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Title: The news-sun
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, September 16-17, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 109 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 93 72Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Afternoon, evening storms back in mix Forecast Question: Do you have health insurance? Next question: Should the Postal Service stop Saturday mail delivery to save money? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Ivan Crofton Age 85, of Sebring Larry Hart Age 71, of Sebring Irene Knutson Age 76, of Sebring Jamie Scranton Age 38, of Avon Park Lois Widger Age 93, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 75.3% No 24.7% Total votes: 89 Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar10B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Unknown Soldiers7A Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, ad#3 joann; 0 0 0 1 1 9 6 9 LIVING, 12B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — After months of administrative red tape, and some heated discussion Tuesday, commissioners directed staff to stop stalling about transferring Placid and Highway Park Utilities to the town of Lake Placid. “I don’t want it stalled any longer,” said Commissioner Jack Richie. “I don’t want this held back anymore.” “I am not seeing this impasse going away. I am not seeing any movement on this,” said Commissioner Greg Harris. Richie asserted that there has been “meetings upon meetings” and Richie was going to follow up daily with County Attorney Ross Macbeth to insure progress on the issue. “We’ve had some interlocal agreements, but not one that we do not have one that county staff can agree to,” Macbeth said. Macbeth pointed out some problems with the interlocal agreement, including fire safety policies and hydrants as well as rate divisions that needed to be hammered out before he felt comfortable moving forward. Macbeth also said that the Oct. 1 date set in the comprehensive plan to complete the transfer was not a real deadline. “I know there have be en discussion that we have missed other dates. What about the date in the comprehensive plan?” Commission LP, county haggling over utilities transfer Airport gets $4.2 million runway grant By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — Sebring city council will meet at their regular scheduled time at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Agenda items will include a continued old business discussion of the Lake Regency water line extension as well as new business regarding the Sebring Chamber 5K and a Community Redevelopment Agency vacancy to be filled. The city council members will continue to have meetings in the absence of council member Bud Whitlock, who is hospitalized in Winter Haven due to triple bypass surgery scheduled this weekend. Additionally, although Mayor George Hensley does not have a vote during council meetings, his recent cancer diagnosis will likely cause him to be absent from future council meetings. “In the 20 years I’ve been here, we’ve never canceled a meeting because we didn’t have enough members. Three members is needed for a quorum. Mayor Hensley does not vote, so even with Whitlock absent we will have enough members present,” said City Clerk Kathy Haley. Short-handed Sebring council will still meet Hensley Whitlock Whitlock, Mayor Hensley both facing medical issues Project will allow Boeing 737 to land in Sebring Top photo by KATARASIMMONS This illustration, provided by the airport, shows the planned expansion of the main runway, which before has only been able to handle smaller planes. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — The Sebring Regional Airport received a $4.2 million federal grant to be used for runway reconstruction and overhaul Tuesday. Executive Director of the Sebring Airport Authority, Mike Willingham, spoke Wednesday about what the money will mean for the future of the airport as well as the city of Sebring. “This project is going to open up a window that allows others to know us. It will allow a huge amount of growth and development, not only to Sebring or Highlands County, but to this entire region as well,” said Willingham. The construction is expected to begin sometime in November. “It takes around 60 to 90 days. We’ve got to get licenses, insurance all that stuff before we can get started,” Willingham said. According to Willingham, the construction will be much more than just a few touch-ups. It will be a very large project. “This is a complete reconstruction of this runway. When everything is finished we will have adequate space By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — City Manage r Julian Deleon confirmed Wednesday that he has placed Renee Green, Avon Park’s finance director, on administrative leave with pay. Deleon said the Avon Park police department is conducting an administrative review of Green and the city’s finance operation. “They’re looking at everything,” he said, and have produced a preliminary draft report reviewing the department’s past five months of work. Deleon declined to discuss details as the investigation is in progress. He did, however, release a memo to the News-Sun that he sent to Green on Thursday. In it, he wrote that he has conGreen placed on leave AP finance director, department are under review News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Avon Park Finance Director Renee Green has been placed on paid administrative leave while her department is under review. Deleon Bert Harris, Stewart argue during meeting See AP, page 6A See UTILITIES, page 6A See AIRPORT, page 7A Seeing progressLady Panthers battle in loss to powerful St. Pete SPORTS, 1BMaking a differenceSebring's Adams working in Ghana for Peace Corps PAGE2A

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunChris Adams, a 2007 graduate of the University of West Florida from Sebring, is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the African country of Ghana. Adams, who graduated with a degree in hospitality recreation and resort management, now works as a small enterprise development volunteer working to develop textile tourism. Adams lives in Tafi Abuife, a small village of 1,500 people centrally located in the Volta Region. Since arriving in Ghana, he has helped rebuild a local school and formed a weaving association through which he is now marketing tourism projects. He also has helped local villagers start a new business. “My villagers are very friendly and very accommodating this has made my transition very easy,” said Adams. But he has also had to adjust to a new way of life. “The Ghanaians have no concept of being in certain places on time and that can be a struggle when you schedule a meeting for three and no one shows up till five. Ghana has opened my eyes and has given me a vision of a world that I never knew much about.” Adams, is one of seven UWF graduates currently serving in Peace Corps. More than 80 UWF alumni have served in Peace Corps. Adams is one of 318 Florida residents currently serving in the Peace Corps. Since 1961, 6,968 Florida residents have served in the Peace Corps. Peace Corps Volunteers work in cooperation with local governments, schools, and entrepreneurs to create sustainable communitybased projects. The Peace Corps offers meaningful public service opportunities in 76 countries around the world for qualified Americans age 18 and over. There is no upper age limit to service. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, by executive order. Throughout 2011, Peace Corps is commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Today, 8,655 volunteers are working in 76 host countries. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. Visit www.peacecorps.gov for more information. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 Sept. 14 6918204145x:3Next jackpot $2 millionSept. 10 11125264550x:3 Sept. 7 212632353944x:4 Sept. 14 511141631 Sept. 13 810111516 Sept. 12 1518232426 Sept. 11 111121819 Sept. 14 (n) 5944 Sept. 14 (d) 9411 Sept. 13 (n) 9993 Sept. 13 (d) 9310 Sept. 14(n) 580 Sept. 14 (d) 621 Sept. 13 (n) 976 Sept. 13(d) 542 Sept. 13 827293821 Sept. 9 811152418 Sept. 6 921243818 Sept. 2 6827334 Sept. 14 1641425059 PB: 5 PP: 3Next jackpot $20 millionSept. 10 419223253 PB: 24 PP: 4 Sept. 7 35182754 PB: 13 PP: 4 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Sebrings Adams making a difference in Peace Corps SALT meets Sept. 20 in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID –The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will hold its monthly educational forum on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Rosewood Assisted Living Facility, 517 US 27 North. The forum, hosted by the Lake Placid Police Department, will begin at 10 a.m. Officer Stuart Troutman of the Lake Placid Police Department will provide a presentation on the duties of the Uniform Patrol Division. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge, however reservations are requested. To reserve a seat at this presentation please contact S.A.L.T. President Janet Tindell at 443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office at 402-7369. The S.A.L.T. Council is a part of Triad, which is an organization of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff's Association and the AARP. The purpose of this organization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimization and the fear of crime. S.A.L.T. meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Locations for the meetings rotate throughout Highlands County. Harvest for Hospice set for Oct. 21SEBRING – Mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 21. That’s the date for the third annual Harvest for Hospice fundraiser to benefit Good Shepherd Hospice’s Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House. Harvest for Hospice, fast becoming a fall tradition, will return to the Chteau lan, where guests can partake in scrumptious food from local eateries, sample unique beer and wine selections, and listen to live music featuring Gary Johnson. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House, where healthcare professionals address patients’complex, end-oflife care needs and offer compassionate, comprehensive services in a comfortable, homelike environment. “The community came together three years ago at the first Harvest for Hospice to successfully support the construction of a freestanding hospice house in Highlands County,” said Andy Tuck, Harvest for Hospice event chair. “Because of that tremendous support, we opened the Somers Hospice House last January. Harvest for Hospice is a great example of local funds staying in Highlands County to support important end-of-life care services.” The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and local restaurants offering menu samples at the event include Chili’s Grill and Bar, Cowpoke’s Watering Hole, Jimmy’s Greek Restaurant, The Olive Garden, Palms Court Bistro, Sweet Street and Zeno’s Italian Restaurant. Bernie Little Distributors will provide samples of Anheuser Busch beverages. Tickets for Hospice for Hospice are $50 each, and sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact Becky McIntyre at 402-1066 or e-mail her at mcintyrer@chaptershealth.org.Lake Placid Historical Society meets SaturdayLAKE PLACID – The September quarterly meeting of the Lake Placid Historical Society will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Caladium Co-operative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd. This is a change of location from the Museum as previously announced. Learn about the newest group in town, “Tour Lake Placid,” and how it will affect the museum during its 85th Happy Birthday Celebration for 2012. Pioneer Man and Woman COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — Commissioners voted 3-1 to select Scott Canaday as the county’s Director of Emergency Management during their meeting on Tuesday. Board Chair Barbara Stewart voted against Canaday, stating that she made her opinion know at the budget workshop on Thursday. According to the official minutes in that meeting, Commissioner Don Elwell requested reviewing the 5 percent increase to the salary of the Emergency Management Director position, but Stewart objected to a change in the budget. Elwell made a motion and Commissioner Greg Harris seconded the motion to give Canaday the increase for that position. Elwell retracted his motion and Harris retracted his second, and requested that County Administrator Rick Helms bring the item back to the board. Canaday was named as interim director after Bill Nichols retired just a little over 16 months ago. At that time, Canaday got a 10 percent raise for the extra duties. In May, Canaday declined the position offered because the commission would not approve his salary of $52,587, another 5 percent increase after his 10 percent raise. Harris pointed out in May that Canaday was still making $11,600 less than Nichols, and that was a “bargain for someone with Scott’s talents,” but Elwell and Commissioner Jack Richie were concerned about budget shortfalls and would not agree to a raise at the at the time. Both Richie and Elwell were impressed with Canaday’s dedication to the job, and complemented on him fighting a wildfire right after the commission turned him down for a raise in May. The position was advertised internally, according to County Administrator Rick Helms, and Canaday was selected by a hiring board for the job from the applicant pool. Canaday officially named countys Emergency Management director POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy photo Sebrings Chris Adams poses with villagers he works with in Ghana as a member of the Peace Corps. The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the NewsSun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Sept. 14: William Bernard Bleything, 34, of Sebring, was charged for trespassing, failing to leave property upon order by owner. James Crumpton, 51, of Avon Park, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for petit theft, third conviction. David Manuel Estevez, 33, of Sebring, was sentenced to three years in state prison for trafficking in Oxycodone, four grams to under 30 kilograms. William Conner Giles, 61, Homeless, was charged for trespassing structure or conveyance. Jamar Thomas Hall, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with grand theft. Mark Alan Harris, 30, of Panama City Beach, was charged on an out-ofcounty warrant for violation of probation. Brendan Michael Kelly, 24, of Sebring, was charged with grand theft of motor vehicle; and attempted burglary of unoccupied structure or conveyance. Joshua Patrick Libby, 26, of Sebring, was charged for domestic battery by strangulation. Rosita Cruz Ramos, 24, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Craig Thomas Ritter, 46, of Jupiter, was charged for possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of controlled substance without prescription; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Roger Antwaine Swinton, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with lewd battery, offender 18 years or older, victim less than 18 years of age. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Sept. 13: Brianna Joneal Dobbs, 18, of St. Petersburg, was charged with probation violation on a Hillsborough County warrant. Samantha Elizabeth Dunn, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. Anthony Jerome Continued on page 7A Associated PressMILTON — APanhandle woman has been found guilty of suffocating her week-old daughter. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Wednesday before finding 35-year-old Michelle Vasquez guilty of murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of Madison Flores. Officials say Vasquez killed the child in the woods near her mother’s house in Gulf Breeze in April 2010. Santa Rosa County officials found the baby’s body wrapped in a blanket. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports Vasquez faces a mandatory life sentence on the murder charge and will be sentenced Oct. 18 on the child abuse charge. Panhandle mother found guilty of killing infant

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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — There was only one item on the agenda when the city council, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, met Monday night. It was a request from Jose Reynoso, the developer refurbishing The Brickell Building on Main Street, for payment of a $20,000 facade grant reimbursing him for part of the work he has done. There is an issue regarding timelines, however, with members of the CRAadvisory board concerned Reynoso missed the deadline for the reimbursement grant. This is because, according to at least one advisory board member, the grant was made under the condition that Reynoso provide documentation to the CRAwithin a one-year time frame. Reynoso, however, hasn’t been in touch with the CRA advisory board since 2008, and work on the Brickell Building has been complete for two years. The advisory board made no recommendations to the CRA, nor did it take action in passing on the request. Maria Sutherland, project manager for the city, told the CRAthe Brickell project took longer than expected and caused delays. She added that facade grant deadlines were uncommon, she had never seen one when she has applied for facade grants in the past. CRAmembers were inclined to give Reynoso — who was not at the meeting — the funding. There was no written record of the yearlong timeline, for example. In addition, members were impressed with how the Brickell Building looked. “There is no question he is has removed blight,” member Terry Heston said. City staff reported that Reynoso is current on his taxes, which settled the matter for the council. “It’s his money we’re gi ving back,” Mayor Sharon Schuler said. The CRAvoted unanimously to approve the grant. Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray did not attend the meeting. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011Page 3A BERRONG, AMY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main a top 9/14 p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 8 7 6 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/16/11; 0 0 0 1 1 9 7 9 Brickell developer receives $20,000 facade grant News-Sun file photo The Brickell Building on Main Street in Avon Park got a complete overhaul two years ago. By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated PressMIAMI — Florida’s teacher union is suing the state over a new law that requires merit pay and ends tenure for new hires, one of a number passed nationwide changing how teachers are evaluated. The Florida Education Association contends that SB 736, which was signed in to law by Gov. Rick Scott in March, is unconstitutional because it substantially changes how teachers are paid and evaluated while denying instructors their right to collective bargaining. “The provisions of SB 736 radically transform the teaching profession — and not for the better,” said Cory Williams, a middle school teacher included in the lawsuit. “The expertise and knowledge of teachers have been ignored throughout this process and our constitutional rights have been trampled.” Vivianne Waldron, director of human resources, recruitment and professional development for the Highlands County school board, said Thursday it remained to be seen if the union’s suit against the state of Florida would have an immediate impact on Highlands County teachers. Acommittee of teachers and school district administrators worked out a system for observing and evaluating teachers, which is being put in place this year. But, 50 percent of a teacher’s final assessment will be based on student performance, and that piece has not been completed. “We haven’t even begun our process,” Waldron said. She explained that the committee would first work out a proposal, which would be reviewed by the school superintendent, then workshopped and voted on by the school board. “Afew larger districts already have established a merit pay system,” Waldron said. “But, they are voluntary.” The difference, she added is that now, the state is mandating merit pay. School districts have until the 1213-1214 school year to have everything in place. “The suit could shut down the process,” Waldron said. “I guess we will have to wait and see.” She pointed out the lawsuit could take years to get through the courts. In the meantime, the committee will continue to meet, because unless the teacher’s union prevails, the district will have to have a plan in place a year from now. Waldron praised the committee members — some union members, some not — for working together. The News-sun was unable to reach local union president and Sebring High School science teacher Steve Picklesimer for comment. The FEAand the Sarasota Classified/Teachers Association filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Circuit Court in Tallahassee on behalf of teachers statewide. Florida’s law is one of several passed this past year that weaken or eliminate tenure and create new ways for evaluating teachers, most of which deem a teacher “effective” based on how well students do on tests. Florida appears to be the only state, however, that is requiring merit pay statewide. Other states are working to create effective evaluation systems first and encouraging districts to implement pilot performance pay models, rather than including it as a requirement, said Michelle Exstrom, education program principal at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Minnesota’s Q Comp program, for example, allows districts and teacher unions to voluntarily opt in to a teacher evaluation and performance pay program that is collectively bargained. Fifty school districts implemented or had approved plans to participate in the 2010-11 school year. “Florida always has been ahead of the curve when it comes to the merit pay issue,” Exstrom said. “They’ve just struggled to do it in a way that’s most effective for their teachers and their students. And I think a lot of states have looked at Florida’s struggles and said, ‘You know what, it’s not clear cut how to make this work.”’ In response to the lawsuit, Scott’s press secretary, Lane Wright, said the governor was looking out for students, to make sure they get the best teachers in the classroom, while “the special interest teachers union is looking out for bad teachers who pay their union dues.” “Regular working folks don’t have tenure,” Wright said in a statement Wednesday. “Why should bad teachers?” The law passed last spring is similar to one former Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed during his Senate campaign after widespread teacher protests. It requires teachers hired after July 1, 2014, to be placed on a performance salary schedule. Teachers will be given one of four performance ratings, 50 percent of which must be based on data regarding student growth, including scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. It also gets rid of provisions which allow districts to prioritize teachers with seniority during layoffs. Republicans say a testbased merit pay plan will help attract and keep top teachers, but opponents of the law say it will have the opposite effect — discouraging new and veteran teachers from staying in Florida, knowing the role student test scores will have on whether or not they keep their jobs. “In my district we have noted that teachers, long time teachers in our district, have left the county for this very reason,” said Beth Weatherstone, an Indian River County teacher who is included in the lawsuit. She said they have left the profession or gone back to home states. “It’s based on what’s happening here in Florida, this attack on teachers.” Officials with the state Department of Education said they intend to defend the new law. The lawsuit seeks to prohibit the state from enforcing the law. News-Sun staff writer Christopher Tuffley contributed to this report. Teachers union files suit over merit pay law

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C M Y K Except for a select few in Florida government who are getting a nifty deal. With the news that Gov. Rick Scott — long a staunch critic of “Obamacare” — enrolled along with his wife in the state’s special program for politicians and top officials, accusations that he’s a hypocrite were to be expected. After all, the former hospital executive is a multimillionaire paying $30 a month for top-tier health care insurance. Most of the cost, of course, is borne by Florida taxpayers in a state facing high unemployment and growing rolls of uninsured, among the highest in the nation. But we won’t play class warfare. Scott isn’t collecting a salary for serving as governor, and, besides, we believe every American should have the opportunity to get affordable, high-quality care. No, the issue isn’t the governor and state legislators and other high-ranking department heads getting a break on insurance costs. The issue is there are hundreds of thousands of Floridians searching for work and unable to pay for health insurance and millions working in jobs that offer no insurance. Even middle-class workers can’t afford the expensive individual or family plans in the private marketplace. What have the governor and Republican-controlled Legislature done about that? They have said, “no, thanks,” to federal money that would have started to help some of those Floridians. ... Meanwhile, a majority of Florida’s legislators (all 40 senators and 112 of 120 House members also are enrolled in the state’s special insurance program for “special” people) turned down $17 million in federal grants under “Obamacare” this year. Who became a casualty? — Dying children in need of hospice care ($2 million). — Poor, working people who were promised community health centers so that they don’t wind up in hospital emergency rooms ($8 million in construction money). — Elderly and disabled Floridians who would get home health care aides so they don’t have to go to much more costly Medicaid-provided nursing homes. The irony is that the health centers program was created during President George W. Bush’s term. And for good reason. It would save Florida money and keep people in the comfort of their homes. That’s the sickening price of partisan politics. An editorial from the Miami Herald. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION The sickening price of partisan politics Health care insurance costs continue to gobble up family budgets. Employers, whether private or public, have been pushing more of those costs on workers as the economy remains sluggish and health care costs rise. No matter what the record shows, there will always be the nay-sayers who have no trouble ignoring facts as obvious as the noses on their faces. Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the horror we call simply by the numerals that mark its point in time. Anyone who watched the minute-by-minute film record of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center buildings broadcast by cable networks such as Fox, MSNBC and CNN — and had any doubts about what happened and who made it happen — has a serious gap in their ability to process information clearly presented. They exist, however, laughably calling themselves “truthers” despite their obvious inability to recognize the truth even when it stares them straight in their clouded eyes. How they can look at the films showing such horrors as the suicidal leaps of our fellow human beings trapped in the flames and still convince themselves that the whole thing was a hoax thrust on us by the Bush administration and the federal government is simply an astounding reaction to the plain truth faithfully recorded by plain citizens with cameras. Those who fail to understand that this was an act of war committed by terrorists fail to understand that there are those who hate us, and hate our way of life, and are willing to go to any lengths to inflict serious harm on this nation and do it for all the world to see. The idea that recognizing that a state of war exists between the people of the United States and those who would inflict a worldwide Islamic dictatorship on the people of the United States seems to have escaped the notice of the self-described “truthers.” Prominent among them is an academic, ultra-leftist and somewhat disoriented New York Times columnist, one Professor Paul Krugman, who viewed the ceremonies surrounding the recognition of 9/11 as mere hucksterism. In a column called “repugnant” by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Krugman pilloried as shameful those who want to commemorate this great American tragedy. I’ll tell you want is really shameful — it’s the vision of this leftist academic dancing on the graves of the victims of 9/11 from the safety of his office. Civilians, firefighters and other first responders willingly went into the jaws of certain death in an attempt to rescue their fellow New Yorkers trapped in the two doomed towers. We all know of their heroism and stand in awe of their willingness to serve in those dark hours. Demeaning those who celebrate the heroism of those who risked their lives — or died trying to rescue their fellow human beings — is simply beneath contempt. I’m certain that the souls of these heroes of 9/11 willingly forgive the likes of Professor Krugman from their refuge in paradise. Down here in the trenches of the war against terrorism, forgiveness doesn’t come all that easy. We are entreated to pray for our enemies. So mutter a prayer for Professor Krugman. Although he probably doubts the power of prayer, he needs all the prayer he can get. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan RevolutionŽ (St. Martins Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit www.reagan.com or email Reagan@caglecartoons.com. The real truth is easy to see Making Sense Michael Reagan US government has become a disgraceEditor: As I watched and listened to President Obama’s plan to get people back to work, every now and then I felt compelled to steal a glance at the Speaker. Several other Republicans whom have repeatedly contrived to block just about every agenda the President has put forth. I wondered about the Speaker’s health as his facial language shifted from pursed lips locked in a straight line of defiance and what appeared to be profound discomfort from time to time, causing his face to “pink up,” when the President’s remarks hit a nerve. The Bible tells us not to give that which is holy unto the dogs. “Cast not your pearls before swine lest they trample them in with their feet and turn again to rend you.” Why do we listen to the same worn out chant spotted with the stain of repeated lies, “we can work with our colleagues on the other side of the isle”? When? The United States’government has become a disgrace. The Supreme Court has joined Republicans within the belt line, sabotaging democracy, with the good old buddy system. Voting has become “rigged” by the people we thought we could trust. Why have we stood by and watched the horror of the Bush and Cheney administration destroy innocent lives by the thousands along with our own young men and women and why have we not brought them to trial as war criminals? Why was Nixon pardoned? He was a criminal and a liar. Why was Reagan revered as a hero when, in fact, he was fanning the flames of war by supplying guns with the aid of Colonel North. “Tear this wall down Mr. Gorbachev.” Did that command make Reagan a hero? What party did these men in high places belong to?" Who is so lacking in common sense as to give government, state officials for life-time jobs? In my humble opinion, we no longer need the Republican party. They are not working period. They are voted in because of people outside the belt line who resemble the KKK clan. They know they belong to “the party,” therefore must be loyal to the party. Intelligence and knowledge of who the candidate is or background apparently is irrelevant. Isn’t it about time we wake up and put a referendum on the ballot in 2012 to limit the length of those employed in our government, state employment to six year service term and one term only? Let the grass roots in. As it is today, the government belongs to the lobbyists, Wall Street, the rich and infamous. The number in Tallahassee, (850-245-6200), is where to obtain information for instructions on how to get a referendum on the ballot. Una V. McLaughlin SebringLots of benefits to having animalsEditor: I agree with Terri Lynn Crutchfield that pigs intelligent and, if they are given the opportunity, clean and odorless. In 1973, I hung my laundry within a few feet of a pig. Ahigh hedge hid it from view and there was no sound or odor. I was very surprised when my children made some casual remark that revealed it’s presence. They say that people who have pets live longer and happier lives and they are used for the enjoyment of hospitals and nursing homes. It is also said that watching fish swim around in a tank is relaxing. I find that watching a hen search and scratch for bugs is also relaxing, especially if she’s leading a flock of biddies. I once sat through a St. Francis of Assisi service at church with an unruffled hen and an unused newspaper on my lap. When it was time to take her to the altar to be blessed, I said, “This is Molly, representing the flock.” You don’t need a rooster with your laying hens unless you want biddies. I personally like waking up to a rooster’s crow. To me it says, “Good morning, all’s right with God’s world.” However, if you (or your neighbor) doesn’t like the sound, all you have to do is put him in a low cage overnight. In the morning you can release him and he will crow happily when he can once again raise his body and head. My children used to have a horse on Lakeview Drive and it wasn’t the only one. Anything was allowed as long as your neighbors didn’t complain and our horse was a neighborhood pet. The neighbors would bring her their table scraps to eat and when the children cleaned her corral, they would take them back in a recycled form which the neighbors used as fertilizer. One lady would say, “I need her to mow my lawn,” so she would lead the horse to her house and tie her out. I called my friend, Sophie Mae to get her permission to quote one of her shirts that says, “In a perfect world every home would have a dog and every dog would have a home.” She also told me that Sebring used to have gopher tortoise races every year. Her father used to keep them permanently for the city in a pen next door on South Commerce Avenue. They are vegetarian, of course, and he used to go to the I.G.A. grocery store o n the Circle to get their oats, leaves of lettuce, etc. I realize, of course, that “your freedom ends where the other fellow’s nose begins” and some laws are necessary. But I think the city council could think more about th e number of adult animals being kept and why, and less about the kind of animals. I bet this would make the 4-H and FFAchildren and leaders happy too, not to mention the drug and law enforcement people. After all, every minute spent caring for an animal is a minute not spent getting into trouble. Shirley White Rard en Sebring 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. Letters of local concern take priority.Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages aren't 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

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C M Y K nominations from the community or memberships are being accepted for 50-yearr residents as well as contestants for the Melvil Dewey Look-Alike Contest. Join as a member or guest for an informative afternoon. Email ktarrLPHS@gmail.com or call 465-1771.Dance Club meeting rescheduled SEBRING – The Highlands Social Dance Club membership meeting for this week has been changed to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Charlie’s/Sandy’s Restaurant on U.S. 27. The first dance of the 2011/2012 season is scheduled for Oct. 7th. For more information call 385-6671.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will have music by Mike Claxton today. Call for time. The district meeting/picnic is at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host music by Gary Oliver from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host music by Marti Capoferro on Friday. Call for time. Ccall 465-2661. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladie Auxiliary will have bingo at 2 p.m. Saturday. Get tickets early. Music with Tony and Diana from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will have Texas Hold’em at 2 p.m. today. Music with Big Freddie from 6-9 p.m. Bingo bango is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Fireman from 69 p.m. Saturday. Call 4650131. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 will host a flag raising by the Honor Guard in honor of POWMIADay at 11 a.m. today. Music by Patsy and Johnny from 6-9 p.m. Music from 69 p.m. Saturday with Fancy Free. Call 385-8902.Sebring Bridge Club plans special gameSEBRING — The Sebring Bridge Club, 347 N. Fernleaf Ave., will play a special game extra points at noon today. Call 385-8118.Humane Society benefits from eventSEBRING — Pampered Pooches is donating 100 percent of sales from grooming on Saturday, as well as 100 percent of sales from photos Sunday. Call 402-9091 for an appointment. Pampered Pooches is at 2805 U.S. 27 North.YMCA offers Good Dog classSEBRING — Highlands County YMCA(100 YMCA Lane) will offer a summer dog obedience and behavioral modification course, “Good Dog.” The course is being offered to all citizens of Highlands County. One does not have to be a member of the YMCAto partake. This is a six-week course, which will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday. The class meets each Saturday for approximately one hour. The classes are held under cover at the basketball courts to keep owner and dog cool along with protecting from possible summer showers. “Good Dog” is geared towards dogs of all ages and levels. The course will focus on good manners, obedience and behavioral modifications. Some of the exercises instructed will include: sit down, stand, stay, come, heel/walking on a loose lead and more. Topics to be addressed are geared towards each individual student; i.e., calm greetings, jumping, barking, biting and other problem-solving techniques. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test will be available for those wishing to obtain said certification at the end of the course. The instructor has 30-plus years of experience in dog training and behavior modifications. Puppies and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Cost is $50. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 655-9080.Red Hat Queens prepare for eventsSEBRING – Ghosts and Goblins will descend on the Red Hat Queens of Abundance at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Host Ghost Barbara Berry and Party Girl Goblins will entertain the Red Hatters at Dot’s Restaurant. Halloween attire or usual Red Hat outfits will enjoy a luncheon of fun and frivolity. Each Red Hatter is asked to bring at least one indoor activity that her chapter has enjoyed to share with the Queens. Include the price per Red Hatter, the location, availability and anything special including photos and comments. Would the chapter repeat the event? Bring small Red Hat items, accessories, jewelry, etc. to sell, trade or barter following the luncheon. For more details and reservations, call 465-0161. Tickets are also now available and will be sold for the 11th Annual Green Spring Fling the Red Hat Way, Brighton Casino on March 8, 2012. Lunch tickets are $ 9.95 for the full course lunch with drinks and desserts. Doors open at 10 a.m. and start with a casino theme decorated Hats parade with prizes awarded. Door prizes will be given out throughout the morning. Following lunch, bingo will be played in the bingo hall, site of the event. Bing o Paks will be sold by the bingo crew during lunch and up to the start of bingo calling.BingoPaks will be $ 13.Men are welcome Red Hat Side Kicks. IVAN W.CROFTON Ivan W. Crofton, 85, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1925, to Bernard P. and Mildred L. (Frederick) Crofton in Mount Carroll, Ill., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1994, coming from St. Petersburg, Fla. He was a farmer, a member of Whispering Pines Baptist Church, very active with the Gideons International and was a bond servant for the Lord. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Dominick of Tucson, Ariz.; sons, Ivan Paul (Diane) Crofton of LaSalle, Ill. and Tom W. (Kathy) Crofton of Sebring; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy D. Crofton, and one brother. Amemorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, Sebring, with Rev. Steve Trinkle officiating. The family will receive friends preceding the service, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to The Gideons International. Arrangements were entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, FL33870 863-385-0125 LARRYHART Larry G. Hart, 71, of Sebring, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 after a brief illness. Larry was born in Arab, Ala. Larry was a Vietnam veteran and served 13 years in the Air Force. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Susie and his dog Ginger. He is also survived by his sister, Debbie Stewart of Texas; and son, Toby of Navarre, Fla. IRENE KNUTSON Irene Brinkley Knutson, a long-time Highlands County realtor, made her transition on Wednesday, Sept.14, 2011 at Sebring, Fla. Her daughter, Patsy Foster, son-in-law, Don Foster and their daughter, Wendy Carrington Foster, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Harold Knutson; and sons, Thor Christopher Knutson of Sebring, Brett Dean Knutson (Lori) of Omaha, Neb. and William David McDonald (Donna) of Newport, Ala.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was born in Pitkin, La., on Aug. 15, 1935 to Clyde and Pallie (Pollard) Brinkley. She graduated from Mission Bay High School in San Diego, Calif. after earning 72 credit hours and only a year after her two oldest children graduated from the same school. She attended San Diego Jr. College with a major in Accounting and Business. After her husband retired from the Navy they moved to Branson, Mo. where she attended the School of the Ozarks. She served on the board and fundraising committee that established the first mental health clinic in Branson, Mo. The family moved to Sebring in June of 1979 and in October of the same year she joined the Board of Realtors of Highlands County. She served as treasurer for four years and on many committees and received many awards. It was with great pride that she accepted the Realtor of The Year award in 1992. She was instrumental in procuring land for Unity Life Enrichment Centre Campus. She led the charge in raising the funds necessary to build the Centre. Amemorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Unity Life Enrichment Centre on Orange Blossom. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com JAMIE SCRANTON Jamie R. Scranton, age 38, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 in Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Scranton was born in Wellsboro, Pa. to Robert and Carol (Hamilton) Scranton. He was the owner/operator of Scranton Lawn Service. He was of the Christian faith and a lifelong resident of Avon Park, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Tracy Scranton of Avon Park, Fla.; children, Brittany Scranton, Brooke Scranton, and Eli Scranton, all of Avon Park, Fla. and Hunter Scranton of Wauchula, Fla.; parents, Robert and Carol Scranton of Avon Park, Fla.; and sister, Nicole Clinard (J.C.) of Lakeland, Fla. Amemorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. in First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bob Johnson and Pastor John Rogers officiating. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com LOIS WIDGER Lois Elinor Ehle Widger, 93, died Sept. 13, 2011. Lois was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Feb. 8, 1918. She graduated from Central Technical High School in Syracuse, N.Y. She married Herbert Jerome Widger on July 3, 1940 and they were married nearly 69 years before his death in 2009. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry M. and Alice C. Ehle, and a brother, Harry M. (Agnes) Ehle Jr., of northern New York. She is survived by her six children, daughters Suzanne (Gerald) Page of Avon Park, Fla., Sally Eatherly of Fresno, Calif., Candice (Kerry) Meeker of Avon Park, Fla., and Michelle Marshall of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sons, Lorry (Karin) Widger of Bangor, Maine and Christopher (Gail) Widger of Woodinville, Wash. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren: Kristy Page, Kelly Page Hetherington, Jason Stoddard, April Stoddard Farkas, Kristoffer Widger, Thomas Widger, Hannah Widger Truciante, Gregory Meeker, and Lisa Meeker Beatty. Lois had 11 great-grandchildren including Mile Hetherington,; Benjamin, Zachary and Matthew Farkas; Townes and Kirby Widger; Owen and Miles Widger; and Amelia, Pierce and Finn Beatty. Surviving also are eight nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. Lois had resided in the Sebring/Avon Park, Fla. Area since 2004 and lived in the Fort Lauderdale area for 30 years before that. She loved the sunshine and the beach. She was an excellent bridge player and for many years enjoyed playing with her friends at the Women's Club of Wilton Manors. Prior to moving to Florida, Lois and her husband Jerry resided with their children in Fulton, N.Y., and were active members of First Presbyterian Church. Aprivate memorial service for the family is planned and donations may be made in her name to the Smile Train. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011Page 5A Lawrence Francisco; 3.639"; 2"; Black; -; 0 0 0 1 1 9 5 0 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; main ff top rhp only pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 9 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 6 5 4 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 84564 liquor IO11094PP0; 0 0 0 1 1 9 8 6 Widger OBITUARIES Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011Page 7A COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/16/11; 0 0 0 1 1 9 7 1 Millers Central Air 3x10.5 color 00012010 to accommodate more airplanes. It’s not just an overlay. This will eventually allow us to land a Boeing 737/800,” Willingham said. Willingham said there were two issues with the current landing area at the airport — it’s too small and it’s not strong enough. “The structural strength of the current runway is not strong enough to land an airplane that heavy (Boeing 737) and there just isn’t enough space,” Willingham said. The design of the runway has already been created and the airport, engineers, and other personnel are ready to get the project started. “It’s really the first phase of the runway extension project. Our new hope is to get this underway by early winter. “The design of the runway extension will expand it by 7,000 feet,” said Willingham. The project will take several months to complete. The estimated completion date for the Sebring runway reconstruction is late August 2012. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Vicky Stewart of the Sebring Airport Authority talks about the changes planned for the main runway at Sebring Regional Airport. Lindsy met her best friend on the beach when she was a teenager who didn’t know the true meaning of love. His name was Tony. The fun-loving pair was inseparable during their high school years in Michigan, until a major change in one of their lives forced a candid re-evaluation of their relationship. “Looking back, it was more than a best friendship, but we didn’t realize it until we graduated and he was going to go away,” Lindsy told The Unknown Soldiers. “He was headed to boot camp.” Lindsy married her best friend, Sgt. Tony Matteoni, on July 19, 2008, with almost no money and absolutely no furniture. Their first apartment was filled with lawn chairs, boxes of Ramen noodles, and the air mattress they spent their entire marriage sleeping on. “I couldn’t do things like that with anyone but Tony,” Lindsy said. “(It’s) one of the fondest memories of my life: spending time with him and not being distracted.” When Sgt. Matteoni was ordered to report to North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, it was understood that his first combat deployment was almost certainly on the horizon. “I was scared — naturally, I think,” Lindsy recalled. “But the good thing about having been best friends for such a long time is that we knew it was going to work.” The day before Tony deployed to Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Lindsy, incredibly, found out she was expecting the couple’s first child. While at war, the Marine received ultrasound pictures and a DVD containing an audio track of their child’s heartbeat. When he called home, Tony wanted only to discuss Lindsy and the bundle of joy they were expecting. “He implied that he wasn’t having a very good time (in Afghanistan), but he didn’t want to dwell on it,” Lindsy said, while also emphasizing that even while experiencing war, her husband never lost his sense of humor. “He’d call and want to joke around.” During a sleepless night in Afghanistan, Tony knew that half a world away, Lindsy was finding out if their baby was a boy or girl. After some coaxing from his fellow Marines, Tony woke up his first sergeant and asked to phone home. “He was able to call for 90 seconds,” she said. “He said ‘Linds, what’s the verdict?’” It was a girl. Tony was floored. “He said he’d be a good dad and she’d be daddy’s girl,” Lindsy said. “We said our ‘I love yous’and I told him to be safe. He said ‘Linds, you be safe.’” It was Lindsy and Tony’s last conversation. After wondering why she hadn’t heard from her husband the next day for a more lengthy chat about their big news, military messengers arrived on Lindsy’s doorstep. “I saw the shadows of the Marines and their shapes,” she painfully recounted. “I knew by the time I answered the door.” Sgt. Tony Matteoni, 22, was killed Oct. 1, 2010, in an accident that occurred while the Marine was supporting combat operations in Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand Province. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘What do I do?’” she said. “I had been so happy.” As Michigan came together to honor the fallen Marine during solemn ceremonies in Union City, Kalamazoo, and Augusta, Lindsy thought about an emotional conversation she had with Tony before he left for Afghanistan. “He picked me up and put me on his lap,” she recalled. “He said ‘Linds, don’t worry if I die. Because if I die, I’ll take your hand and we’ll go to heaven together.” Inside a Michigan hospital at 2:04 a.m. on Feb. 24, Lindsy Matteoni, now a 22year-old widow, met her new best friend. Her name is Avery Danielle. Now six months old, daddy’s little girl is the light of her mother’s life. “She is amazing, just like Tony,” she said. “I wish he was here to see her. He would be so tickled that she looks just like him.” Sent down to Earth by her loving father, Avery is a permanent reminder of a Marine’s ultimate sacrifice. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Losing a husband and best friend Airport gets federal grant for major runway upgrade Associated PressTALLAHASSEE — Florida’s graduating seniors are posting lower scores on the SAT college entrance exam according to test results released by the test administrator. The average composite score for the Class of 2011 on the SAT’s math, critical reading and writing portions was 1,435 or 26 points lower than last year. Scores dropped nationally according to the College Board but the drop in scores was much steeper. Florida scores are at their lowest in the last five years. Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson acknowledged that Florida’s scores on the test had dropped significantly, but he also noted that nearly 12,000 more students took the tests this year. Nearly 95,000 graduating seniors took the SAT. “As Florida continues to raise its standards toward college and career readiness, some temporary decreases in overall performance may occur as increased numbers of students acclimate to higher expectations and increased rigor,” Robinson said. Floridas SAT scores drop 26 points

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Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2007-WM2, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Plaintiff, vs. Allen O'Malley, Aracelis Mejia O'Malley a/k/a Aracelis O'Malley, MERS as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp. and Aracelis O'Malley, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 29, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-1759-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2007-WM2, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, is Plaintiff and Allen O'Malley, Aracelis Mejia O'Malley a/k/a Aracelis O'Malley, MERS as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp. and Aracelis O'Malley, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 27th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 5, Block 33, Sebring Country Estates Section 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: 3318 Hawk Street, Sebring, FL 33872 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 30th day of August, 2011. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk September 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28 2008 CA 001020 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2004-4 Plaintiff, vs. BOADIL ZAMORA, ET AL, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated May 5, 2009 and entered in Case No. 28 2008 CA 001020 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2004-4, is Plaintiff and BOADIL ZAMORA; ILIANA ALVARES; ___; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BOADIL ZAMORA, IF ANY; ___, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ILIANA ALVARES, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PARTY IN POSSESSION; BANK OF AMERICA N.A. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 27th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 13, OF LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 4600 LAKE HAVEN BLVD., SEBRING, FLORIDA 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) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 30th day of August, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk September 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals NOTICE OF POLICY AMENDMENT SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The following policy will be considered at the regular Board meeting to be held Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hardee Campus at 2968 US Hwy 17 N, Bowling Green, FL. The general public is invited. Policy Development: Proposed amendments to the following policy. Policy 1.02 Vision, Mission, and Institutional Core Values For additional information, interested parties may visit the college website at www.southflorida.edu/trustees, or contact the Office of the President, South Florida Community College at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. September 16, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000754 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ROSELAINE BUSTIN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000754 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and ROSELAINE BUSTIN; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNT Y COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 11, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5003 WHITING 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 sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 31, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10042064 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-Team 5 **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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000572 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. LARRY T. RUSE, II A/K/A LARRY RUSE, II, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000572 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and LARRY T. RUSE, II A/K/A LARRY RUE, II; REBECCA RUSE A/K/A REBECCA AT BARTOW NA; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9, BLOCK 153, NORTHSIDE SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 32 AND 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5731 OAK BEND 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) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 30, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10028093 NMNC-CONV-Team 1 **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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000579 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIE RAY REVELS A/K/A WILLIE RAY REVELS, SR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000579 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and WILLIE RAY REVELS A/K/A WILLIE RAY REVELS, SR.; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4542, LOT 4543, AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 4544, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 15, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2504 W. STRYKER ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 338257831 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 30, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10027694 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-Team 5 **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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000590 WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MOHAMAD A. SARI A/K/A MOHAMAD SARI, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000590 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and MOHAMAD A. SARI A/K/A MOHAMAD SARI; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MOHAMAD A. SARI A/K/A MOHAMAD SARI N/K/A HELENA SARI; ERIC KOZLOWSKI; ADAM ZANGRILLI; CLOVERLEAF TRAILS PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 34 OF CLOVERLEAF TRAILS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE(S) 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 208 WAR ADMIRAL WAY, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 30, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10026295 NMNC-CONV-Team 1 **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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000305 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. FRANK B. SONTOWSKI JR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000305 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and FRANK B. SONTOWSKI JR.; LAURI A. SONTOWSKI; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13, BLOCK 146, LAKEWOOD TERRACES, SHEET 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3918 ELSON 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) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 30, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10013426 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-Team 5 **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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000699 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LUISA VILCHEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on September 01, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000699 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and LUISA VILCHEZ; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 30, OF SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3018 CEDORA STREET, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on September 2, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08042776 NBNY-FNMA-Team 2 **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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, September 16, 2011Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000352 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. R. DANIEL KOPPEN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on September 01, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000352 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and R. DANIEL KOPPEN; KAREN KOPPEN; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: SOUTHWESTERLY PORTION OF LOT 9, BLOC K 255, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEGIN AT THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 9 AND THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 4,890.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 10.21 SECONDS, AND A CHORD BEARING NORTH 66 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST, 50.02 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE AND ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF MERCADO DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 50.03 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 9 AND TO A POINT ON A NON-TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 5,015.00, A DELTA ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 06.06 SECONDS AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 66 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 51.20 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE AND ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 9, A DISTANCE OF 51.21 FEET; THENCE NORTH 22 DEGREES 58 MINUTE 32 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 9, A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 6,327 SQUARE FEET. A/K/A 4613 MERCADO DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on September 2, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10012433 NMNC-SPECFHLMC--Team 5 **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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 16, 23, 2011 thence run North 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds East a distance of 42.50 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. A 50 foot easement being a portion of LAKEWOOD VILLA AND ADDITIONS, as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, lying in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, lying 25.00 feet left and right of the following described centerline: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West and along the North line of said Section a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 690.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 58.00 feet to end of description. Being the Easement shown as Easement B on the Survey by Gary L. Germaine, P.L.S. described above. Cross Easement Agreement dated November 30, 1989, between Cideco, Inc. and Circle K General, Inc., recorded January 29, 1990, in Official Records Book 1097, Page 500, in the Office of the Clerk aforesaid, affecting the following described tract of land: A portion of LAKEWOOD VILLA AND ADDITIONS, as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, lying in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West and along the North line of said Section a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 30.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 161.80 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 45.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 04 seconds West a distance of 200.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East a distance of 20.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 04 seconds East, a distance of 150.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East, a distance of 25.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 04 seconds East, a distance of 50.00 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. Being the Easement shown as Easement C on the Survey by Gary L. Germaine, P.L.S., described above. Driveway Easement and Agreement dated November 30, 1989, between Cibeco, Inc., and Circle K General, Inc., recorded January 29, 1990, in Official Records Book 1087, Page 508, in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Highlands County, Florida, affecting the following described tract of land: The South 18 feet of the North 200 feet of Lots 153 and 154, LAKEWOOD VILLA SUBDIVISION, in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Being the Easement shown as Easement D on the Survey by Gary L. Germaine, P.L.S., described above. Sewer Easement Agreement dated January 16, 1990, between Ben Hill Griffin, Inc., and Cideco, Inc., recorded January 29, 1990, in Official Records Book 1097, Page 522; as modified by Amendment to Sewer Easement Agreement dated April 23, 1990, recorded May 3, 1990, in Official Records Book 1109, Page 260, in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Highlands County, Florida, affecting the following described tract of land: An Easement being a portion of LAKEWOOD VILLA AND ADDITIONS, as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, lying in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West along the North line of Section 16 for a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Highway 27; thence run South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West along said right of way line for a distance of 665.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West for a distance of 50.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 58.00 feet; thence North 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds East a distance of 125.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East, a distance of 30.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West, a distance of 42.50 feet; thence South 23 degrees 49 minutes 16 seconds East a distance of 35.47 feet; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East a distance of 13.64 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being the Easement shown as "Sewer Easement" on the survey by Gary L. Germaine, P.L.S., described above. Cross Access Easement Agreement dated January 26, 1990, between Cideco, Inc., and Ben Hill Griffin, Inc., recorded January 29, 1990, in Official Records Book 1097, Page 528, in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Highlands County, Florida, affecting the following described tract of land: Easement being a portion of LAKEWOOD VILLA AND ADDITIONS as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, lying in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West and along the North line of said Section, a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Hwy. No. 27; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 590.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 210.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West, a distance of 50.00 feet for end of description. Easement being a portion of LAKEWOOD VILLA AND ADDITIONS as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, lying in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West and along the North line of said Section a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Hwy. No. 27; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 590.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 350.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West, a distance of 50.00 feet for end of description. Being the Easements shown as Easement "AA" and Easement "BB" on the Survey by Gary L. Germaine, P.L.S., described above. TOGETHER WITH ALL EASEMENTS IN FAVOR OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY CONTAINED IN THAT CERTAIN DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE SHOPPES AT AVON PARK, AVON PARK, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DATED OCTOBER 12, 1990, RECORDED IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 3 OVERALL DESCRIPTION: A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE WHERE THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER INTERSECTS THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 29; THENCE NORTH 8946'50" WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 29 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1083.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 8946'50" WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 753.32 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 27; THENCE SOUTH 2451'38: EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 450.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 8020'00" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 107.91 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 8700'00" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 218.15 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 5000'00" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 166.49 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 7529'10" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.12 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 013'10" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 240.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT (OUT PARCEL 1) A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE WHERE THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER INTERSECTS THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 29; THENCE NORTH 8946'50" WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 29 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1647.03 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 0013'10" WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.57 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 6508'22" WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 118.87 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 27; THENCE NORTH 2451'38" WEST, ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 27 FOR A DISTANCE OF 194.27 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 29; THENCE SOUTH 8946'50" EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 29 FOR A DISTANCE OF 190.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT (PHASE TWO OUT PARCEL) A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE WHERE THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER INTERSECTS THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 29; THENCE NORTH 8946'50" WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 29 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1083.72 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 8049'29" WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 187.36 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 2139'59" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 46.59 FEET TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE EXISTING WALL OF THE FOOD LION BUILDING (NOW KASH N' KARRY); THENCE SOUTH 6455'45" WEST, ALONG THE FACE OF SAID WALL FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.18 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 2353'30" WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 76.82 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 6356'47" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 77.82 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 8811'55" EAST, 80.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT (PHASE THREE OUT PARCEL) A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE WHERE THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER INTERSECTS THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 29; THENCE NORTH 8946'50" WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 29 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1837.04 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 27; THENCE SOUTH 2451'38" EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 382.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 6508'22" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 118.98 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 2638'10" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 43.56 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 043'34" EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 55.59 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 8020'00" WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 101.13 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 27; THENCE NORTH 2451'38" WEST, ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 27, FOR A DISTANCE OF 67.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EASEMENTS TOGETHER WITH the easements rights of Cideco, Inc., under the following Easements affecting the property described: Retention Pond and Access Easement Agreement dated December 29, 1989, between Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort, Inc., and Cideco, Inc., recorded February 16, 1990, in Official Records Book 1101, Page 761, in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Highlands County, Florida, affecting the following two tracts of land: A portion of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence where the East line of the Northwest Quarter of Section 17 intersects the South right of way line of State Road No. 29; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 50 seconds West along said South right of way line for a distance of 1083.72 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 0 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds West for a distance of 103.95 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 46 minutes 50 seconds East for a distance of 72.0 feet to a point; thence North 0 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds East for a distance of 103.95 feet to a point on said South right of way line of State Road No. 29; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 50 seconds West along said South right of way line for a distance of 72.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being the easement shown as Easement #1 on the Survey of William K. Aliff, Registered Land Surveyor, dated September 11, 1989, and revised January 4, 1990. A portion of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence where the East line of the NorthwestQuarter intersects the South right of way line of State Road No. 29; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 50 seconds West along said South right of way line for a distance of 1083.72 feet to a point; thence South 0 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds West for a distance of 108.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continuing South 0 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds West for a distance of 131.06 feet to a point on a circular curve concave to the Southeast not tangent to the last described course and having a radius of 377.51 feet, a central angle of 13 degrees 03 minutes 45 seconds and a chord bearing of North 82 degrees 01 minutes 02 seconds East; thence along the arc of said curve for an arc distance of 86.07 feet to a point; thence North 0 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds East on a line not tangent to the last described curve for a distance of 118.81 feet to a point; thence North 59 degrees 46 minutes 50 seconds West for a distance of 85.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being the Easement shown as Easement #4 on the Survey of William K. Aliff, Registered Land Surveyor, described above. Driveway Easement Agreement, dated December 29, 1989, between Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort, Inc., and Cideco, Inc., recorded February 16, 1990, in Official Records Book 1101, Page 772, in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Highlands County, Florida, affecting the following two tracts of land: A portion of the Northwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence where the East line of the Northwest Quarter intersects the South right of way line of State Road No. 29; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 50 seconds West along said right of way line for a distance of 1,837.04 feet to a concrete monument on the Easterly right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence South 24 degrees 51 minutes 38 seconds East along said Easterly right of way line for a distance of 530.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 67 degrees 01 minutes 42 seconds East for a distance of 66.74 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 100.0 feet, a central angle of 18 degrees 51 minutes 59 seconds and a chord bearing of North 76 degrees 27 minutes 42 seconds East; thence along said curvature for an arc distance of 32.93 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence North 85 degrees 53 minutes 40 seconds East for a distance of 15.64 feet to a point; thence North 4 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds West for a distance of 57.71 feet to a point; thence South 87 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 24.00 feet to a point; thence South 4 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds East for a distance of 7.93 feet to a point on a circular curve concave to the Southeast and having a radius of 150.0 feet, a central angle of 15 degrees 41 minutes 27 seconds and a chord bearing of South 74 degrees 52 minutes 25 seconds West; thence along said curvature for an arc distance of 41.08 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence South 67 degrees 01 minutes 42 seconds West for a distance of 68.39 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence South 24 degrees 51 minutes 38 seconds East for a distance of 50.03 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being the Easement shown as Easement #7 on the Survey of William K. Aliff, Registered Land Surveyor, described above. A portion of the Northwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence where the East line of the Northwest Quarter intersects the South right of way line of State Road No. 29; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 50 seconds West along said right of way line for a distance of 1,837.04 feet to a concrete monument on the Easterly right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence South 24 degrees 51 minutes 38 seconds East along said Easterly right of way line for a distance of 530.01 feet to a point; thence North 67 degrees 01 minutes 42 seconds East for a distance of 66.74 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 100.0 feet, a central angle of 18 degrees 51 minutes 59 seconds and a chord bearing of North 76 degrees 27 minutes 42 seconds East; thence along said curvature for an arc distance of 32.93 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence North 85 degrees 53 minutes 40 seconds East for a distance of 15.64 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 85 degrees 53 minutes 40 seconds East for a distance of 139.30 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 192.67 feet, a central angle of 35 degrees 22 minutes 27 seconds and a chord bearing of North 68 degrees 12 minutes 27 seconds East; thence along said curvature for an arc distance of 123.31 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence North 39 degrees 28 minutes 47 seconds West, radial to the last described curve, for a distance of 53.03 feet to a point; thence South 50 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 28.02 feet to a point on a circular curve concave to the Northwest and not tangent to the last described course; thence along said curvature having a radius of 142.67 feet, a central angle of 24 degrees 02 minutes 59 seconds and a chord bearing of South 73 degrees 52 minutes 11 seconds West, for an arc distance of 59.89 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence South 85 degrees 53 minutes 40 seconds West for a distance of 139.30 feet to a point; thence South 4 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds East for a distance of 50.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being the Easement shown as Easement #8 on the Survey of William K. Aliff, Registered Land Surveyor, described above. Together with all easements in favor of the above described property contained in that certain Declaration of Covenants, Easements, Conditions and Restrictions for the Shoppes At Lake Placid, Lake Placid, Highlands County, Florida, dated October 12, 1990, recorded in the Official Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Exhibit B (Description of Property other than Real Property listed in Exhibit A) A. All that certain real property referenced on Exhibits A and incorporated herein by this reference (the "Real Estate"), together with all of the easements, rights, privileges, franchises, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances now or hereafter thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining and all of the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of Borrower therein or thereto, either at law or in equity, in possession or in expectancy, now or hereafter acquired; B. All structures, buildings and improvements of every kind and description now or at any time hereafter located or placed on the Real Estate (the "Improvements"); C. All furniture, furnishings, fixtures, goods, equipment, inventory or personal property owned by Borrower and now or hereafter located on, attached to or used in and about the Improvements, including, but not limited to, all machines, engines, boilers, dynamos, elevators, stokers, tanks, cabinets, awnings, screens, shades, blinds, carpets, draperies, lawn mowers, and all appliances, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, lighting, ventilating, refrigerating, disposal and incinerating equipment, and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto, and such other goods and chattels and personal property owned by Borrower as are now or hereafter used or furnished in operating the Improvements, or the activities conducted therein, and all building materials and equipment hereafter situated on or about the Real Estate or Improvements, and all warranties and guaranties relating thereto, and all additions thereto and substitutions and replacements therefor (exclusive of any of the foregoing owned or leased by tenants of space in the Improvements); D. All easements, rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, vaults, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, air rights and other development rights now or hereafter located on the Real Estate or under or above the same or any part or parcel thereof, and all estates, rights, titles, interests, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances, reversions and remainders whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or appertaining to the Real Estate and/or Improvements or any part thereof, or which hereafter shall in any way belong, relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower; E. All water, ditches, wells, reservoirs and drains and all water, ditch, well, reservoir and drainage rights which are appurtenant to, located on, under or above or used in connection with the Real Estate or the Improvements, or any part thereof, whether now existing or hereafter created or acquired; F. All minerals, crops, timber, trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping features now or hereafter located on, under or above the Real Estate; G. All cash funds, deposit accounts and other rights and evidence of rights to cash, now or hereafter created or held by Lender pursuant to this Mortgage or any other of the Loan Documents, including, without limitation, all funds now or hereafter on deposit in the Impound Account, as defined in Section 1.6 of the Mortgage, and in the reserves required pursuant to Section 1.28 of the Mortgage (collectively, the "Reserves"); H. All leases (including, without limitation, oil, gas and mineral leases), licenses, concessions and occupancy agreements of all or any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements now or hereafter entered into (each, a "Lease" and collectively, the "Leases") and all rents, royalties, issues, profits, revenue, income and other benefits (collectively, the "Rents and Profits") of the Real Estate or the Improvements, now or hereafter arising from the use or enjoyment of all or any portion thereof or from any present or future Lease or other agreement pertaining thereto or arising from any of the Contracts (as hereinafter defined) or any of the General Intangibles (as hereinafter defined) and all cash or securities deposited to secure performance by the tenants, lessees or licensees, as applicable (each, a "Tenant" and collectively, the "Tenants"), of their obligations under any such Leases, whether said cash or securities are to be held until the expiration of the terms of said Leases or applied to one or more of the installments of rent coming due prior to the expiration of said terms, subject to, however, the provisions contained in Section 1.9 of the Mortgage; I. All contracts and agreements now or hereafter entered into covering any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements (collectively, the "Contracts") and all revenue, income and other benefits thereof, including, without limitation, management agreements, franchise agreements, service contracts, maintenance contracts, equipment leases, personal property leases and any contracts or documents relating to construction on any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements (including plans, drawings, surveys, tests, reports, bonds and governmental approvals) or to the management or operation of any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements and any and all warranties and guaranties relating to the Real Estate or the Improvements or any fixtures, equipment or personal property owned by Borrower and located on and/or used in connection with the Property; J. All present and future monetary deposits given to any public or private utility with respect to utility services furnished to any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements; K. All present and future funds, accounts, instruments, accounts receivable, documents, causes of action, claims, general intangibles (including without limitation, trademarks, trade names, servicemarks and symbols now or hereafter used in connection with any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements, all names by which the Real Estate or the Improvements may be operated or known, all rights to carry on business under such names, and all rights, interest and privileges which Borrower has or may have as developer or declarant under any covenants, restrictions or declarations now or hereafter relating to the Real Estate or the Improvements) and all notes or chattel paper now or hereafter arising from or by virtue of any transactions related to the Real Estate or the Improvements (collectively, the "General Intangibles"); L. All water taps, sewer taps, certificates of occupancy, permits, licenses, franchises, certificates, consents, approvals and other rights and privileges now or hereafter obtained in connection with the Real Estate or the Improvements and all present and future warranties and guaranties relating to the Improvements or to any equipment, fixtures, furniture, furnishings, personal property or components of any of the foregoing now or hereafter located or installed on the Real Estate or the Improvements; M. All building materials, supplies and equipment now or hereafter placed on the Real Estate or in the Improvements and all architectural renderings, models, drawings, plans, specifications, studies and data now or hereafter relating to the Real Estate or the Improvements, N. All right, title and interest of Borrower in any insurance policies or binders now or hereafter relating to the Property including any unearned premiums thereon; O. All proceeds, products, substitutions and accessions (including claims and demands therefor) of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, of any of the foregoing into cash or liquidated claims, including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance and condemnation awards and proceeds of refunds of any Taxes or Other Charges with respect to any period in which this Mortgage encumbers the Property; P. All other or greater rights and interests of every nature in the Real Estate or the Improvements and in the possession or use thereof and income therefrom, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower; Q. All other collateral described or otherwise referenced in the Complaint filed herein. September 16, 23, 2011 East, 447.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS THE FOLLOWING OUT PARCEL: A portion of Tract 5, PORT RICHEY LAND COMPANY SUBDIVISION OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 25 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, as shown on Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages 60 and 61, of the Public Records of Pasco County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 11; thence run along the West boundary line of said northwest Quarter of Section 11, South 00 degrees 39 minutes 19 seconds West, 891.11 feet; thence South 87 degrees 35 minutes 26 seconds East 1072.58 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 20 minutes 25 seconds East 513.54 feet; thence North 89 degrees 39 minutes 35 seconds West 35.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 20 minutes 25 seconds East, 256.27 feet to the Southerly right of way line of State Road No. 52, as now established; thence along said Southerly right of way line South 83 degrees 33 minutes 33 seconds East 50.29 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue along said Southerly right of way line South 83 degrees 33 minutes 33 seconds East, 87.02 feet; thence 114.06 feet along the arc of a 5829.70 foot radius curve concaved to the Northeast, subtended by a chord distance of 114.05 feet which bears South 83 degrees 53 minutes 08 seconds East; thence departing from said Southerly right of way line South 00 degrees 20 minutes 25 seconds West 180.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 39 minutes 35 seconds West, 200.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 20 minutes 25 seconds East, 200.72 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2 FEE PARCEL Lots 149 through 154 and the North 148.13 feet, more or less, of Lots 173 through 178, of Lakewood Villa and Additions, LESS AND EXCEPT the North 10 feet of Lots 149 through 152 and LESS AND EXCEPT the North 210.00 feet of Lots 153 and 154, as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West and along the North line of said Section, a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Hwy. No. 27; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 230.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 00 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 360.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West, a distance of 619.28 feet; thence North 00 degrees 03 minutes 16 seconds West for a distance of 560.00 feet to a point on the South right of way line of Stryker Road; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East and along said right of way line a distance of 413.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 04 seconds West a distance of 200.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East a distance of 206.60 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT FUTURE PHASE AND OUT PARCEL 1 AS FOLLOWS: FUTURE PHASE: A portion of LAKEWOOD VILLA AND ADDITIONS as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, lying in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West and along the North line of said Section, a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Hwy 27; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 30.00 feet to a point on the South right of way line of Stryker Road; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 385.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West, a distance of 215.01 feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 190.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds East, a distance of 57.63 feet to a point on the arc of a curve concave to the Northeast; thence in a Northwesterly direction and along the arc of said curve to the right (curve having for its elements a radius of 20.00 feet, a central angle of 59 degrees 59 minutes 59 seconds and a chord bearing of North 29 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds West) a distance of 20.94 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence North 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds East a distance of 140.02 feet to a point on the South right of way line of Stryker Road; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East and along said right of way line a distance of 200.00 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. OUT PARCEL 1: A portion of LAKEWOOD VILLA AND ADDITIONS as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, lying in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West and along the North line of said Section a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Hwy. No. 27; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line of U.S. Hwy. No. 27, a distance of 400.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West, a distance of 210.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West a distance of 190.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East a distance of 210.00 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Hwy. 27; thence North 00 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said line a distance of 190.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT FROM SAID PARCEL 2: That parcel described as Parcel 101 in that Order of taking by the State of Florida Department of Transportation in Order of Taking recorded July 20, 2005, in Official Records Book 1875, Page 1293, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. EASEMENTS: TOGETHER WITH the easement rights of Cideco, Inc., under the following easements affecting the property described: Driveway Easement and Agreement dated September 29, 1989 between Cideco, Inc. and Ben Hill Griffin, Inc., recorded January 29, 1990, in Official Records Book 1097, Page 490; as modified by Amendment to Driveway Easement and Agreement dated April 23, 1990, recorded May 3, 1990, in Official Records Book 1109, Page 250, in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Highlands County, Florida, affecting the following described tract of land: An easement being a portion of LAKEWOOD VILLA AND ADDITIONS as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, lying in Section 16, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West along the North line of Section 16 for a distance of 123.02 feet to a point on the West right of way line of U.S. Highway 27; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West and along said right of way line a distance of 590.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West for a distance of 28.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West for a distance of 30.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 03 minutes 29 seconds West for a distance of 75.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East a distance of 44.36 feet; thence North 23 degrees 49 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of 35.47 feet; IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 51-2010-CA-8326-WS BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Registered Holders of Prudential Securities Secured Financing Corporation, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2003-PWR1, acting by and through its special servicer, C-III Asset Management LLC, Plaintiff, vs. BROOKLINE CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPANY, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STROMMEN CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPANY I, LLC a Florida limited liability company; STROMMEN CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPANY II, LLC a Florida limited liability company; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Stipulated Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 9, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 51-2010-CA-8326-WS of the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pasco County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Registered Holders of Prudential Securities Secured Financing Corporation, Commercial Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2003-PWR1, acting by and through its special servicer, C-III Asset Management LLC, is the Plaintiff and BROOKLINE CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPANY, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STROMMEN CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPANY I, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STROMMEN CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPANY II, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; WILLIAM B. YEOMANS, individually; PATRICK M. KILMARTIN, individually; WILLIAM T. OBEID, individually; CHRISTOPHER F. LAMACK, individually; DANTE A. MASSARO, individually; ANN E. STROMMEN, individually; and SCOTT J. STROMMEN, individually, the Defendants. The Pasco County Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash, via online foreclosure action at www.pasco.realforeclose.com, in accordance with Chapters 702 and 45 of the Florida Statutes, at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, the following described property, as set forth in said Stipulated Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT AŽ and EXHIBIT BŽ IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TOFUNDS REMAINING AFTER THIS SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED this 12th day of September, 2011. Matthew T. Blackshear, Esq. Florida Bar No. 632694 Traci H. Rollins, Esq. Florida Bar No. 769071 SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY (US) LLP 201 North Franklin Street, Suite 2100 Tampa, Florida 33602 Telephone: (813) 202-1300 Facsimile: (813) 202-1313 Attorneys for Plaintiff Exhibit A (Legal Description of the Real Property) PARCEL 1 A portion of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 25 South, Range 16 East, Pasco County, Florida, also being a portion of Tracts 4, 5, 12, 13 and 14 of PORT RICHEY LAND COMPANY'S SUBDIVISION, as shown on Plat recorded in Plat Book, 1, Pages 60 and 61 of the Public Records of said Pasco County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 11; thence run along the West boundary line of said Northwest Quarter of Section 11, South 00 degrees 39 minutes 19 seconds West, 891.11 feet; thence South 87 degrees 35 minutes 26 seconds East, 1072.58 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run North 00 degrees 20 minutes 25 seconds East, 513.54 feet; thence North 89 degrees 39 minutes 35 seconds West 35.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 20 minutes 25 seconds East, 256.27 feet to the Southerly right of way line of State Road No. 52, as now established; thence along said Southerly right of way line South 83 degrees 33 minutes 33 seconds East, 137.31 feet; thence continue along said Southerly right of way line, 114.06 feet along the arc of a 5829.70 foot radius curve concave to the Northeast, subtended by a chord distance of 114.05 feet which bears South 83 degrees 53 minutes 09 seconds East; thence South 00 degrees 20 minutes 25 seconds West, 447.50 feet; thence South 89 degrees 39 minutes 35 seconds East, 385.51 feet to the Westerly right of way line of La Madera Boulevard as now established; thence along said Westerly right of way line, 118.63 feet along the arc of a 446.48 foot radius curve concave to the Northeast, subtended by a chord distance of 118.28 feet which bears South 23 degrees 22 minutes 05.5 seconds East; thence continue along said Westerly right of way line, South 30 degrees 58 minutes 48 seconds East, 228.16 feet; thence continue along said Westerly right of way line 24.59 feet along the arc of a 636.43 foot radius curve concave to the Northeast, subtended by a chord distance of 24.59 feet which bears South 30 degrees 15 minutes 43 seconds East to the Northeast corner of Forestwood Unit One as shown on Plat recorded in Plat Book 23, Page 106, of the Public Records of Pasco County, Florida, thence along the Northerly boundary of said Forestwood Unit One and the Westerly extension thereof, North 87 degrees 35 minutes 28 seconds West 779.70 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH an easement for ingress and egress for parking areas, including all entrances, exists, driveways and walks in common with others over and across the following described property: A parcel of land lying in the Northwest One Quarter of Section 11, Township 25 South, Range 16 East, Pasco County, Florida; the same being a portion of Tract 4 of PORT RICHEY LAND COMPANY, as shown on Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages 60 and 61 of the Public Records of Pasco County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northwest One Quarter of said Section 11; thence run South 00 degrees 39 minutes 19 seconds West 891.11 feet along the West boundary line of said Section 11; thence South 87 degrees 35 minutes 26 seconds East 450.12 feet; thence North 00 degrees 39 minutes 19 seconds East, 800.28 feet to point on the Southerly right of way line of State Road 52; thence along said Southerly right of way line 324.77 feet along the arc of a 5829.70 foot radius curve concave to the right, having central angle of 03 degrees 18 minutes 19 seconds, subtended by a chord distance of 324.72 feet which bears South 85 degrees 11 minutes 47 seconds East; thence continue along said Southerly right of way line South 83 degrees 33 minutes 33 seconds East 397.70 feet; thence 114.06 feet along the arc of a 5829.70 foot radius curve concave to the left, having a central angle of 01 degree 08 minutes 47 seconds, subtended by a chord distance of 114.05 feet, which bears South 83 degrees 53 minutes 09 seconds East to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue along said Southerly right of way line, 238.24 feet along the arc of a 5829.70 foot radius curve concave to the left, having a central angle of 02 degrees 20 minutes 29.5 seconds, subtended by a chord distance of 238.23 feet, which bears South 85 degrees 37 minutes 02 seconds East; thence South 00 degrees 20 minutes 25 seconds West, 300.32 feet; thence South 87 degrees 39 minutes 25 seconds East, 130.45 feet; thence 127.48 feet along the arc of a 446.48 foot radius curve concave to the left having a central angle of 16 degrees 21 minutes 34 seconds, subtended by a chord distance of 127.05 feet which bears South 08 degrees 46 minutes 58 seconds East along the Westerly right of way line of La Madera Boulevard; thence North 89 degrees 39 minutes 35 seconds West 385.51 feet; thence North 00 de grees 20 minutes 25 seconds Classified ads get fast results

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C M Y K Page 10ANews-Sun Friday, September 16, 2011www.newssun.com 4320 George Boulevard Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 863-402-6527 FAX 863-402-6735 HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION START DATE: Friday September 9, 2011 at 9:00 A.M.END DATE: Monday September 19, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. through 10:00 P.M. LOCATION / WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted policies, the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida, has declared various items as surplus property and have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said property. A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from the following locations and/or by requesting a list by fax (863)402-6735 or email to HYPERLINK "mailto:sbutler@hcbcc.org" sbutler@hcbcc.org or HYPERLINK "mailto:kbaker@hcbcc.org" kbaker@hcbcc.org 1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863)402-6527 or Kelley Baker at (863)402-6511. 2) HC Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave., 2nd Floor BCC Receptionist; Sebring, FL 33870 at (863)402-6500. Additional information can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. about the Countys Internet Auction process by contacting Highlands County BCCs General Services/Purchasing Department at the following numbers. (863)402-6527 or (863) 402-6528 Note: All property will be sold on an as is, where isŽ basis. The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDeals Website at anytime during the Internet bidding dates above. Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida September 9, 11, 16, 18, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Global Recycling gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/1/2011, 08:00 am at 528 PARK ST., SEBRING, FL 33870-3227, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Global Recycling reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GCCS1946T8212278 1996 CHEVROLET September 16, 2011 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.282008CA001224XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs WILLIAM F. PASSEAU, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated May 10, 2010 and an Order Resetting Sale dated August 31, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282008CA001224XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, is Plaintiff and WILLIAM F. PASSEAU; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of SEPTEMBER, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK 65, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on September 1, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk September 16, 23, 2011DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD #00011623

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, September 16, 2011Page 11A 1996 TRAVELMASTER MOTOR HOME Good condition. Awnings, generator, lots of extras. Good tires. $10,000. 863-314-8557. 8450Motor HomesMUD MOTORBeaver Tail. Less than 100hrs. 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vangaurd. $2700 obo. Call Curtis 863-381-4743 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING SAT.8 4pm. 4324 Racheal Dr. Handyman Yard Sale, tools, tools & more. SEBRING FRI.8-12 Sat 8-2. 5006 Starfish Ave. Kids clothes, furn. & much more. SEBRING FRI.Sat. 8 1pm. 4723 Lafayette Ave. Large Multi-Family Sale. Clothing, household, furn., tools, jewelry, Sebring race posters. Something for Everyone!! LORIDA -HUGE YARD SALE! 2308 Upson Ave. Fri & Sat Sept. 16 & 17 8AM ? Something For Everyone! AVON PARKHUGE SALE! 604 S. Lotela Ave. Sat., Sept. 17, 8 am ? TOO MUCH TO LIST!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales VACUUM CLEANERRoom Mate Dirt Devil. Good Condition. $25. SORRY SOLD! SILVERWARE SETSterling Service for 8. $30. 863-655-0342 ELECTRIC WRENCH/ 12 VOLT $47 863-414-8412 EDGER -McLane / gasoline. $50 863-382-0555 EDGER -MANTIS 21.2 cc Echo Engine. $50. 863-655-0342 CHERRY PICKER/ ENGINE HOIST $100 863-414-8412 7310Bargain Buys PIANO -KIMBALL Console, Excellent condition. Very Well Tuned! For More Details Call 863-382-9800 EXCEPTIONAL BARGAINfor Piano student! Spinet Piano & bench excellent shape & sound. $675 Firm. A payment plan may be negotiable. Call 863-471-0321 7260MusicalMerchandiseDISHWASHER KENMORE18" Apt/RV size, white. Like New, used 3 mo. Moved due to illness. Paid $475. Asking $370. 863-699-0489 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseLAKE PLACID2 BAYS 1 W/bathroom & office w/roll up door 30 x 30, $350 per/mo.. The second is a 20 x 30, roll up door, $300 per/mo. Call Craig 239-848-7839. 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING LIKENEW 3/2/1, new paint, tile, w/d, extra lg. shady lot, lawn service, $875 + last/sec. 863-773-3956 SEBRING 3BR/2BA Lakefront home w/pool. Many upgrades. Nice yard. Enjoy boating, fishing & swimming, right in your own back yard! $1000 per mo 1st./last/sec. 321-452-7090 SEBRING 2/1.5,Fenced yard, shed, appl. incl. Most pets 50 lbs. or less ok w/additional deposit. No Smoke. $700 per mo. 1st/last/security deposit. 863-273-9377 SEBRING 2/1home near downtown. New roof, new windows, new interior & exterior paint, enclosed Florida room, utility room (washer & dryer aval.) $650 per mo. + $325 sec. 863-658-1435 SEBRING -2BR, 1 1/2 BA, 1 car garage, all appliances includes W & D, screened porch, on canal. 1035 Killarney Dr. Call 863-385-7660 or 863-381-0339 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDWinter Rental! Nov-Apr, 3/br, 2/ba, fully furn., lg. Fla rm, lg. scr. porch w/ tiled floors. On canal w/ dock on Lk. Clay. Enclosed garage, area for RV / Boat parking. ( 3 mos. min) For more info, Call 863-441-0525 6250Furnished Houses LAKE PLACID2/Bedroom, 2/Bathroom, Apartment. Washer / Dryer hook ups, screened porch. Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly 954-695-8348 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 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 -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARK2/1 Villa. Clean. Screened porch. Fenced Back Yard, pets ok. $350 per month plus security. Available Immediately. Call 954-854-1938 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING CUTE DUPLEX 2BR / 1BA, tile floors, screened porch, newer appliances, W/D hookup. Most pets OK. $550 mly. & $300 security 2002 Decatur. Call 863-446-7274 SEBRING NEAT & Clean 2br./1ba. Central Air/Heat. Utility room, yard maint. incl. Close to everything. No pets. $500/mo. + security. Rented!!!!!!! 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsLAKE PLACIDDW Mobile Home 2/2 Central A/C and heat. Screened porch, Carport. W/D hook up. Large lawn, quiet area. No pets. $500/mo. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORHomes Has 3 Modular Homes Available at Huge Savings Over 40K off 800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate Wanted SEBRING 1202Armstrong St. Orange Blossom Estates. Corner Lot. $2800. Call S. Smith 830-563-3357 LOT FORSALE! Priced to Sell!! Only $6500. 2320 Barn Owl St. Sebring. Call: (772) 410-3737 4220Lots for SaleESTERO, FL.3/2/2, Villa, lake lot, gated community, pool, clubhouse. Upgraded counter, xtra tall cabinets w/moldings, laundry room, much more. Built in 2007. Asking $165,000. Will consider trade in Sebring area. (239) 498-1183 4120Villas & CondosFor Sale SEBRING -Lake Home 1809 Arbuckle Creek Rd. 1 acre on Dinner Lake. 3BR, 2BA, fireplace, "fixer upper". $125 K. For an appointment Call 863-385-3162 RECENTLY FORECLOSED Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income 3BD, 2BTH, 1344 Sq. Ft. Located at 6211 Fara St. Sebring. $59,900. Visit: www.roselando.com/9QF, Drive by then call (866) 249-0680 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial WANTED EXPERIENCEDAuto Body Technician I-Car preferred. Apply at Alan Jay Chevrolet Chrysler of Wauchula. SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-2565 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com PHLEBOTOMY TRAINING With Certification Workshop Saturday Sept. 17 9am. 6pm. Fee $400. Call 877-741-1996 www.medical2.com Also Hiring Instructors PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Certified Hemodialysis Technician preferred, but will train right Phlebotomist. Must be able to pass a Background and Drug Screen check. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume (863) 382-9242 MEDICAL ASSISTANTImmediate opening for an experienced Medical Assistant for a busy Pediatric Practice. Experience in phlebotomy and Bi-lingual a plus. Attractive benefits and an opportunity for career growth. Fax resume to (863)471-9340 or email: cfmsonni@gmail.com AVON PARKBobby Lee Aluminum looking for Secretary, answer phones, receive material. POSITION FILLED! 2100Help WantedSUPERVISION ANDMANAGEMENT FACULTY POSITIONS Lead Instructor, Supervision and Management 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. Position will be responsible for teaching and providing leadership within the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management program. Position begins January 3, 2012. Instructor, Business Administration 10 month, tenure-track faculty position. As available, candidates may be considered for a January or August start dates. Requirements (both positions) Doctorate in Business Administration, Management, or other directly related field required. (MBA plus doctorate strongly preferred.) A minimum of two years directly related experience required. Post secondary teaching experience strongly preferred. SCFF offers competitive salaries and benefits. Application review for both position's will begin October 11, 2011. For detailed position announcements and application instructions, visit wwwsouthflorida.edu/hr. (863) 784-7132 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DRUG FREE HIGHLANDS CNTY 2X2 AD #00012008 DUMMY 09 DOCK CAPTAIN 2X3 AD #00011631 DUMMY 09 CARRIERS 2X5 AD #00011630AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD #00011974 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X4 AD #00011973 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD #00011972

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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011www.newssun.com Avery Sample; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main a; 0 0 0 1 1 9 8 1

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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK – It had been 10 days since the Lady Titans of St. Petersburg College had swept past South Florida in the Hillsborough tournament on Saturday, Sept. 3, by 2511, 25-18 and 25-19 scores. But the progress made by the freshman dominated Lady Panther roster was on display Tuesday night as they stressed St. Petes to a fourset loss in the first home game of the regular season and Suncoast Conference opener. The win came in the opening set, as an intent squad never let down its’intensity. Stephanie De Hoyos opened the scoring with an ace and added a kill to the scores swatted down by Shelby Flint and Eryn Mahoney as SFCC held a 129 lead. The Lady Panthers then caught fire, going on a 6-2 run, highlighted by another Flint kill, to stretch the margin to 18-11. Mahoney added two more scores and De Hoyos hammered down another kill to put the Panthers on the brink at 24-18, and the team survived a late Titan run to hold on for the 25-22 win. “We had them talking,” head coach Kim Crawford said. “After they swept us at Hillsborough, they were like, ‘wow, they just took one from us.’” And it looked like St. Pete took the loss as a means to refocus and step up its’game as they stormed out to a 15-9 lead in the second set. But South Florida found its’own resolve with kills from Flint and Malea Kalina narrowing the gap to 18-14. ATitan run pushed it back to 23-14, but a Mahoney kill and Caitlin Tribit ace highlighted a three-point run that seemed to start to shift the momentum. “We should have won th at second set,” Crawford said. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK — Avon Park’s head coach, Stephanie Devlin, was left wondering what happened after DeSoto outplayed the Lady Devils on Tuesday, sweeping them 2515, 25-10, 25-10 in Avon Park. “This is not what I expected at all,” a bewildered Devlin said. “I expected a good, hard back and forth. We didn’t do that. I tried to adjust, tried to double block their big hitter, but nothing was working.” The Lady Devils kept the play close the first set until DeSoto pulled ahead 9-7. After that, the only scores for Avon Park were from DeSoto mistakes. “Our intensity kind of died after the first set,” Devlin said. “We could not return a serve, we were missing easy shots, I really don’t know what was going on out there.” The second and third sets were all DeSoto as the Devils tripped over each other and fumbled simple returns. “We did a good job in Bartow, but I am not sure what happened,” said a stunned Devlin. “We missed SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, September 16, 2011 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Panther Eryn Mahoney seems to let out a roar on this kill attempt in SFCCs match against St. Petersburg Tuesday night. Last W eek The Panthers fell at Ridge by a 26-6 margin. The Red Devils didnt have many answers for Hardee last week in a 43-7 loss. Coach Speak Avon Parks Andy Bonjokian : Mulberry is big and strong and just got done with games against Bartow and Ridge,two real tough Polk County schools.They may be 0-2,but that is a misleading record.Ž Recor ds Avon Park 1-1; Mulberry 0-2 Avon Park vs. MulberryLast W eek The Cougars lost to Bishop Verot by a 20-6 score last week,after having topped LaBelle in their season opener. Big plays set the Green Dragons back last Friday in a 21-13 loss at Moore Haven. Coach Speak Lake Placids Jason Holden : It is important for us to maintain assignments.We will need to play sound defense and have no turnovers on offense.Ž 2010 Recor ds Lake Placid 1-1; C.Mooney 1-1 Lake Placid vs. Cardinal MooneyLast W eek The Wildcats ran past Avon Park last Friday,43-6. The Blue Streaks fell at Frostproof,20-12,and for the second week in a row will be playing a team that just faced Avon Park. Coach Speak Sebrings LaVaar Scott : Its been a good week of practice.The guys realized that they gave the game away last week.For Hardee we will have to match their physicality and not make mistakes.Ž 2010 Recor ds Sebring 1-1; Hardee 2-0 Sebring vs. Hardee All games have 7:30 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted Courtesy photo by ALEXIS KOLE Shelby Flint soars to send this kill attempt past the Lady Titans of St. Petersburg Tuesday night. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Ashley Chacon sends this pass back over her shoulder in Avon Parks loss to visiting DeSoto Tuesday. Lady Devils stumble See AP, Page 4B Lady Panthers see progress See SFCC, Page 4B Courtesy photo Varsity player Malik Taylor runs the ball for the only touchdown for the Eagles in HYFs Saturday action against the Auburndale Bulls. Special to the News-SunThe Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYF) traveled to Winter Haven to play the Auburndale Bulls on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Eagles were ready for battle after several exciting games last week and looking to bring in some more “W’s” this week. First to take the field was the Flag team, ages 5 and 6, lead by head coach Bob Ford. The Eagles came out with Fred Hankerson leading the Eagles down the field to score two touchdowns for the day. The Bulls quickly answered with two touchdowns of their own. But the Eagles offense was successful again as Kaden D’Amico put up another score. The defense then tried to come on strong, lead by John Deluca, Bryant Johnson, William King and Parker Ford. But the Bulls offense took control of the game, scoring a couple of more times to result in a heartbreaking loss, 25-18. Next to take the field were the Mighty Mites, ages 7, 8 and 9, lead by head coach Willis McGuire. The Eagles were focused and determined after last week’s loss against the Patriots. But the Bulls offense came out strong and quickly took control of the game. The battle was on with the Eagles defense working diligently together to try and make something happen. Unfortunately, the Eagles offense struggled and was unable to find the end zone. The result was another upsetting loss, 35-0. The Pee Wee team, ages 10-11 and lead by head coach Tim Hooks, were eager to take the field after last week’s win. The day started off with quarterback Anthony Rosado getting the ball to Thurlow Wilkins and Kasey Hawthorne to get the ball down the field. But the drive was stalled by the Bulls defense. The defense, lead by Colton Williams, rallied together with teammates Michael Healy and Christian Ramos to hold back the Bulls. Highlands Eagles run with the Bulls See HYF, Page 3B By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO — In the first two weeks of the season, Central Florida has gotten blowout wins over Charleston Southern and Boston College. On Saturday, UCF hits the road for the first time in 2011, taking a short ride south to face a 2-0 Florida International team and receiver T.Y.Hilton. Ado-everything threat for the Panthers, he already has 14 receptions for 333 yards and three touchdowns. He also ranks second in the nation with 551 all-purpose yards. That fast start has made him the latest player from a non-BCS conference to be listed as an early long shot Heisman Trophy hopeful. Whether he maintains that or not, a lot could depend on how UCF’s defense — and particularly its secondary — handles him this week. “This week is something special because they have a receiver who everybody talks about,” Knights’junior free safety Kemal Ishmael said. “Everybody knows about him on ESPN, but we’re just gonna treat it like every other game and play as hard as we can.” Hilton ran by Louisville last week with touchdown catches of 74 and 83 yards in the Panthers’24-17 win. But he faces a defense this week that through two outings ranks among the nation’s best. UCF’s defense is tied with Florida in scoring defense (1.5 UCF gets test in FIUs Hilton See HILTON, Page 3B

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C M Y K Jetton Memorial GolfSEBRING – The first annual Josh Jetton Memorial Golf Tournament will tee off Saturday, Sept. 17 at the SpringLake Golf Resort. The four-person scramble format will go off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $50 per person with all proceeds going to benefit Alicia, Carter and Hayden Jetton. Mulligans will be available for $5 and prizes, raffles and a luncheon will be part of the day’s festivities. Donations are also being accepted at any Heartland National Bank, payable to the Josh Jetton Memorial Fund. For questions or more information, call Daniel Baker at 273-9536 or Rick Jetton at 214-1146.Panther Hitting CampsThe SFCC Baseball program will be hosting hitting camps this fall for aspiring players aged 6-14. The camps will be held Saturday’s Sept. 10 and 24 as well as Oct. 15 and 29. Each day, the camps will run from 8:30 -11 a.m. on Panther Field at the SFCC Avon Park campus. Under the guidance of Panther head coach Rick Hitt, along with assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the 2011 SFCC squad, campers will learn all aspects of hitting, with drills, instruction and hitting analysis. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day and players should bring glove, cap, bat and any desired baseball attire. Camp cost is $25 per camper. To register, print Application and Consent and Release forms from www.southflorida.edu/baseball/camp and mail to address on application form. Register by phone, all area codes 863, at 784-7036 for Sebring and Avon Park residents, 465-5300 for Lake Placid, 4947500 for DeSoto County or 773-2252 for Hardee County. Walk-up registrations are accepted. For further information, call any of the above numbers or email coach Hitt at hittr@southflorida.edu .Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID – The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, began its’new season Saturday, Sept. 3. The sign-up fee is $25, which includes a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible for reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Friday’s from 4-6 p.m. – must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.Soccer, Cheer at YMCASEBRING – The Highlands County Family YMCAis signing up ages 3-14 for the Fall Soccer Program. We are also signing up 5-13 year olds for The YMCACheer Team. Call 382-9622 for any questions.Habitat Golf FORE HomesŽ SEBRING — Mountain Top Productions presents for 2011 “Golf FORE Homes” tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 on the new greens at Country Club of Sebring. “Golf FORE Homes” benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Mason’s Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. – four person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks on the course and lunch and awards following play. Complimentary reception for all players the evening before on Friday, Sept. 16 at Country Club of Sebring. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and chance to win a vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 per player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org .Corporate ChallengeSEBRING — The 3rd Annual Corporate Challenge will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the YMCAin Sebring. Promoting health and wellness in the workplace emphasizing teamwork. Entry fee $300 per team. All registered participants receive a free YMCAmembership starting April 30 until Oct. 15. Event list: Coed One Mile Relay; Coed Golf Challenge; Team Surfing; Office Dash Relay; Frantic Frisbee; Coed Basketball Shoot-out; Eggsecutive Toss; 4 x 25 yard Swim Relay; Three Legged Race; Two Person Raft Relay; Vandy Football; Wheelbarrow Race; and Tug-ofwar. All proceeds benefit the youth programs at the YMCA. For more information, contact Jonathan Joles at jonathanjymca@hotmail.com or call 382-9622.LPAA Hall of Fame Dinner LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Athletic Association is holding their annual “Hall of Fame Dinner” at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 8 The inductees into the 2011 Hall of Fame will be Mr. Vic Kirk and Dr. Robert “Bob” Fitzgerald. Coach Kirk had many successful seasons as a football, baseball, basketball and track coach. Dr. Fitzgerald was the “voice” of the Dragon football games for 36 years and made many other contributions to youth sports and the community. During the dinner we will also honor Mr. Al Ritacco who recently passed away. Mr. Ritacco is remembered as a coach, friend and father figure to many. LPAA members will cook and serve a prime rib dinner. Tickets are available at $50 per person. After presentations are made there will be silent auction and raffle items, prizes, dancing with a DJ and lots of fun. If you have any stories, pictures, or memories that you would like to share about any of these three dynamic individuals, or questions, please contact Laura Teal at 441-0729, laurateal1960@yahoo.com The Lake Placid Athletic Association has been organized for over 40 years and continues to support youth sports by working with the coaches and staff from the local public and private schools and sports organizations. The Hall of Fame dinner is one of two annual fundraisers for LPAA. AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB LPctGB New York9058.608„ Boston8662.5814 Tampa Bay8266.5548 Toronto7574.503151‡2Baltimore6088.40530 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit8762.584„ Chicago7375.493131‡2Cleveland7274.493131‡2Kansas City6486.427231‡2Minnesota5989.399271‡2West Division WLPctGB Texas8564.570„ Los Angeles8267.5503 Oakland6782.45018 Seattle6287.41623 ___ Tuesdays Games Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 18, Toronto 6 Texas 10, Cleveland 4 Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 0 L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Seattle 2 Wednesdays Games Toronto 5, Boston 4 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 5, 10 innings L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 1 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 3 Texas 9, Cleveland 1 Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 2 Seattle 2, N.Y. Yankees 1, 12 innings Thursdays Games Tampa Bay at Boston, late Cleveland at Texas, late Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, late Detroit at Oakland, late Fridays Games L.A. Angels (Haren 15-8) at Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 3-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Colon 8-9) at Toronto (Cecil 4-9), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 15-10) at Boston (Beckett 12-5), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 9-8) at Kansas City (F.Paulino 3-6), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 3-2) at Minnesota (Slowey 0-5), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 8-13) at Oakland (Cahill 11-13), 10:05 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 16-6) at Seattle (Beavan 4-5), 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB z-Philadelphia9551.651„ Atlanta8664.57311 New York7178.477251‡2Washington7077.476251‡2Florida6781.45329 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee8763.580„ St. Louis8168.54451‡2Cincinnati7376.490131‡2Pittsburgh6782.450191‡2Chicago6584.436211‡2Houston5198.342351‡2West Division WLPctGB Arizona8763.580„ San Francisco7970.53071‡2Los Angeles7375.49313 Colorado7078.47316 San Diego6387.42024 z-clinched playoff berth ___ Tuesdays Games St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 4 Cincinnati 2, Chicago Cubs 1 Atlanta 7, Florida 1 Washington 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Houston 5, Philadelphia 2 Milwaukee 2, Colorado 1, 11 innings Arizona 5, L.A. Dodgers 4, 10 innings San Francisco 3, San Diego 2, 12 innings Wednesdays Games Atlanta 4, Florida 1 St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 1, Houston 0 San Francisco 3, San Diego 1 Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 2 Washington 2, N.Y. Mets 0 Colorado 6, Milwaukee 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 2 Thursdays Games Washington at N.Y. Mets, late Florida at Philadelphia, 1st game, late Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, late Florida at Philadelphia, 2nd game, late San Francisco at Colorado, late Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, late Fridays Games Houston (W.Rodriguez 11-10) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 8-10), 2:20 p.m. Florida (Vazquez 10-11) at Washington (Lannan 9-12), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 12-7) at Philadelphia (Worley 11-2), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 12-9) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 8-11), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Capuano 10-12) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 9-14), 7:35 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-12) at Colorado (White 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 3-1) at San Diego (Stauffer 8-12), 10:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 11-16), 10:10 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England1001.0003824 Buffalo1001.000417 N.Y. Jets1001.0002724 Miami010.0002438 South WLTPctPFPA Houston1001.000347 Jacksonville1001.0001614 Tennessee010.0001416 Indianapolis010.000734 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore1001.000357 Cincinnati1001.0002717 Cleveland010.0001727 Pittsburgh010.000735 West WLTPctPFPA San Diego1001.0002417 Oakland1001.0002320 Denver010.0002023 Kansas City010.000741NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington1001.0002814 Philadelphia1001.0003113 Dallas010.0002427 N.Y. Giants010.0001428 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans010.0003442 Tampa Bay010.0002027 Carolina010.0002128 Atlanta010.0001230 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago1001.0003012 Detroit1001.0002720 Green Bay1001.0004234 Minnesota010.0001724 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco1001.0003317 Arizona1001.0002821 St. Louis010.0001331 Seattle010.0001733 ___ Sundays Games Chicago at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Oakland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Arizona at Washington, 1 p.m. Seattle at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Dallas at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Houston at Miami, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at New England, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game St. Louis at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 25 Houston at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Denver at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 1 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sep. 26 Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus1198413536 Sporting KC10810404336 Philadelphia8712363530 Houston8912363638 D.C.8710343735 New York6615334238 Chicago4815273035 New England51112273243 Toronto FC51212273051WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-Los Angeles15310554022 Seattle1369484331 FC Dallas1387463631 Real Salt Lake1376453722 Colorado10811413937 Portland9126333341 Chivas USA71110313233 San Jose61011292935 Vancouver41310222843 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Game Columbus 2, Houston 2, tie Friday, Sept. 16 New England at Portland, 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 Colorado at Toronto FC, 1:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Chicago, 4 p.m. Columbus at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Houston, 8:30 p.m. New York at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. D.C. United at Seattle FC, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Best-of-3) x-if necessary EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana vs. New York Thursday: New York at Indiana, late Saturday, Sept. 17: Indiana at New York, 4 p.m. x-Monday, Sept. 19: New York at Indiana, 8 p.m. Connecticut vs. Atlanta Friday, Sept. 16: Atlanta at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18: Connecticut at Atlanta, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, Sept. 20: Atlanta at Connecticut, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota vs. San Antonio Friday, Sept. 16: San Antonio at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18: Minnesota at San Antonio, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, Sept. 20: San Antonio at Minnesota, TBD Seattle vs. Phoenix Thursday: Phoenix at Seattle, late Saturday, Sept. 17: Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Monday, Sept. 19: Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m.FOOTBALLNational Football League BUFFALO BILLS…Re-signed CB Reggie Corner. Placed LB Robert Eddins on season-ending injured reserve. CINCINNATI BENGALS…Signed TE Donald Lee. Waived CB Rico Murray. CLEVELAND BROWNS…Signed FB Will Ta'ufoou and RB Xavier Omon to the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS…Signed TE Nathan Overbay to the practice squad. Placed TE Cornelius Ingram on the practice squad reserve/injured list. MIAMI DOLPHINS…Re-signed CB Will Allen. NEW YORK JETS…Signed WR Patrick Turner from the practice squad. Signed TE Josh Baker and S Andrew Sendejo to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS…Signed LS Scott Albritton. Waived LS Christian Yount. Signed LB Ross Homan to the practice squad. Released LB Derrell Smith from the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football vs.Cardinal Mooney,7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming vs.Lake Wales,Ridge,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Avon Park,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Cross Country hosts Blue Streak Invite,5:30 p.m. MONDAY: Volleyball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Golf at Lakeland,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Bartow,4 p.m.; THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Hardee,Sun N Lake,4 p.m.; Girls Golf at George Jenkins,4 p.m.; Swimming at Lake Region,5:30 p.m. SFCC TUESDAY: Volleyball at Hillsborough Community College,7 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Volleyball vs.Warner University,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball vs.Polk State College,7 p.m. TUESDAY,Sept.27: Volleyball at Pasco-Hernando,7 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football vs.Mulberry,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Lake Gibson,Pinecrest,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Hardee,River Greens,4 p.m. M A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L FR I D A Y 7 7 p m Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S U NSA T U R D A Y 1 1 p m Houston at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . . W G N 4 4 p m Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F O XA U T O R A C I N G FR I D A Y 2 2 p m NASCAR … Geico 400, Practice . . . . . . . E S P N 2SA T U R D A Y 1 : 3 0 0 p m Lucas Oil Off Road Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 3 : 3 0 0 p m NASCAR … Dollar General 300 . . . . . . . E S P N 2 Times, games, channels all subject to change G O L F FR I D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 0 p m LPGA … Navistar Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 3 p m PGA … BMW Championship . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 6 : 3 0 0 p m PGA … Albertsons Boise Open . . . . . . . . . G O L FSA T U R D A Y 1 0 0 a m PGA … BMW Championship . . . . . . . . . . G O L F N o o n PGA … BMW Championship . . . . . . . . . . . N B C N o o n EuroPGA … Vivendi Trophy . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 2 2 p m LPGA … Navistar Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 6 : 3 0 0 p m PGA … Albertsons Boise Open . . . . . . . . . G O L FC O L L E G E F O O T B A L L FR I D A Y 8 8 p m Boise State at Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 8 8 p m Iowa State at Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2SA T U R D A Y N o o n Auburn at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A B C N o o n Penn State at Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N N o o n Pittsburgh at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 N o o n Mississippi at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 8 1 2 : 3 0 0 p m Duke at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 1 : 3 0 0 p m Colorado vs. Colorado State . . . . . . . . . . . S U N 3 : 3 0 0 p m Tennessee at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 3 : 3 0 0 p m Michigan State at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . N B C 3 : 3 0 0 p m Texas at UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A B C 3 : : 3 0 0 p m Washington at Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 6 6 p m Navy at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 : 4 5 5 p m Ohio State at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 8 8 p m Oklahoma at Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . A B C 9 : 1 5 5 p m Utah at BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 1 0 0 p m Oklahoma State at Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . S U N 1 0 : 4 5 5 p m Stanford at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Playoffs National Football League Major League Soccer Transactions Page 2BNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011www.newssun.co m

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C M Y K Golf HammockLast Monday, Sept. 12, the Mezza Group played individual golf at Golf Hammock using Pro-Am Points. There was a three-way tie for first place in A group at plus-1. They were Denis Shank, David Mulligan and Sal Sboto. Tony Frances was minus-1 for second place. Larry Spry scored plus-4 in B group to take first place while Pete Mezza Karl Mellor and John Tyner tied for second place. Next week the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280Lake June West Golf ClubA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Sept. 8. Winning first place was the team of Ron Hesson, Don Boulton, John and Gloria Huggett and Margaret Schultz with 50; second place, Dick and Norma Denhart, Joe and Joyce Swartz and Joanne McGill with 52; and third place, Ken Rowen, Betty Billau, Dick and Nancy Reaney and Charlotte Matthew with 54. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Norma Denhart, 8-feet-4-inches. (Men), No. 4, John Huggett, 24-feet. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Winning first place was the team of Ron Hesson, Mario Cappelletti, Dick Reaney and Ott Wegner with 41; second place, Dick Denhart, Jack Maginnis and Joe Swartz with 46; and third place, Claude Cash, Don Boulton, Dave Colvin and John Ruffo with 47. Closest to the pin: No. 4, Mario Cappelletti, 10-feet; and No. 8, Claude Cash, 8-feet-5-inches.PinecrestOn Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points. Winning first place was the team of Don Lamb, Paul Ford and Bruce Sommerfield with plus-2. Individual winners were: A division, Jim Peters with plus-2. B division, Jack Litalien with plus-3. C division, Bruce Sommerfield with plus-8.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played a One Best Ball tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Winning first place was the team of Bill Lockwood, Marvin BudŽ Snyder, David Raciti and Howard Ticknor with minus-16; second place, Russ Isaacs, Ed Bartusch and Taft Green with minus-16 (went to the card for tie-breaker); and third place, Darrell Horney, Bob McMillan and Jim Hays with minus-11. Closest to the pin: No. 11, Darrell Horney, 11-feet-11-inches.SpringLakeOn Thursday, Sept. 8, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association concluded a two-day Pick Your Partner tournament on the Panther Trail course. In the A Flight, winners were Jan Hard and Jack Hoerner with a two-day total of 194 strokes. There was a tie for second place between Jon Brower and Pat Jaskowski and the team of Gary Behrendt and Edd Vowels, both coming in at 204. Third place was taken by Ken Kirby and Bob Hinde who wound up with 207 strokes. In the B Flight, Gerry Esty and Dan Porter won first place with 216 strokes. Second place went to John Delaney and John Bozynskis 219 strokes, while third place was taken by Will David and Jim Foote at 221. Grouchy old Ed Clay and John Schroeder came in out-of-themoneyŽ at 224. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 1 9 7 5 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 1 9 7 5 In the second half, the Eagles drove down the field with Wilkins finding the end zone. That would prove the lone score, however, as the Eagles struggled offensively and took their first loss of the season, 27-6. Following the Pee Wee game, the Junior Varsity team, ages 12 and 13 and managed by head coach Cliff Howell took the field with the Bulls. The team was focused as they took the field against the 2010 PALSuper bowl Champions. The game got off to a great start with the Eagles driving down the field against a strong Bulls defense. The Eagles defense, lead by Akem JnPierre, then shut the Bulls down This game quickly became a defensive battle, though key offensive runs were made for the Eagles by quarterback Sammy Smith, Akem JnPierre, CJ Harris and Timothy Jordon. But every effort was thwarted by the Bulls, taking them into halftime with a 0-0 score. The Eagles offense was moving early in the second half, with key yardage made by CJ Harris and Niyke Echavarria. But when Echavarria was tackled at the 1-yard line, the ball was stripped and recovered by the Bulls. Going into the fourth quarter the score was still 0-0. With less than five minutes in the game, the Eagles defense continued to keep the Bulls offense contained. But a hail-mary pass was then completed for a Bulls touchdown. The Eagles defense stopped them from making the extra point but the tide had turned. The Eagles offense rallied together to drive down the field but was stopped with the Bulls. Auburndale then went to the air again, though cornerback AJ Robinson was able to get a finger on the ball. But the tipped pass was corralled by the Bulls receiver and brought in for the final score of the 12-0 win to move the Eagles to 2-2. The last game of the day was the Varsity team, ages 13, 14 and 15, and lead by head coach John Bishop. The Eagles offense struggled to get down the field early on and the Bulls soon took the lead as the Eagle defense also found itself struggling.. The Eagles offense gained momentum with Lane Hammond getting the ball to Malik Taylor to score a touchdown. Tyler Edwards then kicked in the two-point conversion to bring the score to 16-8 at the half. In the second half, the Eagles defense rallied together to hold back the Bulls. But they were able to find the end zone a couple of more times for another disappointing loss for the Eagles, 27-8. HYF would like to spotlight ther Eagle Cheerleaders and say “Thank You.” The Cheerleaders never failed the players; kept cheering and boosting team spirit on the sidelines. All in all it was a hardfought day of football. The Eagles players and coaches faced many challenges but with every game, a new lesson was learned. The Highlands Eagles will have a bye week this Saturday and will be hosting the next game at home on Saturday, Sept.24, at Avon Park High School against the Plant City Eagles. Games will begin at 9 a.m. with dmission $4 for adults and $3 for children. Come on out to support the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer program. Continued from 1B Courtesy photo Varsity Cheerleaders keep up the team spirit during halftime of Saturdays game. HYF battles Bulls, earns bye week points per game) and is second in the country in total defense, allowing just 130 yards per game. UCF coach George O’Leary said he’s expecting a balanced offense from FIU. “They’re probably 60 percent run and 40 percent pass, so they run a lot more than you think, which opens up the passing game,” O’Leary said. “We’ve seen the (quarterback) Wesley (Carroll ) kid at Mississippi State when we played them in the Liberty Bowl (in 2007)...And they have three running backs that can be put in and all pretty much look the same. “So it’s gonna be an interesting game four our defense. It presents a lot of challenges. It’s more of a space game, spreading people out. So it comes down to tackles in space and assignments in space.” UCF’s secondary has also impressed, ranking fourth in both passing defense (77 ypg) passing efficiency defense (64.11). Two of the starters — Ishmael and cornerback Josh Robinson — have 51 career starts between them. Both also have previous familiarity with Hilton in high school. Ishmael, from North Miami Beach High, played opposite Hilton and Miami Springs when he was a sophomore. Robinson also was aware of Hilton’s exploits while playing at Sunrise’s Plantation High School. The South Florida connections go deeper than that. In addition to Hilton, Ishmael said he’s still friends with a pair of former North Miami Beach teammates in FIU safety Jonathan Cyprien and line backer Markeith Russell. He also stays in touch with defensive end Tourek Williams, who played at Miami Norland. But Ismael said that normal text messaging and phone chatter with them has ceased this week. He said he most recently tried calling Cyprien, but was expectedly stonewalled. “He didn’t really want to talk to me since it’s game week,” he said. “So I’ll just until after the game.” O’Leary said he’s particularly curious how Robinson reacts this week against FIU’s offense. He has one of UCF’s three interceptions this season and has nine total for his career. “If when you play as a field corner in college, most teams if they get on the hash should be afraid to throw it out there,” O’Leary said. “He doesn’t get many opportunities because they’re usually going over the middle or to the boundary and stuff. “I think Josh has really improved. He takes some chances out there. ... but I think he has great closing speed, great transition speed and we’re trying to do more things with him.” Robinson said he’s looking forward to mixing it up this week with Hilton. “He’s one of those guys that’s just gonna try to beat you with speed,” Robinson said. “We’re trying to work on schemes and work on things that can stop that and stop the whole receiving corps. ... We’re glad for the challenge and we’re prepared for it.” Continued from 1B Hilton will be a big challenge for Knights By BRENTKALLESTAD Associated PressTALLAHASSEE — Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman said Wednesday that while the university is keeping a watchful eye on the changing landscape of collegiate athletics, he added that the Seminoles are comfortable in the ACC. Spetman downplayed brief ‘informal’discussions some school officials have had about possible conference realignments at the end of last week’s board meeting. “Clearly the potential for change in the college landscape has never been so dramatic,” he said. “The truth is it would appear nobody knows where everything is going to shake out at the end of the day.” Whatever happens, Florida State can’t afford to be caught by surprise. But trustees chairman Andy Haggard said Wednesday that it would be up to Florida State President Eric Barron to determine whether to form a committee to stay abreast of the changing landscape – the latest move happened in the Southeastern Conference. The SEC accepted Texas A&M as its latest member, and once the move becomes official, the SEC will have an odd number of teams at 13. Florida State has been mentioned as a possible 14th team, but Haggard said there has not been any talk with the SEC about switching leagues. Whether FSU forms a committee to monitor the situation or not, Haggard and Spetman were clear they are closely following the developments. “I have no magic message but we do know the collegiate structure is changing,” Spetman said. “Television has driven it to where it is.” He said that FSU’s share of the ACC television contract is between $13 and $14 million, compared to $24 million that each of the Pac-12 conference members receive. “The move now for extending the size of a conference is TVcontracts,” Spetman said. “That’s the only way to make more money.” If Florida State would be approached by another conference, any decision on leaving the ACC would have to be Barron’s, Haggard said. The university president was traveling Wednesday and not immediately available to comment. FSU downplays informal talks about realignment

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C M Y K By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressCORALGABLES — One of the low points of Miami quarterback Jacory Harris’ career came a season ago against Ohio State. He threw four interceptions in a 36-24 loss, then dealt with some mildly embarrassing fallout over his decision to wear a gray sweater vest and red tie — perceived by many as him mocking the game-day attire of former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel — to the stadium. Now, the latest Harris reconstruction project begins. He’s the Miami starter again, after missing the season-opener because he was suspended by the NCAAfor accepting extra benefits from a former booster. Harris’senior season starts for real Saturday night against the 17th-ranked Buckeyes, and he insists he’s never been more ready to lead the Hurricanes. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 9 6 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 9 6 8 dumps. We were on defense all night. We gave away a lot of free balls, we dropped a lot of balls. It was like we were a different team.” “I tried to adjust but we just were not hitting or returning,” Devlin said. Lady Devil Ashley Chacon fought hard despite the overall team effort, picking up seven digs and four kills against the Lady Dogs. Libero Jamie Wirries played solid, returning 10 and matching pace with Mackenzie Myers for digs. Spiker Teresa Devlin and teammate Marina Torres both captured two aces a piece. “We need to change our focus a bit or this is going to be a long season,” Devlin added. “The girls are much, much better than we saw tonight. I think we will be up for the next game, but I am still stunned about tonight.” Being up for the next game was a no-doubter as the Devils faced Sebring Thursday night, always a match-up rife with intensity. See Sunday’s News-Sun for a recap of the contest. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Jamie Wirries, left, and Mackenzie Myers hustle to get this dig Tuesday night. After an impressive run at the Bartow tournament over the weekend, the Lady Devils came out flat against DeSoto. AP looks to pick it up World Series champs county tour continues Courtesy photo by COLEEN SHORT Parades, mall appearances and radio programs have been on the Sebring Ozone All-Stars schedule since winning their second straight World Series title, as well as going 7-1 in the Tournament of Champions in Cooperstown. Amid the recognition and celebration, the team is also recognizing the support they had from the community. Team Sebring visited American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid on Monday, Sept. 12, to thank them for their support. The Post helped sponsor the teams trip to Virginia for the World Series as well as the tournament in Cooperstown, NY. “But it was just the little mistakes.” The tide, then, never did quite turn and St. Pete scored the final two points for the 25-17 win to tie up the match. The Titans then took over the third set in the one blowout of the match, as outside hitter Marisa Moralobo and 6-foot-2 Judith Kleeb of Switzerland picked it up and dominated the scoring in the 25-13 win. But South Florida was determined to show the third set was the fluke, rather than the first. The fourth set put that full display as it was back to a back-and-forth battle. Kalina and Flint scored on kills to tie it at 3-3 and Kalina had consecutive scores to bring the Panthers to within 10-8. Akill and ace from Desirae Burris crept South Florida ever closer at 15-14 and a De Hoyos ace ended a rush that put the Panthers up 22-19. St. Pete came back to knot it at 23-23 and it was even again at 24-all before the Titans eked out the last two points to avoid a tiebreaking set. “We still have things to work on with our defense,” Crawford said. “But I saw a lot of good things out there.” Flint and Mahoney lead the team with 11 kills each, with Kalina and De Hoyos each adding eight. De Hoyos also added 14 digs, with Flint adding 11, and three service aces along with Burris. Caitlin Carlander set up the offense with 34 assists and Mahoney and Kalina each had 1-and-a-half blocks. South Florida was back on the road at the State College of Florida in Bradenton Thursday night in continued Suncoast Conference action. See Sunday’s News-Sun for the match wrap-up. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Caitlin Tribit, foreground, and Stephanie De Hoyos celebrate a score in Tuesdays battle with the Lady Titans of St. Petersburg College. SFCC sees improvement QB Harris set to begin his last Miami season Associated PressLAS VEGAS — NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith will speak to NBAplayers during a meeting to update them on collective bargaining talks. An NBAplayers’association official confirmed an SI.com report that Smith, who led NFLplayers through a 4-month lockout, would take part in the meeting Thursday. The report Wednesday night said Smith was invited by union president Derek Fisher of the Lakers. The meeting could include more than 50 players. It comes two days after a bargaining session between the union’s executive committee and the owners’ labor relations committee brought no progress after the league refused players’ desire to keep the current salary cap system as is. Owners were also meeting Thursday in Dallas. NFLPA head Smith to address NBA players in meeting CHRIS JENKINS Associated PressGREEN BAY,Wis. — Cornerback Charles Woodson was fined $10,000 for throwing a punch in the Green Bay Packers’season opener against the New Orleans Saints, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person requested anonymity because the fine has not been announced by the league or the team. Woodson was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter of last Thursday’s game at Lambeau Field after throwing a punch at Saints tight end David Thomas. He was not ejected, and the Packers went on to win 42-34. After the game, Woodson acknowledged he did it out of frustration. “Yeah, I threw a punch,” he said. “Just got frustrated, the guy was holding me a little longer than I wanted. Nothing was said about it, referee-wise, quick enough, and I reacted. It is what it is, I guess.” Woodson said at the time that he expected a fine from the league. 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C M Y K Associated PressWASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed banning the use of electronic cigarettes on airline flights, saying there is concern the smokeless cigarettes may be harmful. “Airline passengers have rights, and this new rule would enhance passenger comfort and reduce any confusion surrounding the use of electronic cigarettes in flight,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. The ban would clarify an existing Transportation Department rule prohibiting smoking cigarettes or similar products on airline flights. The proposal would apply to all domestic airline flights, as well as scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers to and from the U.S. The department is also considering whether to extend the ban to charter flights. E-cigarettes, as they are popularly called, are designed to deliver nicotine or other substances to the smoker in the form of a vapor. They are powered by small lithium ion-batteries. Industry officials say there is no possible harm to the public from their use. “Everybody knows that when you are smoking on an airplane that’s an absolutely a no-no. But this is not smoking. This is vaping,” said Ray Story, CEO of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. The Transportation Department is “asking for something that makes zero sense because this product emits nothing,” Story said. “I don’t think the masses have been educated enough to know this isn’t smoking.” Cataracts are one of the more common ocular conditions we see in the optometric profession. Most of us will develop cataracts as a natural course of aging over time, and eventually need to have them removed. Acataract is simply an opacification of the normally clear crystalline lens located directly behind the iris, or colored part of the eye. As the opacity becomes more dense over time, it hinders the patient’s ability to see as well as they once did. Depending on the type of cataract that forms, complaints may consist of: blurred vision (more at distance than at near), glare (especially at night with oncoming headlights or streetlights), difficulty reading (due to the sensation of dimness, or not having enough light), reduced color perception, or may not present with any complaints at all. Cataracts result from a variety of causes. The most common reason for developing a cataract is age. Trauma (ocular or head contusion), toxic (use of steroids and other medications), and intraocular inflammation can all lead to cataracts. Radiation, intraocular tumors, and degenerative ocular disease (i.e. retinitis pigmentosa) are also associated with cataract development. Certain systemic diseases are linked to cataract formation, including: diabetes (cataracts often develop rapidly), hypocalcemia, Wilson’s disease, myotonic dystrophy, and Down’s syndrome to name a few. More than 1.7 million cataract surgeries are performed every year in the United States. Acataract does not have to be “ripe” before surgery takes place, since the risk of complications from surgery are small. Today, 2.75 mm incisions are the standard. Sutures are rarely necessary and recovery time is rapid. When a cataract is removed, a man-made implant is inserted in its place in order to improve the patient’s vision. Fortunately, technology continues to improve. New implants are available that can allow patients to have distance, intermediate, and near vision, in many cases without the use of bifocals. Whenever a patient’s vision is not good enough to accommodate his lifestyle, cataract surgery is necessary. Referral to a cataract surgeon is appropriate when the patient’s vision cannot be improved with a change in glasses. Cataract surgery may be performed for reasons other than to improve visual acuity. Surgery may be needed as therapy for ocular disease (i.e. lens-related glaucoma) or to manage ocular disease more effectively (i.e. monitoring diabetic retinopathy). Areferral may be made when the cataract has become so dense that it precludes a view of the back of the eye in a diabetic patient. The eye doctor has to be able to see the retina in order to screen the patient for diabetic retinopathy. In contrast, cataract surgery should be delayed for a longer period of time in patients who have macular degeneration. The visual outcome may not be as good as expected since some of the vision loss may possibly be due to the macular degeneration. Amore dramatic improvement will be noticed by the patient if they can wait for the cataract to progress to a more mature level. If a patient with macular degeneration chooses not to wait, they need to understand that cataract removal may not improve their vision in the way they expect. Brightness and color perception may be better, but it’s impossible to guarantee improvement in clarity depending on the severity of the macular degeneration. It is rare in today’s age of medical technology for a cataract to require urgent treatment. Those patients who decline surgical removal of their cataracts should be reexamined every year, or sooner if there is a noticeable decline in their vision. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnostics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 4 HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, healthy living; 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 5 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 7 Most people will develop cataracts HEALTHYLIVING Special to the News-SunSEBRING – Highlands Regional Medical Center Wednesday was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Highlands Regional Medical Center was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidencebased clinical procedures that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma. Highlands Regional Medical Center is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. For example, this first recognition program is based on data reported for 2010. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First it must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second it must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which it reports data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Highlands Regional Medical Center was recognized for achieving these thresholds for Congestive Heart Failure and Pneumonia. “Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Highlands Regional Medical Center that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., President of The Joint Commission. “We understand that what matters most to our patients at Highlands Regional Medical Center is safe, effective care,” said Robert G. Mahaffey, CEO, Highlands Regional Medical Center “That’s why Highlands Regional Medical Center has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Highlands Regional Medical Center is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” Mahaffey said. In addition to being included in today’s press release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, http://www.jointcommission.org/annualreport, Highlands Regional Medical Center will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). Highlands Regional Medical Center earns recognition MCT Cataract surgery is something that many will face as they age. Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds Ban proposed on electronic cigarettes on airplanes Classified ads get results! Associated PressWASHINGTON — Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, governmen t experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insurance plan could go belly up, saddling taxpayers with another underfunded benefit program, according to emails disclosed by congressional investigators. Part of President Barack Obama’s health care law, the program is in limbo as a congressional debt panel searches for budget savings and behind the scenes, administration officials scramble to find a viable financing formula. Alongstanding priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, o r CLASS, was spliced into the health care law despite nagging budget worries. Administration emails and documents reveal tha t alarms were sounded earlier and more widely than previously thought. Congressional Republicans seeking repeal of the program provided the materials to The Associated Press. “Seems like a recipe fo r disaster to me,” William Marton, a senior aging policy official in the administration, wrote in an October 2009 email. Marton explained his concern that large numbers o f healthy people would no t willingly sign up fo r CLASS, creating a predicament in which soaring premiums for a smalle r group of frail beneficiaries would destabilize the program. That central design flaw has dogged CLASS from the drawing board, and it may turn out to be insurmountable withou t making the program mandatory for most workers. CLASS remains vulnerable to repeal. “There has been no decision made,” Health and Human Services spokesman Richard Sorian said Wednesday. Long-term care plan alarms ignored

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C M Y K Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING — The 14th Sunday after Pentecost Service with Holy Eucharist will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. Eucharist Assistant/Lector is Ron Fitzpatrick. Thank you to all the people who donated items, purchased items as well as all the volunteers who worked at making this another successful outreach program. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public as well as church members seven days a week. All are welcome to come and walk the Garden, sometimes referred to as a “Walking Meditation.”Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK — “Sin Is the Big Lie” (II Corinthians 5:21), will be the message presented by Minister Larry Roberts on Sunday. The Lord’s Supper is served every Sunday. The Sunday evening service will be a devotional followed by a finger food fellowship. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information, call 453-4692Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK — This Sunday, Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled “Generous.” The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING — The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled “Matter.” The keynote is from Hosea 10:12, “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING — Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled “Loyalty” at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID — Eastside Christian Church LAKE PLACID — Wednesday evening’s our mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. The church haas re-opened the Agape Cafe On Sundays from 9:40 until 10:10 a.m. The first potluck of the fall season will be this Sunday immediately following services. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue in Lake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING — The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, “Muddy Sandals” with Scripture taken from Exodus 16:2-15. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING — Pastor Gary Kindle’s will be delivering his sermon entitled: “To Live Is Christ” based on Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30. The 8 a.m. service can be heard live on WITS 1340 AM. Fall Fun Fair for Families will be held today from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be games and prizes for children, free hot dogs, chips, drinks and more. Faith’s Closet Sidewalk Sale will be today from 58:30 p.m. All women’s clothing will be 50 percent off (all sizes from petite XS to 3x). All other clothing is 25 percent off (men’s sizes S3X; boys 2T-20; girls 2T-16 plus; and infants 0-3 months to 24 months).First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — The Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the morning service and the evening service. Wednesday services include prayer meeting/Bible study as well as children and youth activities. Spanish Church, led by the Rev. Jonathan Soltero, meets Sunday and Wednesday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net/.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID — On Sunday, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon entitled “Faith: To Be Marveled At!” with regards to Luke 7:1-10. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. A nursery is provided for all services. For more information, please call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday or email the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com/.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — Pastor Greg will be concluding this month’s sermon series “Changing The World With Random Acts of Kindness” with the sermon: “After the Random Acts of Kindness.” The Scripture will be Hebrews 6:10-12. This Wednesday evening there will be regular Bible studies for all ages. First Christian Church of Avon Park’s motto is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or email firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church website is www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING — At the Lord’s Table this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley. Communion will be served by Jayne Weldy, Sandi Laufer, Joyce Winstel and Sally Woolley. Carol Chandler will be the greeter at the service this Sunday morning. Carol and Mike Graves will be working with Children’s Church the whole month of September. Pastor Ron’s sermon is titled “Doing Good to All” with Scripture from Galatians 5:22. Robin Martin will be watching the children in the nursery this month. The acolyte for September is Nina Kunsak. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for more information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnson’s sermon is entitled “Enrichment Confused” based on I Corinthians 1-117. The choir’s introit will be “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” and the anthem will be “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Sunday school is available for all ages. The adult Sunday school class has resumed their study of David and his children in II Samuel 13:1-22. Wendy Garcia is teaching the youth class and their lessons discuss how the Bible applies to life today. On Wednesday, Bible study is led by Pastor Bob Johnson. On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Men’s Fellowship meets at The Depot for breakfast at and returns to the church for a short Bible study and a work project at a member’s home. The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, please call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING — “Becoming One in Christ” is the title of Sunday morning’s sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday, the Deacons’ meeting is in the conference room. Tuesday is Grief Support Group in the adult classroom. Youth Group for middle school and high school students meets in fellowship hall for Bible study, sport activities, homework time and dinner. Wednesday is adult Bible study in the adult classroom and choir rehearsal in the adult classroom.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING — The Rev. A.C. Bryant will give the message “The Stoning of Stephen” with the Scripture taken from Acts 7:1-60. Family Fellowship Dinner and Bible study on Wednesday evening is in the Family Life Center. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the 10:50 a.m. worship service. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine Street. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING — Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Tuesday’s Home Bible Study, The Future Revealed The Great Fall of Babylon, is from Revelation 17. For the kids, there will be “What’s in Your Closet?” Wednesday is the pastor’s weekly email connection. Look for changes to the Friday Night Media Outreach. In the Sunday morning worship service, Pastor Zimmer continues the river www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011Page 7B 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 7 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 1 9 7 0 DESIGNER DENTAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 1 9 8 5 RELIGION HEALTHYLIVING By MARILYNN MARCHIONE APMedical WriterWhat’s killing us? For decades, global health leaders have focused on diseases that can spread — AIDS, tuberculosis, new flu bugs. They pushed for vaccines, better treatments and other ways to control germs that were only a plane ride away from seeding outbreaks anywhere in the world. Now they are turning to a new set of culprits causing what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kimoon calls “a public health emergency in slow motion.” This time, germs aren’t the target: We are, along with our bad habits like smoking, overeating and too little exercise. Next week, the U.N. General Assembly will hold its first summit on chronic diseases — cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease. Those account for nearly two-thirds of deaths worldwide and nearly 9 out of 10 in the United States. They have common risk factors, such as smoking and sedentary lifestyles, and many are preventable. It’s hard to fathom the suffering these maladies are causing in some parts of the world. Ethiopia, for example, until a few years ago had one cancer specialist, Dr. Bogale Solomon, for more than 80 million people. “Now three more oncologists have joined,” he said, and these four doctors struggle to treat patients in a country where cancer drugs and even painkillers are in short supply. Wondu Bekele took his 2year-old son, Mathiwos, to that lone cancer center in Addis Ababa when the boy developed leukemia. The desperate father got advice from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the United States, procured chemotherapy drugs from India, and against all odds, got his son treated. Yet the little boy died because the hospital had no separate ward to protect him from catching disease from other patients. The father founded a cancer society in his son’s name and will represent cancer groups at the U.N. meeting. “Practically all cancerrelated medicines are either nonexistent or beyond the reach of ordinary Ethiopians,” he said. “We are struggling to make a difference here.” Advocates may be struggling to make a difference at the U.N., too. Key officials have been unable to agree before the meeting on specific goals — reducing certain diseases or risk factors such as smoking by a specific amount and date. With the global economy in turmoil, finding money to meet any goals could be an even bigger hurdle. “Many of the things we’re proposing cost very little” and some, such as smoking cessation, even save money, said Smith, a cardiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “We’re not talking about trying to find a new magic bullet. We’re just talking about behavior and costeffective medicines” like aspirin and generic blood pressure drugs that lower the risk of multiple diseases, he said. This is only the second time the U.N. has taken up a health issue. The previous one in 2001 led to creation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with billions from governments and private groups such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Now even rich nations are cash-strapped, and it’s unclear whether private groups will step in. Asked whether the U.N. meeting would alter its focus, the Gates Foundation indicated it would not. “Unfortunately, there is a lack of comparable investment in infectious diseases, which disproportionately affect the world’s poorest,” said a statement from the foundation. “Our priority will continue to be investing in cost-effective treatments that lead to maximum impact and fill in a gap where other resources are not invested.” However, advocates say there are disparities in chronic diseases, too. “The common belief that cancer is a problem of rich countries is a misconception,” said Dr. Eduardo Cazap, president of the Union For International Cancer Control. Dr. Ala Alwan, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization, agreed. “Most countries in Africa are currently overwhelmed with their increasing demand” from cancer patients, and the region also has the highest rates of stroke and high blood pressure in the world, Alwan said. In Ghana, 23 million people are served by two oncology centers; the country has four cancer doctors and no specialist cancer nurses, said Dr. Allen Lichter, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an organization of cancer specialists. The society has trained more than 2,000 doctors in developing countries on cancer care and plans to do more. Africa also remains the only region in the world where infectious diseases, maternal-infant health problems and poor nutrition still kill more people than noncommunicable diseases do. Worldwide, stroke and heart-related diseases account for nearly half of all noninfectious disease deaths — 17 million in 2008 alone, WHO says. Next is cancer (7.6 million deaths), followed by respiratory diseases such as emphysema (4.2 million). Diabetes caused 1.3 million deaths in 2008, but that’s misleading — most diabetics die of cardiovascular causes. The U.N. chose to focus on those four diseases and their common risk factors: tobacco use, alcohol abuse, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and environmental carcinogens. They have varied impact around the world: —Europe and North America. These regions are paying the price of too much eating, too little exercise and smoking: heart disease and diabetes dominate. Cancers that are more prevalent with age — breast and prostate — reflect long life spans in these regions where treatment is widely available. In Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, lung cancer is the dominant cancer in men. Europe has the highest smoking prevalence in the world: 29 percent. New global killers: heart, lung disease and cancer RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on page 8B

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011www.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, FL33852. 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) 6710390. 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. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. 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, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with 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+) begin at 6:30 PM. 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. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. 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, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Children's Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. children's choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. "In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park." 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 Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. 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 and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Loridalocated 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 God's 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 Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf 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, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. 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. Anursery 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. 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 Midweek 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 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; 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. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, 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. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. 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 Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, 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 men's grief support group, meets at 1 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; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is “Jesus is First at First Christian Church.” Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies 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, FL33870. 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.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree 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 Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. 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 are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 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, FL33825-1118. 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, FL33852. 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 Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A 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), 9:30 a.m. (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. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP renewal series “Summer with The Psalmist.” Class provided for children. Upcoming events: Fall Blessings Family Celebration Sunday, Sept. 25. Oct. 22 will be Women of Grace (to be announced). Ustream available (live or 24/7) of all services in Sebring. Log on to ustreat.tv and then enter gracepointetv in the search box.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING — Pastor Ted Moore’s sermon this Sunday morning will be: “Expressing Your Love,” with Scripture from: Psalms 116:1-19. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include Walt Malinowski singing “What Great Love,” Bailey Browning singing “Indescribable Love,” Mary VanHooreweghe, Darlene Gardner, Dorothy Newton and Ruth Rayburn singing “What a Lovely Name.” Tuesday night adult Bible study will be taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Come early for snacks. Wednesday night are the young adult and children’s programs taught by George Kelly,Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix); phone 314-9693. Look for the lighthouse.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID — Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service on the subject “Living Out the Christian Faith even when it’s not Popular.” Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song contemporary service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the same subject. Water Day for Children is from 2-4 p.m. at the Clubhouse. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave. and everyone is welcome. For information, please call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING — The Sunday morning lesson, “Teaching Values” is taken from the 15th chapter of Proverbs (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the messages in the Sunday morning and evening worship services. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study. Next Sunday evening, Sept. 25, will be the end-of-themonth-sing and fellowship.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING — On Sunday at all three services, inspirational and motivational speaker Chad Varga will be preaching. Disciple Bible Study will be Sunday afternoon. Choir pracitce is Wednesday night. Nursery is provided at all three services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING — This Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will have a sermon titled “Seeking Peace,” taken from the Scripture I Peter 3:8-12. Sunday school meets in the Fidelis Room. They will study “Core Values of the New Community,” looking at the Scripture from Matthew 5:1-7, 28Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING — National Back to Church Sunday will be observed in the Sunday morning worship service. The Rev. David Altman will speak on, “The Prodigal Son.” Children’s church and a nursery are available. Prayer for all nations will be observed in the evening worship service. Women for Missions will meet Monday afternoon. Wednesday services: Awana clubs and student ministry and Adult Bible study and prayer meeting. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information, call 385-0752.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING — Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver’s sermon will be: “More Realities of the Kingdom.” Potluck will follow the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING — Youth Director Zac Tsai will be preaching Sunday His message is “Do Your Best” with Scripture from II Timothy Chapter 2. The “J” Unit meets Wednesdays evenings. Church Membership Classes are being held during the Sunday School hour. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 4716140 and the pastor’s cell phone is 273-3674. For church information and the pastor’s messages go to www.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 8B RELIGION Snapshots The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011Page 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 Howe's Way,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, FL33852. 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. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. 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 City" Children's Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, "prime-timers," and Bible studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day 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 WELCAmeets 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. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 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) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-1163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. 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, FL33852; 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 10 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; Men's 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, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, 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. 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. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www. ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. 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, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's 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 Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathersfor contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. 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; Women's 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, FL33870. 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 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. 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 Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. 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: 453-6641 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. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE 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) 382-1822. 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 Women's 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 Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 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, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. 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 Ministry 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 Methodis t 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. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Sebring Christian Church hosts help groupsSEBRING — Sebring Christian Church is the location of three separate help groups. The first one, “Women Grieving in Faith” is a ladies only grief support group from 10:30-11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. The second one, “Changing Seasons” is a men's only grief support, from 1-2 p.m. each Wednesday. Both of these groups are facilitated by a licensed counselor. For information on either of these first two, contact Charleen (Charlie) Stroup at 381-4410 The third one, “Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group” is from 1-2 p.m. each Thursday. For information on this group, contact Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444 with the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or Co-facilitators, Jean Maas at 314-9193, or Ellen McKissock at 385-5408. Sebring Christian Church is at 4514 Hammock Road. Each of these groups are free and open to the public. To contact the staff at Sebring Christian, call 3826676.Gibbs Family in concert Sept. 24SEBRING — The Gibbs Family (southern gospel contemporary) will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Dee’s Place Restaurant, 138 N. Ridgewood Drive, downtown Sebring. Donations will be taken. Reservations are not required, but suggested. Seats are limited.Lake Placid Nazarene showing the Grace CardLAKE PLACID — The feature film “The Grace Card” will be shown at the Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene at 6 p.m., on Sunday. This film contains a powerful message on grace and forgiveness. Recently in theaters around the nation, it has received high praise as an excellent film with a potent and timely message. The public is invited. Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene is at 512 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, call 446-1339.Temple Israel High Holy Day services setSEBRING — Temple Israel of Highlands County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive, is preparing for the High Holy Days. Services will be led at the synagogue by Rabbi Lorraine Rudenberg. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Erev Rosh HaShanah services, with apples and honey to follow, will begin at 7 p.m. Rosh HaShanah services will be held on Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. For more information and tickets, call 382-7744. Nonmembers are welcome.Southside Baptist to participate in national Back to Church SundaySEBRING – “Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Southside Baptist Church on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend. National “Back to Church Sunday” is an initiative that seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “de-churched” –people who once attended church, but don’t any more – and invite them to return for a special Sunday. It was launched three years ago in response to a survey of 15,000 adults in the United States. Results showed a personal invitation from a family member would prompt 67 percent of Americans to visit a church, and 63 percent said an invitation from a friend or neighbor would cause them to attend a service. “We are excited about seeing people share the experience of being part of a church family,” said David C. Altman, pastor. About 7,000 church are expected to participate this year, inviting more than 1 million visitors. Southside Baptist Church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. Go to mysouthsidebc.com or call 3850752. RELIGION Snapshots Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. — Civil liberties groups have sued a southwest Virginia school board for posting the Ten Commandments, contending that the display violates the Constitution’s guarantee of separation of church and state. The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Giles County School Board in U.S. District Court in Roanoke on behalf of an unidentified Narrows High School student and the student’s parent. The plaintiffs argue that the display unconstitutionally promotes a specific religious faith and serves no secular purpose. The lawsuit seeks to have the Ten Commandments removed from school walls and a ban on further display of the biblical documents. After removing them during the school year, school board members voted in June to rehang the biblical texts as part of displays that include U.S. historical documents. Va. school board sued over Ten Commandments posting on walls

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C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Buttonwood Bay Squares meets first and third Friday in recreation hall, Sebring. Early rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m., alternate mainstream/plus/rounds are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For details, callLarry Gow at 3826995. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 911 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Call 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 711 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 110 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863382-2022.SATURDAY American Association of University Women meets at 10 a.m. third Saturday at various locations. For details, call 465-2581 or 452-2493. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-4 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a pancake breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Heartland Avian Society meets at 1 p.m. third Saturday at various homes or a restaurant. Pet bird owners meet to share food and fellowship and take occassional field trips. Looking for other bird owners to join us. For details, call Sharol at 4657350. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 3822208. Historical Society of Greater Lake Placid meets at noon quarterly on the third Saturday of March, June, September, and December at the Masonic Hall, 106 N. Main for a potluck luncheon. Hot Rod Nights Cruise In, meets from 5-8 p.m. every third Saturday at the Home Depot parking lot in Sebring. For details, call 441-3051 or 441-3086. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Spaghetti dinner and karaoke at 5:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. For details, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first an d third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridg e) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign War s Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign War s Post 4300 Karaoke is from 58 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011www.newssun.com Bible Fellowship 3x10.5 00011995 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Associated PressATLANTA—Yes, it could happen. But it’s a stretch. “Contagion,” a Hollywood thriller that opened last weekend, rocketed to No. 1 at the box office through its gripping tale of a fictional global epidemic driven by a new kind of virus. Audiences have gasped in horror at what happens to Gwyneth Paltrow. Before it was out, the movie made real-life disease investigators anxious, too, though for a different reason: They had worried the filmmakers would take so many artistic liberties with the science that the result would be an incredible movie that was ... not credible. Well, cue the applause. “It’s very plausible,” said Dr.Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which would investigate such an outbreak. Anew virus jumping from animals to humans? Nothing fictional about that. Global spread of a disease in a few days? In this age of jet travel, absolutely. Asocietal meltdown if things get bad? Plan on it. Yikes. The only bit of relief here is that several experts think the odds are pretty long that a new virus could be both so deadly and contagious at the same time. The team behind the film used several expert consultants and went to other lengths to get scientific details correct. That included working with esteemed Columbia University epidemiologist Dr. W. Ian Lipkin to create the fictional MEV-1 virus. It’s modeled on the Nipah virus — a dangerous bug first seen in Malaysia a dozen years ago that spread from pigs to farmers. Efforts also involved actress Kate Winslet sitting down with a female CDC disease investigator so she could correctly copy such things as the investigators clothes, mannerisms and even how the scientist might wear her hair on a field assignment. Overall health officials say they were very pleased with what resulted. “It was very accurate. It kind of made us all chuckle because there were things that we thought only people at CDC might get,” said Laura Gieraltowski, an expert in foodborne illnesses. That said, the scenario painted in the new movie is also considered highly unlikely. Athriller telling a complex story in roughly two hours, it portrays some things that are doubtful at best:: —The government dispatches only one disease investigator to Minnesota to check out the outbreak. In reality, the government would throw a lot more people at an emerging problem like this. When the first two swine flu cases were reported in San Diego in 2009, neither of them fatalities, the CDC sent five such scientists along with other staff. —The fictional virus kills more than 1 in 5 of the people it infects. That’s extremely high for an epidemic that goes global. The infamous Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 — used as the modern-day measuring stick for a terrible international contagion — killed more like 1 in 100. Something this deadly and fast-moving has never materialized, possibly because a bug that kills too efficiently limits its ability to spread because its victims don’t have much time to make contact with many other people. —When a vaccine is released to the public, distribution of initially limited supplies was decided through a lottery based on date of birth. In reality, health officials would prioritize vaccine for people who were deemed most susceptible to the virus. Also at the head of the line would be health-care workers and others essential to keeping emergency response systems running. The movie didn’t indicate measures like that. —As a vaccine to protect against the new disease is being developed, the movie seems to suggest that initial human testing of it hinges largely on a CDC scientist injecting herself and then visiting her diseased father’s bedside to see if she gets sick. Officials say a more realistic portrayal would show weeks or months of safety and effectiveness testing in many thousands of volunteers. Uh-oh: Scientists say film Contagion is for real

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C M Y K By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLike Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name, Ryan Gosling is simply known as the Driver in “Drive.” Actually, he’s barely even known as that, because the few people he comes into contact with don’t really call him anything. He’s a stoic loner who does exactly what the title suggests. By day, he’s a stunt driver, flipping cop cars for Hollywood productions. By night, he evades the police as a getaway driver for armed robberies, as he does in the film’s tense, nearly wordless opening sequence. No identity, no backstory. The Driver simply exists, moving from one job to the next without making any pesky emotional attachments. That he is such a cipher might seem frustrating, but Gosling’s masculine, minimalist approach makes him mysteriously compelling. Yes, there’s the fact that he’s gorgeous. But he also does so much with just a subtle glance, by just holding a moment a beat or two longer than you might expect. He’s defined not so much by who he is, but rather by what he does — how he responds in an increasingly dangerous series of confrontations. His demeanor is the perfect fit for the overall approach from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (“Bronson”); cool and detached, “Drive” feels like an homage to early Michael Mann. It oozes sleek ‘80s style, from its hot-pink titles to its electronic soundtrack to the silk racing jacket with a scorpion on the back that the Driver wears everywhere. Its neo-noir vision of contemporary Los Angeles is an anonymous sprawl of mini malls and Chinese food restaurants, run-down garages and cheap apartments, where most people are bad and the ones who are good are screwed. Film critics like to use the word “dystopian” at times like this. It’s appropriate. But then Refn punctuates his dreamlike, almost hypnotic pacing with sudden, bloody blasts of violence. You’re lulled in by the quiet seaminess of it all, and then bam — someone gets a fork in the eye. It’s the kind of brutality that’s so quick, creative and extreme, it’ll provoke bursts of nervous laughter. You couldn’t possibly have seen that, right? Everything’s going to be OK, right? Even the Driver doesn’t really want any trouble. He wants to get in, get out and be on his way. Once trouble finds him, though, he follows his own rigid code of honor, as so many reticent bad-asses are wont to do. He gets involved with his neighbor down the hall, Irene (Carey Mulligan), a sweet, beautiful young woman with a sweet, beautiful young son. Then the kid’s father (Oscar Isaac) gets out of prison, and the Driver gets dragged into a scheme to help steal $1 million from a pawn shop to pay back his old debts. But Mulligan, with her effortlessly sweet presence, seems miscast here; she simply isn’t damaged enough. Similarly, Christina Hendricks goes to waste in just a couple of scenes as a mob moll who has the misfortune of going along for the ride on the big heist. But then “Drive” offers some serious character actors in big, showy supporting performances, which offers the same sort of appealing, startling contrast as the film’s violent streak. Bryan Cranston plays a garage owner and father figure to the Driver; Ron Perlman is a volatile gangster who operates out of a drab pizza parlor; and best of all is Albert Brooks, functioning smoothly against type as a former movie producer who’s now a player in this shadowy underworld of cars and cash. Thinking back, there isn’t really all that much driving in “Drive” — a couple of chase scenes here and there, staged efficiently, thrillingly. It’s more about the questionable choices that drive people — and, ultimately, the ones that drive them away.I Dont Know How She Does ItWhen you’re a wife and working mother, there’s this inescapable, self-imposed pressure to do everything right all the time. The idea of having it all — a great job and a loving family, a toned body and a sane mind — is as appealing as it is elusive. Douglas McGrath’s comedy, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, gets that dynamic, that incessant juggling act, and the ways in which we self-flagellate in trying to perfect it. This is not exactly a new concept but it’s increasingly prevalent, and McGrath finds just the right tone in depicting that. Sometimes. Too often, though, he smothers those nuggets of insight with a jaunty, sitcommy tone, with gags that are telegraphed from a mile away and music that works awfully hard to cue our emotional responses. It doesn’t help that Sarah Jessica Parker, as the film’s star, chimes in early and often with voiceovers that sound exactly like the kinds of observations she used to make as Carrie on “Sex and the City,” the role with which she will be eternally, intrinsically tied. Here, she stars as Kate Reddy, a mother of two with her architect husband (Greg Kinnear). She struggles to balance her home life with her demanding job as an investment manager, which gets more time-consuming when she takes on a big project with the firm’s head honcho (Pierce Brosnan). PG-13 for adult situations and language. 91 minutes. Two stars out of four.RestlessThe title must apply to the director. In more than a dozen films over 25 years, Gus Van Sant has often turned to stories of adolescence, young death and melancholy. In “Restless,” he returns to these themes, but the material isn’t up to his talents, and the effect is of a filmmaker searching for a vessel. Teenager Enoch Brae (Henry Hopper, the son of Dennis) is adrift after the deaths of his parents. While crashing a funeral, he meets Annabel Cotton (Mia Wasikowska), a bright, unusually undaunted girl who knows cancer will kill her in three months. The two become fast companions and lovers, bound together by a refusal to acknowledge death’s power. They make a plaything out of death, sneaking into a morgue and rehearsing Annabel’s “death scene.” At its worst, the film is sentimental and cloying, a pretty picture of young, pretty death, outfitted handsomely in autumn scarfs and cloche hats. Van Sant still creates poignancy out of the screenplay by Jason Lew, but “Harold and Maude” this is not. PG-13 for thematic elements and brief sensuality. 95 minutes. Two stars out of four. — Jake Coyle www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 16, 2011Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 9/16/11; 0 0 0 1 1 9 7 7 DearAbby: I am 18 years old and would like to know what kinds of symptoms show that it’s time for counseling – depression, mood swings, etc. – Considering It in Ohio DearConsidering It: You have asked an important question. Everybody experiences sadness at some point, but sadness that doesn’t go away can actually be depression, a medical condition. Anyone, regardless of age, who experiences any five of the following symptoms for two weeks or more should discuss it with a mental health professional: 1. Feeling of sadness and/or irritability. 2. Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed. 3. Changes in weight and appetite. 4. Changes in sleep patterns. 5. Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless. 6. Inability to concentrate, remember things or make decisions. 7. Restlessness or decreased activity noticed by others. 8. Fatigue or loss of energy. 9. Thoughts of death or suicide. DearAbby: I have a wonderful hairdresser who helps not only me but also many of my friends and family members. She’s the sole support for her family and the sweetest person you could ever meet. The issue is her sense of time. There’s no problem if you’re the first or second appointment of the day, but after that she runs further and further behind. Yesterday, it took my frail mother-in-law 3 1/2 hours to get her hair done because of the wait time. I was the first appointment at 7:30 a.m. and she didn’t make it into the shop until 7:40. How can I help her understand she’s driving her customers away without offending her? – Cutting Time in Utah DearCutting Time: Your hairdresser may be good at styling hair but it appears she’s not a very good businesswoman. If she’s losing customers because she manages her schedule so poorly, tell her why. You will be doing her a favor. And please, before you bring your frail mother-in-law in for another appointment, call to find out how late the woman is running before letting your mother-in-law sit for 3 1/2 hours before even seeing a shampoo bowl. DearAbby: I recently bought a small travel trailer that I use for weekend fishing trips. My dog, “Goldie,” accompanies me on these short trips and sleeps with me on the only bed in the trailer. My wife, “Shirley,” is now expecting to go on some of my fishing trips with Goldie and me. The problem is, Goldie is used to sleeping with me, and I believe she should have first dibs on the bed since she was there first. When I informed Shirley that she’d be sleeping in the back of the truck, she came unglued. Now, Shirley and I are hardly speaking. Goldie is a young Lab pup who is my very best friend, constant companion and never nags. I think my wife is being selfish and inconsiderate, but I’d like your opinion. Am I out of line here? – Goin’Fishin’in Midland, Texas DearGoin’Fishin’: If you’re expecting sympathy from me, you’re barking up the wrong tree. You are not only out of line, but it appears you’re also in the doghouse. Areal Texas gentleman would let Shirley and Goldie share the bed while he slept in the truck, and that’s what I'm urging you to do. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Good advice for everyone … teens to seniors … is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send a business-size, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby … Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) Sadness that lingers is a symptom of depression DIVERSIONS Dear Abby Gosling oozes stoic cool in Drive MCT Ryan Gossling stars as simply the DriverŽ in the new movie Drive.Ž Movie Review Drive Rating: R (strong, brutal, bloody violence, language and some nudity) Running time: 100 minutes Review: (of 4) Associated Press NEWYORK — Charlie Sheen says his life’s a lot calmer now. The actor and former star of CBS’“Two and a Half Men” told NBC’s Matt Lauer that he didn’t really know what happened this spring when he was fired from the show and began a manic round of media appearances talking about his “tiger blood” and “winning.” Lauer’s interview will air on the “Today” show today. “It was one of those things where the planets were aligned, perfectly or imperfectly. I said some stuff and then it caught such traction globally and instantly that I couldn’t really put out the fire,” Sheen said. “I had to keep fueling it.” Sheen said the experience “was like being shot out of a cannon into another cannon and then being just shot out of that one. It was like from one moment to the next I didn’t know what was going to happen. It was pretty exciting.” The actor said he was sober but couldn’t tell Lauer the last time he took drugs or drank. He said he didn’t believe in keeping track of the sober time because “if you’re walking around hanging on to your time, it’s only a matter of time before it goes.” Now he says he’s reconnecting with his children — Cassandra with former girlfriend Paula Profit, Sam and Lola with actress Denise Richards, and twins, Bob and Max, with ex-wife Brooke Mueller — and appreciating the quiet things in life. “That’s where the life is, you know, it’s in those quiet moments,” he said. “It’s not the giant TVdeal or the big party or the award or whatever; it’s the memory of your child’s smile at the end of the day that sort of brings that one lonesome tear.” His re-emergence coincides with the airing of a Comedy Central roast of him Monday, the same day that Ashton Kutcher debuts as Sheen’s replacement on “Two and a Half Men.” Charlie Sheen quiets down some after manic spring

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C M Y K LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, September 16, 2011 "THE X FACTOR"(premiere 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 21, FOX) No one in any network’s lineup of new shows is wearing a bigger bullseye than Cowell, who announced he would be bringing his British smash “The X Factor” to Fox way back in January 2010, at the same time he confirmed he would be leaving “American Idol.” To the surprise of many, “Idol” didn’t seem to miss Cowell that much; its ratings held up remarkably well, and the cheerfulness of the new judges struck many as a welcome contrast to the sour Brit in the tight T-shirts. To make matters worse, NBC premiered “The Voice,” a show even more similar to “The X Factor” than “Idol” is, to soaring ratings last spring. It may have been a no-brainer for Fox to commit to a new Cowell series, but the network now has to be wondering if anyone really misses him, not to mention the ever-loopy Abdul, who will assume one of the show’s mentoring roles."LAST MAN STANDING"(premiere 8 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 11, ABC) Allen made one of the smoothest transitions ever from stand-up to sitcom when “Home Improvement” became one of ABC’s biggest hits of the ’90s. That series dealt with male culture and foibles from the perspective of a successful traditional male and his sons, but “Last Man Standing” depicts Allen as a lone man surrounded by a wife and daughters, and vocally nervous about asserting his masculinity. It plays as oldfashioned, but sitcoms like that have been the bread and butter of ABC, a network which has seen several more ambitious shows die in recent years.TRENDING THIS FALLMUSIC TELEVISION:“American Idol” has prospered in large part because Fox has resisted the temptation to produce a fall version, and competing networks had failed at launching a copycat. But now with “The X Factor” and NBC’s “The Sing-Off” both running in the fall, and “The Voice” com peting more directly with “Idol” in February, the longtime champ might begin to look less special.LONG LIVE THE '60S:Network television rarely revisits the past, but NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and ABC’s “Pan Am” are both set in the 1960s — that is to say, the ’60s that existed outside the counterculture, such as what we’ve seen on “Mad Men.” NBC and ABC would love to imitate the prestige of the Emmy-winning AMC drama without matching its low ratings.DEPARTING HOUSEWIVES:ABC has announced that the coming eighth season will be the last for “Desperate Housewives,” which has lost almost a ll its buzz of late. With its other longtime hit, “Grey’s Anatomy,” likewise showing its age and facing the specter of major cast changes, ABC needs new hour-long hits in the worst way.HEADING FOR THE EXITS MAYBE:The most successful live action series ever on Fox, “House,” might fall victim to falling ratings, budget cutting, and the desire of stars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Wilde to do other things. And Alec Baldwin contin ues to say that he will likely leave “30 Rock” in 2012. MEN OVERBOARD:Athread running through several new sitcoms is the alleged inability of the American male to deal with societal changes. CBS’s “How to Be a Gentleman” an d the ABC trio of “Last Man Standing,” “Man Up!,” and “Work It” all concern men trying to hang on to their virility in the workplace and elsewhere. The flipside of this trend is, of course, “The Playboy Club.” o you were hoping that after Hollywood’s Summer of Sequels, the fall television season might introduce you to hot new concepts and young shining stars? Sorry to disappoint. Sure, the major networks have a few novel ideas to trot out, such as the Fox adventure “Terra Nova” (premieres 8 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 26). But after several years where almost everyone (except CBS, where procedurals reign supreme) has tried and failed to launch a complex, serialized, vaguely sci-fi answer to the phenomenon of “Lost,” network programmers are sticking with what they’ve seen work before, even when that “before” goes back several decades. Out are non-events like “The Event” and anti-hero dramas like “Lone Star;” in are ABC’s updating of “Charlie’s Angels,” a show whose original version ended in 1981, and Tim Allen starring in a family comedy. Ted Danson has returned to CBS after his critically praised foray into cable. Sarah Michelle Gellar is back on an underdog network (the CW), and Simon Cowell will again be headlining a music competition show on Fox, with an assist from Paula Abdul. There’s even original scripted programming on Saturday night, something we haven’t seen in several years. Here’s a few flashbacks from the fall lineup: "CHARLIE'S ANGELS"(premiere 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 22, ABC) “Charlie’s Angels” was one of the signature shows from ABC’s glory years, a slice of ’70s-aged cheese. The original recipe gave us the term “jiggle TV,” but our times are more enlightened, and it’s important that we know our new Angels (Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor) aren’t just haircuts — they can get tough when they need to, and all three are overcoming problematic pasts. A little “Alias” DNAinfused into the old “Charlie’s Angels” formula might be a very good thing indeed."UPALLNIGHT"(series preview 10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 14, NBC) Christina Applegate is one of the most likable actors on the tube, but both her attempts to carry her own sitcom as a lead (“Samantha Who?” and “Jesse”) fizzled after decent starts. She is trying again with “Up All Night,” in which she co-stars with Will Arnett (himself no stranger to failed comedies) as a partying pair adjusting to the responsibilities of parenthood."CSI"(season premiere 10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 21, CBS) Ted Danson looked like a network sitcom lifer based on his long runs on “Cheers” and “Becker,” but his recent television work has come in the eccentric HBO comedy “Bored to Death” and in the noir legal drama “Damages.” Now he’s back on CBS as the lead investigator on “CSI,” a series weakened so much of late that it has been moved off its decade-long timeslot of 9 p.m. Thursdays. Danson could be the right man for “CSI” at this stage, as he ought to be able to give the role a wry spin, something William Petersen excelled at, but Laurence Fishburne could never master"RINGER"(premiere 9 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Sept. 13, CW) Sarah Michelle Gellar has been largely missing from the television landscape since the hit “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” ended in 2003. But Buffy fans will be happy to see her back in her new series “Ringer.” Fans of “Veronica Mars” and “Lost” will also be happy to see Jason Dohring, who played Veronica’s on-again, offagain boyfriend Logan Echolls, and Nestor Carbonell, who played the ageless Island protector Richard."TWO AND A HALF MEN"(season premiere 9 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 19, CBS) You might have heard a little something about the project Ashton Kutcher has joined. His TVefforts since “That ’70s Show” have all been on the production end, but he’s been coaxed back to the other side of the camera by the prospect of filling Charlie Sheen’s pornographic shoes on “Two and a Half Men.” It’s hard to know if Kutcher will be able to keep the series strong in its ninth season, but he’s a proven quantity in comedy, and can walk the tightrope of innocence and naughtiness that Sheen long since fell off. ABC's "Pan Am" Fox's "House" BYCHARLIE TOFT, FILM.COM Visit FILM.COM for movie reviews, TVnotions, celebrity snaps, behind-the-scenes interviews and more.