditor: We at the Cohan Radio Group would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make the election night party on the Circle in downtown Sebring such a wonderful success. When it was first suggested, we had no idea it would turn out to be so popular. The folks from Heartland Idol were wonderful both with the entertainment for the evening as well as the great food they served up from the now-famous "Idol Cafe." We had invited all the local political parties and the local non-affiliated groups. Our thanks to those who attended and our invitation remains for those who didn't to come out the next time we do this for the community. Aspecial thanks to our sponsors, the Alan Jay Automotive Network and Highlands Regional Medical Center, who made our broadcast of the elections results possible and to Frames and Images for the use of their wi-fi network to connect our computer to the Florida Division of Elections for statewide results. This was just another event in our ongoing commitment to the community as the area's local radio network. Peter Coughlin Cohan Radio Group President Continued from page 4ATODAY'SLETTERS Troop support that makes a real difference Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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Behrens was referring to the responsib ilities outlined in the city charter, which a llows him to make appointments as he s ees fit to do accomplish policy outlined b y city council. City Attorney Gerald Buhr read the r elevant portions of the charter on M onday, and agreed that Behrens had t he authority to make any appointments h e deemed necessary outside of the city a ttorney and the city clerk position. "She is already doing the job, and her j ob description is almost exactly what t he assistant city manger does for the c ity of Tallahassee," Behrens said after t he special meeting. "She is capable, having served as i nterim and then city manager before I c ame on board, and she definitely can do t he job," Behrens said. Behrens did agree that, as per the city c harter, the city clerk actually has the a uthority in the absence of a city manage r, and that Sutherland's duties and s alary would not change with her title c hange. In reference to her appointment, form er Avon Park Mayor Tom Macklin a sked council if the Sutherland had been f ormally removed as city manger. "I want to make sure that everything that you all have done on behalf of us has been done the way it needs to have been done. When I say this, I know you are going to look at me like I'm crazy. Unless I missed something, or Mrs. Sutherland has tendered her resignation as city manager, it is my speculation that we still have two full-time (city managers)," Macklin said. "At the time that you hired Mr. Behrens, I am not aware of either the city council removing her from the city manager role or restoring her to the project manager, I am not aware of her tendering her resignation," Macklin added. City Attorney Gerald Buhr agreed with Macklin. "Your point is well taken with the formality of that. She did make it clear on the record that she would step down when a city manager was found," Buhr said. "I know that the city council took specific steps to make her city manager, something needs to happen to change her title," Macklin said, referring again to the city charter and its clear procedures. "Good point," Buhr responded. "I agree that she acquiesced on the record, but I think it would be a good idea if she gave us something more formal," Buhr said. "What if I don't want to?" Sutherland joked from the audience before clarifying what the council needed to clear the air. "Do you want a letter of resignation, is that what you want?" Sutherland asked. Buhr agreed that a resignation would be appropriate. The City of Avon Park has hired two new employees. Natania Patterson is a part-time accounting specialist under the direction of the finance director. Patterson is a Highlands County native. She graduated from Warner University with a bachelor's degree in business administration concentrating in accounting and obtained her master's degree in business administration from Warner University. Yarima Cuencas is the full-time utility customer service clerk, also under the direction of the finance director. She graduated from Avon Park High School and lives in Avon Park. She will be processing payments, billing and customer service. She is currently working on her associate's degree from Penn Foster College. Continued from page 1A s pend to maintain the parks. In the past, the county has p aid back 50 percent of what w as spent. This year it is supp osed to be 38 percent. Complicating things, the c ounty has allotted a lump s um for recreation, but has y et to decide how to divide t he money between the cities. The county, for example, is t alking about designating $ 114,000 to Lake Placid, not t he $163,000 it had promised e arlier. Another complication is t he fact that park user fees, w hich were supposed to help m ake up the financial shortf all by bringing in approxim ately $22,500, are not yet i n place. Bastardi expressed angry disappointment that recreation director John Komaso had characterized his department as being in good shape in his latest report. He found fault with Komaso for not raising a red flag and for including the $22,500 in user fees in his budget when there was no fee structure in place nor a way to collect them. "I meant what I said," said Bastardi, "We need to solve this problem. It's embarrassing. It's a joke to me. I can't stand it." Town council member Debra Worley said she agreed with Bastardi, especially regarding the delay in setting up user fees. She cautioned, however, that the county commission was in a unique situation, facing a turnover of four of the five commissioners. She urged patience until the new commission was settled in, pointing out it probably wouldn't be ready for business until December. Bastardi said action was needed immediately. He was tired of wait and see. "We have no choice but to close the park immediately, or set a date certain," he said. Offer the park to the county, he added, and "if it refuses, sell off what we can't maintain." Council member Ray Royce, while acknowledging the problems, warned against rash and premature action. "We could do a lot more harm, cutting off our nose to spite our face," he said. "It's premature to talk about closing." At least half a dozen citizens rose to speak in favor of keeping the park open. The parks added value to the town the people said. Their concern was increased fees could mean some users will be priced out of the park. "The benefits outweigh the costs," said James Oxner. "If it comes to reworking the budget and cutbacks, come to us, we'll find a way. It's worth it." "We do care," said Randy Harris. "We're here tonight. I don't know who should provide recreation if the town doesn't." The suggestion was made to put a countywide non ad valorem assessment in place with a compensatory lowering of the ad valorem tax. Worley strongly urged the audience to lobby the commission and to show up at meetings in person to plead the town's case. For the time being, the council excepting Bastar di decided to give the new county commission member s time to take their seats, and then bring the issue to them Komaso was also directed to have a fee structure and col lection system in place by Nov. 22, retroactive to October 1. The possibility of closing the Lake June ball fields remains. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Jeff Roth with Children and Family Services chats with Tax Collector Eric Zwayer during a reception fro outgoing commissioners on Tuesday. The recreation budget is a financial train wreck. It's time we started treating taxpayer money like a precious commodity, less like a renewable resource.'STEVEBASTARDI council member Recreation funding becoming major issue in Lake Placid AP manager shuffle raises questions Stopping for a chat NEWS-SUN

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Library information now available on FacebookThe Heartland Library C ooperative is now available o n Facebook. Patrons will h ave access to the online c ard catalog system, online b ook clubs, library events, a nd other useful information h eld throughout the library c ooperative. Facebook classes are also o ffered at your local library, h owever to attend patrons m ust have a functional em ail address prior to class. F or more information call L ake Placid Memorial L ibrary at 699-3705, Sebring P ublic Library at 402-6716 o r Avon Park Public Library a t 452-3803, or log on to w ww.facebook.com/myhlc Salvation Army taking applicationsLAKE PLACID The S alvation Army Angel Tree P rogram will be accepting a pplications from 12:30-4 p.m. today at the Nu-Hope Lunch Site, 449 Interlake Blvd. Angel Tree serves children 12 years old and under only. All applicants must bring the following: picture identification ID, proof of residency in Highlands County (utility bill, lease); Social Security card for everyone in household; birth certificates for all children; proof of legal guardianship (if not parent); proof of all income for all members of the house including Food Stamps, pay stubs, TANF, TCA, pension, Social Security Income and SSI; all current monthly bills; two suggested gifts that your child would like; clothing and shoe sizes.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. today. The Men's Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. Post meeting is at 7 p.m. The post will host a flag raising at 11 a.m. Thursday in honor of Veterans Day. For more information and menu selection, call 452-9853. The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Megasounz today. For more information or times of events, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host karaoke by BobKat from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For more information or times of events, call the lodge 4650131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with Now and Then at 5:30 p.m. today. SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 at 2029 U.S. 27 S. will serve free hot dogs for all veterans on Veterans Day, Thursday.Crown Pointe has open houseSEBRING Crown Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care Residence is having an open house from 2-4 p.m. today. The facility is at 5005 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.Fall Fuel-Up set for Flywheelers ParkFORTMEADE It's show season for the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club at the Flywheeler Park, 7000 Avon park Cut-Off Road. The park is between U.S. 98 and U.S. 27. The 15th Annual Fall Fuel-Up will be held today through Saturday. The show offers many family-oriented activities, such as a gigantic flea market, parades, oldtime village, tractor pulls, tractor and engine exhibits, entertainment, homemade ice cream and all kinds of good food. Admission is $7; children under 12 are free. For more information, call (863) 285-9121 and for golf cart rental, call (800) 3851385.Lunch Club Wednesday meetsSEBRING Lunch Club Wednesday will meet today at Sebring Elks Lodge with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and program starting at noon complete with lunch. Reservations are not required, but everyone is required to purchase a $10 lunch ticket. This month's "Rise and Shine" speaker and member is Yolanda Ayala with Perfect Weigh, a new weight loss center and medical spa. Attendees will learn some of the latest make-up looks for Christmas 2010 and some essential make-up tips to make everyone look and feel their personal best. Ayala has been a make-up artist for 14 years. She started her career in New York City and received her certification from "Last Looks" Academy. She has worked with some of the most recognizable make-up lines in the business, i.e. Chanel, Lancome and Dior as a senior make up artist in charge of instructions, bridal/special events make up and runway shows for major fashion designers, photo shoots and commercials. She moved from New York to Miami where she has worked with some of the biggest Spanish personalities in Spanish television as well as Latin magazines and modeling agencies. Ayala is married to Dr. Juan Ros, a local anesthesiologist for Highlands Regional Medical Center and who is the inspiration of Perfect Weigh. Lunch Club Wednesday members are business women, students, retirees, lobbyists, entrepreneurs and more. New members are always welcomed. For more information contact Diana Albritton, LCW founder, at 381-8170 or albrittoninsurance@earth link.netPEO Group meets ThursdayLAKE PLACID The Highlands P.E.O. Group will meet Thursday at the home of Nancy Reed in Lake Placid. It is the first meeting of the winter season and is open to all active members of a P.E.O. chapter. This group is celebrating 31 years in Highlands County and provides a winter meeting place to members who are living here or visting. Any woman who is a member P.E.O. of a chapter may attend by calling Ann McCall at 471-23414.Heartland Amputee Group meetsSEBRING The Heartland Amputee Group has reached out to people who live with amputations with its lecture series and support group meetings for many seasons. The group's main purpose is to give support, encouragement and exchange information and news regarding living with an amputation. This information can be very helpful and educational. Meetings are every second Thursday of the month during season (October through March). The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the office of H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical Center Ave. Guest speaker is Tony Vaccarino, BRITE health educator with Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Vaccarino will stress how important it is to be "Covering Your Concerns Regarding Your Mental Awareness." Refreshments will be served. For any other information about the group, or to be on the mailing list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, call 3851196, e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to HALLO, P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872.Big Red Bus heads to AffinitySEBRING Affinity Health Professionals will host the Big Red Bus from 2-5 p.m. Thursday. All donors will receive a T-shir t and a free massage and con sultation courtesy of Dr. John Pepper's office. Sebring Country Estates hold meetSEBRING The Sebrin g Country Estates Civic Association Inc. will hold i ts monthly business meeting a t 7 p.m. Thursday at the club house, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). Th e meeting is open to resident s and guests of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisions and is held every second Thursday of the month. New members are invited and welcome to come and share in the association's mission to preserve our neighborhood and to find ways of improving it. Com e as a guest to find out the benefits of being a member There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The annual $10 per perso n membership dues are payable at the meeting, at ladies cards every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., or at the carry-in dinner held every fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The club is also available for rentals to the public for any upcomin g special events.Hibiscus Garden Club meets ThursdayAVON PARK Hibiscu s Garden Club of Avon Park meets Thursday in the hom e of Kim Pascoe. The progra m will be reports from Wekiv a campers Steven and Eli. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com CUSTOMORDERS AVAILABLEBEST SELECTION BEST QUALITY BEST PRICE€ Aluminum € PVC Sets € Wicker Sets € Bars & Bar Stools € Glider Chairs € Swivel Chairs € Outdoor Rugs € Outdoor Fireplaces € Umbrellas € Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! Josie BellJosie Mae Bell, 72, of Lake P lacid died Nov. 7, 2010. B orn in Leary, Ga., she came t o Lake Placid in 1974. She w as a homemaker and a B aptist. She is survived by her sons W illie Bell and Willie R. Bell J r.; a daughter, Miran Bell; s even grandchildren and four g reat-grandchildren. Avisitation will be from 15 p.m. Saturday with a funera l service at 5 p.m. A rrangements entrusted to C handler Funeral Home, L ake Placid. Lee GeigerLee J. Geiger, 79, of Sebring died Nov. 6, 2010. Born in Fond-duL ac, Wis., he had been a resi dent of Sebring since 1996. H e was a truck mechanic and a veteran of the Korean War, s erving in the U.S. Navy. He w as a member of Bethel U nited Methodist Church in F t. Deposit, Ala. He is survived by his wife, S hirley; sons, Kim D. and D aniel J.; daughter, Robin L. H ammond; brother, Jack; sist ers, Joyce Bauer and Ethelyn M athis; and 14 grandchild ren. Memorial donations may b e made in his memory to H ope Hospice, 4840 Sun 'N L ake Blvd., Sebring, FL 3 3872. Arrangements were e ntrusted to StephensonN elson Funeral Home, S ebring Condolences may be e xpressed at www.stephen s onnelsonfh.com W illiam M. Hillborn Jr.William M. Hillborn Jr., 8 2, of Sebring and L incolnshire, Ill. died Sept. 1 5, 2010. Afuneral servie w ill be held at St. Agnes C hurch, Sebring, at 11 a.m. S aturday. A nn LamptonAnn Fogle Lampton, 93, of S ebring died Nov. 7, 2010. B orn in Zanesville, Ohio, she h ad been a resident of S ebring since 2000. She was a homemaker, and a member o f St. John United Methodist C hurch. She is survived by her d aughter, Judith A. Barnhart; s ons, James D. Fogle and W illiam Thomas Fogle; five g randchildren and six greatg randchildren. Memorial donations may b e made to Alzheimer's R esearch in her memory. A rrangements have been e ntrusted to StephensonN elson Funeral Home, S ebring. Condolences may be e xpressed at www.stephen s onnelsonfh.com .Dorothy LangstineDorothy Jean Langstine, 8 3, of Avon Park died Nov. 7, 2 010. Born in Elmira, N.Y., s he moved to Avon Park in 1 984. She was a school tax collector, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas H.; sons, Thomas M., James E. and Lawrence R.; brother, Howard Coddington; sister, Elinor Gough; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnel sonfh.com .Bohdan PodubynskyBohdan Podubynsky, 80, of Lake Placid died Nov. 6, 2010. Born in Dubriwka, Polland, he came to Lake Placid in 2000. He was a truck driver. He was a Christian and a member of First Assembly of God in Lake Placid. He is survived by his sons, Bill, George, and Bob; daughters, Janice Hwang and Joanne Gathings; a brother, Walter; a sister, Zoria Malachowsky; nine grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Afuneral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the First Assembly of God in Lake Placid with a burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lake Placid Christian School in Lake Placid. Arrangements entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home, Lake Placid.James TaveniereJames "Coach" Taveniere, 81, of Sebring died Nov. 5, 2010. Born in Englewood, N.J., he served as a United States Marine during the Korean Conflict where he was awarded three service medals. After his discharge, he moved to Sebring and began his career with the Highlands County School System. His love of education extended more than 38 years with the majority of his time being spent at Sebring High School. He taught mainly science-related classes and finished his career as an assistant principal. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Miriam; a daughter, Linda; sons, Gary, Wade, Craig and David; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Acelebration of his life was held Nov. 9 at Bible Fellowship Church, Sebring, with Dr. Eugene Bengtson officiating. The family suggests memorials to Good Shepherd Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfu neralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, was in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS Ayala

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By SETH BORENSTEIN and DINACAPPIELLO Associated PressWASHINGTON The B Poil rig explosion and spill w asn't about anyone purp osely trading money for s afety, investigators on a spec ial presidential commission s aid Monday. Instead it was m ore about seemingly a cceptable risks adding up to d isaster. Investigators at the comm ission's hearing outlined m ore than a dozen decisions t hat at the time seemed quest ionable but also explainable. I t was how those cascaded a nd crashed together that f ueled catastrophe. Yet there was no evidence o f a conscious decision on t he BPrig to do things on the c heap at the expense of safet y, investigators stressed seve ral times. Likewise, repres entatives of the companies i nvolved in the disaster d enied that corners were cut b ecause of cost. Critics including a top a cademic, a congressman and p eople on the Gulf Coast a re balking at what they see a s something close a free p ass for BP's history of cost c utting. In the first nonpolitic al and independent investig ation of the disaster, comm ission officials say they a ren't excusing BPat all, but p ointing out there was no c lear single decision that c ame down solely to money. "Anytime you are talking a bout a million and a half d ollars a day, money enters i n. All I am saying is human b eings did not sit there and s ell safety down the river for d ollars on the rig that night," s aid commission chief attorn ey Fred H. Bartlit Jr. That doesn't mean that a g eneral culture of cost cutt ing wasn't an issue, added c ommission co-chairman B ob Graham, the former F lorida senator and governor. G raham wrapped up the day b y saying he was worried that t here was "a compulsion to g et this rig completed in that A pril 19-April 20 timetable." And panel co-chairman W illiam K. Reilly said in an i nterview after the hearing t hat BPdoes deserve a good s hare of blame: "Alot of the k ey decisions were in fact m ade by BP." He said that w hile it might look as if the c ommission wasn't concerned about the culture of cost cutting at BP, it will address that broader corporate problem in the future. Monday was more about what immediately led to the disaster. Halliburton Co., which had the crucial job of cementing the well, was on the hotseat as much as BPon Monday, clashing more often with investigators than the oil company. And the commission still hasn't dealt with the blowout preventer, a key instrument, because it is still being examined. No written report was issued on Monday. Bartlit, the panel's chief investigator, revealed in a letter last month that testing on cement mixtures similar to those used in the well showed that the formula was unstable before the blowout, but BP and Halliburton used it anyway. Bartlit said the companies should have reconsidered the type of cement used in the well. Cement is an essential barrier to preventing blowouts. Led by commission investigators, BPVice President Mark Bly said Halliburton officials were slow about testing and results. Several times during the hearing, BP and commission investigators found themselves agreeing on blaming Halliburton. So far, the inquiry into the April 20 rig explosion which killed 11 workers and dumped 172 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico is echoing investigations into past technological disasters, such as space shuttle explosions. If there is one large problem, it is the way that all sorts of small decisions become a cascade of failures that short-circuit normal safety features. Not everyone agrees. One of the nation's top technological disaster academics said the spill commission appointed by President Barack Obama was a "cover-up" from the White House. Charles Perrow, a Yale University professor who wrote the disaster sociology classic "Normal Accidents" said the investigation was overlooking BP's track record of disasters that have come after cost cutting. "There's a long history of dollars versus safety at this organization," Perrow said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. He referred specifically to BP's 2005 Texas City oil refinery explosion in which federal officials cited a culture of cost-cutting at the expense of safety. In 2006, BP's lack of leak detection caused a massive pipeline spill, the largest on Alaska's North Slope to date. Reilly, chief of the federal Environmental Protection Agency under President George H.W. Bush, told the APhe went into the investigation expecting to conclude that safety was traded for dollars but didn't find that to be so. Instead, what investigators found was "a series of first challenging situations" and some choices that could go either way compounded by "hard to explain decisions." "And they add up to a disaster," Reilly said. The commission often found itself agreeing with BP more than clashing, with members noting the company's own investigation and saying they agreed about 90 percent of the time. That allowed more of the focus to shift to Halliburton. The commission came up with 13 preliminary temporary conclusions. Like BP, it found that the oil and gas traveled up the center of the pipe in the well, rather than up the sides a finding that was disputed by Halliburton on Monday. The company has been criticized by the panel's investigators for pumping faulty cement and having tests in hand that showed it would fail. If the blowout started in the space between the pipe and the underground rock, Halliburton's cement would be less of a factor. Another question is why the blowout preventer the last defense against a runaway well failed to block the flow of oil and gas. Bartlit said the team would await a forensic analysis before drawing conclusions. The blowout preventer is now protected evidence in a federal court case. Bartlit and commission members said their investigation was hampered by the lack of subpoena power. A bill giving them such power is on hold in the Senate. University of California at Berkeley engineering professor Bob Bea, an expert in both offshore oil rigs and technological disasters, said in general he agreed with the spill commission's findings. Daniel Becnel, a Louisiana lawyer suing BPand others, called the commission's finding "absolutely absurd." He also took issue with Bartlit's endorsement of BP's view of events. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 9A ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES Established in 1985. MCTphoto Booms were used to try to keep the oil out of the marshes in Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Spill panel: No evidence of saving $ over safety Anytime you are talking about a million and a half dollars a day, money enters in. All I am saying is human beings did not sit there and sell safety down the river for dollars on the rig that night.'FRED H. BARTLIT JR. commission attorney By MIKE STOBBE APMedical WriterATLANTA Teens who text 120 times a day or more and there seems to be a lot of them are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs than kids who don't send as many messages, according to provocative new research. The study's authors aren't suggesting that "hyper-texting" leads to sex, drinking or drugs, but say it's startling to see an apparent link between excessive messaging and that kind of risky behavior. The study concludes that a significant number of teens are very susceptible to peer pressure and also have permissive or absent parents, said Dr. Scott Frank, the study's lead author. "If parents are monitoring their kids'texting and social networking, they're probably monitoring other activities as well," said Frank, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Frank was scheduled to present the study Tuesday at a meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver. The study was done at 20 public high schools in the Cleveland area last year, and is based on confidential paper surveys of more than 4,200 students. It found that about one in five students were hypertexters and about one in nine are hyper-networkers those who spend three or more hours a day on Facebook and other social networking websites. About one in 25 fall into both categories. Hyper-texting and hypernetworking were more common among girls, minorities, kids whose parents have less education and students from a singlemother household, the study found. Frank's study is billed as one of the first studies to look at texting and social networking and whether they are linked to actual sexual intercourse or to other risky behaviors. "This study demonstrat es that it's a legitimate que stion to explore," sa id Douglas Gentile, who ru ns the Media Research Lab at Iowa State University. The study found tho se who text at least 120 tim es a day are nearly three-an da-half times more likely to have had sex than the ir peers who don't text th at much. Hyper-texters we re also more likely to ha ve been in a physical figh t, binge drink, use illeg al drugs or take medicatio n without a prescription. Compared to the heav y texters, the hyper-networ kers were not as likely to have had sex, but mo re likely to have be en involved in other risk y behaviors like drinking or fighting. AKaiser Fami ly Foundation study foun d that about half of childr en ages 8 to 18 send text me ssages on a cell phone in a typical day. The texte rs estimated they average 11 8 texts per day. That stud y also found that only 14 pe rcent of kids said their pa rents set rules limiting te xting. Other studies have ti ed teen texting to risky or lewd behavior. APe w Research Center stud y found that about one-thi rd of 16and 17-year-ol ds send texts while drivin g. And an Associated Pres sMTVpoll found that abo ut one-quarter of teenage rs have "sexted" shar ed sexually explicit photo s, videos and chat by ce ll phone or online. The latest survey did n ot ask what students texted or what they discussed o n social networks. One suburban Clevelan d student said her tex ts involve non-sexual sma ll talk with friends, hom ework assignments and st udent council bake sales. "I text with my moth er about what time I ne ed picked up," said Tia ra Freeman-Sargeant, a 1 4year-old Shaker Heigh ts High School freshman. S he said she sends and receiv es about 250 texts a day. Sex, drugs more common in hypertexting teens

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As the then-14-year-old lay in b ed alongside her baby sister, the m an repeated: "Don't make a s ound. Get out of bed and come w ith me, or I will kill you and your f amily." She was his hostage, he t old her. "I was shocked. I thought I was h aving a nightmare. It was just i ndescribable fear," Smart, now 23, t old jurors Monday on the first day o f testimony in the federal trial of B rian David Mitchell, the man a ccused of kidnapping her in June 2 002. Smart was due back on the witn ess stand on Tuesday. That night eight years ago, they f led up the hills above her home, w ith Smart in her red pajamas and t ennis shoes, and the knife to her b ack. Her younger sister a baby b lanket wrapped around her head a nd neck rushed to their mother, t elling of the kidnapping. "It was utter terror," their mother, L ois Smart, testified earlier M onday. "It was the worst feeling, k nowing that I didn't know where m y child was. I was helpless." Nine months later, motorists s potted Elizabeth Smart walking in a Salt Lake City suburb with M itchell. His attorneys did not dispute the f acts of the abduction. But during o pening statements, they said the p rosecution's allegation that he was a calculating person who planned t he kidnapping was wrong. Known as a homeless street p reacher named "Immanuel," M itchell was influenced by a worse ning mental illness and religious b eliefs that made him think he was d oing what God wanted, his attorn eys said. Mitchell, who has a long graying b eard to the middle of his chest and h air to the middle of his back, was a gain removed from the courtroom M onday for singing hymns, so he's watching and listening from a holding cell. Smart's mother testified that she and her children ran into Mitchell downtown and that she offered him a job doing handyman work at the family's home. One of her sons encouraged her to give him money, she said. "He looked like a clean-cut, wellkept man that was down on his luck," she said. "I gave him $5." Later, the family hired Mitchell to help fix a leaky roof, Lois Smart said. It was the only job he did for the family. "I do remember having a conversation with him, hoping that he would do more work. He seemed fine," she said. Elizabeth Smart described how Mitchell came into her bedroom. She had left a kitchen window open because her mother had burned potatoes for dinner. "I remember him saying that I have a knife to your neck, don't make a sound, get out of bed and come with me or I will kill you and your family," she said. Smart said she got up and he grabbed her arm, and took her into a closet. He stopped her when she reached for slippers and told her to wear tennis shoes. After leaving the house, Smart said, they hiked three to five hours up a dry streambed and over a mountain to a campsite. As they made their way, the man shed the stocking he used to cover his face. And she remembered him as the carpenter. "The name Immanuel just came to me," Smart said. At the campsite, Mitchell's nowestranged wife, Wanda Eileen Barzee, embraced Smart, took her into a tent, sat her down on a bucket and washed her feet. Barzee also told her to take off her pajamas and underwear and put on a robe or "she would have the defendant come in and rip them off," she said. Smart said Mitchell entered the tent wearing a similar robe and married them by twisting lines from a Mormon religious rites into a marriage ceremony, known a sealing. "He said, 'What I seal on this earth will be sealed to me in the hereafter and I take you to be my wife,"'she said, adding that she screamed and he threatened to put duct tape across her mouth. "He proceeded to fight me to the ground and force the robes up," Smart said quietly, pausing, "where he raped me." "I begged him not to. I did everything I could to stop him. I pleaded with him not to touch me, but it didn't work." Mitchell shackled her ankle to a heavy metal cable, which was attached to a cable strung between two trees, making it impossible for her to flee, she said. She was tethered for about six weeks, despite promising Mitchell that she would not run away. Lois Smart said she was awakened by daughter Mary Katherine, who was 9 at the time and slept with Elizabeth. With the baby blanket wrapped around her head, she looked like "a scared rabbit," her mother said. "She said a man has tak en Elizabeth with a gun and that w e won't find her. He took her eith er for ransom or hostage," Lois Sma rt recalled Mary Katherine, now 1 8, saying. Lois Smart said she went to t he kitchen and immediately notic ed the window was open and t he screen was cut in a U-shape. "My heart sank," she said. The n, she yelled to her husband, Ed: "Ca ll 911. She's gone."' The morning after the kidna pping, Smart said she cried an d Mitchell explained to her that he had been planning the abductio n since first meeting the family. "H e said that I was very lucky, that I h ad been called by God to be his wife ," she said. Then, she said, she decided to t ry to survive. "No matter what it too k, I was going to live," she said. Elizabeth Smart is serving a French mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain ts, but plans to resume her music stu dies at Brigham Young Universi ty next year. Mitchell, 57, faces life in priso n if he is convicted of kidnapping an d unlawful transportation of a min or across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activit y. He is accused of taking Smart to California. Aparallel state case, where he is charged with aggravated kidna pping and aggravated sexual assau lt, stalled after he was twice deem ed incompetent to stand trial. Asta te judge declined to order forced ps ychiatric treatment. Mitchell, however, was rul ed competent for a federal trial. Elizabeth Smart on kidnapping: It was just indescribable fear' Tells jury about rape after marriage' to man who held her captive for eight months MCTphoto Elizabeth Smart was just 14 when she was kidnapped in 2002. Now 23, she testified in the trial of the man accused of the abduction on Monday. I begged him not to. I did everything I could to stop him. I pleaded with him not to touch me, but it didn't work.'ELIZABETHSMART NEWS-SUN

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Publish in News Sun) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an order of Final Judgment entered in Case No. 09-652GCS of the Circuit court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florid, wherein WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, and VICTOR GRAY, JEANNINE GRAY, and UNKNOWN TENANT #1, Defendants, will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, FL at the hour of 11:00 A.M. on the 30th of November, 2010, the following property: LOT 27, IN BLOCK 34, OF SEBRING HILLS SOUTH UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 7, 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 2nd day of November, 2010. CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k November 10, 17, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001872GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2007-A, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2007-A, PLAINTIFF, VS. RICHARD PEIRCE, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 3, 2010, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on November 30, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: THE WESTERLY 200 FEET OF LOT 15, BLOC K E, LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERL Y PART AND IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIHGLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; LESS AND EXCEPT THE WESTERLY 15 FEET THEREOF, AND LESS AND EXCEPT SAID PORTION BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWESTERL Y CORNER OF LOT 15, BLOCK E LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION, THENCE RUN NORTH 87'56'33 EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 64'22'57 WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 73.40 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 2'03'27 EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88'56 WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF LOT 15; THENCE RUN SOUTH 2'03'27 EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 19.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: November 4, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. November 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-448 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSA M. CALVETTO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROSA M. CALVETTO, deceased, whose date of death was September 29, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 10, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Geraldine C. Collier Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com November 10, 17, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-445 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOY M. POLLARD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joy M. Pollard, deceased, whose date of death was April 26, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Jamie E. Graham 202 N. Rowland Street Richmond, Virginia 23220 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Jamie E. Graham Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)465-1857 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com November 3, 10, 2010 The date of first publication of this Notice is November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Kay Love 214 West 8th Street Irving, TX 75060 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 November 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-444 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN MAY MILLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN MAY MILLER, deceased, whose date of death was August 15, 2010, and whose social security number is 032-16-8310, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-427 IN RE: ESTATE OF GORDON E. SPADE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GORDON E. SPADE, deceased, whose date of death was September 14, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 3, 2010. Personal Representatives: /s/ Nick Swanson 1508 Lake Clay Drive Lake Placid, Florida 33852 /s/ Jan Swanson 1508 Lake Clay Drive Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863)465-6022 E-Mail: info @KarlsonLaw. com November 3, 10, 2010 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Phillip William Miller 3802 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 November 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-442 IN RE: ESTATE OF EARL LEROY MILLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EARL LEROY MILLER, deceased, whose date of death was July 1, 2010, and whose social security number is 305-26-2872, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-430 IN RE: ESTATE OF EVELYN ANITA HILL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EVELYN ANITA HILL, deceased, whose date of death was July 3, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim 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 OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ heodore E. Hill 2833 King Dr. Sebring, FL 33872 Attorneys for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL. 33870 (863) 385-0112 /s/ JANE M. HANCOCK JANE M. HANCOCK, ESQ. FLORIDA BAR NUMBER 341002 November 3, 10, 2010 sons 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com November 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-426 IN RE: ESTATE OF DEDO A. SAXONY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DEDO A. SAXONY, deceased, whose date of death was December 6, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.' All creditors of the decedent and other perIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001109 FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC, Plantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JULIA W. BAUSERMAN, DECEASED., et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JULIA W. BAUSERMAN, DECEASED Last Known Address: 203 S. Camphor Loop, Avon Park, FL 33825 Also Attempted At: 205 S. Camphor Loop, Avon Park, FL 33825 Current Residence Unknown UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JULIA W. BAUSERMAN, DECEASED. Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT NINETEEN (19), OF VALENCIA ACRES SUBDIVISION UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND SITUATED THERETO, UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before December 10, 2010 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 2nd day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2010 SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, less the westerly 33 feet for road right of way, and the North half of the North 434.91 feet of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 9, Township 35 South, Range 31 East, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida, having parcel identification number C-09-35-31-A00-0023-0010. Together with the mobile home thereon, having VIN#FT35724FL1849A and VIN#FT35724FL1849B, which is permanently affixed to the above described lands ans as such is deemed a fixture and a part of the real estate. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's Attorney, Laura S. Bauman, Esquire, whose address is Adams and Reese LLP, 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700, Sarasota, Florida 34236 within thirty (30) days after first publication of the notice and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Second Amended Complaint. DATED on November 4, 2010. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2009-CA-000634 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, A S TRUSTEE FOR WAMU TRUST SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST, Plaintiff, v. JOSE A. DOMINGUEZ and DENISE L. DOMINGUEZ, husband and wife, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OR CREDITORS OF EVELYN W. RAPER, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for reformation of deeds, declaratory judgment, determination of heirs, and to foreclose a mortgage on real property in Highlands County, Florida which is legally described as follows: The North half of the North 434.91 feet of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-000461-GCS SECTION A MERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, v. DELBRA D. PERRY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DELBRA D. PERRY; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS 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, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS 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 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 6, in Block 1 of HATCHELL'S SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Transcript Book, Page 19, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, within 30 days of first publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: October 26, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2010422 SOUTH FLORIDA 1050Legals 1000 Announcements WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!

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NO.: 2007/900 10000385TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PPTS 1 LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 2007/900 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: A223328-15000000030 LOTS 3,4,5 AND 6, MCGIBONEY'S SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 75 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WASIN THE NAME(S) OF MICHAEL MARSHALL UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 11/17/2010 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 10/25/10. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ D. CARPENTER DEPUTY CLERK November 3, 10, 2010 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-775-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JESUS ESPINOZA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OF 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 SALEPURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, JESUS ESPINOZA, dated the 4th day of October, 2010, in Case No. 10-775-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 JESUS ESPIONZA, is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.. on the 29th day ofNovember, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, JESUS ESPINOZA, and described as follows:Lot 7, in Block 17, of SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 34, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. TOGETHER with a 1992 EAGLE TRACE Mobile Home, ID#GAFLN54B71868ET, Title #63207334.Real Property Address: 110 Martin Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Real Property tax identification number is: C-22-37-30-600-0170-0070. DATED on October 5, 2010ROBERT W. GERMAINEAs Clerk of Said CourtBy /s/ Annette E. DaffAs Deputy ClerkNovember 10, 17, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282008CA001021XXXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE SPECIALTY UNDERWRITING AND RESIDENTIAL FINANCE TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-BC5, Plaintiff, vs RICHARD A. THOMPSON, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 22, 2008 and an Order Resetting Sale dated October 25, 2010, and entered in Case No. 282008CA001021XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National A ssociation, as Trustee for the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2006-BC5 is Plaintiff and RICHARD A. THOMPSON; ANGELA THOMPSON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR MILLENNIUM BANK, NA MIN NO. 1001300-0000017860-9; WACHOVIA DEALER SERVICES, INC. F/K/A WFC FINANCIAL, INC. UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of November, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS BEING A PORTION OF LOTS 1 AND 20, BLOCK 251, SEBRING HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SUNSET AVENUE AND TA-SES-CHEE DRIVE AS SHOWN ON AFORESAID PLAT, RUN THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF TA-SES-CHEE DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 83.00 FEET; RUN THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY A DISTANCE OF 147.93 FEET, RUN THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY A DISTANCE OF 140.70 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SUNSET AVENUE; RUN THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 159.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND THE EASTERLY HALF OF VACATED SUNSET AVENUE LYING ADJACENT TO SAID PORTION OF LOTS 1 AND 20, BLOCK 251 PER O.R. BOOK 872, PAGE 755, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESSTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needIng special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on October 26, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2010 Pursuant to Section 121.055 Florida Statutes, the Office of the Tax Collector of Highlands County Florida intends to designate one non elective full time Operations Manager for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class effective December 1, 2010. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, November 10, 2010Page 13 A Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! The City of Sebring is accepting applications for vacancies on the following voluntary board: PLANNING & ZONING BOARD To be a member of the Planning & Zoning Board you must be a resident of the City of Sebring or a non-resident of the City but have an ownership interest in real property and and resident of Highlands County.The application for submission is located on the Citys web site at: www.mysebring.com. Click on City Board member applications. Please submit your completed application to City Hall, attn: Kathy Haley, City Clerk, at 368 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring or send by e-mail to: kathyhaley@mysebring.comCity Hall is open Monday thru Friday … 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Vacancy notice will remain open until filled. Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity € Quality Service € ProfessionalismDETENTION DEPUTY (STATE OF FL CERTIFIED)€ Base Salary $14.22 hoursly, $31,795.92 annually, Consideration given for experience € High School Diploma/G.E.D. € Florida State Corrections Certification is Required € 12 Hour Shifts with every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off € 9 Paid Holidays per year € Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance € Paid Vacation and Sick Leave € Paid State of Florida Retirement Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTED INSTRUCTOR,ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS Full-time,10-month,tenure-track faculty position to teach Accounting and Business courses beginning in the Spring term (January, 2011).Candidates must meet requirements for teaching bothAccounting and Business Administration courses:Masters degree in the teaching discipline (or 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline and a Masters degree).For specific examples please see detailed position announcement on our website.Current CPA licensure may substitute for graduate coursework in Accounting.Candidates who meet the criteria for either Accounting or Business Administration and have significant graduate level coursework in the other discipline may be considered if completion of the required coursework is imminent.Doctorate in either discipline preferred.Post-secondary teaching experience strongly preferred.Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package,including retirement,health/life insurance,and sick leave.Application deadline:5 pm,11/30/10. Please visit our website for more information.SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)784-7132 € FAX (863) 784-7497 E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu www.southflorida.edu/hr BANK REPO2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD 4-wheel drive, 72K miles. Make Offer. Bids Accepted at Heartland National Bank, 320 US 27, N., Sebring, FL 863-386-1300 9450Automotive for SaleTRAILER -4' X 8' with 40'' closed sides, swing open tailgate. Home-made from scratch. 14'' wheels. $250. 863-402-2285 9220Utility Trailers 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesVENDORS WANTED! Craft vendors wanted for Francis I Holiday Bazaar on December 4, 2010. Call 863-385-0981 for more info. BUTTONWOOD BAY CRAFT & BAKE SALE 8am-12pm, Sat., Nov. 20th. All crafters welcome! Tables $10 ea. Call Betty, 863-655-5193 7460Crafts & BazaarsLAWN TRACTORHuskee 18.5 HSP, 42 IN. CUT, Brand New Never Used! Must sell. due to illiness. $800 863-385-6016 7400Lawn & GardenSPRING LAKEVilllage I 6033 Edgewater Ter. Fri-Sat Nov 12th-13th, 7:30am-3pm. Tools, books washer, collectibles, household items. MUCH MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 4523 Sturgeon Dr, Fri-Sat Nov. 12-13, 7am-? CHEAP GIVE AWAY PRICES! SEBRING 125Parkview Rd..off Parkway,Thurs-Fri-Sat Nov 11-12-13 7am-? Books, cookbooks, women's teen boys & girls clothing.(Tools Friday only) SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 3367 Greenacre Way, off MLK Blvd., Sat-Sun Nov 13th-14th, 8am-3pm. LOTS of MISC. Priced to sell! SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 3230 Cedar Dr. off Hammock Rd. Thurs thru Sat Nov 11-12-13, 8am-? Xmas items XL women's clothing, furniture. Lots of Misc. SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 1720 Dahlia Ter., Fri -Sat Nov. 12th-13th, 8am-? furniture, generator, collectibles, nice Plus size clothing, X-mas items.Too Much To List! SEBRING MOBILEESTATES Clubhouse 4108 Kenilworth Blvd, below High School. Fri-Sat, Nov 12 & 13, 7am-2pm both days. Lots of good clean items for everyone. Clothes, furniture, lots of household items, tools.....too much to list! SEBRING HUGESALE! 3800 Golfview Rd. Thur-Fri-Sat Nov 11-12-13, 8am-? Prom dresses household/kitchen items, furniture, clothing, sm. appliances. Too Much To List! SEBRING COUNTRYESTS. 521 Volvo Ave., Fri-Sat Nov. 12-13, 8am-3pm. collectibles, tools, jewlery, bar signs, garden benches, screws, Beanies, Xmas items & gifts, household & misc items. SEBRING 5011Regency Dr. Carva Hills Sub. Fri-Sat Nov. 12th-13th, 8am-? Stove, clothing, household items. MUCH MORE! SEBRING 2905Paradise Path Francis II mhp, Sat. Nov. 13th 8am-4pm. Organ, clothing, Lots Of Miscellaneous. SEBRING 206Hickory Ridge Dr. Fri-Sat Nov. 12th-13th 8am-? Tools, washer, dryer, dishwasher, household items. TOO MUCH TO LIST! SEBRING -Woodhaven Estates Parkway Sale Fri 11-12 8am-1pm & Sat 11-13 8am-12pm off Brunns Rd. watch for signs. Over 20 family Homes. Something for everyone! SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY 2019 Clam Dr., Sebring Ridge, Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 7am-1pm. Furniture, Clothes, Toys, Household Items, & LOTS MORE! SEBRING -LARGE GARAGE SALE 4700 US27 S, Raintree Plaza, Thur & Fri Nov. 11-12 8am-2pm SEBRING -GIANT SALE from Storage Units. 11011 Twitty Rd, Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 9am-1pm. Household Goods, Furniture, Art & SURPRISES! SEBRING -ANOTHER REALLY BIG SALE!! 1012 Thurston Ave., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Nov. 11th, 12th & 13th. COME SEE! SEBRING -3603 Herring Ave, Valerie Blvd to Grouper St, Right on Grouper, 2nd house. Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 8am-2pm. Furniture, & Lots of Misc. SEBRING -1611 Prospect St., Jackson Heights, Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 9am-4pm. Household Items, Tools, Dishes, Electronics & Misc. LOTS OF GOOD STUFF! 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACID108 Kings Ct. NW, Sat. Nov 13th, 7am 2pm. Lots Of Things Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDHighlands Park Estates-Community Sale Thur-Fri-Sat Nov 11-12-13 8am-? east of 27 on rte 621. Something For Everyone! AVON PARKMULTI-FAMILY SALE! 306 N. Fondulac Rd. off Hwy 64, W., look for neon sign, Fri-Sat, Nov 12 & 13th. Antique record player, vanity, bed & dresser, & kids stuff. Something for Everyone Open Late! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 805 E Walnut St., Sat. Nov. 13th, 8am-1pm, dishwasher, TV, toddler bed-toys-clothing, tools, household items, adult clothing. Too much to list. AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 111 E. Lagrande St. Sat. Nov. 13th, 8am-3pm, furniture, appliances, children's. Too Much To List! AVON PARK-MOVING SALE! 9 W. Raymond St, off N. Lake, Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 8am-6pm. Bedroom, Kitchen, Living Room Items. All Resonable...some FREE! Don't Miss This One! AVON PARKRoyal Care Of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd. FriSat Nov. 12-13, 8am-5pm. Annual Fall Festival & Garage Sale. Something For Everyone! AVON PARK699 N. Verona Ave, Fri-Sat-Sun, Nov. 12, 13, 14, 8am-3pm. Glassware, Novelties, Tools & MANY UNIQUE ITEMS! Something for Everyone! AVON PARK15 W. Thomas St., Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 8am-2pm. Antiques, Clothes, Household Items & LOTS OF MISC! 7320Garage &Yard Sales YARD TRAILERfor lawn mowers, like new. $65 863-386-5059 WHEELS TRL./alumn w/ cntr. caps, 7 spoke, center 3 1/8", bolt pattern 4 1/4"dia., 7""wide. $70 863-453-7027 TWIN BEDwith headboard & footboard, $100. 863-664-0135 TV STAND58W x 24D x 22H silver w/ glass shelves $50 863-465*2830 SOFA TABLE& 2 matching end tables, dark cherry wood. Excellent condition. All for $75 863-655-5396 RECLINERS (2)Black Leather, $250 for both. 863-664-0135 PRINTER HP3210All In One extra ink $50 863-465-2830 MATTRESS KINGsize, very clean,good condition. $70 863-386-5059 JIGSAW PUZZLESbox of 10 for $3. 863-699-0352 HEDGE TRIMMERCraftsman 18" blade, 2 cycle engine, very good $50 863-453-7027 EDGER /GAS Echo Model PE-200, very good. $65 863-453-7027 DISHWASHER -$50. 863-635-1839 COMPUTER DESKblack/silver, one yr old $50 8633820972 or 863-446-0972 30' ANTENA$90. 863-635-1839 7310Bargain BuysSCOOTER LIFTHeavy Duty. New cost, $2,000. Asking $900 OBO. 863-382-1128 OR 863-414-7462 7300Miscellaneous STRING TRIMMER/ Husqvarna Model 124L, slightly used, like new $150. / R.V. cover by ADCO, Universal, fits travel trailers 28' 7" to 31' 6", $225 FOR SALE:Wood Hutch, $550; Curio Cabinet, $300; 9' x 12' Wool Area Rug, LIKE NEW! $400; Weight Bench with weights, $75. All Items OBO. 863-441-0676 or 863-465-6690 BANK REPO2005 6'' Ironman Gutter Machine & 2006 Roadrunner 8' x 4' Trailer. Make Offer. Bids Accepted at Heartland National Bank, 320 US 27, N. Sebring, FL 863-386-1300 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -3400 sq ft, 4119 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. Call 863-2730665. Also looking for an Accupuncture Technician. 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING2BRpossible 3BR.1BA, just painted, great neighborhood, $600/ monthly plus $600 security deposit. 106 Marrero off Lake Josephine Rd. Call 863-202-1175 SEBRING 3BR/2BARanch on 2 1/2 ac. fronting Dinner Lake with beautiful view & it's own beach. New roof, water sys., fenced yard. $850 mo. available 11/30/2010 or sooner. Just Rentals Laura 863-471-0078 SEBRING -Newly Remodeled 2BR, 1.5BA, 1CG on canal. All appliances included, screened porch. 1035 Killarney Dr. 863-385-7660 or 863-381-0339 LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished or Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA with appliances and A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security deposit. 863-465-1354 AVON PARK:Clean, quiet 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 1BA Apts from $395/mo. 863-452-0469. SEBRING: 2BR 1BA; 3BR, 1BA; 3BR, 2BA Houses from $395/mo. SEBRING: 2BR,1BA House off Pkway, large fenced yard, $495/mo. 863-991-2454 or 1-877-206-7772 AVON PARK2BR, 2BA, 1CG. Just north of Airport. $585/mo. + $500 security deposit. Yearly lease required. 863-382-8950 or 863-835-1196 AVON PARK609 W. Pleasant St., off Hwy 27. 4BR, 2BA, 2 story, fireplace & wood floors. Small pets OK with proof of vaccinations. $650/mo. + $650 dep. Ref. Req. 863-453-7218 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $375-$395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825 (off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495 month + $200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm, 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -1407 Highland Dr. 2BR, 1BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to Shopping! $500/mo., 1st, last & $500 security. Call 863-465-0075 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -4BR, 2BA Doublewide, 2007 model, LIKE NEW! 1 acre lot, with Washer/Dryer. Large workshop & carport. $800/mo. + $800 security. 3101 Elaine Dr., Lorida, FL. 863-658-4264 or 305-522-5024 AVON PARK(2 Available) 1BR $200/mo.; & 4BR $400/mo. Both Unfurnished, W/D hook-up, Stove, Refrigerator, A/C, water included, no pets. $100 deposit. 863-453-3610 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA Furnished 24' X 46' Double Wide Mobile Home in Beautiful Sebring Village, a 55+ Park. Includes Clubhouse, Heated Pool, Tennis Courts, Pickle Ball, Shuffle Board Courts, Lawn Mowing and Trash Hauled. In very good condition with metal roof and sprinkler system. $26,000. Call 863-382-2540 PALM HARBORHOMES has closed 2 model centers. Save up to 60K on select models. Call 1-800-622-2832 AVON PARKFully Furnished 46' X 12' Mobile Home. 33' Carport, Paved Drive, A/C, FL Sunroom. $13,500 OBO. 863-452-2877 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesAVON PARKLAKES 2919 Lowell Rd, Furnished 2BR, 2BA on 2 lots. ESTATE Owner out of area, MUST SELL! 863-452-9057. 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkATTENTION: Cash for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial QC MANAGER needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast, quality control & concrete testing required. PCI Level I&II & ACI Certified preferred, NOT REQUIRED. Email resume/salary requirements to: juliem@precastind.com Fax: 863-655-1215 PHLEBOTOMIST -Immediate opening for a full time, M-F Phlebotomist/Front Desk person. Candidate must have at least two years experience and good customer skills. The position is in Sebring, FL. We are a drug free facility and do background checks. Please fax resume ad contact information to: 352-241-6232. NU-HOPE ELDERCare Services (a non profit agency), is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Position is responsible for directing and administering policies, guidance and decisions of the Board of Directors. Please e-mail stollc@nuhope.org for position qualifications or to submit resume. You may also apply in person at 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. DFWP EOE MEDICAID CASEWORKERNEEDED Good Pay and Benefits. Must be flexible. Travel in Highlands / Hardee County areas. Mon. thru Fri. 11am to 8pm. alternating working every other Saturday. Fax resume to 863-402-3197 MAINTENANCE PERSON for small Apartment Complex in Avon Park, FL. Live-in position; apt./utilities/salary. 863-452-0469 GENERAL PLANTLABORERS needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experience in concrete manufacturing preferred, not required. Email resume to: juliem@floridaprecastind.com or Fax: 863-655-1215; Phone: 863-655-1515. FULL TIMECOUNSELORS needed for Drug Treatment Center. Fax resumes to: 863-452-3863 Attn: Beverley, or apply in person, 100 W. College Dr., A von Park, FL 33825. A /C TECHNICIANneeded at Assoc. Air S ervices. Applicants must have a minim um of 7 8 years experience in light c ommercial. Salary (DOE), contact D avid Sanders at 863-385-5441 or E -mail at d avidlsanders@associated-air.com 2100Help Wanted DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com"These swimmers have found the dedication and desire to work towards extraordinary standards, set high goals and have learned to push their limits and extend their own known possibilities," Lake Placid head coach Tom Creel said. "And for that I am extraordinarily proud of each of them for their achievements." He was, of course, speaking of his Green Dragon swimmers after their Region 2-1Ameet Saturday, though he may well have been any coach or parent of all Highlands County swimmers whether Dragons, Blue Streaks or Red Devils as each of the three high schools gave it their all and had much to be proud of at their respective meets. But the whittling down from districts to regionals cut even deeper from regionals to state as of the slew of Highlands hopefuls that had advanced less than a handful will be making the trip to State. Sebring's Brian Miller is the only swimmer to have qualified for Friday's Class 2AState Meet at the Central Florida YMCAAquatic Center in Orlando. Miller placed fourth in the finals of the Boys 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:05.08 to stamp his ticket, while teammate Fred Cooper made the figurative and literal leap in the 1-meter dive event, totaling 323.35 points. Lake Placid's Edwin Velazquez, similarly, dove his way to Thursday's Class 1AState Meet, racking up a 368.35 point total to earn his trip to Orlando. And though the overall advancements weren't plentiful, there were a number of close calls with many swimmers making it from preliminaries to the finals, only to have their times miss after crossregional comparisons to make up the state field. Lake Placid's Shannon Cummings and Dylan Weber-Callahan each made it to the finals of the 50 Free, and Cummings again got out of preliminaries and into the championship round of the 100 Free. Weber-Callahan, along with Kevin Smit, Pike Cloninger and Tayler Allcorn even came in third place of the 200 Free Relay event which look ed to put them in good stea d, but their 1:34.53 time ju st didn't hold up. Smit, Allcorn, Web er Callahan and Cod y Lambert also reached t he finals in the 400 Fr ee Relay. And Creel was happy to see the boys acheive an d surpass their goal of at least holding onto t he eighth-place finish t he team acheived last year, as they moved up to six th among the 28 team field Similarly, the Bl ue Streaks saw their bo ys team finish 10th in the ir 29-team field and al so saw some close calls. Miller, Josh Hefli n, James Crow and Bri an Ortiz reached the finals of the Boys 200 Medl ey Relay with Heflin al so barely missing reachin g the finals of the 50 Free Lady Streak div er McKenzie Hargaden al so put in a strong effo rt, upping her district sco re to 330.25, but came up a few points short of ma king the trip to Orlando. Charles Guerndt, K iri Crommett and the rest of Avon Park's Wet'Dev ils also put forth some stron g efforts that in the en d, came up just a bit short. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, November 10, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B D ISTRICT S POTLIGHT (through Week 10)D ISTRICT 9-3A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Winter Haven 6-08-133459 Lake Wales6-18-136974 Sebring4-27-2276 136 Auburndale3-33-8186 443 Tenoroc2-43-7161288 Celebration1-54-6165319 Lake Nona0-60-10123385 Last Week's Scores Winter Haven 42,Lake Nona 0 Lake Wales 48,Auburndale 7 Sebring 34,Tenoroc 14 Celebration 42,Lakeland Christ.12 This Week's Games Winter Haven vs.Lake Gibson,7:30 p.m. Lake Wales vs.Bartow,7:30 p.m. Sebring at Avon Park,7 p.m. Tenoroc at Jenkins,7:30 p.m. Lake Nona at East River,7:30 p.m. D ISTRICT 5-2B Dist. Ov er all PF P A Lake Highland4-09-1269 148 Tampa Cath.3-15-4 210 167 Avon Park2-23-6 73 153 Card.Mooney1-33-6 176 293 Mulberry0-40-10100 301 Last Week's Scores Tampa Cath.27,Avon Park 7 Card.Mooney 27,Mulberry 20 This Week's Games Avon Park vs.Sebring,7 p.m. Lake Highland at Bishop Moore,7 p.m. Tampa Cath.vs.Jesuit,7 p.m. Card.Mooney vs.St.Steph.,7 p.m. Mulberry at Ridge,7 p.m. D ISTRICT 6-2B Dist. Ov er all PF P A IslandCoast5-09-140640 Dunbar4-14-5-1159 185 Clewiston3-23-6215 260 LakePlacid2-43-7177 299 LaBelle1-41-8138 305 Gateway Char.0-50-1047 481 Last Week's Scores Lake Placid 60,Gateway 0 Island Coast 48,LaBelle 10 Dunbar 15,Clewiston 14 This Week's Games Dunbar at East Lee County,7 p.m. Clewiston vs.Okeechobee,7 p.m. Lake Placid at Lemon Bay,7:30 p.m. LaBelle at Riverdale,7:30 p.m. Gateway vs.Evang.Christ.,7 p.m. Class 6A 1.Miami Central (7)8-11151 2.Dr.Phillips (5)9-01122 3.Chris Columbus Cath9-0973 4.Winter Park9-0804 5.Apopka8-1735 6.Miami Northwestern7-2616 7.South Dade8-1417 8.Olympia7-2388 9.Miami Southridge8-12510 10.East Ridge7-299 Others receiving votes: DeLand 4, Sanford Seminole 3,Miramar 1,Braddock 1. Class 5A 1.Manatee (8)9-01161 2.St.Thomas Aquinas (4)9-01122 3.Lakeland9-0953 4.St.Petersburg9-0764 5.Countryside10-0715 6.Fleming Island10-0606 7.Plant7-2417 8.First Coast10-0408 9.Blanche Ely8-1259 10.Venice7-37 Others receiving votes: Brandon 6, Bayside 5,Boyd Anderson 2,Dillard 2, Fletcher 1,South Broward 1. Class 4A 1.Armwood (10)9-01181 2.Dwyer (2)8-11102 3.Charlotte9-0933 4.Palm Bay9-0844 5.Fort Pierce Central8-0675 6.Pine Forest8-2606 7.Niceville7-2417 8.Gainesville8-2329 9.Cape Coral8-12810 10.Lake Gibson7-214 Others receiving votes: Navarre 7,Ed White 2,Edgewater 1,Kathleen 1, Okeechobee 1,Wakulla 1. Class 3A 1.Jefferson (8)9-01161 2.Pensacola (4)9-01122 3.St.Augustine9-0963 4.Miami Washington8-1744 5.Fort Pierce Westwood8-0595 6.Naples9-0576 7.South Fort Myers9-0369 T8.Winter Haven8-1347 T8.Belen Jesuit Prep8-1348 10.Lake Wales8-11110 Others receiving votes: Southeast 8, Clay 7,North Marion 6,Miami Norland 5, Pasco 2,Miami Jackson 2,Hallandale 1. Class 2A 1.Cocoa (11)10-01191 2.Madison County (1)10-01092 3.Jesuit9-0963 4.Glades Central8-1775 5.Jones9-1304 Others receiving votes: Bishop Moore 25,Robinson 18,Raines 6. Class 2B 1.Bolles School (11)9-01191 2.Ocala Trinity Cath.(1)10-01062 3.Pensacola Catholic9-0873 4.Fort Lauderdale Univ9-0644 5.Monsignor Pace8-0575 Others receiving votes: Taylor County 27,Lake Highland 7,Florida 7,Island Coast 6. Class 1A 1.Fort Meade (9)9-01141 2.Trinity Christian-Jax (1)7-21072 3.Melbrne Cent Cath (1)8-0923 4.Berkeley Prep7-2494 5.Dade Christian10-038 Others receiving votes: King's Academy 36,Delray American Heritage (1) 17,Providence 8,Blountstown 7,Orlando The First Academy 6,Liberty County 6. Class 1B 1.Warner Christian (10)10-01181 T2.Victory Christian9-01012 T2.Jupiter Christian (2)7-11013 4.Evangelical Christian9-1565 5.Jefferson County7-2504 Others receiving votes: Lafayette 27, Glades Day 14,Admiral Farragut 13.W EEK 10 S T A TE P OLLS News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Brittany Collison sends this pass in toward the goal, but also scored twice on her own in Lake Placid's 6-0 win over Hardee Monday night. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Edwin Velazquez will be on of a trio of Highlands County athletes heading to the Swimming and Diving State Finals as he qualified from the Region 2-1A meet Saturday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Though h e knows it is early and there i s a lot of work to be done, L ake Placid girls soccer c oach John Merlot couldn't b e too displeased with his s quads 6-0 win over H ardee Monday night. "It's still a little s loppy at times, but w e just got the volleyb all girls back and t hey've had just one p ractice with the t eam," he said. "So w ith that in mind, it wasn't t oo bad." The sloppiness maybe had t o do with the lack much p ractice as a full team, and it s howed itself in the fact that t he Lady Dragons needed 32 s hots on goal for their six s cores. "We must have had double that last week," Merlot said of the eked out win over district rival Tenoroc in last Tuesday's season opener. "But I'd rather be having a lot of shots on goal than not enough." The first-half scoring was done by Brittany Collison, recovered from her back problems late in the volleyball season, and Lindsey Bennett for a 2-0 lead at the half. Collison added to it quickly in the second half, knocking in a corner-kick carom in the opening minutes. Another Bennett got into the scoring action as Stephanie lofted one into the upper left corner of the net from close range at the 31:28 mark for a 4-0 lead. Held pretty much on the defensive side of the field for most of the night, the Lady Wildcats did start to push it more, going on the attack and garnering a few shots on goal. But the few shots that were taken were easily handled by goalkeeper Sarah Thompson. "Hardee's been a good rival in the past but have gone through some tough times the last couple years," Merlot said. "They've got a new coach now and you can see they're working a new system in, so they'll be back I'm sure." For now, however, it was all Lake Placid as Taylor Test swept around the right side and rocketed a score in from Lady Dragons blank Hardee Lake Placid6Hardee0 See DRAGONS, page 7B Highlands sends trio to State Photo courtesy of JIMTAYLOR Elisha Klatt maintains control of the ball despite this Winter Haven defenders all-out effort in Sebring's 4-3 win over the Blue Devils Monday night. By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Blue S treaks boys soccer squad set t he tone for an easy victory o ver Winter Haven with a b reakaway a little over a m inute into Monday's season o pener at Firemen's Field. The early shot just missed t he goal, but Sebring built a c omfortable 4-0 lead in the f irst half and coasted to a 4-3 w in. "We got outplayed a bit in t he second half but I think t hat was because I started s witching some of our other p layers in and getting them a l ittle bit of play time," said f irst-year coach Keith B owyer. "They didn't have t he same rhythm going. But f or the most part I felt like we k ept them shut down pretty w ell." Junior Marcelo Gori's shot d eflected off a player in front o f the goal for a 1-0 lead six m inutes into the game. Blue Streak senior Ernst T oussaint picked up an assist o n Elisha Klatt's 25-foot goal t hat hooked past the keeper f or the 2-0 lead at the 14m inute mark. Toussaint was knocked on h is back against the sideline b y an aggressive Winter H aven defender, but the left m idfielder managed to keep t he ball in bounds and center a pass for Klatt's goal. Gori scored his second g oal at the 25-minute mark o n an assist from Donavon W hite for the 3-0 Blue Streak l ead. "Donavon gave a great ball a nd I read it perfectly and j ust went after it," Gori said. Luckily I got a foot on it and t heir goalkeeper thought I w as going low and he slid, a nd it just bounced over h im." Three minutes later, a W inter Haven foul led to a f ree kick for Sebring, and s enior midfielder Cody W atson buried the ball in the n et to build a 4-0 lead. Gori just missed a hat trick t o end the half. "I'm not the biggest guy on t he team but I do what I can," G ori said. "Soccer is my first l ove. I have dedication to the g ame. My love for the game m akes me never want to give u p. "There are a lot of football f ans here, but we're graduall y getting more fans. Soccer i s the most popular sport in t he world and people are b eginning to find out why." Several Blue Streaks, i ncluding White, David S check, Josh Bowyer and G ori, recently finished up d istricts for cross country. Blue Streaks hold off Blue Devils See SEBRING, p a g e 7B

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LP Youth Baseball/SoftballLAKEPLACID The monthly meeting of the Lake Placid Youth Baseball and Softball Board will be Thursday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake June ballfields, upstairs Meeting Room. Any interested parents and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Laurie Weber at 243-1087 or laweber@htn.net.Panther Baseball ShowcaseAVONPARK The South Florida Community College baseball program will be hosting a High School Baseball Showcase Camp Saturday, Nov. 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the first 30 players registered. At $60 per person, the camp is open to 2011-2013 high school graduates with roster spots and scholarships available for the 11 year. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will serve as showcase director, assisted by assistant coach Andy Polk. The camp will provide the opportunity for players to showcase their ability levels during a morning workout followed by a showcase game in the afternoon and a question and answer session with players and families following the game. Players are to bring their own individual baseball attire to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select "athletics" then "baseball." Click on "camps," then print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on the application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at extension 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 4536661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadia: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. Both days of the camp begin with an 8:30 a.m. registration before the showcase activities get underway at 9 a.m.Hansen Center Golf TourneySEBRING Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) invites golfers to the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefitting the Hansen Center in Highlands County on Saturday Nov. 13 at Sun N Lakes Golf and Country Club. The event will kick-off with registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch, along with an awards ceremony and prize drawings, will conclude the event at 1 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to support this vital program for teen girls in Highlands County. For more information on sponsorships, volunteering or participating, contact Summer Rose Tucker at summer@fastlanepromotions.biz or 414-4452. Please visit us at www.chsfl.org or www.facebook.com/CHSgulfcoast .Boys & Girls Club GolfAVONPARK The Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County will be hosting its' First Annual Golf Classic on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Pinecrest Golf Club. Registration, coffee and homemade breads will be served at 7:30 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The four-player scramble will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 per person with the option of $300 for both team and Hole Sponsorship. Hole Sponsorships are available for $100. Entry fee includes breakfast, goodie bag, prizes, lunch and awards. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Nov. 18. All proceeds go to benefit the Boyss & Girls Club of Highlands County. A$2,000 Hole in One prize is sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. For more information contact Don Lamb at 399-0506. Registration forms are also available at www.highlandsbgc.com and at Pinecrest Golf Club, 453-7555.UPWARD Basketball n CheerSEBRING UPWARD Basketball an d Cheer registration is now open at the Fir st Baptist Church of Sebring for boys an d girls in grades Kindergarten 8th gra de with a cost is $65 per child. Multiple child discounts and payme nt plans are available. Forms are available at the FBC Sebrin g office located at 200 E. Center S t., Sebring. Phone: 385-5154. Registrants must attend one evaluatio n night (between 5:30 8:30 p.m.) on No v. 8 or 15 at the FBC Recreation Outrea ch Center. Practices begin the week of January 3, 2011 and the season ends March 21, 201 1. Doc Decker MemorialSEBRING The Third Annual D oc Decker Memorial Golf Tournament w ill take place Saturday, Nov. 13 at SpringLake Golf Course with a 10 a.m shotgun start. The four-person scramble features lots of great prizes with proceeds going to bene fit Children's Home Society, DuVall Hom e, Good Shepherd Hospice, Habitat f or Humanity, Mission Haven, Potters Gir ls Home and Sebring Women's Safe House For more information, call Lar ry Hennen at 655-1214 or the Pro Shop at 655-0101.Bass TournamentSEBRING The first annual Friends of Istokpoga Lake Association Ba ss Tournament will take place on Saturda y, Nov. 13. The entry fee for the one day event is $75.00 for Friends of Istokpoga (FO I) members and $125.00 for non-members Collected entry fees will be returned as prizes less administrative costs. Registration forms are available at Outback USAand Trails End Fishin g Resort or at most marinas and bait sho ps on Lake Istokpoga. Sign up will also be offered the mor ning of the event with cash only. Entry forms are also available on t he FOI website. The launch line will be located at Istokpoga Park on U.S. 98 at first light. Weigh in will be at 3:00 p.m. at Tra ils End Fishing Resort. For more information, visit the websi te at www.Istokpoga.com .Turkey Trot 5KSEBRING The 18th Annual Turk ey Trot 5K Run/Walk are set f or Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park. Last year's holiday classic race drew a field of 548 finishers making it the large st race in the county. Entry fee is $15 for a cotton Tee-sh irt or $20 for a dri-fit tee through Novemb er 15. After the early registration cutoff dat e, the fee is $20 with no guarantee of a shi rt, so runners/walkers should pre-register. Checks made payable to Friends of Highlands Hammock and the signed for m is available from cbrojek@comcast.net or jilw@embarqmail.com mailed to J ill Willingham, 4017 Westminster Roa d, Sebring, Florida 33875. Those with questions may call 86 3471-1160. Awards will be given in 15 five-ye ar age divisions from 14-and-under throug h 80+. "We expect another large field an d encourage early entry to help us with ra ce preparation," said Willingham. Come join the fun and burn off a fe w calories prior to the annual holiday feas t. Adult Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty YMCAis currently taking sign-ups f or Adult Flag Football for ages 16 and up. Cost is $35 for members and $45 f or non-members and registrations will co ntinue up to Tuesday, Nov. 30. Any questions, call 382-9622. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Jets620.750182130 New England620.750219188 Miami440.500143175 Buffalo080.000150233 South WLTPctPFPA Tennessee530.625224150 Indianapolis530.625217168 Jacksonville440.500165226 Houston440.500193226 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore620.750175139 Pittsburgh620.750174123 Cleveland350.375152156 Cincinnati260.250167190 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City530.625183145 Oakland540.556235188 San Diego450.444239197 Denver260.250154223NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants620.750216160 Philadelphia530.625198181 Washington440.500155170 Dallas170.125161232 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta620.750196154 New Orleans630.667201151 Tampa Bay530.625157190 Carolina170.12588184 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay630.667221143 Chicago530.625148133 Minnesota350.375156168 Detroit260.250203188 West WLTPctPFPA St. Louis440.500140141 Seattle440.500130181 Arizona350.375157225 San Francisco260.250137178 Sunday's Games Chicago 22, Buffalo 19 N.Y. Jets 23, Detroit 20, OT Baltimore 26, Miami 10 San Diego 29, Houston 23 Atlanta 27, Tampa Bay 21 New Orleans 34, Carolina 3 Cleveland 34, New England 14 Minnesota 27, Arizona 24, OT N.Y. Giants 41, Seattle 7 Oakland 23, Kansas City 20, OT Philadelphia 26, Indianapolis 24 Green Bay 45, Dallas 7 Open: Denver, Washington, St. Louis, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Tennessee Monday's Game Pittsburgh 27, Cincinnati 21 Thursday's Game Baltimore at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Detroit at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Open: Oakland, San Diego, Green Bay, New Orleans Monday, Nov. 15 Philadelphia at Washington, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston62.750 New York33.500212New Jersey24.333312Philadelphia25.2864 Toronto16.1435 Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando51.833 Atlanta62.750 Miami52.71412Washington14.200312Charlotte16.143412Central Division WLPctGB Chicago33.500 Cleveland33.500 Indiana23.40012Detroit25.286112Milwaukee25.286112WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB New Orleans601.000 San Antonio51.8331 Dallas42.6672 Memphis44.5003 Houston15.1675 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland53.625 Denver43.57112Oklahoma City33.5001 Utah33.5001 Minnesota16.143312Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers701.000 Golden State52.7142 Sacramento33.500312Phoenix34.4294 L.A. Clippers16.1436 Monday's Games San Antonio 95, Charlotte 91 Orlando 93, Atlanta 89 Golden State 109, Toronto 102 Chicago 94, Denver 92 Memphis 109, Phoenix 99 Dallas 89, Boston 87 Tuesday's Games Denver at Indiana, late Cleveland at New Jersey, late Utah at Miami, late New York at Milwaukee, late L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, late Detroit at Portland, late Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday's Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Utah at Orlando, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 7 p.m. Houston at Washington, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at New York, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia942204534 N.Y. Rangers761153838 Pittsburgh771154339 N.Y. Islanders482103550 New Jersey410192548 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal851173433 Boston731153320 Ottawa761153640 Toronto553133134 Buffalo492103748 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1040204734 Tampa Bay742163939 Atlanta653154451 Carolina770144144 Florida570103632WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis912203218 Detroit931194234 Chicago881175051 Columbus850163232 Nashville553133138 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver832184032 Minnesota742163230 Colorado751154542 Calgary670123538 Edmonton462103441 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1030203926 Dallas850164337 Anaheim771154050 San Jose651133430 Phoenix455133545 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday's Games Detroit 3, Phoenix 2, OT Tuesday's Games Edmonton at Carolina, late Washington at N.Y. Rangers, late Vancouver at Montreal, late Atlanta at Ottawa, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Calgary at Colorado, late Anaheim at San Jose, late Wednesday's Games Buffalo at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Anaheim, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCESemifinals San Jose 1, New York 1 San Jose advanced on aggregate 3-2 New York 1, San Jose 0 San Jose 3, New York 1 Colorado 1, Columbus 1 Colorado advanced penalty kicks 5-4 Colorado 1, Columbus 0 Columbus 2, Colorado 1 Eastern Conference Championship Saturday, Nov. 13 San Jose at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCESemifinals FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 0 FC Dallas advanced on aggregate 3-2 FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 1 FC Dallas 1, Real Salt Lake 1 Los Angeles 2, Seattle 0 Los Angeles advanced on aggregate 3-1 Los Angeles 1, Seattle 0 Los Angeles 2, Seattle 1 Western Conference Championship Sunday, Nov. 14 FC Dallas at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBAnnounced Tohoku Rakuten (Japan Pacific League) has accepted Oakland's bid for the negotiating rights to RHP Hisashi Iwakuma. American League DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with SS Jhonny Peralta on a two-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYSNamed Don Wakamatsu bench coach, Dwayne Murphy hitting coach, Torey Lovullo first-base coach and Pat Hentgen bullpen coach. National League NEW YORK METSNamed Paul DePodesta vice president, player development and amateur scouting. PITSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with LHP Justin Thomas on a minor league contract. American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATSAcquired INF Brian Kolb from Evansville (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Green Bay S Nick Collins $50,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Dallas WR Roy Williams in Sunday's game. CINCINNATI BENGALSSigned DT Clinton McDonald from the practice squad. Waived CB Rico Murray. DALLAS COWBOYSFired coach Wade Phillips. Promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to head coach. GREEN BAY PACKERSReleased CB Al Harris. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned LB Derrick Johnson to a five-year contract extension. WASHINGTON REDSKINSPlaced S Chris Horton on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAssigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENSWaived F Dustin Boyd. NEW JERSEY DEVILSPlaced LW Zach Parise on injured reserve. Activated D Matt Corrente from injured reserve. Recalled RW Mattias Tedenby from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERSAssigned F Evgeny Grachev to Hartford (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORSReassigned F Zack Smith to Binghamton (AHL). PHILADELPHIA FLYERSAgreed to terms with F Claude Giroux on a multiyear contract extension. Fired Adirondack (AHL) coach Greg Gilbert. Named assistant general manager John Paddock interim coach. ST. LOUIS BLUESAssigned F Nick Drazenovic to Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGNamed Martha Fuller chief financial officer. American Hockey League CHICAGO WOLVESReassigned D Dave Phillips to Toledo (ECHL). Central Hockey League LAREDO BUCKSTraded F Matt Robinson to Wichita for future considerations. Signed F Darryl Smith. RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEESPlaced F Greg Holt on waivers. Signed F Ryan McLeod and F Anton Kharin. TULSA OILERSPlaced F Jason Weeks on waivers.SOCCERMajor Indoor Soccer League BALTIMORE BLASTSigned D Pat Morris and G Nick Hovaker. Acquired F Worteh Sampson from Missouri for future considerations.COLLEGEDELAWAREAnnounced the retirement of field hockey coach Carol Miller. ILLINOIS STATEAnnounced sophomore G Candace Sykes has been granted an SLR waiver by the NCAA and will be able to compete for the women's basketball team at the start of the 201011 season. IOWA STATEAnnounced the NCAA has denied its waiver for men's basketball F Royce White to play this year. MANHATTANNamed Victoria Latino women's lacrosse coach. TEXASAnnounced basketball G Shawn Williams has quit the team. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Walker Memorial,at Avon Park,6 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Lemon Bay,7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.15: Girls Basketball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Girls Basketball hosts Tip-Off Tourney,vs.Bartow,7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Osceola,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Avon Park,7 p.m.; Wrestling hosts Pre-Season Classic,vs.Avon Park,5:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Poinciana,6:30 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Girls Basketball hosts Preseason Tip-Off,vs.Frostproof,7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof,6 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Sebring,7 p.m.; Wrestling at Pre-Season Classic,Sebring,5:30 p.m. P P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Manchester City vs. Manchester United. E E S S P P N N 2 2 N N H H L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Miami of Ohio at Bowling Green . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Barclays Singapore Open . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Miracle Network Classic . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 p p . m m . LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Utah at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N / / E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Clippers at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Boston at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. T T N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NBA MLS Playoffs NHL Transactions Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 3B Associated PressGAINESVILLE Florida coach Urban Meyer says he didn't leak any information about Auburn quarterback Cam Newton's academic record in Gainesville. Meyer adds that no one on his staff would have leaked confidential academic information, calling it a "ridiculous claim and simply not true." Foxsports.com reported Monday that Newton had faced possible expulsion from Florida for academic cheating before transferring to Blinn Junior College in Texas. The report also says Newton was caught cheating three times and was to appe ar for a hearing in front of Florida's Student Committ ee during the spring semester of 2009. Florida's Meyer denies leaking Newton records MCTPhoto A uburn QB Cam Newton has been getting a lot of attention recently and not j ust for his play on the field. By JOHN ZENOR Associated PressAUBURN, Ala. Auburn a thletic director Jay Jacobs s ays the allegations against T igers quarterback Cam N ewton are "unfortunate and s ad" and reiterated that N ewton is eligible both acad emically and athletically. Jacobs said Monday the rumors" seem designed t oward "tearing down the r eputation" of Newton, who J acobs says has done "everyt hing we've asked him to d o." Jacobs says discussing the a cademic records of a student v iolates federal privacy law a nd declined to disclose N ewton's academic history. Auburn AD: Academic allegations 'unfortunate, sad'

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week FORT WORTH, Texas „ Nowadays its easy to forget that Jeff Gordon was to the 1990s what Jimmie Johnson is to the past decade. Gordon never won four straight championships, but he won three out of four and narrowly lost (to Terry Labonte) in 1996. As usual, Gordon handled the comparison with tact and humility. I think that, and I tell Jimmie (Johnson) this all the time, this, in a way, kind of happened to me, and what hes going through is far more impressive than anything I ever did. But, 10 years from now, or even 20 years from now, youll look back on this time and go, wow. You will just look at how impressive it is and how impactful its been to the sport and how chances of it ever happening again are near-impossible. I think it will be respected more and appreciated more, and probably, looked at in a positive way.Ž It weighs heavily „ Carl Edwards won more races (nine) than any other driver in 2008 ƒ and hasnt won since. After winning four races in his first full season (2005), Edwards also failed to win a race in 2006. Thats when I learned that expectations dont mean anything,Ž he said. Thats when I learned that, when you have low points in performance, the key is doing the best you can.Ž Yeah, right „ Believe it or not, someone asked Edwards if he was interested in running for political office. No way,Ž he said. Ive spent enough time in Washington to know that job is way too scary for me. There is no way I could do that. What little I know about politics is that it seems like it would be the toughest job there is, and I dont want anything to do with that. I did run for class president one time. I did all right in elementary school and not so well in high school. I couldnt do that, no way.Ž Last word „ Asked if he would admit to having enough friendsŽ to win the championship, Kevin Harvick said: I dont think you need too many friends now. Talladega is over.Ž It has feelings, too „ After his Texas qualifying run, Kurt Busch said of his Dodge, I was just real loose coming to the green for my lap, and the car went through too big of a mood swing.Ž At least theres something „ Elliott Sadler has won poles in each of NASCARs three major touring series „ Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck „ this year. Tundra domination „ Toyota clinched its fifth consecutive manufacturer title in the Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Buschs victory at Texas on Friday night. Toyota drivers have combined to win 14 races, seven of them by Busch. All times EasternSprint CupKobalt Tools 500, 3 p.m., SundayNationwide SeriesWYPALL 200 powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 4 p.m., SaturdayTruck SeriesLucas Oil 150, 7:30 p.m., Friday If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com AlltimesEastern 3/Front9/Backstretch0 Turns 1-2, 11; turns 3-4, 9Distance: ............... .....1.0 mile oval Length of frontstretch: ....1,179 ft. Length of backstretch: ....1,551 ft. Miles/Laps: .... 312 mi. = 312 laps April 10Nov. 14PHOENIX DATA PHOENIX DATA PIT ROAD TURN1TURN2TURN3TURN4FINISH START Race: Kobalt Tools 500 Where: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.), 312 laps/miles. When: Sunday, Nov. 14. Last years winner: Jimmie Johnson, Chevy. Qualifying record: Ryan Newman, Dodge, 135.854 mph, Nov. 5, 2004. Race record: Tony Stewart, Pontiac, 118.132 mph, Nov. 7, 1999. Last week: Denny Hamlin took tenuous control of the Chase by winning at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin, in a Toyota, left with a lead of 33 points over Jimmie Johnson and 59 over Kevin Harvick. Only two races remain, at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.SPRINT CUPRace: WYPALL 200 powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional Where: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.), 200 laps/miles. When: Saturday, Nov. 13. Last years winner: Carl Edwards, Ford. Qualifying record: Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 133.968 mph, Nov. 14, 2009. Race record: Jeff Burton, Ford, 115.145 mph, Nov. 4, 2000. Last week: Ford driver Carl Edwards won at Texas, putting an end to Kyle Buschs streak of five straight series victories at the 1.5-mile track. It wasnt enough, however, to prevent Dodges Brad Keselowski from wrapping up the championship, a first in a major NASCAR series for owner Roger Penske.NATIONWIDERace: Lucas Oil 150 Where: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.), 150 laps/miles. When: Friday, Nov. 12. Last years winner: Kevin Harvick, Chevy. Qualifying record: Johnny Benson, Toyota, 132.660 mph, Nov. 10, 2006. Race record: Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 108.014 mph, Nov. 8, 2002. Last week: Kyle Busch drove a Toyota to his seventh victory, in 14 tries this season, holding off Johnny Sauter over the final 20 laps at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter, in a Chevy, held on to second, followed by another Chevy driver, Matt Crafton. Fourth-place finisher Todd Bodine boosted his points lead to 230 over Aric Almirola.CAMPING WORLD TRUCK By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week FORT WORTH, Texas „The Chase for the championship has a new leader and an old winner. Denny Hamlins AAA Texas 500 victory was his eighth, two more than his closest pursuer, Jimmie Johnson, who ranks second in both points and wins. After Johnson held the edge for six weeks, Hamlin regained the top seed entering the seasons final two races. He leads Johnson by 33 points and Kevin Harvick by 59. It took a lot of hard work to get this spot, for sure,Ž said Hamlin, 29. We didnt qualify well (30th). ƒ We kept working on the car and getting it better and better. We got it right where I wanted it there in the secondto-last run when we got to second place and overtook Harvick. All I can say is, just as soon as the shade went down (shadows descended over Texas Motor Speedway), or the sun went down, our car really seemed to take off, and it took a lot of hard work to put it together.Ž Hamlins resurgence „ he has won two of the past three races „ produced signs of strain in his closest pursuer. Johnsons crew chief, Chad Knaus, took an unusual tack by replacing Johnsons pit crew with that of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon late in the race. Gordon had been eliminated in a crash. Mike Ford, Hamlins crew chief, took great pleasure at unexpected developments in the rival camp. The two teams pitted next to each other, and Fords crew outperformed Knaus for most of the race. It made them panic and push to the point where they made changes,Ž said Ford. I think it (pit choice) worked very well for us. It kind of put us back a little bit early, but late in the day it didnt affect us at all.Ž Another ingredient in Hamlins victory was the decline of Greg Biffle, who led 224 laps before being hampered by transmission trouble near the end. Biffles Ford managed to finish fifth, anyway. Whats next? Only two races remain. Im not going to play it conservative,Ž said Hamlin. We need to take this lead and stretch it out.ŽJeff Gordon compares his winning streak to JohnsonsAdvantage Goes To Hamlin!V E R S U S 2010 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Denny Hamlin 6,325 2. Jimmie Johnson 33 3. Kevin Harvick 59 4. Carl Edwards 317 5. Matt Kenseth 325 6. Jeff Gordon 331 7. Kyle Busch 339 8. Tony Stewart 363 9. Greg Biffle 372 10. Clint Bowyer 397 11. Kurt Busch 435 12. Jeff Burton 473 Nationwide Series1. Brad Keselowski 5,314 2. Carl Edwards 465 3. Kyle Busch 695 4. Justin Allgaier 912 5. Paul Menard 1,109 6. Kevin Harvick 1,270 7. Trevor Bayne 1,549 8. Jason Leffler 1,571 9. Joey Logano 1,597 10. Steve Wallace 1,626Camping World Truck Series1. Todd Bodine 3,645 2. Aric Almirola 230 3. Johnny Sauter 304 4. Matt Crafton 408 5. Austin Dillon 492 6. Timothy Peters 538 7. Ron Hornaday Jr. 586 8. Mike Skinner 681 9. David Starr 747 10. Jason White 832 Whos hot: After a six-week absence, Denny Hamlin is the points leader again, with only two races remaining. ... Second place in Texas may have marked the high point of Matt Kenseths year. Whos not: Jeff Gordon, wrecked out of the AAA Texas 500, fell a whopping 331 points off Hamlins pace. ... Kyle Busch selfdestructed, thanks to a penalty for making an obscene gesture at a NASCAR of“ cial. Almost forgotten in the aftermath of an eventful Sprint Cup race in Texas was the fact that Greg Bif”e led 224 of the 334 laps. Transmission problems plagued Bif”e in the “nal laps, and he settled for a “fth-place “ nish. Replacing his own pit crew late in the race with teammate Jeff Gordons squad begs the question of how it will affect the morale of Jimmie Johnsons team. Johnsons “nishes have declined in each of the past seven races, though every one has been in the top 10. A silly, two-lap penalty for making a well-known gesture of derision at a NASCAR of“cial put to rest all talk of the new Kyle Busch.Ž A “ght between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton? Go on. Whats next? Steve Carell and Jim Carrey in a Texas cage match? It seems unlikely that Gordon and Burton will require best two out of three falls, but it seemed unlikely that they would ever exchange blows at all. Lest Denny Hamlin feel overly secure, let the record note that Johnson won the fall 2009 race at Phoenix and “nished third there earlier this year. Even measured by the sports routine standards of exaggeration, the attendance estimate of the AAA Texas 500 was outlandish. The race reports listed the crowd as 156,000. The estimate here was 91,000. Four of the top six Texas “nishers started 19th or worse. The winner, Hamlin, started 30th. Johnsons past seven “nishes, in order: 1, 2, 3, 3, 5, 7, 9. Hamlins past seven: 9, 12, 8, 4, 1, 9, 1. Two drivers have won twice in the Chase. Hamlin leads it. Clint Bowyer is 10th. Since winning at Charlotte, Jamie McMurray has “nished 11th, 36th and 16th. Bif” e BurtonAstonishingly, two of the sports upstanding citizens had a brief fight „ they had to be separated by track personnel „ after crashing at Texas. Jeff Burton is a great race-car driver and then afterwards, I was just so mad I was just trying to think of how I could show him my displeasure,Ž said Gordon. Burton took the blame for the accident and said he couldnt blame Gordon for being angry. It was like once we got together, I couldnt get off him. I didnt mean to hit him.Ž NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Both drivers cooled down later, but its difficult to accept Burtons claim that he didnt run into Gordons car on purpose.ŽJEFF BURTON VS. JEFF GORDONGibbs driver in prime position with two races left Kyle BuschDENNY HAMLIN SPRINT CUP SERIES No. 11 FEDEX TOYOTAJohn Clark/ NASCAR This WeekWith Denny Hamlins eighth Cup victory of the season, the Virginia native is now the points leader with two races left in the C hase for the championship. Four-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson now trails the new leader by 33 points. KensethCatch Monte live at PhoenixNASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton is performing music on the morning of the Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Dutton, whose hobby is writing and performing songs, will perform from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. in what the track bills as the PIR Roll-Bar.Ž The event is at a fan/hospitality area outside the mile track in Avondale, Ariz. Gordon This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.Love for Jimmie, NASCAR and times of recessionDear NASCAR This Week, I liked your answer to Kathy Rhudy concerning Jimmie Johnson. I say if a person has talent they deserve the rewards. Jimmie Johnson is a good driver. I say Hoo-rah for him. Some people dont like Kyle Busch, but I say he is a good driver. Give him his dues. Norma Lee Shoals, Ind. Thanks for writing, Norma. Dear NASCAR This Week, Just a quick comment. NASCAR is concerned about the declining attendance, and declining sales. Could the possibility of a recession have anything to do with the problem? Some people complain that No. 48 (Jimmie) Johnson always wins. Well, thats fine with me, as he and his pit crew run a clean program. Im against the cheaters: Busches, Edwards, etc. Some get caught and get a small slap on the wrist. Others get a huge penalty, ex. Bowyer. When Busch flipped Keselowski and bragged about doing it, NASCAR did nothing. Busch should have been penalized points, probation for the rest of the year, or even suspended for a race or two. ƒ Seems as though NASCAR wants the cheaters to win, and the clean programs to lose. ƒ John J. Johnson Jr. Liberty Center, Ohio First of all, hardly anyone has discussed the decline without citing the recession. There are other factors, as well. Also, in most peoples minds, declaring who is cleanŽ and who is a cheaterŽ is quite a bit more complicated. For instance, many of Johnsons detractors cite past penalties doled out against his team and crew chief Chad Knaus. For those who like Johnson, that doesnt seem to count. For those who dont, its all that seems to matter.

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The overall female winner w as Sarah Brooker, finishing in 22:39. There were two male master division winners, Mike Martino in 20:24 and Darryl Wirick enjoyed his first male master win with a time of 19:59. The female master winner was Jane Greene in 24:30. Runner Ben King who came in first place in the male 3034 age group and came in second place overall, finished with an impressive time of 18:59. The special athlete of the day was Miss Hannah Wheeler (13) who completed the 3.17 miles skipping and dancing most of the way. Thanks to all who came out and supported this beautiful day as well as to Mr. Don Elwell as emcee and Mr. Chet Brojek for providing the timed results. Mason G Smoak 2nd Annual 5K run and Family Fun Day Age group results Male Age 10 & under: Leland Wheeler 32:14, Philip Sapp 35:43, Kyle Edmondson 38:07, Layton Harrison 39:55, Wes Clark 45:40, Josh McNally 45:51 Age 11-14: Gunner Smoak 29:09, Hilton Teal 29:30, Tanner Oxer 30:07, Matt Thompson 30:22, Hayden Neilander 30:49, Jean-Pierre Santos 31:22, Garret Main 33:50, Seth Plank 33:57, Clayton Main 35:56, Reno Reynolds 37:03, CJ Wilson 45:53 Age 15-19: John Komasa 20:32, Robert Komasa 21:15, Nevada Weaver 22:28, Daniel Brinke 24:19, Fabian Mungoia 26:38, Efrain Herrera 29:36, John Bennett 30:01, David Wheeler 30:53, Robert Greene 31:19, Chris Wrenn 33:06, Tyler Durrance 34:05 Age 20-24: Terry Green 26:24, Riley Stewart 26:45, Josh Ball 31:01. 25-29: Zackary Rice 34:28 Age 30-34: Ben King 18:59, Wade White 26:36, Brad Klosterman 28:50, Bill Weindel 30:59, Jacob West 39:46 Age 35-39: Wade Ulrey 26:47, Jimmy Lipscomb 36:49 Ages 40-44: Darryl Wirick 19:59, Shane Pruett 25:56, Jeff Carlson 25:52, Kip Bartlett 26:08, Mike Ritacco 32:09, Jesse Taylor 33:28, Danny Raulerson 38:14, Steve Shattler 39:27, Richard Bozeman 43:02 Ages 45-49: Jerry Whidden 21:00, Walter Kohl 27:56, Phillip Statler 29:36, Claude Burnett 30:05, Jeff Grooms 47:48, Charlie Wilson 48:14 Ages 50-54: David Plank 30:29, Ray Cameron 30:48, Randy Gilde 35:19 Ages 55-59: Russell Andrews 25:07, Harold Hayes 34:35 Ages 60-69: Patrick Essex 27:27, Cliff Ables 36:21, Tom Waldon 38:08, Charles Reynolds 38:51 Ages 70-79: Daniel Arebambeau 47:48 Ages 80 & up: Joe Bird 45:52 FEMALE Ages 10 & under: Gracie Smoak 40:19, Lexi Maulden 42:50, AnnaGrace Wheeler 42:58, Robin Shattler 45:48 Ages 11-14: Yara Martinez 29:48, Robbye Teal 31:22, Katie LeBlanc 36:39, Camille Shattler 39:26, Malorie Reynolds 39:42, Hannah Thompson 39:45, Katie Dye 40:08, Natalie Vargas 40:15, Maddie Wilson 40:18, Lecy Martinez 40:19, Eden Taylor 40:39, Rachel Shattler 41:54, Jaden Taylor 42:23, Lydia Daum 42:28, Hannah Grooms 44:32, Hailey West 45:47, Chloe Taylor 45:51, Kylie Daum 50:52 Ages 15-19: Caitlyn Moulds 26-24, Brisia Fonseca 36:23, Sheri Grooms 39:14 Ages 20-24: Rachel Burnett 27:14, Maggie Statler 29:33, Chelsi Huddleston 46:22, Sarah Norris 49:36, Christina Haile 41:05 Ages 25-29: Rebecca Heiss 26:58, Brooke King 27:45, Jennifer Bryant 28:38, Courtney Brown 28:56, Janet Barber 31:22, Margaret Updike 33:28, Jennifer Lindley 35:00, Staci Braswell 35:14, Erin Gercken 35:21, Laryn Adams 39:45, Angelica Gamez 40:17, Holly Cameron 50:55, Danielle Plank 53:51 Ages 30-34: Kim Price 25:00, Gretchen Pruett 29:55, Nicole Radonski 30:25, Stacy Smehyl 30:34, Yentza Browning 33:35, Tracee Smoak 33:45, Becky Raulerson 34:31, Sarah Cameron 51:05 Ages 35-39: Marsha Grigsby 30:58, Dominique Brown 31:08, Susan Bible 31:46, Cherie Velez 38:28, Kim Nichols 42:23, Pam Karlson 49:23, Linda Daum 50:53 Ages 40-44: Vickie Musselman 24:48, Laura Thompson 30:26, Cindy Ringstaff 32:06, Doreen Wilson 33:18, Kim Sapp 34:00, Heather Harshman 34:00, Kym Smoak 40:36, Starla Shattler 45:50, Diane Thompson 55:53 Ages 45-49: Teresa Grooms 30:30, Renee Kohl 33:18, AnnaMarie Grimes 35:03, Solesnir Pinillos 39:43 Ages 50-54: Mariann Gilde 27:10, Leesa Skipper 30:28, Crystal Drake 33:25, Lydia Pell 35:01, Theresa McDonald 40:17, Jan Price 46:25, Debra Cunningham 53:50 Ages 55-59: Lynn Waldon 38:08, Geraldine Wilson 40:39, Cheryl Mysliwy 45:59 Ages 60-64: Mary Rucker 37:17 Ages 65-60: Arlene Batten 46:06, Karen Whittington 49:18, Barbara Kondor 55:52 Ages 70 & up: Carrie Bird 47:55, Joyce Doty 55:47. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Doug Morton, o f Sebring, raced to his seco nd victory in two days posti ng a winning time of 16:26 at the Bill Jarrett Ford 5K Run/Walk at Florida Hospital on Sunday morning. Krista Fredrickson, Sebring High School crosscountry coach, won the female title with her 22:20 performance. Both runners won $300 Polar heart monitors for their efforts. Bill Jarrett Ford 5K Run/Walk Female Age Groups (Top Three) 10 & Under: Adriann 35:45, Pranav Ananthan 39:11, Julia Cook 50:45 11-14: Maci Harris 30:19, Sara Luepschen 36:22, Meghan Griffin 36:57. 15-18: Caitlyn Moulds 26:36, Ann Garcia 26:42. 19-24: Tasha Bomar 36:45, Michelle Brown 36:46, Alana Gordon 38:00. 25-29: Tiffany Cadzew 23:39, Melissa Smith 29:21, Andreina Pirce-Cardavell 29:59. 30-34: Fatima LaGrow 25:07; Crystal Cavellier 26:59, Maria Alvarez29:57. 35-39: Hedidt Alvarez 23:32, Jen Burnside 25:41, Maria Sanchez 29:05. 40-44: Olga Luepschen 22:30, Kathie Maloyod 24:09, Evelyn Perez 25:05. 45-49: Linda Ricker25:34, Becky McIntyre 30:14, Tina Grimes 30:23. 50-54: Jan Shoop 31:41, Valeri Bush 31:45, Marcia Percy 32:42. 55-59: Laura Griffin 22:26, Crystal Vanderpool 30:44, Elena Febre 32:03. 60-64: Mary Rucker 36:07, Mary Carol Plott 39:07, Jean Lund 39:16. 65-69: Nel Walriven 38:53, Becky Farrens 52:22, Donna Snyder 52:35. 70-74: Audrey Smith 44:16, Ampy Vicente 47:02, Peggy Smith 57:50. 75-79: Carrie Bird 48:17. Male Age Groups (Top Three) 10 & Under: Kartik Ananthan 54:16. 11-14: James III 35:50, Alex Bilbrey 37:33, Jacob Bateman 37:37. 15-18: Christian Miller 22:13, Jacob Cook 23:42, Ephraim Paustian 39:41. 19-24: Matthew Schult 18:09, Tyler Redick 22:59, Benjamin Stupka 24:22. 25-29: Tim Topa 16:54, Ryan Eldredge 20:23, Tim Williams 23:38. 30-34: Jayson Bass 18:36, Adam Smehyl 19:57, Kenny Koehler 22:10. 35-39: Svnil Kumar 21:55, Ed Burnside 22:19, Isaac Palmer 23:29: 40-44: Chris Doty 21:04, Terry Moore 22:03, Tommy Price 23:07. 45-49: Lawrence Luepschen 21:11, Tim Cook 31:46, Richard Tompson38:30. 50-54: Mike Martino 20:16, Randy Grice 20:17, Thelmar Baker, Jr. 26:42. 55-59: Chuck Best 21:08, Thomas Lucas 21:40, Wesley Mercer 23:54. 60-64: Terry Engle 21:23, Charles McLochlin 23:42, Carlos Gonzalez 31:21. 65-69: Charles Leighton 34:49. 70-74: Harold Smith28:30. 75-79: Pascual Vicente 57:54. 80+: Hubert Reeder 40:16, Joe Bird 45:13, W.H. Harward, Jr. 54:55. Total of 249 finishers. 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White has one last game c oming up Friday as the k icker for the varsity footb all team. Last year's head coach T im Boulay was called to s erve his military duty overs eas and five-year junior v arsity coach Keith Bowyer s tepped up to skipper the v arsity squad this year. Both teams practice t ogether and learn the same s ystem, so the coaching c hange went relatively s moothly. "I've worked with these k ids for a long time and w atched them all develop," B owyer said. "We're worki ng on getting more creative w ith the ball and getting m ore flexible with our syst em to get more chances. I w as pretty much happy with e verything they were d oing." The loss of 12 seniors f rom last year's team has c reated a few rhythm probl ems, Gori said, but the k inks are getting worked o ut. Winter Haven took a dvantage of the Blue S treak learning curve when B owyer made some substit utions to give his first-line p layers a rest, and Blue D evil senior forward A braham Maldonado was a ble to bury three straight g oals off a corner kick and t wo penalty kicks in the f inal 22 minutes of the game f or a natural hat trick. Watson had a near-miss f or Sebring with three minu tes left in the game and the W inter Haven goalkeeper h ad to make a good stop on a hard shot from Klatt, but t he clock ran down before S ebring could pad the final, 4 -3 score. District 10-5ASebring ( 1-0-0) will next visit C lewiston on Thursday. "Our district is tough, but I think we have a great c hance," Gori said. "Our s tarting 11 is strong and w e're trying to get the kids o n the bench to learn the s ystem better. "Communication is a very b ig part of this game. You h ave to learn to know where e veryone is and that will t ake some time." Klatt agreed that the dist rict Sebring plays in is t ough, but he also believes one of the Blue Streak's strengths is that the team doesn't give up. "We play in a tough district but we're balanced," he said. "We've got good players all over the field. I'm really impressed with our starting defense. Our weaknesses, we just have to correct a couple of tiny mistakes, and as we play, those will clear up. "I was impressed with the guys who came back from cross country, not having been able to touch the ball for a while. I'm really excited about the year. If we get the little things cleared up, I think we'll be a really good team." www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 7B Custom Concrete Landscape Curbs Landscape Installation Sod Renovation Water Features Waterfalls Ponds385.0404 385.0404Custom Concrete Landscape Curbs Landscape Installation Sod Renovation Water Features Waterfalls PondsSUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. 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Visit Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center or starkey.com today to experience the iQ yourself. 20 yards out at the 10:29 mark and Hannah Waller got into the goal box, made a deft cross over to get clear of the defender before slipping her shot past the keeper to finish the scoring with 5:23 left to play. "We're young but we are very fast all around," Merlot said. "We need to replace the 32 goals scored by Yudi (Terrones) last year and we're going to do it by committee. Some girls, at times, will have to be a little selfish and take an open shot rather than making an extra pass, but that will help with our ball handling." The girls were back in district play Tuesday, hosting Avon Park before heading to Mulberry in another district contest Thursday. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Stephanie Bennett boots one toward the goal Monday night. Both Stephanie and Lindsey Bennett accounted for goals in Lake Placid's win over Hardee. Dragons go 2-0 Courtesy photo by JIM TAYLOR Blue Streak senior Cody Watson, flicks a header in a pass on Monday. Watson scored a goal for the Blue Streaks in the 4-3 victory over Winter Haven. Associated PressCORALGABLES Miami coach Randy Shannon is one of 15 semifinalists for the inaugural Joseph V. Paterno Award for Coach of the Year. The Paterno award takes into account a team's success on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Paterno, the all-time major college football wins leader, is not eligible for the award. Other semifinalists include Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, Wisconsin's Bret Bielema, Air Force's Troy Calhoun, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald, Stanford's Jim Harbaugh, Navy's Ken Niumatalolo, North Caroli na State's Tom O'Brien, TCU 's Gary Patterson, Boise State 's Chris Peterson, Missouri 's Gary Pinkel, Oklahoma 's Bob Stoops, Ohio State's Ji m Tressel and Utah's Ky le Whittingham. The award will be presen ted Dec. 18. Shannon a semifinalist for Paterno coaching award Continued from 1B Sebring opens with a win Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. F our-time defending N ASCAR champion Jimmie J ohnson will use Hendrick M otorsports teammate Jeff G ordon's pit crew for the f inal two races of the season. The swap comes a day a fter Johnson's crew was b enched mid-race at Texas M otor Speedway following a s haky performance on pit r oad. The switch Sunday was m ade possible after an accid ent knocked Gordon out of t he race. Gordon's crew was flawl ess the rest of the day for J ohnson, but he still finished n inth and winner Denny H amlin took over the points l ead. With two races remaining i n the Chase for the Sprint C up championship, Johnson t rails Hamlin by 33 points. Johnson swaps pit crew NEWS-SUN

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.TODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. F or details, call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. For d etails, call 381-9005 or 3819 007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. t he second and fourth W ednesday at the club, 12921 U .S. 98, Sebring. For details c all 655-4007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 3856 826 or 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside h ouse, 1513 S. Highlands A ve., AvonPark. For details, c all the 24-hour hotline 1-8008 50-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Traffic S afety Committee meets 10 a .m., conference room 3, H ighlands County Agri-Civic C enter, Sebring, second W ednesday. Highlands Senior Center is o pen every Wednesday from 9 a .m. to 3 p.m. at their new c lubhouse, 3400 Sebring P arkway (the old Lions Club). T wo live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. For details, call 3822208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday of each month. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Woman's Club, 10 N. Main Ave. For details, call 4656106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 3814410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Men's Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, AvonPark. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members' homes. Phone 452-1927 for more information. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. For details, call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Marina Cove at Highlands Ridge South off Powerline Road in the multipurpose room of Founder's Hall. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. For details, call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. For further information, call 4536783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 2 p.m. every Thursday at Reflections on Silver Lake community/activities hall in Avon Park; and at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Woody's RV Resort clubhouse/activities hall in Sebring. Call 370-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. For details, call 465-4345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 4652256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004 meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call John Kelley at 386-0524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). For details, ca ll Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopa l Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. For details, call Paul K. Ferrell at 2145522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, ca ll Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet a t 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. COMMUNITYCALENDAR Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 € 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 € Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed Sunday Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES € MANY GOOD BARGAINS € CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural IceAll Old Milwaukees Best … Reg, Lt, Ice12 Pack $6.99 Budweiser and Bud Light 12 Pack $10.99 Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice18 Pack $11.29 Baseball Hats $4.00 Each Zippo Lighters All 20% Off Smoke Odor ExterminatorCandles/Spray Can $6.79/$5.79 305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty $44.99 Carton Winston $46.99 Carton Newport$48.49 Carton € 3 Pack Deal $4.99 Ea. USA Gold $43.99 Carton Seneca $31.69 Carton Smokin Joes $30.99 Carton Cigarette Style Little CigarsMany Brands $6.99 … $10.99 Carton NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT10 November 2010 OL A, DET 1, 23 WG/CEV 29 South Blvd Avon Park Air Force Range, FL 33825-5700 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS The U.S. Air Force proposes to maintain a portion of the main canal that drains the airfield at Avon Park Air Force Range. Environmental impacts associated with this endeavor were analyzed in a preliminary final environmental assessment (EA) with a preliminary finding of no practicable alternative and no significant impact (FONPA/FONSI) for avoiding wetlands and a floodplain. Copies of the preliminary final EA and FONPA/FONSI are available for review and comment until 13 December 2010 at public libraries located at 19 East Main Street in Avon Park and 15 North Magnolia Avenue in Frostproof. Please supply written comments to Mr. Tod Zechiel at the address listed above or by e-mail to T od.Zechiel@avonpark.macdill.af.mil Questions? Call Tod Zechiel at (863) 452-4287. FAIR HOUSING / EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITYIt is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or familial status when renting, selling or financing a home or property.You Have Rights!! If you feel you have been discriminated against when buying or renting a home please contact Scott Noethlich, City Administrator, City of Sebring (863) 471-5100. The City of Sebring is a Fair Housing Advocate as explained in the City of Sebrings Fair Housing Ordinance #750, which outlines steps that can be taken locally to report housing discrimination. A copy of this ordinance can be obtained at the Sebring City Hall in addition information on Fair Housing and Fair Housing Law can be obtained by contacting the Housing Discrimination Hotline at, 1-800-669-9777 (Voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or on the world wide web at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm

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SEBRING Our second h omeowner's association g eneral meeting was held N ov. 1. There was very good r epresentation with 58 memb ers. President Toby Chapel p resided and introduced three n ew families to Town and C ountry: Cathy and Rod B laise, Mary Ann and Peter S nay; Marvin and Joanne C row. Also present were Judy R ogers, her son and daught er-in-law, Vern and Cynthia, w ho have come to assist with J udy's care. It was Judy's d esire to return to the home s he and Dennis shared in this p ark for a number of years. W e enjoy seeing her cruising t he park in her mobile scoote r. She obviously is happy b eing home and we are joyful f or her. Many residents recently r eturned for the winter and w e welcome everyone. Aspec ial welcome is extended to A di and Ellie Schweitzer w ho reside in the former M ienstra home. We trust you w ill enjoy Town and Country a s Peter and Fran did. We also appreciate the r eturn of event chairperson W endy Johnson. Wendy has a f ull calendar planned to i nclude Monday evening c ards (pocket canasta) or will a ccommodate other choices. M onday morning social hour w ill continue at 9 a.m. T uesday evening is game n ight dominos or again will e xpand to other choices. B ring your special group. T uesday also features the p opular hot dog/hamburger l uncheon at 11:30 a.m. W ednesday evening is open b ut normally will share a p otluck monthly. Women's l uncheon out is the third W ednesday. Several women e njoyed the Golden Corral in O ctober. November will h ighlight the Red Lobster. Ann Purday is contact person. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be Thursday, Nov. 25; social hour at 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 5 p.m. Thank you to our park owner for supplying the meat. Everyone bring a dish for the buffet table; this is truly a fantastic feast. Normal Thursdays feature bingo at 7 p.m. with Chuck Edwards calling the numbers. First breakfast will honor our veterans on Nov. 11 from 89:30 a.m. Water aerobics will continue at 1 p.m. for the winter season on Tuesday/Thursday. Shuffleboard will resume probably on Tuesday/Friday at a time to be announced. Mark Sims will plan arrangements for the Men's Breakfast Out. Watch the outside bulletin board for updates on all events. ANominating Committee was selected to prepare a ballot of new officers to be presented at the December meeting. Openings are for president, secretary and first trustee, all two-year terms. Thank you to Ray Young, Cindy DeVietro and Margie Mace for serving on this important committee. Park residents be receptive to this committee and be willing to accept a position on your HOAboard. Ruth Lee shared information of her recent meeting with Nell Hayes of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office concerning a Neighborhood Watch Program for our park. It will be especially beneficial to us and the sheriff's department at this time as Leisure Acres and Francis I, our neighboring parks, are both enrolled in this program. Sufficient interest was expressed by those present to warrant a meeting with Nell. Ruth will pursue this. Bill Wyse announced the FMO meeting on Nov. 4 at Silver Oaks MHP. Bill Williams, director of Section 5, Districts 1 and 6, was speaker. Bill encouraged everyone to support the FMO (Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida Inc.) organization. To newcomers, the purpose of FMO is to protect mobile homeowner rights and the staff assists us in many ways to include lobbyist, Nancy Black Stewart. She actively watches for rule changes in Tallahassee and challenges many which could adversely affect us as mobile home owners. To learn more information, concerning the organization, pull up their Web site: www.fmo.org. Presently are seeking a replacement for Rich Ingler as local chapter president. I'm told Rich has purchased a conventional home and is not eligible to represent mobile homeowners. Thank you to Rich Ingler for his dedicated service in representing this area's mobile home owners so diligently. Belated condolence goes out to Larry Grabert on the death of his mother over the summer. Likewise to Dawn and Cliff Kalybaba; Dawn lost her father also over the summer. Our best wishes are extended to Jim Burns recovering from a hospital stay; also to Becky Sims recovering from shoulder surgery; Loyd Hedges recovering well from out-patient surgery; and to Jack Wilson, also recovering from out-patient surgery. Some of us had the pleasure of attending the recent U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers'Chorus concert at the SFCC Theatre for Performing Arts on Saturday evening. Afantastic evening with very talented musicians. The newly renovated auditorium is very impressive. If you have not heard this group, be sure to watch for their announcement another year. The SFCC Performing Arts offers an outstanding schedule of events for the upcoming season. Check it out. Heartland Idol will be wrapping up the season very soon. Am sure the Circle park will be sparkling with Christmas sounds and lights soon after so take a stroll downtown and enjoy the holiday season. Commencing Nov. 3, Highlands Little Theater will present "Oklahoma." Check the theater or local paper for times/dates. Sebring is blessed with many talented people and activities so enjoy the winter season. You will soon be seeing Clothing Donation Drop Boxes in many businesses throughout the area. These will benefit the local Highlands County American Red Cross so please consider utilizing these self-contained attractive and secure boxes to dispose of your good serviceable clothing. For further information, you may contact the local Red Cross office at 386-4440. November birthdays include: Peggy George, Allan Grossman, Janet Johns, Opal Cummins, Jan Shirra, Betty Geiter, Barbara Sims, Carol Shipley, Bill Aeschliman and Joann Crow. Congratulations and a happy day from all of us. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Count your many blessings! LAKE PLACID Oct. 28 we had our carry-in dinner which was put on by Marilyn Cromer and her committee. Instead of the usual 35-40 residents we have during the summer, this evening we had 76 residents attend. We are always glad to have our residents from the north return and be part of our community. Welcome back everyone. Nov. 1 we had our coed coffee social. Our coffee makers were Ed and Marilyn Cromer, our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague who told the cutest story about a child's point of view of his grandparents'life of retirement. George Susco, park manager, welcomed everyone back. He told the residents that the trees are going to be trimmed during the month of November. He also mentioned that he has attached information in the newsletter regarding Turf Grass Management. He attended a class put on by the Department of Agriculture and the University of Florida, which was very informative. Peggy Sue noticed several people who had returned and asked them to stand and tell us your name. We welcomed Doris True, Eunice Brown, Marge Kirk, Shirley Long, Mary Mulholland, Mike and Marcia Collier, Julie and Fred Foland. She then asked if we had any new residents. We had Ken and Rosie Wilson along with their son, Rod Wild, who are moving to the park from Ohio. Bonnie Allen told ever yone that Nancy Goudre au will not be returning this fa ll due to her foot surgery an d illness in the family. Nel la TenBroeke will be returnin g a little later this year due to rehab following her surger y. Pat Wahl had ankle surger y. Don Walls had heart surger y. We are all saddened by t he loss of two residents wh o have been outstanding wor kers and supporters of all w e do in the park and both we re long-time residents. Apray er was given by Jim Witten in memory of Alice Jacobso n and Don Guiney. Bonn ie Allen told everyone she h ad sign-up sheets for all to sig n. Ann Rismiller told t he group that they will not ha ve a play but they will have a Christmas chorus. They w ill begin practicing o n Thursdays at 3:15 in t he afternoons. Nov. 6 was t he Pancake Breakfast from 8-1 0 a.m. For the residents goin g on the cruise, the worke rs will be at the clubhouse ear ly in case you want to ha ve www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 9B OHGODICHATBASEDSAC POLLONERVECENTERPRY TRAILOFTHECENTURYINC ENROLLEECHOSENORAL DYEIDARESTARGAZE TEHRANRAINSCULL FRIEDAGARNETTIESON RECTTESDORIAONSIDE ALOHATHELOINKINGTOW NINESHAREMENEWART ECRUEVRYMISEIHRE UFOSANIOASTSCOCAS SMLFRENCHFIRESSKATE GALOREGRAFTNESNSEC APEMENSAVEASCHEERY CAROBMARITALLAW ATTHETOPASEEDTAW LEIASIENNASCRAMBLE EXODONTTOUCHTHATDALI VANSWITCHBLADEILLER ESSLEASHSUGARTILED CROSSWORDSOLUTION FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Town and Country MHP B y Janet Day Tropical Harbor By Barbara Kelleher See FRIENDS page 10B

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Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com With sincere appreciation, Highlands Independent Bank salutes our employee Veterans and all Veterans. Thank you for your service to our Country. Barry Harrison, US Air Force, E4 Airman 1st Class; William Weyrauch, US Army, Sergeant; Craig Crowder, US Army, Corporal; Benjamin Wyatt, US Navy, Second Class Petty Officer; Lowell Fricker, US Air Force, Captain and (not pictured) Ralph Merriam, US Navy transforming power that has brought him from a life of crime to a burning desire to minister the Word of God. Hear about the miracle work that God performed in his life and learn how God can transform your life, too. CHRIST FELLOWSHIP WELCOMES EVERYONEOF ALL AGES TOCOME AND BEREVIVED BYTHEHOLY SPIRIT CHRISTFELLOWSHIPCHURCH 2935NEWLIFEWAY SEBRING,FL33870 863-471-0924 REVIVALWednesday, Nov. 10 Friday Nov. 12, 7:00 pm AndSunday Nov. 14, 10:00 amEvangelistAlan “Timothy” Colon“...AND HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF LIVING WATER”…. Salv ation Healing FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS b reakfast before getting on t he bus. Don't worry about d ishes or cups, we will have t hem available for you. Burt P ritchett announced joining t he dart team, which is held e very Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per w eek. Anyone interested in b owling, come to the bowli ng alley in Lake Placid on M onday at 1 p.m. or contact P hyllis Gingrich. Mary Sue W illeke announced that L adies Day Out will be T uesday, Nov. 16 at the B ella Vista Restaurant. The c ost will be $7.95 plus tip a nd drink. Bonnie Allen told t he group that swimming e xercise for men and women w ill be Monday, Wednesday a nd Friday starting at 10 a .m. through 1:30 p.m. G race Becker will be teachi ng in-door exercises every T uesday and Thursday b eginning at 8:30 a.m. The S alad Bar Luncheon was T uesday. The Military Soup a nd Sandwich will be S unday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. T he cost is $5. The menu w ill be a pulled chicken s andwich, a bean soup or c hicken noodle soup. Marilyn Cromer told a bout the Thanksgiving dinn er which will be Thursday, N ov. 25. We will be serving t urkey or ham plus all the t raditional side dishes and d esserts. The cost will be $5 b ut will include returning t hat evening for a turkey or h am sandwich. Dinner will b e at 1 p.m. Tickets are on s ale now. Laura Baillie to lead us in s ong for residents celebrati ng their birthday. We all s ang to Brenda Oterwell and E lizabeth Hogan. Next we s ang Happy Anniversary to J im and Betty Hogan. Peggy S ue thanked Laura for a ccompanying us. The Homeowners meeting w as well attended. We served ice cream or coffee to more than 50 residents. We had over 97 attend the meeting. We discussed purchasing a defibrillator. Sylvia and John Fitch did a wonderful job checking this out with EMTs and other medical companies. This item was voted on and approved and is now being ordered. Our president, Wendy Hagg, told the residents that two positions are up for election. He asked John Reese if he would serve to head up the nominating committee. John accepted this responsibility. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m. Ladies Coffee was held Nov. 2. We had 20 ladies present. All the women were very saddened by the death of Alice Jacobson. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She never complained about her own illness. We also learned that Don Guiney passed away Oct. 28. Marilyn asked that we keep their families in our prayers. Paula Bannister discussed forming a book reader's club. Marilyn Cromer told the ladies about the Thanksgiving dinner that will be served at 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Fred and Sherry White became grandparents Oct. 25. Their granddaughter's name is Camila Andrea Mogle. She weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Her proud parents, Andy and Paula Mogle, live in south Florida. Her big brother Christopher and sister Katie are both happy to have their new baby sister. Resident Lu Witt was presented the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year Award at their annual awards banquet. She has been with the chamber for five years. Continued from page 9B CLUBS&NEIGHBORS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Rotary Club of Highlands County learned about the citrus industry here from a recent speaker, Jason Johnson. He is an environmental supervisor and is responsible for planning, assigning, supervising and directing the activities of six environmental specialists. He talked about what is done to protect all commercially produced citrus nursery stock within the state of Florida through certification and re gulation. These nurseries a re inspected every 30 days. A ll the greenhouses must be insect-proof. The Rotary Club of Highlands County Past or meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef O'Bradys in Sebrin g. For more information abo ut Rotary, or to attend a mee ting, call Joyce Gordon at 446-2099. Johnson shares information about citrus with Rotary Courtesy photo Jason Johnson, with the Florida Department of Agriculture, spoke to the Rotary Club of Highlands County about commercially produced citrus nursery stock within the state of Florida. Courtesy photos Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 initiated two new members on Oct. 21. They are Karen Hetu and Patrick Buschmann. Sebring Elks 1529 proudly announce Kim Harring as Elk of the Month for November. Lake Placid Elks Lodge Elk of the Month for October is Carolyn Pappalardo. She co-hosted the strawberry booth, works special events, Friday night dinners and Sunday breakfasts. The Lady Elk of the Month for October at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge was Pat Maynard. She volunteers for the First Friday Fish Fry and set up the e-mail account for the Lady Elks. Sebring Lodge 1529 thanks Jerry Hibbs for all his hard work by honoring him as Elk of the Month for October. Lake Placid Elks Lady Elk of the Month is Carol Spear. Carol volunteers as cashier Friday Night Fish Fry. Carol has also helps with Bingo Snack Bar on the fourth Thursday of the month. The Ladies of the Elks welcomes Judith Zerfoss. Zerfoss has been an Elk member with the Lake Placid Lodge and recently joined the Ladies of the Elks. Elks snapshots

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 11B CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Sebring Optimist ClubSEBRING Two significant events occurred in the last three weeks. The first was special because three boys: Jr. and Jiraldo Bautista and Rueben Coronado took off in a balloon and in a twin engine airplane on the same day. The Young Eagles had suspended flights for children in Highlands County at Avon Park airport two years ago. They have just resumed the program at Sebring airport. They hope to provide flights several times a year for kids who have never flown in a plane. More than 40 kids took off by noon. The Boys & Girls Club Balloon Festival was also successful; 32 kids flew in the balloons and 30-40 participated in the tether flights. The second significant event was the approval by the Highlands County board of the new Faux Paw (Internet safety) Program. This is another unit in the school board's arsenal of educational programs to safeguard our students in the use of new electronic tools on the Internet, such as Ipad, Facebook, My Space, et al. "Faux Paw" is a cartoon aimed at elementary students and their parents as to the proper use of these tools and what to be alert for. The Internet is a wonderful educational tool, but it can also be a dangerous one. Currently, victims do not know they are until someone tells them what they saw on Facebook or My Space; or they make themselves victims by their own actions. Optimist International developed this program in conjunction with other efforts to protect our students from harm. Those interested may contact Gabriel Read at 45 32859.TOPS Club 487, SebringSEBRING The Nov. 3 meeting of TOPS 487, Sebring had 11 TOPS and sev en KOPS giving the pledges. Abig welcom e back to Ruth Scharf, Charlotte Hard y, KOPS Shirley Hickling and Judy Agler. Best Loser was Norma Holden with a two-pound loss and last week's Best Lose r, Pat Carfield, lost this week and received t he $1 coupon. The chapter had a net loss f or October of 20.25 pounds and Division 4 winner, Carolyn Patterson with a fiv epound loss. Members reaching their pledge goa ls were: Carolyn Patterson, Leslie Maschu e, Ginna Meissner and KOPS June Filippi ni and Lillian Orton. Filippini received the $ 4 for being in leeway under goal for eig ht straight weeks. Yes-Yeses are portion control, wate r, exercise, write it down, count calorie s, fiber, fruit and vegetables. The 25-cent contest had 10 winners at 3 5 cents each and Charlotte Hardy won $1.6 0 in the 10-cent contest. The new Mystery Gift is with Birdie Pe ck with three weeks to go and Norma Hold en found another wrapper on the Attendan ce Box. Eight members attended the Saturd ay meeting with Cindy DeWeese on "Stress. This week's program given by Jud y Phillips from "For Women First" magazi ne in "Super-Carbs Speed Metabolism" f or weight loss. Call 382-7716 or 471-2193 for inform ation. Courtesy photo Members of the American Legion Post 69 had fun dressing in Pippi Longstocking wigs for their Octoberfest celebration. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The American Legion P ost 69 of Avon Park has started all its activi ties. Members started off with Octoberfest with a great meal and a sell out. The music was g ood and everyone enjoyed themselves. Then the group had a bus trip to Madeira B each and visited the VFW, which had breakf ast waiting when they arrived. Everyone did a little shopping at the shops and then off they went to visit the American Legion. Members all had a great time with music out on the deck by the water. The weather was beautiful and snacks were served by the Legion. Many watched as some danced to the music. With a return trip to the local Legion, members were served dinner. American Legion starts activities Snapshots Courtesy pho to Grace Plants (from left), Rhonda Beckman and Christy Page attended the Kiwanis Division 15 Council meeting last month in Bartow. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Rhonda Beckman, Christy Page and Grace Plants attended the Kiwanis Division 15 Council Meeting hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Bartow on Oct. 29. Rhonda Beckman, president of the Kiwanis Club of Sebring, reported that the Sebring club has five new members in October, recharted the Sebring High School Key Club, continues support of the Avon Park High School Key Club, Aktion Club and is working on charters for clubs in the elementary school level. The club also works with Horses and Handicapped Program, is planning a clay shoot on Saturday, Dec. 4 and now has a Facebook page with a Web site to follow. District chairs Charles and Emilia Gugliuzza gave a powerful presentation on the new World Wide Service Project ELIMINATE. Maternal and neonatal tetanus kills almost 100,000 newborn children and mothers every year but is highly preventable with three doses of a 60-cent vaccine. By focusing on maternal and neonatal tetanus, Kiwanis and UNICEF are targeting the poorest, most underserved women and children on earth, and paving the way for other interventions that will boost health and survival. The ELIMINATE campaign is a proven success with disease eliminated in 18 countries. Forty countries remain a risk. In order to eliminate the disease by 2015, Kiwanis has committed to closing the funding gap by raising $110 million. Kiwanis is an esteemed global service organization. There are countless deserving causes and issues that its membership could have selected to focus their attention and resources on. Many of these causes and issues could brought about significant visibility and immed iate relevance in the comm unities where Kiwanians li ve and work. Instead, Kiwan is chose to focus where t he need is greatest, on the po pulations least served, f ar away from television cam eras and recognitio n. Kiwanis chose to tackle t he hardest leg of a difficu lt journey, at a time wh en maternal neonatal tetanus is on the brink of eliminatio n, but sorely needing a cham pion to complete the work The Kiwanis motto is "Serving the Children of t he World." Kiwan is International includes 8,40 0 clubs with more th an 270,000 members in 9 6 nations. Last year, Kiwan is clubs donated more th an $100 million and almost s ix million volunteer hours f or community service projec ts. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets at noon eve ry Wednesday at Homer 's Restaurant. For informatio n, call 446-1579 or 273-142 1. Local Kiwanians attend Division meeting Special to the News-SunSEBRING Members and g uests of the Rotary Club of H ighlands County enjoyed h earing Rotarian Terrill M orris, district membership c hairman, talk about the f ounder of Rotary, Paul H arris, 1868-1947. Morris began by describi ng what Chicago was like b ack in 1905 when Paul H arris began meeting with o ther young businessmen in a f ellowship that would b ecome Rotary. There were v ery few opportunities for c ommunicating with others. Harris and three friends b egan by inviting one man f rom each of many different occupations, without restrictions for politics or religion, to provide mutual cooperation and informal friendship. The new club became known as Rotary since the meetings were rotated among the members'offices. Today, more than 1.2 million Rotarians are members of over 33,000 Rotary clubs worldwide. One of the objects of Rotary is: "the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service." The Rotary Club of Highlands County Pastor meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef O'Bradys in Sebring. For more information about Rotary, or to attend a meeting, call Joyce Gordon at 446-2099. Rotarian tells tale of club founder Courtesy photo Rotarian Terrill Morris speaks to the Rotary Club of Highlands County. Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 had a costume contest during the weekly Friday night dance on Oct. 29. The winners were (from left) Lois Lewis, Sexiest; Frances Harring, Most original; Stormy Thompson, Scariest; and Phil Chamberlain, Funniest. From Scariest to Funniest

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HattenAir Force Airman Kemosi D. H atten graduated from basic milit ary training at Lackland Air Force B ase, San Antonio. The airman completed an intens ive, eight-week program that i ncluded training in military discip line and studies, Air Force core v alues, physical fitness, and basic w arfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Monica Marc of Avon Park. Hatten is a 2009 graduate of Avon Park High SchoolDrawdyArmy Pvt. Brandon Drawdy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. He is the son of Heather Craig of Lorida, and grandson of Ron Elliott of Okeechobee. Drawdy is a 2010 graduate of Lake Placid High School.ThorpeAir Force Airman Kenneth J. Thorpe graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an inte nsive, eight-week program th at included training in military disc ipline and studies, Air Force co re values, physical fitness, and bas ic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete bas ic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degr ee through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Kenneth a nd Melissa Thorpe of Avon Park. Thorpe graduated in 2005 fro m Avon Park High School. Scheffler-RamosTerra Scheffler and Gerald Ramos are engaged to be married. The bride-elect is a resident of Sebring. She is the daughter of Joyce Santos of Sebring and Terry Scheffler of Mancelona, Mich. She graduated from South Florida in 1992 The groom-elect is a resident of Sebring. He is the son of Serafin and Dora Ramos of Sebring. He graduated from South Florida 1991. Gerald and Terra were high school sweethearts. His sister was Terra's best friend and even though they had parted, Terra continued to ask about him. They reunited years later and are now joining their families. Awedding bash will be held at Martha's house (Gerald's sister) before the wedding, which will be Saturday, Nov. 13. Page 12BNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com Automotive Network Sponsored by: 2010 November 13thAfter the Car Show 3:30pm Semi-Finals Followed by Senior Idol Cookie Eating Contest Nuclear Wing Eating Contest then 7pm FINALE (Simulcast Live on ) TM O n n t h e e C i r c l e e i n n D o w n t o w n n S e b r i n g W ld Clover Images Come watch & cheer for your favorite IdolPresented by: WHO WILL BE 2011 HEARTLAND IDOL?For more info:www.heartlandidol.com Monzon-LobozzoDoritza Monzon of S ebring is engaged to marry D aniel L. Lobozzo, also of S ebring. The bride-elect is the d aughter of Ismael and M argarita Monzon of Avon P ark. The groom-elect is the son of James and Alana Lobozzo of Sebring. The couple plans to marry in 2011. Doritza Monzon and Daniel Lobozzo CELEBRATIONS Terra Scheffler and Gerald Ramos Clinton CoolErica and Clinton Cool of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Clinton Reilly, at 3:44 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Clinton weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Patrick Reilly and Christy Burrows of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Geisler and Carl Cool.Elisa HernandezAnita Johnson and Elias Hernandez of Zolfo Springs announce the birth of a daughter, Elisa Mariana, at 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Elisa weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Catherin Johnson of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Maria Eustolia and J. Jesus Hernandez of San Luis de lapaz, Mexico.Isabel RodriguezHeidi and Rodney Rodriguez Jr. of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Isabel Grace, at 12:42 p.m. on Nov. 1, 201 0 at Highlands Region al Medical Center, Sebring. Isabel weighed 6 pound s, 10 ounces and measured 1 9 inches in length. Maternal grandparen ts are Walter and Cher yl DeLong. Paternal grandparents a re Rodney Rodriguez an d Julie Rodriguez.Kayleigh StevensBrittney Hurst and Joh n Stevens of Wauchu la announce the birth of a daughter, Kayleigh Jade, at 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 24, 201 0 at Florida Hospit al Heartland Medical Cente r, Sebring. Kayleigh weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and mea sured 19.5 inches in length Maternal grandparen ts are John and Fida Hurst of Lakeland. Paternal grandparents a re Edward and Susan Steve ns of Wauchula. Scoreboard Thorpe

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DearAbby: My boyfriend i s pressuring me to take his c amera cell phone with me i nto the girls'locker room a nd take pictures of the other g irls with little or nothing o n. He says it has always b een a "fantasy" of his, and t hat if I really love him I'll h elp him fulfill his fantasy. He promises to keep the p ictures secret and says that w hat the other girls don't k now won't hurt them. He o ffered to do the same for m e and take pictures in the b oys'locker room, but I'm n ot interested. I know it w ould be wrong to do it, and I wouldn't want someone s ecretly taking pictures of m e. He hinted that if I refuse h e will look for another girl w ho will. I'm scared of losi ng him because I'm not m uch to look at, and he's the o nly boy who has ever s hown any interest in me. I k now you're not going to t ell me to go ahead and do t his, so I'm not sure why I'm w riting, but I would apprecia te any advice you can give m e. Don't Want to Lose H im in the U.S.A. DearDon't Want to Lose H im: I'm glad you wrote. If y ou do what this boy is p ushing you to do, you could b e thrown out of school. He w ill not be able to resist the u rge to show the pictures to h is friends and possibly p ut them on the Internet. It w ould be a huge invasion of p rivacy and a breach of trust, and regardless of what he says, it will not bring you closer together. If he truly cared about you, he would never ask you to do something that could get you into serious trouble. You could be accused of creating and distributing pornographic material, and there could be legal liability. The penalty you would pay isn't worth the "interest" he's showing in you. Run! DearAbby: Two friends and I recently went on a trip together. While on the trip, one of them told me she knows how old I am because she looked it up online. My reply was that a friend would ask me for that kind of information, and if I didn't want to reveal my age she would respect my wishes. Abby, I wonder about her reason for letting me know she was looking up information about me on the Internet. Am I wrong to be upset over it? Her response was that "everyone" does it, and because I was offended she will no longer speak to me. Did I overreact? Ageless Texan DearAgeless Texan : (Or should I say "formerly" ageless?) If the subject of your age came up during the trip and you expressed reluctance to reveal yours, then what the woman did was one-up you. That she would then imply that you were "wrong" to feel invaded and to no longer speak to you is her attempt to blame you for your very normal reaction. That said, along with the "blessing" of the Internet has come the sobering reality that there are enormous amounts of information about all of us on it (some true, some not), and that anyone who is curious or nosy can mine it to his or her heart's content which is what happened to you. And no, you did not overreact. DearAbby: My wife and I have had a long-standing disagreement. Her family leaves the price tags on all gifts. This has caused our children to expect that I spend the same amount on them for Christmas and birthdays. I feel they have become materialistic and have lost the meaning behind the gifts. My family never left the price tags on, and I feel that doing so is tacky. What's your opinion? $$$ in Hammond, Ill. Dear$$$ : I agree with you. Leaving the price tag on a gift is tacky. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.' Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. 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("Just try it!") 32 Search the heavens 35 Spoiler of a parade for Ahmadinejad? 40 Racing boat 41 Charlie Brown's curly-haired pal 44 January birthstone 46 Attaches with string 49 Like most city blocks: Abbr. 50 Parisian possessive 53 Andrea ___ (lost ship) 54 Like some kicks 55 "___ From Hawaii," 1973 Elvis album 57 Top butcher's title? 60 Pull 61 WXY buttons 62 Sultan's group 63 Santa Barbara-to-Las Vegas dir. 64 Blemish 65 Hosiery shade 66 "Climb ___ Mountain" 67 ___ en scne (stage setting) 69 Her: Ger. 70 "Independence Day" fleet 71 Singer DiFranco 72 Brewery sights 73 South American shrubs with potent leaves 75 T-shirt sizes, in short 76 Destroyers of les forts? 79 Glide 80 Aplenty 82 Surgeon's procedure 83 Super ___ (game console) 85 Minute fraction of a min. 86 Cave dwellers 87 Menu option 89 Upbeat 91 Chocolate substitute 93 What a family court judge enforces? 96 Where sharks are in their food chain 99 Plant ___ of doubt 100 Glimpsed ˆ la Tweety Bird 103 Luke's princess sister 104 Yellowish-brown 109 Convert, as metal into a melt? 111 Prefix with skeleton 112 Admonishment at a Surrealist museum? 115 Delivery means 116 "West Side Story" fight scene prop 117 More awesome, to a rapper 118 Slalom figure 119 Lab holder? 120 Darling 121 Like many mosaics DOWN 1 Went (for) 2 ___ toad 3 Cold look 4 Grab bag 5 Moved on wheels, as a movie camera 6 Afraid 7 Et ___ 8 Regal letters 9 Opposite of sans 10 Practical school, for short 11 Uncle ___ 12 Pennies are small ones 13 Staples of action scenes 14 Poetic contraction 15 Humorless 16 Decorative piece of George Harrison tour equipment? 17 Ball's partner 18 Spring, summer, fall and winter, e.g. 21 Big suit 24 Stale 28 Eyes 31 Grade school subj. 33 Play opener 34 Wishing undone 35 Restrains 36 Boo ___, recluse in "To Kill a Mockingbird" 37 Forster's "___ With a View" 38 Crucifix letters 39 Unlikely response to "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?" 41 Actress Drescher 42 Chart showing highs and lows 43 Paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara and the like? 45 Rests 47 Shoe insert 48 Grown-up eft 51 Anesthetic gas 52 Sharpener residue 56 Sun Devils' sch. 58 Screw up 59 Actually 64 Words said with a shrug 67 Tiki bar order 68 Medit. state 69 Suffix with robot 70 Grp. concerned with courses 71 Playground retort 72 Volunteer 74 Cabinet member: Abbr. 76 Parisian business partner, maybe 77 Squeeze (in) 78 "___ Nagila" (Hebrew folk song) 81 Site of the College World Series 84 Cornea neighbor 88 RR stop 90 Didn't shrink from the challenge 92 1990s war site 94 Member of the prosecutor's office: Abbr. 95 Fyodor Karamazov, for one 96 Advil rival 97 U.S.S. ___, first battleship to become a state shrine 98 ZaSu of film 100 Peewee slugger's sport 101 Tree-lined walk 102 Kooky 105 Permanently mark 106 Japanese drama 107 Gists 108 Rights org. 110 Year Boris Godunov was born 112 Broadband letters 113 Be behind 114 Witch 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 2324 25 262728 293031323334 353637383940 4142434445464748 495051525354 555657585960 61626364 6566676869 7071727374 7576777879 808182838485 8687888990 9192939495 96979899100101102 103104105106107108109110 111112113114 115116 117 118119120121 Solution on page 9B From the day we were born we have had perfectionism shoved down our throats. You know those words as well as I do, "If you can't do it right then don't do it at all!" We were also forced to redo things when we didn't do them to suit the person giving the orders. None of us like to be dictated to. What we were taught by these words and actions is that it didn't matter how well we did something because it was never going to live up to the expectations of that person we were trying to please. Do you want to know what happened then? We gave up. We didn't even try anymore because we knew it would not be good enough. This pattern of being put down was all you heard. That is why we feel the need to beat ourselves up when we don't do something right. This negative attitude was drilled into our heads. We were brainwashed with this perfectionism. Now in our parents'defense; they had the same thing done to them. It is all they knew. We can put a stop to this vicious cycle of perfectionism through the generations. We are our own person and we have made a choice to change. We are not being dictated to by our parents any longer. You may have just gotten fed up with living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) or you may have heard about this FlyLady person who can help you get your house clean. Whatever the reason; you are ready to try something new. This time the choice is yours. When we get to make the decision it is much easier for us to do. The only problem is that we still have those negative voices echoing in our heads. This is why we beat ourselves up. It is those voices from the past that make FLYing difficult. They tell us the same old message we have heard from day one. You have to do it perfectly or don't do it. So when you are not FLYing the way you think you are supposed to then you quit trying. This is also why we get overwhelmed. In the perfectionism we had forced on us; we look at the whole picture instead of just doing something. We don't think that 15 minutes can make a difference in a messy house. This goes back to getting it done right. We expect ourselves to magically do it all in one day. We are not Supermen or Superwomen. So with this negativity ping ponging in our heads, we tell ourselves we don't have time. The real thing we are say ing is not that we don't hav e time, but that we don't hav e time to do it right. This is when we begin to do what has always been done to us We beat ourselves up or we punish ourselves. Because o f this perfectionism we don't feel worthy. We don't feel worthy to have nice things. We don't feel worthy to live in peace We don't feel worthy to enjoy ourselves and worst o f all we don't feel worthy to be loved. I want to help yo u eliminate those unsaid thoughts from your mind. I want to replace them with loving thoughts and reward s for taking babysteps. Your home did not get messy in a day and it is not going to get clean overnigh t. We are not our mothers and fathers. I don't expect you to be perfect. So quit expectin g perfection from your precious little inner child. Whe n you start feeling defeated, overwhelmed and beaten down; I want you to recognize the voices you are hea ring in your head. Then say delete delete delete. You are worthy of being loved. I will start this ball rolling by saying there is n o wrong way or right way to FLY; there is only your way It all starts by going to shin e your sink and Finally Lovin g Yourself by not beating yourself up when you are n ot perfect. Are You Ready to FLY. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her Web site and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections' published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter' published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley Used by permission in this publication. You don't have to be perfect FLY Lady Leanne Ely Get the paper delivered to you! 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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, November 10, 2010Fudgy Fig No-Bake Brownie BitesMakes 24 brownies 1 package (9 ounces) Famous Chocolate Wafers 1 cup stemmed, finely choppedBlueRibbon¨Orchard Choice¨or Sun-Maid¨Dried California Figs 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans orwalnuts 3 tablespoons confectioners' (powdered) sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup half and half 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate morsels 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Topping: 1/2 cup chopped figs or toasted nuts Line 24 mini muffin pan cups with decorative paper or foil liners (or line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil or plastic wrap, extending up sides); set aside. Whirl wafers in food processor (or place in sealable plastic bag and crush with rolling pin) to make fine crumbs. Place in large bowl. Stir in figs, nuts, confectioners'sugar and salt. Pour half and half into microwave-safe bowl and heat on 100% power in microwave oven for 30 seconds or until boiling. (Or bring half and half to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat.) Add chocolate morsels and set aside for 1 minute to soften. Stir until chocolate melts. Stir in vanilla. Pour over fig mixture and stir until blended. While warm, spoon brownie mixture into lined muffin cups or baking pan and press with back of oiled spoon to an even layer. Sprinkle with topping. Chill2hoursoruntilset.Ifusingasquarepan,cutinto24brownies. Store in the refrigerator. Storing and Using FigsUse a sharp knife or a pair of kitchen scissors to cut up figs. Run the knife under hot water when it gets sticky. Store figs in refrigerator after opening for up to six months.Mission and Calimyrna figs can be used interchangeably in most recipes.Figs are the perfect complement to all types of cheeses.Chop figs and add to cereals and side dishes for a hint of sweetness. FAMILYFEATURES Tis the season for holiday parties and that means serving something special to your guests. These festive recipes make the most of golden, slightly nutty-flavored Calimyrna figs and dark, sweet-tasting Mission figs. These appetizers are the perfect blend of sweet and savory that will give your guests something to celebrate. For more festive recipes, visit www.valleyfig.com.Chili-Spiced Cereal & Fig Snack MixMakes about 7 cups 1 1/2cups stemmed, chopped (1/2 inch) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maid Dried California Figs 3 cups crisp cereal squares (mix equal amounts of rice, wheat and corn varieties) 1 cup small square cheese-flavored crackers 1 cup bite-size pretzels 1 cup Spanish red-skinned peanuts orotherroasted nuts Seasoning: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon garlic oronion salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional) Preheat oven to 250¡F. Place figs in small bowl. In separate small bowl, stir together oil and remaining seasoning ingredients. Drizzle 2 teaspoons seasoning mixture ove r figs and toss to blend; set aside. In large bowl, combine cereal, crackers, pretzels and nuts. Drizzle with remaining seasoning mixture. Toss to blend. Spread on large baking sheet. Place in oven and roast for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes and adding figs during last 10 minutes. Spread mixture on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container. Did You Know?Whether you savor flavorful dried California figs as a snack or in your favorite recipes, figs are always rich in complex carbohydrates, a great source of dietary fiber and a wealth of essential minerals such as potassium, iron and calcium. Fig Lollipops Makes 12 12 large Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Dried California Figs 3/4 cup (about 4 ounces) semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate orwhite morsels 12 4-inch bamboo skewers 2 oranges orgrapefruits Sea salt, koshersalt, finely chopped toasted nuts and/orcolored sugar sprinkles With scissors or sharp knife, cut off fig stems and discard. Flatten each fig with palm of hand. Place one fig on each skewer to look like a lollipop. Place oranges in small bowls to hold lollipops while chocolate cools. Microwave morsels in microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM (50%) power for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Dip skewered figs, partially or completely, into melted chocolate. Sprinkle each with a pinch of salt, finely chopped nuts or sugar sprinkles, as desired. Poke skewers in oranges. Chill until set. Fig and Bacon CheddarBitesMakes 20 appetizers 1 cup shredded sharp cheddarcheese 2 ounces (1/4 cup) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup stemmed and chopped (1/4-inch) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Dried California Figs 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions 2 tablespoons dry sherry 2/3 cup cooked, chopped bacon 20 thin slices (cut diagonally) baguette In small bowl, stir together cheddar and cream cheeses. Stir in figs, green onions and sherry. Can be prepared a day ahead and stored in a covered container in the refrigerator. To serve, preheat oven to 375¡F. Place baguette slices on large baking sheet. Place in oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Spread fig mixture on baguette slices. Top with bacon. Return to oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Fudgy Fig No-Bake Brownie Bites Fig Lollipops Fig and Bacon CheddarBites Chili-Spiced Cereal & Fig Snack Mix



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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The County Commission took a short break during its regular meeting on Tuesday morning to honor outgoing board members with a reception. Chairman Don Bates and Commissioner Edgar Stokes will officially leave office at midnight on Nov. 15, but Commissioner Guy Maxcys term ended at midnight Tuesday. Maxcy resigned in order to run for tax collector in the spring, and his resignation took effect officially on Tuesday. Thank you guys for the opportunity to serve, Maxcy said during the meeting. Bates and Stokes also took the podium for a brief farewell speech during the meeting, and all congratulated Maxcy on his work. Additionally, former County Commissioner Audrey Vickers asked for five minutes during the meeting to thank Maxcy for his service. I was here when Guy Maxcy was elected and sworn in November of 1992, said Vickers. Guy wouldnt go to commission school without me, and I was a veteran of just two years of county commission myself. So, we loaded up the brand new county administrator and headed to Tallahassee together for school, Vickers explained. We had no idea at the time that Mr. Maxcy would served for 18 years, and survive. And secondly, that he would be the first Highlands County Commissioner to be elected as president of Florida County Commissioners. I appreciate the way he has always treated county employees and department heads with respect. Sometimes we forget that our family includes the guys in the ditches and on the mowers, and Guy always treated employees with respect. Guy, we are going to miss you, and thank you again, Vickers said. I thoroughly enjoyed serving wi th you guys. This is a great county, enjo y it, Maxcy said. It has been a goo d team over the years. You guys are m y heroes, and I think you very much. The commission took a break at th at point to enjoy a small reception for a ll three outgoing commissioners. Although the reception was held o n Tuesday, Bates and Stokes will make t he transition out of office during the ne xt county meeting on Nov. 16. Dragons blank HardeePAGE1BLake Placid PD wants to put cameras in storesPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday, November 10-11, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 136 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 81 51Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Beautiful with plenty of sunshine Forecast Question: Do you like Daylight Savings Time? Next question: Should non-city residents have to pay extra to use parks in city limits? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Josie Bell Age 72, of Lake Placid Lee Geiger Age 79, of Sebring William M. Hillborn Jr Age 82, of Sebring and Lincolnshire, Ill. Ann Lampton Age 93, of Sebring Dorothy Langstine Age 83, of Avon Park Bohdan Podubynsky Age 80, of Lake Placid James Taveniere Age 81, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 8A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 34.5% No 65.5% Total votes: 145 Celebrations 12B Classifieds 11A Clubs & Organizations10B Community Briefs8A Community Calendar8B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Fly Lady 13B Friends & Neighbors9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 113B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV2B Index Special to the News-SunAVeterans Day ceremony is sche duled for 2 p.m. Thursday on t he Highlands County Courthouse law n, sponsored by the County Vetera ns Services Office, Highlands Coun ty Veterans Advisory Board and t he Veterans Council of Highlands Coun ty Inc. Joseph A. Dionne, county veter an services officer, will open the cerem ony. Deacon James McGarry of S t. Catherine's Catholic Church will gi ve the Invocation. Betsy Waddell is sche duled to explain the purpose of t he event, with Harry Marsh welcomin g the guests. Patriotic songs will be under the direction of Gary Filip an d Marti Capodiferro. Diane Hilliard of the Communi ty Based VAOutpatient Clinic will intr oduce the guest speaker, U.S. Nav y Master at Arms Petty Officer Secon d Class Sarah Carter from Guantanam o Bay, Cuba. The color guard from the La ke Placid JROTC will be in charge of posting the colors and the VFW430 0 will end the ceremony with a Firin g Salute. Taps will be played by Dav id Flowers, director of facility manag eVeterans to be honored at several ceremonies By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park City Manager Bruce Behrens appointed Maria Sutherland as assistant city manger effective Nov. 1, raising questions from council and the public about what that means exactly Monday night during a special meeting. Council questioned both of Behrensappointments last week during a discussion focusing around a possible safety director. Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray made it clear last week that she was not happy with Behrens move. Youve only been here 29 days. You really have not had the time to know what we want and what the citizens of Avon Park want, Gray said. I think that before you make any appointments, you should see what the city wants. Thats what we hired you for. I think the city manager should evaluate every situation before he makes an appointment. Are you even out of your probation period yet? No maam, I am on probation for six months, Behrens responded. Until that time frame, I dont think any more appointments should be made, Gray said. If council wants to make that vote now, that is fine with me. If that is how you really feel, New post in AP raises questions Maria Sutherland is now assistant city manager News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE New Assistant City Manager Maria Sutherland explains an ongoing application for a grant to council on Monday night. Sutherland officially became assistant city manager on Nov. 1, but will continue her overall duties as project manager. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Several gathered in the lobby of the government center on Tuesday for a reception for the outing county commissioners. Reception held for outgoing commissioners See AP, page 6A See VETERANS, page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Town council member Steve Bastardi pulled no punches Monday night at the councils regular meeting. In fact, he took to the offensive with verbal uppercuts and jabs, prepared to shut down the Lake June ball fields. Bastardi has been raising the issue of the under-funded town park for months. He is incensed that no progress has been made with the recreational budget. I wont stand for it, he said forcefully, adding, this is an ongoing problem. The recreation budget is a financial train wreck. Its time we started treating taxpayer money like a precious commodity, less like a renewable resource. Its the first month of the 20102011 fiscal year, he said, and were already spending money we dont have. We are on a road that is not sustainable. What do we do? At the heart of the issue are the countys cutbacks in its recreational budget. Because each of Highlands County municipalities have parks that serve county residents as well as city taxpayers, the county has traditionally reimbursed the cities a portion of what they When play ball becomes go home Recreation budget battle coming to a head in Lake Placid See RECREATION, page 6A PAGE14B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lake Placid Town Council may have to close down the sports fields and playground at Lake June Park due to lack of funding.

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Town c ouncil members unanim ously decided to seek a n ew auditor at their M onday night regular m eeting. Council member Debra W orley raised the issue, p ulling the item off the c onsent agenda for discuss ion. Worley is concerned that W icks Brown & Williams h as been the towns auditor f or too long approxim ately 14 years. We need new eyes and t o be serious about looking i nto new areas, she said, r eferring to reviewing the b udget. She is also upset that the a ccounting firms results t ypically arrive after deadl ines the town is supposed t o meet by state mandate. They said the conclusions are late because the town is so small (its work is done last). said Worley. But we should be ready on time. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK The community wellness event hosted by Healthy Living, located at 1016 U.S. 27 South, has been rescheduled for Thursday. The event was canceled on Oct. 25 due to the absence of a technician. However, the manager of the center, Betty Wells, has announced that the event will be held this week. We are happy to re-offer the services to the community. We had a lot of people show up and call for appointments, and had to turn everyone away, but weve rescheduled and we gladly take all those people back, said Wells. The nutritional blood analysis event is an unique service and technicians are inviting residents to come and be a part of the event. The testing service uses blood analysis to demonstrate how certain illnesses, eating habits and physical activity can all affect the body and blood. Blood is examined on a high-powered microscope and displayed on a video monitor for clients to see. The individual blood analysis is $49.95. The technicians and facility are also offering free pH balance testing with no purchase necessary. For appointments or more information, call 4525793. 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If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 7: Mariana Alomar, 24, of Sebring, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. Adrian Lamar Hawthorne, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; trafficking cocaine, 28 grams less than 150 kilograms; possession of cocaine; attempted arson, willful damage of structure; aggravated assault with weapon, no intent to kill. Marvin Lamonte Lawton, 34, of Avon Park, pick-up order, charged with failing to pay child support, contempt of court, three counts. John Benjamin Mason, 55, of Marion, Ind., was charged on a Grant County warrant for furnishing alcohol to a minor; Grant County warrant for contributing to the delinquency of a minor; Grant County warrant for maintaining a common nuisance. Tammy Lynn McClelland, 46, of Avon Park, pick-up order, charged for failing to pay child support, contempt of court. Dennis Eugene Mitchell, 26, of Sebring, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Brittney Rose Newsome, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Bernave Ordonez-Lopez, 20, of Clinton, N.C., was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Rosa Isela Reyna, 27, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Shundra Bouna Rockmore, 33, of Sebring, was charged with disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest without violence. Rajiva Jaconne Sholtz, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with trafficking cocaine, 28 grams less than 150 kilograms; possession of cocaine; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Loretta Lynn Yarbrough, 43, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Nov. 6: Gaspar DominguezRosas, 25, of Frostproof, was charged with operating vehicle without valid license. Mary Douglass Holmes, 56, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft; forgery of check, two counts; and scheme to defraud. Glen Allen Kegler, 42, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. Jesus Leonides-Ramire, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Jenna Leigh Pontius, 22, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Lui Tica Scarborough, 38, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Ronald Williams, 38, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Nov. 5: Elifaite Bertrand, 27, of Lantana, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support payments. Waddy Anthony Laboy De Jongh, 18, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of liquor by person under 21 years of age. Charles Anthony Oldham, 27, of Lakeland, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended, first offense; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Trinidy Chaple Salter, 33, of Lorida, was charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Norma Simon-Ayodoro, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny, petit theft, first degree. Michael Dean Walton, 47, of Venus, was charged with possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription; domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; stalking, credible threat; and domestic battery by strangulation. POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy photo Volunteers for the LakeWatch program were honored at a barbecue on Sunday. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Highlands County Lakes Associations annual LakeWatch Volunteer Barbecue was held on Sunday at Windy Point County Park. The event was sponsored by Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District, Alan Jay Automotive Group, Burke Marine Construction and the Highlands County Homeowners Association. Acrew from the University of Florida LakeWatch Program, headed by Dan Willis, traveled from Gainesville to attend the event. Each LakeWatch volunteer was given an informational packet for the lake they sample. There were also displays, brochures and booklets available with information concerning area lakes. In addition, Willis passed out one, fiveand 10-year service awards to the volunteers. The university staff was there to answer concerns or questions the volunteer samplers had about the local lakes. One of the main concerns was aquatic weed control. Willis explained to the volunteers that a cut in funding at the university threatened to stop the sampling on nearly half of the lakes, but rather than lose the years of accumulated data on half of the lakes currently being sampled, it was decided to reduce the frequency of the sampling. The reduced sampling would still maintain the years of continuous data that has been gathered. He also stated that until the current funding problems are resolved, no new lakes will be added to the program. The information gathered by LakeWatch is made available to the Highlands County Lake Management Program and other environmental agencies. Ahistory of the lake conditions is a valuable tool to maintain healthy lakes. Recently elected County Commissioner Jack Richie was on hand to thank the volunteers for their valuable service to the County. Richie has been involved with the LakeWatch Program for many years. For information on LakeWatch or to volunteer to sample a lake for the program call the University at 1-800-525-3928 (1-800-LAKEWATCH). For local information call John Ruggerio at 465-7855. Countys LakeWatch volunteers honored at barbecue By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.co m LAKE PLACID Police Chief Ph il Williams approached t he town council Mond ay night asking if an amen dment could be added to the towns ordinance o n underage drinking. Williams wants to mandate that every sto re selling packaged liquo r, beer or wine have a wor king video recording sy stem set up so all sales a re captured on tape. Williams said the ma in reason to take this step is because it is very hard to prove and prosecu te cases involving undera ge drinkers. This will ma ke it possible to identi fy adults who buy alcoh ol for teenagers an d teenagers who put them selves at risk. The police would co nduct surprise checks t he video equipment on a regular basis to ma ke sure everything is in ru nning order, but would u se a search warrant wh en examining tape for a pa rticular individual. Bars and restauran ts would not be involve d, Williams said. The council was gene rally in favor of the ide a, although Ray Royce wo rried about the legal cos ts involved, especially if there was a challenge to the ordinance. Its something to think about, Roy ce said. If the convenien ce stores are within city lim its, maybe its worth it. Williams said the she riffs office should be co ntacted about the idea, so this kind of surveillan ce could be countywide. No vote was tak en Monday night. 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Melissa Fiorito of Avon Park finished in 5:32:58 and Natalie Terreros of Sebring finished in 6:08:44. More than 45,000 runners competed in the race, which traveled through all five boroughs of New York City. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Diana Walker, founder and organizer of the Heartland Idol, announced the talent competitions final schedule Monday night. Bad weather and a crowded calendar caused problems for the show. Now a day-long event is planned on the Circle for Saturday woven into the first afternoon classic car show. The will have a little something for everyone, from gorgeous classic cars, to art work, to music, to eating contests, to strolls around downtown. The car shows have been held in the evening, but with days getting darker earlier it was decided to shift the Saturday festivities to the afternoon. In addition, local artists have been invited to take part, with seven or eight already committed. The goal is to draw people downtown at lunchtim e when stores and restauran ts are open for family fun. The car show ope ns Friday night, then continu es Saturday from 11 a.m. un til 3 p.m. It is a free event. The Idol competition w ill be setting up as the au to show closes down. Between the semifinals at 3 p.m. and the finals at 7 p.m., several events a re planned. There will be a Seni or Idol for singers 50 or olde r. The field is limited to t he first 10 to sign up only. An Oreo cookie eatin g contest for those 17 an d younger in two age div isions comes next. Agai n, the number of participants is limited. Beef OBradys is ru nning a Nuclear Chick en Wing Contest deem ed too fiery for the young, co ntestant must be 18 or olde r. There will be age categori es made up of the first six pe ople to sign up. Local artists who want to take part in the event shou ld call Gene Brenner at 44 63874. Proud classic c ar owners wanting to show o ff should call Bud Whitlock at 471-1900. Full Saturday planned on Circle Heartland Idol, car show planned In the home stretch ment for Highlands County. The benediction will be offered by Cantor Cathy Blumenthal of Temple Israel of Highlands County. Patriotism is on the rise, as is evidenced by the number of events scheduled for Veterans Day. South Florida Community College is scheduling a ceremony on the Avon Park campus at 11 a.m. by the flagpole. Veterans will be honored with music and speeches at Cracker Trail Elementary School at 9 a.m.. All grade levels will sing and short speeches will be given by various students. The Sebring VFW4300 will also be performing the 21-gun salute and Taps. Please contact the school office at 471-5777 if you are a veteran or are currently in the service and would like to attend the program. The Military Sea Services Museum will hold a barbecue on Saturday at the museum on Kenilworth Boulevard. The Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Sebring at the Lakeshore Mall on Nov. 18-21. It will be free to the public.. The JROTC units from all three high schools will be conducting ceremonies for the teachers and administrators in their schools who are veterans. Although there will be no parade this year, plans are under way for a Veterans Day Parade next year, sponsored by the Veteran Services Office. According to Mark Tharp, owner of the Golden Corral in Lake Placid, t he Annual Military Appreciation Night is planned for Monday, Nov. 15, from 59 p.m., and all Highlands County ve terans and active duty military perso nnel are invited to dine at the new ly renovated restaurant at no charge. Also, to honor Veterans Day, a ll park visitors will receive free pa rk admission at Highlands Hammo ck State Park from 8 a.m. to sundow n. Honor fees are also waived at La ke June-in-Winter Scrub State Park. Continued from page 1A Veterans Day activities planned around the county Thursday Associated PressCITRA Neighbors s aid Tuesday they p unched out windows as t hey desperately tried to s ave the victims of a vorac ious house fire that shot 2 0-foot flames through t he roof, killing five child ren in central Florida. Dennis Flood heard s creaming Monday night a nd ran from his nearby t railer to see the woodf rame home engulfed in f lames. The childrens m other, 31-year-old K rista Jordan, and grandm other were frantic, y elling that the children w ere still inside. Flames t owered over some of the t rees in this rural area a bout 15 miles north of O cala. The mom was on the g round bleeding and she w as shouting, Get my b abies out, get my babies o ut,said Flood. Before fire officials a rrived, neighbors R.J. a nd Angela Stroud frantic ally punched out wind ows amid billowing s moke, hoping the child rens voices would guide t hem. But they said they n ever heard from them. Together they pulled o ut the childrens aunt, 2 1-year-old Kyla Cole, w ho was found uncons cious in her bedroom, R .J. Stroud said. We laid her on the g round, she was breathi ng. We thought plastic m ight be melted to her f ace, but that was actually h er skin melted, he said. We busted more wind ows to try to get the kids o ut, but the smoke was so b ad we couldnt get the k ids out. 5 kids die in Citra house fire

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T omorrow is Veterans Day. We extend our g ratitude and respect t o all the men and w omen who left t heir civilian lives to s erve and protect us o ver the years.Because they are still living w ith uncertainty, worry, danger a nd separation we extend spec ial prayers to those families w hose loved ones are currently d eployed in war zones. We are delighted the amendm ent passed to increase the H omestead Exception for d eployed military members. It i s the least we can do. The question then becomes what is the most we can do? Well, weve been discussing a n idea here in the newsroom. I t involves a possible way for w e the people to regain a measu re of power in our political p rocess, and sharply reduce the a mount of money spent on s eeking office. We feel the huge sums it n ow takes to win an election, f rom county tax collector to P resident of the United States, seriously undermines political independence and threatens our stability. We owe it to our military to fight and protect democracy as diligently here at home, as they fight for it overseas. The day after the election a morning cable news show solicited comments from its viewers. Awoman e-mailed to ask why political parties were necessary. Couldnt we do away with them, she wanted to know. Let every candidate run for him or herself and explain their own ideas and priorities. At first the idea sounded preposterous, but after thinking on it for a while we decided it was worth discussing. Ahistory buff among us explained that political parties were invented in an age when communication was difficult, especially over long distances. Aparty structure helped the political process then by providing a corps of volunteers, funding and a communications network. Now, however, said our history buff who also stays virtually cutting edge technology allows individuals, even by themselves, to be heard by millions. That means from a technology standpoint, political parties are no longer necessary. If candidates ran on their own records and ideas, and did not have to ally themselves with a platform chosen by others; if candidates only received financial support from local contributors; and if candidates owed their only allegiance to their constituents, the connection between governed and governing would be closer, less complicated and more successful. On the local level each candidate running on his or her own experience and ideas has worked well. Think of the non-partisan elections we hold the school board, for example. Generic candidates, as opposed to branded candidates, can be freer to express their true thoughts and ideas, while at the same time being more accountable to voters because they are seen as individuals, not party members. We also disagree with the Supreme Court when it says paid political advertising is a matter of free speech. Of course, content cannot be censored, but paying to run the same political ad over and over again is hardly the same thing as risking ones freedom to speak truth to power. Selling a candidate, after all, is more about memorable slogans than it is accurate information. Without political parties, it would be much harder to raise millions of dollars, and almost impossible to hide them. It means no more giant slush funds of mixed money to create advertising directed b y absentee movers and shake rs, more interested in party pow er than any individual candidate Granted, legislatures w ill have to learn a new way of doing business without the pa rties to set agendas and mo ve the process, but without bias ed direction, the focus would be on the policy or idea, not on how a party responds to it. We have to find a midd le ground and start solving pro blems. This might be a way to do that. When our men and wom en return from the battlefield w e owe them the democracy f or which they fought. Please, share your thought s. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com We owe our veterans a nation that lives up to the ideals they fought for Ah, Veterans Day is upon us. What better time to show our support for our men and women in uniform? But have we really been supporting them? Sure, we thank them when we see them at the airport. We attend parades and Veterans Day events to show our appreciation. And with good reason. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 42 million American men and women have served during wartime. Nearly 1.2 million died while serving. Nearly 1.5 million were wounded. Since 9/11, more than 5,200 have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 36,000 have been wounded many have debilitating injuries that have changed their lives forever. We may debate the rightness or wrongness of various engagements, but we know that freedom comes at a steep price and we honor those who have secured it for us. But are we really supporting the troops? During the peak of World War II, American defense spending was 42 percent of our gross domestic product. Everyone those who served as well as those who stayed home needed to unite and sacrifice. Today, defense spending is around 3 percent of GDP. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have required little or n o sacrifice from mos t. We havent paid higher taxes to fun d the wars our government contin ues to borrow the money for that. We havent need ed to buy war bonds or work lon g hours at a factory to produce tanks and planes. We havent given up vac ations, new cars, gasoline, meat, sugar and the hundre ds of other items that were rationed during World War II. Most havent done so for a simple reason: Our support of the troops has not been a matter of need, but a matte r of choice. Aside from our goodwill and appreciation, the fact is this: Many have chosen to not support the troops much at all. As you read this, thousands of soldiers are servin g in hostile conditions. Some will be badly wounded some wont make it home. They dont want our pity to be sure. They are trained warriors. They volunteered to serve. But they could use a littl e support and we dont have to sacrifice much to provide it. There are many small things people can do that ca n make a world of difference , says Jerry Newberry, director of communications for the Veterans of Foreign Wa rs Real troop support Guest Column Tom Purcell See TROOP, page 5A Obstructionist Party is back E ditor: Theyre backkkkk. The Obstructionist Party is back in F lorida and Washington all set to cont inue the dirty work of the disastrous B ush administration. Their actions will b e tantamount to shoving a steel spike i nto the gears of the Obama administrat ion and try to derail any and all of his p rograms. Especially his health care p rogram because its, gasp, for poor p eople. Aprogram that will bring medi cal assistance to millions of families w ho do not have health insurance. How d are he do such a thing? They will once again try to destroy S ocial Security as Bush did by trying to c ut its funding. Anyone who voted for t he Obstructionist Party and collects m oney from Social Security and uses M edicare is a first class hypocrite. They will want those tax cuts for the w ealthy to remain. I do realize that all t hose Floridians who voted for them a re multimillionaires and hate to pay t axes. Right. So how would they obtain t he money needed to run the governm ent? Simple. Borrow, borrow, borrow b ecause we aint gonna pay it back. Y our children, grandchildren and their g randchildren will work to pay off just t he interest while we enjoy the fruits of t hat future labor today. The main program theyll push is c alled gridlock, no matter what P resident Obama or any Democrat prop oses that would be good for the peop le, theyll be against it. Come to think o f it they already are, but this time, u nfortunately, it will be with a House m ajority. Aside from the outright lies and distortions put out by the Obstructionist Party (Rick Scott was perfect example) in the run up to the election was the total absence of that Good Ole Boy from down Texas way, George Bush. Now we saw President Obama and former President Bill Clinton out there pushing for the Democrats, but not Bush. Thats strange since George is still the titular head of his party. Why wasnt he out there stumping for his buddies? Because he would have been the Kiss of Death for any candidate. Even members of his own party want nothing to do with him, which says a lot for the time he wasted in the White House. Hopefully their evil plans will fail and we wont be known as the Bangladesh of America, formerly the United States of America. Sandy Oleesky SebringBetter ways to spend taxpayers moneyEditor: I sincerely hope Highlands County commissioners think twice about spending money to appeal the Department of Community Affairs decision to deny approval of the Blue Head Ranch, Lake Placid Groves, and Lake Placid North and South subdivisions. One has to only look around at the hundreds of already approved vacant lots and empty and foreclosed homes to see this expansion is folly. Sure jobs are important to the area, but building more homes wont solve our economic woes. Instead, commissioners could focus on hometown projects that could enhance the beauty and livibility of our community. How about getting funds to clean up the closed gas stations along Highway 27 and replacing them with businesses? How about getting funds to fix the deteriorating roads in the Placid Lakes area leading to the already approved but yet unbuilt subdivisions? How about getting grants to people, especially those who live on waterfront properties, to have their septic systems inspected to ensure future water quality? Im sure there are other issues that could be addressed to eliminate urban blight and enhance the future viability of the area. Spending some time and money on what would benefit the people already living here would be money better spent than the cost of on appeal that benefits a corporate few. Janell Schmidt Lake Placid Opposed to septic billEditor: I am opposed to the implementation of SB 550 (Septic System Inspection Program) because I see it as an arbitrary one-size-fits-all law, and that in many cases is probably unnecessary. What I mainly object to is the same inspection standard and time frequency thereof being applied to all 2.5 million septic systems throughout the state of Florida. My septic system is oversized based on the number of occupants (myself and wife) for our three bedroom home. Further, we are mindful of what not to dispose of into our septic system (e.g., hazardous waste, bleach, chemicals, cooking grease and oils, non biodegradable items, etc.) to mitigate Continued on page 5A

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But they still need to deal with the car breaking down, a child getting sick, a death in the family. If you know of such families, reach out to them. Or write an e-mail. The troops particularly those recuperating in military hospitals love receiving emails (www.ourmilitary.mil), letters and care packages. Donate time. Your local Veterans Affairs office, VFW and other legitimate organizations are in need of volunteers. Organize a toy drive for children of deployed soldiers. Support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Provide gift cards to troops through aafes.com. Donate money. You can give to a variety of needed services for military members or support the Red Cross to provide basic necessities to service members in military hospitals. Just go to vfw.org and click on Donate or Troo p Support. Hey, Veterans Day is upo n us. What better time to offe r real support to our men and women in uniform? Tom Purcell, a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Visit Tom on the web at www.TomPurcell.com or e-mail him at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Continued from page 4A EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words We have to make room for everybody. Letters of loca l concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion o f the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so conside r this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. TheNews-Sunhas a long history of encouraging public dis cussion through letters, guest columns, and Reader s Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for ou r readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. EDITORIAL& OPINION Vice President J oe Biden flew to T exas on Saturday t o attend the wedd ing of his press s ecretary, Elizabeth A lexander, at the F irst United M ethodist Church i n the small comm unity of Cleburne. A ccording to u nidentified sources, the v ice presidents trip is costi ng American taxpayers over $ 75 million dollars, due to i ncreased security and a ccommodations for Bidens s taff. Such expenditures, p articularly when the n ations economy is sufferi ng, are outrageous and a nother example of how the c urrent administration is out o f touch with the wishes of t he American people, stated R ep. Michele Bachmann (RM inn.). Only the first sentence in t he above paragraph is true. Y et, as far-fetched as the rest m ay seem, it makes a lot m ore sense than last weeks e ven loonier story that was a ccepted at face value, by B achmann along with Mike H uckabee, Rush Limbaugh a nd bloggers who jumped at t he chance to criticize the a dministration. The erron eous report: that president O bamas 10-day trip to India a nd three other Asian count ries will cost U.S. taxpayers $ 2 billion (thats billion, w ith a b). In case you missed it: The P ress Trust of India news a gency reported last week t hat, according to an unident ified official in the Indian g overnment, Obamas visit w ill cost $200 million a day. T he item was picked up and l inked by the conservative w ebsite the Drudge Report, t hen repeated on Fox News C hannel by former governor M ike Huckabee. Aday later, R ep. Bachmann appeared on C NN and declared: The p resident of the United S tates will be taking a trip o ver to India that is expected t o cost the taxpayers $200 m illion a day. Hes taking 2 ,000 people with him. Hell b e renting out over 870 r ooms in India...This is the k ind of over-the-top spendi ng (that voters oppose). The day after that, Rush L imbaugh, Glenn Beck and M ichael Savage all delivered e xtended radio rants about the $2 billion trip. Only then did other media catch up and make clear that the figures are wildly untrue; that a trip of similar length by President Clinton cost roughly $43 million, total, and Obamas trip would likely add up to about the same. The lesson here goes beyond the fact that zealots across the political spectrum, especially on the right, will jump at any chance to use shreds of half-truths and even complete falsehoods to build a case of public opinion against their opponents. This was also a laboratory example of the way in which unchecked and unsubstantiated stories can go viral on the Internet and global television, giving a half-truth its own half life of many months or even years. Drudge, Limbaugh and perhaps Bachmann know very well, without research, that the 10-day presidential trip couldnt possibly cost $2 billion. They said what they did knowing it was false, while also resting assured that as long as it existed somewhere in print, even on the website of an Indian news agency, it could be repeated without risk. Thats why, when later confronted with the facts, Bachmann insisted she was only stating what had appeared in the press. Indeed, the primary function of Drudge Report and some would argue Daily Kos on the left is to be a digital bulletin board for material that can then be cited as having been published. Meanwhile, its been noted that although $200 million a day is bizarrely out of the question, 200 million Rupees (the Indian currency) converts to a far more reasonable sum of about $4.5 million. Daily tab for a presidential journey: 200 million Rupees. Maintaining some semblance of truth and honesty in the digital age: priceless. Peter Funt is a writer and public speaker; he may be reached at www.CandidCamera.com, hes also the long-time host of Candid Camera. A collection of his DVDs is available at www.candidcamera.com. $2 billion in BS Candid Thoughts Peter Funt fouling and premature failure of the system. When our system was 6 years old we dutifully had our septic tank pumped out. To our surprise there was virtually no sludge accumulation or other problems. So unless there is some obvious problem (back up, soggy soil, odor, etc.) with our septic system in the future, I feel a five-year inspection frequency for our particular system is unwarranted. Further, what about parttime residents (e.g., snow birds) that only use their septic systems three to four months out of the year. Or, homeowners with over-sized septic systems, which never get used to capacity? Its logical to assume their systems would be less overused and less prone to failure. Why should they have to incur unnecessary inspections and pump out costs? Considering the cost of the inspections to so many homeowners that are now struggling financially, plus all the variables I stated above, I feel the implementation of SB 550 should be delayed and given more consideration concerning its application to all 2.5 million septic systems, especially when soil permeability/percolation types and system usage, etc., vary so differently from site to site. Lastly, I feel once a homeowners septic system is inspected and passed without reservation (whether at the time of construction or subsequent inspection), I feel a 10-year inspection/pump out frequency (or greater) would be more than adequate. William Darnall Lake PlacidElection night party was better than expectedEditor: We at the Cohan Radio Group would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make the election night party on the Circle in downtown Sebring such a wonderful success. When it was first suggested, we had no idea it would turn out to be so popular. The folks from Heartland Idol were wonderful both with the entertainment for the evening as well as the great food they served up from the now-famous Idol Cafe. We had invited all the local political parties and the local non-affiliated groups. Our thanks to those who attended and our invitation remains for those who didnt to come out the next time we do this for the community. Aspecial thanks to our sponsors, the Alan Jay Automotive Network and Highlands Regional Medical Center, who made our broadcast of the elections results possible and to Frames and Images for the use of their wi-fi network to connect our computer to the Florida Division of Elections for statewide results. This was just another event in our ongoing commitment to the community as the areas local radio network. Peter Coughlin Cohan Radio Group President Continued from page 4ATODAYSLETTERS Troop support that makes a real difference Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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Behrens was referring to the responsib ilities outlined in the city charter, which a llows him to make appointments as he s ees fit to do accomplish policy outlined b y city council. City Attorney Gerald Buhr read the r elevant portions of the charter on M onday, and agreed that Behrens had t he authority to make any appointments h e deemed necessary outside of the city a ttorney and the city clerk position. She is already doing the job, and her j ob description is almost exactly what t he assistant city manger does for the c ity of Tallahassee, Behrens said after t he special meeting. She is capable, having served as i nterim and then city manager before I c ame on board, and she definitely can do t he job, Behrens said. Behrens did agree that, as per the city c harter, the city clerk actually has the a uthority in the absence of a city manage r, and that Sutherlands duties and s alary would not change with her title c hange. In reference to her appointment, form er Avon Park Mayor Tom Macklin a sked council if the Sutherland had been f ormally removed as city manger. I want to make sure that everything that you all have done on behalf of us has been done the way it needs to have been done. When I say this, I know you are going to look at me like Im crazy. Unless I missed something, or Mrs. Sutherland has tendered her resignation as city manager, it is my speculation that we still have two full-time (city managers), Macklin said. At the time that you hired Mr. Behrens, I am not aware of either the city council removing her from the city manager role or restoring her to the project manager, I am not aware of her tendering her resignation, Macklin added. City Attorney Gerald Buhr agreed with Macklin. Your point is well taken with the formality of that. She did make it clear on the record that she would step down when a city manager was found, Buhr said. I know that the city council took specific steps to make her city manager, something needs to happen to change her title, Macklin said, referring again to the city charter and its clear procedures. Good point, Buhr responded. I agree that she acquiesced on the record, but I think it would be a good idea if she gave us something more formal, Buhr said. What if I dont want to? Sutherland joked from the audience before clarifying what the council needed to clear the air. Do you want a letter of resignation, is that what you want? Sutherland asked. Buhr agreed that a resignation would be appropriate. The City of Avon Park has hired two new employees. Natania Patterson is a part-time accounting specialist under the direction of the finance director. Patterson is a Highlands County native. She graduated from Warner University with a bachelors degree in business administration concentrating in accounting and obtained her masters degree in business administration from Warner University. Yarima Cuencas is the full-time utility customer service clerk, also under the direction of the finance director. She graduated from Avon Park High School and lives in Avon Park. She will be processing payments, billing and customer service. She is currently working on her associates degree from Penn Foster College. Continued from page 1A s pend to maintain the parks. In the past, the county has p aid back 50 percent of what w as spent. This year it is supp osed to be 38 percent. Complicating things, the c ounty has allotted a lump s um for recreation, but has y et to decide how to divide t he money between the cities. The county, for example, is t alking about designating $ 114,000 to Lake Placid, not t he $163,000 it had promised e arlier. Another complication is t he fact that park user fees, w hich were supposed to help m ake up the financial shortf all by bringing in approxim ately $22,500, are not yet i n place. Bastardi expressed angry disappointment that recreation director John Komaso had characterized his department as being in good shape in his latest report. He found fault with Komaso for not raising a red flag and for including the $22,500 in user fees in his budget when there was no fee structure in place nor a way to collect them. I meant what I said, said Bastardi, We need to solve this problem. Its embarrassing. Its a joke to me. I cant stand it. Town council member Debra Worley said she agreed with Bastardi, especially regarding the delay in setting up user fees. She cautioned, however, that the county commission was in a unique situation, facing a turnover of four of the five commissioners. She urged patience until the new commission was settled in, pointing out it probably wouldnt be ready for business until December. Bastardi said action was needed immediately. He was tired of wait and see. We have no choice but to close the park immediately, or set a date certain, he said. Offer the park to the county, he added, and if it refuses, sell off what we cant maintain. Council member Ray Royce, while acknowledging the problems, warned against rash and premature action. We could do a lot more harm, cutting off our nose to spite our face, he said. Its premature to talk about closing. At least half a dozen citizens rose to speak in favor of keeping the park open. The parks added value to the town the people said. Their concern was increased fees could mean some users will be priced out of the park. The benefits outweigh the costs, said James Oxner. If it comes to reworking the budget and cutbacks, come to us, well find a way. Its worth it. We do care, said Randy Harris. Were here tonight. I dont know who should provide recreation if the town doesnt. The suggestion was made to put a countywide non ad valorem assessment in place with a compensatory lowering of the ad valorem tax. Worley strongly urged the audience to lobby the commission and to show up at meetings in person to plead the towns case. For the time being, the council excepting Bastar di decided to give the new county commission member s time to take their seats, and then bring the issue to them Komaso was also directed to have a fee structure and col lection system in place by Nov. 22, retroactive to October 1. The possibility of closing the Lake June ball fields remains. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Jeff Roth with Children and Family Services chats with Tax Collector Eric Zwayer during a reception fro outgoing commissioners on Tuesday. The recreation budget is a financial train wreck. Its time we started treating taxpayer money like a precious commodity, less like a renewable resource.STEVEBASTARDI council member Recreation funding becoming major issue in Lake Placid AP manager shuffle raises questions Stopping for a chat NEWS-SUN

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Library information now available on FacebookThe Heartland Library C ooperative is now available o n Facebook. Patrons will h ave access to the online c ard catalog system, online b ook clubs, library events, a nd other useful information h eld throughout the library c ooperative. Facebook classes are also o ffered at your local library, h owever to attend patrons m ust have a functional em ail address prior to class. F or more information call L ake Placid Memorial L ibrary at 699-3705, Sebring P ublic Library at 402-6716 o r Avon Park Public Library a t 452-3803, or log on to w ww.facebook.com/myhlc. Salvation Army taking applicationsLAKE PLACID The S alvation Army Angel Tree P rogram will be accepting a pplications from 12:30-4 p.m. today at the Nu-Hope Lunch Site, 449 Interlake Blvd. Angel Tree serves children 12 years old and under only. All applicants must bring the following: picture identification ID, proof of residency in Highlands County (utility bill, lease); Social Security card for everyone in household; birth certificates for all children; proof of legal guardianship (if not parent); proof of all income for all members of the house including Food Stamps, pay stubs, TANF, TCA, pension, Social Security Income and SSI; all current monthly bills; two suggested gifts that your child would like; clothing and shoe sizes.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. today. The Mens Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. Post meeting is at 7 p.m. The post will host a flag raising at 11 a.m. Thursday in honor of Veterans Day. For more information and menu selection, call 452-9853. The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Megasounz today. For more information or times of events, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host karaoke by BobKat from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For more information or times of events, call the lodge 4650131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with Now and Then at 5:30 p.m. today. SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 at 2029 U.S. 27 S. will serve free hot dogs for all veterans on Veterans Day, Thursday.Crown Pointe has open houseSEBRING Crown Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care Residence is having an open house from 2-4 p.m. today. The facility is at 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd.Fall Fuel-Up set for Flywheelers ParkFORTMEADE Its show season for the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club at the Flywheeler Park, 7000 Avon park Cut-Off Road. The park is between U.S. 98 and U.S. 27. The 15th Annual Fall Fuel-Up will be held today through Saturday. The show offers many family-oriented activities, such as a gigantic flea market, parades, oldtime village, tractor pulls, tractor and engine exhibits, entertainment, homemade ice cream and all kinds of good food. Admission is $7; children under 12 are free. For more information, call (863) 285-9121 and for golf cart rental, call (800) 3851385.Lunch Club Wednesday meetsSEBRING Lunch Club Wednesday will meet today at Sebring Elks Lodge with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and program starting at noon complete with lunch. Reservations are not required, but everyone is required to purchase a $10 lunch ticket. This months Rise and Shine speaker and member is Yolanda Ayala with Perfect Weigh, a new weight loss center and medical spa. Attendees will learn some of the latest make-up looks for Christmas 2010 and some essential make-up tips to make everyone look and feel their personal best. Ayala has been a make-up artist for 14 years. She started her career in New York City and received her certification from Last Looks Academy. She has worked with some of the most recognizable make-up lines in the business, i.e. Chanel, Lancome and Dior as a senior make up artist in charge of instructions, bridal/special events make up and runway shows for major fashion designers, photo shoots and commercials. She moved from New York to Miami where she has worked with some of the biggest Spanish personalities in Spanish television as well as Latin magazines and modeling agencies. Ayala is married to Dr. Juan Ros, a local anesthesiologist for Highlands Regional Medical Center and who is the inspiration of Perfect Weigh. Lunch Club Wednesday members are business women, students, retirees, lobbyists, entrepreneurs and more. New members are always welcomed. For more information contact Diana Albritton, LCW founder, at 381-8170 or albrittoninsurance@earth link.netPEO Group meets ThursdayLAKE PLACID The Highlands P.E.O. Group will meet Thursday at the home of Nancy Reed in Lake Placid. It is the first meeting of the winter season and is open to all active members of a P.E.O. chapter. This group is celebrating 31 years in Highlands County and provides a winter meeting place to members who are living here or visting. Any woman who is a member P.E.O. of a chapter may attend by calling Ann McCall at 471-23414.Heartland Amputee Group meetsSEBRING The Heartland Amputee Group has reached out to people who live with amputations with its lecture series and support group meetings for many seasons. The groups main purpose is to give support, encouragement and exchange information and news regarding living with an amputation. This information can be very helpful and educational. Meetings are every second Thursday of the month during season (October through March). The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the office of H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical Center Ave. Guest speaker is Tony Vaccarino, BRITE health educator with Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Vaccarino will stress how important it is to be Covering Your Concerns Regarding Your Mental Awareness. Refreshments will be served. For any other information about the group, or to be on the mailing list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, call 3851196, e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to HALLO, P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872.Big Red Bus heads to AffinitySEBRING Affinity Health Professionals will host the Big Red Bus from 2-5 p.m. Thursday. All donors will receive a T-shir t and a free massage and con sultation courtesy of Dr. John Peppers office. Sebring Country Estates hold meetSEBRING The Sebrin g Country Estates Civic Association Inc. will hold i ts monthly business meeting a t 7 p.m. Thursday at the club house, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). Th e meeting is open to resident s and guests of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisions and is held every second Thursday of the month. New members are invited and welcome to come and share in the associations mission to preserve our neighborhood and to find ways of improving it. Com e as a guest to find out the benefits of being a member There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The annual $10 per perso n membership dues are payable at the meeting, at ladies cards every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., or at the carry-in dinner held every fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The club is also available for rentals to the public for any upcomin g special events.Hibiscus Garden Club meets ThursdayAVON PARK Hibiscu s Garden Club of Avon Park meets Thursday in the hom e of Kim Pascoe. The progra m will be reports from Wekiv a campers Steven and Eli. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com CUSTOMORDERS AVAILABLEBEST SELECTION BEST QUALITY BEST PRICE Aluminum PVC Sets Wicker Sets Bars & Bar Stools Glider Chairs Swivel Chairs Outdoor Rugs Outdoor Fireplaces Umbrellas Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! Josie BellJosie Mae Bell, 72, of Lake P lacid died Nov. 7, 2010. B orn in Leary, Ga., she came t o Lake Placid in 1974. She w as a homemaker and a B aptist. She is survived by her sons W illie Bell and Willie R. Bell J r.; a daughter, Miran Bell; s even grandchildren and four g reat-grandchildren. Avisitation will be from 15 p.m. Saturday with a funera l service at 5 p.m. A rrangements entrusted to C handler Funeral Home, L ake Placid. Lee GeigerLee J. Geiger, 79, of Sebring died Nov. 6, 2010. Born in Fond-duL ac, Wis., he had been a resi dent of Sebring since 1996. H e was a truck mechanic and a veteran of the Korean War, s erving in the U.S. Navy. He w as a member of Bethel U nited Methodist Church in F t. Deposit, Ala. He is survived by his wife, S hirley; sons, Kim D. and D aniel J.; daughter, Robin L. H ammond; brother, Jack; sist ers, Joyce Bauer and Ethelyn M athis; and 14 grandchild ren. Memorial donations may b e made in his memory to H ope Hospice, 4840 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring, FL 3 3872. Arrangements were e ntrusted to StephensonN elson Funeral Home, S ebring Condolences may be e xpressed at www.stephen s onnelsonfh.com. W illiam M. Hillborn Jr.William M. Hillborn Jr., 8 2, of Sebring and L incolnshire, Ill. died Sept. 1 5, 2010. Afuneral servie w ill be held at St. Agnes C hurch, Sebring, at 11 a.m. S aturday. A nn LamptonAnn Fogle Lampton, 93, of S ebring died Nov. 7, 2010. B orn in Zanesville, Ohio, she h ad been a resident of S ebring since 2000. She was a homemaker, and a member o f St. John United Methodist C hurch. She is survived by her d aughter, Judith A. Barnhart; s ons, James D. Fogle and W illiam Thomas Fogle; five g randchildren and six greatg randchildren. Memorial donations may b e made to Alzheimers R esearch in her memory. A rrangements have been e ntrusted to StephensonN elson Funeral Home, S ebring. Condolences may be e xpressed at www.stephen s onnelsonfh.com.Dorothy LangstineDorothy Jean Langstine, 8 3, of Avon Park died Nov. 7, 2 010. Born in Elmira, N.Y., s he moved to Avon Park in 1 984. She was a school tax collector, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas H.; sons, Thomas M., James E. and Lawrence R.; brother, Howard Coddington; sister, Elinor Gough; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnel sonfh.com.Bohdan PodubynskyBohdan Podubynsky, 80, of Lake Placid died Nov. 6, 2010. Born in Dubriwka, Polland, he came to Lake Placid in 2000. He was a truck driver. He was a Christian and a member of First Assembly of God in Lake Placid. He is survived by his sons, Bill, George, and Bob; daughters, Janice Hwang and Joanne Gathings; a brother, Walter; a sister, Zoria Malachowsky; nine grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Afuneral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the First Assembly of God in Lake Placid with a burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lake Placid Christian School in Lake Placid. Arrangements entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home, Lake Placid.James TaveniereJames Coach Taveniere, 81, of Sebring died Nov. 5, 2010. Born in Englewood, N.J., he served as a United States Marine during the Korean Conflict where he was awarded three service medals. After his discharge, he moved to Sebring and began his career with the Highlands County School System. His love of education extended more than 38 years with the majority of his time being spent at Sebring High School. He taught mainly science-related classes and finished his career as an assistant principal. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Miriam; a daughter, Linda; sons, Gary, Wade, Craig and David; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Acelebration of his life was held Nov. 9 at Bible Fellowship Church, Sebring, with Dr. Eugene Bengtson officiating. The family suggests memorials to Good Shepherd Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfu neralchapel.com. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, was in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS Ayala

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By SETH BORENSTEIN and DINACAPPIELLO Associated PressWASHINGTON The B Poil rig explosion and spill w asnt about anyone purp osely trading money for s afety, investigators on a spec ial presidential commission s aid Monday. Instead it was m ore about seemingly a cceptable risks adding up to d isaster. Investigators at the comm issions hearing outlined m ore than a dozen decisions t hat at the time seemed quest ionable but also explainable. I t was how those cascaded a nd crashed together that f ueled catastrophe. Yet there was no evidence o f a conscious decision on t he BPrig to do things on the c heap at the expense of safet y, investigators stressed seve ral times. Likewise, repres entatives of the companies i nvolved in the disaster d enied that corners were cut b ecause of cost. Critics including a top a cademic, a congressman and p eople on the Gulf Coast a re balking at what they see a s something close a free p ass for BPs history of cost c utting. In the first nonpolitic al and independent investig ation of the disaster, comm ission officials say they a rent excusing BPat all, but p ointing out there was no c lear single decision that c ame down solely to money. Anytime you are talking a bout a million and a half d ollars a day, money enters i n. All I am saying is human b eings did not sit there and s ell safety down the river for d ollars on the rig that night, s aid commission chief attorn ey Fred H. Bartlit Jr. That doesnt mean that a g eneral culture of cost cutt ing wasnt an issue, added c ommission co-chairman B ob Graham, the former F lorida senator and governor. G raham wrapped up the day b y saying he was worried that t here was a compulsion to g et this rig completed in that A pril 19-April 20 timetable. And panel co-chairman W illiam K. Reilly said in an i nterview after the hearing t hat BPdoes deserve a good s hare of blame: Alot of the k ey decisions were in fact m ade by BP. He said that w hile it might look as if the c ommission wasnt concerned about the culture of cost cutting at BP, it will address that broader corporate problem in the future. Monday was more about what immediately led to the disaster. Halliburton Co., which had the crucial job of cementing the well, was on the hotseat as much as BPon Monday, clashing more often with investigators than the oil company. And the commission still hasnt dealt with the blowout preventer, a key instrument, because it is still being examined. No written report was issued on Monday. Bartlit, the panels chief investigator, revealed in a letter last month that testing on cement mixtures similar to those used in the well showed that the formula was unstable before the blowout, but BP and Halliburton used it anyway. Bartlit said the companies should have reconsidered the type of cement used in the well. Cement is an essential barrier to preventing blowouts. Led by commission investigators, BPVice President Mark Bly said Halliburton officials were slow about testing and results. Several times during the hearing, BP and commission investigators found themselves agreeing on blaming Halliburton. So far, the inquiry into the April 20 rig explosion which killed 11 workers and dumped 172 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico is echoing investigations into past technological disasters, such as space shuttle explosions. If there is one large problem, it is the way that all sorts of small decisions become a cascade of failures that short-circuit normal safety features. Not everyone agrees. One of the nations top technological disaster academics said the spill commission appointed by President Barack Obama was a cover-up from the White House. Charles Perrow, a Yale University professor who wrote the disaster sociology classic Normal Accidents said the investigation was overlooking BPs track record of disasters that have come after cost cutting. Theres a long history of dollars versus safety at this organization, Perrow said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. He referred specifically to BPs 2005 Texas City oil refinery explosion in which federal officials cited a culture of cost-cutting at the expense of safety. In 2006, BPs lack of leak detection caused a massive pipeline spill, the largest on Alaskas North Slope to date. Reilly, chief of the federal Environmental Protection Agency under President George H.W. Bush, told the APhe went into the investigation expecting to conclude that safety was traded for dollars but didnt find that to be so. Instead, what investigators found was a series of first challenging situations and some choices that could go either way compounded by hard to explain decisions. And they add up to a disaster, Reilly said. The commission often found itself agreeing with BP more than clashing, with members noting the companys own investigation and saying they agreed about 90 percent of the time. That allowed more of the focus to shift to Halliburton. The commission came up with 13 preliminary temporary conclusions. Like BP, it found that the oil and gas traveled up the center of the pipe in the well, rather than up the sides a finding that was disputed by Halliburton on Monday. The company has been criticized by the panels investigators for pumping faulty cement and having tests in hand that showed it would fail. If the blowout started in the space between the pipe and the underground rock, Halliburtons cement would be less of a factor. Another question is why the blowout preventer the last defense against a runaway well failed to block the flow of oil and gas. Bartlit said the team would await a forensic analysis before drawing conclusions. The blowout preventer is now protected evidence in a federal court case. Bartlit and commission members said their investigation was hampered by the lack of subpoena power. A bill giving them such power is on hold in the Senate. University of California at Berkeley engineering professor Bob Bea, an expert in both offshore oil rigs and technological disasters, said in general he agreed with the spill commissions findings. Daniel Becnel, a Louisiana lawyer suing BPand others, called the commissions finding absolutely absurd. He also took issue with Bartlits endorsement of BPs view of events. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 9A ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES Established in 1985. MCTphoto Booms were used to try to keep the oil out of the marshes in Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Spill panel: No evidence of saving $ over safety Anytime you are talking about a million and a half dollars a day, money enters in. All I am saying is human beings did not sit there and sell safety down the river for dollars on the rig that night.FRED H. BARTLIT JR. commission attorney By MIKE STOBBE APMedical WriterATLANTA Teens who text 120 times a day or more and there seems to be a lot of them are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs than kids who dont send as many messages, according to provocative new research. The studys authors arent suggesting that hyper-texting leads to sex, drinking or drugs, but say its startling to see an apparent link between excessive messaging and that kind of risky behavior. The study concludes that a significant number of teens are very susceptible to peer pressure and also have permissive or absent parents, said Dr. Scott Frank, the studys lead author. If parents are monitoring their kidstexting and social networking, theyre probably monitoring other activities as well, said Frank, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Frank was scheduled to present the study Tuesday at a meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver. The study was done at 20 public high schools in the Cleveland area last year, and is based on confidential paper surveys of more than 4,200 students. It found that about one in five students were hypertexters and about one in nine are hyper-networkers those who spend three or more hours a day on Facebook and other social networking websites. About one in 25 fall into both categories. Hyper-texting and hypernetworking were more common among girls, minorities, kids whose parents have less education and students from a singlemother household, the study found. Franks study is billed as one of the first studies to look at texting and social networking and whether they are linked to actual sexual intercourse or to other risky behaviors. This study demonstrat es that its a legitimate que stion to explore, sa id Douglas Gentile, who ru ns the Media Research Lab at Iowa State University. The study found tho se who text at least 120 tim es a day are nearly three-an da-half times more likely to have had sex than the ir peers who dont text th at much. Hyper-texters we re also more likely to ha ve been in a physical figh t, binge drink, use illeg al drugs or take medicatio n without a prescription. Compared to the heav y texters, the hyper-networ kers were not as likely to have had sex, but mo re likely to have be en involved in other risk y behaviors like drinking or fighting. AKaiser Fami ly Foundation study foun d that about half of childr en ages 8 to 18 send text me ssages on a cell phone in a typical day. The texte rs estimated they average 11 8 texts per day. That stud y also found that only 14 pe rcent of kids said their pa rents set rules limiting te xting. Other studies have ti ed teen texting to risky or lewd behavior. APe w Research Center stud y found that about one-thi rd of 16and 17-year-ol ds send texts while drivin g. And an Associated Pres sMTVpoll found that abo ut one-quarter of teenage rs have sexted shar ed sexually explicit photo s, videos and chat by ce ll phone or online. The latest survey did n ot ask what students texted or what they discussed o n social networks. One suburban Clevelan d student said her tex ts involve non-sexual sma ll talk with friends, hom ework assignments and st udent council bake sales. I text with my moth er about what time I ne ed picked up, said Tia ra Freeman-Sargeant, a 1 4year-old Shaker Heigh ts High School freshman. S he said she sends and receiv es about 250 texts a day. Sex, drugs more common in hypertexting teens

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As the then-14-year-old lay in b ed alongside her baby sister, the m an repeated: Dont make a s ound. Get out of bed and come w ith me, or I will kill you and your f amily. She was his hostage, he t old her. I was shocked. I thought I was h aving a nightmare. It was just i ndescribable fear, Smart, now 23, t old jurors Monday on the first day o f testimony in the federal trial of B rian David Mitchell, the man a ccused of kidnapping her in June 2 002. Smart was due back on the witn ess stand on Tuesday. That night eight years ago, they f led up the hills above her home, w ith Smart in her red pajamas and t ennis shoes, and the knife to her b ack. Her younger sister a baby b lanket wrapped around her head a nd neck rushed to their mother, t elling of the kidnapping. It was utter terror, their mother, L ois Smart, testified earlier M onday. It was the worst feeling, k nowing that I didnt know where m y child was. I was helpless. Nine months later, motorists s potted Elizabeth Smart walking in a Salt Lake City suburb with M itchell. His attorneys did not dispute the f acts of the abduction. But during o pening statements, they said the p rosecutions allegation that he was a calculating person who planned t he kidnapping was wrong. Known as a homeless street p reacher named Immanuel, M itchell was influenced by a worse ning mental illness and religious b eliefs that made him think he was d oing what God wanted, his attorn eys said. Mitchell, who has a long graying b eard to the middle of his chest and h air to the middle of his back, was a gain removed from the courtroom M onday for singing hymns, so hes watching and listening from a holding cell. Smarts mother testified that she and her children ran into Mitchell downtown and that she offered him a job doing handyman work at the familys home. One of her sons encouraged her to give him money, she said. He looked like a clean-cut, wellkept man that was down on his luck, she said. I gave him $5. Later, the family hired Mitchell to help fix a leaky roof, Lois Smart said. It was the only job he did for the family. I do remember having a conversation with him, hoping that he would do more work. He seemed fine, she said. Elizabeth Smart described how Mitchell came into her bedroom. She had left a kitchen window open because her mother had burned potatoes for dinner. I remember him saying that I have a knife to your neck, dont make a sound, get out of bed and come with me or I will kill you and your family, she said. Smart said she got up and he grabbed her arm, and took her into a closet. He stopped her when she reached for slippers and told her to wear tennis shoes. After leaving the house, Smart said, they hiked three to five hours up a dry streambed and over a mountain to a campsite. As they made their way, the man shed the stocking he used to cover his face. And she remembered him as the carpenter. The name Immanuel just came to me, Smart said. At the campsite, Mitchells nowestranged wife, Wanda Eileen Barzee, embraced Smart, took her into a tent, sat her down on a bucket and washed her feet. Barzee also told her to take off her pajamas and underwear and put on a robe or she would have the defendant come in and rip them off, she said. Smart said Mitchell entered the tent wearing a similar robe and married them by twisting lines from a Mormon religious rites into a marriage ceremony, known a sealing. He said, What I seal on this earth will be sealed to me in the hereafter and I take you to be my wife,she said, adding that she screamed and he threatened to put duct tape across her mouth. He proceeded to fight me to the ground and force the robes up, Smart said quietly, pausing, where he raped me. I begged him not to. I did everything I could to stop him. I pleaded with him not to touch me, but it didnt work. Mitchell shackled her ankle to a heavy metal cable, which was attached to a cable strung between two trees, making it impossible for her to flee, she said. She was tethered for about six weeks, despite promising Mitchell that she would not run away. Lois Smart said she was awakened by daughter Mary Katherine, who was 9 at the time and slept with Elizabeth. With the baby blanket wrapped around her head, she looked like a scared rabbit, her mother said. She said a man has tak en Elizabeth with a gun and that w e wont find her. He took her eith er for ransom or hostage, Lois Sma rt recalled Mary Katherine, now 1 8, saying. Lois Smart said she went to t he kitchen and immediately notic ed the window was open and t he screen was cut in a U-shape. My heart sank, she said. The n, she yelled to her husband, Ed: Ca ll 911. Shes gone. The morning after the kidna pping, Smart said she cried an d Mitchell explained to her that he had been planning the abductio n since first meeting the family. H e said that I was very lucky, that I h ad been called by God to be his wife , she said. Then, she said, she decided to t ry to survive. No matter what it too k, I was going to live, she said. Elizabeth Smart is serving a French mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain ts, but plans to resume her music stu dies at Brigham Young Universi ty next year. Mitchell, 57, faces life in priso n if he is convicted of kidnapping an d unlawful transportation of a min or across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activit y. He is accused of taking Smart to California. Aparallel state case, where he is charged with aggravated kidna pping and aggravated sexual assau lt, stalled after he was twice deem ed incompetent to stand trial. Asta te judge declined to order forced ps ychiatric treatment. Mitchell, however, was rul ed competent for a federal trial. Elizabeth Smart on kidnapping: It was just indescribable fear Tells jury about rape after marriage to man who held her captive for eight months MCTphoto Elizabeth Smart was just 14 when she was kidnapped in 2002. Now 23, she testified in the trial of the man accused of the abduction on Monday. I begged him not to. I did everything I could to stop him. I pleaded with him not to touch me, but it didnt work.ELIZABETHSMART NEWS-SUN

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Index1000 Announcements 2000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate 5000 Mobile Homes 6000 Rentals 7000 Merchandise 8000 Recreation 9000 TransportationVISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: newssun.com DEADLINES Publication Place by: Wednesday. . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Monday Friday . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Wednesday Sunday. . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Friday All fax deadlines are 1 hour earlier. Important: The publisher reserves the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting our standards. We accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. ClassifiedADJUSTMENTS Please check your ad for errors the first day it appears since the News-Sun will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the first day of publication. If you find an error. call the classified department immediately at 385-6155. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09-652GCS WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. VICTOR J. GRAY, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Publish in News Sun) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an order of Final Judgment entered in Case No. 09-652GCS of the Circuit court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florid, wherein WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, and VICTOR GRAY, JEANNINE GRAY, and UNKNOWN TENANT #1, Defendants, will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, FL at the hour of 11:00 A.M. on the 30th of November, 2010, the following property: LOT 27, IN BLOCK 34, OF SEBRING HILLS SOUTH UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 7, 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 2nd day of November, 2010. CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k November 10, 17, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001872GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2007-A, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2007-A, PLAINTIFF, VS. RICHARD PEIRCE, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 3, 2010, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on November 30, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: THE WESTERLY 200 FEET OF LOT 15, BLOC K E, LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERL Y PART AND IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIHGLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; LESS AND EXCEPT THE WESTERLY 15 FEET THEREOF, AND LESS AND EXCEPT SAID PORTION BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWESTERL Y CORNER OF LOT 15, BLOCK E LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION, THENCE RUN NORTH 87'56'33 EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 64'22'57 WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 73.40 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 2'03'27 EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88'56 WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF LOT 15; THENCE RUN SOUTH 2'03'27 EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 19.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: November 4, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. November 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-448 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSA M. CALVETTO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROSA M. CALVETTO, deceased, whose date of death was September 29, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 10, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Geraldine C. Collier Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com November 10, 17, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-445 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOY M. POLLARD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joy M. Pollard, deceased, whose date of death was April 26, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Jamie E. Graham 202 N. Rowland Street Richmond, Virginia 23220 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Jamie E. Graham Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)465-1857 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com November 3, 10, 2010 The date of first publication of this Notice is November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Kay Love 214 West 8th Street Irving, TX 75060 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 November 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-444 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN MAY MILLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN MAY MILLER, deceased, whose date of death was August 15, 2010, and whose social security number is 032-16-8310, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-427 IN RE: ESTATE OF GORDON E. SPADE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GORDON E. SPADE, deceased, whose date of death was September 14, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 3, 2010. Personal Representatives: /s/ Nick Swanson 1508 Lake Clay Drive Lake Placid, Florida 33852 /s/ Jan Swanson 1508 Lake Clay Drive Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863)465-6022 E-Mail: info @KarlsonLaw. com November 3, 10, 2010 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Phillip William Miller 3802 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 November 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-442 IN RE: ESTATE OF EARL LEROY MILLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EARL LEROY MILLER, deceased, whose date of death was July 1, 2010, and whose social security number is 305-26-2872, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-430 IN RE: ESTATE OF EVELYN ANITA HILL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EVELYN ANITA HILL, deceased, whose date of death was July 3, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim 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 OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ heodore E. Hill 2833 King Dr. Sebring, FL 33872 Attorneys for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL. 33870 (863) 385-0112 /s/ JANE M. HANCOCK JANE M. HANCOCK, ESQ. FLORIDA BAR NUMBER 341002 November 3, 10, 2010 sons 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS 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 November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com November 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-426 IN RE: ESTATE OF DEDO A. SAXONY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DEDO A. SAXONY, deceased, whose date of death was December 6, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.' All creditors of the decedent and other perIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001109 FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC, Plantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JULIA W. BAUSERMAN, DECEASED., et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JULIA W. BAUSERMAN, DECEASED Last Known Address: 203 S. Camphor Loop, Avon Park, FL 33825 Also Attempted At: 205 S. Camphor Loop, Avon Park, FL 33825 Current Residence Unknown UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JULIA W. BAUSERMAN, DECEASED. Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT NINETEEN (19), OF VALENCIA ACRES SUBDIVISION UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND SITUATED THERETO, UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before December 10, 2010 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 2nd day of November, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2010 SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, less the westerly 33 feet for road right of way, and the North half of the North 434.91 feet of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 9, Township 35 South, Range 31 East, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida, having parcel identification number C-09-35-31-A00-0023-0010. Together with the mobile home thereon, having VIN#FT35724FL1849A and VIN#FT35724FL1849B, which is permanently affixed to the above described lands ans as such is deemed a fixture and a part of the real estate. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the Plaintiff's Attorney, Laura S. Bauman, Esquire, whose address is Adams and Reese LLP, 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700, Sarasota, Florida 34236 within thirty (30) days after first publication of the notice and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Second Amended Complaint. DATED on November 4, 2010. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2009-CA-000634 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, A S TRUSTEE FOR WAMU TRUST SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST, Plaintiff, v. JOSE A. DOMINGUEZ and DENISE L. DOMINGUEZ, husband and wife, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OR CREDITORS OF EVELYN W. RAPER, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for reformation of deeds, declaratory judgment, determination of heirs, and to foreclose a mortgage on real property in Highlands County, Florida which is legally described as follows: The North half of the North 434.91 feet of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-000461-GCS SECTION A MERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, v. DELBRA D. PERRY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DELBRA D. PERRY; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS 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, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS 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 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 6, in Block 1 of HATCHELL'S SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Transcript Book, Page 19, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, within 30 days of first publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: October 26, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2010422 SOUTH FLORIDA 1050Legals 1000 Announcements WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!

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NO.: 2007/900 10000385TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PPTS 1 LLC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 2007/900 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: A223328-15000000030 LOTS 3,4,5 AND 6, MCGIBONEY'S SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 75 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WASIN THE NAME(S) OF MICHAEL MARSHALL UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 11/17/2010 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 10/25/10. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ D. CARPENTER DEPUTY CLERK November 3, 10, 2010 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-775-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JESUS ESPINOZA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OF 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 SALEPURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, JESUS ESPINOZA, dated the 4th day of October, 2010, in Case No. 10-775-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 JESUS ESPIONZA, is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.. on the 29th day ofNovember, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, JESUS ESPINOZA, and described as follows:Lot 7, in Block 17, of SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 34, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. TOGETHER with a 1992 EAGLE TRACE Mobile Home, ID#GAFLN54B71868ET, Title #63207334.Real Property Address: 110 Martin Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Real Property tax identification number is: C-22-37-30-600-0170-0070. DATED on October 5, 2010ROBERT W. GERMAINEAs Clerk of Said CourtBy /s/ Annette E. DaffAs Deputy ClerkNovember 10, 17, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282008CA001021XXXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE SPECIALTY UNDERWRITING AND RESIDENTIAL FINANCE TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-BC5, Plaintiff, vs RICHARD A. THOMPSON, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 22, 2008 and an Order Resetting Sale dated October 25, 2010, and entered in Case No. 282008CA001021XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National A ssociation, as Trustee for the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2006-BC5 is Plaintiff and RICHARD A. THOMPSON; ANGELA THOMPSON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR MILLENNIUM BANK, NA MIN NO. 1001300-0000017860-9; WACHOVIA DEALER SERVICES, INC. F/K/A WFC FINANCIAL, INC. UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of November, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS BEING A PORTION OF LOTS 1 AND 20, BLOCK 251, SEBRING HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SUNSET AVENUE AND TA-SES-CHEE DRIVE AS SHOWN ON AFORESAID PLAT, RUN THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF TA-SES-CHEE DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 83.00 FEET; RUN THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY A DISTANCE OF 147.93 FEET, RUN THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY A DISTANCE OF 140.70 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SUNSET AVENUE; RUN THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 159.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND THE EASTERLY HALF OF VACATED SUNSET AVENUE LYING ADJACENT TO SAID PORTION OF LOTS 1 AND 20, BLOCK 251 PER O.R. BOOK 872, PAGE 755, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESSTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needIng special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on October 26, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk November 10, 17, 2010 Pursuant to Section 121.055 Florida Statutes, the Office of the Tax Collector of Highlands County Florida intends to designate one non elective full time Operations Manager for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class effective December 1, 2010. November 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, November 10, 2010Page 13 A Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! The City of Sebring is accepting applications for vacancies on the following voluntary board: PLANNING & ZONING BOARD To be a member of the Planning & Zoning Board you must be a resident of the City of Sebring or a non-resident of the City but have an ownership interest in real property and and resident of Highlands County.The application for submission is located on the Citys web site at: www.mysebring.com. Click on City Board member applications. Please submit your completed application to City Hall, attn: Kathy Haley, City Clerk, at 368 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring or send by e-mail to: kathyhaley@mysebring.comCity Hall is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Vacancy notice will remain open until filled. Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity Quality Service ProfessionalismDETENTION DEPUTY (STATE OF FL CERTIFIED) Base Salary $14.22 hoursly, $31,795.92 annually, Consideration given for experience High School Diploma/G.E.D. Florida State Corrections Certification is Required 12 Hour Shifts with every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off 9 Paid Holidays per year Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Paid State of Florida Retirement Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTED INSTRUCTOR,ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS Full-time,10-month,tenure-track faculty position to teach Accounting and Business courses beginning in the Spring term (January, 2011).Candidates must meet requirements for teaching bothAccounting and Business Administration courses:Masters degree in the teaching discipline (or 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline and a Masters degree).For specific examples please see detailed position announcement on our website.Current CPA licensure may substitute for graduate coursework in Accounting.Candidates who meet the criteria for either Accounting or Business Administration and have significant graduate level coursework in the other discipline may be considered if completion of the required coursework is imminent.Doctorate in either discipline preferred.Post-secondary teaching experience strongly preferred.Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package,including retirement,health/life insurance,and sick leave.Application deadline:5 pm,11/30/10. Please visit our website for more information.SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497 E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu www.southflorida.edu/hr BANK REPO2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD 4-wheel drive, 72K miles. Make Offer. Bids Accepted at Heartland National Bank, 320 US 27, N., Sebring, FL 863-386-1300 9450Automotive for SaleTRAILER -4' X 8' with 40'' closed sides, swing open tailgate. Home-made from scratch. 14'' wheels. $250. 863-402-2285 9220Utility Trailers 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesVENDORS WANTED! Craft vendors wanted for Francis I Holiday Bazaar on December 4, 2010. Call 863-385-0981 for more info. BUTTONWOOD BAY CRAFT & BAKE SALE 8am-12pm, Sat., Nov. 20th. All crafters welcome! Tables $10 ea. Call Betty, 863-655-5193 7460Crafts & BazaarsLAWN TRACTORHuskee 18.5 HSP, 42 IN. CUT, Brand New Never Used! Must sell. due to illiness. $800 863-385-6016 7400Lawn & GardenSPRING LAKEVilllage I 6033 Edgewater Ter. Fri-Sat Nov 12th-13th, 7:30am-3pm. Tools, books washer, collectibles, household items. MUCH MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 4523 Sturgeon Dr, Fri-Sat Nov. 12-13, 7am-? CHEAP GIVE AWAY PRICES! SEBRING 125Parkview Rd..off Parkway,Thurs-Fri-Sat Nov 11-12-13 7am-? Books, cookbooks, women's teen boys & girls clothing.(Tools Friday only) SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 3367 Greenacre Way, off MLK Blvd., Sat-Sun Nov 13th-14th, 8am-3pm. LOTS of MISC. Priced to sell! SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 3230 Cedar Dr. off Hammock Rd. Thurs thru Sat Nov 11-12-13, 8am-? Xmas items XL women's clothing, furniture. Lots of Misc. SEBRING MULTIFamily Sale 1720 Dahlia Ter., Fri -Sat Nov. 12th-13th, 8am-? furniture, generator, collectibles, nice Plus size clothing, X-mas items.Too Much To List! SEBRING MOBILEESTATES Clubhouse 4108 Kenilworth Blvd, below High School. Fri-Sat, Nov 12 & 13, 7am-2pm both days. Lots of good clean items for everyone. Clothes, furniture, lots of household items, tools.....too much to list! SEBRING HUGESALE! 3800 Golfview Rd. Thur-Fri-Sat Nov 11-12-13, 8am-? Prom dresses household/kitchen items, furniture, clothing, sm. appliances. Too Much To List! SEBRING COUNTRYESTS. 521 Volvo Ave., Fri-Sat Nov. 12-13, 8am-3pm. collectibles, tools, jewlery, bar signs, garden benches, screws, Beanies, Xmas items & gifts, household & misc items. SEBRING 5011Regency Dr. Carva Hills Sub. Fri-Sat Nov. 12th-13th, 8am-? Stove, clothing, household items. MUCH MORE! SEBRING 2905Paradise Path Francis II mhp, Sat. Nov. 13th 8am-4pm. Organ, clothing, Lots Of Miscellaneous. SEBRING 206Hickory Ridge Dr. Fri-Sat Nov. 12th-13th 8am-? Tools, washer, dryer, dishwasher, household items. TOO MUCH TO LIST! SEBRING -Woodhaven Estates Parkway Sale Fri 11-12 8am-1pm & Sat 11-13 8am-12pm off Brunns Rd. watch for signs. Over 20 family Homes. Something for everyone! SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY 2019 Clam Dr., Sebring Ridge, Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 7am-1pm. Furniture, Clothes, Toys, Household Items, & LOTS MORE! SEBRING -LARGE GARAGE SALE 4700 US27 S, Raintree Plaza, Thur & Fri Nov. 11-12 8am-2pm SEBRING -GIANT SALE from Storage Units. 11011 Twitty Rd, Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 9am-1pm. Household Goods, Furniture, Art & SURPRISES! SEBRING -ANOTHER REALLY BIG SALE!! 1012 Thurston Ave., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Nov. 11th, 12th & 13th. COME SEE! SEBRING -3603 Herring Ave, Valerie Blvd to Grouper St, Right on Grouper, 2nd house. Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 8am-2pm. Furniture, & Lots of Misc. SEBRING -1611 Prospect St., Jackson Heights, Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 9am-4pm. Household Items, Tools, Dishes, Electronics & Misc. LOTS OF GOOD STUFF! 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACID108 Kings Ct. NW, Sat. Nov 13th, 7am 2pm. Lots Of Things Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDHighlands Park Estates-Community Sale Thur-Fri-Sat Nov 11-12-13 8am-? east of 27 on rte 621. Something For Everyone! AVON PARKMULTI-FAMILY SALE! 306 N. Fondulac Rd. off Hwy 64, W., look for neon sign, Fri-Sat, Nov 12 & 13th. Antique record player, vanity, bed & dresser, & kids stuff. Something for Everyone Open Late! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 805 E Walnut St., Sat. Nov. 13th, 8am-1pm, dishwasher, TV, toddler bed-toys-clothing, tools, household items, adult clothing. Too much to list. AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 111 E. Lagrande St. Sat. Nov. 13th, 8am-3pm, furniture, appliances, children's. Too Much To List! AVON PARK-MOVING SALE! 9 W. Raymond St, off N. Lake, Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 8am-6pm. Bedroom, Kitchen, Living Room Items. All Resonable...some FREE! Don't Miss This One! AVON PARKRoyal Care Of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd. FriSat Nov. 12-13, 8am-5pm. Annual Fall Festival & Garage Sale. Something For Everyone! AVON PARK699 N. Verona Ave, Fri-Sat-Sun, Nov. 12, 13, 14, 8am-3pm. Glassware, Novelties, Tools & MANY UNIQUE ITEMS! Something for Everyone! AVON PARK15 W. Thomas St., Fri-Sat, Nov. 12th & 13th, 8am-2pm. Antiques, Clothes, Household Items & LOTS OF MISC! 7320Garage &Yard Sales YARD TRAILERfor lawn mowers, like new. $65 863-386-5059 WHEELS TRL./alumn w/ cntr. caps, 7 spoke, center 3 1/8", bolt pattern 4 1/4"dia., 7""wide. $70 863-453-7027 TWIN BEDwith headboard & footboard, $100. 863-664-0135 TV STAND58W x 24D x 22H silver w/ glass shelves $50 863-465*2830 SOFA TABLE& 2 matching end tables, dark cherry wood. Excellent condition. All for $75 863-655-5396 RECLINERS (2)Black Leather, $250 for both. 863-664-0135 PRINTER HP3210All In One extra ink $50 863-465-2830 MATTRESS KINGsize, very clean,good condition. $70 863-386-5059 JIGSAW PUZZLESbox of 10 for $3. 863-699-0352 HEDGE TRIMMERCraftsman 18" blade, 2 cycle engine, very good $50 863-453-7027 EDGER /GAS Echo Model PE-200, very good. $65 863-453-7027 DISHWASHER -$50. 863-635-1839 COMPUTER DESKblack/silver, one yr old $50 8633820972 or 863-446-0972 30' ANTENA$90. 863-635-1839 7310Bargain BuysSCOOTER LIFTHeavy Duty. New cost, $2,000. Asking $900 OBO. 863-382-1128 OR 863-414-7462 7300Miscellaneous STRING TRIMMER/ Husqvarna Model 124L, slightly used, like new $150. / R.V. cover by ADCO, Universal, fits travel trailers 28' 7" to 31' 6", $225 FOR SALE:Wood Hutch, $550; Curio Cabinet, $300; 9' x 12' Wool Area Rug, LIKE NEW! $400; Weight Bench with weights, $75. All Items OBO. 863-441-0676 or 863-465-6690 BANK REPO2005 6'' Ironman Gutter Machine & 2006 Roadrunner 8' x 4' Trailer. Make Offer. Bids Accepted at Heartland National Bank, 320 US 27, N. Sebring, FL 863-386-1300 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -3400 sq ft, 4119 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. Call 863-2730665. Also looking for an Accupuncture Technician. 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING2BRpossible 3BR.1BA, just painted, great neighborhood, $600/ monthly plus $600 security deposit. 106 Marrero off Lake Josephine Rd. Call 863-202-1175 SEBRING 3BR/2BARanch on 2 1/2 ac. fronting Dinner Lake with beautiful view & it's own beach. New roof, water sys., fenced yard. $850 mo. available 11/30/2010 or sooner. Just Rentals Laura 863-471-0078 SEBRING -Newly Remodeled 2BR, 1.5BA, 1CG on canal. All appliances included, screened porch. 1035 Killarney Dr. 863-385-7660 or 863-381-0339 LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished or Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA with appliances and A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security deposit. 863-465-1354 AVON PARK:Clean, quiet 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 1BA Apts from $395/mo. 863-452-0469. SEBRING: 2BR 1BA; 3BR, 1BA; 3BR, 2BA Houses from $395/mo. SEBRING: 2BR,1BA House off Pkway, large fenced yard, $495/mo. 863-991-2454 or 1-877-206-7772 AVON PARK2BR, 2BA, 1CG. Just north of Airport. $585/mo. + $500 security deposit. Yearly lease required. 863-382-8950 or 863-835-1196 AVON PARK609 W. Pleasant St., off Hwy 27. 4BR, 2BA, 2 story, fireplace & wood floors. Small pets OK with proof of vaccinations. $650/mo. + $650 dep. Ref. Req. 863-453-7218 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $375-$395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825 (off US 27, behind Wendys)1BR, 1BA $495 month + $200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm, 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -1407 Highland Dr. 2BR, 1BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to Shopping! $500/mo., 1st, last & $500 security. Call 863-465-0075 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -4BR, 2BA Doublewide, 2007 model, LIKE NEW! 1 acre lot, with Washer/Dryer. Large workshop & carport. $800/mo. + $800 security. 3101 Elaine Dr., Lorida, FL. 863-658-4264 or 305-522-5024 AVON PARK(2 Available) 1BR $200/mo.; & 4BR $400/mo. Both Unfurnished, W/D hook-up, Stove, Refrigerator, A/C, water included, no pets. $100 deposit. 863-453-3610 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA Furnished 24' X 46' Double Wide Mobile Home in Beautiful Sebring Village, a 55+ Park. Includes Clubhouse, Heated Pool, Tennis Courts, Pickle Ball, Shuffle Board Courts, Lawn Mowing and Trash Hauled. In very good condition with metal roof and sprinkler system. $26,000. Call 863-382-2540 PALM HARBORHOMES has closed 2 model centers. Save up to 60K on select models. Call 1-800-622-2832 AVON PARKFully Furnished, 46' X 12' Mobile Home. 33' Carport, Paved Drive, A/C, FL Sunroom. $13,500 OBO. 863-452-2877 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesAVON PARKLAKES 2919 Lowell Rd, Furnished 2BR, 2BA on 2 lots. ESTATE Owner out of area, MUST SELL! 863-452-9057. 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkATTENTION: Cash for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial QC MANAGER needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast, quality control & concrete testing required. PCI Level I&II & ACI Certified preferred, NOT REQUIRED. Email resume/salary requirements to: juliem@precastind.com Fax: 863-655-1215 PHLEBOTOMIST -Immediate opening for a full time, M-F Phlebotomist/Front Desk person. Candidate must have at least two years experience and good customer skills. The position is in Sebring, FL. We are a drug free facility and do background checks. Please fax resume ad contact information to: 352-241-6232. NU-HOPE ELDERCare Services (a non profit agency), is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Position is responsible for directing and administering policies, guidance and decisions of the Board of Directors. Please e-mail stollc@nuhope.org for position qualifications or to submit resume. You may also apply in person at 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. DFWP EOE MEDICAID CASEWORKERNEEDED Good Pay and Benefits. Must be flexible. Travel in Highlands / Hardee County areas. Mon. thru Fri. 11am to 8pm. alternating working every other Saturday. Fax resume to 863-402-3197 MAINTENANCE PERSON for small Apartment Complex in Avon Park, FL. Live-in position; apt./utilities/salary. 863-452-0469 GENERAL PLANTLABORERS needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experience in concrete manufacturing preferred, not required. Email resume to: juliem@floridaprecastind.com or Fax: 863-655-1215; Phone: 863-655-1515. FULL TIMECOUNSELORS needed for Drug Treatment Center. Fax resumes to: 863-452-3863 Attn: Beverley, or apply in person, 100 W. College Dr., A von Park, FL 33825. A /C TECHNICIANneeded at Assoc. Air S ervices. Applicants must have a minim um of 7 8 years experience in light c ommercial. Salary (DOE), contact D avid Sanders at 863-385-5441 or E -mail at d avidlsanders@associated-air.com 2100Help Wanted DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThese swimmers have found the dedication and desire to work towards extraordinary standards, set high goals and have learned to push their limits and extend their own known possibilities, Lake Placid head coach Tom Creel said. And for that I am extraordinarily proud of each of them for their achievements. He was, of course, speaking of his Green Dragon swimmers after their Region 2-1Ameet Saturday, though he may well have been any coach or parent of all Highlands County swimmers whether Dragons, Blue Streaks or Red Devils as each of the three high schools gave it their all and had much to be proud of at their respective meets. But the whittling down from districts to regionals cut even deeper from regionals to state as of the slew of Highlands hopefuls that had advanced less than a handful will be making the trip to State. Sebrings Brian Miller is the only swimmer to have qualified for Fridays Class 2AState Meet at the Central Florida YMCAAquatic Center in Orlando. Miller placed fourth in the finals of the Boys 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:05.08 to stamp his ticket, while teammate Fred Cooper made the figurative and literal leap in the 1-meter dive event, totaling 323.35 points. Lake Placids Edwin Velazquez, similarly, dove his way to Thursdays Class 1AState Meet, racking up a 368.35 point total to earn his trip to Orlando. And though the overall advancements werent plentiful, there were a number of close calls with many swimmers making it from preliminaries to the finals, only to have their times miss after crossregional comparisons to make up the state field. Lake Placids Shannon Cummings and Dylan Weber-Callahan each made it to the finals of the 50 Free, and Cummings again got out of preliminaries and into the championship round of the 100 Free. Weber-Callahan, along with Kevin Smit, Pike Cloninger and Tayler Allcorn even came in third place of the 200 Free Relay event which look ed to put them in good stea d, but their 1:34.53 time ju st didnt hold up. Smit, Allcorn, Web er Callahan and Cod y Lambert also reached t he finals in the 400 Fr ee Relay. And Creel was happy to see the boys acheive an d surpass their goal of at least holding onto t he eighth-place finish t he team acheived last year, as they moved up to six th among the 28 team field Similarly, the Bl ue Streaks saw their bo ys team finish 10th in the ir 29-team field and al so saw some close calls. Miller, Josh Hefli n, James Crow and Bri an Ortiz reached the finals of the Boys 200 Medl ey Relay with Heflin al so barely missing reachin g the finals of the 50 Free Lady Streak div er McKenzie Hargaden al so put in a strong effo rt, upping her district sco re to 330.25, but came up a few points short of ma king the trip to Orlando. Charles Guerndt, K iri Crommett and the rest of Avon Parks WetDev ils also put forth some stron g efforts that in the en d, came up just a bit short. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, November 10, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B D ISTRICT S POTLIGHT (through Week 10)D ISTRICT 9-3A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Winter Haven 6-08-133459 Lake Wales6-18-136974 Sebring4-27-2276 136 Auburndale3-33-8186 443 Tenoroc2-43-7161288 Celebration1-54-6165319 Lake Nona0-60-10123385 Last Weeks Scores Winter Haven 42,Lake Nona 0 Lake Wales 48,Auburndale 7 Sebring 34,Tenoroc 14 Celebration 42,Lakeland Christ.12 This Weeks Games Winter Haven vs.Lake Gibson,7:30 p.m. Lake Wales vs.Bartow,7:30 p.m. Sebring at Avon Park,7 p.m. Tenoroc at Jenkins,7:30 p.m. Lake Nona at East River,7:30 p.m. D ISTRICT 5-2B Dist. Ov er all PF P A Lake Highland4-09-1269 148 Tampa Cath.3-15-4 210 167 Avon Park2-23-6 73 153 Card.Mooney1-33-6 176 293 Mulberry0-40-10100 301 Last Weeks Scores Tampa Cath.27,Avon Park 7 Card.Mooney 27,Mulberry 20 This Weeks Games Avon Park vs.Sebring,7 p.m. Lake Highland at Bishop Moore,7 p.m. Tampa Cath.vs.Jesuit,7 p.m. Card.Mooney vs.St.Steph.,7 p.m. Mulberry at Ridge,7 p.m. D ISTRICT 6-2B Dist. Ov er all PF P A IslandCoast5-09-140640 Dunbar4-14-5-1159 185 Clewiston3-23-6215 260 LakePlacid2-43-7177 299 LaBelle1-41-8138 305 Gateway Char.0-50-1047 481 Last Weeks Scores Lake Placid 60,Gateway 0 Island Coast 48,LaBelle 10 Dunbar 15,Clewiston 14 This Weeks Games Dunbar at East Lee County,7 p.m. Clewiston vs.Okeechobee,7 p.m. Lake Placid at Lemon Bay,7:30 p.m. LaBelle at Riverdale,7:30 p.m. Gateway vs.Evang.Christ.,7 p.m. Class 6A 1.Miami Central (7)8-11151 2.Dr.Phillips (5)9-01122 3.Chris Columbus Cath9-0973 4.Winter Park9-0804 5.Apopka8-1735 6.Miami Northwestern7-2616 7.South Dade8-1417 8.Olympia7-2388 9.Miami Southridge8-12510 10.East Ridge7-299 Others receiving votes: DeLand 4, Sanford Seminole 3,Miramar 1,Braddock 1. Class 5A 1.Manatee (8)9-01161 2.St.Thomas Aquinas (4)9-01122 3.Lakeland9-0953 4.St.Petersburg9-0764 5.Countryside10-0715 6.Fleming Island10-0606 7.Plant7-2417 8.First Coast10-0408 9.Blanche Ely8-1259 10.Venice7-37 Others receiving votes: Brandon 6, Bayside 5,Boyd Anderson 2,Dillard 2, Fletcher 1,South Broward 1. Class 4A 1.Armwood (10)9-01181 2.Dwyer (2)8-11102 3.Charlotte9-0933 4.Palm Bay9-0844 5.Fort Pierce Central8-0675 6.Pine Forest8-2606 7.Niceville7-2417 8.Gainesville8-2329 9.Cape Coral8-12810 10.Lake Gibson7-214 Others receiving votes: Navarre 7,Ed White 2,Edgewater 1,Kathleen 1, Okeechobee 1,Wakulla 1. Class 3A 1.Jefferson (8)9-01161 2.Pensacola (4)9-01122 3.St.Augustine9-0963 4.Miami Washington8-1744 5.Fort Pierce Westwood8-0595 6.Naples9-0576 7.South Fort Myers9-0369 T8.Winter Haven8-1347 T8.Belen Jesuit Prep8-1348 10.Lake Wales8-11110 Others receiving votes: Southeast 8, Clay 7,North Marion 6,Miami Norland 5, Pasco 2,Miami Jackson 2,Hallandale 1. Class 2A 1.Cocoa (11)10-01191 2.Madison County (1)10-01092 3.Jesuit9-0963 4.Glades Central8-1775 5.Jones9-1304 Others receiving votes: Bishop Moore 25,Robinson 18,Raines 6. Class 2B 1.Bolles School (11)9-01191 2.Ocala Trinity Cath.(1)10-01062 3.Pensacola Catholic9-0873 4.Fort Lauderdale Univ9-0644 5.Monsignor Pace8-0575 Others receiving votes: Taylor County 27,Lake Highland 7,Florida 7,Island Coast 6. Class 1A 1.Fort Meade (9)9-01141 2.Trinity Christian-Jax (1)7-21072 3.Melbrne Cent Cath (1)8-0923 4.Berkeley Prep7-2494 5.Dade Christian10-038 Others receiving votes: Kings Academy 36,Delray American Heritage (1) 17,Providence 8,Blountstown 7,Orlando The First Academy 6,Liberty County 6. Class 1B 1.Warner Christian (10)10-01181 T2.Victory Christian9-01012 T2.Jupiter Christian (2)7-11013 4.Evangelical Christian9-1565 5.Jefferson County7-2504 Others receiving votes: Lafayette 27, Glades Day 14,Admiral Farragut 13.W EEK 10 S T A TE P OLLS News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Brittany Collison sends this pass in toward the goal, but also scored twice on her own in Lake Placids 6-0 win over Hardee Monday night. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Edwin Velazquez will be on of a trio of Highlands County athletes heading to the Swimming and Diving State Finals as he qualified from the Region 2-1A meet Saturday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Though h e knows it is early and there i s a lot of work to be done, L ake Placid girls soccer c oach John Merlot couldnt b e too displeased with his s quads 6-0 win over H ardee Monday night. Its still a little s loppy at times, but w e just got the volleyb all girls back and t heyve had just one p ractice with the t eam, he said. So w ith that in mind, it wasnt t oo bad. The sloppiness maybe had t o do with the lack much p ractice as a full team, and it s howed itself in the fact that t he Lady Dragons needed 32 s hots on goal for their six s cores. We must have had double that last week, Merlot said of the eked out win over district rival Tenoroc in last Tuesdays season opener. But Id rather be having a lot of shots on goal than not enough. The first-half scoring was done by Brittany Collison, recovered from her back problems late in the volleyball season, and Lindsey Bennett for a 2-0 lead at the half. Collison added to it quickly in the second half, knocking in a corner-kick carom in the opening minutes. Another Bennett got into the scoring action as Stephanie lofted one into the upper left corner of the net from close range at the 31:28 mark for a 4-0 lead. Held pretty much on the defensive side of the field for most of the night, the Lady Wildcats did start to push it more, going on the attack and garnering a few shots on goal. But the few shots that were taken were easily handled by goalkeeper Sarah Thompson. Hardees been a good rival in the past but have gone through some tough times the last couple years, Merlot said. Theyve got a new coach now and you can see theyre working a new system in, so theyll be back Im sure. For now, however, it was all Lake Placid as Taylor Test swept around the right side and rocketed a score in from Lady Dragons blank Hardee Lake Placid6Hardee0 See DRAGONS, page 7B Highlands sends trio to State Photo courtesy of JIMTAYLOR Elisha Klatt maintains control of the ball despite this Winter Haven defenders all-out effort in Sebrings 4-3 win over the Blue Devils Monday night. By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Blue S treaks boys soccer squad set t he tone for an easy victory o ver Winter Haven with a b reakaway a little over a m inute into Mondays season o pener at Firemens Field. The early shot just missed t he goal, but Sebring built a c omfortable 4-0 lead in the f irst half and coasted to a 4-3 w in. We got outplayed a bit in t he second half but I think t hat was because I started s witching some of our other p layers in and getting them a l ittle bit of play time, said f irst-year coach Keith B owyer. They didnt have t he same rhythm going. But f or the most part I felt like we k ept them shut down pretty w ell. Junior Marcelo Goris shot d eflected off a player in front o f the goal for a 1-0 lead six m inutes into the game. Blue Streak senior Ernst T oussaint picked up an assist o n Elisha Klatts 25-foot goal t hat hooked past the keeper f or the 2-0 lead at the 14m inute mark. Toussaint was knocked on h is back against the sideline b y an aggressive Winter H aven defender, but the left m idfielder managed to keep t he ball in bounds and center a pass for Klatts goal. Gori scored his second g oal at the 25-minute mark o n an assist from Donavon W hite for the 3-0 Blue Streak l ead. Donavon gave a great ball a nd I read it perfectly and j ust went after it, Gori said. Luckily I got a foot on it and t heir goalkeeper thought I w as going low and he slid, a nd it just bounced over h im. Three minutes later, a W inter Haven foul led to a f ree kick for Sebring, and s enior midfielder Cody W atson buried the ball in the n et to build a 4-0 lead. Gori just missed a hat trick t o end the half. Im not the biggest guy on t he team but I do what I can, G ori said. Soccer is my first l ove. I have dedication to the g ame. My love for the game m akes me never want to give u p. There are a lot of football f ans here, but were graduall y getting more fans. Soccer i s the most popular sport in t he world and people are b eginning to find out why. Several Blue Streaks, i ncluding White, David S check, Josh Bowyer and G ori, recently finished up d istricts for cross country. Blue Streaks hold off Blue Devils See SEBRING, p a g e 7B

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LP Youth Baseball/SoftballLAKEPLACID The monthly meeting of the Lake Placid Youth Baseball and Softball Board will be Thursday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake June ballfields, upstairs Meeting Room. Any interested parents and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Laurie Weber at 243-1087 or laweber@htn.net.Panther Baseball ShowcaseAVONPARK The South Florida Community College baseball program will be hosting a High School Baseball Showcase Camp Saturday, Nov. 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the first 30 players registered. At $60 per person, the camp is open to 2011-2013 high school graduates with roster spots and scholarships available for the 1 year. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will serve as showcase director, assisted by assistant coach Andy Polk. The camp will provide the opportunity for players to showcase their ability levels during a morning workout followed by a showcase game in the afternoon and a question and answer session with players and families following the game. Players are to bring their own individual baseball attire to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select athletics then baseball. Click on camps, then print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on the application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at extension 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 4536661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadia: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. Both days of the camp begin with an 8:30 a.m. registration before the showcase activities get underway at 9 a.m.Hansen Center Golf TourneySEBRING Childrens Home Society of Florida (CHS) invites golfers to the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefitting the Hansen Center in Highlands County on Saturday Nov. 13 at Sun N Lakes Golf and Country Club. The event will kick-off with registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch, along with an awards ceremony and prize drawings, will conclude the event at 1 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to support this vital program for teen girls in Highlands County. For more information on sponsorships, volunteering or participating, contact Summer Rose Tucker at summer@fastlanepromotions.biz or 414-4452. Please visit us at www.chsfl.org or www.facebook.com/CHSgulfcoast .Boys & Girls Club GolfAVONPARK The Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County will be hosting its First Annual Golf Classic on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Pinecrest Golf Club. Registration, coffee and homemade breads will be served at 7:30 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The four-player scramble will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 per person with the option of $300 for both team and Hole Sponsorship. Hole Sponsorships are available for $100. Entry fee includes breakfast, goodie bag, prizes, lunch and awards. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Nov. 18. All proceeds go to benefit the Boyss & Girls Club of Highlands County. A$2,000 Hole in One prize is sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. For more information contact Don Lamb at 399-0506. Registration forms are also available at www.highlandsbgc.com and at Pinecrest Golf Club, 453-7555.UPWARD Basketball n CheerSEBRING UPWARD Basketball an d Cheer registration is now open at the Fir st Baptist Church of Sebring for boys an d girls in grades Kindergarten 8th gra de with a cost is $65 per child. Multiple child discounts and payme nt plans are available. Forms are available at the FBC Sebrin g office located at 200 E. Center S t., Sebring. Phone: 385-5154. Registrants must attend one evaluatio n night (between 5:30 8:30 p.m.) on No v. 8 or 15 at the FBC Recreation Outrea ch Center. Practices begin the week of January 3, 2011 and the season ends March 21, 201 1. Doc Decker MemorialSEBRING The Third Annual D oc Decker Memorial Golf Tournament w ill take place Saturday, Nov. 13 at SpringLake Golf Course with a 10 a.m shotgun start. The four-person scramble features lots of great prizes with proceeds going to bene fit Childrens Home Society, DuVall Hom e, Good Shepherd Hospice, Habitat f or Humanity, Mission Haven, Potters Gir ls Home and Sebring Womens Safe House For more information, call Lar ry Hennen at 655-1214 or the Pro Shop at 655-0101.Bass TournamentSEBRING The first annual Friends of Istokpoga Lake Association Ba ss Tournament will take place on Saturda y, Nov. 13. The entry fee for the one day event is $75.00 for Friends of Istokpoga (FO I) members and $125.00 for non-members Collected entry fees will be returned as prizes less administrative costs. Registration forms are available at Outback USAand Trails End Fishin g Resort or at most marinas and bait sho ps on Lake Istokpoga. Sign up will also be offered the mor ning of the event with cash only. Entry forms are also available on t he FOI website. The launch line will be located at Istokpoga Park on U.S. 98 at first light. Weigh in will be at 3:00 p.m. at Tra ils End Fishing Resort. For more information, visit the websi te at www.Istokpoga.com .Turkey Trot 5KSEBRING The 18th Annual Turk ey Trot 5K Run/Walk are set f or Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park. Last years holiday classic race drew a field of 548 finishers making it the large st race in the county. Entry fee is $15 for a cotton Tee-sh irt or $20 for a dri-fit tee through Novemb er 15. After the early registration cutoff dat e, the fee is $20 with no guarantee of a shi rt, so runners/walkers should pre-register. Checks made payable to Friends of Highlands Hammock and the signed for m is available from cbrojek@comcast.net or jilw@embarqmail.com, mailed to J ill Willingham, 4017 Westminster Roa d, Sebring, Florida 33875. Those with questions may call 86 3471-1160. Awards will be given in 15 five-ye ar age divisions from 14-and-under throug h 80+. We expect another large field an d encourage early entry to help us with ra ce preparation, said Willingham. Come join the fun and burn off a fe w calories prior to the annual holiday feas t. Adult Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty YMCAis currently taking sign-ups f or Adult Flag Football for ages 16 and up. Cost is $35 for members and $45 f or non-members and registrations will co ntinue up to Tuesday, Nov. 30. Any questions, call 382-9622. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Jets620.750182130 New England620.750219188 Miami440.500143175 Buffalo080.000150233 South WLTPctPFPA Tennessee530.625224150 Indianapolis530.625217168 Jacksonville440.500165226 Houston440.500193226 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore620.750175139 Pittsburgh620.750174123 Cleveland350.375152156 Cincinnati260.250167190 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City530.625183145 Oakland540.556235188 San Diego450.444239197 Denver260.250154223NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants620.750216160 Philadelphia530.625198181 Washington440.500155170 Dallas170.125161232 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta620.750196154 New Orleans630.667201151 Tampa Bay530.625157190 Carolina170.12588184 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay630.667221143 Chicago530.625148133 Minnesota350.375156168 Detroit260.250203188 West WLTPctPFPA St. Louis440.500140141 Seattle440.500130181 Arizona350.375157225 San Francisco260.250137178 Sundays Games Chicago 22, Buffalo 19 N.Y. Jets 23, Detroit 20, OT Baltimore 26, Miami 10 San Diego 29, Houston 23 Atlanta 27, Tampa Bay 21 New Orleans 34, Carolina 3 Cleveland 34, New England 14 Minnesota 27, Arizona 24, OT N.Y. Giants 41, Seattle 7 Oakland 23, Kansas City 20, OT Philadelphia 26, Indianapolis 24 Green Bay 45, Dallas 7 Open: Denver, Washington, St. Louis, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Tennessee Mondays Game Pittsburgh 27, Cincinnati 21 Thursdays Game Baltimore at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Detroit at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Open: Oakland, San Diego, Green Bay, New Orleans Monday, Nov. 15 Philadelphia at Washington, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston62.750 New York33.500212New Jersey24.333312Philadelphia25.2864 Toronto16.1435 Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando51.833 Atlanta62.750 Miami52.71412Washington14.200312Charlotte16.143412Central Division WLPctGB Chicago33.500 Cleveland33.500 Indiana23.40012Detroit 25.286112Milwaukee25.286112WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB New Orleans601.000 San Antonio51.8331 Dallas42.6672 Memphis44.5003 Houston15.1675 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland53.625 Denver43.57112Oklahoma City33.5001 Utah33.5001 Minnesota16.143312Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers701.000 Golden State52.7142 Sacramento33.500312Phoenix 34.4294 L.A. Clippers16.1436 Mondays Games San Antonio 95, Charlotte 91 Orlando 93, Atlanta 89 Golden State 109, Toronto 102 Chicago 94, Denver 92 Memphis 109, Phoenix 99 Dallas 89, Boston 87 Tuesdays Games Denver at Indiana, late Cleveland at New Jersey, late Utah at Miami, late New York at Milwaukee, late L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, late Detroit at Portland, late Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Utah at Orlando, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 7 p.m. Houston at Washington, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at New York, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia942204534 N.Y. Rangers761153838 Pittsburgh771154339 N.Y. Islanders482103550 New Jersey410192548 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal851173433 Boston731153320 Ottawa761153640 Toronto553133134 Buffalo492103748 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1040204734 Tampa Bay742163939 Atlanta653154451 Carolina770144144 Florida570103632WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis912203218 Detroit931194234 Chicago881175051 Columbus850163232 Nashville553133138 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver832184032 Minnesota742163230 Colorado751154542 Calgary670123538 Edmonton462103441 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1030203926 Dallas850164337 Anaheim771154050 San Jose651133430 Phoenix455133545 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Detroit 3, Phoenix 2, OT Tuesdays Games Edmonton at Carolina, late Washington at N.Y. Rangers, late Vancouver at Montreal, late Atlanta at Ottawa, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Calgary at Colorado, late Anaheim at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Buffalo at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Anaheim, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCESemifinals San Jose 1, New York 1 San Jose advanced on aggregate 3-2 New York 1, San Jose 0 San Jose 3, New York 1 Colorado 1, Columbus 1 Colorado advanced penalty kicks 5-4 Colorado 1, Columbus 0 Columbus 2, Colorado 1 Eastern Conference Championship Saturday, Nov. 13 San Jose at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCESemifinals FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 0 FC Dallas advanced on aggregate 3-2 FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 1 FC Dallas 1, Real Salt Lake 1 Los Angeles 2, Seattle 0 Los Angeles advanced on aggregate 3-1 Los Angeles 1, Seattle 0 Los Angeles 2, Seattle 1 Western Conference Championship Sunday, Nov. 14 FC Dallas at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBAnnounced Tohoku Rakuten (Japan Pacific League) has accepted Oakland's bid for the negotiating rights to RHP Hisashi Iwakuma. American League DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with SS Jhonny Peralta on a two-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYSNamed Don Wakamatsu bench coach, Dwayne Murphy hitting coach, Torey Lovullo first-base coach and Pat Hentgen bullpen coach. National League NEW YORK METSNamed Paul DePodesta vice president, player development and amateur scouting. PITSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with LHP Justin Thomas on a minor league contract. American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATSAcquired INF Brian Kolb from Evansville (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Green Bay S Nick Collins $50,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Dallas WR Roy Williams in Sunday's game. CINCINNATI BENGALSSigned DT Clinton McDonald from the practice squad. Waived CB Rico Murray. DALLAS COWBOYSFired coach Wade Phillips. Promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to head coach. GREEN BAY PACKERSReleased CB Al Harris. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned LB Derrick Johnson to a five-year contract extension. WASHINGTON REDSKINSPlaced S Chris Horton on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAssigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENSWaived F Dustin Boyd. NEW JERSEY DEVILSPlaced LW Zach Parise on injured reserve. Activated D Matt Corrente from injured reserve. Recalled RW Mattias Tedenby from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERSAssigned F Evgeny Grachev to Hartford (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORSReassigned F Zack Smith to Binghamton (AHL). PHILADELPHIA FLYERSAgreed to terms with F Claude Giroux on a multiyear contract extension. Fired Adirondack (AHL) coach Greg Gilbert. Named assistant general manager John Paddock interim coach. ST. LOUIS BLUESAssigned F Nick Drazenovic to Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGNamed Martha Fuller chief financial officer. American Hockey League CHICAGO WOLVESReassigned D Dave Phillips to Toledo (ECHL). Central Hockey League LAREDO BUCKSTraded F Matt Robinson to Wichita for future considerations. Signed F Darryl Smith. RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEESPlaced F Greg Holt on waivers. Signed F Ryan McLeod and F Anton Kharin. TULSA OILERSPlaced F Jason Weeks on waivers.SOCCERMajor Indoor Soccer League BALTIMORE BLASTSigned D Pat Morris and G Nick Hovaker. Acquired F Worteh Sampson from Missouri for future considerations.COLLEGEDELAWAREAnnounced the retirement of field hockey coach Carol Miller. ILLINOIS STATEAnnounced sophomore G Candace Sykes has been granted an SLR waiver by the NCAA and will be able to compete for the womens basketball team at the start of the 201011 season. IOWA STATEAnnounced the NCAA has denied its waiver for men's basketball F Royce White to play this year. MANHATTANNamed Victoria Latino womens lacrosse coach. TEXASAnnounced basketball G Shawn Williams has quit the team. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Walker Memorial,at Avon Park,6 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Lemon Bay,7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.15: Girls Basketball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Girls Basketball hosts Tip-Off Tourney,vs.Bartow,7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Osceola,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Avon Park,7 p.m.; Wrestling hosts Pre-Season Classic,vs.Avon Park,5:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Poinciana,6:30 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Girls Basketball hosts Preseason Tip-Off,vs.Frostproof,7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof,6 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Sebring,7 p.m.; Wrestling at Pre-Season Classic,Sebring,5:30 p.m. P P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Manchester City vs. Manchester United. E E S S P P N N 2 2 N N H H L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Miami of Ohio at Bowling Green . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Barclays Singapore Open . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Miracle Network Classic . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 p p . m m . LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Utah at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N / / E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Clippers at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Boston at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NBA MLS Playoffs NHL Transactions Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 3B Associated PressGAINESVILLE Florida coach Urban Meyer says he didnt leak any information about Auburn quarterback Cam Newtons academic record in Gainesville. Meyer adds that no one on his staff would have leaked confidential academic information, calling it a ridiculous claim and simply not true. Foxsports.com reported Monday that Newton had faced possible expulsion from Florida for academic cheating before transferring to Blinn Junior College in Texas. The report also says Newton was caught cheating three times and was to appe ar for a hearing in front of Floridas Student Committ ee during the spring semester of 2009. Floridas Meyer denies leaking Newton records MCTPhoto A uburn QB Cam Newton has been getting a lot of attention recently and not j ust for his play on the field. By JOHN ZENOR Associated PressAUBURN, Ala. Auburn a thletic director Jay Jacobs s ays the allegations against T igers quarterback Cam N ewton are unfortunate and s ad and reiterated that N ewton is eligible both acad emically and athletically. Jacobs said Monday the rumors seem designed t oward tearing down the r eputation of Newton, who J acobs says has done everyt hing weve asked him to d o. Jacobs says discussing the a cademic records of a student v iolates federal privacy law a nd declined to disclose N ewtons academic history. Auburn AD: Academic allegations unfortunate, sad

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week FORT WORTH, Texas Nowadays its easy to forget that Jeff Gordon was to the 1990s what Jimmie Johnson is to the past decade. Gordon never won four straight championships, but he won three out of four and narrowly lost (to Terry Labonte) in 1996. As usual, Gordon handled the comparison with tact and humility. I think that, and I tell Jimmie (Johnson) this all the time, this, in a way, kind of happened to me, and what hes going through is far more impressive than anything I ever did. But, 10 years from now, or even 20 years from now, youll look back on this time and go, wow. You will just look at how impressive it is and how impactful its been to the sport and how chances of it ever happening again are near-impossible. I think it will be respected more and appreciated more, and probably, looked at in a positive way. It weighs heavily Carl Edwards won more races (nine) than any other driver in 2008 and hasnt won since. After winning four races in his first full season (2005), Edwards also failed to win a race in 2006. Thats when I learned that expectations dont mean anything, he said. Thats when I learned that, when you have low points in performance, the key is doing the best you can. Yeah, right Believe it or not, someone asked Edwards if he was interested in running for political office. No way, he said. Ive spent enough time in Washington to know that job is way too scary for me. There is no way I could do that. What little I know about politics is that it seems like it would be the toughest job there is, and I dont want anything to do with that. I did run for class president one time. I did all right in elementary school and not so well in high school. I couldnt do that, no way. Last word Asked if he would admit to having enough friends to win the championship, Kevin Harvick said: I dont think you need too many friends now. Talladega is over. It has feelings, too After his Texas qualifying run, Kurt Busch said of his Dodge, I was just real loose coming to the green for my lap, and the car went through too big of a mood swing. At least theres something Elliott Sadler has won poles in each of NASCARs three major touring series Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck this year. Tundra domination Toyota clinched its fifth consecutive manufacturer title in the Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Buschs victory at Texas on Friday night. Toyota drivers have combined to win 14 races, seven of them by Busch. All times EasternSprint CupKobalt Tools 500, 3 p.m., SundayNationwide SeriesWYPALL 200 powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 4 p.m., SaturdayTruck SeriesLucas Oil 150, 7:30 p.m., Friday If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com AlltimesEastern 3/Front9/Backstretch0 Turns 1-2, 11; turns 3-4, 9Distance:............... .....1.0 mile oval Length of frontstretch:. ....1,179 ft. Length of backstretch:. ....1,551 ft. Miles/Laps:.... 312 mi. = 312 laps April 10Nov. 14PHOENIX DATA PHOENIX DATAPIT ROADTURN1TURN2TURN3TURN4FINISH START Race: Kobalt Tools 500 Where: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.), 312 laps/miles. When: Sunday, Nov. 14. Last years winner: Jimmie Johnson, Chevy. Qualifying record: Ryan Newman, Dodge, 135.854 mph, Nov. 5, 2004. Race record: Tony Stewart, Pontiac, 118.132 mph, Nov. 7, 1999. Last week: Denny Hamlin took tenuous control of the Chase by winning at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin, in a Toyota, left with a lead of 33 points over Jimmie Johnson and 59 over Kevin Harvick. Only two races remain, at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.SPRINT CUPRace: WYPALL 200 powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional Where: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.), 200 laps/miles. When: Saturday, Nov. 13. Last years winner: Carl Edwards, Ford. Qualifying record: Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 133.968 mph, Nov. 14, 2009. Race record: Jeff Burton, Ford, 115.145 mph, Nov. 4, 2000. Last week: Ford driver Carl Edwards won at Texas, putting an end to Kyle Buschs streak of five straight series victories at the 1.5-mile track. It wasnt enough, however, to prevent Dodges Brad Keselowski from wrapping up the championship, a first in a major NASCAR series for owner Roger Penske.NATIONWIDERace: Lucas Oil 150 Where: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1.0 mi.), 150 laps/miles. When: Friday, Nov. 12. Last years winner: Kevin Harvick, Chevy. Qualifying record: Johnny Benson, Toyota, 132.660 mph, Nov. 10, 2006. Race record: Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 108.014 mph, Nov. 8, 2002. Last week: Kyle Busch drove a Toyota to his seventh victory, in 14 tries this season, holding off Johnny Sauter over the final 20 laps at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter, in a Chevy, held on to second, followed by another Chevy driver, Matt Crafton. Fourth-place finisher Todd Bodine boosted his points lead to 230 over Aric Almirola.CAMPING WORLD TRUCK By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week FORT WORTH, Texas The Chase for the championship has a new leader and an old winner. Denny Hamlins AAA Texas 500 victory was his eighth, two more than his closest pursuer, Jimmie Johnson, who ranks second in both points and wins. After Johnson held the edge for six weeks, Hamlin regained the top seed entering the seasons final two races. He leads Johnson by 33 points and Kevin Harvick by 59. It took a lot of hard work to get this spot, for sure, said Hamlin, 29. We didnt qualify well (30th). We kept working on the car and getting it better and better. We got it right where I wanted it there in the secondto-last run when we got to second place and overtook Harvick. All I can say is, just as soon as the shade went down (shadows descended over Texas Motor Speedway), or the sun went down, our car really seemed to take off, and it took a lot of hard work to put it together. Hamlins resurgence he has won two of the past three races produced signs of strain in his closest pursuer. Johnsons crew chief, Chad Knaus, took an unusual tack by replacing Johnsons pit crew with that of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon late in the race. Gordon had been eliminated in a crash. Mike Ford, Hamlins crew chief, took great pleasure at unexpected developments in the rival camp. The two teams pitted next to each other, and Fords crew outperformed Knaus for most of the race. It made them panic and push to the point where they made changes, said Ford. I think it (pit choice) worked very well for us. It kind of put us back a little bit early, but late in the day it didnt affect us at all. Another ingredient in Hamlins victory was the decline of Greg Biffle, who led 224 laps before being hampered by transmission trouble near the end. Biffles Ford managed to finish fifth, anyway. Whats next? Only two races remain. Im not going to play it conservative, said Hamlin. We need to take this lead and stretch it out.Jeff Gordon compares his winning streak to JohnsonsAdvantage Goes To Hamlin!V E R S U S 2010 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Denny Hamlin 6,325 2. Jimmie Johnson 33 3. Kevin Harvick 59 4. Carl Edwards 317 5. Matt Kenseth 325 6. Jeff Gordon 331 7. Kyle Busch 339 8. Tony Stewart 363 9. Greg Biffle 372 10. Clint Bowyer 397 11. Kurt Busch 435 12. Jeff Burton 473 Nationwide Series1. Brad Keselowski 5,314 2. Carl Edwards 465 3. Kyle Busch 695 4. Justin Allgaier 912 5. Paul Menard 1,109 6. Kevin Harvick 1,270 7. Trevor Bayne 1,549 8. Jason Leffler 1,571 9. Joey Logano 1,597 10. Steve Wallace 1,626Camping World Truck Series1. Todd Bodine 3,645 2. Aric Almirola 230 3. Johnny Sauter 304 4. Matt Crafton 408 5. Austin Dillon 492 6. Timothy Peters 538 7. Ron Hornaday Jr. 586 8. Mike Skinner 681 9. David Starr 747 10. Jason White 832 Whos hot: After a six-week absence, Denny Hamlin is the points leader again, with only two races remaining. ... Second place in Texas may have marked the high point of Matt Kenseths year. Whos not: Jeff Gordon, wrecked out of the AAA Texas 500, fell a whopping 331 points off Hamlins pace. ... Kyle Busch selfdestructed, thanks to a penalty for making an obscene gesture at a NASCAR of cial. Almost forgotten in the aftermath of an eventful Sprint Cup race in Texas was the fact that Greg Bife led 224 of the 334 laps. Transmission problems plagued Bife in the nal laps, and he settled for a fth-place nish. Replacing his own pit crew late in the race with teammate Jeff Gordons squad begs the question of how it will affect the morale of Jimmie Johnsons team. Johnsons nishes have declined in each of the past seven races, though every one has been in the top 10. A silly, two-lap penalty for making a well-known gesture of derision at a NASCAR ofcial put to rest all talk of the new Kyle Busch. A ght between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton? Go on. Whats next? Steve Carell and Jim Carrey in a Texas cage match? It seems unlikely that Gordon and Burton will require best two out of three falls, but it seemed unlikely that they would ever exchange blows at all. Lest Denny Hamlin feel overly secure, let the record note that Johnson won the fall 2009 race at Phoenix and nished third there earlier this year. Even measured by the sports routine standards of exaggeration, the attendance estimate of the AAA Texas 500 was outlandish. The race reports listed the crowd as 156,000. The estimate here was 91,000. Four of the top six Texas nishers started 19th or worse. The winner, Hamlin, started 30th. Johnsons past seven nishes, in order: 1, 2, 3, 3, 5, 7, 9. Hamlins past seven: 9, 12, 8, 4, 1, 9, 1. Two drivers have won twice in the Chase. Hamlin leads it. Clint Bowyer is 10th. Since winning at Charlotte, Jamie McMurray has nished 11th, 36th and 16th. Bif e BurtonAstonishingly, two of the sports upstanding citizens had a brief fight they had to be separated by track personnel after crashing at Texas. Jeff Burton is a great race-car driver and then afterwards, I was just so mad I was just trying to think of how I could show him my displeasure, said Gordon. Burton took the blame for the accident and said he couldnt blame Gordon for being angry. It was like once we got together, I couldnt get off him. I didnt mean to hit him. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Both drivers cooled down later, but its difficult to accept Burtons claim that he didnt run into Gordons car on purpose.JEFF BURTON VS. JEFF GORDONGibbs driver in prime position with two races left Kyle BuschDENNY HAMLIN SPRINT CUP SERIES No. 11 FEDEX TOYOTAJohn Clark/ NASCAR This WeekWith Denny Hamlins eighth Cup victory of the season, the Virginia native is now the points leader with two races left in the Chase for the championship. Four-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson now trails the new leader by 33 points. KensethCatch Monte live at PhoenixNASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton is performing music on the morning of the Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Dutton, whose hobby is writing and performing songs, will perform from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. in what the track bills as the PIR Roll-Bar. The event is at a fan/hospitality area outside the mile track in Avondale, Ariz. Gordon This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.Love for Jimmie, NASCAR and times of recessionDear NASCAR This Week, I liked your answer to Kathy Rhudy concerning Jimmie Johnson. I say if a person has talent they deserve the rewards. Jimmie Johnson is a good driver. I say Hoo-rah for him. Some people dont like Kyle Busch, but I say he is a good driver. Give him his dues. Norma Lee Shoals, Ind. Thanks for writing, Norma. Dear NASCAR This Week, Just a quick comment. NASCAR is concerned about the declining attendance, and declining sales. Could the possibility of a recession have anything to do with the problem? Some people complain that No. 48 (Jimmie) Johnson always wins. Well, thats fine with me, as he and his pit crew run a clean program. Im against the cheaters: Busches, Edwards, etc. Some get caught and get a small slap on the wrist. Others get a huge penalty, ex. Bowyer. When Busch flipped Keselowski and bragged about doing it, NASCAR did nothing. Busch should have been penalized points, probation for the rest of the year, or even suspended for a race or two. Seems as though NASCAR wants the cheaters to win, and the clean programs to lose. John J. Johnson Jr. Liberty Center, Ohio First of all, hardly anyone has discussed the decline without citing the recession. There are other factors, as well. Also, in most peoples minds, declaring who is clean and who is a cheater is quite a bit more complicated. For instance, many of Johnsons detractors cite past penalties doled out against his team and crew chief Chad Knaus. For those who like Johnson, that doesnt seem to count. For those who dont, its all that seems to matter.

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The overall female winner w as Sarah Brooker, finishing in 22:39. There were two male master division winners, Mike Martino in 20:24 and Darryl Wirick enjoyed his first male master win with a time of 19:59. The female master winner was Jane Greene in 24:30. Runner Ben King who came in first place in the male 3034 age group and came in second place overall, finished with an impressive time of 18:59. The special athlete of the day was Miss Hannah Wheeler (13) who completed the 3.17 miles skipping and dancing most of the way. Thanks to all who came out and supported this beautiful day as well as to Mr. Don Elwell as emcee and Mr. Chet Brojek for providing the timed results. Mason G Smoak 2nd Annual 5K run and Family Fun Day Age group results Male Age 10 & under: Leland Wheeler 32:14, Philip Sapp 35:43, Kyle Edmondson 38:07, Layton Harrison 39:55, Wes Clark 45:40, Josh McNally 45:51 Age 11-14: Gunner Smoak 29:09, Hilton Teal 29:30, Tanner Oxer 30:07, Matt Thompson 30:22, Hayden Neilander 30:49, Jean-Pierre Santos 31:22, Garret Main 33:50, Seth Plank 33:57, Clayton Main 35:56, Reno Reynolds 37:03, CJ Wilson 45:53 Age 15-19: John Komasa 20:32, Robert Komasa 21:15, Nevada Weaver 22:28, Daniel Brinke 24:19, Fabian Mungoia 26:38, Efrain Herrera 29:36, John Bennett 30:01, David Wheeler 30:53, Robert Greene 31:19, Chris Wrenn 33:06, Tyler Durrance 34:05 Age 20-24: Terry Green 26:24, Riley Stewart 26:45, Josh Ball 31:01. 25-29: Zackary Rice 34:28 Age 30-34: Ben King 18:59, Wade White 26:36, Brad Klosterman 28:50, Bill Weindel 30:59, Jacob West 39:46 Age 35-39: Wade Ulrey 26:47, Jimmy Lipscomb 36:49 Ages 40-44: Darryl Wirick 19:59, Shane Pruett 25:56, Jeff Carlson 25:52, Kip Bartlett 26:08, Mike Ritacco 32:09, Jesse Taylor 33:28, Danny Raulerson 38:14, Steve Shattler 39:27, Richard Bozeman 43:02 Ages 45-49: Jerry Whidden 21:00, Walter Kohl 27:56, Phillip Statler 29:36, Claude Burnett 30:05, Jeff Grooms 47:48, Charlie Wilson 48:14 Ages 50-54: David Plank 30:29, Ray Cameron 30:48, Randy Gilde 35:19 Ages 55-59: Russell Andrews 25:07, Harold Hayes 34:35 Ages 60-69: Patrick Essex 27:27, Cliff Ables 36:21, Tom Waldon 38:08, Charles Reynolds 38:51 Ages 70-79: Daniel Arebambeau 47:48 Ages 80 & up: Joe Bird 45:52 FEMALE Ages 10 & under: Gracie Smoak 40:19, Lexi Maulden 42:50, AnnaGrace Wheeler 42:58, Robin Shattler 45:48 Ages 11-14: Yara Martinez 29:48, Robbye Teal 31:22, Katie LeBlanc 36:39, Camille Shattler 39:26, Malorie Reynolds 39:42, Hannah Thompson 39:45, Katie Dye 40:08, Natalie Vargas 40:15, Maddie Wilson 40:18, Lecy Martinez 40:19, Eden Taylor 40:39, Rachel Shattler 41:54, Jaden Taylor 42:23, Lydia Daum 42:28, Hannah Grooms 44:32, Hailey West 45:47, Chloe Taylor 45:51, Kylie Daum 50:52 Ages 15-19: Caitlyn Moulds 26-24, Brisia Fonseca 36:23, Sheri Grooms 39:14 Ages 20-24: Rachel Burnett 27:14, Maggie Statler 29:33, Chelsi Huddleston 46:22, Sarah Norris 49:36, Christina Haile 41:05 Ages 25-29: Rebecca Heiss 26:58, Brooke King 27:45, Jennifer Bryant 28:38, Courtney Brown 28:56, Janet Barber 31:22, Margaret Updike 33:28, Jennifer Lindley 35:00, Staci Braswell 35:14, Erin Gercken 35:21, Laryn Adams 39:45, Angelica Gamez 40:17, Holly Cameron 50:55, Danielle Plank 53:51 Ages 30-34: Kim Price 25:00, Gretchen Pruett 29:55, Nicole Radonski 30:25, Stacy Smehyl 30:34, Yentza Browning 33:35, Tracee Smoak 33:45, Becky Raulerson 34:31, Sarah Cameron 51:05 Ages 35-39: Marsha Grigsby 30:58, Dominique Brown 31:08, Susan Bible 31:46, Cherie Velez 38:28, Kim Nichols 42:23, Pam Karlson 49:23, Linda Daum 50:53 Ages 40-44: Vickie Musselman 24:48, Laura Thompson 30:26, Cindy Ringstaff 32:06, Doreen Wilson 33:18, Kim Sapp 34:00, Heather Harshman 34:00, Kym Smoak 40:36, Starla Shattler 45:50, Diane Thompson 55:53 Ages 45-49: Teresa Grooms 30:30, Renee Kohl 33:18, AnnaMarie Grimes 35:03, Solesnir Pinillos 39:43 Ages 50-54: Mariann Gilde 27:10, Leesa Skipper 30:28, Crystal Drake 33:25, Lydia Pell 35:01, Theresa McDonald 40:17, Jan Price 46:25, Debra Cunningham 53:50 Ages 55-59: Lynn Waldon 38:08, Geraldine Wilson 40:39, Cheryl Mysliwy 45:59 Ages 60-64: Mary Rucker 37:17 Ages 65-60: Arlene Batten 46:06, Karen Whittington 49:18, Barbara Kondor 55:52 Ages 70 & up: Carrie Bird 47:55, Joyce Doty 55:47. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Doug Morton, o f Sebring, raced to his seco nd victory in two days posti ng a winning time of 16:26 at the Bill Jarrett Ford 5K Run/Walk at Florida Hospital on Sunday morning. Krista Fredrickson, Sebring High School crosscountry coach, won the female title with her 22:20 performance. Both runners won $300 Polar heart monitors for their efforts. Bill Jarrett Ford 5K Run/Walk Female Age Groups (Top Three) 10 & Under: Adriann 35:45, Pranav Ananthan 39:11, Julia Cook 50:45 11-14: Maci Harris 30:19, Sara Luepschen 36:22, Meghan Griffin 36:57. 15-18: Caitlyn Moulds 26:36, Ann Garcia 26:42. 19-24: Tasha Bomar 36:45, Michelle Brown 36:46, Alana Gordon 38:00. 25-29: Tiffany Cadzew 23:39, Melissa Smith 29:21, Andreina Pirce-Cardavell 29:59. 30-34: Fatima LaGrow 25:07; Crystal Cavellier 26:59, Maria Alvarez29:57. 35-39: Hedidt Alvarez 23:32, Jen Burnside 25:41, Maria Sanchez 29:05. 40-44: Olga Luepschen 22:30, Kathie Maloyod 24:09, Evelyn Perez 25:05. 45-49: Linda Ricker25:34, Becky McIntyre 30:14, Tina Grimes 30:23. 50-54: Jan Shoop 31:41, Valeri Bush 31:45, Marcia Percy 32:42. 55-59: Laura Griffin 22:26, Crystal Vanderpool 30:44, Elena Febre 32:03. 60-64: Mary Rucker 36:07, Mary Carol Plott 39:07, Jean Lund 39:16. 65-69: Nel Walriven 38:53, Becky Farrens 52:22, Donna Snyder 52:35. 70-74: Audrey Smith 44:16, Ampy Vicente 47:02, Peggy Smith 57:50. 75-79: Carrie Bird 48:17. Male Age Groups (Top Three) 10 & Under: Kartik Ananthan 54:16. 11-14: James III 35:50, Alex Bilbrey 37:33, Jacob Bateman 37:37. 15-18: Christian Miller 22:13, Jacob Cook 23:42, Ephraim Paustian 39:41. 19-24: Matthew Schult 18:09, Tyler Redick 22:59, Benjamin Stupka 24:22. 25-29: Tim Topa 16:54, Ryan Eldredge 20:23, Tim Williams 23:38. 30-34: Jayson Bass 18:36, Adam Smehyl 19:57, Kenny Koehler 22:10. 35-39: Svnil Kumar 21:55, Ed Burnside 22:19, Isaac Palmer 23:29: 40-44: Chris Doty 21:04, Terry Moore 22:03, Tommy Price 23:07. 45-49: Lawrence Luepschen 21:11, Tim Cook 31:46, Richard Tompson38:30. 50-54: Mike Martino 20:16, Randy Grice 20:17, Thelmar Baker, Jr. 26:42. 55-59: Chuck Best 21:08, Thomas Lucas 21:40, Wesley Mercer 23:54. 60-64: Terry Engle 21:23, Charles McLochlin 23:42, Carlos Gonzalez 31:21. 65-69: Charles Leighton 34:49. 70-74: Harold Smith28:30. 75-79: Pascual Vicente 57:54. 80+: Hubert Reeder 40:16, Joe Bird 45:13, W.H. Harward, Jr. 54:55. Total of 249 finishers. 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White has one last game c oming up Friday as the k icker for the varsity footb all team. Last years head coach T im Boulay was called to s erve his military duty overs eas and five-year junior v arsity coach Keith Bowyer s tepped up to skipper the v arsity squad this year. Both teams practice t ogether and learn the same s ystem, so the coaching c hange went relatively s moothly. Ive worked with these k ids for a long time and w atched them all develop, B owyer said. Were worki ng on getting more creative w ith the ball and getting m ore flexible with our syst em to get more chances. I w as pretty much happy with e verything they were d oing. The loss of 12 seniors f rom last years team has c reated a few rhythm probl ems, Gori said, but the k inks are getting worked o ut. Winter Haven took a dvantage of the Blue S treak learning curve when B owyer made some substit utions to give his first-line p layers a rest, and Blue D evil senior forward A braham Maldonado was a ble to bury three straight g oals off a corner kick and t wo penalty kicks in the f inal 22 minutes of the game f or a natural hat trick. Watson had a near-miss f or Sebring with three minu tes left in the game and the W inter Haven goalkeeper h ad to make a good stop on a hard shot from Klatt, but t he clock ran down before S ebring could pad the final, 4 -3 score. District 10-5ASebring ( 1-0-0) will next visit C lewiston on Thursday. Our district is tough, but I think we have a great c hance, Gori said. Our s tarting 11 is strong and w ere trying to get the kids o n the bench to learn the s ystem better. Communication is a very b ig part of this game. You h ave to learn to know where e veryone is and that will t ake some time. Klatt agreed that the dist rict Sebring plays in is t ough, but he also believes one of the Blue Streaks strengths is that the team doesnt give up. We play in a tough district but were balanced, he said. Weve got good players all over the field. Im really impressed with our starting defense. Our weaknesses, we just have to correct a couple of tiny mistakes, and as we play, those will clear up. I was impressed with the guys who came back from cross country, not having been able to touch the ball for a while. Im really excited about the year. If we get the little things cleared up, I think well be a really good team. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 7B Custom Concrete Landscape Curbs Landscape Installation Sod Renovation Water Features Waterfalls Ponds385.0404 385.0404Custom Concrete Landscape Curbs Landscape Installation Sod Renovation Water Features Waterfalls PondsSUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. 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Visit Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center or starkey.com today to experience the iQ yourself. 20 yards out at the 10:29 mark and Hannah Waller got into the goal box, made a deft cross over to get clear of the defender before slipping her shot past the keeper to finish the scoring with 5:23 left to play. Were young but we are very fast all around, Merlot said. We need to replace the 32 goals scored by Yudi (Terrones) last year and were going to do it by committee. Some girls, at times, will have to be a little selfish and take an open shot rather than making an extra pass, but that will help with our ball handling. The girls were back in district play Tuesday, hosting Avon Park before heading to Mulberry in another district contest Thursday. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Stephanie Bennett boots one toward the goal Monday night. Both Stephanie and Lindsey Bennett accounted for goals in Lake Placids win over Hardee. Dragons go 2-0 Courtesy photo by JIM TAYLOR Blue Streak senior Cody Watson, flicks a header in a pass on Monday. Watson scored a goal for the Blue Streaks in the 4-3 victory over Winter Haven. Associated PressCORALGABLES Miami coach Randy Shannon is one of 15 semifinalists for the inaugural Joseph V. Paterno Award for Coach of the Year. The Paterno award takes into account a teams success on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Paterno, the all-time major college football wins leader, is not eligible for the award. Other semifinalists include Virginia Techs Frank Beamer, Wisconsins Bret Bielema, Air Forces Troy Calhoun, Iowas Kirk Ferentz, Northwesterns Pat Fitzgerald, Stanfords Jim Harbaugh, Navys Ken Niumatalolo, North Caroli na States Tom OBrien, TCU s Gary Patterson, Boise State s Chris Peterson, Missouri s Gary Pinkel, Oklahoma s Bob Stoops, Ohio States Ji m Tressel and Utahs Ky le Whittingham. The award will be presen ted Dec. 18. Shannon a semifinalist for Paterno coaching award Continued from 1B Sebring opens with a win Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. F our-time defending N ASCAR champion Jimmie J ohnson will use Hendrick M otorsports teammate Jeff G ordon's pit crew for the f inal two races of the season. The swap comes a day a fter Johnson's crew was b enched mid-race at Texas M otor Speedway following a s haky performance on pit r oad. The switch Sunday was m ade possible after an accid ent knocked Gordon out of t he race. Gordons crew was flawl ess the rest of the day for J ohnson, but he still finished n inth and winner Denny H amlin took over the points l ead. With two races remaining i n the Chase for the Sprint C up championship, Johnson t rails Hamlin by 33 points. Johnson swaps pit crew NEWS-SUN

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.TODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. F or details, call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. For d etails, call 381-9005 or 3819 007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. t he second and fourth W ednesday at the club, 12921 U .S. 98, Sebring. For details c all 655-4007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 3856 826 or 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside h ouse, 1513 S. Highlands A ve., AvonPark. For details, c all the 24-hour hotline 1-8008 50-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Traffic S afety Committee meets 10 a .m., conference room 3, H ighlands County Agri-Civic C enter, Sebring, second W ednesday. Highlands Senior Center is o pen every Wednesday from 9 a .m. to 3 p.m. at their new c lubhouse, 3400 Sebring P arkway (the old Lions Club). T wo live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. For details, call 3822208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday of each month. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Womans Club, 10 N. Main Ave. For details, call 4656106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 3814410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Mens Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, AvonPark. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members homes. Phone 452-1927 for more information. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. For details, call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Marina Cove at Highlands Ridge South off Powerline Road in the multipurpose room of Founders Hall. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. For details, call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. For further information, call 4536783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 2 p.m. every Thursday at Reflections on Silver Lake community/activities hall in Avon Park; and at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Woodys RV Resort clubhouse/activities hall in Sebring. Call 370-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. For details, call 465-4345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 4652256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004, meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call John Kelley at 386-0524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). For details, ca ll Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopa l Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. For details, call Paul K. Ferrell at 2145522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, ca ll Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet a t 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. COMMUNITYCALENDAR Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed SundayTobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES MANY GOOD BARGAINS CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural IceAll Old Milwaukees Best Reg, Lt, Ice12 Pack $6.99 Budweiser and Bud Light 12 Pack $10.99Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice18 Pack $11.29 Baseball Hats $4.00 Each Zippo Lighters All 20% Off Smoke Odor ExterminatorCandles/Spray Can $6.79/$5.79305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty $44.99 Carton Winston $46.99 Carton Newport$48.49 Carton 3 Pack Deal $4.99 Ea.USA Gold $43.99 Carton Seneca $31.69 Carton Smokin Joes $30.99 Carton Cigarette Style Little CigarsMany Brands $6.99 $10.99 Carton NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT10 November 2010 OL A, DET 1, 23 WG/CEV 29 South Blvd Avon Park Air Force Range, FL 33825-5700 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS The U.S. Air Force proposes to maintain a portion of the main canal that drains the airfield at Avon Park Air Force Range. Environmental impacts associated with this endeavor were analyzed in a preliminary final environmental assessment (EA) with a preliminary finding of no practicable alternative and no significant impact (FONPA/FONSI) for avoiding wetlands and a floodplain. Copies of the preliminary final EA and FONPA/FONSI are available for review and comment until 13 December 2010 at public libraries located at 19 East Main Street in Avon Park and 15 North Magnolia Avenue in Frostproof. Please supply written comments to Mr. Tod Zechiel at the address listed above or by e-mail to T od.Zechiel@avonpark.macdill.af.mil Questions? Call Tod Zechiel at (863) 452-4287. FAIR HOUSING / EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITYIt is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or familial status when renting, selling or financing a home or property.You Have Rights!! If you feel you have been discriminated against when buying or renting a home please contact Scott Noethlich, City Administrator, City of Sebring (863) 471-5100. The City of Sebring is a Fair Housing Advocate as explained in the City of Sebrings Fair Housing Ordinance #750, which outlines steps that can be taken locally to report housing discrimination. A copy of this ordinance can be obtained at the Sebring City Hall in addition information on Fair Housing and Fair Housing Law can be obtained by contacting the Housing Discrimination Hotline at, 1-800-669-9777 (Voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or on the world wide web at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm

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SEBRING Our second h omeowners association g eneral meeting was held N ov. 1. There was very good r epresentation with 58 memb ers. President Toby Chapel p resided and introduced three n ew families to Town and C ountry: Cathy and Rod B laise, Mary Ann and Peter S nay; Marvin and Joanne C row. Also present were Judy R ogers, her son and daught er-in-law, Vern and Cynthia, w ho have come to assist with J udys care. It was Judys d esire to return to the home s he and Dennis shared in this p ark for a number of years. W e enjoy seeing her cruising t he park in her mobile scoote r. She obviously is happy b eing home and we are joyful f or her. Many residents recently r eturned for the winter and w e welcome everyone. Aspec ial welcome is extended to A di and Ellie Schweitzer w ho reside in the former M ienstra home. We trust you w ill enjoy Town and Country a s Peter and Fran did. We also appreciate the r eturn of event chairperson W endy Johnson. Wendy has a f ull calendar planned to i nclude Monday evening c ards (pocket canasta) or will a ccommodate other choices. M onday morning social hour w ill continue at 9 a.m. T uesday evening is game n ight dominos or again will e xpand to other choices. B ring your special group. T uesday also features the p opular hot dog/hamburger l uncheon at 11:30 a.m. W ednesday evening is open b ut normally will share a p otluck monthly. Womens l uncheon out is the third W ednesday. Several women e njoyed the Golden Corral in O ctober. November will h ighlight the Red Lobster. Ann Purday is contact person. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be Thursday, Nov. 25; social hour at 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 5 p.m. Thank you to our park owner for supplying the meat. Everyone bring a dish for the buffet table; this is truly a fantastic feast. Normal Thursdays feature bingo at 7 p.m. with Chuck Edwards calling the numbers. First breakfast will honor our veterans on Nov. 11 from 89:30 a.m. Water aerobics will continue at 1 p.m. for the winter season on Tuesday/Thursday. Shuffleboard will resume probably on Tuesday/Friday at a time to be announced. Mark Sims will plan arrangements for the Mens Breakfast Out. Watch the outside bulletin board for updates on all events. ANominating Committee was selected to prepare a ballot of new officers to be presented at the December meeting. Openings are for president, secretary and first trustee, all two-year terms. Thank you to Ray Young, Cindy DeVietro and Margie Mace for serving on this important committee. Park residents be receptive to this committee and be willing to accept a position on your HOAboard. Ruth Lee shared information of her recent meeting with Nell Hayes of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office concerning a Neighborhood Watch Program for our park. It will be especially beneficial to us and the sheriffs department at this time as Leisure Acres and Francis I, our neighboring parks, are both enrolled in this program. Sufficient interest was expressed by those present to warrant a meeting with Nell. Ruth will pursue this. Bill Wyse announced the FMO meeting on Nov. 4 at Silver Oaks MHP. Bill Williams, director of Section 5, Districts 1 and 6, was speaker. Bill encouraged everyone to support the FMO (Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida Inc.) organization. To newcomers, the purpose of FMO is to protect mobile homeowner rights and the staff assists us in many ways to include lobbyist, Nancy Black Stewart. She actively watches for rule changes in Tallahassee and challenges many which could adversely affect us as mobile home owners. To learn more information, concerning the organization, pull up their Web site: www.fmo.org. Presently are seeking a replacement for Rich Ingler as local chapter president. Im told Rich has purchased a conventional home and is not eligible to represent mobile homeowners. Thank you to Rich Ingler for his dedicated service in representing this areas mobile home owners so diligently. Belated condolence goes out to Larry Grabert on the death of his mother over the summer. Likewise to Dawn and Cliff Kalybaba; Dawn lost her father also over the summer. Our best wishes are extended to Jim Burns recovering from a hospital stay; also to Becky Sims recovering from shoulder surgery; Loyd Hedges recovering well from out-patient surgery; and to Jack Wilson, also recovering from out-patient surgery. Some of us had the pleasure of attending the recent U.S. Army Field Band and SoldiersChorus concert at the SFCC Theatre for Performing Arts on Saturday evening. Afantastic evening with very talented musicians. The newly renovated auditorium is very impressive. If you have not heard this group, be sure to watch for their announcement another year. The SFCC Performing Arts offers an outstanding schedule of events for the upcoming season. Check it out. Heartland Idol will be wrapping up the season very soon. Am sure the Circle park will be sparkling with Christmas sounds and lights soon after so take a stroll downtown and enjoy the holiday season. Commencing Nov. 3, Highlands Little Theater will present Oklahoma. Check the theater or local paper for times/dates. Sebring is blessed with many talented people and activities so enjoy the winter season. You will soon be seeing Clothing Donation Drop Boxes in many businesses throughout the area. These will benefit the local Highlands County American Red Cross so please consider utilizing these self-contained attractive and secure boxes to dispose of your good serviceable clothing. For further information, you may contact the local Red Cross office at 386-4440. November birthdays include: Peggy George, Allan Grossman, Janet Johns, Opal Cummins, Jan Shirra, Betty Geiter, Barbara Sims, Carol Shipley, Bill Aeschliman and Joann Crow. Congratulations and a happy day from all of us. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Count your many blessings! LAKE PLACID Oct. 28 we had our carry-in dinner which was put on by Marilyn Cromer and her committee. Instead of the usual 35-40 residents we have during the summer, this evening we had 76 residents attend. We are always glad to have our residents from the north return and be part of our community. Welcome back everyone. Nov. 1 we had our coed coffee social. Our coffee makers were Ed and Marilyn Cromer, our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague who told the cutest story about a childs point of view of his grandparentslife of retirement. George Susco, park manager, welcomed everyone back. He told the residents that the trees are going to be trimmed during the month of November. He also mentioned that he has attached information in the newsletter regarding Turf Grass Management. He attended a class put on by the Department of Agriculture and the University of Florida, which was very informative. Peggy Sue noticed several people who had returned and asked them to stand and tell us your name. We welcomed Doris True, Eunice Brown, Marge Kirk, Shirley Long, Mary Mulholland, Mike and Marcia Collier, Julie and Fred Foland. She then asked if we had any new residents. We had Ken and Rosie Wilson along with their son, Rod Wild, who are moving to the park from Ohio. Bonnie Allen told ever yone that Nancy Goudre au will not be returning this fa ll due to her foot surgery an d illness in the family. Nel la TenBroeke will be returnin g a little later this year due to rehab following her surger y. Pat Wahl had ankle surger y. Don Walls had heart surger y. We are all saddened by t he loss of two residents wh o have been outstanding wor kers and supporters of all w e do in the park and both we re long-time residents. Apray er was given by Jim Witten in memory of Alice Jacobso n and Don Guiney. Bonn ie Allen told everyone she h ad sign-up sheets for all to sig n. Ann Rismiller told t he group that they will not ha ve a play but they will have a Christmas chorus. They w ill begin practicing o n Thursdays at 3:15 in t he afternoons. Nov. 6 was t he Pancake Breakfast from 8-1 0 a.m. For the residents goin g on the cruise, the worke rs will be at the clubhouse ear ly in case you want to ha ve www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 9B OHGODICHATBASEDSAC POLLONERVECENTERPRY TRAILOFTHECENTURYINC ENROLLEECHOSENORAL DYEIDARESTARGAZE TEHRANRAINSCULL FRIEDAGARNETTIESON RECTTESDORIAONSIDE ALOHATHELOINKINGTOW NINESHAREMENEWART ECRUEVRYMISEIHRE UFOSANIOASTSCOCAS SMLFRENCHFIRESSKATE GALOREGRAFTNESNSEC APEMENSAVEASCHEERY CAROBMARITALLAW ATTHETOPASEEDTAW LEIASIENNASCRAMBLE EXODONTTOUCHTHATDALI VANSWITCHBLADEILLER ESSLEASHSUGARTILED CROSSWORDSOLUTION FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Town and Country MHP B y Janet Day Tropical Harbor By Barbara Kelleher See FRIENDS page 10B

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Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com With sincere appreciation, Highlands Independent Bank salutes our employee Veterans and all Veterans. Thank you for your service to our Country.Barry Harrison, US Air Force, E4 Airman 1st Class; William Weyrauch, US Army, Sergeant; Craig Crowder, US Army, Corporal; Benjamin Wyatt, US Navy, Second Class Petty Officer; Lowell Fricker, US Air Force, Captain and (not pictured) Ralph Merriam, US Navy transforming power that has brought him from a life of crime to a burning desire to minister the Word of God. Hear about the miracle work that God performed in his life and learn how God can transform your life, too. CHRIST FELLOWSHIP WELCOMES EVERYONEOF ALL AGES TOCOME AND BEREVIVED BYTHEHOLY SPIRIT CHRISTFELLOWSHIPCHURCH 2935NEWLIFEWAY SEBRING,FL33870 863-471-0924 REVIVALWednesday, Nov. 10 Friday Nov. 12, 7:00 pm AndSunday Nov. 14, 10:00 amEvangelistAlan Timothy Colon...AND HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF LIVING WATER. btn Salv ation Healing FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS b reakfast before getting on t he bus. Dont worry about d ishes or cups, we will have t hem available for you. Burt P ritchett announced joining t he dart team, which is held e very Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per w eek. Anyone interested in b owling, come to the bowli ng alley in Lake Placid on M onday at 1 p.m. or contact P hyllis Gingrich. Mary Sue W illeke announced that L adies Day Out will be T uesday, Nov. 16 at the B ella Vista Restaurant. The c ost will be $7.95 plus tip a nd drink. Bonnie Allen told t he group that swimming e xercise for men and women w ill be Monday, Wednesday a nd Friday starting at 10 a .m. through 1:30 p.m. G race Becker will be teachi ng in-door exercises every T uesday and Thursday b eginning at 8:30 a.m. The S alad Bar Luncheon was T uesday. The Military Soup a nd Sandwich will be S unday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. T he cost is $5. The menu w ill be a pulled chicken s andwich, a bean soup or c hicken noodle soup. Marilyn Cromer told a bout the Thanksgiving dinn er which will be Thursday, N ov. 25. We will be serving t urkey or ham plus all the t raditional side dishes and d esserts. The cost will be $5 b ut will include returning t hat evening for a turkey or h am sandwich. Dinner will b e at 1 p.m. Tickets are on s ale now. Laura Baillie to lead us in s ong for residents celebrati ng their birthday. We all s ang to Brenda Oterwell and E lizabeth Hogan. Next we s ang Happy Anniversary to J im and Betty Hogan. Peggy S ue thanked Laura for a ccompanying us. The Homeowners meeting w as well attended. We served ice cream or coffee to more than 50 residents. We had over 97 attend the meeting. We discussed purchasing a defibrillator. Sylvia and John Fitch did a wonderful job checking this out with EMTs and other medical companies. This item was voted on and approved and is now being ordered. Our president, Wendy Hagg, told the residents that two positions are up for election. He asked John Reese if he would serve to head up the nominating committee. John accepted this responsibility. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m. Ladies Coffee was held Nov. 2. We had 20 ladies present. All the women were very saddened by the death of Alice Jacobson. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She never complained about her own illness. We also learned that Don Guiney passed away Oct. 28. Marilyn asked that we keep their families in our prayers. Paula Bannister discussed forming a book readers club. Marilyn Cromer told the ladies about the Thanksgiving dinner that will be served at 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Fred and Sherry White became grandparents Oct. 25. Their granddaughters name is Camila Andrea Mogle. She weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Her proud parents, Andy and Paula Mogle, live in south Florida. Her big brother Christopher and sister Katie are both happy to have their new baby sister. Resident Lu Witt was presented the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerces Volunteer of the Year Award at their annual awards banquet. She has been with the chamber for five years. Continued from page 9B CLUBS&NEIGHBORS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Rotary Club of Highlands County learned about the citrus industry here from a recent speaker, Jason Johnson. He is an environmental supervisor and is responsible for planning, assigning, supervising and directing the activities of six environmental specialists. He talked about what is done to protect all commercially produced citrus nursery stock within the state of Florida through certification and re gulation. These nurseries a re inspected every 30 days. A ll the greenhouses must be insect-proof. The Rotary Club of Highlands County Past or meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef OBradys in Sebrin g. For more information abo ut Rotary, or to attend a mee ting, call Joyce Gordon at 446-2099. Johnson shares information about citrus with Rotary Courtesy photo Jason Johnson, with the Florida Department of Agriculture, spoke to the Rotary Club of Highlands County about commercially produced citrus nursery stock within the state of Florida. Courtesy photos Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 initiated two new members on Oct. 21. They are Karen Hetu and Patrick Buschmann. Sebring Elks 1529 proudly announce Kim Harring as Elk of the Month for November. Lake Placid Elks Lodge Elk of the Month for October is Carolyn Pappalardo. She co-hosted the strawberry booth, works special events, Friday night dinners and Sunday breakfasts. The Lady Elk of the Month for October at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge was Pat Maynard. She volunteers for the First Friday Fish Fry and set up the e-mail account for the Lady Elks. Sebring Lodge 1529 thanks Jerry Hibbs for all his hard work by honoring him as Elk of the Month for October. Lake Placid Elks Lady Elk of the Month is Carol Spear. Carol volunteers as cashier Friday Night Fish Fry. Carol has also helps with Bingo Snack Bar on the fourth Thursday of the month. The Ladies of the Elks welcomes Judith Zerfoss. Zerfoss has been an Elk member with the Lake Placid Lodge and recently joined the Ladies of the Elks. Elks snapshots

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010Page 11B CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Sebring Optimist ClubSEBRING Two significant events occurred in the last three weeks. The first was special because three boys: Jr. and Jiraldo Bautista and Rueben Coronado took off in a balloon and in a twin engine airplane on the same day. The Young Eagles had suspended flights for children in Highlands County at Avon Park airport two years ago. They have just resumed the program at Sebring airport. They hope to provide flights several times a year for kids who have never flown in a plane. More than 40 kids took off by noon. The Boys & Girls Club Balloon Festival was also successful; 32 kids flew in the balloons and 30-40 participated in the tether flights. The second significant event was the approval by the Highlands County board of the new Faux Paw (Internet safety) Program. This is another unit in the school boards arsenal of educational programs to safeguard our students in the use of new electronic tools on the Internet, such as Ipad, Facebook, My Space, et al. Faux Paw is a cartoon aimed at elementary students and their parents as to the proper use of these tools and what to be alert for. The Internet is a wonderful educational tool, but it can also be a dangerous one. Currently, victims do not know they are until someone tells them what they saw on Facebook or My Space; or they make themselves victims by their own actions. Optimist International developed this program in conjunction with other efforts to protect our students from harm. Those interested may contact Gabriel Read at 45 32859.TOPS Club 487, SebringSEBRING The Nov. 3 meeting of TOPS 487, Sebring had 11 TOPS and sev en KOPS giving the pledges. Abig welcom e back to Ruth Scharf, Charlotte Hard y, KOPS Shirley Hickling and Judy Agler. Best Loser was Norma Holden with a two-pound loss and last weeks Best Lose r, Pat Carfield, lost this week and received t he $1 coupon. The chapter had a net loss f or October of 20.25 pounds and Division 4 winner, Carolyn Patterson with a fiv epound loss. Members reaching their pledge goa ls were: Carolyn Patterson, Leslie Maschu e, Ginna Meissner and KOPS June Filippi ni and Lillian Orton. Filippini received the $ 4 for being in leeway under goal for eig ht straight weeks. Yes-Yeses are portion control, wate r, exercise, write it down, count calorie s, fiber, fruit and vegetables. The 25-cent contest had 10 winners at 3 5 cents each and Charlotte Hardy won $1.6 0 in the 10-cent contest. The new Mystery Gift is with Birdie Pe ck with three weeks to go and Norma Hold en found another wrapper on the Attendan ce Box. Eight members attended the Saturd ay meeting with Cindy DeWeese on Stress. This weeks program given by Jud y Phillips from For Women First magazi ne in Super-Carbs Speed Metabolism f or weight loss. Call 382-7716 or 471-2193 for inform ation. Courtesy photo Members of the American Legion Post 69 had fun dressing in Pippi Longstocking wigs for their Octoberfest celebration. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The American Legion P ost 69 of Avon Park has started all its activi ties. Members started off with Octoberfest with a great meal and a sell out. The music was g ood and everyone enjoyed themselves. Then the group had a bus trip to Madeira B each and visited the VFW, which had breakf ast waiting when they arrived. Everyone did a little shopping at the shops and then off they went to visit the American Legion. Members all had a great time with music out on the deck by the water. The weather was beautiful and snacks were served by the Legion. Many watched as some danced to the music. With a return trip to the local Legion, members were served dinner. American Legion starts activities Snapshots Courtesy pho to Grace Plants (from left), Rhonda Beckman and Christy Page attended the Kiwanis Division 15 Council meeting last month in Bartow. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Rhonda Beckman, Christy Page and Grace Plants attended the Kiwanis Division 15 Council Meeting hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Bartow on Oct. 29. Rhonda Beckman, president of the Kiwanis Club of Sebring, reported that the Sebring club has five new members in October, recharted the Sebring High School Key Club, continues support of the Avon Park High School Key Club, Aktion Club and is working on charters for clubs in the elementary school level. The club also works with Horses and Handicapped Program, is planning a clay shoot on Saturday, Dec. 4 and now has a Facebook page with a Web site to follow. District chairs Charles and Emilia Gugliuzza gave a powerful presentation on the new World Wide Service Project ELIMINATE. Maternal and neonatal tetanus kills almost 100,000 newborn children and mothers every year but is highly preventable with three doses of a 60-cent vaccine. By focusing on maternal and neonatal tetanus, Kiwanis and UNICEF are targeting the poorest, most underserved women and children on earth, and paving the way for other interventions that will boost health and survival. The ELIMINATE campaign is a proven success with disease eliminated in 18 countries. Forty countries remain a risk. In order to eliminate the disease by 2015, Kiwanis has committed to closing the funding gap by raising $110 million. Kiwanis is an esteemed global service organization. There are countless deserving causes and issues that its membership could have selected to focus their attention and resources on. Many of these causes and issues could brought about significant visibility and immed iate relevance in the comm unities where Kiwanians li ve and work. Instead, Kiwan is chose to focus where t he need is greatest, on the po pulations least served, f ar away from television cam eras and recognitio n. Kiwanis chose to tackle t he hardest leg of a difficu lt journey, at a time wh en maternal neonatal tetanus is on the brink of eliminatio n, but sorely needing a cham pion to complete the work The Kiwanis motto is Serving the Children of t he World. Kiwan is International includes 8,40 0 clubs with more th an 270,000 members in 9 6 nations. Last year, Kiwan is clubs donated more th an $100 million and almost s ix million volunteer hours f or community service projec ts. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets at noon eve ry Wednesday at Homer s Restaurant. For informatio n, call 446-1579 or 273-142 1. Local Kiwanians attend Division meeting Special to the News-SunSEBRING Members and g uests of the Rotary Club of H ighlands County enjoyed h earing Rotarian Terrill M orris, district membership c hairman, talk about the f ounder of Rotary, Paul H arris, 1868-1947. Morris began by describi ng what Chicago was like b ack in 1905 when Paul H arris began meeting with o ther young businessmen in a f ellowship that would b ecome Rotary. There were v ery few opportunities for c ommunicating with others. Harris and three friends b egan by inviting one man f rom each of many different occupations, without restrictions for politics or religion, to provide mutual cooperation and informal friendship. The new club became known as Rotary since the meetings were rotated among the membersoffices. Today, more than 1.2 million Rotarians are members of over 33,000 Rotary clubs worldwide. One of the objects of Rotary is: the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. The Rotary Club of Highlands County Pastor meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef OBradys in Sebring. For more information about Rotary, or to attend a meeting, call Joyce Gordon at 446-2099. Rotarian tells tale of club founder Courtesy photo Rotarian Terrill Morris speaks to the Rotary Club of Highlands County. Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 had a costume contest during the weekly Friday night dance on Oct. 29. The winners were (from left) Lois Lewis, Sexiest; Frances Harring, Most original; Stormy Thompson, Scariest; and Phil Chamberlain, Funniest. From Scariest to Funniest

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HattenAir Force Airman Kemosi D. H atten graduated from basic milit ary training at Lackland Air Force B ase, San Antonio. The airman completed an intens ive, eight-week program that i ncluded training in military discip line and studies, Air Force core v alues, physical fitness, and basic w arfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Monica Marc of Avon Park. Hatten is a 2009 graduate of Avon Park High SchoolDrawdyArmy Pvt. Brandon Drawdy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. He is the son of Heather Craig of Lorida, and grandson of Ron Elliott of Okeechobee. Drawdy is a 2010 graduate of Lake Placid High School.ThorpeAir Force Airman Kenneth J. Thorpe graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an inte nsive, eight-week program th at included training in military disc ipline and studies, Air Force co re values, physical fitness, and bas ic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete bas ic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degr ee through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Kenneth a nd Melissa Thorpe of Avon Park. Thorpe graduated in 2005 fro m Avon Park High School. Scheffler-RamosTerra Scheffler and Gerald Ramos are engaged to be married. The bride-elect is a resident of Sebring. She is the daughter of Joyce Santos of Sebring and Terry Scheffler of Mancelona, Mich. She graduated from South Florida in 1992 The groom-elect is a resident of Sebring. He is the son of Serafin and Dora Ramos of Sebring. He graduated from South Florida 1991. Gerald and Terra were high school sweethearts. His sister was Terras best friend and even though they had parted, Terra continued to ask about him. They reunited years later and are now joining their families. Awedding bash will be held at Marthas house (Geralds sister) before the wedding, which will be Saturday, Nov. 13. Page 12BNews-SunWednesday, November 10, 2010www.newssun.com Automotive Network Sponsored by: 2010 November 13thAfter the Car Show 3:30pm Semi-Finals Followed by Senior Idol Cookie Eating Contest Nuclear Wing Eating Contest then 7pm FINALE (Simulcast Live on ) TM O n n th e e Circl e e i n n Downtow n n Sebring W ld Clover Images Come watch & cheer for your favorite IdolPresented by: WHO WILL BE 2011 HEARTLAND IDOL?For more info:www.heartlandidol.com Monzon-LobozzoDoritza Monzon of S ebring is engaged to marry D aniel L. Lobozzo, also of S ebring. The bride-elect is the d aughter of Ismael and M argarita Monzon of Avon P ark. The groom-elect is the son of James and Alana Lobozzo of Sebring. The couple plans to marry in 2011. Doritza Monzon and Daniel Lobozzo CELEBRATIONS Terra Scheffler and Gerald Ramos Clinton CoolErica and Clinton Cool of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Clinton Reilly, at 3:44 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Clinton weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Patrick Reilly and Christy Burrows of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Geisler and Carl Cool.Elisa HernandezAnita Johnson and Elias Hernandez of Zolfo Springs announce the birth of a daughter, Elisa Mariana, at 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Elisa weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Catherin Johnson of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Maria Eustolia and J. Jesus Hernandez of San Luis de lapaz, Mexico.Isabel RodriguezHeidi and Rodney Rodriguez Jr. of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Isabel Grace, at 12:42 p.m. on Nov. 1, 201 0 at Highlands Region al Medical Center, Sebring. Isabel weighed 6 pound s, 10 ounces and measured 1 9 inches in length. Maternal grandparen ts are Walter and Cher yl DeLong. Paternal grandparents a re Rodney Rodriguez an d Julie Rodriguez.Kayleigh StevensBrittney Hurst and Joh n Stevens of Wauchu la announce the birth of a daughter, Kayleigh Jade, at 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 24, 201 0 at Florida Hospit al Heartland Medical Cente r, Sebring. Kayleigh weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and mea sured 19.5 inches in length Maternal grandparen ts are John and Fida Hurst of Lakeland. Paternal grandparents a re Edward and Susan Steve ns of Wauchula. Scoreboard Thorpe

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DearAbby: My boyfriend i s pressuring me to take his c amera cell phone with me i nto the girlslocker room a nd take pictures of the other g irls with little or nothing o n. He says it has always b een a fantasy of his, and t hat if I really love him Ill h elp him fulfill his fantasy. He promises to keep the p ictures secret and says that w hat the other girls dont k now wont hurt them. He o ffered to do the same for m e and take pictures in the b oyslocker room, but Im n ot interested. I know it w ould be wrong to do it, and I wouldnt want someone s ecretly taking pictures of m e. He hinted that if I refuse h e will look for another girl w ho will. Im scared of losi ng him because Im not m uch to look at, and hes the o nly boy who has ever s hown any interest in me. I k now youre not going to t ell me to go ahead and do t his, so Im not sure why Im w riting, but I would apprecia te any advice you can give m e. Dont Want to Lose H im in the U.S.A. DearDont Want to Lose H im: Im glad you wrote. If y ou do what this boy is p ushing you to do, you could b e thrown out of school. He w ill not be able to resist the u rge to show the pictures to h is friends and possibly p ut them on the Internet. It w ould be a huge invasion of p rivacy and a breach of trust, and regardless of what he says, it will not bring you closer together. If he truly cared about you, he would never ask you to do something that could get you into serious trouble. You could be accused of creating and distributing pornographic material, and there could be legal liability. The penalty you would pay isnt worth the interest hes showing in you. Run! DearAbby: Two friends and I recently went on a trip together. While on the trip, one of them told me she knows how old I am because she looked it up online. My reply was that a friend would ask me for that kind of information, and if I didnt want to reveal my age she would respect my wishes. Abby, I wonder about her reason for letting me know she was looking up information about me on the Internet. Am I wrong to be upset over it? Her response was that everyone does it, and because I was offended she will no longer speak to me. Did I overreact? Ageless Texan DearAgeless Texan: (Or should I say formerly ageless?) If the subject of your age came up during the trip and you expressed reluctance to reveal yours, then what the woman did was one-up you. That she would then imply that you were wrong to feel invaded and to no longer speak to you is her attempt to blame you for your very normal reaction. That said, along with the blessing of the Internet has come the sobering reality that there are enormous amounts of information about all of us on it (some true, some not), and that anyone who is curious or nosy can mine it to his or her hearts content which is what happened to you. And no, you did not overreact. DearAbby: My wife and I have had a long-standing disagreement. Her family leaves the price tags on all gifts. This has caused our children to expect that I spend the same amount on them for Christmas and birthdays. I feel they have become materialistic and have lost the meaning behind the gifts. My family never left the price tags on, and I feel that doing so is tacky. Whats your opinion? $$$ in Hammond, Ill. Dear$$$: I agree with you. Leaving the price tag on a gift is tacky. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. 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(Just try it!) 32 Search the heavens 35 Spoiler of a parade for Ahmadinejad? 40 Racing boat 41 Charlie Browns curly-haired pal 44 January birthstone 46 Attaches with string 49 Like most city blocks: Abbr. 50 Parisian possessive 53 Andrea ___ (lost ship) 54 Like some kicks 55 ___ From Hawaii, 1973 Elvis album 57 Top butchers title? 60 Pull 61 WXY buttons 62 Sultans group 63 Santa Barbara-to-Las Vegas dir. 64 Blemish 65 Hosiery shade 66 Climb ___ Mountain 67 ___ en scne (stage setting) 69 Her: Ger. 70 Independence Day fleet 71 Singer DiFranco 72 Brewery sights 73 South American shrubs with potent leaves 75 T-shirt sizes, in short 76 Destroyers of les forts? 79 Glide 80 Aplenty 82 Surgeons procedure 83 Super ___ (game console) 85 Minute fraction of a min. 86 Cave dwellers 87 Menu option 89 Upbeat 91 Chocolate substitute 93 What a family court judge enforces? 96 Where sharks are in their food chain 99 Plant ___ of doubt 100 Glimpsed la Tweety Bird 103 Lukes princess sister 104 Yellowish-brown 109 Convert, as metal into a melt? 111 Prefix with skeleton 112 Admonishment at a Surrealist museum? 115 Delivery means 116 West Side Story fight scene prop 117 More awesome, to a rapper 118 Slalom figure 119 Lab holder? 120 Darling 121 Like many mosaics DOWN 1 Went (for) 2 ___ toad 3 Cold look 4 Grab bag 5 Moved on wheels, as a movie camera 6 Afraid 7 Et ___ 8 Regal letters 9 Opposite of sans 10 Practical school, for short 11 Uncle ___ 12 Pennies are small ones 13 Staples of action scenes 14 Poetic contraction 15 Humorless 16 Decorative piece of George Harrison tour equipment? 17 Balls partner 18 Spring, summer, fall and winter, e.g. 21 Big suit 24 Stale 28 Eyes 31 Grade school subj. 33 Play opener 34 Wishing undone 35 Restrains 36 Boo ___, recluse in To Kill a Mockingbird 37 Forsters ___ With a View 38 Crucifix letters 39 Unlikely response to Sprechen Sie Deutsch? 41 Actress Drescher 42 Chart showing highs and lows 43 Paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara and the like? 45 Rests 47 Shoe insert 48 Grown-up eft 51 Anesthetic gas 52 Sharpener residue 56 Sun Devils sch. 58 Screw up 59 Actually 64 Words said with a shrug 67 Tiki bar order 68 Medit. state 69 Suffix with robot 70 Grp. concerned with courses 71 Playground retort 72 Volunteer 74 Cabinet member: Abbr. 76 Parisian business partner, maybe 77 Squeeze (in) 78 ___ Nagila (Hebrew folk song) 81 Site of the College World Series 84 Cornea neighbor 88 RR stop 90 Didnt shrink from the challenge 92 1990s war site 94 Member of the prosecutors office: Abbr. 95 Fyodor Karamazov, for one 96 Advil rival 97 U.S.S. ___, first battleship to become a state shrine 98 ZaSu of film 100 Peewee sluggers sport 101 Tree-lined walk 102 Kooky 105 Permanently mark 106 Japanese drama 107 Gists 108 Rights org. 110 Year Boris Godunov was born 112 Broadband letters 113 Be behind 114 Witch 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 2324 25 262728 293031323334 353637383940 4142434445464748 495051525354 555657585960 61626364 6566676869 7071727374 7576777879 808182838485 8687888990 9192939495 96979899100101102 103104105106107108109110 111112113114 115116 117 118119120121 Solution on page 9B From the day we were born we have had perfectionism shoved down our throats. You know those words as well as I do, If you cant do it right then dont do it at all! We were also forced to redo things when we didnt do them to suit the person giving the orders. None of us like to be dictated to. What we were taught by these words and actions is that it didnt matter how well we did something because it was never going to live up to the expectations of that person we were trying to please. Do you want to know what happened then? We gave up. We didnt even try anymore because we knew it would not be good enough. This pattern of being put down was all you heard. That is why we feel the need to beat ourselves up when we dont do something right. This negative attitude was drilled into our heads. We were brainwashed with this perfectionism. Now in our parentsdefense; they had the same thing done to them. It is all they knew. We can put a stop to this vicious cycle of perfectionism through the generations. We are our own person and we have made a choice to change. We are not being dictated to by our parents any longer. You may have just gotten fed up with living in CHAOS (Cant Have Anyone Over Syndrome) or you may have heard about this FlyLady person who can help you get your house clean. Whatever the reason; you are ready to try something new. This time the choice is yours. When we get to make the decision it is much easier for us to do. The only problem is that we still have those negative voices echoing in our heads. This is why we beat ourselves up. It is those voices from the past that make FLYing difficult. They tell us the same old message we have heard from day one. You have to do it perfectly or dont do it. So when you are not FLYing the way you think you are supposed to then you quit trying. This is also why we get overwhelmed. In the perfectionism we had forced on us; we look at the whole picture instead of just doing something. We dont think that 15 minutes can make a difference in a messy house. This goes back to getting it done right. We expect ourselves to magically do it all in one day. We are not Supermen or Superwomen. So with this negativity ping ponging in our heads, we tell ourselves we dont have time. The real thing we are say ing is not that we dont hav e time, but that we dont hav e time to do it right. This is when we begin to do what has always been done to us We beat ourselves up or we punish ourselves. Because o f this perfectionism we dont feel worthy. We dont feel worthy to have nice things. We dont feel worthy to live in peace We dont feel worthy to enjoy ourselves and worst o f all we dont feel worthy to be loved. I want to help yo u eliminate those unsaid thoughts from your mind. I want to replace them with loving thoughts and reward s for taking babysteps. Your home did not get messy in a day and it is not going to get clean overnigh t. We are not our mothers and fathers. I dont expect you to be perfect. So quit expectin g perfection from your precious little inner child. Whe n you start feeling defeated, overwhelmed and beaten down; I want you to recognize the voices you are hea ring in your head. Then say delete delete delete. You are worthy of being loved. I will start this ball rolling by saying there is n o wrong way or right way to FLY; there is only your way It all starts by going to shin e your sink and Finally Lovin g Yourself by not beating yourself up when you are n ot perfect. Are You Ready to FLY. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her Web site and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley Used by permission in this publication. You dont have to be perfect FLY Lady Leanne Ely Get the paper delivered to you! 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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, November 10, 2010Fudgy Fig No-Bake Brownie BitesMakes 24 brownies 1 package (9 ounces) Famous Chocolate Wafers 1 cup stemmed, finely choppedBlueRibbonOrchard Choiceor Sun-MaidDried California Figs 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans orwalnuts 3 tablespoons confectioners (powdered) sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup half and half 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate morsels 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Topping: 1/2 cup chopped figs or toasted nuts Line 24 mini muffin pan cups with decorative paper or foil liners (or line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil or plastic wrap, extending up sides); set aside. Whirl wafers in food processor (or place in sealable plastic bag and crush with rolling pin) to make fine crumbs. Place in large bowl. Stir in figs, nuts, confectionerssugar and salt. Pour half and half into microwave-safe bowl and heat on 100% power in microwave oven for 30 seconds or until boiling. (Or bring half and half to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat.) Add chocolate morsels and set aside for 1 minute to soften. Stir until chocolate melts. Stir in vanilla. Pour over fig mixture and stir until blended. While warm, spoon brownie mixture into lined muffin cups or baking pan and press with back of oiled spoon to an even layer. Sprinkle with topping. Chill2hoursoruntilset.Ifusingasquarepan,cutinto24brownies. Store in the refrigerator. Storing and Using FigsUse a sharp knife or a pair of kitchen scissors to cut up figs. Run the knife under hot water when it gets sticky. Store figs in refrigerator after opening for up to six months.Mission and Calimyrna figs can be used interchangeably in most recipes.Figs are the perfect complement to all types of cheeses.Chop figs and add to cereals and side dishes for a hint of sweetness. FAMILYFEATURES Tis the season for holiday parties and that means serving something special to your guests. These festive recipes make the most of golden, slightly nutty-flavored Calimyrna figs and dark, sweet-tasting Mission figs. These appetizers are the perfect blend of sweet and savory that will give your guests something to celebrate. For more festive recipes, visit www.valleyfig.com.Chili-Spiced Cereal & Fig Snack MixMakes about 7 cups 1 1/2cups stemmed, chopped (1/2 inch) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maid Dried California Figs 3 cups crisp cereal squares (mix equal amounts of rice, wheat and corn varieties) 1 cup small square cheese-flavored crackers 1 cup bite-size pretzels 1 cup Spanish red-skinned peanuts orotherroasted nuts Seasoning: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon garlic oronion salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional) Preheat oven to 250F. Place figs in small bowl. In separate small bowl, stir together oil and remaining seasoning ingredients. Drizzle 2 teaspoons seasoning mixture ove r figs and toss to blend; set aside. In large bowl, combine cereal, crackers, pretzels and nuts. Drizzle with remaining seasoning mixture. Toss to blend. Spread on large baking sheet. Place in oven and roast for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes and adding figs during last 10 minutes. Spread mixture on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container. Did You Know?Whether you savor flavorful dried California figs as a snack or in your favorite recipes, figs are always rich in complex carbohydrates, a great source of dietary fiber and a wealth of essential minerals such as potassium, iron and calcium. Fig Lollipops Makes 12 12 large Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Dried California Figs 3/4 cup (about 4 ounces) semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate orwhite morsels 12 4-inch bamboo skewers 2 oranges orgrapefruits Sea salt, koshersalt, finely chopped toasted nuts and/orcolored sugar sprinkles With scissors or sharp knife, cut off fig stems and discard. Flatten each fig with palm of hand. Place one fig on each skewer to look like a lollipop. Place oranges in small bowls to hold lollipops while chocolate cools. Microwave morsels in microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM (50%) power for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Dip skewered figs, partially or completely, into melted chocolate. Sprinkle each with a pinch of salt, finely chopped nuts or sugar sprinkles, as desired. Poke skewers in oranges. Chill until set. Fig and Bacon CheddarBitesMakes 20 appetizers 1 cup shredded sharp cheddarcheese 2 ounces (1/4 cup) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup stemmed and chopped (1/4-inch) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Dried California Figs 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions 2 tablespoons dry sherry 2/3 cup cooked, chopped bacon 20 thin slices (cut diagonally) baguette In small bowl, stir together cheddar and cream cheeses. Stir in figs, green onions and sherry. Can be prepared a day ahead and stored in a covered container in the refrigerator. To serve, preheat oven to 375F. Place baguette slices on large baking sheet. Place in oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Spread fig mixture on baguette slices. Top with bacon. Return to oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Fudgy Fig No-Bake Brownie Bites Fig Lollipops Fig and Bacon CheddarBites Chili-Spiced Cereal & Fig Snack Mix