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News-Sun staffSEBRING Dr. Ca ry Pigman has announced he is a Republican candidate f or the 2012 election for t he Florida House of Representatives, 77 th District, representing Glad es and Hendry counties an d parts of Highlands an d Collier counties. Pigman has lived in Highlands County sin ce 1995. He is a residen cy trained and board certifi ed emergency medicine phys ician practicing at Flori da Hospital Heartland Medic al Center in Sebring. "With term limits being a hallmark of Florida politics, it's clear to me that we need citizenpoliticians representing us in Tallahassee. I've be en blessed with health and a successful career. This is an opportunity to fulfill my du ty to serve my community. M y goal is to listen and represe nt your interests in a fair an d responsible way, emphasi zing growth, job creation an d fiscal conservatism," Pigm an wrote in an e-mail pre ss release. "I've been planning to ru n for about four years. I will be gone for several mont hs serving the young men an d women in our armed forc es in Iraq. I plan to hit t he ground running hard, cam paigning when I return hom e in late December," he wrot e. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners celebrated Highlands County's 90th birthday with cake and orange juice Tuesday morning during their regular meeting at the Government Center in Sebring. Anne Reynolds, chairperson of the Highlands County Historic Preservation Commission, asked the commission to designate April 19, 2011 as "Highlands Turns 90 Day," and invited the commission and the public to participate in the festivities. With County Tax Appraiser Raymond McIntyre cracking a whip during a demonstration of how cracker cowboys kept the herds moving, the commissionBy CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Well-researched, well-written accounts of true events have the capacity to help one generation understand another, and bring meaning to seeming chaos. Moments lived once blood red, vibrating with sound and drenched in sweat become bloodless, silent and dry, their passion out-lived once the witnesses are gone and the stories are memorized, not told from memory. Hearsay dampens the historical record; blurs the lines, so to speak. Which is why the students at Sebring High School were so fortunate Monday to hear still-living history from Leonard Gold, a World War II fighter pilot, and meet Andrea Davide, an artist who was moved by history to conduct an archeological dig in the forests of the Negros Islands in the Philippines, looking for the P-38 fighter plane Major Thomas McGuire, a 1938 graduate of Sebring High School, was flying when he was shot down and killed in January of 1945. Davide, showing photographs taken turning the trip, told the students how, having been commissioned by the Air Force to paint a depiction of McGuire's last flight, she wanted to know more. One thing led to another until she found herself on the ground in the Philippines, searching out McGuire's crash site, looking for remnants of other planes which crashed during the same dog fight, and seeking witnesses to the event. She talked about crossing a river filled with crocodiles and huge snakes, bouncing in the back of a pick-up over roadless terrain, and ultimately finding small plane pieces, including part of a seat belt, and ammunition from McGuire's plane, as well as witnesses who described the air battle that day. Davide spoke with passion about the January morning when McGuire, NEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, April 20-21, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 46 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 91 66Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Sunshine mixed with some clouds Forecast Question: Should congress vote to raise the federal debt limit? Next question: Would you willingly pay more in taxes to reduce the deficit? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Inside Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 30.1% No 69.9% Total votes: 103 Celebrations7B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A FLY Lady11B Friends & Neighbors10B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV2B Index District DebutLady Streaks win high-scoring district tourney opener SPORTS, 1BFood and GamesCooking together is a great way to bring a family closer PAGE12BMaking ChangesLPlooks for ways to simplify Evaluation & Appraisal PAGE2A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY (from left) Sebring High School tenth graders, Wade Burger, Shane Ellis, and Greg Arnold are encouraged to examine World War II artifacts during a special presentation Monday. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Art students at Sebring High School created paintings and collages honoring fighter pilot Major Thomas McGuire. A graduate of the high school, McGuire died during World War II over the Philippines. He was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor. Lessons in living history SHS students learn more about a Sebring hero McGuire See STUDENTS, page 6A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The committee formed to recall three of Avon Park's city council mem bers kicked off their efforts on Saturday with a signing party in Donaldson Park, and have pla ns for a couple more. "We got a few more than I expected," com mittee chair Jennifer Aviles said after four hou rs of passing out pens and petitions at a picn ic table in the park. "There have been a lot of folks dropping b y and showing their support for the effort today ," Aviles said. The official tally of the signatures will be pr esented at a weekly recall committee meeting o n Wednesday night at the Moose Lodge, but t he group was encouraged by the turnout o n Saturday. Avon Park recall committee holds signing parties' See RECALL, page 6AMotorcycle deaths down But latest trend is moving numbers back up PAGE2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Janice McCarthy, liaison to the Highlands County Historic Preservation Commission, talks about the historic preservation showcase, featuring an exhibit of the history of Highlands County at the county Government Center in Sebring. The exhibit will be on display through the end of June. Board pauses to honor county's 90th Display will be up through June See COUNTY, page 3A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Pigman Pigman to run for congress in 2012 See PIGMAN, page 3A Will run in 77th District

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Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Mason G. Smoak Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of the Youth Leadership Highlands program, a year-long leadership program for selected high school students. Students chosen for this program will spend several days throughout the school year learning about their leadership potential and about their community. The program will target students not currently involved in specific leadership activities. "We believe encouraging our young leaders to know their community, know what is available to them in the future in Highlands County, and learning how they fit in as a contributing member of society is very important," said David Summers, president of the Mason G. Smoak Foundation. Each year, incoming high school sophomores from Highlands County will be selected to participate in the program. The students will participate in a day-long leadership retreat to kick off the year then will spend five days through the school year visiting businesses, government agencies, social service agencies, churches and other organizations to learn all they can about Highlands County. "It is our belief that every student has great worth and is able to make a positive impact on our community if they are equipped with the right tools," said Tracee Smoak, a board member of the Smoak Foundation. "Our goal is to inspire students to grow personally and academically toward their individual goals while at the same time instilling a great appreciation for Highlands County and the Ridge Area." Applications and information will be available at each high school and on the Smoak Foundation's Web site at masongsmoakfoundation.org. The program is developed and funded by the Mason G. Smoak Foundation; a nonprofit organization committed to encouraging students and families in the area through community service, leadership and education. To learn more about the Smoak Foundation and the program, go to www.masongsmoakfoundation.org. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com April 16 11221333440x:3Next jackpot $13 millionApril 13 1815324043x:5 April 9 101114184041x:4 April 18 13151830 April 17 19213134 April 16 611182224 April 15 1316182633 April 18 (n) 3549 April 18 (d) 7680 April 17 (n) 5157 April 17 (d) 7009 April 18(n) 09 3 April 18 (d) 66 4 April 17 (n) 08 1 April 17(d) 51 1 April 15 259314 April 12 216224014 April 8 112436379 April 5 213212418 April 16 2133444555 PB: 7 PP: 5Next jackpot $56 millionApril 13 423394950 PB: 39 PP: 3 April 9 514325356 PB: 11 PP: 4 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Obstacle course dedication rescheduledSEBRING Due to a scheduling conflict, the dedication of the new Highlands County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team's Obstacle Course has been moved to May 6 at 2 p.m. The course is located at 12700 Arbuckle Creek Road. Lt. Jack Bailey, SRT Leader will be honoring all those who aided in the development and construction of the course. The Special Response Team will also give a demonstration followed by closing remarks from Sheriff Susan Benton. The public is invited to attend. If you have further questions, contact Bailey at 863-402-7228.Archaeology program set at SFCC ThursdayAVON PARK Matthew Schuld, outreach coordinator, Southwest Regional Center, Florida Public Network (FPAN) will present "Coastal Living in Southwest Florida / Water as a Way of Life" during the next meeting of the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (KVAHC) at 7 p.m. Thursday at the South Florida Community College Highlands Campus, Bldg. G, Room 101. Schuld will address the many ways in which people have used and altered Florida's water resources over the last 12,000 years. The public is invited to attend at no cost. Call Anne Reynolds at 4653637 or 441-4803. Kiwanis present Good Friday Prayer BreakfastSEBRING The Kiwanis Club of Sebring will present its annual Good Friday Prayer Breakfast, a non-denominational event to encourage the joining of people of all faiths in reaffirmation of common witness in the Supreme Being of God an d the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. The breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Friday at Florida Hospital Heartland in con ference room 1. The featured speaker will be Dr. David Richardson, pastor for Fir st Baptist Church of Sebring The price for breakfast will be $10 and profits wi ll be used to benefit Youth for Christ, Cub Scout Pac k 846 and the Sebring High School Show Choir. Everyone is encouraged to attend and invite their cle rgy to this special event. For more information o r to purchase tickets please contact any Kiwanis Club member or tickets may be purchased at the door. RPAC meets ThursdaySEBRING There wi ll be a Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee mee ting at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sports Complex, Concession Building at 21 6 Sheriff's Tower Road. Th e public is invited to attend Republican Executive Committee meets ThursdaySEBRING The Highlands Republican Executive Committee meets the last Thursday o f each month. April 28 the committee will have U.S. Senate can didate Col. Mike McCalister as the guest speaker and the committe e will meet at the Quality In n at 6:30 p.m. Dutch treat dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. RSVP's are required to help determine needed seats and quantity of food Contact Olivia Scott at 381-6993 or e-mail olivia cscott@vistanet.net.Voters League meets ThursdaySEBRING The Highlands County Voters League meeting for April will be held at Homer's COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. 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 Monday, April 18: Pedro Pablo Fonticoba, 51, of Hialeah, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, first conviction. Felicia Monica Gooden, 31, of West Palm Beach, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Jennifer Rae Hall, 29, of Sebring, was charged with commercial fraud. Tammy Lee Hamilton, 44, of Ocala, was charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Cordey D. Jumper, 19, of Okeechobee, was charged on an Okeechobee County warrant for no valid driver license. Prentiss Todd Legree, 39, of Palm Beach, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Benny Jose Madison, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for child support. Raul Morales, 49, of Lake Placid, was held on an immigration detainer for a municipal ordinance violation. Mary Angell Ortiz, 33, of Avon Park, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked; and worthless check, three counts. Jerry Hugh Peoples, 49, of Venus, was charged with uttering a forged instrument; grand theft; forgery; aggravated assault, two counts; possession of methamphetamine; and carrying concealed firearm. Joel Santos-Valera, 37, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Charles Frank Wallace, 58, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, felony battery by strangulation. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, April 17: David Woodrow Beecher, 31, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; domestic violence or felony battery by strangulation; and domestic violence or aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. Chanrence Jerrell Queen, 26, of Tampa, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of narcotic equipment and/or use. Tobey John Shattenberg, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance; trespassing, failing to leave property upon order by owner; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Gerald Ivan Thomas, 44, of Sebring, was charged with using firearm under influence of alcohol; improper exhibition of firearm or dangerous weapon; and firing weapon, discharging firearm in public. Chinetta Walton, 59, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of cocaine. Sherell Latasha Wisdom, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting offiContinued on page 7A Smoak Foundation announces Youth Leadership Highlands By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Members of the Lake Placid Town Council and Local Planning Agency met with Jennifer Codo-Salisbury of Central Florida Regional Planning for an Evaluation & Appraisal Report workshop Monday night. The EAR is part of the Comprehensive Future Land Use process. It has to be renewed periodically and updated where necessary. Acommunity's planning is broken into elements for example, transportation, infrastructure and water, among others. The goal is to create specific planning that takes natural resources, human needs and economic opportunity into account. The key is to ensure sustainable growth and a viable infrastructure and to make sure there is enough of what's necessary, not too much or too little. The workshop had just been called to order when town council members expressed doubts about the document as written. Member Steve Bastardi said he worried about expensive promises the town cannot afford, especially in the housing element. Member Ray Royce said he was concerned about redundancy. "Some sections are in here twice," he said. Both men were troubled by confusing language and jargon. Last revised in 1991-1995, the EAR has "really old language and stuff done with old dates and stuff that should have been done," Royce said. He pointed to a Citizen's Advisory Committee mentioned in the EAR, but which never existed. Royce and Bastardi want to simplify the EAR by making substantial changes to the text. To that end the council and planning agency members began a page-by-page review, directing CodoSalisbury on revisions. The work in progress is on the agenda for the council's regular meeting Monday, at which time a for or against vote will be taken. The town has to submit the EAR to the Department of Community Affairs by July 1, so there is deadline pressure, but a six-month extension may be attained. Royce has his eye on Gov. Rick Scott and possible changes in how the government goes about business. "The world can dramatically change on July 1," he said. "If ever there was a time for a government entity to submit a simpler plan, now is the time." LP council works on changes to Evaluation & Appraisal Report News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY (From left) Local Planning Agency chairman Hoz Compton examines the most recent Lake Placid future land use and amendments map. Susie Bushans, the town's planner, and Arlene Tuck, the town clerk, join him at the Monday night workshop. Current document is out of date, confusing If ever there was a time for a government entity to submit a simpler plan, now is the time.'RAYROYCE council member

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 3A ers took a 30-minute break to share the history of the last 90 years of Highlands County. Adisplay of the "90 Reasons to Love Highlands County" lines the wall of the lobby just outside the commission chambers and gives residents a view of some of the highlights around the county. Housing Department employee Tony Suazo played the guitar while Deputy Chair Greg Harris cut the first piece of cake and encouraged residents to enjoy the displays around the lobby, which includes index cards for citizens to write down their own reasons for loving Highlands County. The display is scheduled to be in the Government Center lobby through June. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Anne Reynolds of Lake Placid (from left) and Dale Wilson of Sebring chat with Jessica Prescott of the Highlands County Planning Department on Tuesday morning before having a piece a cake during the Highlands Turns 90 Anniversary Celebration at the Highlands County Government Center in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Tony Suazo of the Highlands County Housing Department entertains guests Tuesday morning during Highlands County's 90th Anniversary celebration at the Government Center in Sebring. County turns 90 In a follow-up phone call, Pigman, explained that current District 77 Representative Denise Grimsley is, a among many things, a registered nurse. They had often worked together in the past, Pigman said, having long and philosophical talks late at night when things were quiet in the emergency room. It was Grimsley who put the idea of running into his head by suggesting he do so when she termed out of office. Pigman feels his education and training will be a benefit. His daily work calls on him to make assessments of facts and select plans of action. "It's kind of a framework of reasoning," he said, adding he would be consensus seeker. While medical issues are of special interest to him, he is fascinated by two particular areas water resources and what to do about disaster insurance. "We want growth," he said, "but we don't want to run out of water." He said he has faith that there are kind, sensible people in office, people who can work together for solutions. As a shift worker, Pigman said he has the flexibility to remain in the emergency room and serve as a legislator. Pigman began his medical career as a doctor in the U.S. Navy attached to infantry units of the 2nd Marine Division. About a year and a half ago he was asked to return to reserve service. He is now a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Army Reserve and depar ts this week for a volunte er tour in Iraq, which he w ill complete in Decemb er 2011. In addition to his duti es in the emergency depar tment, Pigman is medic al director of Hardee Coun ty Fire Rescue, a volunte er physician at the Samarit an Touch Care Center, boa rd chairman of the Flori da Ridge Big Brothers B ig Sisters, and past preside nt of the Highlands Coun ty Medical Society. His wife, Darlene, is a retired Aeromed flig ht nurse and owns a sma ll business in Sebring, Fro nt Porch Dogs, specializing in home-made dog treats, do g bathing/hydrotherapy, an d other pet supplies. The tw o of them raise sheep an d chickens and maintain a vineyard on their sma ll farm. He enjoys bicyclin g, clay shooting, and car ra cing. Continued from page 1A Pigman announces candidacy for House District 77 seat I've been planning to run for about four years. I plan to hit the ground running hard, campaigning when I return home in late December.'DR. CARYPIGMAN candidate By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Pastor Jeremy Hurd and his family are set to leave on their year-long mission trip in just two weeks. The family has been working diligently since September to provide themselves with the funds to embark on this journey, and the Community Bible Church minister, his wife and two young children will head to El Salvador on May 3. "There's been so much community involvement with us and our story," said Hurd. The Hurd family will be holding their own moving sale on Thursday at the family's home located at 1400 County Road 17ALot 78, located behind Community Bible Church. Many items will be available for purchase. Hurd family plans moving sale prior to trip Associated PressANNANDALE, Va. P resident Barack Obama o n Tuesday promoted his p lan to scale back spending w ithout halting aid to educ ation, energy and science, a cknowledging that m ounting deficits could i nflict "serious damage" on t he country. In an appearance at N orthern Virginia C ommunity College in s uburban Annandale, Va., O bama blasted Republican a lternatives to deal with f ederal budget problems, w hile at the same time pred icting the two deeply d ivided parties would ultim ately find a compromise. "I'm optimistic. I'm h opeful," Obama said in h is campaign-style outing. Both sides have come t ogether before. I believe w e can do it again." Obama is traveling a cross the country this w eek with a message that t he government must r educe its staggering debt b y cutting defense spendi ng and health care costs, i ncreasing taxes on the w ealthy and protecting prio rities he deems untoucha ble. The president and House R epublicans are vying for c ontrol of a suddenly surgi ng national debt debate. O bama says his plan s preads the burden more f airly than a rival House R epublican plan that w ould cut roughly the s ame amount of spending t hrough budget cuts and an o verhaul of Medicare and M edicaid. Obama: Debt will damage country

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On the surface, the story is d etached from most H ighlands County residents, a nd most cannot make the c onnection, but there is a r elationship. Apparently the Zuck sent a n e-mail seven years ago to c o-creator Paul Ceglia asking P aul to dismiss the penalty of 8 0 percent of Facebook owne rship, because Zuckerman w as not producing, and r eturn to the 50/50 split. The media is talking about t he issue because Facebook is w orth billions, but the change i n dollars at that level is not a n issue until you compare it t o the change in the middle c lass. People like John the carpet l ayer has lost 50 percent of h is business, but no one in a l eadership role at the state l evel really seems to care. Secretary Tina lost her job, a nd could use a minor fract ion of Zuckerman's money t o feed her family for a year, a nd 21 percent of America's c hildren are now living b elow the poverty level. Those guys who used to build houses for a living are using Facebook to look for a way out before the bank gets the real estate in foreclosure. The federal government now owns shopping malls at a loss. Fireman Bill is losing up to half of his pension and Jill the teacher could lose her tenure and pension. Somehow that seems a bigger story to most all over America right now than the Zuckerman exchange. The federal government seems to be bickering over how much they can actually overspend, not save mind you, but overspend, and several are claiming that you cannot do it without raising taxes on the little guy. Darn those little guys and their problems, we need to hear more about Mark Z. Zuckerman will not even see a blip on his light bill if he loses half, and he will probably just give the other guy half because he can't even count what he has, but the policeman and the small business owner are getting "free" power saving devices on their homes from Progress Energy, and they are hoping it will offset the hike in fuel costs. The waitress and the retail clerk don't have a chance. The story about Zuckerman shows that the American dream, that goal of reaching middle class and living a comfortable life, is dead. Now the rest of us get to squabble over who gets the shoes, and how to pay for the gas to go to the funeral. The gap is getting bigger everyday between those that argue over corporate takehome bonuses and those who will no longer get Medicaid, or Social Security, or a job. But, the money from the BPoil spill bought a government official an i-Pad. Now she can see a picture of what a coastal turtle used to look like. The top 10 percent of Americans now earn around 50 percent of our national income, and Zuckerman is one, but our leadership says it is wrong to tax everyone equally. So, no one really cares that Zuckerman may lose 50 percent of his billions, unless they too have an e-mail, or a lottery ticket. And that's how most of America can relate to the story of a billionaire Mark Zuckerman, and a sevenyear-old e-mail. That's why it hits close to home. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.comTODAY'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 EDITORIAL& OPINION Republicans acted on the message voters sent in the 2010 congressional elections when they elected more than enough members of the House to control that body; they tackled the scandal of out-of-control spending and the voters responded. So far they have shoved a poison pill down the throats of spendinghappy House Democrats, chopping a cool $38 billion from the 2011 federal budget. They now face a new challenge in enacting a budget for 2012 by passing the one introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which begins to put the nation's fiscal house in order. That should be job one for Congress. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the U.S. is set to run up the largest budget deficit of all major developed economies this year. The IMF recommended that the nation needs to tighten its belt now rather than face tough adjustments in the next two years. In a new report, the IMF warned that the U.S. shortfall will reach 10.8 percent of its gross domestic product this year, putting it ahead of Japan and the United Kingdom. The IMF has estimated that President Barack Obama will have to cut the deficit by 5 percentage points of GDPin the next two fiscal years, making it the largest adjustment in "at least half a century," to meet his pledge of halving it by the end of his four-year term. "Market concerns about sustainability remain subdued in the U.S., but a further delay of action could be fiscally costly, with deficit increases exacerbated by rising yields," the IMF wrote in its Fiscal Monitor report, published several times a year to analyze public finance development. The IMF recommended "a down payment" in the form of deficit reduction this year that would make the government goal "compatible with a less abrupt withdrawal of stimulus later." These are somber warnings which should alert the Obama administration and both the House and Senate that they must put the brakes on spending money the U.S. doesn't have, rather than forcing us to either print more paper dollars or borrow more money from China. The House must pass Rep. Ryan's proposed budget promptly and send it over to the Sena te to pass and send it to the White Hous e for the president's signature. The Heritage Foundation has written very favor ably of the Ryan budget proposal, which "for the first time in recent memory, sets our nation on a different and be tter path. It tackles the massive spending excesses of the recent past and the enti tlement crisis that is beginning to command our fiscal future. It rejects the politics of government dependence, massively higher taxes and the inevitability of national decline." His budget "pares back non-security discretionary spending the small part of the budget that Congress actually writes a budget for and tackles other parts o f the budget such as farm sub sidies and the federal bureaucracy." It also repeals Obamacar e, the federal government's invasion of the nation's health care system which h as given America the world's finest health care system. "Most crucially," Heritag e notes, "Ryan's budget tackles entitlement programs with transformative change s in Medicare and a solid approach to controlling Medicaid's spiraling costs. These changes will result in a stronger and bigger econo my with more job creation, more savings and investment, and higher household incomes." As Heritage has pointed out, America desperately needs to change course: "Our current direction is fis cally and economically unsustainable and politicall y and culturally bankrupting. It is threatening the wellbeing and future of our country." Congress need to get off the dime and pass Ryan's budget before the nation drowns in an ocean of red ink. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. America needs to change course Making Sense Michael Reagan Zuckerman story hits close to home A recent e-mail may cost Mark Zuckerman half of his holding in Facebook, but the better question i s who feels sorry when a billionaire l oses $500 million, give or take a few. Quiet deals and state funds E ditor: The Tribune's comprehens ive background of Mr. S tipanovich's dealings with t he State Investment Fund l eft out a key deal a couple of y ears ago. On behalf of Gov. B ush, he also bought $600 m illion of stocks in Enron a s hort time before it went u nder, $300 million each f rom the Teachers and F iremen/Policemen Pension F unds. Governors Bush and C rist continued to raid vario us state trust funds for 12 y ears. The notice of that deal was j ust a blip on the assets and l iability charts. Nothing was h eard about that again. Was it j ust a coincidence that only E nron employees and ordin ary people were stuck with w orthless paper? This is part o f the legacy that former G ov. Jeb Bush has left b ehind. The question is: Will the p arties responsible for these d isasters be held accounta ble? Will the state employe es get their hard-earned m oney back? $600 million a ppears to be insignificant c ompared to $25 billion, but t housands of teachers, firem en and policemen paid into t hose funds for 40 years. In f act, the FEAin the early 60s had to go to the Florida S upreme Court to achieve a s eparate pension fund. Prior t o that, those funds went into t he general state budget. Now it is local governm ents on the hook. Is it a c oincidence that ordinary taxp ayers could be victims, a gain? We are talking about $ 7 trillion of the national m arket lost in 2000 and only $ 10-$15 billion in 2007; s ome 80 million people in 2 000 and 30 in 2007. The c orporate entities got out in t ime by loading bad debt o nto regular people but what a bout the commissions paid o n those transactions? Now i n 2011, there is the $11 trill ion national debt they create d in 2004-07 and trying to p ass on to the taxpaying w orking Americans. In addition, through his p olicies, we have a severe shortage of certified teachers and nurses. The Tribune fulfilled its mission to report this tragedy, but will it follow up to achieve justice for those thousands of public servants who also fulfilled their service to this state? Governor Scott says No. Gabriel Read Avon ParkIs there a hostile takeover taking place?Editor: Is there a scheme in the works for Lake Placid to "try" and take over Sun 'N Lakes Lake Placid? Does the city of Lake Placid want to annex or by other means get all the water rights here? Is there more water being taken out of "our aquafier" than was agreed upon? Is there no more artisan well because of over use? Are they planning to take all vacant lots by means we do not know about? Do the three that spoke for this at a recent town council meeting living out of the city of Lake Placid? Yes. Would you like to have another Sun 'N Lake Sebring where you have no voice in your home and dwellings? Is it in the works just to take the west side of Sun 'N Lakes Boulevard to have control of Lake Grassy? And the higher tax rate, are the county commissioners in agreement with this? There is big talk and big plans for Lykes Brothers City! Blue Head Ranch, and they will have all the building permits to make it impossible to build on your lot making it worthless? Has the criminal status of Highlands County being addressed? Do the illegals have more rights and cost us in all ways? If we sent the criminals-illegals all home we could be in the black. So why is this so hard for citizens to talk about and do something about. No matter where you were from, now you are an American citizen. I hear the term AfricanAmerican, and I am here to tell you that is the only thing that scientists and theologians agree on that "all" life came up out of Africa, so my question does that make us all African-Americans? We need to change from the greed that is in our land and right here in Highlands County is a perfect place to start. C.F. Neeley Lake Placid BouquetThanks for help in dedicating fire stationEditor: The Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary unit want to thank each and everyone that helped make the dedication to the new firehouse a great success. We had a great turn out with approximate 175 people attending. We presented a bronze plaque that dedicated the building to the volunteer firefighters. We served hot dogs, baked beans, and coleslaw. We had a specialty cake that was a burning building and two fire trucks. The children got fire helmets, badges and balloons. Sparky and Pluggie was there also. Thank you to our sponsors and contributors: Russell Realty, Glades Electric, Somers Irrigation, Simmons Grove and Cattle, Bluehead Farms, Subway Lew Carter, Jaxson's, Miller Central Air, Coca-Cola, Sonny's BBQ, Pearce Fencing, Sirriano's, Flowers Bakery, Sweetbay, Pugh Utilities, Raceway Lake Placid, Don's TV, Joy Post Princess House, Deena Wright Mary Kay, Karen Lanier 31 Purse, Embroidery and Beyond, Artistic Frames and Images, Cakes by Ace, Pastor Darryle George First Baptist of Placid Lakes, Gene Reese and the Leisure Lakes Home Owners Association. Chief Danny Holmes Leisure Lakes Volunteer Firefighters and Auxilary members LETTERSPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. 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Restaurant at 6 p.m. Thursday with dutch treat dinner at 5 p.m. County Commissioner Jack Ritchie will lead this month's discussion. He will give a brief description of what boards do and their importance. Ritchie is unequally qualified to lead this discussion for he has served on not all, but many of the county boards over the years. Some issues to be discussed: Do board members get paid? Do board members have to fill out financial reports? Are board members recruited by county commissioners? The public is invited to bring their questions. Raymond McIntyre, Highlands County property appraiser, addressed the Voters League in March. He spoke of how his department has again reduced its budget. His employees have not had a raise in three years. He is the only constitutional office that has achieved this.RCMA now recruiting for Early Head Start/Head Start seasonLAKE PLACID RCMASouth Highlands at 500 E. Interlake Blvd. (Building 500 at the college) is now accepting applications for children 3-5 years old for the Early Head Start/Head Start season. Call 699-3794 to make an appointment and ask for Maria or Becky (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday). RCMALake Placid at 541 E. Interlake Blvd. (across from the college) is now accepting applications for children six weeks to 5 years old for the program. Call 699-3790 and ask for Wanda, Angela or Karen (7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MondayFriday).Class of '61 prepares for reunionLAKE PLACID The Sebring High School Class of 1961 will hold its 50-year class reunion on May 13-14. Attendees will be gathering at 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 to visit the Sebring Historical Archives at the city library. Atime to socialize and renew friendships along with a barbecue meal will follow at the Civic Center next door. On Saturday evening, May 15, class members will meet at the Danny and Darlene Phypers home in Lake Placid. Gathering time will be 5:30 p.m. Aclass picture will be taken and made available for sale. Abuffet meal will follow. Additional information about the reunion is available by contacting Gary Lanier or Kay Taylor Wise.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive, will have bar bingo at 1 p.m. Thursday. For any question s, call the lodge at 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host WOTM Mexican Night at 6 p.m. today. Karaoke with Wild Bill will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Music by Franke will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday For details, call the lodge a t 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with Mike Claxton at 5:30 p.m. today. The Post meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for elections. For details, call the lodge at 699-5444. The Lake Placid America n Legion Placid Post 25 will have Son's burgers and chicken strips from 5-7 p.m today. Music by L&LDuo will follow from 5-8 p.m. Line dancing will be offere d at 7 p.m. Thursday. For mo re information, call 465-0975. The Lake Placid Elks 2661 Ladies will have a board meeting at 7 p.m. today. Call 465-2661.Date changeSEBRING Today's ded ication of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team's Obstacle Course has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. Frida y, May 6. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 5A Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Earning 100 percent on every exam taken during her training to become a certified massage therapist, Donna Ashcraft of Avon Park was awarded The Outstanding Student plaque and medal in addition to a second award given to her for Outstanding Academic A chievement. On April 14 she was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at the Ridge Career Center of Polk County. Concurrent to her training at the Career Center, she is completing certification in a reflexology specialty. Good grades pay off By CURTANDERSON APLegal Affairs WriterMIAMI Anew nationa l strategy being unveiled T uesday by the White House d rug czar to combat pres cription drug abuse aims to c ut misuse of powerful p ainkillers like oxycodone b y 15 percent within five y ears through education, s tepped-up law enforcement a nd pill-tracking databases. The effort will target pill m ills that are dispensing t housands of painkillers, a g rowing drug abuse epidemi c centered in Florida. Under one part of the p lan, more than 1 million d octors would be required to u ndergo training on proper p rescription practices as a c ondition for their ability to l egally prescribe the highly a ddictive drugs known as o pioids. "The key is that everyone r ealizes there is no magic a nswer to this," Gil K erlikowske, President B arack Obama's national drug policy director, said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It's a really complex problem." The first-ever comprehensive federal plan focuses on four main areas: education for prescribing physicians and the public, including a media campaign about the drugs'dangers; pushing for tracking databases in all 50 states; better methods of throwing out unused or expired prescriptions; and more intense training and focus by law enforcement on illegal pill mill clinics. Florida is the epicenter of the deadly rise in abuse of oxycodone and similar addictive painkillers, with doctors in the Sunshine State prescribing far more of the drugs than all other states combined, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And Florida's pill mills are the supplier of choice for much of the eastern U.S., causing a ripple effect of drug overdoses and addiction to the north a phenomenon dubbed the "OxyContin Express." Arecent report by Florida medical examiners found that in the first six months of 2010 the most recent data available 1,268 deaths in the state were caused by prescription drugs, or about seven fatalities a day during that span. Kentucky's governor says 82 people die of overdoses each month in his state. Renee Doyle, a Fort Lauderdale mother whose son Blayne was in an oxycodone haze when he was struck and killed by a car in 2009, said he was able to get 240 pills on each monthly visit to a local pain clinic by doing little more than asking for them. More than 850 pain clinics are currently registered in Florida, where doctors prescribe 85 percent of all such pills in the nation. US seeks 15 pct. drop in prescription drug abuse By KATHYMATHESON Associated PressPHILADELPHIA A d ebate over the fiscal future o f the U.S. that has engulfed C ongress, the Obama a dministration and policym akers in Washington is r esonating with everyday A mericans in one way or a nother as they size up their t ax bills and refunds. As they mailed off their l ast-minute returns Monday a t post offices across the n ation, some told The A ssociated Press that they w ere willing to pay more to h elp reduce the deficit, w hile others doubted they c ould bear paying higher t axes to help the cause. Mike Kleinberg, a 29y ear-old electrical engineeri ng doctoral candidate from P hiladelphia who expects an $ 86 federal refund, said h e'd be hard-pressed to s queeze anything more out o f his already modest i ncome. "The deficit right now is s o far off my radar," said K leinberg, waiting to mail h is return at Philadelphia's m ain post office. "Taking m ore money to pay some a bstract deficit would be h ard to justify right now." But 60-year-old Martin R ich, at the post office in H artford, Conn., said he w ouldn't mind paying a litt le bit more. "We've got to do somet hing," said Rich, a facilities m anagement consultant f rom Avon, Conn. "We've all been in the same condition where we owe credit cards. You can default as an individual, but as a country it would be unconscionable, as far as I'm concerned." Officials have said the U.S. will reach its borrowing limit no later than May 16, risking an unprecedented default. The government is likely to run a record $1.5 trillion deficit this year, and lawmakers are negotiating an increase in the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Also Monday, Standard & Poor's Ratings Service lowered its long-term outlook on the country's debt, saying the U.S. could lose the top investment rating in the next two years. In an AP-GfK poll released last week, 29 percent of respondents said the government should hike taxes to eat away at huge federal deficits. About 62 percent said they favor cutting government services instead. Asked Monday whether she personally would be willing to pay higher taxes to reduce the red ink, 75year-old Odell Martin said she can't afford to on her fixed income. "I'm living paycheck to paycheck," said Martin, a retired teacher's aide in Hartford who noted that she owes on her taxes this year. "I just can't see where I would get more tax money from." The Rev. James Meador Jr., 63, a retired truck driver and a Baptist preacher from Kansas City, Mo., said he was not willing to pay more. This year, he said he owed about $400 to the federal government and $600 to the state. "If I was Donald Trump I wouldn't care. If I was George Bush or all of them down in Texas who own oil I wouldn't care, because they've got plenty of money," Meador said at the city's post office at Union Station. "I could have used that $1,000 to pay real estate tax or something." At the Civic Center post office in San Francisco, Bob Huynh said everyone should chip in to reduce the deficit. "It's just like a household budget; you need extra income to pay down your debt," said Huynh, 37, who works in corporate human resources. Both parties are at fault for not recognizing they need to do both, raise taxes and cut spending." Nathan Pittman, a 33year-old political consultant waiting to mail his taxes in Little Rock, Ark., also said he'd pay more. "Our economy's in a tough place and it's going to hurt to get us back where we need to be," Pittman said. "But I think people need to just realize that and be willing to sacrifice a little bit to get our country back on its feet." 11th-hour filers split on paying more to fix national debt

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f lying with four other pilots, t ook on what they thought w as a single Japanese fighte r. Unfortunately, she said, t here was a second, undet ected Japanese plane which t ook advantage of surprise. W hile both Japanese finally w ere shot down, so were M cGuire and a fellow A merican flyer. Davide's most powerful m essage had nothing to do w ith history, however, and e verything to do with the f uture. "There are adventures out t here," she told the students, r eferring to her month long e xploit half way around the w orld. "I don't see why peop le don't jump up and go out t here. You don't have to just r ead about these things, you c an do it." Gold, formerly a captain i n the Army Air Corps, d escribed life as a P-38 p ilot. After learning how to f ly, working as a test pilot, a nd being a part of the c oastal patrol, Gold volunt eered for combat and was s hipped to Scotland. From 1942 to 1945, he f lew 101 missions as an e scort to bombers or on r econnaissance sorties. His was wounded, and o nce he almost had to eject f rom his plane, finding 75 p ieces of shrapnel welded to t he hardened bottom of his s eat when he inspected it l ater. Gold described the differe nce of pin-point bombing a nd pattern bombing, which b ecame the preferred method o f delivery. In pin-point b ombing, each plane's bomb ardier determines when to d rop the load. In pattern b ombing, one bombardier m akes the decision for the w hole group the planes f lying 30 to 40 feet apart a nd bombs are dropped s imultaneously. On his last mission in M arch of 1945, Gold said, h e was sent out to look for t argets of opportunity. Flying at 250 feet with o ther planes, he saw a large g roup of people in worn out c ivilian clothes moving b elow, but he couldn't determ ine who they were. Gold said he called for i nstructions and was told, Go ahead and do what y ou're paid for." So he and o thers strafed the group with m achine guns. When Gold got back to his b ase, however, he learned t he group had been prisoners o f war and civilian forced l abor, some from concentrat ion camps. Of the 900 individuals, 6 00 were killed. While there was a threat o f court martial, the Army A ir Corps offered Gold a d ischarge, which he took. Decades passed. Then, in 2010, Gold read a piece in the New York T imes written by a survivor o f that attack. The man had been 13 years old at the time, saving himself by running into the woods where American soldiers later found and rescued him. He emigrated to Australia and became a successful lawyer. Gold told the students he contacted the New York Times about getting in touch with the man, but they never responded. Instead he went to the Internet, discovered both he and the man had been awarded the French Legion of Honor. So, early this year, Gold contacted the French Consulate. The consul agreed to pass along a letter. Shaking his head slightly in amazement, Gold said, "Yesterday I got a phone call from him. He said he just got my letter. He was leaving for Paris but would be back. He said when he did, we should get together and have a cup of coffee. "I can't wait to meet that man," Gold said with feeling. The students received a third all-important lesson in history. The events surrounding McGuire's death are not without controversy. Some claim McGuire did everything by the book and died a hero. Others say that while McGuire was certainly heroic, he violated procedure that day being reckless in flight. It was that recklessness, they say, that led to his death. Davide and Gold mildly disagreed with each other on that issue she leaning toward sober hero, he toward reckless flyer. As with so much of history's record, however, "what happened is open to discussion," said Gold. "No one knows." Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Leonard Gold, 91, who flew P-38 fighters during World War II he was 22 when he got his wings talks to Sebring High School students about his war-time experiences. Students get lesson in history, adventure "I am happy with the turnout so far, but this is just the beginning," committee member Tonya Marshall said. "We have broken the city down into several areas, and volunteers have agreed to take each one already and they will start canvassing their areas this week. I am going door-to-door as well." The group has to collect 500 valid signatures from voters registered in the last major election, according to Florida statute, and they have until May 14 to get the job done. "I think that we have an excellent chance to get the signatures. Everyone who has come by seems to want to help, and the organization is now in place, we just need to concentrate on the signatures," Marshall added. The group has planned two more signing parties, so far, in different parts of town and met Tuesday afternoon on Hal McRae Boulevard at Triangle Park to raise awareness. The committee is seeking to recall Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray along with councilmen Terry Heston and Paul Miller this go around. Gray was re-elected in 2010, at the same tim e Heston and Miller we re each elected to their fir st term on council. "They broke the la w. Plain and simple, that 's why we want to reca ll them. It is not about race or gender, it's about the la w. Those folks ignored the la w and only tried to deal wi th the issues when we start ed our recall efforts," Marsha ll said. "Well, if this does n ot work out, we at least ma de a statement that we are se rious about our city, abo ut business growth and abo ut how employees are treat ed here," Aviles said. "But after today, I thin k it is going to work out," s he added. The group will return to Donaldson Park from 4 -7 p.m. Thursday. The recall committ ee also meets weekly at t he Moose Lodge in Avon Pa rk at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Continued from page 1A Recall committee begins collecting 500 signatures I am happy with the turnout so far, but this is just the beginning.'TONYAMARSHALL committee member

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cer, obstruction without violence, two counts; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; possession of drug equipment and/or use; battery, three counts; and cruelty toward animals, two counts. Sheryl Denise Wisdom, 46, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine; resisting officer, obstruction without violence; petit theft, prior conviction; and battery. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, April 16: Aaron Lance Dennis, 28, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Amanda Eisenstein, 47, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Emir Han Goktas, 22, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Edger Leopoaend Myers Goldsmith, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. James William Kerklin, 44, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Jahneil Shawn McDade, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and committed from court for driving while license suspended, first offense. Cesar Rodriguez, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, second offense. Richard Alfred Sanders, 44, of Avon Park, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Frank Luis Scott, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Carlos Luis Serrano, 25, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; smuggling contraband into prison, controlled substance defined provisions; and neglect of child without great harm. Pedro Simon Vazquez, 39, of Immokalee, was charged with forgery, altering public record, certificate, etc.; false identification given to law enforcement officer; operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and passing forged or altered instrument. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, April 15: Sandra Louise Crawford, 47, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support. Johnny Clyde Davis, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with trespassing, armed structure or conveyance; burglary of dwelling, structure or conveyance; and aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Francisco Luis Gutierrez, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery; failed to register motor vehicle; no valid driver license; and reckless driving. Isidro Rodriguez Jones, 20, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of structure; and grand theft. Adam Daniel McKenzie, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury; domestic violence or simple assault, intent threat to do violence; and damaging property, criminal mischief. Isidro Diaz Sanchez, 25, of Avon Park, was charged on a detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Eddie Howard Wright, was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support, two counts. Continued from page 2A www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 7A POLICEBLOTTER Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun By MICHAELLIEDTKE APTechnology WriterSAN FRANCISCO G oogle Inc. doesn't hesitate t o seek directions when it c omes to trying to improve its o nline mapping service. That's why Google is aski ng its users to add more d etails to its U.S. maps. The s uggested revisions can be m ade beginning Tuesday t hrough an editing tool that a lready has been used to crea te and refine maps in 183 o ther countries since 2005. Google, which is based in M ountain View, didn't rush to i ntroduce the map-making s ervice in the U.S. because it a lready had good data in its h ome country. It decided i nstead to concentrate on filli ng in the gaps in other parts o f the world where digital m aps were far more primitive o r completely unavailable. As comprehensive as G oogle's U.S maps are, the I nternet search leader believes they can get a lot better with the help of citizen cartographers. Google is hoping people will be willing to volunteer to designate where their favorite neighborhood hangouts are or perhaps label all the buildings on the campus of their alma mater or a nearby university. Other local knowledge conceivably could be used to plot which streets have bike lanes or the locations of community parks. All proposed changes submitted through http://mapmaker.google.com will be reviewed for mistakes before they appear in Google's mapping service. Google will rely on volunteer moderators in addition to using its computer to track the trustworthiness of the users who log into the mapmaking service. Calling upon the collective knowledge of users with expertise in particular topics is similar to the approach used to create Wikipedia, the Internet's leading online encyclopedia. Although Wikipedia has published some embarrassing mistakes during its 10-year history, it has proven reliable enough to become one of the Internet's most frequented destinations. Google says it also has found citizen cartographers to be diligent and accurate in the other countries where the map-editing tools already have been available. The quest to make Google's maps more revealing has gotten the company into trouble previously. The biggest backlash has been directed at a "Street View" feature that provides photographic images of many cities in the online maps. Street View initially provoked privacy complaints because photos included people in public places or activities that they didn't want to be posted online. Google turns to users for guidance on US maps

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Associated PressSTOCKHOLM BP n ever considered abandoning d eep-sea drilling after the d isastrous oil spill in the Gulf o f Mexico last year, the comp any's chairman told a S wedish newspaper in an i nterview published on T uesday. Despite the risks of such o perations, Carl-Henric S vanberg said halting them doesn't feel like a logical c onclusion" after the D eepwater Horizon blowout b ecause "50,000 holes have b een drilled in the Gulf of M exico and this was the first t ime things went this wrong." Svanberg told newspaper S venska Dagbladet that the c ompany now needs to focus h ard on safety. "It's like with an airline. If y ou've had one accident you c an't have another one, you need to keep a rock-solid focus on safety. But this is an industry that always will involve risk," he was quoted as saying. Svanberg said BPnow is about halfway through the process of handling the demands from residents in the Gulf, where oystermen were made redundant, hotels left empty and fears are growing that the underwater ecosystem was badly disrupted by the 206 million gallons of oil the U.S. government says gushed from the blownout well. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com Associated PressMIAMI In the thick of her two-year investigation into Florida's insurance industry, Sarasota HeraldTribune reporter Paige St. John would wake up in the middle of the night, shaking and sweating, fearful that she'd taken on too much. "I've been in investigative reporting forever," Paige said. "I've never had that, 'Oh my God. I can't do it,'feeling." On Monday, Paige learned her exhaustive efforts tracking down public records, confronting reluctant corporate leaders and writing in a small newsroom office with no windows had earned her the coveted Pulitzer for investigative reporting. "It's fabulous recognition for a remarkable newspaper and a remarkable community," said Paige, a journalist for more than three decades. The Pulitzer is the first for the Sarasota newspaper, which has been a finalist two other times in the last four years. Three other Florida newspapers we re finalists this year: T he Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, in a joi nt breaking news catego ry entry, for their coverage of the devastating earthqua ke in Haiti; and Greg Kahn of The Naples Daily News, in the feature photograph y category for his pictures o n the impact of the recessio n. In the citation for S t. John's award, the Pulitz er jury noted the investigatio n provided "handy data to assess insurer reliabilit y" and stirred regulato ry action. Since her stories we re published, St. John sa id legislation has go ne through addressing parts of the state's insurance tro ubles and public discussio n has been reinvigorated. "The most heartenin g thing is much great er awareness of what the rea lity of Florida's situatio n with insurance is," she sai d. "People have been told t he problem was hurricanes an d they need to pay more. B ut never were they told ho w much was enough." By JOAN LOWY Associated PressWASHINGTON Motorcycle deaths d ropped 2 percent in the first nine m onths of last year, but the report by s tate transportation officials may signal j ust a blip, not a lasting improvement in s afety. There were 80 fewer motorcycle d eaths from January through September o f 2010 than in the same time frame the p revious year, said the report, scheduled f or release Tuesday by the Governors H ighway Safety Association. But fatalities had started to climb back u p during the last three of those nine m onths. And that has safety advocates w orried. "The drop is all in the front half of the y ear," said report author Jay Hedlund, a s afety consultant. "It looks very much as i f we've hit bottom and may be starting b ack up again." Fatalities were down 25 percent duri ng the first three months of last year, a nd still down 1 percent in next three m onths after that. Then they went up 3 p ercent in the third quarter of the year, t he report said. Annual motorcycle fatalities have m ore than doubled since the late 1990s, p eaking in 2008 at 5,312 deaths. But t hey plunged 16 percent in 2009 as the e conomy tanked. What caused the drop i s a matter of debate. Jonathan Adkins, a spokesman for the s afety group that issued the report, said r ecreational motorcycle riding appears t o have declined while the recession was a t its worst, and that explains why the n umber of deaths went down. Now that the economy is showing s igns of recovery, Adkins said he's conc erned a rebound in recreational riding w ill lead to more deaths. But Jeff Hennie, vice president of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, disagrees. He said the economy especially the recent rise in gas prices appears to have increased, not decreased, motorcycle use. "If I have a choice between driving a pickup or my motorcycle, I'm taking the motorcycle that gets 50 mph," Hennie said. "It's not sport, it's transportation." Arelated data trend is also worrisome. The number of motorcyclists wearing federally-approved, impact-absorbing helmets dropped 13 percent in the first nine months of 2010. At the same time, motorcyclists wearing so called "novelty" helmets which are lightweight and offer little protection rose 9 percent. Ahelmet that meets federal standards reduces the wearer's chances of being killed in an accident by about 40 percent, Hedlund said. The only reason for wearing a novelty helmet is to avoid getting ticketed for not wearing a helmet, he added. Twenty states require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, but only 13 states specify that the helmets must meet federal standards, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The board has urged states to require all riders to wear helmets that meet federal standards. Lobbying by motorcyclist groups has led some states to repeal mandatory helmet laws. Meanwhile, BMWMotorrad USAsaid it will offer anti-lock brakes as standard equipment on all its 2012 model year motorcycles, the first manufacturer to take that step. Improper braking has been identified as a factor in many motorcycle crashes. BMWsaid its sales account for less than 3 percent of the U.S. market. Motorcycle deaths drop, but trend is worrisome MCTphoto Motorcycle deaths dropped in the first nine months of last year, but began to climb at the end of the year. Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Sarasota Herald-Tribune wins Pulitzer prize for investigative reporting By MIKE BAKER Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. Amurd er charge against the woman w ho falsely accused three D uke lacrosse players of rapi ng her is but the latest probl em for a woman friends say i s still haunted by the stigma o f the lacrosse case. Crystal Mangum, 32, was i ndicted Monday on a charge o f first-degree murder and t wo counts of larceny. She h as been in jail since April 3, w hen police charged her with a ssault in the stabbing of her b oyfriend Reginald Daye, 46. H e died after nearly two w eeks at a hospital. An attorney for Mangum d id not return a call seeking c omment. The district attorn ey's office declined to disc uss the case. Friends said Mangum has n ever recovered from the s tigma brought by the l acrosse case and has been i nvolved in a string of quest ionable relationships in an a ttempt to provide stability for her children. Mangum, who is black, falsely accused the white lacrosse players of raping her at a 2006 party for which she was hired to perform as a stripper. The case heightened long-standing tensions in Durham about race, class and the privileged status of college athletes. The district attorney who championed Mangum's claims was later disbarred. North Carolina's attorney general eventually declared the players innocent of a "tragic rush to accuse." Prosecutors declined to press charges for the false accusations, but Mangum's bizarre legal troubles continued. Last year, she was convicted on misdemeanor charges after setting a fire that nearly torched her home with her three children inside. In a videotaped police interrogation, she told officers she got into a confrontation with her boyfriend at the time not Daye and burned his clothes, smashed his car windshield and threatened to stab him. Vincent Clark, a friend who co-authored Mangum's self-published memoir, said he hopes people don't rush to judgment echoing one of the oft-cited lessons of the lacrosse case itself. Clark said Mangum realizes she has mental health problems. "I'm sad for her. I hope people realize how difficult it is being her," Clark said. Even when Daye's nephew talked to a 911 dispatcher after the stabbing, he referenced the notoriety Mangum still carries. "It's Crystal Mangum. THE Crystal Mangum," said the nephew, whose name was removed from a publiclyreleased version of the emergency call. "I told him she was trouble from the damn beginning." Duke lacrosse accuser charged with murder BP chairman: deep-sea drilling must go on

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011Page 9 A The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: R R F F P P 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 5 : : V V e e h h i i c c l l e e M M a a i i n n t t e e n n a a n n c c e e S S h h o o p p B B u u i i l l d d i i n n g g L L e e a a s s e e Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or e-mail: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining documents via the website, it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the City of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2 2 : : 0 0 0 0 P P M M , T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y , A A p p r r i i l l 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 o o f f t t h h e e o o f f f f i i c c i i a a l l t t i i m m e e c c l l o o c c k k i i n n t t h h e e p p u u r r c c h h a a s s i i n n g g o o f f f f i i c c e e Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. 287.133, e t 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09 1008 GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. JENNY LABANINO, individually, JORGE LABANINO, individually, BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC., et. al, Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on April 26, 2011 the following property: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) AND A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WITHIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4), A DISTANCE OF 288.87 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 44'06'' E, ALONG A LINE 288.84 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 46'19'' E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 298.18 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 15'19'' E, A DISTANCE OF 2211.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27'05'' W, A DISTANCE OF 83.17 FEET; THENCE S 63 DEGREES 18'21'' W A DISTANCE OF 148.03 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 36'55'' E A DISTANCE OF 366.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD VENUS ROAD; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 20'56'' W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 108.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 16.60 ACRES (723,030 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS. Property Address: 53 Keel Road, Venus, Florida 33960. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER ASOF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated on March 31, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k April 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GC 10-1378 Division: CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased, Plaintiff(s), -vs.REUBEN MALDONADO, a/k/a Ruben Maldonado, a single man, and ANGEL MALDONADO, a/k/a A NGEL MALDONADO, JR., a single man Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Reuben Maldonado, a/k/a Ruben Maldonado Residence & Address unknown Last known address: 183 Tyner Ln Defuniak Sp, FL 32435 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: DWELLING UNIT NO. 3101, WOODRUFF HEIGHTS VILLAS, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block 11, TOWN OF AVON PARK, in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East; thence run South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East along the Northerly right of way of Pleasant Street a distance of 290.88 feet to a point; thence North a distance of 68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 30.61 feet to a point; thence Southerly through the center line of a partition wall and continue a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 30.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, as per plat thereof recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 106 and as per description recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 107, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before May 3 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001029 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2 Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL N. WILSON AND MARCIA L. WILSON, HIS WIFE; OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, 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, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order OF Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001029 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2,, Plaintiff and DANIEL N. WILSON AND MARCIA L. WILSON, HIS WIFE, are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., May 11, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARTS OF LOTS 18, 19 AND 20, OF BLOCK 190, WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, AND TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: START AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF BELLEVUE AVENUE WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET; RUN THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET, THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHWESTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET, A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES SOUTHEASTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 125 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 (813)880-8800 APRIL 20, 27, 2011 U U . S S . D D I I S S T T R R I I C C T T C C O O U U R R T T S S O O U U T T H H E E R R N N D D I I S S T T R R I I C C T T O O F F F F L L O O R R I I D D A A Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres Miami, FL Written comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for reappointment by the Court, and should be directed in a confidential, sealed envelope to Steven M. Larimore, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, 400 North Miami Avenue, Room 8N09, Miami, FL 33128, or to the Chair of the Panel, David Rothman, Esq., at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2770, Miami, FL 33131 no later than May 2, 2011. Full public notice available under Public notices, www.flsd.uscourts.gov. April 6, 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 11-107 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OFNANCY CLAIRE STREETDeceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NANCY CLAIRE STREET, deceased, whose date of death was November 14, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 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 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 April 13, 2011. Personal Representative: Paul Smith965 Manor Dr., Apt. A20Palm Springs, Florida 33461 Attorney for Personal Representative:John K. McClureAttorney for Paul SmithFlorida Bar Number: 286958MCCLURE & LOBOZZO211 S. Ridgewood DriveSebring, Florida 33870Telephone: (863) 402-1888Fax: (863) 402-0751E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net April 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-159 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY E. MASICK a.k.a. MARY MASICK NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY E. MASICK a.k.a. MARY MASICK, deceased, whose date of death was February 23, 2011, and whose social security number is 076-14-1595, 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 April 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Charles S. Masick 4492 Hickory Drive Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 April 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-725 GCS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through FARM SERVICE AGENCY f/k/a FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Plaintiff, v. ELLIS L. WALTON, PATRICIA K. WALTON n/k/a PATRICIA WALTON WARD, CAPITAL ONE, F.S.B., STATE OF FLORIDA, JOHN DOE, and JANE DOE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATRICIA K. WALTON n/k/a PATRICIA WALTON WARD (ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN) and any unknown parties who are or may be interested in the subject matter of this action whose names and residences, after diligent search and inquiry, are unknown to Plaintiff and which said unknown parties may claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants claiming by, through, under or against the Said Defendant(s) either of them, who are not known to be dead or alive. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to enforce and foreclose a Mortgage and to foreclose any claims which are interior to the right, title and interest of the Plaintiff herein in the following described property: Lot 4, Block 14 of SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: STEVEN M. DAVIS, ESQUIRE Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is: Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Alhambra Towers 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 on or before May 10, 2011, and to file the original of the defenses with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If a Defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that Defendant for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court 3/29/2011. BOB GERMAINE as Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak as Deputy Clerk April 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000088 SEC.: CIVIL CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. LISA K. BOND AND OLIVER S. BOND, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: OLIVER SCOTT BOND, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 7201 CR 17 S SEBRING, FL 33870 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: A PORTION OF BLOCK 42 OF THE REPLAT OF BLOCKS 41 THROUGH 44 OF DESOTO CITY, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 74 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 42 AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF 7TH STREET SOUTH WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE FRONT DRIVE; THENCE ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE FRONT DRIVE AND ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT AND CONCAVE TO THE EAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 826.59 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 23'27'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 18 DEGREES 07'57'' EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 135.48 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND STILL ALONG SAID CURVE AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 826.59 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 03 DEGREES 08'34'', AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 24 DEGREES 23'58'' EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 45.34 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 58'15'' EAST STILL ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 53.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES 14'07'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 193.59 FEET; THENCE NORTH 41 DEGREES 10'30'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 71.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 03'25'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 210.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7201 CR 17 S., SEBRING, FL 33870 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before August 21, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 30th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo DEPUTY CLERK ``In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation in order to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands), 963 E. Memorial Boulevard, P.O. Box 24688, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863)688-7376 and for the hearing and voice impaired 800-955-8770.'' April 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: PC-11-156 IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUIS A. SAVASTANO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of LOUIS A. SAVASTANO, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioner's attorney are set forth below. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 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 within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is A pril 20, 2011. Petitioner: /s/ Katherine Savastano / s/ Anthony A. 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Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home,Ž are allowed to be pla ced under the Bargain BuyŽ category. 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 863-314-9876 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. 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Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.co m LAKE PLACID Tropical Harbor 55+ Lakeside Park, w/all ammenities. 2/2 DW. Tile Sunroom, Laundry & Utility. Lg. Carport. Scenic open location. Moving. Open to offers. Call 863-465-5129. 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidSEBRING NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial WAIT STAFF NEEDED! Full Time & Part Time. Experience preferred / mature. Lunch & Dinner shifts, Apply in person at Zeno's Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring. V ETERINARY RECEPTIONIST /ASSISTANTneeded for small animal clinic. A compassionate and enthusiastic team player needed for a full time position. Must have a positive attitude and take pride in providing exceptional client service. Multi-tasking, organization, attention to detail & computer skills necessary. Must be able to work flexible hrs. & weekends. Stop by and fill out an application at 11751 Twitty Rd. Sebring 33876. Hours M-F 7:30-6. MATH INSTRUCTORS PT positions to teach developmental math (daytime classes). Bachelor's degree in math or related field required. Open until filled. V isit www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO LYKES CITRUSMANAGEMENT has an opening for a full time Parts Person at their Basinger Grove Shop. Duties include answering phones, parts, ordering, inventory control, distribution/stocking, invoicing of incoming/outgoing parts, ability to lift 25 lbs. Successful applicants should possess 1 year experience in parts inventory or related field and have computer skills. Lykes Citrus Management Division offers competitive wages and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should apply in person at: Lykes Citrus Managemanent Division 490 Buckhorn Road Lorida, Fl. 33857 or 7 Lykes Road Lake Placid, Flo. 33852 Lykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace/M/F/D/V LIFEGAURDS NEEDED.Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center is hiring Lifegaurds. Please call 863-465-2197 Mon-Fri 9-5pm. EXPERIENCED. ROOFERS 863-385-0351 COOKS W/EXPERIENCEpreferred at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Call for directions only 863-655-0900. CNA PRIVATEduty $150. per day. Sat.-Mon. Ask for Laura 863-709-5333. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcementsseq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat287.134, et seq,as amended, regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or rej ect any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring, Florida April 15, 20, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011Page 11 A LINCOLN TOWNCAR '97 Blk/blk. Leather, Presidentail Series. Call 863-459-9899 LINCOLN TOWNCAR '97 Blk/blk. leather. Presidential Series. $2,500. Call 863-452-9899. 1998 NISSANMAXIMA, Burgundy, 4Dr, 6 cylinder, automatic, 62K, cold air, CLEAN, Very Good Condition. $5200 Sorry Sold! 9450Automotive for SaleCHEST -All aluminum with locking lid. 48" long, fits in pickup bed or on a trailer. Very Nice! $140. 863-453-7027 9350Automotive Parts& AccessoriesENCLOSED TRAILER6 x 15. Almost new tires. Single axle. $1,800. Call 863-699-5517 9220Utility Trailers1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO One Owner* RareFind 10K miles New paint & chrome Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation R.V. COVERNEW fits trailes 28' 7" to 31' 6". Never opened! A Bargain at $170. 863-453-7027 2001 JAYCOEAGLE 26' 5th Wheeler. Good Shape $6400. 863-381-9159 8400RecreationalVehiclesCANOE 14'high Impact, polyethylene hull, 3 seats (insulated cooler, center seat) spare paddle tie down ( or for fishing rod or shotgun) 3 drink holders. Dry storage area. Includes: Minn Kota trolling motor, 2 seat cushions, 4 life jackets, 3 paddles and kayak paddle. Great cond. $380. Call Jay 863-452-6583. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation PUPS STANDARDPoodles. 3 Colors. 11 wks. We're cute, playful, Pedigree. Free Range, loving, Guarenteed. In training, learning fast. $900. Call 305-731-6242. We won't last.NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesLAWN MOWERSnapper / Rider. Runs Good! $200 SOLD! 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING SAT.only 4/23/11 8-5. 2225 Croydon Rd. Puzzles, clothes, books, DVD's, a bike Cardio Fit, & lots of misc. for everyone. Behind Sr. Center, off Sebring Pkwy., N. On Avalon to Rt. on Oakwood, rt. on Croydon. SEBRING -Pine & Lake Estates 2110 Pinewood Blvd. Fri & Sat 4/22 & 23, 9am ? Lots of Decorative accessories, some furniture, sail boat, 3 wheel bike, tools, household items. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING -Multi Family Sale! 1377 Lake Josephine Dr. Sat. Apr. 23rd, 8am ? Children's clothing, games & toys, household items. Much Much More! AVON PARK(RIVERGREENS) 152 Hillcrest Dr. Sat Apr. 23, 8am ? Twin bed, small furniture, boys clothes & games, household items, books, DVDs & CDs. AVON PARK1955 Torrington Rd. Thur. & Fri 4/21 & 22, 8am-4pm. computer desk, book shelves, sofa tables, furniture, clothing and household items. 7320Garage &Yard Sales RECIPROCATING SAWDeWalt 340P, Paid $93., used 1 time. $75. Call 863-273-3731 RECIPROCATING SAWDeWalt 304P, Paid $93., used 1 time, $75. 386-273-3731 LOVESEAT BLUEPlaid $40. Call 863-201-3769 ELECTRIC WIRERomex 12 / 2 /W / ground, Paid $40. Asking $30. 863-273-3731 COFFEE TABLE 4' x 20". Glass top & bottom is a basket weave. $50. Call 863-465-4284 BOOKS WESTERNS,20 for $12. CALL 863-385-1563 BAR, WOOD& Leather $50. Call 863-201-3769 A/C UNITColeman 4 ton. Cools only. This unit attaches to an air handler. $100. Call 863-655-0881 7310Bargain BuysPIANOBOSTON5'1 Baby Grand w/bench. Model GP-156. Ebony Polish finish. Excel. cond. $11,000. Call 863-449-0243 7180FurnitureDINING ROOMSET Broyhil w/2 leafs, dark oak & formica top. 6 chairs, 1 captain. All good shape seats need recovered. $350. Call 863-465-4284 SEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 AVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, Satellite, split plan house, share kitchen & laundry room. Full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled liv. room, din. room, kitchen, bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator has water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets. 863-655-0136 SEBRING 3BR (possible 4BR), 1BA LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $600 mo., + 1st & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING 2240Avalon Rd. 3/2 furn. Small animals ok. Near Shopping Center & Senior Club. References $700. first/last. Call 305-387-6863 after 4pm. or 863-237-3129. 6250Furnished Houses LIVE ONDINNER LAKE 12 min. from SFCC. Cute spotless newly painted apartments 1/1 from $350. incl. water & garbage. Efficiency $425. incl. water & garbage maintenance man on call laundry on premises. Small pets w/approval by landlord. $35. app feewe check criminal history. Call for appt. 863-381-3610 or 863-385-8242. LAKE PLACID2/BR, 2/BA Apt / Duplex, Washer / Dryer, screend porch. Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. RENTED AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; Washer/Dryer, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $600/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Monthy rates starting at $400. payable wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets. 306 circle. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask for John. 863-414-7535 REDUCED RENTfor doing maintenance. Upstairs furnished apartment. Need references. 863-385-1806. 6150FurnishedApartmentsA PFURNISHED APT FOR RENT Avon Mobile Home Park 1350 N Lake Ave 55 Plus Park Sorry No Pets 863-453-3415 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING 3024Spinks Rd. 2/1 Completely refurnished. New Wood Floors. Patio. Washer & Dryer. $600. mo. Call 561-967-7161 SEBRING VILLA 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Wood floors, vaulted ceilings, screened porch. Convenient location near Hospital. Gated community, Clubhouse & pool, lawn maint. incl. $900. mo. RENTED!!! 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 Rentals PALM HARBORHOMES Call about our Extreme Makeover Home Sale As See On TV!! 800-622-2832 A PPARK MODEL FOR SALE Low Lot Rent 55 Plus Park Sorry No Pets 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesCEMETARY LOTSPinecrest. 4 Joining. Old Section. $1,500. obo. Call 904-287-7110 or 615-653-1118 4280Cemetery Lots 6200UnfurnishedApartments WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876. Then shop till you drop!

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Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com TODAYSunshine mixing with some clouds91 / 66Winds: SE at 7-14 mphBright and sunny89 / 64Winds: E at 4-8 mphTHURSDAYPlenty of sun90 / 63Winds: E at 7-14 mphFRIDAYMostly sunny88 / 65Winds: E at 8-16 mphSATURDAYMostly sunny88 / 65Winds: E at 10-20 mphSUNDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Washington Washington 82/56 82/56 New York NewYork 69/49 69/49 Miami Miami 85/73 85/73 Atlanta Atlanta 82/64 82/64 Detroit Detroit 54/29 54/29 Houston Houston 90/71 90/71 Chicago Chicago 48/32 48/32 Minneapolis Minneapolis 48/34 48/34 Kansas City KansasCity 57/40 57/40 El Paso ElPaso 86/62 86/62 Denver Denver 59/36 59/36 Billings Billings 48/33 48/33 Los Angeles LosAngeles 67/54 67/54 San Francisco SanFrancisco 61/53 61/53 Seattle Seattle 57/37 57/37 Washington 82/56 New York 69/49 Miami 85/73 Atlanta 82/64 Detroit 54/29 Houston 90/71 Chicago 48/32 Minneapolis 48/34 Kansas City 57/40 El Paso 86/62 Denver 59/36 Billings 48/33 Los Angeles 67/54 San Francisco 61/53 Seattle 57/37 A powerful storm system will continue its trek eastward today, bringing a variety of signi“ cant weather to the eastern half of the country. Gusty thunderstorms will rumble east along the storms cold front from western New York down through the Appalachians and into the Southeast. Meanwhile, locally heavy rainfall will drench New England, likely beginning as a period of snow in northern Maine. A more signi“ cant snow will be wrapping up across the northern Plains during the morning hours. U.S. Cities National Forecast for April 20Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu. Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W):ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow ” urries, snsnow, iice. Albuquerque 76/49/pc 78/48/s 75/47/s Atlanta 82/64/t 83/63/t 76/60/pc Baltimore 86/52/pc 65/40/s 60/44/c Birmingham 83/64/t 83/64/t 82/62/pc Boston 50/42/r 59/37/s 54/41/pc Charlotte 84/61/pc 77/54/t 66/56/c Cheyenne 56/34/pc 59/34/c 52/31/r Chicago 48/32/c 50/38/pc 57/45/r Cleveland 61/34/sh 48/36/s 55/51/r Columbus 68/37/sh 58/41/s 63/56/r Dallas 78/66/pc 83/71/c 87/70/c Denver 59/36/pc 73/35/pc 60/34/c Detroit 54/29/r 53/36/s 51/46/r Harrisburg 78/45/pc 60/36/s 54/44/pc Honolulu 86/71/s 85/72/s 86/71/s Houston 90/71/pc 87/71/pc 86/71/pc Indianapolis 60/38/c 58/44/pc 68/58/r Jackson, MS 87/67/t 84/64/pc 86/65/pc Kansas City 57/40/pc 56/54/r 69/49/t Lexington 69/42/sh 62/48/pc 74/59/c Little Rock 68/54/c 70/61/t 84/66/c Los Angeles 67/54/sh 65/53/c 67/54/pc Louisville 71/44/c 65/51/pc 75/65/c Memphis 70/55/c 76/65/t 83/67/c Milwaukee 42/29/c 43/35/pc 52/40/r Minneapolis 48/34/sf 52/38/c 51/39/r Nashville 72/48/t 71/57/t 81/64/pc New Orleans 85/71/pc 84/69/pc 84/68/pc New York City 69/49/t 60/42/s 57/45/pc Norfolk 83/59/pc 63/48/c 57/52/pc Oklahoma City 67/51/pc 73/63/t 84/62/pc Philadelphia 80/51/pc 64/42/s 59/46/pc Phoenix 89/66/s 90/63/s 88/63/s Pittsburgh 71/40/t 57/37/s 58/48/r Portland, ME 45/35/r 55/31/pc 53/35/s Portland, OR 60/38/pc 56/37/pc 61/42/pc Raleigh 88/64/pc 74/51/t 65/56/c Rochester 59/32/r 50/31/s 59/42/pc St. Louis 58/40/pc 57/52/r 73/56/t San Francisco 61/53/c 58/46/pc 59/48/pc Seattle 57/37/pc 53/39/pc 58/42/s Wash., DC 82/56/pc 65/43/s 56/49/c Cape Coral 90/67/s 88/65/s 88/65/s Clearwater 90/69/s 86/68/s 89/68/s Coral Springs 86/73/s 85/71/s 85/71/s Daytona Beach 85/65/s 85/65/s 87/63/s Ft. Laud. Bch 85/75/s 85/74/s 83/74/s Fort Myers 89/68/s 88/66/s 89/67/s Gainesville 89/61/s 89/62/s 86/60/s Hollywood 87/71/s 86/70/s 86/71/s Homestead AFB 85/72/s 83/70/s 82/72/s Jacksonville 88/64/s 87/64/s 85/61/s Key West 85/76/s 84/75/s 85/74/s Miami 85/73/s 86/73/s 85/73/s Okeechobee 88/68/s 85/67/s 83/66/s Orlando 90/65/s 89/65/s 86/64/s Pembroke Pines 87/71/s 86/70/s 86/71/s St. Augustine 83/64/s 84/64/s 81/65/s St. Petersburg 90/69/s 87/69/s 89/68/s Sarasota 87/66/s 86/65/s 89/65/s Tallahassee 89/63/s 88/62/pc 88/61/s Tampa 90/70/s 89/69/s 88/67/s W. Palm Bch 83/72/s 85/71/s 83/70/s Winter Haven 90/67/s 89/66/s 91/66/s Acapulco 90/73/pc 91/75/s 88/75/sh Athens 63/50/sh 65/46/s 63/45/s Beirut 64/51/sh 63/55/c 60/53/sh Berlin 70/50/pc 71/51/pc 74/55/pc Bermuda 73/68/s 74/68/pc 72/65/pc Calgary 42/19/pc 40/21/pc 42/28/pc Dublin 59/43/pc 61/45/pc 61/48/pc Edmonton 44/12/pc 45/21/pc 47/26/sf Freeport 84/68/s 84/67/s 84/67/s Geneva 73/48/sh 68/50/pc 73/50/pc Havana 89/66/s 89/65/s 90/65/s Hong Kong 77/70/s 79/73/sh 80/71/sh Jerusalem 60/46/sh 60/51/c 56/45/sh Johannesburg 65/51/sh 60/49/r 66/49/t Kiev 53/39/pc 54/42/c 62/44/pc London 74/52/sh 72/50/pc 75/54/pc Montreal 37/37/sn 41/32/pc 50/35/pc Moscow 43/32/c 46/38/c 48/36/sh Nice 71/58/s 72/56/s 69/58/sh Ottawa 42/33/sn 43/32/pc 56/35/pc Quebec 36/34/sn 41/30/pc 47/30/s Rio de Janeiro 84/73/s 86/75/s 89/76/s Seoul 60/38/pc 63/45/c 60/42/sh Singapore 86/77/t 89/77/sh 89/78/t Sydney 77/57/c 79/55/pc 77/54/s Toronto 50/33/sn 45/35/pc 51/41/pc Vancouver 52/35/sh 56/39/pc 56/39/pc Vienna 63/53/s 73/55/s 75/55/s Warsaw 65/36/s 62/43/s 65/44/s Winnipeg 47/26/pc 54/32/pc 48/28/c A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High ............................................ 11:03 a.m. Low ............................................... 4:41 a.m. High ............................................ 11:43 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:02 p.m. Sunshine mixing with some clouds today. Clear tonight. Bright and sunny tomorrow and Friday. Saturday and Sunday: mostly sunny. Powerful storms struck Mississippi and Texas on April 20, 1982. A strong wind turned over trailers at Richland, Miss., and baseball-sized hail fell at Burnett, Texas. Sunshine mixing with some clouds today. Winds southeast 7-14 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with relative humidity 75% early, 40% in the afternoon and good drying conditions. € Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. € Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. € All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull Apr 24May 3May 10May 17 Today Thursday Sunrise 6:59 a.m. 6:58 a.m. Sunset 7:52 p.m. 7:52 p.m. Moonrise 11:03 p.m. none Moonset 8:51 a.m. 9:49 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2011Jacksonville 88/64 Gainesville 89/61 Ocala 90/61 Daytona Beach 85/65 Orlando 90/65 Winter Haven 90/67 Tampa 90/70 Clearwater 90/69 St. Petersburg 90/69 Sarasota 87/66 Fort Myers 89/68 Naples 88/67 Okeechobee 88/68 West Palm Beach 83/72 Fort Lauderdale 85/75 Miami 85/73 Tallahassee 89/63 Apalachicola 82/64 Pensacola 81/70 Key West Avon Park 89/66 Sebring 91/66 Lorida 89/68 Lake Placid 89/64 Venus 89/65 Brighton 89/66 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 5:33 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:54 a.m. High .............................................. 3:20 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:24 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 10 9 5 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 85/76 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 11.30 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Friday ............................................ 92 Low Friday ............................................. 57 High Saturday ........................................ 91 Low Saturday ......................................... 64 High Sunday .......................................... 89 Low Sunday ........................................... 62 High Monday ......................................... 93 Low Monday .......................................... 59Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 38% Expected air temperature ....................... 90 Makes it feel like .................................... 91BarometerSaturday .............................................29.90 Sunday ................................................29.97 Monday ...............................................30.18PrecipitationSaturday .............................................0.00Ž Sunday ................................................0.00Ž Monday ...............................................0.49Ž Month to date ..................................... 2.03Ž Year to date ......................................... 9.87Ž

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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jayme Faircloth set the tone with this ripped lead-off single in Sebring's 12-7, district tournament win over Winter Haven Monday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE WALES Win or go home. Such is the adage, mindset and reality of the postseason, which made Sebring head coach Joe Sinness'words all the more sincere. "An ugly win is better than a pretty loss," he said after his Lady Streak squad held off a stubborn Winter Haven bunch, 12-7 Monday night at the District 5-5A Tournament opener in Lake Wales. "We hit the ball real well tonight," Sinness said. "It was nice to see we can put a bunch of runs on the board. But I know the girls weren't real happy with the way they played overall." That was because, this was a Lady Blue Devil team that Sebring had beaten twice during the regular season and, despite the offensive output this night, the Streaks just couldn't quite put them away. Starting pitcher Haley Pack worked around a firstinning single to get out of the frame harmlessly before her offense quickly got on the board. Jayme Faircloth lead off the bottom half with a rope to left off Kaitlyn Lasseter and Cat Ostrander followed with a walk. Amanda Grimaldo then rifled a rising liner to left that sent the Winter Haven left fielder racing back. By the time the ball was retrieved and thrown back to the infield, Grimaldo was on third with a standing, two-run triple. Dino Lower's hard-chopper to short couldn't be handled, brining Grimaldo home and Sebring had a 3-0 lead after one. The second inning went by scoreless for both teams, but some control problems and timely hits got the Devils back in the game. Kali Harris and freshman Laura Borders each drew walks to start the inning and Jessica Forgiana drove Harris in with a single. One out later, Lasseter blooped one into short right that brought Borders in and Forgiana soon came in when a pitch got away, to tie things at 3-3. Pack then got the lead back, singling home Grimaldo, who had singled earlier, for a 4-3 lead after three. That was short-lived, however, as Borders, daughter of former World Series MVPPat Borders, blasted a towering home run over the left-field fence to even the score again at 44. Aside from that, however, Pack was in her groove, striking out the side in the inning and the Streak bats were about to blow it open in the bottom of the fourth. Sebring loaded the bases with one out and Ostrander ripped a rope to right to for an RBI. Grimaldo then took a pitch in the leg to force home another run before Lower brought two in on a single. When Lower's liner took a funny hop and got away from the left-fielder, a third run came in and lower raced all the way to third. APack chopper to third saw the daring Lower charge home and, though the throw beat her, a hard slide knocked the ball loose and lead was now a seemingly comfortable 10-4. But control problems and some shaky defense made things a little ugly and a lot Lady Streaks take District opener Sebring12Winter Haven7 See SEBRING, page 4B Courtesy pho to Sebring Youth Football is in it's Spring Camp season, with members of the Sebring High School football team on hand as mentors, guest speakers and participants in drills. Special to the News-SunSebring Youth Football k icked off their Spring C amp on Monday, April 4 a nd it was a blast, with m ore than 150 football p layers coming out with promises to be a g reat year. Spring Camp gives each a thlete a head start as the k ids are learning skills that t hey will use in the fall s eason. On each Monday during the six-week Spring Camp a line-up of guest speakers are slated to address the campers and started with 13 Sebring High School football players that ranged from Freshman to Seniors. They encouraged the kids to play hard, but have fun and to do well in school. The SYF participants were allowed to ask questions some of them being, how to be the best running back, or what happens if their grades don't keep up. After the question portion they got out on the field to work with the youth football players. Agreat time was had by both the SHS and SYF players. SYF would like to thank each of the Sebring players for coming out and taking the time to mentor, encourage and inspire the youth football players. The Blue Streak players understand how important it is to give back to this program as some of them actually participated as young football players in this program. Sebring Youth Football would also like to congratulate all the SHS senior football players that are going on to play college football. Sebring Youth Football kicks off its' Spring Camp season News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E Katelynn Stoll raps out one of her two hits Monday, though it wasn't enough to keep the Lady Devils season alive in the District 9-3A Tournament. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Red D evils came from behind to b eat Santa Fe 6-5 on Monday a t Head Field. Avon Park trailed 5-1 g oing into the bottom of the s ixth, but was able to pick up t hree in a short rally going into the seventh. Red Devil starter Trey Marley gave up a lead-off double before head coach Whit Cornell b rought Lane Crosson to the m ound to round out the g ame. Crosson pitched his way o ut of the jam without allowi ng Santa Fe to score, giving A von Park a chance in the b ottom of the seventh to rally b ack. With the bases loaded and o ne out, Avon Park would s core the tying run with a hit b atter. With the score tied, Santa F e pulled it in tight, bringing t he infield in and allowing C rosson to plink one over the S anta Fe's second baseman to s core Drew Reeves with the d ramatic, game-winning run. Devils win with walk-off Avon Park6Santa Fe5 News-Sun photo courtesy of CFL-Sports.com Drew Reeves is in celebratory mode as he leaps toward home to score the winning run in Avon Park's dramatic, come-back win over visiting Santa Fe Monday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park ended an 0-18 season with a loss to Mulberry by mercy-rule, 14-0, in the first round of District 93Atournament play on Monday. But a dismal season did not deter the Avon Park spirit as one might have thought it would be more a sense of relief instead of the tears that were shown. For it was the enjoyment of playing with one another, the eagerness to get better that had the Lady Devils regretting the season's end. But the end of this losing season is just the beginning for the young Avon Park softball team. "We are looking forward to travel ball this summer," said head coach Krystal Lawson. "We are going to take about a week off and then get back to working on our skills. I have only two girls moving forward into next season so far, but I am going to move a lot of young players up." The emotions ran high for some of the players, not so much for the loss, but because of a season of growth. The girls worked hard this season, but we need to carry that over to get a competitive team next year. Yeah, the girls are gonna miss each other. We really did not have the usual attitudes you g et with a season like th is, they all worked hard an d together," Lawson said in the last regular seaso n game against Hardee t he week before. The Devil season w as worth the ride, accordin g to Lawson, despite t he scoreboard tallies. "They had the ir moments, and we play ed better against this team as we moved through the se ason," Lawson said. "W e just have to work on o ur fundamentals and keep t he girls into playing all sum mer. We have a lot of young girls, but a lot of talent. We are all going to play travel ball and get o ur experience in over t he summer." "We are going to wo rk on our one-on-one tec hniques and our skills in t he off season. This will be t he first time in awhile th at the girls will get a chan ce to work year-round to hone their skills. Some of the teams do not give u p when school is out, an d that makes them a l ot stronger in the regular se ason. We have a long wa ys to go, but I am going to give them a chance, an d some stability, to g et there," Lawson said. "The girls have h ad three different coaches in three years. I am not goin g anywhere, and that mig ht make a difference ," Lawson added. End of season is just beginning By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAll those close games that c ould have gone either way b ut more often to the opposit ion show how close South F lorida baseball was to havi ng a wholly different season. But losses over the weeke nd, of a slightly more ones ided variety, leave the Panther playoff hopes done See SFCC, page 4B

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Dunning TributeAVON PARK On Monday, April 25, South Florida Community College will honor the memory of the first coach in school history, Coach Dunning Terrell. Coach Terrell coached basketball and baseball at what was then SFJC from 19661974, and continued to teach physical education until he retired in 1986. Coach Terrell started the men's basketball and baseball programs in 1966 even before SFJC had a gym on campus. Several of Coach Terrell's former players still live in the Heartland area. SFCC Athletics will pay tribute to the family of Coach Terrell by recognizing his daughter Judy and their family at a short mound ceremony prior to the game against State College of Florida. State College of Florida head baseball coach Tim Hill will be in attendance as well, a former colleague of coach Terrell from his days at SFJC. SFCC would like to invite all former players of Coach Terrell, colleagues, as well as family and friends to come out this night to be a part of this tribute. Game time is 6 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 5:45.SYFS BBQ and registrationSEBRING Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball is hosting our 2nd Annual BBQ Fundraiser and Tournament on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The BBQ Lunch is $7 and will include a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cookies and a glass of tea. Pick up your meal to go or stay and watch our girls play while you eat. For further information, please email dmcmanus64@embarqmail.com or call (863) 546-0201. Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball is also conducting registrations for girls ages 10 to 15 now through April 1. Registration is $65 for the first child / $45 for any siblings. For further information, please visit us on Facebook, check out our website at www.eteamz.com/sebringyouthfastpitchsoftball email us at dmcmanus64@embarqmail.com or call (863) 546-0201.Golf for God TournamentSEBRING The Golf for God Tournament will kick off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, May 7 at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club. It will be a 2-Person scramble at $65 a person, which includes golf, cart, a $25 dry cleaning certificate, a golf certificate for two rounds of golf and a ball for the ball-drop. You can purchase additional balls for the ball-drop which will take place by helicopter at 1 p.m. over the driving range. It will be a 50/50 cash prize, up to $500. Mulligan's will also be available. First, second and third-place winners will receive additional balls for the balldrop. This is a fundraiser for Kayla Griffin who will be on a missionary journey to 11 countries over an 11 month period, spreading the Word of God to the people of these lands. Call the course at 382-2151 to have a registration form faxed to you or pick one up at a near-by course. YMCA Sign-UpsSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAand Eagles Football is doing sign-ups for Youth Flag Football ages 5 14. Healthy Kids Day is Saturday, April 1 6 from 9am to 1pm. Lifeguard Certification Class sign-up s are taking place now for an April 25-30 class.APProject GraduationAVONPARK The APHSProject Graduation 2011 Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. at River Greens Golf Course. The flighted, four-person scramble costs $60 per person and includes green s fee, cart, lunch and prizes. In addition to the action, there will be mulligans, a 50/50 and raffles for purchase the day of the tournament. The grand prize raffle is for a round o f golf for two at Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Tee sign sponsorships are going for $50, for a sign and player, it is $100. For more information, contact Suzie Gentry at 446-7368.SFCC Summer Youth CampsAVONPARK South Florida Panthe r Baseball will be holding Summer Youth Camps from June 13-16 and June 20-23 for children aged 6-13. Each camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and costs $80 per camp or $150 fo r both. Registration and sign-in begin at 8 a.m. with the camp to follow, including baseball fundamentals, position instruction, station rotation, games, swimming pool time and a camp T-shirt. SFCC head coach Rick Hitt will serv e as camp director with Panther assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the Panther baseball team will be on hand a s instructors. Campers should bring their individua l baseball attire as well as a bathing suit and towel. The camps will be held at the SFCC Panther field at the Highlands County campus in Avon Park. For more information, call Coach Hit t at the following campus phone numbers at extension 7036: Avon Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake Placid, 465-5300; Arcadia, 494-7500; Wauchula, 773-2252.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worship Center presents the First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes one team of four golfers, one tee sign and tw o green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includ es one team of four golfers, one green sign; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one green sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $10 0 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes gree n fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26). Team of Four Golfers $240 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($280 after March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, FL 33871, or register online at wingsoffaithchristianworshipcenter.com Proceeds to be donated to scholarship program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jason Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhankerson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 2, Indiana 0 Saturday: Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Monday: Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Thursday: Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Chicago at Indiana, 2:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Indiana at Chicago, TBD x-Thursday, April 28: Chicago at Indiana, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Indiana at Chicago, TBD Miami 2, Philadelphia 0 Saturday: Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Monday: Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Thursday: Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Miami at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 27: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Miami at Philadelphia, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD Boston 1, New York 0 Sunday: Boston 87, New York 85 Tuesday: N.Y. at Boston, late Friday: Boston at N.Y., 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Boston at N.Y., 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: N.Y. at Boston, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Boston at N.Y., TBD x-Sunday, May 1: N.Y. at Boston, TBD Atlanta 1, Orlando 0 Saturday: Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Tuesday: Atlanta at Orlando, late Friday: Orlando at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Orlando at Atlanta, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD x-Thursday, April 28: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Atlanta at Orlando, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEMemphis 1, San Antonio 0 Sunday: Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 Wednesday: Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23: San Antonio at Memphis, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, April 29: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD New Orleans 1, L.A. Lakers 0 Sunday: New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 Wednesday: New Orleans at L.A., 10 p.m. Friday, April 22: L.A. at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24: L.A. at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: New Orleans at L.A., TBD x-Thursday, April 28: L.A. at New Orleans, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: New Orleans at L.A., TBD Dallas 1, Portland 0 Saturday: Dallas 89, Portland 81 Tuesday: Portland at Dallas, late Thursday: Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Dallas at Portland, 5 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Portland at Dallas, TBD x-Thursday, April 28: Dallas at Portland, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Portland at Dallas, TBD Oklahoma City 1, Denver 0 Sunday: Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Wednesday: Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Oklahoma City at Denver, 10 p.m. Monday, April 25: Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 27: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington 2, New York Rangers 1 Wednesday: Washington 2, Rangers 1, OT Friday: Washington 2, Rangers 0 Sunday: N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Wednesday: Washington at Rangers, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, TBD Philadelphia 2, Buffalo 1 Thursday: Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Saturday: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Monday: Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2. Wednesday: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Buffalo at Philadelphia, TBD Montreal 2, Boston 1 Thursday: Montreal 2, Boston 0 Saturday: Montreal 3, Boston 1 Monday: Boston 4, Montreal 2 Thursday: Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Boston at Montreal, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Montreal at Boston TBD Pittsburgh 2, Tampa Bay 1 Wednesday: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Friday: Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 Monday: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 25: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 3, Chicago 0 Wednesday: Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Friday: Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Sunday: Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Tuesday: Vancouver at Chicago, late x-Thursday: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Chicago at Vancouver, TBD San Jose 1, Los Angeles 1 Thursday: San Jose 3, L.A. 2, OT Saturday: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 Tuesday: San Jose at L.A., late Thursday: San Jose at L.A., 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: L.A. at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: San Jose at L.A., TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: L.A. at San Jose, TBD Detroit 3, Phoenix 0 Wednesday: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Saturday: Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Monday: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Wednesday: Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Friday: Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Phoenix at Detroit, TBD Nashville 2, Anaheim 1 Wednesday: Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Friday: Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Sunday: Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Wednesday: Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Anaheim at Nashville, TBD x-Tuesday, April 26: Nashville at Anaheim, TBDAMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York95.643 Tampa Bay79.4383 Toronto79.4383 Baltimore69.400312Boston510.333412Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland124.750 Kansas City106.6252 Detroit89.471412Chicago79.4385 Minnesota610.3756 West Division WLPctGB Texas115.688 Los Angeles106.6251 Oakland88.5003 Seattle512.294612___ Sunday's Games Cleveland 4, Baltimore 2 Boston 8, Toronto 1 Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 3, Kansas City 2 Oakland 5, Detroit 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, Texas 5 Monday's Games Boston 9, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Minnesota 5, Baltimore 3 Texas 7, L.A. Angels 1 Cleveland 7, Kansas City 3, 10 innings Detroit 8, Seattle 3 Tuesday's Games Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota at Baltimore, late N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Cleveland at Kansas City, late Boston at Oakland, late Detroit at Seattle, late Wednesday's Games Boston at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 6:40 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia105.667 Florida86.571112Washington87.5332 Atlanta710.4124 New York511.313512Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati97.563 Chicago88.5001 Milwaukee88.5001 Pittsburgh88.5001 St. Louis88.5001 Houston511.3134 West Division WLPctGB Colorado124.750 San Francisco97.5633 Los Angeles89.471412San Diego79.4385 Arizona68.4295 ___ Sunday's Games Pittsburgh 7, Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 3, Florida 2 Washington 8, Milwaukee 4, 1st game N.Y. Mets 3, Atlanta 2 San Diego 8, Houston 6 Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Arizona 6, San Francisco 5, 12 innings L.A. Dodgers 2, St. Louis 1 Washington 5, Milwaukee 1, 2nd game Monday's Games Milwaukee 6, Philadelphia 3, 12 innings Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 3 Chicago Cubs 1, San Diego 0, 10 innings San Francisco 8, Colorado 1 L.A. Dodgers 4, Atlanta 2 Tuesday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, late Arizona at Cincinnati, late Houston at N.Y. Mets, late Pittsburgh at Florida, late San Diego at Chicago Cubs, late Washington at St. Louis, late San Francisco at Colorado, late Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESSelected the contract of LHP Clay Rapada from Norfolk (IL). Placed RHP Chris Jakubauskas on the 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Justin Duchscherer to the 60-day DL. BOSTON RED SOXRecalled LHP Hideki Okajima from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned LHP Felix Doubrant to Pawtucket. DETROIT TIGERSTransferred RHP Joel Zumaya from the 15to the 60-day DL. MINNESOTA TWINSRecalled RHP Eric Hacker from Rochester (IL). Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Rochester. OAKLAND ATHLETICSPlaced LHP Dallas Braden on 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Rich Harden to the 60day DL. TEXAS RANGERSReinstated RHP Colby Lewis from paternity leave. Optioned RHP Mark Lowe to Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYSTraded LHP David Purcey to Oakland for RHP Daniel Farquhar. National League CINCINNATI REDSPlaced INF/OF Juan Francisco on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 17. Transferred RHP Jared Burton to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of OF Jeremy Hermida from Louisville (IL). COLORADO ROCKIESOptioned RHP Alan Johnson to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHP Clayton Mortensen from Colorado Springs.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAFined Portland coach Nate McMillan $35,000 for public comments about the officiating after Saturday's game against Dallas. HOUSTON ROCKETSAnnounced coach Rick Adelman will not return next season. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIESAnnounced the retirement of G Jason Williams. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Clewiston,7 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament,Frostproof, TBA,if necessary TUESDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Avon Park,vs.Mulberry,TBA WEDNESDAY,April 27: Baseball at District Tournament,Avon Park,TBD Sebring TODAY: Softball at District Tournament,Lake Wales,vs.Lake Wales,7 p.m.,if necessary THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Pt.St.Lucie,7 p.m.; Track and Field at District Meet,Winter Haven,11 a.m. MONDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA TUESDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA WEDNESDAY,April 27: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E 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 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . Minnesota at Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S S U U N NP 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 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tottenham Hotspur vs. Arsenal . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change C C O O L L L L E E G G E E G G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCSS Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Volvo China Open . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA The Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FM M A A J J O O 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 T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . N.Y. Red Bull at D.C. United . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Denver at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . New Orleans at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Miami at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Dallas at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TT N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Major League Baseball Transactions Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 3B 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 Does the end justify the means? Does a great “ nish erase all memory of a fairly routine race leading up to it? Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the determination that he and his drafting partner, Jimmie Johnson, ran faster with Johnson out front. This sel”ess call proved instrumental in Johnsons victory. Its popular for insiders to dub stock-car racing a team sport,Ž even though, by de“ nition, it isnt. At Daytona and Talladega, though, its something of a teams sport.Ž The last time there were this many pairings of two, Noah was the crew chief. Kyle Busch managed to win Talladegas Nationwide Series race after having his Toyota bounced around and crumpled in a huge crash. Neither rain nor hail nor gloom of wrecks will prevent Busch from making his Nationwide Series rounds. The whole track dodged a bullet on the night of Friday, April 15, when rough weather drenched the area. Tornadoes touched down in the surrounding area, but with an estimated 35,000 campers around the track, disaster was averted. Johnsons margin of victory, .002 of a second, tied a record, as did the races 88 lead changes. The most amazing mark was unof“cial, though. The top eight “nishers were reportedly separated by .07 of a second. Twenty-six different drivers led the Aarons 499, including nine who led two laps or less. Tony Stewart hasnt “ nished better than 16th in his past “ ve visits to Talladega, where he has won once and “nished second six times. Whos hot: Jimmie Johnson won for the “rst time this year ƒ by inches, and moved up to second in the points standings. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. provided Johnson drafting help and took third in the season standings himself. Whos not: A crash on the 140th lap sent Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth tumbling in the standings. Busch fell from second to sixth, and Kenseth from third to eighth. ... Brad Keselowski is mired in 27th place in points. Johnson V E R S U SBlaney could have been the Cinderella story of the Aarons 499. He led the second-most laps (21) and was ahead in the late stages but spun out after contact with his drafting partner, Busch. The result was a 27th-place finish, but Blaney didnt blame Busch for the spin. Well, its the normal thing,Ž said Blaney. You have a big run, and youre closing so fast. ƒ You just get such huge runs, it shoves you in there and if theres nowhere to go, youre in danger of getting turned around.Ž NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Its a shame such a fine, underdog performance came to naught, but it happens to someone almost every time NASCAR visits Talladega.ŽDAVE BLANEY VS. KURT BUSCHBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekTALLADEGA, Ala. „ Engine issues are often oversimplified. For instance, recent weeks have seen some discussion of alleged fuelmileage problems with the power plants produced by Joe Gibbs Racing. Its not just a matter of the engine builders, noted veteran driver Elliott Sadler after winning the pole for the Aarons 312 Nationwide Series race. Theres a big difference in gas mileage between drivers,Ž he noted. Theres a lot of in-and-out with the throttle, and theres lots of difference in the way different drivers work it. One of the best guys ever is Bobby Labonte. There are definitely drivers who manage gas better than others.Ž Family affair „ The winner of Talladegas Automobile Racing Club of America race, the 3 Amigos 250, was Ty Dillon, the 19-year-old grandson of Sprint Cup team owner Richard Childress. Dillon, whose brother Austin competes regularly in Camping World Truck Series, won by a half-length over veteran Frank Kimmel. Bad rap „ As it turns out, it wasnt the cooking of his mother, Nancy Sterling, that made Carl Edwards ill during the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas. It was just ƒ a bug. As Edwards said, everyone else who ate the meal in question was fine. She thought it was pretty funny, though,Ž said Edwards. She wont have to cook for anybody any time soon. Shes been offering everywhere she goes to cook for people and its funny because theyre, like, No, thats OK.Ž Its the tension „ Racing at Talladega is perilous, but its not overly strenuous, particularly with the cool temperatures that followed Friday nights storms. Here, the physical demand isnt that big of deal,Ž said Kyle Busch. You can run around here all day long and not break a sweat, really.Ž Do you wanna dance? „ Asked if finding a Talladega drafting partner was akin to finding a last-minute date to the prom, Kyle Buschs retort was a familiar one for race drivers: I never had to do that because I never went. But,Ž he added, its probably pretty accurate.Ž Its so ridiculous „ Communication now goes far beyond just words of encouragement from the crew chief and spotter. Most drivers talk to teammates. Some talk, apparently, to half the field. If the caution comes out with 10 laps to go (on Sunday), the radios are going to be what I would call ridiculous,Ž said Clint Bowyer. OfthbtiBbb Mileage isnt just an engine builders burden By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekTALLADEGA, Ala. „ When Clint Bowyer crossed the finish line at Talladega Superspeedway, he didnt know whether hed won the Aarons 499 or not. Jimmie Johnson, who won by .002 of a second, wasnt completely sure it was the final lap. Still, for Bowyer, a first and a second in the past two Talladega races isnt a bad record at a track where misfortune plagues almost everyone at one time or another. As an example, Bowyer, who debuted here in 2006, has suffered four placings „ its a bit misleading to label them finishes „ of 35th or worse. Losing by .002 of a second is a major disappointment, but it beats skidding upside-down. Man, what a bummer,Ž said Bowyer. It just slipped through our hands.Ž Since NASCAR began electronically scoring such numbers, the race tied a record. Johnsons margin matched that of Ricky Craven over Kurt Busch at Darlington Raceway in 2003. Bowyer took little comfort. Its never good to know you made NASCAR history by losing,Ž he said. Sooner or later, I need to make history by winning. That guy (Johnson) has won enough.Ž Bowyer led more laps than anyone else (38) and kept his No. 33 Chevy near the front for almost the entire race. He criticized the winner for spending much the race riding safely in the nether reaches of the field. Johnson „ trailed by his drafting partner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. „ was 20th with 18 laps remaining. The only thing that bums me out about that is that those guys (Johnson and Earnhardt) lagged back all day long. Thats what makes it tough, losing to somebody who did that. We were up front for our sponsors and our team, and digging all day long. When you get it taken away from you at the end by somebody who lagged back all day, its hard to take.Ž Bowyers criticism wasnt altogether justified. Johnson and Earnhardt spent the middle of the race running up front or near it. Another Hendrick Motorsports drafting tandem, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin, spent most of the race at the back of the field before taking advantage of caution flags by drafting back to the front. The Hendrick drivers finished first, third, fourth and eighth. But it was Bowyer who won the previous Talladega race, on Oct. 31, 2010. He obviously has a knack for the mysteries of restrictor-plate racing, having finished 12th or better in seven of the past eight Talladega Cup races.Bowyer Bummed About SecondGreat race for RCR driver ends in tough runner-up finishJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekClint Bowyer ran a heck of a race at Talladega on Sunday. Since NASCAR started electronically scoring, Sundays finish (with Ji mmie Johnson taking the victory) was the closest margin (.002 second) tying the mark that the Ricky Craven beat Kurt Busch at Darlington in 2003. CLINT BOWYER SPRINT CUP SERIESNo. 33 BB&T CHEVROLETA Pocono, Yuengling Deal You Can LovePocono Raceway has teamed with Yuengling beer to put together the American Summer Sweepstakes. The grand prize is a tour of the Yuengling Brewery on either June 10 or June 13, those dates being wrapped around the Sprint Cup weekend at Pocono Raceway. The race package includes hotel accommodations, motor-coach transportation to and from the track and tickets for two to the ARCA Pocono 200 and the Sprint Cup Pocono 500. For more information, go to www.poconoraceway.com. Blaney Kurt Busch Still Bristling Over BristolThis 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. Dear NASCAR This Week, ƒ I have two observations on the attendance subject. First of all, when I saw the measly crowd (at Bristol), I knew more would be said and written about how many people were not there than how many people were there. Or how good attendance was at Phoenix. Secondly, Im going to go out on a limb and predict that as the economy slowly recovers, Bristol will be the last track to get back to its glory daysŽ of selling everything out for one simple reason: hotels. In 2010 I went to 29 races, and Bristol was the only race market that hotels required three-night minimums and charged more than twice as much as other race markets do. In Phoenix, I was 25 minutes away from the track and paid $159 a night for a nice room. At Bristol, I stayed in Abingdon and paid $389 a night for a lesser room and had to commit to staying three nights even though I only needed two. Keep in mind, I dont stay in hotels across the street from the tracks but usually 30-60 minutes away. In short, Bristols worst enemy is its own neighbors. ƒ Lloyd Graham Concord, N.C. Its always been interesting to us that track management is extremely concerned about scalping tickets but seemingly not so worried about scalping rooms. Keselowski 8/Front2/Backstretch8 Banking in turns 1-414Distance: ............... 0.750-mile oval Length of frontstretch: ....1,290 ft. Length of backstretch: .......860 ft. Miles/Laps: .....300 mi. = 400 laps April 30Sept. 10 PIT ROAD FINISHSTARTTURN4TURN3TURN2TURN1RICHMOND DATA RICHMOND DATA R a c e :Crown Royal Presents the Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Where: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway (.75 mi.), 400 laps/300 miles. When: Saturday, April 30. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota. Qualifying record: Brian Vickers, Chevy, 129.983 mph, May 14, 2004. Race record: Dale Jarrett, Ford, 109.047 mph, Sept. 6, 1997. Last week: Jimmie Johnson defeated Clint Bowyer by .002 of a second at Talladega. Chevy drivers took the top five positions, and the top eight drivers crossed the finish line .07 of a second apart in a race that saw the lead swap hands 88 times. Race: Nashville 300 Where: Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (1.333 mi.), 225 laps/300 miles. When: Saturday, April 23. Last years winner: Kevin Harvick, Chevy. Qualifying record: David Stremme, Dodge, 166.561 mph, April 6, 2007. Race record: Scott Wimmer, Chevy, 134.095 mph, March 22, 2008. Last week: Toyota driver Kyle Busch won for the fourth time in seven 2007 races, roaring back to the front after being involved in a multicar crash earlier in the Aarons 312 at Talladega Superspeedway. Race: Bully Hill Vineyards 200 Where: Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (1.333 mi.), 150 laps/199.95 miles. When: Friday, April 22. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota Qualifying record: Erik Darnell, Ford, 162.116 mph, Aug. 12, 2006. Race record: Scott Riggs, Dodge, 132.466 mph, Aug. 10, 2001. Last race: Chevy driver Johnny Sauter passed Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, and went on to win the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. It marked career victory No. 3 for the Necedah, Wis., driver.SPRINT CUPNATIONWIDECAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupCrown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400, 7:30 p.m., April 30Nationwide SeriesNashville 300, 3 p.m., SaturdayTruck SeriesBully Hill Vineyards 200, 8 p.m., Friday AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Carl Edwards 295 2. Jimmie Johnson 5 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 19 4. Kevin Harvick 27 5. Kurt Busch 28 6. Kyle Busch 38 7. Ryan Newman 42 8. Matt Kenseth 43 9. Juan Montoya 49 10. Clint Bowyer 50 11. Paul Menard 53 12. Tony Stewart 55Nationwide Series1. Jason Leffler 233 2. Justin Allgaier 2 3. Elliott Sadler 5 4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 8 5. Reed Sorenson 9 6. Aric Almirola 11 7. Trevor Bayne 12 8. Brian Scott 27 9. Kenny Wallace 49 10. Joe Nemechek 64Camping World Truck Series1. Johnny Sauter 150 2. Matt Crafton -5 3. Timothy Peters 7 Cole Whitt 7 5. Ron Hornaday Jr. 9 6. Clay Rogers 19 7. Austin Dillon 20 8. Todd Bodine 28 9. Max Papis 29 10. 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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFCC Athleticswill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection camp on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 for girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with campers choosing their own sport, whether Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:15-8:55 a.m., and preregistration is not necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 7847036. SFCC Fun Camps Special to the News-SunSEBRING The fourth a nnual Last Chance Ranch 1 0K/5K Run-Walk is set for H ighlands Hammock State P ark on Saturday, April 23 at 7 :30 a.m. The run/walk benefits the L ast Chance Education F oundation for the Venus, F lorida institution. Race organizer Darrell J ensen may be reached at 4 41-3357 and Central Florida S triders president Chet Brojek at 385-4736 or cbrojek@comcast.net to sign up for the event. Entry fee is $25 and includes a dri-fit tee, awards in both events, and refreshments post race. Tee shirt sizes can only be guaranteed for pre-registered entrants. Checks made payable to: AMIKids-Last Chance Ranch should be included with entry form. Last Chance Ranch 5/10K This summer the South Florida Community College v olleyball program has more camps to offer than ever b efore. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand and i ndoor camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the a ge group is different than yours please call and special a rrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are a vailable year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:301 0:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 1 1:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16th: $ 100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 1 0:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:301 :30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $ 100 July 2011 Indoor: 25th-28th (4 days) Monday-Thursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:30-11:30 a.m. $60 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 2-4:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at k im.crawford@southflorida.edu cell: 863-835-2377, or O ffice: 863-784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Youth Football a nd Cheer Organization ( HYF) will be having a Car W ash fundraiser at Advanced A uto Parts at the corner of U S 27 and the Sebring P arkway on Saturday, April 2 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All monies earned or d onated will be used to purc hase equipment and unif orms for the boys and girls. HYF is a new league to S ebring and is looking forw ard to providing a rewardi ng youth sports program to f oster these boys and girls to d evelop sportsmanship, p hysical fitness and build t heir self esteem as well as p rovide them an opportunity t o be part of a team. The team name is the Highlands Eagles" and team c olors are black, yellow and w hite. Come on down and get r egistered while your car is b eing washed. HYF will also be offering r egistration during our car wash for cheerleaders and football players. Any registered player that needs to turn in registration information or payment can come to the car wash to do so. Several of our coaches and board members will be there to meet or answer any questions you may have. Available for Ages 5 15 years old (8th Grade maximum). Registration fees are $75 each for Football and Cheer or $65 each if you are signing up multiple children, Limited spots are available for Mighty-Mite, Pee Wee and Junior Varsity Divisions Flag and Varsity players are needed. All divisions are open for Cheerleading Please come on down to support your youth football organization. For football, please call Tim Hooks at 414-2873, Cliff Howell at 253-7070 or Becky Grippo at 381-9760 for Cheerleading. HYFC Car Wash more interesting in the fifth. Leah Gaines and Lasseter drew walks to start the inning, with Ostrander coming on in relief of Pack in the midst of Lasseter's at bat. Leah Tofanelli then singled home a run and a bad-hop grounder got past short to bring another home. An attempted sacrifice bunt by the next batter was misplayed and another run came in to make it 10-7. Further damage was avoided, however, as Grimaldo made a nifty play on a chopper to short, snaring it and alertly firing home for a put out, before Ostrander stuck out the next batter and freshman catcher Emily Gilbert caught a runner stealing to get out of the inning. Grimaldo then provided some insurance with a tworun double in the fifth, leaving her a home run away from hitting for the cycle, and Ostrander went through the next two innings unscathed to seal the win. "We showed when you put the ball in play things can happen," Sinness said. "And we're definitely going to have to hit the ball against Lake Wales." That's because the win sets up a second-round meeting with the regular season district champion Lady Highlanders tonight. "They're a very fast team and we won't be able to bo bble the ball or take our tim e with it," Sinness sai d. "They're number one in di strict for a reason. "But the pitching is goin g to be about the same that w e saw here tonight," he conti nued. "We've been working o n our timing, and this will be the second, third time we 'll be seeing their pitcher. S o maybe the third time will be the charm." Continued from 1B Sebring to face district-leader Lake Wales tonight remaining games on the docket little more than just that, games on the schedule. "Really not a lot to say that hasn't been said several times throughout the year," head coach Rick Hitt said. "The top two teams (in the Suncoast Conference standings) go to the playoffs and we are not one of those teams." Saturday's 9-3 loss at Polk State, the Suncoast Conference champion, combined with a State College of Florida win over Hillsborough officially eliminated the Panthers from postseason contention. "We worked extremely hard preparing for this year and with a sophomore dominated line-up, we felt very good about our chances," Hitt said. "But we have not been able to do everything it takes to win enough of these close games. It wasn't in the cards, apparently." Monday's 4-1 loss to Polk, aided by a complete-game three hitter from Dillan Zimmerman, moved the SFCC season record to a dead-even 24-24-1 with five games to go. "We will play hard for the last games," Hitt said. The final slate of games start tonight with a visit to Hillsborough before comin g home to face the Haw ks Friday and back out to Tam pa Saturday. Monday will be a speci al night as the team honors t he memory of former coa ch Dunning Terrell with a sp ecial ceremony at the pitche rs mound with his daught er Judy and family. "We hope lots of folks w ill come out and support h is family that night," Hitt said Continued from 1B SFCC to honor former coach Terrell Monday By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI LeBron J ames scored 29 points, C hris Bosh had his second s traight double-double w ith 21 points and 11 r ebounds, and the Miami H eat never trailed in beati ng the Philadelphia 76ers 9 4-73 on Monday night in G ame 2 of their Eastern C onference first-round s eries. Showing no signs of the m igraine that he battled S unday, Dwyane Wade scored 14 points for Miami, which leads the best-of-seven series 2-0. Thaddeus Young scored 18 points and Evan Turner added 15 for the 76ers, whose starters were outscored 76-29 by the Heat's first-string. Miami led 49-31 at halftime, with Bosh, James and Wade all scoring at least 10 points while the 76ers'entire starting five managed nine in the game's first 24 minutes. Heat roll to 2-0 lead over 76ers, 94-73 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 5B 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.WENESDAY 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. C all 446-0461. www.adultchild ren.org. Al Collis Social Club meets 1 1:30 a.m., third Wednesday at C andlelight Restaurant in S ebring. All Shriners and M asons are welcome to attend. American Legion Auxiliary U nit 74 meets at 7 p.m. third W ednesday at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. 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. Call 4 65-7940. 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. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club b uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. Call 3819 005 or 381-9007. 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.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. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first a nd third Wednesday from 6-7 p .m. at Century 21 Advanced A ll-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 2 7 North in Sebring. The web a ddress is toastmasters.org. F or information call Cathy S chreima at 382-3574 or Linda U dall at 386-6495. Highlands County Interagency Council meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday. Highlands County Interagency is a networking group of health care professionals and advocates for senior citizens. Call Grace Owens at 273-1421 for location and details. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two 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 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. 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. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has an officers board meeting at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday at the lodge. 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. Call 655-4505. Ridge Coin Club of Sebring meets at Sebring Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. October through May. Call 8736258. 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 Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has an auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. 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. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees building, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis Club 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. Call 6553920. 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 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 food available 5-7 p.m. Entertainment 5-8 p.m. 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 meets at 7 p.m. third 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. Call Diane Osborne 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. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444. 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. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. American Legion Post 74 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 5:30 p.m. Post meeting at 7 p.m. third Thursday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a potluck dinner on the third Thursday of each month. Bring a dish and your own servings. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. 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. Call 6553274. 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. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, first and third Thursday. Displaced American Veterans (DAV0 Ridge Chapter 49 meets every third Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Highlands County Veterans Service office, 7209 S. George Blvd. Sebring. Call 452-5771. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. 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 Beauties Red Hatters meet the third Thursday. Call Joan Geary at 382-8782.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.Heartland Workforce on Wheels mobile One-Stop Career Center stops at Seacoast National Bank, 199 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Register for employment, search data base for employment opportunities, resume preparation assistance, career counseling, access online job applications and more. Call 385-3672, ext. 253. Hepatitis/Liver Disease Support Group meets from 67:30 p.m. every third Thursday in Classroom 1, Bartow Memorial Hospital, 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow. Patients, spouses, family members or anyone from Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties who are interested in learning about hepatitis/liver disease are welcome. Call Jan Dalessandro at (863) 640-4711 or (863) 5198240, Ext. 1212. Highlands County Democratic Party and Democratic Executive Committee meets each month on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For additional information call 385-8601. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 6-8 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. 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. Call 465-2661. 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 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary meets 7:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lake Placid Woman's Club meets noon, third Thursday, September through May, at 10 North Main Ave. For more details, call Bette Tiernan at 465-3163. 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. Low Vision Information Group meets at noon every third Thursday (October through March) in Sebring Village Mobile Home Park clubhouse on Schumacher Road, Sebring. It is sponsored by the Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. Lunch is available for purchase before the meeting. Guest speakers are scheduled for each meeting. Call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. 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. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 385-5154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal 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 weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. 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. Call (863) 7735714. 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. Call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-2481 or 2439676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Sebring American Legion meets 7:30 p.m., 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square For information, call 471-0118 Sebring Chapter 126 Orde r of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday a t the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call Jo Carney at 655-0371. 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 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisio n. Public rentals available for sp ecial events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and frenc h fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursday, corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring. Smokefree environment. Call 3858647 or 382-0339. Sebring HI-12 Club 592 meets athe third Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Dot's Restauran t in Sebring (except June, July, August). Call 453-3888. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has Moose Legion Commanders meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italia n sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. Call 382-3735 or 382 6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Av e. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699 0743; Bette Killeen at 4463106 or Anita Helbig at 4521927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 Count y Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Roa d 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburger s from 12-1:30 and plays bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Waves Highlands Unit 88 meets 11 a.m., American Legion Post 74, 538 N. Pine St., Sebring. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com DeVossMr. and Mrs. Richard D eVoss will celebrate their 5 0th wedding anniversary. Friends and neighbors had a surprise party for Dick and D orothy DeVoss of the American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid. They were married at Newcome Presbyterian Church in Davenport, Iowa on April 22, 1961. Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeVoss CELEBRATIONS 50th Anniversary Leeah JacobsMeghan and Cleat Jacobs, of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a daughter, Leeah Cooper at 5:39 p.m., on April 14, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Leeah weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. She was welcomed home by siblings: Mason, 11, Dalton, 9 and Lainey, 3.Laila ParkerYvonne Coriano of Avon Park and Keith Parker of New Jersey, announce the birth of a daughter, Laila Valentina at 2:16 p.m., on April 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Laila weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21.5 inches in length.Oscar SambranoCrystal Flores and Ossie Sambrano, of Wauchula, announce the birth of a son, Oscar Osmar at 11 a.m., on April 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Maternal grandparents are Linda Sandoval of Wauchula and Victoriano Flores of Bradenton. Paternal grandparents are Oscar and Olga Sambrano of Wauchula.Jaxen StoneJessica and Michael Stone, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Jaxen Makani at 11:21 a.m., on April 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Jaxen weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gary an d Angie Mooney of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Pete an d Elizabeth Germann of Miami and t he late Capt. Jack Stone. Paternal grandmother is Debra Dia ne Wilson of Avon Park.Andrew Wilson Jr.Tikia and Andrew Wilson Sr., of Avon Park, announce the birth of a so n, Andrew Lewis Jr. at 1 p.m., on April 5, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartlan d Medical Center, Sebring. Andrew weighed 6 pounds, 1 2 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Mary L ee English of Avon Park. Paternal grandmother is Debra Dia ne Wilson of Avon Park. Birth Announcements ShieldsAir Force Airman Mathe w M. Shields graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare 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 Shelly S t. Pierre of Buffalo, Wyo., an d Lonnie Shields of Avon Park. Shields graduated in 201 0 from Buffalo High School. Shields Military News Frederick-McClainJulie E. McClain and Brandon R. Frederick are engaged to be married. The bride-elect is a resident of Royal Oak, Mich. and she is the daughter of Lori and Richard McClain of Sebring. The groom-elect is a resident of Royal Oak, Mich. and he is the son of Cyndie and Dave Frederick of Sebring. The bride-elect graduated from Sebring High School and also graduated from the University of Central Florida. She is employed by Wright & Fillipis Corp. in Michigan. The groom-elect graduated from Houghton Lake High School in Michigan and University of Florida. He is employed with White Lodging Services in Michigan as general manager. Awedding is planned for May 27, 2011, on the beach in Tampa. Engagement Julie E. McClain and Brandon R. Frederick are engaged to be married. CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Gibbs-TaylorDr. and Mrs. Richard T aylor of Sebring announce t he engagement of their d aughter, Jenna Taylor, form erly of Sebring, to Keith G ibbs, of Pembroke Pines. Both are attending Palmer Chiropractic College Florida and graduating mid-June with a doctorate in chiropractic. They plan to reside and practice in Sebring this summer. Awedding date is set for June 25 in Daytona Beach Engagement J enna Taylor and Keith Gibbs are engaged to be married.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 7B CELEBRATIONS MacNeill-PedrozoPenny Deanna Pedrozo a nd Darin Scott MacNeill II a re engaged to be married. The bride-elect is a resid ent of Sebring and is the d aughter of Shirley Pedrozo a nd Fernando and Paz P edrozo. The groom-elect is a resid ent of Sebring and is the s on of Trudy and Peter P orpiglia and Darin and K athy MacNeill. The bride-elect graduated f rom Sebring High School a nd works for Red Lobster. The groom-elect graduated f rom Carmel High School in C armel, N.Y., 2007 and S outh Florida Community C ollege, 2010. He works for C hili's. Engagement Penny Deanna Pedrozo and Darin Scott MacNeill II are engaged to be married. MASHESBACKSTABAPERS CREOLEARISTIDEREBEL FORGOCOLDTURKEYCROCI LORGNETTEATESAILON YMADOONESFORBIDDING ELEEREEKELIO ABIDECASTALLATSEA FORGIVEUSTHISDAYENC OBOEIMPSNARYBUTTE GONDOLAELUDEPATDRY FORAGEAPPROPRIATE ALEUTSCHOSEELLESSE MINTSBLOCIONARIPS PVCPLAYHARDTOFORGET SEEDCOATTOOTMONDO ERINCFOSPSST GRINANDFORBEARITELF LEVITTLAENEARFATAL AMAZECARRIESAFORTUNE DINERASSERTEDPEEDEE STANSTHESSALYSTEEDS CROSSWORDSOLUTION The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK April 9 was a special day for plant lovers as they strolled through the yards of five Avon Park residents during the garden walk sponsored by the Avon Park Founders Garden Club. The Spring day was bright and sunny, but not hot a perfect day for flower-watching. Garden walks, usually held in Spring and Autumn, are annual programs held by garden clubs throughout the South to showcase the beauty of local flowers, plants and trees. The walks presented a variety of yards in Avon Park, showing what each homeowner can do with his/her own yard, whether the yard is large or small or sunny or shady. Three of the homes on the tour had back yards overlooking the wide white sandy beaches of Lake Lotela. On the large flagged patio of one gracious homeowner guests were served a variety of large cookies on tiered trays and a refreshing punch from a tall, icy glass Samovar. The patio, covered by open beams, featured a large, white stuccoed outdoor fireplace at one end. Surrounding the patio were large trees, plants and flowers. Cascading sprays of white orchids on one oak tree and a large yellow spray on another tree drew the eye upwards. Amassive Angel's Trumpet bush drooped with foot-long yellow flowers. A huge pot of nasturtiums under a large hanging Boston fern flanked the wrought-iron serving table. Above the table fish swam in a wrought-iron fishscape. Twenty real fish, foot-long goldfish, swam in a rock pool shaded with ferns near the home's front door. Beyond the back patio, potted palms, Birds of Paradise, huge blue-green ceramic urns and a red beach umbrella table with chairs surrounded the long swimming pool. Acolorful border of plants stretched all along the many-windowed back and other side of the house. Everywhere one looked flowers grew, in the ground, in pots and on trees. Beyond the pool, scattered tall pines and oak trees marched down to the end of the manicured grass to the white sandy beach of Lake Lotela. Garden Club members and visitors got many ideas for landscaping their own gardens. The last meeting of the year for the Founders Garden Club will be on Thursday, May 12. It will be a luncheo n meeting hosted by Car ol Seifert, director of voluntee rs at Florida Hospit al Heartland. New club office rs for the 2011-2012 year w ill be installed. For informatio n, call Anita Helbig, presiden t, at 452-1927. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 9B Photo provided by C. Tru itt Taking part in the Avon Park Founders Garden Club's tour of five local yards were (bottom row, from left) Betty McCarthy, Dr. Catherine Cornelius and Joanie Hartt; (standing) Char Truitt, Lolly McLane and Cindy Stanley. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS AP Garden Club tours yards Special to the News-SunFROSTPROOF The L ake Wales Ridge State F orest Arbuckle tract and t he Heartland Chapter of t he Florida Trail A ssociation will celebrate t he opening of the 100-foot s pan walking bridge across R eedy Creek at 9 a.m. on S aturday. Florida Forever provided t he $70,000 to purchase the e ngineered bridge design a nd bridge materials. C onstruction was complete d by volunteers from the F lorida Trail Association a nd the State Forest R angers. Due to the sensitive n ature of the environment a round the bridge site, no h eavy equipment could be u sed. Afiberglass bridge d esigned by the ET T echtonics Company was s elected because the mater ials could be moved by h and and put together like a n erector set with numb ered pieces and pre drilled h oles. The seven-ton, 6-footwide, 6-foot-tall bridge reopens the five-mile Wally Piety Trail section of the complete 20-mile loop hiking trail that has been closed since the 2004 hurricanes. This will make hunting, fishing and recreation in the northwest section of the forest more easily accessible. The celebration will begin at the north gate on Rucks Diary Road of the Arbuckle tract of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. The group will hike 2.5 miles to the bridge for a brief celebration including light refreshments and champagne christening of the bridge. The return hike to the parking area will conclude the celebration at about 12:30. For additional information please call the Kellermanns at 863-6762889 or the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest Office at 863-635-8589. Reedy Creek hiking bridge to re-open Saturday Courtesy photo T he Lake Wales Ridge State Forest Arbuckle tract and the Heartland Chapter of the Florida Trail Association w ill host the opening of the new walking bridge across Reedy Creek at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community College, i n association with Highlands B ranch of the American A ssociation of University W omen, recently presented t he first annual Women in H istory Program. Women being represented b y AAUWmembers were M aya Angelou by Maxine F loyd, Maria Mitchell by A lice Wright, Beatrix Potter b y Joan Wolf, Sacajawea by D awn McKinney and Y oshida Uschshida by S uzanne Page. Apanel featured six succ essful women in a variety of f ields: Sheriff Susan Benton; D r. Melanie Bond, director of t he Center for the Great A pes; Jennifer Mattison, b usiness woman and coo wner of Mattison Training Group; Betty Ford Smith, Highlands County educator and nationally recognized art collector and Dr. Hilary Swain of Archbold Biological Station. Each woman spoke on her own experiences and the challenges she faced along the way. The event was coordinated by Professor Charlotte Pressler. SFCC, AAUW host Women in History Program Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN€385-6155 Courtesy photo (From left) Dawn McKinney as Sacajawea, Suzanne Page as Yoshida Uschshida, Alice Wright as Maria Mitchell; Joan Wolf as Beatrix Potter and Maxine Floyd as Maya Angelou in the the first annual Women in History Program. Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 installed new officers for the year 2011-2012. Pictured are (front, from left) Dena Shaw, organist; Joan Roth, treasurer; Diana Holmes, Loyal Knight; Donna Barnhart, secretary; Kim Harring, Inner Guard and Heide Stover, three-year Trustee; (back row, from left) Ron Schilffarth, Esquire; John Holmes, Leading Knight; Anne Bruno, T iler; Dick Stover, one-year Trustee; Jerry Hibbs, two-year Trustee; and Dick Holmes, Exalted Ruler. Not pictured is Ralph Young, Lecturing Knight, who will be installed next month. Sebring Elks install new officers

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SEBRING The residents o f Thunderbird Hill South w ere proud to put on quite a c elebration for Martin and C arol Flux, the owners of the p ark, being sworn in as U nited States citizens. The d inner was fabulous with an a ssortment of almost anyt hing you could imagine to e at, but the highlight was w hen the Statue of Liberty, p layed by Clare Driscoll, and U ncle Sam, a proud A merican icon played by C huck Roach, appeared to g ive their congratulations a long with a little knowle dge of themselves to the c apacity crowd at the T hunderbird Hill South clubh ouse. Uncle Sam then was proud t o present the Flux's with a c ontribution celebration gift f rom the residents. The F lux's then turned the table o n the residents, asking q uestions you have to answer o n the citizenship test for fun a nd prizes. Most in attend ance would agree they n eeded to do some brushing u p. Afabulous Patriotic sheet c ake was donated by the H omeowners Association. A g ood time was had by all and t he Flux's, born in England, w ere very pleased with the g reat dinner and party. LAKE PLACID April 2 o ur Canadian residents who s pend their winters in T ropical Harbor got together a t the clubhouse screen room a nd had a pizza party in o rder to say good-bye to e ach other until they return a gain next year. They had 21 a ttend the party. Many will b e leaving before the Easter h oliday. April 10 the Military C ommittee served pulled p ork sandwiches and homem ade chicken noodle soup and a delicious pea soup. We had 125 residents attend. The committee thanked all the residents that made a variety of delicious desserts to add to the meal. The next Military Soup and Sandwich will be Sunday, May 8. The cost is $5 and begins at 5 p.m. April 11 we had our coed coffee gathering. Our coffee maker was Rod Wild and our emcee was Donna Vanden Bergh. Before beginning the meeting, she wanted all to thank Paula Bannister for a job well done for the Relay for Life program that was held last Saturday and Sunday. Everyone stood up and gave Paula a standing round of applause. Donna said she has never seen such a well organized rally. Paula thanked everyone and said she could not have done it without the help of her volunteers that signed up to help her and the generosity of the residents of Tropical Harbor who helped the team to double the expectations of their goal. We are going to hate to see our winter residents return north since they were so supportive of helping with various programs that were held during the winter months. George Susco, our park manager, asked that all driveways be cleared of any obstacles that could be lifted and cause damage to other persons'property. He also reminded the residents to leave their address with Lynn at the office in case their own property is damaged due to a storm or a household malfunction. When you return next year we will have fans installed in the clubhouse that will enhance the circulation of the air when we have a large attendance such as dances, etc., during the fall. He wished everyone a safe trip as they return to the various states. Residents celebrating their birthday from April 11-16 included Eunice Brown, Jean Chittenden and Marilyn Christensen. We had no one present celebrating their anniversary. Donna Frye accompanyed us on the piano for Happy Birthday. Carol Noel gave the Sunshine report, telling residents that Joan Petty, who once lived in the park, had passed away and Sparky Henderson passed away in New York. Mary Ann Lane is in the hospital; Toni Price is in Wauchula for rehab following her surgery; Marilyn Christensen is going to the hospital on April 12; Wil Noel is home and is feeling better. Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers and sign the sheets that she has placed on the table. Jim Hogan said the next pancake breakfast will be from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 7. The cost is $3. Bring your own place settings. Carolyn Reece told about a cruise that is being planned for Nov. 29. It will be going to the Panama Canal; it is a beautiful ship. To book this cruise you can sign up and give a $100 deposit, which is completely refundable if you are unable to go on the cruise for any reason. For further information, contact Carolyn; she has all the brochures and information. April 12 we had the Ladies Coffee. Our host and coffee maker was Marilyn Cromer, who asked if we had any guests or new residents. We had Carol Lambert, who is from Pennsylvania. She and her husband are residing on Beechcraft. All welcomed her. We had 23 ladies present. Marilyn then read the names of residents who are celebrating their birthdays. Jean Chittenden was present so we all sang Happy Birthday to her. All were thrilled with the success of the Relay for Life program. Paula Bannister volunteered to chair this program and it was met with such enthusiasm by all the residents that knew Alice Jacobson, who died last fall after battling cancer for years. Paula, at first, set her goal at $2,000. In the end, Paula and her team earned a little more than $4,000. Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com TOPS FL 487SEBRING After exercises, nine TOPS and five KOPS gave the pledges on April 13. Best Loser was Marlene Gillard. Connie Webb got an award for 12 weeks in leeway below goal and being below goal the six weeks of a contest. Judy Alger got her KOPS Reaching Goal and KOPS Graduation charms. Yes-Yeses are portion control, water, keep a menu, watch the snacks while traveling and a good breakfast. The Mystery Gift is with Bette Gillett with three weeks to go and Marge Jobin found more wrappings on the Attendance Box. There were six winners in the 25-cent contest and Marge Kingston won $1.10 in the 10-cent contest. The program was given on SRD by attending members Leslie Maschue, Carolyn Patterson, KOPS Carol DeArmitt and Shirley Slabaugh. Total Florida chapters are 248 and the weight loss for Florida for 2010 was 30,152.50 pounds. For information, call 3827716 or 314-9485.TOPS FL 632SEBRING The club meets every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. They welcome all new members and any visitors who may be interested in losing weight. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and en ds at 3:10 p.m. The meetin g begins at 3:30 p.m. and las ts approximately one hour. F or more information you m ay call Faye Nutt at 863-65 91019. This past week, sever al members attended the Sta te Recognition Day (SRD) in Lakeland and had a wonde rful time together, leavin g with much inspiration an d determination in their weig ht loss goal. The club also elected ne w officers on March 28 an d they are as follows: Leade r, Faye Nutt; Assistant Leade r, June Elam; Treasurer, Je an Ottoway; Assistant Treasure r, Laverda Alvis; and Secretar y, Barbara Helminger. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Thunderbird Hill South B y David Watkin Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher Courtesy photo Clare Driscoll, Chuck Roach, Carol and Martin Flux, residents of Thunderbird Hill South, enjoy a party celebrating the Flux's being sworn in as United States citizens. TOPS Club News Courtesy pho to Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 was proud to sponsor a Say No To Drugs' Coloring Contest at the Kindergarten Learning Center in Sebring on April 4. Presenting a $15 gift certificate to the winners were Drug Committee members Pearl Williams and Paul Danelutti. The winners were (from left) Hailey McDonough, Sydney Linville, Austin Coxe, Simone Simpson, and Juan Pas-Soto. Elks award KLC Coloring Contest winners

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We have lived our lives n ot being able to open the d oor; you know that "can't h ave anyone over synd rome" that has paralyzed u s. We have other doors that w e hide behind. It is perfect ionism that keeps us hudd led behind them in fear a nd shame. Remember that t he opposite of love is fear. I want for you what I h ave peace, and this peace c ame from loving me just t he way I am. This means w ith all my warts and blemi shes. Now this process of l oving myself didn't happen o ver night. Just like your h ome is not going to get c lean in a day. All my life I h ave been told (by my famil y) you have such a pretty f ace, if only you would lose s ome weight. Those if-onlys a nd buts tend to negate the g ood that was said: Why c ouldn't they just stop with t he pretty face. Then at the s ame time, I was prog rammed with, "Pretty is as p retty does": On one hand it i s how I act and then almost i n the same breath it was p utting me down because of m y physical appearance. Learning to love myself w as the hardest thing I ever d id. In my perfectionism, I w as self-conscious of the w ay I looked. So I hid b ehind baggy clothes ( another door) and sweat s hirts, and long coats. As a r esult, I had a new mantra i n my life. When I lose w eight, I will......! When I l ose the baby fat, when I go o n a diet, if only I could fit i nto that dress, this year I a m going to lose weight. L et me tell you, I became m y own worst nightmare. T he negative mindset was c ausing me to gain even m ore weight. Not only had I c losed the door on my f uture by hiding behind my i nsecurities but I had throw a way the key thinking I was n ot worthy to have or do a nything because I was embarrassment to my family. I started hiding behind these doors in high school. Guess what friends, I was not heavy in high school. I just was not small like my sisters. My body type was different. My grandmother is 5-foot-2 and so are two of my sisters. At the time I didn't know I was different. I just believed all the lies that were lovingly shoved down my throat. As a result, I started to overeat: Stuffing my feelings of inadequacy by feeding my face. I was finding comfort any way I could. Then I would feel so bad. It was a vicious cycle. Then new years would roll around and I would find myself making that perpetual resolution to get thin again. Twenty years ago, I started my journey of peace. The first step was getting the audible negative voices away from me. I divorced him. I knew that I was going to die if I allowed myself to be brainwashed by him one more day. I also distanced myself from the rest of the family. That way I only heard the negative voices on the phone when I called my granny or my mother. "Honey are you still big?" was a common question. The change for me was immediate. No I didn't start to lose weight. I quit beating myself up with diets and torture. The negative selftalk was going away and I was replacing it with loving gestures; bubble baths, meditation, walks in the woods, fishing, and kind words in my head. When ever I would mentally hear those ugly words, I would replace them. The hardest part to all of this is recognizing that you say them to yourself in the first place. Once that light bulb goes off, you begin to heal. Every thing that has happened to me in my life has made me the person that I am. I am thankful for every single bad thing that has ever happened to me. Those things make me stronger and more able to share with you. In my imperfection I can help you become who you are supposed to be. It was only after I personally started to Finally Love Myself (FLY) that I found my voice. Don't ever forget that the message is not about me, it is about you and helping you to FLY! If I can teach you this one lesson, your home will come together. It is an all inclusive process. The babysteps, shining your sink, getting dressed to shoes, fixing your hair and face, building your routines are all part of FLYing, as well as getting rid of the clutter from your life. Don't get caught in the revolving door of I'll do this when. We all have to start someplace. Let go of the negative attitudes and selfdefeating behavior and be nice to you for a change. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her website 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 11B DIVERSIONS ALL-PROBy PAULGAMACHE ACROSS 1 Reduces to pulp 7 Betray, in a way 15 They're unoriginal 20 Haitian ___ 21 Haiti's first democratically elected president 22 Iconoclast 23 Skip Thanksgiving leftovers? 25 Early spring bloomers 26 Operagoer's accessory 27 Broke bread 28 Longfellow's words before "O Ship of State!" 29 Singer Sumac 30 Say "No," "Never" and "Uh-uh"? 34 Mrs. Robert ___ (Mary Custis) 36 Make a big stink 37 Chacon of the 1960s Mets 38 Put up with 41 One may be original 43 Hopelessly lost 47 Plea for immediate absolution? 52 Abbr. on a cover letter 53 Wind in front of a stage 54 Kin of fairies 55 Not 56 Crested ___, Colo. 58 Chairlift alternative 60 Shake 62 Blot with a paper towel, maybe 63 Like food that's acceptable to cattle? 67 Inuit relatives 69 Checked, say 70 Italian sportswear name 73 They come with turndown service 74 Soviet ___ 75 Burial site of early Scottish kings 77 Rents 78 Pipe material, for short 79 Memorable theatrical performance? 83 Shell, e.g. 86 Warning from a driver 87 Extremely, in 1970s slang 88 Joyce's land 89 Bottom-line bigwigs, in brief 91 Head-turning sound 93 Abstain happily? 99 Fairy 102 Steven who cowrote "Freakonomics" 103 New Guinea port 104 Life-threatening 107 Blow away 108 Is well-endowed? 111 One giving an order 112 Declared 113 Dammed river in North Carolina 114 Maurice of Nixon's cabinet 115 Region conquered by Philip II of Macedon 116 Mounts DOWN 1 "Back to the Future" family name 2 "Get ___!" 3 California missions founder Jun’pero ___ 4 Scottish poet James known as "The Ettrick Shepherd" 5 Southern university that shares its name with a biblical judge 6 Form a splinter group 7 Sled dog with a statue in New York's Central Park 8 Elizabeth in the cosmetics department 9 Abbr. following op. and loc. 10 The Wildcats of the Big 12 Conf. 11 Attack from the air 12 2010 chart-topper for Ke$ha 13 Like ___ in the headlights 14 Old Ottoman governor 15 Rural setting, in poetry 16 Green gemstone 17 Place in a Carlo Levi memoir 18 Scout's mission 19 David's weapon 24 Western tribe 28 Preposterous 31 Once, a long time ago 32 "Family Guy" creator MacFarlane 33 Ignore, imperatively 34 Barely beat 35 Oahu offering 38 In ___ (confused) 39 Mr. Burns's teddy bear on "The Simpsons" 40 Typical cemetery enclosure 41 Driver's target 42 Balloonhead 43 Seller of space or time, for short 44 Showy craft? 45 ___'acte 46 ___-deucy 48 Tennis's 1977 U.S. Open champ 49 Salon, e.g., informally 50 Accustom 51 ___-masochism 56 False deity 57 Baloney and then some 59 Dinner scraps 60 Memorable time 61 Vintage platters 62 Kebab go-with 64 Bravura 65 Cry to a mate 66 City east of the Sierra Nevada 67 Concert stack 68 Unexploded 71 Made haste 72 "___ dignus" (Latin motto) 74 Sans pizazz 75 Chapel line 76 Giant of old 79 Gist 80 Basic first step 81 Mateus ___ 82 Chant syllables 84 Bear vis-ˆ-vis the woods, e.g. 85 Fails miserably 89 Like a hair shirt 90 Bordeaux brothers 91 La M™me ___ (The Little Sparrow) 92 Sharpening devices 93 Sword lilies, for short 94 Send, as a check 95 Trump who wrote "The Best Is Yet to Come" 96 Instant 97 Lensman Adams 98 Good to go 99 Dexterity exercise 100 Like an Interstate 101 Jumps bail, say 105 Say "What to do? What to do?," e.g. 106 To ___ (precisely) 108 Siamese, e.g. 109 Filing org. 110 H 12345678910111213141516171819 202122 232425 262728 2930313233 34353637 383940414243444546 474849505152 5354555657 5859606162 63646566 676869707172 7374757677 7879808182 8384858687 8889909192 93949596979899100101 102103104105106 107108109110 111112113 114115116 Solution on page 7B DearAbby: I work in a dental office. My boss (the doctor) and his assistant have a problem keeping their pants up. Every time either of them reaches for something or, God forbid, bends over they flash their backsides. It's just bad, and both of them are pretty goodsized men. My boss is the kindest, most generous person I know. But frankly, this is an embarrassment for patients and co-workers alike. Something has to be done. Any suggestions to help us with this problem would be greatly appreciated. Embarrassed for Everyone, Towanda, Pa. DearEmbarrassed: The doctor and his assistant may be unaware of the show to which they are treating everyone. You say this is not only embarrassing for the employees but also the patients. Have any of them complained about it to you? If so, you have your opening to transmit that message to Dr. Derriere. DearAbby: I have been with my boyfriend, "Gil," for three years. We bought a house together six months ago. Prior to that, we had a discussion about the future. Gil told me he wanted to get married and have kids. I expected a marriage proposal over the holidays. When it didn't happen, I asked him what he was waiting for. His response broke my heart. He said he no longer wants to get married. Gil says he loves me, I'm his "best friend," he is willing to move forward and have children but not get married. I'm not sure how I feel about his arrangement. I am depressed and don't know what to do. For me, Gil is "The One" the love of my life. I feel like a failure and a fool for allowing myself to get into this situation. Please help me. Wedding Bell Blues in Massachusetts Dear Wedding Bell Blues: I don't blame you for feeling depressed and confused. The person you thought was The One led you on and convinced you to make a major investment under false pretenses. You should not have children with him under these circumstances. Before this goes any further and you feel even worse about yourself, I'm advising you to consult a lawyer about extr icating yourself from this ba d business deal. You're not th e failure. He is. DearAbby: I played matchmaker for a girlfriend and introduced her to a buddy of mine from work. Two years later, he was arrested for molesting her children, and I just found o ut he'd had a record for this! She is no longer speaking t o me. What do I do? Regretful in Orego n DearRegretful: All you can do is apologize which I presume you have already done. Although you were well-intended when you made the introduction, it implied that you were givin g him your endorsement. However, you should not have been expected to have done a background check o n him that was your friend' s responsibility as the mother of young children. And she may be madder at herself fo r not doing so than she is at you. DearReaders: This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. It offers all of us a chance to do something pos itive for the planet. Many parents use it as an opportu nity to bond with their chil dren by sharing in a project and some schools offer cred it to students who participa te (hint, hint). So check your local newspapers and go online to find ways you can help in your community. 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. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know.' To order, send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Co-workers grit their teeth seeing dentist's sagging pants Dear Abby Hiding behind doors is no way to live FLY Lady Leanne Ely

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Fun-to-do FonduePrep Time: 5 minutes Makes 3 cups 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 package big marshmallows (optional) 1 16-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake, thawed and sliced Assorted fruits (optional) Place sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla; mixing until well blended. Dip pound cake pieces and fruits into warm sauce and enjoy. Cook's Tip: Refrigerate left over chocolate sauce, covered, for up to 4 days.FAMILYFEATURES Family time can get lost when the family calendar is filled up with activities, practices, meetings and homework. It's important to carve out some special time each week to slow down and enjoy making some fun memories together. Food and games are two great ways to connect as a family and keeping things simple makes it easy to really focus on each other and have fun. These activities are easy and can involve everyone in the family. And these dessert recipes take advantage of the versatility of Sara LeeFrozen Pound Cake it can be used to make something simple with the family or something a little more elaborate when company comes over. Either way, you get a scrumptious dessert the whole family can dig into. You can find more ways to create family moments and more dessert recipes at www.saraleedesserts.com and www.facebook.com/saraleedesserts."Sweet Life" Italian Ice Lemon TiramisuPrep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 46 servings 1 10.75-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake thawed 1/3 cup lemonade concentrate 3 tablespoons water 1 cup mascarpone cheese softened 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup lemon curd 1/3 cup marshmallow cream orfluff 1 teaspoon lemon zest Lemon zest and raspberries forgarnish (optional) Cut cake into twelve 1/4-inch slices. Line the bottom of an 8 x 8-inch square baking dish with 6 of the cake slices. Combine lemonade concentrate and water in a glass measuring cup or bowl. Brush half of the cake slices with half of lemonade mixture. Set aside. Place mascarpone cheese, cream, lemon curd, marshmallow cream and zest in a large bowl. Beat until smooth. Spread cake slices with half of lemon cream filling. Top with the remaining 6 cake slices. Brush with remaining syrup and spread with remaining cream filling. Refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight. Garnish with lemon zest and fresh raspberries, if desired.Taste-of-the-Islands Banana FosterTriflePrep Time: 30 minutes Serves: 46 servings 1 10.75-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake thawed 1 8-ounce can pineapple tidbits in juice 1 3.4-ounce package instant coconut orbanana cream pud ding and pie filling 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup sourcream 1/4 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons coconut extract, divided 1 cup caramel topping 3 bananas thinly sliced 2/3 cup shredded coconut toasted 1/3 cup macadamia nuts finely chopped Cut pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Drain pineapple; reserving juice. Place pudding mix, whipping cream, sour cream, sugar, reserved pineapple juice and 1 teaspoon coconut extract in a large bowl. Bea t at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Combine remaining 1 teaspoon coconut extract and ice cream top ping in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High until warmed. Layer pound cake cubes in 4 martini or dessert glasses. Drizzle caramel topping mixture over pound cake. Top with coconut cream mixture and bananas. Garnish with pineapple tidbits, toasted coconut and macadamia nuts. This recipe also works well in a trifle bowl. Family Activity: CookingShowPut on a show in the kitchen!nGather your family in the kitchen, and put on your chef's hat and apron.nSet up a video camera to record your cooking activity.nChoose a fun and simple recipe, like Fun-to-do Fondue, to demonstrate to the "home viewers."nMake sure the kids explain each step aloud.nWhile eating the finished product, replay the video recording and rate how good your TVchef skills are Bon Appetit! Family Activity: ScavengerHuntnCut construction paper into slips; write clues or riddles on the slips that your child will need to solve.nHide the clues throughout the house and remember to pay attention to how many clues you give and where and how you hide them you don't want to create confusion.nThe last clue should lead your child to find a special surprise.nWatch your child run around the house trying to figure out where the next clue is, and then celebrate with a sweet treat at the finish. Taste-of-the-Islands Banana FosterTrifle "Sweet Life" Italian Ice Lemon Tiramis u Fun-to-do Fondue



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News-Sun staffSEBRING Dr. Ca ry Pigman has announced he is a Republican candidate f or the 2012 election for t he Florida House of Representatives, 77 th District, representing Glad es and Hendry counties an d parts of Highlands an d Collier counties. Pigman has lived in Highlands County sin ce 1995. He is a residen cy trained and board certifi ed emergency medicine phys ician practicing at Flori da Hospital Heartland Medic al Center in Sebring. With term limits being a hallmark of Florida politics, its clear to me that we need citizenpoliticians representing us in Tallahassee. Ive be en blessed with health and a successful career. This is an opportunity to fulfill my du ty to serve my community. M y goal is to listen and represe nt your interests in a fair an d responsible way, emphasi zing growth, job creation an d fiscal conservatism, Pigm an wrote in an e-mail pre ss release. Ive been planning to ru n for about four years. I will be gone for several mont hs serving the young men an d women in our armed forc es in Iraq. I plan to hit t he ground running hard, cam paigning when I return hom e in late December, he wrot e. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners celebrated Highlands Countys 90th birthday with cake and orange juice Tuesday morning during their regular meeting at the Government Center in Sebring. Anne Reynolds, chairperson of the Highlands County Historic Preservation Commission, asked the commission to designate April 19, 2011 as Highlands Turns 90 Day, and invited the commission and the public to participate in the festivities. With County Tax Appraiser Raymond McIntyre cracking a whip during a demonstration of how cracker cowboys kept the herds moving, the commissionBy CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Well-researched, well-written accounts of true events have the capacity to help one generation understand another, and bring meaning to seeming chaos. Moments lived once blood red, vibrating with sound and drenched in sweat become bloodless, silent and dry, their passion out-lived once the witnesses are gone and the stories are memorized, not told from memory. Hearsay dampens the historical record; blurs the lines, so to speak. Which is why the students at Sebring High School were so fortunate Monday to hear still-living history from Leonard Gold, a World War II fighter pilot, and meet Andrea Davide, an artist who was moved by history to conduct an archeological dig in the forests of the Negros Islands in the Philippines, looking for the P-38 fighter plane Major Thomas McGuire, a 1938 graduate of Sebring High School, was flying when he was shot down and killed in January of 1945. Davide, showing photographs taken turning the trip, told the students how, having been commissioned by the Air Force to paint a depiction of McGuires last flight, she wanted to know more. One thing led to another until she found herself on the ground in the Philippines, searching out McGuires crash site, looking for remnants of other planes which crashed during the same dog fight, and seeking witnesses to the event. She talked about crossing a river filled with crocodiles and huge snakes, bouncing in the back of a pick-up over roadless terrain, and ultimately finding small plane pieces, including part of a seat belt, and ammunition from McGuires plane, as well as witnesses who described the air battle that day. Davide spoke with passion about the January morning when McGuire, NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, April 20-21, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 46 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 91 66Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Sunshine mixed with some clouds Forecast Question: Should congress vote to raise the federal debt limit? Next question: Would you willingly pay more in taxes to reduce the deficit? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Inside Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 30.1% No 69.9% Total votes: 103 Celebrations 7B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A FLY Lady 11B Friends & Neighbors10B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV 2B Index District DebutLady Streaks win high-scoring district tourney opener SPORTS, 1BFood and GamesCooking together is a great way to bring a family closer PAGE12BMaking ChangesLPlooks for ways to simplify Evaluation & Appraisal PAGE2A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY (from left) Sebring High School tenth graders, Wade Burger, Shane Ellis, and Greg Arnold are encouraged to examine World War II artifacts during a special presentation Monday. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Art students at Sebring High School created paintings and collages honoring fighter pilot Major Thomas McGuire. A graduate of the high school, McGuire died during World War II over the Philippines. He was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor. Lessons in living history SHS students learn more about a Sebring hero McGuire See STUDENTS, page 6A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The committee formed to recall three of Avon Parks city council mem bers kicked off their efforts on Saturday with a signing party in Donaldson Park, and have pla ns for a couple more. We got a few more than I expected, com mittee chair Jennifer Aviles said after four hou rs of passing out pens and petitions at a picn ic table in the park. There have been a lot of folks dropping b y and showing their support for the effort today , Aviles said. The official tally of the signatures will be pr esented at a weekly recall committee meeting o n Wednesday night at the Moose Lodge, but t he group was encouraged by the turnout o n Saturday. Avon Park recall committee holds signing parties See RECALL, page 6AMotorcycle deaths down But latest trend is moving numbers back up PAGE2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Janice McCarthy, liaison to the Highlands County Historic Preservation Commission, talks about the historic preservation showcase, featuring an exhibit of the history of Highlands County at the county Government Center in Sebring. The exhibit will be on display through the end of June. Board pauses to honor countys 90th Display will be up through June See COUNTY, page 3A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Pigman Pigman to run for congress in 2012 See PIGMAN, page 3A Will run in 77th District

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Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Mason G. Smoak Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of the Youth Leadership Highlands program, a year-long leadership program for selected high school students. Students chosen for this program will spend several days throughout the school year learning about their leadership potential and about their community. The program will target students not currently involved in specific leadership activities. We believe encouraging our young leaders to know their community, know what is available to them in the future in Highlands County, and learning how they fit in as a contributing member of society is very important, said David Summers, president of the Mason G. Smoak Foundation. Each year, incoming high school sophomores from Highlands County will be selected to participate in the program. The students will participate in a day-long leadership retreat to kick off the year then will spend five days through the school year visiting businesses, government agencies, social service agencies, churches and other organizations to learn all they can about Highlands County. It is our belief that every student has great worth and is able to make a positive impact on our community if they are equipped with the right tools, said Tracee Smoak, a board member of the Smoak Foundation. Our goal is to inspire students to grow personally and academically toward their individual goals while at the same time instilling a great appreciation for Highlands County and the Ridge Area. Applications and information will be available at each high school and on the Smoak Foundations Web site at masongsmoakfoundation.org. The program is developed and funded by the Mason G. Smoak Foundation; a nonprofit organization committed to encouraging students and families in the area through community service, leadership and education. To learn more about the Smoak Foundation and the program, go to www.masongsmoakfoundation.org. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com April 16 11221333440x:3Next jackpot $13 millionApril 13 1815324043x:5 April 9 101114184041x:4 April 18 13151830 April 17 19213134 April 16 611182224 April 15 1316182633 April 18 (n) 3549 April 18 (d) 7680 April 17 (n) 5157 April 17 (d) 7009 April 18(n) 09 3 April 18 (d) 66 4 April 17 (n) 08 1 April 17(d) 51 1 April 15 259314 April 12 216224014 April 8 112436379 April 5 213212418 April 16 2133444555 PB: 7 PP: 5Next jackpot $56 millionApril 13 423394950 PB: 39 PP: 3 April 9 514325356 PB: 11 PP: 4 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Obstacle course dedication rescheduledSEBRING Due to a scheduling conflict, the dedication of the new Highlands County Sheriffs Office Special Response Teams Obstacle Course has been moved to May 6 at 2 p.m. The course is located at 12700 Arbuckle Creek Road. Lt. Jack Bailey, SRT Leader will be honoring all those who aided in the development and construction of the course. The Special Response Team will also give a demonstration followed by closing remarks from Sheriff Susan Benton. The public is invited to attend. If you have further questions, contact Bailey at 863-402-7228.Archaeology program set at SFCC ThursdayAVON PARK Matthew Schuld, outreach coordinator, Southwest Regional Center, Florida Public Network (FPAN) will present Coastal Living in Southwest Florida / Water as a Way of Life during the next meeting of the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (KVAHC) at 7 p.m. Thursday at the South Florida Community College Highlands Campus, Bldg. G, Room 101. Schuld will address the many ways in which people have used and altered Floridas water resources over the last 12,000 years. The public is invited to attend at no cost. Call Anne Reynolds at 4653637 or 441-4803. Kiwanis present Good Friday Prayer BreakfastSEBRING The Kiwanis Club of Sebring will present its annual Good Friday Prayer Breakfast, a non-denominational event to encourage the joining of people of all faiths in reaffirmation of common witness in the Supreme Being of God an d the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. The breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Friday at Florida Hospital Heartland in con ference room 1. The featured speaker will be Dr. David Richardson, pastor for Fir st Baptist Church of Sebring The price for breakfast will be $10 and profits wi ll be used to benefit Youth for Christ, Cub Scout Pac k 846 and the Sebring High School Show Choir. Everyone is encouraged to attend and invite their cle rgy to this special event. For more information o r to purchase tickets please contact any Kiwanis Club member or tickets may be purchased at the door. RPAC meets ThursdaySEBRING There wi ll be a Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee mee ting at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sports Complex, Concession Building at 21 6 Sheriffs Tower Road. Th e public is invited to attend Republican Executive Committee meets ThursdaySEBRING The Highlands Republican Executive Committee meets the last Thursday o f each month. April 28 the committee will have U.S. Senate can didate Col. Mike McCalister as the guest speaker and the committe e will meet at the Quality In n at 6:30 p.m. Dutch treat dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. RSVPs are required to help determine needed seats and quantity of food Contact Olivia Scott at 381-6993 or e-mail olivia cscott@vistanet.net.Voters League meets ThursdaySEBRING The Highlands County Voters League meeting for April will be held at Homers COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. 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 Monday, April 18: Pedro Pablo Fonticoba, 51, of Hialeah, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, first conviction. Felicia Monica Gooden, 31, of West Palm Beach, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Jennifer Rae Hall, 29, of Sebring, was charged with commercial fraud. Tammy Lee Hamilton, 44, of Ocala, was charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Cordey D. Jumper, 19, of Okeechobee, was charged on an Okeechobee County warrant for no valid driver license. Prentiss Todd Legree, 39, of Palm Beach, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Benny Jose Madison, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for child support. Raul Morales, 49, of Lake Placid, was held on an immigration detainer for a municipal ordinance violation. Mary Angell Ortiz, 33, of Avon Park, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked; and worthless check, three counts. Jerry Hugh Peoples, 49, of Venus, was charged with uttering a forged instrument; grand theft; forgery; aggravated assault, two counts; possession of methamphetamine; and carrying concealed firearm. Joel Santos-Valera, 37, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Charles Frank Wallace, 58, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, felony battery by strangulation. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, April 17: David Woodrow Beecher, 31, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; domestic violence or felony battery by strangulation; and domestic violence or aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. Chanrence Jerrell Queen, 26, of Tampa, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of narcotic equipment and/or use. Tobey John Shattenberg, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance; trespassing, failing to leave property upon order by owner; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Gerald Ivan Thomas, 44, of Sebring, was charged with using firearm under influence of alcohol; improper exhibition of firearm or dangerous weapon; and firing weapon, discharging firearm in public. Chinetta Walton, 59, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of cocaine. Sherell Latasha Wisdom, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting offiContinued on page 7A Smoak Foundation announces Youth Leadership Highlands By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Members of the Lake Placid Town Council and Local Planning Agency met with Jennifer Codo-Salisbury of Central Florida Regional Planning for an Evaluation & Appraisal Report workshop Monday night. The EAR is part of the Comprehensive Future Land Use process. It has to be renewed periodically and updated where necessary. Acommunitys planning is broken into elements for example, transportation, infrastructure and water, among others. The goal is to create specific planning that takes natural resources, human needs and economic opportunity into account. The key is to ensure sustainable growth and a viable infrastructure and to make sure there is enough of whats necessary, not too much or too little. The workshop had just been called to order when town council members expressed doubts about the document as written. Member Steve Bastardi said he worried about expensive promises the town cannot afford, especially in the housing element. Member Ray Royce said he was concerned about redundancy. Some sections are in here twice, he said. Both men were troubled by confusing language and jargon. Last revised in 1991-1995, the EAR has really old language and stuff done with old dates and stuff that should have been done, Royce said. He pointed to a Citizens Advisory Committee mentioned in the EAR, but which never existed. Royce and Bastardi want to simplify the EAR by making substantial changes to the text. To that end the council and planning agency members began a page-by-page review, directing CodoSalisbury on revisions. The work in progress is on the agenda for the councils regular meeting Monday, at which time a for or against vote will be taken. The town has to submit the EAR to the Department of Community Affairs by July 1, so there is deadline pressure, but a six-month extension may be attained. Royce has his eye on Gov. Rick Scott and possible changes in how the government goes about business. The world can dramatically change on July 1, he said. If ever there was a time for a government entity to submit a simpler plan, now is the time. LP council works on changes to Evaluation & Appraisal Report News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY (From left) Local Planning Agency chairman Hoz Compton examines the most recent Lake Placid future land use and amendments map. Susie Bushans, the towns planner, and Arlene Tuck, the town clerk, join him at the Monday night workshop. Current document is out of date, confusing If ever there was a time for a government entity to submit a simpler plan, now is the time.RAYROYCE council member

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 3A ers took a 30-minute break to share the history of the last 90 years of Highlands County. Adisplay of the Reasons to Love Highlands County lines the wall of the lobby just outside the commission chambers and gives residents a view of some of the highlights around the county. Housing Department employee Tony Suazo played the guitar while Deputy Chair Greg Harris cut the first piece of cake and encouraged residents to enjoy the displays around the lobby, which includes index cards for citizens to write down their own reasons for loving Highlands County. The display is scheduled to be in the Government Center lobby through June. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Anne Reynolds of Lake Placid (from left) and Dale Wilson of Sebring chat with Jessica Prescott of the Highlands County Planning Department on Tuesday morning before having a piece a cake during the Highlands Turns 90 Anniversary Celebration at the Highlands County Government Center in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Tony Suazo of the Highlands County Housing Department entertains guests Tuesday morning during Highlands Countys 90th Anniversary celebration at the Government Center in Sebring. County turns 90 In a follow-up phone call, Pigman, explained that current District 77 Representative Denise Grimsley is, a among many things, a registered nurse. They had often worked together in the past, Pigman said, having long and philosophical talks late at night when things were quiet in the emergency room. It was Grimsley who put the idea of running into his head by suggesting he do so when she termed out of office. Pigman feels his education and training will be a benefit. His daily work calls on him to make assessments of facts and select plans of action. Its kind of a framework of reasoning, he said, adding he would be consensus seeker. While medical issues are of special interest to him, he is fascinated by two particular areas water resources and what to do about disaster insurance. We want growth, he said, but we dont want to run out of water. He said he has faith that there are kind, sensible people in office, people who can work together for solutions. As a shift worker, Pigman said he has the flexibility to remain in the emergency room and serve as a legislator. Pigman began his medical career as a doctor in the U.S. Navy attached to infantry units of the 2nd Marine Division. About a year and a half ago he was asked to return to reserve service. He is now a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Army Reserve and depar ts this week for a volunte er tour in Iraq, which he w ill complete in Decemb er 2011. In addition to his duti es in the emergency depar tment, Pigman is medic al director of Hardee Coun ty Fire Rescue, a volunte er physician at the Samarit an Touch Care Center, boa rd chairman of the Flori da Ridge Big Brothers B ig Sisters, and past preside nt of the Highlands Coun ty Medical Society. His wife, Darlene, is a retired Aeromed flig ht nurse and owns a sma ll business in Sebring, Fro nt Porch Dogs, specializing in home-made dog treats, do g bathing/hydrotherapy, an d other pet supplies. The tw o of them raise sheep an d chickens and maintain a vineyard on their sma ll farm. He enjoys bicyclin g, clay shooting, and car ra cing. Continued from page 1A Pigman announces candidacy for House District 77 seat Ive been planning to run for about four years. I plan to hit the ground running hard, campaigning when I return home in late December.DR. CARYPIGMAN candidate By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Pastor Jeremy Hurd and his family are set to leave on their year-long mission trip in just two weeks. The family has been working diligently since September to provide themselves with the funds to embark on this journey, and the Community Bible Church minister, his wife and two young children will head to El Salvador on May 3. Theres been so much community involvement with us and our story, said Hurd. The Hurd family will be holding their own moving sale on Thursday at the familys home located at 1400 County Road 17ALot 78, located behind Community Bible Church. Many items will be available for purchase. Hurd family plans moving sale prior to trip Associated PressANNANDALE, Va. P resident Barack Obama o n Tuesday promoted his p lan to scale back spending w ithout halting aid to educ ation, energy and science, a cknowledging that m ounting deficits could i nflict serious damage on t he country. In an appearance at N orthern Virginia C ommunity College in s uburban Annandale, Va., O bama blasted Republican a lternatives to deal with f ederal budget problems, w hile at the same time pred icting the two deeply d ivided parties would ultim ately find a compromise. Im optimistic. Im h opeful, Obama said in h is campaign-style outing. Both sides have come t ogether before. I believe w e can do it again. Obama is traveling a cross the country this w eek with a message that t he government must r educe its staggering debt b y cutting defense spendi ng and health care costs, i ncreasing taxes on the w ealthy and protecting prio rities he deems untoucha ble. The president and House R epublicans are vying for c ontrol of a suddenly surgi ng national debt debate. O bama says his plan s preads the burden more f airly than a rival House R epublican plan that w ould cut roughly the s ame amount of spending t hrough budget cuts and an o verhaul of Medicare and M edicaid. 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On the surface, the story is d etached from most H ighlands County residents, a nd most cannot make the c onnection, but there is a r elationship. Apparently the Zuck sent a n e-mail seven years ago to c o-creator Paul Ceglia asking P aul to dismiss the penalty of 8 0 percent of Facebook owne rship, because Zuckerman w as not producing, and r eturn to the 50/50 split. The media is talking about t he issue because Facebook is w orth billions, but the change i n dollars at that level is not a n issue until you compare it t o the change in the middle c lass. People like John the carpet l ayer has lost 50 percent of h is business, but no one in a l eadership role at the state l evel really seems to care. Secretary Tina lost her job, a nd could use a minor fract ion of Zuckermans money t o feed her family for a year, a nd 21 percent of Americas c hildren are now living b elow the poverty level. Those guys who used to build houses for a living are using Facebook to look for a way out before the bank gets the real estate in foreclosure. The federal government now owns shopping malls at a loss. Fireman Bill is losing up to half of his pension and Jill the teacher could lose her tenure and pension. Somehow that seems a bigger story to most all over America right now than the Zuckerman exchange. The federal government seems to be bickering over how much they can actually overspend, not save mind you, but overspend, and several are claiming that you cannot do it without raising taxes on the little guy. Darn those little guys and their problems, we need to hear more about Mark Z. Zuckerman will not even see a blip on his light bill if he loses half, and he will probably just give the other guy half because he cant even count what he has, but the policeman and the small business owner are getting free power saving devices on their homes from Progress Energy, and they are hoping it will offset the hike in fuel costs. The waitress and the retail clerk dont have a chance. The story about Zuckerman shows that the American dream, that goal of reaching middle class and living a comfortable life, is dead. Now the rest of us get to squabble over who gets the shoes, and how to pay for the gas to go to the funeral. The gap is getting bigger everyday between those that argue over corporate takehome bonuses and those who will no longer get Medicaid, or Social Security, or a job. But, the money from the BPoil spill bought a government official an i-Pad. Now she can see a picture of what a coastal turtle used to look like. The top 10 percent of Americans now earn around 50 percent of our national income, and Zuckerman is one, but our leadership says it is wrong to tax everyone equally. So, no one really cares that Zuckerman may lose 50 percent of his billions, unless they too have an e-mail, or a lottery ticket. And thats how most of America can relate to the story of a billionaire Mark Zuckerman, and a sevenyear-old e-mail. Thats why it hits close to home. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 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 EDITORIAL& OPINION Republicans acted on the message voters sent in the 2010 congressional elections when they elected more than enough members of the House to control that body; they tackled the scandal of out-of-control spending and the voters responded. So far they have shoved a poison pill down the throats of spendinghappy House Democrats, chopping a cool $38 billion from the 2011 federal budget. They now face a new challenge in enacting a budget for 2012 by passing the one introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which begins to put the nations fiscal house in order. That should be job one for Congress. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the U.S. is set to run up the largest budget deficit of all major developed economies this year. The IMF recommended that the nation needs to tighten its belt now rather than face tough adjustments in the next two years. In a new report, the IMF warned that the U.S. shortfall will reach 10.8 percent of its gross domestic product this year, putting it ahead of Japan and the United Kingdom. The IMF has estimated that President Barack Obama will have to cut the deficit by 5 percentage points of GDPin the next two fiscal years, making it the largest adjustment in at least half a century, to meet his pledge of halving it by the end of his four-year term. Market concerns about sustainability remain subdued in the U.S., but a further delay of action could be fiscally costly, with deficit increases exacerbated by rising yields, the IMF wrote in its Fiscal Monitor report, published several times a year to analyze public finance development. The IMF recommended a down payment in the form of deficit reduction this year that would make the government goal compatible with a less abrupt withdrawal of stimulus later. These are somber warnings which should alert the Obama administration and both the House and Senate that they must put the brakes on spending money the U.S. doesnt have, rather than forcing us to either print more paper dollars or borrow more money from China. The House must pass Rep. Ryans proposed budget promptly and send it over to the Sena te to pass and send it to the White Hous e for the presidents signature. The Heritage Foundation has written very favor ably of the Ryan budget proposal, which for the first time in recent memory, sets our nation on a different and be tter path. It tackles the massive spending excesses of the recent past and the enti tlement crisis that is beginning to command our fiscal future. It rejects the politics of government dependence, massively higher taxes and the inevitability of national decline. His budget pares back non-security discretionary spending the small part of the budget that Congress actually writes a budget for and tackles other parts o f the budget such as farm sub sidies and the federal bureaucracy. It also repeals Obamacar e, the federal governments invasion of the nations health care system which h as given America the worlds finest health care system. Most crucially, Heritag e notes, Ryans budget tackles entitlement programs with transformative change s in Medicare and a solid approach to controlling Medicaids spiraling costs. These changes will result in a stronger and bigger econo my with more job creation, more savings and investment, and higher household incomes. As Heritage has pointed out, America desperately needs to change course: Our current direction is fis cally and economically unsustainable and politicall y and culturally bankrupting. It is threatening the wellbeing and future of our country. Congress need to get off the dime and pass Ryans budget before the nation drowns in an ocean of red ink. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martin's Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. America needs to change course Making Sense Michael Reagan Zuckerman story hits close to home A recent e-mail may cost Mark Zuckerman half of his holding in Facebook, but the better question i s who feels sorry when a billionaire l oses $500 million, give or take a few. Quiet deals and state funds E ditor: The Tribunes comprehens ive background of Mr. S tipanovichs dealings with t he State Investment Fund l eft out a key deal a couple of y ears ago. On behalf of Gov. B ush, he also bought $600 m illion of stocks in Enron a s hort time before it went u nder, $300 million each f rom the Teachers and F iremen/Policemen Pension F unds. Governors Bush and C rist continued to raid vario us state trust funds for 12 y ears. The notice of that deal was j ust a blip on the assets and l iability charts. Nothing was h eard about that again. Was it j ust a coincidence that only E nron employees and ordin ary people were stuck with w orthless paper? This is part o f the legacy that former G ov. Jeb Bush has left b ehind. The question is: Will the p arties responsible for these d isasters be held accounta ble? Will the state employe es get their hard-earned m oney back? $600 million a ppears to be insignificant c ompared to $25 billion, but t housands of teachers, firem en and policemen paid into t hose funds for 40 years. In f act, the FEAin the early 60s had to go to the Florida S upreme Court to achieve a s eparate pension fund. Prior t o that, those funds went into t he general state budget. Now it is local governm ents on the hook. Is it a c oincidence that ordinary taxp ayers could be victims, a gain? We are talking about $ 7 trillion of the national m arket lost in 2000 and only $ 10-$15 billion in 2007; s ome 80 million people in 2 000 and 30 in 2007. The c orporate entities got out in t ime by loading bad debt o nto regular people but what a bout the commissions paid o n those transactions? Now i n 2011, there is the $11 trill ion national debt they create d in 2004-07 and trying to p ass on to the taxpaying w orking Americans. In addition, through his p olicies, we have a severe shortage of certified teachers and nurses. The Tribune fulfilled its mission to report this tragedy, but will it follow up to achieve justice for those thousands of public servants who also fulfilled their service to this state? Governor Scott says No. Gabriel Read Avon ParkIs there a hostile takeover taking place?Editor: Is there a scheme in the works for Lake Placid to try and take over Sun N Lakes Lake Placid? Does the city of Lake Placid want to annex or by other means get all the water rights here? Is there more water being taken out of our aquafier than was agreed upon? Is there no more artisan well because of over use? Are they planning to take all vacant lots by means we do not know about? Do the three that spoke for this at a recent town council meeting living out of the city of Lake Placid? Yes. Would you like to have another Sun N Lake Sebring where you have no voice in your home and dwellings? Is it in the works just to take the west side of Sun N Lakes Boulevard to have control of Lake Grassy? And the higher tax rate, are the county commissioners in agreement with this? There is big talk and big plans for Lykes Brothers City! Blue Head Ranch, and they will have all the building permits to make it impossible to build on your lot making it worthless? Has the criminal status of Highlands County being addressed? Do the illegals have more rights and cost us in all ways? If we sent the criminals-illegals all home we could be in the black. So why is this so hard for citizens to talk about and do something about. No matter where you were from, now you are an American citizen. I hear the term AfricanAmerican, and I am here to tell you that is the only thing that scientists and theologians agree on that all life came up out of Africa, so my question does that make us all African-Americans? We need to change from the greed that is in our land and right here in Highlands County is a perfect place to start. C.F. Neeley Lake Placid BouquetThanks for help in dedicating fire stationEditor: The Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary unit want to thank each and everyone that helped make the dedication to the new firehouse a great success. We had a great turn out with approximate 175 people attending. We presented a bronze plaque that dedicated the building to the volunteer firefighters. We served hot dogs, baked beans, and coleslaw. We had a specialty cake that was a burning building and two fire trucks. The children got fire helmets, badges and balloons. Sparky and Pluggie was there also. Thank you to our sponsors and contributors: Russell Realty, Glades Electric, Somers Irrigation, Simmons Grove and Cattle, Bluehead Farms, Subway Lew Carter, Jaxsons, Miller Central Air, Coca-Cola, Sonnys BBQ, Pearce Fencing, Sirrianos, Flowers Bakery, Sweetbay, Pugh Utilities, Raceway Lake Placid, Dons TV, Joy Post Princess House, Deena Wright Mary Kay, Karen Lanier 31 Purse, Embroidery and Beyond, Artistic Frames and Images, Cakes by Ace, Pastor Darryle George First Baptist of Placid Lakes, Gene Reese and the Leisure Lakes Home Owners Association. Chief Danny Holmes Leisure Lakes Volunteer Firefighters and Auxilary members LETTERSPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 3851954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. 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Restaurant at 6 p.m. Thursday with dutch treat dinner at 5 p.m. County Commissioner Jack Ritchie will lead this months discussion. He will give a brief description of what boards do and their importance. Ritchie is unequally qualified to lead this discussion for he has served on not all, but many of the county boards over the years. Some issues to be discussed: Do board members get paid? Do board members have to fill out financial reports? Are board members recruited by county commissioners? The public is invited to bring their questions. Raymond McIntyre, Highlands County property appraiser, addressed the Voters League in March. He spoke of how his department has again reduced its budget. His employees have not had a raise in three years. He is the only constitutional office that has achieved this.RCMA now recruiting for Early Head Start/Head Start seasonLAKE PLACID RCMASouth Highlands at 500 E. Interlake Blvd. (Building 500 at the college) is now accepting applications for children 3-5 years old for the Early Head Start/Head Start season. Call 699-3794 to make an appointment and ask for Maria or Becky (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday). RCMALake Placid at 541 E. Interlake Blvd. (across from the college) is now accepting applications for children six weeks to 5 years old for the program. Call 699-3790 and ask for Wanda, Angela or Karen (7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MondayFriday).Class of prepares for reunionLAKE PLACID The Sebring High School Class of 1961 will hold its 50-year class reunion on May 13-14. Attendees will be gathering at 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 to visit the Sebring Historical Archives at the city library. Atime to socialize and renew friendships along with a barbecue meal will follow at the Civic Center next door. On Saturday evening, May 15, class members will meet at the Danny and Darlene Phypers home in Lake Placid. Gathering time will be 5:30 p.m. Aclass picture will be taken and made available for sale. Abuffet meal will follow. Additional information about the reunion is available by contacting Gary Lanier or Kay Taylor Wise.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive, will have bar bingo at 1 p.m. Thursday. For any question s, call the lodge at 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host WOTM Mexican Night at 6 p.m. today. Karaoke with Wild Bill will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Music by Franke will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday For details, call the lodge a t 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with Mike Claxton at 5:30 p.m. today. The Post meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for elections. For details, call the lodge at 699-5444. The Lake Placid America n Legion Placid Post 25 will have Sons burgers and chicken strips from 5-7 p.m today. Music by L&LDuo will follow from 5-8 p.m. Line dancing will be offere d at 7 p.m. Thursday. For mo re information, call 465-0975. The Lake Placid Elks 2661 Ladies will have a board meeting at 7 p.m. today. Call 465-2661.Date changeSEBRING Todays ded ication of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Special Response Teams Obstacle Course has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. Frida y, May 6. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 5A Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Earning 100 percent on every exam taken during her training to become a certified massage therapist, Donna Ashcraft of Avon Park was awarded The Outstanding Student plaque and medal in addition to a second award given to her for Outstanding Academic A chievement. On April 14 she was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at the Ridge Career Center of Polk County. Concurrent to her training at the Career Center, she is completing certification in a reflexology specialty. Good grades pay off By CURTANDERSON APLegal Affairs WriterMIAMI Anew nationa l strategy being unveiled T uesday by the White House d rug czar to combat pres cription drug abuse aims to c ut misuse of powerful p ainkillers like oxycodone b y 15 percent within five y ears through education, s tepped-up law enforcement a nd pill-tracking databases. The effort will target pill m ills that are dispensing t housands of painkillers, a g rowing drug abuse epidemi c centered in Florida. Under one part of the p lan, more than 1 million d octors would be required to u ndergo training on proper p rescription practices as a c ondition for their ability to l egally prescribe the highly a ddictive drugs known as o pioids. The key is that everyone r ealizes there is no magic a nswer to this, Gil K erlikowske, President B arack Obamas national drug policy director, said in an interview with The Associated Press. Its a really complex problem. The first-ever comprehensive federal plan focuses on four main areas: education for prescribing physicians and the public, including a media campaign about the drugsdangers; pushing for tracking databases in all 50 states; better methods of throwing out unused or expired prescriptions; and more intense training and focus by law enforcement on illegal pill mill clinics. Florida is the epicenter of the deadly rise in abuse of oxycodone and similar addictive painkillers, with doctors in the Sunshine State prescribing far more of the drugs than all other states combined, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And Floridas pill mills are the supplier of choice for much of the eastern U.S., causing a ripple effect of drug overdoses and addiction to the north a phenomenon dubbed the OxyContin Express. Arecent report by Florida medical examiners found that in the first six months of 2010 the most recent data available 1,268 deaths in the state were caused by prescription drugs, or about seven fatalities a day during that span. Kentuckys governor says 82 people die of overdoses each month in his state. Renee Doyle, a Fort Lauderdale mother whose son Blayne was in an oxycodone haze when he was struck and killed by a car in 2009, said he was able to get 240 pills on each monthly visit to a local pain clinic by doing little more than asking for them. More than 850 pain clinics are currently registered in Florida, where doctors prescribe 85 percent of all such pills in the nation. US seeks 15 pct. drop in prescription drug abuse By KATHYMATHESON Associated PressPHILADELPHIA A d ebate over the fiscal future o f the U.S. that has engulfed C ongress, the Obama a dministration and policym akers in Washington is r esonating with everyday A mericans in one way or a nother as they size up their t ax bills and refunds. As they mailed off their l ast-minute returns Monday a t post offices across the n ation, some told The A ssociated Press that they w ere willing to pay more to h elp reduce the deficit, w hile others doubted they c ould bear paying higher t axes to help the cause. Mike Kleinberg, a 29y ear-old electrical engineeri ng doctoral candidate from P hiladelphia who expects an $ 86 federal refund, said h ed be hard-pressed to s queeze anything more out o f his already modest i ncome. The deficit right now is s o far off my radar, said K leinberg, waiting to mail h is return at Philadelphias m ain post office. Taking m ore money to pay some a bstract deficit would be h ard to justify right now. But 60-year-old Martin R ich, at the post office in H artford, Conn., said he w ouldnt mind paying a litt le bit more. Weve got to do somet hing, said Rich, a facilities m anagement consultant f rom Avon, Conn. Weve all been in the same condition where we owe credit cards. You can default as an individual, but as a country it would be unconscionable, as far as Im concerned. Officials have said the U.S. will reach its borrowing limit no later than May 16, risking an unprecedented default. The government is likely to run a record $1.5 trillion deficit this year, and lawmakers are negotiating an increase in the nations $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Also Monday, Standard & Poors Ratings Service lowered its long-term outlook on the countrys debt, saying the U.S. could lose the top investment rating in the next two years. In an AP-GfK poll released last week, 29 percent of respondents said the government should hike taxes to eat away at huge federal deficits. About 62 percent said they favor cutting government services instead. Asked Monday whether she personally would be willing to pay higher taxes to reduce the red ink, 75year-old Odell Martin said she cant afford to on her fixed income. Im living paycheck to paycheck, said Martin, a retired teachers aide in Hartford who noted that she owes on her taxes this year. I just cant see where I would get more tax money from. The Rev. James Meador Jr., 63, a retired truck driver and a Baptist preacher from Kansas City, Mo., said he was not willing to pay more. This year, he said he owed about $400 to the federal government and $600 to the state. If I was Donald Trump I wouldnt care. If I was George Bush or all of them down in Texas who own oil I wouldnt care, because theyve got plenty of money, Meador said at the citys post office at Union Station. I could have used that $1,000 to pay real estate tax or something. At the Civic Center post office in San Francisco, Bob Huynh said everyone should chip in to reduce the deficit. Its just like a household budget; you need extra income to pay down your debt, said Huynh, 37, who works in corporate human resources. Both parties are at fault for not recognizing they need to do both, raise taxes and cut spending. Nathan Pittman, a 33year-old political consultant waiting to mail his taxes in Little Rock, Ark., also said hed pay more. Our economys in a tough place and its going to hurt to get us back where we need to be, Pittman said. But I think people need to just realize that and be willing to sacrifice a little bit to get our country back on its feet. 11th-hour filers split on paying more to fix national debt

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f lying with four other pilots, t ook on what they thought w as a single Japanese fighte r. Unfortunately, she said, t here was a second, undet ected Japanese plane which t ook advantage of surprise. W hile both Japanese finally w ere shot down, so were M cGuire and a fellow A merican flyer. Davides most powerful m essage had nothing to do w ith history, however, and e verything to do with the f uture. There are adventures out t here, she told the students, r eferring to her month long e xploit half way around the w orld. I dont see why peop le dont jump up and go out t here. You dont have to just r ead about these things, you c an do it. Gold, formerly a captain i n the Army Air Corps, d escribed life as a P-38 p ilot. After learning how to f ly, working as a test pilot, a nd being a part of the c oastal patrol, Gold volunt eered for combat and was s hipped to Scotland. From 1942 to 1945, he f lew 101 missions as an e scort to bombers or on r econnaissance sorties. His was wounded, and o nce he almost had to eject f rom his plane, finding 75 p ieces of shrapnel welded to t he hardened bottom of his s eat when he inspected it l ater. Gold described the differe nce of pin-point bombing a nd pattern bombing, which b ecame the preferred method o f delivery. In pin-point b ombing, each planes bomb ardier determines when to d rop the load. In pattern b ombing, one bombardier m akes the decision for the w hole group the planes f lying 30 to 40 feet apart a nd bombs are dropped s imultaneously. On his last mission in M arch of 1945, Gold said, h e was sent out to look for t argets of opportunity. Flying at 250 feet with o ther planes, he saw a large g roup of people in worn out c ivilian clothes moving b elow, but he couldnt determ ine who they were. Gold said he called for i nstructions and was told, Go ahead and do what y oure paid for. So he and o thers strafed the group with m achine guns. When Gold got back to his b ase, however, he learned t he group had been prisoners o f war and civilian forced l abor, some from concentrat ion camps. Of the 900 individuals, 6 00 were killed. While there was a threat o f court martial, the Army A ir Corps offered Gold a d ischarge, which he took. Decades passed. Then, in 2010, Gold read a piece in the New York T imes written by a survivor o f that attack. The man had been 13 years old at the time, saving himself by running into the woods where American soldiers later found and rescued him. He emigrated to Australia and became a successful lawyer. Gold told the students he contacted the New York Times about getting in touch with the man, but they never responded. Instead he went to the Internet, discovered both he and the man had been awarded the French Legion of Honor. So, early this year, Gold contacted the French Consulate. The consul agreed to pass along a letter. Shaking his head slightly in amazement, Gold said, Yesterday I got a phone call from him. He said he just got my letter. He was leaving for Paris but would be back. He said when he did, we should get together and have a cup of coffee. I cant wait to meet that man, Gold said with feeling. The students received a third all-important lesson in history. The events surrounding McGuires death are not without controversy. Some claim McGuire did everything by the book and died a hero. Others say that while McGuire was certainly heroic, he violated procedure that day being reckless in flight. It was that recklessness, they say, that led to his death. Davide and Gold mildly disagreed with each other on that issue she leaning toward sober hero, he toward reckless flyer. As with so much of historys record, however, what happened is open to discussion, said Gold. No one knows. Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Leonard Gold, 91, who flew P-38 fighters during World War II he was 22 when he got his wings talks to Sebring High School students about his war-time experiences. Students get lesson in history, adventure I am happy with the turnout so far, but this is just the beginning, committee member Tonya Marshall said. We have broken the city down into several areas, and volunteers have agreed to take each one already and they will start canvassing their areas this week. I am going door-to-door as well. The group has to collect 500 valid signatures from voters registered in the last major election, according to Florida statute, and they have until May 14 to get the job done. I think that we have an excellent chance to get the signatures. Everyone who has come by seems to want to help, and the organization is now in place, we just need to concentrate on the signatures, Marshall added. The group has planned two more signing parties, so far, in different parts of town and met Tuesday afternoon on Hal McRae Boulevard at Triangle Park to raise awareness. The committee is seeking to recall Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray along with councilmen Terry Heston and Paul Miller this go around. Gray was re-elected in 2010, at the same tim e Heston and Miller we re each elected to their fir st term on council. They broke the la w. Plain and simple, that s why we want to reca ll them. It is not about race or gender, its about the la w. Those folks ignored the la w and only tried to deal wi th the issues when we start ed our recall efforts, Marsha ll said. Well, if this does n ot work out, we at least ma de a statement that we are se rious about our city, abo ut business growth and abo ut how employees are treat ed here, Aviles said. But after today, I thin k it is going to work out, s he added. The group will return to Donaldson Park from 4 -7 p.m. Thursday. The recall committ ee also meets weekly at t he Moose Lodge in Avon Pa rk at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Continued from page 1A Recall committee begins collecting 500 signatures I am happy with the turnout so far, but this is just the beginning.TONYAMARSHALL committee member

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cer, obstruction without violence, two counts; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; possession of drug equipment and/or use; battery, three counts; and cruelty toward animals, two counts. Sheryl Denise Wisdom, 46, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine; resisting officer, obstruction without violence; petit theft, prior conviction; and battery. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, April 16: Aaron Lance Dennis, 28, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Amanda Eisenstein, 47, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Emir Han Goktas, 22, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Edger Leopoaend Myers Goldsmith, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. James William Kerklin, 44, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Jahneil Shawn McDade, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and committed from court for driving while license suspended, first offense. Cesar Rodriguez, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, second offense. Richard Alfred Sanders, 44, of Avon Park, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Frank Luis Scott, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Carlos Luis Serrano, 25, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; smuggling contraband into prison, controlled substance defined provisions; and neglect of child without great harm. Pedro Simon Vazquez, 39, of Immokalee, was charged with forgery, altering public record, certificate, etc.; false identification given to law enforcement officer; operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and passing forged or altered instrument. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, April 15: Sandra Louise Crawford, 47, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support. Johnny Clyde Davis, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with trespassing, armed structure or conveyance; burglary of dwelling, structure or conveyance; and aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Francisco Luis Gutierrez, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery; failed to register motor vehicle; no valid driver license; and reckless driving. Isidro Rodriguez Jones, 20, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of structure; and grand theft. Adam Daniel McKenzie, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury; domestic violence or simple assault, intent threat to do violence; and damaging property, criminal mischief. Isidro Diaz Sanchez, 25, of Avon Park, was charged on a detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Eddie Howard Wright, was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support, two counts. Continued from page 2A www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 7A POLICEBLOTTER Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun By MICHAELLIEDTKE APTechnology WriterSAN FRANCISCO G oogle Inc. doesnt hesitate t o seek directions when it c omes to trying to improve its o nline mapping service. Thats why Google is aski ng its users to add more d etails to its U.S. maps. The s uggested revisions can be m ade beginning Tuesday t hrough an editing tool that a lready has been used to crea te and refine maps in 183 o ther countries since 2005. Google, which is based in M ountain View, didnt rush to i ntroduce the map-making s ervice in the U.S. because it a lready had good data in its h ome country. It decided i nstead to concentrate on filli ng in the gaps in other parts o f the world where digital m aps were far more primitive o r completely unavailable. As comprehensive as G oogles U.S maps are, the I nternet search leader believes they can get a lot better with the help of citizen cartographers. Google is hoping people will be willing to volunteer to designate where their favorite neighborhood hangouts are or perhaps label all the buildings on the campus of their alma mater or a nearby university. Other local knowledge conceivably could be used to plot which streets have bike lanes or the locations of community parks. All proposed changes submitted through http://mapmaker.google.com will be reviewed for mistakes before they appear in Googles mapping service. Google will rely on volunteer moderators in addition to using its computer to track the trustworthiness of the users who log into the mapmaking service. Calling upon the collective knowledge of users with expertise in particular topics is similar to the approach used to create Wikipedia, the Internets leading online encyclopedia. Although Wikipedia has published some embarrassing mistakes during its 10-year history, it has proven reliable enough to become one of the Internets most frequented destinations. Google says it also has found citizen cartographers to be diligent and accurate in the other countries where the map-editing tools already have been available. The quest to make Googles maps more revealing has gotten the company into trouble previously. The biggest backlash has been directed at a Street View feature that provides photographic images of many cities in the online maps. Street View initially provoked privacy complaints because photos included people in public places or activities that they didnt want to be posted online. Google turns to users for guidance on US maps

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Associated PressSTOCKHOLM BP n ever considered abandoning d eep-sea drilling after the d isastrous oil spill in the Gulf o f Mexico last year, the comp anys chairman told a S wedish newspaper in an i nterview published on T uesday. Despite the risks of such o perations, Carl-Henric S vanberg said halting them doesnt feel like a logical c onclusion after the D eepwater Horizon blowout b ecause ,000 holes have b een drilled in the Gulf of M exico and this was the first t ime things went this wrong. Svanberg told newspaper S venska Dagbladet that the c ompany now needs to focus h ard on safety. Its like with an airline. If y ouve had one accident you c ant have another one, you need to keep a rock-solid focus on safety. But this is an industry that always will involve risk, he was quoted as saying. Svanberg said BPnow is about halfway through the process of handling the demands from residents in the Gulf, where oystermen were made redundant, hotels left empty and fears are growing that the underwater ecosystem was badly disrupted by the 206 million gallons of oil the U.S. government says gushed from the blownout well. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com Associated PressMIAMI In the thick of her two-year investigation into Floridas insurance industry, Sarasota HeraldTribune reporter Paige St. John would wake up in the middle of the night, shaking and sweating, fearful that shed taken on too much. Ive been in investigative reporting forever, Paige said. Ive never had that, Oh my God. I cant do it,feeling. On Monday, Paige learned her exhaustive efforts tracking down public records, confronting reluctant corporate leaders and writing in a small newsroom office with no windows had earned her the coveted Pulitzer for investigative reporting. Its fabulous recognition for a remarkable newspaper and a remarkable community, said Paige, a journalist for more than three decades. The Pulitzer is the first for the Sarasota newspaper, which has been a finalist two other times in the last four years. Three other Florida newspapers we re finalists this year: T he Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, in a joi nt breaking news catego ry entry, for their coverage of the devastating earthqua ke in Haiti; and Greg Kahn of The Naples Daily News, in the feature photograph y category for his pictures o n the impact of the recessio n. In the citation for S t. Johns award, the Pulitz er jury noted the investigatio n provided handy data to assess insurer reliabilit y and stirred regulato ry action. Since her stories we re published, St. John sa id legislation has go ne through addressing parts of the states insurance tro ubles and public discussio n has been reinvigorated. The most heartenin g thing is much great er awareness of what the rea lity of Floridas situatio n with insurance is, she sai d. People have been told t he problem was hurricanes an d they need to pay more. B ut never were they told ho w much was enough. By JOAN LOWY Associated PressWASHINGTON Motorcycle deaths d ropped 2 percent in the first nine m onths of last year, but the report by s tate transportation officials may signal j ust a blip, not a lasting improvement in s afety. There were 80 fewer motorcycle d eaths from January through September o f 2010 than in the same time frame the p revious year, said the report, scheduled f or release Tuesday by the Governors H ighway Safety Association. But fatalities had started to climb back u p during the last three of those nine m onths. And that has safety advocates w orried. The drop is all in the front half of the y ear, said report author Jay Hedlund, a s afety consultant. It looks very much as i f weve hit bottom and may be starting b ack up again. Fatalities were down 25 percent duri ng the first three months of last year, a nd still down 1 percent in next three m onths after that. Then they went up 3 p ercent in the third quarter of the year, t he report said. Annual motorcycle fatalities have m ore than doubled since the late 1990s, p eaking in 2008 at 5,312 deaths. But t hey plunged 16 percent in 2009 as the e conomy tanked. What caused the drop i s a matter of debate. Jonathan Adkins, a spokesman for the s afety group that issued the report, said r ecreational motorcycle riding appears t o have declined while the recession was a t its worst, and that explains why the n umber of deaths went down. Now that the economy is showing s igns of recovery, Adkins said hes conc erned a rebound in recreational riding w ill lead to more deaths. But Jeff Hennie, vice president of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, disagrees. He said the economy especially the recent rise in gas prices appears to have increased, not decreased, motorcycle use. If I have a choice between driving a pickup or my motorcycle, Im taking the motorcycle that gets 50 mph, Hennie said. Its not sport, its transportation. Arelated data trend is also worrisome. The number of motorcyclists wearing federally-approved, impact-absorbing helmets dropped 13 percent in the first nine months of 2010. At the same time, motorcyclists wearing so called novelty helmets which are lightweight and offer little protection rose 9 percent. Ahelmet that meets federal standards reduces the wearers chances of being killed in an accident by about 40 percent, Hedlund said. The only reason for wearing a novelty helmet is to avoid getting ticketed for not wearing a helmet, he added. Twenty states require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, but only 13 states specify that the helmets must meet federal standards, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The board has urged states to require all riders to wear helmets that meet federal standards. Lobbying by motorcyclist groups has led some states to repeal mandatory helmet laws. Meanwhile, BMWMotorrad USAsaid it will offer anti-lock brakes as standard equipment on all its 2012 model year motorcycles, the first manufacturer to take that step. Improper braking has been identified as a factor in many motorcycle crashes. BMWsaid its sales account for less than 3 percent of the U.S. market. Motorcycle deaths drop, but trend is worrisome MCTphoto Motorcycle deaths dropped in the first nine months of last year, but began to climb at the end of the year. Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Sarasota Herald-Tribune wins Pulitzer prize for investigative reporting By MIKE BAKER Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. Amurd er charge against the woman w ho falsely accused three D uke lacrosse players of rapi ng her is but the latest probl em for a woman friends say i s still haunted by the stigma o f the lacrosse case. Crystal Mangum, 32, was i ndicted Monday on a charge o f first-degree murder and t wo counts of larceny. She h as been in jail since April 3, w hen police charged her with a ssault in the stabbing of her b oyfriend Reginald Daye, 46. H e died after nearly two w eeks at a hospital. An attorney for Mangum d id not return a call seeking c omment. The district attorn eys office declined to disc uss the case. Friends said Mangum has n ever recovered from the s tigma brought by the l acrosse case and has been i nvolved in a string of quest ionable relationships in an a ttempt to provide stability for her children. Mangum, who is black, falsely accused the white lacrosse players of raping her at a 2006 party for which she was hired to perform as a stripper. The case heightened long-standing tensions in Durham about race, class and the privileged status of college athletes. The district attorney who championed Mangums claims was later disbarred. North Carolinas attorney general eventually declared the players innocent of a tragic rush to accuse. Prosecutors declined to press charges for the false accusations, but Mangums bizarre legal troubles continued. Last year, she was convicted on misdemeanor charges after setting a fire that nearly torched her home with her three children inside. In a videotaped police interrogation, she told officers she got into a confrontation with her boyfriend at the time not Daye and burned his clothes, smashed his car windshield and threatened to stab him. Vincent Clark, a friend who co-authored Mangums self-published memoir, said he hopes people dont rush to judgment echoing one of the oft-cited lessons of the lacrosse case itself. Clark said Mangum realizes she has mental health problems. Im sad for her. I hope people realize how difficult it is being her, Clark said. Even when Dayes nephew talked to a 911 dispatcher after the stabbing, he referenced the notoriety Mangum still carries. Its Crystal Mangum. THE Crystal Mangum, said the nephew, whose name was removed from a publiclyreleased version of the emergency call. I told him she was trouble from the damn beginning. Duke lacrosse accuser charged with murder BP chairman: deep-sea drilling must go on

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011Page 9 A The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: R R F F P P 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 5 : : V V e e h h i i c c l l e e M M a a i i n n t t e e n n a a n n c c e e S S h h o o p p B B u u i i l l d d i i n n g g L L e e a a s s e e Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or e-mail: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining documents via the website, it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the City of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2 2 : : 0 0 0 0 P P M M , T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y , A A p p r r i i l l 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 o o f f t t h h e e o o f f f f i i c c i i a a l l t t i i m m e e c c l l o o c c k k i i n n t t h h e e p p u u r r c c h h a a s s i i n n g g o o f f f f i i c c e e Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. 287.133, e t 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09 1008 GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. JENNY LABANINO, individually, JORGE LABANINO, individually, BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC., et. al, Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on April 26, 2011 the following property: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) AND A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WITHIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4), A DISTANCE OF 288.87 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 44'06'' E, ALONG A LINE 288.84 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 46'19'' E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 298.18 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 15'19'' E, A DISTANCE OF 2211.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27'05'' W, A DISTANCE OF 83.17 FEET; THENCE S 63 DEGREES 18'21'' W A DISTANCE OF 148.03 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 36'55'' E A DISTANCE OF 366.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD VENUS ROAD; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 20'56'' W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 108.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 16.60 ACRES (723,030 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS. Property Address: 53 Keel Road, Venus, Florida 33960. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER ASOF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated on March 31, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k April 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GC 10-1378 Division: CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased, Plaintiff(s), -vs.REUBEN MALDONADO, a/k/a Ruben Maldonado, a single man, and ANGEL MALDONADO, a/k/a A NGEL MALDONADO, JR., a single man Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Reuben Maldonado, a/k/a Ruben Maldonado Residence & Address unknown Last known address: 183 Tyner Ln Defuniak Sp, FL 32435 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: DWELLING UNIT NO. 3101, WOODRUFF HEIGHTS VILLAS, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block 11, TOWN OF AVON PARK, in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East; thence run South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East along the Northerly right of way of Pleasant Street a distance of 290.88 feet to a point; thence North a distance of 68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 30.61 feet to a point; thence Southerly through the center line of a partition wall and continue a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 30.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, as per plat thereof recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 106 and as per description recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 107, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before May 3 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001029 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2 Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL N. WILSON AND MARCIA L. WILSON, HIS WIFE; OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, 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, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order OF Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001029 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2,, Plaintiff and DANIEL N. WILSON AND MARCIA L. WILSON, HIS WIFE, are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., May 11, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARTS OF LOTS 18, 19 AND 20, OF BLOCK 190, WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, AND TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: START AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF BELLEVUE AVENUE WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET; RUN THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET, THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHWESTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET, A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES SOUTHEASTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 125 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 (813)880-8800 APRIL 20, 27, 2011 U U . S S . D D I I S S T T R R I I C C T T C C O O U U R R T T S S O O U U T T H H E E R R N N D D I I S S T T R R I I C C T T O O F F F F L L O O R R I I D D A A Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres Miami, FL Written comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for reappointment by the Court, and should be directed in a confidential, sealed envelope to Steven M. Larimore, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, 400 North Miami Avenue, Room 8N09, Miami, FL 33128, or to the Chair of the Panel, David Rothman, Esq., at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2770, Miami, FL 33131 no later than May 2, 2011. Full public notice available under Public notices, www.flsd.uscourts.gov. April 6, 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 11-107 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OFNANCY CLAIRE STREETDeceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NANCY CLAIRE STREET, deceased, whose date of death was November 14, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 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 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 April 13, 2011. Personal Representative: Paul Smith965 Manor Dr., Apt. A20Palm Springs, Florida 33461 Attorney for Personal Representative:John K. McClureAttorney for Paul SmithFlorida Bar Number: 286958MCCLURE & LOBOZZO211 S. Ridgewood DriveSebring, Florida 33870Telephone: (863) 402-1888Fax: (863) 402-0751E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net April 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-159 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY E. MASICK a.k.a. MARY MASICK NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY E. MASICK a.k.a. MARY MASICK, deceased, whose date of death was February 23, 2011, and whose social security number is 076-14-1595, 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 April 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Charles S. Masick 4492 Hickory Drive Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 April 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-725 GCS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through FARM SERVICE AGENCY f/k/a FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Plaintiff, v. ELLIS L. WALTON, PATRICIA K. WALTON n/k/a PATRICIA WALTON WARD, CAPITAL ONE, F.S.B., STATE OF FLORIDA, JOHN DOE, and JANE DOE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATRICIA K. WALTON n/k/a PATRICIA WALTON WARD (ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN) and any unknown parties who are or may be interested in the subject matter of this action whose names and residences, after diligent search and inquiry, are unknown to Plaintiff and which said unknown parties may claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants claiming by, through, under or against the Said Defendant(s) either of them, who are not known to be dead or alive. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to enforce and foreclose a Mortgage and to foreclose any claims which are interior to the right, title and interest of the Plaintiff herein in the following described property: Lot 4, Block 14 of SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: STEVEN M. DAVIS, ESQUIRE Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is: Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Alhambra Towers 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 on or before May 10, 2011, and to file the original of the defenses with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If a Defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that Defendant for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court 3/29/2011. BOB GERMAINE as Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak as Deputy Clerk April 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000088 SEC.: CIVIL CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. LISA K. BOND AND OLIVER S. BOND, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: OLIVER SCOTT BOND, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 7201 CR 17 S SEBRING, FL 33870 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: A PORTION OF BLOCK 42 OF THE REPLAT OF BLOCKS 41 THROUGH 44 OF DESOTO CITY, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 74 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 42 AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF 7TH STREET SOUTH WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE FRONT DRIVE; THENCE ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE FRONT DRIVE AND ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT AND CONCAVE TO THE EAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 826.59 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 23'27'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 18 DEGREES 07'57'' EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 135.48 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND STILL ALONG SAID CURVE AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 826.59 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 03 DEGREES 08'34'', AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 24 DEGREES 23'58'' EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 45.34 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 58'15'' EAST STILL ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 53.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES 14'07'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 193.59 FEET; THENCE NORTH 41 DEGREES 10'30'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 71.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 03'25'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 210.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7201 CR 17 S., SEBRING, FL 33870 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before August 21, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 30th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo DEPUTY CLERK ``In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation in order to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands), 963 E. Memorial Boulevard, P.O. Box 24688, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863)688-7376 and for the hearing and voice impaired 800-955-8770.'' April 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: PC-11-156 IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUIS A. SAVASTANO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of LOUIS A. SAVASTANO, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioner's attorney are set forth below. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 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 within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is A pril 20, 2011. Petitioner: /s/ Katherine Savastano / s/ Anthony A. Accorsi A ttorney for Petitioner 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Florida Bar No. 167098 (863)385-5139 April 20, 27, 2011 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (2) ... $20 each is NOT allowed. The customer can list the ads as Chairs (2) ... $40 for both. To list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed unde r our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. 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Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.co m LAKE PLACID Tropical Harbor 55+ Lakeside Park, w/all ammenities. 2/2 DW. Tile Sunroom, Laundry & Utility. Lg. Carport. Scenic open location. Moving. Open to offers. Call 863-465-5129. 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidSEBRING NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial WAIT STAFF NEEDED! Full Time & Part Time. Experience preferred / mature. Lunch & Dinner shifts, Apply in person at Zeno's Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring. V ETERINARY RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANTneeded for small animal clinic. A compassionate and enthusiastic team player needed for a full time position. Must have a positive attitude and take pride in providing exceptional client service. Multi-tasking, organization, attention to detail & computer skills necessary. Must be able to work flexible hrs. & weekends. Stop by and fill out an application at 11751 Twitty Rd. Sebring 33876. Hours M-F 7:30-6. MATH INSTRUCTORS PT positions to teach developmental math (daytime classes). Bachelor's degree in math or related field required. Open until filled. V isit www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO LYKES CITRUSMANAGEMENT has an opening for a full time Parts Person at their Basinger Grove Shop. Duties include answering phones, parts, ordering, inventory control, distribution/stocking, invoicing of incoming/outgoing parts, ability to lift 25 lbs. Successful applicants should possess 1 year experience in parts inventory or related field and have computer skills. Lykes Citrus Management Division offers competitive wages and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should apply in person at: Lykes Citrus Managemanent Division 490 Buckhorn Road Lorida, Fl. 33857 or 7 Lykes Road Lake Placid, Flo. 33852 Lykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace/M/F/D/V LIFEGAURDS NEEDED.Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center is hiring Lifegaurds. Please call 863-465-2197 Mon-Fri 9-5pm. EXPERIENCED. ROOFERS 863-385-0351 COOKS W/EXPERIENCEpreferred at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Call for directions only 863-655-0900. CNA PRIVATEduty $150. per day. Sat.-Mon. Ask for Laura 863-709-5333. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcementsseq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat287.134, et seq,as amended, regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or rej ect any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring, Florida April 15, 20, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011Page 11 A LINCOLN TOWNCAR '97 Blk/blk. Leather, Presidentail Series. Call 863-459-9899 LINCOLN TOWNCAR '97 Blk/blk. leather. Presidential Series. $2,500. Call 863-452-9899. 1998 NISSANMAXIMA, Burgundy, 4Dr, 6 cylinder, automatic, 62K, cold air, CLEAN, Very Good Condition. $5200 Sorry Sold! 9450Automotive for SaleCHEST -All aluminum with locking lid. 48" long, fits in pickup bed or on a trailer. Very Nice! $140. 863-453-7027 9350Automotive Parts& AccessoriesENCLOSED TRAILER6 x 15. Almost new tires. Single axle. $1,800. Call 863-699-5517 9220Utility Trailers1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO One Owner* RareFind 10K miles New paint & chrome Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation R.V. COVERNEW fits trailes 28' 7" to 31' 6". Never opened! A Bargain at $170. 863-453-7027 2001 JAYCOEAGLE 26' 5th Wheeler. Good Shape $6400. 863-381-9159 8400RecreationalVehiclesCANOE 14'high Impact, polyethylene hull, 3 seats (insulated cooler, center seat) spare paddle tie down ( or for fishing rod or shotgun) 3 drink holders. Dry storage area. Includes: Minn Kota trolling motor, 2 seat cushions, 4 life jackets, 3 paddles and kayak paddle. Great cond. $380. Call Jay 863-452-6583. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation PUPS STANDARDPoodles. 3 Colors. 11 wks. We're cute, playful, Pedigree. Free Range, loving, Guarenteed. In training, learning fast. $900. Call 305-731-6242. We won't last.NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesLAWN MOWERSnapper / Rider. Runs Good! $200 SOLD! 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING SAT.only 4/23/11 8-5. 2225 Croydon Rd. Puzzles, clothes, books, DVD's, a bike Cardio Fit, & lots of misc. for everyone. Behind Sr. Center, off Sebring Pkwy., N. On Avalon to Rt. on Oakwood, rt. on Croydon. SEBRING -Pine & Lake Estates 2110 Pinewood Blvd. Fri & Sat 4/22 & 23, 9am ? Lots of Decorative accessories, some furniture, sail boat, 3 wheel bike, tools, household items. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING -Multi Family Sale! 1377 Lake Josephine Dr. Sat. Apr. 23rd, 8am ? Children's clothing, games & toys, household items. Much Much More! AVON PARK(RIVERGREENS) 152 Hillcrest Dr. Sat Apr. 23, 8am ? Twin bed, small furniture, boys clothes & games, household items, books, DVDs & CDs. AVON PARK1955 Torrington Rd. Thur. & Fri 4/21 & 22, 8am-4pm. computer desk, book shelves, sofa tables, furniture, clothing and household items. 7320Garage &Yard Sales RECIPROCATING SAWDeWalt 340P, Paid $93., used 1 time. $75. Call 863-273-3731 RECIPROCATING SAWDeWalt 304P, Paid $93., used 1 time, $75. 386-273-3731 LOVESEAT BLUEPlaid $40. Call 863-201-3769 ELECTRIC WIRERomex 12 / 2 /W / ground, Paid $40. Asking $30. 863-273-3731 COFFEE TABLE 4' x 20". Glass top & bottom is a basket weave. $50. Call 863-465-4284 BOOKS WESTERNS,20 for $12. CALL 863-385-1563 BAR, WOOD& Leather $50. Call 863-201-3769 A/C UNITColeman 4 ton. Cools only. This unit attaches to an air handler. $100. Call 863-655-0881 7310Bargain BuysPIANOBOSTON5'1 Baby Grand w/bench. Model GP-156. Ebony Polish finish. Excel. cond. $11,000. Call 863-449-0243 7180FurnitureDINING ROOMSET Broyhil w/2 leafs, dark oak & formica top. 6 chairs, 1 captain. All good shape seats need recovered. $350. Call 863-465-4284 SEBRING (2)Available. 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 AVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, Satellite, split plan house, share kitchen & laundry room. Full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled liv. room, din. room, kitchen, bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator has water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets. 863-655-0136 SEBRING 3BR (possible 4BR), 1BA LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $600 mo., + 1st & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING 2240Avalon Rd. 3/2 furn. Small animals ok. Near Shopping Center & Senior Club. References $700. first/last. Call 305-387-6863 after 4pm. or 863-237-3129. 6250Furnished Houses LIVE ONDINNER LAKE 12 min. from SFCC. Cute spotless newly painted apartments 1/1 from $350. incl. water & garbage. Efficiency $425. incl. water & garbage maintenance man on call laundry on premises. Small pets w/approval by landlord. $35. app feewe check criminal history. Call for appt. 863-381-3610 or 863-385-8242. LAKE PLACID2/BR, 2/BA Apt / Duplex, Washer / Dryer, screend porch. Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. RENTED AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; Washer/Dryer, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $600/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Monthy rates starting at $400. payable wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets. 306 circle. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask for John. 863-414-7535 REDUCED RENTfor doing maintenance. Upstairs furnished apartment. Need references. 863-385-1806. 6150FurnishedApartmentsA PFURNISHED APT FOR RENT Avon Mobile Home Park 1350 N Lake Ave 55 Plus Park Sorry No Pets 863-453-3415 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING 3024Spinks Rd. 2/1 Completely refurnished. New Wood Floors. Patio. Washer & Dryer. $600. mo. Call 561-967-7161 SEBRING VILLA 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Wood floors, vaulted ceilings, screened porch. Convenient location near Hospital. Gated community, Clubhouse & pool, lawn maint. incl. $900. mo. RENTED!!! 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 Rentals PALM HARBORHOMES Call about our Extreme Makeover Home Sale As See On TV!! 800-622-2832 A PPARK MODEL FOR SALE Low Lot Rent 55 Plus Park Sorry No Pets 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesCEMETARY LOTSPinecrest. 4 Joining. Old Section. $1,500. obo. Call 904-287-7110 or 615-653-1118 4280Cemetery Lots 6200UnfurnishedApartments WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876. Then shop till you drop!

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Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com TODAYSunshine mixing with some clouds91 / 66Winds: SE at 7-14 mphBright and sunny89 / 64Winds: E at 4-8 mphTHURSDAYPlenty of sun90 / 63Winds: E at 7-14 mphFRIDAYMostly sunny88 / 65Winds: E at 8-16 mphSATURDAYMostly sunny88 / 65Winds: E at 10-20 mphSUNDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. 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Meanwhile, locally heavy rainfall will drench New England, likely beginning as a period of snow in northern Maine. A more signi cant snow will be wrapping up across the northern Plains during the morning hours. U.S. Cities National Forecast for April 20Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 76/49/pc 78/48/s 75/47/s Atlanta 82/64/t 83/63/t 76/60/pc Baltimore 86/52/pc 65/40/s 60/44/c Birmingham 83/64/t 83/64/t 82/62/pc Boston 50/42/r 59/37/s 54/41/pc Charlotte 84/61/pc 77/54/t 66/56/c Cheyenne 56/34/pc 59/34/c 52/31/r Chicago 48/32/c 50/38/pc 57/45/r Cleveland 61/34/sh 48/36/s 55/51/r Columbus 68/37/sh 58/41/s 63/56/r Dallas 78/66/pc 83/71/c 87/70/c Denver 59/36/pc 73/35/pc 60/34/c Detroit 54/29/r 53/36/s 51/46/r Harrisburg 78/45/pc 60/36/s 54/44/pc Honolulu 86/71/s 85/72/s 86/71/s Houston 90/71/pc 87/71/pc 86/71/pc Indianapolis 60/38/c 58/44/pc 68/58/r Jackson, MS 87/67/t 84/64/pc 86/65/pc Kansas City 57/40/pc 56/54/r 69/49/t Lexington 69/42/sh 62/48/pc 74/59/c Little Rock 68/54/c 70/61/t 84/66/c Los Angeles 67/54/sh 65/53/c 67/54/pc Louisville 71/44/c 65/51/pc 75/65/c Memphis 70/55/c 76/65/t 83/67/c Milwaukee 42/29/c 43/35/pc 52/40/r Minneapolis 48/34/sf 52/38/c 51/39/r Nashville 72/48/t 71/57/t 81/64/pc New Orleans 85/71/pc 84/69/pc 84/68/pc New York City 69/49/t 60/42/s 57/45/pc Norfolk 83/59/pc 63/48/c 57/52/pc Oklahoma City 67/51/pc 73/63/t 84/62/pc Philadelphia 80/51/pc 64/42/s 59/46/pc Phoenix 89/66/s 90/63/s 88/63/s Pittsburgh 71/40/t 57/37/s 58/48/r Portland, ME 45/35/r 55/31/pc 53/35/s Portland, OR 60/38/pc 56/37/pc 61/42/pc Raleigh 88/64/pc 74/51/t 65/56/c Rochester 59/32/r 50/31/s 59/42/pc St. Louis 58/40/pc 57/52/r 73/56/t San Francisco 61/53/c 58/46/pc 59/48/pc Seattle 57/37/pc 53/39/pc 58/42/s Wash., DC 82/56/pc 65/43/s 56/49/c Cape Coral 90/67/s 88/65/s 88/65/s Clearwater 90/69/s 86/68/s 89/68/s Coral Springs 86/73/s 85/71/s 85/71/s Daytona Beach 85/65/s 85/65/s 87/63/s Ft. Laud. Bch 85/75/s 85/74/s 83/74/s Fort Myers 89/68/s 88/66/s 89/67/s Gainesville 89/61/s 89/62/s 86/60/s Hollywood 87/71/s 86/70/s 86/71/s Homestead AFB 85/72/s 83/70/s 82/72/s Jacksonville 88/64/s 87/64/s 85/61/s Key West 85/76/s 84/75/s 85/74/s Miami 85/73/s 86/73/s 85/73/s Okeechobee 88/68/s 85/67/s 83/66/s Orlando 90/65/s 89/65/s 86/64/s Pembroke Pines 87/71/s 86/70/s 86/71/s St. Augustine 83/64/s 84/64/s 81/65/s St. Petersburg 90/69/s 87/69/s 89/68/s Sarasota 87/66/s 86/65/s 89/65/s Tallahassee 89/63/s 88/62/pc 88/61/s Tampa 90/70/s 89/69/s 88/67/s W. Palm Bch 83/72/s 85/71/s 83/70/s Winter Haven 90/67/s 89/66/s 91/66/s Acapulco 90/73/pc 91/75/s 88/75/sh Athens 63/50/sh 65/46/s 63/45/s Beirut 64/51/sh 63/55/c 60/53/sh Berlin 70/50/pc 71/51/pc 74/55/pc Bermuda 73/68/s 74/68/pc 72/65/pc Calgary 42/19/pc 40/21/pc 42/28/pc Dublin 59/43/pc 61/45/pc 61/48/pc Edmonton 44/12/pc 45/21/pc 47/26/sf Freeport 84/68/s 84/67/s 84/67/s Geneva 73/48/sh 68/50/pc 73/50/pc Havana 89/66/s 89/65/s 90/65/s Hong Kong 77/70/s 79/73/sh 80/71/sh Jerusalem 60/46/sh 60/51/c 56/45/sh Johannesburg 65/51/sh 60/49/r 66/49/t Kiev 53/39/pc 54/42/c 62/44/pc London 74/52/sh 72/50/pc 75/54/pc Montreal 37/37/sn 41/32/pc 50/35/pc Moscow 43/32/c 46/38/c 48/36/sh Nice 71/58/s 72/56/s 69/58/sh Ottawa 42/33/sn 43/32/pc 56/35/pc Quebec 36/34/sn 41/30/pc 47/30/s Rio de Janeiro 84/73/s 86/75/s 89/76/s Seoul 60/38/pc 63/45/c 60/42/sh Singapore 86/77/t 89/77/sh 89/78/t Sydney 77/57/c 79/55/pc 77/54/s Toronto 50/33/sn 45/35/pc 51/41/pc Vancouver 52/35/sh 56/39/pc 56/39/pc Vienna 63/53/s 73/55/s 75/55/s Warsaw 65/36/s 62/43/s 65/44/s Winnipeg 47/26/pc 54/32/pc 48/28/c A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High ............................................ 11:03 a.m. Low ............................................... 4:41 a.m. High ............................................ 11:43 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:02 p.m. Sunshine mixing with some clouds today. Clear tonight. Bright and sunny tomorrow and Friday. Saturday and Sunday: mostly sunny. Powerful storms struck Mississippi and Texas on April 20, 1982. A strong wind turned over trailers at Richland, Miss., and baseball-sized hail fell at Burnett, Texas. Sunshine mixing with some clouds today. Winds southeast 7-14 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with relative humidity 75% early, 40% in the afternoon and good drying conditions. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull Apr 24May 3May 10May 17 Today Thursday Sunrise 6:59 a.m. 6:58 a.m. Sunset 7:52 p.m. 7:52 p.m. Moonrise 11:03 p.m. none Moonset 8:51 a.m. 9:49 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 88/64 Gainesville 89/61 Ocala 90/61 Daytona Beach 85/65 Orlando 90/65 Winter Haven 90/67 Tampa 90/70 Clearwater 90/69 St. Petersburg 90/69 Sarasota 87/66 Fort Myers 89/68 Naples 88/67 Okeechobee 88/68 West Palm Beach 83/72 Fort Lauderdale 85/75 Miami 85/73 Tallahassee 89/63 Apalachicola 82/64 Pensacola 81/70 Key West Avon Park 89/66 Sebring 91/66 Lorida 89/68 Lake Placid 89/64 Venus 89/65 Brighton 89/66 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 5:33 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:54 a.m. High .............................................. 3:20 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:24 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 10 9 5 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 85/76 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 11.30 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Friday ............................................ 92 Low Friday ............................................. 57 High Saturday ........................................ 91 Low Saturday ......................................... 64 High Sunday .......................................... 89 Low Sunday ........................................... 62 High Monday ......................................... 93 Low Monday .......................................... 59Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 38% Expected air temperature ....................... 90 Makes it feel like .................................... 91BarometerSaturday .............................................29.90 Sunday ................................................29.97 Monday ...............................................30.18PrecipitationSaturday .............................................0.00 Sunday ................................................0.00 Monday ...............................................0.49 Month to date ..................................... 2.03 Year to date ......................................... 9.87

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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jayme Faircloth set the tone with this ripped lead-off single in Sebrings 12-7, district tournament win over Winter Haven Monday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE WALES Win or go home. Such is the adage, mindset and reality of the postseason, which made Sebring head coach Joe Sinnesswords all the more sincere. An ugly win is better than a pretty loss, he said after his Lady Streak squad held off a stubborn Winter Haven bunch, 12-7 Monday night at the District 5-5A Tournament opener in Lake Wales. We hit the ball real well tonight, Sinness said. It was nice to see we can put a bunch of runs on the board. But I know the girls werent real happy with the way they played overall. That was because, this was a Lady Blue Devil team that Sebring had beaten twice during the regular season and, despite the offensive output this night, the Streaks just couldnt quite put them away. Starting pitcher Haley Pack worked around a firstinning single to get out of the frame harmlessly before her offense quickly got on the board. Jayme Faircloth lead off the bottom half with a rope to left off Kaitlyn Lasseter and Cat Ostrander followed with a walk. Amanda Grimaldo then rifled a rising liner to left that sent the Winter Haven left fielder racing back. By the time the ball was retrieved and thrown back to the infield, Grimaldo was on third with a standing, two-run triple. Dino Lowers hard-chopper to short couldnt be handled, brining Grimaldo home and Sebring had a 3-0 lead after one. The second inning went by scoreless for both teams, but some control problems and timely hits got the Devils back in the game. Kali Harris and freshman Laura Borders each drew walks to start the inning and Jessica Forgiana drove Harris in with a single. One out later, Lasseter blooped one into short right that brought Borders in and Forgiana soon came in when a pitch got away, to tie things at 3-3. Pack then got the lead back, singling home Grimaldo, who had singled earlier, for a 4-3 lead after three. That was short-lived, however, as Borders, daughter of former World Series MVPPat Borders, blasted a towering home run over the left-field fence to even the score again at 44. Aside from that, however, Pack was in her groove, striking out the side in the inning and the Streak bats were about to blow it open in the bottom of the fourth. Sebring loaded the bases with one out and Ostrander ripped a rope to right to for an RBI. Grimaldo then took a pitch in the leg to force home another run before Lower brought two in on a single. When Lowers liner took a funny hop and got away from the left-fielder, a third run came in and lower raced all the way to third. APack chopper to third saw the daring Lower charge home and, though the throw beat her, a hard slide knocked the ball loose and lead was now a seemingly comfortable 10-4. But control problems and some shaky defense made things a little ugly and a lot Lady Streaks take District opener Sebring12Winter Haven7 See SEBRING, page 4B Courtesy pho to Sebring Youth Football is in its Spring Camp season, with members of the Sebring High School football team on hand as mentors, guest speakers and participants in drills. Special to the News-SunSebring Youth Football k icked off their Spring C amp on Monday, April 4 a nd it was a blast, with m ore than 150 football p layers coming out with promises to be a g reat year. Spring Camp gives each a thlete a head start as the k ids are learning skills that t hey will use in the fall s eason. On each Monday during the six-week Spring Camp a line-up of guest speakers are slated to address the campers and started with 13 Sebring High School football players that ranged from Freshman to Seniors. They encouraged the kids to play hard, but have fun and to do well in school. The SYF participants were allowed to ask questions some of them being, how to be the best running back, or what happens if their grades dont keep up. After the question portion they got out on the field to work with the youth football players. Agreat time was had by both the SHS and SYF players. SYF would like to thank each of the Sebring players for coming out and taking the time to mentor, encourage and inspire the youth football players. The Blue Streak players understand how important it is to give back to this program as some of them actually participated as young football players in this program. Sebring Youth Football would also like to congratulate all the SHS senior football players that are going on to play college football. Sebring Youth Football kicks off its Spring Camp season News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E Katelynn Stoll raps out one of her two hits Monday, though it wasnt enough to keep the Lady Devils season alive in the District 9-3A Tournament. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Red D evils came from behind to b eat Santa Fe 6-5 on Monday a t Head Field. Avon Park trailed 5-1 g oing into the bottom of the s ixth, but was able to pick up t hree in a short rally going into the seventh. Red Devil starter Trey Marley gave up a lead-off double before head coach Whit Cornell b rought Lane Crosson to the m ound to round out the g ame. Crosson pitched his way o ut of the jam without allowi ng Santa Fe to score, giving A von Park a chance in the b ottom of the seventh to rally b ack. With the bases loaded and o ne out, Avon Park would s core the tying run with a hit b atter. With the score tied, Santa F e pulled it in tight, bringing t he infield in and allowing C rosson to plink one over the S anta Fes second baseman to s core Drew Reeves with the d ramatic, game-winning run. Devils win with walk-off Avon Park6Santa Fe5 News-Sun photo courtesy of CFL-Sports.com Drew Reeves is in celebratory mode as he leaps toward home to score the winning run in Avon Parks dramatic, come-back win over visiting Santa Fe Monday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park ended an 0-18 season with a loss to Mulberry by mercy-rule, 14-0, in the first round of District 93Atournament play on Monday. But a dismal season did not deter the Avon Park spirit as one might have thought it would be more a sense of relief instead of the tears that were shown. For it was the enjoyment of playing with one another, the eagerness to get better that had the Lady Devils regretting the seasons end. But the end of this losing season is just the beginning for the young Avon Park softball team. We are looking forward to travel ball this summer, said head coach Krystal Lawson. We are going to take about a week off and then get back to working on our skills. I have only two girls moving forward into next season so far, but I am going to move a lot of young players up. The emotions ran high for some of the players, not so much for the loss, but because of a season of growth. The girls worked hard this season, but we need to carry that over to get a competitive team next year. Yeah, the girls are gonna miss each other. We really did not have the usual attitudes you g et with a season like th is, they all worked hard an d together, Lawson said in the last regular seaso n game against Hardee t he week before. The Devil season w as worth the ride, accordin g to Lawson, despite t he scoreboard tallies. They had the ir moments, and we play ed better against this team as we moved through the se ason, Lawson said. W e just have to work on o ur fundamentals and keep t he girls into playing all sum mer. We have a lot of young girls, but a lot of talent. We are all going to play travel ball and get o ur experience in over t he summer. We are going to wo rk on our one-on-one tec hniques and our skills in t he off season. This will be t he first time in awhile th at the girls will get a chan ce to work year-round to hone their skills. Some of the teams do not give u p when school is out, an d that makes them a l ot stronger in the regular se ason. We have a long wa ys to go, but I am going to give them a chance, an d some stability, to g et there, Lawson said. The girls have h ad three different coaches in three years. I am not goin g anywhere, and that mig ht make a difference , Lawson added. End of season is just beginning By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAll those close games that c ould have gone either way b ut more often to the opposit ion show how close South F lorida baseball was to havi ng a wholly different season. But losses over the weeke nd, of a slightly more ones ided variety, leave the Panther playoff hopes done See SFCC, page 4B

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Dunning TributeAVON PARK On Monday, April 25, South Florida Community College will honor the memory of the first coach in school history, Coach Dunning Terrell. Coach Terrell coached basketball and baseball at what was then SFJC from 19661974, and continued to teach physical education until he retired in 1986. Coach Terrell started the mens basketball and baseball programs in 1966 even before SFJC had a gym on campus. Several of Coach Terrells former players still live in the Heartland area. SFCC Athletics will pay tribute to the family of Coach Terrell by recognizing his daughter Judy and their family at a short mound ceremony prior to the game against State College of Florida. State College of Florida head baseball coach Tim Hill will be in attendance as well, a former colleague of coach Terrell from his days at SFJC. SFCC would like to invite all former players of Coach Terrell, colleagues, as well as family and friends to come out this night to be a part of this tribute. Game time is 6 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 5:45.SYFS BBQ and registrationSEBRING Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball is hosting our 2nd Annual BBQ Fundraiser and Tournament on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The BBQ Lunch is $7 and will include a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cookies and a glass of tea. Pick up your meal to go or stay and watch our girls play while you eat. For further information, please email dmcmanus64@embarqmail.com or call (863) 546-0201. Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball is also conducting registrations for girls ages 10 to 15 now through April 1. Registration is $65 for the first child / $45 for any siblings. For further information, please visit us on Facebook, check out our website at www.eteamz.com/sebringyouthfastpitchsoftball, email us at dmcmanus64@embarqmail.com or call (863) 546-0201.Golf for God TournamentSEBRING The Golf for God Tournament will kick off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, May 7 at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club. It will be a 2-Person scramble at $65 a person, which includes golf, cart, a $25 dry cleaning certificate, a golf certificate for two rounds of golf and a ball for the ball-drop. You can purchase additional balls for the ball-drop which will take place by helicopter at 1 p.m. over the driving range. It will be a 50/50 cash prize, up to $500. Mulligans will also be available. First, second and third-place winners will receive additional balls for the balldrop. This is a fundraiser for Kayla Griffin who will be on a missionary journey to 11 countries over an 11 month period, spreading the Word of God to the people of these lands. Call the course at 382-2151 to have a registration form faxed to you or pick one up at a near-by course. YMCA Sign-UpsSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAand Eagles Football is doing sign-ups for Youth Flag Football ages 5 14. Healthy Kids Day is Saturday, April 1 6 from 9am to 1pm. Lifeguard Certification Class sign-up s are taking place now for an April 25-30 class.APProject GraduationAVONPARK The APHSProject Graduation 2011 Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. at River Greens Golf Course. The flighted, four-person scramble costs $60 per person and includes green s fee, cart, lunch and prizes. In addition to the action, there will be mulligans, a 50/50 and raffles for purchase the day of the tournament. The grand prize raffle is for a round o f golf for two at Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Tee sign sponsorships are going for $50, for a sign and player, it is $100. For more information, contact Suzie Gentry at 446-7368.SFCC Summer Youth CampsAVONPARK South Florida Panthe r Baseball will be holding Summer Youth Camps from June 13-16 and June 20-23 for children aged 6-13. Each camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and costs $80 per camp or $150 fo r both. Registration and sign-in begin at 8 a.m. with the camp to follow, including baseball fundamentals, position instruction, station rotation, games, swimming pool time and a camp T-shirt. SFCC head coach Rick Hitt will serv e as camp director with Panther assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the Panther baseball team will be on hand a s instructors. Campers should bring their individua l baseball attire as well as a bathing suit and towel. The camps will be held at the SFCC Panther field at the Highlands County campus in Avon Park. For more information, call Coach Hit t at the following campus phone numbers at extension 7036: Avon Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake Placid, 465-5300; Arcadia, 494-7500; Wauchula, 773-2252.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worship Center presents the First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes one team of four golfers, one tee sign and tw o green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includ es one team of four golfers, one green sign; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one green sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $10 0 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes gree n fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26). Team of Four Golfers $240 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($280 after March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, FL 33871, or register online at wingsoffaithchristianworshipcenter.com. Proceeds to be donated to scholarship program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jason Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhankerson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com. FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 2, Indiana 0 Saturday: Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Monday: Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Thursday: Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Chicago at Indiana, 2:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Indiana at Chicago, TBD x-Thursday, April 28: Chicago at Indiana, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Indiana at Chicago, TBD Miami 2, Philadelphia 0 Saturday: Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Monday: Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Thursday: Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Miami at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 27: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Miami at Philadelphia, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD Boston 1, New York 0 Sunday: Boston 87, New York 85 Tuesday: N.Y. at Boston, late Friday: Boston at N.Y., 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Boston at N.Y., 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: N.Y. at Boston, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Boston at N.Y., TBD x-Sunday, May 1: N.Y. at Boston, TBD Atlanta 1, Orlando 0 Saturday: Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Tuesday: Atlanta at Orlando, late Friday: Orlando at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Orlando at Atlanta, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD x-Thursday, April 28: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Atlanta at Orlando, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEMemphis 1, San Antonio 0 Sunday: Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 Wednesday: Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23: San Antonio at Memphis, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, April 29: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD New Orleans 1, L.A. Lakers 0 Sunday: New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 Wednesday: New Orleans at L.A., 10 p.m. Friday, April 22: L.A. at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24: L.A. at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: New Orleans at L.A., TBD x-Thursday, April 28: L.A. at New Orleans, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: New Orleans at L.A., TBD Dallas 1, Portland 0 Saturday: Dallas 89, Portland 81 Tuesday: Portland at Dallas, late Thursday: Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Dallas at Portland, 5 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Portland at Dallas, TBD x-Thursday, April 28: Dallas at Portland, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Portland at Dallas, TBD Oklahoma City 1, Denver 0 Sunday: Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Wednesday: Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Oklahoma City at Denver, 10 p.m. Monday, April 25: Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 27: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington 2, New York Rangers 1 Wednesday: Washington 2, Rangers 1, OT Friday: Washington 2, Rangers 0 Sunday: N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Wednesday: Washington at Rangers, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, TBD Philadelphia 2, Buffalo 1 Thursday: Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Saturday: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Monday: Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2. Wednesday: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Buffalo at Philadelphia, TBD Montreal 2, Boston 1 Thursday: Montreal 2, Boston 0 Saturday: Montreal 3, Boston 1 Monday: Boston 4, Montreal 2 Thursday: Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Boston at Montreal, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Montreal at Boston TBD Pittsburgh 2, Tampa Bay 1 Wednesday: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Friday: Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 Monday: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 25: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 3, Chicago 0 Wednesday: Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Friday: Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Sunday: Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Tuesday: Vancouver at Chicago, late x-Thursday: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Chicago at Vancouver, TBD San Jose 1, Los Angeles 1 Thursday: San Jose 3, L.A. 2, OT Saturday: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 Tuesday: San Jose at L.A., late Thursday: San Jose at L.A., 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: L.A. at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: San Jose at L.A., TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: L.A. at San Jose, TBD Detroit 3, Phoenix 0 Wednesday: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Saturday: Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Monday: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Wednesday: Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Friday: Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Phoenix at Detroit, TBD Nashville 2, Anaheim 1 Wednesday: Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Friday: Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Sunday: Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Wednesday: Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Anaheim at Nashville, TBD x-Tuesday, April 26: Nashville at Anaheim, TBDAMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York95.643 Tampa Bay79.4383 Toronto79.4383 Baltimore69.400312Boston 510.333412Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland124.750 Kansas City106.6252 Detroit89.471412Chicago 79.4385 Minnesota610.3756 West Division WLPctGB Texas 115.688 Los Angeles106.6251 Oakland 88.5003 Seattle 512.294612___ Sundays Games Cleveland 4, Baltimore 2 Boston 8, Toronto 1 Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 3, Kansas City 2 Oakland 5, Detroit 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, Texas 5 Mondays Games Boston 9, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Minnesota 5, Baltimore 3 Texas 7, L.A. Angels 1 Cleveland 7, Kansas City 3, 10 innings Detroit 8, Seattle 3 Tuesdays Games Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota at Baltimore, late N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Cleveland at Kansas City, late Boston at Oakland, late Detroit at Seattle, late Wednesdays Games Boston at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 6:40 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia105.667 Florida86.571112Washington87.5332 Atlanta710.4124 New York511.313512Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati97.563 Chicago88.5001 Milwaukee88.5001 Pittsburgh88.5001 St. Louis88.5001 Houston511.3134 West Division WLPctGB Colorado124.750 San Francisco97.5633 Los Angeles89.471412San Diego79.4385 Arizona68.4295 ___ Sundays Games Pittsburgh 7, Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 3, Florida 2 Washington 8, Milwaukee 4, 1st game N.Y. Mets 3, Atlanta 2 San Diego 8, Houston 6 Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Arizona 6, San Francisco 5, 12 innings L.A. Dodgers 2, St. Louis 1 Washington 5, Milwaukee 1, 2nd game Mondays Games Milwaukee 6, Philadelphia 3, 12 innings Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 3 Chicago Cubs 1, San Diego 0, 10 innings San Francisco 8, Colorado 1 L.A. Dodgers 4, Atlanta 2 Tuesdays Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, late Arizona at Cincinnati, late Houston at N.Y. Mets, late Pittsburgh at Florida, late San Diego at Chicago Cubs, late Washington at St. Louis, late San Francisco at Colorado, late Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesdays Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESSelected the contract of LHP Clay Rapada from Norfolk (IL). Placed RHP Chris Jakubauskas on the 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Justin Duchscherer to the 60-day DL. BOSTON RED SOXRecalled LHP Hideki Okajima from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned LHP Felix Doubrant to Pawtucket. DETROIT TIGERSTransferred RHP Joel Zumaya from the 15to the 60-day DL. MINNESOTA TWINSRecalled RHP Eric Hacker from Rochester (IL). Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Rochester. OAKLAND ATHLETICSPlaced LHP Dallas Braden on 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Rich Harden to the 60day DL. TEXAS RANGERSReinstated RHP Colby Lewis from paternity leave. Optioned RHP Mark Lowe to Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYSTraded LHP David Purcey to Oakland for RHP Daniel Farquhar. National League CINCINNATI REDSPlaced INF/OF Juan Francisco on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 17. Transferred RHP Jared Burton to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of OF Jeremy Hermida from Louisville (IL). COLORADO ROCKIESOptioned RHP Alan Johnson to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHP Clayton Mortensen from Colorado Springs.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAFined Portland coach Nate McMillan $35,000 for public comments about the officiating after Saturday's game against Dallas. HOUSTON ROCKETSAnnounced coach Rick Adelman will not return next season. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIESAnnounced the retirement of G Jason Williams. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Clewiston,7 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament,Frostproof, TBA,if necessary TUESDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Avon Park,vs.Mulberry,TBA WEDNESDAY,April 27: Baseball at District Tournament,Avon Park,TBD Sebring TODAY: Softball at District Tournament,Lake Wales,vs.Lake Wales,7 p.m.,if necessary THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Pt.St.Lucie,7 p.m.; Track and Field at District Meet,Winter Haven,11 a.m. MONDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA TUESDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA WEDNESDAY,April 27: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E 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 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 3B 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 Does the end justify the means? Does a great nish erase all memory of a fairly routine race leading up to it? Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the determination that he and his drafting partner, Jimmie Johnson, ran faster with Johnson out front. This seless call proved instrumental in Johnsons victory. Its popular for insiders to dub stock-car racing a team sport, even though, by de nition, it isnt. At Daytona and Talladega, though, its something of a teams sport. The last time there were this many pairings of two, Noah was the crew chief. Kyle Busch managed to win Talladegas Nationwide Series race after having his Toyota bounced around and crumpled in a huge crash. Neither rain nor hail nor gloom of wrecks will prevent Busch from making his Nationwide Series rounds. The whole track dodged a bullet on the night of Friday, April 15, when rough weather drenched the area. Tornadoes touched down in the surrounding area, but with an estimated 35,000 campers around the track, disaster was averted. Johnsons margin of victory, .002 of a second, tied a record, as did the races 88 lead changes. The most amazing mark was unofcial, though. The top eight nishers were reportedly separated by .07 of a second. Twenty-six different drivers led the Aarons 499, including nine who led two laps or less. Tony Stewart hasnt nished better than 16th in his past ve visits to Talladega, where he has won once and nished second six times. Whos hot: Jimmie Johnson won for the rst time this year by inches, and moved up to second in the points standings. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. provided Johnson drafting help and took third in the season standings himself. Whos not: A crash on the 140th lap sent Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth tumbling in the standings. Busch fell from second to sixth, and Kenseth from third to eighth. ... Brad Keselowski is mired in 27th place in points. Johnson V E R S U SBlaney could have been the Cinderella story of the Aarons 499. He led the second-most laps (21) and was ahead in the late stages but spun out after contact with his drafting partner, Busch. The result was a 27th-place finish, but Blaney didnt blame Busch for the spin. Well, its the normal thing, said Blaney. You have a big run, and youre closing so fast. You just get such huge runs, it shoves you in there and if theres nowhere to go, youre in danger of getting turned around. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Its a shame such a fine, underdog performance came to naught, but it happens to someone almost every time NASCAR visits Talladega.DAVE BLANEY VS. KURT BUSCHBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekTALLADEGA, Ala. Engine issues are often oversimplified. For instance, recent weeks have seen some discussion of alleged fuelmileage problems with the power plants produced by Joe Gibbs Racing. Its not just a matter of the engine builders, noted veteran driver Elliott Sadler after winning the pole for the Aarons 312 Nationwide Series race. Theres a big difference in gas mileage between drivers, he noted. Theres a lot of in-and-out with the throttle, and theres lots of difference in the way different drivers work it. One of the best guys ever is Bobby Labonte. There are definitely drivers who manage gas better than others. Family affair The winner of Talladegas Automobile Racing Club of America race, the 3 Amigos 250, was Ty Dillon, the 19-year-old grandson of Sprint Cup team owner Richard Childress. Dillon, whose brother Austin competes regularly in Camping World Truck Series, won by a half-length over veteran Frank Kimmel. Bad rap As it turns out, it wasnt the cooking of his mother, Nancy Sterling, that made Carl Edwards ill during the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas. It was just a bug. As Edwards said, everyone else who ate the meal in question was fine. She thought it was pretty funny, though, said Edwards. She wont have to cook for anybody any time soon. Shes been offering everywhere she goes to cook for people and its funny because theyre, like, No, thats OK. Its the tension Racing at Talladega is perilous, but its not overly strenuous, particularly with the cool temperatures that followed Friday nights storms. Here, the physical demand isnt that big of deal, said Kyle Busch. You can run around here all day long and not break a sweat, really. Do you wanna dance? Asked if finding a Talladega drafting partner was akin to finding a last-minute date to the prom, Kyle Buschs retort was a familiar one for race drivers: I never had to do that because I never went. But, he added, its probably pretty accurate. Its so ridiculous Communication now goes far beyond just words of encouragement from the crew chief and spotter. Most drivers talk to teammates. Some talk, apparently, to half the field. If the caution comes out with 10 laps to go (on Sunday), the radios are going to be what I would call ridiculous, said Clint Bowyer. OfthbtiBbb Mileage isnt just an engine builders burden By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekTALLADEGA, Ala. When Clint Bowyer crossed the finish line at Talladega Superspeedway, he didnt know whether hed won the Aarons 499 or not. Jimmie Johnson, who won by .002 of a second, wasnt completely sure it was the final lap. Still, for Bowyer, a first and a second in the past two Talladega races isnt a bad record at a track where misfortune plagues almost everyone at one time or another. As an example, Bowyer, who debuted here in 2006, has suffered four placings its a bit misleading to label them finishes of 35th or worse. Losing by .002 of a second is a major disappointment, but it beats skidding upside-down. Man, what a bummer, said Bowyer. It just slipped through our hands. Since NASCAR began electronically scoring such numbers, the race tied a record. Johnsons margin matched that of Ricky Craven over Kurt Busch at Darlington Raceway in 2003. Bowyer took little comfort. Its never good to know you made NASCAR history by losing, he said. Sooner or later, I need to make history by winning. That guy (Johnson) has won enough. Bowyer led more laps than anyone else (38) and kept his No. 33 Chevy near the front for almost the entire race. He criticized the winner for spending much the race riding safely in the nether reaches of the field. Johnson trailed by his drafting partner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 20th with 18 laps remaining. The only thing that bums me out about that is that those guys (Johnson and Earnhardt) lagged back all day long. Thats what makes it tough, losing to somebody who did that. We were up front for our sponsors and our team, and digging all day long. When you get it taken away from you at the end by somebody who lagged back all day, its hard to take. Bowyers criticism wasnt altogether justified. Johnson and Earnhardt spent the middle of the race running up front or near it. Another Hendrick Motorsports drafting tandem, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin, spent most of the race at the back of the field before taking advantage of caution flags by drafting back to the front. The Hendrick drivers finished first, third, fourth and eighth. But it was Bowyer who won the previous Talladega race, on Oct. 31, 2010. He obviously has a knack for the mysteries of restrictor-plate racing, having finished 12th or better in seven of the past eight Talladega Cup races.Bowyer Bummed About SecondGreat race for RCR driver ends in tough runner-up finishJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekClint Bowyer ran a heck of a race at Talladega on Sunday. Since NASCAR started electronically scoring, Sundays finish (with Jimmie Johnson taking the victory) was the closest margin (.002 second) tying the mark that the Ricky Craven beat Kurt Busch at Darlington in 2003. CLINT BOWYER SPRINT CUP SERIESNo. 33 BB&T CHEVROLETA Pocono, Yuengling Deal You Can LovePocono Raceway has teamed with Yuengling beer to put together the American Summer Sweepstakes. The grand prize is a tour of the Yuengling Brewery on either June 10 or June 13, those dates being wrapped around the Sprint Cup weekend at Pocono Raceway. The race package includes hotel accommodations, motor-coach transportation to and from the track and tickets for two to the ARCA Pocono 200 and the Sprint Cup Pocono 500. For more information, go to www.poconoraceway.com. Blaney Kurt Busch Still Bristling Over BristolThis 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. Dear NASCAR This Week, I have two observations on the attendance subject. First of all, when I saw the measly crowd (at Bristol), I knew more would be said and written about how many people were not there than how many people were there. Or how good attendance was at Phoenix. Secondly, Im going to go out on a limb and predict that as the economy slowly recovers, Bristol will be the last track to get back to its glory days of selling everything out for one simple reason: hotels. In 2010 I went to 29 races, and Bristol was the only race market that hotels required three-night minimums and charged more than twice as much as other race markets do. In Phoenix, I was 25 minutes away from the track and paid $159 a night for a nice room. At Bristol, I stayed in Abingdon and paid $389 a night for a lesser room and had to commit to staying three nights even though I only needed two. Keep in mind, I dont stay in hotels across the street from the tracks but usually 30-60 minutes away. In short, Bristols worst enemy is its own neighbors. Lloyd Graham Concord, N.C. Its always been interesting to us that track management is extremely concerned about scalping tickets but seemingly not so worried about scalping rooms. Keselowski 8/Front2/Backstretch8 Banking in turns 1-414Distance:............... 0.750-mile oval Length of frontstretch:. ....1,290 ft. Length of backstretch:. .......860 ft. Miles/Laps:.....300 mi. = 400 laps April 30Sept. 10PIT ROADFINISHSTARTTURN4TURN3TURN2TURN1RICHMOND DATA RICHMOND DATA R a c e :Crown Royal Presents the Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Where: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway (.75 mi.), 400 laps/300 miles. When: Saturday, April 30. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota. Qualifying record: Brian Vickers, Chevy, 129.983 mph, May 14, 2004. Race record: Dale Jarrett, Ford, 109.047 mph, Sept. 6, 1997. Last week: Jimmie Johnson defeated Clint Bowyer by .002 of a second at Talladega. Chevy drivers took the top five positions, and the top eight drivers crossed the finish line .07 of a second apart in a race that saw the lead swap hands 88 times. Race: Nashville 300 Where: Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (1.333 mi.), 225 laps/300 miles. When: Saturday, April 23. Last years winner: Kevin Harvick, Chevy. Qualifying record: David Stremme, Dodge, 166.561 mph, April 6, 2007. Race record: Scott Wimmer, Chevy, 134.095 mph, March 22, 2008. Last week: Toyota driver Kyle Busch won for the fourth time in seven 2007 races, roaring back to the front after being involved in a multicar crash earlier in the Aarons 312 at Talladega Superspeedway. Race: Bully Hill Vineyards 200 Where: Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (1.333 mi.), 150 laps/199.95 miles. When: Friday, April 22. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota Qualifying record: Erik Darnell, Ford, 162.116 mph, Aug. 12, 2006. Race record: Scott Riggs, Dodge, 132.466 mph, Aug. 10, 2001. Last race: Chevy driver Johnny Sauter passed Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, and went on to win the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. It marked career victory No. 3 for the Necedah, Wis., driver.SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupCrown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400, 7:30 p.m., April 30Nationwide SeriesNashville 300, 3 p.m., SaturdayTruck SeriesBully Hill Vineyards 200, 8 p.m., Friday AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Carl Edwards 295 2. Jimmie Johnson 5 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 19 4. Kevin Harvick 27 5. Kurt Busch 28 6. Kyle Busch 38 7. Ryan Newman 42 8. Matt Kenseth 43 9. Juan Montoya 49 10. Clint Bowyer 50 11. Paul Menard 53 12. Tony Stewart 55Nationwide Series1. Jason Leffler 233 2. Justin Allgaier 2 3. Elliott Sadler 5 4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 8 5. Reed Sorenson 9 6. Aric Almirola 11 7. Trevor Bayne 12 8. Brian Scott 27 9. Kenny Wallace 49 10. Joe Nemechek 64Camping World Truck Series1. Johnny Sauter 150 2. Matt Crafton -5 3. Timothy Peters 7 Cole Whitt 7 5. Ron Hornaday Jr. 9 6. Clay Rogers 19 7. Austin Dillon 20 8. Todd Bodine 28 9. Max Papis 29 10. Miguel Paludo 41

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFCC Athleticswill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection camp on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 for girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with campers choosing their own sport, whether Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:15-8:55 a.m., and preregistration is not necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 784-7036. SFCC Fun Camps Special to the News-SunSEBRING The fourth a nnual Last Chance Ranch 1 0K/5K Run-Walk is set for H ighlands Hammock State P ark on Saturday, April 23 at 7 :30 a.m. The run/walk benefits the L ast Chance Education F oundation for the Venus, F lorida institution. Race organizer Darrell J ensen may be reached at 4 41-3357 and Central Florida S triders president Chet Brojek at 385-4736 or cbrojek@comcast.net to sign up for the event. Entry fee is $25 and includes a dri-fit tee, awards in both events, and refreshments post race. Tee shirt sizes can only be guaranteed for pre-registered entrants. Checks made payable to: AMIKids-Last Chance Ranch should be included with entry form. Last Chance Ranch 5/10K This summer the South Florida Community College v olleyball program has more camps to offer than ever b efore. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand and i ndoor camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the a ge group is different than yours please call and special a rrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are a vailable year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:301 0:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 1 1:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16th: $ 100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 1 0:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:301 :30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $ 100 July 2011 Indoor: 25th-28th (4 days) Monday-Thursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:30-11:30 a.m. $60 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 2-4:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at k im.crawford@southflorida.edu, cell: 863-835-2377, or O ffice: 863-784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Youth Football a nd Cheer Organization ( HYF) will be having a Car W ash fundraiser at Advanced A uto Parts at the corner of U S 27 and the Sebring P arkway on Saturday, April 2 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All monies earned or d onated will be used to purc hase equipment and unif orms for the boys and girls. HYF is a new league to S ebring and is looking forw ard to providing a rewardi ng youth sports program to f oster these boys and girls to d evelop sportsmanship, p hysical fitness and build t heir self esteem as well as p rovide them an opportunity t o be part of a team. The team name is the Highlands Eagles and team c olors are black, yellow and w hite. Come on down and get r egistered while your car is b eing washed. HYF will also be offering r egistration during our car wash for cheerleaders and football players. Any registered player that needs to turn in registration information or payment can come to the car wash to do so. Several of our coaches and board members will be there to meet or answer any questions you may have. Available for Ages 5 15 years old (8th Grade maximum). Registration fees are $75 each for Football and Cheer or $65 each if you are signing up multiple children, Limited spots are available for Mighty-Mite, Pee Wee and Junior Varsity Divisions Flag and Varsity players are needed. All divisions are open for Cheerleading Please come on down to support your youth football organization. For football, please call Tim Hooks at 414-2873, Cliff Howell at 253-7070 or Becky Grippo at 381-9760 for Cheerleading. HYFC Car Wash more interesting in the fifth. Leah Gaines and Lasseter drew walks to start the inning, with Ostrander coming on in relief of Pack in the midst of Lasseters at bat. Leah Tofanelli then singled home a run and a bad-hop grounder got past short to bring another home. An attempted sacrifice bunt by the next batter was misplayed and another run came in to make it 10-7. Further damage was avoided, however, as Grimaldo made a nifty play on a chopper to short, snaring it and alertly firing home for a put out, before Ostrander stuck out the next batter and freshman catcher Emily Gilbert caught a runner stealing to get out of the inning. Grimaldo then provided some insurance with a tworun double in the fifth, leaving her a home run away from hitting for the cycle, and Ostrander went through the next two innings unscathed to seal the win. We showed when you put the ball in play things can happen, Sinness said. And were definitely going to have to hit the ball against Lake Wales. Thats because the win sets up a second-round meeting with the regular season district champion Lady Highlanders tonight. Theyre a very fast team and we wont be able to bo bble the ball or take our tim e with it, Sinness sai d. Theyre number one in di strict for a reason. But the pitching is goin g to be about the same that w e saw here tonight, he conti nued. Weve been working o n our timing, and this will be the second, third time we ll be seeing their pitcher. S o maybe the third time will be the charm. Continued from 1B Sebring to face district-leader Lake Wales tonight remaining games on the docket little more than just that, games on the schedule. Really not a lot to say that hasnt been said several times throughout the year, head coach Rick Hitt said. The top two teams (in the Suncoast Conference standings) go to the playoffs and we are not one of those teams. Saturdays 9-3 loss at Polk State, the Suncoast Conference champion, combined with a State College of Florida win over Hillsborough officially eliminated the Panthers from postseason contention. We worked extremely hard preparing for this year and with a sophomore dominated line-up, we felt very good about our chances, Hitt said. But we have not been able to do everything it takes to win enough of these close games. It wasnt in the cards, apparently. Mondays 4-1 loss to Polk, aided by a complete-game three hitter from Dillan Zimmerman, moved the SFCC season record to a dead-even 24-24-1 with five games to go. We will play hard for the last games, Hitt said. The final slate of games start tonight with a visit to Hillsborough before comin g home to face the Haw ks Friday and back out to Tam pa Saturday. Monday will be a speci al night as the team honors t he memory of former coa ch Dunning Terrell with a sp ecial ceremony at the pitche rs mound with his daught er Judy and family. We hope lots of folks w ill come out and support h is family that night, Hitt said Continued from 1B SFCC to honor former coach Terrell Monday By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI LeBron J ames scored 29 points, C hris Bosh had his second s traight double-double w ith 21 points and 11 r ebounds, and the Miami H eat never trailed in beati ng the Philadelphia 76ers 9 4-73 on Monday night in G ame 2 of their Eastern C onference first-round s eries. Showing no signs of the m igraine that he battled S unday, Dwyane Wade scored 14 points for Miami, which leads the best-of-seven series 2-0. Thaddeus Young scored 18 points and Evan Turner added 15 for the 76ers, whose starters were outscored 76-29 by the Heats first-string. Miami led 49-31 at halftime, with Bosh, James and Wade all scoring at least 10 points while the 76ersentire starting five managed nine in the games first 24 minutes. Heat roll to 2-0 lead over 76ers, 94-73 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 5B 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.WENESDAY 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. C all 446-0461. www.adultchild ren.org. Al Collis Social Club meets 1 1:30 a.m., third Wednesday at C andlelight Restaurant in S ebring. All Shriners and M asons are welcome to attend. American Legion Auxiliary U nit 74 meets at 7 p.m. third W ednesday at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. 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. Call 4 65-7940. 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. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club b uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. Call 3819 005 or 381-9007. 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.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. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first a nd third Wednesday from 6-7 p .m. at Century 21 Advanced A ll-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 2 7 North in Sebring. The web a ddress is toastmasters.org. F or information call Cathy S chreima at 382-3574 or Linda U dall at 386-6495. Highlands County Interagency Council meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday. Highlands County Interagency is a networking group of health care professionals and advocates for senior citizens. Call Grace Owens at 273-1421 for location and details. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two 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 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. 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. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has an officers board meeting at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday at the lodge. 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. Call 655-4505. Ridge Coin Club of Sebring meets at Sebring Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. October through May. Call 8736258. 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 Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has an auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. 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. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees building, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis Club 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. Call 6553920. 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 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 food available 5-7 p.m. Entertainment 5-8 p.m. 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 meets at 7 p.m. third 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. Call Diane Osborne 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. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444. 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. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. American Legion Post 74 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 5:30 p.m. Post meeting at 7 p.m. third Thursday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a potluck dinner on the third Thursday of each month. Bring a dish and your own servings. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. 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. Call 6553274. 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. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, first and third Thursday. Displaced American Veterans (DAV0 Ridge Chapter 49 meets every third Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Highlands County Veterans Service office, 7209 S. George Blvd. Sebring. Call 452-5771. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. 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 Beauties Red Hatters meet the third Thursday. Call Joan Geary at 382-8782.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.Heartland Workforce on Wheels mobile One-Stop Career Center stops at Seacoast National Bank, 199 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Register for employment, search data base for employment opportunities, resume preparation assistance, career counseling, access online job applications and more. Call 385-3672, ext. 253. Hepatitis/Liver Disease Support Group meets from 67:30 p.m. every third Thursday in Classroom 1, Bartow Memorial Hospital, 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow. Patients, spouses, family members or anyone from Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties who are interested in learning about hepatitis/liver disease are welcome. Call Jan Dalessandro at (863) 640-4711 or (863) 5198240, Ext. 1212. Highlands County Democratic Party and Democratic Executive Committee meets each month on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For additional information call 385-8601. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 6-8 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. 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. Call 465-2661. 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 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary meets 7:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lake Placid Womans Club meets noon, third Thursday, September through May, at 10 North Main Ave. For more details, call Bette Tiernan at 465-3163. 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. Low Vision Information Group meets at noon every third Thursday (October through March) in Sebring Village Mobile Home Park clubhouse on Schumacher Road, Sebring. It is sponsored by the Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. Lunch is available for purchase before the meeting. Guest speakers are scheduled for each meeting. Call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. 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. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 385-5154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal 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 weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. 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. Call (863) 7735714. 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. Call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-2481 or 2439676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Sebring American Legion meets 7:30 p.m., 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square For information, call 471-0118 Sebring Chapter 126 Orde r of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday a t the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call Jo Carney at 655-0371. 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 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisio n. Public rentals available for sp ecial events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and frenc h fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursday, corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring. Smokefree environment. Call 3858647 or 382-0339. Sebring HI-12 Club 592 meets athe third Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Dots Restauran t in Sebring (except June, July, August). Call 453-3888. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has Moose Legion Commanders meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italia n sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. Call 382-3735 or 382 6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Av e. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699 0743; Bette Killeen at 4463106 or Anita Helbig at 4521927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 Count y Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Roa d 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburger s from 12-1:30 and plays bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Waves Highlands Unit 88 meets 11 a.m., American Legion Post 74, 538 N. Pine St., Sebring. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com DeVossMr. and Mrs. Richard D eVoss will celebrate their 5 0th wedding anniversary. Friends and neighbors had a surprise party for Dick and D orothy DeVoss of the American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid. They were married at Newcome Presbyterian Church in Davenport, Iowa on April 22, 1961. Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeVoss CELEBRATIONS 50th Anniversary Leeah JacobsMeghan and Cleat Jacobs, of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a daughter, Leeah Cooper at 5:39 p.m., on April 14, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Leeah weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. She was welcomed home by siblings: Mason, 11, Dalton, 9 and Lainey, 3.Laila ParkerYvonne Coriano of Avon Park and Keith Parker of New Jersey, announce the birth of a daughter, Laila Valentina at 2:16 p.m., on April 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Laila weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21.5 inches in length.Oscar SambranoCrystal Flores and Ossie Sambrano, of Wauchula, announce the birth of a son, Oscar Osmar at 11 a.m., on April 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Maternal grandparents are Linda Sandoval of Wauchula and Victoriano Flores of Bradenton. Paternal grandparents are Oscar and Olga Sambrano of Wauchula.Jaxen StoneJessica and Michael Stone, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Jaxen Makani at 11:21 a.m., on April 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Jaxen weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gary an d Angie Mooney of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Pete an d Elizabeth Germann of Miami and t he late Capt. Jack Stone. Paternal grandmother is Debra Dia ne Wilson of Avon Park.Andrew Wilson Jr.Tikia and Andrew Wilson Sr., of Avon Park, announce the birth of a so n, Andrew Lewis Jr. at 1 p.m., on April 5, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartlan d Medical Center, Sebring. Andrew weighed 6 pounds, 1 2 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Mary L ee English of Avon Park. Paternal grandmother is Debra Dia ne Wilson of Avon Park. Birth Announcements ShieldsAir Force Airman Mathe w M. Shields graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare 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 Shelly S t. Pierre of Buffalo, Wyo., an d Lonnie Shields of Avon Park. Shields graduated in 201 0 from Buffalo High School. Shields Military News Frederick-McClainJulie E. McClain and Brandon R. Frederick are engaged to be married. The bride-elect is a resident of Royal Oak, Mich. and she is the daughter of Lori and Richard McClain of Sebring. The groom-elect is a resident of Royal Oak, Mich. and he is the son of Cyndie and Dave Frederick of Sebring. The bride-elect graduated from Sebring High School and also graduated from the University of Central Florida. She is employed by Wright & Fillipis Corp. in Michigan. The groom-elect graduated from Houghton Lake High School in Michigan and University of Florida. He is employed with White Lodging Services in Michigan as general manager. Awedding is planned for May 27, 2011, on the beach in Tampa. Engagement Julie E. McClain and Brandon R. Frederick are engaged to be married. CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Gibbs-TaylorDr. and Mrs. Richard T aylor of Sebring announce t he engagement of their d aughter, Jenna Taylor, form erly of Sebring, to Keith G ibbs, of Pembroke Pines. Both are attending Palmer Chiropractic College Florida and graduating mid-June with a doctorate in chiropractic. They plan to reside and practice in Sebring this summer. Awedding date is set for June 25 in Daytona Beach Engagement J enna Taylor and Keith Gibbs are engaged to be married.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 7B CELEBRATIONS MacNeill-PedrozoPenny Deanna Pedrozo a nd Darin Scott MacNeill II a re engaged to be married. The bride-elect is a resid ent of Sebring and is the d aughter of Shirley Pedrozo a nd Fernando and Paz P edrozo. The groom-elect is a resid ent of Sebring and is the s on of Trudy and Peter P orpiglia and Darin and K athy MacNeill. The bride-elect graduated f rom Sebring High School a nd works for Red Lobster. The groom-elect graduated f rom Carmel High School in C armel, N.Y., 2007 and S outh Florida Community C ollege, 2010. He works for C hilis. Engagement Penny Deanna Pedrozo and Darin Scott MacNeill II are engaged to be married. MASHESBACKSTABAPERS CREOLEARISTIDEREBEL FORGOCOLDTURKEYCROCI LORGNETTEATESAILON YMADOONESFORBIDDING ELEEREEKELIO ABIDECASTALLATSEA FORGIVEUSTHISDAYENC OBOEIMPSNARYBUTTE GONDOLAELUDEPATDRY FORAGEAPPROPRIATE ALEUTSCHOSEELLESSE MINTSBLOCIONARIPS PVCPLAYHARDTOFORGET SEEDCOATTOOTMONDO ERINCFOSPSST GRINANDFORBEARITELF LEVITTLAENEARFATAL AMAZECARRIESAFORTUNE DINERASSERTEDPEEDEE STANSTHESSALYSTEEDS CROSSWORDSOLUTION The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK April 9 was a special day for plant lovers as they strolled through the yards of five Avon Park residents during the garden walk sponsored by the Avon Park Founders Garden Club. The Spring day was bright and sunny, but not hot a perfect day for flower-watching. Garden walks, usually held in Spring and Autumn, are annual programs held by garden clubs throughout the South to showcase the beauty of local flowers, plants and trees. The walks presented a variety of yards in Avon Park, showing what each homeowner can do with his/her own yard, whether the yard is large or small or sunny or shady. Three of the homes on the tour had back yards overlooking the wide white sandy beaches of Lake Lotela. On the large flagged patio of one gracious homeowner guests were served a variety of large cookies on tiered trays and a refreshing punch from a tall, icy glass Samovar. The patio, covered by open beams, featured a large, white stuccoed outdoor fireplace at one end. Surrounding the patio were large trees, plants and flowers. Cascading sprays of white orchids on one oak tree and a large yellow spray on another tree drew the eye upwards. Amassive Angels Trumpet bush drooped with foot-long yellow flowers. A huge pot of nasturtiums under a large hanging Boston fern flanked the wrought-iron serving table. Above the table fish swam in a wrought-iron fishscape. Twenty real fish, foot-long goldfish, swam in a rock pool shaded with ferns near the homes front door. Beyond the back patio, potted palms, Birds of Paradise, huge blue-green ceramic urns and a red beach umbrella table with chairs surrounded the long swimming pool. Acolorful border of plants stretched all along the many-windowed back and other side of the house. Everywhere one looked flowers grew, in the ground, in pots and on trees. Beyond the pool, scattered tall pines and oak trees marched down to the end of the manicured grass to the white sandy beach of Lake Lotela. Garden Club members and visitors got many ideas for landscaping their own gardens. The last meeting of the year for the Founders Garden Club will be on Thursday, May 12. It will be a luncheo n meeting hosted by Car ol Seifert, director of voluntee rs at Florida Hospit al Heartland. New club office rs for the 2011-2012 year w ill be installed. For informatio n, call Anita Helbig, presiden t, at 452-1927. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 9B Photo provided by C. Tru itt Taking part in the Avon Park Founders Garden Clubs tour of five local yards were (bottom row, from left) Betty McCarthy, Dr. Catherine Cornelius and Joanie Hartt; (standing) Char Truitt, Lolly McLane and Cindy Stanley. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS AP Garden Club tours yards Special to the News-SunFROSTPROOF The L ake Wales Ridge State F orest Arbuckle tract and t he Heartland Chapter of t he Florida Trail A ssociation will celebrate t he opening of the 100-foot s pan walking bridge across R eedy Creek at 9 a.m. on S aturday. Florida Forever provided t he $70,000 to purchase the e ngineered bridge design a nd bridge materials. C onstruction was complete d by volunteers from the F lorida Trail Association a nd the State Forest R angers. Due to the sensitive n ature of the environment a round the bridge site, no h eavy equipment could be u sed. Afiberglass bridge d esigned by the ET T echtonics Company was s elected because the mater ials could be moved by h and and put together like a n erector set with numb ered pieces and pre drilled h oles. The seven-ton, 6-footwide, 6-foot-tall bridge reopens the five-mile Wally Piety Trail section of the complete 20-mile loop hiking trail that has been closed since the 2004 hurricanes. This will make hunting, fishing and recreation in the northwest section of the forest more easily accessible. The celebration will begin at the north gate on Rucks Diary Road of the Arbuckle tract of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. The group will hike 2.5 miles to the bridge for a brief celebration including light refreshments and champagne christening of the bridge. The return hike to the parking area will conclude the celebration at about 12:30. For additional information please call the Kellermanns at 863-6762889 or the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest Office at 863-635-8589. Reedy Creek hiking bridge to re-open Saturday Courtesy photo T he Lake Wales Ridge State Forest Arbuckle tract and the Heartland Chapter of the Florida Trail Association w ill host the opening of the new walking bridge across Reedy Creek at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community College, i n association with Highlands B ranch of the American A ssociation of University W omen, recently presented t he first annual Women in H istory Program. Women being represented b y AAUWmembers were M aya Angelou by Maxine F loyd, Maria Mitchell by A lice Wright, Beatrix Potter b y Joan Wolf, Sacajawea by D awn McKinney and Y oshida Uschshida by S uzanne Page. Apanel featured six succ essful women in a variety of f ields: Sheriff Susan Benton; D r. Melanie Bond, director of t he Center for the Great A pes; Jennifer Mattison, b usiness woman and coo wner of Mattison Training Group; Betty Ford Smith, Highlands County educator and nationally recognized art collector and Dr. Hilary Swain of Archbold Biological Station. Each woman spoke on her own experiences and the challenges she faced along the way. The event was coordinated by Professor Charlotte Pressler. SFCC, AAUW host Women in History Program Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Courtesy photo (From left) Dawn McKinney as Sacajawea, Suzanne Page as Yoshida Uschshida, Alice Wright as Maria Mitchell; Joan Wolf as Beatrix Potter and Maxine Floyd as Maya Angelou in the the first annual Women in History Program. Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 installed new officers for the year 2011-2012. Pictured are (front, from left) Dena Shaw, organist; Joan Roth, treasurer; Diana Holmes, Loyal Knight; Donna Barnhart, secretary; Kim Harring, Inner Guard and Heide Stover, three-year Trustee; (back row, from left) Ron Schilffarth, Esquire; John Holmes, Leading Knight; Anne Bruno, T iler; Dick Stover, one-year Trustee; Jerry Hibbs, two-year Trustee; and Dick Holmes, Exalted Ruler. Not pictured is Ralph Young, Lecturing Knight, who will be installed next month. Sebring Elks install new officers

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SEBRING The residents o f Thunderbird Hill South w ere proud to put on quite a c elebration for Martin and C arol Flux, the owners of the p ark, being sworn in as U nited States citizens. The d inner was fabulous with an a ssortment of almost anyt hing you could imagine to e at, but the highlight was w hen the Statue of Liberty, p layed by Clare Driscoll, and U ncle Sam, a proud A merican icon played by C huck Roach, appeared to g ive their congratulations a long with a little knowle dge of themselves to the c apacity crowd at the T hunderbird Hill South clubh ouse. Uncle Sam then was proud t o present the Fluxs with a c ontribution celebration gift f rom the residents. The F luxs then turned the table o n the residents, asking q uestions you have to answer o n the citizenship test for fun a nd prizes. Most in attend ance would agree they n eeded to do some brushing u p. Afabulous Patriotic sheet c ake was donated by the H omeowners Association. A g ood time was had by all and t he Fluxs, born in England, w ere very pleased with the g reat dinner and party. LAKE PLACID April 2 o ur Canadian residents who s pend their winters in T ropical Harbor got together a t the clubhouse screen room a nd had a pizza party in o rder to say good-bye to e ach other until they return a gain next year. They had 21 a ttend the party. Many will b e leaving before the Easter h oliday. April 10 the Military C ommittee served pulled p ork sandwiches and homem ade chicken noodle soup and a delicious pea soup. We had 125 residents attend. The committee thanked all the residents that made a variety of delicious desserts to add to the meal. The next Military Soup and Sandwich will be Sunday, May 8. The cost is $5 and begins at 5 p.m. April 11 we had our coed coffee gathering. Our coffee maker was Rod Wild and our emcee was Donna Vanden Bergh. Before beginning the meeting, she wanted all to thank Paula Bannister for a job well done for the Relay for Life program that was held last Saturday and Sunday. Everyone stood up and gave Paula a standing round of applause. Donna said she has never seen such a well organized rally. Paula thanked everyone and said she could not have done it without the help of her volunteers that signed up to help her and the generosity of the residents of Tropical Harbor who helped the team to double the expectations of their goal. We are going to hate to see our winter residents return north since they were so supportive of helping with various programs that were held during the winter months. George Susco, our park manager, asked that all driveways be cleared of any obstacles that could be lifted and cause damage to other personsproperty. He also reminded the residents to leave their address with Lynn at the office in case their own property is damaged due to a storm or a household malfunction. When you return next year we will have fans installed in the clubhouse that will enhance the circulation of the air when we have a large attendance such as dances, etc., during the fall. He wished everyone a safe trip as they return to the various states. Residents celebrating their birthday from April 11-16 included Eunice Brown, Jean Chittenden and Marilyn Christensen. We had no one present celebrating their anniversary. Donna Frye accompanyed us on the piano for Happy Birthday. Carol Noel gave the Sunshine report, telling residents that Joan Petty, who once lived in the park, had passed away and Sparky Henderson passed away in New York. Mary Ann Lane is in the hospital; Toni Price is in Wauchula for rehab following her surgery; Marilyn Christensen is going to the hospital on April 12; Wil Noel is home and is feeling better. Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers and sign the sheets that she has placed on the table. Jim Hogan said the next pancake breakfast will be from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 7. The cost is $3. Bring your own place settings. Carolyn Reece told about a cruise that is being planned for Nov. 29. It will be going to the Panama Canal; it is a beautiful ship. To book this cruise you can sign up and give a $100 deposit, which is completely refundable if you are unable to go on the cruise for any reason. For further information, contact Carolyn; she has all the brochures and information. April 12 we had the Ladies Coffee. Our host and coffee maker was Marilyn Cromer, who asked if we had any guests or new residents. We had Carol Lambert, who is from Pennsylvania. She and her husband are residing on Beechcraft. All welcomed her. We had 23 ladies present. Marilyn then read the names of residents who are celebrating their birthdays. Jean Chittenden was present so we all sang Happy Birthday to her. All were thrilled with the success of the Relay for Life program. Paula Bannister volunteered to chair this program and it was met with such enthusiasm by all the residents that knew Alice Jacobson, who died last fall after battling cancer for years. Paula, at first, set her goal at $2,000. In the end, Paula and her team earned a little more than $4,000. Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011www.newssun.com TOPS FL 487SEBRING After exercises, nine TOPS and five KOPS gave the pledges on April 13. Best Loser was Marlene Gillard. Connie Webb got an award for 12 weeks in leeway below goal and being below goal the six weeks of a contest. Judy Alger got her KOPS Reaching Goal and KOPS Graduation charms. Yes-Yeses are portion control, water, keep a menu, watch the snacks while traveling and a good breakfast. The Mystery Gift is with Bette Gillett with three weeks to go and Marge Jobin found more wrappings on the Attendance Box. There were six winners in the 25-cent contest and Marge Kingston won $1.10 in the 10-cent contest. The program was given on SRD by attending members Leslie Maschue, Carolyn Patterson, KOPS Carol DeArmitt and Shirley Slabaugh. Total Florida chapters are 248 and the weight loss for Florida for 2010 was 30,152.50 pounds. For information, call 3827716 or 314-9485.TOPS FL 632SEBRING The club meets every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. They welcome all new members and any visitors who may be interested in losing weight. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and en ds at 3:10 p.m. The meetin g begins at 3:30 p.m. and las ts approximately one hour. F or more information you m ay call Faye Nutt at 863-65 91019. This past week, sever al members attended the Sta te Recognition Day (SRD) in Lakeland and had a wonde rful time together, leavin g with much inspiration an d determination in their weig ht loss goal. The club also elected ne w officers on March 28 an d they are as follows: Leade r, Faye Nutt; Assistant Leade r, June Elam; Treasurer, Je an Ottoway; Assistant Treasure r, Laverda Alvis; and Secretar y, Barbara Helminger. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Thunderbird Hill South B y David Watkin Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher Courtesy photo Clare Driscoll, Chuck Roach, Carol and Martin Flux, residents of Thunderbird Hill South, enjoy a party celebrating the Fluxs being sworn in as United States citizens. TOPS Club News Courtesy pho to Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 was proud to sponsor a Say No To Drugs Coloring Contest at the Kindergarten Learning Center in Sebring on April 4. Presenting a $15 gift certificate to the winners were Drug Committee members Pearl Williams and Paul Danelutti. The winners were (from left) Hailey McDonough, Sydney Linville, Austin Coxe, Simone Simpson, and Juan Pas-Soto. Elks award KLC Coloring Contest winners

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We have lived our lives n ot being able to open the d oor; you know that cant h ave anyone over synd rome that has paralyzed u s. We have other doors that w e hide behind. It is perfect ionism that keeps us hudd led behind them in fear a nd shame. Remember that t he opposite of love is fear. I want for you what I h ave peace, and this peace c ame from loving me just t he way I am. This means w ith all my warts and blemi shes. Now this process of l oving myself didnt happen o ver night. Just like your h ome is not going to get c lean in a day. All my life I h ave been told (by my famil y) you have such a pretty f ace, if only you would lose s ome weight. Those if-onlys a nd buts tend to negate the g ood that was said: Why c ouldnt they just stop with t he pretty face. Then at the s ame time, I was prog rammed with, Pretty is as p retty does: On one hand it i s how I act and then almost i n the same breath it was p utting me down because of m y physical appearance. Learning to love myself w as the hardest thing I ever d id. In my perfectionism, I w as self-conscious of the w ay I looked. So I hid b ehind baggy clothes ( another door) and sweat s hirts, and long coats. As a r esult, I had a new mantra i n my life. When I lose w eight, I will......! When I l ose the baby fat, when I go o n a diet, if only I could fit i nto that dress, this year I a m going to lose weight. L et me tell you, I became m y own worst nightmare. T he negative mindset was c ausing me to gain even m ore weight. Not only had I c losed the door on my f uture by hiding behind my i nsecurities but I had throw a way the key thinking I was n ot worthy to have or do a nything because I was embarrassment to my family. I started hiding behind these doors in high school. Guess what friends, I was not heavy in high school. I just was not small like my sisters. My body type was different. My grandmother is 5-foot-2 and so are two of my sisters. At the time I didnt know I was different. I just believed all the lies that were lovingly shoved down my throat. As a result, I started to overeat: Stuffing my feelings of inadequacy by feeding my face. I was finding comfort any way I could. Then I would feel so bad. It was a vicious cycle. Then new years would roll around and I would find myself making that perpetual resolution to get thin again. Twenty years ago, I started my journey of peace. The first step was getting the audible negative voices away from me. I divorced him. I knew that I was going to die if I allowed myself to be brainwashed by him one more day. I also distanced myself from the rest of the family. That way I only heard the negative voices on the phone when I called my granny or my mother. Honey are you still big? was a common question. The change for me was immediate. No I didnt start to lose weight. I quit beating myself up with diets and torture. The negative selftalk was going away and I was replacing it with loving gestures; bubble baths, meditation, walks in the woods, fishing, and kind words in my head. When ever I would mentally hear those ugly words, I would replace them. The hardest part to all of this is recognizing that you say them to yourself in the first place. Once that light bulb goes off, you begin to heal. Every thing that has happened to me in my life has made me the person that I am. I am thankful for every single bad thing that has ever happened to me. Those things make me stronger and more able to share with you. In my imperfection I can help you become who you are supposed to be. It was only after I personally started to Finally Love Myself (FLY) that I found my voice. Dont ever forget that the message is not about me, it is about you and helping you to FLY! If I can teach you this one lesson, your home will come together. It is an all inclusive process. The babysteps, shining your sink, getting dressed to shoes, fixing your hair and face, building your routines are all part of FLYing, as well as getting rid of the clutter from your life. Dont get caught in the revolving door of Ill do this when. We all have to start someplace. Let go of the negative attitudes and selfdefeating behavior and be nice to you for a change. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her website 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 20, 2011Page 11B DIVERSIONS ALL-PROBy PAULGAMACHE ACROSS 1 Reduces to pulp 7 Betray, in a way 15 They're unoriginal 20 Haitian ___ 21 Haiti's first democratically elected president 22 Iconoclast 23 Skip Thanksgiving leftovers? 25 Early spring bloomers 26 Operagoer's accessory 27 Broke bread 28 Longfellow's words before O Ship of State! 29 Singer Sumac 30 Say No, Never and Uh-uh? 34 Mrs. Robert ___ (Mary Custis) 36 Make a big stink 37 Chacon of the 1960s Mets 38 Put up with 41 One may be original 43 Hopelessly lost 47 Plea for immediate absolution? 52 Abbr. on a cover letter 53 Wind in front of a stage 54 Kin of fairies 55 Not 56 Crested ___, Colo. 58 Chairlift alternative 60 Shake 62 Blot with a paper towel, maybe 63 Like food that's acceptable to cattle? 67 Inuit relatives 69 Checked, say 70 Italian sportswear name 73 They come with turndown service 74 Soviet ___ 75 Burial site of early Scottish kings 77 Rents 78 Pipe material, for short 79 Memorable theatrical performance? 83 Shell, e.g. 86 Warning from a driver 87 Extremely, in 1970s slang 88 Joyce's land 89 Bottom-line bigwigs, in brief 91 Head-turning sound 93 Abstain happily? 99 Fairy 102 Steven who cowrote Freakonomics 103 New Guinea port 104 Life-threatening 107 Blow away 108 Is well-endowed? 111 One giving an order 112 Declared 113 Dammed river in North Carolina 114 Maurice of Nixon's cabinet 115 Region conquered by Philip II of Macedon 116 Mounts DOWN 1 Back to the Future family name 2 Get ___! 3 California missions founder Junpero ___ 4 Scottish poet James known as The Ettrick Shepherd 5 Southern university that shares its name with a biblical judge 6 Form a splinter group 7 Sled dog with a statue in New York's Central Park 8 Elizabeth in the cosmetics department 9 Abbr. following op. and loc. 10 The Wildcats of the Big 12 Conf. 11 Attack from the air 12 2010 chart-topper for Ke$ha 13 Like ___ in the headlights 14 Old Ottoman governor 15 Rural setting, in poetry 16 Green gemstone 17 Place in a Carlo Levi memoir 18 Scout's mission 19 David's weapon 24 Western tribe 28 Preposterous 31 Once, a long time ago 32 Family Guy creator MacFarlane 33 Ignore, imperatively 34 Barely beat 35 Oahu offering 38 In ___ (confused) 39 Mr. Burns's teddy bear on The Simpsons 40 Typical cemetery enclosure 41 Driver's target 42 Balloonhead 43 Seller of space or time, for short 44 Showy craft? 45 ___'acte 46 ___-deucy 48 Tennis's 1977 U.S. Open champ 49 Salon, e.g., informally 50 Accustom 51 ___-masochism 56 False deity 57 Baloney and then some 59 Dinner scraps 60 Memorable time 61 Vintage platters 62 Kebab go-with 64 Bravura 65 Cry to a mate 66 City east of the Sierra Nevada 67 Concert stack 68 Unexploded 71 Made haste 72 ___ dignus (Latin motto) 74 Sans pizazz 75 Chapel line 76 Giant of old 79 Gist 80 Basic first step 81 Mateus ___ 82 Chant syllables 84 Bear vis--vis the woods, e.g. 85 Fails miserably 89 Like a hair shirt 90 Bordeaux brothers 91 La Mme ___ (The Little Sparrow) 92 Sharpening devices 93 Sword lilies, for short 94 Send, as a check 95 Trump who wrote The Best Is Yet to Come 96 Instant 97 Lensman Adams 98 Good to go 99 Dexterity exercise 100 Like an Interstate 101 Jumps bail, say 105 Say What to do? What to do?, e.g. 106 To ___ (precisely) 108 Siamese, e.g. 109 Filing org. 110 H 123456 78910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3132 33 3435 36 37 383940 4142 43 444546 47 4849 5051 52 53 54 55 5657 58 59 6061 62 63 6465 66 6768 69 70 7172 73 74 7576 77 78 79 8081 82 83 8485 86 87 88 8990 9192 939495 96 9798 99100101 102 103 104 105106 107 108 109110 111 112 113 114 115 116 Solution on page 7B DearAbby: I work in a dental office. My boss (the doctor) and his assistant have a problem keeping their pants up. Every time either of them reaches for something or, God forbid, bends over they flash their backsides. Its just bad, and both of them are pretty goodsized men. My boss is the kindest, most generous person I know. But frankly, this is an embarrassment for patients and co-workers alike. Something has to be done. Any suggestions to help us with this problem would be greatly appreciated. Embarrassed for Everyone, Towanda, Pa. DearEmbarrassed: The doctor and his assistant may be unaware of the show to which they are treating everyone. You say this is not only embarrassing for the employees but also the patients. Have any of them complained about it to you? If so, you have your opening to transmit that message to Dr. Derriere. DearAbby: I have been with my boyfriend, Gil, for three years. We bought a house together six months ago. Prior to that, we had a discussion about the future. Gil told me he wanted to get married and have kids. I expected a marriage proposal over the holidays. When it didnt happen, I asked him what he was waiting for. His response broke my heart. He said he no longer wants to get married. Gil says he loves me, Im his best friend, he is willing to move forward and have children but not get married. Im not sure how I feel about his arrangement. I am depressed and dont know what to do. For me, Gil is The One the love of my life. I feel like a failure and a fool for allowing myself to get into this situation. Please help me. Wedding Bell Blues in Massachusetts Dear Wedding Bell Blues: I dont blame you for feeling depressed and confused. The person you thought was The One led you on and convinced you to make a major investment under false pretenses. You should not have children with him under these circumstances. Before this goes any further and you feel even worse about yourself, Im advising you to consult a lawyer about extr icating yourself from this ba d business deal. Youre not th e failure. He is. DearAbby: I played matchmaker for a girlfriend and introduced her to a buddy of mine from work. Two years later, he was arrested for molesting her children, and I just found o ut hed had a record for this! She is no longer speaking t o me. What do I do? Regretful in Orego n DearRegretful: All you can do is apologize which I presume you have already done. Although you were well-intended when you made the introduction, it implied that you were givin g him your endorsement. However, you should not have been expected to have done a background check o n him that was your friend s responsibility as the mother of young children. And she may be madder at herself fo r not doing so than she is at you. DearReaders: This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. It offers all of us a chance to do something pos itive for the planet. Many parents use it as an opportu nity to bond with their chil dren by sharing in a project and some schools offer cred it to students who participa te (hint, hint). So check your local newspapers and go online to find ways you can help in your community. 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. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. To order, send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Co-workers grit their teeth seeing dentists sagging pants Dear Abby Hiding behind doors is no way to live FLY Lady Leanne Ely

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Fun-to-do FonduePrep Time: 5 minutes Makes 3 cups 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 package big marshmallows (optional) 1 16-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake, thawed and sliced Assorted fruits (optional) Place sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla; mixing until well blended. Dip pound cake pieces and fruits into warm sauce and enjoy. Cooks Tip: Refrigerate left over chocolate sauce, covered, for up to 4 days.FAMILYFEATURES Family time can get lost when the family calendar is filled up with activities, practices, meetings and homework. Its important to carve out some special time each week to slow down and enjoy making some fun memories together. Food and games are two great ways to connect as a family and keeping things simple makes it easy to really focus on each other and have fun. These activities are easy and can involve everyone in the family. And these dessert recipes take advantage of the versatility of Sara LeeFrozen Pound Cake it can be used to make something simple with the family or something a little more elaborate when company comes over. Either way, you get a scrumptious dessert the whole family can dig into. You can find more ways to create family moments and more dessert recipes at www.saraleedesserts.com and www.facebook.com/saraleedesserts.Sweet Life Italian Ice Lemon TiramisuPrep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 46 servings 1 10.75-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake thawed 1/3 cup lemonade concentrate 3 tablespoons water 1 cup mascarpone cheese softened 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup lemon curd 1/3 cup marshmallow cream orfluff 1 teaspoon lemon zest Lemon zest and raspberries forgarnish (optional) Cut cake into twelve 1/4-inch slices. Line the bottom of an 8 x 8-inch square baking dish with 6 of the cake slices. Combine lemonade concentrate and water in a glass measuring cup or bowl. Brush half of the cake slices with half of lemonade mixture. Set aside. Place mascarpone cheese, cream, lemon curd, marshmallow cream and zest in a large bowl. Beat until smooth. Spread cake slices with half of lemon cream filling. Top with the remaining 6 cake slices. Brush with remaining syrup and spread with remaining cream filling. Refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight. Garnish with lemon zest and fresh raspberries, if desired.Taste-of-the-Islands Banana FosterTriflePrep Time: 30 minutes Serves: 46 servings 1 10.75-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake thawed 1 8-ounce can pineapple tidbits in juice 1 3.4-ounce package instant coconut orbanana cream pud ding and pie filling 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup sourcream 1/4 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons coconut extract, divided 1 cup caramel topping 3 bananas thinly sliced 2/3 cup shredded coconut toasted 1/3 cup macadamia nuts finely chopped Cut pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Drain pineapple; reserving juice. Place pudding mix, whipping cream, sour cream, sugar, reserved pineapple juice and 1 teaspoon coconut extract in a large bowl. Bea t at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Combine remaining 1 teaspoon coconut extract and ice cream top ping in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High until warmed. Layer pound cake cubes in 4 martini or dessert glasses. Drizzle caramel topping mixture over pound cake. Top with coconut cream mixture and bananas. Garnish with pineapple tidbits, toasted coconut and macadamia nuts. This recipe also works well in a trifle bowl. Family Activity: CookingShowPut on a show in the kitchen!nGather your family in the kitchen, and put on your chefs hat and apron.nSet up a video camera to record your cooking activity.nChoose a fun and simple recipe, like Fun-to-do Fondue, to demonstrate to the home viewers.nMake sure the kids explain each step aloud.nWhile eating the finished product, replay the video recording and rate how good your TVchef skills are Bon Appetit! Family Activity: ScavengerHuntnCut construction paper into slips; write clues or riddles on the slips that your child will need to solve.nHide the clues throughout the house and remember to pay attention to how many clues you give and where and how you hide them you dont want to create confusion.nThe last clue should lead your child to find a special surprise.nWatch your child run around the house trying to figure out where the next clue is, and then celebrate with a sweet treat at the finish. Taste-of-the-Islands Banana FosterTrifle Sweet Life Italian Ice Lemon Tiramis u Fun-to-do Fondue