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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 82 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 94 73Complete Forecast P AGE 8A An afternoon t-storm in the area Forecast Question: Did the Supreme Court make t he right ruling on t he Obama health care plan? Next question: Should Highlands County allow inspirational messages in the local schools? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 41% No 59% 099099401007 Total votes: 188 Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 9 9 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Susie Bishop is running for the position of Supervisor of Elections. She is a Highlands County native,born in Avon Park and raised in Sebring. Bishop graduated from Sebring High School in 1981,earned an associate degree of arts in business from South Florida Community College and a bachelor of arts degree in organizational management from Warner Southern College in 1999. That same year she received a Florida teacher certificate in secondary business education. Her experience crosses a wide spectrum. With her husband Nick Bishop,she co-managed the familys dairy farm; then worked as a non-instructional clerk and elementary special education teacher with the school district; served as area director for United Way of Central Florida; was business development manager for Glades Electric; and most recently worked as business development manager for Atlanticblue Inc., Bishop wants to increase voter education C ANDIDA TE P ROFILE Susie Bishop is running for Supervisor of Elections F F i i r r e e w w o o r r k k s s S S c c h h e e d d u u l l e e A v on P ark Wednesday, 9 p.m. over Lake Verona L ake Placid T uesday, 9 p.m. o ver Lake June Sebring Wednesday, 9 p.m. over Lake Jackson Sun N Lake Tuesday, 9 p.m. at the Community Center B y BILL KACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A trio of cons titutionally questionable measures and legislation designed to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud are among about 150 new Florida laws going into effectS unday. A law that bans state and local governments from hiring companies that do business in Cuba and Syria already has been challenged in court and a federal judge has at least temporarily put it on hold. Gov. Rick Scotts administration earlier announced it would not put into effect a second new law allowing random drug testing of state employees until a legal challenge to a similar executive order issued by Scott is resolved. Another statute that permits inspirational messages,including prayers, in public schools has drawn threats of lawsuits. Legal action,however, may not be necessary to negate the law because it gives local school boards the option of implementing it. Slew of laws hit books today Shakespeare in The Park N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Childrens Academy of Theater actor Hope Flores rehearses Friday afternoon with fellow cast members. Flores is gearing up for her role as Puck in A Kidsummer Nights Dream, an adaptation of William Shakespears A Midsummer Nights Dream. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR email@example.comAVON PARK Summers are filled with dreams and magic,or at least this upcoming week will bef or the Childrens Academy of Theater,Inc. For the 13th year,the CAT will be presenting their adaptation of a classic piece of literature on stagef or the community to enjoy. F ounder and Director Krista Flores has worked countless hours with the cast and off-stage help to present her adaptation of William Shakespeares A MidsummerN ights Dreamwhich Flores calls A Kidsummer Nights Dream. I really felt the need to do something magical and fantastic. ve never done this play with CATb efore,but I wanted to spread the m agic to everyone and have a midsummer nights dream. I wanted to do something fantastic,Flores explained. A Kidsummer Nights Dream w ill begin its week-long production Monday at 11 a.m. The show will run daily (excluding July 4) at 11 a.m. until Saturday at the Avon Young actors ready to present A Kidsummer Nights Dream in AP News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE YMCA Drowning Prevention Instructor Chelsey Stegman reads Bo to the Rescue to her class on Friday. The book as about being safe around the water. By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING It all happens too fast. You are putting the laundry into the dryer when you turn around and your toddler is gone. Searching frantically,you finally discover the door to the pool open. You rush in,knowing the worst has happened. Your heart races and your panic rises. Gratefully,you find your child sitting on the decking at the edge of the pool,soaking wet,a little shaken,but OK. You rush over to scoop them up,give them a hug and YMCA offers free drowning prevention classes on weekends See CAT,page 5A See YMCA,page 4A See BISHOP,page 5A See NEW,page 7A Declaration of funC rafty ideas to make t his July 4th a blast LIVING, 1BHit it hardS ertoma Junior Tour t akes on Sun N Lake SPORTS, 1DHistoric findO ld photos of AP a irport discovered PAGE2 A Books7B Business1C Classifieds4C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B Sports1D Sports On TV2D Television3B Index I nsideAmazingRace benefits C hildrens M useum INSIDE, 4A
C M Y K B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR email@example.comAVON PARK Walt P ierce is a well-known airplane stunt performer (more c ommonly called a barnstormer) and avid plane enthusiast. Pierce has been wing-walkingand performing spectacular stunts for decades and enjoys every second of his unique profession. T he New Mexico native began his fascination with planes,which spanned his commercial pilot career into something greater,at a veryy oung age. I was an airplane kid. I u sed to ride my bike to the airport near my house whenI was little and just sort of discovered it,Pierce said. Pierce is good at discovering things it seems. Decades after he discovered his pas-s ion for airplanes Pierce has discovered a unique piece of Highlands County history. I found these old photos at the airport in Avon Park,P ierce said. There pretty old. Some are from 1934. They show the family that lived near it and the progress of the airport. Its mostly buildings; there was not a lot of activity out there at that time. The wallet-sized,black and white photos depict the e arly usage of the Avon Park airport as well as the pilots, barnstormers and familiesw ho used to run the facility. These pictures are import ant. They show a lot of history about the area. Its not something that the general p ublic is extremely interested in,but I had one book made and given to the Historical Society,Pierce said. P ierce feels the photos are a unique and much needed part of not only pilots and airport personnel but to the community as a whole.S ome of the photos include former FBO (Avon Park airp ort commercial operation) co-owner Don Gossick andh is Stearman plane. The Gossick family operated the FBO for more than 20 years. The photos also show the original airport hangar,w hich dates back to the early 1930s. I wanted to do this service to the people. I grew up around planes in the sa nd there are still some people around here that will find this stuff interesting like I do,Pierce said. As for Pierce,he continues to look for ways to inform the public on the history of his art as well as the history of the community surrounding them. Pierce c ontinually practices and performs to entertain friends and strangers alike,whileg iving them a little piece of himself. ve turned this into a way of life. I keep at the airshows because they are a p art of my life,Pierce said. For more information on Pierce visit his website, www.barnstormerwalt.com/. Photos of the early AP air-p ort can be seen at the Avon Park Historical Society or on Pierces Facebook page by searching Barnstormer Walt Pierce. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 K AYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery workers comp; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 0 0 Centennial Celebration plans are moving along great and The MayorsS treet Dance is going to be serious fun. It will be free and open to the public for all to enjoy. Save the date now for Thursday,Oct. 18,2 012. The circle and all the spoke streets will be closed from 3-10 p.m. Begin at 5 p.m. with the Downtown Centennial Tri-C hamber Mixer. Mix,mingle and meet the merchants that keep beautiful down-t own Sebring a lovely place to shop,eat and enjoy. Sebring,Lake Placid andA von Park will all join in on community involvement f or this 100-year celebration in the streets. There will be food,barbecueg rilling,drinks and more. Promptly at 6 p.m.,we w ill all meet in front of the downtown chamber of commerce and witness the setting of the time capsule, which is certainly an eventn ot to miss. Then let the Mayors Street Dance b egin. The stage will be placed on,and facing,NorthR idgewood Drive. The Mountain Dew Cloggers w ill be there and everyone will be dancing with delight into the night. Lets h ear it for the Back Porch Revival Band,on stage from 7-9 p.m. The mayor,George Hensley,wrote a specials ong for our Centennial Celebration and the Back Porch Revival band is currently working on that now. Here are the lyrics for the soon-to-be-famous Centennial song that well all be singing with joy thatn ight. The Centennial Ode to George E. Sebring Twas a warm and sunny day,when George Sebring c ame to play,the good hunting and the fishing were his game. A nd so then he looked around,said,I think Ill b uild a town,and he built the town that brought him lots of fame. Refrain: George E. Sebring,the town thatb ears his name,people came to know it far and w ide. The descendants of the clan,still pay tribute to the man,and the people oft he town still share his pride. S oon the word went out all,Thers free land to hear Gods call,and the p eople chose their place to hear his word. Then the church built in a day,started others on their way,just to sing and share theg ospel of the Lord. Refrain Oh the shores of Jackson Centennial song will be highlight of Oct. 18 Mayors Street Dance Centennial Notebook Courtesy photo From Walt Pierces Facebook page: The Waco in airshow style colors was probably flown by Firman Church. He is mentioned many times in newspaper articles about performing throught Florida in the 1930s. The single high wing airplane in the background belonged to Lawler Wells. It was once used to transport Mae Frances Welch to the Warm Springs Georgia Polio treatment center Local barnstormer discovers photos of AP airports early years Flying through history COMMUNITYBR IEFS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Health Department has closed the public beaches on Lake Jackson to swimming due to unsafe bacteria levels in the water. The Healthy Beaches Program monitors public recreational bathing waters. The presence of certain kinds of bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution,which may come from storm water runoff,pets,wildlife,and human sewage. If they are present in high concentrations in recreational waters,and are ingested while swimming,or enter the skin through a cut or sore, they may cause disease, infections,or rashes. Health advisories or warnings remain in effect until bacterial levels fall within acceptable limits for public bathing areas of Crescent Beach,City Pier Beach, Hidden Beach,and Veterans Beach on Lake Jackson. Contact the Highlands County Health Department Environmental Health Division at 382-7219 if you have any questions. Lake Jackson beaches no swimming zones due to bacteria levels News-Sun file photo Public beaches along Lake Jackson have signs posted about unsafe swimming conditions. LP Democratic Club meets July 7LAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Democratic Club will meet at the Lake Placid Library at 10 a.m. Saturday,July 7. The speaker will be Dr.S ally Mowery,running for county commissioner, District 1 and Paula House,running for State Senator,District 26. Thec ontact number 6990474.H eartland Pops Concert Band performs WednesdayA VON PARK The Heartland Pops Concert Band,under the directiono f Anthony Jones,will present a free Fourth of J uly concert in the Grogan Center of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church,595 E. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. T he concert is sponsored by the Avon Park J aycees and the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and will fea-t ure patriotic selections, marches,as well as big A mericana with tunes from Broadway musicals, vocals by Laura Wade,ana udience sing-along and many favorite and recognized tunes. Climaxing t he concert,prior to the fireworks,the band will p lay a portion of the Overture For further information,call 314-8877. Visit the website atw ww.heartlandpops.org.Disaster preparedness seminar set for FridayL AKE PLACID A free disaster preparedness s eminar will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the social hall of St. James Catholic Church,3380 Placid ViewDrive. T he speaker will be Scott Canaday,the county director of Emergency Management. His topics will be preparing for hur-r icanes,tornadoes and wildfires. Contact Nellie Brown, 465-4027,for more information.Boys & Girls Club opens thrift shopSEBRING The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Highlands County is opening a thrift shop called The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Highlands County Emporium. They will start setting up shop early this week. Volunteers and donations are needed. The Emporium,205 Circle Park Drive,will be a thrift shop and will accept donations of all sorts. For information,call 453-0114.Volunteers needed for habitat restoration projectThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC Ridge Rangers and the Florida Forest Service need your help to restore damaged wildlife habitat on the Lake Wales Ridge near Frostproof. The project involves planting pine seedlings on the Arbuckle Tract from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, July 7. 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C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.comM ITCH COLLINSE xt. firstname.lastname@example.org C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, July 1, 2012Page 3A In case you spent Thursday in a cave, let me update you. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold O bamacare for the most part, including a controvers ial individual mandate. According to Chief Justice John Roberts, thei ndividual mandate was a tax, and thus allowable b ecause Congress has the power to tax. This is ironi c, given that the President a nd supporters assured us that it wasnt a tax. Thet une changed when it came up in the Supreme Court,w here the administration argued that the mandate could be a tax. T he decision was not all roses and sunshine for the Obama administration. The majority of the court rejected that the law was constitutional under the interstate commerce c lause. This is a small source of relief to people like me, who have watched t he abuse of the interstate commerce clause with nos mall amount of dismay. Reaction to the decision is what youd expect. Democrats rejoiced over the decision. While the president hasnt spoken as I type this, he has to be h appy about how this turned out. Meanwhile, Republicans are less than t hrilled, and there already is a move towards repealing Obamacare by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The upshot is that, barring something major on the political front, Obamacare will continue as the law of the land. Everything good and bad about it will gradually come into effect. The federal government now has control over a massive piece of the economy. I have long asked for someone to explain to me how Obamacare was constitutional. To his credit, Chief Justice Roberts attempted to do so in his decision. I tried to read the decision myself. Honestly. But its 196 pages long and by page four my eyes were already glazing. Plus Im already past deadline for this weeks column and only halfway done at this point. So, like most of you, I am relying on what others tell me about this decision. I am not going to claim that I have more knowledge of the Constitution than the nine men and women who sit on the Supreme Court. It evenl ooks like four of the justices agree with me, whic h is a little comforting. But if I could sit down w ith the five who voted that Obamacare was cons titutional, I would ask them what might seem to them a stupid question: W hy do we have a 10th Amendment? The 10th Amendment of the Constitution reads thusly: The powers notd elegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or tot he people. (BTW, if you want a q uick way to look at the Constitution online, I refer-e nced http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html) If I read it correctly, the 10th Amendment is supposed to limit what thef ederal government can do. If the Constitution doesnt say the federal government can do something, it means its a state issue or a peo-p le issue. Where in the Constitution is the federal government given power over health care? Roberts dodged the question, saying it wasnt the Courts job to decide on the merits of the act. This doesnt end the debate. There is a presidential election coming up where this is going to be an issue. Opponents have vowed to continue the fight. In the near term, though, those who believe that the federal government should do more are surely rejoicing in this victory today. And those of us who feel the federal government should be limited? We can take small comfort in the majoritys opinion concerning the interstate commerce clause. Otherwise, well have to find other ways to get rid of Obamacare. I suggest an election in November. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Obamacare revisited Lauras Look Laura Ware Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY From donated facilities an empty supermarket, a former hotel and second-floors pace in buildings along Avon Parks Main Street the college has evolved into a truec ampus of 35 acres, with modern white buildings nestled among trees on green,l akeside lawns. And thats just in Avon P ark. There are also facilities in Lake Placid, Bowling Green and Arcadia. T he Avon Park site, at the time a wilderness of scrub p ine and palmetto patch, was provided by a vote of the AP city council in 1960. Far more than simply a school, the newest of statec olleges is a cultural hub, home to the state-of-the-art T heater of the Performing Arts and the Museum of Florida Art and Culture. According to the colleges w ebsite, when classes began in August of 1966, the college offered an associate of artsd egree. It had a faculty of 14 full-time instructors and administrators, and a studentp opulation of 164 full-time students and 119 part-time a nd evening students. The first president was Dr. William Stallard, whose annu-a l salary was $15,500. The matriculation fee for 12 s emester hours or more was $60, part-time fees were $7 per credit hour. The college application was $10. Today, it serves more than 1 9,000 residents of three counties, and students gradua ting with associate degrees can concentrate in more than 60 fields of study. The schoolo ffers associate degrees in art, science, applied sciences, as well as college credit or occupational certificates. It has campuses in Hardee andD eSoto counties, and classrooms in Lake Placid. In 1984 SFJC became SFCC. Catherine P. Cornelius became the schools secondp resident. By 1992, SFCC was one of the first community collegesi n Florida to offer bachelors degree programs through partnerships with public and pri-v ate universities including 13 bachelors degree prog rams and three masters degree programs. Now, SFSC can offer its o wn four-year degrees. In September of 2002, N orm Stephens Jr. became the colleges president, the same year the college opened its University Center. In 2003 the Dental Education Centero pened, and in 2007 the Health and Science Education C enter. This fall, semester SFSC enters a new phase, offering af our year Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Supervision and Management of its own. The News-Sun extends c ongratulations and thanks to all the individuals who created South Florida Junior College, those who nurtured the junior college into SouthF lorida Community College and those who grew South Florida Community Collegei nto South Florida State College. It took vision, persistence a nd heart to build the cobbled-together original school i nto the highly respected institution of higher learning it is today while never losing tracko f the communitys overall needs and wishes. W e hope the citizens of Highlands County, and Hardee and DeSoto, are aware of how fortunate we are to have such a vibrant resourcee nhancing life and improving opportunities here. G o Panthers. Welcome and congratulations, SFSC Today is a red letter day for education in Highlands County. Exactly 46 years, 11 months and 359 days ago, South Florida Junior College was founded. Today that same institution becomes South Florida State College. Changing lives for the b etter, foreverEditor: O ver the past couple of weeks I have felt the incessant need to reach out to o ur grief stricken community in the wake of such tragedy. As the community resource director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, I find myself interviewing young men desper-a tely seeking the companionship of someone to guide them through life. Their sincere desire is for someone they can spend time with who will help set them out on the right path. As dedicated citizens of this community we can fill a void in young lives. We havet he opportunity to start something by giving the youth of our community s omething they may not have the ability to get elsewhere. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to change the past, but we all have the opportunity to help mold the future. A recently released Gallup poll did a measure of hope, engagement and wellbeing of students in grades 5-12 nationwide. Of the students surveyed, those who believed they would graduate werem ore likely to have answered as such, due to the fact that they had caring parents or another supportive adult in their life. This poll supports the independent research conducted by Big Brothers Big Sisters with regard to our mentorship programs. Our results allude to the fact that youth who have a mentoring relationship are more likely than their peers to be successful students, harbor close ties with their families and resist the negative temptations of violence, crime and drugs. Mentoring matches are even more successful on a long term basis yielding stronger results in conjunction with the monitoring and support of the parties involved. We see firsthand the impact our mentors have on the youth they are engaged with in our community at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. We provide professionally supported, one-toone mentoring relationships with measurable results in hopes of forming longlasting relationships that give our youth hope for their future. This service would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers who devote their time to have a positive impact on the youth of our county. While we cannot change the recent events that have shocked Highlands County, we can change the future for our young men and women.We currently have over 50 boys that have joined our program in hopes of being matched with someone to call their Big BrotherI encourage the citizens of our community to make a difference and volunteer to see firsthand the impact one person can have on the life o f a youth. Start mentoring, and start changing lives. Join me and become a Big Brother or Big Sister and change a life for the better, forever. Kiko Vazquez Community Resource Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast A promise to pay it forwardEditor: My letter is a simple one, but important. So, if I drift a little, please be patient. About a month ago I injured my back. Its been a trial to get around to do simple things like grocery shopping, which is what I was doing on this day. I was using the motorized cart, which I hate doing, but when you are dealing with the pain I was, well you will take advantage of these things with relish. On this day, it was a particularly bad day. I went up to the Publix by us, the north branch, and picked up a few things. I went to check out and while running my debit card through, the checker informed me very nicely that there was a problem, so I ran it again. Same thing happened. I was a little embarrassed by this time, and told her I couldnt pay for the whole order but could take a couple of them. The whole order was over $70. All of a sudden there were people all around me. At that point all I wanted was to get the heck out of there. I mean the manager had to be called to void the order and such. It was at this point I did something I never do cry. I tried to keep composed but I just couldnt keep a handle on my emotions. I noticed that instead of putting my order away they were bagging them and putting them back in my cart. I tried to stand up and the cashier came around to me and bent down to hug me and said dont worry baby, its all being taken care of. We all have had something like this happen. I just looked at her and said, I cant pay for this really. I am sure my husbands check crossed in the bank and I will come back later in the week. They, the Publix employees, continued to comfort me. Well, here I was with all the groceries packed into my cart and they were escorting me out to my car. On the way, the gentleman that bagged my parcels told me that the lady behind me paid my bill. I asked if had seen her, as I wanted to thank her personally and to make arrangements to pay her back. He said he couldnt remember what she looked like. I even stayed to see if anyone looked my way. So, this is my way of saying thank you to the wonderful person that helped me that day. It has been a while since someone did something like this for me. I have done my share of doing good deeds and I also know that I never wanted any fanfare. I just wanted this person to know that I will do the next best thing. I will pay it forward. You have restored my faith in people. Just know that I include you in my prayers every night. God bless you, and this includes the good folks that work at the North Publix. God bless you all! Dana Kole Sebring
C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com Musselmans; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 6 6 3 3 thank God that you and your child took the drowning prev ention class at the YMCA. just a few months ago. Y ou dont even consider the fact that it was free,but y ou know that it saved a life dear to you. T hats the scenario everyone wishes for,but most of t he time,it goes the other way.The frantic call to 911, the lights,the sirens,the hope they arrive in time as y our child turns blue. Drowning is the second l eading cause for accidental d eath in the U.S. under 14 and the leading cause of accidental death for children five and under,said Kevin Stoker,lifeguard at the YMCA. Stoker works with Drowning Prevention Program Instructor Chelsey Stegman to teach the free class for toddlers and preschoolers from 6 months to 5 years old how to safely return to the edge of the pool if they fall in. The program shows toddlers and pre-schoolers how to blow bubbles and make their way back to the edge to get out of the pool. Stegman reads from the Bo to the Rescuebook w ritten by Michelle Rice. The book instructs the children on pool safety, floatation devices,and to never swim alone. The class helps the kids get familiar with the water, getting their face wet,floating and teaches them to monkey walkdown the edge of the pool. Fully 65 percent of all preschooler drowning incidents occur in the childs home pool,Stoker said. Thirty-five percent happe n s in the homes of friends and family. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer the phone. This program can hopefully save a child, Stoker added. Highlands County Sheriff S usan Benton,whose department often has to see the darker side of these kind of incidents,agreed with Stoker a nd supports the program. I would encourage all parents of small children to enroll their babies in this extremely valuable program, if kids can learn how to get back to the side of the pool, that alone will save lives. o the YMCA and all swimming lesson providers, t hank you for helping us w ork towards our vision of a s afer Highlands County B enton said on Friday. T he free program is spons ored by the Champions for Childrens Foundation, according to YMCA director Greg Harris,has ongoing weekend class for children 6 months to two-years-old and another for children three to five-years-old. In partnership with t h e C hampions for Children,we h ave been able to offer these classes every weekend. The n umber one cause of child fatality under the age of four is drowning,Harris said. e are great at teaching adolescents to swim,but our goal is to teach all to survive. Those seeking more information on the program,or other YMCA programs canv isit the website at www.highlandsymca.org, c all the Y at 382-9622 or visit the Y in person at 100 YMCA Lane,Sebring. C ontinued from page 1A YMCA has drowning prevention classes By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Ten teams from around Highlands County assembled Saturday morning to face both physical and mental challenges duringt he start of the Childrens Museum of Highlandsthirrd annual Amazing Race. The first challenge make smores at the Girl ScoutH ouse. ell,I think we will actually raise about $2,000 this year,organizer Linda Crowder said about thef undraising event. The competition has grown stiffer since its creation andf ive-team start three years ago,but it was not without substitutes this year. Onet eam,the self-proclaimed pistol-packing,stretcher-pushing t eam of Think Positive,withdrew completely for unknown reasons. T eam Dressel,composed of the brains and beauty of Kelly D ressel and her driver,Scott, were the only veterans returning this year. First out the door with the second challenge after theirf ive-high smore-stacking accomplishment,Team U mizoomi said they looked for matching shirts before arriving at the Girl ScoutH ouse that morning. Umm,our 3-year-old son K aeden picked the name; Im not sure what it means,said Umizoomi leader Lizzie W acaster. Wacaster and her teammate and life-partner,Keith,whose smore skills got them on the road first,said the couple mets ix years ago when his company crushed her parentsfence. e made hats,Pam Dacarata said of team Yacarata when asked whatt hey did to prepare for the day of grueling challenges. Susie Bishop,local candidate for Supervisor ofE lections and co-captain of Team Go-Getters,said her l ife-long residence prepared her for Saturdays race. B ishops driver,Jennifer Waltman,was said to have p icked Bishop over her own husband,Chuck Waltman, because of Bishops knowl-e dge and expertise in all things Highlands County. C huck Waltman and his partner,Chris Mellow,were last minute substitutes forT eam Homes by Handley,but showed their prowess at the first challenge by squishing t he marshmallows,one of the key ingredients in smores, w ith their shoes. Although Palm Estates W arriors Rich Appenzeller and Matt Baker finished last in the smore challenge,both had tenacious goals for the day. B rooks for Highlands County,which consisted of County Commission candidate Jim Brooks and SebringC ouncilman AndrewFells, knew the competition was s tiff,but had no idea the smore challenge would test their eye-hand coordination a nd physical abilities. Judge,Fells yelled when their stack of grams and chocolate stood for a count of five. T he D&D Duo of Laura Ammann and Robert Chaney had definite plans for the $500 first place cash prize. Last minute substitute M eghan Williams for team Mommanators seemed sleepy at first,but quickly stacked smores. Shes not a mom,said team member Mary Beth P rzyshocki. The race consists of teams of two who have to race a round the county following clues to solve 16 challenges and then return within an allotted time window. The teams have to raise $ 100 each to register for the competition; the proceeds go to help support the Museum throughout the year. Second place wins $150 c ash and third takes home $75. A mazing Race brings out interesting teams News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS S ome teams learned through trial and error to figure out how to stack five smores during the first challenge of the Amazing Race for the Childrens Museum. The secret was to smash the marshallows as flat as possible. Childrens Museum director Linda Crowder holds up a pink gingerbread man to show teams what they will be looking for at each challenge throughout the day.
C M Y K By JEFFREY McMURRAY A ssociated PressViolent evening storms f ollowing a day of tripledigit temperatures wiped out power to more than 2 millionp eople across the eastern United States and caused two f atalities in Virginia including a 90-year-old woman asleep in bed when at ree slammed into her home, a police spokeswoman said Saturday. W idespread power outages were reported from Indiana t o New Jersey,with the bulk of the service interruptions concentrated on Washington, D.C.,and the surrounding areas. Earlier Friday,then ations capital reached 104 degrees topping a record of 101 set in 1934. More than 20 elderly residents at an apartment home in Indianapolis were displaced when the facility lostp ower due to a downed tree. Most were bused to a Red C ross facility to spend the night,and others who depend on oxygen assistance were given other accommodations, the fire department said. T he storms,sometimes packing 70 mph winds,toppled three tractor trailers on Interstate 75 near Findlay, Ohio. F allen trees were blamed on both deaths in Springfield,Va. B esides the 90-year-old woman,who authorities didn t identify pending notification of kin,a man driving his car was pronounced dead att he scene. Authorities identified him as Khiet Nguyen, 2 7,of Burke,Va. In addition,a park police officer was injured by anu prooted tree in the northern Virginia county,and an 18year-old man was struck by a p ower line,Jennings said. He was in stable condition after receiving CPR,she said. Our officers and firefighters are out there with power s aws,trying to clear the streets,Jennings said. West Virginia Gov. Earl R ay Tomblin declared a state of emergency after more than 5 00,000 customers in 27 counties were left without electricity. A t least four utility poles fell on a road in Columbus, Ohio,making it too dangero us for people in four cars to get out,police said. Blue Head Ranch. Her list of community service is long,including membership on a diverse list of boards from the Highlands Regional Hospital to the Sebring Raceway Hall of Fame to the Highlands County Economic Development Council. One of her proudest moments,Bishop said,was being honored as Citizen of the Year in 2011 by the United Way of Central Florida. Because of this variety of experience she added,I havea broad understanding of what it is to be a leader and proven ability with management skills,education and customer service. I dont feel there is anyone with a broader wealth of experience and community. Granted,I havent worked in the (supervisor of elections) office,but I have studied election law,met with poll workers and (Election Supervisor) Joe Campbell. I plan to meet with supervisors from Polk,Okeechobee, Hardee and Orange counties. Serving the public well, thats the key. Because of state and federal mandates there is no room for error. She added that Campbell has done an excellent job, running an efficient and well-organized office. There is no need to re-invent the wheel. One of Bishops goals is to expand voter education, excite interest and increase voter turnout. I will get out into secondary schools and SFCC,she said,having registration drives and mock elections. Bishop said her first priorities are knowing the law and running an efficient office. ou have to stay neutral, she said. You cant really have a personal opinion concerning a candidates issues. Regarding new space for the elections office,Bishop said it is needed. It doesnt matter to me where it is,she said. (If elected and help however I can,but the responsibility of the final decision belongs to the board of county commissioners. I will say I am fiscally conservative. These are financially hard times and regarding the building and staff,there will have to be restraints. Having worked in private business,with local government agencies and knowing most of the countys leaders, Bishop said she has a wellrounded awareness of county issues. All that will contribute, she said,to her ability in fulfilling the position. Park Community Center at 310 W. Main St. General admission is $5. The well-known S hakespeare play had to be changed and tweaked a bit i n order to give young actors an opportunity to let their full potential show. It has all the same characters of Shakespeares play a nd pretty much the same plot and idea. Wve adapted it for the kids vernacular.W e wanted to it to be in todays language and speech,Flores said. T he uniqueness of the CAT is that it provides a ttendees with a different sort of summer camp,one where they not only have fun with traditional summer activities but where theyl earn and grow as students as well as artists. This camp gives them the opportunity to learn all the different disciplines of the arts. They learn lines, they learn stage direction,c ostume design,set-up. It allows them to be creative a nd express themselves, said Flores. This year,CAT has teamed up with local,wellknown artists to help bringt ogether what is sure to be a great show. The shoestringbudget has proved to be a challenge for Flores after grants( the 501 c3 non-profit organization runs off of sponsors and donations) have been slashed,but she makes it work through the help of volunteers and local teens. Musical director Dixon Taylor,artist and setd esigner Pamela Jay Paralikis,costume designer Phyllis Jones (with assistants Jean Jawahir and Peggy Miller),assistant director Samantha Berry and Floreshusband ands cenery constructor Robert Flores have all pitched in to c reate the magical production. I strongly believe that artists should be compensated for their work. I haveb een so blessed to have these ladies come to me and volunteer their time and talents. That means a lot to me. T hey see what we are doing here and they want to be a part of it and mentor young, budding artists,Flores said. Each of the volunteers are just as happy to be a part of the event as Flores and her cast. Its been a real challenge but its been fun, said Jones. She (Flores amazing. Not only does she teach them to act,she teaches them etiquette. She teachers them manners andl ife skills. Its impressed me. Shes amazed me with w hat shes done with these kids. The 15-member cast has been rehearsing daily for the past week in prepara-t ion of the week-long production. Each of the actors,ages 8 to 17,have memorized lines,songs and movementst hat will showcase their talents and creativity. Donations,sponsors and volunteers are greatly appreciated. For info on volunteering or donating contact Flores at 212-0800. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, July 1, 2012Page 5A FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHO; 3.639"; 2"; Black; main a; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 1 1 celebrate freedom; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, celebrate freedom sto; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 4 4 M artial Arts America; 3.639"; 3"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 6 6 7 7 cornerstone hospice N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Local artist Pamela Jay Paralikis works on a backdrop Friday afternoon for an upcoming production by The Childrens Academy of Theater. Paralikis volunteered her time and talents to CAT to ensure a unique, magical production. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR The Childrens Academy Theater actors rehearse Friday afternoon at the Avon Park Community Center. The CAT will hold daily productions of A Kidsummer Nights Dream beginning July 2. Continued from page 1A CATstaging Shakespeare play this week in Avon Park Continued from page 1A Bishop running for SOE By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comS EBRING County Administrator Ricky Helms will get his chance Tuesday to present his side of the story before a vote is taken tot erminate his contract. Helms was put on administrative leave with pay on June 19 by a 3-2 vote. He has asked,through CountyA ttorney Ross Macbeth,that 2.5 hours be set aside Tuesday for a hearing on his job performance. Commissioners Jack R ichie,Barbara Stewart and Ron Handley stated June 19 they were displeased withH elmsoverall performance, and voted to place him on leave pending a final vote onh is contract. Commissioners Don Elwell and Greg Harris statedt hat Helms was not perfect but was doing a satisfactory job as head administrator. It is not clear exactly what Helms will attempt to presentt o the commission. Public records requests to pre-view his presentation were answered with no such record as of this date andt imeby Gloria Rybinski,the countys public information officer,as late as Thursday afternoon. Helms has come under fire f rom commissioners after his one-year mark,and in two evaluations has receivedu nsatisfactory ratings overall. All commissioners have acknowledged Helmsgraspo f county functions and overall job knowledge,and have voiced their respect for his 35y ears of service to the county. But,all five have stressed in their evaluations,and during meetings,that Helms needed work on his commu-n ication skills and people management. Informing the board when board established time requirements for implemen-t ation of polices are not met, and providing an explanation as to why the deadline has not or will not be met,was listed by Stewart as a reasonf or her dissatisfaction with Helmscommunication skills. T he meeting on Tuesday will begin at 9 a.m. at the County Government Center,6 00 S. Commerce Ave. Board to hear Helms out Eastern US storms leave 2 dead, 2M without power I n lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 8 88-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunH ighlands County Sheriff's Office members participated in the Rough Riders SportingC lays Tournament in April and walked away with second place in their first appearance a t the event. The Third Annual Cop Cup S porting Clay Tournament was held at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays. Other law enforcement agencies who participated in the 2012 eventi ncluded defending champion Polk County,Hillsborough, Hernando and Pasco County sheriffs offices and Temple Terrace,Auburndale,Winter Haven,Haines City, Lakeland,Plant City,Tampaa nd Orlando SWAT police departments. T he HCSO team consisted of Capt. Paul Blackman,Lts. John Barcinas and Keith Starling and Det. Sgt. Brian Kramer. T he team scored a total of 339 points led by Kramer, who posted 93 points individually.This was the highest score of all of the contestants i n the Cop Shootout. The event was won by the team from Lakeland PoliceD epartment with a team score of 355. Sheriff Susan Benton cong ratulated the HCSO team for their impressive showing a s first timers in this event. e are happy to support the charitable work of the Rough Riders for our children across the state,she said. We hopet o continue our sponsorship of a team in this event again next year. According to their website (www.rrclays.com) the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Rough Riders,Inc.w as formed as a living memorial to the accomplishm ents of President Theodore Roosevelt and the members of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment known as the Rough Riders in theS panish-American War of 1898. The modern day Rough Riders organization was formed in 1978. Today they accomplish t heir charitable mission by supporting charities such as Special Olympics,theR onald McDonald House, Faces of Courage and many others. Their signature charit y work however is collecting and distributing teddy bears t o local hospitals and childrens homes. Last year, Rough Riders collected and distributed more than 17,000 teddy bears throughoutF lorida. For more information on the Rough Riders Sporting Clays Tournament,or if you would like to sponsor a team in 2013,contact Blackman at the Highlands CountyS heriffs Office,402-7200. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 7/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 HCSO sporting clays team shoots way to second place Courtesy photo (From left) Paul Blackman, Brian Kramer, John Barcinas and Keith Starling teamed up to finish second at the Third Annual Cop Cup during the Rough Riders Sporting Clay T ournament in Tampa. The Rough Riders distributed more than 17,000 teddy bears to hospitals and childrens homes last year. Florida slash pine seedlings n eed planting. With that in mind,we are providing volunteers with special shovels that make the planting p rocess quick and easy. We are hoping you will joinu s,said Bill Parken,FWC Ridge Rangers coordinator. The Ridge Rangers is an organization of volunteers w ho work with conservation agencies on and near the L ake Wales Ridge,helping to restore wildlife habitat. For more information or to sign up,contact the R idge Rangers at RidgeRangers@MyFWC.co m or call Parken at 6993 742,ext.102.Elks prepare for J uly 4 celebrationS EBRING Come join a ll the fun at the Sebring Elks July 4 Celebration. Hamburgers,hotdogs, smoked sausage,potato salad,macaroni salad,w atermelon,& corn on the c ob will be served,and Frank E. will be playing some Neil Diamond songs all for $6.50. The time will be from 5 :30 p.m. until the firew orks. With food being served from 5:30-7 p.m.,( $3 charge for dance only). Join your friends,bring lawn chairs and watch theS ebring fireworks from the b ack yard. Bar poker is planned for July 5 and Friday night buf-f et and dance on July 6. Members and guests call 471-3557.SFCC offers Safe Driving Accident Prevention ProgramSouth Florida Community Colleges Community Education Department is offering a series of Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program (SDAPP) coursesf or drivers who have received a traffic citation, were court ordered to attend,or were involved ina traffic accident and issued a ticket. The four-hour courses will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday,July 11 at the SFCC DeSoto Campus,2 252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia; and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,July 21 at the SFCC HardeeC ampus,2968 U.S. 17 N. Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $43 and may be paid by cash,check, or credit card. Participants may register in Building Bo n the Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or c enter. For more information,contact the C ommunity Education Department at 453-6661, 465-5300,494-7500,773-2 252,or 382-6900,ext. 7388.ICON Party Dance is July 7A VON PARK The ICON Party Dance for the Doula Project will be from8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at the Avon Park C ommunity Center,310 W. Main St. Come have fun and dance t o raise funds to support maternal and infant health care in our community. M onies raised goes towards providing some of H ighlands County's families with free doula services. The United States has the highest maternal death rate of any industrialised nationa nd our country's maternal and infant health care has been compared to that of a third world country.These are things that we can change with the way we provide care for ourselvesa nd others. Education is key. A Doula is someone e xperienced in childbirth w ho provides continuous physical,emotional and informational support to thee xpecting family before, during and after childbirth.Moose Riders host fish frySEBRING The Moose Riders of Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring are hostinga fish fry from 5-7 p.m. T hursday,July 5. A fish or wings basket will be available. Karaoke will be held by J ulia from 6-9 p.m.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK T he Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853w ill have free hot dogs from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday. The House Committee meets at 7 p.m. Music byU ptown Country from 5-8 p.m. Friday. NASCAR at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke by Bil-Di from 5-8 p.m. All events are subject to change without notice. For details,call 452-9853. SEBRING The AMVETS Post 21, 623 U.S. 27 S.,will host karaoke with Gary Daniels from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Pizza will be available. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will host its Fourth of J uly festivities with food, fun and fireworks. Cost is $6.50; call for time. Musicb y Frank E. at 5:30 p.m. (for dance only,$3). The l odge meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Buffet from 56 :30 p.m. Friday for $11. Dance only,for $3,to Dan a nd Steve from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For details,call 4713 557. Continued from page 2A Lake,they call all around to take,a nice swim or a boat ride upon the blue. And so when the day is done,youll be thankful for the fun,and the town that George E. Sebring made for you. Refrain: The good people of the snow,know just where they need to go,when the winter snow descends upon their street. Then they head to Sebring town,join the people all around,glad to find a place like home to warm their feet. Refrain Oh its been a hundred years,and the towns still filled with cheers,and the people still are coming by the score.The good folks you will meet,still say Howdy on the street,and were planning for at least a hundred more. Refrain (Words and music by Mayor George Hensley 2012) The Centennial Planning Committee will meet this Thursday,July 5 at 4 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting held at the Jack Stroup (Sebringvic Center,355 W.Center Ave. Mayor Hensley urges all citizens,groups,clubs,societies and businesses to join in the celebration. Showcase your business or group in the one and only Centennial Parade. The entry forms are now available and there are some interesting float ideas coming in. The parade is limited to 100 entries,so ask for yours today. If you would like to sponsor the event of your choice during the main focus week in October,just let us know which one you want. The events include the Downtown Bed Race, Centennial Parade & After Party,Community Church Service,the Mayors Street Dance and setting of the Time Capsule,and the Boat Parade. Sponsorship levels are from $25 $2,500. Each sponsorship level comes with variable amounts of recognition and more. For more information call 655-5554,email events@Sebring100.com,on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sebring Centennial,or Sebring100.com. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunity to help us keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every Sunday and you wont miss a thing. Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Mayor pens song to celebrate Centennial
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, July 1, 2012Page 7A By TAMARA LUSH Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Two days after Tropical Storm Debby dissipated,Floridians were still dealing with the problems the sys-t em left behind. Gov. Rick Scott toured areas hard-hit by t he storm on Friday,including a mobile home park that was flooded when a river overflowed. He said he would seek federal disaster relief. At least seven deaths in the state have been b lamed on the storm and on Friday,another body was found in a pond in Tampa although police didnt immediately know if that death was storm-related. State emergency operations spokeswoman J essica Sims says two people died in Pinellas County,including a 41-year-old woman caught in a riptide Wednesday at St. Pete Beach. Storm-related deaths were also reported in Highlands where a woman was killed by a tornado on Sunday while clutching her baby girl,who survived as well as in Pasco, Polk,Lake and Madison counties. State disaster spokeswoman Jessica Sims says flooding remains a concern and that flood warnings are in effect for several rivers in north Florida. She says the upper Suwannee River and Upper Santa Fe Rivers are forecast to crest at major flood stage this weekend. The lower Suwannee is forecast to crest in minor to moderate flood stage early next week. Flood warnings also remain in effect for several land areas in Dixie,Lafayette,Taylor, Franklin,Wakulla,southwestern Jefferson, and southern Liberty counties. Since Saturday,Debby dropped more than 2 0 inches of rain in some communities. Groups comprised of the Federal E mergency Management Agency workers and the State Emergency Response Team fanned out Friday to determine the severity of the damage in nine counties,spanning from the Tampa Bay area up to Floridas Panhandle. I n Pasco County alone,officials there said the storm had caused $1.5 million in damages to homes and $4 million in damages to businesses numbers that are expected to rise in coming weeks. F lood-damaged homes and businesses, along with waterlogged roads that caved in and formed sinkholes,are among the problems along Floridas west coast. Shelters are still open in seven counties and the Salvation Army and the Red Cross have helped thousands with meals,showers and hygiene kits. The weekends forecast will make cleanup and assessment uncomfortable,if not difficult. Emergency officials say heat indices could rise to 110 degrees by Saturday. MCT Manatee County Marine Rescue lifeguard Curtis McFee tapes off the area surrounding a boat that washed up onto Coquina Beach during Tropical Storm Debby. 7 deaths, more floods: TS Debby still a reality S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Junior M iss Highlands County P hoebe Phypers and Little Miss Highlands County Aubrey Lanier recently made a special appearance at the Lake Placid Memorial Library to visit the children p articipating in the summer reading program Nite-Nite. Adorned in their pajamas with their favorite stuffed pal,the queens talked about their pageant experiences and t he responsibilities involved w ith the achievement of these t itles. They encouraged the c hildren to be involved in a ctivities around their community and to keep reading. The pageant queens demonstrated how reading is such a n important lifetime activity w hen they took turns reading to the children. All of the summer reading p articipants listened intently as the queens read through the tale. Their reading offeri ng was Knuffle Bunny:a Cautionary Taleby the popular childrens author Mo Willems. This hilarious, heartwarming story tells a bout Trixie,a toddler who misplaces her stuffed bunny on a trip to the laundry withh er father. The story has a happy ending when Knuffle B unny is found and Trixie says her very first words. Y oung readers and their families can follow Trixies adventures with three other Willems books available att he Lake Placid Memorial Library,and throughout the H eartland Library Cooperative. Schedules for Lake P lacids upcoming children and teen programs including S cience First Starlab, movies,guest speakers,a live Cluegame and a library lockin are available at theH eartland Library Cooperative website w ww.myhlc.org and the Summer Program blog: http://myhlc.blogspot.com. C ontact the library at 6993705. Young pageant queens visit library program Courtesy photo Little Miss Highlands County Aubrey Lanier and Junior Miss Highlands County Phoebe Phypers visit the Lake Placid Summer Reading Program. Nobodys going to do i t,said Wayne Blanton, executive director of the Florida School Boards Association. We are telling them it will be costly andn ot worth the effort. Some of the other laws with July 1 effective dates would enlarge Scotts power over state rule mak-i ng,restore tax credits for renewable energy and expand online learning for elementary school students. There are also tax breaks for businesses and new lawst hat increase penalties for human trafficking and video v oyeurism. Another law will require student-athletes who suffer head injuries tob e pulled from competition until cleared by doctors. T he states new $69.9 billion budget also goes into effect. The changes to auto insurance affect the statesp ersonal injury protection or PIP coverage. S ince 1972,Florida motorists have been required to buy such cover-a ge to make sure anyone injured in a crash gets m oney to treat their injuries without delay. A drivers insurance company isr equired to pay up to $10,000 for medical bills and lost wages no matter w ho is at fault. Bogus claims and faked a ccidents,though,are largely responsible for a $1.4 billion increase in PIPc osts since 2008,state officials say. The new law puts a 14day limit on seeking treatment after a crash. Benefitsa lso are capped at $2,500 unless a doctor,osteopathic physician,dentist or a supervised physicians assistant or advanced regis-t ered nurse practitioner determines theres an emergency medical condition.Chiropractors cannot make that determination. After the inspirational m essages law was adopted, local school districts were w arned by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida that adopting poli-c ies permitting student-led inspirational messages w ould very likely lead to prolonged litigation.Any district that adopted the measure could be on the hook for hundreds of thou-s ands in legal fees. Americans United for S eparation of Church and State also is prepared to take legal action,said AlexL uchenitser,the groups associate legal director. T he law doesnt use the word prayerbut it still invites government-con-t rolled prayer,Luchenitser said. I dont think its going t o happen,said the ACLUs Florida executive d irector,Howard Simon. Continued from page 1A New state laws take effect today B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Council members and staff will discuss only new business at S ebrings first July council meeting Tuesday evening. No returning business is on the agend a,but council members will tackle the preliminary Fire Assessment Resolution as well as vote on a proposed executive s ession meeting for the Firefighters Collective Bargaining negotiations. T he council will meet with the firefighters union to discuss issues regarding wages and pension which haves omewhat held up a portion of the citys tentative 2012-13 budget. O ther items including continued work on Circle Park will also be presented to council by City Administrator ScottN oethlich. Circle Park has recently undergone numerous changes to improve the look a nd feel of the area. Earlier proposals to plant new trees in place of removed ones m ay be changed if council deems appropriate Tuesday. Council members will also make a d ecision on what to do regarding the Special Events Manual presented during a previous council meeting. The manual will be used by city officials as a guideline for interested indi-v iduals and organizations that plan to hold a function at Circle Park or in the Downtown area. S ebrings City Council meeting will be held at City Hall July 3 beginning at 6 p.m. Sebring City Council plans to tackle Fire Assessment Resolution at upcoming meeting
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C M Y K LIVING B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, July 1, 2012 WIG AND TUTU IN ONEPowdered wigs are so 1776. Celebrate the Fourth this year sporting a crazy red, white and blue pompadour. Or, if you prefer, wear the tulle creation as a tutu. You will need:Piece of elastic cut to fit your childs head or waist, with the ends tied together 1 (6-inch-wide white and blue tulle (available in many craft and fabric stores) 1 .Stretch the elastic band around a notebook. Cut two 16-inch lengths of tulle from one of the rolls. Layer the pieces and tie them onto the elastic band as shown. Continue adding strips, in blocks of color or in alternating colors, until the band is covered. (Our wig has 27 knots, nine of each color.) 2.Have your child try on the wig or tutu. Add more tulle if necessary, then even out the ends with scissors. APATRI-BOTIC C ENTERPIECEDo U need a GR8 helper 4 your picnic on the 4th? Well, this is one can-do robot. His recycled-can head holds a hair-raising array of utensils, and a clear container belly keeps cookies safe from eager little hands until its time for dessert. You will need:2 cardboard tubes (toilet paper tubes or wrapping paper tubes trimmed to about 5? inches) 1 roll each of red, white and blue duct tape Clear 1-gallon, food-safe plastic pail (find at stampendous.com2 (15-ounce food, with labels removed (for weight) Clean, empty metal can or plastic b ucket (ours is a 12-ounce peanut can) Parchment paper (optional2 metal bottle caps 1.Wrap the cardboard tubes with red and white duct tape. Affix an arm to each side of the pail with a loop of tape. 2.Wrap the bottom of the canned goods with red tape. (Tip: W rite the contents on the top of each can so that youll know whatsi n them.) Place loops of tape on their lids, then press the pail into place on top. 3.To make the robots head, wrap the empty can or bucket with b lue duct tape. Cut eyes from white duct tape and a mouth from red. (Tip: The eyes and mouth are easier to make if you first attach the duct tape to a piece of parchment paper. Cut out the shapes, then peel them off the parchment backing.) Attach the bottle caps to the white circles with loops of tape. Stack the head on top of the pail. SPIRITED BIKE SPINNEROld Glory wont be the only t hing blowing in the breeze this Fourth. Made from a strategically snipped and bent plastic bottle wrapped in tape, this colorful bikea ccessory twirls in the air as your kids pedal. Y ou will need:1 roll each of red, white and blue electrical tape Clean 1-liter plastic bottle 1-inch section of a paper towel t ube, cut open ?-inch-wide dowel, cut to 6 inches long Red, white or blue plastic milk capThumbtack or pushpin 1 .Wrap the electrical tape around the bottle, alternating colors. Cut about 2 inches off the bottom of the bottle (A2.Cut the bottle vertically, from the bottom to the neck, into five evenly spaced sections (B any sharp edges and bend out the sections as shown at left. 3.Wrap the strip of cardboard tubing around the dowel, about 1? inches from one end, and secure it with electrical tape (C). Place the dowel on the handlebars, with 4 inches overhanging the front and clearing any brake cables, then attach it with electrical tape. Slip the bottles neck over the dowel. 4.Cover the end of the dowel with the milk cap and secure it with the thumbtack (D). Check that the arms spin freely and dont interfere with the operation of the bike.CONFETTI L AUNCHERFireworks happen only after d ark, but this craft creates a pop of color any time of day. Pull back on t he string to release a shower of tissue paper confetti, then gather it up a nd refill the launcher again and again. You will need:Craft knife2 -inch-wide cardboard mailing tube, cut to 9 inchesPlastic from a recycled container, cut into a disk slightly smaller than the tube and with two holes punched in the center, about ? inch apartRed or blue electrical tapeHammer and a nailRubber band2 toothpicks2 (15-inch-long5/16-inch metal nut Red or blue star stickersSmall squares of red, white and b lue tissue paper, for confetti 1.U sing a craft knife, trim 1 inch off the tube (a parents job). Cut a ?-inch section out of this piece with scissors. 2.Insert the piece into the tube, about 1 inch from the top, and secure it with electrical tape. 3 .Measure down 1? inches from the same end of the tube and make a hole with the hammer and nail. Rotate the nail to enlarge the hole. Make a second hole on the opposite side. 4.Push the rubber band halfway through one of the holes. Insert a toothpick through the outer rubber band loop, then secure it with electrical tape as shown. Tie both strings to the nut. Thread the rubber band through the nut, then push the rubber band through the second hole. Secure it with a toothpick and tape. 5.Thread the disk onto one string until its 6 inches from the nut, then knot the string and trim any excess. Pull the other string out the bottom of the tube and knot it. The assembled launcher will look like the diagram to the right. Decorate the tube with electrical tape and star stickers. 6.To load the launcher, rest the disk on top of the inner cardboard ring and fill this end of the tube with confetti. To launch, have your child hold the launcher firmly, pull the bottom string, then quickly release it. The nut will hit the plastic, sending the confetti sky-high and making a popping sound. HAND-SOME TEEWith a design fashioned entirely from palm-and-finger prints, this Tshirt will be the talk of eagle-eyed revelers. You will need:Fabric paint in brown, white, black and yellow T -shirt Piece of cardboard Paintbrush 1.To keep the paint from bleeding through the shirt, place the cardboard inside. With the brush, paint your childs right palm and fingers (not the thumb Have her press her hand onto the shirt to form the eagles left wing. Repeat with the left hand for the other wing, overlapping the palm prints, as shown. Have your child clean her hands. (Tip:Depending upon the thickness of the paint, you may need to let one color dry before adding another. Use a hair dryer to speed up the drying.)2.To make the tail feathers, paint the index, middle, and ring fingers of one hand white. Turn the shirt upside down, then have your child press her fingers onto the shirt where shown. 3.For the head, have your child make a fist with her left hand, then paint the pinkie side white. Press down on the shirt and slightly smudge the print to give the eagles head a feathery look. 4.Use a finger to make a black dot for the eye, then dab on a yellow beak. Set the paint according to the package directions. AB C D milk cap thumbtack dowel handlebar cardboard strip tape BYAMYKALDOR-BULLPHOTOS BY DAVID ROTH/ FAMILYFUN MAGAZINE
C M Y K Dear Abby: What is considered good manners when you enter the home of a 20something Northerner? Im ag raduate student who recently moved from the South to the East Coast. When I visit the homes of my Northern friends,I feel they are being rude for not inviting me to come in and sit down. When visitors come to my place,I ask if I can take their coats,ask them to please sit and make themselves comfortable and offer something to drink. It feels strange to enter someones living space and not hear these pleasantries. It also makes me feel as if Im imposing. If others arrive around the same time,I try to follow their cues,but I still find it uncomfortable to just plop down and make myself at home. Should I just get over it? Fish Out of Water Dear Fish Out of Water: I f you have been invited to someones home,then you are welcome. That your visit doesnt begin with the customary rituals youre used to does not mean that your host is rude. Yes,you should get over it.Just go with the flow in time you will adjust. Dear Abby: I dont have a car. I cant afford one at this time. For the last two years a friend has been doing me a favor by taking me grocery shopping every week. I can (and doe the bus to the local grocery store,but it makes it easier to buy things in bulk with a car. We have dinner,go to an occasional movie and generally have a good time hanging out. I buy her dinner sometimes as a thank-you for herg reat help. Recently,I got to meet a group of her friends. She introduced me to every single person by going over the whole history of my not having a car,and how she has taken me grocery shopping every week. All her friends began praising her for her kindness. I was upset and embarrassed that rather than introduce me as a friend she instead portrayed me as an object of her charity. I always thought she enjoyed our get-togethers. She used to rebuff any attempts on my part to make our shopping trips less frequent. Do I suck it up for the sake of our friendship,or do I discontinue or curtail our meetings? Embarrassed in Michigan Dear Embarrassed: What your benefactordid was extremely insensitive. True acts of charity are done anonymously. For now, my advice is to suck it up not for the sake of the friendship,but to do so for the sake of the transportation unless you can find an alternative. Dear Abby: When I was 15,my mother put away a large sum of money for me as a college fund. A few years later,she quit her job and began drinking and smoking heavily. I have now graduated from high school and have discovered that when she quit her job she used my college fundt o pay for her alcohol and cigarettes. Yes,it was her money. But it was intended for my education. Am I wrong to be upset? Disappointed Son in Fort Gratiot,Mich. Dear Disappionted Son: Of course youre not wrong to be upset. You wouldnt be human if you werent. However,now that you know the money you were promised wont be there,you need to start researching ways to finance completing your education. A place to begin would be your nearest library or online. Also, many schools allow students to work part time on campus to help with the cost of classes,so look into that, too. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known asJ eanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline P hillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know a bout wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; movie listings p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 9 9 7 7 9 9 DIVERSIONS WH ENWO RLDSCO LLIDEBy JOHN LIEB A CROSS 1 Spruce (up 6 Employees with many perks?1 4 45 holder 20 Mother-of-pearl 21 Intimate 2 2 Really well-off 2 3 "You __ big trouble, mister!" 24 View from much of t he Oregon coast? 26 Kid-friendly, in a way 28 Country singer who was an 8-year-old "StarS earch" contestant 29 Yank 3 0 Delight at the comedy club 31 Site of the first coverup?3 2 Rise: Abbr. 34 He appointed Sandra t o the Supreme Court 3 6 What Ceylon, Siam and Upper Volta are nowadays? 41 Racetrack sounds 45 Comic Amsterdam 46 Board-certified talk s how host 47 Attribute4 8 Pop-up ads, e.g. 51 List of The Duke'sf ilms? 5 5 Do impressions of 56 Wrong 58 2002 Streisand a lbum 5 9 Latin law 60 "Bohemian R hapsody" addressee 62 Browning and more 66 Carp cousins 68 Double eagle in a PGA event? 76 Tall, dark and handsome 77 Actress Zellweger 78 Sheet of stamps7 9 Subside 82 Petal picker's word 8 4 "It follows that ..." 88 With it 89 Battleship game setting? 94 Spicy stews 96 "Fun, Fun, Fun" car 97 Savvy about 98 Possessive in many c hurch names 99 Triangular soil deposits 101 Hank Aaron's 715th home run, at the time? 106 Character in "Scooby-Doo"? 1 08 __ Domini 1 09 Samoa's largest city 110 "The Cosby Show" s on 113 U.K. award 1 14 Oro y __: Montana's motto 117 Alaska's __ Sound 1 19 Pneumatic tube in a drive-thru? 123 Intertwines yarn 1 24 "Later, dude" 1 25 High standing 126 "Star-cross'd" lover 1 27 Battle of T hermopylae victor, 480 B.C. 128 Utter failure 129 Trim DOWN 1 Trapped 2 Float site 3 Lipton product 4 Facebook request 5 Repel, with "off" 6 Katniss's weapon in "The Hunger Games" 7 Lawless state 8 Hang up the spikes 9 Paparazzi's target 10 Ticked off 1 1 Lemon aids? 12 Singer DiFranco 13 Scrapes 14 The 1973 Mets' "Ya Gotta Believe!," e.g.1 5 Hoover's wife 16 Humbly apologizes 17 Pulitzer-winning biographer Leon 18 __ cava 19 Vortex 2 5 Barbarian 2 7 "Buon __": Italian g reeting 3 3 Explosive trial 3 4 Flattened 35 "Decisions, decisions .." 37 Homer, for one 3 8 Oral health org. 39 "__ and stop me!" 40 Horror star Chaney 42 London lockup 43 Bring aboard4 4 Runner down under? 48 "Overhead" enginep arts 4 9 Moonfish 5 0 It might be cc'd 5 1 Cord under a tarp 5 2 Abrupt 5 3 Word with gas or oil 54 Dry skin tip-off 5 7 More agile 6 1 Dough-dispensing convenience, briefly 63 Overcharge, say 64 Turf __: common f ootball injury 6 5 Important star 67 Gas additive brand 69 Like some kinderg arten programs 7 0 Plenty, in verse 7 1 Menlo Park middle name 7 2 Clutter-free 73 'Iolani Palace site 74 Condo, e.g. 75 Set components 79 Cornerstone abbr. 80 Nixon confidant Rebozo 81 Judge's setting 83 Disdain 85 Haggard 86 The lord in "The Lord of the Rings"8 7 Stare at rudely 9 0 Like many faithful a dherents 9 1 Genetic material 92 Off-rd. ride 93 One who isn't with us 95 Movie props? 9 8 Hail Marys, often 100 Future ferns 101 Strengthened, with up" 102 Floating 103 Cigar brand that comes in grape and peach flavors 104 Violent protester 105 Ted of "CSI" 107 "Game of Thrones"a irer 1 10 Chocolate caramel b ar 111 Parcheesi destinat ion 112 Rocket scientist, e.g.: Abbr. 114 Frat letters 115 Jazzy Horne 116 Fivers 118 Cajun staple 120 Topeka-to-Peoriad ir. 121 "Ew, I didn't need that mental picture!" 122 Plunk preceder Solution on page 3B The eagle enthralled me. The tree full of robinss urprised meespecially here in Florida. The alligator lazily sunning himselfh ad a sly smile of intrigue. The bright white flower with its colorful center popped outd elightfully. Insects,which dont usually capture my intereste xcept to be stepped on, amazed me with their colors,designs,eyes ands hapes whether pudgy or spidery. L andscapes of scrubs, pines,lakes,sunsets,sunrises,foggy mornings ord usky evenings caused wonder to continue to e mbrace me. I hadnt observed natures artistry first-hand; but,had been privileged to take a peek at the manyp hotographs and paintings of local artists at a meeting o f Heartland Cultural Alliance and Ridge Rangers. M y heart swelled with the realization that these m agnificent creations came from the hand of my mighty Creator God. We m ight be dazzled by the incredible variety that exists from the tiniest leaf or insect to the mighty trees or majestic birds. B ut,when we acknowledge our gracious Creator who has given us these gifts to enjoy,we are struck with wonder. In Scripture,one ofn ames that describe God is Wonderfulfull of wonder. W hen we give him the credit for the astoundingi ntricacies of the earth,sky, and sea our eyes are opened as never before. Investigate the incredible design of the humanb odyeyes,ears, mouth,hands, digestive system, legs,feet,heart, brain and more. It t akes ones breath away. Combine all of these wonders with the intelligence,passion,v ision and wholehearted devotion and inspiration of our forefathers; and,we seeh ow God will work through mankind for good. We were not there to see i t begin and thrive,much like I was not present with e very artist who captured natures beauty. But we can look more deeply in oura ppreciation to the God who gave them the inspirat ion and vision for this nation. As we celebrate Independence Day and the freedoms we cherish,letsd o so with thanksgiving to God. He blessed us indeed a s he saw our forefathers hearts beat with faith and nobility; even as other gen-e rations carried on in integrity. B ut,today,many have looked away from God. It is obvious change not rightly d iscerned will lead to erosion of faith and freedom. Look deeply into our freedoms; see Gods hand of blessing and stand up foro ur beliefs and liberties. Psalm 33:12a,NKJV, says Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Give God his rightful p lace. He is the Source of all the beauty that has been r epresentative of our nation. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Acknowledging the source of true beauty Pause And C onsider Jan Merop Southern hospitality lacking in grads northern social circles Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) You can have all the inspiration in the world,Aries,but without solid financial backing,your enterprise will not find its wings. Spend your energy finding investors. Taurus (April 21-May 21) You are torn between two choices,Taurus. Family matters are on one side and work responsibilities are on the other. It may take a few days to work out a decision. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Its difficult to contain all of your energy,Gemini,so instead you can choose to share some with others. Try tackling some other peoples projects until your energy wanes. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Some people may view you as being selfish this week,Cancer,but you view your actions as putting yourself first for a change. Either way,its a decidedly you-centered few days. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) While some people are revved up with energy,Leo,you will seem to be stuck in neutral this week. Dont fret too much about it unless you have deadlines you need to meet. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,these next few days you will want to do activities that put yourself first. Whether its a date or simply alone time,enjoy it and stop neglecting your needs. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Vacations tend to bring the relaxed side out in a person,and it can be hard assimilating back into your regular routine. You,however,have no problem getting back into a groove. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Turning a hobby into something that makes money is an admirable goal,but it will take a little work,Scorpio. Dont give up too easily as it could take a few months to solidify. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,you may be adept at finding an easy way around a difficult thing,but sometimes taking the harder road offers good life lessons along the way. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) When money issues arise,the only way to remedy them is to stop spending. This could involve taking a hard look at your lifestyle and what you may not be able to afford. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Everyone expects you to dole out the advice,Aquarius,but this week you will be looking for your own. It could be because you have been tackling so many projects lately. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) There are few things that escape your attention,Pisces. However,this week you will be blindsided by certain news.Famous birthdaysJuly 1,Twyla Tharp,Choreographer,71; July 2, Bret Hart,Wrestler,55; July 3,Tom Cruise,Actor, 50; July 4,Geraldo Rivera,Reporter,69; July 5, Huey Lewis,Singer,60; July 6,Ned Beatty,Actor, 75; July 7,Ringo Starr,Musician,72. Taurus is torn between two choices this week Horoscope Dear Abby
C M Y K By FRAZIER MOORE A P Television WriterN EW YORK As the crowd counted down,Magic Johnson pulled a large silver lever jutting from a box labeled ASPiRE.With that,h is new cable network went live. Then stagehands whisked the contraption off the dais at Aspiresgala premierep arty Wednesday night. The switch was just a prop,of course,connected to nothing. But Magic Johnsons ties to the African-Americanc ommunity (not to mention sports history and contempor ary culture) are direct and strong. Now,the basketball great a nd business tycoon is leveraging his clout and good n ame to launch Aspire. e have a big platform for African-American work, Johnson told the gathered. amily driven content,posi-t ive images of AfricanAmericans thats what we w ant that platform for! Big aspirations,indeed,as Aspire makes its debut.I nitially its available in about 7 million homes and in 1 6 of the top 25 AfricanAmerican markets (including New York,Atlanta,Chicagoa nd Washington). It can be seen by some customers served by Time Warner C able Inc. and by Comcast Corp.,the nations largest c able operator,which is introducing the minority-oriented Aspire as part of an agreement struck with the Federal CommunicationsC ommission when Comcast purchased NBC Universal. Aspires reach will grow to 12 million homes by years end,to 20 million to 30 million homes by the end of 2013,and to 40 millionh omes within two years, according to Johnson. Focus groups told us African-Americans want more family content on TV, he says a few hours before the party. If they wouldh ave told me,e dont need another channel,theres not an opportunity for you, we wouldnt be sitting here. Seated in a raised direct ors chair whose exaggerated height seems made-toorder for the towering former L.A. Lakers point guard, Johnson is speaking with a reporter in an NBC green room during a busy day of m eetings and media appearances. I wouldnt get into this if I didnt feel there was an opportunity,he goes on. Thats what I do. I look for opportunities. Johnson doesnt dismiss t he growing roster of other networks targeting black viewers. BET dominates the young people and does a g reat job,he says. TV One skews a little older. Were gonna skew older than both of them. Blacks want options; they want variety,l ike everybody else. Therell be enough viewers for all of us. So everybody wins. He says Aspire is aiming for black families with a slate of enlightening and positive programming thes ort of fare that everyone can gather in the living room to w atch,the way I grew up, Johnson fondly recalls. Aspire will air movies, documentaries,music and comedy,as well as faith andi nspirational programs. Initially,the schedule consists of acquisitions,including long-ago series like The Bill Cosby Show,I Spy, Juliaand The Flip Wilson Show. The network promises documentaries chronicling real-life events,people and places that shaped black history. Movies include Shaft, Bird,Sarafina!and Lilies of the Field. Eventually,Aspire plans to create its own programming. For that,Johnson hopes to tap black artists rangingf rom young up-and-comers to the likes of Spike Lee and Tyler Perry. But what about a certain world-class star already on the payroll? Will Earvin MagicJohnson step inf ront of the Aspire cameras? I may do a show interv iewing celebrities,he says. Or a business show.We havent planned it yet,but African-Americans want to know how to build wealth.T hey want to know how to start a business or grow one. Home ownership. Having good credit. I think Im going to have to go on andt each them that sort of thing. The principal owner of Aspire is Magic Johnson Enterprises,with the 52year-old Johnson as the networks chairman and CEO. But Aspire is teamed with A tlanta-based GMC (formerly the Gospel Music Network),which,available in about 50 million homes, focuses on uplifting musica nd family entertainment. GMC is providing operational infrastructure (what Johnson dubs the back of the house) for Aspire,also based in Atlanta. Johnson declines to say e xactly what hes investing in Aspire as its principal o wner,but acknowledges it takes $100 (million million just to turn the lights on and really get it going and were gonna be in thatn eighborhood. Already,Johnson has landed five blue chip charter brand partners:CocaCola Co.,Chrysler,Wal-M art Stores Inc.,LOreal and Nationwide Insurance. He says his network is on track to be almost breake ven in a year. Johnson sees Aspire as the logical next step in his bur-g eoning media empire, whose holdings include 20 r adio stations,Vibe magazine and the Soul Train brand. B ut an almost dizzying array of other investments includes real estate,restaur ants,a prepaid debit card he soon will introduce and,of c ourse,the Los Angeles Dodgers,purchased in May for $2 billion by a group he fronted. I am SO proud of the Dodgers,he grins when that subject comes up. Im likea little kid! To know I own the Dodgers is even blowingM E away! In short,Johnsons career as an NBA legend and Hall of Famer is rivaled by his entrepreneurial efforts,w hich,along with his philanthropic and motivational work,largely cater to the black community. ve been doing business almost as long as Ive beenp laying basketball,he says. I bought a radio station w hen I was 19 years old, when I first got drafted by the Lakers. F or now,despite his many business interests,hes givi ng Aspire top priority. When youre starting a business,you have to be more involved day-to-day, he says. Im a control freak. Even though I allow people to do t heir jobs,I want to know everything,and I HAVE to know everything:Its myb rand,my name; everything is out there on the line. L ooking to Aspires future,he points out how he always had two big dreams:t o play in the NBA and be a businessman. I dont know why God b lessed me with this life,but Im glad he did,and I love i t,Johnson sums up. And Im full steam ahead! www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, July 1, 2012Page 3B CHURCH PAGE; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 3 3 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Aspire: Magic Johnsons channel for black families MCT Magic Johnson hope his new television network aimed at black families will be seen in 40 million homes within two years. TELEVISION African-Americans want to know how to build wealth. They want to know how to start a business or grow one. H ome ownership. Having good credit. I t hink Im going to have to go on and teach them that sort of thing.MAGICJOHNSON Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Associated PressWASHINGTON The Supreme Court decided Friday not to consider reinstating the governments $550,000 fine on CBS for Janet Jacksons infamous breast-bearing wardrobe malfunctionat the 2004 Super Bowl. The high court refused to hear an appeal from the Federal Communications Commission over the penalty it imposed. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals twice had thrown out the fine. The second time came after the Supreme Court upheld the FCCs policy threatening fines against even one-time uses of curse words on live television. The appeals court said FCCs policy of excusing fleeting instances of indecent words and images appeared to change without notice in March 2004,a month after Jacksons halftime act. The judges said that made the agencs action against CBS arbitrary and capricious. But now,the FCC clearly has abandoned its exception for fleeting expletives,Chief Justice John Roberts said. It is now clear that the brevity of an indecent broadcast be it word or image cannot immunize it from FCC censure,he said. Any future wardrobe malfunctionswill not be protected on the ground relied on by the court below. Supreme Court wont hear wardrobe malfunction appeal
C M Y K The following people filed for m arriage licenses during the month of April, 2012: Wiley Roosevelt Dickerson III and Ann Marie Carroll Whidden, April 2. B ernard William Beurksken a nd Glynette Lachele Whaley, April 4. Daryl Adam Barlaug and Deloris Louise Bowles Spires, April 5. S hane Alan Franks and Julie Jean Sellers Shelton, April 6. Colin Richard Brown and Kelsey Lynne Kimmel, April 7. Michael James Carrozza and Kellie Anne Mercer, April 7. A rthur Thomas Conover III and Franchesca Michelle Michie, April 7. James Bryan Funk and Elizabeth Caroline Moore, April 7. L ance August Giller and Sara Elizabeth Weeks, April 7. Edwin Lemuel Marquez and Stephanie Hernandez Mestre, April 7. Edwin Padilla and Tammy Lee S mith, April 7. Ryan James Schwarb and Molly Beth Ropp, April 9. Jermaine Wooden and Melanie Williamson, April 12. Fausto Aguirre-Rodriguez and Maria Guadalupe Aguirre, April 13. Bobby English Beasley and Tammy Kaye Norwood, April 13. Antreon Decarius Evans and Yolanda Anne McRae, April 13. Christopher Neil Foskey and Lindsey Danielle Varis, April 13. Y amil Enrique Somarriba and J ulie Oregon, April 13. Michael Paul Walton and Edena Rae Alexander, April 13. Eddy Baez and Tisha Selena Smith, April 14. John Waylon Deatherage and Shana Leann Farmer, April 14. Robert Matthew Padelford and M egan Eileen Capron, April 14. Benjamin Reid Sapp and Brooke Angela Sandelier, April 14. Jonathan Robert Ames and Fallon Michelle Barlaug, April 15. Cyrille Thierry Canonge and C ynthia Anna Telhiard, April 15. M ichael Wayne Fantini and Michelle Angeline Thompson, April 15. Dustin Robert Westbrook and Patricia Britnie Burnsed, April 15. Ernest Reid Jr. and Alifia Constancia Johnson Newsome, April 16. Charles Phillip Carrero and Jessie Nicole Joel, April 20. Omar Andres Centozio and Summer Marie Sheaffer, April 20. Jason Joseph Walkup and Kimberly Lauren James, April 20. Jonathan Joseph Scherer and Jessica Lynne Leona, April 20. F ernando Herrera and Ana Karen Baza-Urbina, April 21. Joe Iglesias Jr. and Amanda Marie Spurlock, April 21. Quincy Levon Owens and Shana Denell Thomas, April 21. Oscar Antulio Gomez Santos and Janice Ghizeth MaldonadoRivera, April 21. Brian Philip Sarabacha and Sara Elizabeth Tanner, April 21. Stephen Eugene Tomek and Christy Mychelle De Shazo Bertka, April 21. James Bernard Carlo Jr. and Brenda Pearl Norton Simmons, April 24. Jonathan Suarez and Soledad Edith Mendoza, April 24. Robert John Beley and Charlene Rowland, April 26. Richard Charles Schrader Jr. and Vicki Lynn Bushor Plumlee, April 27. Vreen Crawford III and Nicole Erika Overstreet, April 28. James Dale Evink and Debbera Ann Marshon Heminger, April 28. William David Lott and Kimberly Ann Weilacher, April 28. Angelo Daniel Russello Jr. and Susan Louise Bailey, April 28. Jeremy Dale Shirley and Lisa Nicole Petrilli Bedoya, April 28. The following people filed for marriage licenses during the month of May, 2012: Daryl Duane Blake and Rachel Elizabeth Derrick Tomek, May 1. Joshua Madison Olds and Tameka Sharonn Williams, May 4. John Thomas Poyner and Tiffany Christine Elliiott, May 4. Jorge Gonzalez-Gaona and Rosario Piedad Camacho, May 5. Lazaro Robert Padron and Marisol Gonzalez Baucom, May 5. Joseph Salvo and Pamela Seward Kay, May 5. Nicholas Arthur Watson and Angi Alissa Septer, May 6. Refugio Eliseo ReyesRodriguez and Cristina Vargas, May 8. Travis Wayne Fortner and Holly Rae Rumley, May 11. Francisco Jose Becerra and Adrianna Alicia Barajas, May 11. Daniel Cisneros and Judy Arline Vanderhoff, May 12. Martial Raoul Gadbois and Judith Annette Cecile Blake, May 12. Andrew Raymond Rotroff and Ashley Kay Brogran, May 12. Robert Henry Seeber and Stephanie Dawn Cobb, May 12. William Wade Smith and Carolyn Renea Katzenmeyer, May 13. Christopher Shawn Ingram and Ashley Denise Williams, May 14. Jonathan Bartley Newborg and Tami Marie Wimer Stone, May 15. Daniel Cubero Roberto and Maggie Marie Strohaver, May 16. W illie Lee Holmes Jr. and Lori Jean Stevens Grimes, May 17. Jerry Howard Jr. and Debbie A nn Miller Howard, May 17. Isaias Avelino Cruz and Donna M arie Long, May 18. Charles Spence Rindon and Sarah Elizabeth Albee Jones, May 18. J uan Gregorio Perez Trevino and Angelica Trujillo Alvarez, May 18. Matthew Blake Housh and Mary Rose Heston, May 19. Justin Garrick Latter and Deborah Jean Bell, May 19. T homas Joseph Walsh and Morgan Lee Williams, May 19. William Martin Frei and Virginia Ann Council Wooden, May 20. Victor Santos Gervasio and Robin Corrine McGee, May 21. E liazar Rodriguez and Erica Jaramillo Sandoval, May 22. Alejandro Chong and Amanda Marie Ramirez, May 23. Christopher Trinidad and Keila D enise Diaz, May 24. Henry Robert DAngelo and Fe Sichon Balingit, May 25. Jeremy Paul Harris and Deborah Medlyn DuffusR eynolds, May 25. Jan Louis Johnson and Joanne Norsek Gorwood, May 26. Richard Ray Trobaugh and Cecilia Elias Hernandez, May 26. Arturo Garcia Espinoza and Deice Aguirre, May 27. Michael Dennis King and Jackie Denise Gunter, May 27. Azim El and Josie-Lee Eleanora Rademaker, May 28. Jeremy Francisco Rocha and Mitzie Santiago, May 29. Rigenot Alfred and Natacha David, May 30. The following people filed for m arriage licenses during the m onth of June, 2012: Charles Leslie Card III and Katherine Marie James, June 1. Ryan Patrick Danzey and P hoebe Dawn Curtis, June 2. Johnathon Brock Rydecki and Kimberly Bridget Rose, June 2. Danilo Melendez Jr. and Debbie Ann Hughes, June 4. Robert Fernand Larocque and Bartley Ann McGreevy Rodgers,J une 6. Anthony Lamar Wiggins and Hilda Kaye Sharpe, June 6. Luis Angel Almeida Jr. and Holly Elizabeth Hinojosa, June 8. Gerson Orjales-Hernandez and Leishla Marie Concepcion Gonzalez, June 8. Troy Adrian Knight and Demetrius Cynkia Dixon Jones, June 8. Neri Sabino and Edelia Aurora Bautista, June 8. Jaret Alan Andrews and Diane Ivonne Ramos Rivero Sarmiento, June 9. Charles John Best Jr. and K ayla Marie Kaszubowski, June 9. Thomas Robert Drake and Julie Ann Strayer, June 9. James Brian Hart and Stacey Marie DeWeaver, June 9. Timothy James Morris and Holly Christine Bryant, June 9. Jennifer Denise Peek and Titus Cartier Gay, June 9. J ohn William Sircy and Jana Rene Lincoln Chinchilla, June 9. Jon-Michael Pallone and Kelly Maureen Carney, June 10. A lejandro Lebron and Glenda Michell Cordero Hernandez, June 11. John Allen Pearson and Debrah Kay Wallace Peoples, June 11. Victor Negron and Digma Elena Rivera Diaz, June 14. Scott Michael Evans and Alexandra Rae Edwards, June 15. Jason Glen Snively and Ashley Jean Smith, June 15. I saac Idel Fernandez and Chelsea Leeann Carrodegua, June 16. J eremy Michael Saunders and Deborah Audette Warner McNeeley, June 16. Donald Cyrus Welch and Jaclyn Heather Moses, June 16. David Lain Wilson and Debra Phyllis Barr Siver, June 16. Brian Keith Carner and Samantha Jo Viera, June 17. Jason Dwayne Hill and Alexis Dawn Vangilder, June 18. K enneth R. Magyar Jr. and E dna Daniels, June 20. C armelo Rivera-Matos and Norma Marlene Samayoa, June 20. Alejandro Rivera-Perez and Christina Sue Markham Carbajal, June 21. Shawn Lee Kuhns and Kyraen L ynn March, June 22. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 6 6 j uly 4th contest; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; july 4th contest for kids; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 9 9 MARRIAGELICENSES B y SUE MANNING Associated PressLOS ANGELES S ummer at animal shelters across the country means m ore animals, more work, more bills and more worries. A nd there are sometimes fewer staffers, volunteers and donations to handle it. At the majority of animal shelters in the country, kit-t ens make up problem Nos. 1 through 10 every summer, said Dr. Kate F. Hurley, director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Programa t the University of California at Davis Center f or Companion Animal Health. Kitten season starts in the spring and ends in the fall in most parts of the country a single unspayed female cat canh ave up to two litters of four or more kittens each. The Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department gets hundreds of kittens duringt he summer, but it feels like millions, said director Barbara Bruin. People are more likely to get a dog fixed than a cat, more likely to microchip a dog than a cat and more likely to claim a dog than a cat. Cats are the throwaways and we end up with way too many litters, she said. Many kittens die because they are brought in so young they have to be bottle-fed and there arent enough hands, she said. Disease in younger kittens also takes a toll. We lose a lot of kittens this time of year, Bruin said. Yolo County Animal Services in Woodland, near the university, normally takes in about 150 cats a month. From May to October, though, that number jumps to 300, Hurley said. The Dumb Friends League, which operates shelters in Colorado, had 350 to 400 cats in February but 751 on June 1, said spokesman Chris Gallegos. Adding to the population explosion at shelters are puppy litters, runaway dogs (kids leave doors and gates open), dogs hit by cars and dogs rescued from hot cars. In the past, shelters in college towns would have a rush of abandoned pets when school let out, but thats been changing in recent years, Hurley said. There are a few owners who will dump their pets so they can go on vacation, but with that kind of owner, the pets are probably better off, Bruin said. Extra animals dont mean m ore room, more staff or more money, Hurley said. s a huge challenge and itc omes at the same time a lot of us think about our v acations. Location can cause different sets of problems. J une is the start of hurricane season, so in Florida that means extra feeding, cleaning and adoption events to place more ani-m als and more time spent working in the rain and preparing for storms, said Janet Winikoff, director of education at the HumaneS ociety of Vero Beach and Indian River County in F lorida. In some cities, shelters l ose volunteers because students go home, snowbirds go north and helpers go on vacation. Some shelters are lucky and the number ofv olunteers goes up. The Richmond (Va.) Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals averages 350 volunteersb etween September and May and 415 from June to August, said chief operating officer Tamsen Kingry. Much of this increase is due to college students and high schoolers spending time with us during their summer vacations, she said. Lucky volunteers might be asked to work early or late to exercise animals when its coolest, but most staff and volunteers have to deal with the heat if they are responding to cruelty and neglect cases, hauling equipment, mucking out stalls or doing other daytime chores. Besides food bills and utility bills, summer medical costs go up. Fleas and ticks are horrible in the summer, and this year is worse than ever because we had a mild winter that did not kill them off, said Whitney Jones, animal care manager at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn. We purchase flea and tick medication in bulk to manage these costs, but yes, treating active flea and tick infestations does get pricey All of this comes while donations universally go down in the summer. But there is a bright side: Adoptions generally go up. e usually have an increase in adoptions, especially in recent years with the downturn in the economy, said Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. M CT Kitten season at animal shelters starts in the spring a nd lasts until the fall. Animal shelters overburdened with cats in summer
C M Y K By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio As a political science major at O hio State University, Ida Seitter says, she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, theyw ere her security blanket as she toiled through college. Seitter, now 26, was old enough by then to make her own decisions, she says. Sheo pposes efforts by policymakers in Ohio, New York, California and other states toi mpose bans on tobacco use not just in buildings at public colleges, but also any-w here on the campus even in the open air. Just back away from me a little bit. I wont blow it in your face and Ill try not tob e rude, Seitter says. At the same time, I think its a l ittle discriminatory for a practice that is considered legal. Bans on use, advertising and sales of tobacco in all itsf orms are being enacted or considered at perhaps half of c ampuses nationwide, sometimes over the objections of student smokers, staff andf aculty. The movement is driven by mounting evidence o f the health risks of secondhand smoke, the reduced costs of smoke-free dorms a nd a drive to minimize enticements to smoke at a critical age for forming lifelong habits. Californias state system w ill begin to bar tobacco use in 2013. Aban on use and advertising at the City University of New York system goes into effect inS eptember, and the University of Missouri at C olumbia is going smokefree in 2014. O hio higher education officials plan a vote next month urging all public campuses to ban tobacco use. That includes Ohio State,o ne of the nations largest universities, which currently bans only indoor smoking. According to the surgeon generals report for 2012,t obacco use among people ages 18 to 25 remains at epidemic proportions nationwide. The review found 90 percent of smokers started by age 18, and 99 percent by age 26. About a quarter to a third of college students smoke, studies have found. The study found the U.S. would have 3 million fewer young smokers if success in reducing youth smoking by state tobacco-cessation programs from 1997 to 2003 had been sustained. Many of the programs have been hit by budget cuts. Health and education officials, anti-smoking groups and a generation of students who grew up smoke-free are increasingly united on the issue, says Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. There are many reasons why a college or university may choose to pursue this type of policy, whether secondhand smoke, dorm fires, or other issues, he says. They are also questioning what the role of tobacco is in t his academic setting, where were supposed to be standing for truth and training the next generation of leaders. According to data kept by t he nonsmokers group, campus tobacco bans have risen f rom virtually zero a decade ago to 711 today. That includes both four-year andt wo-year institutions, both public and private. O ne of the first campuses t o ban tobacco was Ozarks Technical Community C ollege in Springfield, Mo., which endorsed the move in 1999 and put it in place four years later.The school also established a research centert hat works with other colleges and hospitals pursuing similar moves, now known as the National Center for Tobacco Policy. T y Patterson, the centers director, says Ozarks quickly realized that its previous policy of allowing smoking in designated outdoor areas was impractical and couldnt be properly enforced. Forbidding all tobacco use was deemed to be more effective than simply saying no to cigarette smoke, Patterson says. When you go smoke-free, y ou drive smokers to use smokeless tobacco, which is more addictive, he says. Cigarette-size cigars containing candy and fruit fla-v orings, dissolvable strips and lozenges are among the s mokeless tobacco products being targeted to youths, according to the surgeong eneral. The Centers for Disease Control and P revention says studies show many smokers mix and match such products with c igarettes as they move from smoking to nonsmoking venues. Compliance with tobacco bans is generally voluntary,a nd violations come with few, if any, real penalties. Repeat offenders are sometimes subjected to university disciplinary policies, whichv ary by school. While precise statistics on t he number of campuses curtailing tobacco are elusive,P atterson estimates that onethird to one-half of all higher education institutions have either made the move or are considering it. S moking rights advocate Audrey Silk, founder of New York Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, says any outdoor ban w hether for a campus, beach or public park is an attack on the rights of one segment of the population. This isnt a health issue anymore. Its a moral issue, she says. Theres absolutely zero reason for a smoking ban outdoors. They use it as a tool. Harm from smoke outdoors is an excuse to frustrate smokers into quitting because they cant find a place to light up. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, July 1, 2012Page 5B SALSA'S; 3.639"; 3"; Black; new menu; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 8 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 7/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 5 LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main a; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 2 2 There are activities going o n under the ground that most of us never see. Take r hizomes for example. Rhizomes are stems of p lants that are generally located under the ground.E ach rhizome sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. If some rhizomes are separated into pieces, eachp iece will give rise to a new p lant. Therefore, if a plant has these types of rhizomes,i t would certainly spread at a very rapid rate. C ogongrass (imperata cylindrical) is a plant that h as this feature and it is taking over many natural areas. In addition, Cogongrass has infested nearly 500 million acres of agricultural lands. Cogongrass comes from Asia. It was brought here asa packing material in crates t hat were shipped to the United States. Cogongrassw as also introduced to Florida as a possible forage crop and for soil stabilization in the 1930s and s. Since livestock didnt partake of the noxious plant and it was found to be of little value as a soil stabilizer, it was no longer a desirable plant. Unfortunately, the damage was done and the plant continues to invade the United States at a rapid rate. This invasive grass is an extremely aggressive perennial that loves to grow in disturbed areas. Not only does this plant spread by rhizomes naturally, but during soil disturbance such as road construction, the pieces of stem are inadvertently transported to other areas, thereby spreading it to new places. The rhizomes can remain dormant for years before sprouting into new plants. Cogongrass has been found throughout Florida from the panhandle to the very southern portion o f the state. Infestations of C ogongrass are found in pastures, roadsides, ditch banks, right-of-ways, golf courses and forests. It has the advantage of not beingp articular about the soil it lands in. It can grow in sand, clay and nutrient poor soils. It can easily form a monoculture where nothinge lse will grow. Identification of Cogongrass can be a bit tricky. Although it can be identified by looking at the leaf, which has an off-center white mid-rib and a sharp point, there are other grasses that look very similar. The bright yellow-green leaves come up at ground level and can reach lengths of two to four feet. The leaves are less than one inch wide and have slightly serrated margins and are embedded with silica crystals. The upper surface of the leaf blade is hairy near the base and the underside is usually without hair. The seed-heads produced by Cogongrass are quite attractive. The actual seeds are tiny and can be carried for miles by wind, birds and other animals. Seeds are generally produced in the spring, but mowing, fertilizing and burning can cause them to occur in other seasons. Millions of dollars are spent annually in an effort to eradicate this noxious w eed. It is considered a pest in 73 countries and considered to be one of the t op 10 worst weeds in the world. This brightly colored g rass severely limits pine productivity, native plants, wildlife habitat, recreation and fire behavior. Because of the thick m ats the grass forms, native plants are literally squeezed out of their natural habitat. As a result, the native wildlife does not have the variety of forage they are used to and this grass is nota tasty alternative for them. Cogongrass burns hotter t han other grasses and is a fire safety issue. When the grass is burned, soon after the ground has cooled, new shoots of Cogongrass willb egin to spring up from the blackened earth. Many states in the south are losing millions of dollars a year in timber productionb ecause of Cogongrass. Herbicides and other treatments have been used for years to treat Cogongrass. It is tough to kill and usually requires multiple treatments. Once the invasive species is under control, it is important to plant native plants in the area to restore a pristine ecosystem. Cogongrass is just one of many invasive exotic species that have come into our beautiful state. Unfortunately, once these pests arrive, it is difficult to get rid of them. They enjoy our fertile soil and warm climate and have few or no natural enemies to keep them in check. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Invasive cogongrass is taking over our natural areas Courtesy photo Cogongrass is found in pastures, roadsides, ditch banks, right-of-ways, golf courses and forests. It has the advantage of not being particular about the soil it lands in. It can easi ly form a monoculture where nothing else will grow. News From The Watershed C orine Burgess Colleges move toward absolute bans on smoking MCT M any colleges are considering making their campus completely tobacco free, even outdoor areas. This isnt a health issue anymore. Its a m oral issue. T heres absolutely zero reason for a smoking ban outdoors.A UDREYSILK smoking rights advocate
C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the News-Sun at 3856155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 1 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday.For information contact (239Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name;Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 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, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available.Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday.Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages. Choir practice 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., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+ 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.Email: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvonPark 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park.Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m.Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship. Wednesday schedule:5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs. Hispanic Services:Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads they outh 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 Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email: email@example.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m.Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations r equired).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida.Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service.Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone:385-5154.Dr.David E. Richardson, senior pastor;Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.;Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky Gotsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D.Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 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 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle.Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552.Home phone:214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church,(SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C. Altman, Pastor.Sunday School for all ages, 9 :30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a .m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.;Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services.Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open.Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;6552610.Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m.Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church,(SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and7 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, firstname.lastname@example.org ; website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev.Jo Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retiredv.J. Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R. McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.CONFESSION:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest.WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.; Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French);Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J.Cannon.Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Cornerstone Christian Church 1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825 (Saxon Hall in Reflection Community).Bill Raymond, Minister.Sunday, 10 a.m. Worship;Communion is available each week.Thursday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.Our goal is:Love Christ Love People.For more information call 453-7679 or 453-8929. Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 4657065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday:Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist.Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher;David Etherton, Youth Pastor.Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays.Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.Monday-Friday.Phone 3826676. 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;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.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, FL 33870.Phone:385-0358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m.Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 3821343.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 siteWednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and th e Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddya re our only preachers.All are welcome t o come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S.Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister:Don Smith.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. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O.Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862.Jimmy Goins, pastor. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m.Bible class 9 a.m.Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website http://www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443.Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible C lass, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W.Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor.Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark.Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity.Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided.Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 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 By DAVID BAUDER AP Television WriterN EW YORK President Barack Obama worried and Republicans celebrated when they first heard the news. But not so fast:In the split-second rush tor eport the Supreme Courts health care decision Thursday,CNN and Fox News Channel got it wrong. It was an excruciating test for reporters who were handed a 59-p age decision choked with legalese and asked to report its meaning almost instantly. Bloomberg News and The Associated Press were the firstr eporting the news correctly,at 10:07 a.m. EST that the court upheld most of Obamas healthc are overhaul and a mandate that nearly every American have health insurance. They were followed byR euters and the SCOTUSblog. The New York Times made a p oint of tweeting that reporters and editors were analyzing the decision and would write when they werec omfortable that the nuances were correct. The paper didnt tweet the n ews until 10:20 a.m. CNN apologized for its error, saying it regrets that it didnt wait to report out the full and complete opinionthat upheld the mandater equiring virtually all Americans to have health insurance. Fox,however,insisted it was right. Foxr eported the facts,as they came in,said network executive Michael Clemente. The inaccurate reports were the first ones seen by Obama,who wasw atching four television monitors outside the Oval Office. White House Counsel Katherine Ruemmler came in moments later with the true story. I t was particularly embarrassing for CNN,which has suffered through one of its worst ratings quarters in several years,primarily due to a paucity of big news. Then etwork eagerly awaited the courts decision,scheduled for 10 a.m., running a countdown clockon itss creen for hours. Anchor Wolf Blitzer and reporter Kate Bolduan reported at 10:08a .m. that the health care law had been struck down,based on a readi ng of Chief Justice John Roberts decision that the mandate was not a valid exercise of congressionalp ower under the commerce clause of the Constitution. The screen r ead:Supreme Ct. Kills Individual Mandate.The news was tweeted and emailed to the networks followers. The court striking down that m andate is a dramatic blow to the president,said CNN reporter John King. By 10:13 a.m.,some doubt had s eeped in,and the onscreen headline read:Supreme Court Rules on Obama Law. s take a deep breath and see what the justices actually decided,B litzer said. It could be more complicated than we originally thought. T wo minutes later,CNN reported the correct decision the court had upheld the individual mandate,b asing it not on the commerce clause but on Congresspower of t axation. CNN then reported that the entire law had been upheld,withK ing calling it a huge,huge victory for President Obama. O n Fox,Bill Hemmer touted the breaking newsthat the individual mandate had been declared unconstitutional. A Twitter account run by Fox a nchor Bret Baiers show tweeted the same news. Within two minutes,however,anchor Megyn Kellyw as citing SCOTUSblogs report and ordered producers to change an onscreen headline that read: Supreme Court Finds Health Care Individual MandateU nconstitutional. re trying to do the best we can,Hemmer said. The initial report on Baiers Fox showTwitter feed was deleted,fol-l owed by the tweet:Getting word that the individual mandate will survive as a tax we are trying to work this out for you more to come. C lemente,Fox executive vice president of news and editorial, was unapologetic. We gave ourv iewers the news as it happened, he said. He said Hemmer reported that the mandate was not constitu-t ional under the commerce clause, although the networks reporting g ave the impression that the mandate had been fully struck down. Obamas first news about the d ecision came from television monitors outside the Oval Office, w here the cable channels were reporting that the mandate had been struck down,according to administration officials. Within moments,Ruemmler hurriedt oward the White House and flashed the president two thumbs up. She explained her reading,andO bama hugged her as Chief of Staff Jack Lew looked on. Several members of Congress also tweeted incorrect information about the ruling. A BCs Terry Moran had less than a minute to look at the decision before he was talking on the air to anchor George Stephanopoulos and he brieflyv amped for time,saying Im just taking a quick look at it. Describing the difficulty of the process in an interview,he said, you have to be confident enought o say, dont know. In this case,Moran quickly spotted that Roberts had decided thec ase in agreement with the courts liberal justices,a sign that it was highly unlikely the health care lawh ad been overturned. ABC did bobble one fact initially,incorrectly s aying the courts decision was by a 6-3 vote instead of 5-4. Moran said Thursdays lesson to j ournalists should be slow down. I actually think the audience is m uch more interested in understanding than in seeing who finishes first in this case,he said. In this day and age,there are few true scoops. ... On an eventl ike this,take a breath. Rush to report US health ruling trips up CNN, Fox ou have to be c onfident enough to s ay I dont knowTERRYMORAN A BC news
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, July 1, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL 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 Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone:465-0051.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.Thursday:Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N.Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m.Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m.Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 a.m.to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 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; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 3 3872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:30 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.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail email@example.com.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Email: email@example.com, Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m. Summer Camp (middle school a.m.to 3 p.m.daily.Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. 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.Traditional Worship 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Sunday School for adults to grade school will be from 10:1010:50 a.m.Wednesday evenings: Adult Bible Study (7 p.m.), Youth Group (Middle and High School (7 p.m.), RockSolid (Kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers;while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. S ession meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmys ebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl M inistry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Publishers WeeklyHARDCOVER FICTION 1.Wicked Businessby Janet Evanovich (Bantam 2.Gone Girby Gillian Flynn (Crown) 3.Calico Joeby John Grisham (Doubleday) 4.The Storby Clive Cussler (Putnam 5.th Hourby James P atterson & Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 6 .The Innocentby David Baldacci (GrandC entral Publishing) 7.orch Lightsby Dorothea Benton Frank (William Morrow) 8.Stolen Preby John Sandford (Putnam 9.The Third Gateby Lincoln Child (Doubleday) 1 0.Canadaby Richard F o rd (Ecco 1 1.Mission to Parisby Alan Furst (Random House) 12.A Dance with D ragonsby George R.R. 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C M Y K BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, July 1, 2012 Your Hometown PaperDelivered the same way for the past 85 years. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The Wells F argo Foundation has presented the Sebring Police Department with a check int he amount of $1,000 for its Police K-9 Program. Over t he years,the SPD has provided numerous crime prevention and community sup-p ort programs to citizen groups and business organizations through its communit y-supported K-9 Team. As you may recall,the S ebring Police Department established this important crime-fighting initiative back in 1999 through the financial support of many generousc ontributors.The K-9 Program continues today in exactly the same way it did nearly 15 years ago ... through hard work and comm unity support,explained Chief Tom Dettman. T he Sebring Police Departments K-9 Program does not depend on any taxd ollars to operate. It totally exists on the support it r eceives from hundreds of generous citizens,support groups,and businesses likeW ells Fargo Bank. Debbie Ramey,the Wells Fargo Fairmount branch m anager,contacted Dettman to invite him and his agency t o participate in their Community Partner Program. Wells Fargos mission is to build strong and vibrant communities,i mprove the quality of life, and make a positive difference. Wells Fargo cited the Sebring Police Department a s an organization that is vital in accomplishing these g oals and many others. On behalf of the citizens of the city of Sebring andt he staff of the Sebring Police Department,Dettman w ould like to take this opportunity to formally thank Wells Fargo Bank fori ts generous gift. If you want to contribute to the continuing success of t his program,please forward your donation payable to the City of Sebring,Police Department K-9 Fund.Mail a check to 307 N. Ridgewood Drive,Sebring, FL 33870,or visit for a touro f the historic headquarters, which currently has on display a special Centennial Collectionto commemorate the citys 100th Anniversary. Wells Fargo donates to SPD K-9 program Courtesy photo Present to accept the Wells Fargo donation is (from left) Debbie Ramey, Chief Tom Dettman, J.R and Officer John Garrison, and Mayor George Hensley. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA fully bringing new business-e s into the Downtown Sebring area.Since 2010, 15 new businesses have opened in downtown. Only four businesses did not re-new their licensesd uring that time,and 35 renewed and remain in d owntown. In the past two years, through the CRAsD owntown Sebring Business Recruitment and R etention Committee,business incentive programs have been developed includi ng a Restaurant Incentive Program and a Downtown Advantage Program making funds available for qualified new businesses locating orr e-locating into the CRA District,which encompasses a total of 650 acres. In addition,a Business Recruitment Packet and a Business RecruitmentB rochure have been developed and are being distribu ted. The CRA also hosted a Commercial Caravan takingl ocal realtors to see available Downtown Sebring s pace for sale and lease. e are aggressively marketing the downtown d istrict and are pleased to s ee the positive results to d ate,said Robin Hinote, C RA acting executive director. Although we still have e mpty spaces to fill with r estaurants,retail and prof essional space,we are on o ur way to creating the vibrant downtown outlined in our Redevelopment Plan. Anyone interested in learning more about the CRAs financial incentives are encouraged to contact the CRA office at 4715104. For more,vis it www.DowntownSebring.org Downtown Sebring has added 15 businesses in two years Their names may sound f unny but their financial consequences are not: Phishing,smishing, vishingand pharming are just a few of the waysc riminals gain access to personal information via your computer or smartp hone. If youre not careful, identity thieves can use harv ested information to open fraudulent bank or credit card accounts,take out loans,rent apartments or even charge medical proce-d ures to your insurance plan. Unfortunately,every time the authorities plug one hole,crafty criminals figure out new ways to trick unsuspecting victims. Herea re some identity theft scams to watch out for: Phishing: This is where you receive an email,purportedly from a trusted source like a government agency,bank or retailer that asks you to supply or conf irm account information, l og-in IDs or passwords. T hese imposters are fishingfor your personali nformation. Legitimate o rganizations never ask yo u to verify sensitive information through a non-secure means like email. Smishing (for Short Message Service):Like phishing,only it uses text messages sent to your cell phone. Even if you donts hare any information,jus t b y responding youre veriHow to catch a phish Personal Finance Jason Alderman See HOW,page 2C
C M Y K fying that your phone number is valid,which means it probably will be sold to others who will try to trick you into their own scams. Vishing (voice phishing): Where live or automated callers direct you to call your bank or credit card issuer under the pretext of clearing up a problem (like theft or overdrawn accounts). Youll be asked to share personal or account information. Keep a list of toll-free service numbers for all companies you use so you can call them directly without fearing youve been given bogus information. I also program these numbers but not account numbers into my cell phone in case Im traveling. Pharming:Where hackers redirect you from a legitimate website to an impostor site where your personal information is harvested armed). Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter increasingly are being targeted,so always be wary of opening any links even from trusted friends because their account may have been hacked. A few tips for spotting risky emails and texts: Although the From line may appear to be from a valid company email address,thats easy for fraudsters to mimic (called spoofing). Beware of subject lines and body copy that use ominous or threatening language (e.g.,our credit card has been suspended). Lack of a personalized salutation or closing details (e.g.,Dear Valued Customer). Watch for typos,poor grammar,punctuation,capitalization consistency and other warning signs its not legitimate. Scroll your mouse over any embedded links before clicking to check for suspicious domain endings like .be. Verify that an alert or request for information is legitimate by looking up the compans phone number and calling it yourself. Make sure your antivirus and anti-spyware software is current. For more tips protecting personal and account information and preventing online fraud,visit: The National Cyber Security Alliances www.staysafeonline.org. The FBIs Be Crime Smart page,which highlights the latest scams and tells you how to report crime and fraud (www.fbi.gov/scamssafety). Visa Inc. offers VisaSecuritySense.com, which features tips on preventing fraud online,when traveling,at retail establishments and ATMs,deceptive marketing practices,and more. And finally,dont forget good-old-fashioned pickpocketing,mail theft and dumpster diving as ways people may try to steal your personal information. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 7/1,15,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 4 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; accepting new patients; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 1 1 Continued from page 1C BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING ERA Advantage Realty recently announced the addition of Fred Wooton to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the Highlands County area. Wooton was born in Hazard,Ky. and was raised in Ohio. After serving 23 years in the U.S. Army,Wooton retired from the service in 1990 and went to work for the Xerox Corporation. Upon his retirement from the Xerox Corporation, Wooton moved to Florida in 2007. re thrilled to have Fred Wooton join our professional team of realtors at ERA Advantage Realty. His allegiance and proficiency is sure to be an asset to our offices full real estate services,Broker-owner Greg Karlson said. With Wootons commitment,combined with ERA's Global exposure and exceptional services,buyers and sellers are sure to be pleased with his outstanding results. Contact Wooton by calling ERA Advantage Realty at 386-1111; his mobile number is 446-0399. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org,or stop by and visit the office at 743 U.S. 27 South. Wooton joins ERA Advantage Realty staff Special to the News-SunSEBRING CJ Hamel has been recognized byR e/Max International as being in the top 100 highest p roducers for January through March 2012 and in the top 50 for highest earn-i ngs for closed transactions for the month of May putt ing Sebring on the International map. According to the H eartland Association of Realtors statistics,Hamel is ranked as the No. 1 Realtor i n Highlands County for the highest volume of closed r esidential sales for 2011. She currently exceeds this year with more than $5.5 million in closed transactions through June 2012. H amel began her real estate career in Asheville, N.C. in 1999 with Prudential Asheville Realty and enjoyed immediate success in the business. She relocated to Sebring f rom Palm Beach County in 2004 where she received her Florida license and j oined Re/Max Realty Plus o f Sebring. Hamel has consistently been in the top 1 percent of residential Realtors for bothl isting and selling homes in o ur county. Hamel has been featured in Florida Realtor magazine,she has been voted by her peers as Realtor of the Year in 2009 and has been inducted into the Re/Max Hall of Fame in five shorty ears,an award held by only 16 percent of Re/Max Realtors worldwide for above average performance. She continually strives to f urther her real estate education and holds the designation of SFR (short sale,f oreclosure and REO), CDPE (certified distressed property expert) and CRS( certified residential specialist). Reach her at C J@CJHamel.com or by calling (863 Hamel honored for being in top 100 for Re/Max Special to the News-SunFlorida Hospital Heartland M edical Centers in Sebring and Lake Placid were honored with an Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group,an independent national nonprofit run by employersa nd other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety Score was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Groups Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publiclya vailable data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors,and infections. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A,B,C,D,or F for their safety. At Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center patients come first, said Florida Hospital President & CEO Tim Cook. Our staff members are a dedicated group ofh ealthcare professionals,joined together by a shared set of values that are committed to deliver consistently high standards of quality, patient safety,and patient satisfac-t ion. Hats off to our staff. s The Leapfrog Groups goal to give patients the information they need and deserve before even entering a hospital,said Leah Binder,p resident and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. We congratulate the hospitals that earned an Aand we look forward to the day when all hospitals in the U.S. will earn the highests cores for putting patient safety first. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers ofh ealthcare to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety,quality, and affordability of healthcare for Americans. To see Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Centers scoresa s they compare nationally and locally,visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org,the Hospital Safety Score website. Calculated under the guidance of T he Leapfrog Groups nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel,the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single scorer epresenting a hospitals overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections,injuries,and medical and medication errors. The panel includes:John Birkmeyer( University of Michigan),Ashish Jha (Harvard University),Lucian Leape (Harvard University),Arnold Millstein (Stanford University), P eter Pronovost (Johns Hopkins University),Patrick Romano (University of California,Davis), Sara Singer (Harvard University), T im Vogus (Vanderbilt University), and Robert Wachter (University of California,San Francisco). Florida Hospital awarded an A Hospital Safety Score Read the news online at www.newssun.com Associated PressWASHINGTON The House on F riday overwhelmingly passed legislation to salvage 2.8 million jobs,mostly i n construction,and forestall a sharp increase in interest rates on collegel oans. The measure cleared the House on a 373-52 vote and Senate approval was expected shortly.The compromise legislation came as lawmakers scurriedt oward a Fourth of July recess. The bill also aims at shoring up the federal flood insurance program. The bill would spend more than $100 billion on highway and transit pro-g rams over two years. And it would also prevent a doubling of interest rates on new student loans,which was scheduled to go into effect Sunday. A deal clearing the way for passage of the bill was reached after Republicans gave up their demands that the bill require approval of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline and Democrats gave way on environment protections. The development came amid a legislative session that has brought considerable scorn to the institution as a do-n othingCongress. The burst of legislating comes just f our months before the November elections,giving lawmakers achievementst o show off to voters who have increasingly held Congress in low esteem. s a jobs bill,said Sen. Barbara Boxer,D-Calif.,who led Senate negotiations on the transportation portion oft he package. She estimated the bill would save about 1.8 million jobs by keeping aid for highway and transit construction flowing to states and create another 1 million jobs by using fed-e ral loan guarantees to leverage private sector investment in infrastructure projects. Sen. Max Baucus,D-Mont.,didnt wait for final passage of the measure to claim credit for a share of those jobs. A statement issued Thursday by his office touted the $400 million in transportation aid Montana would receive and the 13,500 highway jobs in his state the money would support. I worked hard to make sure Montana had a seat at the table and Im proud that we were able to get the jobd one for Montana families,Baucus said. I n the bargaining that led up to an agreement on the package earlier thisw eek,House Republicans gave up their demands that the bill require approval of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline and block federal regulation of toxic waste generated by coal-firedp ower plants. Democrats gave ground on environmental protections and biking,pedestrian and safety programs. Critical reforms in this legislation consolidate our transportation pro-g rams,significantly streamline the bureaucratic project process,encourage private sector participation in building infrastructure and give states more flexibility to spend limited highway ... resources where they are most needed, said Rep. John Mica,R-Fla.,chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill consolidates transportation programs and reduces the number of programs by two-thirds. How to spot electronic scams House passes student loans, highway jobs bill MCT L egislation passed Friday by the House on Friday will save 2.8 million jobs, mostly in road construction.
C M Y K Associated PressTRENTON,N.J. The S upreme Courts decision Thursday to uphold President Barack Obamas historic health care overhaul is expected to benefit nearlye very corner of the health care industry by making coverage more affordable for millions of Americans. But its not a slam dunk. H ospitals,drugmakers and biotech companies are expected to be flush with new customers because of the las requirement that most Americans have insur-a nce by 2014 or pay a fine. Insurers also are expected to e xperience a boon,but thell also face a new round of fees and restrictions. Itsu nclear if medical device makers will get the same j ump in business,and thell be paying new taxes. Meanwhile,the law is expected to boost health care stocks both by increasinga ccess to and use of health care. On Thursday, s hares of hospitals and some insurers rose following the ruling. Shares of the largestU .S. drug companies were mixed,while shares of medi cal device makers dipped slightly with the broader market. B ut the health industry and company stocks still face uncertainty,at least u ntil the Novembers presidential election. Republicans w ant to scrap the law.And health care companies oppose some aspects of it. Some companies and industry trade groups issueds tatements Thursday that said while they respect the courts decision,they plan to work with the White House and Congress to change or eliminate provisions that they consider bad for theirb usinesses,patients or both. One of them,French drugm aker Sanofi SA,has extensive operations in the U.S. The company,which makes the popular blood thinner Plavix,put out a statementT hursday that it recognizes the conversations around the direction of health care in America will continue. Heres the potential i mpact from Thursdays ruling on major sectors of the health care industry:HospitalsSome 30 million or more Americans are expected to get health coverage when the so-called individual mandate that requires nearly everyone to have coverage takes effect. That should reduce the number of uninsured patients showing up at hospitals needing urgent care. Such charity care has been a drag on hospitals,totaling about $39 billion in 2010. Federal payments to hospitals to offset some charity care costs likely will be reduced as more people are insured. But hospitals will benefit from those who are newly insured. Those people are expected to seek more tests and nonemergency treat-m ents at hospitals,including for chronic health conditions s uch as diabetes,boosting hospital patient volume. Hospitals may be the b iggest beneficiary because their biggest problem is peop le without insurance,said Les Funtleyder,health care fund manager at Poliwogg,ap rivate equity fund for small investors. But there are downsides f or the sector. Roughly half the patients gaining insura nce will be covered by Medicaid,the federal-state program for poor and disabled people. Like Medicare, it reimburses hospitals lesst han care actually costs and less than private insurers. In addition,hospitals will get smaller annual increases in Medicare payment rates under the law. Still,President Rich U mbdenstock,president of the American Hospital A ssociation trade group,said getting 90 cents for each dollar of care provided to a Medicare patient is much better than getting govern-m ent payments that cover part of the cost of charity care for the uninsured. Even so,he said:This is not a windfall for anybody. H ospitals also face other challenges. The government and private insurers will demand better outcomes,not just more care. In order to achieve that,hospitals will be forced to make improvements. And technology shifts such as adopting electronic health records wont come cheap. There are a lot of variables to be worked out,said UBS health care services analyst A.J. Rice. But the net effect should be positive.DrugmakersFor drugmakers,the law may be a wash. The law which the industry strongly supported didnt carry significant reductions in what government programs pay for medicines. Thats a big positive given that drug prices arem uch higher in the U.S. than other countries and are a p erennial target of industry critics and anyone looking for places to cut medicalc osts. Biotech and traditional d rugmakers likewise already are absorbing the costs of the health care law.Thosei nclude industry fees totaling about $85 billion over 10 years. Each company pays a ccording to its market share of government health prog rams In addition,drugmakers have to give increasing discounts to seniors on Medicare when they hit the doughnut holecoverage gap each year,and must pay much-higher rebates to the government on drugs bought through Medicaid. Major drugmakers last year each reported higherc osts and lower revenues totalling roughly $500 mill ion from the fees,rebates and discounts combined. All those costs from the overhaul are reflected in drugmakersshare prices andf inancial forecasts,said UBS drug analyst Matthew Roden. He said the companies likely will get a boost ind rug revenue from new patients starting in 2014,but not a huge one. Thats because patients needing the most-expensive drugs,for cancer and rare disorders, arent going without now. They generally are getting them through government or industry patient assistance programs.InsurersInsurers will likely add millions of new customers because of the individual mandate. Thell also benefit from tax credits that will help middle-class people buy individual policies through new insurance exchanges that are like online marketplaces and expansion of the state-federal Medicaid program to cover more poor people. But health insurers will face restrictions and heftyf ees. Thell pay annual fees starting in 2014,totaling $8 b illion that year and rising after that. The law also restricts how m uch insurers can vary their pricing based on things like a ge and health. It also will require them to cover everyone who applies starting in2 014,even those already sick with expensive conditions such as diabetes. A dditionally,the law requires insurers to spend m ost of the premiums they collect on care or pay rebates to customers. Insurers that rely heavily on providing plans for indi-v iduals and small businesses will see their profit margins squeezed the most by the coverage limitations and premium spending rules. On the other hand, providers of Medicaid coverage will benefit the most because the law preservest hat programs expansion. And analysts say the ruling w ont have much of an impact on companies that have diverse sources of rev-e nue like UnitedHealth Group Inc.,the countrys l argest insurer. Citi analyst Carl McDonald said insurers facec onsiderable risks that they will get mostly sick people signing up for coverage in t he online health insurance exchanges that begin in a c ouple years,because the penalty for not signing up is only a $95 tax,at least initially. Michael McCallister,CEO o f Humana Inc.,the fifthlargest health insurer,said now that the law has been upheld,he wants to focus on improving it to provide some relief from the sticker shock thats going to come with a lot of the things thath appen in 2014. Those include what he calls unfair taxes on insurance premiums. He also said younger,healthier Americansm ight be hit with higher premiums because insurers will likely look to make up for the fact that they can no longer charge older,sickerc ustomers more.M edical device makersFor medical device make rs,the bad news is that thell have to start paying a 2 .3 percent tax beginning in January on sales of devices such as pacemakers and CTs can machines. But its unclear whether increased s ales down the road will offset that tax. Funtleyder,the health care fund manager,doesnt foresee a big jump in devices ales:People who need a pacemaker already were gett ing one. But Leerink Swann analyst Richard Newitter wrotet hat he expects more doctor visits and hospital proced ures to increase sales of devices. Either way,one trade g roup for the industry,the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, s aid that Congress and the president must repeal the t ax,arguing it would make it harder for companies to develop innovative new devices. It is clear that this misg uided policy has already led to job losses and cuts to research and development, Mark Leahey,the groups president,said in a statement. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, July 1, 2012Page 3C E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 AZURE COLLEGE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; july 2012 ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 3 BUSINESS High court ruling benefits most health care firms MCT Hospitals, insurers, medical device makers and drugmakers will benefit from the Supreme Cours ruling on Obamacare.
C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 282009CA000553A000XX SEC.: Civil DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-15, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15, Plaintiff, v. ADRIAN SIMON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SOUTHSTAR FUNDING, LLC; AND UNKNOWN PERSON OF IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY N/K/A TAMMY SIMON. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 25, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 282009CA000553A000XX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 24th day of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK P, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 31, 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 or (800Florida Relay Service much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 25TH DA Y OF JUNE, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09001838GCS SEC.: Civil BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. SARAH E. GAGNON; JOSEPH GAGNON A/K/A JOSEPH R. GAGNON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated June 5, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 09001838GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 24th day of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10376 AND LOT 10377, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 32, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 34, 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proc eeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 or (800Florida Relay Service much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 6TH DA Y OF JUNE, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001673 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. CARMEN GALLARDO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST MAGNUS FINANCIAL CORPORATION; LAWRENCE DEAN MORRIS A/K/A LAWRENCE D. MORRIS A/K/A LAWRENCE MORRIS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001673 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff and CARMEN GALLARDO are defendant(s 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., July 18, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 59, IN BLOCK 5, OF ERIN PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 77, 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000770 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. WALTER K. McGRATH; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB; THE BLUFFS OF SEBRING CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000770 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff and WALTER K. McGRATH are defendant(s der 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., July 18, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: U NIT J-5, THE BLUFFS OF SEBRING CONDOMINIUM, PHASE 9, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 849, PAGE 363, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 883, PAGE 323, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 916, PAGE 579, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 916, PAGE 581, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 934, PAGE 293, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 934, PAGE 738, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 952, PAGE 222, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 952; PAGE 229, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 958, PAGE 456, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 967, PAGE 486, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 972, PAGE 99, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 973, PAGE 510, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 985, PAGE 34, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 990, PAGE 309, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1028, PAGE 272, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1130, PAGE 1768, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1209, PAGE 412, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1213, PAGE 52, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1281, PAGE 64, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1398, PAGE 1158, AND BEING A PART OF LAKE SEBRING TRACTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 146, 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 June 24; July 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001003 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. JOHN E. McCLELLAN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001003 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff and JOHN E. McCLELLAN are defendant(s 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., July 18, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTH 140 FEET OF THE EAST 105 FEET OF THE WEST 135 FEET OF SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, 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 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc Including: School Board of Highlands County, School Board of Hendry County, City of Avon Park, City of Sebring, City of Bartow Saturday, July 14th at 9:00am July 1, 8, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001373 CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. ANA L. BAEZ A/K/A ANA BAEZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001373 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff and ANA L. BAEZ A/K/A ANA BAEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES LLC; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 17th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT FORTY, OF SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3038 CEDORA TERRACE, 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on June 19, 2012. 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 F10099332 CENTRAL-CONV-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 4 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. June 24; July 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000986 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-84 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-84, Plaintiff, vs. LEE A. MARTIN, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 22, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000986 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK M ELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-84 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-84, is the Plaintiff and LEE A. MARTIN; REGIONS BANK D/B/A AMSOUTH BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 24th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 8, BLOCK 2, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 9, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4242 LOQUAT ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n June 22, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09108475 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2 F09108475 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. July 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-228 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALBERT DOYLE LAMB Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALBERT DOYLE LAMB, deceased, whose date of death was March 15, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-2746, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 24, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Michael Curtis Lamb 57 N. Graham Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-506-GCS L EO H. CHRISTENSEN and CAROL A. CHRISTENSEN, Husband and Wife, Plaintiffs, vs. GEORGE B. BRYANT and CLARA J. BRYANT, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY T O: CLARA J. BRYANT, if alive and if not, her unk nown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against CLARA J. BRYANT, and all claimants under any of such party; 3130 Pocatello, Avon Park, FL 33825. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 11041, Lot 11042, and Lot 11043, of AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT No. 34, according to the p lat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 38, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to James V. Lobozzo, Jr., Esquire, JAMES V. LOBOZZO, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before July 18, 2012; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 20th day of June, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accomodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (8637 prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Service. June 24; July 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000703 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. P laintiff, -vs.RACHEL WELLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RACHEL WELLER IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION Defendant(s AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated June 19, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000703 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff and RACHEL WELLER are defendant(s 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., July 17, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS UNIT 14 IN AVALON PARK LAKES, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR AVON PARK LAKES, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY CLERK'S REGISTER'S OFFICE IN DEED/RECORDED BOOK 1781 PAGE 3, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED I NTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO AS THE SAME MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER BE LAWFULLY AMENDED. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE S URPLUS 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, Florida, this 19th day of June, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida June 24; July 1, 2012 1050L egalsPage 4CNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com F ree ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (22o list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. 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C M Y K 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000641 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. RUSSELL ATTREE; SWAINE & HARRIS, P.A.; TRIANGLE CHEMICAL COMPANY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; SUNTRUST BANK Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000641 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and RUSSELL ATTREE are defendant(s 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., July 18, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THAT PORTION OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: BEGIN AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD 25 AND THE COUNTY ROAD KNOWN AS STATE JOB 09650-2151-03-41; RUN SOUTH 78 DEGREES 38'52'' WEST, ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD, 518.88 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE, THE CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 2,864.79 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 8 DEGREES 13'50''; RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD ON THE ARC OF THE CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 411.53 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 26'02'' WEST, ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD 70.01 FEET T O A POINT; RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 24'28'' EAST, 36.83 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD, BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 26'02'' WEST, ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 323.74 FEET; RUN SOUTH 30 DEGREES 35'32'' EAST, 410.42 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE WATERS OF LAKE PLACID; THENCE MEANDER NORTH 63 DEGREES 14'15'' EAST, ALONG THE WATERS OF LAKE PLACID, 93.97 FEET; THENCE MEANDER NORTH 78 DEGREES 00'07'' EAST, ALONG THE WATERS OF LAKE PLACID, 86.52 FEET; THENCE NORTH 09 DEGREES 17'36'' WEST, 61.22 FEET; RUN NORTH 31 DEGREES 41'09'' WEST, 104.42 FEET; RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 24'28'' WEST, 253.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.S uite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 June 24; July 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2012-CA-000259 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. ROBERTO GARCIA, EUNICE G. GARCIA, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EUNICE G. GARCIA CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 449 MOUNTAINVIEW AVE APT B1 ORANGE, NJ 07050 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 368, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 4729 TROUT AVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Paul M. Messina, Jr. of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before July 31, 2012, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: June 22, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL July 1, 8, 2012 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day 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 DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012Page 5C
C M Y K FORD FOCUSSES 2009 69K mi. Mostly Hwy. from FT. Myers to Sebring. Daughters car when she was in College. $12K. Call 863-214-0126 1999 TOYOTACAMRY, 4 door, 4 cylinders / economical, CD player, 176K, cold A/C, all power, runs great, $ 2,499. SORRY SOLD!!! 9450A utomotive for SaleFORD F-1502004. 92K mi. 4 door. New CD player, new tires & bumper w/lights, new transmission. Runs Great. $19,000 863-382-0192 or 863-273-0665. 9200T rucksHARLEY DAVIDSONVROD 2003. 100th Anniversary Edition. 5500 mi. Excel cond. $8500. Call 863-381-0701 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation POP UPCAMPER 1995 Coleman Yosemite, A/C, Heat, Potty. $2200 obo. Call 863-443-2581 1999 COACHMANCatalina 5th Wheel 32ft. travel trailer. Gas furnace & stove w/ oven, elec. or gas refrig., 2 slides, shower w/ tub. $3000. For more info. Call 863-257-3647 8400RecreationalVehiclesPONTOON BOAT17' with 30hp Evinrude, and Galvanized Trailer. All in Excel cond. $3200. Call 863-699-0307 or 863-465-2364 8050Boats & Motors 8000 R ecreation SHIH TZUPUPPIES FOR SALE 1 Boy & 3 girls, had their vaccines. 2 black & white and 2 brindle. $300. Home number 863-382-3808 or Cell 863-446-4218. NOTICEF lorida 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. KITTENS 3males. Free to good home. 2 orange, 1 black & white calico. Call 863-471-3074 DASCHUND PUPPIES(4 Will be available the first week in July. $ 150 Call 863-382-6271. Leave message. CHIHUAHUA BEAUTIFULPure Bred. Asking $200 Call 863-214-0288. AKC GERMANSHEPHERD PUPPIES 3 Females. $500. Please call 863-452-9096. 7520P ets & Supplies 7320Garage &Yard Sales WET SAWFOR CUTTING TILE 10" 2X4 Tray for Water. $95 obo. Must sell! Call 863-449-0382 TOOL BOXHeavy Duty w/keys, great cond. Size L-54", H-19", D-21". Cost $100 Call 863-441-4418 TABLE SAW10" Craftsman. Brand new in box. $95 obo. Must Sell! Call 863-449-0382. STROLLER -DOUBLE Even Flo Boy or Girl. Excellent Condition. $45. 863-873-3801 STOVE, GLASStop. Like new. Great cond. $100 will trade for refrigerator. Call 863-451-6163 SOFA SLEEPER& Matchng Wing back chair. Excellent Condition. $100. 863-699-2742 NEW BROTHERSPRINTER / DCP 7065 DN for Small Office. $100. Call 863-382-9289 MEMORAS 24"TV (table Model New, $100. 863-699-2742 KENMORE ELITEDRYER Large Capacity Heavy Duty. Excel cond. $100. Call 863-465-1952. HEDGE TRIMMERBlack & Decker 16". Works great. $15 Call (863 GEORGE FOREMANGRILL Used twice. $12.00. Call 863-446-0972 GAS MOWER,ELECTRIC EDGER. $100 OBO. CALL 863-840-0018 CEILING FANLt. Beige. Decorative leaf blades. Hampton Bay. $50 Call 863-273-3575 CASIO 61-KEYBOARDW/MP3 CONNECTION, USB Port, 400 tones, lighted keyboard. $100. Call SOLD!!!! BOOKS -Paper Back, Westerns, & Other Popular Authors. 60 books. $12. 863-385-2605 BICYCLE -GIRLS 20 inch, Almost New. $25. 8638733801 B BGUN / Daisy Model. Excellent Condition. $15. 863-385-2605 BANANABOXES extra strong great for moving! 3/ $1. At Fireman's Fair Grounds. Fri & Sat 8-2 863-314-0060 KNICK /KNACKS. Dolphins, Turtles, Elephants, Dinosaurs. 10 for $25. Leave Message. 863-381-0079. 7310B argain BuysTREADMILL *PRO FORM 400X Includes attached rack with 2 / 3 / & 5 lb weights. Many other features. $185. Call 863-382-9289 7300M iscellaneous 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SEBRING AVAILABLE .3922 Kenilworth Blvd, 3000 sq ft, $1100/mo : A/C office, BA, lg overhead doors, near Sebring High School. Call Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 LARGE RETAIL/ OFFICE SPACE Nice Downtown Location Recently Updated. 100 E. Main St. Avon Park 863-295-9272 6750C ommercial Rental SEBRING **COTTAGE ** 1BR / 1BA Private Clean Nice Great Location! W/D hookup. Lawn service included. N o Pets! Reasonably Priced. Call For Details 863-465-9100 SEBRING -Oscela Ave Clean, Quiet Very Large4BR 1BA, Central Air/Heat, Washer / Dryer Hookup, New Paint includes lawn service. No pets. $675 863-465-9100 SEBRING -*Lake Josephine Heights* Large 4BR, 2BA, Living rm., Dining rm., Laundry rm., Mostly tiled floors throughout. Fenced yard. $750 Monthly. 863-446-1861 LAKE PLACID SYLVAN SHORES Newer, Clean 3/2, 1 car garage. Non smokers. $795/mo. 863-465-3838 or 863-441-2844 AVON PARK3/1. Available after July 7th. $650 per/mo. For rental application contact 334-587-2652 6300U nfurnished Houses SEBRING ** BEAUTIFUL ** 4BR / 2BA / 2CG. Eat In Kitchen, Lanai, Fenced Shady Back Yard, W/D. $950 Mo. + Sec. Dep. Call 863-458-0867 LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, appliances, A/C. $600/mo. + $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250F urnished Houses SEBRING Free Cable Large / Very Clean 1BR, 1BA. New Appliances / Paint, Tile floors, Mini blinds, A/C. Q uiet / Safe No last Mo. (1st Mo. $350 + security) 863-385-1999 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $295 / mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. I ncludes water. $395/mo. C all Gary Johnson, 8 63-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis Villas* Luxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. 863-453-2669 6200U nfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARK2/1 Villa. Clean. Screened porch. Fenced Back Yard, pets ok. $350 per month plus security. Available Immediately. Call 954-854-1938 6100V illas & CondosFor RentSEBRING CUTE2/1, Tile floors, screen porch, fenced yard, W/D hook up, most pets ok. $550 mo. + $300 sec. RENTED! 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING 2006Double Wide 3/2 on 1 a cre w/large covered wooden deck on back. Behind Wal Mart just down Shumacher at 1424 Randall Rd. $64,900. Call 863-214-0126 PALM HARBORVILLAGE New Homes Start at $39,900 $5K for your used Mobile Home Any Condition! 800-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile HomesSEBRING 1Acre in Country. 5930 Olga Ave. Cross Roads Apple and Lily, follow signs down to Orange Clay Rd. 130x277 Lot size. Only 2 other homes on this road. Very Quiet. 863-214-0126 4260Acreage for SaleSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Building Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 1/4 acre & larger. Call Owner 772-343-9602 or 772-237-5367 4220Lots for SaleLEASE /LEASE OPTION *SUN 'N LAKES* 3000 + sq. ft., 3/BR / 2BA, 2/C.G. Owner Will Finance up to 65% of selling price. For info on financing, C all 954-270-5242 4080H omes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal Estate 3000 Financial SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org MEDICAL BILLINGAND COLLECTIONS Position for small Medical Office. Experience only. Computer, Reception, team player. Fax Resume to: 863-299-4352 MECHANIC NEEDEDCitrus Company seeking experienced in gas/diesel motors, hydraulics, tires, trailer repair, welding/fabrication. Email resume to email@example.com, mail to Barben Fruit Co. Inc., 21 East Pine St. Avon Park 33825 or call (863 103 FLORIDA MENTORIS SEEKING RN's to provide medical services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities in our Avon Park facility. (8:00pm 8:00am (8:00am 8:00pm 863-452-5141 2100H elp Wanted MATURE STYLIST/BEAUTICIANLooking to get involved on the ground floor o f an innovative idea in hairstyling. In Home Salon in Sebring is looking for an experienced Stylist to service our clients who cannot get out to get their hair done, shut-ins etc. Low overhead, no chair fees, vehicle supplied. Mobile work station supplied. All work 75% yours, plus tips. Must be licensed. Great personality. A Christian with a drive to succeed. Call Fairmont Services, Leave message, 863-382-6442 LOCAL DRIVERWANTED for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of verifiable driving experience (within the last 3 yrs. immediately preceding the date of hire). Must have experience in a 14,000 GWR to 26,000 GWR van or truck. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce. INDUSTRIAL SANDBLASTING& SPRAY COATINGS APPLICATOR (potable water tanks 863-699-1892 or 863-441-4680. FT / PT ** FRONT DESK ** ASSOCIATE / AUDITOR. Experience preferred. No Phone Calls. Apply in person at 2165 US 27 S, Lake Placid, FL. 33852 EXPERIENCED MECHANICto work on farm equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fabrication and electrical. Computer exp. to shop for parts, input inventory and research parts a must. Florida driver's license required. DFWP. 863-465-2821 or Apply @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, 8am-11am. & 1pm-4pm. Mon. Fri. ARNP ORPA *Medical Assistant w/Phlebotomy Details @ www.flcancer.com 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mploymentHOME CAREAGENCY SEEKING CNA's/HHA's for Avon Park and surrounding areas. Call 863-292-9060 1400Health CareS ervices LOST 6/23,Miniature Dachshund, Isabella, Chocolate & Tan has Gator collar on, lost in area of RT. 64 in Avon Park, last seen around Arbuckle & 64. If found, Please Call 863-399-1249 or 863-241-2698. HIGHLANDS RIDGE6/22/12 During Storm. 14 yr. old Shih-Tzu White w/ grey & black highlights. Please call Loretta Sager 863-382-8460 or 248-885-1793 1200Lost & Found C lassified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876 D OES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used furniture with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00021011AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00021016 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00021002NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00021021RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00021052Page 6CNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012www.newssun.com
C M Y K SPORTS D SE CTION I nside This Section Storms delay AT&T . . .3D FTA July activities . . .3D Stephens out at Wimbledon. .4D News-Sun Sunday, July 1, 2012 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE S arah Liles heads for the island as she takes aim at the 18th green Friday in the Highlands Sertoma Club Championship at Sun N Lake. By DAN HOEHNE d firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The rains gave way to sunny skies just in time for the third event of the Highlands Sertoma Club Junior Tour season the two-day Club Championship. And though the four-day deluge may have softened things up to make for good scores, the event was played upon the alwayschallenging Deer Run Course at Sun N Lake. Yet, throughout the ebbs and flows the course would take them through, 60 young golfers teed it up Thursday morning and finished it up Friday afternoon with close races in most of the seven different age categories. Jaxon Davis brought in the low score of the first round in the Boys 6-8-year old grouping, carding a 34, with Parker Griffin coming in with a 39. But Griffin turned the tables in Fridays second round, shooting a blistering 32 to take first overall with a 71. The course got the better of Davis this day, as his 42 moved him into second, while Griffin Hall went 40 and 41 to take third with Brody Hall turning in matching scores of 43 for each day to finish fourth in the age group. Asimilar scene played out among the 9-10-year old Boys, where Billy Carols 54 lead after the first day over Beckham Donavon and Ashley Engle, who each shot 55s. But Donavon brought in a 54 on Friday, with Carol dropping back a bit with a 57 and Engle turned in a 58 to place Donavon first with a two-day total of 109 to Carols 111 and Engles 113. There were just two combatants in the Boys 1112, with David Herberts 135 over the two days taking first, followed by Clayton Samuels170. Our overall numbers are real good, with between 60 and 70 golfers each week, tour director Andy Kesling said. Weve got a lot of younger kids and good numbers in the older groups. But wed like to get some of those middle groups filled out a little bit more. Up to the 13-14 Boys, where nine golfers filled the field, Sam Rogers lead the pack wire-to-wire with an 87 Thursday and 91 Friday to get the win with a 178. Sertoma golfers shine at Sun N Lake News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Josh Bible contemplates his shot out of the sand Friday during the final round of the Sertoma Club Championship. See GOLF, Page 4D MyFWC.comThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC k eep the recreational harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters closed for another year to offer the species additional protection after a 2010 cold kill detrimentally affected the population. The decision came at the June 28 Commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens after staff presented an updated stock assessment that showed snook populations are improving in the Atlantic and a re not in biological jeopardy in the Gulf. The next assessment is due in 2015. If we have a bad winter this year, we will benefit from this caution; if we dont have a bad winter, we will let all these breeding fish come through the slot, said Vice Chairman Kenneth Wright, referring to the snook slot limit of 28 to 33 inches in Gulf of Mexico waters. Well really have done something good and well have protected some of these fish. The recreational snook season was closed in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters by executive order on Jan.16, 2010, after the cold kill. The FWC manages snook in both state and federal waters, though the species tends to inhabit the shallower, near-shore state waters. T he effects of the cold kill were less severe on the Atlantic coast, where the normal season reopened for harvest Sept. 1, 2011. The Gulf of Mexico recreational season was to reopen Sept. 1, 2012, and now is Snook to remain closed for another year in Gulf waters See SNOOK, Page 3D By TIM REYNOLDS A ssociated PressMIAMI Chris Bosh i s still hurting, and his Olympic plans are being pushed aside so he can heal. The Miami Heat forward told USABasketball on Friday that he is withdrawing from consideration for the London Games so he can continue recovering from the strained abdominal muscle that sidelined him for a portion of his teams run to the NBAchampionship. Bosh announced the decision through agent Henry Thomas one day after Heat teammate Dwyane Wade pulled out of the Olympic mix because of looming left knee surgery. This injury was a pretty serious one, Thomas said. He was able to come back and play under the circumstances because he was trying to contribute to them winning a championship. Theres still pain. Theres still discomfort. And the real concern is if he doesnt rest and do the rehab associated with the injury, this could become sort of a chronic thing for him. Bosh released a statement through USA Basketball, saying he was confident the Americans would successfully defend their gold medal. I am extremely disappointed to say that due to injury, I cannot represent my country, he said. Bosh made the decision after consulting with Heat team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick and others. Bosh, who played for the Redeem Team that won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, called USABasketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and team chairman Jerry Colangelo on Friday to deliver the word. He wanted to be part of it, Thomas said. It was a great experience in Feels like it could be another one. The exposure he would get being part of that team is something he w ould like. But at the end of the day, his health g oing forward is more important than all of those things. Heat President Pat Riley said after the NBAdraft ended late Thursday night that the team was leaving the decision on whether to play in London up to Bosh. s based upon the need to rest and continue to rehab the injury Thomas said. He got his first taste of it in and it was a great experience. But I think in talking to the doctors about it, they said you could play, but youd be putting yourself at risk. With Wade and now Bosh out, there are 16 players left for 12 spots on the U.S. Olympic team with LeBron James the lone Heat representative remaining on the national team roster. The team convenes in Las Vegas next week to start training camp, then has five exhibitions with international teams before opening Olympic play against France on July 29. Wade and Bosh join a list of stars unable to play in London because of injuries, including Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard. Hell be missed, but we have to move on Colangelo said. I feel very confident about our roster going forward. ... Adversity gives people opportunity and guess what? Its going to open up a couple of roster positions. USABasketball plans to announce the Olympic roster around July 7. ere totally supportive of Chris and hope he recovers fully for his season next year Krzyzewski said. Well miss him. He was really a key player for us in winning the gold in 2008 and we thank him for his service to USABasketball. I really loved coaching Bosh out of Olympics to rest, rehab injury M CTphoto Chris Bosh gave his all to help the Heat win a championship, but at the cost of playing in the Olympics, as i t turns out. See BOSH, Page 4D Hell be missed, but we have to move on. JERRYCOLANGELO Team USAchairman And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne The buildup to Thursday n ights NBADraft had me eagerly anticipating the evening. Teams around the league were rumored to be jockeying for position. Talks of moving down to get multiple picks, or moving up to get that one guy, swirled around and gave visions of wheeling and dealing galore. So there I sat, camped out on my couch, awaiting a wild night of all sorts of trades, shifts and shakes. After the ho-hum of Kentuckys Anthony Davis going first to the New Orleans Hornets, the rest of the draft came and went, well, rather ho-hum. I believe I actually said out loud, as the first round was coming to an end, What was that? I mean, the Houston Rockets, in the days leading up to the draft, had made a series of moves trading players and draft picks to secure higher draft picks that made it look like they were going to make a run at trading with Orlando for Dwight Howard. The moves also were made to clear enough cap space to perhaps try to sign New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams. Every time NBA Commissioner David Stern stepped up to the podium where he seemed to relish taking in the resounding chorus of boos I was expecting him to start with, trade has been announced, to be followed by some intriguing deals. But it never happened. Oh, a few teams, the Heat included, made a pick and later swapped it to another team for a later, or future, draft pick. But nothing that ever really shook things up. ESPN columnist, and my often go-to guy for all things NBA, has long lamented the ability of the general managers around the league. And on this night he seemed quite right. Former Portland assistant vice president of basketball operations and current ESPN analyst concurred with that sentiment the following day NBA Draft rather daft See DRAFT, Page 3D
C M Y K S FCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is right around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area volleyball players to sharpen their skills and learn some new things at the SFCC Summer Camps, lead by head coach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. Two more indoor camps are going to be held, in addition to a sand volleyball camp. Four-day indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, July 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. Each day, campers going into grades 68 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers going into grades 9-12 from 1-4 p.m.,w ith all campers then enjoying open pool t ime from 4-4:45 p.m. Cost for the indoor camps are $100 per week, or $30 per daily session. Out on the sand court, one more fourday camp will be offered Monday through Thursday, July 16-19, with campers in grades 6-12 meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost for the sand camp is $60 per week o r $20 per daily session. Individual, private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round for $20 per hour. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball, click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email email@example.com .Sebring Elks GolfSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club o n Monday, July 2, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 which includes golf, cart, l unch and prize fund. T o sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. in the Pro ShopJunior Golf AcademySEBRING PGApro Geoff Lee returns to teach your child the values and traditions of the game at the Golf Hammock Junior Golf Academy June 25-29. All physical aspects of the game along with rules and etiquette will be covered in an atmosphere of fun. Prizes awarded in games, contest and a 3-hole tournament will be held on Friday with parents/guardians welcome. Cost: $95 each. Registration available at the pro-shop, or call 382-2151 to have one faxed to you.Friends in the Fight GolfSEBRING Friends In The Fight is an organization formed to support youth battling cancer in the community. Friends In The Fight will hold a Golf Tournament and Barbecue Saturday, July 14, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. and the format is 2 players per team, with the Front 9 a Scramble and the Back 9 an Alternate Shot. The registration fee is $65 per player and includes greens fees, cart and lunch. Barbecue tickets are available for $10 per person. Meals can be picked up at the Country Club of Sebring or in Lake Placid, with 100-percent of the money raised used to help local families. For additional information call Renee Kohl at 273-1112, Kym Smoak 441-7119 or email email@example.com. Forms are available online at www.fbclp.com click on events. Look for updates on Facebook at Friends in the Fight Highlands CountyHabitat 5KSEBRING Home Run for Habitat 5K Run/Walk will take place at Highlands Hammock State Park Saturday, July 14, beginning at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $15 through July 6, and $20 after and through race day. Entry fee includes a race T-shirt. Awards will be given to age groups and overall male and female winners. The entry fee will be waived for tho se who collect $50 or more in pledges. Funds raised will benefit a Habitat home in Sebring. Top three entries, with the most raised in pledges, will be given a special award on race day. Pledges must be collected and turned in at race check-in on July 14. D ownload entry form at www.hab itathighlands.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org Call 385-7156 for more information.Firecracker 5KSEBRING The 18th Annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk is set for Highlands Hammock State Park at 7:30 a.m on Wednesday, July 4. The race celebrates the nations birthday and will feature overall, masters and grand masters male and female awards, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, deluxe T-shirts and plenty of refreshments. E ntry fee is $17 thru June 27 and $22 after June 27 and race day. Only pre-registered are guarante ed shirt size, so sign up early. Y ou may receive an email application f orm by contacting Chet Brojek at cbroj email@example.com, or by phone at 3854736. Mail entries to Firecracker 5K, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Checks made payable to Central Florida Striders. Proceeds of the race benefit the Avon Park High School cross country teams. P articipants are urged to wear Re d, White and Blue as we celebrate in our beautiful state park. See you all at Highlands Hammo ck State Park on July 4.Sebring Pool HoursSEBRING The Sebring High School P ool is open to the public with availability Mondays through Thursdays from 67:30 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays A dditional hours will be added once school is let out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, with family passes available at $50 for first member and $20 per additional family member. Other activities at the pool inclu de Water Aerobics, which meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per class, though with a sum mer pool pass, the cost is trimmed to $1. Swimming lessons are also going to be offered throughout the summer. The first session runs from June 11-22, the second from June 25-July 6, the third from July 9-20 and the fourth from July 23-August 3. Cost is $50 for each two-week session. For more information, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 471-5500, ext. 229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING The 13th Annual Sebring Firemen, Inc. Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by AXAAdvisors LLC and Home Depot, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at Sun N Lake. The tournament will be the familiar four-man scramble with a $75 per-person entry fee. That fee, the same as last year, again includes range balls, golf, food and drink on the course and the pre-tournament mixer on Friday night with great appetizers. Once again, there will be a silent au ction and raffles for fantastic, signed sports memorabilia from the likes of Tim Tebow, Jimbo Fisher, Nick Saban and many other athletic luminaries. Hole sponsorships are available for $100, as well as $500 sponsorships which include a team entry and hole signs on both the Sun N Lake courses. All proceeds go to benefit area student athletes, with last years tournament rai sing more than $20,000. The tourney will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on both the Deer Run and Turtle Run courses. For more information, call Tomm y Lovett at 385-5100 or 382-2255. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York4630.605 Baltimore4234.5534 Boston4136.532512Tampa Bay4136.532512Toronto3938.506712Central Division WLPctGB Chicago4235.545 Cleveland3838.500312Detroit3740.4815 Kansas City3539.473512Minnesota3045.40011 West Division WLPctGB Texas4929.628 Los Angeles4334.558512Oakland3741.47412 Seattle3346.4181612___ Thursdays Games Chicago White Sox 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Cleveland 7, Baltimore 2 L.A. Angels 9, Toronto 7 Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 7, Oakland 6 Seattle 1, Boston 0 Fridays Games Chicago White Sox 14, N.Y. Yankees 7 Baltimore 9, Cleveland 8 Toronto 7, L.A. Angels 5 Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 2 Texas 4, Oakland 3 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3 Boston 5, Seattle 0 Saturdays Games Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, late L.A. Angels at Toronto, late Kansas City at Minnesota, 1st game, late Cleveland at Baltimore, late Detroit at Tampa Bay, late Kansas City at Minnesota, 2nd game, late Oakland at Texas, late Boston at Seattle, late Sundays Games Cleveland (Masterson 4-7 (Matusz 5-9 Detroit (Smyly 2-3ampa Bay (Cobb 3-4), 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 6-7. Yankees (P.Hughes 8-6), 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 7-6 (Liriano 2-7 L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 9-4oronto (Laffey 0-0 Boston (Doubront 8-4 (Vargas 7-7), 4:10 p.m. Oakland (Blackley 1-2exas (Darvish 10-4), 7:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Trout, LAA2284878.342 Konerko, CHW2553886.337 Beltre, TEX2864493.325 Jackson, DET2134369.324 Mauer, MIN2443479.324 Escobar, KC2642984.318 Hamilton, TEX2725086.316 HOME RUNS Bautista, TOR26 Hamilton, TEX24 Dunn, CHW24 Granderson, NYY22 Encarnacion, TOR22 Ortiz, BOS21 Trumbo, LAA19 Jones, BAL19 RUNS BATTED IN Hamilton, TEX69 Cabrera, DET62 Bautista, TOR61 Dunn, CHW58 Encarnacion, TOR55 Trumbo, LAA53 Ortiz, BOS53 STOLENBASES Trout, LAA22 Davis, TOR20 Kipnis, CLE18 Crisp, OAK16 Andrus, TEX16 Kinsler, TEX15 Revere, MIN15 2 tied with 14 WON-LOST Harrison, TEX11-3 Price, TB11-4 Darvish, TEX10-4 Nova, NYY9-2 Sale, CHW9-2 Sabathia, NYY9-3 C. Wilson, LAA9-4 ERA Sale, CHW2.27 Weaver, LAA2.31 C. Wilson, LAA2.36 McCarthy, OAK2.54 Verlander, DET2.69 Peavy, CHW2.84 Price, TB2.92 STRIKEOUTS Verlander, DET121 Scherzer, DET114 Hernandez, SEA114 Darvish, TEX106 Sabathia, NYY105 Shields, TB99 Price, TB97 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL23 C. Perez, CLE23 Rodney, TB22 Broxton, KC20 Nathan, TEX18 Aceves, BOS18 Soriano, NYY17NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington4431.587 New York4236.538312Atlanta4036.526412Miami3640.474812Philadelphia3643.45610 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati4234.553 Pittsburgh4135.5391 St. Louis4037.519212Milwaukee3442.4478 Houston3245.4161012Chicago2749.35515 West Division WLPctGB San Francisco4434.564 Los Angeles4335.5511 Arizona3937.5134 Colorado3046.39513 San Diego2850.35916 ___ Thursdays Games Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4 Colorado 11, Washington 10, 11 innings Arizona 3, Atlanta 2 San Diego 7, Houston 3 N.Y. Mets 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 San Francisco 5, Cincinnati 0 Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 4, Houston 0 Miami 6, Philadelphia 2 Washington 5, Atlanta 4 Arizona 9, Milwaukee 3 Colorado 10, San Diego 2 Pittsburgh 14, St. Louis 5 N.Y. Mets 9, L.A. Dodgers 0 Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 1 Saturdays Games Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late Cincinnati at San Francisco, late Houston at Chicago Cubs, late Washington at Atlanta, late Philadelphia at Miami, late Arizona at Milwaukee, late N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, late San Diego at Colorado, late Sundays Games Philadelphia (Blanton 7-6 (Nolasco 6-6 Washington (G.Gonzalez 10-3 Atlanta (T.Hudson 6-3), 1:35 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 0-2 (Gallardo 6-6 Pittsburgh (Bedard 4-8 (Westbrook 6-6), 2:15 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 6-5) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 2-3), 2:20 p.m. San Diego (K.Wells 0-1) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 0-2 Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-5 Francisco (Vogelsong 7-3), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 5-6 (Kershaw 5-4LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Wright, NYM2705197.359 Ruiz, PHL2253780.356 Cabrera, SF30853109.354 Votto, CIN2635093.354 McCutchen, PIT2764695.344 Gonzalez, COL2845896.338 Prado, ATL2894493.322 HOME RUNS Beltran, STL20 Braun, MIL20 Stanton, MIA17 Bruce, CIN17 Gonzalez, COL17 5 tied with 15 RUNS BATTED IN Beltran, STL60 Gonzalez, COL58 Ethier, LAD55 Bruce, CIN54 Braun, MIL52 McCutchen, PIT51 Wright, NYM50 Kubel, ARI50 STOLENBASES Campana, CHC25 Gordon, LAD24 Bonifacio, MIA20 Bourn, ATL20 Victorino, PHL19 Pierre, PHL19 Schafer, HOU184 tied with 16 WON-LOST Dickey, NYM12-1 G. Gonzalez, WAS10-3 Lynn, STL10-3 Hamels, PHL10-3 Bumgarner, SF10-4 Greinke, MIL9-2 Strasburg, WAS9-2 Burnett, PIT9-2 ERA Beachy, ATL2.00 Dempster, CHC2.11 Dickey, NYM2.15 Miley, ARI2.19 Vogelsong, SF2.23 Cueto, CIN2.26 McDonald, PIT2.44 STRIKEOUTS Strasburg, WAS118 Dickey, NYM116 Cain, SF114 G. Gonzalez, WAS108 Hamels, PHL106 Kershaw, LAD103 Greinke, MIL102 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL22 Casilla, S-F21 Hanrahan, PIT20 Papelbon, PHL18 Francisco, NYM18 Myers, HOU17 Motte, STL16 Bell, MIA15BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXPlaced RHP Brian Bruney on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 25. Selected the contract of RHP Brian Omogrosso from Charlotte (IL CLEVELAND INDIANSOptioned INF/OF Vinny Rottino to Columbus (IL MINNESOTA TWINSRecalled RHP Kyle Waldrop from Rochester (IL terms with C Ryan Doumit on a twoyear contract through 2014. NEW YORK YANKEESClaimed RHP Chris Schwinden off waivers from Cleveland and optioned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL RHP Danny Farquhar for assignment. Optioned RHP Ryota Igarashi to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Recalled RHP David Phelps from Tampa (FSL OAKLAND ATHLETICSOptioned RHP Tyson Ross to Sacramento (PCL Recalled 1B Chris Carter from Sacramento. Announced they have extended their player development contract with Vermont (NYP 2014 season. SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with RHP Cameron Copping on a minor league contract. Placed OF Franklin Gutierrez on the seven-day DL. Recalled RHP Steve Delabar from Tacoma (PCL TEXAS RANGERSPlaced RHP Mark Lowe on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 26. Recalled RHP Yoshinori Tateyama from Round Rock (PCL National League CHICAGO CUBSAssigned RHP Randy Wells outright to Iowa (PCL COLORADO ROCKIESOptioned LHP Edwar Cabrera to Colorado Springs (PCLyler Chatwood from Colorado Springs. HOUSTON ASTROSReinstated RHP Bud Norris from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Oklahoma City (PCL LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with OF Yasiel Puig on a sevenyear contract, placed him on the temporary inactive list and optioned him to the Arizona League Dodgers. Transferred INF Justin Sellers to the 60day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAnnounced a two-year player development contract extension with the Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League through the 2014 season. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSPurchased the contract of RHP Brad Penny from Fresno (PCL on the 15-day DL, Transferred LHP Eric Surkamp to the 60-day DL.FOOTBALLNational Football League DETROIT LIONSSigned coach Jim Schwartz to a multiyear contract extension.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CALGARY FLAMESSigned RW Lee Stempniak and D Cory Sarich to twoyear contract extensions. COLORADO AVALANCHESigned F Steve Downie to a two-year contract. MINNESOTA WILDRe-signed LW Matt Kassian to a two-year contract. Agreed to terms with D Chay Genoway on a two-year contract. MONTREAL CANADIENSSigned F Petteri Nokelainen and D Brendon Nash to one-year contracts. Named JeanJacques Daigneault assistant coach. NEW JERSEY DEVILSRe-signed F Steve Bernier, F Ryan Carter, F Stephen Gionta, F Cam Janssen and D Peter Harrold. NEW YORK RANGERSRe-signed G Martin Biron. PHILADELPHIA FLYERSNamed Terry Murray coach of Adirondack (AHL PHOENIX COYOTESRe-signed C Andy Miele to a one-year, two-way contract. 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012Page 3D HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 7 7 champion for children; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; champion for children; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 5 5 Saturday, July 7 Activity: Chapter Meeting, bike ride, Grilled burgers and hot dogs and potluck lunch Location: Home of Dave and Melissa Description: Bike ride will precede the meeting, followed by lunch and then the planning meeting. Bring: Bicycle for the ride, a dish based on last names beginning with A-H salad, IQ hot dish, R-Z dessert. Contact: Melissa Bruneau, phone 407460-1388, or email email@example.com for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, July 14 A ctivity: Annual Awards Dinner L ocation: Olive Garden Restaurant, Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven. Contact: David Waldrop at 863-6053587 for meet-up time and other details. Sunday, July 15 Activity: Nature Walk Location: Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 ( Winter Lake Road), Lakeland Description: Approx. 3 mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or firstname.lastname@example.org Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/Heartland-FTA/calendar Saturday, July 28 Activity: Kayaking Location: WeedonIsland Preserve Address: 1800 Weedon Island Drive NE, St Petersburg, FL Description: Paddle beautiful mangrove tunnels that lead through the tidal forestsi nto quiet lagoons. T he marked kayak/canoe traill is easy to follow. Expect to see an amazing array of wildlife including great blue herons, great egrets, roseate spoonbills, yellow-crowned night herons, white ibis, osprey, and belted kingfishers. Watch the water for jumping mullet, s tingrays, manatees, and Eastern bottlenosed dolphin. Bring: Kayak, life jacket, brimmed hat, snacks, drinking water, sun and insect protection. Kayak Rentals: Call Sweetwater Kayaks at 727-570-4844. Contact: Eileen Valachovic at 863-9562145 or EileenV3@gmail.com for meet-up time and other information. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter, July Activities expected to reopen Sept. 1, 2013. Catch-and-release of snook will be allowed during the closure. In the Atlantic, the season will remain unchanged. A nnual closures in the Atlantic are from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and from June 1 through Aug. 31. There is no commercial harvest for snook in Florida. Snook are one of Floridas premier game fish, anda nglers often practice catcha nd-release techniques when targeting this species. When planning to release snook, proper handling techniques ensure the best chance of survival. T his includes returning the fish to the water as quickly as possible; using wet hands to handle the fish; supporting its w eight in a horizontal position when the fish is out of t he water; not holding the f ish by the gill plate, eye or jaw; and reviving the fish if necessary by running it through the water head-first t o allow water to flow over its gills. Learn more about snook by visiting M yFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Snook. Continued from 1D Snook season put on hold MyFWC.com photo The Common Saltwater Snook are one of Floridas premier game fish. i n saying that teams dont get better by staying the same and just adding a 20year old rookie. But thats essentially what most of the league did. With an ultra-harsh, progressive luxury tax penalty coming into place next seas on, perhaps most teams were skittish about doingt oo much, too soon. Then again, how often h ave NBAGMs been accused of having too much foresight? Though, we shall see how that works out in what should be the next round of rumored wheeling and dealing. F or, as of midnight Saturday night, the freea gency signing period began. N ow is the time for the real fun I just wont be perched on my couch for i t. D an Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at email@example.com. Continued from 1D Draft a yawner, but now free agency begins APphoto A course worker drives by a fallen tree near the sixth green prior to the third round of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on June 30 in Bethesda, Maryland. Severe storms hit the area over night causing wide-spread power outages and damage. By DOUG FERGUSON Associated PressBETHESDA, Md. Even with Tiger Woods in the hunt, Saturday figured to be awfully quiet at Congressional for the third round of the AT&T National. Because of a powerful storm that uprooted dozens of trees, including a 75-foot tree that crashed across the 14th fairway, the tournament was closed to spectators and volunteers because of safety concerns. The third round was delayed six hours. It was to start at 1 p.m., with threesomes going off both tees. The storms knocked out power to more than 400,000 customers in the area, and downed trees along the Beltway. Congressional was not spared. Workers arriving before dawn found some 40 trees uprooted, and limbs large and small scattered along the golf course. The 11th fairway was littered with branches for some 300 yards. That would be time-consuming to clear. The more jarring images were large trees that had been cracked at the trunk, some of them crashing on top of the ropes that had lined the fairways. The 75-foot tree on the 14th was about 75 yards in front of the driving zone. One worker arrived with three small chain saws in the back of his cart. Given the size of the tree, it was akin to bringing a garden hose to put out a bonfire. The wood signs on nearly every tee box had been ripped from the sign posts, and the trailers that house the PGATours communications system, such as Shotlink scoring, narrowly escaped severe damage. Workers said the cables that provide the wireless signal were down, which could cause delays in scoring reports. Hunter Mahan was at 7under 135 and had a two-shot lead. W oods, who had a 68 on Friday, was five shots behind. Several players were having breakfast in the dim clubhouse at Congressional, which was getting its power from a generator. Tournament officials said wind from 70 to 80 mph was reported. Several tents were blown away, including those that had been set up where shuttles dropped off fans, and on the first and 10th tees. Saturday tickets would be honored on Sunday. But for the play on Saturday, no one was to be allowed on the course except for security, tournament officials and workers and media. Playersfamilies were allowed. Eighty players made the cut, though the tour hoped to be able to complete the third round. Play suspended, fans kept from course The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K By STEVE DOUGLAS Associated PressWIMBLEDON, England American teenager Sloane Stephens failed in her bid to reach the fourth round at a second straight Grand Slam tournament, losing in three sets to Sabine Lisicki of Germany at Wimbledon on Friday. The 15th-seeded Lisicki, a semifinalist here last year, found some consistency on her groundstrokes asS tephens faltered in the final s et to complete a 7-6 (5 6, 6-2 victory. The 19-year-old Stephens was playing in her first Wimbledon and looking to repeat her exploits from the French Open, where she reached the fourth round in h er best run at a major. After losing five straight points from 5-2 up in the first-set tiebreaker, she recovered to win five consecutive games in a dominant second set thanks to some clean, whipped winners from the back of the court. However, Lisicki coped better as the wind picked up late in the match. I definitely wasnt overpowered by her, said Stephens, who was playing in front of her mother onC ourt 3. I was 5-2 up in the first-set tiebreaker. I didnt w in it and felt, Wow, this is kind of ridiculous.Second s et I played pretty well, played more aggressive but t he third set got away from me. Stephensperformances in the slams over the past month hint at a bright future. Although she has missed out on her main aim of 2012 making the U.S. team for the Olympics the daughter of former NFLplayer John Stephens has risen from No. 85 at the start of the year to a current ranking of No. 59, one place behind Venus Williams. She will be ahead of Venus by the time the new rankings come out after Wimbledon. At the beginning of t he summer, I wanted so badly to make the Olympics I just couldnt play tennis at all. I couldnt focus, couldnt do anything, she said. Then, I kind of realized that I should just work hard, do what I have to do and I will be fine. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012w ww.newssun.com STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 9 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 8 8 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; july ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 3 3 He was the lone member of the group to break 200 over the 36 holes, with Andrew Wally hitting it even with a 101 and 99 for second. Sam Weber-Callahan followed a 106 Thursday with a much-improved 100 Friday to finish third, while Coleman Nelson went 102 and 105 for fourth. The most crowded group, the 15-16 Boys was packed with 17 players, and saw a big switch among the top three. Cole Berger came in with a strong 76 on Thursday for the early lead, ahead of Nic Staffieris 78 and Rhett Pooleys 82. But Pooley made the big turnaround Friday, shooting a 76 himself, with Staffierit urning in an 83 and Berger a n 86. That left Pooley with the win at 158, Staffieri second a t 161 and Berger third with a 162. o shoot a 76 on Deer R un, the toughest course in the county, is pretty impressive, Kesling said. Dustin Baber would finish f ourth with a 166 and Easton Davis fifth with a 174. The 17-18 Boys was a bit l ess crowded, but no less competitive, as three strokes separated the top three finishers. Jonah Brown held a ones hot lead after Thursday, turning in an 85, with Will B ennett at 86 and Daniel M iller at 88. All three came back Friday and went at the course toothand-nail, fighting for that top spot. Brown came out the winner, with a second-day 86, which actually was matched by both Bennett and Miller, to make for a very close contest. Things werent quite as hotly contested in the 14-18G irls, where wunderkind Kendall Griffin continued to roar through the season, taking her third win in as manye vents. Griffin followed up a s trong 80 on Thursday with a 78 on Friday for a 158 total a nd first place. Sarah Liles went for an 88 Thursday and improved by five shots with a Friday 83 for second, while Savana Fisher went 91 and 87 for third. Chloe Nelson broke the 200 barrier, shooting a 98 and 96, to take fourth. Its a quick turnaround for the Tour, as they will tee it off again in the seasonsf ourth event Monday at The Bluffs in Arcadia. ith the Fourth of July holiday coming in the middle of the week, we moved it up t o Monday, Kesling said. ith all the goes on with the holiday, we thought this w ould be the best way to get as many kids able to play Continued from 1D Golf tour continues Monday N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE K endall Griffin floats this chip shot onto the green to help toward her winning two-day total of 158 to top the Girls 1418 grouping. him. Bosh averaged 9.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 77.4 percent from the field to help the U.S. finish 8-0 and win the gold medal in Beijing. Wade, who has the same agent as Bosh, said he learned of his teammates decision Thursday. e want him to be h ealthy, Wade said. Im sure it was a tough decision just like it was for me, even though theres only so much I can do. Tough decision. We enjoyed our Olympic experience and the biggest thing is I enjoyed the camaraderie with the guys. ... We built a brotherhood. We built a bond. Bosh was injured late in the first half of Game 1 of Miamis second-round series against Indiana. He wound up missing nine games, returning late in the Eastern Conference title series against the Boston Celtics. Bosh scored 19 points in Miamis Game 7 win against the Celtics, sending the Heat into the NBAFinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Bosh averaged 14.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in the title series, with Miami winning in five games. The championship completed an emotional two months for Bosh, who briefly left the Heat during their first-round series against New York in order to see the birth of his son. He dealt with the injury in the second round, and he and his wife mourned the death ofa masseuse they employed later in the playoffs. I think for all of us, especially for me, everything that Ive been through, just fighting, just acting like I dont hear stuff, and just having the perseverance to keep pushing forward is just a sweet feeling, Bosh said last week when the Heat won the title. I know a bunch of people made fun of me and said I was soft, but you cant be soft playing this game. Follow Tim Reynolds on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ByTimR eynolds Contiued from 1D Bosh joins the list of players not going to Olympics Associated PressMILWAUKEE Aaron Hill has hit for his second cycle of the season Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, becoming the second major league player since 1900 to accomplish the feat twice in the same year. The Arizona Diamondbackssecond baseman also singled, doubled, tripled and homered on June 18 against Seattle. Brooklyns Babe Herman had two cycles in 1931, according to STATS LLC. On Friday night, Hill doubled for his 1,000th hit in the first and then singled in the third. He hit his 11th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth. All the hits came off Milwaukee starter Randy Wolf. Hill tripled in the sixth inning off Livan Hernandez to complete the cycle. Diamondbacks Hill hits for second cycle of season Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 American Stephens loses in 3rd round at Wimbledon MCTphoto Sloane Stephens has a bright future ahead of her, just not at Wimbledon this year.
C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 1, 2012Page 5D 1896ATHENS Participating nations: 13 Most medals: Greece (47An idea proposed in 1892 by Baron de Coubertin of France is realized, and the International Olympic Committee is born. The first victory in the modern Olympics is awarded to American James B. Connolly in the hop, step and jump.1 900PARIS Participating nations: 22 Most medals: France (102Because of poor organization, more athletes than spectators attend the five-day event. In fact, some of the athletes dont even realize theyve participated in the Olympics. Women make their first appearance in the modern games. Archery makes its first appearance as an Olympic event, as do cricket and croquet. Archery remains in the Olympic lineup t he other two events do not.1904ST. LOUIS P articipating nations: 12 Most medals: United States (238The games are originally slated for Chicago, but St. Louis also wants them, to be held in conjunction with the Louisiana Purchase exhibition. President Theodore Roosevelt sides with St. Louis, but the Olympics are lost in the chaos of the Worlds Fair. American George Poage, the first black athlete to compete in the games, hurdles to the bronze in the 440-meter event.1906ATHENS Participating nations: 20 Most medals: France (40The Interim Games of 1906 reignite enthusiasm for the Olympics, but the IOC deems them unofficial. Record crowds attend the games.1908LONDON Participating nations: 23 Most medals: Britain (145Originally awarded to Rome, the games are reassigned to Great Britain when the Italians back out for financial reasons. American J.J. Hayes wins the marathon, which is extended from 25 miles to the current standard of 26.2 miles so the royal family has a view of the race.1912STOCKHOLM Participating nations: 28 Most medals: Sweden (65The games enter the modern age, using electronic timing devices and a public address system for the first time. In Greco-Roman wrestling, the middleweight semifinal match between Russian Martin Klein and Finlands Alfred Asikainen lasts 11 hours. 1 916BERLINIn ancient times, wars were suspended during the games. In modern times, World War I can-c els the Olympics.1920A NTWERP P articipating nations: 29 Most medals: United States (96The Olympics are awarded to Antwerp as compensation for the destruction inflicted on Belgians during World War I. The O lympic flag, with its five rings, makes its debut. American Charlie Paddock wins t he 100 m eters and 4x100-meter relay. He is the first runner to be called the worlds fastest human.1924PARIS P articipating nations: 44 Most medals: United States (99The Olympics are becoming b etter organized, and all sports are run by their international governing organizations. Germany does not participate. Finn Paavo Nurmi wins the 1,500 meters and, two hours later, wins the 5,000 meters. He goes on to win five medals at the Paris Games.1928AMSTERDAM Participating nations: 46 Most medals: United States (56The Olympic flame is introduced. For the first time, women participate in track and field. Germany returns to the games for the first time since 1912. American Johnny Weissmuller wins two more golds to add to his three from 1924. He later stars as Tarzan in 12 movies.1932LOS ANGELES Participating nations: 37 Most medals: United States (104The L.A. Olympics introduce automatic timing, the photo-finish camera, the use of the victory platform at the award ceremonies, and the playing of the winners national anthems. Two teams from the United States play an exhibition game of American football.1936BERLIN Participating nations: 49 Most medals: Germany (89The torch relay brings the flame to the site of the games for the first time 3,000 people carry it through seven countries. Black American Jesse Owens wins the long jump, 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100meter relay as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler watches, discrediting his theory of Aryan supremacy.1940HELSINKIThe games are awarded to Tokyo, but Japan loses them after invading China. Reawarded to Helsinki, Finland, the games are canceled after Soviet troops invade Finland. 1944LONDONThe games are canceled because of World War II. 1948LONDON Participating nations: 59 Most medals: United States (84Following the precedent set after World War I, aggressor nations Germany and Japan are not invited to the Olympics. It is the first games with participation by communist countries. U.S. fencer Janice Lee Romary competes in her first Olympics. Her last games will be in 1968. She was the first to appear in six games, but won no medals.1952HELSINKI Participating nations: 69 Most medals: United States (76The Soviet Union joins the Olympics for the first time. Sixtynine countries participate, settinga record at the time. Hungarian shooter Karoly Takacs wins the gold medal and sets a world record while shooting with his left hand. His right hand his pistol hand had been shattered by a defective grenade. 1956MELBOURNE Participating nations: 67 Most medals: Soviet Union (98The Summer Games run from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8 because the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere. For the first time, athletes march together during the closing ceremony, instead of by nation, as a sign of global unity. American Bob Richards repeats his Helsinki success andb ecomes the only person to win two golds in the pole vault.1960ROME Participating nations: 83 Most medals: Soviet Union (103The pope watches some of the competition from a window of his summer residence. American Wilma Rudolph wins triple track gold despite childhood bouts with polio, double pneumonia and scarlet fever that made her leg nearly useless. 1964TOKYO Participating nations: 93 Most medals: United States (90The Tokyo Games are the first to be held in Asia. Australian Dawn Fraser becomes the first female swimmer to win a total of eight medals in three Olympics.1968MEXICO CITY Participating nations: 112 Most medals: United States (107The IOC is enraged when two American athletes display the black-power salute during an awards ceremony.The committee orders medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos to leave the country. Dick Fosbury, an American high jumper, revolutionizes the event with his unique flop style.1972MUNICH Participating nations: 122 Most medals: Soviet Union (99T errorism mars the games. A rab Black September extremists kill 11 Israeli team members. American swimmer Mark Spitz sets a record for the most medals by an individual at a sing le Olympics: seven golds. The r ecord will stand until 2008.1976MONTREAL P articipating nations: 92 M ost medals: Soviet Union (125Poor planning and corruption result in the games going drastically over budget. It takes decades for Canada to pay the debt. Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci achieves an Olympic first by receiving a perfect score of 10 seven times.1980MOSCOW Participating nations: 81 Most medals: Soviet Union (195The United States leads a 62nation boycott in protest of the Soviet Unions invasion of Afghanistan. Cuban heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson becomes the first boxer to win three consecutive gold medals in the same division.1984LOS ANGELES Participating nations: 141 Most medals: United States (174The Soviets lead a revenge boycott, but more countries attend the games than ever before 141 nations with 7,000 athletes. American gymnast Mary Lou Retton wins gold, silver and bronze medals. 1988SEOUL Participating nations: 159 Most medals: Soviet Union (132Canadian runner Ben Johnson is caught using steroids, and subsequent investigations reveal that substance abuse is widespread. North Korea and Cuba boycott the Olympics. German cyclist and speedskater Christa LudingRothenburger becomes one of few athletes to win medals in both the summer and winter Olympics.1992BARCELONA P articipating nations: 172 Most medals: Unified Team (112)The collapsing Soviet Union participates as the Unified Team. Individual winners are honored with the flag of their home republic. The U.S. basketball Dream Team, made up mostly of top NBAplayers, defeats Croatia 11785 to capture the gold.1996ATLANTA P articipating nations: 197 Most medals: United States (101One woman is killed and 111 people are injured after a bomb explodes in Atlantas Centennial Olympic Park. American gymnast Kerri Strug competes with a sprained ankle and helps her team win the gold. 2000SYDNEY Participating nations: 200 Most medals: United States (97Trampoline, tae kwon do and synchronized diving make their debuts, as do womens pole vault, womens water polo and womens weightlifting. Just 17 years old, Australian Ian Thorpe wins five swimming medals and breaks his own world record in the 400-meter freestyle. 2004ATHENS Participating nations: 201 Most medals: United States (102The Games returned to Greece, home of both the ancient Olympics and the first modern Olympics. German canoeist Birgit Fischer became the first woman in any sport to win gold medals in six different Olympics.2008BEIJING Participating nations: 204 Most medals: United States (110)Concerns over the pollution level and the host countrys poor human rights record were the leading storylines heading into the 2008 Beijing Games. The games were marked by an opening ceremony featuring nearly 15,000 performers. American swimmer Michael Phelpseight gold medals breaks Mark Spitzs record for most gold medals won by an individual in a single Olympics. PHOTOS COURTESYOF THE USOC; FACTS FROM THE OLYMPIC FACTBOOK, IOC, AND WWW.SPORTS-REFERENCE.COM. DAVID C. TURNLEY/DETROITFREE PRESS/MCTUnited States gymnast Kerri Strug is carried from the medal stand by coach Bela Karolyi after the United Stateswomens t eam was awarded the team gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Milestones of the GamesLONDON GAMES James B. C onnolly Abrief history of the modern Summer Games J.J. Hayes Charlie Paddock Wilma Rudolph
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