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ThisWeek


LOOKING BACK
Hometown News B9
reporter John
MacDonald reviews the top
10 sports stories of 2007,
which include high school
state championships


New year,

customs ,' ~>
Grammy o ,
Guru passes Arlene Borg
on some of her
family customs as B4


well as regional
customs for the New Year


Index
Computers A9
Classified B12
Community Notes .............. A4
Crossword B12
Dining & Entertainment .... BI
Dining Guide .................... B2
Entertainment Calendar ....B2
Deaths A9
Horoscopes B1
Police Report ........................ A5
Sports B9
Travel A 14
Viewpoint A6
Week in Review ................... A3


Remembering 2007: Good times and challenges


BY RITA HART,
SAMANTHA JOSEPH
AND WARREN KAGARISE
Staff writers
PORT ST. LUCIE -Anyone
who has attended a New
Year's Eve party recognizes
the music, if not the words, to
'Auld Lang Syne."
The song begins with the
words, "Should auld acquain-
tance be forgot, and never
brought to mind?"
It is in the spirit of never for-
getting that we bring to you
our choices for Port St. Lucie's
top news stories of 2007. They
are, in no particular order:

The news that wasn't
In the June 8 edition, Home-


town News reported on St.
Lucie County's plans for the
2007 hurricane season that
had just begun.
"The 2007 hurricane season
is expected to be an active
one," the article began.
Fortunately, that prediction
was all wet.
When the hurricane season
ended for the year on Nov. 30,
14 named storms had
formed. Although this was
still slightly above average, it,
was 50 percent less than the
28 storms of 2005.
And for Floridians, the
news was even better; not
one hurricane hit the state,
for the second year in a row.
Barely giving residents time
to relax, however, forecasters
are already predicting an


above-average season for
2008.

Bus stop accidents
Most in the community
would agree that even one
child being injured while
walking to school is one stu-
dent too many..
In St. Lucie County this
year, a rash of accidents on
roads without sidewalks
occurred in the first two
months of the school year.
One resulted in the death of
5-year-old Kristopher Huff-
man of Fort Pierce and
another critically injured
Alexis Blackmore, 11, of Port
St. Lucie.
The accidents further
spurred- city and county offi-


cials to take immediate
action, such as public educa-
tion announcements by city
officials, including Mayor
Patricia Christensen, and the
distribution of safety lights to
children who must walk to
their bus stops in the dark.
In addition, several com-
mittees have been formed by
Mayor Christensen and the
St. Lucie County School Dis-
trict to discuss permanent
solutions to the problem.
The city of Port St. Lucie is
also considering passing an
ordinance that would make
into law a 2006 city council
resolution that asked the
school district to keep bus
stops away from major roads.
At a City Council meeting on
Dec. 2, the council voted to


table the ordinance for six
months while the school dis-
trict hires a consultant to
study the issue.
"It amazes me, even with
everything in the paper and
on the news, that we still have
children and adults walking
on the wrong side of the
road," said Mayor Chris-
tensen shortly after that
meeting. "This needs to be a
group effort. It isn't just a Port
St. Lucie issue."

More grow house
arrests
In May of 2006, the Port St.
Lucie Police Department and
) See 2007, A3


Students respond


to brighten


family's Christmas


Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer
Treasure Coast High School student Irene Ruiz laughs with 10-month old Dylan Stanton
after over 30 fellow students showered the Stanton family with Christmas gifts. Dylan
was diagnosed with 'brittle bone' disorder.


BY RITA HART
Staff writer
'PORT ST. LUCIE The
Stanton family's night-
mare began when baby
Dylan was taken to the
hospital with multiple
broken bones.
The nightmare got worse
when the child's father,
Preston Stanton, was
charged with felony child
abuse, after hospital offi-
cials contacted authori-
ties.
Although those charges
were dismissed by the
State Attorney's Office, the
family's nightmare contin-
ued as Dylan, now 10
months old, was diag-
nosed with Osteogenisis
Imperfecta, commonly
known as "brittle bone"
disorder.
Enter Caroline Whiddon-
Miller, a Treasure Coast
High School English
teacher who suffers from
the.same genetic disease,
and whose sons Bringham,
8 and Finleigh, 4, have also
been diagnosed with the
disorder.
Mrs. Miller saw news
reports about the Stanton
family, and felt the need to
help.
"My oldest son's first
broken bone happened
when his day care teacher


put his shoe on," said Mrs.
Miller. "The hospital then
called the Department of
Children and Families, but
it didn't go as far as it did
with the Stantons. We were
fortunate that nothing was
pursued."
Mrs. Stanton said she
and her husband have
been tested for the genetic
brittle bone disorder, and
show no signs of it, nor
does their daughter.
"The problem is there
are all kinds of mutations
for the disease and they
are finding new mutations
all the time. Dylan's muta-
tion is very rare and
they've only seen it a few
times,".said Mrs. Stanton.
Mrs. Miller, whose stu-
dents are aware of her
condition and that of her
sons, wanted Preston and
Jennifer Stanton, their
, three-year-old daughter
Kaitlyn and Dylan to know
the community cared
about them. She asked
each of her 190 students to
bring in a gift for the Stan-
ton children.
"Every one of them con-
tributed- in some shape or
form," she said.
Larry Grajales, 17, a jun-
ior at TCHS, is one who
did. He was at the Stanton's
home to help present gifts,
) See STUDENTS, A8


Local officials hope Santa grants their wishes, too


BY RITA HART
Staff writer
'PORT ST. LUCIE -What
if Santa could grant all of
our wishes?,
As 2007 comes to a close,
local officials shared with
the Hometown News their
list of wishes for a brand
new 2008:

Patricia Christensen,
Port St. Lucie
mayor
*State approval of the West
Virginia IC bridge
(Crosstown Parkway) over
the St. Lucie River.
*That Governor Crist and
his Cabinet release city funds
tied up in a State Board of
Administration (SBA) local
government investment
fund.
*That the Florida Legisla-.
ture recognize the impor-
tance of working with local
governments on upcoming


Patricia Christensen Ken Mascara


tax reforni plans.
*A turn around in the
struggling real estate market.
*That city residents go
"eco-green" to protect the
environment.

Ken J. Mascara,
Sheriff of St. Lucie
County
*An uneventful 2008
hurricane season.
*Citizens becoming


more aware of
scams/frauds that can
deplete .their life's savings
and reporting these by
calling 9-1-1 before they
give personal financial
information to strangers.
*Affordable homeown-
er's insurance for our resi-
dents.
*A turnaround in'the real
estate and construction
industries.
*The driving public
showing more patience


when they are driving.
*Our youth resisting
peer pressure to join
gangs and/or engage in
violence.

John Skinner,
Port St. Lucie
Police Chief

*That drivers and kids
near school bus stops
exercise care.
*That citizens lock their
cars and remove their
valuables, putting the city
back to the top of the list
of "safest cities."
*That drivers concen-
trate on their driving
instead of texting on cell
phones or doing anything
outside the safety of
themselves and the rest of
the driving public.
*That the citizens who
have nothing good to say
about anything in their
community start off with


John Skinner

at least one positive
thought a day.
*For our community to
have the same compas-
sion, caring and benevo-
lence they displayed to
their neighbors after Hur-
ricane Frances, Jeanne
and Wilma. That's what
will make our city great in
'08.


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PORT ST. LUCIE A
Sprint salesman's elabo-
rate scheme to obtain
phones, using customer
information taken from a
company computer, was
disconnected when a cus*
tomer called Sprint to find
out why their phone sud-
denly went dead.
Bobby Dorsainvil, 23, of
the 2300 block of Del
Corso in Port St. Lucie, was
arrested Dec. 19 after Port
St. Lucie detectives recov-
ered 25 phones stashed in
his bedroom.
Mr. Dorsainvil was
employed by Sprint
Telecommunications as a
salesman. Through his
company' computer, he
allegedly obtained the
names, addresses, birth
dates and phone numbers
of customers and then
reported the customers'
phones as being lost or
stolen.
Mr. Dorsainvil reportedly
then ordered a new phone
under the customers'
names, but changed their
addresses to reflect one
that was a few numbers off


Bobby Dorsainvil

his own address or that of
his mother, who lives in
the 900 block of Leonardo.
Before the phones
reached their destination,
Mr. Dorsainvil reportedly
contacted United Parcel
Service, claiming to be
either the customer or the
shipper, and advised them
a mistake had been made
in the house number of
the shipping address. He
then allegedly provided
the "correct" house num-
ber, which was for his or
his mother's home.
According to the St. Lucie
County Sheriff's Office
arrest affidavit, Mr. Dor-
sainvil received a total of
97 phones between Sept'.
12 and October 30 using
this scam. Sixty-four were
delivered to his own resi-
dence, while 33 were
shipped to his mother's
address.
"His mother was not
involved in any of the
criminal activity," said
Mark Weinberg,
spokesman for the Sher-
iff's Office.
According to officials,


the scheme
unravel when
who had


began to
a customer
purchased


replacement insurance for
their phone called Sprint
to say the phone had sud-
denly gone dead.
With replacement insur-
ance, once the company is
advised of a lost or stolen
phone, they immediately
turn off the old cell
phone's number and turn
on a new one.
On Nov. 9, an undercover
detective delivered three
stolen phones to Mr. Dor-
sainvil's residence.
According to reports, Mr.
Dorsainvil took possession
of them when he returned
home.
On Dec. 18, armed with a
search warrant, detectives
discovered 25 phones, still
in boxes, in Mr. Dor-
sainvil's bedroom, along
with a list of Sprint cus-
tomer data.
No phones were found at
Mr. Dorsainvil's mother's
home, but she told author-
ities her son said he would
buy used phones for a
cheap price and" resell
them, delivering them to
friends in the Pembroke
Pines area.
Stolen phones were also
reportedly discovered in
Mr. Dorsainvil's vehicle.
On Dec. 19, Mr. Dor-
sainvil was charged with
first-degree organized
schemes to defraud, sec-
ond-degree grand theft,
criminal use of personal
identification and dealing
in stolen property, all
felonies.


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author for her story 'The
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tations made to represen-
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county schools for each
grade. The presentations
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Mitch Kloorfain
chief photographer

2007
From page A1


cant problem that's occurring
not only throughout the Trea-
sure Coast, but throughout
the United States, and the fed-
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the St. Lucie County Sheriff's era, tat uc uuuiu -
Office discovered the first of ties are committed to resolv-
many marijuana grow houses, ing this problem," said Port St.
after police responded to a Lucie Police Chief John Skin-
report of a man running down ner when announcing the
the street with a machete. arrests.
At his home, they discovered
an elaborate marijuana grow- Crosstown Parkway
ing system and over the next Bridge
few months, a scheme that
originated in New Jersey was
uncovered, where immigrants Considered the beginning of
were given the opportunity to the east-west corridor that
own homes in Port St. Lucie, officials and residents alike
in exchange for growing mari- anxiously want completed,
juana for two years. the Crosstown Parkway
By the end of last year, offi- bridge opened on Nov. 20
cials had searched 67 houses, after a ribbon-cutting cere-
made 77 arrests, seized 4,000 money.
pounds of marijuana plants, The bridge over Florida's
16 vehicles, 14 houses and Turnpike, completed six
more than $177,000 in cash. months early and within its
Fast forward to 2007. At 6 $24 million budget, connects
a.m. on Nov. 27, armed with Bayshore Boulevard with
18 search warrants, federal, Cashmere Boulevard.
state and local officials con- The Nov.20 event was also a
ducted a massive operation groundbreaking ceremony for
involving more marijuana segment four of the city's proj-
grow houses, the majority of ect, which will connect Cash-
which were located in Port St. mere Boulevard to 1-95, and
Lucie. segment five, which is the
In the latest raid, 22 individ- interchange at 1-95.
uals were arrested and offi- City officials used the cere-
cials seized 400 marijuana mony to stress the need for
plants, 420 pounds of pack- permits that would allow the
aged marijuana, $57,000 in city to build a bridge over the
cash, 38 grams of cocaine, North Fork of the St. Lucie
four handguns, eight vehicles River. With that bridge, the
and one boat. Cru,.uto un Parkway, when
"We regard this as a signitfi- complete, would allow


motorists to travel from U.S. 1
to 1-95.
Mayor Patricia Christensen
has formed a task force to
lobby state and federal offi-
cials for the permits needed to
build the bridge. She has also
asked for the public's help in
contacting state and federal
officials about the need to
grant the permits..
Car burglaries
Throughout the year, the
Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
ment continuously respond-
ed to residents' calls about
break-ins to their vehicles,
including the theft of valu-
able items such as cell
phones, GPS systems, laptop
computers and CD players.
The department launched
a, concentrated effort to
remind motorists to lock
their vehicles and keep their
valuables out of sight. In one
five-week period alone, 91
percent of car burglaries
involved unlocked vehicles.
The police department
even enlisted the help of city
residents who formed a Vol-
unteer Response Team,
going door-to-door to
remind homeowners to
"remove it, lock it, or lose it"
when it came to the vehicles
parked in their driveways.
Many residents also received
recorded messages on their
,hliumiid phe sii -"min liiig
them to do the same.


On Dec. 6, police officers
happened upon a parked car
with three occupants, at
about the same time other
officers were responding to
reports of car burglaries that
occurred during the night.
As officers approached, a
fourth individual came out
of nearby woods, carrying a
woman's wallet, sunglasses
and CD case.
A strong odor of marijuana
was allegedly coming from
the vehicle, and the officers
searched the vehicle.
The car was packed with
items that were ultimately
tied to 115 out of 150 car
burglaries that had occurred
in that area in the past five
weeks.
"Remoye it or take it with
you," said Port St. Lucie
Police Chief John Skinner.
"But let's face it, if you are
leaving a laptop in the car,
expect that it's probably
going to be stolen."
Medicare cuts ties
with insurer,
affecting 12,000
A week after their health
insurance was unexpectedly
shifted to another provider,
thousands of retirees packed
hotel conference rooms
across Florida.
0 See 2007, A7


WEEK IN

REVIEW

Oxbow announces opening of new exhibit
The Oxbow Eco-Center has announced the completion
of Phase I of its centerpiece exhibit, a shortened but life-
size version of the St. Lucie River.
The permanent exhibit allows visitors a fish-eye's view
of the river, from it's North Fork to the estuary and
lagoon.
Along the way, visitors will see some of the creatures
that live in the river, including alligators, otters, mana-
tees and several varieties of fish.
A re-created water surface allows visitors to see the
shoreline and terrestrial plants and animals.
The exhibit also includes many interactive elements,
including "fossil rubbings, fish songs and tactile ele-
ments," according to Oxbow officials.
"The goal of the exhibit is to help people better under-
stand and appreciate this precious jewel we have in our
own backyards and to elicit a sense of stewardship from
all our residents and visitors," said Sandra Brogan in a
statement. Ms. Brogan is education and outreach man-
ager for St. Lucie County's Environmental Resources
Department.
The exhibit is the result of collaboration between St.
Lucie County, Cargill Industries and the St. Lucie River
Issues Team.
The Oxbow Eco-Center is situated on 225 acres of land
on the St. Lucie River and has more than three miles of
walking trails open to the public. It is located at 5400 N.E.
St. James Drive in Port St. Lucie. For more information,
call (772) 785-5833 or visit
www.stlucieco.gov/erd/ oxbow.
Section of Rosser Boulevard now open
Port St. Lucie's engineering department announced
on Dec. 19 that the four-lane section of Rosser Boule-
vard between Gatlin Boulevard and Aledo Lane is now
open.
The road has a landscaped median, sidewalks and
street lighting.
Motorists should be aware, however, that the road
narrows back to two lanes at Aledo Lane, and con-
struction continues south of Aledo Lane, where work
to expand the road to four lanes continues.
Because of on-going construction, the engineering
department advises that traffic patterns will change
several times over the next six months, and motorists
should drive with extra care in that area as a result.
Body of man found in canal identified
The Port St. Lucie Police Department announced on
Dec. 20 that the body of a man found floating in a
canal close to Selvitz Road and Archer Avenue has
been positively identified as Van Palmer, 74, of the
-5400 block of N.W. Edgewater Ave., Port St. Lucie.
Mr. Palmer had been reported missing by his family
on Dec. 2. He was last seen by his wife when she went
to bed while he was,watching television.
Because Mr. Palmer's car was found less than two
blocks from his home with the keys inside, and
because he did not take his wallet with him when he
disappeared, police originally called the matter "sus-
picious."
However, the Medical Examiner ruled the death a
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Ask The Jeweler
Vintage Jewelry Give
something this year that is
totally unique. Are you tired
of seeing the same jewelry in
all of the mall stores?
Wouldn't you like to give
something that is different
than that "cookie cutter" jew-
elry shown everywhere? Well,
that is what an estate jeweler
specializes in.
There are many benefits in
purchasing -estate jewelry.
Price is one of the reasons to
buy estate jewelry, because
someone else has already
paid the high markup.
Unique is another reason.
Every week new and unique
jewelry goes into our show-
cases.
We are often asked by our
customers about buying
"used" jewelry. The are -usu-
ally concerned about giving
something pre-owned as a
gift. Well, at St, Lucie jewelry,
we have a staff of four expert
jewelers that completely
restore every piece to its
original condition. In fact we
are experts in antique jewelry
restoration, so you are
always assured of a perfect
piece that will last another 50
years.
This holiday season look
around and see what is out
there at other jewelers,
including price, value and
something different. Then
come to St. Lucie Jewelry
last and compare. Be it dia-
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Wishes
From page Al


Linda W. Cox,
executive director,
St. Lucie County
Chamber of
Commerce
*Strong and prosperous
local business
*Expansion of our ongo-
ing' economic develop-
ment efforts
*Reduction in unem-
ployment
*Better financial times
for all
*Growth in chamber
membership,
*Good health for all

Michael Lannon,
Superintendent,
St. Lucie School
District

To see the county in a
position to attract many
more 'hi-tech, high-wage
jobs, such as those provid-
ed by research institutions.


Linda Cox


* Expansion of colle-
giate offerings through all
of the education partners
in the county.
* Greater involvement of
parents in their children's
education.
* Municipalities partner-
ing with schools to length-
en the school year. This
would allow local children
to better compete with
their international counter-
parts, who go to school 247
days per year, as opposed to
the 180-day- school year in
St. Lucie County.


Michael Lannon


"I'd like to see, as an
educator, a longer school
year for children, so that
they have more opportu-
nities," Mr. Lannon said.
I* A continued collabora-
tion throughout the
county to expand recre-
ation, cultural opportuni-
ties, parks, roadways,
healthcare, education
and to work toward the
elimination of HIV/AIDS.
"As soon as we get a bet-
ter grasp that we're all in
this together, the better
off we will all be," he said.


CommunityNotes


Computer group
Computer users are invited
to attend the Tri County Com-
puter user group general
meeting on Jan. 12, at the Port
St. Lucie Community Center,
2195 S.E. Airosa Blvd., starting
at 6:30 p.m. Featured speaker
will be Sean McCarthy with a
presentation concerning
identity theft.
For more information, call
(772)335-3127.

St. Lucie County
Chamber
of Commerce
Upcoming committee
meetings:,
Thursday, Jan. 3, at 8 a.m.,
the Ambassador Committee
Meeting will be held at Holi-
dayInn, 10120 S U.S. Highway
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meet at 730 N.W. Enterprise
Drive, in St. Lucie West.
Monday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m.,
the Diversified Minority
Council Meeting will be held
at the Fort Pierce Chamber
Conference Room, 2200 Vir-
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Council Meeting will be held
at the Port St. Lucie City Hall,
121 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Room
188, Port St. Lucie.
*Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 4
p.m., the Governmental
Affairs Meeting will be held at
the Chamber Administrative
Office, 1850 S.W. Fountain-
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St. Lucie.

Chamber seeking
volunteers

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Chamber of Commerce is
looking for outgoing, friend-
ly individuals to provide
information about our com-
munity to people from all
over the world. This person
should have good telephone
skills to most effectively
work with callers.
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call (772) 340-1333, ext. 13,
for more information.

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tion program.
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(772) 283-4800.

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meetings

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Editor's note: This is a list of
arrests, not convictions, and all
arrestees are presumed innocent
unless or until proven guilty in a
court of law.
St. Lucie County
Sheriff's Office
Dec. 14-Dec. 20

*Russell Leon Minor, 20, 4901
Silver Oak Drive, Fort Pierce,
was charged with two counts of
third-degree grand theft, four
counts of dealing in stolen prop-
erty and four counts of giving.
false information to a pawnbro-
ker.
*William Santiago, 50, 1001 S.
11th St., Fort Pierce, was
charged with child neglect.
*Ralph Henry Van-Baalen, 48,
2688 Tornado Trail, Stuart, was
charged with third-degree grand
theft.
*Stacey Stanford, 5336 N.W.
West Lennette Circle, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with two
counts of giving false statements
in order to receive public aid.
*Shane C. Forsythe, 34, 320
S.E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with two
counts of the unlawful sale of
drugs.
*Campo Aureliano Garcia, 80,
309 N.W. Curtis St., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with lewd or
lascivious molestation of a child
under 12.
*Gueslin Pinchinat, 41, 7142
N.W. 67th Way, Parkland, was
charged with obtaining a mort-
gage by false representation.
*Mohammed Boutileste, 48,
2904 Avenue S, Fort Pierce, was
charged with grand theft of a
motor vehicle and violation of
probation. He was on probation
for possession of cocaine.
*Luis A. Guzman, 40, 2702
S.E. Export Ave., Port St,. Lucie,
was charged with violation of
community control. He was on
community control for third-
degree grand theft.
*Ronald Allen Brangan, 45,
918 Skylark Drive, Fort Pierce,
was charged with burglary and
grand theft.
*James Lee, address
unknown, was charged with
escape from work release.
*Jermaine Hoover Jackson,
21, 3746 Metro Parkway, Apt.
936, Fort Myers, was charged
with violation of probation. He
was on probation for grand theft
of a motor vehicle.
*Linda M. Jenkins, 42, 643
S.W. Dolores Ave., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with viola-
tion of probation. She was on
probation for possession, of
cocaine.
*Tracey Tamel Griffin, 26,
1605 Avenue H, Fort Pierce, was
charged with violation of proba-
tion. She-was on probation for
possession of cocaine.
*Antonio Patrick Papageorge,


19, 2202 Avenue G, Fort Pierce,
was charged with burglary of a
dwelling with assault or battery,
home invasion robbery, aggra-
vated battery of a pregnant
woman and violation of proba-
tion. He was on probation for
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and possession of
marijuana.
*Alana Chantel James, 24,
2774 Niagara Ave., Fort Pierce,
was charged with violation of
probation. She was on probation
for fraudulent use of a credit
card.
*Christopher Lee Emmons,
27, 502 S.W. Bacon Terrace,
Port St. Lucie, was charged with
violation of probation. He was on
probation for possession of mar-
ijuana with intent to sell or deliv-
er.
*Antonio Vantwon. Williams,
19, 8700 Citrus Park Blvd., Fort
Pierce, was charged with pos-
session of 20 grams or less of
marijuana.
*Thaddeus Antwon Simmons,
35, 5005 San Diego Ave., Fort
Pierce, was charged with grand
theft of a motor vehicle, posses-
sion of burglary tools, posses-
sion of a counterfeit controlled
substance, theft and loitering
and prowling:
*Arturo Ruiz, 17, 512 Paloman
St., Fort Pierce, was charged
with carrying a concealed
firearm, possession of a firearm
by a minor and resisting arrest
without violence.
*Erick Alfonso, 21, 3517 South
Seventh St., Fort Pierce, was
charged with aggravated battery
on a detainee with great bodily
harm.
*Brian W. Lester, 23, 1632
S.E. Pleasantview St., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with viola-
tionof probation. He was on pro-
bation for possession of a con-
trolled substance.
*David L.. Houston, 48, 1814
N. 47th St., Fort Pierce, was
charged with 21 counts of falsi-
fying an affidavit for an auto
sale.
*Maurice L. Holden, 24, 2242
Westmount St., Jacksonville,
was charged with violation" of
probation. He was on probation
for third-degree grand theft.
*Lawanda Washington, 36,
2004 N. 51st Court, Fort Pierce,
was charged with attempted
aggravated battery on a preg-
nant person.
*James S. Day Jr., 49, 1908
S.E. Hillmoor Drive, Apt. 38, Port
St. Lucie, was charged with lewd
or lascivious molestation of a
victim 12- to 16-years-old, lewd
or lascivious conduct by a per-
son 1,8-years or older and sexual
battery of a person 12 years or
older.
*Lauren Elizabeth Gatley, 22,
5616 Sun Valley Drive, Fort
Pierce, was charged with aggra-
vated child abuse.


*Clint Douglas Weems, 32,
4703 Buchanan Drive, Fort
Pierce, was charged with viola-
tion of probation. He was on pro-
bation, for possession of
cocaine, possession of
hydrocodone, possession of
nandrolone, possession of
testosterone and possession of
stanozolol.
*Philip Peak, 24, 2559 Rain-
bow Drive, Fort Pierce, was
charged with violation of proba-
tion. He was on probation for
being a habitual traffic offender.
*Joseph Testa, 48, 225 Osce-
ola Ave., Fort Pierce, was
charged with violation of proba-
tion. He was on probation for
organized fraud and third-
degree grand theft.
*Romeka Lashawn Mackey,
23, 103 Gotham Drive, Fort
Pierce, was charged with crimi-
nal mischief.
*Nicholas Krott, 25, 4035
North U.S. Highway 1, Fort
Pierce, was- charged with two
counts of dealing in stolen prop-
erty and two counts of giving
false information to a pawnbro-
ker.
*Renald Ocean, 37, 5108
Lasalle St., Apt. B, Fort Pierce,
was charged with domestic bat-
tery, kidnapping, domestic bat-,
tery by strangulation and tam-
pering with a witness.
*Antwan D. Hamilton, 26, 1601
Georgia Ave., Fort Pierce, was
charged with possession of 20
grams or less of marijuana and
possession of a controlled sub-
stance within 1,000 feet of a
housing authority.
*Travis Burley, 36, 4022 Shell-
man St., Orlando, was charged
with violation of probation and
third-degree grand theft.
*Krista Shea Crowley, a/k/a
Kristen S. Crowley, 18, 5828
N.W. Gerald Circle, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with third-
degree grand theft, giving false
information to a pawnbroker and
dealing in stolen property.
*Shanta T. Scott, 21, 160
Eighth Ave.1, Vero Beach, was
charged with grand theft.
*Kermit Adams, 46, 291 N.W.
Biltmore St., Port St. Lucie, was
charged with violation of proba-
tion. He was on probation for
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell or deliver and pos-
session of cocaine.
*Gary Chaney, 28, 3009
Avenue D, Fort Pierce, was
charged with violation of proba-
tion. He was on probation for
being a habitual traffic offender.
*Kevin T. Shaffer, 23, 1234


Alesia Lane, Port St. Lucie, was
charged with violation of proba-
tion. He was on probation for
trafficking in oxycodone, obtain-
ing or attempting to obtain a
controlled substance by fraud
and grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle.
*Craig R. Fergusen, 22, 2210
Avenue M, Fort Pierce, was
charged with possession of a
firearm with an altered serial
number, possession of cocaine
and possession of 20 grams or
less of marijuana.
*Gary J. Dixon, 21, 1800 Ole-
ander Ave., Fort Pierce, was
charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to manufac-
ture, sell or deliver and posses-
sion, of 20 grams or less of mari-
juana.
*Timothy Elijah Brooks, 20,
1407 Avenue I, Fort Pierce, was
charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to manufac-
ture, sell or deliver within 1,000
feet of a church and school and
possession of 20 grams or less
of marijuana.
*Timothy Wayne Carver, 39,
330 27th Ave. S.W., Vero Beach,
was charged with solicitation to
commit sexual battery on a child
under 12.
*Hubert M. Ferguson, 40,
2210 Avenue M, Fort Pierce,
was charged with unauthorized
copying of phonograph records,
disk, wire, wire, tape, film, or other
article on which sounds .are
recorded, and 'lending goods
with counterfeit trademarks.
*Terrence L. Lee, 28, 1919 N.
44th St., Fort Pierce, was
charged with aggravated battery
on a pregnant person.
*Gerald B. Jones, 20, 31st St.
and Avenue J, Fort Pierce, was
charged with possession of mar-
ijuana with intent to manufac-
ture, sell or deliver within 1,000
feet of a church and conven-
ience store, possession of 20
grams or less of marijuana and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia.
*Michael Dwayne Sampson,
36, 3515 Sloan Road, Fort
Pierce, was charged with failure
of a sex offender to report to the
Department of Motor Vehicles.
*Schnieder Joseph, 18, 1615
30th Ave., Vero Beach, was
charged with grand theft of a
motor vehicle, fleeing and elud-
ing a law enforcement officer
and resisting arrest.
*Oscar R. Enriquez, 29, 392
S.W. Cherryhill Road, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with posses-
sion of a forged, stolen, ficti-


POLICE REPORT


tious, counterfeit, or unlawfully
issued driver's license and driv-
ing without a valid license.
*Joann Moore, 45, 3109 Tropic
Blvd., Fort Pierce, was charged
with aggravated domestic bat-
tery and possession of 20 grams
or less of marijuana.
*Vernon Henry, 51, 3109 Trop-
ic Blvd., Fort Pierce,' was
charged with aggravated domes-
tic battery and possession of 20
grams or less of marijuana.
*Dwayne Robert Becker, 48,
1074 S.W. Mantilla Ave., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with viola-
tion of probation. He was on pro-
bation for failure to appear in
court on a charge of driving
under the influence of alcohol.
*Timothy Brandenburg, 19,
7302 Sebastian Road, Fort
Pierce, was charged with viola-
tion of probation. He was on pro-
bation for possession of marijua-
na.
*Mark David Cable, 37, 709
S.W. Monsoon Road, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with viola-
tion of probation. He was on pro-
bation for fraudulently attempt-
ing to obtain a prescription for a
controlled substance.
*James Gasper Ferreiera; 26,
N.W. Sagamore Terrace, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with failure
to appear in court on a charge of
possession of cocaine.
*Felecia Meluita Richardson,
22, 1922 N. 45th St., Fort
Pierce, was charged with burgla-
ry and criminal mischief.
*Robert Michael Buhrman, 36,
3255 West Lake Road, Fort
Pierce, was charged with pos-
session of child pornography.
*Daniel Rocha Cerda, 20,
3503 Arnold Road, Fort Pierce,
was charged with burglary of an
occupied structure.
*Derick Leon Robinson, 30,
679 S.E. Preston Lane, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with being a
habitual traffic offender.
*James Southard, 28, 602 S.
Market Ave., Fort Pierce, was
charged with two counts of sale
of heroin, possession of a con-
trolled substance and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
*William Ocasio, 28, 506
Holly St., Apt. A, Fort Pierce,


was charged with possession of
heroin and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
*Jeremy Lee Nelson, 29, 4573
Daemon St., Port St. Lucie, was
charged with possession of drug
paraphernalia and violation of
probation for burglary.
*Lena Rena Tate, 35, 435
North 22nd St., Fort Pierce, was
charged with two counts of
obtaining a controlled substance
by fraud, sale and delivery of
oxycodone and unlawful selling
of a drug.
*Dwayne. Edward Whitaker,
42, 2638 Semelaleuca Blvd.,
Port St. Lucie, was charged with
trafficking in hydrocodone, pos-
session of hydrocodone and
unlawfully selling a drug.
*Marc Laramee, 40, 482 S.W.
Kabot Ave., Port St. Lucie, was
charged with obtaining a con-
trolled substance by fraud.
*Melissa Colleen Camp, 31,
823 E. Weatherbee Road, Fort
Pierce, was charged with pos-
session of cocaine and posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
*William. Olvier Brighton, 20,
879 W. Avenue B, Fort Pierce,
was charged with sale and deliv-
ery of oxycodone, possession of
oxycodone without a valid pre-
scription, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana and
unlawfully selling a drug.
*Anthony Joseph Demorato,
39, 8102 Paso Robles, Fort
Pierce, was charged with pos-
session of cocaine.
*Bobby Dorsainvil, 23, 2336
Del Corso Ave., Port St. Lucie,
was charged with creating an
organized scheme to defraud,
grand theft and criminal use of
personal identification informa-
tion.
*Walter Andrews, 38, 776 E.
Arima Vista Ave., Port St. Lucie,
was charged with delivery of a
controlled substance, posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a valid prescription and
sales of methadone.
*Mark David Schaefer, 38,
2433 S.W. Vardon St., Port St.
Lucie, was charged ,with three
counts of obtaining a controlled
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Culinary certificates are cause for concern
This is in reference to the St. Lucie Sheriffs department's
handing out culinary certificates.
Please don't use the word culinary, as it is far from the
meaning.
First, they were issued by training from Aramark, which is in
no way qualified to train anyone. You should wonder why they
are in business and serving St. Lucie County.
Is it culinary?
Well, if you like boiled eggs for breakfast or how about a
meatloaf dinner with mashed potatoes with a blob of peanut
butter.
Supplying a body with a balanced diet does not mean
putting whatever you have on hand on a plate.
We ought to make the staff at the jail eat the food the inmates
eat instead of bring g in doughnuts and coffee and food
platters, which I have seen.
Many think, well, they are inmates, they get what they
deserve.
Remember, many of them are awaiting court and are
innocent until proven guilty. Don't judge until you have been
in their shoes. The Sheriff's department should try better
rehabilitation programs instead of trying to fool the public
with using the word culinary.
If you came to my business with such a certificate associated
with Aaramark I don't think you would even get a job as a
dishwasher.
Sheriff Mascara should straighten out the jail. If you don't
know where the problems are, I would be pleased to let you
know.

Put a leash on 'em
My wife and I love to take our dog to the portion of beach on
Hutchinson Island, near the power plant, where dogs are
allowed.
What we don't love is when other dog owners let their dogs
run wild, and off a leash. While this area is approved for dogs, it
doesn't mean the St. Lucie County's leash law' isn't in effect.
Our dog was recently approached by three other dogs that
were off-leash, thankfully nothing happened, but that's not to
say that it couldn't have.
This area is a "dog beach" but that doesn't mean dogs run
wild.

Sex Ed is needed
Congratulations to the St. Lucie County school Board for
approving the new Sex education curriculum. The reality is
that today's children will continue to become sexually active.
Some of you believe that sex before marriage is the end of the
world. The rest of us believe unwanted children are worse and
that the increasingrate ofHIV/AIDS infection is worse and
downright scary. It would be great if the "abstinence only"
faction would reach out to promiscuous girls and help their
self-esteem by showing them they can be accepted and
popular in other ways. But, please, without the judgmental
rhetoric.
We are all in this together folks. We need to find common
ground as humanitarians first and taxpayers second. We all
wish things were different, that we could return to a simpler
time but kids need information now. Not while you are
working toward changing our cultural morals

Traffic tie-ups need a solution
From 4-6 p.m., going north off Bayshore Blvd., to Port St.
Lucie Blvd., traffic is blocked because the first vehicle in the
right lane is going north on Bayshore. Traffic backs up and
blocks vehicles trying to go north. If there was a right turn only
lane, the traffic in the right lane could move instead of sitting
there waiting for the straight ahead light. Our city officials
should live in the Bayshore area and try going north to Port St.
Lucie Blvd. Then, something would probably be done about it.
Thousands of tax dollars were spent building a roundabout on
Savona Blvd, for much less traffic.

Water restrictions are ridiculous
I can water for four hours one day a week within a given time
limit, plus new planting s can be watered at night, and if I have
less than five acres, etc., it includes details of the equipment
used for stress relief. In the middle of all this, it was noted that
there is no limits at all on car washing, boat washing, or
pressure washing. I think I'm going to have a very, very clean
car that I'm going to wash all over my very, very green lawn.

Opposed to pay raise
A citizen in Port St. Lucie has to be critical if they read about
the proposed salary increase of 21 percent for Port St. Lucie
police officers. There have been too many incidents of the cops
breaking the law. There are cops taking things out of the
evidence room marked out as destroyed by an officer that
makes $80,000 a year. Some are forging signatures of their
supervisors. Twenty one percent is completely stupid. A cost of
living adjustment is acceptable, but this city is broke. We don't
need police officers that are barely capable of doing their job,
or a police chief that makes the kind of salary like he does, or a
city manager that would even consider this idiotic idea. -
What kind of economy gives a rookie cop a $7,000 raise?
Wake up Port St. Lucie.


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Vick is sick
I sure hope that the MichaelVick ranter was just a feeble joke
aimed at agitating the troops.
Anyone who has taken psychology 101 has learned that most
psychopaths abused animals on their way to antisocial
behavior. Fortunately, 98 percent of Americans condemned
Mr. Vicks vile dog fighting and recognized that those who inflict
pain on vulnerable animals or others that can't defend them-
selves are sick. There is often a strong link between dog fighting
and drugs and other illegal activities.

Drivers, please slow down
It was on Jan. 30, 1989 that our lives were changed forever. My
niece was killed by someone going over 80 mph on Dairy Road,
in Titusville.
She was only 15 years old and she is missed each and every
day. I don't know why the driver was in such a hurry. She is
gone and he spent time in jail. I don't believe he got up that day
and thought if he broke the law and drove too fast that it would
end the life of a young girl, but still, it did.
I have a teenager and I know his friends speed without a
thought. Parents, take time to think when you are going over
the speed limit. You could be teaching a bad habit that could
take the life of your child or someone elses.

Telephone directory listings
Last week, a person complained about having to pay to not
be listed in the phone directory. I have some advice for you
and other readers. What the phone company didn't tell you is
that you can choose to be listed under whatever name you
want. You do not have to be listed under your billing name.
I have friends who don't want their names listed and were
upset by the non-listing charge. So instead, they are listed, but
chose silly, ridiculous, made-up names.
The best part of it is that they can instantaneously spot junk
mail and marketing calls.
One friend chose a name that is virtually impossible to
pronounce. The moment they pick up the phone and hear
someone trying to pronounce the ridiculous name, they laugh
and hang-up.

Subjects or citizens?

I have long been aware of my ignorance regarding American
history between 1880 and 1940. I recently started studying the
subject and am very confused.
After the Spanish American War, we acquired Puerto Rico and
the Philippines as territories or insular possessions.
These are referred to as "The United States ofAmerica." Our
Constitution was written for "The united States of America."
(Lower case "u")
All possessions are legally designated by a two capital-letter
designator; PR and PI in the above cases. The residents are
"subjects" rather than "citizens," possessing no Constitutional
rights.
The question I have is when we use the designator FL rather
than the abbreviation Fla. Are we giving the federal govern-
ment tacit approval to treat us as subjects rather than as
citizens?
If so, then this is a huge rant.
Editor's note: According to Wikipedia, the Philippines gained
independence fom the Unitd States on July 4,1945. Puerto Rico
remains a "United States commonwealth, an unincorporated,
organized territory with a political status that 'provides for self-
government in respect of internal affairs and administration
subject to relevantportions of the constitution and laws of the
United States."'

Illegal aliens have it easy
You want free health care, public schooling, in-state tuition,
welfare, and driver licenses for illegal aliens all in hope of votes
and what you see as loyal minions.
Did it ever occur to you and some Republicans that you will
all be voted out?
Wake up. They already have their own people ready to step in.
I know how hard you fight for felons and illegal aliens to vote,
just about as hard as you try to block our brave soldier's votes.
At least some felons are legal citizens.
What part of illegal is so hard to understand?
Crossing our borders is just the first law that is broken. I
consider it invading a sovereign country. Driving and holding a
license is a privilege., I know a few people that have been jailed


for losing this privilege. What about the issue of identity theft
and giving out false social security numbers?
Again, American citizens are jailed for this crime. My daugh-
ter's could not cross lines to attend public schools, yet illegal
aliens are welcomed with open arms. My children could not
travel to an out of state school and expect to get in-state tuition,
yet we give them to illegal aliens not to mention every form of
public aid and top priority for scholarships.
There is absolutely no respect for this country. Now, the -
Mexican flag is flown over ours. They have the right to be
patriotic to a country they fled, in our homeland; yet, we have
to fight to be patriotic in our own country.
Enough is enough, I'd move my family to Mexico when it
finally empties out, but guess what, you can never be come a
full citizen there. Funny, their southern border is protected by
the military.

Does anyone have the number
for Homeland Security?
I tried to get a hold of homeland security but couldn't find it,
so I called 911. They didn't have it either. What kind of Sheriffs
department doesn't have the number for Homeland Security
so I can report illegal immigrants?
Editor's note: The Homeland Security contactforFlorida is
Thomas]. Mclnerney, Homeland Security Advisor, (772) 410-
8300.

Medical techs getting bad rap
This is in regard to the rant about medical technicians
needing more training. The person that said that must not
know what it feels like to be a medical assistant or any kind of
technician in the medical field. I am a nursing assistant, and I
lift patients bigger than me. And I have a stethoscope around
my neck, and I know which end to use on the patients chest.
Whoever wrote that rant should attend a medical assistant
class. I have worked with patients that have Alzheimer's,
cancer, and AIDS. If you have any questions about what it feels
like to be a technician, go to an ACLF, nursing home, or an
agency and go out with the nurses. This person does not know
how it feels. I advise that person to shut up, because we are not
the cause of the outbreaks in the hospitals. The doctors and the
people who do not sterilize the equipment cause the out-
breaks. The person should watch what they are saying because
you never know who will be washing your behind when you
are old.

Too much strain on paramedics
After a recent accident I had to be transported to a hospital. I
realized that there is a lot of strain on the paramedics when
they are lifting people, especially someone bigger than me.
There has to be some kind of device that could help these men
out. If someone has any ideas, please let someone know.

Giving children drugs is not a solution
I have been noticing a growing number of people conversing
in public about their children having been diagnosed with
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
' Some even sound proud of it as if they are relieved to discover
they are not responsible for their own children. I would be
outraged to have my child labeled as having a mental disorder.
I would fight tooth-and-nail to prevent my child from being
administered Schedule II narcotics. Ritalin is like cocaine.
There are no objective medical tests to diagnose ADHD,
according to the National Institutes of Health. The diagnosis is
purely subjective. In other words, someone's opinion based on
just how much like a kid does the kid act? I'm sorry if you can't
stand the motion and randomity of childhood when you aren't
thechild. Look at it and understand it for what it is childhood.
Do you have to have children currently to speak out against
this outrage? You need only to look at the evening news for the
answer. The TV spews out examples of social disorder: drug
addicts, murders, ;hootowuts with police, child abductions)
burglaries, hold ups, shoplifting rings, ad absurdum.
Do you think these were all committed by normally rational
people who on the day of the crime decided to go to the dark
side or were suddenly provoked by the devil? I think not.
Children are the future of mankind. Each and every one of us
is responsible to provide a moral, ethical and survivable future
for our species. Can a society become so degraded as to drug its
children so they will sit still?


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Please. Do something.
Editor'snote: 1 /in. ,,'etih/ip lic,,i,a,. more
commonly known as Ritalin, works in the same
way as cocaine, stimulating the production of
dopamine, researchers have concluded that it is
not as addictive.
An article on the Archives of General Psychia-
t7y Web site, cites the results of a study led by
psychiatrist Nora Volkoiw, I, t fil research
team aind ofBrookhavein' Medical Depart-
ment: it, sI. ',,-acting effect we've seen ... gives
us confidence that the low oral closes given to
children with ADHD cannot cause the quick
and in tense feeling of reward that is necessary
to reinforce the behavior of taking the drug."
To read more, visit:
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*TheArchives of General Psychiatry: arch-
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assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/52/6/456
*Brookhaven National Laboratory: "Study
Shows Pill Form ofRitalin Is Sqfe and Non-
Addictive for Kids,"
www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/1998/bnlpr09
2998.html

Those attacking homosexuals
fail to see same problem
among heterosexuals

Well, you've heard one side of the story;
here's is the other.
So many wish to show that homosexu-
als are promiscuous. I am here to give
you the other side.
While there may be bath houses in San
Francisco and used to be in New York,
there are many, many more brothels,
cathouses, escort services, madam's,
gentlemen's clubs, men's clubs, strip
clubs and sex theaters throughout the
entire country.
These are but a few, along with prostitu-
tion and private services, massage
parlors, beauty parlors and academies.
In Texas, there is the famous Chicken
(Ranch) and the CatHouse, and (there
are) several massage parlors in Connecti-
cut. There are massage parlors, beauty
academies (and) brothels throughout the
country from New Hampshire to Califor-
nia, including Florida.
I've known many heterosexuals who
have had more than 1,000 notches on
their belts.
I know of one in particular who brags
about his 20 or more kids, and yet they
are not from the same woman.
To cast hatred, one always looks at the,
evils of another and never the good.
While there are many non-monoga-
mous homosexuals, there are just as
many if not more non-monogamous,
promiscuous heterosexuals.
So, before you cast a stone, be sure you
do not live in a glass house.
Also, there are many homosexual
relationships (where) partners have been
together for more than 25 years and
never strayed. So, the differences are very
slim.


All people are alike, the only difference
is their preference.
Next time, look at both sides of the coin
before judging.

Forget about toys, what about
lead on lips?

There's a lot of talk about lead in children's
toys and I know they are looking into it, but I
also heard about lead being in lipstick. I
haven't heard a word about that or follow up
on it on who it might be.
Editor's note: Good Morning America
(www.abcnewsgo.com)did a report Oct. 12
about a study conducted by the Campaign for
Safe Cosmetics, where 20 of the 33 lipsticks it
had. tested for lead came back positive. The
brands with the highest levels of the 33 were
made by L'Oreal, Cover Girl and Christian Dior
On Oct. 13, The Seattle Times
(seattletimes.nwsource.com) reported that the
Food and Drug Administration would be
looking into these claims. Currently, the FDA
has no limit for lead in lipstick.

Pelosi can't handle
being new sheriff

Nancy Pelosi, I'm really upset with you. This
was the Congress that was supposed to come
in and get a lot of stuff done. All we've heard is
a lot of rhetoric
Since you can't take care of the important
things like getting the troops paid, let's go
back to basics and start with some simple
stuff. See if you can get the toy deal fixed
coming from China. Let's see if we can get
safer toys for the little kids to chew on.
You were supposed to be the new sheriff in
town, and you don't even make a good deputy.

Drivers: Stop rushing


I haven't ranted here yet, but it's time now.
The speeding and the red-light and stop-
sign running drivers are out of control lately
Hey, what's your hurry, you're already here.
Unfortunately, the county sheriff's depart-
ment, when I called them, has told me it is too
expensive for them to set up speed traps
anymore.
Don't they at least get some of the income
from tickets?
Mostly, I wish to plead with the aggressive or
hurried drivers: Please don't try to change the
clock with your speedometer. In reality,
speeding and running red lights and stop
signs won't get you where you're going much
sooner than by obeying the lights and signs.
Really, and you won't waste gas and risk
lives.

Romney worthy to be president

This is regarding "Not many worthy to be
president."
We do have a fine candidate: Mitt Romney.
He is the only one who (has) his first and only
wife, and they have five fine sons. He was a
good governor of Massachusetts and kept the
Olympics in the black.
He is also a fine Christian with no affairs in
his background. I will definitely vote for him.


2007
From page A3
America's Health Choice,
their former insurer, faced
scrutiny from federal inves-
tigators. Policyholders,
expressing anger, frustration
and uncertainty, had ques-
tions for their new, govern-
ment-selected insurer.
Until Medicare terminated
its contract with Vero Beach-
based America's Health
Choice in July, the company
insured 12,000 customers in
seven Florida counties,
including 7,000 beneficiar-
ies on the Treasure Coast.
Medicare cited delays in
medical care, shoddy care
and other problems when it
terminated the America's
Health Choice contract -
the first time regulators axed
a Medicare plan because of
substandard care.
But there were no reports
of patients being harmed by
low-quality care, the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid
Services said.
Policyholders were trans-
ferred to SecureHorizons,
another insurer, the same
day the America's Health
Choice contract was termi-
nated.
For the former America's
Health Choice customers,
questions remained even as
SecureHorizons hosted a
series of forums designed to
smooth the transition.
Following a July Secure-
Horizons meeting in Vero
Beach, Nancy Peters said
she enjoyed her low-cost
America's Health Choice
plan.


"I figured it was too good
to be true," the Vero Beach
woman said.
Until they received letters
from SecureHorizons on
July 20, America's Health
Choice customers had no
indication that their
provider was facing a federal
probe.
"I found out on [July 22]
when I went to pick up my
medication, and that was a
shocker," Port St. Lucie resi-
dent Josette Ayres said. "I
have no complaints with
America's Health Choice."
America's Health Choice,
established in 2000, butted
heads with federal officials
in 2005, when Medicare
temporarily banned the
company from enrolling
new customers or advertis-
ing .its plans, because it
failed to meet federal stan-
dards.
The latest investigation
crippled the insurer.
Three months after
Medicare cut ties, America's
Health Choice shut down.
Executives auctioned con-
tents from the, Vero Beach
headquarters, and listed a
Port St. Lucie office building
for sale.

Let's talk about sex -
Thousands oppose
health curriculum

The St. Lucie County
School Board approved a
sex education curriculum
that caused a stir among
residents.
When the issue came
before the board on Dec.


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11, it had already resulted
in a protest and a cam-
paign to block it.
The health curriculum,
which deals with AIDS and
sex education, caused a
major movement by some
religious leaders to rally
opposition.
Critics collected more
than 3,750 signatures
from St. Lucie County res-
idents opposing the
planned classes.
The group, led by reli-
gious leaders, wanted to
block the Get Real About
AIDS program, which they
called graphic and explic-
it,
In its place, they
appealed to the school
board to teach abstinence.
The proposed curricu-
lum mentions condoms
and contraception 210
times, compared to 17
mentions of the word
"abstinence," said said
one of the most outspo-
ken critics, Pastor Bryan
Longworth of Covenant
Tabernacle World Out-
reach Center in Port St.
Lucie.
"We're talking about
graphic condom demon-
strations, information
about anal sex, and it's
really information that's
not appropriate for young
people," he said.
The school board began
considering the curricu-
lum for ninth- to 12th-
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along with dozens of his
classmates.
"It touched my heart a lot.
Each student brought in a
gift and yesterday and
today we had a wrapping
party," said Larry.
On the afternoon of Dec.
19, dozens of those stu-
dents arrived in a caravan
at the Stanton home in Port
St. Lucie.
As Mr. and Mrs. Stanton
stood with their children
on the front lawn, Santa
Claus walked toward them,
with the students behind.
Mrs. Stanton couldn't con-
trol her tears, as she held
Dylan.
"I never expected this,"
said Mrs. Stanton. "It was
phenomenal what they did.
It was absolutely amazing.
The students really
touched our hearts."
Dylan grinned as Santa


and the students he said.
approached him, while Bringham Miller, who was
Kaitlyn seemed a bit over- present to help dole out the
whelmed. gifts, said he has suffered
"Santa needs all the help from eight broken bones in
he can get," said Santa, his young life, while his
explaining the presence of brother, Finleigh, is in a
all of his "elves." cast now.
Santa (William Bee, presi- The Stantons have found
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ers Big Sisters of Martin form of Mrs. White and her
County) arrived courtesy of family.
Martin County Lifestar, "She has been absolutely
which provides critical care wonderful, and she's been a
air transportation, wealth of information,"
Terry Miller, a Lifestar said Mrs. Stanton of Mrs.
pilot, is the husband of White. "She just called me
Mrs. Miller and father of out of the blue. We were so
her two sons. happy to hear from her,
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broken so many bones," friend."
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but future looks bright


Happy holidays
everyone! The year
2007 was a fantas-
tic one with so many
changes I can't even begin
to tell you. It is my wish
that 2008 brings everyone
peace, joy and prosperity.
Actually, I think I can
begin to tell you about the
changes I experienced this
year. Newfound freedom
(and stresses with it) as I
found myself single again
after nearly 15 years and
raising two boys on my
own. Next, I left my job of
nearly eight years with GE
so I could be home with
my kids and help comput-
ers with people problems
from the comfort of my
office.
In 2007, I gained the
ability to connect to
computers over the
Internet, making the
prospect of working from
home a reality. Before,
when someone called me
with a computer issue that
I couldn't solve over the
phone, I would have to
turn those people away
because I wasn't able to go
onsite. Now, it doesn't
matter where the comput-
er is. If they can connect to
the Internet and enter a
six-digit code, I can
connect and work on their
system just as if I had
pulled up a chair to their
keyboard.
I love living in the


future!
The year also brought us
the scourge known as
Windows Vista. Man, I
don't know what the boys
out in Redmond were
thinking. I haven't seen a
computer operating
system this silly since
"Microsoft Bob."
The way things work
with operating systems is
every few years'they come
out with a new one and
many times they take
everything we learned
from the last operating
system and throw it out
the window (no pun
intended).
With Vista, things that
we know how to do
offhand from years of
working with Windows XP,
are now buried in obscure
menus that we have to
search for. They even set it
up so when you shut it
down, you think you are
shutting it down, but
unless you actually find
the shutdown menu, you
are just putting it to sleep.
Even my usual recom-
mendation that people
wait a year or more before
"jumping on the new
operating system band-
wagon" (this gives them
time to work out the bugs)
has been thwarted by the
fact that it can be hard to
find a new machine with
XP on it.
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promises to be a great
year.
I've recently become
certified as an identity
theft risk management
specialist because many
people tend to associate
identity theft with com-
puters.
Unfortunately, the
forecast is that the prob-
lem is only going to get
worse, potentially affect-
ing more than a third of
the population in 2008.
Fortunately, I've taken
the steps to be able to help
people with this epidemic
and have been invited to
speak on the topic at
several locations in
January and February.
In fact, at 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Jan. 9, I will be
speaking at the Tri County
Computer Users Group in
Port St. Lucie. It's open to
the public and you can call


(772) 834-6923 for infor-
mation. I hope to see you
there.
I'm also very excited
about going into the New
Year with my Web site
finally online. You'd think
that with me being in
computer repair, a Web
site would have been a
priority, but no. I have to
put everything off until the
last minute. However, I am
happy to announce that
my Web site, www.Com-
puteThisOnline.com (no
hyphens) is officially
online. Click on by fre-
quently. There are hints,
tips and tricks, as well as
links to my previous
columns. I've tried to
create a companion site to
this column and really
don't expect it to ever be
finished; I'll be constantly
adding new helpful
information to it.
Well, that's about it for this
week and this year. I hope
everyone has a great 2008,
but do try to remember: If
that new computer you just
got for Christmas is driving
you nuts, putting a brick
through the monitor will
probably void the warranty
and should be avoided.

Sean McCarthy fixes '
computers and protects
against identity theft. He can
be reached athelp@Com-
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Deaths


Vasco M. Raposo0
Vasco M. Raposo, 79, of Port
St. Lucie, died Dec. 9, 2007, at
the St. Lucie Medical Center,
in Port St. Lucie.
He was born in Brazil and
lived in Port St. Lucie for 10
years, coming from Heller-
town, Pa.
Prior to his retirement he
was a foreman in construc-
tion.
He was a member of the
Portuguese club in Bethle-
hem, Pa., the Portuguese
American cultural club in Port
St. Lucie and was a member
of the Holy Family Catholic
Church in Port St. Lucie.
He is survived by his wife of
59 years, Laurinda Fernandes
of Port St. Lucie; two sons,
Vasco FE Raposo of Port St.
Lucie, and Nelson E Raposo of
Franklin, N.H; and two grand-
children.
Contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Soci-
ety, 865 S.E. Monterey Com-
mons Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996.

Asquith Fortune
Asquith Fortune, 87, died
Dec. 8, 2007, at his residence
in Port St. Lucie.
He was born in Guyana and
was resident of Port St. Lucie
for 20 years, coming from
Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was a member of First
Presbyterian Church of Stuart
and was an avid reader.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Hubert and
Hectorine (Johnson) Fortune.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 62 years, Doreen For-
tune; two sons, Steve A. For-
tune of Port St. Lucie, and
Mark A. Fortune of Mount-
Clair, N.J.; four granddaugh-
ters and one grandson; and
several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Treasure
Coast Hospices, 1201 S.E. Indi-
an St., Stuart, FL 34994.
Arrangements were handled
byAll County Funeral Home &
Crematory in Stuart.

Helene L. O'Quinn
Helene L. O'Quinn, 75, died
Dec. 5, 2007, at her home in
Port St. Lucie.
She was born in Austria and
had been a resident of Port St.
Lucie since 2002, coming
from Braidwood, Ill.
She was a former member
of Eastern Star in Wilmington,
Ill.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Hollis Tru-
man O'Quinn.
She is survived by a son,
Mark O'Quinn of Stuart.
Aycock Funeral Home in
Port St. Lucie was in charge of
arrangements.

Frank Ferrante
Frank Ferrante, 84, of Port
St. Lucie, died Dec. 4, 2007, at
Palm Gardens of Port St.


Lucie.
He was born in Brooklyn,
N.Y. and had been a resident
of Port St. Lucie for the past 25
years, coming, from Port
Washington, N.Y.
He served in the U.S. Navy
duringWorldWar II.
He was a member of St.
Lucie Catholic Church of Port
St. Lucie, the Maritime Muse-
um of Stuart, and the Pad-
ddlewheel Steamboaters
Society of American.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Mildred Ferrante.
He is survived by a son, Ter-
rence Ferrante of Sea Cliff,
N.Y., and three daughters,
Audrey Ferrante of Westin,
Mass., Adrienne Ridolfi of Liv-
ermore, Calif., and Pamela
Storing of Hayesville, N.C.,
five grandchildren and four
great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Treasure
Coast Hospices, 1201 S.E. Indi-
an St., Stuart, FL. 34997

Charles A. Rogers
Charles A. Rogers, 89, died
Dec. 4, 2007, at his residence
in Port St. Lucie.
He was bornm in Pontiac,
Mich., and was a resident of
the Treasure Coast for 20
years.
He was a lifetime member
of the Elks Club and he served
in the U.S. Army duringWorld
War II.
He is survived by a daughter,
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It's a party time of year
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there are many ways to have
a great holiday party
without putting yourself or
your loved ones at risk.
Mothers Against Drunk
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drinking too much, offer to
freshen up their drink with a
non-alcoholic version'
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serve dessert and coffee.
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do that. It takes about an
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foods: cheese, deli meats
and shrimp, so guests don't
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or playing games. Have an
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Nutrients keep plants healthy


ne look at the plant
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The first item on my list is
bone meal, which is made
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for 1.5 hours at 260
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calcium and can provide
some other trace minerals,.
including nitrogen, to your
plants.
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ties if you want to use it on
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most veggies require a
lower ph level in the soil for
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Deaths
From page A9
Susan Adams of Port St. Lucie;
a son, Thomas Rogers of
Phoenix; a brother, William
Rogers of Clarkston, Mich.;
eight grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren.
Hie was preceded in death by
his wife of 67 years, Eleanor
Rogers; a son, Michael Rogers;
and his parents, Stanley and
Edith Rogers.
Memorial comrrribmtions
may be made to Treasure
Coast Hospices, 1201 S.E. Indi-
an St., Stuart, FL 34997
Arrangements were handled
by All County Funeral Home &
Crematory Treasure Coast
Chapel in Stuart.


Frances P. Varela

Frances R Varela, 91, of Port
St. Lucie, died, Nov. 25, 2007,
at Brighton Gardens of Port St.
Lucie.
She was born in Brooklyn,
N.Y. and was a resident of Port
St. Lucie, for 28 years, coining
from Long Island, N.Y.
She was a member of the
First Congregational Church
of Port Saint Lucie.

She was the daughter of the
late Joseph Petta and the late
Anna Petta.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Joseph and
Anna Petta; two brothers,
Andrew and Joseph; and two
sisters, Theresa and Anna.
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ter, Joan H. Schmidt of Stuart;
a son, Allan Varela of Port Jef-
ferson Station, N.Y.; four
grandsons, two granddaugh-
ters, and six great-grandchil-
dren.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Brighton Gar-
dens of Port Saint Lucie, 1699
S.E. Lyngate Drive, Port St.
Lucie, FL 34952.
Arrangemn ents were handled
byAll County tluneral Home &
Crematory pleasure Coast
(. qi ,iil in i ,rrt.

Daniel Anthony
Esposito Jr.

Daniel Anthony Esposito Jr.,
76, of Port St. Lucie, died Nov.
27, 2007, at Okeechobee
Health Care.
He was born in New Kens-
ington, Pa., and had been a
resident of Port St. Lucie for
the past 27 years coming from
Cheswick, Pa.
He was an Army veteran
serving in the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Eliz-
abeth Ann Seton Catholic
Church of Port St. Lucie and a
member of the Carpenter's
Union No. 333.
He is survived by three sons,
Daniel A. Esposito III of Palm
Beach Gardens, Christopher
Esposito of Jupiter, and Robert
Esposito, of Lakeland; two
daughters, Karen Cristaldi
and Carla Esposito both of
Port St. Lucie; 12 grandchil-
dren; three great grandchil-
dren; and a sister, Regina


Clark of Lady Lake.
I e was preceded in death by
his wife, Elizabeth Esposito.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the
Alzheimners Association,
Southeast Florida Chapter,
4700 N. Congress Ave., Suite
101, West Palm Beach, FL
33407.
Aycock Funeral Home in Port
St. Lucie was in charge of
arrangements.

Peter Georgiades
Peter Georgiades, 87, died
Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at his
home in Port St. Lucie.
He was born in Greece and
had been a resident of Port St.
Lucie for the past 21 years,
coming from Long Island,
N.Y.
He was a World War II Army
veteran.
He was a member of St.
Nicholas Greek Orthodox of
Fort Pierce and the Moose
Lodge of Port St. Lucie and
AHEPA.
He is survived by his wife,
Demetra Georgiades of Port
St. Lucie; three daughters,
Alice Santiago of Valley
Stream, N.Y., Rhea Galasso of
Franklin Square, N.Y, and
Pamela Patterson of Garden
City, N.Y.; six grandsons and
12 great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions
may be made to St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Church, 2525
S. 25th St., Fort Pierce, FL
34981.


Lawrence H. West

Lawrence H. West, 66, of
Port St. Lucie, died Dec. 8,
2007, at Emerald Health Care.
He was a lifelong resident of
Port St. Lucie.
He served in the U.S. Army
before becoming a heavy
equipment operator.
He is survived by two
daughters, Elizabeth Davis or
Port St. Lucie, and Crystal
West of New Orleans; a son,
Clint Lightener of Fort Pierce;
a brother, Gibson West of Fort
Pierce; and four grandchil-
dren.
All arrangements were han-
dled by Yates Funeral Home
and Crematory.

Cathy (Galbraith)
Socash

Cathy (Galbraith) Socash,
52, of Port St. Lucie, died Dec.
15, 2007, at Martin Memorial
Medical Center in Stuart.
She was born in Ingelwood,
Calif., and was a resident of
Port St. Lucie, for one year,
coming from Palmdale, Calif.
She was a member of Morn-
ingside Church in Port St.
Lucie.
She was preceded in death
by her mother, Sandra Jean.
She is survived by a son,
Sterling Socash of Los Ange-
les; three daughters, Jamie
Walker of Los Angeles, Teresa
Ward and Halie Nikisch, both
of Port St. Lucie.
Memorial donations may be
made to Morningside Church
in Port St. Lucie.
Arrangements were handled
by All County Funeral Home &
Crematory Treasure Coast
Chapel in Stuart.

Esther Marion
Scherber

Esther Marion Scherber 64,
of Port St. Lucie, died Dec. 15,
2007, at Treasure Coast Hos-
pices in Fort Pierce.
She was born in Derby,
Conn., and was a resident of
Port St. Lucie for seven years,
coming from Pembroke
Pines.


She was preceded in death
by her first husband, Daniel
M. Scherber; and father Mario
Coppola.
She is survived by her hus-
band of two years Michael
Ossipoff; three daughters,
Danae Cardona of Port St.
Lucie, Winnie Vaccariello of
Thornwood, N.Y., and Dawn
Kennett of Huntersville, N.C.;
a son, David Scherber of Fort
Lauderdale; mother, Bernade-
na Coppola of Derby, Conn., a
brother, Robert Coppola of
Hawthorne; seven grandchil-
dren and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Memorial donations may be
made to Treasure Coast Hos-
pices, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stu-
art, FL 34997.
Arrangements were handled
by All County Funeral Home &
Crematory Treasure Coast
Chapel in Stuart.

Van Alfred Palmer

Van Alfred Palmer, 74, of
Port St. Lucie, died Dec. 7,
2007, in Port St. Lucie.
He was born in Jamaica, and
was a resident of Port St. Lucie
for 17 years, coming from the
Bronx, N.Y.
He was an active member of
the First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Lucie and
was a faithful supporter of the
Caribbean American cultural
group.
He is survived by his wife of
33 years, Lilieth (Robinson)
Palmer; a daughter, Heidi
Palmer of Charlotte, N.C.; two
step daughters, Dr. Novelette
Thompson-Pitterson of Park-
land, and Maxine Thompson
of Fort Pierce; a sister, Ettily
Hinds of Jamaica; three broth-
ers, Oswald Ivers of Jamaica,
Winston Rhoden of England,
Percival Rhoden of Canada;
and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Melville Palmer
and Florence Bromley.
Memorial donations may be
made to First United
Methodist Church of Port St.
Lucie Building Fund, 260 S.W.
Prima Vista Blvd. Port St.
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present: The Pantheon,
supported by thick
columns, with candlelight
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crosses, white sculptures,
and paintings rich in
biblical scenes.
Outside, a carved face
lightheartedly spit water
into a fountain next to
diners under canopies and
the night's shy moon.
Besides my passport and
money, my camera was my
most prized possession on
this trip. There seemed to be
a photo opportunity around
every corner of this ancient
city.
We had entered Italy by
flying over the snow-dotted
Alps. I tried going in fresh,
with few images and bits of
advice from books, Web
sites and television to spoil
the adventure.
It worked.
When we first left the cozy
confines of our hotel room
in Rome, we chuckled at the
tiny Mr. Bean-like cars
running along the city
streets. Although I'm sure


TONY JUDNICH
Staff writer
these pint-sized vehicles
provide great gas mileage,
their drivers probably prefer
them because of the mostly
narrow, twisted streets in
Rome, which has nearly 4
million residents.
While those Roman
streets seemed quieter than
their American counter-
parts, good luck crossing
them as a pedestrian!
Near the Victor
Emmanuel Monument, we
saw a police officer, whose
uniform included white
gloves and a helmet,
directing many rows of
traffic from a platform


inside a roundabout. But
overall, I saw few crosswalks
and traffic signals, and we
often had to pray that the
drivers would stop for us.
Besides having to dodge
traffic, we weren't thrilled at
.the graffiti on buildings near
the central bus and train
terminal.
Still, those recollections
are easily overshadowed by ,
the opulence found in most
other parts of Rome we
visited.
My better memories of
the city include one of an
old man in a dark gray suit
reaching into a box of treats
for dozens of pigeons in an
ancient square.
Surrounding the square
were buildings dressed in
different colors of paint,
with windows graced by
arches. Their designers
succeeded in creating
enduring beauty.
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time, of course, was the
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spotted tangerine trees in
courtyards, flowerboxes
outside windows and
elaborate light fixtures.
At the Trevi Fountain,
Rome's largest, Jeannie and I
enjoyed a night view of a
figure of Neptune and other
statues. Some.men sold
roses and other items to
tourists who arrived by the
busload.
The equally crowded
Spanish Steps were fun to
visit, but a massive adver-
tisement between church
towers at the top of the
steps spoiled some of the
scene.
At Vatican City the
world's smallest state we
saw a church official
walking down stairs
between two colorfully
dressed guards. Inside St.
Peter's, we were awed by
Michelangelo's Pieta, which
he created in 1499 at age 25.
It looked flawless.
Statues of cherubs, angels
and popes were everywhere,
from eye level to ceiling,
and throngs of admirers
enjoyed them quietly.
Outside again, we spotted
a hummingbird hovering
above the Tiber River. We
crossed bridges lined with
statues and, at an outdoor
caf6, enjoyed thin-crusted
pizza with red wine.
Whenever possible, we
dined outside. One of our
few indoor meals was at
Papa Rex, a restaurant we
stopped at during a night
tour of Rome. Here, live
Italian and Roman folk
songs accompanied our
feast.
Our dinner party included
couples from South Caroli-
na and New York. I realized
it was Thanksgiving and,
with a trace of homesick-
ness, I made a toast.
Near the end of our
whirlwind trip to Italy,
Jeannie and I went on a
three-hour train ride from
Rome to Florence. Vine-
yards, hills covered with
orange and brown houses
and concrete picket fences
sailed past our window.
To me, Florence looked
and smelled medieval.
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buildings seemed layered
with soot. I remember
smelling smoke from a
woodstove while walking
toward the Duomo, Europe's
fourth-largest church.
As they did near the
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Deaths
From page A12
International 111 East 59th
Street, New York, NY10022
Arrangements were handled
by All County Funeral Home &
Crematory Treasure Coast
Chapel in Stuart.

Lucy J. Lopilato
Lucy J. Lopilato, 86, of Port
St. Lucie, died Dec. 6 at the
Life Care Center of Port St.
Lucie.
She was born in Boston, and
had been a resident of Port St.
Lucie since 1988, coming
from Nashua, N.H.
She was a volunteer for
Windmill Point Elementary
School, in Port St. Lucie.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Angelo Lopi-
lato.
She is survived by a daugh-
ter, Paula Levesque and her
husband Ronald of Port St.
Lucie; a son, Robert Lopilato
and his wife Anita of Colum-
bia, Termnn.; a grandson, Timo-
thy Levesque and his wife
Deirdre of Port St. Lucie; and
three great grandchildren,
Jacey, Elsie, ,and Colby
Levesque, all of Port St. Lucie.
Aycock Funeral Home in Port
St. Lucie was in charge of
arrangements.

Bradley Carl Arnold

Bradley Carl Arnold, 54, of
Port St. Lucie, died Dec. 11,
2007, at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center in Fort Pierce.
He was born in Cortland,
N.Y., and was a resident of
Port St. Lucie for 20 years,
coming from Phoenix.
He was a veteran of the
101st Airborne Division of the
U.S.Army.
He was preceded in death by
his father Carl Arnold.
He is survived by his wife of
19 years, Michele Arnold; a
daughter, Taylor Arnold of
Port St. Lucie; a son, Jake
'Arnold of Port St. Lucie; moth-
er, Marilyn Arnold of Okee-
chobee; and three sisters,
Carol Spaw of Okeechobee,
Julie Pittsley of Cortland, N.Y.,
and Laurie Lohr of Oakland,
Md.
Memorial donations may be
made to Treasure Coast Hos-
pices, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stu-
art, FL 34997.
Arrangements were handled
by All County Funeral Home &
Crematory Treasure Coast
Chapel in Stuart.

Bernice Holmes Davis
Bernice Holmes Davis, 91,
died Dec. 8, 2007, at Port St.
Lucie Nursing and Restorative
Care Center.
She was born in Fort Drum,
and lived in Fort Pierce for 85
years.
She was a homemaker and a
member of First United
Methodist Church in Fort
Pierce.
Survivors include a son,
Russell M. Davis; and two


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Have fun, have a great
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Italy
From page A14
ings for sale. Intricate
shapes and figures on the
' exteriors of the Duomo, and
The Bapistry next door,
made these two structures
the most impressive forms
of architecture I saw in Italy.
But there were simpler
scenes in Florence that I
also cherish, such as a lone,
silver-colored scooter
parked next to a mustard-
colored building with
wooden doors and shutters.
One of the last photos I
took in Italy was of a view
from a restaurant we ate at
in Florence. The picture
shows a bottle of wine on


our outside table in the
foreground, with statues,
including a copy of
Michelangelo's David, in
the back.
Here at home, I enjoy
remembering such sights
and experiences and, with a
trace of longing, I make a
toast.

Tony Judnich is a staff
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County Hometown News. He
can be.reached at (321) 751-
5954 or Judnich@home-
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grandchildren.
She was preceded in death
by her husband M. Van Davis;
and her parents Minor
Holmes and Martha Swain
Stacy.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the United
Methodist Women of First
United Methodist Church, 616
Orange Ave., Fort Pierce, FL'
34950
All arrangements were
entrusted to the loving care of
Yates Funeral Home and Cre-
matory Fort Pierce.

Eugene E. Saffold
Eugene E. Saffold; 89, of Port
St. Lucie, died Dec. 8, 2007, at
Emerald Health Care in Port
St. Lucie.
He was born in Desloge,
Mo., and moved to Port St.
Lucie in 1981, coming from
Saltville, Va.
He was a member of the
First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Lucie where
he had served as a member of
the finance committee.
He was a Navy veteran of
WorldWar II.
He is survived by his wife of
68 years, Elsie Wells Saffold of
Port St. Lucie; three sons,
Albert W. Saffold of Arlington,
Va., Gordon E. Saffold of
Portsmouth, Va., and Paul E.
Saffold of Inwood, WV; three
granddaughters; one great
granddaughter; and a brother,
Albert Norman Saffold of Port
St. Lucie.
Contributions may be made
to the building fund of the First
United Methodist Church of
Port St. Lucie, 260 S.W. Prima
Vista Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL
34983.
Aycock Funeral Home, Port
St. Lucie was in charge of
arrangements.

Terry Lee Gill
Terry Lee Gill, 53, died Dec.
14, 2007, at his home in Fort
Pierce.
He was born in East Liver-
pool, Ohio, and had lived in
Fort Pierce for 10 years, com-
ing from Fort Myers.
He is survived by his wife,
Sandy Gill of Fort Pierce; a
son, Christopher Gill of Clin-
ton, Miss.; a daughter,
Heather Beaver of East Liver-
pool, Ohio; two step-sons,
Shawn and Ronny Masse,
both of Vero Beach; a step-
daughter, Jessie Masse of Vero
Beach; mother, Norma Jean
Denning of Mesa, Ariz.; a
brother, Michael Gill of East
Liverpool, Ohio; and four
grandchildren.
Yates- Funeral Home and
Crematory, Fort Pierce, was
charge of the arrangements.

Edward Joseph Yano

Edward Joseph Yano, 80, of
Fort Pierce, died Dec. 14,2007,
at Lawnwood Regional Med-
ical Center in Fort Pierce.
He was born in New York
City and lived in Fort Pierce
for twenty years, coming from
Nanuet,.N.Y.


Prior to his retirement as a
special services officer, he was
a member of the New York
Police Department for twen-
ty-five years.
He was a veteran of World
War II having served with the
U.S. Navy.
He was a member of Saint
Anastasia Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of
five years, Muriel E. Yano of
Fort Pierce; two sons, Edward
Yano of New Windsor, N.Y.,
and Douglas Yano of Blauvelt,
N.Y.; a daughter, Christine
O'Donahue of Nyack, N.Y.;
two sisters, Barbara Maloney
of Warwick, N.Y., and Anita
Allen of Toms River, N.J.; five
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Claire Yano.
Yates Funeral Home and
Crematory, Fort Pierce, was
charge of the local arrange-
ments.

Virginia Croghan
Kromhout

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She was born in Fort Pierce.
She worked for the St. Lucie
County Bank for more than
40 years, retiring in 1987, as
vice-president.
Survivors include a son,
Robert Kromhout, of
Dothan, ALa; a brother,
Charles R. Croghan, Jr. of
Fort Pierce; two nephews,
Matthew Croghan of Talla-
hassee, and Luke Croghan of
Hobe Sound.
Contributions may be made
to the Humane Society.
Byrd Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.

Delcia Marie Holmes
Delcia Marie Holmes, 79, of
Fort Pierce, died Dec. 13,2007,
at the Indian River Medical
Center inVero Beach.
She was born in Decatur, Ill.,
and moved to Fort Pierce in
1985, coming from Higgins
Lake, Mich.
She was a member of the
Community Church in Vero
Beach.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 61 years, J. W Holmes
of Fort Pierce; a son, Mark
Holmes of Lansing, Mich.; six
grandchildren and a great


grandchild.
She was preceded in death
by a daughter, Vera-Lee
HolmesWilson.
Arrangements were under
the direction of Cox-Gifford-
Seawinds Funeral Home and
Crematory, Vero Beach.

Roberta C. Kranz

Roberta C. Kranz, 90, of Fort
Pierce, died Dec. 14, 2007, at
the Port St. Lucie Nursing and
Restorative Care.
She was born in Joplin, Mo.,
and lived in Fort Pierce for 20
years, coming from
Brdokville, Ind.
She was a member of the
Vero Beach Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daugh-
ter, Diane Haenning of Fort
Pierce; three sisters, Louise
Wells and Sara Jean Browning
of Lousville, Ky., and Allene
Houtz of Winchester, Ky.; six
grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death
by her husband of 65 years,
Charles E. Kranz; and a son,
Larry Kranz.
Yates Funeral Home in Fort
Pierce was in charge of
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And Ben Bryan, the circuit
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sures, set aside a week each
month on his calendar to hear
these cases. During that week,
the judge hears several hun-
dred cases, legal assistant
Anne Nelson said.
One culprit behind the high
number of foreclosures:
Adjustable interest rates that
have since adjusted, some-
times tripling mortgage pay-
ments, noted Ed Fry, St. Lucie
County clerk of circuit court.
Desperate homeowners and
buyers interested in purchas-
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"We've been getting more
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Congressman Tim Mahoney
stepped in to help by holding
a free workshop on Dec. 20 at
the Port St. Lucie Community
Center.
Counselors met with fami-
lies facing foreclosure and
gave advice to those worried
about making mortgage pay-
ments.
Congressman Mahoney's
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tions to put on the event,
including the St. Lucie County
Housing Authority, Housing
Partnership, a NeighborWorks
member organization, Con-
sumer Credit Counseling and
other housing experts.
Also doing its part to help
was.the St. Lucie County Bar
Association..
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legal clinics in September at
the Indian River Community
College.
It explained the legal rights
of homeowners facing fore-
closures, and presented
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for a third hospital in St. Lucie
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However, Richmond Har-
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said the seventh application
contained changes- that sup-
ported the need for a hospital
at that location.
"It reflected the growth
that's occurred and that is a
real boost," said Mr. Harman.
'As time goes by, the popula-
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new government, and it may
point to things being more
responsive to local communi-
ties."
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with the approval, however.
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Center and Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center &
Heart Institute filed a .joint
appeal to the state's approval
of the certificate of need.
"We see Martin Memorial's
certificate of need as a threat
to the financial foundation
that we've built upon, invest-
ed in and maintained for 20
years," said Gary Cantrell,
chief operating officer for St.
Lucie Medical Center at the
time. "The reason we're able
to employ more than 2,000
employees, provide the wide
range of services, pay more
than $2.2 million in taxes and
donate hundreds of thou-
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schools and community
groups is because of the
financial foundation we have
built."
MMHS cannot begin con-
struction on the new hospital
until the appeal process is
complete, which could take as
long as five years.

FCAT scores
For the approximately
39,000 St. Lucie School Dis-
trict students, the news in
May was, encouraging, but
improvement is still needed.
When the science, reading
and mathematics scores
were released, improve-
ments in the developmental
scale score (used to deter-
mine a student's annual
progress from grade to
grade) were realized at every
grade level except 10th
grade, and all grades
showed improvement in
math. In addition, improve-
ment was shown in science
for fifth-, eighth- and llth-
graders.
". We had a real shining
"moment in science," said
Janice Karst, spokeswoman
for the St. Lucie County
School District. "As we move
toward being the Research
Coast, we focus on science."
Other areas, however,
showed a need for improve-
ment.
The percentage of those
scoring above a three, which
is what the state considers
to be a proficient score,
dropped with several
grades, with the biggest
drop among third-graders,
63 percent of whom scored
at least a three, down from
72 percent in 2006.
In mathematics, the
biggest drop was found at
the sixth-grade level, with 40
percent scoring a three or
better. In 2006, that figure
was 49 percent.
"We recognize we still have
challenges," said Ms. Karst..
"We have a long way to go,
but we are making strides
and we have a plan in place
to address our issues."
That plan includes sum-
mer programs for approxi-
mately 15,000 students. In
addition, school Superin-
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working with community
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Report
From page A5


substance by fraud.
*Terry Allen Synder, 402 S.E.
Tranquilla Ave., Port St. Lucie,
was charged with trafficking in
hydrocodone, possession of
hydrocodone, sale of alprazo-
cam, possession of alprazocam
and unlawful selling of a drug.
*Beatrice Watson, 39, 125 Vir-
ginia Ave., Apt. 125, Fort Pierce,
was charged with second-
degree petit theft.
*Joshua Hand, 21, 900 Semi-
nole Drive, Fort Pierce, was
charged with sales and delivery
of cocaine, possession of
cocaine, possession of oxy-
codone, unlawful selling of a
drug and sale of oxycodone.
*Daniel James Mathews, 24,
5788 N.W. Culebra Ave., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with sale
and delivery of oxycodone within
1,000 feet of a car, possession
of oxycodone, possession of 20
grams or less of marijuana,
unlawfully selling a drug, traf-
ficking in hydrocodone, sale and
delivery of hydrocodone and
possession of hydrocodone.
*Susan Mehal, 46, 377 Bel-
mont Circle, Port St. Lucie, was
charged with conspiracy to sell
cocaine.
*Cameron Charles Haynes,
22, 3271 Hatcher St., Fort
Pierce, was charged with traf-
ficking of oxycodone, posses-
sion of oxycodone, possession
of alprazolam, sale of alprazo-
lam and unlawfully selling a
drug.
*Emanuele Lopresti, 31, 1338
La Haven Court, Port St. Lucie,
was charged with two counts of
obtaining a controlled substance
by fraud.
*Thomas Edward Ruhl, 44,
1475 Forest Hill Blvd., Apt. 107,
West Palm Beach, was charged
with possession of oxycodone.
*Riley Shelton, 20, 521 North
17th St., Fort Pierce, was
charged with third-degree grand
theft.
*John German, 16, 807 North
28th St., Fort Pierce, was
charged with home invasion with
a firearm, attempted sexual bat-
tery of a person age 12 or older
and third-degree grand theft.
*Eric Paul Januszewski, 39,
377 Belmont Circle, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with conspir-
acy to sell cocaine, carrying a
concealed firearm and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
*Steven Estrada, 58, 4673
S.W. Rolfe St., Port St. Lucie,
was charged with fraudulent
attempt to duplicate a prescrip-
tion for a controlled substance.
*Betrand Mathias Tremblay,
38, 8721 96th Court, Vero
Beach, was charged with. traf-
ficking of oxycodone, posses-
sion of oxycodone and unlawful-
ly selling a drug.


Notes
From page A13

Free vessel safety
checks

The Port St. Lucie Power
Squadron is offering free
vessel safety checks. I
Qualified squadron
members will check boat's
PFDs, lights, registration
and required safety items
to verify, that they meet
state and federal regula-
tions.
Upon passing, you will
be issued a dated inspec-
tion decal that is recog-
nized by the Coast Guard
and Marine Patrol for one
year.
If inspection is failed, no
record will be kept and you
may request another free
inspection when deficien-
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Call (772) 871-1018; leave
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*Samuel Lee Carter, 70, 1901
Valencia Ave., Fort Pierce, was
charged with violation of proba-
tion and submitting a worthless
check.
*Daniel James Mathews, 24,
5788 N.W. Culebra Ave., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with delivery
of oxycodone, possession of
oxycodone and possession of 20
grams or less of marijuana.

Port St. Lucie
Police Department
Dec. 14-Dec. 20

*Kristy Lynne Didonato, .28,
1402 S.W. Empire St., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with dealing
in stolen property, tampering
with evidence, with being an
accessory after the fact and vio-
lation of probation. She was on
probation for leaving the scene
of an accident.
*Lenford Johnson, 34, 2904
S.W. Cape Breton Drive, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with sexual
battery.
*Foy Hardwick, 24, 5829 N.W.
Bates Ave., Port St. Lucie, was
charged with domestic battery
by strangulation.
*Donald Bruce Stanley, 37,
1971 S.E. Floresta Drive, Port
St. Lucie, was charged with driv-
ing under the influence, refusal
to take a blood, breath or urine
test and driving while his license
was suspended with knowledge.
*Keith Lee Kennedy, 53, 2118
S.E. Dolphin Road, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with driving
under the influence with three
prior convictions.
*Jeremy David Cavallo, 27,
1433 S.W. Gastador Ave., Port
St. Lucie, was charged with leav-
ing the scene of an accident
without rendering aid. I
*Michael Dundee, 49, 2381
S.E. Gillette St., Port St. Lucie,
was charged with tampering with
a witness and domestic battery.
*Valerie Steele Swartz, 42,
3248 S.E. Quay St., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with driving
under the influence and posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
*Adam Nichols, 21, 762 N.W.
Avens St., Port St. Lucie, was
charged with aggravated battery
on a pregnant person.
*Eric Giancontieri, 18, 6812
N.W. Bengal St., was charged
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*Marc Ernest Albritton, 30,
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*Steven Verrastro, 42, 1898
S.W. Clambake Ave., Port St.
Lucie, was charged with lewd
and lascivious conduct of a per-
son 12 to 16 years of age.
*Tiffany C. Meltzer, 18, 2014
S.E. Elmhurst Road, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with the sale
and delivery of marijuana.
*Brian Anthony Tuttle, 22,
1602 S.W. Schleicher Lane, Port
St. Lucie, was charged with
grand theft.
*Othneil Buchanan, 20, 1501
S.W. Dycus Ave., Port St. Lucie,
was charged with the sale and
delivery of marijuana and pos-
session 20 grams or less of mar-
ijuana.
*Crystal Ann Leclair, 24, 8234
S.E. Mulligan Circle, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with posses-
sion of heroin and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
*Jason R.Tyrell, 28, 8305 S.E.
Pinehaven Ave., Hobe Sound,
was charged with grand theft
and resisting a merchant.
*Jerod John Prine, 20, 2001
S.E. Heathwood Circle, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with aggra-
vated battery.
*Mike Dhanraj, 42, 713 S.W.
Tulip Blvd., Port St. Lucie, was
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*Janice E. Frederick, 46, 1521
S.W. Latshaw Ave., Port St. Lucie,
was charged with violation of pro-
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*Leonard Clayton Battle, 30,
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SHELLEY KOPPEL
Treasure Coast Scene


'Mud

Fest'

features

local

musician

P ort St. Lucieresident
and country artist
Warren Silvers writes
that he will be performing
every Saturday night from
6-9 p.m. at the Plant
Bamboo Mud Fest.
The Mud Fest is located
on Ed Underhill's farm at
27695 S.W. Martin Highway.
For more information,
call (863) 634-1084.
Elliott Museum offers
art classes in January
The Elliott Museum on
Hutchinson Island will
present two art classes that
are open to the public. The
first will be a mixed media
workshop with local artist
Carol Staub. It will run
from Friday, Jan. 11-
Sunday, Jan. 16. The cost is
$200, materials not includ-
ed. A six-week oil painting
class begins on Jan. 25 and
meets each Friday from 1-4
pm. through Feb. 28.
Romney Shelton Collins
will lead the class, which is
available to student sat all
levels. The cost for the
series of classes is $170.
For more information, call
Heidi May at (772) 225-
1961, extension 107.
Attention,
college-bound
performers!
If you or a family member
has been accepted at a
college, university or
performing arts school, let
everyone know the good
news. Send the student's
name, high school, or
college they will attend and
what they expect to major
in to
shelley55@bellsouth.net.
We'll include as many as we
can. Performing arts
schools and departments
are extremely competitive
and students should be
recognized for their
achievements.


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Friday


Saturday


Photo courtesy of Marilyn Suarez
The musicians from Soul Rebel (left to right), Kevin Peck, Desi Kane, Garry Nutt, Jimmy Autin will perform at the
first Friday Fest of the New Year in Fort Pierce on January 4.


Soul Rebel still has attitude


BY SHELLEY KOPPEL
Entertainment writer
When you find out that
the lead singer for the
band Soul Rebel is named
Desi Kane and discover
that he lives in Port St.
Lucie, you can't help but
think of a comedy duo
with Lucy and Desi in
their names.
However, Desi Kane
chose his stage name
from a character named
Dez in the movie, "Des-
perately Seeking Susan,"
not from the Cuban band-
leader.
If that weren't confusing
enough, the band's name
comes from a Bob Marley


song, "Soul Rebel," but the
band doesn't specialize in
island music.
"I'm a big fan of Bob
Marley," he said. "We
honeymooned in Jamaica
in the late 1970s and I saw
him perform in Pitts-
burgh. I felt a real con-
nection and he was a real
influence."
The band, in its current
incarnation for three
years, consists of Kevin
Peck on guitar, Garry Nutt
on bass, Jimmy Autin on,
keyboard, and of course,
Desi Kane on drums,
vocals and harmonica.
"It's all about having a
rebel attitude with your
soul music," Mr. Kane
said. "It's rockabilly with


soul, James Brown Wilson
Pickett. It's southern rock
and rebel soul music. Soul
Rebel is all about dancing.
It's about people asking
for a song to dance to or a
song for their girlfriend.
Women are the first ones
to get up and it's totally
acceptable for them to
dance with each other.
Then the guys can't help it
and before you know it,
everybody's up and
they're having a great
time."
While Soul Rebel covers
popular songs like
"Brown-Eyed Girl," that is
only a small part of Desi
Kane's passion.
"There are only so many
hours in a week, and I


spend a few hours on
stage," he said. "It's much
less time than I spend
writing and recording. To
me, unless you write and
compose, you're missing a
big chunk of what it is to
be an artist."
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as a duo with keyboardist
Jimmy Autin, and the two
got together over a med-
ical problem.
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chord and Jimmy is an
ear, nose and throat sur-
geon," 'Mr. Kane says.
"That's' how I met him.
He's a doctor, but he loves
to play."
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UPCOMING EVENTS

FRIDAY, DEC. 28
Daniel Rodriguez, "The
Singing Policeman," comes to
the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler
Ave., Stuart, for a 7 p.m. show.
Tickets are $35 and $30; call the
box office at (772) 286-7827 or
order online at www.lyricthe-
atre.com.
SUNDAY, DEC. 30
Jeff Dunham comes to the
Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second
St., Fort Pierce, for two shows, at
3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $37.Call
the box office at (772) 461-4775
or order online at www.sun-
risetheatre.com
MONDAY, DEC. 31
Tradition Town Square
celebrates the New Year with
Boss Groove from 5-8 p.m.,
children's activities and fire
works.
Bars and Clubs

THURSDAY, DEC. 27
Finz Waterfront Grille:


OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM LATE NIGHT
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4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port
Salerno, Every Thursday, Guitarist
Darrell Gwinn 5-8 p.m. (772)
283-1929.
FRIDAY, DEC. 28
Bogey's & Stogey's, 1032
S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St.
Lucie, Acoustic Happy Hour with
Ronnie Jensen, 7-7 p.m;
Karaoke with Dennis at 9 p.m.
(772) 337-7778.
Cobb's Landing, 200 N.
Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce,
Solid Gold, 6-10 p.m. (772)
460-9014.
Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945
N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen
Beach, Reggae by Rainfall,
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to
midnight. Thursday and. Sunday,
7-10 p.m. (772) 334-1130.
Crawdaddy's, 1949 N.E
Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen
Beach, Bobby & the Blisters, 8
p.m. midnight. (772) 225-
3444.
Finz Waterfront Grille:
4290 SE Salerno Road, Port
Salerno, Skeezix 9- midnight;
(772) 283-1929
Good Times, East Port Plaza,
Port St. Lucie, Rock Doctors,
Friday and Saturday, 9:30 p.m.-
2 a.m. (772) 337-3546.
Groucho's Comedy Club, .
Club Med Sandpiper 4500 S.E.
Pine Valley St., Port St. Lucie.
Call for holiday schedule. Show
at 8 p.m.; tickets are $12.
Reservations suggested. (772)
419-0302.
Hemingway's/Stuart Lanes,
1580 S. Federal Highway, Stuart,
special performance by Bruce
Bosshard, 6-8 p.m. (772) 220-
2840.
Hutchinson Island Marriott
Resort Tiki Bar, 555 N.E. Ocean
Blvd., Hutchinson Island, Bob
Swinton, 5:30-9:30 p.m. (772)
225-3700.
* O'Malley's, 2727 Morning-
side Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Soul
Rebel, 8 p.m.-midnight. (772)


337-3090.
Pirate's Loft, 4307 S.E.
Bayview St, Stuart, Friday and
Saturday, The Jukebox Band,
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (772)
223-5048.
The Stern House, 4110 S.E.
Salerno,Road, "Jazzed Up
Quartet," 7-10 p.m.
(772) 288-4335
The Wave Bar & Lounge at
Sakura, 1628 S. Federal Alita &
the Boyz, 8 p.m. -midnight
(772) 287-0018.
* Thirsty Turtle, 2825 S.W. Port
St Lucie Blvd., Port St Lucie,
Friday and Saturday, Smiley
Tuneheads, 8:15 p.m.-midnight
(772) 344-7774.
SATURDAY, DEC. 29
Bogey's & Stogey's, 1032
S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St.
Lucie, Call for performers, 9 p.m.
to I a.m. (772) 337-7778.
Cafe Creme, 1068 S.E. Port
St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Two
of Hearts, 6-8:30 p.m. (772)
337-2111.
Cobb's Landing, 200 N.
Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce,
Coffee Beans, 6-10 p.m. (772)
460-9014.
* Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945
N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen
Beach, Reggae by Rainfall, 8
p.m. to midrfght (772) 334-
1130.
* Crawdaddy's. 1949 N.E.
Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen
Beach, Greg Jackson & the Mojo
Band, 8 p.m. to midnight, (772)
225-3444.
* Finz Waterfront Grille:
4290 SE Salerno Road, Port
Salerno, Skeezix 9- midnight;
(772) 283-1929
* Groucho's Comedy Club,
Club Med Sandpiper 4500 S.E.
Pine Valley St., Port St Lucie, Call
for holiday schedule. Show at 8
p.m.; tickets are $12. Reserva-
tions suggested. (772) 419-
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St. Lucie River comes


to life at Oxbow Center


FOR HOMETOWN NEWS

The Oxbow just complet-
ed Phase I of its center-
piece exhibit a life-size,
albeit shortened, version of
the St. Lucie River.
The exhibit takes visitors
on a journey down the
North Fork of the St. Lucie
from its historical headwa-
ters, through its brackish
body, and ultimately to the
estuary and lagoon.
Visitors get a fish eye
view as they enter below
the water line and are
greeted by a variety of ani-
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home, including alligators,'
otters, manatees and a
variety of fish. !
Visitors look up through
a re-created water surface


to view the shoreline and
some of the river's terrestri-
al plant and animal
species.
A background mural and
replicated vegetation,
trees, and wildlife add
depth to the diorama.
The exhibit has numer-
ous, interactive elements
that engage visitors,
including fossil rubbings,
fish songs, and tactile ele-
ments.
"The goal of the exhibit is
to help people better
understand and appreciate
this precious jewel we have
in our own backyards and
to elicit a sense of steward-
ship from all our residents
and visitors," said Sandra
Bogan, education and out-
reach manager for St.


Lucie's Environmental
Resources Department.
The exhibit was made pos-
sible through the support of
St. Lucie County, Cargill
Industries and the St. Lucie
River Issues Team.
The Oxbow Eco-Center, St.
Lucie County's premiere
environmental learning cen-
ter, is situated on 225 acres
of land on the St. Lucie River
with more than three miles
of trails that are open to the
public everyday. The Oxbow
is located at 5400 N.E. St.
James Drive, approximately
two miles south of Midway
Road, across from the Publix
plaza.
For more information, call
(772) 785-5833 or visit
www.stlucieco.gov/erd/oxb
ow.


Polish 'club to host gala


FOR HOMETOWN NEWS

The Polish American
Social Club, 343 N.IW.
Prima Vista Blvd., in Port
St. Lucie, is having a New


Year's Eve Gala from 7 p.m.
to 1 a.m. on Dec. 31. The
evening will include din-
ner and dancing and a
continental breakfast at
12:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per


couple for members and
$120 per couple for non-
members.
For more information,
call (772) 521-6362 or (772)
807-9561.


Soul


From page B1
forming at the first Friday
Fest of the new year, at
Main Street Fort Pierce on
Jan. 4, 2008.
They'll be performing
songs from the CD "Wave-
land," a blues-based
album that Desi Kane
wrote from 2000-2002 and
which was recorded with
his Pittsburgh band at
Duquesne University. The
musicians of Soul Rebel
have added several cuts to
make it their own, Mr.


Kane says, and there is a
new song, as well.
"It's as pertinent today
as it was then," he said.
"I'm very proud of it."
The Soul Rebel Duo
appears at the Osceola
Street Cafe, 25 S.W. Osceo-
la Street, Stuart, on Dec.
31, from 7-11 p.m. Call
(772) 283-6116.
,The band will appear at
Friday Fest in downtown
Fort Piece on Jan. 4, 2008
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FOR HOMETOWN NEWS

The St. Lucie Film Society
is hosting a Hollywood New
Year's Bash at Hilton's Gar-
den Inn at PGA in St Lucie
West. Enjoy a live DJ, great


food and refreshments.
Tickets are $65 for individ-
ual party tickets or include a
room for $199 per couple.
Space is limited.
Call (772) 871-6850 for
reservations. For questions,
call us at (772) 343-1818.


Your matud te i s ip


Celebrate New Year with a special


Italian treat from 'Mamma'


Hello. Hope you had
a wonderful,
blessed Christmas.
Now it's time to ring in
2008. Here are a couple of
New Year's traditions for
you to ponder.
Up North, eating a piece
of pickled herring at
midnight and touching a
dollar bill, symbolically,
means there will always be
food on the table and
money in your pocket.
Here in the South you
must eat pork and black-
eyed peas on New Year's
Day.
I can remember New
Year's Eve being a celebra-
tion where we made as
much noise as possible at
the stroke of midnight. I
have some noisemakers
from my parents that date
back more than 70 years
(no cut fingers from sharp
metal, that's for sure).
To me, it's a capital sin to
be sleeping at midnight. I
used to wake my kids up
just to make noise. Silly?
Childish? Maybe so, but I
hope to never lose that


excitement.
Resolve to love one
another more. Don't think
there will always be
tomorrow. Sometimes
tomorrow never comes.
Today's column is a
tribute to "Mamma," my
paternal grandmother.
For New Year's she made
cookies; not regular
cookies but special Italian
treats coated with honey
and topped with colored
candy sprinkles. Strufoli
(honey clusters) many of
you are familiar with, but
her other specialty I'll bet
you've never heard of
tordillo (hope the spelling
is right), which was made
with olive oil and wine. It
was everyone's favorite.
When I finally decided to
make them, I kept hearing
Mamma saying, "You have
to feel when it's right."
Back my memory went to
when I was 17. I had asked
for the recipe and Mamma
said in her delightful
Italian accent, "You come
over and we do it togeth-
er."
What I thought was
going to be very easy
turned out to be a bit of a
fiasco when I kept ques-
tioning Mamma's instruc-
tions.
Here's how it went while
making the tordillos:
Mamma: "Dump flour on
the board."
Me: "How much flour?"
Mamma: "This much,"
she said, pointing to the
flour on the board. "Make
a hole in the center of the
flour and pour in 1 glass of
wine and 1/2 glass oil."
Me: "What size glass?"
Mamma: Her voice
rising, she held up the
glass and said, "This size!"
"Now mix it all together
until it feels right."
At that point I just
couldn't resist. "What does
'right' feel like?"
She threw her hands up
in desperation and said,
"Don't say another word.
You ask too many ques-
tions. Watch what I do and
DO it."


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ARLENE BORG
Romancing the Stov
with the Grammy Gur

In most traditional
cooking, you have to
when it's right. I've ta
that "feel" and tried t
it into measurements
you in all the family
recipes I have given y
While making these
cookies, I think I real
learned what "right"
like.
Enjoy. See you next

Money-saving tip:
honey in grocery war
houses or from local
sources.

TORDILLO (NIB)
The wine used for tI
cobkies was Muscate
you can't find it, use
slightly sweet white v
or a dry white wine, s
as chablis, mixed wit:
teaspoon of sugar.

4 cups all purpose f
1/2 cup extra virgin
oil warmed slightly
the microwave
3/4 cup wine
Canola oil, enough
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halfway
1 cup honey
1-1/2 tbsp. sugar
Multi-colored cand
sprinkles

Using the dough ho
your electric mixer or
food processor, mix f
three ingredients tog
Place dough on cuttir
board and knead for


5 minutes until smooth
and silky.
Break off small pieces of
dougl and roll into a
cylinder about 1/2-inch
wide and 2-inches long.
Placelthumb (or 3 fingers)
in center of cylinder and
pressidough down firmly
as you push forward then
toward you, causing the
cylinder to curl and look
somewhat like a seashell.
Fry cookies a few at a
time until golden. Drain
e on paper towels.
ru In almedium saucepan,
bringihoney and sugar to a
boil, lower heat and
simmer for 5 minutes. Add
"feel" cookies a few at a time,
iken turning to coat. Remove to
o put a platter with a slotted
for spoon. Dust with sprin-
kles.
'ou. Note: Cookies can be
made, fried and stored in
ly an airtight container for
feels weeks. Glaze the day your
ready to serve.
year.
Let's talk: Arlene Borg,
Buy the Grammy Guru, is
e- available for talks from
south Vero to Hobe Sound.
Call (772) 465-5656 or
(800) 823-0466.
NIB: When a recipe is
not in Mrs. Borg's cookbook
hese it will have (NIB) next to
f. If the title.
a Holiday special: I'll pay
wine the tax. For an auto-


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$3.50 for shipping and
handling) to: Arlene M.
Borg, 265 S.W. Port St.
Lucie Blvd, No. 149, Port St.
Lucie, FL 34984. For
multiple books sent to one
address, add $1 for each
additional book to the
$3.50 base shipping cost.
Check, Visa, Master Card
or PayPal accepted or visit
Borders in the Treasure
Coast Square Mall in
Jensen Beach or Vero Book
Center in Vero Beach.
Web site: www.romanc-
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Photo courtesy of Ultimate Cheer and Dance AlIstars
Top row; Gia, Victoria, Kaia, Sierra; bottom row: Olivia, Summer, Briana are members of Ultimate Cheer and Dance All-
stars. The group from Port St. Lucie were big winners in the regional cheer and dance championships three consecutive
weekends in a row.


Little cheer and dance team wins big


FOR HOMETOWN NEWS

With only three weeks
into the competition sea-
son, Ultimate Cheer and
Dance Allstars from Port St
Lucie, were the big winners
in the regional cheer and
dance championships three
consecutive weekends in a


row.
The team's strong tum-
bling augmented the overall
cheer performances. All
fourteen cheer and dance
teams earned a spot in the
National Competitions to be
held in Orlando in 2008.
This marks the beginning
of a string of highly compet-
itive competitions the


teams will' attend this sea-
son. There is little time to
bask in the glory of their
first-place titles as the Tiny,
Mini, Youth, Junior and
Senior cheer and dance
,teams look ahead to Janu-
ary's national champi-
onships, where they will
face opponents from
around the nation.


"They only get one
chance to perform their
two-and-a-half minute rou-
tine for a panel of judges
and earn their first-place
titles," said Sherry Gomez.
Ultimate cheer and dance
tryouts are ongoing. For
information, call (772) 335-
1398, or visit www.ultimate-
cheer-dance.com.


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287-0018.
* Thirsty Turtle, 2825 S.W. Port
St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie,
Friday and Saturday, Smiley
Tuneheads, 8:15 p.m.-midnight.
(772) 344-7774.
SUNDAY, DEC. 30
Cobb's Landing, 200 N.
Indian River Drive, Fort. Pierce,
Phantom, 3-7 p.m. (772) 460-
9014.
Conchy Joe's Seafood, 3945
N.E. Indian River Drive, in Jensen
Beach features Reggae by
Rainfall from 7-10 p.m. (772)
334-1130.
Crawdaddy's, 1949 N.E.
Jensen Beach Blvd., in Jensen
Beach features Gregg Jackson &
The Mojo Band from 6 -10 p.m.
(772) 225-3444.
Finz Waterfront Grille: 4290
SE Salerno Road, Port Salerno,
Every Sunday, Sweet Justice 2-6
pm. (772) 283-1929.
Wahoo's on the Waterfront,
400 N.W. Alice Ave., in Stuart
features The Jukebox Band from
4:30-8:30 p.m. (772) 692-2333.

MONDAY, DEC. 31
Crawdaddy's, 1949 N.E.
Jensen Beach Blvd., in Jensen
Beach features Gregg Jackson &
The Mojo Band from 8 p.m-
midnight (772) 225-3444.
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of Airoso and Port St. Lucie Blvd.,
with Ken Evans & Liz Ferron;
dinner and show $55, show only
$22.Reservations suggested.
(772) 340-0800.
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1580 S. Federal Highway, in
Stuart features an Open House.
Call for details. (772) 220-2840.
* Osceola Street Caf6, 25 S.W.
Osceola St, Stuart, Soul Rebel, 7-
11 p.m. Call (772) 283-6116.
* Pirate's Loft, 4307 S.E.
Bayview St., Stuart, Latimer Ave.,
from 9 p.m. (772) 223-5048.
* The Wave Bar & Lounge at
Sakura, 1628 S. Federal
Highway, Stuart, Sovereign Vine,
9 p.m.-1 a.m. (772) 287-0018.

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Hutchinson Island Marriott
Resort Tiki Bar, 555 N.E. Ocean
Blvd., Hutchinson Island, Bob
Swinton, 5:30-9:30 p.m. (772)
225-3700.
Thirsty Turtle, 2825 S.W. Port
St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie,
Davee Bryan, 7:45 -11 p.m. (772)
344-7774.
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400 N.W. Alice Ave., Stuart, Pat &
Gigi, 6-9:30 p.m. (772) 692-
2333.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

TUESDAY, JAN. 8, to
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9
Classical pianists The Five
Browns come to the Lyric
Theatre, come to Lyric Theatre,
59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart, as
part of the Treasure Coast
Concert Association's season.
Call the box office at (772)
286-7827.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9
The Capitol Steps bring
their political humor to the
Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler
Ave., Stuart, for shows at 6 and
8:30 p.m. Tickets are $46 and
$40; call the box office at (772)
286-7827 or order online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.
The Barn Theatre, 2400 E:
Ocean Blvd., Stuart, and
StarStruck Productions present
the comedy musical "I Love
you, You're Perfect, Now
Change," through January 27.
Tickets are $25; call the box
office at (772) 284-4884.

THURSDAY, JAN. 10
Pineapple Playhouse, 700
West Weatherbee Road, Fort
Pierce, presents the comedy,
"Opal's Million Dollar Duck,"
through January 27. Perfor-
mances are Thursday-Saturday
at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets.are $15; call the box
office at (772) 465-0366.
Live at the Blake Library,
2351 S.E. Monterey Road,
Stuart, presents acoustic
guitarist Jack Williams in a
program of American music.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert
are $10 in advance and $15 at
the door and are available at
the Blake Library: Call (772)
221-1403.
The Lyric Theatre,59 S.W.
Flagler Ave., Stuart, presents
"Dino-His Son Remembers,"
featuring vocalist Ricci Martin,
son of Dean Martin. The
shows are at 6 and 8:30 p.m.;
tickets are $38 and $30; call
the box office at (772) 286-
7827 or order online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11
The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W.
Flagler Ave., Stuart, presents an
evening of American Acoustic
Music featuring David
Bromberg and the Angel Band.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are
$43 and $38; call the box office
at (772) 286-7827 or order
online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12
Live at the Blake Library,
235T S.E. Monterey Road,
Stuart, presents the Messiaen
Quartet. Tickets for the 11 a.m.
concert are $10 in advance
and $15 at the door and are
available at the Blake Library.
Call (772) 221-1403.


The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W.
Flagler Ave., Stuart, presents
Vero Beach native and country
star Jake Owen for two shows,
at 5 and 8:00 p.m.; tickets are
$35 and $30; call the box office
at (772) 286-7827 or order
online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.
Four Bitchin' Babes bring
* "Hormonal Imbalance: A
Mood-Swinging Musical
Revue," to the Sunrise Theatre,
117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce,
for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are
$34 and $28; call the box office
at (772) 461-4775 or order
online at
www.sunrisetheatre.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13
The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W.
Flagler Ave., Stuart, presents
the juggling, Flying Karamazov
Brothers. Tickets for the 4 p.m.
and 7 p.m. shows are $45 and
$40; call the box office at
(772) 286-7827 or order
online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 14
The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W.
Flagler Ave., Stuart, presents
Western and country singers
Riders in the Sky. Tickets for
the 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows
are $35 and $30; call the box
office at (772) 286-7827 or
order online at www.lyricthe-
atre.com.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15
The Preservation Hall Jazz
Band comes to the Sunrise
Theatre, 117 S. Second St.,
Fort Pierce, for a 7 p.m. show.
Tickets are $35 and $29; call
the box office at (772) 461-
4775 or order online at
www.sunrisetheatre.corn.
Singer/sonwriter Art Gar-
funkle comes to the Lyric The-
atre for a 7 p.m. show. Tickets
are $75; call the box office at
(772) 286-7827 or order
online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
Blues and rock guitarist
Robin Trower comes to the
Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Sec-
ond St., Fort Pierce, for a 7
p.m. show. Tickets are $29 and
$25; call the box office at
(772) 461-4775 or order
online at www.sunrisethe-
atre. com.
Live at the Blake Library,
2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stu-
art, presents Tom Snyders, the
Bicycling Comedian. Tickets
for the 7 p.m. concert are $10
in advance and $15 at the
door and are available at the
Blake Library. Call (772) 221-
1403 .
Blues and rock guitarist
Robin Trower comes to the
Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Sec-
ond St., Fort Pierce, for a 7
p.m. show. Tickets are $29 and
$25; call the box office at
(772) 461-4775 or order
online at www.sunrisethe-
atre. com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 17
Classical guitarist Con-
stantios Jaferis, a Stuart resi-
dent, comes comes to the
Lyric Theatre for a 7 p.m.
show. Tickets are $30 and $25;
call the box office at (772)
286-7827 or order online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18
Live at the Blake Library,
2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stu-
art, presents Doug Watson in
"Conversations with Will
Rogers". Tickets for the 7 p.m.
concert are $10 in advance
and $15 at the door and are
available at the Blake Library.
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Classical pianists and siblings The Five Browns will appear at the Lyric Theatre on Dec. 7 and 8 in performances spon-
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The Five Browns on the piano


BY SHELLEY KOPPEL
Entertainment writer
When you do an inter-
view with the classical
pianists The Five Browns, it
seems fitting that you
interview all five, on the
phone, at one time.
The only five siblings
ever to attend the Juilliard
School at the same time,
they travel with five Stein-
way pianos and perform
together on stage.
They bring their artistry
to the Lyric Theatre for two
concerts, sponsored by the
Treasure Coast Concert
Association, on Jan. 7 and
8.
There are plans in the
works for a Master Class at
area schools, continuing
the mission of the Treasure
Coast Concert Association
and of the Browns of edu-
cating young people about
classical music.
The family from Utah
spoke about their music
and how they're bridging
the musical generation gap.
Desirae, 28, is the oldest,
and when she was looking
at colleges, her sister Deon-
dra, a year younger, accel-
erated her education so
that they could attend Juil-
liard together.
A year later, their three
siblings, Gregory, Melody
and Ryan, joined them at
the prestigious school and
their parents, Keith and
Lisa Brown, relocated to
New York City to be with
them.
"People" magazine
named them the "Fab Five"
in 2002, and they attracted
the notice of record pro-


ducers; their first CD,
released in 2005, was No. 1
on the classical charts for
eight weeks and their sec-
ond, "No Boundaries,"
spent 21 weeks on the
charts.
They've toured the world
but remain down-to earth
and concerned about the
message their music sends.
"One of our biggest goals
is to get a younger genera-
tion into classical music,"
Desirae said. "We talk to
them in their language. We
do outreach and converse
with audiences."
Her brother, Gregory, 24,
who is studying for a doc-
torate in piano perform-
ance at the University of
Utah, echoes her feelings.
"At each of our concerts,
one-third of our audience
is college-aged or younger,"
he said. "I think that the
five of us want to be our-
selves on stage; we don't
normally wear tuxes. The
audience can see that we're
being genuine. We're
enthusiastic about the
music and not too stuffy."
His sister, Melody, 24, a
supporter of the VH1 'Save
the Music' program, cites
the wonderful reaction
from young people on their
recent tour in Germany
and Asia as evidence that
young people do respond
to their love for what they
do.
The Browns' new CD,
"Brown in Blue," features
' classical works by Rach-
maninoff and Chopin as
well as more contemporary
pieces with a jazz influ-
ence. They play Gershwin
and W. C. Handy, "Tango,"


by Piazzolla and a newly-
recorded track of "Every-
body Loves Somebody,"
featuring the vocals of
Dean Martin.
There is also a newly
-commissioned piece by
John Novacek, "Reflections
on Shenandoah."
Deondra, 27, hopes that
this helps a younger gener-
ation appreciate the music.
"We wanted to try differ-
ent things, challenge our-
selves, and show different
sides of our personality,"
she said. "It's introspective,
with some classical pieces,
some jazz. The audience
can see all aspects of our
personality."
Desirae, who paved the
path for her family at Juil-
liard, remains committed
to being a trail-blazer. One
of her heroes is Martha
Argerich, the classical
pianist from Argentina,
whom she admires for her
success in a field still domi-
nated by men.
"Let's be honest," she
said. "Look at the orches-
tras or the conductors or
the legendary concert
pianists. Women need to
be more confident. The
glass ceiling will be bro-
ken."
The Browns, several of
whom have married in the
last few years, remain
based in Utah and all live
about 30 minutes from the
family home in Alta, where
they rehearse.
While they are intensely
serious about their music,
they know how to have fun,
on stage and off. Gregory's
dream is to appear on 'the
ABC hit, "Dancing with the


Stars." He wants to do the
jive with professional
dancer Julianne Hough.
It's for the youngest,
Ryan, 21, who credits the
piano with improving his
video gaming ability, who
sums it up.
"I think it's important
that we be ourselves on
stage and include the audi-
ence," he said. "I want to
bring joy to other people
while never losing the joy
myself."
The Five Browns appear
at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W.
Flagler Ave., Stuart, on
December 7-8. Tickets for
the 8 p.m. shows, sponsored
by the Treasure Coast Con-
cert Association, are $60.
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SATURDAY, JAN. 19
The Treasure Coast Opera
presents "Tosca" at the Sunrise
Theatre, 117 S. Second St.,
Fort Pierce at 8 p.m. Tickets
range in price from $20-$60;
call the box office at (772)
461-4775 or order online at
www.sunrisetheatre.comr

SATURDAY, JAN. 19, to
MONDAY. JAN. 21
Barrage, the high-energy
violin virtuosos, return to the
Lyric Theatre, for five perform-
ances, Sunday at 4 and 7 p.m.;
Sunday at 6 p.m.; and Monday
at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $42


and $37; call the box office at
(772) 286-7827 or order online
at www.lyrictheatre.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20
Comedian D. L. Hughley
comes to the Sunrise The-
atre, 117 S. Second St., Fort
Pierce for a 7 p.m. show.
Tickets are $49 and $39; call
the box office at (772) 461-
4775 or order online at
www.sunrisetheatre.comr
Live at the Blake Library,
2351 S.E. Monterey Road,
Stuart, Maestro Stewart
Robertson of the Atlantic
Classical Orchestra in a lec-
ture on Shostakovich. Tickets
for the 2:30 p.m. program
are $10 in advance and $15
at the door and are available


at the Blake Library. Call
(772) 221-1403.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22, to
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23
The Manhattan Transfer
brings its "vocalese" style to the
Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler
Ave., Stuart, for two 7 p.m.
shows. Tickets are $60 and
$54; call the box office at (772)
286-7827 or order online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.

THURSDAY, JAN 24
Hubbard Street 2, the con-
temporary dance troupe from
Chicago, comes to the Lyric
Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave.,
Stuart,for two show, at 5 and
8:30 p.m.. Tickets are $40 and
$35; call the box office at (772)
286-7827 or order online at
www.lyrictheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25, to
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
The Village People bring
back disco at Lyric Theatre, 59
S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart, for two
7 p.m. shows. Tickets are $60
and $55; call the box office at
(772) 286-7827 or order online
at www.lyrictheatre.com.

Ongoing Events
Island Fest happens every
Thursday night from 6 10
p.m. and Sundays from 10


a.m. 4 p.m. (weather permit-
ting) at Sea Turtle Beach on
Hutchinson Island, on A-1-A.
Crafts, food and music galore.
Call (772) 873-2981 for more
information
Friday Fest moves back to
Marina Square at Melody Lane
and Avenue A. The free event
is held from 5:30-8:30 p.m.,
weather permitting, and fea-
tures live music, children's
activities, arts and craft ven-
dors and food stalls. Call Main
Street Fort Pierce at (772) 466
- 3880.
Jammin' Jensen takes
place every Thursday from 6-9
p.m., weather permitting, at
downtown Jensen Beach.
There's food, music and ven-
dors. For more information,
call (772) 334-3444.
"The Dreamers," an 18-
piece swing band performs
from .7 to 10 p.m. the second
Friday of every month at the
Stuart Community Center, 201
S.W. Flagler Ave., in Stuart. The
cost is $10 per person and
includes refreshments. For
information, call (772) 288-
2351.
Retro Swing Lindy Hop
- West Coast Swing dance
party is from 7:30 to 11 p.m.
every Saturday at South Flori-
da Swing Dance Productions,
881 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd.,
in Jensen Beach. There is a $7
admission. For information,
call (772) 334-2112.
The St. Lucie County His-
torical Museum,.414 Seaway
Drive, Fort Pierce, begins a


special exhibit, "Along the Cat-
tle Trail," tracing Florida's cat-
tle industry. The exhibit runs
through February 2008.

KARAOKE
American Legion Post 40:
810 S U.S. Hwy 1, Fort Pierce,
every Sunday night from 6-10
p.m.
Bogey's and Stogey's: 1032
S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St.
Lucie, (772) 337-7778. Karaoke
by Dennis 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Boomer's Place: 4812 N.
Kings Highway, Fort Pierce.
Karaoke 6 p.m. Wednesday.
(772) 595-1500.
.Boozgeois Saloon: 720 S.
Federal Highway, Fort Pierce,
Karaoke with Chris 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Saturday, Monday and Wednes-
day. (772) 466-4255
Charlie's Bar & Grill: 950
S.E. Indian St., Stuart, Karaoke
Sunday, Monday. (772) 288-
4326.
The Corner Bar: 4901 S. U.S.
1, White City, (772) 457-0042.
Dan the Man Karaoke 7-11 p.m.
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BY JOHN MACDONALD
Sports writer
The most appealing aspect
of sports is that there is never
a day without one being
played. The seasons may
change, but there is continu-
ously a team or athlete that
compels you to watch, to
cheer and to read about the
next day.
This year was no different
especially along the Treasure
Coast, as many players and
teams turned in memorable
performances that generat-
ed not only local interest but
across the state as well. The
following are some of the
best sports stories of 2007:
10. Treasure Coast makes
us Remember the Titans -
Very few sports get people's
motor running like high
school football. Unfortu-
nately, Treasure Coast ran
out of gas before it hit the
track in 2006, going 0-10 in
its inaugural season offer-
ing little hope for excite-
ment.
This season started off the
same, as Sebastian River
defeated .the Titans 40-18.
Treasure Coast showed
sparks of life throughout the,
game, however, getting a
scintillating 56-yard run
from Rock Angrande to pull
within 13-6 in the opening
moments of the second
quarter and two long touch-
down passes at the end of
the third quarter.
The following week, Trea-
sure Coast took on local rival
Port St. Lucie. The Jaguars
jumped out to a 14-0 lead
and it appeared the Titans
would have to wait yet
another week to garner its
first win in school history.
However, Travis Jones had
touchdown runs of 14 and 16
yards, sandwiched around a
35-minute rain delay and
suddenly the score was tied
at 14.
After each team
exchanged scores, the game
was knotted up once again at
22. With 42 seconds left in
the game and the Titans fac-
ing a fourth-and-goal from
the 3-yard line, Jones plowed
into the end zone, giving
Treasure Coast a dramatic
come-from-behind win.
The Titans finished the
season a much-improved 3-


7, and look poised to make
some noise once fall rolls
around.
9. Sebastian River flows to
seventh heaven For the
past six seasons, the words
Sebastian River volleyball
and district champions have
become synonymous.
Despite struggling through-
out the 2007 campaign, the
Sharks were determined to
make it lucky number seven.
Sebastian River dis-
patched of Treasure Coast in
the semifinals before taking
on the unfamiliar role as
underdog to top-seeded
Satellite in the champi-
onship.
The Scorpions jumped on
top 5-0 and later led 16-11, as
the Sharks looked bewil-
dered and confused. Fortu-
nately, Sebastian was able to
regroup on the: strength of
inspired play by seniors Cal-
lie Churchwell and Emily
McCall.
The Sharks took the open-
ing game 25-20 and went on
to a three-game win to cap-
ture its seventh-consecutive
'district crown. Churchwell
led the way with team-high
26 kills while McCall chipped
in 30 assists, seven digs and
five blocks.
Although the team faltered
later in the playoffs, the drive
for eight looks awfully great
for 2008.
8. Fort Pierce Westwood
claws its way to the top -
After losing a closely con-
tested game in the season
opener to Vero Beach, it
appeared the Fort Pierce
Westwood football team
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However, after a 16-14 win
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record into its annual show-
down with Fort Pierce Cen-
tral and proceeded to humil-
iate its city rival 34-0.
Next up was a three-way
dance for the District 13-4A
title with Okeechobee and
Martin County. After the
Brahmans took care of the
Tigers in the first quarter 7-0,
Westwood returned the favor
in the second.
The Panthers got a 4-yard
touchdown run from Jerrell
Washington and held on for
a 7-0 win to garner it second
district title in three years
and 10th overall.
Unfortunately, Westwood
wasn't able to keep the
momentum going, losing to
West Boca Raton 27-7 in the
Region 4-4A quarterfinal.
Despite the loss, the Pan-
thers finished an impressive
8-3 and are no longer on
football's .endangered
species list.
7. Port St. Lucie baseball
team nearly pitches com-
plete season The Port St.
Lucie Jaguars baseball team
gave the word comeback a
whole new meaning in 2007.
After a stellar regular sea-
son, the Jaguars squad found
itself down 2-0 to Newsome
in the state semifinals, just
four outs from elimination.
With the bases loaded in
the bottom of the sixth
inning, Port St. Lucie's Max
Scarogni hit a dribbler to
third base that resulted in a
throwing error. The miscue
ignited a seven-run rally that
sent the Jaguars into the
state final for the first time in
the program's 18-year histo-
ry.
The victory marked the
sixth time in the playoffs that
the Jaguars were tied or
behind after the sixth inning
and came out with a win.
In the FHSAA 5A Final,
Port St. Lucie met Venice.
Things were going smoothly
for the Jaguars until the fifth
inning when Venice explod-
ed for nine runs on its way to
a 12-1 six-inning win.
Despite the loss, the team
finished 25-8, setting the
benchmark for Jaguars'
teams for years to come.
6. Area athletes put their
names on the dotted line -
While the goal of practically
every athlete is to make it to
the pros one day in their


chosen field of expertise, a
major step in achieving
those dreams is to play at the
collegiate level.
To that end, many area
athletes recently turned
those wishes into reality,
signing with colleges
throughout the country in an
effort to ultimately make it to
the big time.
The Treasure Coast made
its mark on the golf course,
as five of its athletes signed
with successful programs.
Ryan Black took his
prowess on the links to the
University of West Florida.
The Argonauts finished the
fall season ranked No. 1 in
Division II and are consis-
tently in contention for the
top spot, most recently win-
ning a NCAA Division II
Championship in 2001.
After helping Saint
Edward's achieve new
heights, Jack Beindorf signed
with Auburn. The Tigers fin-
ished third in the SEC last
season, as well as tying for
second at the NCAA East
Regional.
Port St. Lucie's Jennifer
Gartin signed with Stetson,
becoming the first female
golfer for the Jaguars to sign
a Division-I scholarship.
Rounding out the list are
Jensen's Maria Castellanos
and Lincoln Park's Justin
Dorward. Arguably the top
golfers on the Treasure Coast
this past season, the tandem
are headed to the University
,of Louisville.
Both Castellanos and Dor-
ward bring excellent games
to the next level having fin-
ished tied for fourth and sec-
ond at the state tournament,
respectively.
Many local athletes
excelled on the diamond as
well, leading to opportuni-
ties at the next level. Spencer
Dickinson of South Fork is
headed to Florida State Uni-
versity while Colton Rudd of
Port St. Lucie and John Cer-
vantes of Treasure Coast are
looking to make an impact in
the University of South Car-
olina-Beaufort's inaugural
season.
Mari Stokes and Melinda
Dulkowski make up a formi-
dable one-two punch for St.
Lucie West Centennial, and
are both looking to bring
their successful softball skills
to the next level, with Stokes
headed to Palm Beach
Atlantic and Dulkowski to
Gardner-Webb.
Tessa Frates of South Fork
also will be lacing up her
softball spikes, but for Sam-
ford University.
On the volleyball court,
state champion Brett Benzio
of Jensen Beach joins Tulane
while Rachael Albright of
Martin County and Callie
Churchwell of Sebastian
River join forces at Kenne-
saw State University.
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Park will be swimming with
the Gators while Camille
Kramer of Vero Beach brings
her exceptional lacrosse
skills to the prestigious John
Hopkins.
Last but not least is Lauren
Rooney who will be riding
horses at Auburn.
5. Vero Beach Indians on
the warpath once again -
After a disappointing season
in 2006, the Vero Beach Indi-
ans football team quickly
served notice that it didn't
have any reservations about
winning its way a power-
ful running attack and a
smothering defense.
Case in point was Vero
Beach's second game of the
season against Lake Worth.
Taking on standout quarter-
back Star Jackson, the Indi-
ans harassed the future
Alabama superstar all night,
forcing him out of his game
plan.
Offensively, the Indians
did all its talking on the
ground rushing 52 times
for 332 yards. The-result was
a 41-14 lopsided win that set
the tone forVero's season.
2007 saw the Indians gain
a measure of revenge against
perennial powerhouse Palm
Beach Gardens, dispatching
the 2005 6A champions 24-
21 after a heartbreaking loss
a year ago.
The Gators suffered the
same fate when it returned
for a three-way tiebreaker for
the District 7-6A title in
November. After Palm Beach
had eliminated Jupiter, Vero
Beach captured its 16th
crown with a 10-0 win.
The playoffs saw Vero
Beach face another familiar
foe in Lake Worth. Gone were
the memories 'the rout in
September, as the Trojans
built a 14-0 halftime lead.
Not to be deterred, Vero
Beach came back to score 24
second-half points to win the
game 24-21. The victory sent
the Indians to the Region 2-
6A semifinal where the team
faced a tough Park Vista
squad.
After a scoreless first quar-
ter, the Cobras scored a
touchdown just before half-
time. Park Vista maintained a
7-0 lead until the fourth
quarter when a Vero Beach
fumble led to the Cobras
finding the end zone once
again.
Like it did all season, the
team wouldn't quit, as
Shawn O'Dare hit Zeke
Motta on a 25-yard touch-
down pass a few minutes
later to cut' the Cobras' lead
in half.
Vero Beach had an oppor-
tunity to tie the score with
under a minute left in the
game, but an O'Dare pass on


fourth down was deflected,
ending the Indians' magic
carpet ride.
However, the 9-3 season
placed Vero Beach back
among the state's best and
offered hope for possibly
another championship run.
4. Vero Beach team takes
the state to the mat The
Vero Beach girls' wrestling
team was the best-kept
secret on the Treasure Coast.
Now, after a dominant sea-
son that culminated in a
state championship, the
Indians' wrestlers left their
opponents with many
painful reminders of. just
who they were.
Since its inception eight
years ago with just two mem-
bers, Dr. Sam Cassara slowly
built the squad into a team in
the true sense of the word.
This past season marked the
first time Vero Beach was
able to put a full contingent
of wrestlers on the mat, and
it paid off in huge dividends.
The team swept all six
tournaments it entered lead-
ing up to the state meet -
highlighted by a competition
in Orlando early in the sea-
son in which the Indians
scorched its way to 202
points, 56 more than its
nearest oppOnent.
After finishing third in the
state for the past four sea-
sons, Vero Beach entered this
year's contest with several
wrestlers having career years.
Janexis Rodriguez brought a
13-0 record into the final
match of the year, and didn't
disappoint making it to the
finals in the 114-pound
weight class before finally
being brought down.
Also coming in unbeaten
at 13-0 was junior Macy
Evans. The second-year
wrestler overcame Jasmine
Parra of Poinciana High
School to take the crown at
132.
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class. After finishing second
at state a season earlier, the
junior kept her 10-0 record
throughout the year unblem-
ished with a convincing win
in the final match of the year.
In the end, Vero Beach out-
distanced its nearest oppo-
nent by over 100 points, the
latest chapter in the pro-
gram's growth into a state
power.
3. Falcons volleyball team
soars to new heights Most
4-year-olds aren't really
capable of doing much, busi-
ly getting ready for their first
days of kindergarten.
The way the Jensen Beach
volleyball team played this
season, one would think its
opponents were in preschool
due to its dominating style of
play. When it was all said and
done, the Falcons finished
26-5 and won a state cham-
pionship in just its fourth
year of existence.
Jensen Beach rolled
through most of the season
with a No. 1 ranking in Class
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Gibbons had eliminated
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25-22, 15-5 win to advance to
the state tournament.
Once again, the Falcons
would be pushed to the limit,
but came away with another
five-game win, this time the
victim being Jacksonville-
Bishop Kenny.
After two naibiters, the
championship match failed
to live up to the hype, as
Jensen Beach took a 25-14,
25-16, 28-26 win over Lemon
Bay to bring home the title.
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RADIO, Karaoke, CD,
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TABLE, Cocktail- Glass,
Chrome, $100, Floor
Lamp, Peach Ceramin,
$100, 772-260-9035
TABLE, Dining- Solid
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chairs, blonde wood colo-
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TABLE, Drafting- 31x42,
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Table, Oak, Queen Ann
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feeder system in place, a
third consecutive champi-
onship is not out of the
question.
1.Jensen Beach nets hoops
crown While the accom-
plishment of the Jensen
Beach volleyball team might
have warranted the top spot,
its own school's basketball
team upstaged them by over
eight months, winning the
program's first state champi-
onship and earning the top
spot in our countdown.
The Lady Falcons
wrapped up ad incredible
27-4 season with a Class 4A
title as a result of a 47-33 win
over Dunbar. Senior LaToya
King led the way with 17
points and eight steals, gar-
nering her the tournament's
Most Valuable Player.
King and the Falcons
started the season off strong,
winning 11 in a row before
losing four of five games,
mostly to nationally ranked
out-of-state teams.
Being put through the fire
helped the Falcons, as it
defeated defending state
champion Astronaut the
team that ousted Jensen
Beach in the regional finals a
year earlier in the regional
quarterfinals.
From there, Jensen Beach
handled Suncoast 45-32 to
advance to the school's first
Final Four. The squad had its
hands full in the state semi-
final, watching a 13-point
lead over Bishop Moore turn
into a Jensen Beach deficit in
the final minutes of the
game.
The Falcons would pull
out a 48-43 win to advance
to the title game where it
came away with crown. Not
surprisingly several mem-
bers of the team also played
on the volleyball squad,
including Benzio, Leyna and
Lexis Lloyd and Nicole
Teplitz, bringing a discipline
and dedication to the hard-
wood.
So far, the 2007-08 season
has mirrored the state title
run, as the Falcons have
started 9-0, most recently
defeating Bayside to claim
the Space Coast Christmas
Invitational Championship.
That's all for our count-
down. See you in the sports
pages in 2008.


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The result was a 25-1-1
season and the first state
championship for Vero
Beach High School since the
boys' track team won in
1990.
Despite losing several
superstars to graduation,
Vero Beach returned two key,
players in All-American
goalie Marissa Higgins as
well as the state's leading
scorer in Lacey Vatland. The
team also featured three up-
and-coming freshmen in
Jennifer Leffew, Krista Grab-
her and Katie Chellemi.
The season started with a
17-2 rout of Pine Crest, but
the Indians were then tested
early with a matchup against
Lake Brantley. Vero Beach
defeated the Patriots in the
title match a year earlier, but
this time Brantley walked
away with the win. The loss
proved to be a motivating
factor for Vero Beach, as the
team dominated the compe-
tition for most of the rest of
the season, along the ,way
avenging the only loss from
the previous season to Kent
Denver.
The team's run through
the playoffs was equally
impressive, as the Indians
outscored the opposition
86-24 in winning the district
and state championships
once again.
The state title match fea-
tured Vero Beach and Lake
Brantley once again, only
this time the Patriots proved
to be no match for the Indi-
ans, who came away with a
19-10 win.
This season with the
return of its three freshmen
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ACRE NEW SMYRNA
direct waterfrt, closest in-
tracoastal access Turn-
bull Bay, Nature lover's
dream. Beautiful 3-4bd /
2b/2cg bonus rm. vaulted
ceiling, oak spiral stairs,
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less apple w/warrs, wa-
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ba, Ig walking closet, (lock,
priv yet closo, paved rd. 5
mini to local golf courses.
Daylona Beach MLS #
466511 $658,000
386-409-8208





HOBE SOUND Beautiful
4br/3ba CBS custom
home, gated comm. Pool,
many extras.
Price slashed $475,000
Chris Ouillette, Keyes Co.
772-607-0015
HUTCHINSON ISL: Har-
bour ,lIs., Gated 2br/2ba,
Heated Pool, Club House,
& Tennis. Dock Avail.
$239,000 Owner/Agent
954-593-0146/708-9387
HUTCHINSON ISL: Mira-
mar Royale, Direct Ocean
& Intracoastal view
3br/2ba on Corner, Moti-
vated! Offered @
$629,900 954-249-3062




FT. PIERCE IPV 1st
month free. 1/1.5. No.
age restrictions, 1 pet.
Heated pool,, gated,
partially furnished. Lease
option avail. Enclosed
Lanai, wood floors.
Asking $725/mo neg. Buy
for $110K 772-293-9046
772-240-8893
FT. PIERCE Island
House- large 1/1, lake
views, gated comm. All
appliances including full
size w/d whirlpool bath,
new carpet, Possible
owner financing, $82,700
S772-349-7345
VERO BEACH Villamar
55+ 2-br/2-ba 2nd fl
corner unit. W/D in unit
screened patio overlooks
courtyard. Heated pool,
clubhouse. maint $150/
mo. Near shopping &
beach. $110,000
772-778-1527
VERO BEACH: Beach-
side, Riomar Bay, Water
views enhance this updat-
ed 2br/2ba (newer kitch-
en, tile floors) Private sec-
ond floor, new elevator,
walk to parks, beach, Qail
Valley CC, Remarkable
price $335,000 Call Nan-
cy, Richards Real Estate,
Inc. 772-538-1932



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FORT PIERCE: 5602
Birch Dr, 3br/2ba/2cg,
1200 sq ft $160,000 Call
Stan Jackson, Van Horn
Realty LLC 772-318-4672
www.realestatestan.com
FORT PIERCE: 5605
Spanish River Rd,
5br/3ba/2cg, 2465 sq ft
$211,000 Call Stan Jack-
son, Van Horn Realty
LLC 772-318-4672
www, realestat e rtci
FORT PIERCE: 5607
Place Lake Dr, Pool
home,3br/2ba/2cg,2103
sqft $199,900 Stan Jack-
son, Van Horn Realty
LLC 772-318-4672
www.realestatestan.com
FORT PIERCE: 6259 Ar-
lington Way, 3br/2ba/2cg,
1378 sq ft $174,900 Call
Stan Jackson, Van Horn
Realty LLC 772-318-4672
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FORT PIERCE:
Immediate Possession/
move-in condition 3/1 CB
+carport, CH/A. Reduced
$135,000 Joyce L. ,
Calvert, Realtor
772-464-3393
FT. PIERCE 3/1
1140sqft. Great Deal!
$79,900. 420 N. 13th St.
772-232-9308
FT. PIERCE 3/1 928sqft
$76,900. Great Area, 426
Means Ct. 772-232-9308

FT. PIERCE 3/2
1838sqft. Pool. 1306
Wyoming. $164,900
772-232-9308





FT, PIERCE: New List-
ing! 3/2 CBS, on cul de
sac. C H/A, LR/DR,
Bkft/Den, Laundry rm.
Immediate Possession
$198,500 Joyce L.
Calvert, Realtor
772-464-3393




GREAT BUYI
FORT PIERCE. Good
location. Great opportuni-
ty, owner moving.
2br/1ba. New flooring,
paint and central AC.
610 S 6th. First 65,000
takes it or make quick
offer. 772-577-0787





INDIALANTIC, FL Newer
Beachside pool home
1820 sq ft. Built '03 3/2
split, lowest price in area.
1 block to beach. Must
see! $429K Below value
321-722-2768


07- Codo


FT. PIERCE First time
home buyer program,
5-br/2-full baths totally
remodeled. Tile floors,
Big yard. $159,900,
954-421-4950
Move Into Your New
Home For $599 Total
out of pocket, Call for
pre-recorded info and en-
ter code 1-800-784-1456
Code 599
PALM BAY NE-Lochmar
Beautiful inside & out! 3
BR/2 BA hardwood floors
& tile, Islander's Paradise!
Make an offer. Call for
appt. 321-724-1809
PALM BAY S.E. City wa-
ter, 3/2/2 CBS on canal,
built '99 new, Fla. room,
completely updated, se-
curity sys., quiet neigh-
br'd. Artesian well & pond.
Appraised $210K, sell
$159,900. 321-727-7786
PORT ST LUCIE 1067
SW Mantilla, 4br/3ba/2cg
2200sqft $214,900. Call
Stan Jackson, Van Horn
Realty LLC 772-318-4672
www.realestatestan.com
PORT ST. LUCIE Lease
option. No Money Down!
No Closing Cost! New
const '07. 3/2/2 appraised
$250K will sell $225,000
954-401-4815
SEBASTIAN: 3BR/2BA,
492 Avocado Ave. New-
ly remodeled, Corner lot,
$175,000 obo. Open
House every Sunday
(9-3pm) 772-388-6148
VERO BEACH

MUST SELL
Remodeled CBS, 2 Br/
lba, Florida room. Cor-
ner lot, central ac, ceiling
fans, dishwasher, wood
floors, washer/dryer in
separate utility room, car-
port, shed. Convenient to
Route 60 & US1. Rose-
wood School district.
$110,000. 772-812-1000.
VERO BEACH: 3-4bd
2.5ba, 2400sqft home on
2 separate lots on canal.
New tile, drywall, new
roof. Brand new kitchen,
pool.$329,900
772-321-4372
VERO BEACH: 4-5 br,
1st floor master, Vaulted
ceilings, tile throughout
Corian countertops.
3300sqft, 3 car garage,
1/2 acre private lot.
$339,900 772-321-4372
VERO BEACH: Vero
Lake Estates, Absolutely
lovely 2br/2ba/lcg
w/private yard front &
back plus scn. porch &
shed. Price lowered to
$124,500 Call Nancy,
772-538-1932, Richards
Real Estate


FORT PIERCE: 2/2.5
Bath Townhouse,Gated
Community. Lrge rooms,
tile on 1st floor, near pool
$135,000 772-284-4194

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So. Beach Home w/ garage. Priced Joe's Best Buy on Hutchinson
below assessed value! Now only Island 1 bedroom studio condo. Pool,
S214,500 Call Joe for viewing! tennis & clubhouse. Only steps from
Hutchinson Island Condos w/ deep water marina. Now $87,500
Marina (reasonable rates), clubhouse, Deep Water Dock! On this protected
pool & tennis courts. 1 BR studios from waterfront lot on South Hutclhinson
$87,500, 2 BR's from $127,500 to Island. Price just reduced!
S157,500. Ocean view from S255,000. Habour Isle Watefont
Waterfront from $199,500. Penouse $328000aterfront

Joe L. Krchnak, P.A.

http://JoeKrchnak.Realtor.com


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TITUSVILLE, 2/2/1, scrn
porch, renovated, appl's,
W/D,wired for sec. sys.,
gas & elec., well/sprinkler
sys., walk to shopping,
$149,900. 321-269-2027




FORT PIERCE: Large
lot, So. of Virginia Ave.
87' +/- Frontage $95,000
Joyce L. Calvert, Realtor
773-464-3393
MELBOURNE 1/4 acre.
On Legendary Lane off
Parkway. City water, sew-
er.& gas. High & Dry.
Ready to build. Asking
$60,000. 321-633-8238
or 321-258-9357
NC MOUNTAIN
CABIN & RIVER -
New log cabin shell on
secluded mountain,
$99,900. Acreage on
scenic river... swimming,
fishing & more. Access
lots $39,900. Riverfront
$99,900. 828-652-8700
PORT ST. LUCIE Torino
By SLW, Mets stadium
Collages, new park.
Great for commuters
Low prep cost. City water
& sewer. $64,000.obo
772-879-7400 240-6996




BAREFOOT BAY. Im-
maculate 2Br/2Ba with
workshop and screened
porch. New carpet and
wood floor. Amenities in-
clude pool, tennis courts,
shuffleboard, clubhouse
and a 700' pier on the riv-
er. This is a great place
to live! Only $89,900
772-664-6533
FORT PIERCE: Furn &
clean 2br/2br 55+ in gat-
ed pool comm. All appli-
ances. $9,500 50% owner
financing. Best deal in
area. 772-579-6703



FORT PIERCE: Tropical
Isles Co-op, Bank Repo,
393 Seahorse Ter, Lake-
front 4br/2ba/lcp $49,900
772-462-4130 or nights
466-4500
FT. PIERCE 45/55+
Adult park. dbl/w, 3/2,
appl, furnished FL rm,
carport, 3 sheds, C/A/H &
gas. Reduced to $4,600
Call 772-489-8620
FT. PIERCE Spanish
Lakes CC 55+ Open
House Sat- Sun 12-3PM
55 Ipanema Way. 1475sf,
2-br/2-ba Part furn. Move
in cond. Upgrades.
$22,500 772-336-9318
401-580-6001


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JENSEN BEACH: Pine
Lake Village, 55+ Fur-
nished 2br/2ba with car-
port, 24X60 & Florida
Room, Reduced to only:
$35,000 772-334-1935


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Community
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PALM HARBOR 4br/2ba
Tile Floor, Energy Pack-
age, Deluxe loaded. Over
2,200 sq ft. 30th Anniver-
sary Sale Special. Save
$15,000.
Free Color Brochures.
800-622-2832
PORT ST Lucie For sale
or rent by owner. Spanish
Lakes 1 55+ Doublewide.
Furnished, 2-br/2-ba,
Family room. Good cond.
carport, new carpet &
shed. Lot rent includes
lawn maint. Active Golf
comm. tennis, pool, gym,
clubhouse. $21,000/obo
772-692-4622
PORT ST LUICE: Beau-
tiful furn double wide with
florida room, move in con-
dition 55+, Rent or Own
the land Call Bob @ Haw-
kins Realty 772-485-1038





STUART beautiful
ACKEL Estates 55+ 1 mi
west of 95 on Kanner
Hwy to 1714 SW Diana
Terr. 2-br/2-ba 12 x 60
W/D. Well maintained
quiet park, 20min to
beach. No pets $19,700
330-323-7622
STUART- 55+ Pinelake
Gardens Doublewide
2-br/2-ba Carport on
lake, screen room. Pets
OK. Asking $24,900
772-341-4215
VERO BEACH 2br/2ba,
55+ Active comm,best
lakeview in Heron Cay
24x62 ft open floor plan,
screened porch,util shed,
$76,500 772-633-6093

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VERO BEACH double
wide furnished 2/1.5 bath
40+ park. Carport, w/d
shed screen porch pet
OK. Asking $9,500
Pool & other amenities.
772-581-8099
772-794-6296

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*ELLIJAY GA* (N GA
Mtns) New 3-br/2-ba
manufactured home on
1-2 acres with creek,
large porches, stone
fireplace, SS appliances.
$139,900 404-512-0789
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Prop w/hwy & lake front,
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Potential 828-292-0365
or 912-375-6016.
ow(alowacc corn
BEAUTIFUL TENNES-
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breathtaking views high
atop Cumberland Moun-
tains. 2-5-10 acre tracts.
River access, bluff views,
streams, virgin like forest.
Ideal for hunting, fishing
ATV, horseback riding.
Near Dale Hollow Lake,
perfect for cabin, vaca-
tion home, permanent
residence. Utilities,
paved roads. Great in-
vestment / retirement
property. Owner financ-
ing. Centrally located
near Nashville, Knoxville,
Chattanooga. 931-
839-2968, 888-939-2968
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1 Acre $14,900
5 Acres $28,000
Debi Henderson, Access
Realty 386-288-5678
Toll Free 877-882-2894
COLORADO, 5 Acres,
Near Ski Resort, Lake &
Hunting. Mountains
Views! Level & Buildable.
On County maintained
roads. $300 down $95
/month $7,900 Total. Al-
so Available, 35 .acres.
1-505-770-6451
E.TENNESSEE
Near Gatlinburg
Huge homesites in gated
community overlooking
Douglas Lake. Truly the
very best view in all the
Smoky Mountains.
From $55,000
with Great Financing.
Photos & info at
www.GoLandWorks.com
1-865-621-0435
GEORGIA BLUE RIDGE
10 acres, 3-br/2-ba frame
house, 12 years old.
Great garden & mountain
view, $375,000. Mt. Town
Realty 1-800-488-2815
see High Definition slide
show @ www.Hometown
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GEORGIA LAND N.
Oconee Cnty 22.3 acres,
Hardwoods stream paved
frontage. $35,000 Per Ac
By owner, call Bobby
McElroy 770-490-8925


GEORGIA LAND SALE
40 Tracts for sale in
Central, & east Central.
5 1,203 Acres!
404-362-8244
St. Regis Paper Co.
www.stregispaper.com
Georgia, South Caroli-
na, North Carolina -
Land for sale. Hunting
'tracts, equestrian farms,
mountain property with
50 mile views. Lake front-
age. Call Owner @
404-520-2100
KENTUCKY
*3 acres w/nice pond.
$24,900. 35 acres river-
front $99,000.
*56 acres riverfront,
$116,000.
*1500 acres hunters
paradise, incredible tro-
phy deer & turkey hunt-
ing. $1895/acre.
1-270-791-2538
www.actionoutfitter.com
LAKE ERIE ACREAGE
Beautiful 5+ acres,
ready to build on.
County water. I mile to
lake Close to Geneva,
OH. $47,500. Owner
Financing 330-699-5723
LAND FOR SALE -
Middle GA.Area.
Hunting, Timber & Farm
Land. Small & large
tracts available.
www.OconeeLandandtim
ber.com 478-290-6435;
478-984-4447
Lovely 4BR/2.5Ba, 2400
sf home on approx. 2
acres in Perry, Fla.- a
small rural town approx.
50 miles 'SE of Tallahas-
see. Beautiful pool & pa-
tio area w/tall privacy
fence, gazebo w/hottub.
Reduced- $239,000. Call
386-658-3378 or cell
386-208-2589. (fsbo)
MOTIVATED SELLER!
North Carolina Moun-
tains new log cabin shell
on .86 acre, $89,900. 2-5
acre waterfront home-
sites from $99,900. Easy
access mountain home-
sites $29,900-$89,900.
828-247-9966
NC LAND: 43acs. Near
Raleigh. Mile-long huge
waterway, 1100sf
Cedar-sided home, 3
homesites total, deer,
ducks, fish, AWESOME:
$299,990.
WE'LL FLY YOU HERE!
Pics: 919-693-8984
NC MOUNTAIN
CABIN & RIVER.
Secluded -new log cabin
shell. $99,900. Acreage
on scenic river... Access
lots, $39,900. Riverfront,
$99,900. 828-652-8700


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE


OHIO RIVER VIEW 83
Acres w/5 bay building.
St. Mary's WV.
$189,900. 260 Acres
mostly wooded w/ 1/2
mile of frontage on the
Muskingum River.
$549,000 Owner Financ-
ing. 740-260-2282
OKEECHOBEE. FL
35ac zoned mixed use,
4ac commercial, 31ac
residential (40-1/2ac
homesites) $2.2 million.
20ac zoned for 28 1/2 ac
homesites. $960,000.
1.84ac zoned for 14
homes with docks on
RIM canal. All permits
ready. Break ground w/in
one month. $1.2 million.
No Impact fees. Call
Stuart 561-718-7162
S. Carolina Acreage
Lake Marion Area.
Ready to build on. Low
taxes, low Property tax
and no impact fee.
$24,900, Low Down,
Owner Financing.
803-473-7125
ST AUGUSTINE 2br/2ba
in Palencia. Luxury Span-
ish Style. Lowest Price
$161,900 904-669-4272
Nancy, St Johns RE Grp
www nefl-beach-homes corn

TENNESSEE 5 to
3000 + / Acres With Ma-
jestic Mountain Views &
Creek Frontage Atop the
Beautiful Cumberland
Plateau. Excellent De-
velopment Property.
Starting at $5000 Per
Acre. 931-235-5263
Tennessee Mountain
Acreage 20 New Water
View Homesites No
state income tax, low
property tax. Homesites
from $59,000 to
$99,000. Near Chatta-
nooga. Owner Financ-
ing Available.
888-358-1020
TENNESSEE MOUN-
TAINS Acreage Breath-
taking Views, Streams,
Cabins. Owner financing.
Call 888-939-2968
TEXAS LAND LIQUIDA-
TION! 20acres, near
Booming El Paso. Good
Road Access. Only
$14,900. $200/down,
$145per/mo. Money back
guarantee. No credit
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PALM CITY: Master
toom in waterfront
home,utilities included,
w/d,Long/dist, boat lift
available, quiet,$750/mo.
772-215-5404




PORT ST LUCIE
4br/2ba home. Great lo-
cation. Priv bath ,Kitchen
..a ges, w/d. Includes
a, electric. $115/wk
878-9496


PORT ST LUCIE 2
rooms. First 800sqft
$700. Second $600. No
smoking. Includes utilities
Call 954-839-5463
PORT St Lucie furnished
or unfurnished. Large
clean pool home. Utilities
included, kitchen privil.
$550/mo Close to
Jensen 772-209-1772
PORT ST LUCFE large
12' x 18' room. Clean
home. All privileges.
$125/wk, couples OK.
Cable & internet
included. 772-342-2451


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VERO BEACH: Easy
move in. Nicely furnished
w/ private 'bath. Clean &
quiet, w/d, $395/mo.
plus half reasonable
elec, 772-216-1669



VERO BEACH "Vista
Royale" 55+. 1/1.5 2nd
fir. walk to pool. Fully
turn. Incl. water, sewer,
trash, cable & electric.
$1700/mo. 772-567-4175

Classified 800-823-0466


2 Bedroom Deluxe,
Loaded & Furn
$ 1450/mo
E. of US I1 across from
Gator Trace
Golt'Course
2 blksom ..i. o:
State Park & o
Indian River
1221 E. Weatlicbcc Rd
(2 blksN. of Midway)

772-359-0360


FORT PIERCE: 2br,
CBS, A/C. Fenced yard
for child/dog. $400 moves
you in. Utilities included.
772-464-2725
FORT PIERCE: 55+ 1/1
furn. 1st floor. Pool &
clhse. Near shopping..
$700/mo (includes main
fee) 772-467-0036
FORT PIERCE: New
2br/2ba with garage, 1
year old, includes water &
basic cable, comm pool,
fitness room, $900/mo
$900/sec 954-588-1323


FT PIERCE rent/ rent to
own Island House 1-br
condo with all appliances
including washer/dryer.
Whirlpool bathtub. Other
2 bedrooms also avail.
Gated comm, with pool.
$700/mo. 1 mo security,
Call owner 772-349-7345
FT PIERCE- 2-br/1-ba
$500 per month +
security, first and last,
772-359-1994
772-466-2150

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horse farm w/ 5br, 3.5ba
house, 3 barns, streams.
Foothills of Blue Ridge
Pkw $4.2 mill. UC Lam-
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acres zoned for Res. Of-
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possible park under, of-
fice or retail 2nd fl,
two-three apartments on
3rd fir. Across from $5M
piece. Move fast-reduced
$200K to $295,000-owner
financing. Call Nancy,
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FT. PIERCE 2-br/1-ba
Central air & heat.
Parking, laundry. 421 N
8th St. $600/mo +
security Please call
772-460-1267
FT. PIERCE: 2br/1ba,
Tiled throughout, city wa-
ter, w/d hook up, quiet.
No pets! $575/mo. $300
sec. 772-489-4562 or
772-577-1005
NO HUTCHINSON
Island: Beautiful new 1/1
executive furn apartment
across frol beach. W/D
& flat screen. From
$285/wkly. untill inci)
772-321-3202 '


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FOR RENT!
2&3 Bedroom
Condos
In Great 2
Location
Port St. Lucie
St. James Area
772-878-0111

Classified 800-823-0466


Best Kept Secret in Town!
2/1's IN A QUIET
LOCAL COMMUNITY
Starting @ $699/mo
Also Deluxe Units Avail. With Washer &
Dryer, Ceiling Fans & Upgraded
Kitchen Appliances

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PORT ST LUCIE St
Lucie Oaks, 2br/2ba or
lbr/lba avail. Rents from
$840-$940. Great Ameni-
ties & Location. Pets
w/restrictions. 879-2220

PORT ST. LUCIE 1, 2 &
3 BR Apt. home rental
community. Call now for
our move in specials
772-461-0444

SEBASTIAN New Com-
munity, Pelican Isles.
2/Br & 3/Br,2/Ba Apart-
mrnents with washer/ dryer.
Ask about our Move-in
Special 2 & 3 bed-
rooms, only. (Income Re-
strictions). 925 Pelican
Isles Cir. 772-581-4440

SEBASTIAN Updated
2Br/2Ba with New apple.
in kitchen. All amenities,
(clubhouse, pool, tennis)
$850/mo. 772-538-0031

STUART 1/1 Can be
Apartment or Office. Lo-
cated in Downtown area.
$975/mo. + FIL/S. Elec-
tric & Utilities included in
rent. 772-283-2525

STUART-Downtown
800 Place, 2bd/2ba, 2nd
fir, pool, tennis, small
dogs ok $900/mo. FLS
772-263-9076


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AFFORDABLE
VERO BEACH Vista
Royale. 1/1.5 2nd fir.
condo, heated glass
porch. Completely
re-done, new furniture.
$1,200/mo.
Call 352-422-6831


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VERO BEACH: 2br/2ba
in great location w/large
scm patio. Small pet ok,
$750/mo or Neg. Avail
ASAP 772-538-3682 or
772-299-0931
VERO BEACH: Lake in
the Woods, Spacious
2br/3ba unit w/loft, nearly
new construction, new
carpet, W/D, cable, scrn
balcony. Full use of club-
house, pool, tennis in qui-
et gated community near
mall. NSNP $795/mo FLS
772-562-1536
VERO BEACH: Move in
special! Newly. remod-
eled. 1 & 2 bdrms from
$600. Tile, new apple.
Close to beaches, parks
& Rest. 772-563-0013

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BEAUTIFUL BREVARDI
3/2/2, 2600 total sq.ft.,
2006 Lifestyle home, with
appl's, fenced yard, sec.
system. Spacious rooms,
modern fixtures. Must
see! Buy/Lease-Option is
yours! 1-888-459-3621
FORT PIERCE. 2/2/2.
Quiet neighborhood. Tile
throughout. Freshly paint-
ed. Priv. swimming pool.
$1100/mo. First & last.
718-790-8691 after 7PM
FORT PIERCE:
1ST MONTH FREE!
3br/1ba Remodeled.
CHA. Pets Ok. $750/mo
1609 Valencia Ave,(Near
Juanita & 25th) Lex
561-715-1768 View pic-
tures at:
www.lexbuyshouses.com
FORT PIERCE: 3br/lba
Newly Remodeled, New
Appl,W/D hookup Sect 8
OK, 519 N 14th St $800
$800/mo plus Security of
$600 954-463-9099




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FORT PIERCE: Nice 3br
with family room on quiet
street, near Fairlawn &
IRCC. $850/mo plus Se-
curity 772-201-5510
FORT PIERCE:
UTILITIES FREE
Ibr/1ba remodeled Effi-
ciency. Pets Ok. $595/mo
1502 S 27th St, (Near
Okeechobee & 25th) Call
Lex 561-715-1768 View
pictures at:
www,lexbuvshouses corn

FT. PIERCE 2/2 in Sur-
rey Woods. Beautiful
Gated Community. Pool
& Tennis Court. W/D,
Small pets / children OK.
$775/mo. Nancy Re/Max
Midway 772-519-1567


SPECIAL
JENSEN BEACH 2/1
1 Month Rent Free! Up-
dated with extra large
family room, LR. Kitchen
with newer appliances.
Privacy fencing with fruit
trees, sprinkler system on
well. Invisible fence with
collar, shed with elec,
Hurricane shutters, new
generator, Great schools
Walk to downtown/ river.
$1095/mo annual,
$2500/mo seasonal,
561-214-3544 Craig
PORT ST LUCIE 3br/2ba
w/lcg, Large yard, corner
lot. New paint & tile.
Great location, near shop-
ping. $925/mo. 1st & Sec.
772-340-5028

PORT ST LUCIE:
3br/2ba/2cg with fenced
yard and screened patio.
Pets OK. $900/mo FLS
772-985-4733

PORT ST. LUCIE -
3/2/1, East of US1, Com-
pletely remodeled, all tile,
close to everything.
$900/mo. 772-621-0416

PORT ST. LUCIE East
3/2/2 + office. Fireplace,
screen porch, hot tub,
huge new granite kitchen,
Must see. $1300/mo
407-394-5427
772-486-3137


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PORT ST. LUCIE PGA
Village 3/2 Brand new
Perfectly designed for a
beautiful life. More land
than the average. Gated
Good Schools. Close to
95. Neg 561-820-0806
PORT St. LUCIE West
3/2, carport, large yard,
totally renovated. Near
schools, 1-95 & tpke.
$1050/mo + security.
772-879-2830




PORT ST. Lucie: Lease
Option, Rent 2 Own. Call
Tnda-1\Ill 779-Q7Q._RRA


PORT St. Lucle: Walton
'Court. Newly renovated
2/1 w/garage. Clubhouse,
pool No smoke/no pets.
Includes cable. $750/mo
+ sec 1-800-487-2109
STUART- on acreage
3-br/2-ba, 1900 sqft very
nice tile & carpel. Quiet,
near 95 & shops. Trucks
OK. $1200/mo FLS. Call
56'1-625-6955
VERO BEACH Cozy
cottage- fully furnished
include W/D 2-br with
den convenient to all
shopping. 5 mins to
beach. Yrly or seasonal
rental $875/mo. Move in
ready. 772-559-5755
VERO BEACH Eagle
Trace. Gated, 3/3/2
Screened in porch. Many
custom features.
$1200/mo. Call Owner
860-395-4122
VERO BEACH Ocean/
River Front. Near Sebas-
tian Inlet. New 3-story,
3/2.5/2. 3,400sqft Ca-
thedral ceilings. Appl's
$2,500/mo 860-395-4122
VERO BEACH 3/3/2
+den, Castaway Cove,
walk to beach, pool, spa,
fireplace, immaculate.
$2350/mo 786-210-3563
VERO BEACH 4009 57th
Terrace 3/2/2, screened
pool, all appi, new carpet
& paint, vaulted ceilings.
Option to buy $1200/mo
630-232-9390 Stephen


RENTNOW
VERO BEACH
Nice 2 Br/ 1ba, Fla rm,
CBS construction. Corner
lot, central ac, ceiling
fans, dw, wood floors,
w/d in separate utility rm,
carport, shed. Cony,. to
Rte 60 & US1 Rose-
wood Schools $700/
mo.+sec. Small pet ok.
Rent to own possible.
772-812-1000
VERO BEACH, 3/2 w/
carport, nice home, good
size rooms, large yard.
Wonderful quiet area.
$795/mo www.rent6.com
407-234-5665
VERO BEACH: 2/1
newly remodeled. Quiet
neighborhood, tiled br,
ceiling fans, close to
shopping $650/mo. FL
954-927-5051
VERO LAGO Brand
new 5-br/3-ba 2 cg. 2
story. Gated comm
Clubhouse with pool &
tennis. $1300/mo Call
305-992-3170




FORT PIERCE 2br/2ba
Townhome. Secluded
new community. Resort
like amenities, all apple,
laundry room, garage
$899/mo. 561-308-5041/
313-1920


FORT PIERCE 55+ The
Grove, Updated 2/2 End
unit on lake. 24hr guard
gated comm w/pool, ten-
nis, clubhouse. $900/mo,
+ security. 305-393-3230
-FORT PIERCE: 2/2.5
Bath Townhouse,Gated
Community. Lrge rooms,
tile on 1st floor, near pool
$820/mo. 772-284-4194
VERO BEACH- Enjoy
your vacation in a two
story townhouse, exquisti-
ly furnished. Possibility of
sleeping 7, with 2.5 baths,
772-569-4210/581-8829



FT PIERCE Move in
special! Available now,
2br/1 ba, new paint,
fridge & stove, carpet &
tile floors 954-864-6018
772-940-3442
FT PIERCE Move in
special! Available now,
4br/2ba/lcg, new paint,
fridge & stove,carpet &
tiled floors 954-864-6018
772-940-3442
STUART. Near Rocky
Point. Newly remodeled,
2/1.5 Duplex. Incl. kitch-
en appls. Screen Porch,
Tile floor throughout.
$1000/mo. + $1000 Sec.
w/1 year lease. Call
269-806-5611
VERO BEACH 2/2 Du-
plex, w/carport. unfurn on
water, all appi. Centrally
located near shopping &
dining. $1100/mo (Maint.
Incl.) 772-473-2269
VERO BEACH. 2/1.
Large yard. Laundry room
w/ hookups. Quiet family
neighborhood. 1 yr lease,
no pets. $650/mo F/L &
$300 sec. 1514 41st Ave.
772-778-2940




FORT PIERCE. Cypress
Bay MH' Park. 2br/lba.
Water and sewer incl'd.
Appis. incl'd. Located on
US #1. $450/mo. FS.
Leave message for Rick
772-607-1421.


J WINTER -
SPECIAL
thru 1/31/08
Plantation Manor.
Gated community.
1/mo free w/lyr
lease 2/br $500 ?
with no sec. dep.
Month to Month,
LOTS FOR RENT
$1000 towards
move in fee
with this ad
772-465-0990




-STUART: Office/store off
US 1, 946 sq ft & parking
avail. Across from Royal
Palm Fin Ctr. $1400/mo
772-221-3327 or 772-
370-3110 Iv msg.
VERO BEACH: Primo
Location, 4861 sqft @
$13.00 per square foot,
Miracle Mile Plaza. Nan-
cy, Richards Real Estate
772-569-2728




FORT PIERCE: Airport
Industrial Park. Free
standing building. (5) offi-
ces. $1200/mo. for all (5)
units. 2701 Industrial
Avenue #2. Call
772-577-0787 or
772-519-6450

OPEN HOUSE

Reach over
one million
potential
buyers from
North Palm
Beach

thru Ormond
Beach
HOMETOWN NEWS
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FT PIERCE Sunrise
Blvd. Professional suite 2
private offices file room,
reception counter/desk,
waiting room, Call owner
772-349-7345
VERO BEACH. Com-
merce Center. Dixie
Hwy. Office Space
900-4600 sq. ft. Rent
$12-$17 a sq. ft. Gross
lease avail. Move in in-
centives. 561-963-3719.
Ram Realty Group.







Rent To Own
2&3 Bedroom
Condos

Great i
Location 5

Port St. Lucie
St James Area
772-878-0111




PORT ST LUCIE: Re-
serve Commerce Ctr, Of-
fice or Warehouse, 850
sqftf$650/mo NO CAM
Jura Unlimited Inc
772-342-7999
STUART: 4000 sq ft
Fenced, 2 double gates,
2 overhead doors 3 phase
electric, 17ft ceilings,
3201 SE, Dominica Ter
$2750/mo 352-494-1138



HOBE SOUND *Secure
Storage. Boats & Rvs
*Warehouse Space 500ft
772-545-9477
KITTERMAN WOODS -
Luxury apartments. Call
for our Move in specials.
Located US 1 & Kitter-
man Rd. (East on Kitter-
man) 772-461-0444


Vacation &
"""'""" Travel


BOYNTON BEACH -
Nows the time to check
out this 3/2/2 in gated
55+ comm. on private rd.
Golf, club house w/pqol,
tennis. $ 1550. mo. Long
term. Call Lu at
561-577-6730 or Howie
386-871-2080

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MARATHON. LUXURY
vacation homes. Ocean
Front. Amenities: heated
pool, hot tub, docks. Spe-
cial for Dec & Jan.
1-888-564-5800
american-paradise.com
www.HometownNewsOL.com


DAYTONA 500 RACE
WK 2/16-23 Studio avail.
Sleeps 4, qu bd & sofa
sleeper, fully equip. kit,
pool, hot tub & fishing.
$950/wk 317-485-6179
ST. AUGUSTINE BCH
Oceariview Condo fr
$99nite, Special Xmas
wk/$999 Oceanfrt house
fr. $199nite/$1399wk or
Historic Nites of Lites.
$129nite 904-825-1911
www.sunstatevacation.com


- TRANSPORTATION


YAMAHA GRIZZLY '05
660, Camoflauge print,
low hrs, $5000 firm
772-473-1946



BRADLEY GT 1970,Red
Gullwing doors, needs
some wiring runs great
$3500 772-485-2277
FORD MUSTANG '66 All
original 2-dr hardtop 289
V-8 44K. Red/red, auto,
factory air. Exc cond.
$19,500 772-299-0570

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Start the new year off
right in a FERRARI 328
GTS '86. For sale since I
upgraded to larger Ferrari
model. Only 30,500 mi.
Major belt service at
27,900 mi. Recent new-
clutch assembly. Cold
A/C,. upgraded to new-
refrigerant. $42,900 neg
Financing Avail. Call
772-285-3304



$1,000 Shopping Spree,
Donate Car, Max IRS De-
duction, Any Condition,
Help Foster Kids, Free,
Quick Pick-Up, No Pa-
pers OK, Espanol, 24/7,
1-888-899-99.12
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Emmons

fluto Bi kers




772-489-0893
10 Years in Business

GUARANTEE APPROVAL


0% Financing



2001
PT Cruiser Chrysler 300M
Sun Roof, Sharpl Lu. u.
$1000 $1500
Down Down


2001 2000
Sebring Altima
Convertible Altima
Low Miles $1000
$ 180 Down
S 1800 3 to choose
Down from


* 2002 2000
Ford. Escape Ford Mustang
Yellow, A Beauty Low Miles
$1800 $1200
Down
Down 3 to choose from


2000 2000
Dodge Dakota Chrysler LHS
RXT Cab, Auto, Pure Luxury, 2 to
Cold AC choose Starting at o
*1400 $1500
Down Down

Hablamos Espahol
3801 S. Federal Hwiy. 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34,982


BUICK LESABRE
Limited '88 4/dr, full
power, cold a/c, cruise
control, great condition
$650 obo 772-340-3149
CHEVROLET CAMARO
'97, Red, Alloy wheels,
new tires, cold a/c, Fun
car. Only 60kmi. $3200
obo 772-370-7212
DONATE A CAR TO
American Association for
Cancer Research Sav-
ing Lives Through Can-
cer Research. Convie-
nent Fast, Free Towing.
Non-Runners OK. Tax
Deductible. We handle all
paperwork. Call
7days/wk. 800-728-0801
DONATE A CAR Today
To Help Children and
Their Families Suffering
From Cancer. Free Tow-
ing. Tax Deductible.Chil-
dren's Cancer Fund of
America Inc.
w w w. c c fo a o r e
1-800-469-8593
FORD FOCUS 2001
station wagon. Owned by
careful lady driver. Good,
cond. Cold A/C. $4300.
772-581-8603
FORD FOCUS 2005
hatchback. Cold A/C,
Power tinted windows.
17,800 miles. $11,500
772-388-4806


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HYUNDAI TIBURON'05
GT Coupe, mint cond, a
birthday gift, ask for TRD
$8500 772-913-0530

OLDS ROYALE 88,
1995, All power, 6 cylin-
der engine, 4 door, 170k
miles $1,440 obo
772-468-9444

SUBARU SVX SPORT,
Red 2-dr, loaded, new
tires, well maintained
$4000 772-781-3741

TOYOTA CAMRY 1988
198K miles. New
.transmission. Good
transportation. Asking
$1500 772-581-1595

TOYOTA COROLLA '92
Good running, cold AC,
34 mpg, good tires, per-
fect condition. $1700
772-349-4638

TOYOTA SOLARA SLE
'99, V6, 160k mi., loaded,
Silver, leather, 16" Alloy
wheels, sunroof, $4950
772-634-1275




$$$$$$$ CASH $$$$$$$
For Junk Cars, Trucks &
Machinery. Call Now!
772-595-0601

DONATE YOUR CAR -
SPECIAL KIDS FUND
Help Disabled Children
with Camp and Educa-
tion. Fast, .& Easy. Free 3
- Vacation Certificate.
Call Before Tax Year
Ends # 1-866-448-3865!


DONATE YOUR CAR -
Veterans Lodging, Inc.
Help Support Homeless
Veterans and Victims of
Natural Disasters! It's
Fast & Easy. Receive a 3
-Vacation Certificate. Call
before the Tax Year
Ends. 800-841-6225

DONATE YOUR CAR,
Help Children Fighting
Diabetes- Juvenile Dia-
betes Research Founda-
tion. Fast, Free Towing,
Non-Runners OK. Free
Vacation Voucher. Call 7
days/wk 1-800-578-0408!




HONDA REFLEX 2002
3900mi. 250CC, 70mpg.
Excellent condition,
$2600obo 772-778-1286

HONDA CR500; Rebuilt
stroker motor. Really fast
Race ready, $2500
772-528-0149

HONDA GOLDWING '93
1500CC, many extras
Chrome pinstriping,
good condition, $3950
772-633-6093

HONDA REBEL '06 Low
miles,, extras, Great
Christms gift. Cheap on
gas $2700obo
772-528-4459

HONDA SHADOW ACE
750 '01,Cobra exhaust,
low miles. One owner,
great condition $3200
772-460-1116


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SUZUKI '06 LTZ 400 CC
Jet carb, performance
exhaust, racing handle
bars, Like new,$4200obo
772-579-5081
WANTED JAPANESE
MOTORCYCLES KA-
WASAKI, 1970-1980,
Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000,
H2-750, H1-500, S1-250,
S2-350, S3-400. CASH
PAID. 1-800-772-1142 or
1-310-721-0726
YAMAHA MAJESTY 400
05 Mint Cond. 68mpg,
tall Windshield, headlight
modulator, cruise cont.
$4200 772-344-1691see
photo online at
www.HometownNewsOL.
com ad #26557




CHEVY HI top 1987
Sleeps 2, bathroom,
microwave, cupboards,
good condition $6500obo
561-737-6885
FLEETWOOD TRIUMPH,
5th wheel, 39.5', fireplace,
washer/dryer combo, king
bed,much more, like new,
$39,000. 321-956-9363
See photo online www.
HometownNewsOL.com
AD#26429


11.2' '02 INFLATABLE
QUICK SILVER with
Reinforced hull, Mercury
9.9HP motor, extras
included. $2000
772-219-0832
15' Fiberglass '63
restored. Stick steering
w/throttle 25HP Mariner,
well maint. Trailer- Stuart
$750 954-801-6896
17' TRIUMPH '02 W
trailer 90hp Johnson. Hull
still under warranty. Low
maintenance. Extras.
$10,000 772-388-8305
17' TROPHY '06 Center
Console, Like new, Less
than 10 hrs. 90hp Merc
Optimax ob. Trailer GPS,
$16,500 obo:
321-961-4251
17'2" SCOUT 1997 Sport
fish CC. 2000 Mercury
90HP, Fishfinder, GIv
'Trailer, Pampered Cond.
$8,900 772-223-1003


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FORD FREESTAR SE
2004 very low miles. 7
pass w/pull down seats,
1 super clean. $9,650 obo.
%P772-569-7090


VALUE
-i- ^ GMC '99 Conversion
van Wheelchair accessi-
ble dvd playertow hitch,
GIANT RECREATION ex cond, all paperwork,
WORLD $11,000 772-359-2240
#1 RVDealerNetwork HONDA ODYSSEY EX
VAN '02 Silver, 5 door,
(80 70404 V6, Ither, 65k mi, senior
D /owned, auto doors, clean
(s)7s37 $12,500 772-664-2560
JAYCO 28FT 1993: 53k YUKON XL 2003 Fully
miles. Surround sound loaded. Onstar, Moon
TV system, generator roof, ,XM radio,DVD Tv
new tires, Great condition combo, parking sensors.,
$10,900 772-971-7135 all power, heated seats
KEYSTONE '02 24 5' $18,000 772-359-6691


Springdale 5th wheel.
Superslide, factory up
grades, sleeps 6 dual a/c
$12,500 561-573-7697
AGT



CHEVY BLAZER 94 4 x
4 Cold A/C ps, elec locks
new tires, & brakes Exc
running cond. $3200
772-794-5724


ALUMINUM Easyloader
Trailer '03 double axle
24-27 footer $2400
772-528-9116

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25.5' PURSUIT Merc
225, Yamaha 25HP, 1/2
tower. Outrgrs, donrgrs,
RM C80. Alum trailer.
$18,900 772-370-7439

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26' SAILFISH '06 CC 16
hrs, new cond.,fully load-
ed, 60 gal. livewell, full
custom cover, yellow hull,
lift kept. Twin 200HPDI
Yamaha power w/ 5 yr
factory warranty $64,000
Cell 917-440-6959 MC
AIRBOAT 12' Lycoming
0540, low hours, full
aluminum deck, trailer
included, $11,900obo
772-388-3662'
CHRIS CRAFT Replica
1969 Utility boat,Many
new parts, Fiberglass
bottom. Roll off trailer,
runs great, First $2000
772-215-9052
COBIA 220 Walk Around
'99 200 hrs Yamaha,
under 500 hrs. '05 Tan-
dem axle alum, trailer
included. Super clean,
many oxtrasl Must sell
$21,000 386-299-1462


DUMP TRAILER 10 X12
W/ Electric ladder Hoist
& overhead racks, spare
tire $3395. 772-337-4366
HIGHLANDER- Single
axle trailer, excellent
condition 17-19 foot, lots
of new parts, $750
772-528-9116
LAWN TRAILER: 16',
Tandem with spare, tool
rack & crank tailgate.
Excellent condition. Firm
$1200 Call 772-485-1038
PACE '05 Enclosed
walk in, ramp gate, side
door, skylight, tie down
for motorcycle, charcoal
gray, exc.. cond $4500
772-569-3375/ 559-5715




GO KART 5.0 HP Good
condition. Asking $600.
772-971-4114
GOLF CART 1996 Club
Car, full cart cover, all
new electric. Call
772-229-2934 MC
GOLF CART Palm City
'99. Custom Club Car.
Excellent condition.
$3800 772-486-4717


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GHEENHO 15.3', 2 wood
oars, 2-type IV PFD, No
motor, No trailer $650.
772-664-1518 Barefoot
Bay
GTI WAVERUNNER &
Trailer '97 85HP
w/perfor.mance pipe &
cover. New rebuild last
year. Asking $3200/obo.
Michelle 321-288-4284
HUNTER SAILBOAT,
1981, 22', good condition,
$2300 or best offer. Call
for details 321-632-3093
or 321-243-9216


WOW
KEY WEST 17' '01
Bimini top, 90 Yamaha.
Low hrs, center console.
Great cond, call for info
$12,000 772-794-3725
MAKO '06 model 1901
Suzuki '06 140hp engine,
150hrs, warranty, Bimini
top, stereo, $19,000 firm
772-530-1889



POLARIS 2003
Waverunner, 140HP
MSX, low hours, trailer
included, $5500/obo
772-528-4490


PONTOON 22' '98
Smoker Craft, Party &
fishing boat, Mariner
75hp w/ trailer, inside
stored, excellent cond.
$10,000 772-359-6671 -
SEADOO GTX Red/Blk
'01: 3 seater exc cond,
low hrs, garage kept, lots
of extras, $5100obo
772-463-2320
STRATOS 19' Center
console,130HP Evinrude,
galvanized trailer w/
wash out, cover, No salt,
low hrs. very good cond.
$7500obo 217-419-0354
SUNCOAST 20' 1987
Center console, t-top,115
Mercury outboard, am/fm
marine radio, incl trailer
$2500 772-216-3614




DEEDED DOCK 8' x 24'
slip. Salerno Pines Boat
Basin Assoc. Well
protected, water & elec
inc. Asking $32,900.
772-631-8975/ 287-1235
STUART: Protected
Dockage $8.00 per foot
neal Palm City Bridge.
Water & Electri C Availa-
ble 772-834-6167


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