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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Lady Streaks squeak past LaBelleA8 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, March 12-13, 2014 VOL. 95 NO. 28 A couple of showers or T-storms around High 83 Low 52 Details on A12Celebrations ........... B6 Classieds .............. B9 Clubs ....................... B5 Dear Abby ................ B2 Friends & Neighbors B6 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Phil Attinger/News-SunCrime Scene Investigator Jon Wilkinson (left) and Crime Scene Technician Kathy Perez photograph and mark evidence Sunday afternoon beside the home of Floyd Gene Perez, 31, who was shot and killed by deputies early that morning after he shot at neighbors homes and then shot at deputies when they arrived. A COMPLETE RACE FANS GUIDE TO AMERICAS PREMIER SPORTS CAR RACE A special publication of the BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Each of the past eight years, representatives of the Sebring Hall of Fame have gone to the Concours dElegance at Amelia Island and bestowed the Spirit of Sebring Award to the car best representing the spirit of Americas oldest sports car endur ance competition.Buzzettas Porsche receives Spirit of Sebring honor Courtesy photoJoe Buzzettas distinctive Porsche 907 was the winner of the Spirit of Sebring Award this past weekend at the Concours dElegance held at Amelia Island. BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING A longtime race attendee from Great Britain has been tapped as the Stan Durrance Fan of the Year for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. The selection of Chris Clark represents the rst person to win the honor from outside the United States. Clark rst attended the 12 Hours in 2002 for the raceways golden anni versary event. As a sports car racing fan and a regular at Le Mans, in 2002 I decided to make the trip to Florida from England to attend the 12 Hours of Sebring, he said. I decided that I should see the race at least once and no better one to choose than the 50th running of the great race. In his application for Fan of the Year, Clark told track ofcials as a newbie to the histor ic circuit he wasnt sure Fan of the Year award goes globalClark rst from overseas to earn honor GETTING IN GEAR R AC E GUIDE I NS IDE T OD A Y S I SS UE BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING A tragedy family members had feared occurred in Sun days early morning fog when a man red an AK-47 at neighbors homes, then turned his gun on Highlands County Sheriff deputies. After exchanging shots for several minutes, Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, of 215 Plantation Drive off U.S. 98 in Sebring, was shot once and killed by Sgt. John Singha. No one else was injured. Sheriff Susan Benton said she did not know what triggered Hodge to shoot into occupied hous es or patrol cars on the rural shell road, a situation she compared to a mall or school shooting. Why would anyone do any of this? Benton asked. Armed man killed after shooting rampageWas shooting at homes, then at deputies Sunday; family feared something like this would happen BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING The Paddock at the Sebring International Raceway was bustling Tuesday with the familiar sights and sounds of the annual 12 Hours of Sebring. Though the gates werent open to the fans, Tuesday morning saw plenty of action from race teams, Raceway employees and safety workers. Longtime SIR Safety Marshal Robert Gendron kept an eye on the track as cars turned laps dur ing the testing sessions. Ive seen a lot of crazy things happen out here over the years, Gendron said as he grabbed a ag. I regularly work Turn 3. Ive seen a lot over there. Gendron and a couple of oth er marshals waited patiently as the track was cleared following an accident on Turn 17 that slowed down the tests for several minutes, but Gendron was back to waving the green ag in no time. Veteran Honda racer Chad Gils inger, who was practicing for the Gates open today for 62nd Race Katara Simmons/News-SunSebring International Raceway safety marshall Robert Gendron waves the green ag Tuesday during pre-race testing at the track in Sebring. SEE SHOOTING | A3SEE RACE | A5SEE FAN | A5SEE SPIRIT | A5 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The City Council approved a singlestep $10,000 raise for City Manager Julian Deleon on Monday as thanks for low ering taxes and increasing efciency. It was not unanimous, however. Councilman Gar rett Anderson dissented in a 3-1 vote, with Depu ty Mayor Brenda Giles absent. To give a raise, you are saying you want to reward (Deleon), Anderson said. Anderson didnt think that improvements to the city had outweighed difculties with the amount of litigation the city had seen in the last three years, especially from former employees. However, Councilman Parke Sutherland said he made the request because council members had given the Avon Park city manager high scores in evaluations and because changes in stafng have made the city among the most efcient in the area. With 4.9 employees per 1,000 people, the city has one third of the employ ees by percentage than Sebring, with 15.5 Deleons pay raised $10,000Fireghters contract also approved SEE DELEON | A6 Have a breakfast packed with powerB1 M C Y K

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com http//:www.newssun.com The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Peri odical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Halifax Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the writ ten permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A CC URACYThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@newssun.com.; or call (863) 385-6155.O FFI CE Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main Fax: (863) 385-1954 Newsroom Fax: (863) 3852453SUB SC RIPTION RATE SHome 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home deliv ered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publication date, please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon Fri day for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.O BITUARIE S AN D A NNOUN C EMENT SEmail all obituaries and death notices to obits@newssun.com Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comP LA C E A CLA SS IFIE D ADFrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 386-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876RETAIL AD VERTI S INGMitch Collins 386-5626 mitch.collins@newssun.com Vickie Watson 386-5631 vickie.watson@newssun.com Terri Lee 386-5628 terri.lee@newssun.comL EGAL AD VERTI S INGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 legals@newssun.comNEW S ROOM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Editor, ext. 516 or scott.dressel@newssun.com Phil Attinger, Staff Writer, ext. 541 or phil.attinger@newssun. com Samantha Gholar, Staff Writ er, ext. 526 or samantha.gholar@ newssun.com Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@newssun. com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ newssun.com. ROMONA W A SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYL OTTOSaturday, March 8 7-9-13-17-21-43 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $20 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, March 8 10-14-24-32-41 PB-30 X-2 Todays Jackpot: $60 millionMEGA M ONEYFriday, March 7 4-11-16-18 PB-15 Next Jackpot: $1.3 millionMEGA M ILLION SFriday, March 7 11-13-51-57-69 PB-1 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $309 millionCAS H 3 Sunday, March 9 Day: 9-9-1 Night: 9-8-1 Monday, March 10 Day: 1-1-7 Night: 8-1-7P LAY 4Sunday, March 9 Day: 5-9-4-8 Night: 5-4-1-9 Monday, March 10 Day: 6-9-3-3 Night: 2-9-7-6 F ANTA SY 5 Saturday, March 8 6-20-21-24-32 Sunday, March 9 7-15-30-31-33 Monday, March 10 3-13-20-21-34Legion Auxiliary help Stars For O ur T roopsAVON PARK The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 of Avon Park has started a project in connection with a nationwide program, Stars For Our Troops, for retir ing ags. The ags that are turned into the American Legion for destruction have had the canton (blue area) removed, washed and then the stars are cut and placed in a small sealed pouch with a note saying I am a part of our American ag. I have own over a home in the USA and can no longer y. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a re minder that you are not forgotten. These pouches will be given to veterans and also to those who served and are now in hospitals and elder-care homes, to show they have not been forgotten. Anyone having an old, worn ag who wishes to donate it may drop it off at the American Legion Auxiliary, 1301 W. Bell St.Chamber hosts Coffee with the CEO SEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce invites you to have Coffee with the CEO from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, March 20 at Brewsters. Have a cup of cof fee and donut and get to know Liz Barber, the chambers new president/CEO. Barber started her job at the Sebring chamber on Feb. 24.SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S BY RO D LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID The First Friday celebrations in Lake Placid were in full swing March 7 as the town was lit up, the stores were open, and there was dancing on the street. One of the shops open was the Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-op. This is fantastic!, raved Clay Benedict from Central New York. My wife and I are here for the winter and we have seen carv ings, clowns, and the Depot. We have been by the clowns many times, but we have never stopped. This has been a great experience, but this is just part of what brought us here. There has been 114 inches of snow between Syracuse and Watertown, where we are from, said Gail, his wife. Water town is north of Syracuse and east of Buffalo. It has been snowing since Thanksgiving and we are happy to be here! Ruby Dutton was the hostess at the Co-op and was able to offer the Benedicts a refresh ment. Dutton was named the Artist of the Month at the Co-op. My passion is watercolors, Dutton said. I started at the Co-op in 2006, and have been in class every week since then. There was a serious side to the evenings events as well. Sheriffs Deputy and DARE Ofcer Andy Spires had a table with information, pens, reectors for bicycles and even a lollipop for the young or the young at heart. Near where Spires was set up was a display from the Florida High way Department. The simulator has the same effect that a vehicle going at 20 miles per hour would have. said Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Montie Darling. One would not have much of a chance of survival without a safety belt if a vehicle went into a roll. Darling showed the ef fects by putting a stuffed mannequin in the simulator. In just a few seconds the mannequin was tossed out of the simulator. Please wear you seat belt, was Darlings nal comment. Band Boosters and the Lake Placid High School Band were represent ed Friday night. Joshua Vaughn, Lake Placid High School band director, brought a drum line that attracted a crowd when they started playing. It is a great opportunity for the students to perform in front of the town, Vaughn said. We are here tonight to help raise funds to take the seniors on a trip af ter they graduate, said Kevin Hely, who represented LPHS Project Graduation. We are not afliated with the school, but we are providing the students with an alternative to going out and celebrating without super vision. Project Graduation has its roots in Maine dur ing the early 1980s. It has been recognized as a prototype for the nation and has caught on. In 1990, there were no youth fatalities attributed to drinking, drugging, and driving during the May 15-June 20 commencement season. It was the third consecutive year there were no trafc fatalities in Maine during the graduation dates, according to the website. There were vintage cars, food, dancing, and there was even the Red Bus parked on the street ready for blood donations. Plans are already on the way for the next First Friday of the month.First Friday always a party in LP Rod Lewis/News-SunThe drummers of Lake Placid High School Band (l-r) Manny Valdovines, Marquavien Copeland, Bernardo Morado, Tiffanie Cummins, Ethan Havlock, Blaine Fieler, and Alex Velasquez, (not pictured, but performed: Bianca Rivera ( graduate). The drummers are under the direction of Joshua Vaughn Rod Lewis/News-SunRuby Dutton talks with Clay Benedict about watercolor painting. Dutton is the Artist Of The Month at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-op. Special to the News-SunSEBRING A Diaper Dump Day has been scheduled for March 29 in Highlands County to help local needy babies and their families. The Aktion Club of Highlands County is coordinating the Diaper Dump Day to be from 8 a.m. to noon in the eld near U.S. 27 in front of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. The event will benet several lo cal charities that provide services for babies such as the Avon Park Community Child Development Center, Childrens Advocacy Center, Family Safehouse, Guardian ad Litem, Healthy Families High lands, Healthy Start and One Hope United. The ability to afford diapers can be a real challenge in todays econ omy, said Cynthia Acevedo, program manager for Healthy Families Highlands. Healthy Families Highlands serves families that often do not have adequate income or resources to support their families with the basic necessities. The programs ability to make diapers available to needy families is essential. Events like Diaper Dump Day helps our program en sure that childrens needs are not neglected. Everyone is encouraged to donate any size of new baby diapers or cash to help purchase diapers for the local babies in Highlands County. Every donor will receive a Tootise Roll Pop on March 29 from the Aktion Club. Club members will also be taking money donations at the inter section of U.S. 27 and Valerie and Sun N Lake boulevards. The club will have a huge delivery truck sitting out near its tents on the side road. Donors will easily nd the location by looking for the large costumed baby near the site. We want everyone to ll our delivery truck full of diapers, said Aktion Club advisor Cindy Mar shall. The Aktion Club is a civic club consisting of adults with disabilities. Members have made it their mission this year to help local children in need. For those who cant stop by on March 29, call 452-1295, ext. 124 to make a donation.Aktion Club plans Diaper Dump DayGoal is to collect truck full of diapers to benet local needy babies M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 I know this is a national debate. How do we inter vene with people? She said loved ones had been trying to get him counseling or treatment for months. She could not conrm whether that help was mental or drug-relat ed. The family feared it would end up like this, Benton said. Lisa Hodge, Floyds wife, was one of several fran tic 911 calls starting at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Benton said. She spoke with reporters briey Sunday afternoon at the scene of the shooting, surrounded by family with tears in her eyes and a brown leather Bible lled with bookmarks clutched to her chest. We called and asked them to tase him, she said. He had demons. Benton quickly hugged Lisa Hodge to her, then walked both her and fam ily members to another location to speak with them. Benton later said she tried to explain to his family that deputies were in a life-or-death situation, and that deputies are trained to shoot to kill if confronted with such a threat. The closest any deputy was able to get him was 42 yards, Benton said. Thats how far Singha was from Hodge when he saw Hodge step into a pool of light in the fog and ordered him to drop his weapon. When Hodge wouldnt comply, Singha red one shot with his HCSO-issued AR-15 Bushmaster rie, killing him. Neighbors aup and down Plantation Road told Ben ton and reporters, anony mously, that they had been fearful for months since Hodge had been out back of his 10-acre property doing target practice. Benton said deputies had been out on Plantation Road before to investigate shooting complaints, but couldnt do much since its not illegal for someone living in the unincorporated area to re a weapon on his or her own property as long as that person is sober and not an immediate danger to anyone. When do you know that it reaches a tipping point? Benton said. The system could not work fast enough to intervene. Sunday was a different matter, Benton said, as Hodge was ring at three deputies and approximate ly 10 people including children through the walls of four other homes. He missed people in their beds by inches, Ben ton said. The nearest home that was shot up contained neighbors who had complained most recently about Hodges frequent shooting on his property, she said. Neighbors are very shaken up, but are very grateful to Singha, she said. According to Benton, Hodge had access to nu merous high-power weapons and volumes of ammunition. Benton said Singha, Deputy Justin Norris and Deputy Dennis Williams have all been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. Crime scene detectives were still processing the scene Sun day afternoon with liter ally dozens of markers for spent shell casings and bullet holes in vehicles and homes. The Sheriffs Ofce had received calls as early at 3 a.m. Sunday about gun re, but deputies couldnt locate the source of the shots, Benton said. After frantic calls at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, the rst to arrive on scene were Deputies Norris and Wil liams at approximately 4:45 a.m. Through a thick morning fog, they were barraged by gunre, Benton said. Both took cover behind their cars. A bullet grazed one windshield, leaving a scar, but another round pierced the rear drivers side door and punched through the opposite side, Benton said. The other car was hit six or seven times, Benton said. One deputy recognized the sound of an emp ty clip being released and dropped on the ground followed by another being loaded in its place. Deputies took advantage of the pause to nd new cover on opposite sides of a house across the road from Hodges. At the time, Hodges black Toyota Corolla was parked out near the end of his driveway with its lights on. When deputies moved, Benton said, Hodge took possession of one of the cars and drove it up to his house, 100 yards off the road. He then returned to the road and kept shoot ing, Benton said. By that time, Singha had arrived from the east and had taken cover among three oaks in front of a neighboring house that was already riddled with bullets. Hodge, who had gone onto the shell road by then, stepped between his own headlights and a side spotlight on a patrol car, Benton said. That gave Singha enough visibility to nd him. Hodge fell right in front of his mailbox, his gun be side him. Benton said detectives are still investigating the number of weapons and amount of ammunition Hodge had. A search for records on Hodge turned up 10 cas es in Highlands County, most of which were speeding and other trafc infractions. One case was an aggravated assault charge on April 4, 2003, where he allegedly armed himself with a wood baseball bat dur ing an argument with his father because hed had enough. However, charges were dropped before a prosecutor was even assigned to the case, according to the Highlands County Clerk of the Courts Ofce. SHOOTING FROM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunA hole above the S on a Highlands County Sheriffs patrol car shows where a round from an AK-47 exited the car on Sunday after punching through the opposite door, shattering the window from the vibration. Phil Attinger/News-SunHighlands County Sheriff Susan Benton puts her arm around Lisa Hodge (right), whose husband was shot and killed Sunday during a gun battle with deputies. Lt. Darin Hood (left) accompanies them to a location where Benton may talk with Hodge and her family members. M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEWCommunity Redevelopment Agencies have become a popular way for local governments to deal with problems of slum and blight. According to redevelopment.net, there are currently 178 CRAs in Florida. In Highlands County, Avon Park and Sebring have thriving programs. Now the Lake Placid Town Council is considering creat ing a CRA as well. Not everyone is excit ed about the proposal, but the News-Sun believes Lake Placid would benet. The process of creating a CRA district is in no way an overnight x. There are many steps to the process. It requires time, research, persistence and patience. First, the local government has to pass a resolution approving the creation of a re development trust fund, and appoint an administrative CRA board. For example, Sebring has a volunteer CRA board that administers its program. In Avon Park, the city council serves as the CRA board, with the assistance of three different advisory committees that work directly with the residents and busi nesses in their respective CRA districts Main Street, Southside, and the airport. The essential step in creating a CRA is The Finding of Necessity. This docu ments the existence of slum or blight, the conditions necessary to qualify for a special district. Problems may include sub standard or inadequate structures, inad equate infrastructure, poor roads, poor drainage, the lack of street lights or side walks, or a high crime rate. A CRA may fund a wide variety of proj ects to deal with its districts challenges from streetscaping, to homeowner fa cade grants, to new construction, to new policing policies. As to where the funding comes from CRA districts receive Tax Increment Fi nancing, referred to as TIF dollars. TIF comes from the increase in property val ues that occur once redevelopment begins. In other words, as conditions im prove, property values increase so the property owners ad valorem tax increas es. The amount of the difference between the before and after tax bill is what is re turned directly to the special district for redevelopment projects. What better way to help stressed neigh borhoods help themselves than by using the tax dollars they generated? What bet ter way to enhance the entire city than to redevelop its pockets of blight and slum? By annexing vacant land taken out of ag ricultural production and included in the CRA district, the town creates exciting opportunities. Creating a CRA is a chance to make a substantial difference in the future of Lake Placid. Keep liquor out of supermarketsA bill coming before the legislature would allow supermarkets to sell hard liquor. I nd this very distasteful. I am writing my representatives to oppose this bill, HB877. I understand (a large chain) has requested this legislation. Its not enough that (this large chain) has put countless merchants out of business with their ability to sell at rock-bottom prices, now they want to put independent liquor stores out of business. Many children accompany their parents into a supermarket. Its not enough that they see beer, wine and cigarettes; now theyll be exposed to whiskey, vodka and rum. The lobby is in Tallahassee; the peo ple must counteract that with letters, emails, calls, etc.RO BERT HUMMELSebringCity, Race should be more tied togetherThe editorial in the paper on Sunday regarding the lack of involvement of the residents and businesses of Sebring highlighted a huge problem in the county and town. My wife and I have vacationed for years at Sebring for the entire week before the race and attended the Hair pin Spin, gala, cruise in and taste of Sebring. Parades through town, bands, dancing, BBQ; all highlighted the town, county and involvement with the race. It has always been a wonderful opportunity to put the spotlight on the town and wonderful place Sebring is. This year, it is a lost opportunity, one that cant be over emphasized enough. The aging demographics of the area portends further decay of the wonder ful town of Sebring. The chamber of commerce isnt representing the businesses nor is it coordinating with the economic development council...even though a good marketing plan exists. Meanwhile, the city council forces fees onto small business owners who can ill afford it. I would recommend that the City Council immediately call a meet ing and coordinate a plan to turn this around. A small committee should be established just for the Sebring week to set up daily events (dont forget the hundreds of people at Highlands Hammock). A parade or two should be done, reworks at the lake, two or three nights of a wine tasting/festival ... childrens events, the idea are endless. Get input from everyone. This should be an endless event that has things going on every weekend at Sebring to make it a vacation stop like it should be. Boat rides, track events, etc. The whole idea is to get motivated to be proud of the town before it dies with the elderly demographics.M ICKEY CO EFort MyersY OUR VIEWSLake Placid would benefit from CRAIn 2003, I opposed the Medicare prescription drug bill, in large part because I expected that like all other government entitlement programs it would end up costing far more than initially projected. I was wrong. The programs structure, based on competing private plans, made Part D unlike all entitlements that had come before. Indeed, it is a mod el for reforming the rest of Medicare. The plans compete intensely to sign up seniors. The incentives are aligned to avoid administrative waste and keep costs down, including negotiating for the best prices on drugs. An amazing 90 percent of seniors are satised with their coverage according to a recent survey. Estimates from the Con gressional Budget Ofce (CBO) show that since the program started in 2006, it is on track to spend 45 percent less than the original estimate over its rst ten years. And the premiums paid by seniors are also much lower, about $30 per month for the past three years, which is less than half the original projection. This astonishing success stands in stark contrast to the daily disaster story that is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchanges. Those heavily regulated marketplaces offer limited choices and sharply higher costs than what most people are used to paying. In a logical world, the Cen ters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would be looking for ways to make the PPACA exchanges look more like Part D. Unfortunately, they are doing precisely the opposite. On January 10, 2014, CMS proposed a rule making major changes in the market structure of Part D that will signicantly reduce choice and competition. Most outrageously, the rule creates an arbitrary new restriction on plan contracts and bids. The rule would set a limit of exactly two bids a plan may offer in a region, one basic and one extend ed. Seniors would lose many of the choices they presently enjoy, and competition and innovation would be cur tailed. The rule also undermines the non-interference provision that prevents de facto imposition of price controls. This provision was a major point of contention in the original legislation because large-scale government drug purchasing risks imposition of price controls that would undercut the incentives for developing new miracle cures. (It costs over $1.2 bil lion on average to bring a new drug to market.) The new CMS rule would continue to prohibit government interference in negotiations between plans and manufacturers, but would for the rst time permit government interference between plans and pharmacies. The rule would then proceed to interfere, with a new any willing pharmacy requirement that would prohibit preferred cost-shar ing arrangements that many plans and pharmacies have negotiated as a way to contain costs. The bottom line impact of the proposed rule, according to a study by the American Action Forum, is that 14 million seniors could lose their current plans, premiums could rise up to 21 percent, and costs to taxpayers could be as high at $10 billion over the next decade. A coalition of 371 groups across the po litical spectrum has urged the rule to be withdrawn. With planning for the 2015 bid cycle already well under way, even the existence of the proposed rule is creating enormous uncertainty and is therefore likely to result in fewer choices and higher prices for seniors even if the rule is not nalized. For that reason, it is critical that Con gress step in now and unam biguously stop the rule. H.R. 4160, the Keep the Promise to Seniors Act sponsored by Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina would do exactly that. The Senate should take it up im mediately after it passes the House.Phil Kerpen is the president of American Commitment and the author of Democracy Denied. He can be reached at phil@americancommit ment.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.Dont wreck Medicare Part D GUEST CO LUMNPhil Kerpen L ETTERS T O THE EDITORShould be 250 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and telephone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit or reject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publica tion. Only two letters per month per writer will be accepted. Send letters to:E MAILeditor@newssun.comMAILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Grand-Am Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge, also had a bit of bad luck Tuesday. Well, it burned up out there, on my rst lap. Were going to get to work on it and try to get it xed up today, Gilsinger said as his team cranked up the car and began inspect ing the damage. Nearby, an Audi team car was being tted with removable windshield tearoffs Tuesday morning as longtime Pro Tint Inc. technician Andrew Raper tted the Audi R8 with its new windshield. These (windshields) basically protect the driv ers. Theyre very impor tant. They have six lay ers and they can just peel it right off if they need to. I do this for every car. I work with a lot of teams. This is our second year at the Sebring Races so its hard to get hooked up with every single race team, but were doing great so far, Raper said. Outside the Paddock area, Raceway employees worked to ensure opening day would run smooth ly. Though all incidents cant be prevented, employee Randy Harris definitely made an effort to get things taken care of around the track. I work with the sig nage. I put up all the signs around the track. A lot of them dont stay up though, Harris said. Like right here, these Corvette signs, theyll be gone probably tomor row. They all get stolen, they end up in the Zoo and then end up home in somebodys man cave. Anything Audi, Corvette, it wont be here long. Though catching fans looking to score cool race signs isnt Harris main concern, he does make sure he has enough to cover all the basics. I start out with about 350 signs and then it can go up from there. The parking signs, Paddock signs, all these go up rst, then the others. I start ed on March 1 (putting up signs) and Ill be putting them up until Friday night, Harris said. A few fans were already parked at their usual spots throughout the Raceway, which will soon be jampacked with an estimat ed 100,000-plus fans when the gates at 6 a.m. today for the 62nd annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. A one-day Superticket for Saturday only is $85, a two-day pass for Friday and Saturday is $95, while a four-day Supertick et is $105. There is also a $50 fee for a parking pass. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, which will be open 24 hours a day through Saturday.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or at 385-6155 ext: 526. RACE FROM PAGE A1what Sebring would be like. Ill admit I didnt know what to expect with the track being set around an old aireld, and I didnt have high expectations prior to my trip. However, I was totally blown away by what I found during that trip, he wrote. Clark cited the open and relaxed paddock experi ence where fans are invited to wander around The Paddock and watch the cars being stripped down and worked on from close quarters, and even go into the team tents to view the cars and chat to team members and drivers. He said that while the race experience at Sebring provided easy viewing however, the thing that most grabbed his atten tion was the friendliness of all the fans that he met around the race track and in the campsites. My original plan was for a once-off visit to the race in 2002 but all three of our group returned the following year and have continued to do so every year since. Its a big ex pense ying over the Atlantic each March after factoring in ights, car hire, hotels for a few days, race tickets and car park ing at the track, but its the week of the year that I look forward to the most and I wouldnt miss it for the world, he said. As a new Fan of the Year, Clark will be the latest in vitee to an inaugural Fan of the Year Party. The gathering will allow former Fans of the Year to share memories and discuss the current happenings at the Sebring International Raceway. The party will be hosted by former Fan of the Year Bill Farmer and emceed by F-Troop pioneer Ter ry Harms at Spring Break Party Zone Stage at 5 p.m. Friday. FAN FROM PAGE A1This year, the trophy went to a Porsche 907 owned by Joe Buzzet ta. The car won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1968 with Hans Hermann and Jo Seifert at the wheel, besting another Porsche 907 wheeled by one of this years Sebring Hall of Fame inductees Vic Elford. The 907 had repre sented a milestone for Porsche, which already had dominated the lower categories under two liters. However, with the launch of the 907 in 1968 Porsche became a force to be reckoned with in the prototype classes. Powered by an eightcylinder engine of just 2.2 liters. It was aspirat ed but still offered 270 horsepower. The 907 won three of the toughest races of the 1968 FIA World Championship. In addition to Sebring, it also was victorious at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Targa Florio. The owner of the car, Joe Buzzetta himself, was a well known driver. He was around for the days of the Porsche 904 and 906 and ran in some great cars teamed with some truly legendary drivers. His history includes victories in the Unit ed States Road Racing Championship (USRRC), wins at Daytona and Sebring, with a career spanning 1958 through 1969, with a single drive for Peter Gregg coming in 1970. It may not be well known, but Buzzetta ac tually was pictured on the 1967 Sebring Race poster. The Porsche 906 shown behind the two Ford GT 40s in that rendering was dirven by Buzzetta. Today, he owns several car dealerships on Long Island and may be found at vintage racing festivals. Buzzetta has a substantial collection of vintage cars that he keeps in a climate-controlled, museum-like environment behind one of his dealerships. In addition to the Porsche 907, Buzzetta owns a representative of each of the berglass racing Porsche from the 1960s that he drove, including a 904, 906, and 908. The Spirit of Sebring trophy itself is a unique award, utilizing an actual chunk of concrete from the track as the base of the keepsake. SPIRIT FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunAndrew Raper of Pro-Tint Inc., applies windshield tear-offs to an Audi R8 on Tuesday in Sebring. Katara Simmons/News-SunPit Row is buzzing with activity Tuesday morning at Sebring International Raceway. Classied ads get results! Call 314-9876 to place yours M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK What started as a suggestion to offer the owners of a handful of older homes in the city a chance to hook up to the sewer system has now opened the doors to everyone. On Monday, the Avon Park City Council voted 4-0 to provide a one-year waiver to the connection charges for the citys sanitary sewer. Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles was absent Mon day. The offer is being made available to all owners of single-family or duplex homes built before 2000 either in the city limits or within reach of city utilities, City Manager Julian Deleon said. He hopes to encourage residents to connect to the city sewer where it is currently available. However, he said, this program would not apply to homes where the city is now building more sewer lines. The total estimated cost of the project is $1,250 for homes inside the city limits and $1,563 for homes outside the city limits. The loss in connection charges was estimated at $250$500. Councilman Garrett Anderson asked if any of the houses under consideration for the waiver had been recently annexed, but De leon said they simply had never been hooked to the citys central sewer system and were still us ing septic tanks. Councilman Parke Sutherland said that if the city was interested in promoting safety and public health, then the city should try to hook up as many homes as possible that are not on the sewer. Anderson agreed. Its not fair to do it for a hand ful, Anderson said. Sutherland moved to have City Attorney Gerald Buhr add an open invitation to all resi dents who are not hooked up to the sewer system, and to set the deadline for a year. When asked by Councilman Terry Heston, Sutherland said the original suggestion of ve years seemed long, and the city council makeup could change by then. It could always be re newed, he said. When asked Tuesday about whether there would be a new estimate for the project cost, Deleon said he was not aware in his ve years working with the city, rst with public works and later as city manager, that the city had any more than four or ve residences that were on sep tic tanks and not on the sewer. They walked away from connecting because (they) could not afford the fees to hook up, Deleon said in an email Tuesday. The capacity fee for each resident, which pays for the extra capacity needed at the waste water treatment plant, is $1,250 inside or outside the city, Deleon said. The connection fee pays for city workers to excavate and tap into the main line for a residence.Avon Park approves a sewer hook-up waiver for a yearROBE RT DILD AYRobert C. Dilday, age 83, passed away on March 9, 2014, in Sebring He was born on April 29, 1930, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to the late Henry L. and Amy (Barker) Dilday. He had been a resident of Sebring since 1995. He was an avid golfer at Golf Hammock. He is survived by his wife, Jane Dilday of Sebring; two sons, Robert C. Dilday Jr. of Elberton, Ga., and William E. Dilday (Nicky) of Sebring; three daughters, Barbara Lit tle of Sebring, Sandra Fairbairn (Jim) of Orlando, and Sherryl Dunn of Boca Raton Arrangements entrust ed to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home stephensonnelsonfh.comKA R EN WA R CHOLKaren W. Warchol Shroyer, 68, of Lake Placid died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 after a brief stay at Bay Pines VA Hospital where she received the loving care reserved for all veterans. A native of Springeld, Mass., she came to Florida in 1954 where she ourished, graduating from Hialeah High School in 1963 and joining the Air Force from 1963-65. Survivors include three loving daugh ters, Kristin, Deborah and Cheryl; a brother, Kevin Morahan of Katy, Texas; and seven grandchildren. Interment at Bucknell Na tional Cemetery.OBITUARIES WARCHOL employees per 1,000 people. Meanwhile, Sebrings tax rate is $5 per $1,000 of taxable value, compared to Avon Parks 30 cents per $1,000, Sutherland said. They would have to re people to get that efciency, Sutherland said. Those are the tough decisions a municipality has to make to stay out of citizens wallets. Anderson conceded that the City Council had made good decisions, but said most of the citys litigation has stemmed not from people losing their jobs with the city, but how they were let go. There are ways to get a job done in a respect ful way, Anderson said. It has more to do with the way its done, not with what is done. Anderson also asked Deleon if he didnt have another employee resign that week. Deleon asked him which one, to which Anderson said, Youre the city manager. Theyre your employees. Neither man mentioned a name. Mayor Sharon Schuler, who has served on the council for almost more than 18 years, said there has always been controversy in Avon Park. He may not al ways be a perfect city manager, but he is a good city manager, Schul er said. As for whether or not there has been another controversy, she believes some people want to stir something up. It is what it is, Schuler said. In an email Tuesday to staff and media, Deleon lambasted Anderson for his questions and com ments about lawsuits and then addressed the question of staff reductions. The decisions made to get us on track and reverse decades of neglect have been difcult and controversial, but we were not looking for easy (answers). We wanted long-term xes for the city. It appears that Anderson does not comprehend this, and continues to rely on innuendo and rumors. In other business, the City Council unanimously approved a contract renew al for city reghters under the stipulations agreed upon by the International Association of Fire ghters, city staff and city attorney. The new contract takes effect March 19, the next pay period. One major change in place for new hires is a low er pension benet multiplier of 2 per cent. Current hires will keep the current 3.2 per cent. Its expected that this will help reduce the citys pension liability over the long term. A second change for new hires is that probation has been extended from six months to 12. For all employees, sick leave has been extend ed another three weeks beyond the allowable 12 weeks under the Family Medical Leave Act, for a total of 15. Holiday pay, if holidays are not taken, can be accumulated as compensatory time time off in place of overtime pay. Vacations can be taken more spontaneously now, requiring only two weeks notice, not ve. Also, when new reght ers are hired now, they get automatic step pay increases to reach their top pay in 15 years, which would give the city more time than the previous term of seven years to prepare nancially for all employees reaching the highest pay level. The nal step was increased as follows, starting in scal year 2014-15: For the nine reghters, their last step increases from $17.08 per hour to $17.38. For the three lieuten ants, their last step increases from $17.54 per hour to $18. For the three captains, their last step increases from $19.81 per hour DELEON FROM PAGE A1 DELEON ANDERSON BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK City Council members near ly gave a nal vote to four annexations Monday. Two, which had been approved on rst reading had to be repealed because one had a typographical error. A 31-acre, city-owned parcel should have been listed as 2055 U.S. 27 North, but it was adver tised as South. With that error, the rst vote on that parcel on Feb. 24 was no longer valid. Since that annexation approval was no longer valid, the rst vote on another parcel at 2511 U.S. 27 South was also over turned. The 3.6-acre tract owned by Guru Krupa Investment LLC needed to be contiguous to the city limits to be annexed, and without the city-owned parcel being annexed, it wasnt. City Manager Julian Deleon has said city staff will reschedule initial and nal annexation hearings on those parcels in the next two Avon Park City Coun cil meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for March 24. Two other parcels did get nal approval on Monday: 2450 U.S. 27 South, 3.5 acres owned by the Flor ida State Firemens Association Inc. 2500 U.S. 27 South, 19.1 acres owned by the city just south of the Firemens Association. Avon Park has steadi ly added to its borders in recent months, annexing Crystal Lake Golf Club manufactured home park in December followed by a total 15.55 acres in midJanuary that included 50 dwelling units at Banyan Woods Apartments, north of Lake Byrd, and 40 units at the Brentwood Mobile Home Park.Two Avon Park annexations halted by typo, have to be resubmitted JOHN ROGERSAssociated PressLOS ANGELES Octomom Nadya Suleman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of welfare fraud and agreed to return to court next month for a another hear ing if her case isnt resolved with a plea deal before then. The 38-year-old mother of 14 children previously pleaded not guilty to three similar felony counts accusing her of failing to reveal earnings she was receiving from videos and personal appearances while cashing welfare checks last year. With the addition of the fourth count, authorities say she owes the state about $26,000 in restitution. During a hearing that lasted barely ve minutes, Suleman spoke only once, to softly say yes, when Su perior Court Judge David M. Horowitz asked if she agreed to waive her right to trial to return to court April 16 for another hear ing. She smiled briey but didnt speak as she quickly left the courtroom. Were doing discovery, were investigating the case and then well be back to talk to the district attorney to see if this can be resolved, Sulemans attorney, Arthur J. LaCi lento, said outside court. The two sides are scheduled to return to court April 16.Octomom pleads not guilty to welfare fraud again DAYTONA BEACH A judge has issued a temporary injunction against the husband of a pregnant South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children last week by driving their minivan into the ocean in Flor ida. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that a circuit judge issued the injunction Monday against Lutful Ronjon, husband of Ebony Wilkerson of North Charleston, S.C. In court documents, Wilkersons sister Jessica Harrell says Ronjon threatened to kill her and her sister if she tried to help the woman escape his abuse. Court records show the injunction against Ronjon is in effect until March 20, when a hear ing is scheduled. The injunction orders Ronjon to stay away from Harrell, her house, her childs school and a residence where the family is staying. Wilkerson is in jail on attempted murder and other charges.Injunction for husband of woman who drove in ocean NEWS-SUN M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentLAKE WALES At least two Highlands County residents were seriously injured and trafc was blocked for nearly four hours Sunday as the result of a trafc crash in Polk County. Both Albert Hernandez, 56, and Lynette Fulton, 52, of Sebring were thrown from their mo torcycle in a three-vehicle accident south of Lake Wales. The incident occurred when a Chevrolet SUV driven by Phillip McKinney of Lake Wales apparently pulled from the parking lot of Johns Appliance Repair Shop on U.S. 27 and into the path of a Ford Mustang driven by John Hensley of Sebring. Hensleys car then reportedly clipped the back of McKinneys SUV. Damage was described as moderate. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and were not seriously in jured. According to reports, Hernandez, who was behind the Mustang, then swerved to avoid the accident in front of him. That apparently caused him to loose control and his Harley-Davidson to go over on its side. The report indicates neither he nor Fulton were wearing helmets. Both were taken to Lake land Regional Medical Center. Their condition has not been released. The accident remains under investigation. No charges have been led.Highlands residents hurt in Polk Co. crash Associated PressNEW YORK Kitty Genoveses screams for help couldnt save her on the night she was mur dered outside her apartment in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of ur ban breakdown and city dwellers seeming callousness toward their neighbors. The case caught the spirit of the time, said Thomas Reppetto, a police historian. It seemed to symbolize that society no longer cared about other people. Genoveses random stabbing by Winston Moseley on March 13, 1964, became a sensation when The New York Times reported that respectable, law-abid ing citizens in Queens watched the attack unfold over more than half an hour and didnt call police during the assault. While more recent reporting some of it by the Times itself found that the number of people who actually saw the murder was greatly ex aggerated and that some neighbors did try to help, the Genovese case left its mark on public policy and psychology. It has been credited with spurring adoption of the 911 system in 1968 as well as Good Samar itan laws that give legal protection to people who help those in trouble. The case also gave rise to research into the by stander effect the phenomenon in which a group of onlookers fails to help someone in distress and is often featured in psychology textbooks. At least ve books about Genoveses killing have come out recently or will be published this year, a testament to the enduring fascination with the case. Many people were murdered that year, over 600, but she haunts us because she could have been helped and nobody did, said Peter Hellman, a journalist and author of the e-book Fifty Years Af ter Kitty Genovese, Inside the Case That Rocked Our Faith in Each Other. According to police reports and trial testimony, Genovese was a 28-yearold bar manager living in the seemingly safe, wellkept neighborhood of Kew Gardens when she was attacked while re turning home from work after 3 a.m. Moseley later told police he had been driving around looking for a woman to kill. He spotted Genovese, chased her and stabbed her in the back. Genovese screamed, and a neighbor yelled from his window, Leave that girl alone! Moseley retreated to his car but returned minutes later and found Genovese in a hallway at the back of her building, where she had collapsed. He stabbed her several more times and raped her as she lay dying. The story was not wide ly reported until A.M. Rosenthal, then metro editor of the Times, had lunch with Police Commissioner Michael Mur phy, who told him about the 38 witnesses. Rosen thal assigned a reporter to write a story about the neighbors apathy. I didnt want to get involved, one neighbor was quoted as saying. The story seemed to show that New York was an urban hell where no one would lift a nger to help a neighbor. It t some peoples an ti-New York perspective, said Philip Zimbardo, a retired professor of psy chology at Stanford University. Some later accounts of Genoveses murder challenged the Times version. Kevin Cook, author of Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America, argues that only a few neighbors saw enough of the attack to understand much of what was going on. 50 years later, NYC murder still fascinates M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Day two of the Heartland Games for Active Adults Pickleball Tournament was held at South Florida State College on Saturday, March 8. The pickleball segment of the games was coordinated by Lorrie Key, Director of Corporate and Community Education at the college. Tanglewoods Clayton Farrar was the Tournament Director. After facing strong winds throughout the mens and ladies contests on Friday, it was a welcome relief for the par ticipants to arrive at the courts on Saturday with mild temperatures, bright sunshine and very low winds. Saturdays Mixed Doubles Event was divided into four age categories. Five teams were entered in the 50-59 age grouping with Debi Yandell (Tanglewood) and John McKinney (The Villages) coming out on top after playing four sets. Silver medalists, Bar bara Taylor (Crystal Lake) and Ross Myles lost to the eventual bronze medalists Ed and Debbie Stafford (Valencia) in their second match of the day then defeated the Staffords in a rematch which allowed Taylor and Myles to advance to the nals where Yandell and McKinney took the gold. There were only three teams in the 60-64 bracket. Each team won one game and lost one game. Total points were tallied with Christine Leman and Bill Beaupre (Sun City Center) taking the gold with a total of 40 points scored. Susan Price (Harder Hall) and Bob Cisler (Highlands Ridge) took the silver after scoring 34 points. The bronze medal was taken by Kathy Sponholtz and Neil Simpson (Tanglewood) with 31 points racked up. The largest category was the 65-69 year old division where 10 teams competed in a double elimination format. Barb Dankelfsen (Crystal Lake) and John Prentice (Sebring Village) took the gold medal in their Barrel-full of Pickleball action at Heartland Games Courtesy photoThe 65-69 mixed doubles medal winners from Saturdays Pickleball action at the Heartland Games, from left, the silver medal duo of Doug Aman (Tanglewood) and Diane Reynolds (The Villages), gold medalists John Prentice (Sebring Village) and Barb Dankelfsen (Crystal Lake) and the bronze winners Betty Schleis and Tom Stadler of Tanglewood. SEE PICKLE | A11 Special to the News-SunDAYTONA BEACH Five of the top 10 drivers in the 2013 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda overall standings are back in the series in 2014. Three of those top returnees are Masters Class (40 and over) competitors, highlighting the intense racing for class championships that occurs in IMSAs Development Series among young, aspir ing talent and older drivers. The 2014 season starts with two rounds March 13-14 at Sebring International Raceway. The 30-minute and 45-minute races will take place on the historic, 17turn, 3.74-mile circuit during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida weekend. Mikhail Goikhberg is the top returning driver from last year after nishing third in the standings behind the tight race for the title between champion Sean Rayhall and runner-up Ryan Booth. Rayhall has climbed to a Prototype Challenge ride with BAR1 Motorsports in the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Goikhberg, from Vancouver, British Columbia, is back with JDC Motorsport with teammate and Masters standout Gerry Kraut, who nished ninth Fierce season fight to start in Prototype Lites at historic Sebring Courtesy photoCooper Tires Prototype Lites, powered by Mazda, start in 2013 at Sebring. SEE RACE | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring head softball coach Joe Sinness recognizes the tumultuous season his squad is weaving its way through. Were inconsistent, he said after Monday nights nail-biting, 9-8 win over visiting LaBelle. Well win four, then lose four, win one, lose two. Weve had some adversity, but hopefully a win like this can start to bring it together. Thats because this win was the sort that showed the perseverance that can spark a teams momentum. Back and forth it went with the Cowgirls, neither team able to break out and put it away. LaBelle would edge into the lead, with the Blue Streaks scratching right back to tie it. It was tied again at 6-6 heading into the seventh, when the Cowgirls came up with two runs that might have spelled Sebrings defeat. But having lost two in a row since their 21-run eruption over DeSoto on the nal day of February, the Streaks werent about to let this one get away from them. Emily Gilbert singled, moved to second on an out and would come around to score on a Mor gan Andrews single to make it an 8-7 contest. Then, with two outs, freshman Ciara Copeland came up with a big base-hit to move Andrews to third, from where she would score the tying run on a wild pitch, moving Copeland to second. Then it was Ariel Bauer stepping to the plate and ripping one into the outeld and Copeland came charging around third, sliding hard into the LaBelle catcher as the throw home got away and slapping home plate with her hand for the game winner. It was great to see them come through, Sinness said. Ive got 13 girls on the roster and all of them saw the eld tonight and made contributions. We are a versatile team, we just need to be more consistent. They will work toward that Thursday with a home date against Okeechobee and Friday on the road at Moore Haven.Lady Streaks squeak by LaBelle Dan Hoehne/News-SunCiara Copeland reaches to slap home plate with the winning run as Sebring came back to top LaBelle 9-8.SEBRING9LABELLE8 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Lake Placid looked to tame the Lady Tigers of Clewiston Monday night, but they couldnt hang on to the tail and took a 10-5 defeat. The Dragons got around a rst-inning double by Kaci Pittman, but couldnt capitalize on a Holly Krett double in their half of the inning. The Tigers stayed scoreless in their half of the second and Lake Placid broke out to a lead with two in the bottom. Courtney Delaney belted a double to deep left-center and moved to third before Raveen Gobourne was hit by a pitch. Gobourne would soon steal second and Lahna Sedatol brought both runs in when she punched a single through the right side. But Clewiston clawed their way back and over took the Dragons in the top of the third. With one out, Rachel Lady Dragons get clawed by Clewiston Dan Hoehne/News-SunLake Placids Tamija Douglas leaped but couldnt quite reach this y to left Monday night. SEE LP | A11 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 COMING UPHigh School Baseball Thursday Avon Park at Sebring, 7:30 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. Lincoln Land, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. Polk State, 6 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Avon Park vs. Victory Christian, 6 p.m.; Sebring vs. Okeechobee, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park at McKeel, 4 p.m.; Lake Placid at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Sebring at Moore Haven, 5:30/7:30 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC at Pasco-Hernando, 2 p.m. Saturday SFSC at Broward, 3 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Avon Park at DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Hardee, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Avon Park at DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Hardee, 4:30 p.m. TODAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, First Round 1 p.m. ESPN2 ACC Tournament, First Round 3 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, First Round 7 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, First Round 7 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, First Round 9:30 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, First Round 9:30 p.m. ESPN2NBA Brooklyn at Miami 7 p.m. ESPN Portland at San Antonio 9:30 p.m. ESPNTHURSDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, Second Round Noon ESPN Big 12 Tournament, Quarternal 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Second Round 1 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, Second Round 2 p.m. ESPN Big 12 Tournament, Second Round 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Second Round 3:30 p.m. WTTA Big Ten Tournament, First Round 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Second Round 7 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, Second Round 7 p.m. ESPN Big Ten Tournament, First Round 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 ACC Tournament, Second Round 9 p.m. ESPN SEC Tournament, Second Round 9:30 p.m. WTTAGOLF EuroPGA Trophee Hassan II 9:30 a.m. GOLF PGA Valspar Championship 1 p.m. GOLFNBA Houston at Chicago 7 p.m. TNT L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. TNTNHL Florida at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. SUNSPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD OBT Baseball GamesSEBRING Orange Blossom Tours has reserved excellent grandstand seats for an upcoming Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training baseball game. The game is Friday, March 28, when the Rays will play the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The March 28 trip also includes dinner and Ernie, a play about renowned Detroit radio broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in the beautifully restored Polk Theater. For ticket prices and pickup times and locations, please go to www. orangeblossomtours.com or call 855-628-0855 or 451-3040.Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5KAVON PARK The 27th Annual Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5K and One mile Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 7:30 a.m. The 5K will benet the boys and girls track programs at Avon Park High School. Early entry fee is $15 thru March 17 and then $25 including race day. Youngsters 13 and under may register for $10 with no shirt at this cost. Registration and sign in on race day will begin at 6:30 a.m. and close at the Baptist Youth Center across from the tennis courts in Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Race tee shirts sizes are only guaranteed to preregistered runners. Entry forms may be obtained by emailing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or by calling him at 385-4736. You may mail your entry information including name, age, tee size and race distance to the coach at 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872.STR8UP Family Sports DayLAKE PLACID STR8UP Youth Ministry will be presenting a Family Sports Day on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The day will feature Sun, Sand and Hoops with 2-on-2 and 5-on-5 volley ball tournaments, as well as 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 basketball tournaments, with cash prizes to overall winners not to mention food, drinks and music all day long. Cost is $10 per per son that pre-registers, $15 per person the day of the event. Registration forms are available at Dock 633, the Florida Hospital Gym and Chef Buddys, or go to www.str8up.org for Paypal registration. Listen on 91.5 JOY FM for details. Please make checks pay able to STR8UP Youth Ministry, Inc., and send to P.O. Box 654, Lake Placid, FL 33862. There will be a live DJ and announcer, featur ing guest speakers Chad Varga, Magic Benton and Big John Merrill. Kalie Spurlock will be singing the national anthem, along with ribbon cutting by the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (863) 699-1480.LP Project GraduationLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Project Graduation 2014 Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, March 29, at the Placid Lakes Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. before a shotgun start kicks off play at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per person, $240 per team, and includes greens fee, cart and meal. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a rafe, straightest drive and closest to the pin contests and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. For more information, contact Charlotte McQuillen at 633-8450.Lake Placid Bass TournamentLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 18th Annual Bass Tournament on Sunday, March 30, on Lake Istokpoga. Cost is $120 per team, which includes Big Bass, with a 100-percent pay back. Applications are available on the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitlakeplacidorida.com, or by calling the Chamber at (863) 465-4331.Sottile Memorial GolfLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 12, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-per son scramble with cash prizes for winning teams in each ight and individual cash prizes for closest to the line, closest to the pin and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Cost is $100 per golfer, $400 per team, and there will be an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly benet youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more information, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.Nu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NUHOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon follows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for seniors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@ nuhope.org or visit www. nuhopeeldercare.org.Florida Hospital Clay ShootOKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held on Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation beginning at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at Quail Creek, located at 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee. There will also be a home-cooked BBQ lunch and fantastic rafe and green bird prizes. There are four levels of sponsorships available, from Station Sponsor which includes advertising on course station signage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shooter and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man shooting team and lunch, along with advertising on banner displayed at lunch tents. The $2,500 Gold Sponsor includes one four-man team, cart and lunch, a banner hanging during event with company logo, company logo on yer/ registration and all mail pieces, one station sign, one suite for Thursday nights social and two Thursday night dinner tickets. For more information or to register, call the Foundation at (863) 4025525, or visit the website www.FHHeartland.org/ Foundation.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING The Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center will be hosting their 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Sun N Lake. Format is a four-per son scramble with handicapped ights. Entry fee is $65 per person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun star t. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to benet college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578.SNAPSHOTS SPORTS National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 35 27 .565 Brooklyn 32 30 .516 3 New York 25 40 .385 11 Boston 22 41 .349 13 Philadelphia 15 48 .238 20 Southeast W L Pct GB x-Miami 44 17 .721 Washington 33 30 .524 12 Charlotte 30 34 .469 15 Atlanta 27 35 .435 17 Orlando 19 46 .292 27 Central W L Pct GB x-Indiana 46 17 .730 Chicago 35 28 .556 11 Detroit 24 39 .381 22 Cleveland 24 40 .375 22 Milwaukee 13 50 .206 33 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 46 16 .742 Houston 44 19 .698 2 Dallas 38 26 .594 9 Memphis 36 26 .581 10 New Orleans 26 37 .413 20 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 46 17 .730 Portland 42 21 .667 4 Minnesota 31 31 .500 14 Denver 27 36 .429 19 Utah 22 42 .344 24 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 45 20 .692 Golden State 40 24 .625 4 Phoenix 36 27 .571 8 Sacramento 22 41 .349 22 L.A. Lakers 22 42 .344 22 x-clinched playoff spot Mondays Games Charlotte 105, Denver 98 Brooklyn 101, Toronto 97 Miami 99, Washington 90 New York 123, Philadelphia 110 Milwaukee 105, Orlando 98 Atlanta 112, Utah 110 L.A. Clippers 112, Phoenix 105 Tuesdays Games Boston at Indiana, late Sacramento at Detroit, late San Antonio at Chicago, late Milwaukee at Minnesota, late Houston at Oklahoma City, late Portland at Memphis, late Dallas at Golden State, late Wednesdays Games Denver at Orlando, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Cleveland at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.League LeadersScoring G FG FT PTS AVG Durant, OKC 62 647 532 1965 31.7 Anthon y, NYK 62 619 357 1736 28.0 James, MIA 59 591 323 1592 27.0 Love, MIN 59 503 413 1563 26.5 Harden, HOU 55 418 408 1368 24.9 Grifn, LAC 65 592 388 1583 24.4 Aldridge, POR 58 558 253 1372 23.7 Curry, GOL 61 500 238 1436 23.5 DeRozan, TOR 60 469 368 1358 22.6 Cousins, SAC 54 429 352 1210 22.4 Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT AVG Jordan, LAC 65 266 641 907 14.0 Love, MIN 59 187 587 774 13.1 Drummond, DET 63 343 480 823 13.1 Howard, HOU 63 211 572 783 12.4 Cousins, SAC 54 171 457 628 11.6 Noah, CHI 61 222 470 692 11.3 Aldridge, POR 58 138 512 650 11.2 Vucevic, ORL 47 152 364 516 11.0 Jefferson, CHA 55 109 460 569 10.3 Randolph, MEM 59 190 417 607 10.3 Assists G AST AVG Paul, LAC 46 506 11.0 Lawson, DEN 50 449 9.0 Wall, WAS 63 555 8.8 Curry, GOL 61 529 8.7 Rubio, MIN 62 524 8.5 Jennings, DET 61 485 8.0 Lowry, TOR 62 479 7.7 Teague, ATL 59 409 6.9 Nelson, ORL 58 398 6.9 James, MIA 59 382 6.5National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 64 42 17 5 89 204 143 Toronto 66 35 23 8 78 196 199 Montreal 66 35 24 7 77 166 166 Tampa Bay 65 34 24 7 75 186 171 Detroit 64 29 22 13 71 171 179 Ottawa 65 28 25 12 68 185 213 Florida 64 24 33 7 55 156 206 Buffalo 64 19 37 8 46 128 188 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 64 43 17 4 90 204 159 N.Y. Rangers 65 35 26 4 74 171 162 Philadelphia 64 33 24 7 73 183 188 Columbus 64 33 26 5 71 186 178 Washington 66 30 26 10 70 193 200 New Jersey 65 28 24 13 69 161 167 Carolina 64 27 28 9 63 160 184 N.Y. Islanders 67 25 33 9 59 188 228 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 64 44 14 6 94 211 145 Chicago 65 38 13 14 90 223 172 Colorado 65 42 18 5 89 199 172 Minnesota 64 34 22 8 76 158 157 Dallas 64 31 23 10 72 185 179 Winnipeg 66 30 28 8 68 182 192 Nashville 65 27 28 10 64 156 194 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 65 43 15 7 93 208 160 San Jose 65 41 17 7 89 199 157 Los Angeles 66 38 22 6 82 162 139 Phoenix 65 30 24 11 71 181 188 Vancouver 67 29 28 10 68 157 181 Calgary 65 25 33 7 57 152 194 Edmonton 65 22 35 8 52 162 212 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Phoenix 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2 Nashville 4, Ottawa 3, OT Colorado 3, Winnipeg 2, OT Los Angeles 3, Calgary 2 N.Y. Islanders 7, Vancouver 4 Toronto 3, Anaheim 1 Columbus at Dallas, susp. Tuesdays Games Nashville at Buffalo, late New Jersey at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, late Detroit at Columbus, late Phoenix at Florida, late Washington at Pittsburgh, late Dallas at St. Louis, late Edmonton at Minnesota, late Toronto at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Baltimore 9 2 .818 Cleveland 9 2 .818 Seattle 10 4 .714 New York 7 4 .636 Tampa Bay 5 3 .625 Oakland 6 4 .600 Detroit 7 5 .583 Minnesota 5 4 .556 Kansas City 6 5 .545 Houston 5 6 .455 Los Angeles 5 6 .455 Toronto 5 6 .455 Chicago 4 5 .444 Boston 4 7 .364 Texas 3 7 .300 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Miami 7 3 .700 Washington 7 4 .636 Pittsburgh 7 5 .583 San Francisco 7 5 .583 Arizona 7 6 .538 Chicago 6 6 .500 Colorado 6 7 .462 Milwaukee 6 8 .429 Los Angeles 4 6 .400 New York 4 6 .400 San Diego 4 6 .400 Cincinnati 4 10 .286 Atlanta 3 9 .250 St. Louis 2 6 .250 Philadelphia 2 9 .182 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Mondays Games Baltimore 7, Pittsburgh 6 Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 1 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 17, St. Louis 5 Miami 11, N.Y. Mets 1 L.A. Angels 8, Cleveland 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Milwaukee 3 Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco 2 Kansas City 8, Seattle (ss) 2 Texas 8, Cincinnati 2 L.A. Dodgers 8, Oakland 8, tie San Diego 5, Colorado 0 Houston 7, Washington 4 Arizona 3, Seattle (ss) 3, tie Tuesdays Games Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Washington, late Philadelphia vs. Atlanta, late N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis, late Miami vs. Boston (ss), late Toronto vs. Detroit, late Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore, late L.A. Dodgers vs. Kansas City, late Texas vs. Chicago White Sox, late Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs, late San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, late Seattle vs. L.A. Angels, late Oakland vs. San Diego, late Cleveland vs. Arizona, late Wednesdays Games Washington (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Miami at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:10 p.m. JACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Jaguars have released running back Justin Forsett after an injuryplagued season. Forsett missed seven games in 2013, most of them because of a foot injury that eventually landed him on injured reserve. He also missed part of training camp with turf toe. He nished with six car ries for 31 yards and 15 receptions for 82 yards. A seventh-round draft pick by Seattle in 2008, Forsett also spent time in Indianapolis and Houston.Jaguars release RB Forsett after 1 season M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 fourth set of the day with 11-6, 11-6 victories over silver medalists Diane Reynolds (The Villages) and Doug Aman (Tanglewood). After an early round loss to Dankelfsen and Prentice, Reynolds and Aman had to win four sets before the rematch for top honors. Bronze medalists Betty Schleis and Tom Stadler (Tanglewood) won their rst three matches before losing successive rounds to the gold and silver medal winners. In the 70+ age category, seven teams did battle. Gail Brown (The Villages) and Gordon King (Tanglewood) took gold after games of 11-6, 10-12 and 11-4 in the nal set against silver medalists Cheryl McCullough and John Holm (Tanglewood). The bronze medal was taken home by Gloria Soltes and Dave Werry who played hard through ve sets to win their medals. PICKLE FROM PAGE A8 Courtesy photoGene Timmerberg, left, and Michelle King of Tanglewood both reach for this return during Saturdays round of Pickleball at the Heartland Games. in the overall standings last season. Another leading top-10 driver back this season is 2013 Masters Champion Jon Brownson, who nished fth overall last year with Eurosport Racing. Brownson has moved to 2013 Team Champion Performance Tech Motorsports, which is elding ve cars at Sebring. Performance Tech also is elding cars for fatherand-son tandem Craig Duerson and Hayden Duerson. Craig is moving to Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda this year after winning the Platinum Cup Masters title in 2013 in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. 8Star Motorsports returns Christian Potolicchio, who nished sixth overall last season, for one of its four entries. But perhaps the most watched driver in the 8Star paddock and in the series could be rookie Dalton Sargeant. Sargeant led testing Feb. 24-25 at Sebring with a top lap of 1:59.251, the only driver to break the two-minute barrier. The 2011 Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals karting champion Sargeant, 15, is receiving coaching from TUDOR United SportsCar Championship standout Ozz Negri. Also driving for 8Star are Masters competitor Lamont Harris, who nished eighth overall last season for Comprent Motor Sports, and series newcomer Daniel Conway. Comprent fell just 11 points shy of rival Perfor mance Tech in the Team Championship last season but will mount another challenge for the title with rookie Andrew Novich and returning Masters racer Darryl Shoff. Masters competitors Richard Fant and Owen Kratz return to lead Fer rari of Houston this season. Longtime SCCA and Radical team One Motor sports is joining the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda this season with three cars at Sebring. Tony Bullock and Masters racers John Falb and Todd Slusher, all veterans of the team, will drive. A fourth entry for 2013 SCCA Runoffs champion Lee Alexander is planned for later this season. Practice at Sebring starts today, with qualifying at 9:20 a.m. (ET) Thursday, March 13. A 30-minute race is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with a 45-minute race at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 14. For live updates on all the action, follow @IMSALive on Twitter. For more information about Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, visit www.imsa. com, follow hashtag #CTPL @IMSA on Twitter or IMSA on Facebook. RACE FROM PAGE A8 Morrell and McKenzie Miller both reached on ineld singles with Pittman then reaching on an error that brought Mor rell in and sent Miller to third. Kelsey Allison followed with an RBI single, a wild pitch scored Pittman and Savannah Ridgdill singled home another run. Ashley Roth then split the left-center eld gap for a double, giving the Tigers a 5-2 lead. But Lake Placid answered back in the bottom of the inning to knot things up. Krett drew a walk and Annie Weber-Callahan singled to left. Delaneys ineld single brought Krett in and Weber-Callahan would soon race across the plate on a wild pitch. Gobourne then singled and the Tigers were a tad too slow to get the force on a Sedatol grounder, allowing Delaney to come across and tie it at 5-5. But from there, it was all Clewiston as Ridgdill came on in relief and held the Dragons at bay the rest of the way. And their offense picked up the pace, scor ing ve more runs to head back home with the win. I think we may have underestimated Clewiston a little bit, Delaney said. Then they started hitting and we made a few mistakes. Lake Placid looked to clean those mistakes up Tuesday as they got back into district play against McKeel and will head to Mulberry on Friday. LP FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunCourtney Delaney held up her throw to rst on this Clewiston bunt, as a Tiger runner on third eyed home in Lake Placids Monday loss. BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was another strong showing for the Sebring track and eld squad at Mondays J.J. Corbett Track Invitational in Bar tow. The Blue Streak boys got a team win, totaling 149 points, with the host YellowJackets next at 96 and George Jenkins third at 93. The Lady Streaks took second behind Bartow, 153-104, with the combined total for the boys and girls putting Sebring four points ahead of the Jackets, 253-249. Ashley White, Kather ine Stoll picked up wins in the 400and 800-meter dashes, respectively, with Katelyn Cooper then winning both the 1,600 and 3,200. Ali Blackman took the pole vault win, clearing an even eight feet and Imani Powell and Anona Neal took rst and second in the triple jump. LaToya Henley and Angela Dennard tied for second in the shot put, each somehow exactly matching the others toss of 33-feet, 1-inch. Denise Constant then took second in the discus, nishing just 3 1/2-inches short of rst. The Sebring boys were dominant throughout the meet, with Brian Dixon winning both the 100and 200-meter dashes, with Jarvis Bridges taking third in the 200. Kelvin Brown took second in the 400 before Damian Foster, Alex High and Jose Andrew Rivera went rst through third in the 800. A second through fourth was accomplished in the 1,600, with Eric Foster, Malcolm Holdman and Damian Foster doing the honors. Holdman then took second in the 3,200. The Streaks then picked up wins in three relays, crossing the line rst in the 4X100, 4X200 and 4X800. Jordyn Blount then continued his strong leaping ability in winning the high jump (6feet, 2-inches) and long jump (20-feet), while Gary Demarest showcased his throwing prow ess in winning the discus (129-feet, 9-inches) and taking third in the shot put (37-feet, 9-inches). More points were added by the Cobbs as Cameron placed second in the 300-meter hurdles and Byron was second in the long jump and third in the pole vault. Blue Streak fans will get a chance to see them in action Thursday as Sebring hosts an invitational at Firemens Field.Blue Streaks strong at Corbett Invite STEVEN WINEAssociated PressMIAMI Safety Louis Delmas signed a one-year contract Monday worth up to $3.5 million with the Miami Dolphins, who shook up their secondary on the eve of free agency. Miami also released cor nerback Dimitri Patterson on Monday. Patterson was plagued by injuries the past two seasons, and his release frees up more than $5 million in salary cap space for the Dolphins. Delmas spent the past ve seasons with the Detroit Lions, who released him last month. Hes expected to replace Chris Clemons, who can become a free agent Tuesday. Delmas started 15 games in 2013 and had a career-high three inter ceptions. The South Florida native was a second-round draft pick who made 64 starts for the Lions. He is leader on and off the eld and has a proven track record of play making that will benet the entire defensive unit, new Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said. The Dolphins are expected to be active in free agency beginning Tuesday. Their priority will be to revamp an offensive line that had an awful 2013 both on and off the eld, and became the focus of a bullying scandal that sabotaged the season. Guards Richie Incognito and John Jerry, both impli cated in the scandal, are among those who become free agents. Neither is likely to return to Miami. Help for the defensive front seven will also be on Hickeys shopping list. Nose tackles Paul Soliai and Randy Starks can become free agents, and the Dolphins also want to upgrade their linebacker corps.Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve_WineDelmas signs with Dolphins; Patterson releasedHe is a leader on and off the field.Dennis Hickey Dolphins general manager M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYA couple of showers and a t-storm83 / 52Winds: SW at 8-16 mphTurning sunny and cooler68 / 45Winds: NNW at 8-16 mphTHURSDAYMostly sunny74 / 56Winds: E at 7-14 mphFRIDAYPartly sunny79 / 62Winds: S at 3-6 mphSATURDAYPeriods of sun, a shower possible80 / 62Winds: WSW at 4-8 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 6:39 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:11 a.m. High .............................................. 6:53 p.m. Low ............................................. 12:37 p.m. High .............................................. 1:56 p.m. Low ............................................... 6:57 a.m. High ..................................................... none Low ............................................... 6:33 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.11 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 74 Low Friday ............................................. 43 High Saturday ........................................ 76 Low Saturday ......................................... 43 High Sunday .......................................... 82 Low Sunday ........................................... 47 High Monday ......................................... 83 Low Monday .......................................... 43 Relative humidity .................................. 58% Expected air temperature ....................... 83 Makes it feel like .................................... 86 Saturday ............................................. 30.11 Sunday ................................................ 30.09 Monday ............................................... 29.98 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.00 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.22 Year to date ......................................... 5.09Sunrise 7:39 a.m. 7:38 a.m. Sunset 7:33 p.m. 7:34 p.m. Moonrise 4:19 p.m. 5:11 p.m. Moonset 4:53 a.m. 5:31 a.m.Albuquerque 53/34/pc 58/37/pc 62/37/s Atlanta 66/29/t 51/33/s 61/47/s Baltimore 70/32/t 33/20/pc 48/33/s Birmingham 64/28/sh 53/35/s 62/51/s Boston 44/24/r 28/13/sn 37/30/s Charlotte 72/27/t 47/24/s 59/43/s Cheyenne 48/24/pc 53/25/s 49/28/s Chicago 24/8/sf 34/28/pc 50/28/pc Cleveland 32/5/sn 18/17/pc 48/34/pc Columbus 38/9/r 24/24/s 53/36/pc Dallas 61/37/s 65/47/s 64/44/c Denver 48/26/pc 59/29/s 58/30/s Detroit 26/3/sn 20/19/pc 45/30/pc Harrisburg 60/24/r 25/16/pc 47/34/s Honolulu 82/69/pc 83/69/pc 82/69/pc Houston 63/41/s 63/43/s 68/57/c Indianapolis 34/9/sn 33/32/s 55/34/pc Jackson, MS 62/32/pc 57/37/s 68/55/pc Kansas City 43/31/s 61/41/s 60/34/s Lexington 52/13/r 34/29/s 52/41/pc Little Rock 58/32/pc 61/40/s 64/47/c Los Angeles 83/55/s 79/55/s 79/55/s Louisville 50/17/r 39/34/s 55/42/pc Memphis 56/32/sh 55/41/s 62/49/c Milwaukee 23/8/pc 31/26/pc 46/26/pc Minneapolis 20/16/pc 40/29/pc 44/20/s Nashville 56/23/sh 44/33/s 60/45/c New Orleans 68/44/pc 59/45/s 68/60/pc New York City 60/27/r 28/20/sn 42/36/s Norfolk 72/35/t 37/27/s 51/42/s Oklahoma City 58/33/s 66/41/s 68/35/pc Philadelphia 68/26/r 29/20/sn 46/35/s Phoenix 78/56/pc 76/53/pc 78/54/s Pittsburgh 44/8/r 20/16/pc 53/37/pc Portland, ME 40/22/sn 23/3/sn 28/24/s Portland, OR 62/37/s 59/43/pc 60/44/c Raleigh 78/29/t 42/24/s 57/39/s Rochester 28/7/sn 14/10/sf 40/34/pc St. Louis 42/24/sn 56/39/s 64/38/pc San Francisco 69/47/s 64/46/pc 66/48/s Seattle 57/39/s 55/42/c 56/43/c Wash., DC 70/28/t 32/24/pc 53/39/s Cape Coral 83/58/t 71/46/s 76/58/s Clearwater 79/53/t 64/48/s 73/59/s Coral Springs 85/65/pc 74/57/pc 74/65/pc Daytona Beach 81/47/t 62/43/s 66/54/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 84/67/pc 75/60/pc 74/68/pc Fort Myers 83/58/t 72/48/pc 77/59/s Gainesville 79/39/t 61/35/s 71/50/s Hollywood 83/65/pc 75/57/pc 74/64/pc Homestead AFB 83/65/pc 75/56/pc 73/64/pc Jacksonville 80/37/t 57/36/s 65/50/s Key West 83/70/pc 73/63/pc 75/69/pc Miami 84/66/pc 76/59/pc 74/66/pc Okeechobee 84/61/t 68/49/pc 71/57/s Orlando 83/50/t 66/45/s 72/54/s Pembroke Pines 84/65/pc 75/57/pc 74/64/pc St. Augustine 80/43/t 58/43/s 64/54/pc St. Petersburg 79/53/t 64/48/s 74/59/s Sarasota 79/55/t 67/45/s 74/57/s Tallahassee 79/40/t 61/33/s 68/47/s Tampa 77/49/t 64/45/s 73/58/s W. Palm Bch 85/63/pc 72/56/pc 73/64/pc Winter Haven 82/48/t 66/46/s 72/56/s Acapulco 89/69/s 89/70/s 90/70/s Athens 60/47/c 59/45/pc 59/44/s Beirut 61/53/sh 61/51/sh 58/47/sh Berlin 56/38/s 61/39/s 60/43/pc Bermuda 72/67/pc 72/55/r 60/57/pc Calgary 55/27/s 46/23/s 46/25/c Dublin 55/37/s 58/42/s 56/42/c Edmonton 41/20/s 38/12/pc 37/19/pc Freeport 80/70/pc 74/60/pc 71/65/pc Geneva 64/39/s 64/39/pc 64/42/pc Havana 86/63/t 79/60/pc 82/59/s Hong Kong 75/67/pc 76/63/c 66/63/c Jerusalem 53/43/sh 51/41/sh 46/39/sh Johannesburg 73/57/t 67/54/r 69/54/c Kiev 47/32/pc 51/38/s 57/39/s London 59/37/s 61/41/s 59/45/pc Montreal 24/9/sn 19/5/sn 24/23/sn Moscow 40/33/pc 46/34/pc 46/35/c Nice 64/51/s 66/53/s 66/51/s Ottawa 20/4/sn 16/3/sn 26/23/sn Quebec 18/6/sn 16/-4/sn 18/11/sn Rio de Janeiro 89/76/pc 87/76/t 91/77/pc Seoul 53/34/r 52/30/pc 50/32/pc Singapore 90/75/c 91/79/pc 90/77/t Sydney 86/68/t 81/68/r 82/68/pc Toronto 22/6/sn 16/12/pc 38/26/pc Vancouver 51/40/s 51/42/c 49/44/r Vienna 58/37/s 60/39/s 63/48/s Warsaw 48/29/s 55/38/s 58/38/s Winnipeg 23/13/pc 35/21/sn 29/-6/c Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. A strong storm will impact many areas east of the Mississippi River today. Over 6 inches of snow is expected from the southern Great Lakes to New England, which will create widespread travel problems. Rain will bring the risk for some ooding across the mid-Atlantic. Thunderstorms, some strong with damaging winds, will affect locations from southeastern Pennsylvania to North Carolina. It will be blustery and quite cold across the Midwest. Cooler air will settle over the central and southern Plains. National Forecast for March 12 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Variable cloudiness today with showers and a thunderstorm; breezy during the afternoon. Mainly clear tonight with a shower late. Cooler, but pleasant tomorrow with some clouds, then sunny. Friday: mostly sunny. The famed Blizzard of 1888 peaked on March 12. The mammoth storm dumped over 4 feet of snow on parts of New England; 70-mph winds created rooftop-high drifts in New York City. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm today; breezy during the afternoon. Winds west-southwest 10-20 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst Mar 16Mar 23Mar 30Apr 7 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 80/37 79/39 80/43 81/47 83/50 82/48 77/49 79/53 79/53 79/55 83/58 82/61 84/61 85/63 84/67 84/66 79/40 75/41 74/36 82/52 83/52 83/54 83/57 83/57 83/59 83/70 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BWednesday, March 12, 2014 Family Features Whether eating together as a fam ily, or enjoying breakfast onthe-go, its easy to boost the nu tritional value of morning meals by incorporating foods with whole grain, protein and ber. Fueling your body and refreshing your brain, a breakfast packed with these nutrients makes for a produc tive and efcient day. So jump-start your day with a nutritious breakfast that will provide lasting energy and help keep you satised. The benets really stack up from lower levels of stress and fatigue, to helping you maintain a healthy weight. Fuel up the familyMake breakfast a priority by stock ing up on nutritious foods the whole fam ily will enjoy, such as the new Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereal. Each serving is loaded with whole grain, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of ber, giving you the energy to help get you going and keep you going!Make time for itWhile many believe their lives are simply too busy to include energy-boosting meals in their day, there are easy ways to work it into your hectic routine. Need an on-the-go breakfast? This recipe for Morning Energy Mocha Balls features Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Ener gy Chocolatey Almond Crunch cereal. It is an easy no-bake option and you can whip up a big batch to last you through the week. In the morning, just throw a few Mocha Balls in a baggy and enjoy these bite-sized breakfast treats wherev er your morning takes you. Smoothies are also a breakfast favorite, perfect for blending, grabbing and getting you on your way. Fill up your favorite to-go cup with this Mixed Berry Smoothie to enjoy on your way to work or school. Or, gather the family together and warm up your weekend morning routine with this delicious recipe for Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries. For more information, visit: www. honeybunchesofoats.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/honeybunchesofoats and Twitter: www.twitter.com/ HBOats CINNAMON BREAKFAST SQUARES WITH YOGURT AND BERRIESPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Makes: 6 breakfast squares 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch cereal 1/3 cup whole wheat our 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 eggs 1/2 cup nonfat milk 2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4cup (6 ounces) Greek yogurt 3 cups fresh berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) or favorite fruit of choice Honey, for drizzling Nutmeg or cinnamon, for sprinkling 1. Heat oven to 425F. Lightly butter and our 8-inch square pan, or coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray. In mixing bowl, stir together cereal, our, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. While stirring, slightly crush cereal using back of spoon or rubber scraper; set aside. 2. In another bowl, beat eggs until well blended. 3. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla; mix well. Com bine egg mixture with our mixture. Pour batter (it will be thin) into prepared baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until it is set when lightly touched in middle. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 10 min utes. 4. To serve, cut into 6 equal-sized bars and place on serving plates. Top each square with a dollop of Greek yogurt, surround with fruit and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon and serve immediately. M IXED BERR Y SMOOTHIEPrep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal 2 cups cold fat free milk 1 container (6 ounces) strawberry low-fat yogurt 1 package (4-serving size) straw berry avor gelatin 1 cup frozen mixed berries 1. Place all ingredients in blender; cover. Blend on high speed for 15 seconds, or until smooth. Serve immediately.Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and BerriesMixed Berry SmoothieMorning Energy Mocha Balls MORNING E NERG Y MOCHA BALLSPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Makes: 20 balls 1 1/4 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Chocolatey Almond Crunch cereal 1/2 cup walnut halves 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon ax seeds 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 4 tablespoons almond butter 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons espresso powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut for rolling (optional) 1. Place cereal in a food processor. Process until nely ground. Add walnut halves, chia seeds, ax seeds, sesame seeds, almond butter, honey, maple syrup, cranberries, vanilla, espresso pow der and sea salt to bowl. Process until well blended and mix ture forms stiff dough. Remove dough and form into compact ball with hands. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in toasted coconut, if desired. Place balls on waxpaper lined sheet and let stand for about one hour, then transfer to tin or container with tight lid. Balls will keep for at least a week at room temperature, or they can be chilled. Little Ways to Start Your Day Beyond a balanced breakfast, there are other ways to start your morning off right. Try these tips to put some pep in your step and begin your day energized and pre pared for whatever comes: Hydrate: Replenish your body with a generous glass of water. This small action will provide your body with the hydration it needs. Move around: If you dont have time to start your day at the gym, work in a ten-min ute walk around the neighborhood. Just a few minutes of moving will get your blood pumping and help you start your day off on the right foot. Make a plan: Do you have anything you would like to ac complish today? Set yourself up for success by writing down all the things you would like to complete for the day. M C Y K

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Compadre 6 Director of Carrie and Scarface 13 Muss 19 They put up walls 21 Does some farriers work on 22 Berate 23 Nelson Mandela? [1995, 1985] 26 She, in Lisbon 27 Strike the ground in a golf swing 28 On the line 29 Fraternal group 30 One giving unreliable testi mony? [1976, 1985] 34 Blood-related 36 Gang girl 37 Paradigms 40 Bread holder? 43 Magnate 46 Alternatively 48 Like yaks and mynas 50 Muckraker Tarbell 51 Flips over 53 Reason for missing a ight? [1970, 2000] 57 Message from one whos all thumbs? 58 ? 60 With the jawbone of ___ ... (declaration of Samson) 61 Purposely misinform 62 First name in tyranny 63 Real enthusiast 65 Ending for acroor homo66 Look-alike 68 Part of a line at OHare? [2002, 1976] 73 From the top 74 Hide-hair connector 75 ___ cologne 76 Put away 79 Leader of the pack 82 Insurance giant 84 Part of a jazz duo? 85 Noted provider of pictorial instructions 86 Cheesy pickup line? [1944, 1995] 90 Bears, but not Cubs 92 Novelist Patchett 93 Forfeits 94 Degrees for attys. 96 Hound Dog or Whats New Pussycat? 97 Baseballs Iron Man 99 Snowmobile brand 102 River to the Rhine 104 V-shaped fortication 106 Reason why all the com puters are down? [1976, 2005] 111 Gallic girlfriend 113 Surgically remove 116 Pulitzer winner James 117 Locale in Grays Elegy Written in a Country Church yard 118 Seaside outing? [1955, 1954] 123 Former Gracie Mansion resident 124 Repeat 125 Lying face up 126 ___ Channel (Hannah Montana airer) 127 Successfully impersonate 128 Early Apple computers DOWN 1 Yellow shade 2 Thomas of TV 3 Caravaggios The Sacrice of ___ 4 End of some URLs 5 Individually 6 Annual N.B.A. event 7 Auction ending? 8 The Oscars are awarded on it: Abbr. 9 When repeated, a plea of Richard III 10 Daughter in The Sound of Music 11 1986 World Series champs 12 Dilbert intern 13 Reciprocal raising of tar iffs, e.g. 14 Lummox 15 Amazing! 16 Many a hanging 17 Deciency 18 Some P.A. announcements 20 Knitted wrap 24 TurboTax option 25 Yuk! 31 Target competitor 32 Not yet nal, legally 33 Linda of Broadways Jekyll & Hyde 35 Holy cow! 38 Historic fort on the Ore gon Trail 39 Bygone boomers 41 Mince words? 42 Tijuana treat 43 Star of Mr. Hulots Holiday 44 Put the nger on 45 Poisonous 47 The Divided Self author R. D. ___ 49 Im not kidding! 52 Enliven, with up 54 Like Gamal Abdel Nassers movement 55 Jet black 56 Numismatic condition 59 Ocean routes 63 Achieved through trickery 64 Rough day? response 67 Expand 69 Chemistry Nobelist Otto 70 Award won 21 times by Harold Prince 71 In a stupor 72 Like fall leaves 77 Hatcher or Polo 78 Allay 79 Food thickener 80 Actress Anderson 81 Small irritations 83 Meadow mamas 85 No ones ___ than me (Eminem lyric) 87 Belgium or Denmark 88 Tons 89 Diddle away 91 Emphatic 95 Beetle Bailey gure 98 Excited about 100 Moves slowly 101 Scares off 103 Astronaut Thomas on four space shuttle ights 105 Prex with natal 107 Western 108 Dr. Alzheimer 109 Medicinal plant 110 Cant stand 111 Mimicked 112 Skirt style 114 Short cut 115 James portrayed by Be yonc 119 Clinch 120 Post-W.W. II female service member 121 From ___ Z 122 The Engineers of the N.C.A.A., for short 12345 6789 10 11 12131415161718 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3233 3435 36 37 383940 4142 434445 4647 4849 50 51 5253 5455 56 57 5859 60 61 62 63 6465 6667 6869 70 71 72 73 74 75 767778 798081 8283 84 85 86 87 8889 9091 92 93 94 9596 97 98 99100101 102103 104 105 106 107 108109 110 111112 113114115 116 117 118 119 120121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 OSCAR DO UBLE FEA TU RES BY ALAN ARBESFELDSolution on B8 Spending less is something we all strive for. Trying to nd ways to save on our everyday needs is like a game of chess. Saving and spending less do not always mean clipping a coupon is the best answer. 80 percent of the time it is (ha-ha) but in all reality there are many other ways you can still save if you do not have the time for clipping. Do not pay full price: It is time to stop paying full price on your every day purchases. If time permits, shop around for the best price. Check to see if your store will price match other ads. This can be a huge savings for your checkbook. Also check if the product you are buying has any rebates available. The store associate or manager will be happy to check for you. Clothing and appar el: The rst place to look for clothing and appar el are the sale racks at your favorite store. If you have time, you can shop your favorite thrift store or church variety store. Many great treasures are found in the smallest of thrift stores. DIY: If you are the type to do it yourself, then an other big way to save is just that. Last week our dryer stopped drying and I panicked thinking about the cost to repair it or replace it. My husband simply got online and googled the problem. Such an easy x that didnt cost us a dime. The same thing can be said for any appliance or item in your house. Check out the World Wide Web for ways to do repairs your self. Reuse and repur pose: Does it bother you to throw away per fectly good containers? Check out Pinterest for many ways to repurpose and reuse many of your household items. From furniture, old windows, doors, plastic bottles and more. You can save $$ by reusing. Once my hand soap is almost gone, I add a little water to make it last longer. You can do the same thing for fabric softener, detergent and more. Meal planning: Do you shop weekly for your dinner menu or every few days? Either way if you shop with out a plan for your dinners then you are spending too much. Instead, try planning your menu around sale items and what is in your pantry. If chicken breast are Buy One Get One Free this week at your grocery store, then that would be a smart choice for din ners. Make a bigger meal that when you are nished with, can be repur posed into another dish tomorrow night. Maybe it is a butt roast that you were able to save big on this week. Try cooking it in the crock pot and then the next day have it over sandwiches. This will get you two to three meals out of one dish and one nights cooking. Cooking your meals will always save you more instead of prepackaged meals. It is healthier and will help you stretch your pennies further.Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to re duce 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 work shops, Senseney speaks at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Senseney for more information at Tanya@DivineSavings. com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information.Five ways to spend less SAVINGS DIVATanya Senseney Dear Abby: I work in a palliative care unit in a local hospital, and Im all too aware of how important it is to have ones end-of-life wishes documented, notarized and on-hand in case of an emergency. I remember reading an essay that appeared in your column years ago; it eloquently described the desire of the writer that his body be used to allow others to live through or gan donation. Is it part of your Keepers booklet? Jynna in North CarolinaDear Jynna: Yes, it is included. And Im printing it for you today because it contains an important message. The author, Robert Test, was not only altruistic, but also the ultimate recy cler.To Remember Meby Robert TestAt a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped. When that happens, do not attempt to instill articial life into my body by the use of a machine. And dont call this my death bed. Call it my bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives. Give my sight to a man who has never seen a sunrise, a babys face or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a per son whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain. Give my blood to the teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play. Give my kidneys to one who depends on a ma chine to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle, every ber and nerve in my body and nd a way to make a crippled child walk. Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her windows. Burn what is left of me and scatter the ash es to the winds to help the owers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all my prejudice against my fellow man. Give my soul to God. If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever. Readers, Keepers is a collection of favorite let ters, poems and essays that have appeared in this column over the years. It was assembled because so many readers said the items were meaningful to them and requested that they be compiled as a booklet. It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. It covers subjects from temptation to forgiveness, animals, children and hu man nature. Filled with down-to-earth nuggets of wisdom, both philosophical and witty, its a quick, easy read, and an inexpensive gift for newly weds, pet lovers, new par ents or anyone recovering from an illness because it covers a wide variety of subjects.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Mans last wish is to let his death give others life DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 SARA MOULTONAssociated PressInvented in Buffalo, N.Y., during the s, Buffalo chicken wings have become a national favorite. Big surprise! If fat is where the avor is, and if every ones a sucker for avor, Buffalo chicken couldnt lose. A mad scientist dreaming up the Frankenstein of comfort foods mightve come up with something very like Buffalo chicken wings. It starts with the fattiest part of the bird the wings which then are deep-fried, tossed into a vat of melted butter and hot sauce, and nally dipped in blue cheese sauce. I hate to be a spoilsport, but yikes! Think of the calo ries! Single servings of Buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce can pack more than 1,000 calories. And thats just for an appetizer! So I decided to tackle this monster and somehow transform it into a week night meal. Using all of the dishs signature elements, and adding orzo or couscous and peas, I think I succeeded, mostly by turning nger food into a dinner-in-a-pot pasta dish. My version is quick to make, big on avor, and much lighter. First, I swapped out chicken wings for boneless skinless chicken. We love chicken wings because the skin-to-meat ratio is so high. And because the skin is where the avor and the fat reside. After cub ing the chicken, I sauteed it in a nonstick pan, and avored it with hot sauce. The nonstick pan allows us to use a lone tablespoon of butter, rather than the 4 to 6 tablespoons called for in the classic recipe. For the pasta, I like orzo, which looks like large grains of rice. And by the way, you nally can nd good quality whole-wheat orzo in the supermarket. I held my breath as I served this dish to The Hus band, who I fully expected to ask, grumpily, Wheres the cheese? Happily, there were no complaints. The dish is cheesy and creamy. The Husband was content. Indeed, Im condent that this dinner-in-a-pot will be a big hit with the whole family. And it only takes 35 minutes to make.CREAMY BUFFALO CHICKEN AND PEASStart to nish: 35 minutes Servings: 6 1 tablespoon unsalted but ter 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 to 2 tablespoons hot sauce, or to taste 8 ounces whole-wheat orzo or whole-wheat Israeli couscous 2 cups frozen peas 3/4 cup low-sodium chick en broth 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1 cup nely chopped celery 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. 2. While the water heats, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce and a hefty pinch of salt, then set aside. 3. Add the orzo or couscous to the boiling water, stir and cook according to the package instructions until it is almost al dente. Add the peas, then return the water to a boil. As soon as the water returns to a boil, drain and add the peas and pasta to the skillet. Return the skil let to medium heat, add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute, or until the pasta is tender. 4. Add the blue cheese and simmer until the cheese is melted and the sauce has thickened. Transfer to 6 bowls and top each portion with some of the celery. Serve immediately. 5. Nutrition information per serving: 290 calories; 70 calories from fat (24 percent of total calories); 8 g fat (4.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 40 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 6 g ber; 3 g sugar; 20 g protein; 440 mg sodium.Slimming down a calorie bomb Buffalo chickenSara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public televisions Saras Weeknight Meals and has writ ten three cookbooks, including Sara Moultons Everyday Family Dinners. M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com It is one thing to have a vision for your family; its another thing to have a perfect vision for your family. Take the family dinner table (please! as some exasperated families might exclaim). This is a great way to reconnect as family, feed and nurture souls and make sure that your family is making the mark nutritionally. But a problem aris es when the maker of the family meal (usually Mom) has visions of Norman Rockwell family dinners dancing in her head like proverbial sugar plums. Lets cut to the chase, shall we? Those Norman Rockwell pictures were paintings, not actual snapshots taken in someones real home. This was Normans exercise in fantasy caught on canvas not the real deal. If your family is any thing like mine, your children are likely to be the conductors of all manner of unseemly behavior that would make a grown mans eyes water. You know what Im talk ing about wiping their mouths on their sleeves and putting such large forkfuls of food in their mouths that knowing the Heimlich maneuver is essential just to survive until breakfast the next day. The question is how do we bring up these children of ours to not be social mists and neer-dowells at the dinner table? The real answer to decent table manners lies with the parents. Children must be trained, and part of that training is from example. Here are a few dinner table rules to consider for everyone involved: Put your napkin on your lap. It requires very little energy to do so and will endear you forever to the hostess. Wait for the blessing, if one is said. If you want to blow away the host ess, wait for her to sit down and pick up her fork. If you nd you must spit something out, it is better to use your napkin than to gross out the entire table with the big wad of unchewable meat you pulled out with your hands and perched on the side of your plate. It is also unnecessary to make an announcement about your nding. If you are drinking something from a glass or enjoying your soup, it is preferable to do so si lently. It is unnerving to well-mannered guests to listen to ve people at the same time slurp soup. It is better to ask your table mate to pass something to you than reach across him and drag your sleeve through his gravy. This will most assured ly cause great distress to the person whose plate you have desecrated and the person in charge of laundry. The words please and thank you have not been stricken from the English language. Use them liberally. If there is something big and green stuck in someones teeth at the table, make inconspicuous hand gestures to notify him or her. Again, loud announcements of this sort are completely unnecessary. Likewise, if there is something big and green stuck in your teeth and someone gestures to you about it, kindly ask to be ex cused and take care of it out of view. Using a fork tine, credit card or even toothpick to dislodge the intruder is highly frowned upon. For some reason, man ners arent taught as quickly as they are caught. Becoming vigilant with dinner table habits will serve everyone in the family well. Manners are a common ground that helps to establish the din ner table as an enjoyable place to be. Use them, and they will serve you. Forget about them, and they (or the lack of them) will embar rass you. It is a simple thing that costs nothing and yet could cost every thing in a social setting. Manners are essential: Dont let your children leave home without them.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.Dont let kids leave home without manners DINNER DIVALeanne Ely M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 Special to the News-SunSEBRING There will be about 40 different trains ranging from the 1930s to the present day passenger trains running over the ve scale miles of track on a 12.5and 36foot layout at Lakeshore Mall from March 14-16 and March 21-23. There will be some steam engines and some trains that are comput er operated with sound. The trains will run on the HO and N Gauge modular layouts. Some of the trains you may see are the Florida East Coast, large Passenger Zephyrs, Amtrak, a Publix train and many others. There will also be a Lego train and Lionel trains at times. New modules and de tails have been added, along with a change in the layout. Limited analy sis will be offered for HO and N Locos on a test track free of charge, as time permits. New this year will be a 3-foot plus 16.5-foot N scale layout that is lower than the HO layout. This will make for easier view ing by children and those in wheelchairs. Members of the Sebring Model Railroad Club will be on hand to answer questions about trains. The club usually meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December) at the church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway with a mem bership from all of Highlands County and the surrounding area. Mem bership is open to all train buffs. Members are encouraged to run their trains on the layout. The club maintains an N-scale train at the Childrens Museum of the Highlands and assisted in setting up a layout at NuHope retirement home in Avon Park. For more information or questions, call Curt Petersen at 382-6967 or Gene Archer at 452-0334. Call to conrm meeting location as occasionally it will change. Applications for mem bership will be available during the display at $15 per year ($20 for family).Railroad Club to display trains at Lakeshore MallCLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS TOPS 632LAKE PLACID TOPS 632 meets every Monday ay the Womens Club House in Lake Placid. Members weigh in between 3 and 3:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 4 p.m. Last weeks program was given by Ida Wyland on the wonderful banana. It seems that bananas are more benecial than ap ples and so the banana was selected as one of the Yes Yess. The No No for this week will be French Fries. The Travel Gift was lost, but Patty Hynes was the lucky person to try for a four-week loss to claim the elusive package. March 17 will be the awards meeting. The club is honoring Ethel Emanuel as the chapters queen. She will be representing the chapter at the State Recognition convention in May. This week was anoth er net loss with 31 members weighing in. The best loser for this week was Patty Hynes. The club had a net loss for the month of February and the best loser for February was Leila McGovern. Mary Anderson, Barbara Embick, Mary Jo Finn, Anna Harrington, Penny Herworth, Linda Pollard, Theresa Rhodes and Betty Snyder all lost four weeks in a row. Penny Herworth, Leila McGovern, Carolyn Mead, Christina Nowland, Anna Harrington lost 10 pounds or more in February. A couple of them are so very close to becom ing a KOPS. The club is planning a cup auction March 24. This is always a fun meeting and the money generated goes into the SRD fund to help pay for attending the convention. At the end of the meeting three members contribut ed tidbits they had brought to share. Mary Anderson read an article on the effects of chocolate on animals. She, being a Pisces, wondered why it wouldnt be bad for humans too. Barbara Embick shared her low calorie vegetable dip. Joan Dunn read what different cultures eat or drink and how they dont have heart attacks. She concluded that we can eat or drink whatever we want because apparently being English is what kills you. Courtesy photoThree members of the Dalton Gang Joyce Briski (from left), Donna Coleman and Becky Crockett celebrate their birthdays while cruising the Caribbean Islands last week.HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARIBBEAN STYLE The news is just a click away! www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN CHRIS TALBOTTAP Music WriterNASHVILLE, Tenn. The good news? Miranda Lambert has completed her much anticipated, though somewhat over due, fth album. The bad news? You have to wait until June 3 for Plati num, a full two years and eight months since her last LP. Why the wait? Lambert released an album with her Pistol Annies trio in 2013 and extended her tour. She also decided she was at a place in her career where shed earned the time to fulll her entire creative vision, and it simply took time. From the day you kinda go I need to start looking for songs and writing songs, it feels like no matter how much time you have, youre rushed, Lambert said. And so I didnt want to rush it at all. To me its all about timing and mak ing sure that you can feel like you can nally sit there and go, OK, the al bums done, and never have a moment where you go, I wish we could change that or I wish we had a different song. An early listen reveals the singers most ambitious album yet. At 16 songs, Platinum sprawls across genre and style and expands on her already adventur ous sense of song choice. She says everyone urged her to trim a few songs and conform to the usual country conventions. Now when you listen to it as a whole, what do you take off? she asked. The album paints a picture of Lamberts life as she reaches 30. She wrote or co-wrote eight songs and chose the others based on how they reected her per sonality or world view. The rst single, Automatic, suggests returning to a slower time and way of thinking. She con templates her self-image in Bathroom Mirror, takes on tabloid scrutiny in Priscilla and teams up with several guests on songs that underscore her range and willingness to experiment. The collaboration with Carrie Underwood on Something Bad brings together two of countrys most popular stars. Were really rocking in country music and were coming together as a force, Lambert said. To me, like, if youre sit ting on the front row, you might want to scoot back. Its a force. It just feels exciting to me. Im ready to rock.Miranda Lambert ready to rock as she preps albumMUSIC MCTMiranda Lambert has been working on her next album, Platinum, for more than two years. M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com TROPICAL HARBOR ESTA TE SBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID The Mens Pancake Break fast served 150 residents March 1. There also was a good showing at the monthly carry-in dinner Thursday evening. By the time the winter residents get in the habit of attend ing all of these monthly functions it will be spring and they will be heading back north. Its so good to see the clubhouse lled. The Monday morning coffee was also well at tended. The coffee was made and hosted by three ladies that have been friends a long time Nancy Goudreau, Mar Mulholand, and Heurtha Thomson. Donna Van den Bergh was the emcee from Canada. We had many new faces at the coffee this morning, some guests, some visiting and renting. Our Tropical Topics has listed three couples that are new to this park: John and Shirley Manor at 230 Beauregard Street from Pennsylvania, Carl and Faye Christenson at 206 Beauregard Street from New Hampshire, and Mike and Linda Myers at 323 Belle Field from Illi nois. Donna Vanden Bergh read the list of names for birthdays this week, but only one person was present Marcia Collier. Ruth Ann Walls played the piano so we could sing Happy Birthday to Marcia. Carol Noel was asked to give her Sunshine Report, which was Burt Wahl is having surgery; there are Thinking of You cards for Janet and Howard Tie mann, and Carol and Bob Oldham. We had a good book discussion at our Harbor Lites Book Group on Thursday. The book that we are reading for March 20 is The Silver Star by Jean nette Walls. If you read Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses by this au thor, youll enjoy this book, too. The Red Hats will meet March 13 at Jaxsons on Lake June Road at 11:30 a.m. The Red Hats look forward to their lun cheons. The Nu-Hope Ladies are showing a free movie at 3 p.m. March 16 with donations going to the NuHope Elder Care Services in this area. The name of the movie matinee is The North Avenue Irregulars, which is a 1979 Walt Disney Production. Starring in the movie are Cloris Leachman, Edward Her rmann, Barbara Harris, Karen Valentine, and Patsy Kelly. Dont forget we la dies always serve cake and coffee a half hour before the movie so be sure to come early. On March 17, St. Patricks Day, Louis Wacker shauser and all his volunteers are cooking up a corned beef dinner with all the trimmings for $8 to be served at 5 p.m. The proceeds will be going to the Tropical Harbor Homeowners Association. March 18 is the day that the women and the men go to their respective luncheons. The Mustangs are going to the Placid Lake Country Club. The ladies are going to the Jacaranda Hotel and they will be hosted by Doris True and Paula Bannister. The Jac aranda Hotel is at 19 E. Main St. in Avon Park. A Paddle Wheel Boat Trip is planned for March 22. The boat ride will be a 4.5-hour ride going east on the calm waters of the intercostals waterway. You will have a buffet lun cheon, music to dance or sing along. It sounds like a beautiful day. There is still space on the boat, if interested. Call Peggy Sue Teague and give her the $55.53 for the ride by March 12. March 22 is also the evening of the dance in the clubhouse. Hope you arent too tired out from the paddle wheel boat ride that you enjoyed that day to dance the evening away. The dance is a Ha waiian luau with Larry Musgrave playing. Tickets are $5 and are available at the coffees on Monday or from the dance committee. March 2 was the meeting of the Home Owners Association. Louis Wackershauser, president, called the meeting to or der. Many topics were discussed during the course of the meeting. Tuesday morning the Mustangs went for their monthly breakfast at the Truck Stop. Twenty-two men attended and en joyed their time together. The ladies coffee meeting on March 4 followed the exercise class led by Vicky Echelberry. The coffee for the meeting was made by Marilyn Cromer. Charlotte Charlton led the ladies meeting. She gave the monthly nancial report. Carol Noel, the Sunshine Lady, mentioned that there are Thinking of You cards for Barbara Dixon and Fran Turley. The Tropical Harbor Singer will present its pro gram at 7 p;.m. March 29. Tickets are $3. Ruth Pilgram is the director and Ruth Ann Walls is the pianist. Call Arlene Dammer in regard to tickets. Computer class is at 3:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sandy Snyder is the teacher and shell be glad to help you. Emily Snider mentioned that there is Bible class in the clubhouse at 10 a.m. every Thursday. Everyone is welcome. Judy Muise holds art classes in her home at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Thursday. If you are in terested, call Judy at 2600069. Eunice Brown is celebrating her 80th birthday on March 23 in the clubhouse from 2-4 p.m. All come. If you wait, all that hap pens is you get older.FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Prince ArjonaCalvin and Crystal Arjona of Sebring an nounce the birth of a son, Prince Ferdinand, at 4:25 p.m. on March 5, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Prince weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Earnest and Vann Crumity. Paternal grandmother is Margaret Arjona.Troy HallLittle Carrizales and Sarah Hall, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Troy Chance Hall, at 6:01 a.m. on March 6, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Troy weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Earl Armbie and Mildred Armbie. Paternal grandparents are Leonard and Martina Carrizale.Nova MarreroLuis Marrero and Casi Wallace, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Nova Christine Marrero, at 11:54 a.m. on Feb. 27, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Nova weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inch es in length.CELEBRATIONS BIR TH ANNOUNC EMENTS LYNN ELBERAP Television WriterLOS ANGELES Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, Cosmos, took audiences on a groundbreaking TV journey through the universe. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the 21st-century edition which debuted Sunday, has a head start with a Twitter following of 1.7 million thats just edged by the starry likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee Lo Green. Tyson, a go-to expert for news reports on Earth-threatening aster oids and other science developments, said his public prole frees him from comparisons to Sagan. The educator and author with a gift for conveying the wonder of discovery died in 1996 at age 62. If I didnt have a following, I think people would say, How is he going to ll Carl Sagans shoes? How is he going to pronounce billion? said Tyson, referring to the billions and billions of stars phrase made famous by Sagan in Cosmos (although purists insist Sagan said upon, not and). Sagan was the present er for the rst series, Ty son said, and hes the presenter for the second. He gamely accepts an analogy, one hes clear ly heard before, to the string of actors who have starred in the Doctor Who title role. Each contributes something different, but youre still with the franchise at the end of the day, he said. The new version be gan its 13-episode run at 9 p.m. Sunday on Fox and other Fox Networks Group channels including National Geographic, FX and Nat Geo Mundo. Tyson, 55, brings to the program his distinguished credentials as director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and an author whose works include Space Chronicles and The Pluto Files. Proving hes a stick ler for accuracy, Tyson took Gravity to task for scientic gaffes and prompted a urry of cov erage ranging from Hollywood trade papers to geek-favored websites. Among the more lighthearted of his Myster ies of #Gravity series of tweets: Why Bullocks hair, in otherwise convincing zero-G scenes, did not oat freely on her head. He is also one of the nations most prominent African-American sci entists, but says ethnicity isnt in the forefront of his perspective. Ive never divided my audience that way. My audience is, are you cu rious about the universe or not? Tyson said.Cosmos is back with new host for new generationTELEVISION MCTAstrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 DAVID CRARYAP National WriterNEW YORK Americas top doll, Barbie, nds herself in controversy once again, this time over a business partnership between her manufacturer, Mattel, and the Girl Scouts. On Thursday, two consumer advocacy groups often critical of corporate advertising tactics the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream criticized Barbie as a awed role model for little girls and launched a petition drive urging the Girl Scouts of the USA to end the partnership. The Girls Scouts said they would not do so. Just a few weeks ago, Mattel incurred wide spread criticism as well as some accolades for letting Barbie be featured in Sports Illustrateds annual swimsuit edition. The Girl Scouts partnership with Mattel, announced last August, includes a Barbie-themed activity book, a website, and a Barbie participation patch the rst Girl Scout uniform patch with corporate sponsorship. Holding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role model for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossible body type, and undermines the Girl Scouts vital mission to build girls of courage, condence and character, said Susan Linn, director of the Boston-based commercial-free childhood organization. She said the Barbie patch targeted at 5-to8-year-old Daisies and Brownies would transform these girls into walking advertisements. This is product placement at its worst, said New American Dreams executive director, Wendy Philleo, who described herself as a longtime admirer of the Girl Scouts. Our children are already being bombarded by marketers pitches at stores, at home, online, on TV, and in school, said Philleo, whose Charlottesville, Va.-based group tries to counter the commercialization of American culture. The Girl Scouts national headquarters in New York rejected the groups appeal. Our partnership with Mattel focuses on career exploration and teaches girls about inspiring women in a fun way, said spokeswoman Kelly Parisi. We stand behind this partnership, as it helps us bring to over 2 million Girl Scouts the message that they can do anything. Thats the essence of the Barbie uniform patch a bright pink oval with a gold-letter slogan stitched on it: Be anything. Do ev erything. Barbie still slimwaisted and long-legged after 55 years had pursued roughly 150 different careers, and she stretched her boundaries again in February by posing along with real-life supermodels in Sports Illustrateds 50th anniversary swimsuit is sue. Anticipating the criticism that ensued, Mattel promoted the campaign with the catchword unapologetic. In announcing the partnership with Mattel last year, Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez depicted both her own organization and Barbie as American icons. Together, we are teaching girls that their futures are wide open with possibilities, Chavez said at the time. Parisi, in an e-mail Thursday, said Mattel gave the Girl Scouts $2 million to implement the Bar bie-themed initiatives. At the time the partnership was announced, the Girl Scouts were struggling nancially, with revenue shortfalls prompting the national headquarters to trim about one-fourth of its staff through buyouts and layoffs. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Child hood said the Girl Scouts Barbie-themed website included a game that would encourage girls to identify careers based on attire from a veterinarian in a frilly miniskirt, to a pink-suited U.S. president, to a race car driver in stilettos. Said Susan Linn, the campaign director: The website is little more than an interactive ad for Bar bie promoting the brands insidious message that women really are what they wear. Linn said she communicated privately with the Girl Scouts last year, hoping they would end the Mattel partnership without the need for a public advocacy campaign, but those efforts failed. A psychologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School, Linn founded the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood in 2000. It now reports a membership of 54,000, many of them parents. The groups advocacy campaigns have achieved numerous victories, nota bly in forcing several companies to halt or modify advertising claiming that certain videos and other products could help infants learn. It also has helped block proposed state laws that would have allowed advertising on school buses. The Center for a New American Dream, a non prot founded in 1997, says its mission is to help Americans reduce and modify the level of consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice. Due to their size and high prole, the Girl Scouts have been a frequent target of criticism over the years, notably from certain conservatives who contend despite the Girl Scouts repeated denials that the organization tilts toward the abortion-rights side of the national abortion debate. Last month, some antiabortion groups launched a boycott of the Girl Scouts annual drive to sell cookies.Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with BarbieAdvocacy groups saw she is a awed role model for little girls MCTBarbie still slim-waisted and long-legged after 55 years had pursued roughly 150 different careers, and she stretched her boundaries again in February by posing along with real-life supermodels in Sports Illustrateds 50th anniversary swimsuit issueHolding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role model for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossible body type, and undermines the Girl Scouts vital mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character.Susan Linn Campaign for a Commercial-Free ChildhoodMCT Duck Commander Wines are sold and marketed by family-owned Trinchero Family Estates, Napa Valley vintners since 1948. Associated PressMr. Carson, bring me my wine! And you, too, Mr. Spock. In what is perhaps the strongest evidence yet of wines power to unite, fans of upper-crusty period drama Downton Abbey, sciclassic Star Trek and the proudly down home show Duck Dynas ty can all buy wines bottled under license to their favorite show. Must drink TV? The Downton Abbey wines, a white and a red (retailing at $16.99), come from Wines That Rock, a company that makes wine under the names of rock groups, including the Roll ing Stones. Theyre made by Dulong Grand Vins, a Bordeaux winery, which makes sense since the show has featured a num ber of wines from that famous French wine region. Wine has been a big part of the British series, with butler Mr. Carson taking great pains over which wines to serve with dinner. One of the wines served at the big dinner party in the second episode of the fourth season was a 1919 Chateau Coutet, a big thrill for the family that now owns the southern Bor deaux winery (which produces a well-regarded dessert wine). Producers of the show, who are known for their faithful attention to detail, approached the family and asked for permission to use the name, then made a prop bottle to use in lm ing. We were thrilled, says Aline Baly, co-owner and director of marketing and communications for Chateau Coutet. Meanwhile, Duck Dy nasty, an A&E show about a family business that makes products for duck hunters, primarily a duck call, might not seem such a seamless t for the wine world. But Bob Torkelson, chief operating ofcer of Trin chero Family Estates, the Napa Valley winery that makes the Duck Commander wines, says the Trincheros and the Robertsons (the Louisiana family featured on the show) have a lot in common in terms of running family businesses. The Robertsons met the Trincheros after asking around for recommendations on wineries. Willie and Korie Robertson have visited the winery and contributed to decisions on blending and packaging. The wines, re leased late last year and retailing for about $10, are available in a red blend, a chardonnay and a pink moscato; a pinot grigio also is planned. The show stirred unwelcome publicity last December when family patriarch Phil Robertson made a number of controversial statements to GQ magazine, including calling gay sex a sin. However, sales of the wine have been robust, passing 100,000 cases in about four months. And what of Star Trek? Is there a space-wine con tinuum? Yes, actually, there is, says Peter Messa, spokes man for Vinport which handles marketing for the Star Trek wines. Star Trek has many wine references in it, the most famous probably being Klingon bloodwine, he notes. In fact, food and drink plays a big part in the series, with toasts often raised to celebrate interspecies diplomacy and other milestones. The Star Trek wines are based on the original series, or TOS to fans who are primarily Baby Boomers (major consumers of wine). The wines feature labels based on poster art by Juan Ortiz, who was commissioned by CBS to make posters of the iconic series. The rst release of the wine was made in Cal ifornias Sonoma County and is a red blend of mer lot, sangiovese, cabernet franc, dolcetto and tinta cao. Broadcast Booze: Television shows get into the wine biz M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com Well, this morning I set my clocks up an hour late, went to breakfast and then returned to my room in Fairway Pines old folks home and started my usu al day of watching the antics of birds and squir rels on the pine trees that frame my view from the glass doors that front my room. Earlier in the morning there had been a dense fog when I look out the windows, but now the fog is gone and I am witnessing the burning off of the water that had settled on the limbs and needles of the pines. The sun has risen and the light has made the water droplets hanging from the branches and needles look like Christmas tree lights comparable to the ones on Times Squares trees. There are lights of gold, silver, red, pur ple and green all blinking as the breeze moves the limbs. The full display lasted for a full half hour until the sun started to dry the lower parts of the limbs and dry up the dew drops and slowly but progressively work the way to the top of the tree, cutting off the beautiful Christmas in March display of lights. Mother Nature has many ways of repaying debts and I think this dis play this morning was my recompense for decorating the crummy looking bush in front of American Legion Post 69 meeting hall a long time ago as reported in a long gone report.Woodie Jackson is a Sebring resident and an occasional columnist of the News-Sun.Mother Nature takes care of an old debt GUEST COLUMNWoodie Jackson BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID Stuart Park in Lake Placid was the place to be on the second Saturday of the month this winter to enjoy the sights and smells of a fresh farmers-type market sponsored by the Great er Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. This is not a fundraiser. It is also not a ea mar ket, said Eileen May, executive director of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. We do this for the community, for the crafters and the vendors that are here. There are only crafts and food at the market. There were many tables in the park lled with jewelry, plants, fresh vegetables, fruit, produce, jams and jellies. There were also places where one may enjoy a quick breakfast or a leisure lunch as the music serenaded the marketgoers. We live in Sylvan Shores and love that there is a place for crafters to show their wares, food and fresh produce, said Julia Flapah. We came to the market to get fresh radishes. They are so good and avorful. They are about the size of a golf ball. I like the feel. It seems that it is a local garage sale, said Albert Flap ah, Julias husband of 56 years. I also like the fact that the cheerleaders have a booth. Whenever I go by, I have to drop a dollar in the bucket. Julia said that they have a house here and a house in Ft. Lauderdale so they are bi-housal. After showing off the radishes, they both chimed in together, This is a wonderful town! and left with smiles on their faces. I go to sales and put them together, said Ellen Haselman about her gar den charms. I take them home and put them together how they speak to me. The charms are items that are embellished and set to go on a 3-foot dowel or stick in order to be stuck into the ground. I enjoy putting them together and seeing the looks on peoples faces when they see them. Many people ask if they light up. I always tell them only the faces. Haselman is a winter resident from Vermont. Her son lives in Tomo ka Heights and that was a draw for her. She also admitted that she is here in part because, It is warm in the winter. There was live enter tainment at the park, but when it ended, the music continued as Party Dog Rick entertainment kicked into high gear. Party Dog Rick provides Karaoke at Jaxsons on Tuesday and Thursday nights. This past week was the last market of the sea son. there are not enough people in summer for the market, May said. The market will be back in Oc tober for another year. This is the fth year that Lake Placid has had the market. To reserve a spot, down load the application from the web or stop in the Chamber. There is a $20 fee for Chamber members and a $25 fee for nonmembers. The is a threemonth commitment and you need to provide a sample of the product to be sold. There are approximately 30 vendors each time. For more information go to visitlakeplacid.com/.Saturday Morning Market completes another season Rod Lewis/News-sunEllen Haselman shows one of her garden charms to a young customer at the Saturday Morning Market in Lake Placid. Did You KNOW? In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. M C Y K

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 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 OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No.:28-2014-CA-000021 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC; Plaintiff, vs. SHAWN STOLL A/K/A SHAWN P.STOLL,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:SHAWN STOLL A/K/A SHAWN P.STOLL LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:4100 GOLFVIEW RD, SEBRING,FL 33875 3113 MEDICAL WAY APT.7, SEBRING,FL 33870 AND TO:All persons claiming an interest by, through,under,or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property: LOT 24,IN BLOCK 27,OF AVOCADO PARK,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been field against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff,Millennium Partners,whose address is 14750 NW 77th Court,Suite 303,Miami Lakes,FL 33016,and file the original with IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000230 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS,INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-4, Plaintiff, vs. ANNABELL RODRIGUEZ A/K/A ANNABELLE RODRIGUEZ; LUCIANO RIVERA,ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANNABELL RODRIGUEZ A/K/A ANNABELLE RODRIGUEZ (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address:903 W.BELL STREET, AVON PARK,FL 33825 Additional address:1638 KENDRICK DR. APT E,KISSIMMEE,FL 34741 Additional address:5218 LONG LAKE CIR APT 206,LAKELAND,FL 33805 LUCIANO RIVERA (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address:903 W.BELL STREET, AVON PARK,FL 33825 Additional address:8512 PAMIE ST, TAMPA,FL 33614 Additional address:512 PAMIE ST,TAMPA, FL 33614 Additional address:1638 KENDRICK DR, KISSIMMEE,FL 34741 Additional address:5218 LONG LAKE CIR APT 206,LAKELAND,FL 33805 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 2,BLOCK 1,``S'' AND ``H'' HOMESITES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.A/K/A 903 W.BELL STREET,AVON PARK,FL 33825 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to Mark C.Elia,Esq.at VAN NESS LAW FIRM P.A.,Attorney for the Plaintiff,whose address is 1239 E.NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE,SUITE #110,DEERFIELD BEACH,FL 33442 on or before June 29, 2012 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided to Administrative order No.2065 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of May,2012. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF COURT By:/s/ Annette E.Daff May 20,27,2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-87 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOHN LEROY FRITZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN LEROY FRITZ,deceased,whose date of death was January 26,2014,and whose social security number XXX-XX-5801,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,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 March 12,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Stephen H.Franks 5 No.Mill St. Hopkinton,MA 01748 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 Facsimile:(863) 385-1161 Email:livingston@livingstonpa.com March 12,19,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000320 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JESSICA A.BRADY A/K/A JESSICA ANNE BRADY A/K/A JESSICA BRADY,JORDAN MICHAEL TURNER,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 March 5,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 9,BLOCK 144,LAKEWOOD TERRACES,SHEET 3,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4226 THOMPSON AVE,SEBRING,FL 33872; 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 April 8,2014 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 6th day of March,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1220996/sbl March 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-77 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOSEPH LIBASCI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSEPH LIBASCI,deceased,whose date of death was February 20,2014,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,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 March 5,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Donna Bovard 3708 Craig Avenue Sebring,FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 Facsimile:(863) 385-1161 Email:livingston@livingstonpa.com March 5,12,2014 representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 12,2014. Personal Representative: MICHAEL A.RIDER 13 N.Oak Avenue Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representatives: MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 E-Mail:marider@mariderlaw.com March 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-46 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF LOU DORIS JENKINS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LOU DORIS JENKINS,deceased,whose date of death was January 15,2014,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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:11-860GCS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD A.BARNABY; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD A.BARNABY; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 29th day of January,2014,and entered in Case No.11-860GCS,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC is the Plaintiff and EDWARD A.BARNABY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD A.BARNABY UNKNOWN TENANT(S); and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants.The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,11:00 AM on the 1st day of April,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: A PORTION OF SECTION 35,TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,RANGE 30 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 35; RUN THENCE NORTH 0 DEG. 03'52'' WEST ALONG THE THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION 35 FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.49 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEG.38'42'' EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70 FOR A DISTANCE OF 226.35 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE NORTH 0 DEG.03'52'' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 154.13 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG. 56'08'' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 225.0 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE SOUTH 0 DEG.03'52'' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 178.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs 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. Dated this 30th day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 10-61440 March 12,19,2014 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 auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. March 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000347-GCAX-MX SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ALI MIAH,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:MD N.ISLAM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MD N.ISLAM Whose residence is/are unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses,is any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra,9204 King Palm Drive,Tampa, FL 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559,within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property,to wit: LOT 11,BLOCK 1,SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY.PARCEL ID: A-23-33-28-010-0120-0000 If you fail to file your response or answer, if any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C.Consuegra,9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa,Florida 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660,facsimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 26th day of February,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2010-CA-001072 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC SEVIGNY,ALLIE SEVIGNY,THE PRESERVE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK AND, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 29,2014,and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-001072 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,is the Plaintiff and ERIC SEVIGNY; ALLIE SEVIGNY; THE PRESERVE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC.; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s).Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,the Jury Assembly Room 430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on April 1, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 38,BLOCK 750,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 15 R1,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,AT PAGE 64,BEING A REPLAT OF UNIT 15,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,AT PAGE 40,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 30th day of January,2014. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 12-11616 March 12,19,2014 1050Legals 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-99 IN RE:ESTATE OF MADALINE M.LOUGH, 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 MADALINE M.LOUGH, deceased,File Number PC 14-99,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was February 27,2014; that the total value of the estate is equal to or less than $0.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address GEORGETTE ALLEN 31851 Thomas Road SE A uburn,WA 98092 Each as to an undivided one-half (1/2) interest in the following:Exempt Homestead Real Property: Lot 7,Block 3,Sebring Country Estates,Section One,according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4,Page 49,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. A ND: JOSEPH KASANIC 313 Halstead Lane Westlake,OH 44145 AND: Exempt personal property: 2003 Honda Accord VIN# JHMCM56373C000577 A LL INTERESTED PARTIES 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 Administration 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 March 12,2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Georgette Allen 31851 Thomas Road SE Auburn,WA 98092 A ttorney for Petitioner: / s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 E-mail:Livingston@livingstonpa.com March 12,19,2014 KNOW?rf ntbtffb nnntttbf ntfnftftbtb nbntft tttfbtf fntttt tttbttt fbt tttr fntbt trfn fntbnb tft

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:09000635GCS BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P. Plaintiff, vs. MERLIN R.BURGESS,et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling the Foreclosure Sale filed March 5,2014,and entered in Case No.09000635GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY,Florida,wherein BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP F/K/A COUNIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-62 IN RE:ESTATE OF ELEANOR LINK Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELEANOR LINK,deceased,whose date of death was November 30,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS 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 March 5,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Betty Heiring 14 N.Lotela Ave. Avon Park,Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ C.Parke Sutherland C.PARKE SUTHERLAND,ESQUIRE A ttorney for BETTY HEIRING Florida Bar Number:0870781 900 W.Main St. A von Park,FL 33825 Telephone:(863) 452-6900 Fax:(863) 452-5200 E-Mail:sutherland@a vonparkla w .com March 5,12,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000140 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. A VRAM BALC,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2014,and entered in Case No. 28-2013-CA-000140 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank,National Association,is the Plaintiff and Avram Balc,Zorita Balc also known as Corita Bale also known as Zorita Balez,Tenant #1,Tenant #2,The Unknown Spouse of Avram Balc,The Unknown Spouse of Zorita Balc also known as Corita Bale also known as Zorita Balez,Vantage Pointe Homeowners Association,Inc.,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 1st day of April, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 77B,VANTAGE POINTE PHASE II,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,AT PAGE 86,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A /K/A 4415 VANTAGE CIR SEBRING FL 33872-3496 A ny 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 in Highlands County,Florida this 31st day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 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 (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of 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. A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com NR-015945F01 March 12,19,2013 the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice,or on or before April 16, 2014.If you fail to do so,a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Foreclosure Complaint. Dated:March 7,2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk A copy of this Notice of Action,Lis Pendens and Complaint were sent to the above-named Defendant(s) at last known address. MLG#13-000364-1 March 12,19,2014 1050Legals****PROCESS COLOR**** DUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00036497

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 CAR TRAILER16'x7' full deck w/ dual drop axles, removable & adj ramps, 2x4 utility side pockets. New tongue jack,lights, bearings, grease seals, & safety chains.Low profile14"white spoke wheels/ tires. $1695.obo(863)471-3329/414-6564 SOLD!!! 9350Automotive Parts& Accessories2001 WINDSTAR LIMITED EDITION VAN 1 owner, very good condition $3950 OBO SOLD!!! 9250VansKAWASAKI VULCAN1500. 1988, Good condition, 20,000 miles, new tires, leather saddle bags. $1850.00 or best offer. 863-465-7112 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2013 44'5TH WHEEL RV 3 slideouts, 2BR, full bath, full kitchen, sleeps 8, excellent condition, $23,500. 210-800-6389. 8400RecreationalVehiclesNORDICTRACK 1000TREADMILL LIKE NEW $300 OBO 863-471-2739 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 Recreation PUG PUPPIES,Fawn color. One male and one female, pure bred pug with no papers. Born January 3. First shots and wormed. Reasonable price to good home only, both parents on site. Call 910-382-5660. PIT BULLBlue nose, free to loving home. Gentle female, over 2 yrs. old. 863-699-1807 NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. KITTEN FRIENDLY,black & white. 4 mo. old. Spayed & rabies. Looking for forever indoor/adult/older child home. Sebring. $20. 863-446-0395 Call or text 7520Pets & SuppliesCUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER AS GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT VIJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 7400Lawn & GardenRADIAL ARMSAW 10" CRAFTSMAN.Very good cond. $200. 863-314-6750 7380Machinery & Tools SEBRING *ESTATE SALE 4305 Elson Ave Us 27 to Hammock Rd to Lakewood Dr to Golview (R) to Elson. Friday March 14, through Sunday March 16, 8am to 4pm. Tools Tools Tools! Gone With The Wind Lamps, over 25 antique, anniversary, mantel, novelty and wall clocks. Small tables, cherry BR furn. w/dbl. 4 poster bed, lane cedar storage cabinets, spindleback chair, Serta dbl. bed w/pine headboard, sheets & towels, antique mirror, Corelle, baking dishes, slow cookers, plants, staghorn, three person swing, lg. patio set w/glass table and extra chairs avail., beach chairs, oak pedestal (has been repaired) DR table & 4 chairs, elec. griddle, iron pans, Club pans, many kitchen items, recliner, Nascar collectibles, desk, race posters, stereo components, old beer signs, cookbooks, mens clothing, very large shelf/storage unit, garage fridge, lg. shop vac, older washer/dryer, (look bad work great), ladder, Kirby vac, Wind Tunnel vac, desks, Schwinn bike, Snapper mower, Win 98 computer, sm. flat screen monitor, tvs, dvd, vcr, approx. 15 stacking Craftsman and other stacking rolling toll box pieces, blower, chainsaw, trimmer, steel shelves, pressure washer. Mechanics, Lg. array of carpenter and yard hand and power tools, ladders, flower pots and etc. Sunday is 1/2 price day. Cash & FL check accepted. Donna Collins Estate Sale www.estatesales.net SEBRING -THURS.-SAT. March 13, 14, 15, 8am-4pm, 214 Pine Tree Lane. Tools, fishing poles, etc.; many electrical/plumbing fittings, cabinet doors/drawers, musical instruments, Xmas items, misc. SEBRING -SPRING TRASH/TREASURE/BAKE SALE Fri., March 14, 8am-3pm Sat., March 15, 8am-noon St. John United Methodist Church 3214 Grand Prix Drive (behind Sebring Walmart) Lunch served Friday. Call 863-382-1736 for info. SEBRING -2-FAMILY March 13,14,15, 8am-? 6614 and 6623 Old Orchard Ave. (across street), Carva Hills. Tools, truck, bed, kids clothes, household, DVD/VCR tapes. 655-1945, 655-6614. LAKE PLACIDSat. March 15th. 9 3pm. 17 Grape Ln. Furn., lamps, microwave, bar w/stools, misc. Rain Or Shine. **LAKE PLACIDESTATE SALE** Sat. March 15 8am-3pm Sun. March 16 Noon-3pm Placid Lakes 100 NE Lemon Dr. Great sale by the professionals The Furniture Doctors Serving Highlands County over 30 years 863-414-7388 AVON PARKSaturday, March 15, 8am ? Tools, kitchen items, dishes, adult and baby clothes, medical equipment, furniture and more. 1275 Lake Lotela Dr. AVON PARKESTATE SALE. Hooded cradle, pressed back rocker, Noritake, Pfalsgraff USA, red wagon, household items, tools, shelving, furniture, quilting frame. Fri.-Sat. 3/14-15, 195 S. Railroad Ave. Downtown Mini Storage. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VAC, UPRIGHT,bagless, completely reconditioned, guaranteed for 30 days, $25, 863-402-2285. LADIES DRESSES(5) Size 12/14. Perfect cond. $20 the lot. 863-453-3104 DOLL HOUSEVictorian. 2 story. Needs assembly, free with purchase of furniture, 5 rooms+ lots of acces. Made of balsa wood, $40, 863-402-2285. COCATIELS, 12WEEKS old, gray/yellow/white, hand fed, $50 each. 863-385-3639 ask for Joan. 7310Bargain Buys BOOKS LOUISL'amour collection of 250 paperbacks for $150. Cash. Call 863-385-1563 3'X3' L-SHAPEDdark mahogany desk, $50. 863-385-3639 ask for Joan. 7310Bargain BuysAPPLE BLOSSOMDINNERWARE EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER USED Gold trim. By Theodore Haviland. 60 plus pieces. 863-205-3944. 7300MiscellaneousSECTIONAL SOFAMulti-color earth tones, La-Z-Boy, recliners on each end. Like new. $275. Call 863-452-2443 7180FurnitureLATE 1800'SEAST LAKE 5-drawer chest $325 OBO. Lamp table $225 OBO. Both beautiful & clean.. 863-471-2739. 7060Antiques -CollectibleKENMORE WASHER& DRYER Front load large capacity $450 OBO. 863-381-7198 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise3/2 ONLAKE CARRIE access LAKE JUNE/HENRY. $800 1st/sec. Ref req Call/text 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR, 1BA, on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Cable/water/ electric incl. $400/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORHOMES 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSPRING LAKE2BR/2BA VILLA Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, range. $49,900 owner financing. 863-381-8069. 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleTHE BLUFFSOF SEBRING: For Sale by Owners: 55+, Amenities include stocked lake, heated pool spa, clubhouse, fitness room, tennis, chipping/putting area, library (books, videos, wi-fi stations). One unit is 2 BR/2BA, ground level, covered parking storage shed for $85K, second is 3 BR/2BA, ground level, lots of upgrades for $106K. Shown by appointment only, Phone 863-382-2853 or 863-385-4654 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate SERVERS NEEDEDIMMEDIATELY Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort MonSat. 8 5pm. Call 863-655-6215 For Directions Only DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS P/T, wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at www.jobs.thementornetwork.com/florida863-452-5141 2100Help WantedMANAGER -CIRCLE THEATRE Full-time employment opportunity: Manager of the beautiful newly renovated Circle Theatre in historic downtown Sebring. Salary is competitive. Employment hours are flexible, requiring some evening and weekend work. The Executive Committee of the Champion for Children Foundation will interview all finalists that are selected from the pool of applicants. This position will report directly to the CEO. Strong leadership qualities are essential. An associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred but not required. Applicants should have at least 5 years of proven management and administrative experience. The Circle Theatre Manager will oversee operations and supervise all aspects of the Circle Theatre, including events, Sweet Shoppe, personnel, volunteers, facilities and children's programs. The successful applicant must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, focused and detail oriented. Computer skills are a must. We are looking for a dynamic team player and a problem solver. Marketing, networking, public presentations, financial management & event planning are important requirements of this professional job. Send resume and references, postmarked by March 31, 2014 to: Champion for Children Foundation, P.O. Box 7125, Sebring, Fl 33872-0103 LOOKING FORLPN P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa LIL WIZARDSACADEMY Seeking F/T Child Care Teacher and a P/T Teacher from 12pm to 6pm. Call 863-381-9676 or Email jamesbox_3408 @yahoo.com GENERAL CLERK. Full time position. Experience in computers and Microsoft and other office duties. Mail resume to POB 1987, Sebring, FL 33871-1987 by 3/14/14. Excellent salary and benefit package. EOE. DIETARY AID Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT Dietary Aid position available. The applicant must have some knowledge of working in a long term care setting. 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, DFWP. COORDINATOR, PURCHASING(FT)Application deadline: 3/27/14. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO. CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS (C.N.A.) Royal Care of Avon Park currently has FT 7-3 positions available for C.N.A. in a Long Term Care setting. If you enjoy working with the elderly, come and be a part of the Royal Care Team. We offer Personal Days, Holidays, Health Benefits, LTD, STD, and much more. If you are one of the best, come join us at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. ARTIST ASSISTANT,part-time could become full time. Cataloging and restoring paintings. Flexible hours. Lake Placid area. 863-699-0072, 239-287-6298. AIR CONDITIONINGTECHNICIAN & INSTALLER WANTED Experience Necessary! Call 863-832-3399. 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 1100Announcements NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The regular meeting of the District Board of Trustees scheduled for Wednesday, March 26,2014 at 6:00 p.m.at the Lake Placid Center,will be held at the SFSC Highlands Campus at 600 W.College Drive,Avon Park,FL 33825. NOTICE OF WORKSHOP SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES A workshop for the District Board of Trustees will be held Wednesday,April 23,2014 at 4:00 p.m.at the SFSC Highlands Campus at 600 W.College Drive,Avon Park,FL 33825. For additional information,interested parties may visit the college website at www .southf lorida.edu or contact the Office of the President,South Florida State College at 600 West College Drive,Avon Park,FL 33825. 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UNITS TO BE SOLD #25 & 43 March 5,12,2014 TRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.,is Plaintiff,and MERLIN R.BURGESS,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 8th day of April, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 10,IN BLOCK 242,OF SEBRING HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 2,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 6th day of March,2014. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W.Germaine (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 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 #12032 March 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:10000410GCS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES, A ND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING A N INTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ERNEST RENZETTI,DECEASED; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment.Final Judgment was awarded on January 29,2014 in Civil Case No.10000410GCS,of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff,and ERNEST RENZETTI; UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,MEADOW LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION,INC.; LORI J.RENZETTI are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court,Robert Germaine,will sell to the highest bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on the 4th day of A pril,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 11,BLOCK C,OF MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 35,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 6,2014. 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2 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor A SPECIA L PUBLIC A TION OF THE A new era begins 4 Hall of Fame adds to ranks 6 The Peter Gregg I knew 7 Earwood remembered 10 New Leader Lights System 11 Entry list 12 Track map 16 Flags keep racers informed 17 TUDOR series arrives 18 Patron Cup: 52 hours of speed 18 Four races in one 19 Plenty of support races 20 All-time track records 22 Past 12 Hours winners 24 Corvette to pace eld 26 Historic cars on display 26 Palmer is Miss 12 Hours 27 WWTK to air Race 27 Full slate of events for fans 28 Evolution of the Raceway 28 Law enforcement keeps fans safe 29 Thumbnail history of 12 Hours 30 Airport busy during Race Week 31 TA BLE OF CONTENTS

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3 BY KEN BRESLAUERSpecial to the News-SunThe 62nd running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Flor ida marks a new chapter in the history of Americas old est sports car endurance race. Gone are the days of Audi domination. This year, well over a dozen cars have a legitimate chance to win the race. Sebring is round two of the new TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and the Tequila Patron North Amer ican Endurance Cup. The season opened at Daytona with the Rolex 24 Hours, and this year marks the rst time since 1997 that both Florida endurance classics are part of the same series. Sebring fans will be pleased to see the largest entry in 26 years, with 66 cars expected to start the race at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. While the LMP1 cars are gone, a very compet itive lineup ensures one of the most hotly contested rac es ever at the historic 3.74mile circuit that originat ed from a World War II B-17 training base called Hen dricks Field. There are four different categories in this years Race, so in essence there are four races in one. The premier class in the new series is for Prototypes, consisting of the Day tona Prototypes (DP) and the Le Mans P2 category, plus the radical DeltaWing prototype. The DP entries dominated at the season-opener at Day tona International Speedway, with the No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP driven by Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais taking the victory. Wayne Taylors No. 10 Corvette DP nished second. The top nishing P2 was the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Nissan Oreca, nishing fth. There is somewhat of a rivalry between the DP and LMP2 cars, since each has fans from their respective series before the merger joined them together. While the DPs easily won Daytona, the P2 cars should nd Sebring more their liking. In addition, most DP teams have never competed on the brutal con crete and asphalt Sebring surface that is know as a carkiller. Along with the No. 6 Muscle Milk Nissan-powered entry, the ESM Honda Team (Nos. 1 and 2), Oak Racing (No. 42) and Millennium should be top contenders. Even though Corvette DPs took the honors at Daytona, the Ford-powered entries of Ganassi Racing (Nos. 01 and 02) plus the Shank Racing Team (No. 60) are both hop ing to be the rst Ford-powered team to win overall at Sebring in 45 years. Ganassi has an all-start lineup that in cludes Indy 500 winners Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon in the No. 02. A GM-powered car has not won the 12 hours since 1996, so there will be a lot of Chevrolet fans hoping for a victory this year at Sebring. Can the Action Express team make it two in a row with a sweep of Floridas two great endurance races? That hasnt been done since Ferrari accomplished that back in 1998. Both the Daytona winning No. 5 Cor vette DP and the teams No. 9 entry will be tough to beat since they have done extensive testing here at Sebring. Wayne Taylors No. 10 will be a favorite (Wayne as he is being inducted into Sebrings Hall of Fame on Friday, and his two sons will be driving in the race on Saturday). The Spirit of Daytona Team (No. 90), Starworks (No. 78), and Marsh Racing (No. 31) will be top contenders, and the DeltaWing (No. 0) will be fast but reliability has been New series, new cars, same old challenge at Sebring A N EW ER A BEGI NS IMSA.COM photosMany of the cars in the large eld for this years 12 Hours of Sebring including the Daytona-winning No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP (top photo) and the No. 60 Shank Racing Ford-powered team (above) tested at Sebring in February. CONTINUED ON 4

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4 an issue. The No. 50 High way to Help team may be just off the pace here at Sebring. The new Skyactiv diesel-pow ered Mazda prototypes (No. 07 and No. 70) are still in the development stage and likely wont be a factor. Although the Prototypes will battle for the overall win, the GT Le Mans (GTLM) cars will battle for production car supremacy. This class re sembles cars you see on the street, but are heavily mod ied for racing. This years GTLM category features ar guably the nest GT eld in the 62-year history of Sebring 12-hour classic. Five manu facturers are represented and every car in the eld has a le gitimate shot at the win. The Porsche 911 RSR factory team (Nos. 911 and 912) won the season-opener at Daytona after a furious bat BRYAN CLEARY Fan favorite Corvette will try to continue its run of dominance at Sebring, elding two new yellow C7.R factory-backed cars in this years 12 Hours of Sebring. But Porsche, BMW, Ferrari and Dodge Vipers will all present major challeneges in the ultra competitive GTLM class. FROM PAGE 4CONTINUED ON 5

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5tle with Viper, Corvette and BMW. Sebring should be a tougher task, as the rough circuit will put the GT cars through a much tougher test than Daytona Corvette will enter two of its beautiful new yellow C7.R Stingrays (Nos. 3 and 4). The defending Sebring GT cham pions are big crowd favor ites at Sebring, as indicated by the huge Corvette Corral that will be on hand rooting for their favorite team. And theres more American horse power in the GTLM class the SRT Viper team (Nos. 91 and 93) was very competitive at Daytona and should be a leading contender here at Se bring. In addition to the Porsche factory team, the Team Falken Porsche (No. 17) is making its season debut after skipping the Daytona opener. The BMW Team RLL Z4 facto ry effort (Nos. 55 and 56) had a strong race at Daytona and they have always been com petitive here at Sebring. Ferrari is expected to have two entries here for the GTLM class: the No. 57 Krohn team and the No. 62 Risi en try (hoping to be ready after their horric crash at Dayto na). The GT Daytona (GTD) cars look very similar to the GTLM class, but are less modied and more similar to cars you could nd in a dealership showroom. GTD cars are not as fast and their driver lineup includes amateur racers. It is the largest competition class in this years Race with a diverse lineup of more than 25 cars. At the season open ing Rolex 24 at Daytona, The Level 5 Ferrari 458 Italia won in a controversial nish in which the Flying Lizard Audi was initially declared the winner. A post-race review removed a last-lap penalty assessed against the Ferra ri, giving the Level 5 team the much-deserved victory. Since then, however, Level 5 has departed from the series and sold the winning car to AIM Motorsports (No. 555), who will race the car this weekend at Sebring. Flying Lizard (Nos. 35 and 45) switched to the Audi R8 for this season and they are expected to be a leading con tender at Sebring. Other Audi teams include Paul Miller Racing (No. 48), GMG Racing (No. 32) and the Fall-Line team (No. 46). Of course, Audi had a remarkable history at Sebring during the ALMS era and these teams hope to uphold that tradition. If strength in numbers counts, then Porsche has a great shot to win GTD. Alex Job Racing has two Porsches entered (Nos. 22 and 23 in conjunction with Team Seat tle). The Alex Job team is one of the most successful ever to compete at Sebring with a staggering eight class victories. Horton Autosport will eld two Porsches (Nos. 71 and 73), and Dempsey Racing (owned by actor Patrick Dempsey) also comes to Sebring with a pair of 911 GT America entries (Nos. 27 and 28). Other Porsche teams include the very competitive Magnus Racing team (No. 44), the No. 81 GB Autosport team, NGT Motorsport racing in the famous Momo colors (No. 30), Rum Bum Racing (No. 13) and Muehlner Mo torsports (Nos. 18 and 19). Viper has an entry is the GTD class in addition to their GTLM effort. The No. 33 Riley entry should be a strong contender. Turner Motorsports will represent BMW in the GTD class with the No. 94 Z4. TRG will eld two Aston Mar tin entries this weekend (Nos. 007 and 009). Ferrari will be represented by the Scuderia Corsa team (Nos. 63 and 64) and the Spir it of Race team (Nos. 49 and 51), plus the former Level 5 entry. In terms of speed, the Prototype Challenge (PC) class for identical open-cockpit Oreca Formula Le Mans cars (a race chassis made in France) is only slightly slower than the Prototypes. Because the cars are virtually identical, it usually comes down to driver and crew ability, plus a little luck in avoiding mishaps and there likely will be plenty of them in such a large eld of competitors. The CORE Autosport team (No. 54), which also races the Porsche factory GTLM team, won in the class rst ever appearance at Dayto na with drivers Colin Braun and Jon Bennett leading the driving lineup. Finishing sec ond at Daytona was the No. 25 8-Star Motorsports entry that completed the 24 hours just one lap behind the winners. They were the fastest PC entrant in the recent Sebring Winter Tests and will be a favorite this weekend. The Starworks team (Nos. 7 and 8) will certainly be in contention for a podium nish as will the No. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports Team. Performance Tech Motorsports (No. 38) took third at Daytona and should be a contender. Bar1 Motorsports (Nos. 87 and 88) is an experienced team that has been very competitive in the PC class. The RSR team (Nos. 08 and 09) has proven it can win in the series and has one of the most experienced driver and crew lineups. JDC/Miller Mo torsports team (No. 85) will be making its season debut at the 12 hours. Sebring International Race way also has a big lineup of supporting events and fan activities, making this an ideal weekend of motorsports entertainment for the entire family (remember, children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult). FROM PAGE 4 BRYAN CLEARY The No. 90 VisitFlorida.com car should be a top contender to win this year at Sebring. MICHAEL CREWS The Flying Lizard team has switched to Audi this year and should be a leading contender in the GTD category.

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6 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentThe Sebring Hall of Fame was established in 2002 at Sebrings 50th Anniversary celebration. Inductions are held every other year, tak ing place the Friday before the running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. This year, drivers Vic Elford, Wayne Taylor, Bob Tul lius and Peter Gregg will be joined by Brumos Racing as inductees in to the presti gious Sebring Hall of Fame. Vic Elford won the 1971 Sebring 12 Hours co-driving a Porsche 917 with Gerard Lar rousse. He also nished sec ond at Sebring in 1968, the same year he won the 24 Hours of Daytona. Elford also had a pair of class wins at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as 13 F1 World Championship starts to his credit. Nicknamed Quick Vic by his peers, the English man was a famous sports car competitor but also a suc cessful rally driver, associ ated often with Porsche. Elf ords lap records included world class circuits like Targa Florio, Nurburgring, Dayto na, Sebring, Norisring, Mon za, Buenos Aires, Road At lanta, Laguna Seca, Riverside and Le Mans. In addition to being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Elford will do double duty at Sebring this year, also serv ing as Grand Marshal for the 62nd running of Americas oldest sports car endurance race. Wayne Taylor was born in Port Elizabeth, South Afri ca. He won the 1996 Sebring 12 Hours in the Riley & Scott Mk III Oldsmobile co-driven by Eric van de Poele and Jim Pace. He also won the IMSA World Sportscar Champion ship four consecutive years from 1995-99. Taylor has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona twice and also won the inaugural Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. He currently campaigns a prototype as a team owner in the new TUDOR Championship, driven by his sons Jordan and Ricky Taylor. Bob Tullius, founder of the legendary Group 44 racing team, has registered 14 starts at Sebring, beginning in 1963 at the wheel of a Triumph TR-4. Tullius also won the GTO category in his Group 44 TR-8 and nished fourth overall in 1985 driving his Jaguar XJR-7 GTP prototype. Tullius also is a xture at the Sebring Regional Airport with his business restoring vintage race cars and aircraft. Proceeds from the admission to his display hangar are do nated to the Humane Society of Highlands County. The late Peter Gregg won the Sebring 12 Hours overall in 1973, co-driving with Hur ley Haywood and Dr. Dave Helmick. Gregg also has two class wins at Sebring and four victories in the Rolex 24 at Day tona. Gregg won six IMSA GT championships and two Trans-Am Championships during his stellar career. At the time of his death in 1980, Gregg had achieved a reputation as one of Americas greatest and most successful road racers with 152 wins out of the 340 races he had started. Gregg also led Hall of Fame inductee Brumos Racing throughout most of the 1970s and s, making the famed No. 59 entry one of the most dominant forces in sports car racing. The Jacksonville-based Brumos was established by Gregg in 1971 as part of the IMSA GT Championship series. The team has entered the Sebring 12 Hours 20 times, claiming one overall and three class victories. The 2014 Hall of Fame in duction luncheon will be held on Friday at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Confer ence Center. New class heads into Hall of Fame VIC ELFORD PETER GREGG WAYNE TAYLOR BOB TULLIUS BRUMOS RACING IMSA.com and Sebring International Raceway photosWayne Taylor (below) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, then on Saturday will try help the No. 10 Corvette, which he owns and is driven by his sons, make it an even greater weekend for the family by winning the 12 Hours.

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BY BARTON WORKMANSpecial to the News-Sun P eter Gregg and Brumos Rac ing are among the Class of 2014 to enter the 12 Hours of Sebring Hall of Fame, a long overdue post humous honor for the late driver and his legendary team which al most single handedly revolutionized American sports car racing from the late 1960s through the 1970s. Greggs Brumos Porsche teams won nearly every major GT championship from IMSA GT to SCCA TransAm over the course of the turbulent decade of American sports car racing. Thanks in no small part to Greggs efforts professionalizing the emerg ing series, which began as little more than organized club races, he de manded (and got) driver appearance money and broke through rules bar riers by bringing in all the latest hightech hardware from Stuttgart. Cam el GT endurance events at Daytona and Sebring became World Champi onship points paying affairs once again featuring works and semiworks teams which paved the way for the GTP era. During the late 1960s and ear ly 1970s, the massive Ferrari and Porsche prototype battles across the globe, where the Italian 512Ms and 312Ps went to war with the German 917s, garnered all of the international motorsport headlines. Further down the order though, the Jacksonvillebased Brumos Porsche team began to make noise in the GT categories, rst with 914/6s in the early orange com pany colors and later with 911s, the model which helped deliver the his toric team many of its accomplish ments with the iconic white with red and blue stripes Made in Jackson ville examples. As Brumos Porsche team owner and lead driver, Gregg emerged from an impressive crop of a new genera tion of distinguished young American sportscar drivers that rose to promi nence and international renown dur ing the later stages of the FIA World Endurance Championship days and the IMSA Camel GT era. Gregg was born in New York City in 1940. He was Harvard educated with a degree in English literature and served in the Navy as an intelligence ofcer with an interest in cars and racing when he arrived at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville. Upon leaving the Navy, Gregg pur chased the local Porsche dealer ship after the death of owner Hubert Brundage (BRUndage MOtorS) and began entering gymkhanas and rallies during the mid-1960s, where he impressed with his smooth driving style that earned him attention from Porsche. As the FIA withdrew its sanction of Americas most prominent endurance races, notably the 24 Hours of Dayto na and 12 Hours of Sebring, the timing could not have been better for Gregg and his Brumos team. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), with sponsorship from Camel, began its sanction of American sports car racing, known as the Camel GT. And, as IMSA founder John Bishop noted at the time, Peter Gregg was the rst to enthusiastically commit to the upstart series. Gregg had already made some headlines winning the GTU category and an amazing fth overall with a Porsche 911 in the 1972 12 Hours of Sebring teamed with his racing protg Hurley Haywood. He was also competing in the SCCA TransAm se ries driving one of Budd Moores famous Mustangs alongside long time rival George Follmer. IMSA began in 1969 but really hit its stride in 1973 when the Camel GT series featured some of the largest elds of contenders ever seen at the major endurance races such as the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and 6 Hours of Riverside. Peter Gregg and his famous No. 59 Porsches found a home in GT racing and IMSA provid ed the perfect platform for his driving ambitions and marketing his rapidly growing we race what we sell dealership at home in Jacksonville as the series grew in stature and impor tance. My rst recollections of the Brumos Porsches were from the 1971 12 Hours of Sebring where the orange liveried 914/6s competed for GTU class honors. Rather than being from far-away places like Germany, Italy, Monaco or Great Britain, the Brumos Porsche team was from right here in Florida; nally some worthy local participation! We rst met Peter and some of the team at the Sebring technical inspections (which, dur ing those days, took place downtown in the parking lot of the old shufeboard club) when we recognized that the team was from Florida. He was impressed that we met him again in the Paddock out at the track the next day as promised, where he took the time to show us some of the ner points of the 914/6 which, to a wide-eyed, 7-year-old kid from Se bring, made a huge impression. An extremely open, accessible and winning team right from our own state, the always well prepared Brumos team set the standard for all other competitors in the Camel GT paddocks to follow, with team manager Jack Atkinson and chief mechanic Michael Colucci ne tuning the cars at the race shops in Jacksonville in or der to be immediately fast right off the trailer at race meetings. 7 The excellence of his exampleThe Peter Gregg I knew Courtesy of Autosports Marketing Associates Ltd.Peter Gregg and his Brumos Racing team became icons at Sebring and in the world of sportscar racing in the 1970s. CONTINUED ON 9

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9 Brumos level of preparation was interesting to wit ness as, in nearly every case, the glimmering team cars would sit on jack stands in the Paddock, virtually un touched. At the same time, competing teams scrambled to get their cars ready for the track with tools ying and a lot of commotion, the Bru mos team crew sat quietly by the car in lawn chairs eating ice cream or bumming cig arettes, waiting for the next session to start. This was the result of detailed journals Gregg kept from each race he participated in, intensive engineering notes Atkinson took from past experiences at the tracks and the long hard hours of work the team put in at the shop back in Jackson ville. Sebring International Raceway became Greggs sec ond home track, and while he scored only a single over all victory with Hurley Hay wood and Dr. Dave Helmick in 1973, the list of Greggs ac complishments at Sebring were the stuff of legend. As each year passed, he would show up with the coolest cars in the Paddock, featuring the latest factory bits and pieces that pushed the boundaries of the IMSA rules which were, at the time, at least two years behind what was happening in Europe. Peter Gregg made the notoriously difcult to drive Porsche 911s, with the en gine and most of the cars weight located behind the rear wheels, look easy. His ultra-smooth style behind the wheel belied the con trary engineering which went into the all-conquering 911s. Where other 911 driv ers lost valuable time keep ing their cars under control in the turns, missing braking points, hopping curbs, lifting wheels, or wildly oversteering with rear tires sliding (spec tacular, but hardly effective), Greggs cars appeared to be on rails, never harried, always in control, smooth and consistent. Somehow Gregg made it all look so routine that one jour nalist famously opined that a trained gorilla could win driving his Porsches. That was until the journalist drove one of the Brumos Porsche 935s at speed with Peters instruction and discovered for himself this was hardly the case. Through out all of Peters many racing successes, which I eagerly read about in Autoweek and Formula magazines, Peter always took the time to personally return letters of congratulations or thank me for the crude drawings I made of his cars that he always got such a kick out of. He would also send postcards to remind me not to miss one race or another that would be televised as back in those days, sportscar racing on television was a very rare treat. The fact that Peter would take the time to do all of this during the height of the racing season had a great impact. In that decade growing up in Sebring and watching the Races with great interest, Greggs efforts were always my focus. He was always gen uinely happy to see us at the track and he would allow us to watch events up close in the Paddock and pit box. When security would usher people out, Peter would point to my buddy Nathan Ben jamin and me and say, Not these guys, they stay right here! You tend not to forget stuff like that. There are obviously a lot of great personal recollec tions from that era and, aside from overall victory in 1973, some of Peters most memorable drives at Sebring did not result in victory but cer tainly provided most of the reworks as he was nearly always at or near the lead one way or another. In 1977, Brumos arrived in Sebring with a good deal of condence and a single entry for Gregg and Brad Frisselle sharing No. 59. Frisselle was very much on the up as a young American sports car driver and had dominated the GTU category with his self-entered Datsun Zs, earning many important race wins and season championships. Just as at Daytona, the Sebring eld was full of beautiful all new Porsche 935s with the Dick Barbour team entering three cars. Other 935 entrants included Bob Hagstead and Ted Fields Inter scope team among a stellar eld of contenders. Pole at Sebring was taken by the BMW 320i turbo entry driven by David Hobbs and Formula One star Ronnie Peterson with the Brumos entry a close second. With Gregg taking the start, the Race for Brumos ended almost as soon as it began as a proverbial $5 part broke in the steering rack as Gregg entered the high-speed Esses section. Gregg lost all directional control of the 935, which went careening off course and came to rest upside down on top of a sand dune. The now-iconic image of Peter exiting the car being assisted by corner workers appeared in nearly every major American newspaper the next day. It was a terribly disappointing result, but Peter was okay and on his way back to Jacksonville within an hour of the incident. The 1980 IMSA Camel GTX season was set up at Le Mans in 1979 where the upstart Florida-based racing brothers Don and Bill Whittington won overall with Klaus Ludwig driving the Kremer Brothers entered K3 bodied Porsche 935. The resounding victory with the new look K3 body work was not ignored back in the U.S. It seemed every one started showing up with their own vision of what they thought a 935 should be and suddenly the Kremers had a lot of customers lined up for their cars after their success at Le Mans. The Kremer 935 K3 derivative was a radical departure from the factory 935s, featuring revised aerodynamics with a smooth, raised rooine that directed air to rear wing, a more pointed nose, sculpted fenders and air box intakes. Perhaps a dozen or more of the K3 cars landed in the U.S. in the hands of Dick Barbour Racing, Swap Shop Racing, Interscope Racing, Whittington Brothers Rac ing, Charles Mendez and Bob Akin, among other multi-car teams. Gregg, the ofcial Porsche factory entrant, stuck with the traditional Porsche 935 that had provided him with so much success in 1978 and FROM PAGE 7 Courtesy of Autosports Marketing Associates Ltd.Peter Greggs 1977 12 Hours of Sebring ended quickly when his Porsche 935 ended up on its roof on a sand berm near the Esses. The photo of him being helpd out of his car appeared in magazines and newspapers across the nation. CONTINUED ON 10

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10 1979. For 1980, the facto ry 935 featured some sub tle aerodynamic tweaks squared off fenders with air outlets behind the front wheel arches but keeping the traditional factory rear wing. Gregg had formed a partner ship with client Bruce Leven, who entered Sebring with his Bayside Disposal No. 86 Bru mos-prepared 935 for him self, Gregg and Hurley Hay wood. The Bayside Disposal 935 appeared much in the same livery as the traditional white Brumos entries, but instead of red and blue stripes the car featured two shades of pur ple stripes, giving the cars an interesting new look. Bruce Leven was in the waste dis posal business in the Seat tle area and the subtle pur ple livery was a regular theme throughout most of his ear ly participation in sports car racing. For Sebring, the battle lines were clearly drawn. The sin gle factory 935 was up against a staggering amount of Kre mer K3 and other creative aerodynamic interpretation 935 entries. To no ones sur prise, the fastest among the K3 cars was the Dick Barbo ur-entered Sachs sponsored example driven by British sportscar veteran John Fitz patrick and Barbour him self. Barbour also entered a second K3-bodied 935 with sponsorship from Apple Computer for drivers Bobby Rahal, Kees Nierop and Bob Garretson. Much in the same mode as 1979, the start of the 1980 12 Hours of Sebring saw the Bar bour entry with Fitzpatrick sprinting off into the distance with Haywood in the Bayside car right under his wing lap after lap. The see-saw battle between the two protagonist teams picked up right where things had left off the previ ous year. The thrilling dice was riveting, especially since Gregg wasnt distracted by IROC duties and could focus his full attention on Sebring. As sundown neared, it was a forgone conclusion that the race-long pace and the old track would eventually take its toll and trouble struck the Bayside Disposal entry with a blown turbo. With Gregg, Haywood and Levin side lined, Fitzpatrick and Bar bour were able to stroke the Sachs entry home uncontested, Barbours third consecutive Sebring victory as a team entrant and rst as a driver. That was the last time I saw Peter race. We lost him on Dec. 15, 1980, two days before my 17th birthday. While everyone still had heavy hearts, the racing calendar came around again in 1981, and the Brumos team lived on in the form of the allnew Bayside Disposal factory Porsche 935 entry at Sebring. The driving lineup included Hurley Haywood, Bruce Lev en and long-time archrival Al Holbert joining forces in a thrilling loaded for bear victory in the 12 Hours, giving all of Peters fans, friends, family and associates a much needed lift. Hurley would go on to team with Al Holbert again to win Le Mans with Vern Schuppan for the Porsche factory in 1983. This, along with so many more of Hurleys great racing accomplishments over the years, earned him the mantle of Americas most ac complished sports car driver and one of the most respected gentlemen in the business. Hurley and I have remained friends all of these years. He was instrumental in my early aspirations as a racing photographer, getting me access to races as a guest of his teams allowing me to gain experience and develop my photographic style and making valuable contacts. This will never be forgotten. We might wonder what the American sports car racing scene might be like today had we not lost Peter Gregg in 1980. The GTP era may well have taken on a completely different direction and it de nitely would have begun ear lier on a more solid footing. And, we very likely wouldnt have had the absurd 15-year split that weve recently endured as Peter never would have stood for turning the clock back on sports car racing by 20 years. What I remember most is the quote that Porsche of North America ran as a fullpage advertisement in every major motoring magazine and newspaper across the country to memorialize Pe ter: The excellence of his example changed us forever. FROM PAGE 9 Courtesy of Autosports Marketing Associates Ltd.Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood drove this BMW CSL to a seventh-place nish in the 1976 12 Hours of Sebring. BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentThe checkered ag at Sebring International Raceway was lowered to half staff Jan. 28 in honor of former Sebring race promoter, chief steward and Sebring Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Ear wood, who died that day in his Punta Gorda home at the age of 89. A moment of silence will be observed prior to the start of Saturdays 12 Hours to honor Earwood. After retiring from a suc cessful career in the insur ance industry, Earwood went on to become the general manager of Sebring International Raceway, where he served from 198789. Current Sebring International Raceway President Tres Stephenson remembered Earwood as his mentor. Charlie is the reason I am here today, he said. I learned under Charlie and John Burns when they were brought in by the airport board. At the time, Stephenson was the assistant manager at Sebring Regional Airport but later moved over to the Raceway side. He was a great teacher. He demonstrated to me ev erything from how to raise sponsorship, to how to deal with teams, how to stage events and run a 12-hour race, he said. And Charlie knew everybody, and I mean everybody, in racing. By far he was one of the most re spected stewards in racing. Earwood may best be remembered for his work with John Burns to re-route the original ve-mile course off the airport runways so the facility could be used yearround. We spent many, many hours guring out the con guration and how to keep the historic nature of the Raceway. There were a lot of considerations. It was quite a challenge, Stephenson said. Ken Breslauer, SIR Press Ofcer and track historian noted the change as the be ginning of the modern era for the track. It changed the whole dy namics of the track because it could be run the entire 365 days of the year, Breslauer said. Even after his re tirement, Earwood continued an active role at the Race way as a consultant, helping with the 12 Hours as well as many club races and other on-track events. Earwood was inducted into the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame in 2006. He reportedly performed many other ofcial func tions at the Sebring Raceway, including at ofciating at a wedding. Earwood actually made his rst appearance at Sebring in 1957 when he came as a spectator. He formally began in racing as an SCCA member in 1960, where he raced Porsches in the E and F Production classes. Eventually, he made the transition from driver to race ofcial. 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11 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentFans at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring have been accustomed to following the race leaders through the use of individual lights, color cod ed so they could determine the top three cars in each class. This year, in an effort to help fans follow the on-track action, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has introduced a new state of the art Leader Light System. It allows fans to easily identify the position of each car in its respective class. The posi tion of the car is displayed on a LED panel mounted on the side of the car near the rear. As in the past, the color of the LED number corresponds with the red (Pro) and blue (Pro-Am) colors utilized in both the Prototype and GT style of cars. For instance, a red No. 5 LED number on a GT style car means that car is in fth posi tion in the GTLM class. Developed by motorsports electronics company SPAA05. com, the cutting-edge system displays each cars running order through a LED display panel installed on the side of the car. The system utilizes data from timing and scoring, which is pushed wire lessly though radio bands to a receiver in each car. The running or der is then displayed on a specially manufactured 12-by-8-inch LED sticker, which is less than 2.5 millimeters thick. Company ofcials say they are working at further developing the technology to indicate such things as even what driver currently is behind the wheel of the car.New Leader Light System keeps fans up to speed IMSA.comFans will be able to tell what position a car is in by the number displayed on an LED panel in front of the rear tire. Red will used for the Pro class and blue for the Pro-Am class.

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GREEN: Waved at the start of the race, practice or qualifying session, or at the restart following a full-course caution. RED: Displayed at start/nish to stop the race or session for safety reasons or be cause of weather conditions. All competitors must proceed to the pits and be prepared to stop at any time. YELLOW: When held stationary at any of the ag stations around the track, it means there is danger and to slow down and keep your track position in that part of the track due to an incident in the area. A waving yel low also signies extreme danger and/or course workers on the course. DOUBLE YELLOW: Signies a full course caution when displayed at Start/Finish or around the course. All cars must slow and main tain their position in line behind the pace car. YELLOW WITH RED STRIPES: Displayed when there is a slip pery surface or debris on the track. BLUE: Alerts drivers that faster trafc is approaching. If waved, the competitor must give way to the driver trying to pass. BLACK: When displayed to eld, competitors must proceed to the pits. A black ag displayed to a single competitor indicates that a driver must report to the pits im mediately due to a rule infraction; if displayed to a competitor in a furled manner, the competitor is warned to discontinue an act of unsportsmanlike conduct or they will be penalized. Stationary black ags are held around the course when the red ag is displayed at start/nish, warning drivers that they are to reduce speed, head to the pits and may be stopped at any time. BLACK WITH ORANGE DISK (MEATBALL): Driver must report to the pits due to a me chanical problem. WHITE: Waved at Start/Finish with one lap to go; when held stationary, indicates an emergency vehicle on the course or a much slower race car ahead. CHECKERED: Waved at the nish of the race, practice or qualifying session. 10 flags over Sebring Red, yellow, green and more, ags keep drivers safe and informed 16 17

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18 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentStarting out under the auspices of the American Auto mobile Association (AAA), the 12 Hours of Sebring has been run by an array of different groups including the Auto mobile Racing Club of Florida (ARCF), SportsCar and most recently the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). This year, the race will be run under a new set of rules and regulations as the United Sports Car Championship se ries takes over Americas oldest sports car endurance race. The TUDOR United Sportscar Championship represents the melding of the ALMS and Grand-Am Road Racing series. The merger announcement, dubbed by Don Panoz as the best kept secret in road rac ing, was made in September 2012 in a press conference that was steamed worldwide over the Internet. The name of the new series, along with its new logo, was announced at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Spa just before last years running of the Mo bil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Over the course of the ensuing year, the two groups have hammered out an agree ment as to how to blend the eld, which now will include Daytona Prototypes (DP), Le Mans Prototypes (P2), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT cars built to the Le Mans specications (GTLM) and the GT Day tona division that is GrandAm GT, GX and former ALMS GTC cars. On the track, the Pro classes will feature a professional driver line up while the ProAm classes pair a professional driver and amateur driver. In an effort to aid fans in identi fying a class of car, the series has implemented a new color system. The Pro class will be designated by red markings in several places including the number panel, mirror, wind screen banner, rear wing end plate, class decal, and leader light. The Pro-Am class is designated by blue markings on the same locations. The TUDOR series will continue to be sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, which also over sees the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, the Cooper Tires Lites Prototype Championship and the Lamborghini BlancPain Super Trofeo Series; all of which will be support races at this years 12 Hours of Sebring. TUDOR Sportscar Championship brings racing world together BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentWith more than six decades of tradition, the Sebring Internation al Raceway is the home of Amer icas oldest sports car endurance racing event. It began with a six-hour enduro in 1950, which then doubled to 12 hours in 1952. Over the years, Sebring has been part of many different champion ship series and 2014 is no differ ent. The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida now has been designated round two of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. The new series encompasses the four American endurance races sanctioned by the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship includ ing the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Sahlens Six-Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International and the 1,000mile Petit LeMans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta. When the season is completed, the series will have totalled some 52 hours of endurance racing and the top finishing teams will be in line for nearly a half million dol lars in purse money. Racing for the gold will be prototypes and GT cars alike. Following our proud history with the American Le Mans Series, we are excited and honored to now support the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship with our sponsorship of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, said Patron Spirits Motorsports manager Stephanie Rivera. This brand of world-class rac ing captures what our high-quality, ultra-premium, luxury spirits are all about. Tequila Patrn played a significant role in the success of the American Le Mans Series over the past decade, and Patrn Spirits International CEO Ed Brown was instrumental in bringing together GRAND-AM founder Jim France and American Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz to create what now is known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup is a series within a seriesFour races, 52 hours of speed

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19 PROTOTY P E (P)The Prototpe (P) class features the fastest and most technologically advanced cars in North America. They are specically designed and engineered for the race track and look drastically different than a typical street car.TOP SPEED: 190 mph HORSEPOWER: 450-600 WHEELBASE: Length varies; based on production vehicle design WEIGHT: 1,990 to 2,285 pounds HEIGHT: Height varies; based on production vehicle design WIDTH: 74 inches CARS: Corvette DP, DeltaWing DWC 13, HPD ARX-03b, ORECA, Mazda, Riley DP ENGINES: Chevrolet V8, Dinan, Ford EcoBoost Turbo, Honda V6 Turbo, Mazda SKYAC TIV Clean Diesel, Nissan FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10 and Diesel GEARBOX: 6-speed paddle shift TIRES: Continental CHASSIS: Steel tubing with integral roll cage or carbon ber monocoque SUSPENSION: Front and rear independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms TRACTION CONTROL: Permitted PROTOTY PE CHALLENGE (PC) The Prototype Challenge (PC) class is a spec class featuring open-cockpit race cars and technology such as a carbon ber chassis, carbon brakes and sequential gearbox.TOP SPEED: 175 mph HORSEPOWER: 430 WHEELBASE: Length varies; based on production vehicle design WEIGHT: 1,990 pounds HEIGHT: 40 inches WIDTH: 74 inches CARS: ORECA FLM09 ENGINES: Chevrolet LS3 FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10 GEARBOX: Xtrac sequential with paddle shifting TIRES: Continental CHASSIS: Carbon Fiber SUSPENSION: Front and rear independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms TRACTION CONTROL: Not permitted GT LE MANS ( GTL M) The GT Le Mans (GTLM) cars are the most elite and fastest GT cars on the track. They are based on production models and are en gineered to extract the maximum perfor mance possible. The class serves as a true proving ground for leading manufacturers such as BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, and SRT.TOP SPEED: 180 HORSEPOWER: 500 WHEELBASE: Length varies; based on production vehicle design WEIGHT: 2,745 minimum HEIGHT: Height varies; basd on production vehicle design WIDTH: 79 inches CARS: Aston Martin Vantage V8, BMW Z4 GTE, Corvette C7.R, Ferarri F458 Italia, Porsche 911 RSR, SRT Viper GTS-R ENGINES: Aston Martin V8, BMW 4-valve; 6-liter Chevrolet pushrod 2-valve; Ferrari V8; 5.0 liter Ford 4-valve; Porsche at 6, Viper V10 FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-85C GEARBOX: 5-speed or 6-speed TIRES: Open (Michelin and Falken currently participating) CHASSIS: Steel tubing and integral roll cage or production tube with cage, based on the production model that is available to the public SUSPENSION: Front and rear independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms TRACTION CONTROL: Not permitted GT DAYTONA ( GT D) The GT Daytona cars are enhanced (not dened by) technology. They are also based on production model cars but do not feature the same level of aerodynamics and power as the GTLM class cars. The GTD class consists of cars from the GRAND-AM GT and ALMS GTC classes, as well as FIA GT3-spec cars.TOP SPEED: 180 HORSEPOWER: 450 WHEELBASE: Length varies; based on production vehicle design WEIGHT: 2,680 pounds HEIGHT: Height varies; based on production vehicle design WIDTH: 79 inches CARS: Aston Martin Vantage, Audi R8 LMS, MBW Z4, Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 GT America, SRT Viper GT3-R ENGINES: Aston Martin V12; Audi 5.0-liter V10; 5.0-liter BMW 4-valve; Ferrari V8; Porsche 3.6-liter at 6, Viper V10 FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10 GEARBOX: 5-speed or 6-speed TIRES: Continental CHASSIS: Steel tubing and integral roll cage or production tube with cage, based on the production model that is available to the public SUSPENSION: Front and rear independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms TRACTION CONTROL: Not permitted 12 Hours of Sebring is four races in one The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship features two styles of cars, Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style of car has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am, meaning there are four classes of racing on track together, each with their own battle for the lead. Text/images courtesy of IMSA.com

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20 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentFor better than 50 years, fans that have come to the 12 Hours of Sebring have been entertained by not only the worlds greatest and toughest en durance sports cars, but also a wide range of other races leading up to Americas oldest and most prestigious sports car endurance race. This year is no exception, with a half dozen different competitions featuring an array of different cars and drivers. For some, it will be their second race of the season, for oth ers it will be their opener. Some will be running double header events on Sebrings historic 3.74-mile circuit.Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge The Continental SportsCar Challenge will run the second race of their season as part of Race Week at Sebring. It is the premier devel opment series for the International Motorsports Association and show cases both American and import sports cars. Two classes share the track for their feature race. Grand Sports includes familiar marques such as Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Boss Mustangs. They are joined on the track by Porsche 997s BMW M3s, Nissan 370Zs and the Aston Martin Vantage among others. The cars can produce better than 400 horsepower and can top speeds of 160 miles per hour on Sebrings straightaways. Street Tuners are smaller cars with Honda Civics, BMW 128s, Porsche Boxers VW GTIs and Nissan Altimas joined on the track by MazdaSpeed 3s and MX-5s. Limited to four-cylinder and sixcylinder engines, the cars in this class can produce up to 240 horsepower and make as much as 135 mph on the track. The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, like its predecessor Firestone Firehawk produces some of the best racing to be found any where. It is a fan favorite with easily identiable makes and models that are straight from the dealer showrooms with major modications made only in the areas of safety and competition. All cars run on Continental Tires.Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Y okohamaThe Porsche GT3 Cup USA Challenge by Yokohama features semi-professional drivers. It is the largest single-make series in North America. Featuring the popular Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, it represents another multi-class race with three divisions on the track at the same time. The three divisions are designated as the Gold Cup, Platinum Cup and Masters Championship. Platinum Cup cars are 2010-13 GT3 Cup cars, while the Gold Cup class is com prised of GT3 Cup cars from 200509. The Masters Class is for drivers 45 and older. All of the cars are shod with Yokohama tires, which chose the series to introduce their latest tire development.Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by MazdaThis is a series featuring cars produced by constructors Elan Motorsport Technologies, with Mazda powerplants. This is an opportunity for semi-pro drivers from across the globe to race at historic venues such as Sebring and the chance to move up the ladder of prototype classes in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. As with many of the other support races, there will be multiple classes on the track vying for the checkered ag in each of the divisions. Lites Two cars are Elan DP02 chas sis powered by Mazdas 2.3-litre engine. At 200 horsepower, these vehicles can produce 160 mph of Sebrings long straightaways. Lites One cars also are Elan DPO2 chassis, powered by the 230 horsepower MZR engine. These cars are for the more advanced drivers who have aspirations to graduate to higher levels of competition. The 2.0-litre Mazda MZR actually can produce 230 horsepower. All competitors use Cooper tires.Mazda MX-5 CupThe Sports Car Club of Americas Pro Racing has produced some great racing at Sebring, with one of their competitions providing a photo nish last year. The MX-5 Cup is run with similar ly prepared cars allowing for limited modications. It is the entry level of production car-based competition on the SCCA Pro Racing series. Like many series, the Mazda MX-5 Cup cars have a designated tire. These racers run the BF Goodrich gForce R1. The races generally are 45-min ute sprints with two different competitions slated for their opener at Sebring.Lambirghini Super TrofeoThe Lamborghini Super Trofeo series is a primary series for both young and gentleman drivers. They pilot the new Gallardo LP 570-4, a lightweight version of the Gallardo LP 570-4 road car, with a reworked chassis and a power output of up to 570 horsepower from its V10 engine. The race car features Lamborghinis permanent four-wheel drive, making the Super Trofeo the only one-make, all-wheel-drive race series, as well as the fastest one-make series in the world. Super Trofeo, made its debut in Europe in 2009, with a second, Asian series launching in 2012.Vintage Racing Vintage and historic races again will be part of the Sebring Race Week. The participants will come from Historic SportsCar Racing (HSR) with both sprint and enduro features planned for Thursday and Friday. A wide variety of cars spanning several different eras will provide fans with a glimpse into the past of Americas oldest sports car endurance competition. More than just a race: 12 Hours is nightcap on a week full of racing action Courtesy photoSebrings John Dean and the Sick Sideways team are hoping for a hometown win in the Mazda MX-5 Cup this week.

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22 All-Time Records regardless of track conguration or sactioning organization.MOST OVERALL DRIVER WINS: 5 Tom Kristensen. MOST OVERALL WINS BY MAKE: 18 Porsche. FASTEST QUALIFYING SPEED: 133.134 mph set in 1986 by Whitney Ganz in a Buick March. FASTEST RACE AVERAGE: 117.98 mph set in 2009 by McNish/Capello/Kristensen in an Audi R15 TDI. FASTEST RACE LAP: 130.707 mph in 1986 by Derek Bell in a Porsche 962. LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: 12 laps in 1967. CLOSEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: 6.36 seconds in 2005 (racing nish); .482 seconds in 2001 (managed team nish). LARGEST STARTING FIELD: 84 cars in 1983. MOST PODIUM FINISHES: 10 Andy Wallace. MOST SEBRING STARTS: 28 Hurley Haywood. MOST DISTANCE: 1,417.1 miles in 2009 by McNish/Capello/Kristensen. MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS: 3 Olivier Gendebien (1959, 1960, 1961). MOST CONSECUTIVE TEAM WINS: 4 Joest Racing (2000-03). MOST CONSECUTIVE STARTS: 19 Johnny OConnell. MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS BY MAKE: 13 Porsche (1976-88). MOST FAST QUALIFIERS BY A DRIVER: 3 Chip Robinson, Frank Biela, Mario Andretti, J.J. Lehto. MOST POLE POSITIONS MAKE: 9 Porsche, Ferrari. MOST FASTEST RACE LAPS: 5 Tom Kristensen. MOST FASTEST RACE LAPS BY A MAKE: 14 Porsche. MOST CARS TO FINISH ON LEAD LAP: 3 1990, 2008. MOST LAPS LED: 316 by Nissan in 1989. LARGEST PERCENT OF STARTERS FINISHING: 79.4% in 2007 (27 out of 34). LOWEST PERCENT OF STARTERS FINISHING: 36.5% in 1985 (27 out of 74). MOST DIFFERENT CARS TO LEAD RACE: 8 in 1983. MOST LEAD CHANGES: 27 in 2008. MOST CLASS WINS: 7 Johnny OConnell. MOST CLASS WINS MANUFACTURER: 65 Porsche. MOST MILES LED AT SEBRING/MANUFACTURER: 19,977.4 Porsche. MOST TOP 10 FINISHES/ MANUFACTURER: 205 Porsche. MOST COMBINED LE MANS AND SEBRING WINS: 13 by Tom Kristensen. CLOSEST GT CLASS FINISH: 0.202 seconds in 2007 (GT2 class). MOST GT CLASS POLE POSITIONS/DRIVER: 4 Ron Fellows, Oliver Gavin. MOST GT CLASS POLE POSITIONS/MANUFACTURER: 14 Porsche. MOST GT FASTEST RACE LAPS/MANUFACTURER: 14 Porsche MOST DISTANCE BY GT WINNER: 1,291.3 miles Corvette (2009). MOST WINNING DRIVERS BY COUNTRY: USA 39. MOST WINNING CARS BY COUNTRY: Germany 29. MOST WINS BY A TIRE MANUFACTURER: 18 Goodyear. SMALLEST ENGINE TO WIN OVERALL: 1.5 liters (OSCA MT4, 1954). LOWEST QUALIFYING POSITION BY WINNING CAR: 16th in 1984. OLDEST DRIVER TO WIN: Gianpiero Moretti (age 58) in 1998. YOUNGEST DRIVER TO WIN: John Paul, Jr. (age 22) in 1982. BEST FINISH BY FEMALE DRIVER: Liz Halliday (2nd overall), 2006. MOST CAUTION PERIODS: 5 hours 55 minutes in 1993. FEWEST CAUTION PERIODS: 0 in 1985, 1994, 2001. FEWEST LAPS LED BY WINNING CAR: 1 in 1966. LARGEST LEAD LOST: 13 laps (67.6 miles) in 1970 by Andretti/Mer zario. BIGGEST COMEBACK TO WIN: 1983 winner, from 11 laps behind. Derek Bell still holds the record for fastest Race lap nearly 20 years after he set it, clocking a 130.707 mph cir cuit in the No. 5 Porsche 962 dur ing the 1986 12 Hours of Sebring.Looking back: All-time 12 Hours of Sebring records

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24 1952 Harry Gray, Larry Kulok Frazer Nash LM 62.83 1953 John Fitch, Phil Walters Cunningham C4R 74.96 1954 Stirling Moss, Bill Lloyd OSCA MT-4 72.96 1955 Mike Hawthorn, Phil Walters Jaguar D-type 78.86 1956 Juan Fangio, Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 860 Monza 84.07 1957 Juan Fangio, Jean Behra Maserati 450S 85.36 1958 Peters Colilns, Phil Hill Ferrari 250TR 86.76 1959 P. Hill, O. Gendebien, D. Gurney, C. Daigh Ferrari 250TR 81.46 1960 Olivier Gendebien, Hans Herrmann Porsche RS60 84.92 1961 Phil Hill, Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 250TR 90.71 1962 Jo Bonnier, Lucien Bianchi Ferrari 250TR 89.14 1963 John Surtees, Ludovico Scarotti Ferrari 250P 90.93 1964 Mike Parkes, Umberto Maglioli Ferrari 275P 92.73 1965 Jim Hall, Hap Sharp Chaparral 2A 84.72 1966 Ken Miles, Lloyd Ruby Ford X-1 98.07 1967 Mario Andretti, Bruce McLaren Ford MkIV 102.13 1968 Hans Herrmann, Jo Siffert Porsche 907 102.51 1969 Jacky Ickx, Jacki Oliver Ford GT40 103.36 1970 Mario Andretti, Nino Vaccarella, Ignazio Guinti Ferrari 512S 107.03 1971 Vic Elford, Gerard Larrousse Porsche 917 112.86 1972 Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti Ferrari 312P 111.80 1973 Hurley Haywood, Peter Gregg Porsche Carrera RS 97.85 1974 Race canceled due to fuel shortage 1975 B. Redman, H. Stuck, A. Moffat, S. Posey BMW CSL 102.64 1976 Al Holbert, Mike Keyser Porsche Carrera RSR 99.62 1977 George Dyer, Brad Frissell Porsche Carrera RSR 101.40 1978 B. Redman, Charles Mendez, Bob Garretson Porsche 935 103.98 1979 Bob Akin, Roy Woods, Rob McFarlin Porsche 935 103.46 1980 Dick Barbour, John Fitzpatrick Porsche 935 K3 109.52 1981 Hurley Haywood, Al Holbert, Bruce Leven Porsche 935 106.04 1982 John Paul Sr., John Paul Jr. Porsche 935 105.40 1983 Wayne Baker, Jim Mullen, Kees Nierop Porsche 934 91.27 1984 S. Johansson, Hans Heyer, Mauricio DeNarvaez Porsche 935 106.36 1985 A.J. Foyt, Bob Wollek Porsche 962 113.78 1986 Bob Akin, Hans Stuck, Jo Gartner Porsche 962 115.85 1987 Iochen Mass, Bobby Rahal Porsche 962 101.85 1988 Klaus Ludwig, Hans Stuck Porsche 962 108.78 1989 Geoff Brabham, Chip Robinson Nissan GTP-ZXT 112.74 1990 Derek Daly, Bob Earl Nissan NPT-90 102.99 1991 Derek Daly, Geoff Brabham, Gary Brabham Nissan NPT-90 91.63 1992 Juan Fangio II, Andy Wallace Toyota Eagle MKIII 110.72 1993 Juan Fangio II, Andy Wallace Toyota Eagle MKIII 70.69 1994 Steve Millen, John Morton, Johnny OConnell Nissan 300ZX 100.63 1995 Fermin Velez, Andy Evans, Eric Van de Poele Ferrari 333SP 80.04 1996 Wayne Taylor, Jim Pace, Eric Van de Poele Oldsmobile R&S Mk3 100.16 1997 Y. Dalmas, S. Johansson, F. Valez, A. Evans Ferrari 333SP 84.83 1998 Didier Theys, Mauro Baldi, Gianpiero Moretti Ferrari 333SP 98.31 1999 J.J. Lehto, Tom Kristensen, Jorg Muller BMW V12 LMR 96.38 2000 Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, Emanuele Pirro Audi R8 110.692 2001 Rinaldo Capello, Michele Alboreto, Lauren Aiello Audi R8 113.983 2002 Rinaldo Capello, C. Pescatori, Johnny Herbert Audi R8 106.507 2003 Frank Biela, Marco Werner, Phillip Peter Audi R8 113.097 2004 Frank Biela, Allan McNish, Pierre Kaffer Audi R8 107.711 2005 J.J. Lehto, Tom Kristensen, Marco Werner Audi R8 113.097 2006 Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish Audi R10 107.319 2007 Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro, Marco Werner Audi R10 TDI 112.039 2008 T. Bernhard, R. Dumas, E. Collard Porsche RS Spyder 107.96 2009 Allan McNish, Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen Audi R15 TDI 117.099 2010 Alexander Wurz, Marc Gen, Anthony Davidson Peugeot 908 HDI 113.016 2011 Nicolas Lapierre, Loc Duval, Olivier Panis Peugeot 908 HDI 102.29 2012 Allan McNish, Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen Audi R18 TDI 101.25 2013 Benoit Treluyer, Oliver Jarvis, Marcel Fassler Audi R18 113.416 Past winners of the 12 Hours of SebringYEAR DRIVERS CAR MPH YEAR DRIVERS CAR MPH

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26 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentWhen the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship kicks off at the Mo bil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, it will be led by Automobile Magazines Automobile of the Year the 2014 Corvette. The Corvette has long been a tremendous performance value wrapped in an all-American pack age, the magazine said in its re view of the car. Now, however, with new-found sophistication and us er-friendliness, the [new Corvette] should melt the barriers that have kept away so many driving enthusi asts. Automobile magazine editor-inchief Jean Jennings praised the Cor vettes overall design, performance, quality and comfort. The automobile of the year has to set a standard, she said. It has to break a category in a way that really excites us. Corvette has a rich history at the historic airport circuit. John Fitch and Walt Hansgen drove a Corvette to a class victory and a ninth-place nish overall at Sebring in 1956, the rst step on to the world stage that established Americas Sports Car as a true racing contender. Since that time, Corvette has scored 24 class wins in the demanding Sebring 12-hour endurance contest. Corvette has also been inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame. It was the rst American marque to be so honored. In addition to the Automobile Mag azine honors, the newly designed Corvette has earned Road & Tracks Performance Car of the Year, as well as Yahoo Autos Car of the Year designations. Corvette to pace the field for this years 12 Hours Courtesy photoThe pace car for this years 12 Hours of Sebring is a 2014 Corvette. BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentThe assemblage of cars at the Gallery of Legends during this years Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida will be an im pressive one. The group will include everything from for mer 12 Hour winners to rep resentatives of inductees to the Hall of Fame to a rarely seen Porsche prototype. Several of the Brumos cars will be shown, including the 1971 IMSA GT champi on Porsche 914/6 driven by current Hall of Famer Hurley Haywood; the 1970 911-S codriven by 2014 Sebring Hall of Fame inductee Peter Gregg and Haywood that won the 1972 GT division at the Se bring 12 Hours; as well as the 1979 Porsche 935 that raced at Sebring with Gregg and Haywood again at the wheel. Also being shown will be the 1986 Brumos/Copenha gen Porsche 962 driven by A.J. Foyt at Sebring. The car is pushed by a 3.2 six-cylinder engine. It produced 620 horsepower with a top speed of 217 mph. The car originally was built and raced by sports car legend Al Holbert. It nished fourth at the 12 Hours in 1988. Another car, a Triumph TR-4 once driven by 2014 Sebring Hall of Fame inductee Bob Tullius, will be shown as well. Although Tullius has a museum at the Sebring Regional Airport, this car actually is owned by Bill War ner, who stages the annual concourse elegance at Amelia Island each year where the Spirit of Sebring trophy is awarded. The 1975 BMW CSL that won Sebring in 1975 with Sebring Hall of Fame member Brian Redman, Moffat, Sam Posey and Hans Stuck also will be on display. Also slted to be shown will be a 1958 Ferrari Testa Rosa. It was that year when Ferra ri 250 TRs nished rst and second at the seventh annual 12 Hours. Both those cars were elded by Scuderia Fer rari out of Italy. Fans also will have an opportunity to see a 1969 Lola T70 raced at Sebring in 1970; a 1991 Porsche 911 S2 Super car diven by Haywood, Joe Varde, Hans Stuck and Don Knoles; and a 2000 Lola/Nissan that won the 2004 ALMS P2 Championship. Two rare vehicles from the Porsche Museum also will be on display. First is a Porsche 917PA a 7.2-litre, 16-cylin der, 880 horsepower prototype. At the time the car was built, Porsche was looking at alternatives of whether to turbocharge the 12-cylinder or do a normally aspirated 16-cylinder power plant. Although they tested the CanAm car, it never raced. There also will be a Porsche 909 Bergspyder, literally an open mountain car a hill climb vehicle with a 225 horsepower, at 8-cylinder engine. With an aluminum frame and a berglass body, the whole car weighs only 879 pounds. Hall of Fame board mem ber Michael Swaine, who helped assemble the impressive collection, began the search last year to get the display together. The display will be open to day when fans come into the track. There is no additional charge to view the display.Gallery of Legends: Vintage car display to wow fans Courtesy photoThe Gallery of Legends building is located in the Paddock at Sebring International Raceway.

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27 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentOfcials at the Sebring International Raceway have named their queen for this years running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Wearing the tiara and the sash for the 2014 classic will be 23-year-old Logan Palmer. The Avon Park native recently gradu ated from Florida State University majoring in history with a minor in media communications. Having grown up in Highlands County, Palmer has been attend ing the 12 Hours for as long as she can remember. I havent missed a Race since I was 4, she said. When I was very little, my par ents would take me out for night practice on Thursday and when I got older I was allowed to stay for the whole time. Palmers father, the late Mark Palmer, had designs on being a driver himself, she said. But really, I just love the experience. I have a passion for this Race, Palmer said. This is more than a race to me, it is a family tradition. I wanted to be Miss 12 Hours because of my dad I know hed be thrilled. Interestingly enough, Palmer is close friends with the two wom en who served as race queens over the past couple of years. Rickie Albritton was last years Miss 12 Hours and Hanna Shoop reigned over the endurance classic two years ago. Following her stint at this years 12 Hours Palmer will head to At lanta to take a job in sales and marketing with Veeam Software. The international nature of the race may well be a natural t with her new vocation. Veeam, a leader in back-up and replication software, also works with customers around the world. Palmer named Miss 12 Hours Courtesy photoLogan Palmer has been attending the Races since she was 4. Special to the News-SunFans at this years Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida again this year can tune to AM730 WWTK to keep up with all the action from the time the green ag falls to the time they wave the checkers. As in the past, WWTK will suspend its regularly scheduled Saturday programming to carry the broadcast ag to ag for this years race. This year, the Motor Racing Network will pro vide the ag-to-ag coverage of Americas oldest sports car endurance race. Last year, MRN broadcast all the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Series Races and this year has become the voice of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship. In addition to providing the action on WWTK, the Cohan Radio Group will have its two other stations 99.1FM WWOJ and Lite 105.7FM broadcasting reports each hour on Friday and Saturday everywhere from The Paddock area to the Spring Break Party Zone. In addition to keeping up with the race leaders, they will be talking with fans, competitors and others giving lifestyle reports from Americas oldest sports car endurance race. The Cohan Radio Group owns and operates ve radio stations in Sebring.WWTK to air Race

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28 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentThere are lots of activities during Race Week in Sebring that dont in volve cars on the track. Fans may want to check their social calendar to make certain they dont miss any of the excitement at this years running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.Wednesday Gates open Fans can ofcially enter the track, set up their camping areas, walk through The Paddock and see the cars both for the 12 Hours and support races as well as watch on-track action during practice sessions. The Gallery of Legends is open in The Paddock for the duration of Race Week with a full display of cars. Midways Both in the General Admission and Paddock, there will be dozens of exciting manufacturer and sponsor displays. Thursday Night Practice One of the highlights of Race Week. Drivers and cars get hot laps after the sun goes down to prepare for the nal laps for this years running of the 12 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance. F-Troop All Stars play on the FTroop stage (Green Park) Friday Autograph Session 2-3 p.m. in The Paddock at the Sebring Inter national Raceway. IMSA Fan Forum Hosted by for mer winners Johnny OConnell and Justin Bell at the Raceways Spring Break Party Zone, beginning at 3:15 p.m., fans will get to hear from drivers in this years Race. Slated to appear are Joao Barbosa, Christian Fitipaldi, and Sebastian Bourdais of Action Express Racing. They will be joined by Porsche North Amer ican Team members Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Richard Leitz. Gallery of Legends will host Hall of Fame inductees Vic Elford (who also is this years Grand Marshal), Bob Tullius and Wayne Taylor beginning at 3:30. On stage at the Spring Break Party Zone will be Michelle Lynn & Behind the 8 Ball at 6 p.m. Buck Shot at 7:30 and Logan Dressel at 9 p.m. The Inaugural Fan of the Year Party is a gathering for all previous Fans of the Year where they will share memories and discuss the current happenings at the Sebring Interna tional Raceway. The Party will be hosted by former Fan of the Year Bill Farmer and emceed by F-Troop pioneer Terry Harms at Spring Break Party Zone Stage at 5 p.m. F-Troop All-Stars play on the FTroop stage (Green Park)Saturday Grid Walk Starting about 10 a.m. fans will be able to get out on the front stretch and see the cars and drivers as they prepare for Amer icas Oldest Sports Car Endurance Race. On stage at the Spring Break Party Zone Saturday Night Special will play at noon. The 2014 12 Hours of Sebring Miss Bikini International This very popular competition will be held in the Spring Break Party Zoning starting at 2 p.m. The F-Troop All-Stars play on the F-Troop Stage (Green Park).Plenty to fill fans days during Race Week 1952-1982 1983-1986 1987-2013Evolution of Sebring International Raceway News-Sun leRace fans of all ages can nd plenty of things to make them smile during Race Week.

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29 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentFor a week each year, the Sebring International Raceway becomes the largest city in Highlands County with more than 100,000 fans, ofcials and race teams packing into the tracks 330 acres at the Sebring Regional Air ports industrial park. Like any municipality, it involves a lot of services ranging from public works to security. When it comes to law enforcement, a combined force of Highlands County sheriffs deputies, compan ion agencies and a private security rm patrol the grounds to make cer tain that fans can have fun within the bounds of the laws of the state of Florida as well as regulations estab lished by the Race way itself. Okechobee County and Hardee County work with us as do our local police departments here in Sebring and Lake Placid, said Highlands County Sheriffs Major Da vid Paeplow. The track operation is run from the Highlands sheriffs mobile command unit, which is in the North Paddock area near the ag pole. In the past, raucous parties there had sometimes gotten out of control. Gatherings there now have calmed down. In fact, said Paeplow, the race crowd in the past several decades overall has calmed a great deal. It gets to be a better crowd pretty much each year, he said. Enforcement activities are performed both by uniformed and plain clothes ofcers on foot and using both marked and unmarked vehi cles. Drug use and underage drinking have been much of the primary focus of the law enforcement effort, but ofcers also are keeping an eye out for disturbances, disagreements or other situations that could escalate into more serious problems. One of the provisions that will be stringently enforced again this year will be those riding in open vehicles. They will be required to be seated. That proviso was enacted after a number of serious falls some fatal from moving cars at the track several years ago. In addition to foot patrols, the sheriffs ofce again will be using an elevated platform as their eye in the sky. Known as Skywatch, the mobile surveillance tower is manufactured by FLIR. The unit was obtained as part of a regional Homeland Security Grant. Its basically an observation platform, which also has some tactical equipment that helps us out, Paeplow said. Last year, the collapsible tower was set up behind the command center, however, Paeplow allowed that it might be set up somewhere in Green Park this year. One thing that fans should remember, is that with an arrest, fans are not only ejected from the Raceway, but are noticed they will not be allowed back on the grounds for the duration of the Race Week. Paeplow said most ofcers have a laissez-faire enforcement technique as long as there are no problems. We want people to enjoy them selves and enjoy the race, but then again, they cannot go out there and break laws and not expect us to do anything about it, he said. Law enforcement agencies try to keep Race fans safe while letting them still have their fun News-Sun le Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce deputies on foot patrol in Green Park. Law enforcement agencies from several counties team up to patrol the RacewayWe want people to enjoy themselves and enjoy the race, but then again, they cannot go out there and break laws and not expect us to do anything about it.Maj. David Paeplow Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce

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30 Special to the News-SunBelow is a thumbnail history of Sebring International Raceway from the 2014 Sebring Media Guide:1941 Hendricks Field built near Sebring as an Army Air Force training base. 1945 Hendricks Field deactivated and becomes Sebring Airport 1950 Alec Ulmann suggests Sebring Airport site for a sports car road race Sam Collier 6 Hour Memorial race held on Dec. 31 is rst racing event ever held at Sebring and the rst sports car endur ance race held in the U.S. 1952 First 12 Hours of Sebring Race held on March 15. 1953 The 12 Hours of Sebring is the rst event of the new FIA sports car world championship. A Chrysler-powered Cunningham wins, giving America its rst international sports car victory. 1954 Stunning upset as an OSCA codriven by Stirling Moss wins. 1955 Jaguar wins in classic battle with Ferrari. 1956 The legendary Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Ferrari to victory. 1957 Fangio wins his second consecutive Sebring race. 1959 Sebring hosts rst ever Formula One race in the U.S. in December. 1961 Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill win their third Sebring 12 Hours. 1964 Ferrari wins fourth consecutive Sebring Race despite strong challenge from Shelbys Cobras. 1965 First American car to win Sebring in over a decade as Chevrolet Chaparral wins with Hap Sharp and Jim Hall driving. 1966 Sebring hosts rst Trans-Am race Tragedy strikes as four specta tors are killed in an incident at Webster Turn Dan Gurneys Ford, leading with two minutes left, stops on course. As he tries to push the car across the nish line, the Miles/Ruby Ford passes him in the nal minute. 1967 Promoter Alec Ulmann announces the race will be moved to the new Palm Beach International Raceway (now called Moroso Motorsports Park) in West Palm Beach. Two months later he changes his mind First major change made to the circuit as the Webster Turn is replaced with a chicane. 1968 Trans-Am race included within the 12-hour race. 1969 Last Le Mans start, in which drivers run to their cars to start Race. 1970 Mario Andretti gives Ferrari a thrilling 22-second victory over actor Steve McQueen and Peter Revson in a Porsche. 1972 Mario Andretti wins his third 12 Hours of Sebring Ulmann announces this will be last Sebring Race. 1973 Sebring revived by John Bishiop and Reggie Smith under IMSA sanction. 1974 Race canceled due to energy crisis. Several hundred fans show up anyway to party. 1975 Race revived with John Green wood as promoter. 1978 Tampa businessman Charles Mendez takes over promotion of race FIA sanction restored. 1983 Sebring Airport Authority takes over promotion of Race . First major circuit change in 20 years takes place as a new section bypasses airport runway In biggest upset in endurance racing history, a GT Porsche takes overall win, coming from 11 laps down. 1984 Another upset as an aging Porsche 935 wins Paddock moved out, increasing course length to 4.86 miles. 1985 Co-driving with Bob Wollek, A.J. Foyt wins his rst Sebring race, the last win of his career as a driver. 1986 Akin, Stuck and Gartner drive a Porsche 962 to the fastest 12-hour Race average ever up to that point. 1987 Track conguration results in new 4.11-mile course that bypasses the airport runways, making Sebring a per manent year-round circuit. 1989 Nissan victory ends 13-year Porsche win streak. 1990 Sebring Airport Authority leases facility, major improvements begin imme diately, including resurfacing and a new Paddock bridge. 1992 Sebring celebrates its 40th anniversary. Toyota wins rst endurance race with Juan Fangio II and Andy Wallace driving. 1994 World Sports Car era begins, GT Nissan wins overall. 1995 Ferrari records historic win, rst in 23 years at Sebring ... Chicane is re located and renamed the Fangio Chicane. 1996 Oldsmobile with Riley & Scott chassis scores rst victory for an American manufacturer at Sebring in 27 years. 1997 Sebring acquired by International Motorsports Speedway Group; Ulmann Straight is resurfaced. Andy Evans sells Sebring lease to Panoz Motor Sports. 1998 Hairpin turn recongured. 1999 ALMS debuts with closest Sebring nish ever New Pit Tower and media center constructed as part of multimillion dollar improvement program Hotel constructed adjacent to the Hairpin. 2000 Audi records historic one-two nish Vipers dominate GTS. 2001 Audi sweeps top four positions Saleen upsets Corvette in GTS class Large portion of track resurfaced. 2002 Sebring celebrates 50th Anniversary as Audi scores its third straight victory. 2003 Joest Racing wins fourth con secutive Sebring race. 2005 Champion Racing gives Audi sixth straight win at Sebring. 2006 Tom Kristensen scores his fourth Sebring win as Audi records rst win for diesel-powered R10. 2007 GT2 class produces closest n ish in Sebring history. 2008 Roger Penskes Porsche team breaks Audis eight-year Sebring win streak. 2009 The fastest 12 Hours ever as Audi wins in debut of new R15. 2010 Peugeot becomes the rst French manufacturer to win at Sebring. 2011 Sebring opens the Interconti nental Le Mans Cup season. Oreca Peugeot wins in a Race that produced a record 31 lead changes. 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship debuts at Sebring. 2013 Audi wins for second straight year, giving the manufacturer 11 wins at Sebring, which ranks third behind Porsche (18) and Ferrari (12).Thumbnail history of the 12 Hours of Sebring News-Sun leUntil 1969, the 12 Hours of Sebring began with a Le Mans start, where drivers ran to their cars at the drop of the green ag. It was abandoned due to safety concerns.

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31 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentWhen Race Week rolls around, its not only the Sebring International Raceway that sees increased trafc, the Sebring Regional Airport also gets its share of planes ying in and out with cargo and passengers destined for Americas oldest sports car endur ance race. We get around a 25-30 percent increase in trafc in the time leading up to Race Week, said Sebring Regional Airport president Mike Wilingham. It is mostly business and corporate jets and those kinds of craft. That also is reected in fuel sales, with as many as 20,000 gallons go ing out at that time, which is a huge amount for a facility the size of Se bring. Willingham said during Race time it is not uncommon to see three or four Gulfstream jets in for practice, racing or other related activities. We generally have an apron full of what I call heavy metal, he said. In an effort to handle the increased trafc, the airports recently refur bished World War II Control Tower is pressed into service. That restoration was funded by the State of Florida Department of Historical Resources and the Sebring Regional Airport and Industrial Park Community Redevel opment Agency. We have a staff of four from the Federal Aviation Commission that comes in to do the job. They work ba sically on Friday and Saturday, Will ingham said. Frasier Contracting of Winter Haven did the renovation. To expedite the work, the cab was removed and low ered to the ground then replaced. It was nished late last month. Everything is new inside. I think the crew will be pleasantly surprised when they get here, Willingham said. The only other time the tower is used is in January during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. Interestingly, while there is a huge amount of corporate aircraft during Race Week, there is very little activity in the area of private aircraft. Back when I worked at the airport in the 1970s, we actually had to close a runway to park the aircraft. We had several hundred in at that time, he said. Now, the single-engine, pistonpowered plane trafc is almost nil. That comes despite a joint effort by the airport and the raceway to promote ying in as a way to see the race. Willingham said one of the most striking features to visitors seems to be the airport terminal building, with its wide concourses and places for displays and businesses. We continue to get comments about how nice our facility is not only for a small airport, but an airport of any size, he said. Meanwhile, the larger jets can at times present some challenges something Willingham said he hoped would be cured with an ongoing proj ect to lengthen Runway 119. That runway now has been recongured and designed to support a 737, Willinham said. The next step is to work on the engineering for the extension. Airport sees increased activity during Race Week Katara Simmons/News-Sun/ A crew from Frasier Contracting in Winter Haven works to renovate the original control tower cab that dates back to the 1940s last month at the Sebring Regional Airport. News-Sun le photo The Sebring Regional Airport has a lot more planes than usual parked on the apron during Race Week. For many years, the 12 Hours used the actual runways before the FAA stepped in and the Race was moved to for-purpose pavement.

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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Lady Streaks squeak past LaBelleA8 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, March 12-13, 2014 VOL. 95 N O 28 A couple of showers or T-storms around High 83 Low 52 Details on A12Celebrations ........... B6 Classieds .............. B9 Clubs ....................... B5 Dear Abby ................ B2 Friends & Neighbors B6 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Phil Attinger/News-SunCrime Scene Investigator Jon Wilkinson (left) and Crime Scene Technician Kathy Perez photograph and mark evidence Sunday afternoon beside the home of Floyd Gene Perez, 31, who was shot and killed by deputies early that morning after he shot at neighbors homes and then shot at deputies when they arrived. A COMPLETE RACE FANS GUIDE TO AMERICAS PREMIER SPORTS CAR RACE A special publication of the BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Each of the past eight years, representatives of the Sebring Hall of Fame have gone to the Con cours dElegance at Amelia Island and be stowed the Spirit of Sebring Award to the car best representing the spirit of Americas old est sports car endur ance competition.Buzzettas Porsche receives Spirit of Sebring honor Courtesy photoJoe Buzzettas distinctive Porsche 907 was the winner of the Spirit of Sebring Award this past weekend at the Concours dElegance held at Amelia Island. BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING A longtime race attendee from Great Britain has been tapped as the Stan Durrance Fan of the Year for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. The selection of Chris Clark represents the rst person to win the honor from outside the United States. Clark rst attended the 12 Hours in 2002 for the raceways golden anni versary event. As a sports car rac ing fan and a regular at Le Mans, in 2002 I de cided to make the trip to Florida from Eng land to attend the 12 Hours of Sebring, he said. I decided that I should see the race at least once and no better one to choose than the 50th running of the great race. In his application for Fan of the Year, Clark told track ofcials as a newbie to the histor ic circuit he wasnt sure Fan of the Year award goes globalClark rst from overseas to earn honor GETTING IN GEAR R AC E GUIDE I NS IDE T OD A Y S I SS UE BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING A tragedy family members had feared occurred in Sun days early morning fog when a man red an AK-47 at neighbors homes, then turned his gun on High lands County Sheriff deputies. After exchanging shots for several minutes, Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, of 215 Plantation Drive off U.S. 98 in Sebring, was shot once and killed by Sgt. John Singha. No one else was injured. Sheriff Susan Benton said she did not know what triggered Hodge to shoot into occupied hous es or patrol cars on the rural shell road, a situation she compared to a mall or school shooting. Why would anyone do any of this? Benton asked. Armed man killed after shooting rampageWas shooting at homes, then at deputies Sunday; family feared something like this would happen BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING The Paddock at the Sebring International Raceway was bustling Tuesday with the fa miliar sights and sounds of the annual 12 Hours of Sebring. Though the gates werent open to the fans, Tuesday morning saw plenty of action from race teams, Raceway employees and safety workers. Longtime SIR Safety Marshal Robert Gendron kept an eye on the track as cars turned laps dur ing the testing sessions. Ive seen a lot of crazy things happen out here over the years, Gendron said as he grabbed a ag. I regularly work Turn 3. Ive seen a lot over there. Gendron and a couple of oth er marshals waited patiently as the track was cleared following an accident on Turn 17 that slowed down the tests for several minutes, but Gendron was back to waving the green ag in no time. Veteran Honda racer Chad Gils inger, who was practicing for the Gates open today for 62nd Race Katara Simmons/News-SunSebring International Raceway safety marshall Robert Gendron waves the green ag Tuesday during pre-race testing at the track in Sebring. SEE SHOOTING | A3SEE RACE | A5SEE FAN | A5SEE SPIRIT | A5 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The City Council approved a singlestep $10,000 raise for City Manager Julian Deleon on Monday as thanks for low ering taxes and increasing efciency. It was not unanimous, however. Councilman Gar rett Anderson dissented in a 3-1 vote, with Depu ty Mayor Brenda Giles absent. To give a raise, you are saying you want to reward (Deleon), Anderson said. Anderson didnt think that improvements to the city had outweighed dif culties with the amount of litigation the city had seen in the last three years, es pecially from former employees. However, Councilman Parke Sutherland said he made the request because council members had giv en the Avon Park city manager high scores in evaluations and because changes in stafng have made the city among the most ef cient in the area. With 4.9 employees per 1,000 people, the city has one third of the employ ees by percentage than Sebring, with 15.5 Deleons pay raised $10,000Fireghters contract also approved SEE DELEON | A6 Have a breakfast packed with powerB1 M C Y K

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ROMONA W A SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYL OTTOSaturday, March 8 7-9-13-17-21-43 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $20 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, March 8 10-14-24-32-41 PB-30 X-2 Todays Jackpot: $60 millionM EGA M ONEYFriday, March 7 4-11-16-18 PB-15 Next Jackpot: $1.3 millionM EGA M ILLION SFriday, March 7 11-13-51-57-69 PB-1 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $309 millionCAS H 3 Sunday, March 9 Day: 9-9-1 Night: 9-8-1 Monday, March 10 Day: 1-1-7 Night: 8-1-7P LAY 4Sunday, March 9 Day: 5-9-4-8 Night: 5-4-1-9 Monday, March 10 Day: 6-9-3-3 Night: 2-9-7-6 F ANTA S Y 5 Saturday, March 8 6-20-21-24-32 Sunday, March 9 7-15-30-31-33 Monday, March 10 3-13-20-21-34Legion Auxiliary help Stars For O ur T roopsAVON PARK The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 of Avon Park has start ed a project in connection with a nationwide program, Stars For Our Troops, for retir ing ags. The ags that are turned into the American Legion for destruction have had the canton (blue area) removed, washed and then the stars are cut and placed in a small sealed pouch with a note saying I am a part of our American ag. I have own over a home in the USA and can no longer y. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a re minder that you are not forgotten. These pouches will be given to veterans and also to those who served and are now in hospitals and elder-care homes, to show they have not been forgotten. Anyone having an old, worn ag who wishes to donate it may drop it off at the American Legion Auxiliary, 1301 W. Bell St.Chamber hosts Coffee with the CEO SEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce invites you to have Coffee with the CEO from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, March 20 at Brewsters. Have a cup of cof fee and donut and get to know Liz Barber, the chambers new president/CEO. Barber started her job at the Sebring chamber on Feb. 24.SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S BY RO D LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID The First Friday celebrations in Lake Placid were in full swing March 7 as the town was lit up, the stores were open, and there was dancing on the street. One of the shops open was the Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-op. This is fantastic!, raved Clay Benedict from Central New York. My wife and I are here for the winter and we have seen carv ings, clowns, and the Depot. We have been by the clowns many times, but we have never stopped. This has been a great ex perience, but this is just part of what brought us here. There has been 114 inches of snow between Syracuse and Watertown, where we are from, said Gail, his wife. Water town is north of Syracuse and east of Buffalo. It has been snowing since Thanksgiving and we are happy to be here! Ruby Dutton was the hostess at the Co-op and was able to offer the Benedicts a refresh ment. Dutton was named the Artist of the Month at the Co-op. My pas sion is watercolors, Dutton said. I started at the Co-op in 2006, and have been in class every week since then. There was a serious side to the evenings events as well. Sheriffs Deputy and DARE Ofcer Andy Spires had a table with information, pens, reectors for bicycles and even a lollipop for the young or the young at heart. Near where Spires was set up was a display from the Florida High way Department. The simulator has the same effect that a vehicle go ing at 20 miles per hour would have. said Florida Highway Patrol Lieuten ant Montie Darling. One would not have much of a chance of survival with out a safety belt if a vehicle went into a roll. Darling showed the ef fects by putting a stuffed mannequin in the sim ulator. In just a few seconds the mannequin was tossed out of the simula tor. Please wear you seat belt, was Darlings nal comment. Band Boosters and the Lake Placid High School Band were represent ed Friday night. Joshua Vaughn, Lake Placid High School band director, brought a drum line that attracted a crowd when they started playing. It is a great opportunity for the students to perform in front of the town, Vaughn said. We are here tonight to help raise funds to take the seniors on a trip af ter they graduate, said Kevin Hely, who rep resented LPHS Project Graduation. We are not afliated with the school, but we are providing the students with an alterna tive to going out and celebrating without super vision. Project Graduation has its roots in Maine dur ing the early 1980s. It has been recognized as a prototype for the na tion and has caught on. In 1990, there were no youth fatalities attrib uted to drinking, drugging, and driving during the May 15-June 20 com mencement season. It was the third consecutive year there were no trafc fatalities in Maine during the graduation dates, ac cording to the website. There were vintage cars, food, dancing, and there was even the Red Bus parked on the street ready for blood dona tions. Plans are already on the way for the next First Fri day of the month.First Friday always a party in LP Rod Lewis/News-SunThe drummers of Lake Placid High School Band (l-r) Manny Valdovines, Marquavien Copeland, Bernardo Morado, Tiffanie Cummins, Ethan Havlock, Blaine Fieler, and Alex Velasquez, (not pictured, but performed: Bianca Rivera ( graduate). The drummers are under the direction of Joshua Vaughn Rod Lewis/News-SunRuby Dutton talks with Clay Benedict about watercolor painting. Dutton is the Artist Of The Month at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-op. Special to the News-SunSEBRING A Diaper Dump Day has been scheduled for March 29 in Highlands County to help local needy babies and their families. The Aktion Club of Highlands County is coordinating the Dia per Dump Day to be from 8 a.m. to noon in the eld near U.S. 27 in front of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. The event will benet several lo cal charities that provide services for babies such as the Avon Park Community Child Development Center, Childrens Advocacy Cen ter, Family Safehouse, Guardian ad Litem, Healthy Families High lands, Healthy Start and One Hope United. The ability to afford diapers can be a real challenge in todays econ omy, said Cynthia Acevedo, program manager for Healthy Families Highlands. Healthy Families Highlands serves families that of ten do not have adequate income or resources to support their fami lies with the basic necessities. The programs ability to make diapers available to needy fami lies is essential. Events like Diaper Dump Day helps our program en sure that childrens needs are not neglected. Everyone is encouraged to do nate any size of new baby diapers or cash to help purchase diapers for the local babies in Highlands County. Every donor will receive a Tootise Roll Pop on March 29 from the Aktion Club. Club members will also be tak ing money donations at the inter section of U.S. 27 and Valerie and Sun N Lake boulevards. The club will have a huge deliv ery truck sitting out near its tents on the side road. Donors will eas ily nd the location by looking for the large costumed baby near the site. We want everyone to ll our de livery truck full of diapers, said Aktion Club advisor Cindy Mar shall. The Aktion Club is a civic club consisting of adults with disabili ties. Members have made it their mission this year to help local chil dren in need. For those who cant stop by on March 29, call 452-1295, ext. 124 to make a donation.Aktion Club plans Diaper Dump DayGoal is to collect truck full of diapers to benet local needy babies M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 I know this is a national debate. How do we inter vene with people? She said loved ones had been trying to get him counseling or treatment for months. She could not conrm whether that help was mental or drug-relat ed. The family feared it would end up like this, Benton said. Lisa Hodge, Floyds wife, was one of several fran tic 911 calls starting at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Benton said. She spoke with re porters briey Sunday afternoon at the scene of the shooting, surrounded by family with tears in her eyes and a brown leath er Bible lled with bookmarks clutched to her chest. We called and asked them to tase him, she said. He had demons. Benton quickly hugged Lisa Hodge to her, then walked both her and fam ily members to another location to speak with them. Benton later said she tried to explain to his fam ily that deputies were in a life-or-death situation, and that deputies are trained to shoot to kill if confronted with such a threat. The closest any deputy was able to get him was 42 yards, Benton said. Thats how far Singha was from Hodge when he saw Hodge step into a pool of light in the fog and ordered him to drop his weapon. When Hodge wouldnt comply, Singha red one shot with his HCSO-issued AR-15 Bushmaster rie, killing him. Neighbors aup and down Plantation Road told Ben ton and reporters, anony mously, that they had been fearful for months since Hodge had been out back of his 10-acre property do ing target practice. Benton said deputies had been out on Planta tion Road before to investigate shooting complaints, but couldnt do much since its not illegal for someone living in the unincorporat ed area to re a weapon on his or her own property as long as that person is so ber and not an immediate danger to anyone. When do you know that it reaches a tipping point? Benton said. The sys tem could not work fast enough to intervene. Sunday was a different matter, Benton said, as Hodge was ring at three deputies and approximate ly 10 people including children through the walls of four other homes. He missed people in their beds by inches, Ben ton said. The nearest home that was shot up contained neighbors who had com plained most recently about Hodges frequent shooting on his property, she said. Neighbors are very shaken up, but are very grateful to Singha, she said. According to Benton, Hodge had access to nu merous high-power weapons and volumes of ammunition. Benton said Singha, Deputy Justin Norris and Deputy Dennis Williams have all been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. Crime scene detectives were still processing the scene Sun day afternoon with liter ally dozens of markers for spent shell casings and bullet holes in vehicles and homes. The Sheriffs Ofce had received calls as early at 3 a.m. Sunday about gun re, but deputies couldnt locate the source of the shots, Benton said. After frantic calls at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, the rst to arrive on scene were Deputies Norris and Wil liams at approximately 4:45 a.m. Through a thick morning fog, they were barraged by gunre, Benton said. Both took cover behind their cars. A bullet grazed one windshield, leaving a scar, but another round pierced the rear drivers side door and punched through the opposite side, Benton said. The other car was hit six or seven times, Benton said. One deputy recognized the sound of an emp ty clip being released and dropped on the ground followed by another being loaded in its place. Depu ties took advantage of the pause to nd new cov er on opposite sides of a house across the road from Hodges. At the time, Hodges black Toyota Corolla was parked out near the end of his driveway with its lights on. When deputies moved, Benton said, Hodge took possession of one of the cars and drove it up to his house, 100 yards off the road. He then returned to the road and kept shoot ing, Benton said. By that time, Singha had arrived from the east and had tak en cover among three oaks in front of a neighboring house that was already rid dled with bullets. Hodge, who had gone onto the shell road by then, stepped between his own headlights and a side spotlight on a patrol car, Benton said. That gave Singha enough visibility to nd him. Hodge fell right in front of his mailbox, his gun be side him. Benton said detectives are still investigating the number of weapons and amount of ammunition Hodge had. A search for records on Hodge turned up 10 cas es in Highlands County, most of which were speed ing and other trafc infractions. One case was an aggra vated assault charge on April 4, 2003, where he al legedly armed himself with a wood baseball bat dur ing an argument with his father because hed had enough. However, charges were dropped before a prosecu tor was even assigned to the case, according to the Highlands County Clerk of the Courts Ofce. SHOOTING FROM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunA hole above the S on a Highlands County Sheriffs patrol car shows where a round from an AK-47 exited the car on Sunday after punching through the opposite door, shattering the window from the vibration. Phil Attinger/News-SunHighlands County Sheriff Susan Benton puts her arm around Lisa Hodge (right), whose husband was shot and killed Sunday during a gun battle with deputies. Lt. Darin Hood (left) accompanies them to a location where Benton may talk with Hodge and her family members. M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEWCommunity Redevelopment Agencies have become a popular way for local governments to deal with problems of slum and blight. According to redevelopment.net, there are currently 178 CRAs in Florida. In Highlands County, Avon Park and Sebring have thriving programs. Now the Lake Placid Town Council is considering creat ing a CRA as well. Not everyone is excit ed about the proposal, but the News-Sun believes Lake Placid would benet. The process of creating a CRA district is in no way an overnight x. There are many steps to the process. It requires time, research, persistence and patience. First, the local government has to pass a resolution approving the creation of a re development trust fund, and appoint an administrative CRA board. For example, Sebring has a volunteer CRA board that administers its program. In Avon Park, the city council serves as the CRA board, with the assistance of three different advisory committees that work directly with the residents and busi nesses in their respective CRA districts Main Street, Southside, and the airport. The essential step in creating a CRA is The Finding of Necessity. This docu ments the existence of slum or blight, the conditions necessary to qualify for a spe cial district. Problems may include sub standard or inadequate structures, inad equate infrastructure, poor roads, poor drainage, the lack of street lights or side walks, or a high crime rate. A CRA may fund a wide variety of proj ects to deal with its districts challenges from streetscaping, to homeowner fa cade grants, to new construction, to new policing policies. As to where the funding comes from CRA districts receive Tax Increment Fi nancing, referred to as TIF dollars. TIF comes from the increase in property val ues that occur once redevelopment be gins. In other words, as conditions im prove, property values increase so the property owners ad valorem tax increas es. The amount of the difference between the before and after tax bill is what is re turned directly to the special district for redevelopment projects. What better way to help stressed neigh borhoods help themselves than by using the tax dollars they generated? What bet ter way to enhance the entire city than to redevelop its pockets of blight and slum? By annexing vacant land taken out of ag ricultural production and included in the CRA district, the town creates exciting opportunities. Creating a CRA is a chance to make a substantial difference in the future of Lake Placid. Keep liquor out of supermarketsA bill coming before the legislature would allow supermarkets to sell hard liquor. I nd this very distasteful. I am writing my representatives to oppose this bill, HB877. I understand (a large chain) has re quested this legislation. Its not enough that (this large chain) has put count less merchants out of business with their ability to sell at rock-bottom pric es, now they want to put independent liquor stores out of business. Many children accompany their parents into a supermarket. Its not enough that they see beer, wine and cigarettes; now theyll be exposed to whiskey, vodka and rum. The lobby is in Tallahassee; the peo ple must counteract that with letters, emails, calls, etc.RO BERT HUMMELSebringCity, Race should be more tied togetherThe editorial in the paper on Sunday regarding the lack of involvement of the residents and businesses of Se bring highlighted a huge problem in the county and town. My wife and I have vacationed for years at Sebring for the entire week be fore the race and attended the Hair pin Spin, gala, cruise in and taste of Se bring. Parades through town, bands, dancing, BBQ; all highlighted the town, county and involvement with the race. It has always been a wonderful op portunity to put the spotlight on the town and wonderful place Sebring is. This year, it is a lost opportunity, one that cant be over emphasized enough. The aging demographics of the area portends further decay of the wonder ful town of Sebring. The chamber of commerce isnt representing the busi nesses nor is it coordinating with the economic development council...even though a good marketing plan exists. Meanwhile, the city council forces fees onto small business owners who can ill afford it. I would recommend that the City Council immediately call a meet ing and coordinate a plan to turn this around. A small committee should be established just for the Sebring week to set up daily events (dont forget the hundreds of people at Highlands Ham mock). A parade or two should be done, re works at the lake, two or three nights of a wine tasting/festival ... childrens events, the idea are endless. Get input from everyone. This should be an endless event that has things going on every weekend at Sebring to make it a vacation stop like it should be. Boat rides, track events, etc. The whole idea is to get motivated to be proud of the town before it dies with the elderly demographics.M ICKEY CO EFort MyersY OUR VIEWSLake Placid would benefit from CRAIn 2003, I opposed the Medicare prescription drug bill, in large part because I expected that like all oth er government entitlement programs it would end up costing far more than initial ly projected. I was wrong. The programs structure, based on competing private plans, made Part D unlike all entitlements that had come before. Indeed, it is a mod el for reforming the rest of Medicare. The plans com pete intensely to sign up seniors. The incentives are aligned to avoid adminis trative waste and keep costs down, including negotiating for the best prices on drugs. An amazing 90 percent of seniors are satised with their coverage according to a recent survey. Estimates from the Con gressional Budget Ofce (CBO) show that since the program started in 2006, it is on track to spend 45 percent less than the original esti mate over its rst ten years. And the premiums paid by seniors are also much low er, about $30 per month for the past three years, which is less than half the original projection. This astonishing success stands in stark contrast to the daily disaster story that is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchanges. Those heavily regulated marketplaces offer limited choices and sharply higher costs than what most people are used to paying. In a logical world, the Cen ters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would be looking for ways to make the PPACA exchanges look more like Part D. Unfortu nately, they are doing precisely the opposite. On January 10, 2014, CMS proposed a rule making major chang es in the market structure of Part D that will signicant ly reduce choice and competition. Most outrageously, the rule creates an arbitrary new restriction on plan contracts and bids. The rule would set a limit of exactly two bids a plan may offer in a region, one basic and one extend ed. Seniors would lose many of the choices they presently enjoy, and competition and innovation would be cur tailed. The rule also undermines the non-interference provi sion that prevents de facto imposition of price controls. This provision was a major point of contention in the original legislation because large-scale government drug purchasing risks imposition of price controls that would undercut the incentives for developing new miracle cures. (It costs over $1.2 bil lion on average to bring a new drug to market.) The new CMS rule would continue to prohibit govern ment interference in negotiations between plans and manufacturers, but would for the rst time permit gov ernment interference between plans and pharmacies. The rule would then pro ceed to interfere, with a new any willing pharmacy re quirement that would prohibit preferred cost-shar ing arrangements that many plans and pharmacies have negotiated as a way to con tain costs. The bottom line impact of the proposed rule, according to a study by the American Action Forum, is that 14 million seniors could lose their current plans, premiums could rise up to 21 percent, and costs to taxpayers could be as high at $10 billion over the next decade. A coalition of 371 groups across the po litical spectrum has urged the rule to be withdrawn. With planning for the 2015 bid cycle already well under way, even the existence of the proposed rule is creating enormous uncertainty and is therefore likely to result in fewer choices and higher prices for seniors even if the rule is not nalized. For that reason, it is critical that Con gress step in now and unam biguously stop the rule. H.R. 4160, the Keep the Promise to Seniors Act sponsored by Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina would do exactly that. The Senate should take it up im mediately after it passes the House.Phil Kerpen is the president of American Commitment and the author of Democracy Denied. He can be reached at phil@americancommit ment.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessar ily those of the News-Sun staff.Dont wreck Medicare Part D GUEST CO LUMNPhil Kerpen L ETTERS T O T H E EDIT O RShould be 250 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and telephone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit or reject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publica tion. Only two letters per month per writer will be accepted. Send letters to:E MAILeditor@newssun.comMAILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Grand-Am Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge, also had a bit of bad luck Tuesday. Well, it burned up out there, on my rst lap. Were going to get to work on it and try to get it xed up today, Gilsinger said as his team cranked up the car and began inspect ing the damage. Nearby, an Audi team car was being tted with removable windshield tearoffs Tuesday morning as longtime Pro Tint Inc. technician Andrew Raper tted the Audi R8 with its new windshield. These (windshields) basically protect the driv ers. Theyre very impor tant. They have six lay ers and they can just peel it right off if they need to. I do this for every car. I work with a lot of teams. This is our second year at the Sebring Races so its hard to get hooked up with every single race team, but were doing great so far, Raper said. Outside the Paddock area, Raceway employees worked to ensure opening day would run smooth ly. Though all incidents cant be prevented, em ployee Randy Harris definitely made an effort to get things taken care of around the track. I work with the sig nage. I put up all the signs around the track. A lot of them dont stay up though, Harris said. Like right here, these Corvette signs, theyll be gone probably tomor row. They all get stolen, they end up in the Zoo and then end up home in somebodys man cave. Anything Audi, Corvette, it wont be here long. Though catching fans looking to score cool race signs isnt Harris main concern, he does make sure he has enough to cover all the basics. I start out with about 350 signs and then it can go up from there. The parking signs, Paddock signs, all these go up rst, then the others. I start ed on March 1 (putting up signs) and Ill be put ting them up until Friday night, Harris said. A few fans were already parked at their usual spots throughout the Raceway, which will soon be jampacked with an estimat ed 100,000-plus fans when the gates at 6 a.m. today for the 62nd annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. A one-day Superticket for Saturday only is $85, a two-day pass for Friday and Saturday is $95, while a four-day Supertick et is $105. There is also a $50 fee for a parking pass. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, which will be open 24 hours a day through Saturday.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or at 385-6155 ext: 526. RACE FROM PAGE A1what Sebring would be like. Ill admit I didnt know what to expect with the track being set around an old aireld, and I didnt have high expectations prior to my trip. However, I was totally blown away by what I found during that trip, he wrote. Clark cited the open and relaxed paddock experi ence where fans are invited to wander around The Paddock and watch the cars being stripped down and worked on from close quarters, and even go into the team tents to view the cars and chat to team members and drivers. He said that while the race experience at Sebring provided easy viewing however, the thing that most grabbed his atten tion was the friendliness of all the fans that he met around the race track and in the campsites. My original plan was for a once-off visit to the race in 2002 but all three of our group returned the following year and have continued to do so every year since. Its a big ex pense ying over the Atlantic each March after factoring in ights, car hire, hotels for a few days, race tickets and car park ing at the track, but its the week of the year that I look forward to the most and I wouldnt miss it for the world, he said. As a new Fan of the Year, Clark will be the latest in vitee to an inaugural Fan of the Year Party. The gath ering will allow former Fans of the Year to share memories and discuss the current happenings at the Sebring International Raceway. The party will be hosted by former Fan of the Year Bill Farmer and emceed by F-Troop pioneer Ter ry Harms at Spring Break Party Zone Stage at 5 p.m. Friday. FAN FROM PAGE A1This year, the trophy went to a Porsche 907 owned by Joe Buzzet ta. The car won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1968 with Hans Hermann and Jo Seifert at the wheel, besting another Porsche 907 wheeled by one of this years Sebring Hall of Fame inductees Vic Elford. The 907 had repre sented a milestone for Porsche, which already had dominated the low er categories under two liters. However, with the launch of the 907 in 1968 Porsche became a force to be reckoned with in the prototype classes. Powered by an eightcylinder engine of just 2.2 liters. It was aspirat ed but still offered 270 horsepower. The 907 won three of the toughest races of the 1968 FIA World Cham pionship. In addition to Sebring, it also was vic torious at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Targa Florio. The owner of the car, Joe Buzzetta himself, was a well known driv er. He was around for the days of the Porsche 904 and 906 and ran in some great cars teamed with some truly legendary drivers. His history includes victories in the Unit ed States Road Racing Championship (USRRC), wins at Daytona and Sebring, with a career spanning 1958 through 1969, with a single drive for Peter Gregg coming in 1970. It may not be well known, but Buzzetta ac tually was pictured on the 1967 Sebring Race poster. The Porsche 906 shown behind the two Ford GT 40s in that ren dering was dirven by Buzzetta. Today, he owns several car dealerships on Long Island and may be found at vintage racing festi vals. Buzzetta has a substantial collection of vintage cars that he keeps in a climate-controlled, museum-like environ ment behind one of his dealerships. In addition to the Porsche 907, Buzzet ta owns a representative of each of the berglass racing Porsche from the 1960s that he drove, in cluding a 904, 906, and 908. The Spirit of Sebring trophy itself is a unique award, utilizing an actual chunk of concrete from the track as the base of the keepsake. SPIRIT FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunAndrew Raper of Pro-Tint Inc., applies windshield tear-offs to an Audi R8 on Tuesday in Sebring. Katara Simmons/News-SunPit Row is buzzing with activity Tuesday morning at Sebring International Raceway. Classied ads get results! Call 314-9876 to place yours M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK What started as a suggestion to offer the own ers of a handful of older homes in the city a chance to hook up to the sewer system has now opened the doors to everyone. On Monday, the Avon Park City Council voted 4-0 to pro vide a one-year waiver to the connection charges for the citys sanitary sewer. Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles was absent Mon day. The offer is being made avail able to all owners of single-family or duplex homes built before 2000 either in the city limits or within reach of city utilities, City Manager Julian Deleon said. He hopes to encourage resi dents to connect to the city sewer where it is currently available. However, he said, this pro gram would not apply to homes where the city is now building more sewer lines. The total estimated cost of the project is $1,250 for homes in side the city limits and $1,563 for homes outside the city lim its. The loss in connection charges was estimated at $250$500. Councilman Garrett Anderson asked if any of the houses under consideration for the waiver had been recently annexed, but De leon said they simply had never been hooked to the citys central sewer system and were still us ing septic tanks. Councilman Parke Sutherland said that if the city was interest ed in promoting safety and public health, then the city should try to hook up as many homes as possible that are not on the sewer. Anderson agreed. Its not fair to do it for a hand ful, Anderson said. Sutherland moved to have City Attorney Gerald Buhr add an open invitation to all resi dents who are not hooked up to the sewer system, and to set the deadline for a year. When asked by Councilman Terry Heston, Sutherland said the original suggestion of ve years seemed long, and the city council makeup could change by then. It could always be re newed, he said. When asked Tuesday about whether there would be a new estimate for the project cost, Deleon said he was not aware in his ve years working with the city, rst with public works and later as city manager, that the city had any more than four or ve residences that were on sep tic tanks and not on the sewer. They walked away from con necting because (they) could not afford the fees to hook up, Deleon said in an email Tuesday. The capacity fee for each res ident, which pays for the extra capacity needed at the waste water treatment plant, is $1,250 inside or outside the city, De leon said. The connection fee pays for city workers to excavate and tap into the main line for a residence.Avon Park approves a sewer hook-up waiver for a yearROBE R T DIL D AYRobert C. Dilday, age 83, passed away on March 9, 2014, in Sebring He was born on April 29, 1930, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to the late Henry L. and Amy (Bark er) Dilday. He had been a resident of Sebring since 1995. He was an avid golfer at Golf Hammock. He is survived by his wife, Jane Dilday of Sebring; two sons, Robert C. Dilday Jr. of Elberton, Ga., and William E. Dilday (Nicky) of Sebring; three daughters, Barbara Lit tle of Sebring, Sandra Fairbairn (Jim) of Orlando, and Sherryl Dunn of Boca Raton Arrangements entrust ed to: Stephenson-Nelson Funer al Home stephensonnelsonfh.comKA R EN WA R CHOLKaren W. Warchol Shroyer, 68, of Lake Placid died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 af ter a brief stay at Bay Pines VA Hospital where she re ceived the loving care reserved for all veterans. A native of Springeld, Mass., she came to Florida in 1954 where she ourished, grad uating from Hialeah High School in 1963 and joining the Air Force from 1963-65. Survivors include three loving daugh ters, Kristin, Deborah and Cheryl; a brother, Kevin Morahan of Katy, Texas; and seven grandchildren. Interment at Bucknell Na tional Cemetery.OBITUARIES WARCHOL employees per 1,000 people. Meanwhile, Sebrings tax rate is $5 per $1,000 of tax able value, compared to Avon Parks 30 cents per $1,000, Sutherland said. They would have to re people to get that ef ciency, Sutherland said. Those are the tough de cisions a municipality has to make to stay out of citi zens wallets. Anderson conceded that the City Council had made good decisions, but said most of the citys litigation has stemmed not from people losing their jobs with the city, but how they were let go. There are ways to get a job done in a respect ful way, Anderson said. It has more to do with the way its done, not with what is done. Anderson also asked De leon if he didnt have another employee resign that week. Deleon asked him which one, to which An derson said, Youre the city manager. Theyre your employees. Neither man mentioned a name. Mayor Sharon Schul er, who has served on the council for almost more than 18 years, said there has always been controversy in Avon Park. He may not al ways be a perfect city manager, but he is a good city manager, Schul er said. As for wheth er or not there has been another controversy, she believes some people want to stir something up. It is what it is, Schuler said. In an email Tuesday to staff and media, Deleon lambasted Anderson for his questions and com ments about lawsuits and then addressed the ques tion of staff reductions. The decisions made to get us on track and reverse decades of neglect have been difcult and contro versial, but we were not looking for easy (answers). We wanted long-term xes for the city. It appears that Anderson does not com prehend this, and continues to rely on innuendo and rumors. In other business, the City Council unan imously approved a contract renew al for city reghters under the stipulations agreed upon by the International Association of Fire ghters, city staff and city attorney. The new contract takes effect March 19, the next pay pe riod. One major change in place for new hires is a low er pension benet multiplier of 2 per cent. Current hires will keep the current 3.2 per cent. Its expected that this will help reduce the citys pension liability over the long term. A second change for new hires is that probation has been extended from six months to 12. For all employees, sick leave has been extend ed another three weeks beyond the allowable 12 weeks under the Fami ly Medical Leave Act, for a total of 15. Holiday pay, if holidays are not taken, can be accu mulated as compensatory time time off in place of overtime pay. Vacations can be taken more spontaneously now, requiring only two weeks notice, not ve. Also, when new reght ers are hired now, they get automatic step pay in creases to reach their top pay in 15 years, which would give the city more time than the previous term of seven years to pre pare nancially for all employees reaching the highest pay level. The nal step was in creased as follows, starting in scal year 2014-15: For the nine reghters, their last step increases from $17.08 per hour to $17.38. For the three lieuten ants, their last step increases from $17.54 per hour to $18. For the three captains, their last step increas es from $19.81 per hour DELEON FROM PAGE A1 DELEON ANDERSON BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK City Council members near ly gave a nal vote to four annexations Monday. Two, which had been approved on rst read ing had to be repealed because one had a typographical error. A 31-acre, city-owned parcel should have been listed as 2055 U.S. 27 North, but it was adver tised as South. With that error, the rst vote on that parcel on Feb. 24 was no longer valid. Since that annexation approval was no longer valid, the rst vote on another parcel at 2511 U.S. 27 South was also over turned. The 3.6-acre tract owned by Guru Krupa Investment LLC needed to be contigu ous to the city limits to be annexed, and without the city-owned parcel being annexed, it wasnt. City Manager Julian De leon has said city staff will reschedule initial and nal annexation hearings on those parcels in the next two Avon Park City Coun cil meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for March 24. Two other parcels did get nal approval on Monday: 2450 U.S. 27 South, 3.5 acres owned by the Flor ida State Firemens Association Inc. 2500 U.S. 27 South, 19.1 acres owned by the city just south of the Fire mens Association. Avon Park has steadi ly added to its borders in recent months, annex ing Crystal Lake Golf Club manufactured home park in December followed by a total 15.55 acres in midJanuary that included 50 dwelling units at Banyan Woods Apartments, north of Lake Byrd, and 40 units at the Brentwood Mobile Home Park.Two Avon Park annexations halted by typo, have to be resubmitted JOHN ROGERSAssociated PressLOS ANGELES Octomom Nadya Suleman pleaded not guilty Tues day to one count of welfare fraud and agreed to return to court next month for a another hear ing if her case isnt resolved with a plea deal before then. The 38-year-old mother of 14 children previously pleaded not guilty to three similar felony counts ac cusing her of failing to reveal earnings she was receiving from videos and personal appearanc es while cashing welfare checks last year. With the addition of the fourth count, authorities say she owes the state about $26,000 in restitution. During a hearing that lasted barely ve minutes, Suleman spoke only once, to softly say yes, when Su perior Court Judge David M. Horowitz asked if she agreed to waive her right to trial to return to court April 16 for another hear ing. She smiled briey but didnt speak as she quick ly left the courtroom. Were doing discov ery, were investigating the case and then well be back to talk to the district attorney to see if this can be resolved, Sulemans attorney, Arthur J. LaCi lento, said outside court. The two sides are sched uled to return to court April 16.Octomom pleads not guilty to welfare fraud again DAYTONA BEACH A judge has issued a temporary injunction against the husband of a pregnant South Caro lina woman accused of trying to kill her three children last week by driving their minivan into the ocean in Flor ida. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that a circuit judge is sued the injunction Monday against Lutful Ronjon, husband of Eb ony Wilkerson of North Charleston, S.C. In court documents, Wilkersons sister Jes sica Harrell says Ronjon threatened to kill her and her sister if she tried to help the woman escape his abuse. Court records show the injunction against Ronjon is in effect until March 20, when a hear ing is scheduled. The injunction orders Ronjon to stay away from Harrell, her house, her childs school and a residence where the family is staying. Wilkerson is in jail on attempted murder and other charges.Injunction for husband of woman who drove in ocean NEWS-SUN M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentLAKE WALES At least two Highlands County residents were serious ly injured and trafc was blocked for nearly four hours Sunday as the re sult of a trafc crash in Polk County. Both Albert Hernan dez, 56, and Lynette Fulton, 52, of Sebring were thrown from their mo torcycle in a three-vehicle accident south of Lake Wales. The incident occurred when a Chevrolet SUV driven by Phillip McK inney of Lake Wales apparently pulled from the parking lot of Johns Ap pliance Repair Shop on U.S. 27 and into the path of a Ford Mustang driv en by John Hensley of Sebring. Hensleys car then reportedly clipped the back of McKinneys SUV. Damage was described as moderate. Both driv ers were wearing seatbelts and were not seriously in jured. According to reports, Hernandez, who was behind the Mustang, then swerved to avoid the accident in front of him. That apparently caused him to loose control and his Harley-Davidson to go over on its side. The report indicates neither he nor Fulton were wearing helmets. Both were taken to Lake land Regional Medical Center. Their condition has not been released. The accident remains under investigation. No charges have been led.Highlands residents hurt in Polk Co. crash Associated PressNEW YORK Kitty Genoveses screams for help couldnt save her on the night she was mur dered outside her apartment in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of ur ban breakdown and city dwellers seeming cal lousness toward their neighbors. The case caught the spirit of the time, said Thomas Reppetto, a po lice historian. It seemed to symbolize that soci ety no longer cared about other people. Genoveses random stabbing by Winston Moseley on March 13, 1964, became a sensa tion when The New York Times reported that respectable, law-abid ing citizens in Queens watched the attack unfold over more than half an hour and didnt call police during the assault. While more recent re porting some of it by the Times itself found that the number of peo ple who actually saw the murder was greatly ex aggerated and that some neighbors did try to help, the Genovese case left its mark on public policy and psychology. It has been credited with spurring adoption of the 911 system in 1968 as well as Good Samar itan laws that give legal protection to people who help those in trouble. The case also gave rise to research into the by stander effect the phenomenon in which a group of onlookers fails to help someone in distress and is often featured in psychology textbooks. At least ve books about Genoveses killing have come out recently or will be published this year, a testament to the enduring fascination with the case. Many people were murdered that year, over 600, but she haunts us because she could have been helped and nobody did, said Peter Hellman, a journalist and author of the e-book Fifty Years Af ter Kitty Genovese, Inside the Case That Rocked Our Faith in Each Other. According to police re ports and trial testimony, Genovese was a 28-yearold bar manager living in the seemingly safe, wellkept neighborhood of Kew Gardens when she was attacked while re turning home from work after 3 a.m. Moseley later told po lice he had been driving around looking for a woman to kill. He spotted Genovese, chased her and stabbed her in the back. Genovese screamed, and a neighbor yelled from his window, Leave that girl alone! Moseley retreated to his car but returned minutes later and found Genovese in a hallway at the back of her building, where she had collapsed. He stabbed her several more times and raped her as she lay dying. The story was not wide ly reported until A.M. Rosenthal, then metro editor of the Times, had lunch with Police Com missioner Michael Mur phy, who told him about the 38 witnesses. Rosen thal assigned a reporter to write a story about the neighbors apathy. I didnt want to get in volved, one neighbor was quoted as saying. The story seemed to show that New York was an urban hell where no one would lift a nger to help a neighbor. It t some peoples an ti-New York perspective, said Philip Zimbardo, a retired professor of psy chology at Stanford University. Some later accounts of Genoveses murder chal lenged the Times version. Kevin Cook, author of Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America, argues that only a few neighbors saw enough of the attack to understand much of what was going on. 50 years later, NYC murder still fascinates M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Day two of the Heartland Games for Active Adults Pickleball Tournament was held at South Florida State College on Saturday, March 8. The pickleball segment of the games was coordinated by Lorrie Key, Director of Corporate and Community Education at the college. Tanglewoods Clayton Farrar was the Tournament Director. After facing strong winds throughout the mens and ladies contests on Friday, it was a welcome relief for the par ticipants to arrive at the courts on Saturday with mild temperatures, bright sunshine and very low winds. Saturdays Mixed Doubles Event was divided into four age categories. Five teams were entered in the 50-59 age grouping with Debi Yandell (Tanglewood) and John McKinney (The Villages) coming out on top after playing four sets. Silver medalists, Bar bara Taylor (Crystal Lake) and Ross Myles lost to the eventual bronze medalists Ed and Debbie Stafford (Valencia) in their second match of the day then defeated the Staffords in a rematch which allowed Taylor and Myles to advance to the nals where Yandell and McKinney took the gold. There were only three teams in the 60-64 bracket. Each team won one game and lost one game. Total points were tallied with Christine Leman and Bill Beaupre (Sun City Center) taking the gold with a total of 40 points scored. Susan Price (Harder Hall) and Bob Cisler (Highlands Ridge) took the silver after scoring 34 points. The bronze medal was taken by Kathy Sponholtz and Neil Simpson (Tanglewood) with 31 points racked up. The largest category was the 65-69 year old division where 10 teams competed in a double elimination format. Barb Dankelfsen (Crystal Lake) and John Prentice (Sebring Village) took the gold medal in their Barrel-full of Pickleball action at Heartland Games Courtesy photoThe 65-69 mixed doubles medal winners from Saturdays Pickleball action at the Heartland Games, from left, the silver medal duo of Doug Aman (Tanglewood) and Diane Reynolds (The Villages), gold medalists John Prentice (Sebring Village) and Barb Dankelfsen (Crystal Lake) and the bronze winners Betty Schleis and Tom Stadler of Tanglewood. SEE PICKLE | A11 Special to the News-SunDAYTONA BEACH Five of the top 10 drivers in the 2013 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda overall standings are back in the series in 2014. Three of those top returnees are Masters Class (40 and over) competitors, highlighting the intense racing for class championships that occurs in IMSAs Development Series among young, aspir ing talent and older drivers. The 2014 season starts with two rounds March 13-14 at Sebring International Raceway. The 30-minute and 45-minute races will take place on the historic, 17turn, 3.74-mile circuit during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida weekend. Mikhail Goikhberg is the top returning driver from last year after nishing third in the standings behind the tight race for the title between champion Sean Rayhall and runner-up Ryan Booth. Rayhall has climbed to a Prototype Challenge ride with BAR1 Motorsports in the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Goikhberg, from Vancouver, British Columbia, is back with JDC Motorsport with teammate and Masters standout Gerry Kraut, who nished ninth Fierce season fight to start in Prototype Lites at historic Sebring Courtesy photoCooper Tires Prototype Lites, powered by Mazda, start in 2013 at Sebring. SEE RACE | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring head softball coach Joe Sinness recognizes the tumultuous season his squad is weaving its way through. Were inconsistent, he said after Monday nights nail-biting, 9-8 win over visiting LaBelle. Well win four, then lose four, win one, lose two. Weve had some adversity, but hopefully a win like this can start to bring it together. Thats because this win was the sort that showed the perseverance that can spark a teams momentum. Back and forth it went with the Cowgirls, neither team able to break out and put it away. LaBelle would edge into the lead, with the Blue Streaks scratching right back to tie it. It was tied again at 6-6 heading into the seventh, when the Cowgirls came up with two runs that might have spelled Sebrings defeat. But having lost two in a row since their 21-run eruption over DeSoto on the nal day of February, the Streaks werent about to let this one get away from them. Emily Gilbert singled, moved to second on an out and would come around to score on a Mor gan Andrews single to make it an 8-7 contest. Then, with two outs, freshman Ciara Copeland came up with a big base-hit to move Andrews to third, from where she would score the tying run on a wild pitch, moving Copeland to second. Then it was Ariel Bauer stepping to the plate and ripping one into the outeld and Copeland came charging around third, sliding hard into the LaBelle catcher as the throw home got away and slapping home plate with her hand for the game winner. It was great to see them come through, Sinness said. Ive got 13 girls on the roster and all of them saw the eld tonight and made contributions. We are a versatile team, we just need to be more consistent. They will work toward that Thursday with a home date against Okeechobee and Friday on the road at Moore Haven.Lady Streaks squeak by LaBelle Dan Hoehne/News-SunCiara Copeland reaches to slap home plate with the winning run as Sebring came back to top LaBelle 9-8.SEBRING9LABELLE8 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Lake Placid looked to tame the Lady Tigers of Clewiston Monday night, but they couldnt hang on to the tail and took a 10-5 defeat. The Dragons got around a rst-inning double by Kaci Pittman, but couldnt capitalize on a Holly Krett double in their half of the inning. The Tigers stayed scoreless in their half of the second and Lake Placid broke out to a lead with two in the bottom. Courtney Delaney belted a double to deep left-center and moved to third before Raveen Gobourne was hit by a pitch. Gobourne would soon steal second and Lahna Sedatol brought both runs in when she punched a single through the right side. But Clewiston clawed their way back and over took the Dragons in the top of the third. With one out, Rachel Lady Dragons get clawed by Clewiston Dan Hoehne/News-SunLake Placids Tamija Douglas leaped but couldnt quite reach this y to left Monday night. SEE LP | A11 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 COMING UPHigh School Baseball Thursday Avon Park at Sebring, 7:30 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. Lincoln Land, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. Polk State, 6 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Avon Park vs. Victory Christian, 6 p.m.; Sebring vs. Okeechobee, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park at McKeel, 4 p.m.; Lake Placid at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Sebring at Moore Haven, 5:30/7:30 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC at Pasco-Hernando, 2 p.m. Saturday SFSC at Broward, 3 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Avon Park at DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Hardee, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Avon Park at DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Hardee, 4:30 p.m. TODAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, First Round 1 p.m. ESPN2 ACC Tournament, First Round 3 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, First Round 7 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, First Round 7 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, First Round 9:30 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, First Round 9:30 p.m. ESPN2NBA Brooklyn at Miami 7 p.m. ESPN Portland at San Antonio 9:30 p.m. ESPNTHURSDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, Second Round Noon ESPN Big 12 Tournament, Quarternal 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Second Round 1 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, Second Round 2 p.m. ESPN Big 12 Tournament, Second Round 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Second Round 3:30 p.m. WTTA Big Ten Tournament, First Round 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Second Round 7 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, Second Round 7 p.m. ESPN Big Ten Tournament, First Round 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 ACC Tournament, Second Round 9 p.m. ESPN SEC Tournament, Second Round 9:30 p.m. WTTAGOLF EuroPGA Trophee Hassan II 9:30 a.m. GOLF PGA Valspar Championship 1 p.m. GOLFNBA Houston at Chicago 7 p.m. TNT L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. TNTNHL Florida at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. SUNSPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD OBT Baseball GamesSEBRING Orange Blossom Tours has reserved excellent grandstand seats for an upcoming Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training baseball game. The game is Friday, March 28, when the Rays will play the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The March 28 trip also includes dinner and Ernie, a play about renowned Detroit radio broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in the beautifully restored Polk Theater. For ticket prices and pickup times and locations, please go to www. orangeblossomtours.com or call 855-628-0855 or 451-3040.Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5KAVON PARK The 27th Annual Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5K and One mile Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 7:30 a.m. The 5K will benet the boys and girls track programs at Avon Park High School. Early entry fee is $15 thru March 17 and then $25 including race day. Youngsters 13 and under may register for $10 with no shirt at this cost. Registration and sign in on race day will begin at 6:30 a.m. and close at the Baptist Youth Center across from the tennis courts in Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Race tee shirts sizes are only guaranteed to preregistered runners. Entry forms may be obtained by emailing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or by calling him at 385-4736. You may mail your entry information including name, age, tee size and race distance to the coach at 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872.STR8UP Family Sports DayLAKE PLACID STR8UP Youth Ministry will be presenting a Family Sports Day on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The day will feature Sun, Sand and Hoops with 2-on-2 and 5-on-5 volley ball tournaments, as well as 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 basketball tournaments, with cash prizes to overall winners not to mention food, drinks and music all day long. Cost is $10 per per son that pre-registers, $15 per person the day of the event. Registration forms are available at Dock 633, the Florida Hospital Gym and Chef Buddys, or go to www.str8up.org for Paypal registration. Listen on 91.5 JOY FM for details. Please make checks pay able to STR8UP Youth Ministry, Inc., and send to P.O. Box 654, Lake Placid, FL 33862. There will be a live DJ and announcer, featur ing guest speakers Chad Varga, Magic Benton and Big John Merrill. Kalie Spurlock will be singing the national anthem, along with ribbon cutting by the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (863) 699-1480.LP Project GraduationLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Project Graduation 2014 Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, March 29, at the Placid Lakes Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. before a shotgun start kicks off play at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per person, $240 per team, and includes greens fee, cart and meal. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a rafe, straightest drive and closest to the pin contests and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. For more information, contact Charlotte McQuillen at 633-8450.Lake Placid Bass TournamentLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 18th Annual Bass Tournament on Sunday, March 30, on Lake Istokpoga. Cost is $120 per team, which includes Big Bass, with a 100-percent pay back. Applications are available on the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitlakeplacidorida.com, or by calling the Chamber at (863) 465-4331.Sottile Memorial GolfLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 12, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-per son scramble with cash prizes for winning teams in each ight and individual cash prizes for closest to the line, closest to the pin and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Cost is $100 per golfer, $400 per team, and there will be an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly benet youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more information, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.Nu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NUHOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon follows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for seniors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@ nuhope.org or visit www. nuhopeeldercare.org.Florida Hospital Clay ShootOKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held on Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation beginning at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at Quail Creek, located at 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee. There will also be a home-cooked BBQ lunch and fantastic rafe and green bird prizes. There are four levels of sponsorships available, from Station Sponsor which includes advertising on course station signage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shooter and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man shooting team and lunch, along with advertising on banner displayed at lunch tents. The $2,500 Gold Sponsor includes one four-man team, cart and lunch, a banner hanging during event with company logo, company logo on yer/ registration and all mail pieces, one station sign, one suite for Thursday nights social and two Thursday night dinner tickets. For more information or to register, call the Foundation at (863) 4025525, or visit the website www.FHHeartland.org/ Foundation.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING The Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center will be hosting their 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Sun N Lake. Format is a four-per son scramble with handicapped ights. Entry fee is $65 per person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to benet college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578.SNAP S HOT S SPORTS National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 35 27 .565 Brooklyn 32 30 .516 3 New York 25 40 .385 11 Boston 22 41 .349 13 Philadelphia 15 48 .238 20 Southeast W L Pct GB x-Miami 44 17 .721 Washington 33 30 .524 12 Charlotte 30 34 .469 15 Atlanta 27 35 .435 17 Orlando 19 46 .292 27 Central W L Pct GB x-Indiana 46 17 .730 Chicago 35 28 .556 11 Detroit 24 39 .381 22 Cleveland 24 40 .375 22 Milwaukee 13 50 .206 33 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 46 16 .742 Houston 44 19 .698 2 Dallas 38 26 .594 9 Memphis 36 26 .581 10 New Orleans 26 37 .413 20 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 46 17 .730 Portland 42 21 .667 4 Minnesota 31 31 .500 14 Denver 27 36 .429 19 Utah 22 42 .344 24 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 45 20 .692 Golden State 40 24 .625 4 Phoenix 36 27 .571 8 Sacramento 22 41 .349 22 L.A. Lakers 22 42 .344 22 x-clinched playoff spot Mondays Games Charlotte 105, Denver 98 Brooklyn 101, Toronto 97 Miami 99, Washington 90 New York 123, Philadelphia 110 Milwaukee 105, Orlando 98 Atlanta 112, Utah 110 L.A. Clippers 112, Phoenix 105 Tuesdays Games Boston at Indiana, late Sacramento at Detroit, late San Antonio at Chicago, late Milwaukee at Minnesota, late Houston at Oklahoma City, late Portland at Memphis, late Dallas at Golden State, late Wednesdays Games Denver at Orlando, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Cleveland at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.League LeadersScoring G FG FT PTS AVG Durant, OKC 62 647 532 1965 31.7 Anthony, NYK 62 619 357 1736 28.0 James, MIA 59 591 323 1592 27.0 Love, MIN 59 503 413 1563 26.5 Harden, HOU 55 418 408 1368 24.9 Grifn, LAC 65 592 388 1583 24.4 Aldridge, POR 58 558 253 1372 23.7 Curry, GOL 61 500 238 1436 23.5 DeRozan, TOR 60 469 368 1358 22.6 Cousins, SAC 54 429 352 1210 22.4 Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT AVG Jordan, LAC 65 266 641 907 14.0 Love, MIN 59 187 587 774 13.1 Drummond, DET 63 343 480 823 13.1 Howard, HOU 63 211 572 783 12.4 Cousins, SAC 54 171 457 628 11.6 Noah, CHI 61 222 470 692 11.3 Aldridge, POR 58 138 512 650 11.2 Vucevic, ORL 47 152 364 516 11.0 Jefferson, CHA 55 109 460 569 10.3 Randolph, MEM 59 190 417 607 10.3 Assists G AST AVG Paul, LAC 46 506 11.0 Lawson, DEN 50 449 9.0 Wall, WAS 63 555 8.8 Curry, GOL 61 529 8.7 Rubio, MIN 62 524 8.5 Jennings, DET 61 485 8.0 Lowry, TOR 62 479 7.7 Teague, ATL 59 409 6.9 Nelson, ORL 58 398 6.9 James, MIA 59 382 6.5National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 64 42 17 5 89 204 143 Toronto 66 35 23 8 78 196 199 Montreal 66 35 24 7 77 166 166 Tampa Bay 65 34 24 7 75 186 171 Detroit 64 29 22 13 71 171 179 Ottawa 65 28 25 12 68 185 213 Florida 64 24 33 7 55 156 206 Buffalo 64 19 37 8 46 128 188 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 64 43 17 4 90 204 159 N.Y. Rangers 65 35 26 4 74 171 162 Philadelphia 64 33 24 7 73 183 188 Columbus 64 33 26 5 71 186 178 Washington 66 30 26 10 70 193 200 New Jersey 65 28 24 13 69 161 167 Carolina 64 27 28 9 63 160 184 N.Y. Islanders 67 25 33 9 59 188 228 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 64 44 14 6 94 211 145 Chicago 65 38 13 14 90 223 172 Colorado 65 42 18 5 89 199 172 Minnesota 64 34 22 8 76 158 157 Dallas 64 31 23 10 72 185 179 Winnipeg 66 30 28 8 68 182 192 Nashville 65 27 28 10 64 156 194 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 65 43 15 7 93 208 160 San Jose 65 41 17 7 89 199 157 Los Angeles 66 38 22 6 82 162 139 Phoenix 65 30 24 11 71 181 188 Vancouver 67 29 28 10 68 157 181 Calgary 65 25 33 7 57 152 194 Edmonton 65 22 35 8 52 162 212 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Phoenix 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2 Nashville 4, Ottawa 3, OT Colorado 3, Winnipeg 2, OT Los Angeles 3, Calgary 2 N.Y. Islanders 7, Vancouver 4 Toronto 3, Anaheim 1 Columbus at Dallas, susp. Tuesdays Games Nashville at Buffalo, late New Jersey at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, late Detroit at Columbus, late Phoenix at Florida, late Washington at Pittsburgh, late Dallas at St. Louis, late Edmonton at Minnesota, late Toronto at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Baltimore 9 2 .818 Cleveland 9 2 .818 Seattle 10 4 .714 New York 7 4 .636 Tampa Bay 5 3 .625 Oakland 6 4 .600 Detroit 7 5 .583 Minnesota 5 4 .556 Kansas City 6 5 .545 Houston 5 6 .455 Los Angeles 5 6 .455 Toronto 5 6 .455 Chicago 4 5 .444 Boston 4 7 .364 Texas 3 7 .300 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Miami 7 3 .700 Washington 7 4 .636 Pittsburgh 7 5 .583 San Francisco 7 5 .583 Arizona 7 6 .538 Chicago 6 6 .500 Colorado 6 7 .462 Milwaukee 6 8 .429 Los Angeles 4 6 .400 New York 4 6 .400 San Diego 4 6 .400 Cincinnati 4 10 .286 Atlanta 3 9 .250 St. Louis 2 6 .250 Philadelphia 2 9 .182 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Mondays Games Baltimore 7, Pittsburgh 6 Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 1 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 17, St. Louis 5 Miami 11, N.Y. Mets 1 L.A. Angels 8, Cleveland 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Milwaukee 3 Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco 2 Kansas City 8, Seattle (ss) 2 Texas 8, Cincinnati 2 L.A. Dodgers 8, Oakland 8, tie San Diego 5, Colorado 0 Houston 7, Washington 4 Arizona 3, Seattle (ss) 3, tie Tuesdays Games Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Washington, late Philadelphia vs. Atlanta, late N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis, late Miami vs. Boston (ss), late Toronto vs. Detroit, late Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore, late L.A. Dodgers vs. Kansas City, late Texas vs. Chicago White Sox, late Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs, late San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, late Seattle vs. L.A. Angels, late Oakland vs. San Diego, late Cleveland vs. Arizona, late Wednesdays Games Washington (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Miami at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissim mee, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:10 p.m. JACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Jaguars have released running back Justin Forsett after an injuryplagued season. Forsett missed seven games in 2013, most of them because of a foot injury that eventually landed him on injured reserve. He also missed part of training camp with turf toe. He nished with six car ries for 31 yards and 15 receptions for 82 yards. A seventh-round draft pick by Seattle in 2008, Forsett also spent time in Indianapolis and Houston.Jaguars release RB Forsett after 1 season M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 fourth set of the day with 11-6, 11-6 victories over silver medalists Diane Reynolds (The Villages) and Doug Aman (Tanglewood). After an early round loss to Dankelfsen and Prentice, Reynolds and Aman had to win four sets before the rematch for top honors. Bronze medalists Betty Schleis and Tom Stadler (Tanglewood) won their rst three matches before losing successive rounds to the gold and silver medal winners. In the 70+ age category, seven teams did battle. Gail Brown (The Villages) and Gordon King (Tanglewood) took gold after games of 11-6, 10-12 and 11-4 in the nal set against silver medalists Cheryl McCullough and John Holm (Tanglewood). The bronze medal was taken home by Gloria Soltes and Dave Werry who played hard through ve sets to win their medals. PICKLE FROM PAGE A8 Courtesy photoGene Timmerberg, left, and Michelle King of Tanglewood both reach for this return during Saturdays round of Pickleball at the Heartland Games. in the overall standings last season. Another leading top-10 driver back this season is 2013 Masters Champion Jon Brownson, who nished fth overall last year with Eurosport Racing. Brownson has moved to 2013 Team Champion Performance Tech Motorsports, which is elding ve cars at Sebring. Performance Tech also is elding cars for fatherand-son tandem Craig Duerson and Hayden Duerson. Craig is moving to Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda this year after winning the Platinum Cup Masters title in 2013 in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. 8Star Motorsports returns Christian Potolicchio, who nished sixth overall last season, for one of its four entries. But perhaps the most watched driver in the 8Star paddock and in the series could be rookie Dalton Sargeant. Sargeant led testing Feb. 24-25 at Sebring with a top lap of 1:59.251, the only driver to break the two-minute barrier. The 2011 Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals karting champion Sargeant, 15, is receiving coaching from TUDOR United SportsCar Championship standout Ozz Negri. Also driving for 8Star are Masters competitor Lamont Harris, who nished eighth overall last season for Comprent Mo tor Sports, and series newcomer Daniel Conway. Comprent fell just 11 points shy of rival Perfor mance Tech in the Team Championship last season but will mount another challenge for the title with rookie Andrew Novich and returning Masters racer Darryl Shoff. Masters competitors Richard Fant and Owen Kratz return to lead Fer rari of Houston this season. Longtime SCCA and Radical team One Motor sports is joining the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda this season with three cars at Sebring. Tony Bullock and Masters racers John Falb and Todd Slusher, all veterans of the team, will drive. A fourth entry for 2013 SCCA Runoffs champion Lee Alexander is planned for later this season. Practice at Sebring starts today, with qualifying at 9:20 a.m. (ET) Thursday, March 13. A 30-minute race is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with a 45-minute race at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 14. For live updates on all the action, follow @IMSALive on Twitter. For more information about Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, visit www.imsa. com, follow hashtag #CTPL @IMSA on Twitter or IMSA on Facebook. RACE FROM PAGE A8 Morrell and McKenzie Miller both reached on ineld singles with Pittman then reaching on an error that brought Mor rell in and sent Miller to third. Kelsey Allison followed with an RBI single, a wild pitch scored Pittman and Savannah Ridgdill singled home another run. Ashley Roth then split the left-center eld gap for a double, giving the Tigers a 5-2 lead. But Lake Placid answered back in the bottom of the inning to knot things up. Krett drew a walk and Annie Weber-Callahan singled to left. Delaneys ineld single brought Krett in and Weber-Callahan would soon race across the plate on a wild pitch. Gobourne then singled and the Tigers were a tad too slow to get the force on a Sedatol grounder, allowing Delaney to come across and tie it at 5-5. But from there, it was all Clewiston as Ridgdill came on in relief and held the Dragons at bay the rest of the way. And their offense picked up the pace, scor ing ve more runs to head back home with the win. I think we may have underestimated Clewiston a little bit, Delaney said. Then they started hitting and we made a few mistakes. Lake Placid looked to clean those mistakes up Tuesday as they got back into district play against McKeel and will head to Mulberry on Friday. LP FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunCourtney Delaney held up her throw to rst on this Clewiston bunt, as a Tiger runner on third eyed home in Lake Placids Monday loss. BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was another strong showing for the Sebring track and eld squad at Mondays J.J. Corbett Track Invitational in Bar tow. The Blue Streak boys got a team win, totaling 149 points, with the host YellowJackets next at 96 and George Jenkins third at 93. The Lady Streaks took second behind Bartow, 153-104, with the combined total for the boys and girls putting Sebring four points ahead of the Jackets, 253-249. Ashley White, Kather ine Stoll picked up wins in the 400and 800-meter dashes, respectively, with Katelyn Cooper then winning both the 1,600 and 3,200. Ali Blackman took the pole vault win, clearing an even eight feet and Imani Powell and Anona Neal took rst and second in the triple jump. LaToya Henley and Angela Dennard tied for second in the shot put, each somehow exactly matching the others toss of 33-feet, 1-inch. Denise Constant then took second in the discus, nishing just 3 1/2-inches short of rst. The Sebring boys were dominant throughout the meet, with Brian Dixon winning both the 100and 200-meter dashes, with Jarvis Bridges taking third in the 200. Kelvin Brown took second in the 400 before Damian Foster, Alex High and Jose Andrew Rivera went rst through third in the 800. A second through fourth was accomplished in the 1,600, with Eric Foster, Malcolm Holdman and Damian Foster doing the honors. Holdman then took second in the 3,200. The Streaks then picked up wins in three relays, crossing the line rst in the 4X100, 4X200 and 4X800. Jordyn Blount then continued his strong leaping ability in winning the high jump (6feet, 2-inches) and long jump (20-feet), while Gary Demarest showcased his throwing prow ess in winning the discus (129-feet, 9-inches) and taking third in the shot put (37-feet, 9-inches). More points were added by the Cobbs as Cameron placed second in the 300-meter hurdles and Byron was second in the long jump and third in the pole vault. Blue Streak fans will get a chance to see them in action Thursday as Sebring hosts an invitational at Firemens Field.Blue Streaks strong at Corbett Invite STEVEN WINEAssociated PressMIAMI Safety Louis Delmas signed a one-year contract Monday worth up to $3.5 million with the Miami Dolphins, who shook up their secondary on the eve of free agency. Miami also released cor nerback Dimitri Patterson on Monday. Patterson was plagued by injuries the past two seasons, and his release frees up more than $5 million in salary cap space for the Dolphins. Delmas spent the past ve seasons with the Detroit Lions, who released him last month. Hes expected to replace Chris Clemons, who can become a free agent Tuesday. Delmas started 15 games in 2013 and had a career-high three inter ceptions. The South Florida native was a second-round draft pick who made 64 starts for the Lions. He is leader on and off the eld and has a proven track record of play making that will benet the entire defensive unit, new Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said. The Dolphins are expected to be active in free agency beginning Tuesday. Their priority will be to revamp an offensive line that had an awful 2013 both on and off the eld, and became the focus of a bullying scandal that sabotaged the season. Guards Richie Incognito and John Jerry, both impli cated in the scandal, are among those who become free agents. Neither is likely to return to Miami. Help for the defensive front seven will also be on Hickeys shopping list. Nose tackles Paul Soliai and Randy Starks can become free agents, and the Dolphins also want to upgrade their linebacker corps.Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve_WineDelmas signs with Dolphins; Patterson releasedHe is a leader on and off the field.Dennis Hickey Dolphins general manager M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYA couple of showers and a t-storm83 / 52Winds: SW at 8-16 mphTurning sunny and cooler68 / 45Winds: NNW at 8-16 mphTHURSDAYMostly sunny74 / 56Winds: E at 7-14 mphFRIDAYPartly sunny79 / 62Winds: S at 3-6 mphSATURDAYPeriods of sun, a shower possible80 / 62Winds: WSW at 4-8 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 6:39 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:11 a.m. High .............................................. 6:53 p.m. Low ............................................. 12:37 p.m. High .............................................. 1:56 p.m. Low ............................................... 6:57 a.m. High ..................................................... none Low ............................................... 6:33 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.11 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 74 Low Friday ............................................. 43 High Saturday ........................................ 76 Low Saturday ......................................... 43 High Sunday .......................................... 82 Low Sunday ........................................... 47 High Monday ......................................... 83 Low Monday .......................................... 43 Relative humidity .................................. 58% Expected air temperature ....................... 83 Makes it feel like .................................... 86 Saturday ............................................. 30.11 Sunday ................................................ 30.09 Monday ............................................... 29.98 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.00 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.22 Year to date ......................................... 5.09Sunrise 7:39 a.m. 7:38 a.m. Sunset 7:33 p.m. 7:34 p.m. Moonrise 4:19 p.m. 5:11 p.m. Moonset 4:53 a.m. 5:31 a.m.Albuquerque 53/34/pc 58/37/pc 62/37/s Atlanta 66/29/t 51/33/s 61/47/s Baltimore 70/32/t 33/20/pc 48/33/s Birmingham 64/28/sh 53/35/s 62/51/s Boston 44/24/r 28/13/sn 37/30/s Charlotte 72/27/t 47/24/s 59/43/s Cheyenne 48/24/pc 53/25/s 49/28/s Chicago 24/8/sf 34/28/pc 50/28/pc Cleveland 32/5/sn 18/17/pc 48/34/pc Columbus 38/9/r 24/24/s 53/36/pc Dallas 61/37/s 65/47/s 64/44/c Denver 48/26/pc 59/29/s 58/30/s Detroit 26/3/sn 20/19/pc 45/30/pc Harrisburg 60/24/r 25/16/pc 47/34/s Honolulu 82/69/pc 83/69/pc 82/69/pc Houston 63/41/s 63/43/s 68/57/c Indianapolis 34/9/sn 33/32/s 55/34/pc Jackson, MS 62/32/pc 57/37/s 68/55/pc Kansas City 43/31/s 61/41/s 60/34/s Lexington 52/13/r 34/29/s 52/41/pc Little Rock 58/32/pc 61/40/s 64/47/c Los Angeles 83/55/s 79/55/s 79/55/s Louisville 50/17/r 39/34/s 55/42/pc Memphis 56/32/sh 55/41/s 62/49/c Milwaukee 23/8/pc 31/26/pc 46/26/pc Minneapolis 20/16/pc 40/29/pc 44/20/s Nashville 56/23/sh 44/33/s 60/45/c New Orleans 68/44/pc 59/45/s 68/60/pc New York City 60/27/r 28/20/sn 42/36/s Norfolk 72/35/t 37/27/s 51/42/s Oklahoma City 58/33/s 66/41/s 68/35/pc Philadelphia 68/26/r 29/20/sn 46/35/s Phoenix 78/56/pc 76/53/pc 78/54/s Pittsburgh 44/8/r 20/16/pc 53/37/pc Portland, ME 40/22/sn 23/3/sn 28/24/s Portland, OR 62/37/s 59/43/pc 60/44/c Raleigh 78/29/t 42/24/s 57/39/s Rochester 28/7/sn 14/10/sf 40/34/pc St. Louis 42/24/sn 56/39/s 64/38/pc San Francisco 69/47/s 64/46/pc 66/48/s Seattle 57/39/s 55/42/c 56/43/c Wash., DC 70/28/t 32/24/pc 53/39/s Cape Coral 83/58/t 71/46/s 76/58/s Clearwater 79/53/t 64/48/s 73/59/s Coral Springs 85/65/pc 74/57/pc 74/65/pc Daytona Beach 81/47/t 62/43/s 66/54/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 84/67/pc 75/60/pc 74/68/pc Fort Myers 83/58/t 72/48/pc 77/59/s Gainesville 79/39/t 61/35/s 71/50/s Hollywood 83/65/pc 75/57/pc 74/64/pc Homestead AFB 83/65/pc 75/56/pc 73/64/pc Jacksonville 80/37/t 57/36/s 65/50/s Key West 83/70/pc 73/63/pc 75/69/pc Miami 84/66/pc 76/59/pc 74/66/pc Okeechobee 84/61/t 68/49/pc 71/57/s Orlando 83/50/t 66/45/s 72/54/s Pembroke Pines 84/65/pc 75/57/pc 74/64/pc St. Augustine 80/43/t 58/43/s 64/54/pc St. Petersburg 79/53/t 64/48/s 74/59/s Sarasota 79/55/t 67/45/s 74/57/s Tallahassee 79/40/t 61/33/s 68/47/s Tampa 77/49/t 64/45/s 73/58/s W. Palm Bch 85/63/pc 72/56/pc 73/64/pc Winter Haven 82/48/t 66/46/s 72/56/s Acapulco 89/69/s 89/70/s 90/70/s Athens 60/47/c 59/45/pc 59/44/s Beirut 61/53/sh 61/51/sh 58/47/sh Berlin 56/38/s 61/39/s 60/43/pc Bermuda 72/67/pc 72/55/r 60/57/pc Calgary 55/27/s 46/23/s 46/25/c Dublin 55/37/s 58/42/s 56/42/c Edmonton 41/20/s 38/12/pc 37/19/pc Freeport 80/70/pc 74/60/pc 71/65/pc Geneva 64/39/s 64/39/pc 64/42/pc Havana 86/63/t 79/60/pc 82/59/s Hong Kong 75/67/pc 76/63/c 66/63/c Jerusalem 53/43/sh 51/41/sh 46/39/sh Johannesburg 73/57/t 67/54/r 69/54/c Kiev 47/32/pc 51/38/s 57/39/s London 59/37/s 61/41/s 59/45/pc Montreal 24/9/sn 19/5/sn 24/23/sn Moscow 40/33/pc 46/34/pc 46/35/c Nice 64/51/s 66/53/s 66/51/s Ottawa 20/4/sn 16/3/sn 26/23/sn Quebec 18/6/sn 16/-4/sn 18/11/sn Rio de Janeiro 89/76/pc 87/76/t 91/77/pc Seoul 53/34/r 52/30/pc 50/32/pc Singapore 90/75/c 91/79/pc 90/77/t Sydney 86/68/t 81/68/r 82/68/pc Toronto 22/6/sn 16/12/pc 38/26/pc Vancouver 51/40/s 51/42/c 49/44/r Vienna 58/37/s 60/39/s 63/48/s Warsaw 48/29/s 55/38/s 58/38/s Winnipeg 23/13/pc 35/21/sn 29/-6/c Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. A strong storm will impact many areas east of the Mississippi River today. Over 6 inches of snow is expected from the southern Great Lakes to New England, which will create widespread travel problems. Rain will bring the risk for some ooding across the mid-Atlantic. Thunderstorms, some strong with damaging winds, will affect locations from southeastern Pennsylvania to North Carolina. It will be blustery and quite cold across the Midwest. Cooler air will settle over the central and southern Plains. National Forecast for March 12 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Variable cloudiness today with showers and a thunderstorm; breezy during the afternoon. Mainly clear tonight with a shower late. Cooler, but pleasant tomorrow with some clouds, then sunny. Friday: mostly sunny. The famed Blizzard of 1888 peaked on March 12. The mammoth storm dumped over 4 feet of snow on parts of New England; 70-mph winds created rooftop-high drifts in New York City. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm today; breezy during the afternoon. Winds west-southwest 10-20 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. Full Last New First Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 7 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 80/37 79/39 80/43 81/47 83/50 82/48 77/49 79/53 79/53 79/55 83/58 82/61 84/61 85/63 84/67 84/66 79/40 75/41 74/36 82/52 83/52 83/54 83/57 83/57 83/59 83/70 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BWednesday, March 12, 2014 Family Features Whether eating together as a fam ily, or enjoying breakfast onthe-go, its easy to boost the nu tritional value of morning meals by incorporating foods with whole grain, protein and ber. Fueling your body and refreshing your brain, a breakfast packed with these nu trients makes for a produc tive and efcient day. So jump-start your day with a nutritious breakfast that will provide lasting energy and help keep you satis ed. The benets really stack up from lower levels of stress and fatigue, to help ing you maintain a healthy weight. Fuel up the familyMake breakfast a priority by stock ing up on nutritious foods the whole fam ily will enjoy, such as the new Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereal. Each serving is loaded with whole grain, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of ber, giving you the energy to help get you go ing and keep you going!Make time for itWhile many believe their lives are sim ply too busy to include energy-boosting meals in their day, there are easy ways to work it into your hectic routine. Need an on-the-go breakfast? This recipe for Morning Energy Mocha Balls features Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Ener gy Chocolatey Almond Crunch cereal. It is an easy no-bake option and you can whip up a big batch to last you through the week. In the morning, just throw a few Mocha Balls in a baggy and enjoy these bite-sized breakfast treats wherev er your morning takes you. Smoothies are also a breakfast favorite, perfect for blending, grabbing and getting you on your way. Fill up your favorite to-go cup with this Mixed Berry Smoothie to enjoy on your way to work or school. Or, gath er the family together and warm up your weekend morning routine with this de licious recipe for Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries. For more information, visit: www. honeybunchesofoats.com or on Face book: www.facebook.com/honeybunchesofoats and Twitter: www.twitter.com/ HBOats CINNAMON BREAKFAST SQUARES WITH YOGURT AND BERRIESPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Makes: 6 breakfast squares 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch ce real 1/3 cup whole wheat our 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 eggs 1/2 cup nonfat milk 2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4cup (6 ounces) Greek yogurt 3 cups fresh berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) or favorite fruit of choice Honey, for drizzling Nutmeg or cinnamon, for sprinkling 1. Heat oven to 425F. Lightly butter and our 8-inch square pan, or coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray. In mixing bowl, stir together cereal, our, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. While stirring, slightly crush cereal using back of spoon or rubber scraper; set aside. 2. In another bowl, beat eggs until well blended. 3. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla; mix well. Com bine egg mixture with our mixture. Pour batter (it will be thin) into prepared baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until it is set when lightly touched in middle. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 10 min utes. 4. To serve, cut into 6 equal-sized bars and place on serving plates. Top each square with a dollop of Greek yogurt, surround with fruit and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon and serve immediately. M IXED BERR Y SMOOTHIEPrep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal 2 cups cold fat free milk 1 container (6 ounces) strawberry low-fat yogurt 1 package (4-serving size) straw berry avor gelatin 1 cup frozen mixed berries 1. Place all ingredients in blender; cover. Blend on high speed for 15 seconds, or until smooth. Serve immediately.Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and BerriesMixed Berry SmoothieMorning Energy Mocha Balls MORNING E NERG Y MO C HA BALLSPrep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Makes: 20 balls 1 1/4 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Chocolatey Almond Crunch cereal 1/2 cup walnut halves 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon ax seeds 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 4 tablespoons almond butter 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons espresso powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut for rolling (optional) 1. Place cereal in a food processor. Process until nely ground. Add walnut halves, chia seeds, ax seeds, sesame seeds, almond butter, honey, maple syrup, cranberries, vanilla, espresso pow der and sea salt to bowl. Process until well blended and mix ture forms stiff dough. Remove dough and form into compact ball with hands. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in toasted coconut, if desired. Place balls on waxpaper lined sheet and let stand for about one hour, then transfer to tin or container with tight lid. Balls will keep for at least a week at room temperature, or they can be chilled. Little Ways to Start Your Day Beyond a balanced breakfast, there are other ways to start your morning off right. Try these tips to put some pep in your step and begin your day energized and pre pared for whatever comes: Hydrate: Replenish your body with a generous glass of water. This small action will provide your body with the hydration it needs. Move around: If you dont have time to start your day at the gym, work in a ten-min ute walk around the neighborhood. Just a few minutes of moving will get your blood pumping and help you start your day off on the right foot. Make a plan: Do you have anything you would like to ac complish today? Set yourself up for success by writing down all the things you would like to complete for the day. M C Y K

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Compadre 6 Director of Carrie and Scarface 13 Muss 19 They put up walls 21 Does some farriers work on 22 Berate 23 Nelson Mandela? [1995, 1985] 26 She, in Lisbon 27 Strike the ground in a golf swing 28 On the line 29 Fraternal group 30 One giving unreliable testi mony? [1976, 1985] 34 Blood-related 36 Gang girl 37 Paradigms 40 Bread holder? 43 Magnate 46 Alternatively 48 Like yaks and mynas 50 Muckraker Tarbell 51 Flips over 53 Reason for missing a ight? [1970, 2000] 57 Message from one whos all thumbs? 58 ? 60 With the jawbone of ___ ... (declaration of Samson) 61 Purposely misinform 62 First name in tyranny 63 Real enthusiast 65 Ending for acroor homo66 Look-alike 68 Part of a line at OHare? [2002, 1976] 73 From the top 74 Hide-hair connector 75 ___ cologne 76 Put away 79 Leader of the pack 82 Insurance giant 84 Part of a jazz duo? 85 Noted provider of pictorial instructions 86 Cheesy pickup line? [1944, 1995] 90 Bears, but not Cubs 92 Novelist Patchett 93 Forfeits 94 Degrees for attys. 96 Hound Dog or Whats New Pussycat? 97 Baseballs Iron Man 99 Snowmobile brand 102 River to the Rhine 104 V-shaped fortication 106 Reason why all the com puters are down? [1976, 2005] 111 Gallic girlfriend 113 Surgically remove 116 Pulitzer winner James 117 Locale in Grays Elegy Written in a Country Church yard 118 Seaside outing? [1955, 1954] 123 Former Gracie Mansion resident 124 Repeat 125 Lying face up 126 ___ Channel (Hannah Montana airer) 127 Successfully impersonate 128 Early Apple computers DOWN 1 Yellow shade 2 Thomas of TV 3 Caravaggios The Sacrice of ___ 4 End of some URLs 5 Individually 6 Annual N.B.A. event 7 Auction ending? 8 The Oscars are awarded on it: Abbr. 9 When repeated, a plea of Richard III 10 Daughter in The Sound of Music 11 1986 World Series champs 12 Dilbert intern 13 Reciprocal raising of tar iffs, e.g. 14 Lummox 15 Amazing! 16 Many a hanging 17 Deciency 18 Some P.A. announcements 20 Knitted wrap 24 TurboTax option 25 Yuk! 31 Target competitor 32 Not yet nal, legally 33 Linda of Broadways Jekyll & Hyde 35 Holy cow! 38 Historic fort on the Ore gon Trail 39 Bygone boomers 41 Mince words? 42 Tijuana treat 43 Star of Mr. Hulots Holi day 44 Put the nger on 45 Poisonous 47 The Divided Self author R. D. ___ 49 Im not kidding! 52 Enliven, with up 54 Like Gamal Abdel Nassers movement 55 Jet black 56 Numismatic condition 59 Ocean routes 63 Achieved through trickery 64 Rough day? response 67 Expand 69 Chemistry Nobelist Otto 70 Award won 21 times by Harold Prince 71 In a stupor 72 Like fall leaves 77 Hatcher or Polo 78 Allay 79 Food thickener 80 Actress Anderson 81 Small irritations 83 Meadow mamas 85 No ones ___ than me (Eminem lyric) 87 Belgium or Denmark 88 Tons 89 Diddle away 91 Emphatic 95 Beetle Bailey gure 98 Excited about 100 Moves slowly 101 Scares off 103 Astronaut Thomas on four space shuttle ights 105 Prex with natal 107 Western 108 Dr. Alzheimer 109 Medicinal plant 110 Cant stand 111 Mimicked 112 Skirt style 114 Short cut 115 James portrayed by Be yonc 119 Clinch 120 Post-W.W. II female ser vice member 121 From ___ Z 122 The Engineers of the N.C.A.A., for short 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 OSCAR DO UBLE FE A TU R E S B Y ALAN ARBESFELDSolution on B8 Spending less is something we all strive for. Trying to nd ways to save on our everyday needs is like a game of chess. Saving and spend ing less do not always mean clipping a cou pon is the best answer. 80 percent of the time it is (ha-ha) but in all real ity there are many other ways you can still save if you do not have the time for clipping. Do not pay full price: It is time to stop paying full price on your every day purchases. If time permits, shop around for the best price. Check to see if your store will price match other ads. This can be a huge sav ings for your checkbook. Also check if the product you are buying has any rebates available. The store associate or man ager will be happy to check for you. Clothing and appar el: The rst place to look for clothing and appar el are the sale racks at your favorite store. If you have time, you can shop your favorite thrift store or church variety store. Many great treasures are found in the smallest of thrift stores. DIY: If you are the type to do it yourself, then an other big way to save is just that. Last week our dryer stopped drying and I panicked thinking about the cost to repair it or replace it. My hus band simply got online and googled the prob lem. Such an easy x that didnt cost us a dime. The same thing can be said for any appliance or item in your house. Check out the World Wide Web for ways to do repairs your self. Reuse and repur pose: Does it bother you to throw away per fectly good containers? Check out Pinterest for many ways to repurpose and reuse many of your household items. From furniture, old windows, doors, plastic bottles and more. You can save $$ by reusing. Once my hand soap is almost gone, I add a little water to make it last longer. You can do the same thing for fabric softener, detergent and more. Meal planning: Do you shop weekly for your dinner menu or every few days? Either way if you shop with out a plan for your dinners then you are spending too much. Instead, try planning your menu around sale items and what is in your pantry. If chicken breast are Buy One Get One Free this week at your grocery store, then that would be a smart choice for din ners. Make a bigger meal that when you are n ished with, can be repur posed into another dish tomorrow night. Maybe it is a butt roast that you were able to save big on this week. Try cooking it in the crock pot and then the next day have it over sandwiches. This will get you two to three meals out of one dish and one nights cooking. Cooking your meals will always save you more instead of prepackaged meals. It is healthier and will help you stretch your pennies further.Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to re duce 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 work shops, Senseney speaks at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and en gage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Con tact Senseney for more information at Tanya@DivineSavings. com or visit www.DivineSav ings.com for more information.Five ways to spend less SAVING S DIVATanya Senseney Dear Abby: I work in a palliative care unit in a local hospital, and Im all too aware of how im portant it is to have ones end-of-life wishes docu mented, notarized and on-hand in case of an emergency. I remember reading an essay that appeared in your column years ago; it eloquently described the desire of the writer that his body be used to allow others to live through or gan donation. Is it part of your Keepers booklet? Jynna in North CarolinaDear Jynna: Yes, it is included. And Im printing it for you today because it contains an important message. The author, Robert Test, was not only altruistic, but also the ultimate recy cler.T o Remember Meby Robert TestAt a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped. When that happens, do not attempt to instill arti cial life into my body by the use of a machine. And dont call this my death bed. Call it my bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to help oth ers lead fuller lives. Give my sight to a man who has never seen a sun rise, a babys face or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a per son whose own heart has caused nothing but end less days of pain. Give my blood to the teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchil dren play. Give my kidneys to one who depends on a ma chine to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle, every ber and nerve in my body and nd a way to make a crippled child walk. Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her windows. Burn what is left of me and scatter the ash es to the winds to help the owers grow. If you must bury some thing, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all my prejudice against my fel low man. Give my soul to God. If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever. Readers, Keepers is a collection of favorite let ters, poems and essays that have appeared in this column over the years. It was assembled because so many readers said the items were meaningful to them and requested that they be compiled as a booklet. It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. It covers subjects from temptation to forgiveness, animals, children and hu man nature. Filled with down-to-earth nuggets of wisdom, both philosophi cal and witty, its a quick, easy read, and an inex pensive gift for newly weds, pet lovers, new par ents or anyone recovering from an illness because it covers a wide variety of subjects.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Mans last wish is to let his death give others life DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 SARA MOULTONAssociated PressInvented in Buffalo, N.Y., during the s, Buffa lo chicken wings have become a national favorite. Big surprise! If fat is where the avor is, and if every ones a sucker for avor, Buffalo chicken couldnt lose. A mad scientist dream ing up the Frankenstein of comfort foods mightve come up with something very like Buffalo chicken wings. It starts with the fat tiest part of the bird the wings which then are deep-fried, tossed into a vat of melted butter and hot sauce, and nally dipped in blue cheese sauce. I hate to be a spoilsport, but yikes! Think of the calo ries! Single servings of Buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce can pack more than 1,000 calories. And thats just for an appetizer! So I decided to tackle this monster and somehow transform it into a week night meal. Using all of the dishs signature elements, and adding orzo or cous cous and peas, I think I succeeded, mostly by turn ing nger food into a dinner-in-a-pot pasta dish. My version is quick to make, big on avor, and much lighter. First, I swapped out chicken wings for bone less skinless chicken. We love chicken wings because the skin-to-meat ratio is so high. And because the skin is where the avor and the fat reside. After cub ing the chicken, I sauteed it in a nonstick pan, and a vored it with hot sauce. The nonstick pan allows us to use a lone tablespoon of butter, rather than the 4 to 6 tablespoons called for in the classic recipe. For the pasta, I like orzo, which looks like large grains of rice. And by the way, you nally can nd good quality whole-wheat orzo in the supermarket. I held my breath as I served this dish to The Hus band, who I fully expected to ask, grumpily, Wheres the cheese? Happily, there were no complaints. The dish is cheesy and creamy. The Husband was content. Indeed, Im condent that this dinner-in-a-pot will be a big hit with the whole family. And it only takes 35 minutes to make.CREAMY BUFFALO CHICKEN AND PEASStart to nish: 35 minutes Servings: 6 1 tablespoon unsalted but ter 8 ounces boneless, skin less chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 to 2 tablespoons hot sauce, or to taste 8 ounces whole-wheat orzo or whole-wheat Israeli couscous 2 cups frozen peas 3/4 cup low-sodium chick en broth 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1 cup nely chopped celery 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. 2. While the water heats, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce and a hefty pinch of salt, then set aside. 3. Add the orzo or couscous to the boiling water, stir and cook according to the package instructions until it is almost al dente. Add the peas, then return the water to a boil. As soon as the water returns to a boil, drain and add the peas and pasta to the skillet. Return the skil let to medium heat, add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute, or until the pasta is tender. 4. Add the blue cheese and simmer until the cheese is melted and the sauce has thickened. Transfer to 6 bowls and top each portion with some of the celery. Serve immediately. 5. Nutrition information per serving: 290 calories; 70 calories from fat (24 percent of total calories); 8 g fat (4.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 40 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 6 g ber; 3 g sugar; 20 g protein; 440 mg sodium.Slimming down a calorie bomb Buffalo chickenSara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public televisions Saras Weeknight Meals and has writ ten three cookbooks, including Sara Moultons Everyday Family Dinners. M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com It is one thing to have a vision for your fami ly; its another thing to have a perfect vision for your family. Take the fam ily dinner table (please! as some exasperated families might exclaim). This is a great way to reconnect as family, feed and nurture souls and make sure that your family is making the mark nutritionally. But a problem aris es when the maker of the family meal (usual ly Mom) has visions of Norman Rockwell fami ly dinners dancing in her head like proverbial sug ar plums. Lets cut to the chase, shall we? Those Norman Rockwell pictures were paintings, not actual snapshots taken in some ones real home. This was Normans exercise in fan tasy caught on canvas not the real deal. If your family is any thing like mine, your children are likely to be the conductors of all man ner of unseemly behavior that would make a grown mans eyes water. You know what Im talk ing about wiping their mouths on their sleeves and putting such large forkfuls of food in their mouths that knowing the Heimlich maneuver is es sential just to survive until breakfast the next day. The question is how do we bring up these chil dren of ours to not be social mists and neer-dowells at the dinner table? The real answer to de cent table manners lies with the parents. Children must be trained, and part of that training is from ex ample. Here are a few dinner table rules to consider for everyone involved: Put your napkin on your lap. It requires very little energy to do so and will endear you forever to the hostess. Wait for the blessing, if one is said. If you want to blow away the host ess, wait for her to sit down and pick up her fork. If you nd you must spit something out, it is better to use your nap kin than to gross out the entire table with the big wad of unchew able meat you pulled out with your hands and perched on the side of your plate. It is also un necessary to make an announcement about your nding. If you are drinking something from a glass or enjoying your soup, it is preferable to do so si lently. It is unnerving to well-mannered guests to listen to ve people at the same time slurp soup. It is better to ask your table mate to pass something to you than reach across him and drag your sleeve through his gravy. This will most assured ly cause great distress to the person whose plate you have desecrat ed and the person in charge of laundry. The words please and thank you have not been stricken from the English language. Use them liberally. If there is something big and green stuck in someones teeth at the table, make inconspic uous hand gestures to notify him or her. Again, loud announcements of this sort are completely unnecessary. Likewise, if there is something big and green stuck in your teeth and someone gestures to you about it, kindly ask to be ex cused and take care of it out of view. Using a fork tine, credit card or even toothpick to dislodge the intruder is highly frowned upon. For some reason, man ners arent taught as quickly as they are caught. Becoming vigilant with dinner table habits will serve everyone in the family well. Manners are a common ground that helps to establish the din ner table as an enjoyable place to be. Use them, and they will serve you. Forget about them, and they (or the lack of them) will embar rass you. It is a simple thing that costs nothing and yet could cost every thing in a social setting. Manners are essential: Dont let your children leave home without them.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.Dont let kids leave home without manners DINNER DIVALeanne Ely M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 Special to the News-SunSEBRING There will be about 40 different trains ranging from the 1930s to the present day passenger trains running over the ve scale miles of track on a 12.5and 36foot layout at Lakeshore Mall from March 14-16 and March 21-23. There will be some steam engines and some trains that are comput er operated with sound. The trains will run on the HO and N Gauge modu lar layouts. Some of the trains you may see are the Flori da East Coast, large Passenger Zephyrs, Amtrak, a Publix train and many others. There will also be a Lego train and Lionel trains at times. New modules and de tails have been added, along with a change in the layout. Limited analy sis will be offered for HO and N Locos on a test track free of charge, as time permits. New this year will be a 3-foot plus 16.5-foot N scale layout that is lower than the HO layout. This will make for easier view ing by children and those in wheelchairs. Members of the Sebring Model Railroad Club will be on hand to answer questions about trains. The club usually meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December) at the church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway with a mem bership from all of Highlands County and the surrounding area. Mem bership is open to all train buffs. Members are encouraged to run their trains on the layout. The club maintains an N-scale train at the Chil drens Museum of the Highlands and assisted in setting up a layout at NuHope retirement home in Avon Park. For more information or questions, call Curt Petersen at 382-6967 or Gene Archer at 452-0334. Call to conrm meeting location as occasionally it will change. Applications for mem bership will be available during the display at $15 per year ($20 for family).Railroad Club to display trains at Lakeshore MallCLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS TOPS 632LAKE PLACID TOPS 632 meets every Monday ay the Womens Club House in Lake Placid. Members weigh in be tween 3 and 3:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 4 p.m. Last weeks program was given by Ida Wyland on the wonderful banana. It seems that bananas are more benecial than ap ples and so the banana was selected as one of the Yes Yess. The No No for this week will be French Fries. The Travel Gift was lost, but Patty Hynes was the lucky person to try for a four-week loss to claim the elusive package. March 17 will be the awards meeting. The club is honoring Ethel Emanuel as the chapters queen. She will be representing the chapter at the State Recognition convention in May. This week was anoth er net loss with 31 members weighing in. The best loser for this week was Patty Hynes. The club had a net loss for the month of February and the best loser for February was Leila McGovern. Mary Anderson, Barbara Embick, Mary Jo Finn, Anna Harrington, Penny Herworth, Linda Pollard, Theresa Rhodes and Betty Snyder all lost four weeks in a row. Penny Herworth, Leila McGovern, Carolyn Mead, Christina Nowland, Anna Harrington lost 10 pounds or more in February. A couple of them are so very close to becom ing a KOPS. The club is planning a cup auction March 24. This is always a fun meeting and the money generated goes into the SRD fund to help pay for attending the convention. At the end of the meeting three members contribut ed tidbits they had brought to share. Mary Anderson read an article on the ef fects of chocolate on animals. She, being a Pisces, wondered why it wouldnt be bad for humans too. Barbara Embick shared her low calorie vegetable dip. Joan Dunn read what dif ferent cultures eat or drink and how they dont have heart attacks. She conclud ed that we can eat or drink whatever we want because apparently being English is what kills you. Courtesy photoThree members of the Dalton Gang Joyce Briski (from left), Donna Coleman and Becky Crockett celebrate their birthdays while cruising the Caribbean Islands last week.HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARIBBEAN STYLE The news is just a click away! www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN CHRIS TALBOTTAP Music WriterNASHVILLE, Tenn. The good news? Miran da Lambert has completed her much anticipated, though somewhat over due, fth album. The bad news? You have to wait until June 3 for Plati num, a full two years and eight months since her last LP. Why the wait? Lam bert released an album with her Pistol Annies trio in 2013 and extend ed her tour. She also decided she was at a place in her career where shed earned the time to fulll her entire creative vision, and it simply took time. From the day you kinda go I need to start looking for songs and writing songs, it feels like no matter how much time you have, youre rushed, Lambert said. And so I didnt want to rush it at all. To me its all about timing and mak ing sure that you can feel like you can nally sit there and go, OK, the al bums done, and never have a moment where you go, I wish we could change that or I wish we had a different song. An early listen reveals the singers most am bitious album yet. At 16 songs, Platinum sprawls across genre and style and expands on her already adventur ous sense of song choice. She says everyone urged her to trim a few songs and conform to the usual country conventions. Now when you listen to it as a whole, what do you take off? she asked. The album paints a picture of Lamberts life as she reaches 30. She wrote or co-wrote eight songs and chose the others based on how they reected her per sonality or world view. The rst single, Auto matic, suggests returning to a slower time and way of thinking. She con templates her self-image in Bathroom Mirror, takes on tabloid scrutiny in Priscilla and teams up with several guests on songs that underscore her range and willing ness to experiment. The collaboration with Carrie Underwood on Something Bad brings together two of countrys most popular stars. Were really rocking in country music and were coming together as a force, Lambert said. To me, like, if youre sit ting on the front row, you might want to scoot back. Its a force. It just feels exciting to me. Im ready to rock.Miranda Lambert ready to rock as she preps albumMUSI C MCTMiranda Lambert has been working on her next album, Platinum, for more than two years. M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com TROPICAL HARBOR ES T A TE SBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID The Mens Pancake Break fast served 150 residents March 1. There also was a good showing at the monthly carry-in dinner Thursday evening. By the time the winter residents get in the habit of attend ing all of these monthly functions it will be spring and they will be heading back north. Its so good to see the clubhouse lled. The Monday morning coffee was also well at tended. The coffee was made and hosted by three ladies that have been friends a long time Nancy Goudreau, Mar Mulholand, and Heurtha Thomson. Donna Van den Bergh was the emcee from Canada. We had many new faces at the coffee this morning, some guests, some visiting and renting. Our Tropical Top ics has listed three couples that are new to this park: John and Shirley Manor at 230 Beauregard Street from Pennsylvania, Carl and Faye Christenson at 206 Beauregard Street from New Hampshire, and Mike and Linda Myers at 323 Belle Field from Illi nois. Donna Vanden Bergh read the list of names for birthdays this week, but only one person was pres ent Marcia Collier. Ruth Ann Walls played the pia no so we could sing Happy Birthday to Marcia. Carol Noel was asked to give her Sunshine Report, which was Burt Wahl is having surgery; there are Thinking of You cards for Janet and Howard Tie mann, and Carol and Bob Oldham. We had a good book dis cussion at our Harbor Lites Book Group on Thursday. The book that we are reading for March 20 is The Silver Star by Jean nette Walls. If you read Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses by this au thor, youll enjoy this book, too. The Red Hats will meet March 13 at Jaxsons on Lake June Road at 11:30 a.m. The Red Hats look forward to their lun cheons. The Nu-Hope Ladies are showing a free movie at 3 p.m. March 16 with do nations going to the NuHope Elder Care Services in this area. The name of the movie matinee is The North Avenue Irregulars, which is a 1979 Walt Dis ney Production. Starring in the movie are Cloris Leachman, Edward Her rmann, Barbara Harris, Karen Valentine, and Patsy Kelly. Dont forget we la dies always serve cake and coffee a half hour before the movie so be sure to come early. On March 17, St. Pat ricks Day, Louis Wacker shauser and all his volunteers are cooking up a corned beef dinner with all the trimmings for $8 to be served at 5 p.m. The proceeds will be go ing to the Tropical Harbor Homeowners Association. March 18 is the day that the women and the men go to their respective lun cheons. The Mustangs are going to the Placid Lake Country Club. The ladies are going to the Jacaran da Hotel and they will be hosted by Doris True and Paula Bannister. The Jac aranda Hotel is at 19 E. Main St. in Avon Park. A Paddle Wheel Boat Trip is planned for March 22. The boat ride will be a 4.5-hour ride going east on the calm waters of the intercostals waterway. You will have a buffet lun cheon, music to dance or sing along. It sounds like a beautiful day. There is still space on the boat, if interested. Call Peggy Sue Teague and give her the $55.53 for the ride by March 12. March 22 is also the evening of the dance in the clubhouse. Hope you arent too tired out from the paddle wheel boat ride that you enjoyed that day to dance the evening away. The dance is a Ha waiian luau with Larry Musgrave playing. Tickets are $5 and are available at the coffees on Monday or from the dance commit tee. March 2 was the meet ing of the Home Owners Association. Louis Wack ershauser, president, called the meeting to or der. Many topics were discussed during the course of the meeting. Tuesday morning the Mustangs went for their monthly breakfast at the Truck Stop. Twenty-two men attended and en joyed their time together. The ladies coffee meet ing on March 4 followed the exercise class led by Vicky Echelberry. The cof fee for the meeting was made by Marilyn Cromer. Charlotte Charlton led the ladies meeting. She gave the monthly nancial re port. Carol Noel, the Sunshine Lady, mentioned that there are Thinking of You cards for Barbara Dix on and Fran Turley. The Tropical Harbor Singer will present its pro gram at 7 p;.m. March 29. Tickets are $3. Ruth Pil gram is the director and Ruth Ann Walls is the pia nist. Call Arlene Dammer in regard to tickets. Computer class is at 3:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sandy Snyder is the teach er and shell be glad to help you. Emily Snider mentioned that there is Bible class in the clubhouse at 10 a.m. every Thursday. Everyone is welcome. Judy Muise holds art classes in her home at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Thursday. If you are in terested, call Judy at 2600069. Eunice Brown is cele brating her 80th birthday on March 23 in the club house from 2-4 p.m. All come. If you wait, all that hap pens is you get older.FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Prince ArjonaCalvin and Crystal Arjona of Sebring an nounce the birth of a son, Prince Ferdinand, at 4:25 p.m. on March 5, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Prince weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Earnest and Vann Crumity. Paternal grandmother is Margaret Arjona.Troy HallLittle Carrizales and Sarah Hall, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Troy Chance Hall, at 6:01 a.m. on March 6, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Troy weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Earl Armbie and Mildred Armbie. Paternal grandparents are Leonard and Martina Carrizale.Nova MarreroLuis Marrero and Casi Wallace, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Nova Christine Marrero, at 11:54 a.m. on Feb. 27, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Nova weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inch es in length.CELEBRATIONS BIR TH ANNOUNC E M E N T S LYNN ELBERAP Television WriterLOS ANGELES Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, Cosmos, took audiences on a ground breaking TV journey through the universe. Astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson, host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the 21st-cen tury edition which debuted Sunday, has a head start with a Twit ter following of 1.7 million thats just edged by the starry likes of Gwyn eth Paltrow and Cee Lo Green. Tyson, a go-to ex pert for news reports on Earth-threatening aster oids and other science developments, said his public prole frees him from comparisons to Sa gan. The educator and au thor with a gift for conveying the wonder of discovery died in 1996 at age 62. If I didnt have a fol lowing, I think people would say, How is he go ing to ll Carl Sagans shoes? How is he going to pronounce billion? said Tyson, referring to the billions and billions of stars phrase made fa mous by Sagan in Cosmos (although purists insist Sagan said upon, not and). Sagan was the present er for the rst series, Ty son said, and hes the presenter for the second. He gamely accepts an analogy, one hes clear ly heard before, to the string of actors who have starred in the Doctor Who title role. Each contributes something different, but youre still with the franchise at the end of the day, he said. The new version be gan its 13-episode run at 9 p.m. Sunday on Fox and other Fox Networks Group channels includ ing National Geographic, FX and Nat Geo Mundo. Tyson, 55, brings to the program his dis tinguished credentials as director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Muse um of Natural History in New York and an author whose works include Space Chronicles and The Pluto Files. Proving hes a stick ler for accuracy, Tyson took Gravity to task for scientic gaffes and prompted a urry of cov erage ranging from Hollywood trade papers to geek-favored websites. Among the more light hearted of his Myster ies of #Gravity series of tweets: Why Bullocks hair, in otherwise con vincing zero-G scenes, did not oat freely on her head. He is also one of the nations most prominent African-American sci entists, but says ethnicity isnt in the forefront of his perspective. Ive never divided my audience that way. My audience is, are you cu rious about the universe or not? Tyson said.Cosmos is back with new host for new generationTELEVISION MCTAstrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 DAVID CRARYAP National WriterNEW YORK Americas top doll, Barbie, nds her self in controversy once again, this time over a business partnership be tween her manufactur er, Mattel, and the Girl Scouts. On Thursday, two con sumer advocacy groups often critical of corpo rate advertising tactics the Campaign for a Com mercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream crit icized Barbie as a awed role model for little girls and launched a peti tion drive urging the Girl Scouts of the USA to end the partnership. The Girls Scouts said they would not do so. Just a few weeks ago, Mattel incurred wide spread criticism as well as some accolades for letting Barbie be featured in Sports Illustrateds an nual swimsuit edition. The Girl Scouts part nership with Mattel, announced last August, includes a Barbie-themed activity book, a website, and a Barbie participa tion patch the rst Girl Scout uniform patch with corporate sponsorship. Holding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role mod el for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossi ble body type, and under mines the Girl Scouts vital mission to build girls of courage, condence and character, said Su san Linn, director of the Boston-based commer cial-free childhood organization. She said the Barbie patch targeted at 5-to8-year-old Daisies and Brownies would trans form these girls into walking advertisements. This is product place ment at its worst, said New American Dreams executive director, Wen dy Philleo, who described herself as a longtime ad mirer of the Girl Scouts. Our children are al ready being bombarded by marketers pitches at stores, at home, online, on TV, and in school, said Philleo, whose Charlottes ville, Va.-based group tries to counter the commer cialization of American culture. The Girl Scouts nation al headquarters in New York rejected the groups appeal. Our partnership with Mattel focuses on career exploration and teach es girls about inspiring women in a fun way, said spokeswoman Kelly Pari si. We stand behind this partnership, as it helps us bring to over 2 million Girl Scouts the message that they can do anything. Thats the essence of the Barbie uniform patch a bright pink oval with a gold-letter slogan stitched on it: Be anything. Do ev erything. Barbie still slimwaisted and long-legged after 55 years had pur sued roughly 150 different careers, and she stretched her boundaries again in February by posing along with real-life supermodels in Sports Illustrateds 50th anniversary swimsuit is sue. Anticipating the criticism that ensued, Mattel promoted the campaign with the catchword un apologetic. In announcing the part nership with Mattel last year, Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez de picted both her own or ganization and Barbie as American icons. Together, we are teach ing girls that their futures are wide open with pos sibilities, Chavez said at the time. Parisi, in an e-mail Thursday, said Mattel gave the Girl Scouts $2 million to implement the Bar bie-themed initiatives. At the time the partnership was announced, the Girl Scouts were struggling nancially, with revenue shortfalls prompting the national headquarters to trim about one-fourth of its staff through buyouts and layoffs. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Child hood said the Girl Scouts Barbie-themed web site included a game that would encourage girls to identify careers based on attire from a veterinar ian in a frilly miniskirt, to a pink-suited U.S. presi dent, to a race car driver in stilettos. Said Susan Linn, the campaign director: The website is little more than an interactive ad for Bar bie promoting the brands insidious message that women really are what they wear. Linn said she commu nicated privately with the Girl Scouts last year, hop ing they would end the Mattel partnership with out the need for a public advocacy campaign, but those efforts failed. A psychologist who teaches at Harvard Medi cal School, Linn founded the Campaign for a Com mercial-Free Childhood in 2000. It now reports a membership of 54,000, many of them parents. The groups advocacy campaigns have achieved numerous victories, nota bly in forcing several companies to halt or modify advertising claiming that certain videos and oth er products could help infants learn. It also has helped block proposed state laws that would have allowed advertising on school buses. The Center for a New American Dream, a non prot founded in 1997, says its mission is to help Americans reduce and modify the level of con sumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and pro mote social justice. Due to their size and high prole, the Girl Scouts have been a fre quent target of criticism over the years, notably from certain conserva tives who contend despite the Girl Scouts repeated denials that the organization tilts toward the abortion-rights side of the national abortion de bate. Last month, some antiabortion groups launched a boycott of the Girl Scouts annual drive to sell cookies.Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with BarbieAdvocacy groups saw she is a awed role model for little girls MCTBarbie still slim-waisted and long-legged after 55 years had pursued roughly 150 different careers, and she stretched her boundaries again in February by posing along with real-life supermodels in Sports Illustrateds 50th anniversary swimsuit issueHolding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role model for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossible body type, and undermines the Girl Scouts vital mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character.Susan Linn Campaign for a Commercial-Free ChildhoodMCT Duck Commander Wines are sold and marketed by family-owned Trinchero Family Estates, Napa Valley vintners since 1948. Associated PressMr. Carson, bring me my wine! And you, too, Mr. Spock. In what is perhaps the strongest evidence yet of wines power to unite, fans of upper-crusty period drama Downton Abbey, sciclassic Star Trek and the proudly down home show Duck Dynas ty can all buy wines bottled under license to their favorite show. Must drink TV? The Downton Abbey wines, a white and a red (retailing at $16.99), come from Wines That Rock, a company that makes wine under the names of rock groups, including the Roll ing Stones. Theyre made by Dulong Grand Vins, a Bordeaux winery, which makes sense since the show has featured a num ber of wines from that famous French wine region. Wine has been a big part of the British series, with butler Mr. Carson tak ing great pains over which wines to serve with dinner. One of the wines served at the big dinner party in the second episode of the fourth season was a 1919 Chateau Coutet, a big thrill for the family that now owns the southern Bor deaux winery (which produces a well-regarded dessert wine). Producers of the show, who are known for their faithful attention to detail, approached the family and asked for permission to use the name, then made a prop bottle to use in lm ing. We were thrilled, says Aline Baly, co-owner and director of marketing and communications for Chateau Coutet. Meanwhile, Duck Dy nasty, an A&E show about a family business that makes products for duck hunters, primarily a duck call, might not seem such a seamless t for the wine world. But Bob Torkelson, chief operating ofcer of Trin chero Family Estates, the Napa Valley winery that makes the Duck Com mander wines, says the Trincheros and the Robert sons (the Louisiana family featured on the show) have a lot in common in terms of running family busi nesses. The Robertsons met the Trincheros after asking around for recommenda tions on wineries. Willie and Korie Robert son have visited the winery and contributed to decisions on blending and packaging. The wines, re leased late last year and retailing for about $10, are available in a red blend, a chardonnay and a pink moscato; a pinot grigio also is planned. The show stirred unwel come publicity last December when family patriarch Phil Robertson made a number of controversial statements to GQ maga zine, including calling gay sex a sin. However, sales of the wine have been robust, passing 100,000 cases in about four months. And what of Star Trek? Is there a space-wine con tinuum? Yes, actually, there is, says Peter Messa, spokes man for Vinport which handles marketing for the Star Trek wines. Star Trek has many wine references in it, the most famous probably be ing Klingon bloodwine, he notes. In fact, food and drink plays a big part in the series, with toasts of ten raised to celebrate interspecies diplomacy and other milestones. The Star Trek wines are based on the original se ries, or TOS to fans who are primarily Baby Boom ers (major consumers of wine). The wines feature labels based on poster art by Juan Ortiz, who was commissioned by CBS to make posters of the iconic series. The rst release of the wine was made in Cal ifornias Sonoma County and is a red blend of mer lot, sangiovese, cabernet franc, dolcetto and tinta cao. Broadcast Booze: Television shows get into the wine biz M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com Well, this morning I set my clocks up an hour late, went to breakfast and then returned to my room in Fairway Pines old folks home and started my usu al day of watching the antics of birds and squir rels on the pine trees that frame my view from the glass doors that front my room. Earlier in the morn ing there had been a dense fog when I look out the windows, but now the fog is gone and I am witness ing the burning off of the water that had settled on the limbs and needles of the pines. The sun has risen and the light has made the wa ter droplets hanging from the branches and needles look like Christmas tree lights comparable to the ones on Times Squares trees. There are lights of gold, silver, red, pur ple and green all blinking as the breeze moves the limbs. The full display last ed for a full half hour until the sun started to dry the lower parts of the limbs and dry up the dew drops and slowly but progressively work the way to the top of the tree, cutting off the beautiful Christmas in March display of lights. Mother Nature has many ways of repaying debts and I think this dis play this morning was my recompense for decorat ing the crummy looking bush in front of Ameri can Legion Post 69 meeting hall a long time ago as reported in a long gone re port.Woodie Jackson is a Sebring resident and an occasional columnist of the News-Sun.Mother Nature takes care of an old debt GUEST COLUMNWoodie Jackson BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID Stuart Park in Lake Placid was the place to be on the second Saturday of the month this winter to enjoy the sights and smells of a fresh farmers-type market sponsored by the Great er Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. This is not a fundrais er. It is also not a ea mar ket, said Eileen May, executive director of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. We do this for the com munity, for the crafters and the vendors that are here. There are only crafts and food at the market. There were many tables in the park lled with jew elry, plants, fresh vegetables, fruit, produce, jams and jellies. There were also places where one may enjoy a quick breakfast or a leisure lunch as the mu sic serenaded the marketgoers. We live in Sylvan Shores and love that there is a place for crafters to show their wares, food and fresh produce, said Julia Flapah. We came to the market to get fresh radishes. They are so good and avorful. They are about the size of a golf ball. I like the feel. It seems that it is a local garage sale, said Albert Flap ah, Julias husband of 56 years. I also like the fact that the cheerleaders have a booth. Whenever I go by, I have to drop a dollar in the bucket. Julia said that they have a house here and a house in Ft. Lauderdale so they are bi-housal. After showing off the radishes, they both chimed in together, This is a wonderful town! and left with smiles on their faces. I go to sales and put them together, said Ellen Haselman about her gar den charms. I take them home and put them to gether how they speak to me. The charms are items that are embellished and set to go on a 3-foot dow el or stick in order to be stuck into the ground. I enjoy putting them together and seeing the looks on peoples fac es when they see them. Many people ask if they light up. I always tell them only the faces. Haselman is a winter resident from Vermont. Her son lives in Tomo ka Heights and that was a draw for her. She also ad mitted that she is here in part because, It is warm in the winter. There was live enter tainment at the park, but when it ended, the mu sic continued as Party Dog Rick entertainment kicked into high gear. Party Dog Rick provides Karaoke at Jaxsons on Tuesday and Thursday nights. This past week was the last market of the sea son. there are not enough people in summer for the market, May said. The market will be back in Oc tober for another year. This is the fth year that Lake Placid has had the market. To reserve a spot, down load the application from the web or stop in the Chamber. There is a $20 fee for Chamber mem bers and a $25 fee for nonmembers. The is a threemonth commitment and you need to provide a sample of the product to be sold. There are approx imately 30 vendors each time. For more information go to visitlakeplacid.com/.Saturday Morning Market completes another season Rod Lewis/News-sunEllen Haselman shows one of her garden charms to a young customer at the Saturday Morning Market in Lake Placid. Did You KNOW? In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. M C Y K

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f 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 OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No.:28-2014-CA-000021 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC; Plaintiff, vs. SHAWN STOLL A/K/A SHAWN P.STOLL,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:SHAWN STOLL A/K/A SHAWN P.STOLL LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:4100 GOLFVIEW RD, SEBRING,FL 33875 3113 MEDICAL WAY APT.7, SEBRING,FL 33870 AND TO:All persons claiming an interest by, through,under,or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property: LOT 24,IN BLOCK 27,OF AVOCADO PARK,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been field against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff,Millennium Partners,whose address is 14750 NW 77th Court,Suite 303,Miami Lakes,FL 33016,and file the original with IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000230 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS,INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-4, Plaintiff, vs. ANNABELL RODRIGUEZ A/K/A ANNABELLE RODRIGUEZ; LUCIANO RIVERA,ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANNABELL RODRIGUEZ A/K/A ANNABELLE RODRIGUEZ (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address:903 W.BELL STREET, AVON PARK,FL 33825 Additional address:1638 KENDRICK DR. APT E,KISSIMMEE,FL 34741 Additional address:5218 LONG LAKE CIR APT 206,LAKELAND,FL 33805 LUCIANO RIVERA (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address:903 W.BELL STREET, AVON PARK,FL 33825 Additional address:8512 PAMIE ST, TAMPA,FL 33614 Additional address:512 PAMIE ST,TAMPA, FL 33614 Additional address:1638 KENDRICK DR, KISSIMMEE,FL 34741 Additional address:5218 LONG LAKE CIR APT 206,LAKELAND,FL 33805 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 2,BLOCK 1,``S'' AND ``H'' HOMESITES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.A/K/A 903 W.BELL STREET,AVON PARK,FL 33825 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to Mark C.Elia,Esq.at VAN NESS LAW FIRM P.A.,Attorney for the Plaintiff,whose address is 1239 E.NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE,SUITE #110,DEERFIELD BEACH,FL 33442 on or before June 29, 2012 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided to Administrative order No.2065 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of May,2012. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF COURT By:/s/ Annette E.Daff May 20,27,2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-87 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOHN LEROY FRITZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN LEROY FRITZ,deceased,whose date of death was January 26,2014,and whose social security number XXX-XX-5801,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,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 March 12,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Stephen H.Franks 5 No.Mill St. Hopkinton,MA 01748 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 Facsimile:(863) 385-1161 Email:livingston@livingstonpa.com March 12,19,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000320 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JESSICA A.BRADY A/K/A JESSICA ANNE BRADY A/K/A JESSICA BRADY,JORDAN MICHAEL TURNER,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 March 5,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 9,BLOCK 144,LAKEWOOD TERRACES,SHEET 3,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4226 THOMPSON AVE,SEBRING,FL 33872; 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 April 8,2014 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 6th day of March,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1220996/sbl March 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-77 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOSEPH LIBASCI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSEPH LIBASCI,deceased,whose date of death was February 20,2014,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,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 March 5,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Donna Bovard 3708 Craig Avenue Sebring,FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 Facsimile:(863) 385-1161 Email:livingston@livingstonpa.com March 5,12,2014 representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 12,2014. Personal Representative: MICHAEL A.RIDER 13 N.Oak Avenue Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representatives: MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 E-Mail:marider@mariderlaw.com March 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-46 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF LOU DORIS JENKINS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LOU DORIS JENKINS,deceased,whose date of death was January 15,2014,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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:11-860GCS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD A.BARNABY; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD A.BARNABY; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 29th day of January,2014,and entered in Case No.11-860GCS,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC is the Plaintiff and EDWARD A.BARNABY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD A.BARNABY UNKNOWN TENANT(S); and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants.The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,11:00 AM on the 1st day of April,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: A PORTION OF SECTION 35,TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,RANGE 30 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 35; RUN THENCE NORTH 0 DEG. 03'52'' WEST ALONG THE THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION 35 FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.49 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEG.38'42'' EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70 FOR A DISTANCE OF 226.35 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE NORTH 0 DEG.03'52'' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 154.13 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG. 56'08'' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 225.0 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE SOUTH 0 DEG.03'52'' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 178.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs 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. Dated this 30th day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 10-61440 March 12,19,2014 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 auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. March 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000347-GCAX-MX SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ALI MIAH,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:MD N.ISLAM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MD N.ISLAM Whose residence is/are unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses,is any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra,9204 King Palm Drive,Tampa, FL 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559,within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property,to wit: LOT 11,BLOCK 1,SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY.PARCEL ID: A-23-33-28-010-0120-0000 If you fail to file your response or answer, if any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C.Consuegra,9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa,Florida 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660,facsimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 26th day of February,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2010-CA-001072 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC SEVIGNY,ALLIE SEVIGNY,THE PRESERVE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK AND, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 29,2014,and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-001072 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,is the Plaintiff and ERIC SEVIGNY; ALLIE SEVIGNY; THE PRESERVE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC.; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s).Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,the Jury Assembly Room 430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on April 1, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 38,BLOCK 750,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 15 R1,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,AT PAGE 64,BEING A REPLAT OF UNIT 15,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,AT PAGE 40,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 30th day of January,2014. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 12-11616 March 12,19,2014 1050Legals 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-99 IN RE:ESTATE OF MADALINE M.LOUGH, 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 MADALINE M.LOUGH, deceased,File Number PC 14-99,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was February 27,2014; that the total value of the estate is equal to or less than $0.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address GEORGETTE ALLEN 31851 Thomas Road SE A uburn,WA 98092 Each as to an undivided one-half (1/2) interest in the following:Exempt Homestead Real Property: Lot 7,Block 3,Sebring Country Estates,Section One,according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4,Page 49,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. A ND: JOSEPH KASANIC 313 Halstead Lane Westlake,OH 44145 AND: Exempt personal property: 2003 Honda Accord VIN# JHMCM56373C000577 A LL INTERESTED PARTIES 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 Administration 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 March 12,2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Georgette Allen 31851 Thomas Road SE Auburn,WA 98092 A ttorney for Petitioner: / s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 E-mail:Livingston@livingstonpa.com March 12,19,2014 KNOW?rf ntbtffb nnntttbf ntfnftftbtb nbntft tttfbtf fntttt tttbttt fbt tttr fntbt trfn fntbnb tft

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:09000635GCS BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P. Plaintiff, vs. MERLIN R.BURGESS,et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling the Foreclosure Sale filed March 5,2014,and entered in Case No.09000635GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY,Florida,wherein BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP F/K/A COUNIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-62 IN RE:ESTATE OF ELEANOR LINK Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELEANOR LINK,deceased,whose date of death was November 30,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS 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 March 5,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Betty Heiring 14 N.Lotela Ave. Avon Park,Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ C.Parke Sutherland C.PARKE SUTHERLAND,ESQUIRE A ttorney for BETTY HEIRING Florida Bar Number:0870781 900 W.Main St. A von Park,FL 33825 Telephone:(863) 452-6900 Fax:(863) 452-5200 E-Mail:sutherland@a vonparkla w .com March 5,12,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000140 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. A VRAM BALC,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2014,and entered in Case No. 28-2013-CA-000140 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank,National Association,is the Plaintiff and Avram Balc,Zorita Balc also known as Corita Bale also known as Zorita Balez,Tenant #1,Tenant #2,The Unknown Spouse of Avram Balc,The Unknown Spouse of Zorita Balc also known as Corita Bale also known as Zorita Balez,Vantage Pointe Homeowners Association,Inc.,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 1st day of April, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 77B,VANTAGE POINTE PHASE II,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,AT PAGE 86,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A /K/A 4415 VANTAGE CIR SEBRING FL 33872-3496 A ny 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 in Highlands County,Florida this 31st day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 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 (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of 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. A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com NR-015945F01 March 12,19,2013 the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice,or on or before April 16, 2014.If you fail to do so,a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Foreclosure Complaint. Dated:March 7,2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk A copy of this Notice of Action,Lis Pendens and Complaint were sent to the above-named Defendant(s) at last known address. MLG#13-000364-1 March 12,19,2014 1050Legals****PROCESS COLOR**** DUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00036497

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 CAR TRAILER16'x7' full deck w/ dual drop axles, removable & adj ramps, 2x4 utility side pockets. New tongue jack,lights, bearings, grease seals, & safety chains.Low profile14"white spoke wheels/ tires. $1695.obo(863)471-3329/414-6564 SOLD!!! 9350Automotive Parts& Accessories2001 WINDSTAR LIMITED EDITION VAN 1 owner, very good condition $3950 OBO SOLD!!! 9250VansKAWASAKI VULCAN1500. 1988, Good condition, 20,000 miles, new tires, leather saddle bags. $1850.00 or best offer. 863-465-7112 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2013 44'5TH WHEEL RV 3 slideouts, 2BR, full bath, full kitchen, sleeps 8, excellent condition, $23,500. 210-800-6389. 8400RecreationalVehiclesNORDICTRACK 1000TREADMILL LIKE NEW $300 OBO 863-471-2739 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 Recreation PUG PUPPIES,Fawn color. One male and one female, pure bred pug with no papers. Born January 3. First shots and wormed. Reasonable price to good home only, both parents on site. Call 910-382-5660. PIT BULLBlue nose, free to loving home. Gentle female, over 2 yrs. old. 863-699-1807 NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. KITTEN FRIENDLY,black & white. 4 mo. old. Spayed & rabies. Looking for forever indoor/adult/older child home. Sebring. $20. 863-446-0395 Call or text 7520Pets & SuppliesCUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER AS GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT VIJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 7400Lawn & GardenRADIAL ARMSAW 10" CRAFTSMAN.Very good cond. $200. 863-314-6750 7380Machinery & Tools SEBRING *ESTATE SALE 4305 Elson Ave Us 27 to Hammock Rd to Lakewood Dr to Golview (R) to Elson. Friday March 14, through Sunday March 16, 8am to 4pm. Tools Tools Tools! Gone With The Wind Lamps, over 25 antique, anniversary, mantel, novelty and wall clocks. Small tables, cherry BR furn. w/dbl. 4 poster bed, lane cedar storage cabinets, spindleback chair, Serta dbl. bed w/pine headboard, sheets & towels, antique mirror, Corelle, baking dishes, slow cookers, plants, staghorn, three person swing, lg. patio set w/glass table and extra chairs avail., beach chairs, oak pedestal (has been repaired) DR table & 4 chairs, elec. griddle, iron pans, Club pans, many kitchen items, recliner, Nascar collectibles, desk, race posters, stereo components, old beer signs, cookbooks, mens clothing, very large shelf/storage unit, garage fridge, lg. shop vac, older washer/dryer, (look bad work great), ladder, Kirby vac, Wind Tunnel vac, desks, Schwinn bike, Snapper mower, Win 98 computer, sm. flat screen monitor, tvs, dvd, vcr, approx. 15 stacking Craftsman and other stacking rolling toll box pieces, blower, chainsaw, trimmer, steel shelves, pressure washer. Mechanics, Lg. array of carpenter and yard hand and power tools, ladders, flower pots and etc. Sunday is 1/2 price day. Cash & FL check accepted. Donna Collins Estate Sale www.estatesales.net SEBRING -THURS.-SAT. March 13, 14, 15, 8am-4pm, 214 Pine Tree Lane. Tools, fishing poles, etc.; many electrical/plumbing fittings, cabinet doors/drawers, musical instruments, Xmas items, misc. SEBRING -SPRING TRASH/TREASURE/BAKE SALE Fri., March 14, 8am-3pm Sat., March 15, 8am-noon St. John United Methodist Church 3214 Grand Prix Drive (behind Sebring Walmart) Lunch served Friday. Call 863-382-1736 for info. SEBRING -2-FAMILY March 13,14,15, 8am-? 6614 and 6623 Old Orchard Ave. (across street), Carva Hills. Tools, truck, bed, kids clothes, household, DVD/VCR tapes. 655-1945, 655-6614. LAKE PLACIDSat. March 15th. 9 3pm. 17 Grape Ln. Furn., lamps, microwave, bar w/stools, misc. Rain Or Shine. **LAKE PLACIDESTATE SALE** Sat. March 15 8am-3pm Sun. March 16 Noon-3pm Placid Lakes 100 NE Lemon Dr. Great sale by the professionals The Furniture Doctors Serving Highlands County over 30 years 863-414-7388 AVON PARKSaturday, March 15, 8am ? Tools, kitchen items, dishes, adult and baby clothes, medical equipment, furniture and more. 1275 Lake Lotela Dr. AVON PARKESTATE SALE. Hooded cradle, pressed back rocker, Noritake, Pfalsgraff USA, red wagon, household items, tools, shelving, furniture, quilting frame. Fri.-Sat. 3/14-15, 195 S. Railroad Ave. Downtown Mini Storage. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VAC, UPRIGHT,bagless, completely reconditioned, guaranteed for 30 days, $25, 863-402-2285. LADIES DRESSES(5) Size 12/14. Perfect cond. $20 the lot. 863-453-3104 DOLL HOUSEVictorian. 2 story. Needs assembly, free with purchase of furniture, 5 rooms+ lots of acces. Made of balsa wood, $40, 863-402-2285. COCATIELS, 12WEEKS old, gray/yellow/white, hand fed, $50 each. 863-385-3639 ask for Joan. 7310Bargain Buys BOOKS LOUISL'amour collection of 250 paperbacks for $150. Cash. Call 863-385-1563 3'X3' L-SHAPEDdark mahogany desk, $50. 863-385-3639 ask for Joan. 7310Bargain BuysAPPLE BLOSSOMDINNERWARE EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER USED Gold trim. By Theodore Haviland. 60 plus pieces. 863-205-3944. 7300MiscellaneousSECTIONAL SOFAMulti-color earth tones, La-Z-Boy, recliners on each end. Like new. $275. Call 863-452-2443 7180FurnitureLATE 1800'SEAST LAKE 5-drawer chest $325 OBO. Lamp table $225 OBO. Both beautiful & clean.. 863-471-2739. 7060Antiques -CollectibleKENMORE WASHER& DRYER Front load large capacity $450 OBO. 863-381-7198 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise3/2 ONLAKE CARRIE access LAKE JUNE/HENRY. $800 1st/sec. Ref req Call/text 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR, 1BA, on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Cable/water/ electric incl. $400/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORHOMES 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSPRING LAKE2BR/2BA VILLA Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, range. $49,900 owner financing. 863-381-8069. 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleTHE BLUFFSOF SEBRING: For Sale by Owners: 55+, Amenities include stocked lake, heated pool spa, clubhouse, fitness room, tennis, chipping/putting area, library (books, videos, wi-fi stations). One unit is 2 BR/2BA, ground level, covered parking storage shed for $85K, second is 3 BR/2BA, ground level, lots of upgrades for $106K. Shown by appointment only, Phone 863-382-2853 or 863-385-4654 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate SERVERS NEEDEDIMMEDIATELY Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort MonSat. 8 5pm. Call 863-655-6215 For Directions Only DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS P/T, wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at www.jobs.thementornetwork.com/florida863-452-5141 2100Help WantedMANAGER -CIRCLE THEATRE Full-time employment opportunity: Manager of the beautiful newly renovated Circle Theatre in historic downtown Sebring. Salary is competitive. Employment hours are flexible, requiring some evening and weekend work. The Executive Committee of the Champion for Children Foundation will interview all finalists that are selected from the pool of applicants. This position will report directly to the CEO. Strong leadership qualities are essential. An associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred but not required. Applicants should have at least 5 years of proven management and administrative experience. The Circle Theatre Manager will oversee operations and supervise all aspects of the Circle Theatre, including events, Sweet Shoppe, personnel, volunteers, facilities and children's programs. The successful applicant must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, focused and detail oriented. Computer skills are a must. We are looking for a dynamic team player and a problem solver. Marketing, networking, public presentations, financial management & event planning are important requirements of this professional job. Send resume and references, postmarked by March 31, 2014 to: Champion for Children Foundation, P.O. Box 7125, Sebring, Fl 33872-0103 LOOKING FORLPN P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa LIL WIZARDSACADEMY Seeking F/T Child Care Teacher and a P/T Teacher from 12pm to 6pm. Call 863-381-9676 or Email jamesbox_3408 @yahoo.com GENERAL CLERK. Full time position. Experience in computers and Microsoft and other office duties. Mail resume to POB 1987, Sebring, FL 33871-1987 by 3/14/14. Excellent salary and benefit package. EOE. DIETARY AID Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT Dietary Aid position available. The applicant must have some knowledge of working in a long term care setting. 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, DFWP. COORDINATOR, PURCHASING(FT)Application deadline: 3/27/14. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO. CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS (C.N.A.) Royal Care of Avon Park currently has FT 7-3 positions available for C.N.A. in a Long Term Care setting. If you enjoy working with the elderly, come and be a part of the Royal Care Team. We offer Personal Days, Holidays, Health Benefits, LTD, STD, and much more. If you are one of the best, come join us at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. ARTIST ASSISTANT,part-time could become full time. Cataloging and restoring paintings. Flexible hours. Lake Placid area. 863-699-0072, 239-287-6298. AIR CONDITIONINGTECHNICIAN & INSTALLER WANTED Experience Necessary! Call 863-832-3399. 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 1100Announcements NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The regular meeting of the District Board of Trustees scheduled for Wednesday, March 26,2014 at 6:00 p.m.at the Lake Placid Center,will be held at the SFSC Highlands Campus at 600 W.College Drive,Avon Park,FL 33825. NOTICE OF WORKSHOP SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES A workshop for the District Board of Trustees will be held Wednesday,April 23,2014 at 4:00 p.m.at the SFSC Highlands Campus at 600 W.College Drive,Avon Park,FL 33825. For additional information,interested parties may visit the college website at www .southf lorida.edu or contact the Office of the President,South Florida State College at 600 West College Drive,Avon Park,FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDED TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. March 9,12,2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.Georage Blvd.Sebring, FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS TO BE SOLD #25 & 43 March 5,12,2014 TRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.,is Plaintiff,and MERLIN R.BURGESS,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 8th day of April, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 10,IN BLOCK 242,OF SEBRING HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 2,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 6th day of March,2014. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W.Germaine (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 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 #12032 March 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:10000410GCS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES, A ND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING A N INTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ERNEST RENZETTI,DECEASED; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment.Final Judgment was awarded on January 29,2014 in Civil Case No.10000410GCS,of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff,and ERNEST RENZETTI; UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,MEADOW LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION,INC.; LORI J.RENZETTI are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court,Robert Germaine,will sell to the highest bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on the 4th day of A pril,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 11,BLOCK C,OF MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 35,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 6,2014. IMPORTANT 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; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. CLERK OF THE COURT Bob Germaine By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 1031-1221 March 12,19,2014 SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155 TODAY! ITS A GREATTIME OF YEAR TO HAVE THAT GARAGE SALE! CALL 314-9876 TODAY!SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD # 00036300 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X2 AD #00036297 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00036470PALMS OF SEBRING 1X3 AD # 00036461 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343

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2 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor A SPECI A L PUBLIC A TION OF T H E A new era begins 4 Hall of Fame adds to ranks 6 The Peter Gregg I knew 7 Earwood remembered 10 New Leader Lights System 11 Entry list 12 Track map 16 Flags keep racers informed 17 TUDOR series arrives 18 Patron Cup: 52 hours of speed 18 Four races in one 19 Plenty of support races 20 All-time track records 22 Past 12 Hours winners 24 Corvette to pace eld 26 Historic cars on display 26 Palmer is Miss 12 Hours 27 WWTK to air Race 27 Full slate of events for fans 28 Evolution of the Raceway 28 Law enforcement keeps fans safe 29 Thumbnail history of 12 Hours 30 Airport busy during Race Week 31 T A BLE OF CONTENTS

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3 BY KEN BRESLAUERSpecial to the News-SunThe 62nd running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Flor ida marks a new chapter in the history of Americas old est sports car endurance race. Gone are the days of Audi domination. This year, well over a dozen cars have a legitimate chance to win the race. Sebring is round two of the new TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and the Tequila Patron North Amer ican Endurance Cup. The season opened at Daytona with the Rolex 24 Hours, and this year marks the rst time since 1997 that both Florida endurance classics are part of the same series. Sebring fans will be pleased to see the largest entry in 26 years, with 66 cars expected to start the race at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. While the LMP1 cars are gone, a very compet itive lineup ensures one of the most hotly contested rac es ever at the historic 3.74mile circuit that originat ed from a World War II B-17 training base called Hen dricks Field. There are four different categories in this years Race, so in essence there are four races in one. The premier class in the new series is for Proto types, consisting of the Day tona Prototypes (DP) and the Le Mans P2 category, plus the radical DeltaWing prototype. The DP entries dominated at the season-opener at Day tona International Speedway, with the No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP driven by Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais tak ing the victory. Wayne Taylors No. 10 Corvette DP nished second. The top nishing P2 was the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Nissan Oreca, nish ing fth. There is somewhat of a ri valry between the DP and LMP2 cars, since each has fans from their respective se ries before the merger joined them together. While the DPs easily won Daytona, the P2 cars should nd Sebring more their liking. In addition, most DP teams have never competed on the brutal con crete and asphalt Sebring surface that is know as a carkiller. Along with the No. 6 Muscle Milk Nissan-powered entry, the ESM Honda Team (Nos. 1 and 2), Oak Rac ing (No. 42) and Millennium should be top contenders. Even though Corvette DPs took the honors at Daytona, the Ford-powered entries of Ganassi Racing (Nos. 01 and 02) plus the Shank Racing Team (No. 60) are both hop ing to be the rst Ford-powered team to win overall at Sebring in 45 years. Ganassi has an all-start lineup that in cludes Indy 500 winners Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon in the No. 02. A GM-powered car has not won the 12 hours since 1996, so there will be a lot of Chev rolet fans hoping for a victory this year at Sebring. Can the Action Express team make it two in a row with a sweep of Floridas two great endurance races? That hasnt been done since Ferrari accomplished that back in 1998. Both the Daytona winning No. 5 Cor vette DP and the teams No. 9 entry will be tough to beat since they have done exten sive testing here at Sebring. Wayne Taylors No. 10 will be a favorite (Wayne as he is being inducted into Sebrings Hall of Fame on Friday, and his two sons will be driving in the race on Saturday). The Spirit of Daytona Team (No. 90), Starworks (No. 78), and Marsh Racing (No. 31) will be top contenders, and the DeltaWing (No. 0) will be fast but reliability has been New series, new cars, same old challenge at Sebring A N EW ER A BEGI NS IMSA.COM photosMany of the cars in the large eld for this years 12 Hours of Sebring including the Daytona-winning No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP (top photo) and the No. 60 Shank Racing Ford-powered team (above) tested at Sebring in February. CONTINUED ON 4

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4 an issue. The No. 50 High way to Help team may be just off the pace here at Sebring. The new Skyactiv diesel-pow ered Mazda prototypes (No. 07 and No. 70) are still in the development stage and likely wont be a factor. Although the Prototypes will battle for the overall win, the GT Le Mans (GTLM) cars will battle for production car supremacy. This class re sembles cars you see on the street, but are heavily mod ied for racing. This years GTLM category features ar guably the nest GT eld in the 62-year history of Sebring 12-hour classic. Five manu facturers are represented and every car in the eld has a le gitimate shot at the win. The Porsche 911 RSR factory team (Nos. 911 and 912) won the season-opener at Daytona after a furious bat BRYAN CLEARY Fan favorite Corvette will try to continue its run of dominance at Sebring, elding two new yellow C7.R factory-backed cars in this years 12 Hours of Sebring. But Porsche, BMW, Ferrari and Dodge Vipers will all present major challeneges in the ultra competitive GTLM class. FR OM P A GE 4CONTINUED ON 5

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5tle with Viper, Corvette and BMW. Sebring should be a tougher task, as the rough circuit will put the GT cars through a much tougher test than Daytona Corvette will enter two of its beautiful new yellow C7.R Stingrays (Nos. 3 and 4). The defending Sebring GT cham pions are big crowd favor ites at Sebring, as indicated by the huge Corvette Corral that will be on hand rooting for their favorite team. And theres more American horse power in the GTLM class the SRT Viper team (Nos. 91 and 93) was very competitive at Daytona and should be a leading contender here at Se bring. In addition to the Porsche factory team, the Team Falken Porsche (No. 17) is making its season debut after skipping the Daytona opener. The BMW Team RLL Z4 facto ry effort (Nos. 55 and 56) had a strong race at Daytona and they have always been com petitive here at Sebring. Ferrari is expected to have two entries here for the GTLM class: the No. 57 Krohn team and the No. 62 Risi en try (hoping to be ready after their horric crash at Dayto na). The GT Daytona (GTD) cars look very similar to the GTLM class, but are less modied and more similar to cars you could nd in a dealership showroom. GTD cars are not as fast and their driver lineup includes amateur racers. It is the largest competition class in this years Race with a diverse lineup of more than 25 cars. At the season open ing Rolex 24 at Daytona, The Level 5 Ferrari 458 Italia won in a controversial nish in which the Flying Lizard Audi was initially declared the winner. A post-race review removed a last-lap penalty assessed against the Ferra ri, giving the Level 5 team the much-deserved victory. Since then, however, Level 5 has departed from the series and sold the winning car to AIM Motorsports (No. 555), who will race the car this weekend at Sebring. Flying Lizard (Nos. 35 and 45) switched to the Audi R8 for this season and they are expected to be a leading con tender at Sebring. Other Audi teams include Paul Miller Racing (No. 48), GMG Rac ing (No. 32) and the Fall-Line team (No. 46). Of course, Audi had a remarkable his tory at Sebring during the ALMS era and these teams hope to uphold that tradi tion. If strength in numbers counts, then Porsche has a great shot to win GTD. Alex Job Racing has two Porsches entered (Nos. 22 and 23 in conjunction with Team Seat tle). The Alex Job team is one of the most successful ever to compete at Sebring with a staggering eight class vic tories. Horton Autosport will eld two Porsches (Nos. 71 and 73), and Dempsey Rac ing (owned by actor Patrick Dempsey) also comes to Se bring with a pair of 911 GT America entries (Nos. 27 and 28). Other Porsche teams in clude the very competitive Magnus Racing team (No. 44), the No. 81 GB Autosport team, NGT Motorsport racing in the famous Momo colors (No. 30), Rum Bum Racing (No. 13) and Muehlner Mo torsports (Nos. 18 and 19). Viper has an entry is the GTD class in addition to their GTLM effort. The No. 33 Riley entry should be a strong con tender. Turner Motorsports will represent BMW in the GTD class with the No. 94 Z4. TRG will eld two Aston Mar tin entries this weekend (Nos. 007 and 009). Ferrari will be represented by the Scuderia Corsa team (Nos. 63 and 64) and the Spir it of Race team (Nos. 49 and 51), plus the former Level 5 entry. In terms of speed, the Pro totype Challenge (PC) class for identical open-cock pit Oreca Formula Le Mans cars (a race chassis made in France) is only slightly slower than the Prototypes. Because the cars are virtually identi cal, it usually comes down to driver and crew ability, plus a little luck in avoiding mis haps and there likely will be plenty of them in such a large eld of competitors. The CORE Autosport team (No. 54), which also races the Porsche factory GTLM team, won in the class rst ever appearance at Dayto na with drivers Colin Braun and Jon Bennett leading the driving lineup. Finishing sec ond at Daytona was the No. 25 8-Star Motorsports entry that completed the 24 hours just one lap behind the win ners. They were the fastest PC entrant in the recent Sebring Winter Tests and will be a fa vorite this weekend. The Starworks team (Nos. 7 and 8) will certainly be in contention for a podium n ish as will the No. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports Team. Performance Tech Motors ports (No. 38) took third at Daytona and should be a contender. Bar1 Motorsports (Nos. 87 and 88) is an experienced team that has been very competitive in the PC class. The RSR team (Nos. 08 and 09) has proven it can win in the series and has one of the most experienced driver and crew lineups. JDC/Miller Mo torsports team (No. 85) will be making its season debut at the 12 hours. Sebring International Race way also has a big lineup of supporting events and fan activities, making this an ide al weekend of motorsports entertainment for the entire family (remember, children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult). FROM PAGE 4 BRYAN CLEARY The No. 90 VisitFlorida.com car should be a top contender to win this year at Sebring. MICHAEL CREWS The Flying Lizard team has switched to Audi this year and should be a leading contender in the GTD category.

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6 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentThe Sebring Hall of Fame was established in 2002 at Sebrings 50th Anniversary celebration. Inductions are held every other year, tak ing place the Friday before the running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. This year, drivers Vic Elford, Wayne Taylor, Bob Tul lius and Peter Gregg will be joined by Brumos Racing as inductees in to the presti gious Sebring Hall of Fame. Vic Elford won the 1971 Sebring 12 Hours co-driving a Porsche 917 with Gerard Lar rousse. He also nished sec ond at Sebring in 1968, the same year he won the 24 Hours of Daytona. Elford also had a pair of class wins at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as 13 F1 World Championship starts to his credit. Nicknamed Quick Vic by his peers, the English man was a famous sports car competitor but also a suc cessful rally driver, associ ated often with Porsche. Elf ords lap records included world class circuits like Targa Florio, Nurburgring, Dayto na, Sebring, Norisring, Mon za, Buenos Aires, Road At lanta, Laguna Seca, Riverside and Le Mans. In addition to being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Elford will do double duty at Sebring this year, also serv ing as Grand Marshal for the 62nd running of Americas oldest sports car endurance race. Wayne Taylor was born in Port Elizabeth, South Afri ca. He won the 1996 Sebring 12 Hours in the Riley & Scott Mk III Oldsmobile co-driven by Eric van de Poele and Jim Pace. He also won the IMSA World Sportscar Champion ship four consecutive years from 1995-99. Taylor has won the Ro lex 24 at Daytona twice and also won the inaugural Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. He currently campaigns a proto type as a team owner in the new TUDOR Championship, driven by his sons Jordan and Ricky Taylor. Bob Tullius, founder of the legendary Group 44 racing team, has registered 14 starts at Sebring, beginning in 1963 at the wheel of a Triumph TR-4. Tullius also won the GTO category in his Group 44 TR-8 and nished fourth overall in 1985 driving his Jaguar XJR-7 GTP prototype. Tullius also is a xture at the Sebring Regional Airport with his business restoring vintage race cars and aircraft. Proceeds from the admission to his display hangar are do nated to the Humane Society of Highlands County. The late Peter Gregg won the Sebring 12 Hours overall in 1973, co-driving with Hur ley Haywood and Dr. Dave Helmick. Gregg also has two class wins at Sebring and four vic tories in the Rolex 24 at Day tona. Gregg won six IMSA GT championships and two Trans-Am Championships during his stellar career. At the time of his death in 1980, Gregg had achieved a reputation as one of Ameri cas greatest and most successful road racers with 152 wins out of the 340 races he had started. Gregg also led Hall of Fame inductee Brumos Rac ing throughout most of the 1970s and s, making the famed No. 59 entry one of the most dominant forc es in sports car racing. The Jacksonville-based Brumos was established by Gregg in 1971 as part of the IMSA GT Championship series. The team has entered the Sebring 12 Hours 20 times, claiming one overall and three class victories. The 2014 Hall of Fame in duction luncheon will be held on Friday at the Cha teau Elan Hotel and Confer ence Center. New class heads into Hall of Fame VIC ELFORD PETER GREGG WAYNE T AYLOR BOB TULLIUS BRUMOS RACING IMSA.com and Sebring International Raceway photosWayne Taylor (below) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, then on Saturday will try help the No. 10 Corvette, which he owns and is driven by his sons, make it an even greater weekend for the family by winning the 12 Hours.

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BY BARTON WORKMANSpecial to the News-Sun P eter Gregg and Brumos Rac ing are among the Class of 2014 to enter the 12 Hours of Sebring Hall of Fame, a long overdue post humous honor for the late driver and his legendary team which al most single handedly revolutionized American sports car racing from the late 1960s through the 1970s. Greggs Brumos Porsche teams won nearly every major GT championship from IMSA GT to SCCA TransAm over the course of the turbulent decade of American sports car racing. Thanks in no small part to Greggs efforts professionalizing the emerg ing series, which began as little more than organized club races, he de manded (and got) driver appearance money and broke through rules bar riers by bringing in all the latest hightech hardware from Stuttgart. Cam el GT endurance events at Daytona and Sebring became World Champi onship points paying affairs once again featuring works and semiworks teams which paved the way for the GTP era. During the late 1960s and ear ly 1970s, the massive Ferrari and Porsche prototype battles across the globe, where the Italian 512Ms and 312Ps went to war with the German 917s, garnered all of the international motorsport headlines. Further down the order though, the Jacksonvillebased Brumos Porsche team began to make noise in the GT categories, rst with 914/6s in the early orange com pany colors and later with 911s, the model which helped deliver the his toric team many of its accomplish ments with the iconic white with red and blue stripes Made in Jackson ville examples. As Brumos Porsche team owner and lead driver, Gregg emerged from an impressive crop of a new genera tion of distinguished young American sportscar drivers that rose to promi nence and international renown dur ing the later stages of the FIA World Endurance Championship days and the IMSA Camel GT era. Gregg was born in New York City in 1940. He was Harvard educated with a degree in English literature and served in the Navy as an intelligence ofcer with an interest in cars and racing when he arrived at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville. Upon leaving the Navy, Gregg pur chased the local Porsche dealer ship after the death of owner Hubert Brundage (BRUndage MOtorS) and began entering gymkhanas and ral lies during the mid-1960s, where he impressed with his smooth driving style that earned him attention from Porsche. As the FIA withdrew its sanction of Americas most prominent endurance races, notably the 24 Hours of Dayto na and 12 Hours of Sebring, the timing could not have been better for Gregg and his Brumos team. The In ternational Motor Sports Association (IMSA), with sponsorship from Cam el, began its sanction of American sports car racing, known as the Camel GT. And, as IMSA founder John Bish op noted at the time, Peter Gregg was the rst to enthusiastically commit to the upstart series. Gregg had already made some headlines winning the GTU catego ry and an amazing fth overall with a Porsche 911 in the 1972 12 Hours of Sebring teamed with his racing pro tg Hurley Haywood. He was also competing in the SCCA TransAm se ries driving one of Budd Moores famous Mustangs alongside long time rival George Follmer. IMSA began in 1969 but really hit its stride in 1973 when the Camel GT se ries featured some of the largest elds of contenders ever seen at the major endurance races such as the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and 6 Hours of Riverside. Peter Gregg and his famous No. 59 Porsches found a home in GT racing and IMSA provid ed the perfect platform for his driving ambitions and marketing his rapidly growing we race what we sell dealership at home in Jacksonville as the series grew in stature and impor tance. My rst recollections of the Bru mos Porsches were from the 1971 12 Hours of Sebring where the orange liveried 914/6s competed for GTU class honors. Rather than being from far-away places like Germany, Ita ly, Monaco or Great Britain, the Brumos Porsche team was from right here in Florida; nally some worthy local participation! We rst met Peter and some of the team at the Sebring technical inspections (which, dur ing those days, took place downtown in the parking lot of the old shufe board club) when we recognized that the team was from Florida. He was impressed that we met him again in the Paddock out at the track the next day as promised, where he took the time to show us some of the ner points of the 914/6 which, to a wide-eyed, 7-year-old kid from Se bring, made a huge impression. An extremely open, accessible and winning team right from our own state, the always well prepared Bru mos team set the standard for all other competitors in the Camel GT pad docks to follow, with team manager Jack Atkinson and chief mechanic Michael Colucci ne tuning the cars at the race shops in Jacksonville in or der to be immediately fast right off the trailer at race meetings. 7 The excellence of his exampleThe Peter Gregg I knew Courtesy of Autosports Marketing Associates Ltd.Peter Gregg and his Brumos Racing team became icons at Sebring and in the world of sportscar racing in the 1970s. CONTINUED ON 9

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9 Brumos level of preparation was interesting to wit ness as, in nearly every case, the glimmering team cars would sit on jack stands in the Paddock, virtually un touched. At the same time, competing teams scrambled to get their cars ready for the track with tools ying and a lot of commotion, the Bru mos team crew sat quietly by the car in lawn chairs eating ice cream or bumming cig arettes, waiting for the next session to start. This was the result of detailed journals Gregg kept from each race he participated in, intensive engineering notes Atkinson took from past experiences at the tracks and the long hard hours of work the team put in at the shop back in Jackson ville. Sebring International Raceway became Greggs sec ond home track, and while he scored only a single over all victory with Hurley Hay wood and Dr. Dave Helmick in 1973, the list of Greggs ac complishments at Sebring were the stuff of legend. As each year passed, he would show up with the coolest cars in the Paddock, featuring the latest factory bits and pieces that pushed the boundaries of the IMSA rules which were, at the time, at least two years behind what was happening in Europe. Peter Gregg made the notoriously difcult to drive Porsche 911s, with the en gine and most of the cars weight located behind the rear wheels, look easy. His ultra-smooth style behind the wheel belied the con trary engineering which went into the all-conquering 911s. Where other 911 driv ers lost valuable time keep ing their cars under control in the turns, missing braking points, hopping curbs, lifting wheels, or wildly oversteering with rear tires sliding (spec tacular, but hardly effective), Greggs cars appeared to be on rails, never harried, al ways in control, smooth and consistent. Somehow Gregg made it all look so routine that one jour nalist famously opined that a trained gorilla could win driving his Porsches. That was until the journalist drove one of the Brumos Porsche 935s at speed with Peters in struction and discovered for himself this was hardly the case. Through out all of Pe ters many racing successes, which I eagerly read about in Autoweek and Formula mag azines, Peter always took the time to personally return let ters of congratulations or thank me for the crude draw ings I made of his cars that he always got such a kick out of. He would also send post cards to remind me not to miss one race or another that would be televised as back in those days, sportscar rac ing on television was a very rare treat. The fact that Pe ter would take the time to do all of this during the height of the racing season had a great impact. In that decade growing up in Sebring and watching the Races with great interest, Greggs efforts were always my focus. He was always gen uinely happy to see us at the track and he would allow us to watch events up close in the Paddock and pit box. When security would usher people out, Peter would point to my buddy Nathan Ben jamin and me and say, Not these guys, they stay right here! You tend not to forget stuff like that. There are obviously a lot of great personal recollec tions from that era and, aside from overall victory in 1973, some of Peters most mem orable drives at Sebring did not result in victory but cer tainly provided most of the reworks as he was nearly al ways at or near the lead one way or another. In 1977, Brumos arrived in Sebring with a good deal of condence and a single en try for Gregg and Brad Frisselle sharing No. 59. Frisselle was very much on the up as a young American sports car driver and had dominat ed the GTU category with his self-entered Datsun Zs, earn ing many important race wins and season champion ships. Just as at Daytona, the Sebring eld was full of beau tiful all new Porsche 935s with the Dick Barbour team entering three cars. Other 935 entrants included Bob Hag stead and Ted Fields Inter scope team among a stellar eld of contenders. Pole at Sebring was taken by the BMW 320i turbo en try driven by David Hobbs and Formula One star Ron nie Peterson with the Brumos entry a close second. With Gregg taking the start, the Race for Brumos end ed almost as soon as it began as a proverbial $5 part broke in the steering rack as Gregg entered the high-speed Es ses section. Gregg lost all directional control of the 935, which went careening off course and came to rest up side down on top of a sand dune. The now-iconic image of Peter exiting the car being as sisted by corner workers appeared in nearly every major American newspaper the next day. It was a terribly dis appointing result, but Peter was okay and on his way back to Jacksonville within an hour of the incident. The 1980 IMSA Camel GTX season was set up at Le Mans in 1979 where the upstart Florida-based racing broth ers Don and Bill Whittington won overall with Klaus Ludwig driving the Kremer Brothers entered K3 bodied Porsche 935. The resounding victory with the new look K3 body work was not ignored back in the U.S. It seemed every one started showing up with their own vision of what they thought a 935 should be and suddenly the Kremers had a lot of customers lined up for their cars after their suc cess at Le Mans. The Kremer 935 K3 derivative was a radi cal departure from the factory 935s, featuring revised aerodynamics with a smooth, raised rooine that directed air to rear wing, a more pointed nose, sculpted fend ers and air box intakes. Perhaps a dozen or more of the K3 cars landed in the U.S. in the hands of Dick Barbour Racing, Swap Shop Racing, Interscope Racing, Whittington Brothers Rac ing, Charles Mendez and Bob Akin, among other multi-car teams. Gregg, the ofcial Porsche factory entrant, stuck with the traditional Porsche 935 that had provided him with so much success in 1978 and FROM PAGE 7 Courtesy of Autosports Marketing Associates Ltd.P eter Greggs 1977 12 Hours of Sebring ended quickly when his P orsche 935 ended up on its roof on a sand berm near the Esses. The photo of him being helpd out of his car appeared in magazines and newspapers across the nation. CONTINUED ON 10

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10 1979. For 1980, the facto ry 935 featured some sub tle aerodynamic tweaks squared off fenders with air outlets behind the front wheel arches but keeping the traditional factory rear wing. Gregg had formed a partner ship with client Bruce Leven, who entered Sebring with his Bayside Disposal No. 86 Bru mos-prepared 935 for him self, Gregg and Hurley Hay wood. The Bayside Disposal 935 appeared much in the same livery as the traditional white Brumos entries, but instead of red and blue stripes the car featured two shades of pur ple stripes, giving the cars an interesting new look. Bruce Leven was in the waste dis posal business in the Seat tle area and the subtle pur ple livery was a regular theme throughout most of his ear ly participation in sports car racing. For Sebring, the battle lines were clearly drawn. The sin gle factory 935 was up against a staggering amount of Kre mer K3 and other creative aerodynamic interpretation 935 entries. To no ones sur prise, the fastest among the K3 cars was the Dick Barbo ur-entered Sachs sponsored example driven by British sportscar veteran John Fitz patrick and Barbour him self. Barbour also entered a second K3-bodied 935 with sponsorship from Apple Computer for drivers Bobby Rahal, Kees Nierop and Bob Garretson. Much in the same mode as 1979, the start of the 1980 12 Hours of Sebring saw the Bar bour entry with Fitzpatrick sprinting off into the distance with Haywood in the Bayside car right under his wing lap after lap. The see-saw battle between the two protagonist teams picked up right where things had left off the previ ous year. The thrilling dice was riveting, especially since Gregg wasnt distracted by IROC duties and could focus his full attention on Sebring. As sundown neared, it was a forgone conclusion that the race-long pace and the old track would eventually take its toll and trouble struck the Bayside Disposal entry with a blown turbo. With Gregg, Haywood and Levin side lined, Fitzpatrick and Bar bour were able to stroke the Sachs entry home uncontest ed, Barbours third consecutive Sebring victory as a team entrant and rst as a driver. That was the last time I saw Peter race. We lost him on Dec. 15, 1980, two days be fore my 17th birthday. While everyone still had heavy hearts, the racing cal endar came around again in 1981, and the Brumos team lived on in the form of the allnew Bayside Disposal factory Porsche 935 entry at Sebring. The driving lineup included Hurley Haywood, Bruce Lev en and long-time archrival Al Holbert joining forces in a thrilling loaded for bear victory in the 12 Hours, giv ing all of Peters fans, friends, family and associates a much needed lift. Hurley would go on to team with Al Holbert again to win Le Mans with Vern Schup pan for the Porsche factory in 1983. This, along with so many more of Hurleys great racing accomplishments over the years, earned him the mantle of Americas most ac complished sports car driver and one of the most respect ed gentlemen in the business. Hurley and I have remained friends all of these years. He was instrumental in my early aspirations as a racing pho tographer, getting me access to races as a guest of his teams allowing me to gain experience and develop my photographic style and mak ing valuable contacts. This will never be forgotten. We might wonder what the American sports car racing scene might be like today had we not lost Peter Gregg in 1980. The GTP era may well have taken on a completely different direction and it de nitely would have begun ear lier on a more solid footing. And, we very likely wouldnt have had the absurd 15-year split that weve recently en dured as Peter never would have stood for turning the clock back on sports car rac ing by 20 years. What I remember most is the quote that Porsche of North America ran as a fullpage advertisement in every major motoring magazine and newspaper across the country to memorialize Pe ter: The excellence of his example changed us forever. FROM PAGE 9 Courtesy of Autosports Marketing Associates Ltd.P eter Gregg and Hurley Haywood drove this BMW CSL to a seventh-place nish in the 1976 12 Hours of Sebring. BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentThe checkered ag at Sebring International Raceway was lowered to half staff Jan. 28 in honor of former Se bring race promoter, chief steward and Sebring Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Ear wood, who died that day in his Punta Gorda home at the age of 89. A moment of silence will be observed prior to the start of Saturdays 12 Hours to honor Earwood. After retiring from a suc cessful career in the insur ance industry, Earwood went on to become the gen eral manager of Sebring International Raceway, where he served from 198789. Current Sebring International Race way President Tres Stephenson remem bered Earwood as his mentor. Charlie is the reason I am here today, he said. I learned under Charlie and John Burns when they were brought in by the airport board. At the time, Stephenson was the assistant manager at Sebring Regional Airport but later moved over to the Raceway side. He was a great teacher. He demonstrated to me ev erything from how to raise sponsorship, to how to deal with teams, how to stage events and run a 12-hour race, he said. And Charlie knew everybody, and I mean everybody, in racing. By far he was one of the most re spected stewards in racing. Earwood may best be re membered for his work with John Burns to re-route the original ve-mile course off the airport runways so the facility could be used yearround. We spent many, many hours guring out the con guration and how to keep the historic nature of the Raceway. There were a lot of considerations. It was quite a challenge, Stephenson said. Ken Breslauer, SIR Press Ofcer and track historian noted the change as the be ginning of the modern era for the track. It changed the whole dy namics of the track because it could be run the entire 365 days of the year, Bre slauer said. Even after his re tirement, Earwood continued an ac tive role at the Race way as a consultant, helping with the 12 Hours as well as many club races and other on-track events. Earwood was in ducted into the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame in 2006. He reportedly performed many other ofcial func tions at the Sebring Raceway, including at ofciating at a wedding. Earwood actually made his rst appearance at Se bring in 1957 when he came as a spectator. He formally began in racing as an SCCA member in 1960, where he raced Porsches in the E and F Production classes. Even tually, he made the transition from driver to race ofcial. Additionally, Earwood was the Chief Steward for the SCCA Pro Racing Trans Am Series, SCCA Pro Racing Truck Series as well as the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours at Daytona. Earwood was key part of Raceways growth EARWOOD

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11 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentFans at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring have been accustomed to following the race leaders through the use of individual lights, color cod ed so they could determine the top three cars in each class. This year, in an effort to help fans follow the on-track action, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has introduced a new state of the art Leader Light System. It allows fans to easily identify the position of each car in its respective class. The posi tion of the car is displayed on a LED panel mounted on the side of the car near the rear. As in the past, the color of the LED number corresponds with the red (Pro) and blue (Pro-Am) colors utilized in both the Prototype and GT style of cars. For instance, a red No. 5 LED number on a GT style car means that car is in fth posi tion in the GTLM class. Developed by motorsports electronics company SPAA05. com, the cutting-edge system displays each cars running order through a LED display panel installed on the side of the car. The system utilizes data from timing and scoring, which is pushed wire lessly though radio bands to a receiver in each car. The run ning or der is then displayed on a specially man ufactured 12-by-8-inch LED sticker, which is less than 2.5 millimeters thick. Company ofcials say they are working at further devel oping the technology to indicate such things as even what driver currently is behind the wheel of the car.New Leader Light System keeps fans up to speed IMSA.comFans will be able to tell what position a car is in by the number displayed on an LED panel in front of the rear tire. Red will used for the Pro class and blue for the Pro-Am class.

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GREEN: Waved at the start of the race, prac tice or qualifying session, or at the restart following a full-course caution. RED: Displayed at start/nish to stop the race or session for safety reasons or be cause of weather conditions. All competitors must proceed to the pits and be prepared to stop at any time. YELLOW: When held stationary at any of the ag stations around the track, it means there is danger and to slow down and keep your track position in that part of the track due to an incident in the area. A waving yel low also signies extreme danger and/or course workers on the course. DOUBLE YELLOW: Signies a full course caution when displayed at Start/Finish or around the course. All cars must slow and main tain their position in line behind the pace car. YELLOW WITH RED STRIPES: Displayed when there is a slip pery surface or debris on the track. BLUE: Alerts drivers that faster trafc is ap proaching. If waved, the competitor must give way to the driver trying to pass. BLACK: When displayed to eld, competitors must proceed to the pits. A black ag displayed to a single competitor indicates that a driver must report to the pits im mediately due to a rule infraction; if displayed to a competitor in a furled manner, the competitor is warned to discontinue an act of unsportsmanlike conduct or they will be penalized. Stationary black ags are held around the course when the red ag is displayed at start/nish, warning drivers that they are to reduce speed, head to the pits and may be stopped at any time. BLACK WITH ORANGE DISK (MEATBALL): Driver must report to the pits due to a me chanical problem. WHITE: Waved at Start/Finish with one lap to go; when held stationary, indicates an emergency vehicle on the course or a much slower race car ahead. CHECKERED: Waved at the nish of the race, practice or qualifying session. 10 flags over Sebring Red, yellow, green and more, ags keep drivers safe and informed 16 17

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18 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentStarting out under the auspices of the American Auto mobile Association (AAA), the 12 Hours of Sebring has been run by an array of different groups including the Auto mobile Racing Club of Florida (ARCF), SportsCar and most recently the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). This year, the race will be run under a new set of rules and regulations as the United Sports Car Championship se ries takes over Americas oldest sports car endurance race. The TUDOR United Sports car Championship represents the melding of the ALMS and Grand-Am Road Racing series. The merger announcement, dubbed by Don Panoz as the best kept secret in road rac ing, was made in September 2012 in a press conference that was steamed worldwide over the Internet. The name of the new series, along with its new logo, was announced at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Spa just before last years running of the Mo bil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Over the course of the en suing year, the two groups have hammered out an agree ment as to how to blend the eld, which now will include Daytona Prototypes (DP), Le Mans Prototypes (P2), Proto type Challenge (PC), GT cars built to the Le Mans specica tions (GTLM) and the GT Day tona division that is GrandAm GT, GX and former ALMS GTC cars. On the track, the Pro class es will feature a professional driver line up while the ProAm classes pair a professional driver and amateur driver. In an effort to aid fans in identi fying a class of car, the series has implemented a new color system. The Pro class will be des ignated by red markings in several places including the number panel, mirror, wind screen banner, rear wing end plate, class decal, and lead er light. The Pro-Am class is desig nated by blue markings on the same locations. The TUDOR series will con tinue to be sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, which also over sees the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, the Cooper Tires Lites Prototype Championship and the Lam borghini BlancPain Super Trofeo Series; all of which will be support races at this years 12 Hours of Sebring. TUDOR Sportscar Championship brings racing world together BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentWith more than six decades of tradition, the Sebring Internation al Raceway is the home of Amer icas oldest sports car endurance racing event. It began with a six-hour enduro in 1950, which then doubled to 12 hours in 1952. Over the years, Sebring has been part of many different champion ship series and 2014 is no differ ent. The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida now has been designated round two of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. The new series encompasses the four American endurance races sanctioned by the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship includ ing the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Sahlens Six-Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International and the 1,000mile Petit LeMans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta. When the season is completed, the series will have totalled some 52 hours of endurance racing and the top finishing teams will be in line for nearly a half million dol lars in purse money. Racing for the gold will be prototypes and GT cars alike. Following our proud histo ry with the American Le Mans Series, we are excited and honored to now support the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship with our sponsorship of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, said Patron Spirits Motorsports manager Stephanie Rivera. This brand of world-class rac ing captures what our high-quality, ultra-premium, luxury spirits are all about. Tequila Patrn played a signif icant role in the success of the American Le Mans Series over the past decade, and Patrn Spirits In ternational CEO Ed Brown was instrumental in bringing together GRAND-AM founder Jim France and American Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz to create what now is known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup is a series within a seriesFour races, 52 hours of speed

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19 PROTOTY P E (P)The Prototpe (P) class features the fastest and most technologically advanced cars in North America. They are specically designed and engineered for the race track and look drastically different than a typical street car.TOP SPEED: 190 mph HORSEPOWER: 450-600 WHEELBASE: Length varies; based on production vehicle design WEIGHT: 1,990 to 2,285 pounds HEIGHT: Height varies; based on production vehicle design WIDTH: 74 inches CARS: Corvette DP, DeltaWing DWC 13, HPD ARX-03b, ORECA, Mazda, Riley DP ENGINES: Chevrolet V8, Dinan, Ford EcoBoost Turbo, Honda V6 Turbo, Mazda SKYAC TIV Clean Diesel, Nissan FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10 and Diesel GEARBOX: 6-speed paddle shift TIRES: Continental CHASSIS: Steel tubing with integral roll cage or carbon ber monocoque SUSPENSION: Front and rear independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms TRACTION CONTROL: Permitted PROTOTY P E CHALLENGE (PC) The Prototype Challenge (PC) class is a spec class featuring open-cockpit race cars and technology such as a carbon ber chassis, carbon brakes and sequential gearbox.TOP SPEED: 175 mph HORSEPOWER: 430 WHEELBASE: Length varies; based on production vehicle design WEIGHT: 1,990 pounds HEIGHT: 40 inches WIDTH: 74 inches CARS: ORECA FLM09 ENGINES: Chevrolet LS3 FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10 GEARBOX: Xtrac sequential with paddle shifting TIRES: Continental CHASSIS: Carbon Fiber SUSPENSION: Front and rear independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms TRACTION CONTROL: Not permitted GT L E MANS ( GTL M) The GT Le Mans (GTLM) cars are the most elite and fastest GT cars on the track. They are based on production models and are en gineered to extract the maximum perfor mance possible. The class serves as a true proving ground for leading manufacturers such as BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, and SRT.TOP SPEED: 180 HORSEPOWER: 500 WHEELBASE: Length varies; based on production vehicle design WEIGHT: 2,745 minimum HEIGHT: Height varies; basd on production vehicle design WIDTH: 79 inches CARS: Aston Martin Vantage V8, BMW Z4 GTE, Corvette C7.R, Ferarri F458 Italia, Porsche 911 RSR, SRT Viper GTS-R ENGINES: Aston Martin V8, BMW 4-valve; 6-liter Chevrolet pushrod 2-valve; Ferrari V8; 5.0 liter Ford 4-valve; Porsche at 6, Viper V10 FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-85C GEARBOX: 5-speed or 6-speed TIRES: Open (Michelin and Falken currently participating) CHASSIS: Steel tubing and integral roll cage or production tube with cage, based on the production model that is available to the public SUSPENSION: Front and rear independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms TRACTION CONTROL: Not permitted GT DAYTONA ( GT D) The GT Daytona cars are enhanced (not dened by) technology. They are also based on production model cars but do not feature the same level of aerodynamics and power as the GTLM class cars. The GTD class consists of cars from the GRAND-AM GT and ALMS GTC classes, as well as FIA GT3-spec cars.TOP SPEED: 180 HORSEPOWER: 450 WHEELBASE: Length varies; based on production vehicle design WEIGHT: 2,680 pounds HEIGHT: Height varies; based on production vehicle design WIDTH: 79 inches CARS: Aston Martin Vantage, Audi R8 LMS, MBW Z4, Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 GT America, SRT Viper GT3-R ENGINES: Aston Martin V12; Audi 5.0-liter V10; 5.0-liter BMW 4-valve; Ferrari V8; Porsche 3.6-liter at 6, Viper V10 FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10 GEARBOX: 5-speed or 6-speed TIRES: Continental CHASSIS: Steel tubing and integral roll cage or production tube with cage, based on the production model that is available to the public SUSPENSION: Front and rear independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms TRACTION CONTROL: Not permitted 12 Hours of Sebring is four races in one The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship features two styles of cars, Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style of car has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am, meaning there are four classes of racing on track together, each with their own battle for the lead. Text/images courtesy of IMSA.com

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20 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentFor better than 50 years, fans that have come to the 12 Hours of Sebring have been entertained by not only the worlds greatest and toughest en durance sports cars, but also a wide range of other races leading up to Americas oldest and most prestigious sports car endurance race. This year is no exception, with a half dozen different competitions featuring an array of different cars and drivers. For some, it will be their second race of the season, for oth ers it will be their opener. Some will be running double header events on Sebrings historic 3.74-mile circuit.Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge The Continental SportsCar Challenge will run the second race of their season as part of Race Week at Sebring. It is the premier devel opment series for the International Motorsports Association and show cases both American and import sports cars. Two classes share the track for their feature race. Grand Sports includes familiar marques such as Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Boss Mustangs. They are joined on the track by Porsche 997s BMW M3s, Nissan 370Zs and the Aston Martin Vantage among others. The cars can produce better than 400 horsepower and can top speeds of 160 miles per hour on Sebrings straightaways. Street Tuners are smaller cars with Honda Civics, BMW 128s, Porsche Boxers VW GTIs and Nissan Altimas joined on the track by MazdaSpeed 3s and MX-5s. Limited to four-cylinder and sixcylinder engines, the cars in this class can produce up to 240 horsepower and make as much as 135 mph on the track. The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, like its predecessor Firestone Firehawk produces some of the best racing to be found any where. It is a fan favorite with easily identiable makes and models that are straight from the dealer show rooms with major modications made only in the areas of safety and competition. All cars run on Continental Tires.Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Y okohamaThe Porsche GT3 Cup USA Challenge by Yokohama features semi-professional drivers. It is the largest single-make series in North America. Featuring the popular Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, it repre sents another multi-class race with three divisions on the track at the same time. The three divisions are designated as the Gold Cup, Platinum Cup and Masters Championship. Platinum Cup cars are 2010-13 GT3 Cup cars, while the Gold Cup class is com prised of GT3 Cup cars from 200509. The Masters Class is for drivers 45 and older. All of the cars are shod with Yokohama tires, which chose the series to introduce their latest tire development.Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by MazdaThis is a series featuring cars produced by constructors Elan Motorsport Technologies, with Mazda powerplants. This is an opportunity for semi-pro drivers from across the globe to race at historic venues such as Sebring and the chance to move up the ladder of prototype classes in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. As with many of the other support races, there will be multiple classes on the track vying for the checkered ag in each of the divisions. Lites Two cars are Elan DP02 chas sis powered by Mazdas 2.3-litre engine. At 200 horsepower, these vehicles can produce 160 mph of Sebrings long straightaways. Lites One cars also are Elan DPO2 chassis, powered by the 230 horse power MZR engine. These cars are for the more ad vanced drivers who have aspirations to graduate to higher levels of compe tition. The 2.0-litre Mazda MZR actually can produce 230 horsepower. All competitors use Cooper tires.Mazda MX-5 CupThe Sports Car Club of Americas Pro Racing has produced some great racing at Sebring, with one of their competitions providing a photo n ish last year. The MX-5 Cup is run with similar ly prepared cars allowing for limited modications. It is the entry level of production car-based competition on the SCCA Pro Racing series. Like many series, the Mazda MX-5 Cup cars have a designated tire. These racers run the BF Goodrich gForce R1. The races generally are 45-min ute sprints with two different competitions slated for their opener at Sebring.Lambirghini Super TrofeoThe Lamborghini Super Trofeo series is a primary series for both young and gentleman drivers. They pilot the new Gallardo LP 570-4, a lightweight version of the Gallardo LP 570-4 road car, with a re worked chassis and a power output of up to 570 horsepower from its V10 engine. The race car features Lamborghinis permanent four-wheel drive, making the Super Trofeo the only one-make, all-wheel-drive race series, as well as the fastest one-make series in the world. Super Trofeo, made its debut in Europe in 2009, with a second, Asian series launching in 2012.Vintage Racing Vintage and historic races again will be part of the Sebring Race Week. The participants will come from Historic SportsCar Racing (HSR) with both sprint and enduro features planned for Thursday and Friday. A wide variety of cars spanning several different eras will provide fans with a glimpse into the past of Americas oldest sports car endurance competition. More than just a race: 12 Hours is nightcap on a week full of racing action Courtesy photoSebrings John Dean and the Sick Sideways team are hoping for a hometown win in the Mazda MX-5 Cup this week.

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22 All-Time Records regardless of track conguration or sactioning organization.MOST OVERALL DRIVER WINS: 5 Tom Kristensen. MOST OVERALL WINS BY MAKE: 18 Porsche. FASTEST QUALIFYING SPEED: 133.134 mph set in 1986 by Whitney Ganz in a Buick March. FASTEST RACE AVERAGE: 117.98 mph set in 2009 by McNish/Capel lo/Kristensen in an Audi R15 TDI. FASTEST RACE LAP: 130.707 mph in 1986 by Derek Bell in a Porsche 962. LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: 12 laps in 1967. CLOSEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: 6.36 seconds in 2005 (racing nish); .482 seconds in 2001 (managed team nish). LARGEST STARTING FIELD: 84 cars in 1983. MOST PODIUM FINISHES: 10 Andy Wallace. MOST SEBRING STARTS: 28 Hurley Haywood. MOST DISTANCE: 1,417.1 miles in 2009 by McNish/Capello/Kris tensen. MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS: 3 Olivier Gendebien (1959, 1960, 1961). MOST CONSECUTIVE TEAM WINS: 4 Joest Racing (2000-03). MOST CONSECUTIVE STARTS: 19 Johnny OConnell. MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS BY MAKE: 13 Porsche (1976-88). MOST FAST QUALIFIERS BY A DRIVER: 3 Chip Robinson, Frank Biela, Mario Andretti, J.J. Lehto. MOST POLE POSITIONS MAKE: 9 Porsche, Ferrari. MOST FASTEST RACE LAPS: 5 Tom Kristensen. MOST FASTEST RACE LAPS BY A MAKE: 14 Porsche. MOST CARS TO FINISH ON LEAD LAP: 3 1990, 2008. MOST LAPS LED: 316 by Nissan in 1989. LARGEST PERCENT OF STARTERS FINISHING: 79.4% in 2007 (27 out of 34). LOWEST PERCENT OF STARTERS FINISHING: 36.5% in 1985 (27 out of 74). MOST DIFFERENT CARS TO LEAD RACE: 8 in 1983. MOST LEAD CHANGES: 27 in 2008. MOST CLASS WINS: 7 Johnny OConnell. MOST CLASS WINS MANUFACTURER: 65 Porsche. MOST MILES LED AT SEBRING/MANUFACTURER: 19,977.4 Porsche. MOST TOP 10 FINISHES/ MANUFACTURER: 205 Porsche. MOST COMBINED LE MANS AND SEBRING WINS: 13 by Tom Kris tensen. CLOSEST GT CLASS FINISH: 0.202 seconds in 2007 (GT2 class). MOST GT CLASS POLE POSITIONS/DRIVER: 4 Ron Fellows, Oliver Gavin. MOST GT CLASS POLE POSITIONS/MANUFACTURER: 14 Porsche. MOST GT FASTEST RACE LAPS/MANUFACTURER: 14 Porsche MOST DISTANCE BY GT WINNER: 1,291.3 miles Corvette (2009). MOST WINNING DRIVERS BY COUNTRY: USA 39. MOST WINNING CARS BY COUNTRY: Germany 29. MOST WINS BY A TIRE MANUFACTURER: 18 Goodyear. SMALLEST ENGINE TO WIN OVERALL: 1.5 liters (OSCA MT4, 1954). LOWEST QUALIFYING POSITION BY WINNING CAR: 16th in 1984. OLDEST DRIVER TO WIN: Gianpiero Moretti (age 58) in 1998. YOUNGEST DRIVER TO WIN: John Paul, Jr. (age 22) in 1982. BEST FINISH BY FEMALE DRIVER: Liz Halliday (2nd overall), 2006. MOST CAUTION PERIODS: 5 hours 55 minutes in 1993. FEWEST CAUTION PERIODS: 0 in 1985, 1994, 2001. FEWEST LAPS LED BY WINNING CAR: 1 in 1966. LARGEST LEAD LOST: 13 laps (67.6 miles) in 1970 by Andretti/Mer zario. BIGGEST COMEBACK TO WIN: 1983 winner, from 11 laps behind. Derek Bell still holds the record for fastest Race lap nearly 20 years after he set it, clocking a 130.707 mph cir cuit in the No. 5 Porsche 962 dur ing the 1986 12 Hours of Sebring.Looking back: All-time 12 Hours of Sebring records

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24 1952 Harry Gray, Larry Kulok Frazer Nash LM 62.83 1953 John Fitch, Phil Walters Cunningham C4R 74.96 1954 Stirling Moss, Bill Lloyd OSCA MT-4 72.96 1955 Mike Hawthorn, Phil Walters Jaguar D-type 78.86 1956 Juan Fangio, Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 860 Monza 84.07 1957 Juan Fangio, Jean Behra Maserati 450S 85.36 1958 Peters Colilns, Phil Hill Ferrari 250TR 86.76 1959 P. Hill, O. Gendebien, D. Gurney, C. Daigh Ferrari 250TR 81.46 1960 Olivier Gendebien, Hans Herrmann Porsche RS60 84.92 1961 Phil Hill, Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 250TR 90.71 1962 Jo Bonnier, Lucien Bianchi Ferrari 250TR 89.14 1963 John Surtees, Ludovico Scarotti Ferrari 250P 90.93 1964 Mike Parkes, Umberto Maglioli Ferrari 275P 92.73 1965 Jim Hall, Hap Sharp Chaparral 2A 84.72 1966 Ken Miles, Lloyd Ruby Ford X-1 98.07 1967 Mario Andretti, Bruce McLaren Ford MkIV 102.13 1968 Hans Herrmann, Jo Siffert Porsche 907 102.51 1969 Jacky Ickx, Jacki Oliver Ford GT40 103.36 1970 Mario Andretti, Nino Vaccarella, Ignazio Guinti Ferrari 512S 107.03 1971 Vic Elford, Gerard Larrousse Porsche 917 112.86 1972 Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti Ferrari 312P 111.80 1973 Hurley Haywood, Peter Gregg Porsche Carrera RS 97.85 1974 Race canceled due to fuel shortage 1975 B. Redman, H. Stuck, A. Moffat, S. Posey BMW CSL 102.64 1976 Al Holbert, Mike Keyser Porsche Carrera RSR 99.62 1977 George Dyer, Brad Frissell Porsche Carrera RSR 101.40 1978 B. Redman, Charles Mendez, Bob Garretson Porsche 935 103.98 1979 Bob Akin, Roy Woods, Rob McFarlin Porsche 935 103.46 1980 Dick Barbour, John Fitzpatrick Porsche 935 K3 109.52 1981 Hurley Haywood, Al Holbert, Bruce Leven Porsche 935 106.04 1982 John Paul Sr., John Paul Jr. Porsche 935 105.40 1983 Wayne Baker, Jim Mullen, Kees Nierop Porsche 934 91.27 1984 S. Johansson, Hans Heyer, Mauricio DeNarvaez Porsche 935 106.36 1985 A.J. Foyt, Bob Wollek Porsche 962 113.78 1986 Bob Akin, Hans Stuck, Jo Gartner Porsche 962 115.85 1987 Iochen Mass, Bobby Rahal Porsche 962 101.85 1988 Klaus Ludwig, Hans Stuck Porsche 962 108.78 1989 Geoff Brabham, Chip Robinson Nissan GTP-ZXT 112.74 1990 Derek Daly, Bob Earl Nissan NPT-90 102.99 1991 Derek Daly, Geoff Brabham, Gary Brabham Nissan NPT-90 91.63 1992 Juan Fangio II, Andy Wallace Toyota Eagle MKIII 110.72 1993 Juan Fangio II, Andy Wallace Toyota Eagle MKIII 70.69 1994 Steve Millen, John Morton, Johnny OConnell Nissan 300ZX 100.63 1995 Fermin Velez, Andy Evans, Eric Van de Poele Ferrari 333SP 80.04 1996 Wayne Taylor, Jim Pace, Eric Van de Poele Oldsmobile R&S Mk3 100.16 1997 Y. Dalmas, S. Johansson, F. Valez, A. Evans Ferrari 333SP 84.83 1998 Didier Theys, Mauro Baldi, Gianpiero Moretti Ferrari 333SP 98.31 1999 J.J. Lehto, Tom Kristensen, Jorg Muller BMW V12 LMR 96.38 2000 Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, Emanuele Pirro Audi R8 110.692 2001 Rinaldo Capello, Michele Alboreto, Lauren Aiello Audi R8 113.983 2002 Rinaldo Capello, C. Pescatori, Johnny Herbert Audi R8 106.507 2003 Frank Biela, Marco Werner, Phillip Peter Audi R8 113.097 2004 Frank Biela, Allan McNish, Pierre Kaffer Audi R8 107.711 2005 J.J. Lehto, Tom Kristensen, Marco Werner Audi R8 113.097 2006 Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish Audi R10 107.319 2007 Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro, Marco Werner Audi R10 TDI 112.039 2008 T. Bernhard, R. Dumas, E. Collard Porsche RS Spyder 107.96 2009 Allan McNish, Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen Audi R15 TDI 117.099 2010 Alexander Wurz, Marc Gen, Anthony Davidson Peugeot 908 HDI 113.016 2011 Nicolas Lapierre, Loc Duval, Olivier Panis Peugeot 908 HDI 102.29 2012 Allan McNish, Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen Audi R18 TDI 101.25 2013 Benoit Treluyer, Oliver Jarvis, Marcel Fassler Audi R18 113.416 Past winners of the 12 Hours of SebringYEAR DRIVERS CAR MPH YEAR DRIVERS CAR MPH

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26 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentWhen the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship kicks off at the Mo bil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, it will be led by Automobile Magazines Automobile of the Year the 2014 Corvette. The Corvette has long been a tremendous performance value wrapped in an all-American pack age, the magazine said in its re view of the car. Now, however, with new-found sophistication and us er-friendliness, the [new Corvette] should melt the barriers that have kept away so many driving enthusi asts. Automobile magazine editor-inchief Jean Jennings praised the Cor vettes overall design, performance, quality and comfort. The automobile of the year has to set a standard, she said. It has to break a category in a way that really excites us. Corvette has a rich history at the historic airport circuit. John Fitch and Walt Hansgen drove a Corvette to a class victory and a ninth-place nish overall at Sebring in 1956, the rst step on to the world stage that established Americas Sports Car as a true racing contender. Since that time, Corvette has scored 24 class wins in the demanding Sebring 12-hour endurance contest. Corvette has also been inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame. It was the rst American marque to be so honored. In addition to the Automobile Mag azine honors, the newly designed Corvette has earned Road & Tracks Performance Car of the Year, as well as Yahoo Autos Car of the Year designations. Corvette to pace the field for this years 12 Hours Courtesy photoThe pace car for this years 12 Hours of Sebring is a 2014 Corvette. BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentThe assemblage of cars at the Gallery of Legends during this years Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida will be an im pressive one. The group will include everything from for mer 12 Hour winners to rep resentatives of inductees to the Hall of Fame to a rarely seen Porsche prototype. Several of the Brumos cars will be shown, including the 1971 IMSA GT champi on Porsche 914/6 driven by current Hall of Famer Hurley Haywood; the 1970 911-S codriven by 2014 Sebring Hall of Fame inductee Peter Gregg and Haywood that won the 1972 GT division at the Se bring 12 Hours; as well as the 1979 Porsche 935 that raced at Sebring with Gregg and Haywood again at the wheel. Also being shown will be the 1986 Brumos/Copenha gen Porsche 962 driven by A.J. Foyt at Sebring. The car is pushed by a 3.2 six-cylin der engine. It produced 620 horsepower with a top speed of 217 mph. The car originally was built and raced by sports car legend Al Holbert. It n ished fourth at the 12 Hours in 1988. Another car, a Triumph TR-4 once driven by 2014 Se bring Hall of Fame inductee Bob Tullius, will be shown as well. Although Tullius has a museum at the Sebring Re gional Airport, this car actually is owned by Bill War ner, who stages the annual concourse elegance at Ame lia Island each year where the Spirit of Sebring trophy is awarded. The 1975 BMW CSL that won Sebring in 1975 with Se bring Hall of Fame member Brian Redman, Moffat, Sam Posey and Hans Stuck also will be on display. Also slted to be shown will be a 1958 Ferrari Testa Rosa. It was that year when Ferra ri 250 TRs nished rst and second at the seventh annu al 12 Hours. Both those cars were elded by Scuderia Fer rari out of Italy. Fans also will have an op portunity to see a 1969 Lola T70 raced at Sebring in 1970; a 1991 Porsche 911 S2 Super car diven by Haywood, Joe Varde, Hans Stuck and Don Knoles; and a 2000 Lola/Nis san that won the 2004 ALMS P2 Championship. Two rare vehicles from the Porsche Museum also will be on display. First is a Porsche 917PA a 7.2-litre, 16-cylin der, 880 horsepower prototype. At the time the car was built, Porsche was looking at alternatives of whether to turbocharge the 12-cylinder or do a normally aspirated 16-cylinder power plant. Al though they tested the CanAm car, it never raced. There also will be a Porsche 909 Bergspyder, literally an open mountain car a hill climb vehicle with a 225 horsepower, at 8-cylinder engine. With an aluminum frame and a berglass body, the whole car weighs only 879 pounds. Hall of Fame board mem ber Michael Swaine, who helped assemble the impres sive collection, began the search last year to get the dis play together. The display will be open to day when fans come into the track. There is no additional charge to view the display.Gallery of Legends: Vintage car display to wow fans Courtesy photoThe Gallery of Legends building is located in the Paddock at Sebring International Raceway.

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27 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentOfcials at the Sebring International Raceway have named their queen for this years running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Wearing the tiara and the sash for the 2014 classic will be 23-year-old Logan Palmer. The Avon Park native recently gradu ated from Florida State University majoring in history with a minor in media communications. Having grown up in Highlands County, Palmer has been attend ing the 12 Hours for as long as she can remember. I havent missed a Race since I was 4, she said. When I was very little, my par ents would take me out for night practice on Thursday and when I got older I was allowed to stay for the whole time. Palmers father, the late Mark Palmer, had designs on being a driver himself, she said. But really, I just love the expe rience. I have a passion for this Race, Palmer said. This is more than a race to me, it is a family tradition. I wanted to be Miss 12 Hours because of my dad I know hed be thrilled. Interestingly enough, Palmer is close friends with the two wom en who served as race queens over the past couple of years. Rickie Albritton was last years Miss 12 Hours and Hanna Shoop reigned over the endurance classic two years ago. Following her stint at this years 12 Hours Palmer will head to At lanta to take a job in sales and marketing with Veeam Software. The international nature of the race may well be a natural t with her new vocation. Veeam, a leader in back-up and replication software, also works with customers around the world. Palmer named Miss 12 Hours Courtesy photoLogan Palmer has been attending the Races since she was 4. Special to the News-SunFans at this years Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida again this year can tune to AM730 WWTK to keep up with all the action from the time the green ag falls to the time they wave the checkers. As in the past, WWTK will suspend its regu larly scheduled Saturday programming to carry the broadcast ag to ag for this years race. This year, the Motor Racing Network will pro vide the ag-to-ag coverage of Americas oldest sports car endurance race. Last year, MRN broadcast all the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Se ries Races and this year has become the voice of the TUDOR United Sports Car Champion ship. In addition to providing the action on WWTK, the Cohan Radio Group will have its two other stations 99.1FM WWOJ and Lite 105.7FM broadcasting reports each hour on Friday and Saturday everywhere from The Pad dock area to the Spring Break Party Zone. In addition to keeping up with the race lead ers, they will be talking with fans, competitors and others giving lifestyle reports from Ameri cas oldest sports car endurance race. The Cohan Radio Group owns and operates ve radio stations in Sebring.WWTK to air Race

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28 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentThere are lots of activities during Race Week in Sebring that dont in volve cars on the track. Fans may want to check their social calendar to make certain they dont miss any of the excitement at this years running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.Wednesday Gates open Fans can ofcially enter the track, set up their camp ing areas, walk through The Pad dock and see the cars both for the 12 Hours and support races as well as watch on-track action during practice sessions. The Gallery of Legends is open in The Paddock for the duration of Race Week with a full display of cars. Midways Both in the General Admission and Paddock, there will be dozens of exciting manufacturer and sponsor displays. Thursday Night Practice One of the highlights of Race Week. Drivers and cars get hot laps after the sun goes down to prepare for the nal laps for this years running of the 12 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance. F-Troop All Stars play on the FTroop stage (Green Park) Friday Autograph Session 2-3 p.m. in The Paddock at the Sebring Inter national Raceway. IMSA Fan Forum Hosted by for mer winners Johnny OConnell and Justin Bell at the Raceways Spring Break Party Zone, beginning at 3:15 p.m., fans will get to hear from drivers in this years Race. Slated to appear are Joao Barbosa, Christian Fitipaldi, and Sebastian Bourdais of Action Express Racing. They will be joined by Porsche North Amer ican Team members Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Richard Leitz. Gallery of Legends will host Hall of Fame inductees Vic Elford (who also is this years Grand Marshal), Bob Tullius and Wayne Taylor be ginning at 3:30. On stage at the Spring Break Party Zone will be Michelle Lynn & Be hind the 8 Ball at 6 p.m. Buck Shot at 7:30 and Logan Dressel at 9 p.m. The Inaugural Fan of the Year Party is a gathering for all previous Fans of the Year where they will share memories and discuss the current happenings at the Sebring Interna tional Raceway. The Party will be hosted by former Fan of the Year Bill Farmer and emceed by F-Troop pioneer Terry Harms at Spring Break Party Zone Stage at 5 p.m. F-Troop All-Stars play on the FTroop stage (Green Park)Saturday Grid Walk Starting about 10 a.m. fans will be able to get out on the front stretch and see the cars and drivers as they prepare for Amer icas Oldest Sports Car Endurance Race. On stage at the Spring Break Party Zone Saturday Night Special will play at noon. The 2014 12 Hours of Sebring Miss Bikini International This very popular competition will be held in the Spring Break Party Zoning starting at 2 p.m. The F-Troop All-Stars play on the F-Troop Stage (Green Park).Plenty to fill fans days during Race Week 1952-1982 1983-1986 1987-2013Evolution of Sebring International Raceway News-Sun leRace fans of all ages can nd plenty of things to make them smile during Race Week.

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29 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentFor a week each year, the Sebring International Raceway becomes the largest city in Highlands County with more than 100,000 fans, ofcials and race teams packing into the tracks 330 acres at the Sebring Regional Air ports industrial park. Like any municipality, it involves a lot of services ranging from public works to security. When it comes to law enforcement, a combined force of Highlands County sheriffs deputies, compan ion agencies and a private security rm patrol the grounds to make cer tain that fans can have fun within the bounds of the laws of the state of Florida as well as regulations estab lished by the Race way itself. Okechobee County and Hardee County work with us as do our local police departments here in Sebring and Lake Placid, said Highlands County Sheriffs Major Da vid Paeplow. The track operation is run from the Highlands sheriffs mobile command unit, which is in the North Paddock area near the ag pole. In the past, raucous parties there had sometimes gotten out of control. Gatherings there now have calmed down. In fact, said Paeplow, the race crowd in the past several decades overall has calmed a great deal. It gets to be a better crowd pretty much each year, he said. Enforcement activities are per formed both by uniformed and plain clothes ofcers on foot and using both marked and unmarked vehi cles. Drug use and underage drinking have been much of the primary focus of the law enforcement effort, but of cers also are keeping an eye out for disturbances, disagreements or oth er situations that could escalate into more serious problems. One of the provisions that will be stringently enforced again this year will be those riding in open vehi cles. They will be required to be seated. That proviso was enacted after a number of serious falls some fatal from moving cars at the track sev eral years ago. In addition to foot patrols, the sher iffs ofce again will be using an elevated platform as their eye in the sky. Known as Skywatch, the mo bile surveillance tower is manufactured by FLIR. The unit was obtained as part of a regional Homeland Secu rity Grant. Its basically an observation plat form, which also has some tacti cal equipment that helps us out, Pae plow said. Last year, the col lapsible tower was set up behind the command cen ter, however, Paeplow allowed that it might be set up somewhere in Green Park this year. One thing that fans should remem ber, is that with an arrest, fans are not only ejected from the Raceway, but are noticed they will not be allowed back on the grounds for the duration of the Race Week. Paeplow said most ofcers have a laissez-faire enforcement technique as long as there are no problems. We want people to enjoy them selves and enjoy the race, but then again, they cannot go out there and break laws and not expect us to do anything about it, he said. Law enforcement agencies try to keep Race fans safe while letting them still have their fun News-Sun le Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce deputies on foot patrol in Green Park. Law enforcement agencies from several counties team up to patrol the RacewayWe want people to enjoy themselves and enjoy the race, but then again, they cannot go out there and break laws and not expect us to do anything about it.Maj. David Paeplow Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce

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30 Special to the News-SunBelow is a thumbnail history of Sebring International Raceway from the 2014 Sebring Media Guide:1941 Hendricks Field built near Sebring as an Army Air Force training base. 1945 Hendricks Field deactivated and becomes Sebring Airport 1950 Alec Ulmann suggests Sebring Airport site for a sports car road race Sam Collier 6 Hour Memorial race held on Dec. 31 is rst racing event ever held at Sebring and the rst sports car endur ance race held in the U.S. 1952 First 12 Hours of Sebring Race held on March 15. 1953 The 12 Hours of Sebring is the rst event of the new FIA sports car world championship. A Chrysler-powered Cunningham wins, giving America its rst international sports car victory. 1954 Stunning upset as an OSCA codriven by Stirling Moss wins. 1955 Jaguar wins in classic battle with Ferrari. 1956 The legendary Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Ferrari to victory. 1957 Fangio wins his second consecutive Sebring race. 1959 Sebring hosts rst ever Formula One race in the U.S. in December. 1961 Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill win their third Sebring 12 Hours. 1964 Ferrari wins fourth consecutive Sebring Race despite strong challenge from Shelbys Cobras. 1965 First American car to win Sebring in over a decade as Chevrolet Chaparral wins with Hap Sharp and Jim Hall driving. 1966 Sebring hosts rst Trans-Am race Tragedy strikes as four specta tors are killed in an incident at Webster Turn Dan Gurneys Ford, leading with two minutes left, stops on course. As he tries to push the car across the nish line, the Miles/Ruby Ford passes him in the nal minute. 1967 Promoter Alec Ulmann announces the race will be moved to the new Palm Beach International Raceway (now called Moroso Motorsports Park) in West Palm Beach. Two months later he changes his mind First major change made to the circuit as the Webster Turn is replaced with a chicane. 1968 Trans-Am race included within the 12-hour race. 1969 Last Le Mans start, in which drivers run to their cars to start Race. 1970 Mario Andretti gives Ferrari a thrilling 22-second victory over actor Steve McQueen and Peter Revson in a Porsche. 1972 Mario Andretti wins his third 12 Hours of Sebring Ulmann announces this will be last Sebring Race. 1973 Sebring revived by John Bishiop and Reggie Smith under IMSA sanction. 1974 Race canceled due to energy crisis. Several hundred fans show up anyway to party. 1975 Race revived with John Green wood as promoter. 1978 Tampa businessman Charles Mendez takes over promotion of race FIA sanction restored. 1983 Sebring Airport Authority takes over promotion of Race . First major circuit change in 20 years takes place as a new section bypasses airport run way In biggest upset in endurance racing history, a GT Porsche takes over all win, coming from 11 laps down. 1984 Another upset as an aging Porsche 935 wins Paddock moved out, increasing course length to 4.86 miles. 1985 Co-driving with Bob Wollek, A.J. Foyt wins his rst Sebring race, the last win of his career as a driver. 1986 Akin, Stuck and Gartner drive a Porsche 962 to the fastest 12-hour Race average ever up to that point. 1987 Track conguration results in new 4.11-mile course that bypasses the airport runways, making Sebring a per manent year-round circuit. 1989 Nissan victory ends 13-year Porsche win streak. 1990 Sebring Airport Authority leases facility, major improvements begin imme diately, including resurfacing and a new Paddock bridge. 1992 Sebring celebrates its 40th an niversary. Toyota wins rst endurance race with Juan Fangio II and Andy Wal lace driving. 1994 World Sports Car era begins, GT Nissan wins overall. 1995 Ferrari records historic win, rst in 23 years at Sebring ... Chicane is re located and renamed the Fangio Chicane. 1996 Oldsmobile with Riley & Scott chassis scores rst victory for an Amer ican manufacturer at Sebring in 27 years. 1997 Sebring acquired by International Motorsports Speedway Group; Ulmann Straight is resurfaced. Andy Evans sells Sebring lease to Panoz Motor Sports. 1998 Hairpin turn recongured. 1999 ALMS debuts with closest Sebring nish ever New Pit Tower and media center constructed as part of multimillion dollar improvement program Hotel constructed adjacent to the Hairpin. 2000 Audi records historic one-two nish Vipers dominate GTS. 2001 Audi sweeps top four positions Saleen upsets Corvette in GTS class Large portion of track resurfaced. 2002 Sebring celebrates 50th Anni versary as Audi scores its third straight victory. 2003 Joest Racing wins fourth con secutive Sebring race. 2005 Champion Racing gives Audi sixth straight win at Sebring. 2006 Tom Kristensen scores his fourth Sebring win as Audi records rst win for diesel-powered R10. 2007 GT2 class produces closest n ish in Sebring history. 2008 Roger Penskes Porsche team breaks Audis eight-year Sebring win streak. 2009 The fastest 12 Hours ever as Audi wins in debut of new R15. 2010 Peugeot becomes the rst French manufacturer to win at Sebring. 2011 Sebring opens the Interconti nental Le Mans Cup season. Oreca Peugeot wins in a Race that produced a record 31 lead changes. 2012 FIA World Endurance Champi onship debuts at Sebring. 2013 Audi wins for second straight year, giving the manufacturer 11 wins at Sebring, which ranks third behind Porsche (18) and Ferrari (12).Thumbnail history of the 12 Hours of Sebring News-Sun leUntil 1969, the 12 Hours of Sebring began with a Le Mans start, where drivers ran to their cars at the drop of the green ag. It was abandoned due to safety concerns.

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31 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentWhen Race Week rolls around, its not only the Sebring International Raceway that sees increased trafc, the Sebring Regional Airport also gets its share of planes ying in and out with cargo and passengers destined for Americas oldest sports car endur ance race. We get around a 25-30 percent increase in trafc in the time leading up to Race Week, said Sebring Regional Airport president Mike Wilingham. It is mostly business and corporate jets and those kinds of craft. That also is reected in fuel sales, with as many as 20,000 gallons go ing out at that time, which is a huge amount for a facility the size of Se bring. Willingham said during Race time it is not uncommon to see three or four Gulfstream jets in for practice, racing or other related activities. We generally have an apron full of what I call heavy metal, he said. In an effort to handle the increased trafc, the airports recently refur bished World War II Control Tower is pressed into service. That restoration was funded by the State of Florida Department of Historical Resources and the Sebring Regional Airport and Industrial Park Community Redevel opment Agency. We have a staff of four from the Federal Aviation Commission that comes in to do the job. They work ba sically on Friday and Saturday, Will ingham said. Frasier Contracting of Winter Haven did the renovation. To expedite the work, the cab was removed and low ered to the ground then replaced. It was nished late last month. Everything is new inside. I think the crew will be pleasantly surprised when they get here, Willingham said. The only other time the tower is used is in January during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. Interestingly, while there is a huge amount of corporate aircraft during Race Week, there is very little activity in the area of private aircraft. Back when I worked at the airport in the 1970s, we actually had to close a runway to park the aircraft. We had several hundred in at that time, he said. Now, the single-engine, pistonpowered plane trafc is almost nil. That comes despite a joint effort by the airport and the raceway to pro mote ying in as a way to see the race. Willingham said one of the most striking features to visitors seems to be the airport terminal building, with its wide concourses and places for displays and businesses. We continue to get comments about how nice our facility is not only for a small airport, but an airport of any size, he said. Meanwhile, the larger jets can at times present some challenges something Willingham said he hoped would be cured with an ongoing proj ect to lengthen Runway 119. That runway now has been recon gured and designed to support a 737, Willinham said. The next step is to work on the engineering for the extension. Airport sees increased activity during Race Week Katara Simmons/News-Sun/ A crew from Frasier Contracting in Winter Haven works to renovate the original control tower cab that dates back to the 1940s last month at the Sebring Regional Airport. News-Sun le photo The Sebring Regional Airport has a lot more planes than usual parked on the apron during Race Week. For many years, the 12 Hours used the actual runways before the FAA stepped in and the Race was moved to for-purpose pavement.

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