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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It may be a while before Florida citrus growers get the official forecast for the upcoming harvesting season. Thats because the USDAapparently has become a victim of the government shutdown. According to Agricultural Statistics Administrator Candice Erick of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Marketing and Development, the planned citrus forecast announcement set for Friday, Oct. 11 has been canceled until further notice. Because certain non-essential employees at the 07 9099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: www.newssun.com WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip low down ; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 2 N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown NewspaperSince 1927Wednesday-Thursday, October 9-10, 2013 Volume 94/Number 121 | 50 cents www.newssun .com Books B10 CelebrationsB9 Classifieds A9 Clubs B8 Crossword PuzzleB11 Editorial & OpinionA3 EntertainmentB5 Friends & NeighborsB8 Music B8 Index Running safety Running safetyGovernment shutdown delays citrus prediction By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Highlands County Tax Collectors office won t be administrating the tourist tax for another 10 weeks yet, but Tax Collector Eric Zwayer will host an open House today in an effort to make certain that people know more about the tax levied on stays of six months or less, how it is assessed and who is responsible for paying it. The seminar, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Civic Center, is being done in cooperation with the Highlands County Tourist Development commission and will begin with what the tourist development tax is, who is responsible for collecting the tax, when taxes are to be remitted, reporting periods and penalties for not assessing the tax and turning the proper amounts over to authorities. Tourist tax education seminar on tap today Whos supposed to pay and what happens if they dont to be discussed By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands C ounty Sheriffs deputies and a n alert homeowner foiled a b urglary in progress Sunday n ight. The call came into the S heriffs Office at approxim ately 7:20 p.m. Sunday a fter a homeowner at 4210 W estminster Road in Sebring h eard breaking glass twice and left the residence for h is safety, reports said. When deputies arrived at 7 :28 p.m., the homeowner w as standing in the driveway a nd told them a burglar was s till in his house. Deputy Dan Danley went t o the rear of the home where he could see someone still inside. Report and press releases conflict as to whether the man was ordered out o f the house by Danley or t ried to escape out the front d oor. In either case, arrest r eports stated Norris drew his w eapon immediately upon s eeing the man come out the f ront door, identified himself a nd ordered the man to the g round. He complied, and Norris t ook him into custody, reports s aid. Arrested was Travis Lloyd P ena, 22, of 300 Turkey Lane i n Sebring. Upon searching h im, deputies found costume j ewelry and a pair of white s ocks, the report said. Inside the house, laid out o n a gray shirt in a bedroom, d eputies found more costume j ewelry and coins. Total v alue of the coins and jewelr y was estimated at $152. The bedrooms broken Deputies interrupt Sebring burglary Pena Spotty T-storms High 93 Low 73Details, A12 WHATSCOOKING, B12 By PHILATTINGERpattinger@newssun.com AVON PARK The Heartland Cultural Alliance would like to bring a local artist to Avon Park. Fred Leavitt, president of the HCA, told members of the advisory board for the Main Street Community Redevelopment Agency Thursday that the upstairs room of the Avon Park Community Center could serve as a museum dedicated to the art of Peter Powell Roberts, a nationally-known and recently rediscovered local artist. Leavitt said Roberts, 89, has willed his entire collection to the HCA, making Highlands County home to the largest collection of his work. HCA proposes art museum for AP See HCA, A8 See SEMINAR, A5 See DEPUTIES, A5 See CITRUS, A7By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Stephanie White, a Sebring resident who runs fourto five times perweek, said she was shocked when she first heard of the attempted abduction of a woman who was jogging in Avon Park Friday morning. White had planned on running Tuesday morning, but herhusband doesnt want herortheir two young children running alone anymore afterhearing the story. I run all the time, with and without friends, White said. (Now) I plan on carrying my cell phone at all times, and when running by myself, I will make sure its in a well-populated area. Fridays intended victim was jogging at approximately 6 a.m. in the vicinity of Walmart in Avon Park when she noticed a carfollowing her, the Highlands CountyH C S O i n v e s t i g a t i n g a t t e m p t e d a b d u c t i o n o f A v o n P a r k j o g g e r Katara Simmons/News-Sun Stephanie White used to run alone frequently. Now, she says, she will be more cautious after hearing of Fridays attempted abduction of a runner in Avon Park.See WOMAN, A5 Streaks sweepSebring brushes aside Bulldogs SPORTS, B1 By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK In an emergency meeting Tuesday, Avon Park fire pension trustees voted to contract attorney Matt Mierzwa of Lake Worth to help them comply with city public records requests. They also agreed to set up Yahoo.com email accounts for each trustee for fire pension board business to help them retain and retrieve pertinent emails if needed. The actions came just three days before Fridays deadline to have Pension Plan Administrator Carol Knapp provide public records to City Manager Julian Deleon. Originally, Deleon only wanted emails pertaining to the police pension board, Knapp said. Now the Fire Pension Board has been included in that request, she said, as well as retirees or any family members who sent messages about pension board business. Fridays deadline was imposed on Sept. 23 when the Avon Park City Council authorized City Attorney Gerald Buhr to ask the police pension board to comply with the citys public records request or Buhr would Avon Park Fire Pension Board votes to hire records attorney See FIRE, page A7

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Sweet Adelines prepare for fashion showLAKE PLACID Heart of Highland, Sweet Adelines, Show Chorus presents Adelines Fashions On Parade, a fashion show and luncheon. The event will be at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge, 200 County Road 621 East on Saturday, Nov. 23. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. Tickets are $25. Models will represent: Amber Louise, Lake Placid, BonWorth, Dress Barn, and Sues Cubby Hole, all in Sebring. Elks Lodge is catering a delicious meal of apricot glazed chicken, with all the trimmings. There will be an opportunity table, door prizes, money drawing, and entertainment by the chorus and its quartets. Join in for great fashions, food, fun and entertainment. This is the chorusfall scholarship fundraiser. For tickets, call 699-1288, 4144914, 452-1927, or in Polk County (863) 638-1598.Women of Moose plan dinnerSEBRING The Women Of The Moose, Sebring Chapter 873 of Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 are having a chicken fried steak dinner from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Karaoke byDouble Dwill begin at 6. Dinner and karaoke are offered by the women on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Functions such as the dinners and karaoke are ongoing fund raisers with the net profits being used for Moose and local charities. Heartland Amputees meet ThursdaySEBRING The Heartland Amputee Group will be starting its season of meetings and educational lectures at noon Thursday at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce. This months meeting will be sponsored by South Beach Orthotics and Prosthetics. Lunch is provided; call HALLO at 385-1196 to R.S.V.P. The guest speaker will be Ray Sanchez from South Beach O&P. The Heartland Amputee Group is an informational type of support group for both recent and experienced amputees of all levels, their family and friends and interested health care professionals. The groups main purpose is to give support, encouragement and exchange information and product knowledge.Anyone interested in meeting with the group are encouraged to attend this friendly, informal meeting. Information is exchanged and can be very encouraging and educational. The Heartland Amputee Group is organized through HALLO (Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization) whose mission statement is Improving the Quality of Life for Those Meeting the Challenges of Life. The groups regular meetings are scheduled for every second Thursday of the month at noon through April 2014, unless a special meeting is arranged to accommodate the guest speaker. For any other information about the group, or if you would like to be on the mailing list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, call HALLO at 385-1196; email halloinc@embarqmail.com; or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082 Sebring, FL33872SFSC Cosmetology clinic opens for appointments AVON PARK The South Florida State College Cosmetology clinic will open for public appointmen ts Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the SFSC Highlands Campus. The clinic offers hair desig n, haircuts, perms, coloring, facials, makeup, eyebrow arching, and manicures per formed by SFSC Cosmetology students at lo w cost. Clinic hours are by appointment, Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 453-4949. The clinic is an excellen t opportunity for students to learn the required technical skills to be successful in th e industry, said Timothy Johnson, program manager and instructor, cosmetology Clients time and time agai n say how much they like the salon environment and the fact that the students take their time to complete the services they render and tha t the instructor is always nea r if needed. The Cosmetology program at SFSC is a 10-month course that focuses on Page A2 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 Oct. 4 416242544MB: 5x3Next jackpot $12 millionOct. 1 710303753MB: 1x3 Sept. 27 923274951MB: 38x2 Oct. 5 11222444652x:2Next jackpot $14 millionOct. 2 101335363742x:3 Sept. 28 92634404249x:4 Oct. 7 113152328 Oct. 6 2782633 Oct. 5 1320252729 Oct. 4 1415293235 Oct. 7 (n) 9457 Oct. 7 (d) 7920 Oct. 6 (n) 0724 Oct. 6 (d) 1878 Oct. 7 (n) 944 Oct. 7 (d) 854 Oct. 6 (n) 943 Oct. 6 (d) 232 Oct. 4 171828363 Oct. 1 373843446 Sept. 27 1015384014 Sept. 24 16253512 Oct. 5 1112173940 PB: 5Next jackpot $108 millionOct. 2 46254251 PB: 17 Sept. 28 1447525354 PB: 5 Lottery Center This weeks question: Do you think failure to extend the debt limit and the U.S. defaulting on its credit would send the world economy back into a recession? Yes 54.5% No 45.5% Total votes: 110 Online www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Almost 3 0 years ago, South Florida S tate College made an i mpact on 18-year-old New J ersey native John S cherlacher. Combining his e xperience in the marketing i ndustry with a passion to s erve the population, S cherlacher has made a c areer out of promoting H ighlands County. Scherlacher had the o pportunity to return to S FSC after college in 1992. H e held full-time positions a s supervisor of SFSCs c ommunity service booth at L akeshore Mall, bookstore m anager, and community r elations assistant and coord inator. He went on to work a s the director of marketing a t the Lakeshore Mall, mark eting manager at Eagle R idge Mall, and tourism c oordinator for Floridas F reshwater Frontier. As an a rtistic person, he is always l ooking for innovative, chall enging, and creative proje cts. Currently, he works for t he Highlands County V isitors and Convention B ureau as the director of t ourism. The VCB serves as a destination marketing o rganization that works to g enerate overnight stays, i ncrease tax revenues, stimu late economic growth and s trives to constantly enhance t he image of Highlands C ounty. In his current posit ion, he finds ways to prom ote the community and its a ttractions that entice t ourists to visit, thereby s trengthening the local e conomy. SFSC built a solid found ation for Scherlacher in his w ork today. As the director o f tourism, he spends most o f his time creating marketi ng plans, placing advertisi ng, reporting to a tourist d evelopment council, and a ttending travel and tourist e xpos. Over the next few years, h e wants the VCB to find new ways to attract people to a growing Highlands County. Tourism is a major economic driver for our community, he said. Everyone benefits from tourism, even if their job isnt directly linked to it. In 1984, Scherlacher moved to Highlands County specifically to attend SFSC, then known as South Florida Junior College. After transferring to the University of Florida in 1986, Scherlacher discovered the value of his SFJC education. Nothing compares to the small class sizes and oneon-one interaction you receive from your instructors at SFSC, he said. I went from being the big guy in a little pond at SFSC to the little guy in a huge pond at UF. Although he studied and worked hard at SFSC, he also found time to be active on campus. Scherlacher was the first Pete the Panther. In fact, the mascot costume was created to fit his body. Pete the Panther was a great character, and the interaction with kids and adults was awesome, Scherlacher said. You became the character when the costume was on, and Pete was a representative of the college, so I took pride in that. Scherlacher developed his admiration for photography as a work-study student in the Community Relations and Marking Department and moved on to study fine art photography at UF. Although my photography changed from journalistic to creative, I developed my composition and distinctive attributes from working at SFSC. The biggest thing SFSC did for him was expand his perspective and personality. In this small college community, instructors and employees exposed him to new points of view and showed him opportunities and resources that could help him reach his goals. SFSC ultimately became his second family. Dr. Catherine Cornelius, former SFSC president, gave me the best advice I still use till this day. You dont have to be the biggest to be the best, Scherlacher said. SFSC is a rural college with a big heart and big impact on our community. Today, Scherlacher remains involved with the college. He is the chair of the SFSC Alumni Association Advisory Council. It brings me great pride to serve on the council, he said. I would like to see the program grow, but it will take time. Ive always referred to SFSC as my college, he said. It has always provided a sense of belonging to me, and I will always cherish that. Now my daughter gets to experience the wonderful education I did as she is currently attending SFSC. SFSC is the anchor to our community, Scherlacher said. You dont have to leave the tri-county area to get a quality education. Some people just dont realize whats available at SFSC. Scherlacher makes a career of promoting Highlands County Courtesy photo SFSC graduate John Sherlacher is the director of tourism for the Highlands County V isitors and Convention Bureau. SFSC Alumni Spotlight Community Briefs John Scherlacher county director of tourism and SFSC gradSFSC is the anchor to our community. You dont have to leave the tri-county area to get a quality education. Continued on 8A Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring C ommunity Redevelopment A gencys theme for the m onth of October is Spooktacular Sebring with e ight festive events schedu led. Two events are planned f or Friday evening. The Spooktacular Sip & Stroll: Dress up in your f avorite costume in October f or a Spooktacular good time a nd enjoy free wine at part icipating merchant locations with your $10 I Love Downtown Sebring wine glass purchase or $5 armband purchase starting at 5 p.m. Glasses are available for purchase and pick up at The Galleria (301 Circle Park Dr.). Visit www.DestinationDowntown Sebring.com or www.Facebook.com/Downto wnSebringFL Spooktacular Furry Friends & Family Photo Shoot Fundraiser presented by Cornerstone Hospice: Stop by Sadie Kahn Park on North Ridgewood Drive from 5-9 p.m with guest photographers Jennifer Goodson, Hector Gautier and Keith Goodson. For just a $10 donation, get a professional portrait of your child or pet with all proceeds benefiting the Cornerstone Hospice Pet Peace of Mind Program. Appointments are available in advance by calling (863) 382-4563. Spooktacular events planned Friday

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dont miss y our opportunity to pink o ut for prizes at the Pink A rmy Strut on Saturday in d owntown Sebring on the C ircle. The Pink Army b reast cancer awareness c ampaign culminates in a f un night out at the second a nnual Florida Hospital P ink Army Strut benefitting t he Florida Hospital H eartland Mammography F und. The first 500 regist ered participants receive a limited-edition drink t umbler and cute shopp ing swag bag filled w ith an assortment of pink g oodies. This evening will a lso feature a live musical p erformance by Lotela G old, a pampering station, d owntown businesses open l ater for shopping, Aclassic c ar show, the Avon Park J aycees beverage tent and a v ariety of food trucks offeri ng munchies. Tickets $ 20 with advance registrat ion or $30 day of the event are selling quickly. To r egister, visit w ww.JoinThePinkArmy.co m and click Events. Florida Hospital H eartland has partnered w ith Samaritans Touch C are Center to offer the H eartland Mammography F und, providing mammog rams for Highlands and H ardee residents in need. F unds raised here stay here, t o benefit our community. T o donate, visit www.JoinThePinkArmy.co m and click Donate. To apply for this fund, visit the website and click Resources, or contact Samaritans Touch Care Center at (863) 471-1870. The American Cancer Society recommends women ages 40 and over, or women with a family history of breast cancer, get an annual mammogram for the early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer. Florida Hospital Heartland is currently offering $99 digital screening mammograms now through Dec. 31 at three convenient locations in Sebring and Wauchula. Do not let a high insurance co-pay or lack of insurance prevent you from getting your annual mammogram. For an appointment, call (863) 402-3627 or toll free (855) 303-3627. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts Box Office will open for the 2013-14 season on Monday. This seasons Artist Series features performances by Engelbert Humperdinck, The Midtown Men, and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael McDonald. The Matinee Series presents The Perfect Gentlemen, Etta May, and the Ditchfield Family Singers. For the complete list of Artist and Matinee Series Performers, visit www.performances.southflorida.edu/. Season subscriptions offer the best seats at the lowest prices and start at $254 for all ten shows of the SFSC Artist Series. Matinee Series season subscriptions start at $115 for all 10 shows. Jazz and Kaleidoscope series season subscriptions start at $57. You can design your own mini-subscription by selecting five or more Artist and Matinee series performances and save 15 percent off of your total bill. Single performance tickets go on sale online at www.performances.southflorida.edu at 12:01 a.m. on Monday. The SFSC Box Office is now offering gift certificates in any amount over $20. Gift certificates can be purchased in person or by phone but are not available online. Season subscriptions and single performance tickets can be purchased in person or by phone through the Box Office. SFSC Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and one hour prior to show time. The SFSC Box Office is located in the front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. F or more information or to purchase tickets, call the SFSC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or visit www.performances.southflorida.edu. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 Page A3 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 103399-publix liquors; 0 0 0 3 2 7 5 9 SFSC box office opens Monday for 2013-14 season Courtesy photo T he Pink Army Strut gives participants to show off their pink fashion sense while helping out breast cancer fundraising efforts. The event is set for Saturday in downtown Sebring. Get ready to shake your tail feathers Pink Army Strut tickets selling quickly By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The city of Sebring has given its employees an opportunity to continue their education past a twoyear or four-year degree after a unanimous approval by the city council during Tuesday evenings regular monthly meeting. Lieutenant Karl Hoglund of the Sebring Police Department presented council with a request to include masters level work in the citys tuition assistance and reimbursement policy. The city currently has a policy that reimburses city employees who earn associates and bachelors degrees while employed with the city. Aportion of the students tuition is reimbursed by the city for those who successfully complete a course of study. Ten years ago this was implemented. Employees can be reimbursed at certain levels if they get a bachelors or associates (degree), Hoglund said. Masters degrees were never a part of the policy, therefore Hoglund requested that employees seeking masters degrees be added to the citys tuition assistance policy. Currently there are four employees eligible to obtain masters degrees (in the Sebring Police Department), Hoglund said. Hoglund, Chief Tom Dettman and two other officers, each who already hold a bachelors degree, are currently eligible to begin course work to obtain a masters. I doubt Chief Dettman is going to be going back to school, so Im the only one here right now with my hand out, Hoglund said with a laugh. The citys tuition assistance policy allows either $750 or $1,500 reimbursements for associates and bachelors degrees. Hoglund, who already holds a bachelors degree, is planning to begin courses to obtain a masters degree in Criminal Justice. The council passed a motion to add masters degree level reimbursements to city employees who successfully complete their course of study. Council approves tuition aid By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING In honor of B reast Cancer Awareness m onth, a local salon is g oing all out for local w omen who in the battle a gainst the life threatening d isease. Halos Hair Designs in t he Lakeview Professional B uilding at 2539 U.S. 27 S outh, is presenting a benef it cut-a-thon starting at 9 a .m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, w hich will contribute to s everal local womens fight a gainst cancer. Theres going to be s even stylists there, includi ng myself, who will be c utting hair that can be d onated to Locks of Love. W ell also be doing pink h air extensions, nails for breast cancer awareness, hair cuts and styles just everything, Lois Brown said. The event will feature stylists from right here in Highlands County doing what they love to do all for a great cause. Stylist participating in the cut-a-thon include Brown, Shelly Higgins, Leslie Mercure, Rhoda Ross, Clare David (X-treme Hair Designs) and Shannon Dunn (Flippin Out Salon). Nail technician Linda LaFram Boise has also been enlisted to paint, trim and shine up nails during the event. Its for women, but men can come down as well. We just ask that you bring your hearts and a little money all for this great cause, Brown said. Halos Cut-a-thon will feature several activities throughout the event including door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, gift certificate giveaways and a grand prize. Our grand prize is a digital mammogram. Its the new type of mammogram; its supposed to hurt less. Its been donated by the Pink Army from Florida Hospital, Brown said. Local cancer patients, who will remain anonymous, will receive the proceeds from the cut-a-thon in order to help with the costs of medical treatment and other necessities. For more information, call Halos Hair Designs at 385-2728. Local salon plans to host cut-a-thon to support local breast cancer victims D-Lakeland/Jacksonville 4C-ThursdayPrices effective Thursday, October 10 through Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Liquor items are only available at Publix Liquors. Visit publix.com/store to nd the store nearest you. Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Quantity limits per customer apply. 21.99Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum1.75 L12.99Admiral Nelsons RumSpiced or Coconut, 1.75 L27.99Titos Handmade Vodka1.75 L19.99Skyy Vodka1.75 L28.99Tanqueray Gin1.75 L53.99Dewars Scotch12-Year, 1.75 L37.99Jack Daniels Single Barrel750 mL24.99Bulleit Bourbon750 mL32.99Forty Creek Barrel Select1.75 L17.99Malibu Coconut Rum1.75 L36.99Patrn Silver Tequila750 mL15.99Viking Fjord Vodka1.75 L7.99Volkov Light Vodka1.75 L15.99Inver House Scotch1.75 L17.99Scoresby Scotch1.75 L17.99Ezra Brooks Bourbon1.75 L12.99Canadian LTD1.75 L9.99Seagrams Seven750 mL

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Yes, Main Street has never l ooked better and pocket p arks will enhance the work a lready done. Certainly, dram atic monuments marking t he entrances to the city will h elp Avon Park stand out f rom other municipalities in t he county and were are glad t he CRAhas the money to c onsider the project which i s estimated to cost about $ 500,000. Unfortunately, while the c ity is financially stable, m any residents are not. The l ack of jobs paying a sustaina ble wage continues to be a m ajor problem, as are the e mpty storefronts along Main S treet. In other words, building m onuments should be the fini shing touch to rejuvenation, n ot the beginning. What good i s it to draw traffic off of U .S. 27, when there is still so little to do in town? Monuments alone will not attract investment. The News-Sun strongly feels the CRAshould do practical things with its money to encourage new business and we encourage it to think big as it goes about achieving that goal. Sebrings CRA, for example, offers funding to new businesses to offset the costs of setting up. It has helped merchants create a network and sponsors monthly meetings to discuss problems, brainstorm solutions and create events to bring people downtown. We think the emphasis should be on doing things of that kind first create a destination, then set it off with eye-popping entrances. It makes more sense to put CRAfunds to practical use. Avon Park needs to spend the time and money on creating new jobs that provide a decent living. The CRAshould not think small. One advantage of the global economy is companies around the world no longer only think locally. For example, a city in North Carolina successfully wooed a major German lumber company that was looking to expand and needed a sustainable source of trees. The key to winning the company over was the research the city did to determine what resources it could offer and finding a company with a need for them. In the same way Avon Park has to think outside the proverbial box. Yes, boutiques, restaurants and galleries are important, but real progress will only happen when larger companies move into the county. Now is the time for Avon Park to network with Sebring, Lake Placid, the county and South Florida State College to identify resources and strengths so we can aggressively court larger businesses creating a stable economic foundation that benefits residents. The key to long-term success is raising living standards to in turn create disposable income. Let the monuments wait until people have money to spend and places where they can spend it. TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515publisher@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com Avon Park gateways: Dont put the cart before the horse W hile we commend Avon Parks Main Street Community Redevelopment Agency A dvisory Committee for its plan to crea te dramatic gateways onto Main S treet, were not sure this is the best t ime to be thinking of building them. Theft of the century E ditor: An open letter to Governor Rick S cott on behalf of millions of veterans w hose disabilities are being held h ostage by the Veterans Administration: Seven hundred forty a day are dying w ithout their disability claims being a ddressed. Acriminal offense. The theft of a century. Trillions of d ollars out of the pockets of our vetera ns over 47 years. We have a bill b efore Congress, HR814, the Medicare V AReimbursement Act of 2011, to corr ect this theft by the VA. Florida is t hird in the nation with retired military. F orty-seven years of theft is enough. If this bill is not passed, they, the V A, expect to steal $3.1 billion out of t he pockets of millions of veterans. It is c alled co-pays. They, the VA, are proj ected to get $153 billion for VA. The W hite House unveiled its 2014 spendi ng plan for VA 10 percent increase f rom last year. I am Billie E. Jewett. I have been f ighting the VAfor more than 10 years f or my disability benefits. I have 19 s ignatures of Marines who served with m e in Northern China in the 1940s. I a m 84 years old. These signatures and t heir phone numbers and our exposure t o the most diseased nation on earth h ave been given to the VA, yet they c laim and deny that I was exposed to a sbestos, bad water and many toxic c hemicals. I had the pleasure of attending the g raduation class at Parish Island two w eeks ago. I noticed that they still have m iles of asbestos covered pipes b ecause the base is still heated by s teamed heat. It was the same 66 years a go when I graduated. I have full blown asbestosis, which has destroyed my body yet the VAhas denied my disabilities. They the VAare now stealing my Social Security through the process called co-pay. They garnish my Social Security every month. I would hope the public would call their senators and Congressmen and women on the pending legislation bill, HR814 VAReimbursement program, to stop the theft by co-pays by millions of veterans. The 19 signatures and phone numbers of the men who served with me in China are in their 80s and 90s. Billie E. Jewett SebringBasta: EnoughEditor: When my brother and I had a conflict, my Italian mother would scream: Basta! ... which in her language meant enough! It is time, my fellow Avon Park citizens, to scream Basta! I dont know about you but I am tired of reading about a city council member in conflict with the city manager. No doubt the conflict has roots for each concerned. Taking sides gets nowhere. Everyone has an opinion. Facts stand alone. Each has a job to do, one that is paid by the taxpayers and the other ... a council member ... who is accountable to the entire city not a few, single issue folks. Having had my turn as a city council member, I can certainly sympathize with the task of representing 8,000-plus residents. I can also say that the temptation to have a hidden agenda, or serving ones own desires, is always there. It takes vigilance and a long view to stay focused on the big picture, the prosperity of the City of Avon Park. There is nothing that thwarts such an effort as constant turmoil. Folks will look elsewhere to buy a home or invest in a business. No one wins. Give your paid employee, the city manager, a chance to do his work. Evaluate his progress and reward him accordingly. It is that simple, and need not take the time and energy of his position to defend lawsuits and recriminations by a council member. It is simply enough! Get to work. Make our city the name it carries: The City of Charm ... and get some positive press for a change. Basta! Justine Devlin Avon Park EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages ers, 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. To be treated as an individual, recognized for personal rights, and live with respect regardless of gender, race, disability, age, social class, sexuality or religion this is equality. Equality is a civil form of social conduct that has been demonstrated for hundreds of years. In fact the principle of equality is what presided to make this country what it is today. Equality is why the Pilgrims left for America why Colonists retaliated with such rancor in the historical episode of the Boston Massacre and rebelled ever so fiercely and fervently during the American Revolution. All of these chains of events came from one seed of equality planted in the ground of hope, and grew. Equality, according to the dictionary, is defined as a state of being equal. It provides chances to its beholders and allows this great nation to be the land of opportunities. Realizing the dream of equality is not an easy task, and it is often taken for granted by certain people. Equality and inequality are demonstrated everyday around us. However, first to discontinue inequality one must realize and become conscious of it. Initially, equality is all about creating an impartial and unbiased community. In order to reach this equilibrium in society, eliminating discrimination and prejudicial actions, are prudent. Avery simple way to reduce inequality is to first consider that people are different but are morally and legitimately all entitled to the same treatment. For instance, factors that can possibly lead to discrimination could be something such as an unintentional use of a stereotype, often times these are taken harshly and can be discouraging. Aperson should not be told how they are to act or what they will be, based on their ethnical diversity. Another illustration of prejudice action would be treating a person unfairly due to a gender barrier. Recently an act of sheer equality was perfectly executed when the Women in Combat act was passed. Because of this, women are now able to take lead in the U.S. military. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta publicized that military is eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. Away to jettison acting upon discrimination is by always identifying that a persons diversities, whether it be background or gender, can never determine their life ahead and most certainly should never interfere with their aspirations. Asecond key attribute to realizing equality would be recognizing that there are two conversations in society that never end well: politics and religion. In the world we live in today political and religious views rapidly escalate to a heated debate. Obviously, the most efficient way to prevent a situation of that sort would to simply respect and accept others differences as it is a part o f life and perhaps it is best to leave the topic out of discussion. Nevertheless, in the midst of all these overwhelming and controversial matters, it is an absolute necessity to be open minded and appreciate the diversity shared among this nation; as a matter of fact, in some counties citizens do not even have a say in their religious or political inter pretation. This does not mean one ought to change his or her beliefs for anot her. Diversity in religious beliefs should be accepted; however one in the course of time may expect to encounter an individual, who shall approach the situation more aggressively, for lack of a better term. This brings me to the topic of keeping poise and civil etiquette; it is human nature to react to situations, but to preserve that beloved equality it is necessary to stay calm, cool and collected. America is the land where hope is a not a dream, but a reality, a utopia among the worlds countries, a safe haven for its refugees; the great land of liberty and the home of brave. What makes the United States this shining jewel nesting in the rough waters of the world is its Constitutional rights and freedoms. What makes us differ from other societies is our trust in equality. I will admit America ha s had its trials and tribulatio n with this fairly touchy ma tter, but it has prevailed and its revolutionary concept has had a global effect. Because our iconic heroes fought for the privilege of equality, the world now h as followed in our footsteps to create a legacy for genera tions to come: for we are above all, Americans, and that is what Americans do. Gauri Persad is a student at Sebring High School. The News-Sun encourages the coun tys youth to express their thoughts and opinions. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Realizing the dream is a work in progress Guest Column Gauri Persad

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S heriffs Office reported. She continued running a long Shop 16 Road,on the n orth end of the parking lot, w hen the car pulled up b eside her,the driver aimed a gun at her and ordered her i nto the car. Instead,she escaped to the n earby Bill Jarrett Ford deale rship at 1305 U.S. 27 N., w hich had opened early. When Highlands County S heriffs deputies arrived, s he described the car as a s ilver,four-door Nissan A ltima sedan and described t he driver as a heavy-set H ispanic man between 20-40 y ears old with a deep voice. She described the gun as a g ray or black semi-automatic p istol. Sheriffs deputies are aski ng anyone with information r egarding this incident to c ontact Detective Nathan C oogan of the Sheriffs O ffice Criminal I nvestigations Unit at 8634 02-7250 or n wcoogan@highlandssheri ff.org. Anyone who wants to r emain anonymous and eligib le for a cash reward may c ontact Heartland Crime S toppers at 1-800-226-8477 ( TIPS) or www.heartlandc rimestoppers.org. Highlands County hasnt h ad many incidents like this o ne in recent years,said M aj. David Paeplow,head of t he Sheriffs Office Law E nforcement Bureau. Its quite unusual to have a realabduction event, P aeplow said. This has been a n isolated incident,so far. Paeplow acknowledged t hat typical abduction incid ents,if any,center around d omestic disputes or custody b attles. In this case,he said i t was fortunate the owners o f Bill Jarrett Ford had o pened early. The jogger a lso could have sought safet y at Walmart open 24 h ours. Any time a jogger is out at a late or early hour,when b usinesses are closed,he s aid it helps to run where o ther people and potential h elp are nearby. White said when she first s tarted running,she would h ear about this in bigger c ities,such as Port St. Lucie, b ut never in Highlands C ounty. A cousin there used t o tell her to run carrying p epper or other weapons. But I never thought it w ould happen here,to be h onest,White said. As for the incident last F riday,White said she would r ather have been shot dead t han get in the car. Paeplow said its safer to r un from an assailant in a car especially in the opposite d irection a car is headed r ather than get pulled inside. You are in much greater d anger (once) in the car. You a re much better off to try a nd flee,Paeplow said. window and a broken window in the garage door equaled $250 in damage, reports said. Reports state Pena denied any knowledge of the jewelry or broken windows,however Pena had small cuts on his right wrist and forearm and blood was found on the inside of the garage door,the outside of the broken bedroom window and on the gray shirt in the bedroom. Pena is facing charges of possession of burglary tools, occupied burglary,grand theft and criminal mischief. He was booked into the Highlands County Jail on $17,500 bond. Sheriff Susan Benton has complimented the homeowner on his quick thinking to call dispatch and also to not attempt to confront the intruder. Our deputies faced the danger and were able to take this thief into custody with anyone getting hurt. Thank you Deputies Danley and Norris for your courage to protect our community, Benton said. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 3 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rhr top of ad stack; 0 0 0 3 2 6 8 4 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 10/9/13; 0 0 0 3 2 8 3 1 Also to be covered are records keeping procedures as well as information on how audits will be conducted. We want to educate the folks,kind of an awareness campaign as to who qualifies for it and who may be exempt,Zwayer said. The meeting is structured as an informal session, where individuals may have one-on-one question-andanswer sessions with local government officials about the tax and its administration. The idea is to create a level playing fieldso that all those offering stays of six months or less would universally assess the tax. Zwayer said his initial push would be to assure acrossthe-board compliance. We dont plan to seek anything retroactively,he said. We just want to start from now and move forward. Zwayer said that,at least for the first couple of years, the office probably would lose some money in performing the service,but that as the process became streamlined and everybody who should be playing the tax begins to remit their receipts,the collection process should pay for itself. As we work through it our costs will diminish and we will collect more,he said. Zwayer also said his office would look closely at those offering leases for six months and one day,where tenants later skip out early. It has been alleged that this has been a practice by those who would try to avoid the effort of collecting and remitting the tax along with the necessary paperwork. In addition to surveying ads for local lodging facilities,local tax officials plan to take tips and complaints about those who might not be assessing the tax in much the same way as code enforcement issues are enforced. Zwayer announced he would take over the functio n earlier this year in the wak e of his successful effort to administrate Florida driver licenses. That was started back in 2010 with the process phased in at the Lake Placid,Avon Park and most recently the Sebring office. Birth certificates also no w are issued locally in an effort to make the tax collectors office a one-stop shopfor critical government documentation. Continued from A1 Seminar to educate on tourst tax set for today in Sebring Zwayer Continued from A1 Deputies arrest burglary suspect Nell Hays, crime prevention specialist at the Sheriffs Office, said she will scheduled free safety seminars to any group that wants one. Several tips from those seminars include: Try to walk or jog in daylight hours. Always walk in welllighted areas. Avoid walking or running alone. Walk or jog with a friend. Dont use headphones. Stay aware of your surroundings at all times. Choose a route away from large bushes or doorways that would hide an attacker. Dont be predictable: Vary your route from time to time. Avoid short cuts. Keep to well-traveled roads and populated areas. If followed, go immediately toward lights and people. If possible, turn around and head in the opposite direction, so your follower will also have to reverse directions. If someone in a vehicle stops to ask questions, answer from a distance. Do not approach or get close enough to be pulled in the vehicle. Never get into a vehicle with someone you dont know. Keep a cell phone handy at all times. Its the best source of immediate assistance. Report all suspicious persons and situations to local law enforcement. To schedule a speaker for a group, call Hays at 863-402-7369. Runners rules Woman jogger avoids abduction Continued from A1 Maj.David Paeplow Highlands County Its quite unusual to have a real abduction event. This has been an isolated incident, so far. You are in much greater danger (once) in the car. You are much better off to try and flee. rfnrt rbnrrtrr ntttbf nrtrr rtrrt rrttfr ftrbt rrrtrr tnr ttt fnttrr rrrtr rrrrtr rtr Ft. Worth Textured Plush Carpet$2.99per sq. ft. (installed with padding) In Stock No Wax Vinyl 12ft and 13ft wide.99per sq. ft (plus installation) In Stock Oak Vinyl Plank$1.79per sq. ft. (plus installation) In Stock Berber Carpet.99per sq. ft. 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Page A6 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars ; 0 0 0 3 2 9 0 4 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun corresponentSEBRING Sunday b egan 4-H week. Locally, m embers of the organization g ot a jump on the festivities a f ew days early, when they t reated Highlands County c ommissioners to a breakfast o n Tuesday, Oct. 1 before t heir first meeting of the m onth. On the menu were dishes p repared by individual club m embers. We had pancakes, there w ere tons of casseroles all k inds of things, said 4-H C ounty Council president S helby Ball. They had full t ummies when they left. Additionally, the commiss ioners engaged in a National Y outh Science Day project w ith the youngsters. The g roup was split into separate u nits, which then planned, d esigned and built a park. The acclivity was created b y the National 4-H Council w ho put together an exercise like this every year, said Highlands County 4-H Agent Lauren Hrncirik. This one investigated the levels of GIS, where the kids used transparencies and were drawing. Another event slated for this month is the annual fundraiser dinner and auction. to be held at the Island View Lakefront Restaurant & Pub at Sun N Lake on October 17. Staged by the 4H foundation, it is the single largest fundraiser of the year and will include both a silent and live auction. For $75 a ticket there will be a dinner and an open bar, said 4-H Foundation Treasurer Lisa Sherman. Sherman said traditionally the live auction has featured larger items such as vacations, offshore fishing trips, firearms and even a truckload of sod. Smaller items such as rounds of golf or consumer items like a gas grill are placed on the silent auction. The event will commence with a social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the auction to begin about 8:30. Organizers said they hoped to net about $30,000 to help underwrite 4-H clubs and events for the year. Items are being taken at the 4-H offices located at the Bert J. Harris jr. Agricultural Civic center. Those wanting additional information may call Hrncirik at 402-6540. The Highlands County 4-H organization has blossomed with 15 clubs registered for the year, which began in September. Currently there are 275 active enrolled members and some 80 volunteers. Because the needs of youth are changing, the clubs also are moving from an agricultural focus to a wide range of interests. Were really booming and we have diversified said Hrncirik. We have our traditional clubs, there are two after school clubs and a classroom club. There are clubs focused on shooting sports, archery, gardening, public speaking and gardening. Leadership is a huge, huge part of 4-H too," said Ball. We have so many different opportunities there on every level county, district and even state. Highlands County celebrates National 4-H Week Courtesy photo Several public officials attended the 4-H Commissioners Breakfast held Oct. 1. Courtesy photo Leah Addison and other members of 4-H were able to see firsthand how important it is to communicate with one another and work as a team to build each layer of a park during the annual Commissioners Breakfast held Oct. 1. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Sheriffs Office has been notified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) of a new scam implying debit cards have been locked due to a compromise. Christopher Sheppard, Information Security Manager for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that cell phone users are receiving automated calls which show up as a four-digit number on caller ID. The calls indicate the consumersdebit card is locked and prompts the consumer to press the number on their keypad to unlock the card. Once the number is pressed, the call connects to a live operator posing as a representative from the National Credit Union Association who requests at least the debit card number and address, and sometimes also asks for a list of recent transactions and the cards PIN number. If you receive a call like this, hang up, the Highlands County Sheriffs Office says. You may want to check with your financial institution just to be sure, but it is unlikely that your debit card has actually been compromised. If you suspect your information has been compromised your financial institution should issue you a new card, and you should file at least an informational report with your local law enforcement. Also please remember that your financial institution will never send you a n email or call asking for personal information, the HCSO says. 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sue to get those records. The police pension board voted on Sept. 26 to retain Mierzwa just in case the city council made good on that threat. Ajoint meeting between the City Council and that board is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at city hall. Capt. Warren West, fire pension board chairman, said Mierzwa would be a good choice, not only because the firefighters union has hired him in the past, but because he also knows the history of Avon Park as it pertains to city government and pensions. Mierzwas rate is $225 per hour, which would be less than the fire pension board is paying attorney Scott Christiansen, Knapp said. West recommended that the pension board not set a spending limit. We dont know how far its going to go, added Capt. David Cloud, trustee. Trustee Robert Flores asked why the fire pension board was put into the public records request. West said the city manager is asking for any emails that would contain or pertain to pension board business. Knapp said Deleon hopes to find something that supports allegations that one or more members of the police pension board talked about terminating the pension plan or contacted state officials about the matter. Knapp denies that she or Greg Warner, ousted police pension board chair, made any such communications. She said the only trustee emails that could be considered public record would be those pertaining to the pension board or sent under their authority as trustees. West said he rarely kept email messages beyond three months in his inbox, let alone three years, which he was told he would have to provide. I didnt know I had to keep stuff for three years, West said. Knapp also said this is the first time shes come across this requirement from the city. She has hired a compu ter expert to help her wade through personal emails to find ones pertaining to city business, she said. She suggested each truste e place their title after their name in any future communications to help sort pension board emails from oth er messages. Knapp said she has alwa ys kept the chairman advised o n upcoming issues, but not other trustees. If she sent an email to all trustees and one hit reply all by mistake, that email would violate Floridas Government in th e Sunshine law, she said. However, she said she can brief each of them separate ly about upcoming meetings. The next regular meeting of the fire pension board is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Avon Park Fire Station. U SDAwere not in the office l ast week, and apparently are n ot going toward the office t his week, it appears that w hatever final work needed t o be done prior to this years a nnouncement has not been c ompleted, said Highlands C ounty Citrus Growers E xecutive Director Ray R oyce. Growers had heard rumors e ven last week that the big a nnouncement might be postp oned. As important as the numb ers are, Royce indicated that m ost in the citrus industry a lready have a pretty good g eneral idea of where the f orecast will land since there a re a couple of private pred ictions which come out p rior to the annual governm ent figures each October. Citrus consultant Elizabeth S teger earlier this year estim ated the upcoming crop at 1 30 million 90-pound boxes. A nother estimator, the N etherlands-based trade h ouse Louis Dreyfus C ommodities, have set their e stimate at 132 million b oxes. Royce said over the y ears, those predictions have f allen fairly close to the tree. Historically, they have b een within 5 or 10 percent o f what the USDAnumbers h ave been, Royce said. Sometimes they are high s ometimes they are low. Of c ourse, the USDAalso has monthly adjustments throughout the season as well. The USDAnumbers generally set the standard for growers and packing houses because the estimates are achieved via a greater database than the private estimates. However, more than setting citrus prices, some brokers and processors had looked forward to the USDA announcement as a catalyst to jump-start the beginning of the 2013-14 harvesting season. The numbers dont change how much fruit is out there, but the announcement does get people talking and deciding to move forward, Royce said. Although final calculations have not been completed, Royce said the basis work such as counting is done and that once the government is functioning again, the official numbers could be released rather quickly. The projected mid-130 million box numbers mean there will not be an over-supply, which ultimately will translate into higher prices for the growers at the market. The big question on the minds of the growers is whether or not the early estimates have figured fruit drop in as part of their totals. We saw that earlier this year, where a big portion of the fruit hit the ground, Royce said. Some of it was due to citrus greening and some of it may have been due to adverse climactic conditions and/or stress on the trees. The debate is to what extent that might or might not happen again. Royce pointed out that to keep juicing and processing plants operating efficiently, growers across the state will have to harvest more than 125 million boxes over the course of the picking season. While the numbers deal with 90-pound boxes, Royce said reaching that weight involves several variables. Theres two ways to get there. You can either have fewer, bigger and heavier pieces or you can have smaller, lighter and a larger number of pieces to make up that weight, he said. Early indications are that local growers have what appears to be some pretty good crops on the trees. Royce alluded to the significant summer rains earlier as a major factor in what appear to be bigger fruit on the trees this time around. For the most part, the rains have been very beneficial for the citrus crop of Florida, he said. You cannot replicate rainfall with irrigation. You just cant, Royce said. Although there has been some report of root damage to trees in low-lying areas, on the ridge that has not been a problem. There have been some early varieties of citrus already picked in Highlands County, but the harvest will not begin in earnest until later this month. 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Romona Washington/ News-Sun Lindseys Wish inaugural Jeans and Jewels Gala brought together hundreds of the countys families and businesses to show support for youth and teens battling cancer. The T ribute Tree featured names of local individuals who are currently battling or have lost their battle to a deadly disease. Honoring Lindseys Wish Keep Your Cool!www.MillersCentralAir.comYour Hometown AC Company Since 1995!See your independent Trane dealer for complete program eligibility, dates, details, and restrictions. Special nancing offers AND trade-in allowance from $100 to $12500 valid on qualifying equipment only. All sales must be to homeowners in the United States. Void where prohibited. The Home Projects Visa card is issued by Wells Fargo Financial National Bank. Special terms apply to qualifying purchases charged with approved credit at participating merchants. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. 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Page A8 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; oct ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 7 ROTARY CLUB OF SEBRING; 5.542"; 5"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 3 2 8 9 5 c areers in hair design, nail s ervices, and skin care. F ollowing completion of the p rogram, students receive an o ccupational certificate and a re eligible to register as a s kin care specialist with the F lorida Department of B usiness and Professional R egulation. Individual classe s are also available in skin c are and nail specialties for t hose who wish to develop o r enhance specific skills. For more information on t he program, call Johnson at 7 84-7143. LPPD offers First A id, CPR classesLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Police D epartment has a First Aid c lass set for 5:30 p.m. T uesday, Oct. 15 and a CPR c lassat 5:30 p.m. W ednesday, Oct. 16. Both c lasses will take place at the H oliday Inn Express in Lake P lacid. Participants are requested t o come to the Lake Placid P olice Department to regist er for either or both classes. E ach class is $30, h owever,a discount is given t o all participants who sign u p for both First Aid and C PR. For more details, contact t he Lake Placid Police D epartment at 699-3757. Tax Collector, TDC will have open house SEBRING The Office of H ighlands County Tax C ollector and Office of T ourist Development will be p resenting an Open House f rom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today a t the auditorium lobby of t he Bert J. Harris Agriculture C enter in Sebring. The open house will be an o pportunity for those i nvolved in the accommodat ions field (hotel/motel, c ampgrounds, vacation r entals and homes etc.) to o btain information about the l ocal Tourist Development T ax (TDT) collection. The o pen house will also include i nformation about the opport unities through the countys t ourism website and advert ising grants through the T ourist Development C ouncil. Starting in January 2014, the Highlands County Tax Collector will begin collecting the 2 percent TDTlocally for those who are subject to the tax. Representatives from the Tax Collectors Office will be on hand to answer questions regarding the local collections of the TDT. For more information, contact the Highlands County Visitor & Convention Bureau at 4026909.LP Garden Club meets todayLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club will meet today at the Lake Placid Womans Club, 10 N. Main St. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m. with an optional catered lunch at noon. The program, Fruit on the Vine, will be presented by Drew Jones of Henscratch Farms. Anyone interested in attending or joining should call 465-6106Retired Educators, Support Personnel meetLAKE PLACID The Highlands County Retired Educators and Support Personnel Association will meet on Thursday. The meeting will be held at the Heartland Educational Consortium Meeting Room in Lake Placid and will begin at 11 a.m. The speaker for the meeting will be Sammy Telesco from STR8 UPYouth Ministry. All attendees are invited to bring a donation of paper goods or cleaning supplies to help meet the needs of the youth house. Lunch will be provided for $7. All new retirees will receive a free lunch. For more information contact Betty Hurlbut at 465-5722.Levy to speak in countySEBRING Worldrenowned author and speaker Nathan Levy will be coming to Highlands County in October. Levy is a gifted educator and the author of Stories with Holes, Whose Clues?, and Nathan Levys 100 Intriguing Questions. In his 35 years as a teacher and principal, Levy worked directly with children, teachers and parents. He has developed unique teaching strategies that encourage the love of learning. Levy has mentored more than 30 current principals and superintendents, as well as helped to train thousands of teachers and parents in better way s to engage children in learning. For the past 30 years, Levys workshops have been among the most popular at state and national education conferences. On Thursday, he will present a workshop to parents of Advanced Academics students titled How to Help Your Child Be a Better Learner. This workshop explores numerous techniques to reach learners in different and interesting ways. Parents will learn to assist their children in developing fluency in thinking and writing. Participants will leave with a multitude of new time-saving strategies, abundant creative ideas for activities a, and knowledge of specific materials for implementing these new strategies. This event will be held at Sebring High Schools Smith Center at 6:30 p.m.African Violet Society meets ThursdaySEBRING ADVD, African Trailers Making Them Do What I Want Them to Do, will be presented at Thursdays meeting of the Heartland African Violet Society. Members will assess grooming needs of several trailers, and starter plants from these trailers will be given to attendees. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in the activities room at Highlands Ridge (Fairway Vista Drive, off Powerline Road). Guests are welcome to attend. For directions or information, call 385-5765 or email shirley.b@juno.com. Continued from A2 Community Briefs Amuseum dedicated to his work could include the majority of his collection and could be a draw to downtown Avon Park, Leavitt said. This man is destined, I believe, to be a legend. He has got what it takes. He has a way of taking our environment and making it abstract art, Leavitt said. Leavitt discovered Roberts while taking therapy dogs to Sunny Hills Assisted Living Facility. On a tip from staff, he learned Roberts a former art teacher at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota had lost interest in painting since the death of his wife in 2011. Leavitt convinced him to start painting again and let the HCAexhibit his work. Soon after, in June 2012, a oil painting by Roberts sold for $10,000, Leavitt said the most ever paid for a piece by an HCAartist. The proposal has generated excitement among advisory board members. Gaylin Thomas said it would have the potential of bringing all of Highlands County together and would fill an empty spot in their downtown plan. Robert Flores, who had suggested the community center to Leavitt, said having the HCAin Avon Park would also help promote several forms of art. We always intended for that area to be a cultural center, said Administrative Services Director Maria Sutherland However, getting Robertswork permanently displayed in Avon Park will require approval by the CRA board consisting of the Avon Park City Council and will require Leavitt to make a full proposal on what it will cost, Sutherland said. We want to see how far we can bend to let others take advantage of the space taxpayers provide, she said. Other groups have asked to have the Community Centers upstairs room as their headquarters, she said. While their activities might not have the kind of draw Robertswork would, he would need to come up with a cost estimate to convert the upstairs to a museum. Leavitt would want to s ee the museum have its own identity apart from other events taking place in the Community Center. He has gotten an estima te of $34,800 from KC Contracting Corp. to construct a stage, install track lighting for exhibits, upgrade flooring and electricity, repaint, install ultra violet-blocking film on windows and divide the ground-floor vestibule so that the museum can rema in open while other events take place downstairs. Sutherland said now that he has submitted that estimate to the CRA, its part of a public record. However, since the city would require bids for the work, she would recommend inviting KC Contracting to bid again. The advisory board recommended Leavitt return to the CRAboard meeting Oct. 28 with more detailed information on remodeling costs to help the CRA decide if the city should move forward on his proposal. Continued from A1 HCA wants Roberts museum in Avon Park Community Center Sutherland NEWYORK (AP) The 6 4-year-old woman who s wam from Cuba to Florida i s attempting to swim in a p ool in midtown Manhattan f or 48 straight hours to benef it victims of Superstorm S andy. Wearing a pink swim cap, D iana Nyad dove into the 4 0-yard pool set up in Herald S quare and began doing laps s hortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Her aim is to raise money for people still struggling a year after Sandy. Its going to be so magical to be out there, she said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. Its going to be a spectacle right in the middle of New York City. Last month, the native New Yorker became the first person to have swum from Havana to Key West, Fla., without a shark cage. She told the APthat one of her Manhattan swimming companions will be a dog named Roscoe that survived Sandy floodwaters. Also expected to join her are Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte and Richard Simmons, dressed in a suit graced with about 300 Swarovski crystals. Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC pool Associated PressBOSTON School bus drivers unexpectedly went on strike Tuesday morning, stranding thousands of students and leading police officers to give rides to some of them. The mayor said he would pursue every legal avenue, including asking a court for an injunction, to get the drivers back on the job. About 600 of the 700 drivers who work for the citys bus contractor unexpectedly went on strike Tuesday morning, stranding about 33,000 students. An outraged Mayor Tom Menino said the strike was illegal. We will not allow them to use our students as pawns, he said. The city scrambled to find ways to get kids to classes, with police shuttling some to school in cruisers and vans, while those with valid student ID cards were allowed to ride transit buses and subways for free. Menino said he did not expect school buses to roll Tuesday afternoon, but wants drivers back on the job Wednesday. Drivers strike, so Boston kids get lifts from cops 44th Annual Gene Scheck Lakeshore MallNovember 14, 2013 8 AM TO NOON Visit www.sebringrotaryapples.com for order forms or CALL 385-3829 OR 446-2151 OR 385-8538ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT L OCAL CHARITIES AND ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CHARITABLE PROJECTS The Best Apples for eating, baking, saucing and salads. 0003338214-01 C1 Pre-order by October 25th Same Prices as 2012$600$900$600 $2900Cortland, Cameo & Winesap$2900$1500$2900$1500$2900$1500 bushel$2900$1500 bushel$2900$1500 $2900$1500 $2900$1500 $2900$1500$2900$1500 Apple

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013Page A9 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO:2013-CA-000409 DIVISION: UCN:282013CA000409XXCICI U.S.BANK,N.A.,AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF MID-STATE TRUST XI BY GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,,A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS SERVICER WITH DELEGATED AUTHORITY Plaintiff, vs. JESSICA N.VIDAL; RAUL VIDAL; CITIFINANCIAL,INC.; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT,PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE,I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,DESCRIBED AS: LOT 21,BLOCK 141,SUN N LAKE ESTATES,SECTION 15,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 8,PAGE 84,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. AT PUBLIC SALE,TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER,FOR CASH, ON NOVEMBER 1,2013,AT 11:00 AM AT HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,SEBRING,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 DISABILIT Y WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,AT NO COST TO YOU, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE No.:2013 CA 000590G WELLS FARGO BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR ABFC 2004 OPT3 TRUST,ABFC ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2004 OPT3, Plaintiff, vs. TAMMY S.FOX F/K/A TAMMY S.CAAUWE, GEORGE FOX,UNKNOWN TENANT #1,UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:Tammy S.Fox f/k/a Tammy S.Caauwe Residence Unknown George Fox Residence Unknown If living:if dead,all unknown parties claiming interest by,through,under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs,devisees,grantees,creditors,or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County,Florida: Lot 172,Sylvan Shores Estates,according to the plat thereof,recorded in Plat Boo k 7,Page 13 of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. C-29-36-30-040-0000-1720 Street Address:1511 Walnut Ave, Lake Placid,Florida 33852-5614 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Clarfield,Okon,Salomone & Pincus,P.L.,Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South,Suite 730,West Palm Beach,FL 33401,within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court,otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on September 26,2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k CLARFIELD,OKON,SALOMONE & PINCUS, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South,Suite 730 West Palm Beach,FL 33401 Telephone:(561) 713-1400 October 2,9,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000171 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA MILLIGAN,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA MILLIGAN,KINGSWOOD MANOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC., UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-000171 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 24th day of October,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 30,Tract A,KINGSWOOD MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 13,Page 4,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Tract ``A''; thence run South 44 degrees 6'15'' Weest along the North line of said Tract ``A'' for a distance of 283.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 44 degrees 46'15'' West still along the North line of said Tract ``A'' for a distance of 22.00 feet to a point; thence run South 45 degrees 13'45'' East for a distance of 100.00 feet to a point; thence run North 44 degrees 46'15'' East for a distance of 22.00 feet to a point; thence run North 45 degrees 13'45'' West for a distance of 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a permanent non-exclusive easement for ingress,egress and regress over,through and along that 20 foot easement reserved over the Southerly 20 feet of Lots 1 through 7,both inclusive,Block 1,as shown on the Plat of KINGSWOOD MANOR, recorded in Plat Book 13,Page 4,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. a/k/a 30 Sunset Lane,Lake Placid,FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1897262 11-06529-3 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 2,9,2013 as recorded in Plat Book 9,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. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1896760 11-03727-3 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 2,9,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000645 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MARY BETH BINKLEY GILL,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY BETH BINKLEY GILL, PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES ASSOCIATION,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-000645 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 24th day of October,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 33,Block 283,PLACID LAKES SECTION TWENTY,according to the plat thereof IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000589 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS,INC.,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-13, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD A.OTTERMAN A/K/A RICK A. OTTERMAN,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD A.OTTERMAN A/K/A RICK A. OTTERMAN,UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY,UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-000589 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 24th day of October,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 14,Block 171,Northside Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3,Pages 32 and 33,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida.Tax ID: C-22-35-29-060-1710-0140 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1895446 13-00840-2 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 2,9,2013 (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. October 2,9,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000620 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. VICENTE HERNANDEZ A/K/A VICENTE HERNANDEZ CRUZ,ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: VICENTE HERNANDEZ A/K/A VICENTE HERNANDEZ CRUZ Last Known Address:1500 West Batavia Rd Avon Park,FL 33825 Current Address:Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: LOTS 13429,13430 AND SOUTH ONE-HALF LOT 13431,AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 42,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 89,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 1500 WEST BATAVIA RD AVON PARK,FL 33825 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Albertelli Law,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is P.O.Box 23028, Tampa,FL 33623,and file the original with this Court either before November 6,2013 service on Plaintiff's attorney,or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 23rd day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 CD-13-112380 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863)534-4690,within two Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 2,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOTS 10886,10887,10888,10889, 10890,UNIT 33,AVON PARK LAKES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 37,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as:3198 N BUCKINGHAM ROAD,AVON PARK,FL 33825-9460; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on November 1,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 324400.090104A/rph October 9,16,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2009-CA-001109 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE ROGERS aka BRUCE E.ROGERS; JOY L.ROGERS,BANK OF AMERICA,NA; ELIZABETH MORGAN; SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final P U B L I C N O T I C E P U B L I C A V A I L A B I L I T Y O F H A Z A R D O U S M A T E R I A L S I N F O R M A T I O N Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know act of 1986 (EPCRA),the following information is available to the public upon request during normal business hours by contacting the Florida,District VII,Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Hazardous Materials. H a z a r d o u s M a t e r i a l S a f e t y D a t a S h e e t s F a c i l i t y H a z a r d o u s C h e m i c a l I n v e n t o r y F o r m s S e c t i o n 3 0 4 C h e m i c a l R e l e a s e F o l l o w u p N o t i f i c a t i o n s D i s t r i c t V I I L E P C H a z a r d o u s M a t e r i a l s E m e r g e n c y P l a n The District VII LEPC services residents of DeSoto,Hardee,Highlands,Okeechobee, and Polk Counties. EPCRA requires that any business that regularly uses,handles,or stores certain hazardous chemicals register with State and local regulatory agencies.If you have never registered or wish to verify your requirement to register,contact the LEPC at the address or phone number listed below.If you have previously complied,be sure your notifications are current penalties for non-compliance are severe. To obtain notification information or to learn more about EPCRA,please contact: Florida District VII LEPC 555 East Church Street P.O.Box 2089 Bartow,Florida 33831 863-534-7130 ext.107 October 9,2013 LOT 3,BLOCK 263,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 71,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:2422 Island Drive,Sebring,FL 33872 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on October 23,2013. 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 pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as 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 or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 84184 dcs October 2,9,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.11000802GCAXSX WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEFFERY LEROY THOMPSON A/K/A JEFFERY L.THOMPSON,et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-406 IN RE:ESTATE OF ERNEST A.RZEZNIK a/k/a ERNEST A.RZENIK,SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Ernest A.Rzeznik a/k/a Ernest A.Rzenik,Sr.,deceased,File Number PC 13-406,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce A venue,Sebring,FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was May 30,2013; that the total value of the estate is exempt and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Gail Camp Hester 2 Carol Drive Oxford,MA01540 Ernest A.Rzeznik,Jr. 126 Bedford Road Merrimack,NH 03054 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary A dministration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER A PPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,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 October 9,2013. Person Giving Notice: Gail Camp Hester 2 Carol Drive Oxford,MA 01540 Ernest A.Rzeznik,Jr. 126 Bedford Road Merrimack,NH 03054 BREED & NUNNALLEE,P.A. A ttorneys for Person Giving Notice: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870 By:/s/ E Mark Breed III E.MARK BREED III Florida Bar No.338702 E-Mail Address:service@bnpalaw.com October 9,16,2013 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155

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Page A10News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000614 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY. Plaintiff, vs. SHOWANDA M.ADAMS,ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR AGAINST, SAMUEL STEWART,DECEASED Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 1 TO 4,INCLUSIVE,BLOCK 33,UNIT NUMBER F,AVON PARK LAKES,RED HILL FARMS ADDITION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 49 TO 55,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 2805 W LAREDO RD,AVON PARK, FL 33825-8581 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Albertelli Law,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is P.O.Box 23028, Tampa,FL 33623,and file the original with this Court either before November 5,2013 service on Plaintiff's attorney,or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 25th day of September,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 JR-016910F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court A dministrator,(863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. October 2,9,2013 NOTICE OF PERSONAL PROPER TY FOR SALE BY COMPETITIVE BID YOU ARE HEREBY notified that the sale of the following described personal property,to wit:Franklin travel trailer and metal structure attached thereto,charbroil grill,garbage canisters,cooler,patio chair,water pump, air conditioning unit,all previously owned by Jason Bachove who formerly resided at 33 Betty Dr.,Lake Placid,FL 33852,will be offered for sale by competitive bid at 33 Betty Dr.,Lake Placid,FL 33852.The sale will be held on October 23,2013 at 3:00 p.m. Property may be subject to ownership rights, liens and security interests which may have priority by law. October 9,16,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-403 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF DON W.MARINE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DON W.MARINE,deceased,whose date of death was August 18,2013,and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-7185,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring, FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER 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 October 9,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Donna S.Compher /s/ Michael Ann Phillips 756 Ocean Parkway Berlin,MD 21811 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Michael A.Rider MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 E-Mail:marider@mariderlaw.com October 9,16,2013 TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR AT (863)534-4686 AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE,OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,CALL 711.I DATED:October 2,2013. CLERK OF THE COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk FILE NO:FC-13719 October 9,16,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013Page A11 WATCH FOR THE DISCOVER MAGAZINE IN THE NEWS-SUN OCTOBER 27CADILLAC STS'06. 1 Owner. Diamond White. Loaded, all power, navigation & sunroof. Excel cond. $10,500. Priced to sell FAST!!!!. 863-243-3035 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation SEBRING -TRASH & TREASURE & BAKE SALE! At St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Dr., Fri. Oct.11, 8am 3pm & Sat. Oct. 12, 8am-12pm. Lunch will be available Friday. Something For Everyone! SEBRING -PRE-MOVING SALE, 3307 Baxter Ave., Oct. 10-11-12, 8am to 4pm. Huge sale. Ceder chest, desk chair, glider chair, cut glasses, set of china, Terra dishes, books, VCR tapes, cookware, toys, clothes, tools, ext. ladder, step ladder, misc. LAKE PLACIDFri. Sun. 7 3pm. 116 Washington Blvd. Entire Household, riding mower & more! AVON PARK 1448 E. Claradge Ave. Thur FriSat, October 10, 11, 12. AVON PARKYard Sale 2098 N Dressel Rd. Saturday 8a-2p. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WASHER &DRYER Good Cond. Both for $100. OBO 863-835-0803 TRICYCLE, ADULT,Trail Mate. Like new tires. Good cond. $100. Call 863-385-7520 TOWING MIRRORSSlide over factory mirrors for Ford F-150 Lariat 2006 up. $20. 863-453-7027 REFRIGERATOR "FRIGIDAIRE Good Condition. $75. OBO. 863-835-0803 R.V. AIRConditioning Cover for 13,500 A/C, color white. $10. 863-453-7027 MEN'S FALLSUITS 1 black, 1 gray. Extra ties & shirts. $60. for the pair. 863-385-0000 CRIB W/MATTRESS& PAD Graco. Like new. $100. 863-442-6470 7310Bargain BuysWAGON *AGRI FAB H.D.2000 (4 wheeled) Capacity up to 2,000 lbs. max., 61" long X 37" wide w/ 14" high sides, Removable tailgate. Very Nice! $150.00. Phone 863-453-7027 7300Miscellaneous SLEEPER SOFAQueen Size, La-Z-Boy. Excel cond. Very Clean. $350. Call 863-453-5216. BEAUTIFUL -Solid Cherry dresser, Hide-a-bed, Couch & Loveseat Set, End tables & Coffee tables ( Glass), 2 pc. Dining Set, Lamps, etc! Call 863-453-0392 7180FurnitureHD TV65" Mitsubishi DLP two lamps, remote and HDMI connections; stereo speakers. Low price $250.00 Call 863-214-3178. 7100TV, Radio, Stereo 7000 MerchandiseWISH TORENT A COMPLETELY FURNISHED HOME in Lake Placid area for January March 2014. Call 765-505-0305 6650Wanted to rent SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled living, dining, kit., bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator w/ water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets or Smokers. 863-835-0061 SEBRING. 2BR/1.5 BA $700/month, 1st, last, sec $350. App Fee $35.00. Most pets ok w/extra dep. 3326 Sparta Circle. See full listing on zillow.com Call 863-273-9377, lv. msg. SEBRING -Large 4BR, 2BA, Living rm., Dining rm., Laundry rm., Mostly tiled floors throughout. Fenced yard. $700. Monthly. 321-452-7090 or 863-446-1861 SEBRING -3BR, 1BA, Fenced yard All appliances, C/H/A. 1120 Edgemoor Ave. Near Woodlawn Elem. School. $200 Walmart gift card. $595/mo. Call 863-682-3699 SEBRING -4BR, 2BA, 2 Car Gar., CHA, All Appliances, Fenced Yard, Lg. Screeden Porch. 1 yr. lease $1050./mo. 3606 Peugeot St. 863-458-0867 SEBRING 2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 LAKE PLACIDon 2 lots. 3/2.5, 2 master bedrooms. Partially furnished. Patio, 1 car garage. Walking distance to Golf course & close to 2 Lakes. $850/mo. Call 863-699-2444 AVON PARKClean, 2/2, 1 car garage House in safe, quiet neighborhood. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, lawn service. No pets or Smoking. $700/mo. + $700 security. Call 863-452-5024 6300 Unfurnished House SEBRING Free 1/2 month rent, free cable. Lar ge / V ery Clean 1BR/1BA. New Paint, Mini blinds, Verticals, tile floor. A/C. Quiet /Safe No last month. 863-385-1999 SEBRING *DINNER LAKE AREA 2BR, 1 1/2 BA, Apartments for Rent. Large rooms, Fresh paint & Tile, Includes water. $550/mo. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 BEAUTIFULAPTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING DUPLEX2/1. Available now. Tile floors, washer/dryer hook up, CHA, no smoke. Will consider small pets. $500 per mo. + $400 sec. Call 863-655-0982 SEBRING 2/1 2202 Wightman Ave. $500/mo. & $300 sec. dep. Nice & large. 2019 Wightman Ave. $550/mo. & $300 sec. dep. New kitchen, new tile, totally remodeled. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile Homes 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial THE OAKSAT AVON Has the following Positions available: *CNA'S Full Time. Interested Applicants may apply at 1010 Hwy. 27 N, Avon Park, FL.33825 or Fax Resume to: TAMMY PADILLA @ 863-453-5308 SUNSHINE P A YDA Y LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 SHOP SUPERVISOR/MECHANIC to work on farm/ ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fleet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills needed. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 ROYAL CAREof Avon Park We are currently expanding our Facility, With our New Rehab Building Current Positions Available Physical Therapist Physical Therapist Assistant C.N.A. with minimum of one-year experience Come and be a part of an experienced and dynamic staff. SNF experience a plus! Contact Maria Perez, HR Director, (863) 453-6674/ EOE/MF/DFWP 2100Help Wanted PREFERRED TOUCHHOME CARE is now accepting applications and resumes for all positions! HHA, CNA, RN, LPN, PT, OT, MSW. Please fax resumes to 941-782-3381 for consideration or email info@preferredtouchcare.com PHYSICAL THERAPYDIRECTOR An opportunity for a strong PT or SLP looking to run a rehab department in Avon Park, FL. This position requires a minimum of 1 year of SNF experience and management experience is preferred. Ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to grow with this department. Candidate also needs to have an understanding of the rules and regulations of medicare as they pertain to therapy. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please send resume with salary requirements to hr@rcavonpark.com or apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674/ EOE/MF/DFWP P/T CHURCHFINANCIAL secretary needed. Must have experience in Excel, Microsoft Word, with a knowledge of Quick Books. Call 453-6681 for details. LIL WIZARDSACADEMY Is Looking for VPK Child Care Teachers. VPK Endorsement, Service Hours, CPR & First Aid required. 863-381-9676 or email jamesbox_3408@yahoo.com HIGHLANDS RIDGEGOLF COURSE currently has restaurant and golf shop positions available at both the North and South Courses. Interestedapplicants should apply, in person, by visiting the golf shop at the NorthCourse, 4100 Carter Creek Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. For more information,please contact Mike Lamere at 863.471.1115 EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 CONTRACTOR/REMODELER NEEDSassistant w/valid drivers license, reliable transportation van preferred, tools/experience helpful. 863-253-3034, 863-414-7535. 2100Help WantedCERTIFIED DIETARYMANAGER Progressive long-term care facility is seeking a Full Time CDM. Strong working knowledge of long-term care documentation required. Excellent pay and benefits available. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL. (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFW. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day 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 1100 AnnouncementsNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000112TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK,CUSTODIAN FOR TRC-SPE,LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:9308 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-21-34-29-080-0050-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 5 LUCAS LAKES ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 55 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: DEBBIE MASSALINE; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 6th day of November, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of August,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk October 2,9,16,23,2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000111TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK,CUSTODIAN FOR TRC-SPE,LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:13579 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-22-37-30-040-0200-0170 Description of Property: LOT 17 BLOCK 20 SUN N LAKES ESTATES SUBDIVISION SECTION 4,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 34 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: JAVIER LAZANO; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 6th day of November, 2013. Dated this 26th day of August,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk October 2,9,16,23,2013 ************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** T he following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida Statutes at 10:00 a.m.on At 1118 WEIGLE AVE.,Sebring,Florida 33870. SALE DATE 10/21/13 1996 ACURA VIN #JN4UA36531C0066377 October 9,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282012CA001162GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION,SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION,AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,FA Plaintiff, vs. DIANE W.DAVIES,et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 2,2013,and entered in Case No.282012CA001162GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY,Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION,AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,FA,is Plaintiff,and DIANE W.DAVIES,et al are Defendants,the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,beginning at 11:00 a.m.,in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870,in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes,on the 1st day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 5,BLOCK 214,A RESUBDIVISION OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SEVEN,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 72,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida,this 2nd day of October,2013. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W.Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as 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 or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. PH #30737 October 9,16,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000107 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. GREGORY D.LUCE A/K/A GREGORY LUCE, KATARZYNA LUCE AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 2,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: THE WEST 10 FEET OF LOT 32 AND ALL OF LOT 33,IN BLOCK 4,OF ERIN PARK,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 77,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as:951 SHAMROCK DR.,SEBRING,FL 33875; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on November 1,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 266400/1219056/tio October 9,16,2013 1050LegalsSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD # 00032881 COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS SERVICE 2X5 AD # 00032868AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032681 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032682SEBRING 5115 DESOTO ROAD. THURS.-FRI.-SAT. OCT. 10-11-12, 8AM-? Furniture, TVs, electronics, books, sports equipment, much more!CLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTS

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Since I sold my Ranger B ay Boat, and started up R EDS II, I havent had much t ime to fish saltwater. About once a month I get o ver to the coast to do a litt le saltwater fishing with my b rother or flats fishing with B ob Scranton of Avon Park, b ut its been three months s ince my last trip. Like a lot of guys, I enjoy f ishing for snook, reds and s ea trout, but between the w eather and the long drive, I d ont get to do as much of it a s Id like. My brother Bob has a p lace over on Sanibel Island a nd he called early last week t o see if I wanted to go out w ith him and his son James o n Thursday with a local g uide. Checking my schedule, I h ad a bass fishing guide trip o n Monday and bass tournaments Wednesday and Friday, it appeared my calendar was open. The alarm at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning came mighty quick, but as I filled my thermos and dug out the sandwiches my wife had made for me the night before, I was pretty excited about the trip since snook season is now open and I havent brought any home to eat in years. We typically eat a lot of crappie but in my opinion, the best eating fish is snook. Bob and James were loading their gear onto the guides boat when, after 2 1/2 hours, I finally arrived. Bob lives at the end of Sanibel Island and that 5 or 6 miles of driving at 25 mph is a real killer along the main two-lane highway that runs through the island. Our guide had us fishing within 20 minutes, using cut bait for redfish, which we could see schooled up 50 yards ahead of us. The school was moving fast, away from our boat and it wasnt long before they were gone. Afive-foot bull shark was circling the school and obviously scaring the big school of reds. Moving to another spot, we baited up with pinfish and my nephew James nailed a nice sized redfish and after what seemed a long fight, finally brought the fish boatside. The limit is one redfish per person per day, but it has to be not less than 18 and not more than 27 slot (which his was, a hefty 24 incher). Shortly after, I caught another, smaller redfish, around 20 while James tied into what we thought was another nice sized red, but turned out to be a big jack crevalle. Those jacks can really fight and the bigger ones fight just like a redfish. While all this was going on, my brother Bob was havBy DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe visiting Wildcats made i t a wild one over the first t hree sets Monday night, but i n the end, the Lady Dragons g athered themselves to win t heir sixth straight by a 3-1 m atch score. After jumping out to a 12-5 l ead in the opening set, Lake P lacid saw Hardee climb back i nto it and close the gap to 2 1-19. The Dragons then eked it o ut by scoring four of the n ext six to post the 25-21 f inal. It was a similar scenario in t he second set, with Lake P lacid starting strong and b uilding a big lead, only to s ee the Cats claw their way b ack. Up 20-11, soon it was 231 6 and 24-21 before the l adies in green finally closed i t out by scoring the next p oint. Perhaps buoyed by their s trong surges in the first two s ets, Hardee turned the tables i n the third. They played the Dragons e ven up to 5-5, but saw them e dge away to an 11-10 lead, a nd 15-12. But a series of runs by the Wildcats saw Lake Placid only score three more points the rest of the way and Hardee took the come-frombehind, 25-18 win. And while the Cats may have been buoyed before, the loss served as a wake-up call for the Lady Dragons. Down 4-3 in the fourth set, Lake Placid kicked it into gear for a 14-2 run to seize control. They then scored five of the next seven to make it a By BRITTANY WHITTINGTON News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Streaks welcomed back familiar foe, Frostproof, once again for their final match-up in the regular season Monday night. This was the third time these two teams have met this year with the first two ending in Sebrings favor. This would end no differently. The first and second set for the Lady Blue Streaks started off with a strong lead with consecutive serve after serve. The gaps never seemed to close between the two teams as Sebring had no trouble pushing the Lady Bulldogs further back onto their heels. The first two sets were almost mirrored to each other ending in 25-10 and 25-8. Although the Blue Streaks were able to sweep the Dogs, the third set still came as a challenge to them. I moved and shuffled some people around, said head coach Venessa Sinness. I shifted the libero (Ansley Selender) into middle back instead of left back. So our defense was a little off in the third set, the girls are so used to Ansley being all the way to their left and she wasn't. But we adjusted and was still able to get the job done. Though Frostproof kept much closer in this one, Sebring was able to hang on and close out the match with a 25-21 win. The Lady Streaks traveled over to Englewood to face Lemon Bay in their final district match of th e season on Tuesday, befo re heading up to Orlando for a weekend tournament beginning Friday. News-Sun Wednesday, October 9, 2013 BSection Sports D ISTRICT S POTLIGHT (through Preseason)D ISTRICT 11-6A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Sebring1-04-111450 Winter Haven1-04-2165 142 Lake Gibson0-12-215283 Lake Region0-13-3107 194 Last Weeks Scores Sebring 44,Lake Region 14 Winter Haven 35,Lake Gibson 30 This Weeks Games Sebring at Tenoroc,7 p.m. Winter Haven at Lake Wales,7 p.m. Lake Gibson at Auburndale,7 p.m. Idle: Lake Region D ISTRICT 6-4A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Clewiston1-02-016054 LaBelle1-02-4163 218 Lake Placid0-12-395 158 Avon Park0-1 0-6 40 232 Last Weeks Scores Clewiston 49,Avon Park 7 LaBelle 59,Lake Placid 32 This Weeks Games Avon Park vs.Hardee,7:30 p.m. Clewiston vs.Bishop Verot,7 p.m. LaBelle vs.Riverdale,7 p.m. Idle: Lake Placid Class 8A 1.Manatee (14)6-01581 2.Miramar (1)6-01422 3.Apopka (1)6-11303 4.Dr.Phillips6-01074 5.Fort Pierce Central5-0915 6.South Dade6-0846 7.Lake Mary5-0588 8.Plant 4-1-1449 9.Deerfield Beach4-123NR 10.Vero Beach4-1217 Others receiving votes: West Orange 8,First Coast 6,Charles Flanagan 6,Park Vista Community 2. Class 7A 1.St.Thomas Aqnas (13)4-11551 2.Dwyer (3)6-01452 3.East Lake6-01303 4.Sickles 5-01074 5.Lakeland6-0935 6.Fleming Island6-0736 7.Niceville6-0707 8.Fletcher4-1388 9.Lincoln 4-2309 10.Kissimmee Osceola4-21510 Others receiving votes: Pinellas Park 9,Port Charlotte 8,Plant City 3,Plantation 3,Tampa Bay Tech 1. Class 6A 1.Miami Central (14)4-11571 2.Columbia (1)6-01412 3.Armwood (1)5-01343 4.Heritage6-0994 5.Venice 5-1845 6.Jefferson4-1646 7.Hallandale6-0588 8.Largo 5-1507 9.Mainland5-1369 10.Citrus 5-02210 Others receiving votes: Seabreeze 8, Escambia 7,Ed White 6,Bayside 5,Naples 5,Miami Carol City 2,Ida Baker 2. Class 5A 1.West Florida (7)5-01452 2.Godby (3)4-11294 3.Plant Amer Herit (4)5-11255 4.Pensacola Catholic6-01153 5.Merritt Island (1)6-0907 6.Miami Jackson (1)3-2821 7.Cardinal Gibbons6-0738 8.Rickards5-0499 9.Bishop Kenny4-02710 10.South Sumter6-023NR Others receiving votes: Wakulla 10, Palm Bay 10,Bishop Moore 2. Class 4A 1.Miami Washington (16)6-01601 2.Ft Lauderdale Unive6-01442 3.Raines 4-11114 (tie) Cocoa4-11113 5.Gulliver Prep4-1785 Others receiving votes: Fort White 18, Bolles School 12,Glades Central 6. Class 3A 1.Trinity Christ-Jax (16)5-01601 2.Tampa Catholic5-11412 3.Clearwater Cent Cath5-11203 4.Ocala Trinity Catholic4-2765 5.Pahokee4-163NR Others receiving votes: Melbourne Central Catholic 46,Lakeland Christian 28, Westminster Christian 6. Class 2A 1.N.Florida Christ (13)5-01561 2.Champagnat Cath (1)6-01402 3.Warner Christian5-11263 4.University Christ.(2)4-21104 5.GladesDay5-0905 Others receiving votes: First Baptist 12,Indian Rocks 6. Class 1A 1.Blountstown (8)6-01522 2.Dixie County (6)4-01483 3.Chiefland5-01185 4.Union County (2)5-11151 5.Liberty County5-177NR Others receiving votes: Northview 18, Trenton 6,Hamilton County 6.F LORIDA P REP S T A TE P OLLS Courtesy pho to The Highlands County Miracle League Baseball Organization was the topic of discussion on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show Saturday, Oct. 5. Featured guests were, from left, board member Todd Moore, Miracle League athlete Christian Estrada, director John Varady and Miracle League Buddies Leah Moore and Kaitlyn Varady. Miracle League athletes range in age from fourto 65-years old. Lynch said It was on of the most touching and fun shows in Sports Talks 30 years of live broadcasting. The show airs each Saturday immediately following the Noon New on WWTK 730-AM. High school football will be the topic of discussion on the Oct. 12 show. Miracle League hits Sports Talk Dan Hoehne/News-S un Cailyn Webb swings through this kill Monday night during Sebrings sweep of visiting Frostproof. Lady Blue Streaks brush off Bulldogs Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Shannon Huber piled up a whopping total of 36 digs Monday night as Lake Placid held off Hardee. Dragons hold off Hardee See LP, Page B4 Fishin Around... Don Norton Trading the lakes for some saltwater fishing See SALT, Page B4 Courtesy pho to At long last, Don got his snook for dinner. 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Golf FOREHomesSEBRING Mountain Top Productions present the Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Country Club of Sebring, to benefit the Highlands County Habitat for Humanity. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. The entry fee of $260 per team includes a complimentary practice round and reception on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Country Club Grill. Entry also includes continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course, lunch and awards following play. Entries with hole sponsorships are also available for $300. There will also be a $2,000 hole-inone prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a chance to win a new vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Download entry form at www.habitathighlands.org. Contact Habitat for Humanity at 3857156 for more information. Email team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering two more clinics for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Oct. 5 and 12, from 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-school athletes preparing for the school season. Private, specialized training sessions with Coach Crawford will be available immediately following each clinic, from 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, contact Crawford at (863) 385-2377, or at crawford@xcelvolleyball.net .Rally for the Cure TennisSEBRING The Highlands County Tennis Association (HCTA) will host its fourth annual Rally for the Cure tennis event at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring Saturday, Oct. 26. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and play promptly at 9 a.m. The format is mens and womens doubles and each eight-game match will be played with a different partner against different opponents. In addition to fun tennis, participants will receive goodie bags, have opportunities to win prizes and drawings, and receive a free annual subscription to a magazine of their choice. Lunch will be provided by Chicanes, Edible Arrangements and HCTAmembers. All proceeds go to the Rally for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, a major fundraiser for breast cancer research and education. The registration fee is $25. To register or for more information, contact Judy at judypaddock@gmail.com or 425-214-3996. Please preregister by October 21.Sebring Elks GolfSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, Oct. 7, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $28, which includes golf, cart lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on 863 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. by th e Pro Shop.Dragon Tail 5KLAKEPLACID The 3rd Annual Dragon Tail 5K will go off on Saturday Oct. 12 at 8 a.m., starting from the Lake Placid High School Track Complex. Entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for K-12 students, through Friday, Sept. 27 $25 on race day. All proceeds go to benefit the Green Dragon Boys and Girls Cross Country teams. Awards will go to the top two Male and Female finishers in each age category, and Dri-fit shirts will be available to the first 150 paid entries. For more information, contact Coach Morgan at (863) 699-5010, or morgans@highlands.k12.fl.uLP Baseball/SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Placid You th Baseball and Softball are holding the ir Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1 6, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lake June Spor ts Complex, upstairs in the board room. Any interested coaches and parents a re invited to attend.KOC Youth SoccerSEBRING All boys and girls ages 914 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2013 Knigh ts of Columbus Soccer Challenge that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, between 9 a.m. and Noon at the St. Catherine Youth Center across from the Lakeshore Mall. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of September 1, and proof of age is required at registration the morning of the event. This competition is to demonstrate the most basic of soccer skills the penalty kick. Each player will be allowed 15 penal ty kicks from the penalty line, with points awarded based on which of the five zones within the goal the ball passes through. The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with boys and girls winners in each group progressing through local, district, and state competitions. To pre-register contact Jack McLaughlin at (863) 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal servic e organization with 1.8 million members in over 15,000 local councils.Youth BasketballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for their Youth Basketball League ages 415. Questions please call 382-9622. DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 2, Tampa Bay 1 Friday: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Monday: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Tuesday: Boston at Tampa Bay, late x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Tampa Bay at Boston Oakland 2, Detroit 1 Friday: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday: Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Monday: Oakland 6, Detroit 3 x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Oakland (Straily 108) at Detroit (Fister 14-9) x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit at OaklandNATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 2 Thursday: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Wednesday Oct. 9: Pittsburgh at St. Louis Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday: Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Monday: Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)AMERICAN LEAGUEAll games televised by Fox Saturday, Oct. 12: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at OaklandDetroit winner Sunday, Oct. 13: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at OaklandDetroit winner Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Tampa Bay Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston at Oakland-Detroit winner or OaklandDetroit winner at Tampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Tampa Bay x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit winner x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at OaklandDetroit winnerNATIONAL LEAGUEAll games televised by TBS Friday, Oct. 11: Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Saturday, Oct. 12: Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis at Los Angeles or Los Angeles at Pittsburgh Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at Los Angeles or Los Angeles at Pittsburgh x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Los Angeles or Los Angeles at Pittsburgh x-Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Los Angeles x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Los AngelesWORLD SERIES (Best-of-7)All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 23: at AL Thursday, Oct. 24: at AL Saturday, Oct. 26: at NL Sunday, Oct. 27: at NL x-Monday, Oct. 28: at NL x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: at AL x-Thursday, Oct. 31: at ALAMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England410.8009570 N.Y. Jets320.60098116 Miami320.600114117 Buffalo230.400112130 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis410.80013979 Tennessee320.60011595 Houston230.40093139 Jacksonville050.00051163 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore320.600117110 Cleveland320.60010194 Cincinnati320.6009487 Pittsburgh040.00069110 West WLTPctPFPA Denver5001.000230139 Kansas City5001.00012858 Oakland230.40098108 San Diego230.400125129NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia230.400135159 Dallas230.400152136 Washington130.25091112 N.Y. Giants050.00082182 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans5001.00013473 Carolina130.2507458 Atlanta140.200122134 Tampa Bay040.0004470 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit320.600131123 Chicago320.600145140 Green Bay220.50011897 Minnesota130.250115123 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle410.80013781 San Francisco320.60011398 Arizona320.6009195 St. Louis230.400103141 ___ Sundays Games Green Bay 22, Detroit 9 New Orleans 26, Chicago 18 Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17 St. Louis 34, Jacksonville 20 Cincinnati 13, New England 6 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 28 Baltimore 26, Miami 23 Philadelphia 36, N.Y. Giants 21 Arizona 22, Carolina 6 Denver 51, Dallas 48 San Francisco 34, Houston 3 Oakland 27, San Diego 17 Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington Mondays Game N.Y. Jets 30, Atlanta 28 Thursday, Oct. 10 N.Y. Giants at Chicago, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 Carolina at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at New England, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Miami Monday, Oct. 14 Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.FINALS(Best-of-5) Sunday: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10: Minnesota at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 13: Minnesota at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Wenesday, Oct. 16: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Toronto3006128 Boston2 00472 Detroit2 10467 Ottawa1 01355 Montreal1 10275 Florida1 10249 Tampa Bay1 10245 Buffalo0 30027 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh2 00471 Carolina1 01344 N.Y. Islanders1 01366 N.Y. Rangers1 10245 Columbus1 10266 Washington12021012 New Jersey0 122712 Philadelphia0 30039WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis2004112 Colorado2 00492 Winnipeg21041210 Chicago1 01387 Dallas1 10245 Minnesota0 02257 Nashville0 20037 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose2 00482 Vancouver21041210 Anaheim2 104811 Calgary10241213 Phoenix1 10255 Los Angeles1 202710 Edmonton12021115 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Carolina 2, Philadelphia 1 Anaheim 3, Winnipeg 2 Vancouver 5, Calgary 4, OT Mondays Games Edmonton 5, New Jersey 4, SO N.Y. Rangers 3, Los Angeles 1 Tuesdays Games Colorado at Toronto, late Phoenix at N.Y. Islanders, late Florida at Philadelphia, late Carolina at Pittsburgh, late Tampa Bay at Buffalo, late Minnesota at Nashville, late New Jersey at Vancouver, late N.Y. Rangers at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Montreal at Calgary, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-New York1598535039 Sporting KC15106514429 Houston13108473937 Montreal13107464845 Philadelphia12109453939 Chicago12127434145 New England11119424436 Columbus12155414042 Toronto FC51611262946 D.C.3226152055WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Real Salt Lake15107525540 Seattle1596514034 Portland12514504833 Los Angeles14116485137 Colorado1399484232 San Jose12118443241 Vancouver11119424441 FC Dallas101011414347 Chivas USA6188262960 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Saturdays Games New York 2, New England 2, tie Sporting Kansas City 1, Columbus 0 Philadelphia 1, Toronto FC 0 Real Salt Lake 1, FC Dallas 1, tie Colorado 5, Seattle FC 1 Sundays Games Los Angeles 5, Chivas USA 0 Vancouver 2, Portland 2, tie Wednesdays Games Sporting KC at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Seattle FC, 10 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 New England at Montreal, 2:30 p.m. Philadelphia at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Chicago at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 Seattle FC at Portland, 9 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSSent LHP Clay Rapada outright to Columbus (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYSAnnounced the retirement of first base coach Dwayne Murphy. Announced hitting coach Chad Mottolla will not return for the 2014 season. National League MIAMI MARLINSSent RHP Jose Ceda, RHP Steven Ames, 1B Joe Mahoney, 3B Gil Velazquez, C Koyie Hill, LHP Zach Phillips and RHP Kevin Slowey outright to New Orleans (PCL). American Association AMARILLO SOXAcquired LHP Dayne Quist from San Angelo (UL) for a player to be named. United League SAN ANGELO COLTSSigned the contract options of RHPs Alfredo Caballero, Derek Christensen, B.J. Hyatt, Eric Sheridan, Jeremy Tietze and Derek Vaughn; OF Braden Embry and INF Eric Herman.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NEW ORLEANS PELICANSWaived F Rodney Carney.FOOTBALLNational Football League BUFFALO BILLSPlaced K Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve. Signed QB Thad Lewis from the practice squad. Claimed OL Antoine McClain off waivers from Oakland. Released OL Sam Young. GREEN BAY PACKERSSigned CB James Nixon from the practice squad. Placed LB Robert Francois on injured reserve. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSActivated WR LaVon Brazill. Waived DE Lawrence Guy. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSClaimed WR Stephen Williams off waivers from Seattle. Waived WR Jeremy Ebert. MINNESOTA VIKINGSAgreed to terms with QB Josh Freeman. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSRe-signed CB Marquice Cole. Released S Kanorris Davis and LB JaGared Davis. OAKLAND RAIDERSActivated WR Andre Holmes. Released QB Matt Flynn. Waived OL Jack Cornell.HOCKEYNational Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKSAssigned C Peter Holland to Norfolk (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGSAgreed to terms with F Scott Sabourin on a three-year entry level contract. PHILADELPHIA FLYERSFired coach Peter Laviolette. Named assistant coach Craig Berube coach. ECHL IDAHO STEELHEADSAgreed to terms with F Tommy Grant and F Justin Mercier.LACROSSEMajor League Lacrosse OHIO MACHINESigned coach Bear Davis to a contract extension through 2014 season.COLLEGENORTH CAROLINAAnnounced LB Jack Tabb is suspended for the first half of the Miami game on Oct. 17. NYUNamed Michael Quagliano mens and womens assistant golf coach and Ariel Osharenko assistant strength and conditioning coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Cross Country hosts meet,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Swim hosts Heartland Invite,Diving,5:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Swim hosts Heartland Invite,Swimming,9 a.m. MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: JV Football at Ft.Meade,7 p.m.; Girls Golf at Avon Park,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Swim at Heartland Invite,Lake Placid,Diving, 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Swim at Heartland Invite,Lake Placid,Swimming,9 a.m. SFSC WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State,5 p.m.; Softball vs.Webber,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball vs.State College of Florida,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Volleyball hosts Tri-Match,vs.Pasco-Hernando,1 p.m.,vs.Indian River,5 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: JV Football at Hardee,7 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Hardee,Sebring,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Swim at Heartland Invite,Lake Placid,Diving, 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Swim at Heartland Invite,Lake Placid,Swimming,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. N H L T H U R S D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Florida at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . S U N C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L T H U R S D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Rutgers at Louisville. . . . . . . . E S P N M L B P L A Y O F F S W E D N E S D A Y 8 p m L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, if necessary . . T B S Times, games, channels all subject to change A U T O R A C I N G T H U R S D A Y 7 p m NASCAR Bank of America 500, Qual. E S P N 2 G O L F T H U R S D A Y 9 a m EuroPGA Portugal Masters . . . . G O L F 1 p m LPGA Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia . . G O L F 5 p m PGA Frys.com Open . . . . . . . G O L F LIVESPORTSONTV MLB Playoffs NFL WNBA Playoffs NHL Transactions MLS Page B2 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com

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Page B4 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com 22-8 lead. Oh, Hardee did push back a bit late, but as the saying goes, by then it was a tad too late, as the Dragons won it 25-14. And while head coach Charlotte Bauder wasnt exactly pleased by the play of the night overall, there were some impressive numbers put up by her charges. Three Dragons were in double figures for kills, with Breauna Corley garnering 14, Jacalyn Baldwin 12 and Bella Caraballo 10. Tiffani Broder had five service aces, while Corley had 3 1/2 blocks on the night. Then there were the two eye-popping numbers put u p as setter Andrea Barajas totaled a whopping 41 assists and Shannon Huber was a human steam shovel with a total of 36 digs. The girls put up some good numbers, but we just didnt play that well on the whole, Bauder said. Im hoping they got that all out before tonight. Tonight being Tuesdays titanic clash between Distri ct 9-4Aleaders Lake Placid and Avon Park. The Dragons were undefeated in district play, with Avon Park having just one loss to Lake Placid. See Fridays News-Sun f or a recap of the big battle. Continued from B1 LP looks to keep district lead i ng a field day catching s nook. The area we were fishing s eemed loaded up with s nook but most of the ones w e caught were under the 2 8 slot size. Only one snook per day, p er angler, between 28 and 3 3. I told our guide I was h oping to get at least one s nook to take home but a fter a few hours and a d ozen more under-sized s nook, it seemed my c hances were growing slimm er. James caught a nice sea t rout, around 21 and comb ined with his snook and r edfish, he qualified for the B ackwater Slam. As we moved from one s pot to another it was amazi ng the variety of fish in e very area we stopped. At one point, we spotted o ne of the largest schools of r eds Ive ever seen and u nlike the earlier school; t hese were bull reds, all far t oo big to fall inside the slot l imit, but lots of fun to c atch. But unlike the earlier school of reds, this school came right at us, with 7foot bull shark right behind them. It all happened so fast we didnt even get a cast into the school before they dispersed right in front of the boat. Agreat day on the water, but I still didnt have my snook to take home. The guide said he had one more spot to try but as we slid into his boat slip, I assumed hed forgotten his promise. Then, after he tied off the boat, he began tossing the bait overboard. All this time his outboard motor was still running in neutral and I was surprised when he picked up a rod and said watch this. He dropped his line with a pinfish over the side of the boat and immediately pulled up a good sized snook. Releasing the snook he laughed and said hes been guiding from this slip for 12 years and almost every day he would come back in around 5 p.m. and dumps his bait overboard. Knowing shook reside under the dock, only occasionally does he drop a line to impress a customer. Well, he sure impressed me, and as he handed me the rod and I baited up with a pinfish, I couldnt wait to drop it overboard. No sooner did my pinfish hit the water and a big snook hit the bait and took off for parts unknown. It surprised me so much that I really wasnt prepared for the raw power and as the line peeled off the reel, I tried to tighten the drag and the line just snapped! I couldn't believe it. That snook had to go 45 inches and even though I wouldnt have been able to keep it, I still wanted to catch it. Shaking it off, I baited up again and this time I was ready when a nice 31-inch snook took the bait and after a brief battle, I brought him on board. Finally, after six years in Ohio and the last three years with a closed snook season, I finally had my dinner. I thanked the guide and told him what a cool way to end a guide trip. Daydreaming on my long drive home, I tried to imagine, at the end of a day of taking clients out on a bass fishing trip, flipping bait over the side of the boat and pulling out a 10 pounder. Ive gotta believe that would impress just about anybody. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service fishing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-273-4998 or by email at donorton13@gmail.com. Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at theamericanfisherman.com. or stop by the store to see him in person. Continued from B1 Saltwater fishing yields big snook By BETH HARRIS Associated PressLOS ANGELES As t he celebration raged a round them, Sandy Koufax s ought out Clayton Kershaw i n the hazy mist of the clubh ouse for a hug. Koufax, whose blazing f astball dominated baseball i n the mid-1960s, removed t he protective goggles from h is eyes and rested his arms o n Kershaws broad should ers. From the franchises old l eft-handed ace to its curr ent young southpaw, a s miling Koufax looked K ershaw in the eyes and b estowed his congratulat ions. The Dodgers had a dvanced to their 10th N ational League champio nship series with a 4-3 vict ory over the Atlanta Braves o n Monday night. To get a hug and get a good jobfrom a guy like t hat, from a guy thats been t here, from a guy thats d one this before and was t he best at it for a long time i s pretty special, Kershaw s aid. He genuinely cares a bout not only this team but k ind of our well-being. He c ares about us. Thats awes ome. The NLWest champions o pen the next round Friday a gainst St. Louis or P ittsburgh. The Cardinals host the w ild-card Pirates in a winn er-take-all Game 5 on W ednesday. Weve moved one step c loser, said Don Mattingly, m anaging in the playoffs for t he first time. Juan Uribe hit a goa head, two-run homer in the e ighth inning after Kershaw s tarted on short rest for the D odgers, who reached the N LCS for the first time s ince 2009. It was a special night to g et to do it here in L.A., s aid Kershaw, his hair slick f rom the spray of beer and c hampagne. We havent w on anything yet, but it d efinitely feels good to get t o celebrate. You never w ant to pass those moments u p. Carl Crawford homered his first two times up and the Dodgers won the bestof-five playoff 3-1. This does not get old. I love the champagne. I love the burning sensation in my eyes, center fielder Skip Schumaker said. Alot of these guys have never experienced the moving on to the next round and Im happy for them. Yasiel Puig doubled down the right-field line leading off the eighth against losing pitcher David Carpenter. The rookie charged into second base and pumped his right fist in the air. Fans were on their feet chanting Lets go Dodgers! when Uribe fouled off two bunt attempts. Then he sent a hanging 22 breaking ball into the Dodgersbullpen in left field to put them in front for the second time. Uribe knew it was gone as soon as he connected. He dropped his bat and threw both arms in the air at home plate. This moment today Ill never forget, he said. I think a lot of people feel like that. Meanwhile, it was the latest October flop for Atlanta, which hasnt won a postseason series since 2001. During that stretch, the Braves have lost seven straight playoff series and the 2012 NLwild-card game. To end the way it did tonight, its going to hurt. Its going to be a long way back, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. But tip your hat to the Dodgers and congratulate Donnie and his staff. The sad thing is there are no more games, you know? Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth to get the victory. Kenley Jansen struck out all three batters in the ninth for a save, fanning Justin Upton to end it. That set off a raucous celebration on the field by the Dodgers, who rushed toward the mound in a mob. They tore jerseys off each other in unbridled excitement and doused Uribe with a bright-colored sports drink. This team has a lot of fun. We dont think about being the team to beat and all that stuff. We just go out there and play and try to have fun, Crawford said. Jansen and catcher A.J. Ellis leaped into each others arms, and a burst of fireworks lit the sky in center field as blue and silver streamers cascaded from an upper level of the stadium. The Dodgers lined up exchanging hugs in the infield, and co-owners Mark Walter and Magic Johnson grinned watching the revelry among the team they purchased last year. Kershaw, Puig, Wilson and other players jogged around the warning track exchanging high-fives and hand slaps with delirious fans. They were loud, Kershaw said. They want it just as much as we do. The Dodgers were criticized for jumping into the ballpark pool in Arizona when they clinched the NL West crown last month. This time, they got to party at home. The Braves took a 3-2 lead in the seventh on pinch-hitter Jose Constanzas RBI single off reliever Ronald Belisario. Needing a win to avoid elimination, Gonzalez never got the ball to lights-out closer Craig Kimbrel. You dont want it to ever end the way we ended today. But we had the right guy out there. Carp has been good for us, Gonzalez said. There is nothing to be ashamed of. The Dodgers gambled in bringing back Kershaw on three daysrest for the first time in his career. But with a chance to close out the series, they opted for their ace over scheduled starter Ricky Nolasco. The move paid off when the 2011 Cy Young Award winner tossed six solid innings before turning it over to the bullpen. This is the postseason, Kershaw said. You just go. Its a one-month sprint and Im looking forward to the next couple games. Kershaw wasted a 2-0 lead, giving up two unearned runs and three hits. He struck out six and walked one on 91 pitches. With one out in the seventh, Elliot Johnson tripled into the right-field corner, sending Puig sliding into the dirt chasing the ball as it caromed off the wall. Constanza, batting for starting pitcher Freddy Garcia, singled into center to put the NLEast champions ahead for the first time. Garcia allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked two. The Braves tied it 2-all in the fourth. Crawfords second homer of the game came in the third, landing deep in the lower right-field seats for a 2-0 lead. Crawford led off the first with a towering home run to the right-field pavilion, smiling broadly as the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. The smile on his face when he hit that homer is priceless, Mattingly said. NOTES: The Dodgers lost in five games to Philadelphia four years ago in the NLCS. ... The last Dodgers pitcher to start on short rest in the playoffs was Derek Lowe, who allowed two runs and six hits in five innings of a nodecision in Game 4 of the NLCS on Oct. 13, 2008, against Philadelphia. ... Crawfords leadoff homer was the second in Dodgers postseason history. Davey Lopes homered leading off Game 6 of the 1978 World Series. Hes now the first base coach for the team. ... Kershaw allowed seven unearned runs during the regular season, all of them at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers beat Braves 4-3 to move on rf LAS VEGAS It looked like a mismatch even before Peyton Manning hooked up for his first touchdown pass to Wes Welker and the rest of the NFLfound out just how bad the Jacksonville Jaguars really are. But now its official. The Denver Broncos are the biggest favorite ever in an NFLgame in this gambling city, a whopping fourtouchdown pick Sunday at home against the hapless Jaguars. Sports books in and around Las Vegas make Manning and the Broncos a 28-point favorite over Jacksonville, unheard of in an industry where half-point swings can be huge and most teams are rated within a few points of each other. But even the big line hasnt stopped people from betting on the Broncos, even after they didnt cover the spread in Sundays 51-48 win over the Cowboys. It didnt take people long to jump on the Broncos bandwagon, which is at its capacity now, said Jay Kornegay, who runs the sports book at the LVH hotel. And we expect that to continue. Though the citys legal sports books dont keep historical records on such things and the NFLrefuses to even acknowledge that betting lines exist those in the industry say the lopsided point spread surpasses the 26-point margin for favored Pittsburgh against Tampa Bay in 1976 when the Buccaneers were an expansion franchise and the Steelers got within a game of the Super Bowl. More recently, the biggest favorite was New England as a 24-point pick over Philadelphia in 2007, the year the Patriots made it through the regular season undefeated. You have a team that cant seem to get out of their own way against a team that put up 51 points on Sunday, said Jimmy Vaccaro, vice president of sports marketing at the South Point hotel. Everything feeds into this. Its the best versus the worst. The game is so lopsided that most sports books arent even putting up money lines on the game, where a bettor can simply pick a team to win or lose. Instead, oddsmakers tried to find a number that would somehow entice betting on the Jaguars even if they are given almost no chance of winning the game outright. That line turned out to be 28 points, meaning bettors who think Manning and the Broncos wont let off the gas at home against Jacksonville have to give up that many points to get a bet on Denver. Those who like Jacksonville, on the other hand, will start with a fourtouchdown edge on their bets. You might want to get out the Farmers Almanac and hope they have 14 feet of snow Saturday night in Denver if youre taking the 28, Vaccaro said. But its still the NFL, where anything can happen. Denver bettors found tha t out Sunday when the Broncos who were heavily bet as 7 1/2-point favorites in Dallas failed to cover the spread for the first time this season. Before that, bettors were cashing in tickets by the handful on the Broncos and on the total score going over what oddsmakers thought it would be. Dallas was Americas Team but its definitely Denver now, Vaccaro said. Its all because of Mannin g, too. Hes revitalized the whole franchise and made them the Super Bowl favorite. Kornegay said the citys sports books have had a good year so far taking money on the NFL, though the tremendous popularity of the Broncos has cost them some money. He said it was reminiscen t of the 2007 season, when bettors kept putting money on the Patriots until oddsmakers got wise and raised the lines so much it was tough for even a dominant team to cover the spread. RJ Bell, who runs a website that analyzes betting and betting patterns, said casual bettors will continue to back the Broncos no matter what, while the professionals are more about where the numbers actually end up. If you say this line is 28 or even 32 points the average bettor just shrugs and figures Peyton Manning will score no matter what, he said. For those who do like the Jaguars, there is recent historical precedence for betting them. In the 2007 game where New England was favored by 24 over Philadelphia, the Patriots didnt come close t o covering the spread in a 3128 win. Broncos biggest NFL favorite ever in Vegas TIMDAHLBERG Associated Press

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By JIM SALTER Associated PressBALLWIN, Mo. E xperts in eating disorders a re concerned about an I nternet-fueled trend in w hich teenage girls and y oung women pursue an elus ive and possibly dangerous w eight-loss goal: to become s o slender that their thighs d ont touch even when their f eet are together. Specialists say achieving a s o-called thigh gap is risky a nd virtually impossible. But s ome exceptionally thin m odels have the gap, which i s upheld as a beauty a chievement on countless T umblr pages, blogs and o ther social media sites. The issue of focusing on a particular body part is very c ommon, said Claire M ysko, who oversees teen o utreach and digital media f or the National Eating D isorders Association, an a dvocacy group. What is n ew is these things have t aken on a life of their own b ecause of the Internet and s ocial media. When the vast majority of p eople stand with their feet t ogether, their thighs touch. A tiny percentage of people h ave thighs so slim that they d ont come together. The thigh gap refers to this s pace. Studies suggest that peer p ressure from social media p lays a significant role in e ating disorders. A2011 s tudy at the University of H aifa found that adolescent g irls who spent the most t ime using Facebook had a g reater chance of developing a negative body image and a n eating disorder. The intrusion and prese nce of social media in our l ives really does make it very difficult, said Nancy Albus, chief executive officer of Castlewood Treatment Center, a suburban St. Louis facility that focuses on eating disorders. The important distinction about thigh gap is it gives you an actual visual to achieve, this visual comparison of how your body does or doesnt stack up. Dr. Vonda Wright, a Pittsburghbased orthopedic surgeon and fitness expert, said the spacing between a persons legs is based mostly on genetics. And even extraordinarily thin people may not have a body type that can achieve a gap. You have to be both skinny and wide-hipped, she said. Besides, Wright said, it isnt a goal worth chasing. Most fit people wont have a thigh gap because their thighs are muscular enough that they touch, she said. Skinny does not mean fit or muscular, said Wright, who works with Division I athletes. I cannot think of one athlete I deal with who has a thigh gap. Experts say it is impossible to know if the pursuit of a thigh gap has caused any deaths, nor is it known how many eating disorders are blamed on the phenomenon. But Mysko said experts believe that exposure to online images of extreme beauty standards and the drive to compare does increase the risk of developing eating disorders. Sara, a 22-year-old Castlewood client, said thigh-gap sites were a contributing factor in her struggle. She spoke on the condition that she be identified only by her first name to avoid the stigma associated with eating disorders. It was in high school that Sara developed anorexia. By college, she was purging and excessively exercising. She was a frequent visitor to thigh-gap sites. It helped to normalize what I was doing to myself, Sara said. I never knew before that I wanted a thigh gap. It felt like it was some type of accomplishment that people would want to achieve. The sites offered photos of slender-legged models, testimonials on how to achieve the gap and tips such as chewing food but spitting it out before swallowing. Grotesquely, some of the sites showed pictures of Holocaust victims for motivational purposes or martyred those who died from eating disorders. It seemed to make her own struggle OK, Sara said. I would say, Well, Im not that bad. Her therapist, Kim Callaway, said she often encourages clients to avoid social media and even delete their Facebook pages. Its not uncommon for people to be on Facebook talking about what they ate today, posting pictures of their meals or writing about how theyre 10 pounds lighter than they were a month ago, Callaway said. The ability to be instantly connected to everybody and see what they look like and see them blog or talk about what they are eating and what they do for exercise this makes it a lot more difficult for those with eating disorders, Callaway said. The National Eating Disorders Association is fighting back with its own site, www.Proud2BMe.org, which promotes positive body image and encourages healthy attitudes about food and weight. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 Page B5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; october ads; 0 0 0 3 2 8 3 2 Entertainment By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEWYORK Rosebud i s a sled. So goes the ending of the 1 941 Orson Welles classic Citizen Kane, spoilers be d amned! Revealing secret endings a nd plot twists has brought o n wrath since the dawn of c inema, straight through V CRS to todays DVRf ueled delays that led to m uch nail-biting over The E nding That Shall Not Be S poiled on Breaking Bad. But exactly what is the m agic formula for spoiler g race? When do calls of S POILER ALERT(insert i ndex fingers in the ears h ere) expire so we can, m aybe, not feel so constipate d when discussing our f avorite fare in real time? Does the 13-episode N etflix dump of Orange is t he New Black in July e qual two months of polite s poiler-free behavior? Are b ets off when a show conc ludes, or does that depend o n how many seasons late a dopters would have to s lowly, slowly slog through say Dexters eight to B reaking Bads five? Or is it up to the unspoiled v iewer to avoid social media o r catch up? Get it done, p eople! I think asking people not t o spoil for some reasonable a mount of time is fine, a lthough anyone who actuall y takes it seriously, i.e. gets m ad or upset in the event s omeone does, is an idiot, s aid technology analyst M elanie Turek in Steamboat S prings, Colo. But that reasonable a mount of time is, in my mind, about 48 hours after a live broadcast, she explained. And once a series is off the air and the hype has died down, asking people not to spoil is just silly. Others think keeping some things quiet or at least warning our Facebook friends about potential spoilers is what 21st-century etiquette might advise. At least thats what the ragers who decry spoilers on social media hope for. Marketer Kim Puckett in Indianapolis thinks were all social media-level entertainment reviewers now so should respect our writtenword audiences on newsfeeds like Twitter or in status updates on Facebook that arent easy to escape. Unfortunately, specific status updates on key plot points might be banned forever, she said. But in other contexts, Puckett said, as soon as the show ends, office and social talk should be allowed about the show. How can we enjoy shows at a social level if were always worried that someone is still on Season 1 of The Killingor halfway through Sons of Anarchy? Justice is on the side of those who want to blab on Twitter or Facebook, according to Paul Levinson, a professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University and author of the book New New, Media. The idea that people have a right to be free of spoilers is absurd, and its an absurd misuse of the term right, he said. You have a right to communicate, Levinson assured. I dont think anyone is entitled to that kind of grace. If you feel like writing something youre entitled to write it as long its not slanderous or libelous or breaking the law in some way. Why anyone would get into a rage about entertainment is beyond me. He harkened back to buzz over The Crying Game and Dils reveal as a transgender woman, along with The Sixth Sense and the Bruce Willis character being dead. And there was grumbling over spoiling the purgatory at the end of Lost, at a time when social media was well on its way to engulfing us, he said. If the ending is really atrocious, like Lost,then youre probably doing people a favor by letting them know, Levinson said. Etiquette expert Lizzie Post of the Emily Post Institute sees no value in people posting a million times, Dont spoil anythin g for me, dont spoil anything for me.Walk away from Facebook, shut down Twitt er if you have to, she said. If youre not living in th e current season you have no claim. Its fine if you have a friend whos really into it and you want to say, Don t spoil it for me.But you cant ask the world around you to completely bend. Has the quality of conver sation been damaged by the call for spoiler-free discourse? What weve lost is the ability to step back and assess what weve just seen, said Danny Groner, who like Puckett is in marketing and pays close atten tion to social media. I thin k overall the live conversatio n is valuable. Judith Martin, who write s the Miss Manners columns and books, also believes th e burden falls mostly on the person holding out for the surprise. But if the story is really good, it shouldnt make tha t much difference, she said. I still enjoy re-reading Moby-Dickand The Golden Bowl,even though I know perfectly well what is going to happen. Is there a statute of limitations on spoilers? A month for Orange is the New Black? Two for Sons of Anarchy? Whats the math? APphotos Whether its something old, like The Sixth Sense, (above) or something new, such as Netflixs Orange is the New Black, (right) avoiding spoliers to popular movies and TV shows is becoming harder to do these days. Social media fuels dangerous weight-loss trend The thigh gap: APPhoto/Paul Hawthorne, F ile Experts in eating disorders are concerned about an Internet-fueled trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue an elusive and possibly dangerous weightloss goal: to become so slender that their thighs dont touch even when their feet are together. Some exceptionally thin models have a gap, which is upheld as a beauty achievement on countless websites, blogs and other social media. Claire Musko National Eating Disorders AssociationThe issue of focusing on a particular body part is very common. What is new is these things have taken on a life of their own because of the Internet and social media.

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Page B6 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com health page; 11.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 3 9 9 Entertainment By SUE MANNING Associated PressLOS ANGELES Brandon M cMillan has trained as many as 1 0,000 dogs for television, m ovies, commercials, videos and p eople. Then he started saving d ogs from animal shelters, training t hem and finding homes for them. When Litton Entertainment n eeded a dog trainer who would r escue, train and place 22 dogs in 2 2 weeks for a show called Lucky Dog for CBS, they didnt h ave to look far. He will start each week spendi ng several hours at a shelter, evalu ating dogs. That may be the harde st part, especially given that at l east 9,000 dogs and cats are eutha nized each day because homes c ant be found for them. I can only take one out. That means I have to walk by 99 I cant take. All 100 are very trainable, very place-able and just as smart as the next dog. Often the one I choose just comes down to one I make a connection with, McMillan said. McMillan, 36 and single, said the dogs will be proficient in the seven common commands sit, stay, down, come, off, heel and no. My theory of training is a lot like martial arts. You learn the technique one day and you perfect it for years to come. With the dogs, I teach them technique when I am training them. I teach the family to perfect the technique over the years to come. His dogs are really good at seven commands instead of being just average at 20 commands, he said. Less is more when it comes to dog training. McMillan will choose the family by evaluating emails he receives at his Southern California ranch aptly named the Lucky Dog Ranch and checking out the house and yard where the new dog will live. At the end of the show, the dog and family meet. McMillan spends a couple of hours training the family. Most of the dogs chosen for the show will be under 5 because thats what the families have asked for. Abuse will not be part of their past. McMillan can tell which dogs have been abused in the first 30 seconds he spends with them. And I can tell you how they were abused in the first few minutes, he said. Those dogs are a passion for McMillan off-camera, but they will not appear on Lucky Dog. The viewers that watch this show are not going to want to see a dog thats been in a fight. This is a family show, he explained. Lucky Dog is targeted to teens 13 to 16 years old, but McMillan is guessing a lot of moms will be watching. Lucky Dog airs on Saturday morning (check local listings for time), followed by another Litton show called Dr. Chris Pet Vet, which follows Australian veterinarian Chris Brown as he treats a wide variety of animals. The two shows premiered Saturday. Along with four other Litton shows, they replace Saturday morning cartoons, abandoned by CBS because of increased competition. 22 dogs will get lucky on new CBS television show APPhoto/Bryan Curb, CBS Entertainme nt Animal expert Brandon Mcmillan, host and animal trainer of the show Lucky Dog swoops into animal shelters across the U.S., rescuing untrained and unadoptable dogs then trains them for a lucky family to adopt them.

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Theres a lot more in the w ay of meat out there than p ork, beef andpoultry. V enison, bison, rabbit, goat a nd even alligator are a llexamples of readily a vailable game meats (in m ost places). With the paleo way of e ating running rampant in t he country thesedays, and w ith one of the pillars of t hat lifestyle being thecons umption of wild meats, g ame is easier to come by in s tores nowthan it has been i n some time. Whether youre a primal e ater or not, game meat d eserves a starringrole on y our dinner plate on a regul ar basis. Wild game meat i s, ingeneral, a healthier o ption than commercially f armed meats for s everalreasons. Here are a f ew of them: Leaner Wild animals feed on g rass and their natural diets, r atherthan being stuffed w ith fatty grains. Wild anim als are also moreactive, o ut there roaming free on t he range, which results in v erylean meat. Domestic a nimals have 25-30 percent b ody fat compared to t heaverage body fat perc entage of wild animals b eing under 5 percent. More protein Because game meat is less f atty, theres more p roteinper ounce, making it a richer source of protein t han meat from itsdomestic ally raised counterparts. G oat is higher in protein t han beef,and yak meat has t wice as much protein as c hicken breast. Did you k nowthatalligator is a very e asily digestible protein? Iron, zinc, B12 Game meat is higher in B 12, zinc and iron t handomestic meat is. One o f the reasons for this is that w ild animalsusually live l onger than their farm-raised animals, giving them moretime to develop high iron levels.Low Omega-6Omega-6 fatty acids lead to inflammation in the body,which can cause lots of problems from diabetes and obesity, toarthritis and cancer. Game meat isnt fed corn and grain like domesticanimals are, resulting in meat with less omega-6 fatty acid.High Omega-3Those good Omega-3s are found in abundance in wild game.Remember, we need Omega-3s for our bodies to function properly, andthey also help to lower inflammation in our systems. In addition to all of these benefits, game animals are raised in theirnatural environment and not exposed to hormones and antibiotics likedomestic animals are. If youre nervous about adding game meats to your diet, try tointroduce it slowly, by adding it to meats youre familiar with. Shop for game meat at farmersmarkets, specialty meat shops andnatural food stores. Always cook game meat at a lower temperature than you would fattierpork and beef. PS: Have you heard about our 30 Day Paleo Challenge? We have our newfall menus and you can start the challenge right now. Join now.http://savingdinner.com/sale/paleochallenge/ Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Divas menus, recipes and www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 Page B7 hometown biz; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 3 9 7 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 103261 wine & cheese; 0 0 0 3 2 8 5 8 Add a new meat to your dinner plate Food Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Metro Services W ild game meat like venison is, ingeneral, a healthier option than commercially f armed meats for severalreasons and is becoming easier to find in grocery stores. Imported from afar. Discovered right here. October 11, 4-7pm October 12, 11-3pm

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The meeting was called to order by leader Judy Phillips with 12 TOPS and 6 KOPS present. Yesyess for the coming week were discussed; the newest one is Stay on Track, Dont Look Back. Keep a food diary, drink plenty of water, and try to not miss the TOPS meeting. The 25-cent contest had 17 in with nine winners, each receiving $.50. The 10-cent contest was won by Carolyn Patterson, who received $1.70. The mystery gift is still with Gloria Cuddleback, who has one more week then she can open the gift. The attendance gift had Debbie Kervin removing a layer of wrapping paper, finding more paper to remove. Jackie Valdez and Gloria Cuddleback were both division winners. Valdez read a success story from the new TOPS book. The fall TOPS rally will be held Nov. 16. Phillips had the program for the week; the discussion was about things that everyone needs to do to either take weight off, or help keep it off: 1. Eat breakfast, 2. Weigh yourself at least once a week, 3. Watch TVand exercise. If you already do some exercise, try to add some more things to do. If you arent exercising, start slowly, and build up your time and types of exercises. The weight recorders report for September was given. Valerie McDowell was the best loser. TOPS 487 meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Whispering Pines Baptist Church with weigh-ins and the meeting to follow. For more information about the meetings, call 3827716 or 283-3255. Page B8 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com LAKEVIEW PHARMACY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; oct ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 1 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 10/9/13; 0 0 0 3 2 8 3 4 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID E lizabeth Rados is the n ewest member of the Lake P lacid Noon Rotary Club. S he was inducted on Oct. 3 a t the clubs regularly schedu led luncheon. Rados is the owner of C reative Designs Hair Color S tudio at 200 N. Main Ave., i n the Main Street Center P laza. She is a cosmetolog ist/master colorist. Her m otto is Your Beauty, Our M asterpiece. Creative D esigns is a hair color studio w ith the most up-to-date t echniques and equipment. T hey use hair steamers to p rocess hair color in twothirds less time with less damage to your hair. Colors are organic pure pigments with low ammonia and they use Zoya organic nail color for natural healthy nails. It is a full service salon. Not only can they color your hair, they can also make your skin and nails look fantastic. Abeauty store is on location with all of the latest products available. The salon will be adding two pedicure spa chairs by November. For more information call Rados at 465-1300 or email creativedesignhcs@yahoo.co m. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club continues to grow Courtesy photo Elizabeth Rados, owner of Creative Designs Hair Color Studio and the newest member of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club, is introduced to the club by Margaret Ellerbee, director of Member Services for Glades Electric and president of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club. Clubs & Organizations TOPS 487 works to Stay on Track Courtesy photo Lake Placid Garden Club members president Alice Stahr (back row, from left), Betty Jane, second vice president Petty Alexander, recording secretary Sandy Otway (front row, from left),corresponding secretary Diane Brouhle, Joan Herrold; along with first vice president Marsha Browning (not pictured) and Nina Coghlan attended the public plantsale at Avon Park Correctional Institute on Sept. 28. They toured the nursery and botanical garden on Parrish Island.The facility is part of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs program Therapy Through Plants. The goal is to interact with inmates at the APCI nursery facilities to provide assistance, guidance and instructions in general horticulture techniques. Besides the selling of plants, trees, etc.,a barbecue lunch was offered for $5. There will be a Spring Sale in early April. LP Garden Club attends plant sale at APCI Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 is proud to announce the selection of Angie Warchak as October Elk of the Month. Along with reconciling the lodge checking accounts each month, she has found time to chair the Entertainment Committee, chair the Activity Committee, help cook on Wacky Wednesday Ruben night and call on Monday Night Bingo along with helping in the lodge with other charitable functions. Courtesy photo Roseann Kiefer, owner of Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center in Sebring, performs a hearing test on Ridge Area A rc consumer Sue Randolph. Kiefer provided a f ree hearing screening and ear inspection to 64 consumers and staff on Sept. 19 at the agency. The screening proved to be successful when 18 individuals w ere detected to have some sort of hearing loss or other ear complications. Arc consumers get hearing tests courtesy of Lampe & Kiefer Courtesy pho to The Capt. F.A. Henry and Confederate Cow Cavalry SCV Camps, along with the Capt. John W. Whidden UDC 2501 and the OCR will go to Bereah Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 to honor six CSA soldiers with a Cross of Honor. Those solders are Moses Lightsey, Jasper Newton Arnold, Smith Dade Drawdy, Naan Tomlinson, John M. Brewer and William Raulerson. Those interested can visit Corinth Primitive Baptist Church at the east end of County Line Road in Bowling Green. Bring a chair. For information, email dpoteat1960@yahoo.com or confederate.cow.cavalry@gmail.com or call (863) 4947725. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 Page B9 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; oct p/u ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 5 Cassandra Tucker and Andrew Fuller CabreraAir Force Airman 1st Class Cabrera Cabrera graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Cabrera is the son of Ana Santana of Avon Park. He is a 2010 graduate of Avon Park High School. ElAir Force Airman 1st Class Azim El has graduated from the A-10 Attack Aircraft Avionics Control Systems course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. The course is designed to train airmen to inspect, operate, service, and maintain onboard avionics equipment by using proper controls and displays to determine operational condition; interpret equipment operation characteristics to isolate malfunctions in systems such as attack control, instrument, flight control, communication, navigation, identification, target penetration aids, weapons delivery and boresight systems, and night vision goggles. El is an avionics apprentice assigned to the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The airman first class has served in the military for less than a year. He is the son of Idris and Sherrol El of Sanford. His wife, Josie-lee Rademaker, is the daughter of Tracy Rademaker of Sebring. El graduated in 2011 from Sebring High School.KirbyAir Force Airman Dalton K. Kirby graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Kirby is the son of Roy Kirby of Lake Placid. He is a 2012 graduate of Sebring High School.OreAir Force Airman Charles J. Ore graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Ore is the son of Roslyn and Bobby Ore of Sebring. He is a 2012 graduate of Sebring High School. Friends & Neighbors Celebrations Tucker-FullerCassandra Tucker and Andrew Fuller, both of Sebring, are engaged to be married Oct. 31, 2013. Cassandra is the daughter of Bobby and Winona Tucker of Sebring. She is a 2010 graduate of Sebring High School. Andrew is the son of Pennie Fuller of Sebring. He is also a 2010 graduate of SHS and is attending the Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa where he will graduate in December. After the wedding the couple will move to Tennessee where Andrew will begin work with a recording studio/radio station. Engagement Military News Cabrera Ore Glenn Hicks Jr.Glenn Hicks and Latasha Washington of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Glenn Stanley Hicks Jr., at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Glenn Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Chris Washington and Rhonda Washington. Paternal grandparents are Glenn Dudley and Sylvia Oates.Diana MarquezRaudelio and Maria Marquez of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Diana, at 5:37 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Diana weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches in length.Troy Wilson IIITroy Jr. and Haily Wilson of Lake Placid announce the birth of a son, Troy D. III, at 3:53 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Troy III weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tim March and Michelle March. Paternal grandparents are Troy and Rhonda Wilson. Births LAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Social Circle will have a potluck supper on Oct. 6 at the town hall. Bring a dish to share; music will be provided by Doreen, and there just may be some other instrumentalists who will join in and jam with Doreen. The Garden Club starts Oct. 7 with Effie Voltz, one of our master gardeners who will offer a program to fit the needs of the community. Call 465-4888 for more information. This promises to be an active group with some outstanding ideas.This is also at the town hall for your convenience. Nov. 13 GoinTo The Dogs day at the races includes your dinner, entrance fee, program, soft drinks and gratuities for $38. Achartered bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the Placid Lakes Town Hall. This bus is also making a pickup stop in Sebring. Call Joyce at 699-6331 for reservations, or Bonnie Thompson at 471-0860. JoLynne Crout-Deuel, almost an extreme Couponer, will be at the townhall on Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. to help you get started and save lots of money.All you need to bring is a shoe-box and pack of envelopes.She says to clip out every coupon (every one) from the Sunday papers, go to local supermarket and get their coupons, too. JoLynne will have an instruction sheet, and there will be a swap session. As you make progress, she recommends clear baseball card albums for serious couponning. We had occasion to view her work, and she is phenomenal. This is well worth looking into; call 465-4888 to sign up or just come. The Dec. 9 Christmas Light Cruise & Dinner at Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda has six seats left. Call 699-0886 for reservations. The Dalton Gang will have its next meeting at the Placid Lakes Country Club at 5 p.m. Tentative date is Nov. 5; Joyce will notify youwith more information.The Gang will be voting on dance cruise for January or February out of Fort Myers. Athree-hour cruise with all-you-can-eat buffet, music and dancing. And, we have our sevenday Western Caribbean cruise out of Tampa in March. Call Sioux Hurley at (941) 484-0728 for reservations. You just never realize how important a fan can be until you havent got AC. What in the world did people do before AC? We have new respect for fans after being AC-less for a couple of days. LAKE PLACID Octobers bright blue weather, when the goldenrod is yellow, and the corn is turning brown. The trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down. This was so typical of October when I lived in Wisconsin. The carry-in dinner for September was well attended last week Thursday, which was nice to see. Marilyn Cromer welcomed everyone, led the pledge to the U.S. flag and said grace. Monday Morning Coffee was set up by Rick Knoche and hosted by Carolyn and John Reece and they served cakes. Peggy Sue Teague was the emcee. She asked if anyone had come back from the North and Arlene Dammer raised her hand and said that they arrived last Monday. Rita and Andy Anderson have guests, their daughter, Marcia Lee, and her friend, Brenda Buchman. There are new residents in the park: Joseph B. Smith, at 102 Beauchamp Street, and Cynthia (Cindy) L. Lewis, at 363 Belle Grove Street. Remember when Raphael Painter and his wife, Beatrice, lived in this park? He just celebrated his 98th birthday in Ohio. There is a story of him on the bulletin board in the clubhouse that appeared in their newspaper, if you would like to read it. Brenda Knoche thanked everyone for attending the Sunday afternoon movie matinee, Blazing Saddles. It was shown to an appreciative audience and they donated generously to the fund, The NuHope Senior Care Services. Carol Noel, our care person, announced the following: Millie Verbarg passed away, and the following are in the hospital, Joan Peterson, Fran Buero, Henry and Donna Vanden Bergh and Ann Rissmiller. Please remember these people in your prayers. Peggy Sue read the list of names for birthdays this week and only these two were present: Carolyn Reece and Tom Siango. Th e Anniversary couple present was Jerry and Joan Rau. Marilyn Cromer played th e piano so that we could sing Happy Greetings. The Red Hats will be going out to lunch at the Watering Hole at 11:30 a.m on Oct. 10. On Oct. 13 is the Military Soup and Sandwich Dinner at 5 p.m Be sure to purchase your ticket in advance. The Tuesday Morning Ladies coffee was made by Carol Noel. New in the park is Sherry Kendall. There is so much to discus s. The time is changing for activities from summer to fall. The pool parties on Thursday will now start at 4 p.m., and the pool exercises will not start at 11 but we will start walking in the pool at 10;30 a.m. There will be a meeting on Oct. 25 of the Christmas Follie s chorus at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. Tai chi classes will start up again after Ladies Tuesday Coffees if people are interested, contact Marysue Willeke. The Military Soup and Sandwich Dinner will star t at 5 p.m. Oct. 13. There will be chili and the usual chicken noodle soup, and turkey/cheese sandwiches. Tickets must be bought in advance. Come to the Halloween Costume Party at 5 p.m. o n Oct. 31. The costume parade will be at 5 and the meal with follow the judging of the costumes. The meal will be the Hallowee n baked potato and salad bar with all the trimming of your choice. Just bring yo ur $5 ticket. The costume is optional but we hope that you will participate. The craft fair is Nov. 16 Crafters, hope that youve been working on your proj ects so you can use a table. Proceeds for the $5 table rental will go to Relay for Life. Please contact Judy Muise at 260-0069. Show and Sell and enjoy the pro fits. Jodi Grassman, Jean Chittendens granddaughter, did take the World Championship in Wake Surfing this last weekend in Las Vegas. She took the USAWake Surfing Nation al Championship this summer. Needless to say, Jean is looking forward to seeing her granddaughter so she can congratulate her. An argument is to dete rmine who is right. Adiscu ssion is to determine what is right. Placid Lakes Party Line By Susie Lee Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston Review: Rogers takes chances on new album Associated PressKenny Rogers, You C ant Make Old F riends (Warner B ros.) Kenny Rogers enters h is 75th year with an a lbum that blends the f amiliar with the chall enging, seeking new hits a nd pursuing new ideas e ven as he enters the C ountry Music Hall of F ame this fall. His age occasionally s hows in the raggedness a t the edges of his vocal t one. But Rogers always m ade the huskiness of his v oice work for him, and t hat holds true through m ost of these 11 new s ongs. Impressively, he hits h igh, forceful notes when r equired, matching longt ime duet partner Dolly P arton on the soaring p assages of the wistfully s entimental title tune, w hich would have fit on a ny of his solo albums f rom many decades in the p ast. On the progressive s ide, Rogers tackles the s truggles of a Mexican i mmigrant on the S panish-tinged ballad Dreams Of The San J oaquin; a jaunty Gulf C oast dance tune on Dont Leave Me in the N ight Time, featuring a ccordionist Buckwheat Z ydeco; and a complex n arrative about fighting d arkness in the modern w orld on Turn This W orld Around, a duet w ith young singer-songw riter Eric Paslay. He occasionally reache s too far, as in Merica, certainly the f irst patriotic tune to refe rence a spanked child a nd a drunken uncle. Review: Nichols changes direction, not quality Associated PressJoe Nichols, Crickets (Red Bow) After eleven years as o ne of the most effective t raditional country s ingers of his generation, J oe Nichols crosses over t o rocking contemporary s ongs, most of them a bout seducing young w omen and sentimentali zing the rural lifestyle. Nicholsbeefy baritone g ives more muscle to t hese up-tempo celebrat ions than most of the y ounger male artists curr ently topping the charts. N ichols has always been g ood at injecting persona lity into novelty songs, a nd he elevates even the c orniest of these formulai c tunes (Yeah, Hee H aw) by giving them a s wagger equal to that of T im McGraw and Trace A dkins. Give him a memorable s ong like Gotta Love I t reminiscent of N ichols2010 top hit Gimmie That Girl a nd he stands above most o f the new country stars t o rise in his wake. Nichols frontloads Crickets with his a ggressive attempt to fit i nto modern country conv entions. But he reminds everyo ne of what an outstandi ng, old-fashioned count ry singer he can be when h e uses the tail end of the 1 6-song collection to p resent the philosophical Old School Country S ong, about how chat r ooms and cellphones d ont soften the pain of h eartbreak, and a fine c over of Merle Haggards c lassic Footlights. Music AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) When youve got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TVspots noticed. Thats why Olivier Francois, Chryslers marketing chief, gambles a lot. Hes following successful ads featuring rapper Eminem and movie star Clint Eastwood with a pitch from a fictitious character egotistical airhead television anchorman Ron Burgundy from the 2004 movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. And this time, Francois got the talent to pitch a refurbished version of the Dodge Durango SUVfor free. Paramount Pictures, he said, bartered work on the commercials by Will Farrell, who plays Burgundy, in exchange for the promotion in the ads of an Anchorman sequel thats due out in December. Farrell, Francois said, was given a free hand to write and produce the ads. Initially he was supposed to make three-to-six television commercials, but ended up with 70 all featuring Farrell in a 1970s burgundy suit. Most of the ads talk about the SUVs gas mileage, power and infotainment technology. Some are funny, such when Farrell, playing an incredulous Burgundy, talks back to the navigation system. Fictional anchor pitches for Chrysler

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Page B10 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com tickets; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, tickets; 0 0 0 3 2 4 7 6 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 2 6 4 1 By DINESH RAMDE Associated PressThree days after John. F. Kennedys inauguration, a B-52 went into an uncontrolled spin above North Carolina, sending a pair of fully operational hydrogen bombs plunging toward the ground. The firing sequence initiated in one bomb, as one safety mechanism after another failed. The only thing that prevented the 4-megaton thermonuclear bomb from exploding on American soil was one final mechanism that remained in the safe position. The other bomb landed in a nearby swamp. Its explosives also remained intact, but the uranium core sank more than 70 feet and has never been found. The gripping account, which had been buried in confidential files since 1961, is one of many harrowing tales recounted by Eric Schlosser in his latest investigative masterpiece, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. Using the Freedom of Information Act, the author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness uncovered a trove of recently declassified documents about the nations nuclear program. The tale they tell is often frightening. In the past 50 years there have been scores of incidents in which U.S. nuclear weapons were dropped during transport or allowed to degrade to dangerous conditions due to poor storage. In other cases, nuclear bombs were left under such limited security that the weapons could easily have been stolen or set off by rogue elements inside or outside the American military. The book details so many near misses that its almost hard to believe that what happened intentionally in Hiroshima and Nagasaki has never happened by accident in a single U.S. city. The topic of nuclear weaponry is by its nature complicated. But Schlossers abilit y to present complex issues in easily readab le terms makes the book a comfortable if not comforting read. Schlosser describes how nuclear weapons work, and how early scientists grappled with technological limitations in building the bombs. He also traces the po litics of the last half-century, providing context for why the U.S. government felt such a need to strengthen and always add to its nuclear arsenal. But Schlossers most riveting work lies in a tale woven throughout the entire book He relates the story of a nuclear crisis in 1980 that could have leveled much of Arkansas, or at least sent a massive poiso nous cloud of radioactive gas sweeping across the state. Workers in Damascus, Ark., had been performing routine maintenance on a Titan II missile, which housed a 9-megaton thermonuclear warhead. One worker, clad in a bulky protective suit, stood on a platform near the top of the nine-story-high missi le and used a socket wrench to try to unscrew a pressure cap. The wrench slipped from his grip and he watched helplessly as it fell 70 feet, puncturing a tank filled with toxic, explosive fuel. The fluid began to spray out, emitting poisonous gas and rais ing the risk that the missile would become unbalanced and collapse onto a second tan k containing an equally hazardous oxidizer that helps fuel the rockets launch. The events rapidly spiral out of control, and Schlosser offers play-by-play in rich, suspenseful detail. He describes how military officials try to figure out whether an explosion would set off the nuclear bomb, and how workers risk their lives to re-ente r the complex and attempt stopgap measures. The result is a real-life adventure thats every bit as fascinating as a Tom Clancy thriller. Associated PressSALTLAKE CITY M inutes after 14-year-old E lizabeth Smart was snatched f rom her bedroom in the dead o f night, a police cruiser i dled by along a neighborh ood street as she was forced t o the ground at knifepoint. Move and I will kill you! h er captor hissed. It was one of several fleeti ng times Smart watched a r escue slip away during her n ine-month ordeal, she r ecounts in My Story, a 3 08-page book being released b y St. Martins Press on M onday. She writes that she was so t errified of the street preacher w ho kidnapped her that when s he was rescued by police in a Salt Lake City suburb in M arch 2003, she only reluct antly identified herself. Between the heartbreak of m issed chances, Smart w rites, she was treated as a s ex object by Brian David M itchell and as a slave by his w ife, Wanda Barzee. She s ays they denied her food and w ater for days at a time. AU.S. attorney called it o ne of the kidnapping crimes o f the century. Smart, a quiet, d evout Mormon who played t he harp and loved horses, v anished without a trace from h er home high above Salt L ake City. Smart, now 25, is married, l iving in Park City, finishing a music degree at Brigham Y oung University and traveli ng across the country giving s peeches and doing advocacy w ork. She created the E lizabeth Smart Foundation t o bring awareness to predat ory crimes against children. F or her, the book was another w ay to help bring nine m onths of brutality to a c lose. I want people to know t hat Im happy in my life r ight now, Smart told The A ssociated Press. I also, e ven more so, want to reach o ut to people who might not b e in a good situation. Maybe t heyre in a situation that was s imilar to the one that I was i n. Smart said she hopes the b ook, which The APreceived in advance of its release from the publisher, will help other victims know that its possible to be happy and move forward with their lives and will shed some light on what was going through her head during what she called nine months of hell. Her account was written with help from Chris Stewart, a Utah congressman who has authored books with religious and patriotic themes. Smart says she doesnt care to understand Mitchell, yet her book opens a window on his personality. He was a downtown Salt Lake City fixture in a robe and sandals who first laid a crooked eye on Smart when her mother offered the man $5 and work at the family home. At that moment, he resolved to take her as the second of a hoped-for five wives, he later told Smart. Smart says Mitchell believed that anything in the world was his for the taking, and that he was a man who never cared for anyone even as he ranted about God. Smart calls him a manipulative, antisocial and narcissistic pedophile. Against that backdrop, the book chronicles a series of near-rescues, notably by a homicide detective who questioned Mitchell at a downtown Salt Lake City library. From under a table, Barzee clamped iron fingers into Smarts thigh. Smart, disguised in a dirty robe and face veil, remained silent as she remembered the couples repeated threats to kill her family if she tried to save herself. Her book reveals another near-rescue. Only days into the kidnapping, a helicopter hovered over the makeshift camp in the mountains just 5 miles from Smarts home where she was kept tethered to trees by steel cables. She was forced inside a tent as the wash of the helicopters rotors bent trees around them. After an eternal minute, she watched the helicopter slowly glide away. It never returned. Mitchell took it as another favorable sign from God. Why didnt I cry out for help? Smart reflects. The answer comes down to fear. The young girl believed Mitchell invincible. Despite years of misdeeds, he had never served more than a few days in jail. After Smarts rescue, Mitchell wheedled his way through state courts for more than six years, leaving them hopelessly bogged down in hearings over his mental competence. Federal prosecutors took over, and a judge ruled Mitchell was faking mental illness. Mitchell is serving two life terms after he was sentenced in 2011. Ayear earlier, Barzee was given 15 years for her role in Smarts kidnapping and sexual assault. APPhoto/Rick Bowmer, File In this May 7 file photo, Elizabeth Smart talks with a reporter before an interview in Park City, Utah. More than a decade after her kidnapping and rescue grabbed national headlines, Smart is publishing a memoir of her ordeal. Books Elizabeth Smart details kidnapping in new memoir Author traces harrowing US nuclear near misses

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles ACROSS 1 Boxes up 8 Hidden 14 Astronomer Halley 20 Sheer, informally 21 Individually 22 Not get gratis 23 Clan garb 24 A Star Trek officer and a physician are going to board a plane? 26 Attack, as ramparts 27 Cracker topper 29 German Dadaist Hannah 30 Makes stronger? 31 Kind of court 34 Without ___ in the world 36 Atlantic fishery auditors? 39 Galatea of the Spheres and others 41 Comcast media holding 44 Ones giving their addresses 45 Hedge shrub 47 Dog command 48 Non-Eur. U.S. ally 49 Baseball features 53 French article 54 To boot 56 Minute 59 Work agreeably in a greenhouse? 62 Its opposite julio on a calendario 63 No challenge at all 64 Dat ___ (classic jazz song) 65 Called the shots 67 Dead-doornail connection 68 Delicate first-date topic 72 Moon feature 73 Aristocratic practice 75 Bacteriologist Julius 76 Happy Birthday on a cake, e.g.? 80 Naysayer 81 Reproductive parts of flowers 82 Folk rocker DiFranco 83 Ball game 85 Qubec place name starter 86 Buster Browns dog, in old comics 87 Verizon competitor 90 Positions oneself to hear better, say 93 Wood-shaping tool 94 Reagan attorney general 95 Sexy operators? 99 Cell part 101 Femmes fatales 102 Bank heist, e.g. 104 Lion portrayer 107 Word with sea or seasoned 108 Bar, legally 112 Where frogs shop? 115 Religious recluse 117 Consternation 118 O.K. to serve 119 Medication for a narcoleptic 120 Cabernet Sauvignon alternative 121 Ran out 122 Immediately DOWN 1 Theyre probably close: Abbr. 2 Undiluted 3 Large sport fish 4 Draw 5 Hotel amenity 6 Directional suffix 7 Hitchcock genre 8 Common aquarium feature 9 Show up 10 Grp. in a 1955 merger 11 Wag the Dog actress 12 Fashion designer Marc 13 Family tree listing: Abbr. 14 Prefix with dermis 15 Longtime home of the Cotton Bowl 16 Reflective material 17 Unbalanced 18 Florida State player, casually 19 Prohibitionists 25 Oil source 28 Model Carol 32 Clutch, e.g. 33 Recipe amt. 35 Stronghold 36 Tortile 37 Italian princely family name 38 Sand ___ (perchlike fish) 39 Drab-looking 40 Bygone Chevrolet 42 Salve 43 Engine specification: Abbr. 46 Drinks now, pays later 47 Make more enticing 50 Footless creature 51 Barnyard sound 52 Enters furtively 55 Chevron 57 Exhibit fear, in a way 58 Quarter 60 Green spot 61 1960s-s pitcher Blue Moon 63 Ticked (off) 66 Locked? 68 One 60-trillionth of a min. 69 True 70 Dimwit 71 Charmers 73 Start of a choosing rhyme 74 Can ___ now? 76 ___ light? 77 Metamorphoses poet 78 Sight at many a barbecue 79 Setting of the 2012 film John Carter 80 Combine name 84 Hoarders problems 88 Rinds 89 Fourth Arabic letter 91 Go along with 92 WKRP in Cincinnati news director Les ___ 94 To a greater extent 96 Reduced 97 Got emotional, with up 98 Baseballs Bando 100 Mountainous land 101 Postal symbol, once 102 Bud 103 Super-duper 105 Uncle of Enoch 106 I ___ thought 109 Part of a space shuttles exterior 110 ___ & Carla (1960s duo) 111 Cooped (up) 113 No longer playing: Abbr. 114 They may improve in crunch time 116 Birthplace of the bossa nova 1234567 8910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 3132 33 3435 363738 3940 414243 44 4546 47 48 4950515253 5455 56 5758 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 697071 72 73 74 75 767778 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 8788 89 909192 93 94 95969798 99100 101 102103 104105106 107 108109110111 112 113 114 115116 117 118 119 120 121 122 Solution on page B8 Recently while at the check-out lane, a customer and I were chatting in line when the cashier told her she couldnt use a certain coupon, because it would not scan. The customer asked if she could type it in the register and the cashier refused citing the store will not get reimbursed if she does that. The customer didnt understand why and left a bit upset. This can be frustrating to a customer who depends on the bottom line after coupons. As a savvy saver it is important to know what happens to a coupon after you leave the store. The more you know the better saver you will be. Coupon process at the store level: Most savers only know that a coupon is clipped, and then redeemed at the store like cash. What happens after that is actually very interesting. 1. Amanufacturer decides to offer a discount on an item and then creates a coupon to be printed in the Sunday paper. 2. The consumer clips the coupon and redeems it in store. 3. Cashier then turns in their drawer to be counted at the end of the shift/close of business. Here is where it gets interesting. The coupons are bagged up or put in designated pouches and sent off to the store headquarters for processing. (This happens typically 1 x a week) Think about larger stores that redeem thousands of coupons a week and the task at hand. Many national store chains have a department dedicated to just the redemption of coupons. Ninety percent of all stores send the coupons off to a clearing house for redemption. Aclearing house is a facility that handles redemption of coupons and rebates for manufacturer and stores. Stores typically have four to six months to send in the coupons for redemption. (Even if it expires before then) Clearing houses are all automated now and they have to sort through millions of coupons a week. It used to be done all by hand, but now coupons are placed on a conveyor belt (face up) and scanned at certain points as they travel down the automated systems grouping the coupons by manufacturer. (This is another reason that UPC codes are standardized). If the UPC codes are torn or cut it means they have to be done by hand. The UPC codes are scanned and a tally is made of the amount and value for each batch of coupons for that manufacturer. The manufacturer gets an invoice from the clearing house and payment is made. In the mean time the clearing house pays the store directly plus the handling fee as stated on each coupon. This can be $0.08$0.12 per coupon). The store values a shopper that coupons, but the store is fronting the discount while waiting to get paid. If they cannot read a coupon, there is a chance that they store will not get reimbursed. Imagine that happening x 1,000 coupons and the loss the store would have. If your coupon will not scan, ask the cashier to try again and if you know the coupon is valid then have a manager OK it. What about store coupons and how they are redeemed? Next week follow my column and find out the life cycle of your store coupons. I would love to hear your questions and saving stories. Email me at Tanya@DivineSavings.com. Classes are held all over Florida, if you would like a class, seminar or workshop for your church, business or group please let us know. Tanya Senseney has over 16 years experience saving & teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Tanya is a syndicated columnist and radio show personality. Tanya travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for FREE. Contact Tanya for more information at Tanya@DivineSavings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com How are coupons redeemed by stores? DearAbby: My daughter-in-law had an affair with a co-worker and is now pregnant by him. She swears she loves my son and wont leave him, but insists that her lover be a part of the babys life. My son is torn. They have two small children and he doesnt want to break up the family. How can he continue to trust her? My husband refuses to have her in our house. She can be vindictive to those she feels have wronged her, and Im afraid shell keep us from the grandchildren. My son used to go to church before she came along, but they no longer go. We sought legal advice for him and he knows the score in that regard. Abby, how can we make him see this woman is no good for him? Heavy-Hearted Mother in Georgia DearMother: If I were you, Id stop trying. Your son has made his choice, which is to keep his family together. If that means accepting that his wife will maintain a relationship with her lover and, in essence, her baby will have two daddies, thats the way its going to be. While I understand your husbands anger, as long as your son is willing to tolerate the situation, there is nothing to be gained by banning your daughter-inlaw from the premises. Because you mentioned church, pray for the strength to support your son through this because hes going to need it. Im sure he is fully aware that his wife isnt good for him, but hes trying to take the high road anyway. So try to be supportive. DearAbby: I met a woman who seems to be everything I have been looking for. We have similar interests and share many of the same goals. My problem is Im only 5-foot-9 and shes 6 feet tall. Am I foolish for feeling like less of a man when in her company? What will people think? Not So Tall in New Jersey DearNot So Tall: If you would allow a 3-inch difference in height to keep you from pursuing a woman who seems to be everything youre looking for, then you are foolish. Being taller tha n a woman doesnt make a man more manly. What makes a man manly is his level of self-confidence, which you appear to lack. Until you understand and accept that what other people think is their problem, Im not sure youll find the happiness youre looking for. DearAbby: Im a 15year-old girl whos involved with social medi a. My parents have always been protective. Afew da ys ago they asked me for the passwords to my Twitter, Facebook and email accounts. I understand theyre trying to protect me, but the fact that they dont trust me by now is upsetting. I tried telling them this and they say they do trust me, but they still want my passwords. Is this a contradiction? I need some independence, and they dont seem to understand that. Losing My Mind in Tacoma, Was h. DearLosing Your Mind: Its not a contradiction if you read some of t he news coverage on the Internet about young people who have committed suicide because they were hounded by cyber-bullies. Its not a contradiction if you consider that sometimes bad things happen at parties that arent properly supervised. If, God forbid, you should disappear, your parents and the police would want to know who had been communicating with you and what was said. Please do not overreact to their concern. While it would have been better if they had given you a reason for their request, I doubt theyll be reading over your shoulder. Most parents dont spend a lot of time doing that unless they have some reason to mistrust their teenager. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Daughter-in-laws pregnancy tears husbands family apart Dear Abby Savings Diva Tanya Senseney O VERHEARDINNEWENGLANDBy NORM GUGGENBILLER NEWYORK (AP) A F ox News Channel anchor a pologized for falsely saying t hat President Barack Obama h ad offered to pay for the o peration of a museum of M uslim culture out of his o wn pocket during the gove rnment shutdown. Anchor Anna Kooiman m ade the remark Saturday o n Fox & Friends during a d iscussion about closed f acilities. She didnt cite a s ource, but a satirical news s ite called National Report h ad posted a story headlined: Obama Uses Own Money t o Open Muslim Museum A mid Government S hutdown. The fake story said that O bama had held a press c onference to announce he w ould use his own money to r eopen the International M useum of Muslim Cultures i n Jackson, Miss. Kooiman said Saturday s he didnt think it was fair t hat World War II veterans f aced a closed Washington m onument honoring people k illed during that conflict. Were going to talk a litt le bit later in the show, too, a bout some things that are c ontinuing to be funded, s he said. And President O bama has offered to pay o ut of his own pocket for the M useum of Muslim C ulture. It was her last mention of t he museum. On Sunday, she s aid on Twitter that she had m ade a mistake after receivi ng flawed research. My a pologies, she tweeted. Wont happen again. Fox will correct the mist ake on the air this Saturday, s pokeswoman Dana K linghoffer said. Foxs polic y is to correct mistakes on t he same show where they a re made. Fox anchor apologizes after gaffe

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Page B12 News-SunWednesday, October 9, 2013 www.newssun.com W hats Cooking I am in Sebring this week planning my move to Tallahassee and I am sure you all know that is never fun. However, I am excited about new chapter in my life and ready for what is in store. I found a cool h ouse with a short commute to work a nd it is in a great neighborhood. I am also looking forward to enjoyi ng the yard and growing some seasona l fruits and vegetables. This brings me t o what I wanted to write about this w eek. Living in Florida is like living in f ruit and vegetable heaven to me. I l ook forward to different harvests t hroughout the year and right now up i n north Florida the harvest is upon us a nd there will be fresh tomatoes, many d ifferent beans, sweet corn, watermelo n, pecans and so much more. Last week, I made a salad that I have d ubbed a Florida Salad because I w as able to use ingredients that were a ll from Florida, which is wonderful. I s tarted out by making a key lime c ilantro vinaigrette that was a little tart a t first, but I balanced it out with a t ouch of honey. Next, I got out some m ixed greens that had a Quincy a ddress on the box. Then I thought to m yself its on now. I started looking a t all my produce and looking for F lorida farm labels and there were p lenty. I found some blueberries, w atermelon, corn, grape tomatoes, p ecans and lima beans. I tossed all them together with the v inaigrette and the flavors were like p ing pong in my mouth. However, I t hought it still needed something so I d ecided to take some goat cheese and f orm it into small balls and then rolled i t in some crushed pecans. That made it s eem perfect to me. That added savory f lavor next to the sweet watermelon w as great and then the crunch of the p ecans with the added bright key lime c ame through beautifully. Then the fini sh of cilantro was a hit. I recommend that you make this s alad as a nice lunch or maybe as a s tarter course at your next dinner party. C heers, Chef. Florida Salad Serves 4 1 lb. mixed greens 4 oz. diced watermelon 2 oz. whole kernel sweet corn 3 oz fresh blueberries 6 oz. crushed orrough chopped p ecans 4 oz. fresh grape tomatoes 3 oz. drained and washed lima b eans. I would use fresh beans if you c an find some. 8 oz. fresh goat cheese. Cut into h alf-ounce pieces and formed into b alls. Then roll the balls in the p ecans until covered Key Lime V inaigr ette 3 oz. Nellie and Joes Key Lime J uice 8 oz extra virgin olive oil 1 tbs. chopped cilantro 1 tsp. of honey Preparation: 1. Place key lime juice, honey and c ilantro in a food processor and let it s pin or about 1 minute. By doing that, t he blades will start to warm the juice a nd that makes it easier to emulsify the d ressing. 2. Slowly pour the oil into the runn ing food processor and let it spin for a nother minute. 3. Stop and taste your dressing and if i t is still too tart add a touch more h oney. 4. In a large mixing bowl, toss all i ngredients but the goat cheese together w ith the dressing. Place on some cool c hina and garnish the salad with your g oat cheese. Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with F lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached at tim.spain@ahss.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. How to make a Florida Salad Chefs Corner Tim Spain Buffalo Pierogies Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 18 minutes Serves: 4 Wine pairing: The Naked Grape Pinot Grigio 1 cup oil 1/2 cup hot peppersauce 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 (12-ounce) box Mrs. T's Potato & CheddarMini Pierogies Non-stick cooking spray Blue cheese dressing Carrot sticks Celery sticks Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine oil, hot sauce and chili powder; toss with frozen pierogies. Coat baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and spread pierogies evenly on the baking sheet. Bake at 400 F for 16 to 18 minutes, or until pierogies are puffed and browned. For best results, turn over once halfway through bake time. Serve with blue cheese dressing, carrot sticks and celery sticks. Optional: Deep fry frozen pierogies in 350 F oil for 3 minutes or until golden brown, as directed on box.Pierogy KebabsPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 12 to 16 minutes Serves: 8 Wine pairing: The Naked Grape Cabernet Sauvignon 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 (12-ounce) box Mrs. T's Potato & CheddarMini Pierogies, thawed 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 pound beef sirloin ortenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 green bell peppers, peeled, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 red bell peppers, peeled, cored, seede d and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 yellow and/ororange bell peppers, peeled, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces Preheat broiler. Combine olive oil and chili powder in small bowl. Brush pierogies with chili mixture. Toss chicken chunks and beef chunks separately with salt and pepper to taste. Using six (6) 12-inch-long metal skewers, thread mea t chunks, pierogies and bell peppers. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Broil skewers three inches from the heat source until meat, pierogies and peppers are cooked through (about 6 to 8 minutes per side). Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.Pierogies Pad ThaiPrep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Wine pairing: The Naked Grape Chardonnay 1 (12-ounce) box Mrs. T's Mini Potato & CheddarMini Pierogies 1 tablespoon butterormargarine 2 large eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin slices 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/2 cup peanut sauce 1 cup bean sprouts 1/4 cup chopped peanuts 2 scallions, thinly sliced Boil pierogies according to package direction s. Drain. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter; cook eggs until just scrambled, stirring constantly. Remove to bowl. In same skillet, heat peanut oil; over medium heat, cook garlic until lightly browned. With slotted spoon, remove garlic to bowl with eggs. In drippings remaining in skillet over medium high heat, cook chicken until well browned and cooked through, stirring constantly. Add salt an d crushed red pepper. Stir in egg mixture, peanut sauce, bean sprouts and cooked pierogies. Toss to mix well. Garnish with chopped peanuts and scallions.Pesto PierogiesPrep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 Wine pairing: The Naked Grape Pinot Noir 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup prepared pesto 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (12-ounce) box Mrs. T's Potato & Onion Mini Pierogies 1/3 cup roasted red pepperstrips, well drained 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted In medium bowl, stir softened cream cheese, pesto and salt until well blended and smooth. Saut pierogies as package directs. Arrange pierogies on large serving platter; to p each pierogy with small dollop of pesto mixture. Top each with some roasted red pepper strips; sprinkle with pine nuts. Family Features As the temperature begins to drop, it's the perfect opportunity to gather your circle of friends and bring the entertainment indoors. Whether it's game day or the season finale of your favorite TVshow, these dishes and delectable wine pairings will make any casual get-together that much more memorable ... and delicious. From finger foods to satisfying meals, Mrs. T's Pierogies has you covered. Flavorful whipped potatoes combined with tasty additions, like cheddar cheese and onion, are gently folded into a pasta shell to create the perfect canvas for your favorite ingredients and spices. Dishes like Buffalo Pierogies and Pierogies Pad Thai are perfect for a crowd, whether you've planned ahead or are having an impromptu gathering just be sure to keep a few boxes of pierogies in your freezer. The Naked Grape's new high-quality 3L box wine is the perfect choice to serve alongside these dishes. As the only box wine that is fully recyclable from bag to box, you get to experience the same great tasting wine found in their bottles in an eco-friendly and attractive package that can go where glass can't. The box is perfect for large gatherings each box holds four bottles of wine and can be stored easily on the fridge shelf for up to four weeks. There's a wine for everyone with four fresh and original varietals: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. With pierogies and wine, no matter the occasion, you're guaranteed a relaxing and tasty time. For more recipes, visit www.Pierogies.com. And for more information on The Naked Grape, visit www.TheNakedGrapeWine.com. Pierogies with Butter & Onions Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 to 15 minutes Serves: 4 Wine pairing: The Naked Grape Chardonnay 1 (16-ounce) box Mrs. T's Potato & CheddarPierogies 1 cup sliced onions 1/4 cup melted butter, margarine or olive oil Place pierogies in boiling water; cook about 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, saut onions and butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Place sauted onions into large bowl. Add cooked pierogies and mix gently. Serve and top with sour cream, if desired. Savings Diva Tanya Senseney PAGEB11