The news-sun
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028423/01048
 Material Information
Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 04-27-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579631
oclc - 29858590
notis - ADA7478
lccn - sn 94003669
issn - 1074-8342
System ID: UF00028423:01048
 Related Items
Preceded by: Sebring news (Sebring, Fla.)
Preceded by: Avon Park sun


This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )

Full Text


B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING Debbie Bell, public information officer for South Florida Community College,confirmed Wednesday morning thatW illiam C. Morrison Jr., the lead instructor for the newb achelors degree prog ram,was taken intoc ustody on campus by U.S. Marshals early Tuesday afternoon. Bell had no information as to the particulars of hisa rrest,but the alleged activities occurred before he joined the colleges faculty NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, April 27-28, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 54 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 89 63C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and more humid F orecast Question: Should there be a cap on how much unions and corporations can donate to a presidential candidate? Next question: Should Mitt Romney pick Marco Rubio as his running mate? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Nelda Bennett Age 78, of Avon Park Earl Day Age 91, of Sebring Tina Marie Gilbert-Schenck Age 36, of Wauchula Eleanor Peterson Age 75, of Fort Myers Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 90.8% No 9.2% Total votes: 98 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals/denis; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 9 9 6 6 By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING A busy weekend awaits the Drug Free Highlands organization as it prepares for its next Operation Medicine Cabinet event being held Saturday. The reoccurring event will be held county-wide to ensure the safe disposal of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs. With statistics showing 11 deaths by prescription drugs every day in the state of Florida,DFH continues to fight the drug abuse at the local level. Operation Medicine Cabinet has successfully collected thousands of pounds of pills and prescription medicines from local individual and families. The event not only gives people the opportunity to get rid of unwanted, unused or dangerous medicines,it also keeps local youth healthy and away from potentially dangerous drugs. Drop-off locations for the Operation Medicine Cabinet event are as follows: Avon Park Police Department,304 W. Pleasant St.; Sebring Police Department,307 N. Ridgewood Drive; Lake Placid Police Department,8 N. Oak Ave.; Operation Medicine Cabinet set for Saturday By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Don Elwell asked fellow commissioners Tuesday night to support an audit of Tourism Development Council expenditures dating back five years. Elwell made it clear that funds spent were properly approved by the commission,but that funds were not allocated per percentage as outlined by county ordinance. Over the last nine or 10 years we maywell not that we may,I believe that we did not pay a lot of attention to putting those expenses in the right percentage categories, Elwell said. During the meeting,the Audit of TDCs spending under way Elwell See TDC,page 3A See OPERATION,page 5A Healthy Kids day at YMCA also plannedRememberingA look back at the life of t elevision icon Dick Clark PAGE1 2BLawyer faces chargesL ake Placid attorney jailed for g rand theft, fraud charges PAGE2 AStaying aliveS ebring, Avon Park win t o advance in districts PAGE1 B Morrison Instructor in SFCC 4-year program jailed S ee SFCC,page 3A B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK An unemployed f ather was arrested Wednesday, accused of using an electric stun gun d evice on his two children,one 8 years old,the other 11. T he name of the man is being withheld by the News-Sun to protect the identities of the children. A ccording to the arrest report, Beginning in December 2011 and e nding April 2012,multiple witnesses have observed (the father) use the s tun gun device upon the children. The children are reported to have experienced significant pain,ane ight on a scale of one to 10,10 being the worst. S cars were observed on one child. When asked what the stun gun felt l ike,one of the children said it felt like having staples in her hand. According to the report,witnesses i ndicated the Tasingswere used for as little as wearing school clothes to HCSO: Man used stun gun on kids Witnesses told deputies if kids flinched, stun gun was used again S ee STUN,page 3A Hope for the Homeless By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Car loads of interested families and individuals poured into the two-bedroom residence just across from Lake Tulane Thursday morning to get a glimpse of what could be their future home. A three-year-long project of the Avon Park Housing Authority has come to an end and a new beginning will bring brighter days for families who have fallen on difficult times. The Hope for the Homeless project h as transformed 16 public housing family units into a complex that will serve as temporary homes for families who have been struck by homelessness. A $1.3 million loan program will be used to rehabilitatea section of the developments lakeside property. APHA Executive Director Larry Shoeman issued a statement prior to the Lakeside Park Emergencey/Transitional Program Open House Thursday morning. The Authority is truly excited a bout this special initiative to assist those families who have become casualties of our economy, Shoeman said. Thursday brought hope for families that have been without a place to call their own. Laurycel Perez and Shailyn Nieves, both toured the home with applications in hand,hoping to be able to call the place home soon. ve got my application,Im going AP program offers those in need a place to get back on their feet News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Robert Bell (leftent Lamptin talk to Avon Park Housing Authority Housing Specialist Bea Gillians on Thursday morning about the application process for Lakeside Park Emergency/Transitional Program in Avon Park. See HOPE,page 6A


Page 2ANews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 April 25 71139465053x:4Next jackpot $21 millionApril 21 11522273143x:2 April 18 1512193244x:3 April 25 110111216 April 24 311142335 April 23 911202135 April 22 1418202830 April 25 (n 4873 April 25 (d 2142 April 24 (n 3953 April 24 (d 4582 April 25(n 22 4 April 25 (d 910 April 24(n 845 April 24 (d 333 April 24 62830385 April 20 811394313 April 17 3338424422 April 13 3334353822 April 25 425293443 PB: 29Next jackpot $40 millionApril 21 68204251 PB: 16 April 18 2022394649 PB: 29 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center 1st Lt. Travis Manion, 26, was killed in Fallujah, Iraq, on Apr. 29, 2007. The Marine was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with Valor for his heroic actions on the battlefield. The Travis Manion Foundation carries on his legacy of service. Photo court esy of the Travis Manion Foundation. As a warrior, he strode l ike a giant across the battlefield of the eastern portion of Al Anbar Province. That quote was uttered five years ago by Gen. JohnA llen, who now leads U.S. troops in Afghanistan. He w as speaking about a Marine under his command in Iraq, 1st Lt. Travis Manion, whom ade the ultimate sacrifice on Apr. 29, 2007. A fter heart-to-heart conversations with 1st Lt. Manions mom, dad, and sist er, phone calls with Marines who witnessed his many acts of courage, and visits to some of the places where Travis revealed his truec haracter, its clear that the generals quote was not hyperbole. This Marine wasa real-life giant. Travis spent most of his c hildhood in the Philadelphia suburb of D oylestown, Pa. One summer day in the aforemen-t ioned pizzeria, Travis walked in to grab a slice with one of his best friends, who is African-American. The man behind the counters erved the white customer, but ignored his black friend. My brother told the restaurant owner hed never be back, Ryan ManionB orek, Travisolder sister and lone sibling, recently told students at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga. T ravis and his college roommate, future Navy SEALBrendan Looney, were U .S. Naval Academy students when terrorists attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001. Despite knowing the risks they would faceu pon graduation, the popular, good looking Navy athletes never wavered from their ultimate goal: defending the United States duringa time of war. They were focused, T ravismother, Janet Manion, told me. Theyk new how to have a good time, dont get me wrong, they could party like the best of them. But when it came time to do the serious stuff,t hey knew how to get serious. On Dec. 4, 2006, with his second Iraq deployment just days away, Travis took in aP hiladelphia Eagles game with his brother-in-law, Dave Borek. As they left the stadium celebrating a victory, Dave joked about tripp ing Travis, so the resulting injury would prevent him from going back to war. Even though he knew Dave was kidding around, itw as time to discuss the serious stuff. Hey, Dave, if I dont go, theyre going to send someone else who isnt readyT ravis said. If not me, then who... O n Apr. 29, 2007, in Fallujah, Iraq, a Marine and Navy Corpsman had already b een shot by a sniper when 1st Lt. Manion, 26, displayed a quality for which Americans and Iraqis alike respected him. He put othersb efore himself. Travis, while firing on enemy positions, helped pull his wounded brothers to safety before the snipers bullet pierced hish eart. His courageous and d eliberate actions inspired the eventual counter attacka nd ultimately saved the lives of every member of his patrol, Travisposthumous Silver Star citation reads. When TravisNaval A cademy roommate, LT SEALBrendan Looney, 29, died in a Sept. 21, 2010, helicopter crash, he was wearing a memorial bracelete ngraved with his dear friends name. While the We might be giants Cookout helps raise money for Babies WalkS EBRING OneMain Financial is a proud supporter of the upcoming March for Babies Walk event to be held Saturday,M ay 12 on Circle Park in Downtown Sebring. March for Babies is the March of Dimes signature Walk event. H eld yearly in 900 communities nationwide, the dollars raised at this event support programs in the local community that helpm others have healthy, fullterm pregnancies. OneMain Financial ( Florida) has established a local goal of raising $2,500 for the March for Babiese vent. To reach that goal, there w ill also be a fund raiser cookout at AutoZone, 3711 U.S. 27 North at 10 a.m.S aturday, May 5. For more information, c all 385-5161.Orchid Society, Robbins Nurseryp lan repotting sessionS EBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County and RobbinsN ursery are sponsoring an Orchid Repotting S ession. It will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Robbins Nursery, 4803 U .S. 27 South. The members of the society will repot orchids for a nominal fee. Guests must supply the p ots and potting mix; Robbins will have a full assortment of orchid supplies for sale. The society is also spons oring a trip to the Redlands International O rchid Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homesteado n May 19. The cost is $30 and includes bus, admission to the festival and a $5 purchase coupon. The bus will leave S ebring at 7:30 a.m. and then pick up in Lake Placid. There will be more than 60 orchid and orchid-relat-e d vendors from around the world. Payment must be received by Thursday, May 10 to reserve a seat. For additional information call 382-7924 or email southern_rose_1@hotmail.c om. Democratic Womens Club meets SaturdayS EBRING Shake hands with Democratic candidates on Saturday at the Democratic Womens Club meeting at 10:30 a.m.a t Democratic Headquarters next to Ruby Tuesdays. The way of life depends greatly on who is chosen to represent us. F or further information call Elli Million, president, at 382-4944.Cox speaks at Historical Society meetingS EBRING Wally Cox, superintendent of schools, will speak to the member-s hip of the Sebring Historical Society at its q uarterly luncheon to be held at noon Saturday at the Jack Stroup (Sebring Civic Center. The public is invited to a ttend this covered dish luncheon. B ring a dish to share and the cost is $1.50 each, which includes beveragea nd table service. For further information, c all 471-2522.AMVETS Auxiliary plans chicken dinnerSEBRING AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is hostinga baked chicken dinner for $7 from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the new AMVETS Post, 623 U.S. 27 South. Karaoke to follow.Masons plan Child ID eventS EBRING Masonic District 25 will be doing Child ID for children up to 18 years of age at Highlands County FamilyY MCA, 100 YMCALane, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This event is free of charge. Participants willg et a CD with their childs pictures, voice, fingerprints, emergency information and DNA. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS See SOLDIER, page 5A Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County Sheriff's Office Safe Neighborhoods Unit conducted alcohol sales compliance checks on 26 locations in the county on April 21. Sheriff Susan Benton would like to recognize the 21 establishments that did not sell alcohol illegally during this operation. They are as follows: Avon Park: Market 27, 2830 US 27 N.; Citgo Gas Station, 1310 US 27 N.; WalMart Liquors, 1041 US 27 N.; Shell Gas Station, 998 US 27 N; The Food Store 4 US 27 N; J & R Food Store, 209 US 27 N; BPGas Station, 3 US 27 N.; Lucys Supermarket, 1201 SR 64 W; 7 Days Gas Station, 107 US 27 S.; Stop N Shop, 901 US 27 S; Best Food Mart, 1303 Memorial Drive; M & H Food Store, 2532 SR 17 S. Sebring: BPGas Station, 3390 SR 17 S/; Saunaks Corner, 306 N. Ridgewood Drive; Blue Streak, 3229 Kenilworth Blvd.; Little Froggies, 4212 Kenilworth Blvd.; L& M Food Store, 1411 Roseland; SweetBay Liquor, 3246 US 27 S.; Circle K, 3030 US 27 S.; Citgo, 1409 US 27 S. As we continue to work towards our Vision of a Safer Highlands County, we are pleased to see that so many in the community are contributing to that vision. Thank you to all of the local convenience stores for your efforts to protect our young people by not selling alcohol to minors. e should all make a special effort when stopping by any of these stores, to thank them for helping to keep our kids safe, Benton said. Clerks at five businesses failed the compliance check. They were as follows: La Preferida, 1621 N. Lake Blvd., Avon Park, Julie Badillo; A& N Food Store, 200 E. Main St., Avon Park, Santos Mercado-Arce; Jays Discount Beverage, 2801 SR 17 S., Sebring, Greg BhargavPatel; Sebring Market, 709 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, Alma Della Madrigal Moreno; La Hacienda, 509 N. Pine St., Sebring, Anastacia Gonzales. Clerks in each of the above locations were charged with sale of an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21, which is a misdemeanor offense. 21 of 26 stores pass alcohol compliance checks B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID John Sanders Haile, an attorneyw ith an office at 220 Dal Hall Blvd., was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on charges of grand theft over $100,000 and money laundering. A ccording to an affidavit released by Chip T hullberry, public information officer for the state attorney in Bartow, Hailew as the personal representative and Trustee for the l ate Nancy Lee Haberkamp, who passed away (in March of) 2008. Here state was valued at $ 131,272. The affidavit says H aberkamp had identified two beneficiaries in a livi ng trust in 2006. One beneficiary was to receive 96 percent of thee state, the other to receive four percent. Haile is being accused o f transferring trust funds, over the period of about a y ear, into his own personal bank accounts and using them for himself. As of Thursday morning, Haile was being helda t the county jail on $50,000 bond. According to records, Haile has had two DUI arrests, one in February of 2012, the other in June of 2011. He also was accusedo f battery in 2001 and a violation of a domestic v iolence injunction in 2008. Lawyer accused of theft, fraud Haile MIAMI (APAfederal judge declared Gov. Rick Scotts order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday, saying the governor showed no evidence of a drug problem at the agencies to warrant suspicionless testing. The ruling marks the second blow to Scotts proposals regarding drug testing. The governor also suspended a state law he supported that required drug testing for welfare recipients last year after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Afederal judge in Orlando has temporarily blocked that law. The ACLU and a government workers union also filed a lawsuit last year challenging Scotts order to drug test state employees, saying the testing violates the Fourth Amendment by subjecting state workers to an unreasonable search without adequate suspicion that they used drugs. Scott, who suspended drug testing for state employees in June, said he will appeal Thursdays ruling. As I have repeatedly explained, I believe that drug testing state employees is a common sense means of ensuring a safe, efficient and productive workforce, Scott said in a statement. State drug testing plan nixed by judge


www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 27, 2012Page 3A E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 2 2 9 9 6 6 Living Waters 3x4 00019340 C ourtesy photo (From left) Mayor George Hensley, Police Chief Tom Dettman, Alan Wildstein and Officer J ohn Garrison as Wildstein presents at $1,000 check to the departments K-9 fund to help support K-9 officer J.R. Special to the News-SunThe success story of S ebring Police Departments long-standing community p artnerships was accentuated recently when Alan Wildstein, owner of Alan JayA utomotive Network, presented a check for $1,000 to C hief Tom Dettman in support of their Police K-9 Program. T he story began back in 1999 when the police department went to its citizens and business community seeking support for a K-9 program.I n 2000, K-9 Fea became the departments first official police dog. The flat-coated black Labrador retriever served for nearly 10 years,s niffing out illegal drugs on the streets of Sebring. U pon her retirement, Fea contracted an incur-a ble kidney disease and passed away only six short months later. In 2010, the community once again demonstratedt heir support for the ongoing efforts of the police department to fight crime. Ajetblack German shepherd dog, imported from Germany, wasp urchased and renamed J.R. in honor of former police Sgt. Jimmie R. Moore, who died in the line of duty backi n 1976. J.R. and his handler, O fficer John Garrison, received their team certification for narcotics detectionb y the North American Police Work Dog A ssociation (NAPWDA which reportedly is the most difficult certification to o btain. The NAPWDAfeatured Sebrings K-9 Team in their April 2011 publication. In an email to Mayor George Hensley and the cityc ouncil, Dettman announced that J.R. and Garrison passed their training ahead of schedule and under budget with a grade of 100 percent.T hey had nine vehicle searches, four open area h ides in large fields, and four building searches. Didnt miss one; not one false alert, Dettman said proudly. Weve got one good dog on our hands, folks. S ince then, Garrison and J.R. successfully completed their Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE training and have hits thes treets of Sebring sooner than expected. Dettman wanted to express the gratitude of hise ntire department for the ongoing support they receive f rom the citizens and business owners throughout Highlands County. I cannot count the number of donations we have r eceived over the past 13 years. We have folks calling us on a regular basis asking h ow they can contribute toward our K-9 Program. I have yet to request money from the citys general fund to maintain this K-9 pro-g ram. It has been, and hopefully will continue to be, an asset that is ownedby the citizens of our community. The Sebring Police D epartment is truly blessed and profoundly grateful for t his community partnership, said Dettman. I f you want to contribute to the continuing success of this program, please forward your check payable to City of Sebring, PoliceD epartment K-9 Fund at 307 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, Fl 33870. Read more about the K-9 Program at www.mysebringpd.com orc heck the SPDs Facebook page. Wildstein donates $1,000 to SPD K-9 Program Special to the News-SunA VON PARK The Avon Park Rotary Blueberry and Bluegrass Festival is challenging amateur cooks to enter the Blueberry BakeOff on Saturday, May 5. C omplete contest rules and the registration form a re found on the festival website, www.aprotaryblueberryfestival.com. P rizes, including WinnDixie gift cards, will be a warded for the first, second and third winners in each of three categories salads, main dishes and desserts. T he judges will then select and award a Grand P rize winner. Entries are to be brought to the festival site,D onaldson Park on Main Street in Avon Park, b etween 10 a.m. and noon. Eight local bake-off judges have been selected, ando riginal judges aprons were made by the Arc Screen Printing Shop. T here will also be a Blueberry Muffin Eating c ontest, sponsored by Winn-Dixie. The miniature blueberry m uffins are being baked by the Avon Park Middle School Family & ConsumerS cience & Career Education class under the supervision of RondaS tunkard. Winn Dixie is providing the ingredients. Registration starts at 11 a .m. Saturday, May 5 at the f estival Information Booth. There is a $5 entry fee and a waiver to be signedb y parents or guardians for a ny contestant under the age of 18 years. T he Blueberry and Bluegrass Festival helps to support many charitablep rojects within the community. Rotary is truly an altruist ic organization evidenced by the motto, Service Above Self. R otarys main objective i s service, whether in the l ocal community, in the workplace, or around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians w ho make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in thew orld share a dedication to others. Amateur cooks invited to enter Blueberry Bake-Off i n January and had nothing to do with his work there. N ell Hayes, public information officer for theH CSO, said Morrison was arrested as a result of two warrants issued by Orange County. One charge is for grand theft of more than$ 100,000, the other is for scheme to defraud. He is currently being held at the Highlands County Jail on a bond of $203,000. H ayes said the assumption is that Morrison will be extradited to Orange County, but that has not yet been established. He might also decide to fight extradi-t ion. S FCC President Norm S tephens issued a statement asking everyone to remember the facts of the case are as yet unknown and thatM orrison should be conside red innocent until proven g uilty. He has been put on paid administrative leave, and other instructors are taking over his classes. C ontinued from page 1A board approved $11,500 in grants, $10,000 going to Dixie Youth for expenses and fees, $750 for the Caladium Festival advertising and $750 for a new event call Summer of Love Volkswagen Jubilee, a proposed one-day event in Sebring. The board also agreed to grant $26,666 from tourism dollars to fill in a dredge hole at the Sebring City Pier. There are currently 93 different organizations collecting the 2 percent tourism tax and paying that into the Florida Department of Revenue, according to Elwell, but revealing who was actually paying the tax was prohibited by state statute. At the end of the meeting, Elwell made his request to straighten out the TDC spending. I think it would be nice if we could at least get an audit done or an informal audit and have someone try and rebuild five of those 10 years, Elwell said. It would be nice to let the people know where the money went. There is no question as to if the money was spent properly as to every dollar is accounted for, its just a matter of putting it into the right category or right pocket, so to speak, Elwell explained. Elwell asked Clerk of Courts auditor Tasha Morgan if a complete, line-by-line of the tourism funds could be done. Morgan made it clear that her department could certainly do the work requested, but other audits had been scheduled based on a yearly risk assessment. Morgan also responded that usual audits dont research funds line by line. The clerks office does a risk analysis every year and this is not the highest concern every year, Morgan said. If I am not mistaken, TDC was at or near the bottom of risk assessment, Elwell said. Recent questions about how the tax money was allocated and a current petition to repeal the tourism tax has spurred discussion about if the tax was being spent as outlined in county ordinance, but County Attorney Ross Macbeth explained that an analysis would not affect the past. The money is spent, this is not going to change anything. This was all done with purchase orders and the money coming before the board and all that, Macbeth said. County Administrator Ricky Helms informed Elwell that county staff had already taken it upon themselves to review the expenditures. The activity you just requested is already going on, Helms said. It is something that takes time and that information can be made available when that is finished. It would be difficult to allocate administrative costs over the various categories, Helms said. Tourism Director John Scherlacher confirmed that his staff was looking at cleaning up the accounting categories, but that the work was going slow. This is a process that we are slowly working on and it is certainly tedious, Scherlacher said. We have been working on it a little bit here and there, but we cannot say there is a total year ready to go. I wasnt aware that you folks were working on it. Why would I be? I am just the liaison, Elwell said. Elwell and Sherlacher both pointed out at various parts of the meeting that separate fund accounts were now established and tax revenues are being distributed to each fund and expended as per county ordinance. Continued from page 1A TDC spending of tourism tax funds being audited play, or leaving a light on, or taking longer than fivem inutes to eat dinner ... Witnesses also said if either child flinched or moved while the stun gun was applied, it would beu sed again. The father was arrested just before midnight on Tuesday and booked into the county jail, where hei s being held on $100,000 bond charged with two counts of cruelty toward ac hild. According to Florida Statutes 775.082 and7 75.083, if found guilty the accused could receive a prison sentence of up to 30 years, and have to pay a fine of $10,000 for eachc ount. This not the first report o f parental use of stun guns. At least two very similar cases, one in Portsmouth Va., in May of 2011, the other in Tampai n February of 2011, have been reported in the press. C ontinued from page 1A Stun gun used on children SFCC instructor faces felony charges May 5 contest is sponsored by Avon Park R otary Club ZEPHYRHILLS (AP Police say a Walmart greeter did more than welcome shoppers. Zephyrhills police say 34-year-old FrederickL eon Gallimore arrived at Walmart with another man on April 16. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Gallimore clocked int. The other man went to the electron-i cs section. There he took two LCD screen TVs. P olice say Gallimore left the location where hes supposed to check customer receipts as the man walked toward the exit.T hey say Gallimore went to the parking lot and helped the man load the TVs in to a van. Cops say Walmart greeter helps steal TVs


The new university created from a University of South Florida branch campus will not be able to attain accreditation for years,making its much-touted value as ag enerator of high-tech jobs dubious indeed. Meanwhile,Scotts budget i s forcing the University of Florida to cut deeply into e ngineering and computer science programs that have already proven their ability toa ttract new businesses and create new jobs for F loridians. The Board of Governors, of course,did what it always does in the face of political meddling by the Legislaturea nd governor. The board rolled over and played dead, having long ago indicated that it has absolutely no interest in defining ord efending its constitutional authority to manage the State University System. I n any case,Scott administered a powerful object lesson to the Board ofG overnors when he forced Carlos Alfonso to resign his p osition as chair of the University of Floridas board of trustees. A lfonso was a founding member of the UF board, h aving served ably for nearly a dozen years under three governors. But Alfonso apparently alienated Scott by championing tuition increas-e s at UF. It is the official fiction in Scotts office and in the Legislature that cost and quality bear no relationship to each other; that it is possible to operate a high-quality comprehensive research university on the cheap. Alfonso didnt buy into the official fiction,so now hes gone. ... The heavy-handed threat behind Alfonsos hastyd eparture cannot have been lost on the Board of Governors; knuckle under or e lse. Scott wants to reshape t he State University System in his own image,and he intends that neither the boardn or university trustees nor the state Constitution will s tand in his way. In his actions in regard to public higher education recently,Scott has revealed himself to fit perfectly OscarW ildes description of a cynic:A man who knows the cost of everything and thev alue of nothing. ... An editorial from the Gainesville Sun. Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINT 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELE ditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com A DVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com CIRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION An F for Governor Scott In approving a bill creating a brandnew state university in Polk County shortly after signing a state budget that cut $300 million from the State University System Gov. Rick Scott demonstrated that he possesses neither fiscal nor common sense. Wre a species that has gottena round; weve wandered,pioneered and migrated to every corner of the world. The spear tip of technology is how we can get somewhere else:the wheel,the sailboat, the rocket. In short: were movers. We are now as mobile as weve ever been as a culture. Our phones are not tethered to any particular location. Our keepsakes,like photos and letters,are all saved on devices smaller than your average drugstore paperback. The bitter visual of a breakup the splitting up of a couples CD collection no longer exists since you both have copies of the same MP3s. Your computer fits comfortably in your lap everything else is in your pocket. We now have the ability to go anywhere and bring with us more things utilizing less space than at any other time in human history. We have the ability the freedom to roam more now than ever before. And yet our upward mobility is standing still. Jason DeParle in The New York Times wrote in January this year, Countries with less equality generally have less mobility.As Occupy Wall Street successfully pointed out,the top one percent earnnearly a quarter of the nations income. While they have enjoyed an increase in wealth and a decrease in taxes,the rest of the country has seen a flattening of their prospects. The U.S. ranks near the bottom in income inequality and therefore upward mobility. Time noted,The Pew Charitable TrustsEconomic Mobility Project has found that if you were born in 1970 in the bottom one-fifth of the socioeconomic spectrum in the U.S.,you had only about a 17 percent chance of making it into the upper two-fifths. Americans have mobile phones with immobile socioeconomics. Put that in your made-in-China travel mug and sip it. Why is this so? There are many factors and usually when there is an issue with many factors it means theres a partisan divide as to its truesolution. Former Senator,former presidential candidate,Rick Santorum mentioned the lack of upward mobility but subscribed boilerplate Republican cure-alls like deregulating businesses and cutting taxes for corporations. Arguably if that helped upward mobility wed have upward mobility. President Obama also talked about this fact earlier this month. It is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone whos willing to work for it a place where prosperity doesnt trickle down from the top,but grows outward from the heart of the middle class,said the President to a Florida audience. He continued,By gutting the very things we need to grow an economy thats built to last education and training; research and development; infrastructure its a prescription for decline. The real solution is probably in the middle which is often ever so slightly to the left of President Obamas positions. Conservatives,like helicopter-hopping New Jersey Governor Chris Christie,will say its the safety net that has made us lazy waiting for government checks. But countries with a better current mobility rate (most of the industrialized world) will note their social safety net is what makes mobility possible for the lower classes. One thing that is supposed to ensure youll do better than your parents is getting a better education. However, tuitions are rising,grants are shrinking and student loans are becoming a plague of post-collegiate living. College is no longer the class-lift it once was. This is where we are as a nation: Your Android can go anywhere with you ... just probably not into the upper middle-class. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the managing editor of Crooks and Liars. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. The paradox of mobility F or most Americans,a penny at the gas pump has vivid significance butb illions of dollars create a meaningless blur. Increasingly,we are unable to fath-o m the really big numbers in our modern world,a condition known as innumeracy. In a recent 24-hour perio d,Facebook paid $1 billion for the photo-sharing service Instagram a firmw ith 12 employees that most people had never heard of,and that a weeke arlier was valued at $500,000; Microsoft gave A OL more than $1 billion for some patents,and Sony said its annual loss was$ 6.4 billion. Do these numbers mean a nything anymore? Not long ago people used the term billionso infrequently that,for clarity,they spelled the first let-t er:Thats billion,with a B.Today,according to F orbes,there are 1,226 billionaires. Congress spends billions h ere,billions there and,as the late Sen. Everett D irksen famously concluded,pretty soon youre talking about real money. D uring the height of Mega Millions fever,NBC News asked ticket buyers what thed do with $650 million if they won. Onew oman said,with apparent sincerity,that she would purchase a lifetime supply of Oreo cookies. Thats classic innumerac y. If the woman lives 60 more years,and is willing t o eat 150 Oreos every week,her tab would ber oughly $70,000. Its a lot of money,but as a percentage of $650 million its so small about one-hundredth of one percent t hat,for all intents and purposes she could have her Oreos and $650 million. Try getting a grip numbers like these:Googlesr evenue is $20 billion a year! Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants makes $3,000 per pitch! The U.S. government spends $1.5 million per minute! Big numbers,right? Well,the real figures are actually double:Google is taking in $40 billion; Cain earns $6,000 every time he throws the ball,and the governments outflow is $3 million per minute. So what? The mathematician and scholar Douglas Hofstadter coined the term innumeracy some 30 years ago,back when the National Debt was under $2 trillion. Its currently $15.6 trillion,but the numbers are so large t hat a 680 percent increase has basically no meaning for average Americans,exceptt hat we know its a lot of money. According to one estimate,just counting to a tril-l ion takes over 190,000 years. If we paid off the debt at the rate of a dollar per second, we would get the job donei n roughly half a million years without interest. Many of our elected l eaders seem to suffer from what might be called poliinnumeracy the inabilityt o control the numbers that control us. Thats how we g et bridges to nowhere and the militarys infamous thousand-dollar toilet seats. I s only a matter of time before U.S. politicians start t alking about a sextillion of this (21 zeros lion of that (63 zeros Travelers used to find it amusing to deal with for-e ign currencies that required,say,10,000 whate vers for a cup of coffee. I remember visiting Brazil in the s when taxi driversn eeded a daily printout to determine how many thous and Cruzeiros to collect per mile. These were ne C ruzeiros which differed from the oldCruzeiros in that the Brazilian government chopped off a few zeros so that one of then ew was worth 1,000 of the old. A few years later they did it again,declaring that 1,000 new Cruzeiros would be worth one Cruzado.S oon they had to drop away three more zeros and B razilians were given the neCruzados. In 1990,t hese Cruzados Novos were retired,and the Cruzeiros were back; in 1993,the Cruzeiros lost another three zeros and were turned into realCruzeiros. The numbers ceased to have meaning,although the value of the service or product remained clear. W hat divides Americans nowadays is not just that a few people have a lot of money while many have much less,its that some people understand the really big numbers or so we assume but most of us do not. Yet,as our innumeracy worsens,we dont trust bureaucrats who claim to understand huge sums if at the same time they appear clueless about the price of an Oreo. Peter Funt is a writer and speaker and can be reached at www.CandidCamera.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Funny money Candid Thoughts Peter Funt Guest Column Tina Dupuy EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake 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.We have to make room for everybody.Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sun has a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires.Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation.


NELDABENNETT Nelda Bennett (Ann J ohnson) passed away on April 23, 2012, in Sebring at t he age of 78, from complications of pneumonia. She was born on Feb. 21, 1934 in Louisiana. After many years of being a military wife, sheb ecame a VFWWomens Auxiliary president. She sett led down in Avon Park to raise her family. She is preceded in death by h er husbands, Floyd Johnson and Elbert (Ben S he is survived by her daughters, Teresa Johnson (Ronnie and Tamara Jagniszak (Lyle);s on, Edwin Johnson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and stepc hildren. Amemorial service is p lanned by Cremation Services of Mid-Florida. A graveside service will be held at Bushnell Cemetery on May 9, 2012, for family andf riends. EARLDAY Earl Leroy Day, 91, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 2 1, 2012. He was born Feb. 19, 1921 in Jones County, I owa; graduated from high school in Anamosa, Iowa; later attended junior college in Hopkinton, Iowa; and studied engineering at IowaS tate. He was drafted into the Army in 1942 and served with an Engineering Battalion until 1946. Following his service in theA rmy, he attended Northwestern College and Seminary in Minneapolis, graduating in 1949. He was accepted to join SIM in December of 1951 and sailed to Africa in May of 1952. Earl met and married Jean Clausen, an SIM nurse, in 1954. They served together in Nigeria until 1987 and then again for a brief period in 1990-1991. They started pioneer missionary work at several rural stations and later Earl was involved in building a leprosy hospital and served as administrator of two leprosy hospitals for 18 years. They also served at Kent Academy (mission school) for 12 years and ended his missionary career working six years in Rural Agriculture Development. In 1987 Earl and Jean retired to the SIM Mission Village in Sebring. Earl is survived by one son, Graham (Diana three grandchildren, Shelly (Ryan) Tuck, Steven Day and Scott (Vanessa) Day; and five great-grandchildren, Wyatt,S hannon, Asia, William and Ellie, all of Alberta, Canada. S ervice will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the SIM Chapel in Sebring with Rev. Darrell Arnold officiating. M emorial contributions may be made to SIM, 4114 N igeria St., Sebring, FL 33875. T INAGILBERTSCHENCK T ina Marie GilbertSchenck, 36, of Wauchula died Saturday, April 21, 2012a t her home at the Center for Great Apes surrounded by her loving family and dear f riends. Born on April 7, 1976 in Valley Stream, N.Y., s he loved reading books, animals and visiting the zoo. While in the fifth grade she started her journey in primatology. She was a graduate ofO hio State University with a double major in Psychology and Zoology, and a minor in Anthropology. After graduation, she pursued her dream at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula where shew orked as a caretaker and later as Operations Manager. S he visited many schools to talk about the Centers work with chimpanzees and orangutans. She volunteered with the American Cancer SocietyR elay for Life for the past nine years. Tina is survived by her loving husband, Brent; mother, Linda Reay and step-f ather, Harold Reay of Westerville, Ohio; her father, Neil Gilbert of Wauchula; sister, Kelley Gilbert of Westerville, Ohio; brother, Jason (Laura Westerville, Ohio; grandparents, Lee and Joseph Gargiula of Margate, Fla., Edith and Joseph Gilbert of Bronx, N.Y.; aunts, uncles, many friends and co-workers. Acelebration of life will be held at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula today. Call (863 for time. The Tina Gilbert-Schenck Great Ape Rescue Fund has been established in Tinas honor to continue the work that she loves so much. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Tinas memory be sent to Center for Great Apes, P.O. Box 488, Wauchula, FL 33873 or online donations may be made at www.CenterForGreatApes.or g. ELEANOR PETERSON Eleanor F. Bunny P eterson, age 75, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 i n Fort Myers, Fla. She was born in Brighton, Fla. on March 25, 1937 to William and Claudia (Wiley) Hettel. Mrs. Peterson was a Realtor,o f the Baptist faith and had been a resident of Fort M yers, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Maynard PeteP eterson of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughters, Patty Roney (Ron o f Avon Park, Fla., Sue Childress of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ande Cobb (KevinC ape Coral, Fla. and Joan Cursi of Fort Myers, Fla.; son, Larry Thompson of C alifornia; step-daughters, Patti Heacock (Austie S ebring, Fla. and Laurie Britton of Sanibel, Fla.; stepson, Bruce Peterson (Carla Petie) of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister, Betty Poole ofJ acksonville, Fla.; brother, William Hettel of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Tiffany, Jared, Michael, Megan, Liam, Tessa, Morgan, Tyler, Jacob, Josh (AmyShane,C hristina, Sarah and Brianna; great-grandchildren, Ean, Taylor, Jax, Chloe, Lexi and Nevaeh; and her loving pet,M erell. She was preceded in death by her son, Steve C hildress. Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 at StephensonNelson Funeral Home witht he funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mike A dams officiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home A von Park, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 27, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 9 9 P AGE, WILLIAM J.; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 4/22,25,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 7 7 7 7 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/27/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 2 2 9 9 5 5 fallen heros wife, Amy L ooney, told me the bracelet was never found, it is likely buried somewhere in the sands of Afghanistan. I f you visit Arlington National Cemetery, where Brendan, Travis, and many more giants of Americas armed conflicts rest, youw ill see the extraordinary sacrifices of the valiant men and women who protect our freedom. Never forget isnt just a slogan, its our solemn duty. D espite grief, heartbreak, and later cancer, w hich tragically took the life of Travismother on Apr. 24, Janet Manione stablished the Travis Manion Foundation to a ssist troops, veterans, military families, and loved ones of fallen heroes. As the foundation carries on her resounding call toh onor the fallen by challenging the living, if not m e, then who... is at the forefront of every employees thoughts, including mine. At the dedication of M anion Hall, which houses newly commissioned Marine officers at the The Basic School in Quantico, Va., Travisfather spoke ina we of those whove volunteered to serve since 9/11. This generation of patriots and warriors arem y inspiration they are heroes, Col. Thomas E. Manion, USMCR (Ret.s aid. If we follow the selfless examples set by fallenp atriots like 1st Lt. Travis Manion, Janet Manion, and L TSEALBrendan Looney, maybe we can be giants too. T o find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by o ther Creators Syndicate write rs and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A Highlands County Sheriff's Office Sub S tation at Liberty Star Plaza, 7177 George Blvd. These four stations will also serve as the permanent drop off locations for Drug Free Highlands fight against pre-s cription drug abuse. Drop-offs will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. DFH Project Coordinator Amanda John is excited about the upcominge vent. This is our fourth time having the event. The first time we had over 1,000 pounds turned in. The second time we had a little over 700 pounds. The lastt ime we had 500. We dont count individuals, just the pounds, said John. e dont expect it to be more than previous ones because people have pretty much cleaned our their cabinets. Ivet alked to other counties that have run the program before and theyve seen the same things. It gets lower as we go on. So its kind of a good sign, thats what we think, said John. I n conjunction with Operation Medicine Cabinet, DFH will be visiting the Highlands County YMCAon Saturday for the annual Healthy Kids Day. Y MCAProgram Director Dave Scheck is looking forward to the annual event that will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. e will have health vendors coming o ut. Drug Free Highlands will also be there. There will be health screenings. Things like blood pressure and weight, we can also do the BMI. The child ID program will also be on site, Schecks aid. The Healthy Kids Day has been around since the start of the YMCAin Highlands County and continues to be the biggest event in the year. S check hopes to have another big turnout this year. eve had beautiful weather this week so I hope it will continue through Saturday, said Scheck. O ther things for guests to look forward to include demos for kidsZumba, karate and cheerleading. There will also be bounce houses and a big water slides,a hot shot basketball shoot-out and disc ounts on membership fees throughout the day. Continued from page 1A Soldier strode like a giant in battle Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Operation Medicine Cabinet is Saturday OBITUARIES In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


Page 6ANews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.com C OMCAST-NNN; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, business; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 0 0 2 2 8 8 C ourtesy photo At the April meeting of the Highlands County Soil and Water Conservation District, Supervisor Pam Fentress was sworn into office by the County Clerk Robert Germain. Fentress is filling the vacancy left by Gary G ossett, who has returned to active military service. F entress will serve on the Soil and Conservation Board until the next election in November. Fentress has been attending many of the Soil and Water Conservation D istricts meetings over the last year and is well poised to a ssume her role on the board as a Supervisor. She has worked tirelessly to help promote agriculture and provide access to agricultural services for Highlands County agriculture producers. F entress sworn in as Water Conservation District supervisor going to apply for a place, said Perez. Another pair, two men both who have fallen into years of struggles, where v ocal about how badly they needed a place like this. Ive been living with my aunt since 2007. I got two boys Im trying to raise, said Trent Lamptin. Lamptin has been searching for work relentlessly, he said. He has found it difficult due to his criminal record, but continues to lookf or employment. Ive been living with her s ince I got out of prison. I n eed a place. Me and him w ant a place together Lamptin said pointing to his c ousin, Robert Bell. B ell also has been living w ith Lamptins aunt for some time but hopes that the A PHAis able to accept the m ens application. If it wasnt for him, I dont know where Id be. Its h ard out here, said Bell. A ccording to APHA H ousing Specialist Bea Gillians, two of the 16 unitsa re currently filled. The w aiting list has already b egun to fill up. e are looking for peop le without housing or people who are about to be w ithout housing. People who a re about to be evicted, peop le whose property is cond emned or red stickered. T hey still have to be income eligible, though, an excited S hoeman said. Shoeman and the APHA s taff, including Case Manager Cam Barnard, are h oping to not only provide s helter for families, but give them more hope and opportunities to do better. The Hope for the H omeless programs works with Highlands County Coalition for the Homelessa nd 26 other non-profit and governmental local agencies t o offer residents the opportunity to gain job skills, health care, transportation, employment placing, day care and a number of othern eeded services. The goal behind the proje ct is not to let families and individuals stay in the same predicaments and situationst hey came in with. Shoeman hopes to get p eople up, out and of public assistance. This is the bottom level. After this they go on to a ssisted living in these units over here then eventually we move them on to non-assist-e d, affordable living, Shoeman said. But they h ave to show improvement. Cam (Barnard sonal improvement plans for each of the families. They have to show improvementt o stay here or they have to leave. B arnard carefully selects families and individuals after an in-depth analysis of appli-c ants situation, income, employment etc. W hen she isnt deciding which families to place where, Barnard is busy running around the community t rying to find furniture to fi ll t he empty homes that families now occupy. e have a need for it ( furniture). If there are people out there in this community that are receptive and w illing to donate old or unused furniture, we will t ake it. We supply tax exemptions for these people or their businesses. This is a great thing. Its a real opportunity to make a d ifference in peoples lives said Barnard. For applications or information contact the APHAat 452-4432 or visit www.avonparkha.org/. C ontinued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Michelle Jackson, her mother Lisa Jackson and Mary Jo Smith attend an open house T hursday for a new housing complex for homeless families in Avon Park. Lisa Jackson and h er husband Terry have been put on a waiting list for the Lakeside Park Emergency/Transitional Program. Hope for the Homeless project unveils housing units in Avon Park TALLAHASSEE (AP A Florida Highway Patrol sergeant expressed concerns about reopening an i nterstate highway shortly before two massive crashes t hat killed 11 people. Areport says the FHP erred in reopening fogand smoke-shrouded Interstate 75 shortly before the crashi n January. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement report, though, said there were no criminal violations. At least a dozen cars and pickup trucks, six semit railer trucks and a motorhome collided in north Florida near G ainesville. Some vehicles burst into flames, making it d ifficult to identify the victims. The highway was blanketed with smoke from a wildfire as well as fog. T he report also makes recommendations officials decide whether to change protocols for determining when to shut down and reopen highways. Report: Troopers erred before fatal I-75 pileup


Associated PressWASHINGTON Sen. Marco Rubio outlined his vision Wednesday of a morem uscular American foreign policy, the latest salvo in his effort to elevate his profile as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney beginsh is search for a running mate. The Florida Republicans half-hour speech at the centrist Brookings Institution came four weeks after he endorsed Romney and twod ays after campaigning with him. He also recently has s poken of a new immigration proposal that breaks ranks with some in his own party. B oth in Washington and around the country, the 40y ear-old Cuban-American is pushing himself forward as a fresh conservative. He has remained coy about whether he would join Romneys tick-e t this November, but his careful criticism of President B arack Obamas leadership as well as the isolationist tendencies among someR epublicans reinforced the image he has projected of h imself as a tough conservative but one moderate enough for national election. Global problems do require international coalitions. On that point this a dministration is correct, Rubio told a crowd of almost 2 00 academics, policymakers and diplomats. But effective international coalitions dont form themselves. They need to be instigated and led, andm ore often than not, they can only be instigated and led by us. And that is what this administration doesnt understand. Introduced by Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democraticv ice presidential candidate in 2000, Rubio didnt address w hether hes seeking the same office. The freshman lawmaker has frequently been mentioned as a potential choice for Romney and aR epublican Party struggling to improve its standing with Hispanic voters. Arecent Pew Research Center survey showed Obama with a com-m anding 67 percent to 27 percent advantage over Romney with Hispanics. Rubio provided a hawkish yet sober prescription for American leadership in conflicts from the Middle East and Asia to Latin America. He went beyond general Republican opposition to many of Obamas policies and avoided the outlandish claims that peppered Republican presidential primary debates last year. He lamented liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans who championed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and opposed involvement in Libya, and said Obama should have done even more to advance the cause of the rebels who toppled Moammar Gadhafi. Yet he voiced support for Obamas statements against a nuclear-armed Iran and praised President George W. Bushs aid efforts in Africa and President Bill Clintons decision to intervene in Kosovo without a U.N. mandate. And he recounted cooperating with Democratic senators to raise pressure on human rights abusers and backsliding democracies from Syria to Nicaragua, standing up to the isolationist camps in both parties. oday, in the U.S. Senate, on foreign policy, if you go far enough to the right, you wind up on the left, Rubio said, positioning himself in the moderate center. Its a message that could strengthen his vice presidential appeal. After a bruising p rimary campaign that saw Romney forced into addressing divisive social policyq uestions and stress his emerging conservative views o ver his record as a moderate Massachusetts governor, he must now pivot back to thec enter for the general election. Amarried father of four w ho defeated a popular exgovernor to become senator, R ubios good looks, Latino heritage and conservatism give him obvious star power in the Republican Party. Aftera first year spent mainly hunk ering down on senatorial work and avoiding the limelight, like Hillary Rodham Clinton a dozen years ago, he now appears to be positioning himself as a party leader. E ven if he stays out of this presidential race and Romney loses, Rubio would presum-a bly be among the GOP front-runners for 2016. Hed b e 45 and a six-year veteran of the Senate by then, with ample time to shape his pub-l ic persona. And the Hispanic share of the vote will only increase in the meantime. R ubios immigrant family story received scrutiny with h is claim that his parents, like hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans in Florida, left the island after Castros 1959 revolution. But unlikem any exiles, Rubios parents had returned to Cuba briefly in the early 1960s but came back to the U.S. to stay. A new issue emerged this week. Federal records show an i mmigration judge ordered Rubios grandfather deported to Cuba in 1962. Pedro VictorG arcia eventually was allowed to stay in the U.S. w hen the Cuban Adjustment Act was passed in 1966. His status during the four inter-v ening years remains unclear. Rubios efforts to find compromise on immigration l egislation may bolster his if not the partys image w ith Hispanic voters. Rubios bill would allow young illegal immigrants to remain in the United States but stops short of citizenship, carvingo ut a middle ground between the Obama-supported DREAM Act and Republican lawmakers whove advocated increased deportation. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 27, 2012Page 7A M ARTIAL ARTS (pp ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, cosmetology; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 3 3 6 6 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, main, 90452 liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 0 0 3 3 4 4 David Maialetti/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FLmer Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a town hall meeting at Mustang Expediting in Aston, Penn., on M onday. Rubio elevating profile amid VP speculation


Page 8A News-Sun l Friday, April 27, 2012 www.newssun.com


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000739GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2006-M1, ASSET-BACKED P ASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1 Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT G. KIPP; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT G. KIPP; ROBERT G. KIPP, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005, KNOWN AS SEBRING 279 LAND TRUST; FAYE BUSH A/K/A FAYE EULA BUSH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FAYE BUSH A/K/A FAYE EULA BUSH; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005, KNOWN AS SEBRING 279 LAND TRUST; UNKNOWN PERSON(S PROPERTY; D efendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 4, 2012, and entered in Case No. 09000739GCS, of the Circuit C ourt of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2006-M1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1 is Plaintiff and ROBERT G. KIPP; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT G. KIPP; ROBERT G. KIPP, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005, KNOWN AS SEBRING 279 LAND TRUST; FAYE BUSH A/K/A FAYE EULA BUSH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FAYE BUSH A/K/A FAYE EULA BUSH; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005, KNOWN AS SEBRING 279 LAND TRUST; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: TRACT 279, SEBRING LAKES ACRES UNIT 2, UNRECORDED, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Lisa Tanitllo As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33870, Phone No. (863 ceipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-388 GCS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff,v s. DANIEL EPLEY, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 9, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11-388 GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for H ighlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is a Plaintiff and DANIEL EPLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL EPLEY; UNKNOWN TENENT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on May 9, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PORTION OF LOT 10, BLOCK R SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 10 THENCE N88'15" WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 10 A DISTANCE OF 65.00 FEET TO A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 35 FEET EASTERLY FROM THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 10, THENCE N01'45" EAST ALONG SAID PARALLEL LINE A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 10, THENCE S85'15" E ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 65.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 10, THENCE S01'45" W ALONG THE EASTERL Y LINE OF SAID LOT 10 A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 7132 HONEYSUCKLE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of April, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court B y: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk Dated this 11th day of April, 2012. Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 your receipt of this (describe notice hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. April 20, 27, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage inbusiness under the fictitious name of STACI BRASWELL PHOTOGRAPHY located at 2902 Bruce Lane, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State,Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 24th day of April, 2012. Braswell & Company, Inc. April 27, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-11-000895 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: RUBEN H. MENDOZA, Petitioner, and ALICIA B. MENDOZA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: ALICIA B. MENDOZA 113 South Oak Street, Apt. B Santa Paula, CA 93060-2951 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Petitioner's Attorney, Kevin J. D'Espies, whose address is P.O. Box 2826, Lake Placid, Florida 33862, on or before April 16, 2012 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, required certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: March 12, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-147 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF REUBEN L. HILLYARD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of REUBEN L. HILLYARD, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2011, 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 req uired 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 F ORTH 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 27, 2012. P ersonal Representative: /s/ Cheryl J. McCloskey 47 Willits Road Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania 17740 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A. Rider Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com April 27; May 4, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-151 IN RE: ESTATE OF BERTHA B. ANNIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BERTHA B. ANNIS, deceased, whose date of death was April 3, 2012, and whose social security number is 088-22-9029, 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 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 20, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Doris Ann Miller 116 E. Lagrande St. Avon Park, FL 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 10735GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHAD R. UMBAUGH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHAD R. UMBAUGH, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. Notice of Action TO: Unknown Spouse of Chad R. Umbaugh Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s ties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 11 AND 12, PINE RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 739 LAKE JUNE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven J. Clarfield, Esquire, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on April 11, 2012. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo As Deputy Clerk Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561 April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000229 DIVISION: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JACQUELYN L. LANDI A/K/A JACQUELYN LEAH LANDI A/K/A JACQUELYN LEAH ROBERTS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION To: JACQUELYN L. LANDI A/K/A JACQUELYN LEAH LANDI A/K/A JACQUELYN LEAH ROBERTS Last Known Address: 3274 NW 104th Ter Sunrise, FL 33351-6826 Current Address: Unknown THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, RICHARD A. LANDI A/K/A RICHARD ANTHONY LANDI, DECEASED L ast Known Address: Publish and Appoint Guardian and Litem Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, AND KNOWN AS: BEING LOT NUMBER 7, 8 AND LOT NUMBER 9, BLOCK 125, PLACID LAKES SECTION TEN, AS S HOWN IN THE RECORDED PLAT/MAP THEREOF IN BOOK 8, PAGE 6, OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, RECORDS. A/K/A 317 WILSON LN NE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-9368 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with 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 or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 18th day of April, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 JMP 11-97388 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863863 April 27; May 4, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 28-2011-CA-000744 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4 Plaintiff, vs. LUIS A. GALAN A/K/A LUIS ALBERTO GALAN; LORRAINE CALWAY A/K/A LORRAINE ELIZABETH CALWAY; HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, ET AL Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: LORRAINE CALWAY A/K/A LORRAINE ELIZA-B ETH CALWAY whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: The following described land, situated, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida to wit: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 7, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION J, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TAX ID C3335290300000040 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before May 21, 2012 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) 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 a gainst you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 11th day of April, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Lisa Tantillo DEPUTY CLERK April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000025 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM M. URICH, ET AL.D efendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s WILLIAM M. URICH (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address: 1524 RUTLEDGE AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Additional address: 10122 ALAFIA STREET, GIBSONTON, FL 33534 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM M. URICH (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address: 1524 RUTLEDGE AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Additional address: 10122 ALAFIA STREET, GIBSONTON, FL 33534 Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 11, IN BLOCK 11, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION J, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1524 RUTLEDGE AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to M ark C. Elia, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM P.A., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1239 E. NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE #110, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442 on or before May 21, 2012 a date which is within thirty (30 t he first publication of this Notice in the NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided to Administrative order No. 2065 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 lay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 11th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff April 20, 27, 2012 1050L egals 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 (22o 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 under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. Index1000 Announcements 2 000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate5 000 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. ClassifiedA DJUSTMENTS Please check your ad for errors the first day it appears since the News-Sun will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the first day of publication. If you find an error. call the classified department immediately at 314-9876. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESG ARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 eachM ISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 eachREAL ESTATE E MPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 1050Legals 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results


Page 10ANews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000824 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY LYNN TOMMIE F/K/A KIMBERLY LYNN STREET, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 4, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-CA-824 in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff and Kimberly Lynn Tommie f/k/a Kimberly Lynn Street, The Unknown Spouse of Kimberly Lynn Tommie f/k/a Kimberly Lynn Street, Jane Doe, unknown tenant, the names being fictitious to account for parties in possession, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 am on the 8th day of May, 2012, the following described property Highlands County, Florida: Lot 8 + 1/4 Interest in Tract A, Riverside Sub., according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 68, of the public records of Highlands County, Florida: Together with a 1988 Springer Double Wide Mobile Home VIN #N84035A & N84035B and all parts, accessories, accessions, equipment and additions thereto or replacements therefore now owned or hereafter acquired, wherever located. And being more particularly described on the Schedule ``A'' attached hereto and made apart hereof. Exhibit ``A'' LOT 8 RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION, AND A 1/4 INTEREST IN TRACT A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO A TRACT OF LAND 70 FEET X 100 FEET LYING IN THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 107, PAGE 1917, BEING A PORTION OF RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING WESTERLY OF LOT 8 AND SOUTHERLY OF CANAL. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 8 AND AN UNDIVIDED 1/4 INTEREST IN TRACT ``A'' OF RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN DEED TO E.V. COPELAND FROM CELIA BONNER, DATED THE 4TH DAY OF MARCH, 1959 AND RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 70, PAGE 396, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH SAID SOUTHWEST CORNER IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70, AND RUN THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70, A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN N 22 DEGREES 46' W, A DISTANCE OF 600 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID STATE ROAD 70 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF AN EXISTING CANAL; THENCE N 22 DEGREES 46' W A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID STATE ROAD 70, A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN S 22 DEGREES 46' E A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO A 15 FOOT EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS LYING WESTERLY ON THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN DEED TO E.V. COPELAND FROM CELIA BONNER DATED THE 4TH DAY OF MARCH, 1959 AND RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 70, PAGE 396, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH SAID SOUTHWEST CORNER IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 70 AND RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 70, A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 22 DEGREES 46' W A DISTANCE OF 600 FEET; AND A PORTION OF A CANAL RIGHT OF WAY OF RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 55'52'' EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID CANAL A DISTANCE OF 147.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LOT LINE OF LOT 8 OF ABOVE DESCRIBED SUBDIVISION; THENCE NORTH 22 DEGREES 41'33'' WEST AND ALONG SAID LOT LINE A DISTANCE OF 53.08 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 8; THENCE SOUTH 68 DEGREES 46'22'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 135.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (sb/db Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of April, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo DEPUTY CLERK April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10000850GCS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. STEPHANIE S. NIEMOTH, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 29, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000850, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, L LC. (hereafter ``Plaintiff'' STEPHANIE S. NIEMOTH; CORAL HIGHLANDS ASSOCIATION INC., A/K/A SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, at 11:00 a.m., on the 15th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judg-m ent, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK FF, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, AT PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 lay Service 711. Dated this 12th day of April, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk April 27; May 4, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012Page 11A 1985 MERCEDES500 SEC BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIBLE 2 DR. A Must See! Only 127,000 miles. Always maintained by a Mercedes Tech. Sacrificing for $5600 obo 863-465-9100 1981 CAMAROBerlineta, All Original V.G.C. Solid body, brand new wheels & tires, many new parts. $4700 / 1978 CAMARO RS, Fresh motor complete (except for inner door panels, Needs front seat covers), solid body. $2500 Ray 863-657-2431 1977 M.G. MIDGET* A MUST SEE Looks & Runs Great! This has been a Very FUN Car over the years. Sorry, This Vehicle Has Been SOLD! 9450A utomotive for Sale 9000 TransportationBIG GUNSHOWHighlands County Fair Grounds Sebring, FLFEBRUARY 25TH & 26THSAT. 9-5; SUN. 9-4 Concealed Course At Show! Call 321-777-7455 8350Sporting Goods 8000 R ecreation YORKIE PUPPIES9 Weeks & Ready To Go! Black & Tan / 1 Male / 1 Female Dew claws removed. First Shots & Health Certificate. $450 each. Call 863-386-0145 or 217-552-9721 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. BABY INDIANRING NECK Hand Raised. Very sweet. &90 Call 863-634-8877 or 863-634-8607 2 BLUETICK HOUND DOGS Registered / Each 1 year old / 1Male & 1 Female / $150 each Or Both for $250. Call 863-632-2193 7520Pets & SuppliesGENERATOR CRAFTSMAN5,600 watt. 8600 surge watts & Ready for Hurricane Season. Will run a 3bdrm home $400 obo. Call 918-884-9008 7380Machinery & Tools SEBRING SAT.8 ?. 1377 Lake Josephine Dr. 2 Family! Lots of children's clothes, shoes, knick knacks, toys incl. an electronic football Throw & more. SEBRING -HUGE SALE! Fri & Sat, Apr 27 & 28, 8am4pm. 410 Mathes St. (US 27 to Lake Josephine Dr., approx. 1mi., L to Wilson Dr., L to Mathes). Costume jewelry, Silver plate flatware sets, Antiq. oak dresser, Yellow ware glassware, Black leather jacket w/ flag, Oil lamps, Dishes, Crochet spreads, File cabinet. Lots Lots More! SEBRING -1121 Sunset Dr., Mon. & Tues., April 30 & May 1, 8am 2pm. Furniture, Knick Knacks, Household Items, Sm. Appliances, Sporting Goods. Much More! SEB.-PHASE IMoving Sale Sat. & Sun. 4/28-29, 8:30am-2pm, 3529 Tubbs Rd. Vintage china, fine art, art glass, Lenox, Waterford, Wedgwood, baby equipment & toys, small fridge, power tools, generator, boat trailer & trolling motor, lots of yard sale stuff. Stay tuned for Phase 2 sale in May. LAKE PLACID SUN 'N LAKES Huge Sale! 724 N Sun 'N Lakes Blvd. Sat. April 28, 8am-? Clothing, knick knacks, household items, jewelry, collectibles, toys, Scubby Doo items. Priced To Sell. Everything Must Go! AVON PARKYouth Sale! Lake Denton Camp, 790 Lake Denton Rd., Sat. April 28, 8am-? If Rain will be inside. Tools, Furniture, Computer desk, Dishes, Linens, Toys, Clothing & More! 7320Garage &Yard SalesAVON PARKFri. Only 8 6pm. 603 N. Lake Verona Blvd. Lawn Trailer, Metal Shelving, Kitchen Cabinets, Easel, Occasional Table, Some Glass, Maternity clothes (S-M-L 7320Garage &Yard Sales TELEVISION 32"w/stand. $50 Call 863-214-0441 PLATE &CUP 16 piece Snowflake design. $20 Call 863-273-3731 MAYTAG WASHERUsed Little. $100. Call 918-884-9008. H ANDY STEAMERBlack & Decker $12 Call 863-273-3731 7310Bargain Buys WINDOWS (24' X 8'. (1 tinted & tempered alum. $100 ea. obo / Stove New, White GE electric, w/ power cord. $400. 863-385-3199 3 PERSONECO SPA L IKE NEW WILL SELL AT BEST OFFER CALL 863-655-6179 7300M iscellaneousREFRIGERATOR -FrigidaireWhite 2yrs old exl. cond. $150/ Curio Cabinet (Mahogany recliners Lt. tan $500/ Wrought Iron tables w/ glass tops 2 end, 1 coffee & 1 foyer $250. Call for Appointment. 863-382-2832 7180F urnitureA UCTIONSATURDAY,April 28, 10am. Kurtz Welding & Machine All goes without reserve. Welders, lathes, grinders, mill, presses, hoists, drills, hand tools, benches, cabinets, trailers, riding mowers, and much more. www.kincaid.com, 15% buyers premium, Lic. ac551/au905 Randy Kincaid Auction (863 7020Auctions 7000 M erchandise SEBRING 3/2/2.Nice, Immaculate, New Appliances New Paint, Mostly Tiled, Large Kitchen, Large Glass/Screen Porch, Gulf Course Views, No smokers/Pets. $875 + +. Call 863-773-3956 SEBRING 2/1& 3/2. Fully Finished, Freshly Painted. $475-$675. Call 917-723-6473 SEBRING -Spacious 3BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, Lg. Screened Porch, C/H/A. Very Nice & Clean / Great Location! 502 W. Fairview Rd. No Pets. $675 Mo.+ Security. Includes Lawn Care. 863-465-9100 SEBRING -Nice 2BR, 1BA, Carport, Large Backyard, Screened Patio. Nice neighborhood. Near to Fireman's Field. Central A/C. $700 Monthly, Security & 1st. month. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2BR, 1BA, Screened Room, W/D Hookup / Inside Laundry Room. 3801 Wild Violet Ave. CLEAN! $600 Monthly + Security. 863-385-5160 SEBRING -*Lake Josephine Heights* Large 4BR, 2BA, Living rm., Dining rm., L aundry rm., Mostly tiled floors throughout. Fenced yard. $750 Monthly. 863-446-1861 AVON PARK2BR /2 Full BA / Oversized Bonus room. Appliances work, a/c runs cold, carpet, W/D, carport. 3 blocks off Hwy 27 N. & 1.5 mi from A.P. Walmart. $550 mo. Plus deposit. 865-207-8279 or 863-257-5432 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses SOUTH SEBRINGApartments for Rent. Includes Utilities, Elec., Water. $550 per mo. Lake Josephine Area. 863-202-6714 SEBRING -3BR, 2 BA, Enclosed Porch, Parking. References required. No Pets. $400 Mo. First & Last Deposit. Plus Utilities. 863-414-0444 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 Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $425/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedA partments SEBRING *EDGEWATER 55+ 2BR, 2BA, Living Rm, Dining Rm, Den, Laundry Rm. & Garage. Lawn care & Pool. $600 Mo. (1yr. lease utilities & Sec. 863-385-3103 SEBRING TOWNHOUSE,2/1.5. Carpet upstairs, ceiling fans. View of Lake Jackson, close to mall. $500/mo, water & sewer included. Call Dale 863-382-4830 6100V illas & CondosFor Rent 6000 Rentals PALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 EXT 210 AVON PARK2BR, 2BA, Updated, Furn., Owned Land, Quiet Area, Near Shopping etc., US 27 easy access. Bob Hesselink Realtor / CB Highlands. Reduced! 863-414-2720 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Builder/Investment Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 772-343-9602 4220Lots for Sale 4000 R eal EstateSUB SANDWICHFRANCHISE in SEBRING. Busy 24 hr. WalMart Super Center. Very Low Rent w/Long Term Lease. Training is provided. $75,000. All offers welcomed. Call Eddie 786-970-3030 3050B usinessOpportunities 3000 Financial WANTED: TRACTOR/EQUIPMENTOPERATOR. Florida drivers license required. Drug-Free workplace. Call 863-465-2821 or apply 8am to 11am & 1pm. to 4pm. Monday Friday @ 109 Arron Dr, Lake Placid, Fl. TEAM &SOLO DRIVERS. Immediate positions available! 48 CPM split for teams. 35 CPM for solo drivers. Drop & Hook available. No touch freight. Weekly pay + insurance. CDL-A w/1year OTR req'd. Food grade tank carrier. 800-877-2430. www.indianrivertransport.com SUNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Full time office position to work in Sebring location and travel as needed to Labelle and Clewiston locations Cash handling experience a plus Fax resume to: (863678-2170 LOOKING FORa Professional, organized, responsible, office assistant. Hours are from 9am. 1pm. Monday thru Friday. Responsibilities include: Customer Service, Record Keeping, Sales Assistance, and Microsoft Office use. Please send a copy of your resume to woodhavenestates@ymail.com. If you would like any additional information, please call, 863-385-4236. DFW F/T NURSEMANAGER for ALF with Specialty License. Also Looking for F/T & P/T Floor Nurses. Exp. Preferred. Inquire within @ 5005 Sun N' Lakes Blvd. Sebring, Fl 33872 2100H elp Wanted LAKE PLACIDPart Time Pastor Secretary, Community Church of God. Approx. 12hr. per week. Word processing and data base, mailing, telephone, reception & so forth. Current Resume and Church references required. To schedule interview call, leave message 863-465-3715. JOB FAIRSAPRIL 28TH CUSTODIAL POSITIONS GCA Services GROUP is n ow accepting applications f or substitute custodians, custodians, lead custodians.Responsibilities include but not limited to sweeping, mopping, dusting, trash removal, and general cleaning. Multiple shifts/positions available and will be based upon location. Apply in person between 9am & 5pm., April 28th. *Avon Park High School in the Auditorium 700 E Main Street, Avon Park 33825 *Sebring High School in the Smith Center 3514 Kenilworth Sebring 33870 *Lake Placid High School in the Commons202 Green Dragon Drive Lake Placid 33852 EOE. POSICIONES DE LIMPIEZA DISPONIBLES GCA SERVICES GROUP esta aceptando aplicaciones para personal de limpieza. Las responsabilidades incluyen pero no se limitan a barrer, trapear, remover el polvo, el retiro de la basura, y a la limpieza general. Diferente horarios disponible y sera basado sobre la localizacion. Aplique en persona durante 9am y 5pm, el 28th de abril a cualquier de las tres escuelas detras: *Avon Park High School en la Auditorium 700 E. Main Street, Avon Park 33825 *Sebring High School en la Smith Center 3514 Kenilworth Sebring 33870 *Lake Placid High School en la Commons 202Green Dragon Drive Lake Placid 33852 BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. Send resume to : P.O. Box 991 Lake Placid 33852. 2100Help WantedI NDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR IF YOU HAVE SOLD LAWN CARE, MAGAZINES, CABLE, INSURANCE, NEWSPAPERS, OR ANY OUTSIDE SALES. ONE OF THE EASIEST SALES YOU WILL EVER MAKE MONEY MOTIVATED, SELF STARTER! SERIOUSLY READY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY. HIGHLANDS COUNTYC ALL ED 352-217-9937 2050Job Opportunities 2000 E mployment NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1713 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 8th day of May, 2012, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance to allow for a 23.2 and 23.6 foot rear yard setback instead of the required 25 feet for an existing dwelling, within the area described as follows: approximately .23 acre parcel located on West Xavier Road between Hartman Road and North Roxbury Road, northwest of Avon Park, the address being 3193 W. Xavier Rd., Avon Park, Flori da; and legally described as follows: Lots 6833, 6834 and the northeast 1/2 of 6835, Avon Park Lakes, Unit 21, as recorded Plat Book 5, Pg. 16 in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863 tion. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S DISABILITY STATUS. THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE BOARD'S FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ONE'S ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TREATMENT IN ITS PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at 863-402-6509 (Voice 711, or by e-mail: mbruns@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. ONE OR MORE LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Jim Brooks, Chairman April 22, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 001657 PNC MORTGAGE, a Division of PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOSE JULIEN MOUNSAMY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 7, 2011 entered in Case No. 2009 CA 001657 in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE JULIEN MOUNSAMY, et al, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse, Basement of Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on May 8, 2012, the following described real property situated in Highlands County, as set forth in said Agreed Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, BLOCK 40, PLACID LAKES, SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS: 118 MADISON AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 10th day of April, 2012. BOB GERMAINE, CLERK of COURT, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-727-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA L. SCHINDLER, KATHERINE D. SCHINDLER, SCHINDLER, CAPITAL ONE, N.A., f/k/a CAPITAL ONE, FSB, and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on April 4, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on June 12, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 9, Block 85, of the Sixth Addition to the T OWN OF SEBRING, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 180, of the Public Records of Desoto (now Highlands Florida. Address: 410 Poinsettia Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 Real Property tax identification number: S-29-34-29-070-0850-0090. 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk April 27; May 4, 2012 1050L egals NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF E XECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and for Broward County, Florida, o n the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is P laintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE S TERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corporat ion, and BBBaxter LLC., a dissolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 0 9-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the D efendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: L OT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY I S: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL. 33825 and on the 29th day of May, 2012, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 1 1:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs, r ight, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, March 28, 2012 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V Florida Relay Services. April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: PC 12-196 GCS SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, RAYMOND L. ASHBY a/k/a RAYMOND LEE ASHBY and SHILOH K. ASHBY a/k/a SHILOH KAY ASHBY, His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against RAYMOND L. ASHBY a/k/a RAYMOND LEE ASHBY and SHILOH K. ASHBY a/k/a SHILOH KAY ASHBY, and all claimants under any of such party; U NKNOWN TENANTS #1 AND #2; and CITIMORTGAGE, INC., a Foreign corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: RAYMOND L. ASHBY a/k/a RAYMOND LEE ASHBY and SHILOH K. ASHBY a/k/a SHILOH KAY ASHBY, His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against RAYMOND L. ASHBY a/k/a RAYMOND LEE ASHBY and SHILOH K. ASHBY a/k/a SHILOH KAY ASHBY, and all claimants under any of such party 2416 W. Kent Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 and/or 1727 N. Taconic Road, Avon Park, Florida 33825 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose certain bonded capital improvements and operation and maintenance assessments on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: The Property: 4327 Capri Street, Sebring FL 33872 L ot 04, Block 028, Unit 02, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. P roperty Tax Identification No.: C-04-34-28-020-0280-0040 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before May 10, 2012 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the C omplaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 10th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (863 402-6591, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Service. April 20, 27, 2012LEGAL NOTICE The Highlands County Sheriff's Office has custody of t he following found items. If no claim is made, the items w ill be disposed of in accordance with the law. Those peop le missing items that may match the description given should contact the Sheriff's Office at 402-7220 Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm to set up an appointment. O O f f f f e e n n s s e e N N u u m m b b e e r r HCSO12OFF003194 Gold & blk bike located on Tractor Rd in Sebring on 4/23/12 H CSO12OFF003176 BMX Mongoose bike located on Baltimore St in Avon Park on 4/22/12 HCSO12OFF003129 Several pieces of misc. jewelry loc ated in parking lot of Highlands County Courthouse on 4 /20/12 H CSO12OFF003046 Speaker w/AMP & black light located on Longbottom Rd in Avon Park on 4/16/12 HCSO12OFF002940 Silver & red bike located @ 27 & 70 i n Lake Placid on 4/13/12 H CSO12OFF002560 Misc. jewelry located on Old Rochard Rd in Sebring on 3/30/12 H CSO12OFF002312 GPS, jeep key, cell phone, BP gift card, & jacket located on Cadagua Dr in Sebring on 3 /23/12 H CSO12OFF002115 2 necklaces located on Shad Dr in Sebring on 3/17/12 H CSO12OFF001592 Currency located @ Highlands County Courthouse on 2/27/12 HCSO12OFF001248 Silver bike & Purple bike located in F rancis MHP in Sebring on 2/14/12 H CSO12OFF001148 20 GA shotgun located on Tea Rose St in Lake Placid on 2/10/12 HCSO12OFF000831 Air compressor located on Chicago W ay NE Lake Placid on 1/30/12 H CSO11OFF009485 38 cal handgun located on Central Ave in Avon Park on 12/28/11 April 27; May 4, 2012 1050L egals LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today 314-9876 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001193 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. TOM MARTIN, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 16, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001193 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and TOM MARTIN; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 S OUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 32, TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 445 POMEGRANATE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 18, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09080699 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC--Team 1 F09080699 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. A pril 27; May 4, 2012 1050LegalsCITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00019155RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00019297 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00018503


Page 12ANews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.com J C PENNEY; 11.25"; 10"; Black plus three; process, main, pricin proposit; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 0 0 3 3 0 0


By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Royal Knights of River Ridge were too much to handle for the Lady Blue Streaks Tuesday night, taking the first round of the State 6A playoffs by a 13-0 score. And while the result wasnt entirely unexpected, given the Knights powerful production throughout the season that saw them outscore their opponents by a 203-56 margin, the mere fact Sebring had reached this stage was impressive in itsown right. Apredominantly young roster with newcomers to varsity, some position changes and the thrusting of freshman Hannah Lollis to the most critical of positions, pitcher, made it a bumpy road early on in the season as the team started out 1-7. But as experienced was gained, bonds were formed and the team grew closer and the results began to change. e all really bonded together and we were likea big family, senior Dino Lower said. I think that is what helped us get so far and win districts. Atough non-district schedule also helped forge the girls into shape, and when the district slate came around, the team was on a roll and Sebring went 5-1 to capture the regular season crown. Two wins at Lake Gibson last week then secured the District 9-6A Tournament title and brought them to Tuesday nights game against River Ridge. I was actually kind of surprised to see (the Knights) didnt win their district, head coach Joe Sinness said before the game. Looking at their schedule and results, and knowing the caliber of travel ball their girls play, you know they have a strong team. That was certainly in By LAUREN WELBORN N ews-Sun correspondent WINTER HAVEN Saying, I love baseball! is pretty common amongb oys and men around the world. However, for Sebring senior Gunnar Westergom, the excla-m ation meant so much more as his game-winning, walk-off RBId ouble in the bottom of the eighth gave the Streaks a 2-1 victory over Lake GibsonT uesday night in the semifin als of the District 9-6A Tournament. After Senior Night was canceled due to last Fridays rain out againstD eSoto, the four-year veterans on the Sebring roster were determined to make this game a good one. T his was illustrated in the pitching effort of Aaron Hart, the key r uns brought in by Nate Greene, Kyle Cunningham and Westergom, and thed efensive support from Alex G riffin, Zach Osha and Seth Abeln. This was recognized by the underclassmen Streaks as well, and the contagious competitive virus was spread amongst the team as they followed suit. T his level of play came f rom both sides of the field, h owever, not seeing the first run until the bottom of the t hird as Greene took one for t he team to score Westergom, who had earlier singled. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThey had split during their r egular season district schedule, thus the battle between A von Park and Lake Placid in the District 10-4A Tournament semifinal T uesday night had built up a lot of anticipation. And though, again, it was a tough, hard-fought battle, the Red Devils rode the arm ofL ane Crosson and the bat of Tyrone Perry to a 5-0 win and advance to the district championship game. T he Dragons had topped the Devils 4-1 b ack on March 6, though Avon Parkc ame back to take a thrilling 6-5, extra-inning affair a little more than three weeks later. And so with the stands at C harles R. Head Field filled to capacity with dueling greens and reds, the chilly night certainly had plenty of fire to keep things warm. We knew it was a big g ame, the game weve worked all year to get to, third-year head coach WhitC ornell said. Especially against Lake Placid, who is a t ough opponent that we respect. Crosson got through a onet wo-three top of the first and with Lake Placids Heath Harris on the mound, it looked like a low-scoring affair was the mode for the n ight. Perry, however, changed that mindset in a hurry, leading off the bottom of the firstw ith a rocket-launch home run to center for a quick 1-0, Red Devil lead. Tyrone did a good job adjusting with two strikes to keep it in the middle of the field, and with his strength just drove it, Cornell said. Hes not a typical lead-off hitter, but a lot of teams will pitch around him and weve got the guys in the order behind him to bring hima round. H arris would get out of it and soon settle in, as Crosson remained sharp and the zeros began to pile up on the scoreboard. T hough Harris was his u sual, sharp self. Normally with top comm and and a high percentage of strikes, Harris was as eco-n omical with his pitches this night walking three and hit-t ing a batter, and his strike percentage, usually well over7 0, was just in the high 50s. But the crafty right hander b attle through and kept Avon Park silent over the next three innings. Crosson, meanwhile, was mowing down the Green Dragon order, with the firstL ake Placid hit not coming until the fourth, with no further damage being done after Nevada Weaverssingle. After Harris got through a perfect fourth, however, the Dragons looked to even things up when Morgan Lott ripped a one-out double to SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, May 27, 2012 P age 3B News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Lane Crosson pitched a complete-game, three-hitter Tuesday to advance the Red Devils to the title game of the District 10-4A Tournament. Avon Park5L ake Placid0 Sebring2L ake Gibson1 Devils break tie, move to title game See DEVILS, Page 4B News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN G unnar Westergom and the Blue Streaks celebrate after Westergoms double knocked in the winning run Tuesday night. Streaks live to fight another day S ee SEBRING, Page 4B Lady Streak let-down See STREAKS, Page 4B We all really bonded together and were like a big family. DINO LOWER Sebringsenior News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Tayla DaSilva reaches up to snare this pop fly Tuesday night, but the visiting Lady Knights took care of business in their 13-0 win to oust Sebring from the state playoffs. B y RALPH D. RUSSO Associated PressH OLLYWOOD When Bowl Championship Series o fficials leave the beachside hotel where theyve gathered to hammer out the future ofc ollege footballs postseason, they want to have the choices narrowed down. T he 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dames a thletic director met Wednesday for about eight hours to discuss overhauling how a champion is determined and possibly imple-m enting a four-team playoff. It was the fourth such gathering this year. They reconvened Thursday and BCS executive director Bill Hancock said they all agreed its time to start cross-i ng items off the list. I think thats what everyo ne wants to do. Get down to two, maybe three, he said. I think were making good progress on that. I think were going to make it. O ne thing is clear: The status quo is off the table, Hancock said. Though he cautiously added they have not ruled outm aking over the current system that guarantees only a No. 1 vs. No. 2 championship. But all signs point toward that being unlikely, and that by the 2014 season the BCS as fans have known it will be gone. I would say there is an expectation that there will be significant change, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said. Delany and his fellow commissioners arrived in south Florida with four options to discuss, but much of the focus has been on a four-team playoff with two national semifinals and a title game. That model comes with many variables, such as where the games will be played, how the teams will be picked and how the bowls fit in if they do at all. The role of the bowls represents a potential obstacle. Specifically, the Rose Bowl. On Tuesday, bowl executives from the Sugar, Orange, Fiesta and Rose met with the conference commissioners to give their input and answer some questions about how their games could work in a new postseason system. An option being discussed could force those traditional bowls to give up holding their games in years in which they host a semifinal or championship game. That could mean a year without a Rose Bowl, which has been played every year since 1916 most of those games matching the champiBCS officials work on postseason options See BCS, Page 3B


Softball BBQAVON PARK Avon Park girls softb all will be hosting a BBQ on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lucy Derkman softball complex. D inners are $7 and include pulled pork, b arbecue beans, cole slaw and a roll. For further information, contact Kyndal Tyler at 257-0814.Adult Spring LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting team registrations for the spring leagues until Thursday, May 3, 2012. Games will begin at the Highlands C ounty Sports Complex the week of May 7. Leagues will include mens slow pitch, womens, church and recreation and coed leagues. Leagues are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. League fees will be $360 plus a one time sanctioning fee of $15 for the 2012 fiscal year for new team. Registration and league fees are due by M onday, May 7. Please call Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex at 863-402-6755.C hurch League SoftballSEBRING The new season for church leagues will be starting in May and there is room for new teams. There are three opportunities to get i nvolved. First, if you have 12 or more people, men and women, from your church, ages 16 and up, that would like to form a team, call for a flyer with information. Secondly, if you have three or four players, call other churches and see if you can combine players to form a team, then call for a flyer. Finally, if you are just by yourself and want to play, call up and ask to be put on an existing team, or form a new one if enough players sign up. Regular church attendance is mandatory, which means more than just showing up regularly every Christmas. You may call Calvary Church at 3864900, or Lester Osbeck at 446-1139, for a flyer or to sign up as an individual for a team. Call soon, as registration needs to be in by Monday, April 30.Citrus Golf DaySEBRING Highlands County Citrus Growers Association and Heartland National Bank present Citrus Golf Day 2012, slated for Thursday, June 7, at the Country Club of Sebring. The event will begin with a Noon lunch and check in, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team cost of $300 includes greens fee for four players, lunch, post-tournament hors douevres, water, soft drinks and beer on the course. Also, $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of special events, including Long Drive and Closest to the Pin for A, B,C and D handicap players. Range balls and a participation prize raffle ticket will be included for all golfing participants. For additional information call 3858091.LP Chamber 5/10KLAKEPLACID The 2012 Lake Placid Chamber 5K/10K Run/Walk Team Challenge will take place Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7 a.m. at the DeVane C ircle Park. Early entry fees are $10 for students, $15 for team members and $20 for individuals fee the day of the race is $25. Register by May 4 to get a Dri-fit Tshirt. Entering as a team can save on entry fee, as each member of a recognized organization or business team saves $5. Teams must consist of at least three members and may be mixed ages and genders. For more information, call Niki Gregor a t 386-1300 or email ngregor@heartlandnb.com.S FCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is r ight around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area v olleyball players to sharpen their skills a nd learn some new things at the SFCC Summer Camps, lead by head coach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. Three indoor camps are going to be held, in addition to two sand volleyball camps. Four-day indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 25-28, July 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. Each day, campers going into grades 68 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers going into grades 9-12 from 1-4 p.m., with all campers then enjoying open pool time from 4-4:45 p.m. Cost for the indoor camps are $100 per week, or $30 per daily session. Out on the sand court, four-day camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 18-21 and July 16-19, with campers going into grades 6-12 meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost for the sand camps is $60 per week or $20 per daily session. Individual, private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round for $20 per hour. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball, click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for The YMCA/Eagle Youth Flag Football League. Registrations are for ages 5-15 years of age. For questions call 382-9622.Legion GolfSEBRING The Sixth Annual Legion Post 25 Golf Event will be a shotgun scramble on the Cougar Course at SpringLake Country Club on Saturday, May 5. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start teeing off at 8:30 a.m. There will be a $10,000 cash Hole-inOne, plus prizes on all the Par 3s. Closest to the pin, 50-50 mulligans, door prizes, refreshments on the course and a buffet lunch at the golf course will all be part of the day. Over the five years of the event, this tournament has given thousands to Highlands County Veterans in need, youth bowling, boy scouts, Ozone baseball as well as community needs. Corporate sponsors and hold sponsors are welcome. Contact Placid Post 25 at 465-0975 or Commander J.P. Plunkett at 840-2538. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB y-Boston3827.585 x-New York3530.5383 x-Philadelphia3530.5383 New Jersey2243.33816 Toronto2243.33816 Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami4619.708 x-Atlanta3926.6007 x-Orlando3728.5699 Washington1946.29227 Charlotte758.10839 Central Division WLPctGB z-Chicago4916.754 x-Indiana4224.636712Milwaukee3134.47718 Detroit2441.36925 Cleveland2144.32328WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB z-San Antonio4916.754 x-Memphis4025.6159 x-Dallas3629.55413 Houston3332.50816 New Orleans2144.32328 Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City4719.712 x-Denver3728.569912x-Utah3530.5381112Portland2837.4311812Minnesota2639.4002012Pacific Division WLPctGB y-L.A. Lakers4124.631 x-L.A. Clippers4026.606112Phoenix3333.500812Golden State2342.35418 Sacramento2144.32320 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ Tuesdays Games Atlanta 109, L.A. Clippers 102 Oklahoma City 118, Sacramento 110 Boston 78, Miami 66 New Orleans 83, Golden State 81 Utah 100, Phoenix 88 Wednesdays Games Washington 96, Cleveland 85 Chicago 92, Indiana 87 Orlando 102, Charlotte 95 Denver 106, Oklahoma City 101 Philadelphia 90, Milwaukee 85 New York 99, L.A. Clippers 93 San Antonio 110, Phoenix 106 Thursdays Games New Jersey at Toronto, late Portland at Utah, late Cleveland at Chicago, late New Orleans at Houston, late Denver at Minnesota, late Orlando at Memphis, late Dallas at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at Boston, late New York at Charlotte, late Philadelphia at Detroit, late Miami at Washington, late San Antonio at Golden State, late L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, late End of Regular Season FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7EASTERN CONFERENCEOttawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 3 NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2 Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT NY Rangers 1, Ottawa 0 Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Saturday: Ottawa 2, NY Rangers 0 Monday: NY Rangers 3, Ottawa 2 Thursday: Ottawa at NY Rangers, late Washington 4, Boston 3 Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT Boston 4, Washington 3 Washington 2, Boston 1 Washington 4, Boston 3 Boston 4, Washington 3, OT Wednesday: Washington 2, Boston 1, OT Florida 3, New Jersey 3 New Jersey 3, Florida 2 Florida 4, New Jersey 2 Florida 4, New Jersey 3 New Jersey 4, Florida 0 Florida 3, New Jersey 0 Tuesday: New Jersey 3, Florida 2, OT Thursday: New Jersey at Florida, late Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Pittsburgh 10, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1WESTERN CONFERENCELos Angeles 4, Vancouver 1 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 Los Angeles 2, Vancouver 1, OT St. Louis 4, San Jose 1 San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT St. Louis 3, San Jose 0 St. Louis 4, San Jose 3 St. Louis 2, San Jose 1 Saturday: St. Louis 3, San Jose 1 Phoenix 4, Chicago 2 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Chicago 2, Phoenix 1, OT Phoenix 4, Chicago 0 Nashville 4, Detroit 1 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Nashville 3, Detroit 1 Nashville 2, Detroit 1AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore117.611 Tampa Bay117.611 New York108.5561 Toronto108.5561 Boston710.412312Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland97.563 Chicago108.556 Detroit108.556 Minnesota514.263512Kansas City414.2226 West Division WLPctGB Texas154.789 Oakland1010.500512Seattle910.4746 Los Angeles612.333812___ Tuesdays Games Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3 Seattle 7, Detroit 4 Baltimore 2, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 5, L.A. Angels 0 Texas 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 Boston 11, Minnesota 2 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Wednesdays Games Oakland 5, Chicago White Sox 4, 14 innings Kansas City 8, Cleveland 2 Seattle 9, Detroit 1 Baltimore 3, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 3, L.A. Angels 2 Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 3 Boston 7, Minnesota 6 Thursdays Games Kansas City at Cleveland, late Seattle at Detroit, late L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at Baltimore, late Boston at Chicago White Sox, late Fridays Games Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington144.778 Atlanta127.632212New York108.5564 Philadelphia910.474512Miami710.412612Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis127.632 Cincinnati99.500212Milwaukee910.4743 Pittsburgh810.444312Houston712.3685 Chicago613.3166 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles136.684 Colorado99.500312San Francisco99.500312Arizona910.4744 San Diego514.2638 ___ Tuesdays Games Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 4 N.Y. Mets 2, Miami 1 Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 2 Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 2, 10 innings Milwaukee 9, Houston 6 Philadelphia 8, Arizona 5 Washington 3, San Diego 1 Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Wednesdays Games Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 1, 1st game Houston 7, Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Philadelphia 7, Arizona 2 Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 1, 2nd game Washington 7, San Diego 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Miami 1 Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Thursdays Games San Francisco at Cincinnati, late Miami at N.Y. Mets, late Washington at San Diego, late Fridays Games Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Placed INF Robert Andino on paternity list. Recalled RHP Jason Berken from Norfolk (IL KANSAS CITY ROYALSSelected the contract of LHP Tommy Hottovy from Omaha (PCL Jeffress to Omaha. MINNESOTA TWINSPlaced OF Josh Willingham on paternity list. Recalled OF Ben Revere from Rochester (IL OAKLAND ATHLETICSRecalled RHP Jarrod Parker from Sacramento (PCL Selected the contract RHP Jim Miller from Sacramento. Optioned RHP Fautino De Los Santos to Sacramento. Designated RHP Rich Thompson for assignment. National League COLORADO ROCKIESRecalled RHP Zach Putman from Colorado Springs (PCL Colorado Springs. NEW YORK METSSigned INF Brad Emaus and OF Fred Lewis to minor league contracts and assigned them to Buffalo (IL SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSPlaced OF1B Aubrey Huff on the 15-day DL.FOOTBALLNational Football League ATLANTA FALCONSAcquired CB Asante Samuel from Philadelphia for a 2012 seventh-round draft pick. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid SATURDAY: Track and Field at FHSAAFinals,Jacksonville,1 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Baseball in Class 6A State Playoffs,7 p.m.,TBD FRIDAY,May 4: Track and Field at FHSAA Finals,Jacksonville,1 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,Title Game,vs.Frostproof,7 p.m. T UESDAY: Baseball in Class 4A State Playoffs,7 p.m.,TBD 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 F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . T ampa Bay at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Regional Milwaukee at St. Louis, Kansas . City at Minnesota or L.A. Angels at Cleveland . . . . . . . F F O O X X 7 7 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N N N B B A A S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Playoffs, First Round Teams TBA . . . . E E S S P P N N 8 8 p p . m m . Playoffs, First Round Teams TBA . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Playoffs, First Round Teams TBA . . . . E E S S P P 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 S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 5 5 5 5 a a . m m . Stoke City vs. Arsenal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Conference Quarterfinal Teams TBA . . . N N B B C CT T R R A A C C K K A A N N D D F F I I E E L L D D S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Penn Relays U.S.A. vs. The World . . . . . N N B B C CTimes, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . N ASCAR Richmond 250, Qualifying . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Richmond 250 . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 6 6 p p . m m . N HRA OReilly Spring Nationals . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . NASCAR Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XG G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . E uroPGA Ballantines Championship . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LPGA Mobile Bay Classic . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . P GA Zurich Classic of New Orleans. . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Ballantines Championship . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans. . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . P GA Zurich Classic of New Orleans. . . . C C B B S S 3 3 p p . m m . L PGA Mobile Bay Classic . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Thomas Oosthuizen vs. Marcus Johnson S S H H O O W WS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Chad Dawson vs. Bernard Hopkins . . . . . H H B B O OC C O O L L L L E E G G E E S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Kentucky at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N LIVESPORTSONTV NBA NHL Playoffs Major League Baseball Transactions Page 2BNews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.com


By RONALD BLUM Associated PressNEWYORK (AP Major League Baseball received a high grade for racial diversity among its employees but a middling mark when it comes to hiring women. Baseball received its fourth straight Afor race hiring in the annual report by Richard Lapchicks Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida. MLBs grade for gender hiring fell to C+ from Blast year and a B in 2010. Baseball got an F among team vice presidents and a D among senior administration. It was primarily at the team level, Lapchick said W ednesday. There was a significant drop in the percentage of women in professional positions at the team level. Lapchick, who has been conducting his study since 1988, recommends that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig direct teams to consider minorities and women of color for all front-office jobs, following the example set when he told them they must look at minorities when filling openings for manager and general manager. Baseballs central office was given an A+ for race anda B+/Afor gender. If they were able to get the teams to adopt that for all senior administration and professional positions, I t hink that would change things rather quickly, he said. With the sale of the Houston Astros and the departure of Pam Gardner as president of business operations, there are no female team presidents or CEOs. Among management, Lapchick cited as an improvement next weeks purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers by a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson. However, Johnson will not be the teams controlling owner or CEO. The percentage of black players increased to 8.8 from 8.5, which had been the lowest level since 2007. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012Page 3B SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 7 7 CHRIS DAMIAN; 7.444"; 5"; Black; 4/20,22,25,27,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 4 4 8 8 Special to the News-SunThe Heartland Chapter of the Florida Trail Association has one more set of activities planned for the month where participants can enjoy the wondrous nature Central Florida has to offer, while also giving back. Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29 Activity: Hiking Trail Maintenance (come for the day or camp (primitive overnight) Location: Green Swamp, Lakeland, FLMeet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate will be on your right. Bring: Water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if camping. Contact: RSVPBob Yost at 644-5448 or at bobalinks3@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other information. Pick any outing or take part in as many as you can to both enjoy the great outdoors at these scenic locations and do your part to help the natural beauty all around us here in the Heartland of Central Florida. Florida Trail Association April activities Harder HallThe Ladies League played an Even Holes, one-half handicap event on Thursday, April 19. Tying for first/second places were Carol Grimm and Donna Maki with 30.5 each. Tying for third/fourth places were Barb Ebert and Rose Huizenena with 31 each.Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, A pril 9. Winning first place was the team of John and Shelly Byron, John and Gloria Huggett and Don Boulton with 52; second place, Orville and Eva Huffman, John and Sue Ruffo and M ario Cappelletti with 53; and third p lace, Ken Rowen, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau and Margaret Schultz with 54. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Shelly Byron, 15-feet-5-inches. (MenNo. 2, Orville Huffman, 3-feet-2-inches; No. 4, Larry Heath, 8-feet-1-inch. On Wednesday, April 18, the Mens L eague played a game. Winning first place was the team of J ohn Byron, Art Schmeltz, Dick Reaney, Don Boulton and Bill Brouhle with 42; second place, Dick Denhart, Norn Grubbs, Bill Fowler and Fred Neer with 43; and third place, Bill Hintz, Mario Cappelletti, Joe Swartz and John R uffo with 44. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Mario Cappelletti, 7-feet; No. 4, Dick Denhart, 2-feet-4-inches; No. 8, Mario Cappelletti, 9feet-6-inches.Placid LakesThe Mens A ssociation played a Low Gross, Low Net event was played onW ednesday, April 18. The winners were: Low Gross JohnG oble with 81; and second place, Bob McMillian with 84. Low Net First place, Larry Kress with 65; and second place, Jim Hays with 66. The Ladies Association played a Low Odd, Two Best Balls Even game on Tuesday, April 17. Winning first place w as the team of Alice Bitzer, Bobbie Miller, Carol Olsen and Barb Moriarity with minus18; and second place, Sue Mackey, Pat Haas and Carol Jones with minus-12. Closest to the pin: No. 13, Alice Bitzer, 4-feet.River GreensThe Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, April 18. Winning first place was the team of Cliff Steele, Peter March, Russ Rudd and Cliff Aubin with plus-5.5; and second place, Romy Febre, Neil Purcell, David Kelly and Harold Kline with plus4.5. Individual winners were: Flight A Tom M orway with plus-8. Flight B Gil Heier with plus-2.5. Flight C Neil Purcell with plus-4. Flight D Fred Evans with plus-6. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Tuesday, April 17. Winning first place was the team of Cliff Aubin, Johnny Wehunt, Bill Mountford and Al F arrell with minus-20; and second place, Cliff Steele, Tim Thomasa nd Peter March with minus-19. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Cliff Steele; No. 5, Tim Thomas; No. 12, Tom Morway and No. 17, Tim Thomas. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, April 17. Winning first place was the team of Jim Cercy, Tim T homas, Cliff Steele and Romy Febre with minus-24; and second place, Don McDonald, Tom Morway, Lefty St. P ierre and Kenny Brunswick with minus-23. The Golfettes played a game on T uesday, April 17. Tying for first/second places were K aren Speaker and Donna Johnson with 139 each. And third place, Pat Gower with 140. T he Morrison Group played a game on Monday, April 16. The winners were: First place, Al Farrell with plus-10; and second place, Bill Mountford with plus-9. Tying for third/fourth places were Ken Brunswick and Gil Heier with plus-4 each. The Limited Group played a game on Monday, April 16. Tying for first/second places were Don Miller and Dennis Delisle with p lus-6 each. An Evening Scramble was played on Saturday, April 14. Winning first place was the team of L aura Smutnick, Ray and Mary Belobradich, Ken and Carolyn Brunswick and Jerry Lewis with minus-12; and second place, John Smutnick, Bev Rudd, Kay Conkle, Jim Sizemore, Dick and Carol Long. Bye-Bye Birdies was played on Saturday, April 14. T he winners were: First place, Herendeens with 53; and second place, Rudds with 54. Tying for third/fourth places were Joe Craigo and Lisa Davisw ith 59 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Jim Cercy. Closest to the Putt: No. 17, Koon. Special to the News-SunThe Sebring High School Pool will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, May 1, with availability Mondays through Thursdays from 67:30 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Additional hours will be added once school is let out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, with family passes available at $50 for first member and $20 for each additional family member. Other activities at the pool include Water Aerobics, which begin Tuesday, May 8 and meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per class, though with a summer pool pass, the cost is trimmed to $1. Swimming lessons are also going to be offered throughout the summer. The first session runs from June 11-22, the second from June 25-July 6, the third from July 9-20 and the fourth from July 23-August 3. Cost is $50 for each twoweek session. To register for swim lessons, come to the front office of Sebring High School beginning Monday, May 7, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The office secretaries will be able to sign you up. For more information or questions on all pool activities, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 4715500, ext. 229, or email catonp@highlands.k12.fl.us. Sebring Pool schedule Baseball gets A for race hiring, C+ for gender ons of the Big Ten and Pac12. e feel like we have something very special and unique in college football, Rose Bowl spokeswoman Gina Chappin said. We went into the room with the intention of reaffirming what we are. The Big Ten and Pac-12 dont just play in the Rose Bowl, theyre partners with the game. Delany and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott have made it clear that protecting that lucrative partnership is a priority. I just want to make sure t hat the changes that we m ake are evolutionary D elany said. That they supp ort the regular season. That theyre from a Rose Bowl perspective, that they sustain t hat tradition. That were also able to produce something t hat the public appreciates and supports. You want to control c hange. You want to have evolution, not revolution because you dont know that the unintended consequences will be. Delany and Hancock insisted the Rose Bowl wont stand in the way of change. Everybody is going to have to make some changes, Hancock said. Everybody recognizes the importance of the Rose Bowl. There have also been discussions about playing semifinals on campus sites and having only the championship game at a neutral site, like a college football Super Bowl. But there are concerns that playoff games on campuses could be logistical nightmares and the idea doesnt seem to be gaining support. I think maybe it has more disadvantages than advantages, Southeastern C onference Commissioner Mike Slive said. One of the d isadvantages is I think when y oure trying to determine whos going to play for the national championship, whats the competitive environment in which you put a team to play for the national championship. Thats not to say that I wouldnt listen to it. How willing Delany and Scott are to consider options that could minimize the importance of the Rose Bowl will be pivotal in determining what proposals the commissioners take with them when they leave Florida. How it ends up, Delany said, to be determined. The end is near, though. Hancock said that the commissioners would like to be able to present a new format to the presidential oversight committee for approval by July 4. C ontinued from 1B BCS will be seeing changes


evidence, though not in as dominant a way as the final score would indicate. Balls werent exactly being pummeled all over the yard as Ridge put up five runs in each of the first two innings. Rather, it was a walk here, a misplay there and a variety of bloop hits and some sharp and timely swats that kept the turnstiles moving. And the Sebring offense, while only able to put up three hits on the night against the Knights, werent overwhelmed by starter Makenzie Goluba. Balls were put in play consistently, but too consistently at River Ridges able fielders. But from the 1-7 start, a 12-7 record since then points to the growth of the Lady Streaks, who will bid adieu to seniors Lower, Jayme Faircloth Valeria Alvarado, Kim Perez and Caitlyn Bryner. But the team will bring back an extended core that gained valuable experience from the season and this first taste of the postseason. Next year the team should do great, Lower said. They have a lot of young, talented girls and the pitchers will bea lot more mature having this year of experience under them. Along with Lollis, juniors Tayla DaSilva, Carly Hoffner, Taryn OBannon, Loren Eures and Kmahria Ancrum will return, as will sophomores Emily Gilbert and Alison Hoffner and freshmen Mattie Coe and Kiana Antone. Plenty of young talent, that grew plenty throughout this year and provide promise for next. I will definitely keep up with the games next year at college, Lower said. And I will be rooting them on. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012w ww.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 6 6 grad 2012; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; grad 2012; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 1 1 9 9 left in the top of the fifth. But on a Rufino Guttierez bouncer to the pitcher, Lott was caught in no-mans land, winding up caught at third for a fielders choice. Gutteriez soon stole second, in an effort to keep the scoring chance alive, but Crosson fanned the next batter to keep it a 1-0 game. The narrow lead would start to expand in the bottom of the frame. Colton Brock lead off with a double to left and moved to third on a Matt Roberts grounder. Harris wisely sent Perry to first with an intentional walk, but it backfired a bit when Crossons ensuing grounder couldnt be handled, scoring Brock and putting runners on first and second. Trey Marley then singled to load the bases, though Alfred Browns grounder to short looked like it could be an inning-ending double play. But Brown beat the relay to first, Perry and Crosson both came in to score, and the lead was at 4-0. The Dragons looked to get back into it on a Pike Cloninger lead-off double in the sixth, with Laine Daum then drawing a walk to putr unners on first and second with nobody out. But Crosson got a strike out and consecutive fielders c hoice ground balls to get out of it. A von Park added an insura nce run in the bottom of the inning, with a Mason Jahna single, Brock walk and Perry single to right getting the job done. Lake Placid had one more chance in the top of the seventh, with Guttierez and Jacob Cram getting hit by a pitch and walking, respectively, with two out. But Crosson soon got the final out on a pop-fly to short t o seal the win and secure a spot in Fridays title game and assure a spot in the Class 4AState Playoffs. T he Dragons finish their season at a break-even 12-12. We struggled in all areas a nd the thing is, with high school baseball, most games are lost, not won, Dragon skipper Dan Coomes said. The score here was 5-0, but they really beat us 1-0, we just gave them a few more runs. For the Devils, it will be another rematch of a squad they split the season series with in Fridays tournament finale, Frostproof. The last time we played them, they beat us 3-1, Cornell said. We hit the ball well but left a lot of guys on b ase. The next couple days were going to be working on s ituational hitting. Were in the playoffs even if we take second, and plenty of teams have gone on to win after being runner up, he continued. But Avon Park has been the City of Champions long before I got here, and for that, and for our fans who give us so much support and provide such a great atmosphere, we want to take the championship. Continued from 1B N ews-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Tyrone Perry started the Avon Park scoring with a firstinning, lead-off home run and closed it with an RBI single i n the sixth. Devils face Frostproof Friday The Braves would not find an opportunity to respond to this until the top of the sixth inning when a ball slipped past the infield to allow Lake Gibson to tie the score. The game would progress to the bottom of the eighth, before Westergoms key double brought home Cunninghams walk for thew in. S till hung up on the adrenaline after the game, Westergom said, I dont even know what happened to tell you the truth. I knew it was a fastball and I was like here we go.I gave it my best shot and j ust happened to find a hole. Thats one thing about this team-we dont give up, said Abeln. Abeln also reflected on the efforts of starting pitcher Aaron Hart, who pitched with great intensity and rigor all eight innings for the Streaks, capitalizing on his fastball and changeup to keep the Braves off balance. I feel like I couldve gone the whole game. I was getting tired but my energy was high I wanted theg ame, said Hart. The Streaks commended t he Braves on a game very well played, also highlighti ng starting pitcher Cory Plasky. When its one-one going into extra innings you know both pitchers are throwing well, said Sebring head coach Buck Rapp. The Streaks are now looking forward to bringing home the district title Thursday night. e live to fight another d ay, said Rapp. Im so proud of these guys and I couldnt be happier. This is not the end destination well take it one g ame at a time from here on out the best that we can do. You never know when it will be the last time you lace them up; its good to be guaranteed at least two more games, said Westergom. Westergom also took tim e to thank his team for their efforts on the night and throughout this season. Baseball is great. I love baseball! Sebring faced Winter Haven Thursday for the district championship, with both teams assured a spot int he Class 6Aplayoffs against the top two District 10 teams, Berkeley Prep and Tampa Catholic. T he difference being the winner has itsfirst playoff g ame at home and the defeated hit the road. S ee Sundays News-Sun for the championship recap a nd playoff preview. News-Sun Sports Editor Dan Hoehne contributed to this story. Continued from 1B Sebring secures spot in State Playoffs Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Emily Gilbert fires toward first in an attempt to get this Royal Knight runner in Tuesdays Class 6A State Playoff game. Streaks look to grow from experience The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Aaron Hart went the full eight innings in Tuesdays win. I wanted the game. You never know when it will be the last time you lace them up. G UNNARWESTERGOM Sebringsenior


A ssociated PressHANFORD,Calif. A non-descript building in the heart of Californias dairy country has become the focuso f intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow. The finding,announced T uesday,is the first new case of the disease in the U.S. since 2006 and the fact that the discovery was made at all was a stroke of luck. Tests arep erformed on only a small portion of dead animals brought to the transfer facilityn ear Hanford. The cow had died at one of the regions hundreds ofd airies,but hadnt exhibited outward symptoms of the dise ase:unsteadiness,incoordination,a drastic change in behavior or low milk produc-t ion,officials said. But when the animal arrived at the facili ty with a truckload of other dead cows on April 18,its 30month-plus age and fresh corpse made her eligible for USDA testing. We randomly pick a number of samples throughout the y ear,and this just happened to be one that we randomly sampled,Baker Commoditiese xecutive vice president Dennis Luckey said. It s howed no signsof disease. The samples went to the food safety lab at the U niversity of California, Davis on April 18. By April 19,markers indicated the cow could have bovine spongif orm encephalopathy (BSE a disease that is fatal to cows and can cause a deadly human brain disease in people who eat tainted meat. It was sent tot he USDA lab in Iowa for further testing. On Tuesday,federal agriculture officials announced the findings:the animal hada typical BSE. That means it didnt get the disease from eating infected cattle feed, said John Clifford,the Agriculture Departmentsc hief veterinary officer. It was just a random mutation that can happen everyo nce in a great while in an animal,said Bruce Akey, director of the New York StateV eterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Cornell U niversity. Random mutations go on in nature all the time. I n humans,experts say it can occur in one in 1 million p eople,causing sponge-like holes in the brain. But they say not enough is known about how and how often the disease strikes cattle. T he disease cannot be transmitted by contact among c ows,and experts say its unclear whether this rare type of BSE ever has been trans-m itted from a cow to a human by eating meat. T he California Department of Public Health and the state Department of Food and A griculture quickly worked to assure consumers that the food supply is safe and that the cow hadnt been destined for human consumption. T he building where the cow was selected to be tested s ends animals to a rendering plants,which process animal parts for products not goingi nto the human food chain, such as animal food,soap, c hemicals or other household products. Among the unknowns about the current case is whether the animal died oft he disease and whether other cattle in its herd are similarly i nfected. The name of the dairy where the cow died hast been released,and offi-c ials havent said where the cow was born. Its appropriate to be cautious,its appropriate to pay attention and its appropriate t o ask questions,but now lets watch and see what the researchers find out in the next couple of days,said James Culler,director of the U C Davis dairy food safety laboratory and an authority on B SE. Culler said that in this case the food safety testing pro-g ram worked and that this form of BSE so rarely occurs t hat consumers shouldnt be alarmed. Are you worried about all of the meteors that passed the earth last night while youw ere sleeping? Of course not,Culler said. Would you p ay 90 percent of your salaries to set up all of the observatories on earth tow atch for them? Of course not. Its the same thing. T he National Cattlemens Beef Association said in a statement that U.S. regulator y controls are effective,and that U.S fresh beef and beef products from cattle of all ages are safe and can be safel y traded due to our interlocking safeguards. The infected cow was identified through an Agriculture Department surveillance pro-g ram that tests about 40,000 cows a year for the fatal brain disease. There have been three confirmed cases of BSE in cowsi n the United States in a Canadian-born cow in 2003 in Washington state,in 2005 in Texas and in 2006 in Alabama. B oth the 2005 and 2006 cases were also atypical varieties of the disease,USDAo fficials said. The mad cow cases that plagued England in the early1 990s were caused when livestock routinely were fed prot ein supplements that included ground cow spinal columns and brain tissue,w hich can harbor the disease. The Agriculture D epartment is sharing its lab results with international animal health officials in Canada and England who will review the test results,Clifford said.F ederal and California officials will further investigate the case. He said he did not expect the latest discovery to affect beef exports. S tate and federal agriculture officials plan to test other cows that lived in the same feeding herd as the infected bovine,said Michael Marsh,c hief executive of Western United Dairymen,who was briefed on the plan. They alsop lan to test cows born at around the same time the diseased cow was. Our members have meticulous records on their anim als,so they can tell when the animal was born,the parents,and they can trace othera nimals to the same facility, Marsh said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 27, 2012Page 5B D R. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 7 7 GROVES AT VICTORIA P ARK; 1.736"; 3"; B lack; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 9 9 I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 3 3 HEALTHYLIVING John Walker/Fresno Bee/MCT A truck prepares to leave the plant at Baker Commodities i n Hanford, Cali., Tuesday. A cow has tested positive for mad cow disease at the rendering facility in Hanford. Discovery of mad cow in California was stroke of luck


GAINESVILLE (AP T he liver transplant program at Shands at the University of Florida is up and running again after being voluntarily shut down after the departureo f key surgeons last August. Hospital officials told the Gainesville Sun the United Network for Organ Sharing granted the programs appli-c ation to reactivate on April 20. That means 30 patients who were listed on the registry when the liver/pancreas transplant program was shut down have been relisted. A new surgeon recently joined the program. Dr. D avid Fair comes from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,where hed irected transplant research. Hes also done fellowship t raining in kidney,liver and pancreas transplantation.UM medical school to make cutbacks CORAL GABLES (AP U niversity of Miami President Donna Shalala has but medical school staff onn otice that significantcutbacks are coming. Shalala announced the cuts i n a letter to employees on Tuesday. She says the reductions are necessary because of a number of "unprecedente d factor" that include the economic downturn and decreased funding. Breastfeeding classes offered in MaySEBRING Florida H ospital Heartlands breastfeeding class instructors are certified lactation consultants with experience in breastfeeding support. Av ariety of topics are covered in the breastfeeding classes, including benefits to mother and baby,getting started, positioning,latch,maintain-i ng milk supply,going back to work,and community resources. In addition,mothers may attend La Leche League meetings on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Florida Hospital. Participants may register at the registration desk at Florida Hospital Heartland or call 402-3258. Classes have been scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 2 and May 30,both at Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring on Sun N Lake Boulevard, Conference Room 3. Call Jill Jernigan at 4023258 for more information. Outreach scheduleSEBRING Ace Homecare Community outreach events for the coming week includes: Tuesday,10 a.m.,Health Fair,Fair Havens A partments,Spinks Road, Sebring; and 1 p.m.,Health Fair,Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27,Sebring. Wednesday,8 a.m., H ealth Fair,Villa Del Sol, behind Winn Dixie,U.S. 27, Avon Park; 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street,Avon Park;1 0:30 a.m.,Coping with transitions,Crown Pointe Assisted Living facility,Sun N Lake Boulevard,Sebring. Thursday,10:30 a.m., Caregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility,93 Balmoral Road, C.R. 621,Lake Placid. 8 a.m.,Health Fair, Sebring Village,Schumacher Road,Sebring; and 10 a.m., Health Fair,Highlands Village,Villa Road,SebringChildbirth Education classes setSEBRING Florida Hospital Heartlands Childbirth Education classes focus on informing and preparing parents for the childbirth experience.I nstructors are certified childbirth educators withe xperience in labor support. Topics covered include comfort measures such a breathing patterns,relaxation and massage,medications and epidural,and medical options such as inductiona nd cesarean birth. Infant care and postpartum care are a lso included. Each class meets one night per week for four weeks. Course fee is $40. It is recommended that all support persons planning to attend the birth accompany mom to class. Participants may register at the registration desk at Florida Hospital Heartland or call 402-3258. Students should bring two pillows and a beach towel or blanket to class. Classes have been scheduled for Thursdays,May 324,and Wednesdays,June 627. All classes are from 6:30-9 p.m. at Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring on Sun N Lake Boulevard. Call Jill Jernigan at 4023258 for more information. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.com POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 3 3 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 8 8 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 0 0 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 2 2 C OWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 4/27/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 2 2 9 9 3 3 Dear Pharmacist: I have Lupus,and Ive been onm edicine for 22 years. My symptoms are not well controlled and I have lost ability to live life due to all the daily complications. Pleaseo ffer advice to help me regain quality of life,while I am still breathing on this Earth. J.S.,Dayton,Ohio Answer: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE lupuscurrently affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and 90 percento f those afflicted are women. Lupus is an autoimm une disease,meaning the bodys immune system attacks itself. There are af ew types of Lupus,and the whole body or systemic t ype is the most common. Symptoms can vary tremendously and include a butterfly-shaped rash on the face, headaches,fatigue,swollenj oints,iron deficiency anemia,sun-sensitivity,hair l oss and fingers that get so cold they could turn white (Raynauds phenomenon).P hysicians manage symptoms with corticosteroids l ike prednisone or hydrocortisone,immunosuppressants,acetaminophen ori buprofen and various ointments. First,consider vitamin D, i s an immune modulator so it helps keep your system i n balance. Take supplements until your serum D levels climb above 50 ng/dl, ideally get them between 7 0-80. Supplements of vitamin D are sold nationwide, and a typical dosage is 2,000-5,000 IU each day but you may need more in the beginning to get thoses erum levels up. Probiotics are another immune modul ator,and extremely important for people with autoimmune conditions. In addi-t ion,ask your physician about the following herbs w hich can help manage Lupus symptoms: Pau DArco This South American herb can be taken as a supplement ort ea. It has anti-inflammatory properties,so helpful for j oint pain. Its also a powerful anti-bacterial and antiviral. Reishi Mushroom Medicinal mushrooms have b een used for eons and boost immune function by warding off bacteria andv iruses,and boost activity of natural killer cells. Reishi can be taken as a s upplement or hot water extract; it may also lower b lood pressure. Red Clover This wild plant contains beneficial isoflavones which aid in skin inflammations and improving circulation. Redc lover is also a source of many nutrients including calcium,chromium,magnesium,niacin,potassium, and vitamin C. It helps withd etoxification. Burdock Burdock has been used for centuries as a powerful detoxifier,and can be applied topically to skini nflammation. This herb also improves digestion when taken orally (as a tea or tincture) and is shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. Stinging Nettle Known botanically as U ritica dioica,this offers major immune-boosting benefits and is great forp ainful joints; being mineral-rich,it can help anemia, a nd you can take a tincture, oral supplement or herbal tea. I know all these remedies seem useful and as tempteda s you are,please remember,herbs are plant-derived m edications (and have side effects) so ask your practitioner which is right fory ou.Finally,eat a well-balanced diet and pass on the M artinis,alcohol consumption can lead to increased inflammation,which aggra-v ates all the symptoms. S uzy Cohen is a registered p harmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. Visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or c ure your condition. Natural relief for Lupus Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen HEALTHYLIVING Snapshots GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE L iver transplant program at Shands Hospital reactivated


By HOPE YEN A ssociated PressW ASHINGTON The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market a lready has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that dont fully use their skillsa nd knowledge. Young adults with bachelors degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs waiter or waitress, bartender,retail clerk orr eceptionist,for example and thats confounding their h opes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans. A n analysis of government data conducted for The A ssociated Press lays bare the highly uneven prospects for holders of bachelors degrees. Opportunities for college g raduates vary widely. While theres strong d emand in science,education and health fields,arts and humanities flounder.M edian wages for those with bachelors degrees are down f rom 2000,hit by technological changes that are eliminating midlevel jobs such asb ank tellers. Most future job openings are projected to be in lower-skilled positions s uch as home health aides, who can provide personali zed attention as the U.S. population ages. Taking underemployment into consideration,the job prospects for bachelorsd egree holders fell last year to the lowest level in more than a decade. I dont even know what Im looking for,says Michael Bledsoe,who described months of fruitlessj ob searches as he served customers at a Seattle coff eehouse. The 23-year-old graduated in 2010 with a creative writing degree. Initially hopeful that his college education would cre-a te opportunities,Bledsoe languished for three months before finally taking a job asa barista,a position he has held for the last two years.I n the beginning he sent three or four resumes day. But,Bledsoe said,employers questioned his lack of experience or the practical worth of his major. Now he sends a resume once every two weeks or so. Bledsoe,currently making just above minimum wage, says he got financial help from his parents to help pay off student loans. He is now mulling whether to go to graduate school,seeing few other options to advance his career. There is not much out there,it seems,he said. His situation highlights a widening but little-discussed labor problem. Perhaps more than ever,the choices that young adults make earlier in life level of schooling, academic field and training, where to attend college,how to pay for it are having long-lasting financial impact. ou can make more money on average if you go to college,but its not true for everybody,says Harvard economist Richard Freeman, noting the growing risk of a debt bubble with total U.S. student loan debt surpassing $1 trillion. If youre not sure what youre going to be d oing,it probably bodes well to take some job,if you can get one,and get a sense firsto f what you want from college. A ndrew Sum,director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at NortheasternU niversity who analyzed the numbers,said many people with a bachelors degree face a double whammy of rising tuition and poor job outc omes. Simply put,were failing kids coming out of college,he said,emphasizing that when it comes to jobs,a college major canm ake all the difference. re going to need a lot better job growth and connections to the labor market, otherwise college debt will grow. By region,the Mountain W est was most likely to have young college graduates jobl ess or underemployed roughly 3 in 5. It was followed by the more rural southeastern U.S.,including Alabama,Kentucky,M ississippi and Tennessee. The Pacific region,including Alaska,California,Hawaii, Oregon and Washington,also was high on the list. O n the other end of the scale,the southern U.S., anchored by Texas,was most likely to have young college graduates in higher-skill jobs. The figures are based on an analysis of 2011 Current Population Survey data by Northeastern University researchers and supplemented with material from Paul Harrington,an economist at Drexel University,and the Economic Policy Institute,a Washington think tank. They rely on Labor Department assessments of the level of education required to do the job in 900-plus U.S. occupations,which were used to calculate the shares of young adults with bachelors degrees who were underemployed. About 1.5 million,or 53.6 percent,of bachelors degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed,the highest share in at least 11 years. In 2000,the share was at a low of 41 percent,before the dot-com bust erased job gains for college graduates in the telecommunications and IT fields. Out of the 1.5 million who languished in the job market, a bout half were underemployed,an increase from the previous year. B roken down by occupation,young college gradua tes were heavily represented in jobs that require a high school diploma or less. I n the last year,they were more likely to be employed as waiters,waitresses,bart enders and food-service helpers than as engineers, p hysicists,chemists and mathematicians combined (100,000 versus 90,000). There were more working in office-related jobs such asr eceptionist or payroll clerk than in all computer professional jobs (163,000 versus 100,000). More also were employed as cashiers,retail clerks and customer representatives than engineers( 125,000 versus 80,000). According to government p rojections released last month,only three of the 30 occupations with the largest projected number of job openings by 2020 willr equire a bachelors degree or higher to fill the position teachers,college professors and accountants. Most job openings are in profes-s ions such as retail sales, fast food and truck driving, jobs which arent easily replaced by computers. College graduates who majored in zoology,anthropology,philosophy,art history and humanities were among the least likely to find jobs appropriate to their education level; those with nursing,teaching,accounting or computer science degrees were among the most likely. In Nevada,where unemployment is the highest in the nation,Class of 2012 college seniors recently expressed feelings ranging from anxiety and fear to cautious optimism about what lies ahead. With the states economy languishing in an extended housing bust,a lot of young graduates have shown up at job placement centers in tears. Many have been squeezed out of jobs by more experienced workers, job counselors said,and are now having to explain to prospective employers the time gaps in their resumes. s kind of scary,said Cameron Bawden,22,who is graduating from the University of Nevada-Las V egas in December with a business degree. His family has warned him for yearsa bout the job market,so he has been building his resume b y working part time on the Las Vegas Strip as a food runner and doing a market-i ng internship with a local airline. Bawden said his friends w ho have graduated are either unemployed or worki ng along the Vegas Strip in service jobs that dont require degrees. There are so few jobs and its a small city,he said. Its all aboutw ho you know. Any job gains are going mostly to workers at the top and bottom of the wage scale,at the expense of middle-income jobs commonly held by bachelors degree h olders. By some studies,up to 95 percent of positions lost during the economicr ecovery occurred in middleincome occupations such as b ank tellers,the type of job not expected to return in a more high-tech age. D avid Neumark,an economist at the University of California-Irvine,said a b achelors degree can have benefits that arent fully r eflected in the governments labor data. He said even for lower-skilled jobs such as waitress or cashier,employers tend to value bachelorsd egree-holders more highly than high-school graduates, paying them more for the same work and offering promotions. In addition,U.S. workers increasingly may need to consider their position in a g lobal economy,where they must compete with educate d foreign-born residents for j obs. Longer-term government projections also may fail to consider degree inflation,a growing ubiqu it y of bachelors degrees that could make them more commonplace in lower-wage jobs b ut inadequate for higherwage ones. That future may be now for Kelman Edwards Jr.,24, of Murfreesboro,Tenn.,who is waiting to see the returns o n his college education. A fter earning a biology d egree last May,the only job he could find was as a construction worker for five months before he quit to focus on finding a job in his a cademic field. He applied for positions in laboratories b ut was told they were looki ng for people with specialized certifications. I thought that me having a biology degree was a gold t icket for me getting into p laces,but every other job wants you to have previoush istory in the field,he said Edwards,who has about $5,500 in student debt, recently met with a careerc ounselor at Middle Tennessee State University. The counselors main advic e: P ursue further education. Everyone is always t elling you,Go to college, Edwards said. But when you graduate,its kind of an empty cliff. Associated Press writers Manuel Valdes in Seattle; Travis Loller in Nashville, Tenn.; Cristina Silva in Las Vegas; and Sandra Chereb in Carson City, Nev., contributed to this report. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 27, 2012Page 7B FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 5 5 P RICE, MARTIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; Process, Realty Connexion; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 4 4 8 8 ECONOMY 1 in 2 new grads are jobless or underemployed M CT C ollege graduates face a daunting challenge when it comes to putting their new degrees to work. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155


Page 8BNews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service,7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. T elephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, a nd missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky G otsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship,1 0:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Confession:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 33:45 p.m.;or by appointment with any priest.Weekend Mass schedule:Saturday Vigil,:4 p.m.;Sunday:8 and 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass, noon;last Sunday of the month, 2 p.m.(Creole/French); Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).Daily Mass schedule:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.& noon;Saturday, 9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215.Father Michael J. Cannon.Mass schedule:Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.;Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a .m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities a re available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This is the fourth Sunday in Easter. Worship service with communion will be led byD eacon David Thoresen. Worship Assistant will be Ron Fitzpatrick; Communion Assistant will be Sue Cushman and Lector will be Jim Fiedler. D id you know that Malaria kills 800,000 people each year and most of whom are children under 5 years old? This means one child dies every 45 seconds from a preventa-b le and treatable disease. World Malaria Day will be held on April 25. Atonement Lutheran will observe this day on Sunday,April 29 by having a special offering during the worship service. TheE LCA has committed to raising $15 million for this campaign and w ill be joining hands with 11 African Companion Churches in a global effort to prevent,treat andc ontain Malaria by 2015. Please join Atonement to play a small part i n eradicating this disease.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSA VON PARK The Rev. Joseph Javorsky will be preaching t his Sunday. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information,call 4712663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science ChurchS EBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Everlasting Punishment.The keynote is from Luke 12:32,Fear not,little flock; for it is yourF athers good pleasure to give you the kingdom. The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Its A Setupat the Sundaym orning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the G ospel of John. Emmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver Sunday mornings sermon,Shepherd of Abundant Lifetaken from the gospel of John 10:10-21. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 ( Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit www.sebringemmanuelucc.com/.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning,the church celebrates the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Guest pastor Tony Douches will be deliv-e ring his sermon Its Who You Know And Who Knows You That Countsbased on Acts 4:12. All womenapparel 50 percent off Monday through Saturday,May7 -12 at Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop, which offers donated items that are in good condition for resale. Help is available to individuals who come to the Thrift Shop with ane mergency need. The church has reopened our food pantry. If people need assistance with food,please call Faiths Closet directly at 385-2782. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop hours a re:Tuesday through Friday,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday,from 1 0 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 385-2782.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Show Genuine Lovis the final sermon in the SpreadinThe Wealthsermon series that the pastor has been shar-i ng this month. The final Sunday evening event u ntil fall will be held at 5:30 p.m., concluding with a wonderful movie that is very moving and motivational. There will also be time for fellowship and food to share. First Christian Church of Avon Parks motto is at 1016 W.C amphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com w ith any questions or to request information. The church website is www.firstcchristianap.com/.F irst Christian Church (Disciples of ChristSEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Bob and Betty Harcourt. Communion will be served by J oyce Winstel and Catherine Baker. Lynne Warman will be responsible for the Call to Worship. Childrens Church leaders for S unday will be Mike and Carol Graves. The pastors sermon is titled Jesus Gives the Beatitudes,taken f rom the gospel of Matthew 5:1112. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning,Pastor Johnsons sermon is entitled Faiths Reality andH opebased on I Corinthians 15:119. T he choirs introit will be Surely the Presence of the Lord i s in This Placeand the anthem is Great is Thy Faithfulness. Sunday school is available for all ages. The adult Sunday school class is continuing their study of David in I Chronicles 22 in which David prepares to build the templ e. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth c lass and they discuss how the Bible applies to issues today. On Wednesday,the pastor will continue the Bible study on the topic The Basics of the Faith. T he congregation is asked to o bserve the National Day of Pray er Thursday. On Friday,May 4,pre-registered m embers will attend the World Witness Dinner at the Best Western P ark View Inn in Winter Haven. R eception is at 6:45 p.m. and dinn er at 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Rev. Juan Carlos Bonilla missiona ry to Mexico. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING The Essence of the Christian Faithis the title of Sunday mornings sermon given b y t he Rev. Darrell A. Peer. C ontinued on page 9B


www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 27, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion.Coffee hour following services.Newcomers welcome.Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 HowesWay, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring.Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays.The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Rev.Gary Kindle, pastor. Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes:9:15 a.m. Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. W ednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy M cQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian C hurch in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; e vening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building. Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high schoolursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship s ervice to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10a nd 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl M inistry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Ruth Circle meets Tuesday at the Twin Oaks Tea Room. Y outh Group meets in fellowship hall for Bible study, sport activities,homeworkt ime and dinner. Wednesday,May 2 Choir rehearsal is 5:30 p.m. Thursday,for National Day of Prayer,the sanctuary w ill be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.First United Methodist Church of SebringS EBRING This Sunday morning,the church will h ave a guest speaker,Rev. Skip Freed,with a message t itled Wonders Jesus Still W orks. T he United Methodist Women will hold their annual Mother Daughter Banqueton Tuesday,May 1 ,at 6 p.m. F riday,May 4,Church Women United will be meeting in the Family Life Center. Wednesday is Family Night with food,fun and Bible study. Call the church office for i nformation at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 1 26 South Pine St. The webs ite is www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchS EBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Tuesday,Home Bible S tudy Pastor continues the series of Seeing What Abraham Saw.For the kids, Bible study and Crafts. Sundays message will be Possession Finally! Visit www.gracepointeministries.net/.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be:Dealing with Fatal Flaws,with scripture from Judges 13:1-16:31. C ommunion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include Walle Woodeworth singing After Calvary,M ary VanHooreweghe and Flossi Moore singing Redeemerand VicA nderson playing a trumpet solo. Tuesday night adult Bible s tudy is taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Come early for s nacks. Wednesday night young adult and childrens pro-g rams are taught by George Kelly,Amanda and Jon A rmentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. T he church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693.M emorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID At the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Service,D r. Luis Fernando Paloma, bishop of the Evangelical M ethodist Church of Costa Rica,will preach. The service will be led by Rev. FredB all,senior pastor. Rev. Jerry R. McCauley w ill preach at the New Song contemporary service in Rob Reynolds Hall on A Look at the Lords Prayer II,with the scripture lesson fromM atthew 6. Sunday School classes for all ages and the Creepy Crawly nursery care all begin at 9:30 a.m. T here will be an ice cream social and cake auction fundraiser,sponsored by the Youth Group,for their mission trip to West Virginia inR ob Reynolds Hall at 6 p.m. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information,call 465-2422.P arkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Healing the Blindis takenf rom John 9. Pastor Jim Scaggs will b ring the message Sunday morning. The Sunday evening service will be thee nd-of-the-month-sing,followed by fellowship time. T he Wednesday evening service will be praise,prayer and interactive Bible study.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. R ev. Clyde Weavers sermon is titled:Christs Victory Over Satan.The Way Church EFCASEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message will be The Value oft he Church. There will be a Hymn Sing at 6:30 p.m. at thec hurch. Difference Makers Youth meet Wednesday eveningsw ith Zac Tsai. The Way Church EFCA i s at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 4716140 and the pastors cell is2 73-3674. For church information and the pastors mess ages,go to www.thewaychurch.org/. C ontinued from page 8B RELIGION R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes relig ion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p .m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsS un, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For i nformation,call 385-6155,ext. 516.


A woman in one of my churches was very good atm aking snap judgments. She had an opinion about e verything,and facts never entered into her decisions. One Sunday after church, she,her husband and I were standing at the front of thes anctuary talking when a man from the congregation approached. He apologized for his interruption,but he had a question that neededa nswered and could not wait. I excused myself from the conversation,went to the back of the sanctuary with the gentleman who had interrupted us,dealt with the problem and returned. To my surprise,the woman was incensed. In her eyes, this man was just being nosy. Her rambling went something like this:s always doing this kind of thing. Hes always sticking his nose in where it is not welcome. Hes a no good busybody All of my efforts to assure her that his problem was real and that it needed attention fell on deaf ears. She actually got very angry with me for not being willing to condemn this man. She and her family eventually left the church over this trivial incident. Before this man began attending my church,he had in fact,been a nosy busybody. He was always sticking his nose in where it was not welcome. He was known to cheat,lie and beat the truth black and blue. His reputation smelled.H aving said that,I must admit that on this occasion, he was innocent,but his past spoke so loudly that his changes couldnt bes een and that was too bad, because he was really trying to change. Considering the mess in her own past,this woman should have been more gracious. Jesus taught that if we refuse to forgive others, we will not be forgiven. She was given a second chance but would not even consider affording this man the same courtesy. Regardless of that,we should always put our brains in gear before opening our mouths. It is never good to pass judgment on anyone before examining the facts. One of the stupidest things we humans do is to judge a person on the basis of their skin color. Blacks judge whites,whites judge blacks,and both accuse the other of being prejudiced. Simply stated,if the first thing you see when you look at me is the color of my skin,you are prejudiced. I am a person,you are a person,and that person is what is important; not the color of our skin. InG ods commandment to love one another,I find no p lace for hating or judging anyone. As for the man who interrupted us,his life raises many questions. For exam-p le,how many lies must one tell before being considered a liar,before credibility is so messed up that no one will ever believe us? H ow often can one stir up problems,before being labeled a troublemaker? Even if were forgiven,one lie brings into question everything we say. How many items can one steal before being called a thief. As this incident shows, even when a person has truly changed,regaining lost respect and trust takes time,and might never happen. When I taught industrial arts in Ohio,I had many students who had been labeled as troublemakers. Some had carried that tag since they were in elementary school. How utterly ridiculous to pin this type of reputation on those so young. A good teacher can change the worst of lives into something worthwhile, if they choose to see the potential in the student and develop it,but to assume someone is anything before knowing that person,is wrong and it is stupid. You see,what these kids had done or had been b efore did not matter. What they could become did,and I tried to give all of them the same opportunity and respect. Their actions,andn ot their past,would determine whether or not they succeeded. This is basically what God does for us. If we a re willing,He wipes the s late clean,ignores our past,and gives us another chance. A desire to change,and an acknowledgement that we need Gods help to do so,is all God wants. There is only one catch. I must really want to change. Saying it doesnt make it so. All too often,the claim that we have changed is denied by our lives. And please note:The Bible does say I should fo rgive you. It says nothing about trusting you. Fred Jeans is chaplain at Kenilworth Care & Rehabilitation Center. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, April 27, 2012www.newssun.com FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (SB RETAIL 5"; Black; 4/25,27,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 9 9 4 4 RELIGION S pecial to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Dr. Luis Fernando Paloma,bishop of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Costa Rica,will preach atM emorial United Methodist Church of Lake Placid at the 8:30 a.m. Heritage Servicea nd the 10:45 a.m. Celebration Service on Sunday. A native of San Jose,Costa Rica,Dr. Paloma was raised i n a Christian home with seven brothers and sisters. His favorite pastime as ay oung man was playing baseball; by the time he was 17, h e was participating at the highest professional level of Costa Rican baseball. However,his participation in this league was short-livedd ue to his growing commitment to serve as a leader in t he Methodist Church. Following his call into full time ministry,Dr. Palomab egan his theological studies at the Latin American B iblical Seminary in 1966. After serving churches in Tibas and Guadalupe,in 1 972,Dr. Paloma was transferred to lead the largest Methodist Church in the country,The Redeemer Methodist Church in down-t own San Jose and was named superintendent of the San Jose region. The next year (1973 would prove critical in thel ife of the overall Methodist work in Costa Rica,as the c hurch was granted its autonomy from the UnitedM ethodist Church in the United States. Dr. Paloma was elected as the president/bishop of the new national church and wouldc ontinue to serve as its leader for the following 10 years as the Methodist movement grew in a number of regions throughout the country. In 1982,Bishop Paloma made the decision to pursue further studies in the United States and moved with hisw ife (Zulay children to Wilmore,Ky. It was there,that the Bishop would first receive his Mastero f Divinity degree followed by his Doctorate of Ministry from Asbury TheologicalS eminary in 1989. U pon his return to Costa R ica the same year,Dr. Paloma founded the Evangelical Methodist Seminary and thus began the formation and preparation of church leaders and pastors. Today,the Evangelical Methodist Seminary hasg raduated countless men and w omen who are serving as p astors,evangelists and lay leaders in the life of the Methodist Church of Costa R ica and in numerous other countries beyond its border. Dr. Paloma was elected once again as the Bishop of the Methodist Church ofC osta Rica in 1993,a position to which he has been reelected every four years. Ona n international level,Bishop P aloma has faithfully represented the Methodist Churcho f Costa Rica in its participation in the World Methodist Council,the Council for Methodist churches in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the Latin American council of Bishops. He has also served as a member of Asbury Seminarys Board ofT rustees for more than 20 y ears and has been highly instrumental in the newly signed partnership between Asbury and the Evangelical Methodist Seminary of Costa Rica. The Memorial United Methodist Church is at 500 Kent Ave. in Lake Placid. Phone number is 465-2422. Bishop from Costa Rica to speak at Memorial United Methodist Church I t is not that ignorance is so bad; it is just so inconvenient. Case in point. A while back,I found in the mail coupons for two freen ights in Daytona Beach. Look,my dear,I squealed,with delight to my wife,e have two free nights in Daytona Beach.I mmediately we checked our calendars and selected a time when we could take advantage of our windfall without running into allt hose spring-breakers at the beach. Personally,I am not too c razy about Daytona Beach. I am crazy about free. Consulting the parsonagee xchequer,we could afford free. A rriving at our motel in good time,we checked in and settled down for twod ays and two nights of absolute relaxation,whateve r that is. The room was terrific and in the corner was an old friend:a Lazyboy recliner. With the recliner and a remote,I settled inf or some serious goofing off for the next two days. A dmittedly,I am not gifted in many areas,if any. My wife,however,says Ig oof off better than anyone she knows. One takes pride i n what one does best. Next to our motel was a restaurant called The Wing H ouse. On the outside it looked like a nice place and,unlike my wife,I am not choosy about where I eat. Any old greasy spoons uits me just fine,thank you. I must say I was completely unprepared for what I was about to experience in the restaurant next to our motel. O n the second day of our mini-vacation,I decided to run next door for some carry out. My wife wanted some soup and I fancieds omething a little more substantial. When I am on an errand,especially one asi mportant as my supper,I am usually focused on one thing and one thing only. Iw anted to run into the restaurant,give my order, g et out as quickly and simply as possible and get back to my Lazyboy and remote.I t is my two days off; I will squander them if I want to. I did not notice anything strange when I first walked in. I focused on the menu. Looking up from the menu what I saw shocked me tot he core. I am known for dropping everything from d ishes to keys. This time I dropped my lower jaw to the floor. I t took some time for me to gingerly pick up my l ower jaw. I just noticed the young girl standing before me greeting me and inquiri ng about my order. I heard nothing,but, unfortunately,I saw more than I expected. Let me try to describe this as delicatelya s I can. The only thing I can r ationally think of is,when this young girl dressed in the morning her costume fit quite well. I hardly think anyone would put onc lothes that did not fit. However,during the course of the day,being a young person,she must have experienced a ratherd ramatic spurt of growth, causing her clothes to be at least three sizes too small. Fortunately,or unfortunately as the case may be,t he only thing keeping her breathing was the lack of material around her chesta rea. Otherwise,she could have suffocated. Her clothes were so tight, n ot to mention skimpy (and I didnt),that I wanted to t ake the shirt off my back and give it to her. I mumbled something r ather incoherently and said as loud as possible,and m ake it to go,please. After giving my order,I did not know what to do with my eyes. You can look at the ceiling only so longb efore people begin inquiring into your family history. O ther young girls,in the restaurant,I found in the same condition. There mustb e a growth spurtepidemic going around. M y order finally came and I quickly paid for it, made like an egg and s crambled for the sanctity of my motel room. I slammed the door behind and paused to collect whatever was lagging behindm e,happy I made it to safety. N o sooner had my heart reclaimed its tranquil rhythm than I heard an ane mic knock at the door. W hen I opened the door, much to my chagrin (and believe me I was not grinning),stood my semi-clad waitress with a restaurant package in her hand. I felt as though I had been run o ver by a Mac truck. Im terribly sorry,sir, but we mixed up your orde r. Heres your order. We exchanged bags and one glance at my wife told m e that,along with other things,I would be eating crow. Later that evening,as I prepared for bed,I took comfort in the words of th e A postle Paul. According to my earne s t e xpectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed,but that with all boldness,as always,so no w also Christ shall be magnif ied in my body,whether it be by life,or by death. ( Philippians 1:20 KJV.) I gnorance about some things is inconvenient,but ignorance about Christ is fatal. The Rev. James L. Snyder is p astor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with h is wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 3 52-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web s ite is www.whatafellowship.com/. My wing-ding-a-do at the Wing House Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder Be careful about making judgements Guest Column Fred Jeans Covenant women wrap up seasonSEBRING The Womens Ministries of Covenant Presbyterian Church concluded their 2011-2012 year,A Year of Growth,with their final presentation on Thursday,April 12,Growing in Perseverance. The meeting was centered around saying goodbye to the snowbirdswho have faithfully supported the Womens program. The meeting began with a brunch prepared by Darlene Urban,Marlene Taylor,Glenys Weatherell, Shirley Witt and Nancy McCashen with Grace Bensler arranging decorations. Three women of the congregation presented testimonials which centered around perseverancein their own lives and how all must fully rely on Gods direction and strength to endure. The women expressed how they were able to face home and workplace situations,physical injuries and the loss of a child. The women were all made aware,that although these situations were extremely different,the sustaining strength was the same,that of prayer and how Gods love came shining through people who cared and expressed that love in many ways. Debbie Cwalinski,Allegra Hibma and Cathy Carlson were given the opportunity to share how faith and love sustained them and their families through trials. The meeting concluded with readings on the history of the hymn,It Is Well With My Soulalong with the singing of that hymn. There were 35 women in attendance and we were able to give the snowbirdsa warm and loving farewell for the summer and remind them that they are loved.Mens Bible study plannedSEBRING The Mens Bible study is held the first and third Monday of each month at Covenant Presbyterian Church,4500 Sun N Lake Blvd. The topic will be the book of Galatians,with the next meeting being at 6 p.m.,Monday,May 7. Snapshots TAMPA (APgates to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church that started Wednesday in Tampa will consider again whether to change the denominations position on homosexuality. The churchs public policy arm will ask the nearly 1,000 delegates to remove two statements from the denominations Social Principles that declare sex should only be between a husband and wife and that homosexual acts are incompatible with church teaching. The General Conference, which meets every four years,also may consider lifting bans on gay clergy and on performing same-sex weddings or civil unions in United Methodist churches. Mark Tooley,who heads the Methodist group UMAction,says those changes may be rejected.NY shrine to new saint turns down tourism grantAURIESVILLE,N.Y. (AP A Roman Catholic shrine in New Yorks Mohawk Valley has turned down a tourism grant after questions were raised about churchstate separation. The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors awarded the $750 grant in February to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville. Officials believe 5,000 people will come to the shrine when Kateri Tekakwitha is canonized as a saint on Oct. 21. She was a Mohawk Indian who lived nearby. Methodists to weigh gay issues again at General Conference


B y CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticThe hype has been buildi ng for years and it couldnt p ossibly be more deafening at this point. A fter a series of summer b lockbusters that individually introduced Iron Man,The I ncredible Hulk,Thor and Captain America,all these characters come together alongside several other friends and foes in Marvels T he Avengers. And with director and cow riter Joss Whedon,they couldnt be in better hands. Hes pulled off the tricky f eat of juggling a large ensemble cast and giving everyone a chance to shine, o f balancing splashy set pieces with substantive ideo logy. Stuff gets blowed up real good in beautifully detailed 3-D in The Avengers the area in and around Grand Central Terminal,for example,gets obliterated beyond recognition in an exhausting,clim actic battle but the film as a whole is never a mess f rom a narrative perspective. Whedon keeps a tight rein on some potentially unwieldy material,and the result is a film that simultaneously should please purists (one of which he is as those who arent necessarily comic-book aficionados. He also stays true to the characters while establishing a tone thats very much his own. As he did with the recent horror hit The Cabin in the Woods,which he cowrote and produced,Whedon has come up with a script thats cheeky and breezy,full of witty banter and sly popculture shout-outs as well as self-referential humor,one that moves with an infectious energy that (almost makes you lose track of its two-and-a-half-hour running time. The back-and-forth between Robert Downey Jr.s glib Iron Man and ChrisE vansold-school Captain America is electric,while D ownes more low-key, philosophical exchanges with Mark Ruffalos Hulk help give the film some intellectual heft. Actually,D owney damn near runs away with this whole thing, a tough feat to pull off in a cast full of personalities who are literally larger than life;i t just goes to show once again how irresistibly charismatic he can be with the right kind of writing. But the films vibe is never smug or off-putting; these are still comic book heroes full of all the torment and introspection youd expect. And for a movie thats violent as hell,The Avengersends up being an earnest plea for peace. As in the best of its predecessors, the original Iron Manfrom 2008,its a reminder that a summer blockbuster can be glossy and entertaining but still have meatier matters on its mind. And we havent even gotten to the plot yet:Its your basic bad-guy-wants-to-takeover-the-world kinda thing. But even Whedon seems to recognize what a hackneyed p remise that is,so he has a little fun with it. T he preening,effete Loki (Tom Hiddleston),the bitter brother of hunky demigod T hor (Chris Hemsworth), descends to Earth from Asgard,which still has a dis-t inctly s cheesiness about its twinkly sci-fi aesthetic. O nce here,he steals the Tesseract,the cosmic blue cube that gives its beareru nlimited power,or some such. T he no-nonsense Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. w hich had been entrusted with the safety of said cube springs into action to reacquire it by assembling a dream team of superheroesa nd other sundry bad-asses with specialized skills. Nick gets help in this endeavor f rom his right-hand man, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg,once again bringings ome welcome deadpan humor to this outlandish scenario). Besides Iron Man,Thor and Captain America,TheH ulks services are needed because the Tesseract exudes a radiation that will help track it,and The Hulk despite the threat of his gigantic,green volatility knows a little something about gamma rays. (Ruffalo, stepping into the Bruce Banner role that Eric Bana and Edward Norton played previously in the past decade,brings a sense of wry bemusement and appealing self-deprecation to this dangerous and misunderstood character.) Theres also master assassin Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner spy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). But because these are s uperheroes with super powers,they also have super egos. And so a great deal of t ime is spent having them talk a lot of trash and square off against one another top rove whos toughest. Theres Iron Man vs. Thor, T hor vs. The Hulk,Hawkeye vs. Black Widow and so on. W hile they might seem like filler,these showdowns a llow each character to have his or her time in the spotlight,and they do build gen-u ine tension. They also happen to represent the adolesc ent fantasies of every geek in the audience. So in theory,everyones happy. Eventually they will all have to come together foro ne epic battle against their shared enemy in Midtown Manhattan,home of Iron Man Tony Starks latest dazzling architectural creation,h is eponymous high-rise, and a cool place in general to stage massive movie destruction. Much of the gadgetry is c leverly detailed,as youd expect Tony Stark has d evised stunningly efficient ways to get his metal suit on and off but The Avengersis at its strongest in its quieter,simpler moments when people are actually talking to each other. The dialogue sparkles as brightly as the special effects; these people may be wearing ridiculous costumes but there well fleshed-out underneath. And so in every regard,this movie truly fulfills its hype. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 27, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 04/27/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 3 3 3 3 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: I recently attended a baby shower fora dear high school friend and his wife. The day after the shower, she posted a slideshow on Facebook titled Thanksf or All Our Giftswith a picture of each gift and who gave it. She has had numerous miscarriages and held this shower at five months,k nowing the baby is not yet at a viable stage. W hile I feel sympathy for her fertility issues,and especially for her husbandw ho desperately wants to be a father,I think this is a b id for attention. I am disgusted at how she seems to be bragging about her haul,yet prepping everyone to give hera n outpouring of support if there is another tragic loss. W ho does this? I am ... Speechless in North Carolina D ear Speechless: Most baby showers are given f our to six weeks before the mothers due date. However,its possible thaty our friends wife had hers at five months because, with her history of miscarr iages,shes excited that her pregnancy seems to be p rogressing well and shes thinking positively about the outcome. I hope it works out well and so should you. A s to her method of thanking everyone for the gifts,she may never have been taught that individual thank-you notes should have been sent to each guest. B ecause it is clear that you are closer to the husb and than the wife,perhaps you should tip him off that its still not too late for them to do the right thing and suggest he help herw ith them. Dear Abby: I have been divorced from my wife for almost a year,with anothery ear of separation preceding that. We divorced because of arguments,not because of abuse,adultery or substance abuse issues. The divorce actually seemed to take on a life of its own. Because I have a small son with her,I desperately want to attempt a reconciliation. She is reticent about it, however,mainly because I believe shes getting pres-s ure from her family. How can I persuade her to go o ut with me so we can rekindle the spark we once shared? Missing My Old Life Dear Missing: Before a c ouple can successfully reconcile,they must first resolve the problems that caused the separation in the first place. T hat would be the way to begin. H owever,are you aware that not once in your letter did you say that you stilll ove your ex-wife? If the reason you want to rekindle the sparkis that you miss being with your child and the comforts ofb eing married but not her then I dont think you have much chance of s uccess. D ear Abby: My childs best friend has a parent who is constantly late (to the tune of hours,not minutes). I understand that thec hild is not at fault,but my childs feelings are hurt by the blatant disregard of the other parents tardiness. How do I help this parent (whom I adore otherwise to understand that disap-p ointing my child through poor time management is n ot acceptable to our family without hurting both children? Watching The Clock Dear Watching: If you h avent told the parent that it is hurtful when your child is kept waiting for hours for a play date,you should. A nd if that doesnt bring the desired result,your child should be encouraged to move on to some other activity and/or another companion. 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 Facebook thank you no substitute for individual notes Dear Abby C hris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in Walt Disney Pictures' The Avengers. Much-hyped Avengers hits big screen with a blast Movie Review The Avengers Rating: PG-13 (intense scifi violence and action and a mild drug reference)R unning time: 143 minutes R eview: (of 4 NEW YORK (APThe springtime slumber is continuing for television networks. Viewership is down across the broadcast networks,with the primary culprit most likely the different ways people are experiencing television. DVRs,video on demand,streaming of material on tablets or other computers are all options that viewers are turning to in bigger numbers,according to researchers. s not like people are leaving the living room,said Brad Adgate,research analyst at Horizon Media. Its just that they are consuming content on different devices. Only one program,CBSNCIS,exceeded 17 million viewers last week as broadcasters count down the last month toward season finales,the Nielsen Co. said. During the past month,viewership at ABC is down 10 percent from last year,CBS is down 5 percent,Fox is down 16 percent and NBC is down 4 percent. PBS is down 46 percent and even Univision is down 6 percent. During an average minute in prime time,an estimated 12 million people are watching something on their digital video recorder, Nielsen said. Only six individual programs had a bigger audience last week. The difference is more pronounced among the 18-to-49-year-old demographic,upon which many of the networks base their advertising sales. In that age group,only Wednesdays edition of American Idolhad a bigger audience than people watching shows on their DVRs,Nielsen said. Illustrating another competitor for time, ComScore reported that an estimated 37 billion videos were watched online during March. The company said that 8.3 billion online ads were viewed,the first time the number of ads seen exceeded 8 billion for a month. Springtime slumber continues for TV networks


BYMA RKCA ROChicago Tribunei ck Clark didnt invent rock roll,and often he didnt even like it. But more than any other non-performer,the cleancut TV host and entrepreneur made this one-time rebel music welcome in Americas living rooms via American Bandstand. Clark didnt invent awards shows,game shows or cheery TV specials,either,but he put more of t hem on the air than any other producer,including the Golden Globe A wards,the American Music A wards,the Daytime Emmy Awards,the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Family Television Awards,plus $10,000 Pyramid(and its various highersum versions), s Bloopers& Practical Jokesand Dick Clarks New Years RockinEve. A ubiquitous, relentlessly upbeat television personality who logged thousands of hours on-air,Clark, 82,died Wednesday of ah eart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. Clark reportedly suffered the heart attack the morning after an outpatient procedure. Previously diagnosed with Type II diabetes,Clark suffered a stroke in December 2004 that caused him to miss his New Years Rockin Evspecial for the first time since he founded it in 1972. His public appearances have been limited since,though he did return to New Years RockinEvthe following year as a contributor. In recent years the man known as Americas oldest teenagermay have been most famous for his regular appearances on his seemingly endless array of TV projects. But his greatest cultural impact is generally thought to be American Bandstand. He didnt invent that show, either. Bandstand,as it was originally called,had been a local Philadelphia program launched in 1952 and hosted by two deejays. The concept had a studio full of teenagers dancing to the latest hit records,and the show clicked with audiences. But in 1956 when Bob Horn,then the solo host,was involved in a scandal involving drunk driving and underage girls, the producers turned to the wellscrubbed,26-year-old Clark,who had been hosting Philadelphias radio version of the show. The show was the most lucrative TV show in Philadelphia,and it was going down the tubes,so they needed a good-looking,fresh young face,and here was Dick Clark,said John A. Jackson, author of American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock nRoll Empire.s an astute businessman,and he recognized if he took that job and madea go of it,he could further his career. He knew nothing about rock roll. In a 2004 interview with Larry King,Clark admitted that this youthful music really wasnt his thing at the time. I grew to like it, he said. I came out of a jazz and rhythm-and-blues background primarily. Born Richard Wagstaff Clark in Mount Vernon,N.Y.,the future self-made industry was voted Most Likely to Sell the Brooklyn Bridgeby his high school classmates,according to Jacksons biography. Clark has said he became committed to radio after seeing Gary Moore and Jimmy Durante perform at a radio broadcast in an old New York theater. He began his career as disc jockey in Rome,N.Y. I got my first check in radio when I was 17,and I have been doing it ever since,he told King. The year after he made the jump to television and took over Bandstand,the show was picked up by the perennially third-place ABC-TV,with Americanadded to the name. Soon the nation was dancing along with clean-cut white kids (at least at the beginning) to a soundtrack of underground music gone mainstream. People forget now that at the time,rock nroll was very scandalous,said former Chicago rock disc jockey and former Chicago Tonighthost Bob Sirott. Thats why Dick Clark always wore a suit and tie. He wanted mom and dad to look at the host of Bandstandand say,Theres an earnest young man. Hes safe. The show not only had a major impact on rock nroll,it also fed the dreams and passions of young viewers discovering a new cultura l world through their TV sets. o teenagers it was almost must-see television,said Joe Angotti,former broadcast program chairman at Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism. It was the kind of thing that everybody talked about in school the next day:Did you see that one couple that made foo ls of themselves yesterday? Did you see the dance that one guy was doing?The thought of being able to go to Philadelphia to be on American Bandstandwas the ult imate fantasy for me and a lot of other teenagers. Added Angotti,who went on to become NBC Newsvice presiden t: I would even go so far as to say that my fascination with that show was what got me first interested in television production and how shows were done. It had that big a n impact. LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, May 27, 2012 M CT FILE PHOTOVeteran TV personality Dick Clark hosts ABCs annual Dick Clark's New Years RockinEvespecial from Times Square in New York in the 2000.Clark hosted the event from 1972 through 2003.Clark suffered a stroke in December 2004 that caused him to miss that years special.He returned to the special in following years as a contributor.THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/MCTCouples dance as Dick Clark stands at the podium during a taping of American Bandstandin this undated photo.People forget now that at the time,rock roll was very scandalous.Thats why Dick Clark always wore a suit and tie.He wanted mom and dad to look at the host of Bandstandand say,Theres an earnest young man.Hes safe. Bob Sirott,former Chicago rock disc jockey,on how Dick Clark won over skeptical parents while host of American Bandstand.Television host and producer left lasting legacy in the field of entertainmentDick ClarkBorn: Nov.30, 1 929, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Selected awards: Five Emmy Awards, including one for American Bandstand; L ifetime Achievement Award, Daytime E mmys Inducted into the Radio Hall of F ame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the A cademy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall o f Fame THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/MCTSinger Barry Manilow,right,salutes Dick Clark,left,in a tribute to the television host and producer during the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Remembering Dick Clark