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Title: Winter Park-Maitland observer
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PHOTO BY KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS -THE OBSERVER
From left, Joann Ross, Caleena Shirley, 2-year-old Ajani Paulino and mother Leonor Paulino watch the ducks at Lake Lily in Maitland. They have New Year's resolutions.


Smart giving


CARMEN CARROQUINO
GUEST REPORTER
Look before you leap into
the giving spirit you might
be dealing with a fraudulent
charity.
Schemers, however, seem
to be no match for the com-
mon sense of most Central
Florida consumers who
aren't about to sign checks
over to charities without
doing their homework first.


"People are lofty with
their money, so they tend
to make sure it goes to the
place they want it to go to,"
said Chuck Deisler, supervi-
sor of the economic crimes
unit for the Orange County
Sheriffs Office.
But underreported char-
ity fraud may be an untold
issue in Central Florida,
Diesler said. No reports have
been filed concerning char-


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Orlando No. 5 in nation for debt


SARAH KEZER
GUEST REPORTER

Six months of late payments
and six swelling credit card
accounts put Greyling Ro-
driguez's life on hold. In a
twist that he didn't see com-
ing, his bad credit stopped
him from getting a job.
After being denied clear-
ance to serve his country
overseas because of his fi-
nancial situation, the Or-
lando resident sought the
help of a professional debt
counselor.
Orlando is No. 5 in the
nation in the percentage
of a family's income that is
owed to credit card com-
panies, according to sur-
vey released by Experian, a
national credit-reporting
agency.
Consumers struggling
in debt do not have to be
doomed to financial despair
forever. Several agencies in
the Winter Park and Mait-
land area offer financial ad-
vice and counseling to help
cardholders pay off debt.
Winter Park-based Con-
sumer Debt Counselors' ad-
visor Tom Hoisington said
that debt is a big problem in
the area.
"Sometimes people make
decisions that seem logi-
cal at the time and things
don't work out as they ex-
pected them to," said Hois-
ington. He said that when
people face a hiccup in their
income their debt is some-
times no longer feasible.
As part of a non-profit


credit counseling agency,
Hoisington offers free fi-
nancial advising.
"The first thing we do
is sit down and help them
create a budget. We look at
where their money comes
from and who it goes to,"
said Hoisington.
"We then get into credit
counseling, the wide use of
credit, how to evaluate their
credit report, look at what
they need to do to improve
their credit report and
score," said Hoisington.
InCharge Debt Solutions
and Fifth Third Bank are
hosting a free financial lit-
eracy workshop series for
the bank's clients beginning
Jan. 1.
Mark Hoewing, InCharge
public relations manager,
said that the workshops
will help people assess their
budgets and see how they
can repay their debt. Other
topics that will be discussed
include how to improve a
financial picture, manage
money and use credit wise-
ly.
He said that there is hope
for those facing debt and
InCharge's free credit coun-
seling sessions talk people
through several solutions
and options but the client
makes the ultimate decision
of how to proceed. Upcom-
ing InCharge events will be
posted at www.incharge.
org.
Rodriguez, manager at
the Shoot Straight Florida
headquarters in Apopka,
made an appointment with


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK
Tom Hoisington, an adviser at non-profit agency Consumer Debt Counselors in Winter Park, says debtors should seek help.


a counselor at InCharge
Debt Solutions about three
months ago.
"It was something I
should have done a long
time ago," said Rodriguez.
He said his counselor dis-
cussed several options and
payment plans he could
pursue and chose one that
should relieve him of debt
problems in about two
years.
"They said that I could
have talked to the compa-
nies myself and figured it
out but it was much easier
to have four accounts con-
solidated and pay one fee,"
Rodriguez said.


In 2008, one of the most
common categories of com-
plaints reported to the At-
torney General's Office was
credit repair and debt relief
scams, according to a con-
sumer release from Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum.
It was advised that con-
sumers need to be aware
that credit repair compa-
nies are not permitted to
charge upfront fees. Some
companies lure people in
with promises of eliminat-
ing bad credit but instead
take advantage of the client,
charging high fees without
benefiting the individual.
The Florida Attorney


General's Office and the Bet-
ter Business Bureau advises
credit counseling seekers
to avoid organizations that
charge for information, do
not have a refund or cancel-
lation policy, that charge in
excess of $40 per month and
to look for counselors who
are certified and trained by
a non-affiliated party.
Individuals are entitled
to one free credit report
every 12 months available
at annualcreditreport.com.
Hoisington said that check-
ing your credit report is
important to spot identity
theft and ensure accuracy.


Wildcats fall in final


ISAAC BABCOCK
OBSERVER STAFF

Austin Rivers capped off
another stellar tournament
with a more than a 28 point-
per-game average at the City
of Palms.
Despite the Winter Park
Wildcats' star forward sin-
gle-handedly averaging
half the points most teams
scored in the tournament,
his team fell short of total
domination on the court.
In one of the Wildcats'
greatest seasons in school
history, they fell just shy of a
win over Paterson Catholic,
a traveling New Jersey team
ranked among the best in
the country.
That came on a tremen-
dous run by Paterson that
saw them turn a five-point
deficit in the fourth quarter
and turn it into a 62-54 win,
as Winter Park's offense ran
dry in the waning minutes of
the game. That pattern had
presented itself throughout
the game, with both teams
going on long streaks of
scoring. At one point the
Wildcats had outscored Pa-


terson 27-4 early on.
Rivers would become the
tournament MVP despite
his team falling short of the
championship. That acco-
lade came in part because
he'd helped transform his
team from an also-ran last
year to a dominator this
time around, dethroning
some of the nation's top 10
teams in the process.
After globetrotting to
distant tournaments over
the Christmas break, the 9-3
Wildcats will return close to
home, heading to Oak Ridge
at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4.
That game will be a re-
match for the two teams.
On Dec. 4 Winter Park rout-
ed the Pioneers 71-57 in the
Winter Park Rotary Tourna-
ment.
After an extended off-
court hiatus, Lake Howell
will return to the court on
Wednesday, Jan. 6, but they
won't be coming home for
another week after that, as
they travel for three games.
Their first engagement
will come against a strug-
gling Lake Brantley team at
7:30 p.m. Jan. 6.


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK
Austin Rivers dominated the basket at
the City of Palms, averaging 28 ppg.


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Thursday, December 31,2009 Page 3


RESOLUTIONS I Saving energy and being more respectful are some
< continued from the front page tious to the environment watching less TV. I'm also The Orrises at "Winter in the
preciative of what we have and to ourselves." going to work harder for Park" ice skating rink
because so many are with- Michael Grenell, said "In better grades in school." Dave Orris of Winter Park
out." 2010 we need to want what Anali Grenell, 5, said aid, "I plan to make regu-
out." said, "I plan to make regu-
KayGrenell,42,said,"Our we have insteadofwanting want to be a good friend lar trips to the Winter Park
goal as a family is to become more. and help more animals like YMCA instead of just once
more energy efficient and Megan Saunders, 14, said, Skipper, one of my hamsters in a while. I like to play bas-
"I want to have a better re- and my goldfish."
to do more with less. We've wantto have a better re- and my gketball, swimming and lift
been working on lowering lationship with my parents Audrey Grenell, 3, said, weights. We also plan to
our electric bill and we'd by being more respectful want to be a good helper to get Talor [his daughter]
S f t r Y and patient. At home I want Mommy." t e t Tao r [his dahter
lkl e to. et off the orid. We into some of the Activities-


wIIa.n tL o .L bI lIr cU ntl. VV
want to be more conscien-


to go green by turning off
the lights more often and


resolutions
healthier. I live on the grill;
we cook fish, chicken and
steaks."
Michele Orris, Dave's
wife, said, "We're going to
eat healthier by cooking at
home. We like to cook on
the grill."
Daughter Taylor Orris
said, "I want to go the beach
more."


LOur big resolution is to be
Our big resolution is to be


CHARITY I Donate with checks, not cash, and follow up, official says


< continued from the front page

ity fraud in Orange County,
but that despite a lack of
reports, it's most likely still
happening.
"Scams are probably hap-
pening, but we just don't
hear about them," he said.
"It's either happening on a
small scale or people just re-
alize too late and don't have
many options to reclaim
what's been taken."
He said that people want-
ing to donate should and


tend to stick with "the big
guns" organizations that
are already well-established
and have been donated to
before.
Liz Compton, spokes-
woman for the Florida De-
partment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, agreed
that people don't often re-
port charity fraud. She said
people are too embarrassed
or they don't realize they've
been defrauded.
"People should also nev-
er fall for pressure tactics


or emotional appeals, leave
donations under the door-
mat or write a check to an
individual," Compton said.
"They should always write
it to the organization and
inquire into whether chari-
ties are spending their do-
nated funds like they say
they are."
Compton urges people
looking to donate to check
the legitimacy of an orga-
nization before writing any
checks. The FDACS features
a Gift Givers' Guide on its


Web site for consumers to
research the organization
they're interested in donat-
ing to. The guide shows all
the registered agencies and
non-profits in Florida ac-
cepting donations and in-
formation on their spend-
ing habits.
The Community Founda-
tion of Central Florida also
features a database on their
Web site to confirm the le-
gitimacy of an organiza-
tion.


Business Briefs


Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kan-
tor, & Reed, PA. has recently been
named the largest law firm in Central
Florida by the Orlando

Business Journal.
Grubb & Ellis Commercial Florida
recently negotiated new a five-year
retail lease for 3,865 square feet at
Main Street Square located at 7800
S. U.S. Hwy. 17-92 in Fern Park.

Kenneth J. McKenna, a partner
with the Orlando law firm Dellecker,


Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier, re-
cently served as a faculty presenter
for the National Business Institute's
seminar on "Advanced Uninsured/
Underinsured Motorist Law."

Julia L Frey, attorney with Lowndes,
Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed,
PA. has been re-elected to the WMFE
Board of Trustees for an additional
three-year term.

Coastal Reconstruction, a Florida-
based on-call emergency disaster


reconstruction and remodeling com-
pany, recently signed commercial
contracts worth more than $297,000.
Two of the eight reconstruction proj-
ects are located in Central Florida:
Woodbridge Apartments in Winter
Park and Claire Bridge in West Mel-
bourne.

Beazer Homes has started construc-
tion on 40 ready-to-move-in single
family and town homes in five Or-
lando area communities.


Insight Financial Credit Union re-
cently awarded Kathy Willis the third
quarter Mission Excellence Award.
Willis joined the credit union in 2000.

C.T. Hsu + Associates has complet-
ed the $23 million, 100,000 SF Uni-
versity Center, an archetype joint-use
facility shared by Valencia Commu-
nity College (VCC) and the University
of Central Florida (UCF).

Grubb & EllislCommercial Florida,
associated with 130 offices world-


wide, recently negotiated a new lease
agreement for 20,150 square feet in
the Lake Lucien Building at 2201 Lu-
cien Way in Maitland.

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most
respected peer-review publication in
the legal profession, has named Win-
ter Park resident Ted B. Edwards of
Foley & Lardner LLP in Orlando as the
"Orlando Best Lawyers Real Estate
Lawyer of the Year" for 2010.


Community Bulletin


Full Sail University would like to
congratulate the six graduates who
worked on the critically acclaimed
James Cameron film, "Avatar". They
are: Malcolm Thomas Gustave, Devin
Fairbairn, Joe Harkins, Jeff Unay, Ja-
son Stellwag, Ronnie Menahem and
Juan Peralta.

Cameron Lyon, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. V. Frederic Lyon of Winter Park,
was named to the Fall Term 2009
Deans' List at Choate Rosemary Hall
in Wallingford, Conn.


Pamela Lauren Jackson, of Winter
Park, was one of 424 students who
were named to Union University's
Dean's List for the fall 2009 semester.
The Dean's List includes full-time stu-
dents who achieve a 3.5 grade point
average on a four-point scale.

More than 400 pet stores across
North America have signed The Hu-
mane Society of the United States'
puppy friendly pet store pledge. The
pledge indicates the store's commit-


ment to not to sell puppies, but in-
stead support local animal adoption
programs and educate customers.
The independent retailers that have
signed the puppy friendly pledge are
listed at humanesociety.org/puppy-
mills.

The new Web site Central Florida
Top 5 is pleased to announce its Top
5 Blog has been voted the #1 Neigh-
borhood Blog in the Orlando Sentinel
Orbbies: The Orlando's Rocking Blogs
Competition. "Our blog is only a few


months old, so to have been voted the
best of the neighborhood blogs, we
are just so honored," says Bess Auer,
owner and editor. Visit http://www.
centralfloridatop5.com.

Home cooks, culinary profession-
als and culinary students nation-
wide are invited to compete for cash
in the first Florida Strawberries A
Taste of Summer All Winter Long
Recipe Contest. Entry form, rules and
FAQs are found at www.FloridaWin-
terStrawberryContest.com. The con-


test ends Feb. 28.

The Florida Department of Health
(DOH) urges Floridians to take pre-
cautions that can help prevent carbon
monoxide (CO) poisoning during the
colder winter months or during any
situation involving a loss of power.
As temperatures drop, the potential
for poisonings and deaths rises. For
more information, call the Florida
Poison Information Center at 1-800-
222-1222.


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SMaitland City Talk
BY DOUGLAS T. KINSON
MAYOR


The year ahead


"The optimist stays up until
midnight to see the New
Year in; the pessimist stays
up to make sure the old one
never comes back again!"
-Anonymous

With all the challenges
Maitland has faced over
the past two years, we
are indeed fortunate
to have continued our
success in looking after
the taxpayers in our
community. From securing


grants that resulted in the
completion of Minnehaha
Park improvements, to
completing our new police
headquarters while saving
our taxpayers money, our
community can safely
say we are poised for any
financial challenge 2010
can bring.
But just getting by
could never be enough.
Our city is used to taking
on challenges such as
commuter rail, even when


misperceptions were the
predominant views in the
community. Our city is used
to doing more with so little,
as is evidenced by how
diligently each and every
department strives for
success. And our city looks
forward to completing
projects in 2010 that most
municipalities can only
dream of in the toughest of
economic times.
In the upcoming year,
our city will celebrate
its 125th anniversary.
This will be a celebration
unmatched by any our
city has ever seen. We will
celebrate not just our past
accomplishments, but even
more importantly, all that
we anticipate our future
holds.
Most immediately,
the need to protect our
residents from increasing
taxes is paramount to
anything we do, but while


providing more of the
services they have come to
expect and appreciate in
Maitland.
In 2010, we
anxiously anticipate the
groundbreakings for both
a new downtown fire
station and city hall. But
completing them on time,
under budget and within
the funds allocated will be
the true test of our success
in the eyes of our residents.
For decades our city
has dreamed of securing
new parks for our families.
Maitland is land locked,
so expanding our borders
through annexation
is not likely. However,
economically there is a
window of opportunity
unlike any in our history.
As our Council changes
over the course of the next
election, my hope is that
our city will have already
provided the impetus and


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On behalf of the City of
Winter Park, I'd like to wish
you all a safe, happy and
prosperous New Year.

CITY HALL CLOSED
City Hall will be closed on
Friday, January 1, 2010, in
observance New Year's Day.
City Hall will be open for
regular business on Mon-
day, Jan. 4.

NEW YEAR'S EVE AND
FIREWORKS
On New Year's Eve, remem-
ber to leave fireworks up to
the professionals. In Flor-
ida, virtually all fireworks
except sparklers are con-
sidered illegal and can turn
any amateur fireworks fes-
tivity into a tragedy. Keep
your friends and family safe
this year by letting profes-
sionals do the show. Have a
safe and Happy New Year.

NO HOUSEHOLD GAR-
BAGE SERVICE ON NEW
YEAR'S DAY
Household garbage trash
collection services will not
be provided on New Year's
Day. Normal services will
resume on the next regu-
larly scheduled collection
day. Recycling, however,
will be collected on New
Year's Day.

HOLIDAY RECYCLING
Holiday wrapping paper


and gift boxes can be re-
cycled (Exceptions: foil and
flocked papers). Please,
however, pitch any pack-
ing materials such as plastic
bubbles and Styrofoam
peanuts into your regular
garbage. Be sure to bag first,
especially those flyaway
Styrofoam peanuts.
Holiday reuse/recycle
tips:
Christmas trees in pots
can be replanted.
Reuse wrapping paper
and ribbon for future gift
giving.
Save greeting cards for
craft projects. Example: cut
up and reuse as gift tags.

LAST FEW DAYS OF ICE
SKATING
The last day to skate at the
city's "Winter in the Park"
ice skating rink is Sunday,
January 3, 2010. If you
haven't already taken a spin
on the ice, there's only a
few days left. Come bring
your friends and family to
experience some cool fun
before it's all over. Open
daily Monday thru Thurs-
day from 10 a.m. 9 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday from
10 a.m. 10 p.m.; and Sun-
day noon 6 p.m. until Sun-
day, Jan. 3.
For more freezing in-
formation, please call 407-
599-3203 or skate onto our
blustery Web site at www.
cityofwinterpark.org.


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE
ANNUAL WINTER PARK
MAYOR/CITY COMMIS-
SION LUNCHEON
Save the Date! The 2010
Winter Park Mayor/City
Commission Luncheon is
scheduled for Wednesday,
Jan. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the
Winter Park Civic Center
located at 1050 West Morse
Blvd.
Featuring Mayor Ken
Bradley's annual State of
the City Address and the
Winter Park city commis-
sioners, you won't want to
miss hearing your elected
officials' plans and visions
for the New Year!
Seats will be $35 for
Chamber members, $40 for
non-Chamber members
and $265 for corporate
tables. Reserve your seats
today.
For more information
call the Winter Park Cham-
ber of Commerce at 407-
644-8281 or purchase tick-
ets directly on their Web
site at www.winterpark.org.

WALK MORE, BIKE MORE
-TIPS TO BEING SAFE
ON THE ROAD
As we all become more
focused on our New Year's
resolutions and look for
ways to burn off those holi-
day calories, here are some
helpful tips for you as you
hit the bicycle trails in Win-
ter Park:
Trail users:
-Show courtesy to other
trail users at all times.
-Use the right side of the
trail except when other-
wise designated.
-Respect the rights of
property owners.


-Keep dogs on leash and
remove pet feces from trail.
Bicyclists:
-You are responsible for
the safe operation of your
vehicle.
-Yield to pedestrians.
-Give audible warning
when passing pedestrians
or other bicyclists.
-Ride at a safe speed.
Slow down in congested
conditions, reduced vis-
ibility and other hazardous
conditions.
Pedestrians:
-Stay to the right side of
the trail except when oth-
erwise designated.
-Watch for other trail us-
ers.
-Be especially alert when
running.
-Listen for audible sig-
nals and allow faster trail
users to pass safely.
For maps on the best
trails in Winter Park, Winter
Park offers Cycling Guide
Maps online that shows
bike lanes, shared use paths
and streets commonly used
by cyclists. Visit www.cit-
yofwinterpark.org and click
on the "Residents" tab and
then click on "Walking".

RECYCLE THOSE OLD
PHONE BOOKS
Keep Winter Park Beauti-
ful (KWPB) and the Winter
Park Fire-Rescue Depart-
ment (WPFD) have re-
cently established phone
book drop-off locations
in an effort to maintain
a green community. This
recycling initiative serves
as continued commitment
to the resolution that was
adopted by the City Com-
mission in 2008 to become
a green local government.
Residents are encouraged
to drop off their old phone


books at City Hall or two
specified WPFD locations
during the months of De-
cember 2009 and January
and February 2010.
Unused and old phone
books can be recycled
curbside on your regularly
scheduled recycle day. They
may also be dropped-off in
front of the KWPB office,
found on the second floor
of the City Hall West Wing
in the Parks & Recreation
Department located at 401
S. Park Ave. or at either of
the following fire-rescue
stations:
-Station 61 at 343 W
Canton Ave.
-Station 62 at 300 S.
Lakemont Ave.
This service provides
residents without curbside
recycling the opportunity
to dispose of their old or
unused phone books and
preserve a green commu-
nity. The city of Winter Park
and KWPB encourage par-
ticipation in the curbside
recycling program, which
includes newspaper, alumi-
num and steel cans, plastic
bottles and glass contain-
ers.
For information regard-
ing the city's waste manage-
ment services or to request
recycling bins, please call
Waste Pro at 407-774-0800.
For additional informa-
tion regarding the phone
book recycling service,
please contact KWPB at
407-599-3364.

Visit the city's official
Web site at www. cityof-
winterpark. org, find us on
Facebook and follow us on
Twitter


Winter Park City Talk
BY RANDY KNIGHT
CITY MANAGER


framework for our parks
and recreation successes.
Although we have
enjoyed moving our
community forward with
the delivery of many new
projects that have resulted
in the creation of hundreds,
if not thousands of new
jobs, we will continue to
focus on keeping our city
on track with responsible
new development -
projects that will consider
the impacts they will have
on schools, roads and our
environment.
Our challenges ahead are
many, but I am optimistic
that our city, our staff, our
leaders and our residents
will get together to make
certain that the year 2010
will be one of the most
successful in our history. I
look forward to working
together to accomplish the
seemingly impossible.
Happy new year!


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Thursday, December 31,2009 Page 5


Calendar


Holidays at the Waterhouse is open from noon
to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays through
Jan. 10 at 840 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. For
more information, visit www.maitlandhistory.
org or 407-644-2451.
Events this week at Maitland Public Library,
501 S. Maitland Ave.:
For more details or to register, please contact
407-647-7700.
At 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 the Library is
closing early for New Year's Eve. On Friday, Jan.
1 the Library is closed.
At 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7 there is a Zora
Neale Hurston B-Day Celebration, and birthday
cake and punch will be served.
At 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8 is a Poetry Read-
ing by Elaine Persons.
From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 is Read-
ing Paws where children can spend time read-
ing to specially trained dogs. At 3 p.m. is the
Second Saturday Program "Winter Fun!"
Enzian will host a New Year's Eve celebra-
tion straight from the silver screen, Dress to Kill:
A James Bond New Year's Party, at 9 p.m. on
Thursday, Dec. 31. Attendees will experience an
evening of cinematic revelry as they enjoy a live
DJ performing until 2 a.m. and a spectacular
midnight firework show all while "Goldfinger",
plays. General admission tickets are $5. For
more information visit Enzian.org.
The Doubletree Resort Orlando on Interna-
tional Drive will host a job fair on Mon., Jan. 4,
between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The resort aims to
bring on about 35 staff members. For details,
contact the human resources office at 407-352-
1100.
ArtFest/Open House will be held Wednesday,
Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 10 at the
University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. ParkAve.,
Winter Park. It is free. For more information call
407-644-6149.
The American Legion, Winter Park Memorial
Post 112, will host the first in a series of "Infor-


mation You Can Use" workshops/seminars, on
Tuesday, Jan. 12, starting at 7 p.m. This infor-
mational seminar is entitled, "Veterans Benefits
- VA Aid and Attendance (A & A)". It is at Tolla's
Italian Restaurant, 240 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in
Winter Park. For a reservation, e-mail cher-
ylh@nodarse.com by Jan. 8.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 the Holocaust
Memorial Resource and Education Center
will be sponsoring a Teachers Forum entitled
"Avoiding Blind Spots: How to Navigate Your
Own Bias When Dealing with Bullying". The
speaker will be Nadine Smith of Equality Florida.
Reservations are strongly recommended. Call
407-628-0555 x 283 or e-mail mbloomer@ho-
locaustedu.org.
At 7 p.m. Jan. 14, at Harry P. Leu Gardens,
1920 N. Forest Ave, Orlando, Central Florida
Anthropological Society will present a pro-
gram by Dr. Ty Matejowski, a cultural anthropol-
ogist at UCF who specializes in globalization and
economics. He will be giving his presentation on
"Spam and Fast Food 'Glocalization' in the Phil-
ippines". It is free. Call 321-948-3994.
American Association of Individual Inves-
tors, Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next
meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the University
Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. (at Web-
ster Ave.) in Winter Park. Check-in begins at
6:30 p.m. and the speaker begins at 7 p.m. Pre-
registered price is $5 for AAII members or $7 for
non-members or $10 at the door for everyone.
For more information visit our Web site at www.
aaii.com or call 407-644-1607.
Grab a spoon and your appetite! Events for
Change is organizing the Orlando Chili Cook-off
in Baldwin Park on Sunday, Jan. 30. Local food-
ies and families can come out and enjoy chili
samples from local chefs, residents, and previ-
ous chili cook off champions. Do you have the
secret to the best chili in town? The Orlando
Chili Cook-off is still looking for cooks, judges
and sponsors for this event. For additional infor-
mation: www.orlandochilicookoff.com


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Holidays help residents stay


ABRAHAM ABORAYA
GUEST REPORTER
Peggy Leonard raps on the stained
brown condominium door, not ex-
pecting an answer from the other
side. The white piece of paper in the
Orange County deputy's hand does
all the talking anyway. In the last
hours of the eviction process, the
end is already clear. She's just here
to enforce it.
She waits, and then announces
she's making entry. Entry in this
case means using the realtor's lock
box on the door, but more often it
means drilling out the lock.
Inside, the foreclosed condo is
devoid of people, but not proper-
ty. In the bedroom, there's a four-
post bed with sheer white curtains
around it, the mattress is topped
with a yellow egg carton foam mat
and nothing else. In the living room,
there's a small television and stand.
The family who lived here is long
gone, leaving behind what they
couldn't carry.
This is business as usual for Leon-
ard, who works in the Judicial Pro-
cess Division for the Sheriffs Office.
She spends her days doing what the
courts tell her to take property,
both rental and bank-owned, and
deliver it back to the people who
own it.
But this month, her workload is
a little lighter. That's because some
banks slow down the foreclosure
and eviction process during the
holidays.
"We were doing 10 a day until the
last couple months," Leonard said.
"Banks have been canceling. They


PHOTO BY ABRAHAM ABORAYA T
Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy Peggy Leonard seizes a condo on a judge's order. Foreclosure numbers tend to dip during the holiday months.


don't want to be the bad guy over
the holiday."
That hypothesis that banks
slow down the process of kicking
people out over the holidays is
reflected in the Judicial Process Di-
vision's figures.
During 2007, they averaged 717
"kick-outs" a month, which includes
both evictions and foreclosures. In
October, they beat the average, do-
ing 891, the most in a single month
for the entire year. Then, November
tapered down to 824, and they only
did 570 in December. In 2008, the
pattern again held true they aver-
aged 854 a month, peaking in Octo-
ber with 1,104, and dipping below
the average for November and De-
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This year, the numbers look like
they could hold true again. October
was 1,004, above the 11-month av-
erage of 991, and in November, they
dropped to 689. December's figures
won't be available until January.
"It's either feast or famine," said
Sgt. Fred Westerburg, who heads
up the Judicial Process Division.
"Judges are elected officials as well,
and no one wants to put someone
out on Christmas.... We tend to see a
little bit of a slowdown around the
holidays, but it'll be interesting to
see what happens this year because
of the economy."
Oddly enough, data from the Or-
ange County Clerk of Courts doesn't
reflect the same pattern; in fact,
December of 2007 was the biggest
single month for foreclosures in
Orange County. The 2007 monthly
average of foreclosures was 946,
and November and December were
well above average with 1,349 and
1,371 respectively.
In 2008, the monthly average
of foreclosures was 2,178 a month.
October was well above the aver-
age with 2,823, and November was
well below, with 1,838. But then De-
cember had 2,349 foreclosures, the
second highest monthly total of the
year (data for 2009 only goes to Oc-
tober).
Still, there is anecdotal evidence
that banks can become more le-
nient during the holidays. Take, for
example, Citigroup.
Two of their subsidiaries, Citi-
Mortgage and CitiFinancial North
America, announced a 30-day sus-
pension of foreclosures over the
holidays, effective from Dec. 18 to
Jan. 17 of next year.
Mark Rogers, a spokesman for


Citigroup, said they have a number
of programs to help people who are
having trouble making their mort-
gage payments on their primary
residence. He said they made the
announcement, in part, to try and
encourage more of their custom-
ers to make contact with them to
try and modify their loan and avoid
foreclosure.
"We typically suppress during
the holidays," Rogers said, adding
that he thinks a number of finan-
cial service providers do the same.
"However, this year is a little differ-
ent because of the economy and the
challenges everyone is facing, and
there are more homeowners out
there who are distressed."
Stan Smith, a professor of finance
at UCF, said that he's never heard of
a "seasonality" to foreclosures. If
there is a slowdown, though, he said
part of it could simply be because
more employees both with banks
and with the sheriffs offices are
on vacation this time of year.
He did add, though, that banks
probably wouldn't be likely to avoid
foreclosures during the holidays
simply because of the bad press
they could get. A bad analogy, he
said, would be the Tiger Woods case:
When the second mistress came
out, people were paying attention,
but by the 10th, people stopped
paying attention.
"In today's environment, there's
so much bad press out there, I'm
not sure it has much impact," Smith
said. "There's so much bad news go-
ing on with these things, particular-
ly in Orlando, people are somewhat
insensitive to it unless it's happen-
ing to them directly."


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Family

Calendar



Events this week at Maitland
Public Library, 501 S. Maitland
Ave.:
For more details, contact
407-647-7700.
At 7 p.m. on Mondays is
Bedtime Stories.
At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays is
Story time for ages 36 months to
preschoolers.
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays
is Story time for babies up to 36
months old.
At 4 p.m. on Thursdays is
Reading Buddies.
At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec.
31 is story time for Babies &
Toddlers.
At 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31
the Library is closing early for
New Year's Eve


The following are events at the
Maitland Jewish Community
Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave.
Visit OrlandoJCC.org for more
information.
New Year's Eve Pajama
Sleepover Party on Thursday,
Dec. 31 will host children ages
18 months to 6 years from 6:30
p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and children
7 to 11 years old from 6:30 p.m.
to 9 a.m. the following day. We'll
celebrate the New Year with
a pizza dinner, karaoke, Wii
tournament, movies, games and
an ice cream social. Children
are grouped to ensure age-
appropriate activities.
J University session 3
schedule is here. It is from Jan.
18 to March 19. Select from
an old favorite or register for a
new class soon to become an
old favorite! Registration is now
open.
Join in this Mah Jongg
tournament at the JCC Maitland
Campus at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan.
31.
The first ever Abigail's Attic
Consignment Shop extravaganza
is coming! Save your "used but
almost new" baby/children's
clothes, toys, books and gear for
sale at Abigail's Attic. Drop off
dates will be Jan. 29 to Jan. 30.
A special pre-sale for consignors
only will be held on Monday, Feb.
1 with Abigail's Attic open to the
general public on Feb. 2-3.
Wholesome Tummies
has made exciting changes
to the JCC Web site to better
accommodate the parents of
preschool and younger aged
children! In celebration of these
great changes, Wholesome
Tummies is offering a free meal!


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PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER
Chris Rodriguez, 10, is pushed into Wal-Mart, just outside Winter Park, by his shopping partners, Winter Springs Officer Dan Williams and his son Spencer.


JENNY ANDREASSON
OBSERVER STAFF

Chris Rodriguez carefully
unloaded his shopping cart
- a gift for every member of
his family rolled down the
conveyor belt to the await-
ing cashier.
He had been given $100
to spend at the Casselberry
Wal-Mart as part of the Win-
ter Springs Police Depart-
ment's Shop with a Cop, and
hadn't once thought of him-
self.
"My mom's got breast
cancer," the 10-year-old said,
"and we're going through a
lot of stuff right now."
As Chris checked out, his
shopping partners, Winter
Springs Officer Dan Williams
and his son Spencer, stepped
over to an adjacent register;
in Williams' hand was a re-
mote-controlled helicopter.
"He bought all gifts for his
family," Williams said. "We're
gonna get this for him."
This was the 11th year of
Shop with a Cop, and it drew
40 students, referred by the
guidance counselors at their
Winter Springs schools. Cor-
poral Allison Swain, who
coordinated the event, said
there were more officers and
volunteers than ever helping
out this year.
Emely Malpeso, 6, and
her shopping helper, Win-
ter Springs resident Pamela
Carroll, carefully examined
Emely's list and scoured the
children's clothing aisle in
search of an outfit for Eme-
ly's little sister. It was Car-
roll's third year participating
in the program.
"It's as heartwarming as
ever," she said, adding that
the ending is even better -
each child received a brand
new bike, helmet and bike
lock courtesy of the Oviedo
and Winter Springs Rotary's
Christmas Bike Program.
"We tell them Santa de-


livered something out front,
and when they see the bikes
their eyes are as big as sau-
cers. That's what you should
get a picture of."
There is a limited amount
of space in the program each
year, and Carroll said there
are other families in need
that don't get to participate.
"These kids would have
nothing on Christmas," said
Corporal Dave Smith, in his
11th year participating.
Chief Kevin Brunelle
scanned each of the items
Amber Carmona, 12, had se-
lected, adding up the total in
his head.
"You've got $12 left," he
said. "Let's go spend it on
you."
Amber led the way, and
Brunelle'swife, Kelley, turned
to him and said, "She's the
most selfless child."
"They always are," he re-
sponded.
"I've been doing this for
12 years and it gets better
every time," he said.
The day started with
pancakes, eggs and Santa
Claus at the Winter Springs
Civic Center. Then a lights-
and-sirens-blaring caravan
brought the children to Wal-
Mart for their $100 shopping
spree, where many of the of-
ficers spent their own mon-
ey on additional gifts.
Once back at the Civic
Center, the children and
their helpers wrapped the
gifts while munching on
sugar cookies.
Once the wrapping was
done, the children went out-
side, and their faces lit up as
they found the shiny new
bikes with their names at-
tached.
"All right! All right!" Zach-
ary Jump, 16, exclaimed,
feasting his eyes on his new
bike.
He smoothed his hand
over the seat and pulled on
the brake levers.


"The seat is so clean! And
the brakes work!"
Winter Springs Commis-
sioner Joanne Krebs, in her
fourth year, said no matter
what struggles these chil-


dren are facing at home,
during Shop with a Cop, they
can put those issues aside, if
only for a moment.
"It's kids getting to be
kids," Krebs said.


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER
Emely Malpeso, 6, sits atop her shiny new bicycle, a gift from the Christ-
mas Bike Program to needy children at this year's Shop with a Cop event.


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It's movie time!


Bon app6tit!


My time of year. Movie
time. A plethora, a cornu-
copia of good movies to
take in. I know, personally
know, folks who won't go
to a movie by themselves.
No fun, don't-cha see. Too
lonely. By myself?! Just can't
do it. These are smart peo-
ple. I simply shake my head
in disbelief. I can see the
need for a partner when,
oh, making love (going solo
will take you all the way
but only so far), but for the
life of me I fail to grasp why
viewing a movie in a dark-
ened theater requires com-
panionship. To make "that"
particular experience genu-
inely worthwhile. Sigh.
Ticket prices are $10 a
pop these days. New York
City prices, except they are
not. In NYC, you'll pay a
couple of dollars more. Any
number of acquaintances
will say to me, "I'll wait for
it to come out on DVD."
They will forgo the expense
of the theater experience
to save money by waiting
for it to be on Netflix. Pretty
soon, you'll download all
movies online. Regardless,
I love Netflix because just
about every imaginable old
(released) movie is avail-
able, but I would much
rather see movies on the


big screen. Always have and
I imagine I always will.
Growing up we had
three theaters in down-
town Sioux City (The Or-
pheum. The Capital. The
Hollywood.), and I could
get into each free. Open
back doors. Up fire escapes.
Find ticket stubs on the
street, walk in holding two
stubs and pretend as you
approach the usher that
you ripped the ticket in
two. I personally thought
that one up. Regardless, I've
seen at least two movies a
week from the time I was
age 13. What fun.
For a couple of hours,
you give it up. It's story-
telling. It's release. It's
forgetting what might be
"troubling" you. It's fiction.
It's human. It's about pos-
sibilities. It's life. It's art. It's
quintessentially American.
Jazz and movies Ameri-
ca's transformational gifts
to the world.
I like everything about
the movies except the price
of popcorn. And soda and
candy. A small of each a
small popcorn and a soda
- will run you between
$8 and $9. Obsene!What's
worse is what they have
done to the product. I
grew up eating popcorn at


home. Jolly Time Popcorn's
national headquarters is
in Sioux City. Orlando has
Darden Restaurants (Olive
Garden, Red Lobster, etc.),
Sioux City has Jolly Time
Popcorn and Sioux Bee
Honey! Take that O-Town!
My brother still buys 50
pound bags of Jolly Time
when he is back "home" for
popping down Floreeeda
way.
Popcorn properly
prepared is not a health
hazard, but buy a medium-
sized bag at Regal Cinemas
and according to the non-
profit Center for Science
in the Public Interest "con-
suming some popcorn
and drinks combos is the
equivalent of consuming
three McDonald's quarter-
pounders topped with 12
pats of butter." The CSPI
said in a statement that "a
medium popcorn and soda
combo at Regal, the United
States' biggest movie the-
ater chain, contained an
eye-popping 1,610 calories
and around 60 grams of
saturated fat."
My gawd! 1,600 calories
for a popcorn and a soda!
I don't think so. I inwardly
chuckle anytime I see Mr.
and/or Ms. Tubby walk into
a theater carrying a super-
jumbo combo. Each. Each
are carrying enough calo-
ries to feed a Bangladesh
family of four for a week.
And up they waddle to
their seats. I have to believe
the movie experience is
somewhat incidental to the
consumption of food. Much
as the cruise ship experi-
ence (Is it time to eat yet?)
is incidental to being on the
ocean. Yet...
Once, decades ago, I was
in a St. Louis movie house
near Forest Park (The St.
Louis Zoo and adjoining


art museum, alone, are
well worth the trip to that
city). Fine institutions. I
had settled in and just as
the previews started (love
movie previews) in walked
a rather rotund chap car-
rying a paper sack. He pro-
ceeded to loudly unwrap
a complete Chinese meal
(white containers et al) and
consumed it on the spot.
The smells were to die for.
Staggeringly fragrant. It
was almost too much when
watching the film. It was a
real eye (nose, too!) opener
as to what a movie experi-
ence could be. Film and real
food! To close out this story,
our now satiated (burp,
burp) patron proceeded to
light up a cigar which had
me immediately telling
him to put it out. It got a bit
gnarly but suffice it to say,
the rest of the audience was
with me.
When movie houses
moved into malls you could
easily buy a cup of coffee at
an adjoining Starbucks but
it becomes a challenge to
get said cup of coffee into
the theater. More than once
I was told that non-theater
food is not allowed. I find
such restrictions offensive.
I do. I'm buying a movie
ticket, not a monopoly on
my preferences (food and/
or beverages in this case).
On the spur of the mo-
ment last week I decided
to see the new Meryl Streep
comedy, "It's Complicated."
I had just purchased a genu-
inely great loaf of bread,
some cheese and a small
container of cut-up water-
melon. What's a guy (gut)
to do? What a great movie!
The food was sublime too!
And did I mention, so much
healthier than cinema pop-
corn. Take that Regal Cin-
emas!


I used to pop my pop-
corn at home and carry it in
a grocery sack to the mov-
ies. I guess I'll be forced to
do so again. If you are dis-
creet, you can carry a small
delicatessen into a theater,
which I have on occasion
done. I recommend leaving
the mustard jars at home.
Silverware, too.
I'm telling people to see
"Avatar." Make sure you see
it in the 3-D version. And, if
you can, see it 3-D IMAX, so
much the better. Eye candy.
I thoroughly enjoyed
"Up In The Air," with
George Clooney. Nice twist
at the end. Oh, why can't
women be more like men!?!
What?
I want to see "The Road"
before it leaves town. Au-
thor Cormac McCarthy
spins a good yarn (read,
too, his novel "All The
Pretty Horses.") The Enzian
Theater currently has a
highly praised movie on Or-
son Welles ("Me and Orson
Welles") I want to catch.
Jeff Bridges is in an appeal-
ing new flick titled "Crazy
Heart" that has yet to be re-
leased in Orlando. Bridges
seems like a guy at ease
with himself. I like that.
If you missed "A Seri-
ous Man," the recent Coen
Brother's movie, do see it.
Fantastic dialog. And, "seri-
ously,"- ha! if you ever
think things can't possibly
get worse, well, this film
will disabuse you of any
such hopefulness.
Regardless, great time of
the year to go to the mov-
ies! And Bon appetit!

TA JEPSON

Chris Jepson's opinions are made
independently of the newspaper.
Write him at jepson@MEDIAmerica.us.


Letter tothe Editor


As health care reform looms,
take measures for
surgery safety
Whether for better or
worse, our country is on the
verge of major health care
reform. At the same time,
and fortunately, Central
Florida's health care indus-
try is booming. In times of
rapid change, like now, the
risk of medical mistakes
heightens. According to the
Institute of Medicine, an
estimated 98,000 hospital
patients are killed annu-
ally as a result of medical
malpractice, constituting
one of the leading causes
of preventable death in the
United States; surgical mis-
takes are high among the
common causes.
Examples of surgical
errors are: mistaken iden-
tity, surgery performed on
the wrong body/site/side,
wrong procedure at the
correct surgical site, surgi-


cal instruments left inside
the body post surgery, and
unneeded surgery related
to misdiagnosis. Prevent
becoming a victim by em-
powering yourself and us-
ing this safe-surgery check-
list:
1. Upon checking in for
surgery, read your ID brace-
let. If any of the informa-
tion is inaccurate, get it cor-
rected both on the bracelet
and in your medical record.
2. During the prelimi-
nary process ask medical
professionals to wash their
hands before touching you.
The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
states that "Keeping hands
clean is one of the most
important ways to prevent
the spread of infection and
illness."
3. A member of the sur-
gical team should confirm
with you and identify the
type of procedure you're
having, the site of the sur-


gery on your body, and your
consent to have it done.
4. The surgeon should
be the only one to mark
the operative site and do so
with a permanent marker.
5. A pulse oximeter, a
medical device that indi-
rectly measures the oxygen
saturation of a patient's
blood, should be placed on
one of your fingers. Ask,
"What is my oxygen satura-
tion?" to assure it is func-
tioning.
6. Have you ever had
trouble being anaesthe-
tized? Do you have any drug
allergies? Inform a mem-
ber of the surgical team of
these and any other medi-
cal issues and tell them to
write it down in your surgi-
cal data.
7. Check that the surgical
team has your important
x-ray files for display in the
operating room.
8. Begin antibiotic treat-
ment prior to surgery. Stud-


ies show that the rate of
infection may be reduced
by 50 percent or more if a
patient is administered a
preventive antibiotic with-
in one hour prior to surgery
(the initial cutting).
9. Don't be embarrassed
or hesitant to postpone
your surgery if there are in-
accuracies or things seem
helter-skelter in the pre-
surgery complex.
10. Have an "advocate"
- your protector, enforcer,
and defender with you.
Ask a trusted friend, rela-
tive or a professional pa-
tient advocate to take you
to and from the surgery
facility, and be with you the
entire time.
11. Get post-surgery or-
ders explained to you and
your advocate not only
verbally but also in clearly
written take-home instruc-
tions.
12. Never feel intimidat-
ed or embarrassed to ask


questions.

-Sheryl Kurland,
vice president,
Patient Advocates Of Orlando
www.patientadvocatesfl.com

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Conservative commentary
& opinions of Louis Roney
Harvard'42-Distinguished Prof, Em.-
UCF
2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award
(Assisted by b.w.:Joy Roney)

"You are entitled to your own opinions-
you are not entitled to your own facts"
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"Mimi, My
Beautiful Mimi"
Sempre tua per la vita
(Yours all my life)

One of the most pro-
foundly moving ex-
amples of the beau-
ty of profane love occurs on
Christmas Eve when Mimi
and Rudolfo meet in Gia-
como Puccini's opera, "La
Boheme."
In one of the most op-
portune of all operatic mo-
ments for love to be born,
Mimi, at Christmastime,
fights against death as she,
a simple woman, longs to
survive.
Strong men have been
known to weep openly
when Mimi's love for Ru-
dolfo cannot overcome the
evil reality of her illness.
Today's medical practi-
tioners could probably save
the lives of most Mimis.
For three or more de-
cades I sang the part of
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French and English in op-
era houses full of people
"pulling for" little flower-
maker Mimi to win her
lonely battle but deadly
disease always won out.
In "Boheme" perfor-
mances, sometimes a tear-
ful onstage cast itself was
caught up in the reality of
what Mimi's indomitable
courage and inevitable
death were all about.
In the 1830s medicine
had little to offer to a girl
dying from consumption
(tuberculosis).
In coming days, Mimi's
fate may lie in the hands
of bureaucrats, deciding
whether or not she has
enough clout to get the lat-
est drug the one that can
save her.
Life and death matters
today are too often taken
from the hands of the ex-
perts and placed in the
hands of uneducated politi-
cians parrying for political
favor.
The fate of the individual
has long been the crux of
artists' romantic energies.
Alas! The glory of the hu-
man epic of survival may be
lost today behind a couple
of punctuation marks.
As Mimis come and go,
the failure to exalt the sim-
plest human life may be
mankind's most unforgiv-
able sin.

On Dec. 19, our Christmas
Carol party, for some 60
neighbors and friends, with
wonderful Lynn Peghiny at
the piano, brought the real
feeling of Christmas and
of "Auld Lang Syne" to ev-
eryone present. Next night,
Doris and Ed Hotaling's
grand party in Maitland
continued the celebrative
mood. Later in the week,
with our great friends Sofia
and Jose Velez and family,


we feasted at Cala Bella in
Orlando. Christmas Day
and a celebration with a
family of great friends in
Heathrow brought the Na-
tivities to a sparkling close.

This Christmastime has
come to us amidst much
national and international
contentiousness. At a tradi-
tional time of peace, a figu-
rative hell has broken loose.
Those older souls among
us who have celebrated
many winters have learned
that peace is not brought
to us like a slice of cake as a
dessert, but is an ingredient
that we must bring inside
ourselves as our requisite
contribution. Everyone
seems to be in a hurry, and
has no special idea of just
where he is going. Christ-
mas is not just one thing,
but many things in many
places. For some reason,
perhaps never understood,
people are nicer to each
other. If you have to ask
what details make the
Christmas season happier,
you are missing the point.
For some reason, a U.S.
Navy ship I was serving
on in World War II came
into the tropical harbor of
Samoa on Christmas Day,
1943. Ashore, I ambled lei-
surely through the sandy
roads of a village and noted
the peaceful ways of the Sa-
moans at work and play.
After the war was over,
and I lived in New York City,
I wondered what life for the
Samoan villagers would be
now, had the Japanese won
the war. It's impossible to
bring peace and good will
to other people, I believe.
One can only bring the
climate where peace and
good will have the chance
to germinate and flourish.

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ways confused in the kind
confusion that Christmas
brought us as children,
when we were separating
permanent beauties from
the make-believe wonder
of childhood fancies. The
romance of our earliest
years can still be around
us as it is in the well-loved
houses where we live, the
mates who fill our lives
with the gift of understand-
ing, and the great neigh-
bors who manage to help
us cover up some of our
inevitable weaknesses. In
the last year we have had a
new president who has dis-
appointed Americans, if we
are to trust the evaluations
that have given him less
than 50 percent of the elec-
torate's approval. Obama is
certainly a good talker and
a hot-shot promisor but
most of us see him as care-
less with the brand truth he
flings about.

These quips are deliciously
funny and all too true -
just had to pass them along.
Better to laugh than cry!
Looking at the names on
some of these, just confirms
that history really does re-
peat itself, and few ideas are
new ones. We really haven't
come very far...
1. In my many years I
have come to a conclusion
that one useless man is a
shame, two is a law firm
and three or more is a con-
gress. John Adams
2. If you don't read the
newspaper you are unin-
formed, if you do read the
newspaper you are misin-
formed. Mark Twain
3. Suppose you were an
idiot. And suppose you were
a member of Congress. But
then I repeat myself. -
Mark Twain
4. I contend that for a
nation to try to tax itself


into prosperity is like a
man standing in a bucket
and trying to lift himself up
by the handle. Winston
Churchill
5. A liberal is someone
who feels a great debt to
his fellow man, which debt
he proposes to pay off with
your money. G. Gordon
Liddy
6. Democracy must be
something more than two
wolves and a sheep voting
on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard, Civil Lib-
ertarian
7. Foreign aid might
be defined as a transfer of
money from poor people
in rich countries to rich
people in poor countries. -
Douglas Casey (classmate
of Bill Clinton)
8. Giving money and
power to government is
like giving whiskey and car
keys to teenage boys. P.J.
O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
9. Government is the
great fiction, through
which everybody endeav-
ors to live at the expense of
everybody else. Frederic
Bastiat, French Economist
10. Government's view
of the economy could be
summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it. If
it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, sub-
sidize it. -Ronald Reagan
11. I don't make jokes. I
just watch the government
and report the facts. Will
Rogers
12. If you think health
care is expensive now,
wait until you see what it
costs when it's free! P.J.
O'Rourke
13. A government big
enough to give you every-
thing you want is strong
enough to take everything
you have Thomas Jeffer-
son
Happy new year!


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File No. 2009-CP-002256-0
Division: 01
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGE RUSSELL HOGG
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered or will
be entered without further notice in the estate
of George Russell Hogg, deceased, File Number
2009-CP-002256-0, by the Circuit Court for Orange
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 425 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida
32801; that the decedent's date of death was
November 21, 2008; that the total value of the
estate is $34,298.72 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:

Name /Address
George Anthony Hogue / 527 South Phelps
Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789
PETER DOYLE HOGG 10404 Fore Drive, Tampa,
Florida 33612

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in the Order
of Summary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
Dec. 24, 2009.

Attorney for Persons Giving Notice:
Matthew H. Roby, Esquire
Attorney for Petitioners
Florida Bar No. 0505641
Roby and Roby, AAL PA
831 West Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone: (407) 647-8065
Fax: (407) 647-3880

Persons Giving Notice:
George Anthony Hogue
527 South Phelps Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Peter Doyle Hogg
10404 Fore Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
12/24,12/31

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR ORANGE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-32006-0
Div. 40
GRAYSTON MORTGAGE FUND, LP, a Delaware
limited partnership,
Plaintiffs,
v.
BT RET, LLC, a Florida limited liability company,
BENJAMIN D. KIHEI,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is given that pursuant to a final judgment
dated December 8, 2009 in Case No. 2008-CA-
32006-0 in the above-captioned action, Lydia
Gardner as Clerk of Circuit Court in and for Orange
County, Florida, will sell the following described
property set forth in the final judgment:
The East 103 feet of the West 309 feet of
the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of Section 11, Township
21 South, Range 28 East, less the North 30
feet for road right-of-way, Orange County,
Florida,
to the highest and best bidder for cash at public
sale on January 15, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in Room
350 of the Orange County Courthouse, located at
425 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2009.
Patrick A. Raley, Esquire
INFANTINO AND BERMAN
P.O. Box 30
Winter Park, FL 32790
(407) 644-4673 Phone
(407) 644-4128 Facsimile
Fla. Bar No. 264202
Publication of this notice on Dec. 24, 2009, and Dec.
31, 2009, in The Winter Park-Maitland Observer.

NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
If you are a person with a disability who needs
accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION at 425 North Orange Avenue,
Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida 32801, telephone
(407) 836-2303, not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TOO) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice IV) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
12/24,12/31

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 08-CA-23690
TRUSTCO BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARCUS JOHNSON and SAGUINN JOHNSON and
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of
January 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 350 of the
Courthouse of Orange County, Florida, 425 S.
Orange Avenue, Orlando FL 32801, the undersigned
Clerk will offer for sale the following described
real property:
LOT 10, HIAWASSEE OAKS, UNIT 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 25 PAGE 68,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Civil Case No.
08-CA-23690 now pending in the Circuit Court in
Orange County, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Administration at 37
North Orange Avenue, Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida
32801, telephone number 407/836-2050, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this: 14th day of December 2009.

By: s/ ERIC B. JONTZ
ERIC B. JONTZ, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 64905


JEFFRY R. JONTZ
ERIC B. JONTZ
SWANN & HADLEY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1961
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Telephone: (407) 647-2777
Facsimile No.: (407) 647-2157


12/24,12/31


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-16090-0
WATERFORD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
HILDA ZULU, and THE CREST AT WATERFORD
LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., and
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as unknown tenants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: HILDA ZULU
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a
lien on the following described property in Orange
County, Florida:
Unit 421, Building 4, The Crest at Waterford
Lakes, a Condominium, according to the
Declaration of Condominium thereof record-
ed in Official Records Book 8170, 1746,
and any amendments thereto, of the Public
Records of Orange County, Florida; Together
with an undivided interest in the common
elements appurtenant thereto.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Matt G. Firestone, Esq., the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is POHL & SHORT, P.A., 280 W.
Canton Avenue, Suite 410, Post Office Box 3208,
Winter Park, Florida 32790, on or before 30 days
from 1st date of publication, and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before service on
the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
DATED this 9th day of December, 2009.

LYDIA GARDNER
CLERK OF COURTS
By: TENYL BRADFORD
CIVIL COURT SEAL
As Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration, at 425 N.
Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801, telephone
(407) 836-2303, not later than two (2) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or Voice ( 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
12/24,12/31


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 48-2009-CP-2404-0
Division 1
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY D. ALVINI,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mary D.Alvini,
deceased, whose date of death was July 18, 2009,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Orange County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
425 N. Orange Ave., Room 340, Orlando, Florida
32801. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLOR-
IDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is Dec.
24, 2009.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Sheri Lund Kerney
Attorney for Gerard Alvini
Florida Bar No. 263028
1420 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Telephone: (407) 898-5526

Personal Representative:
GERARD ALVINI
13947 Fox Meadow Dr.
Orlando, Florida 32826
12/24,12/31


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 48-2009-CP-2584-0
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TERRY W. DAVIS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of TERRY W.
DAVIS, deceased, whose date of death was Novem-
ber 9, 2009; File Number 48-2009-CP-2584-0, is
pending in the Circuit Court for ORANGE County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 425 NORTH ORANGE AVENUE, ORLANDO, FL
32801. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLOR-
IDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is: Dec.
24, 2009.

DONALD W. SCARLETT
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No. 112821
Donald W. Scarlett, P.A.
1003 East Concord Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Telephone: (407) 422-8189

THOMAS KIRK DAVIS
Personal Representative
4129 OLD DOMINION ROAD
ORLANDO, FL32812
12/24,12/31


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 48-2009-CP-2433
Division PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES V. CLINE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of FRANCES
V. CLINE, deceased, whose date of death was
July 31, 2009, and whose social security number
is XXX-XX-1555 is pending in the Circuit Court
for Orange County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 425 North Orange Avenue,
Probate Division, Orlando, Florida 32801. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this Court,
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN Section 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is Dec. 24, 2009.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Michael L. Marlowe, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 157000
Marlowe & Weatherford, P.A.
1150 Louisiana Avenue, Ste. 4
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone: (407) 629-5008
Facsimile: (407) 740-0310

Personal Representative:
Jonathan V. Cline
8252 Stone Mason Court
Windermere, Florida 34786
12/24, 12/31





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 48-2009-CP-2431-0
Division PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS M. TURNER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of THOMAS
M. TURNER, deceased, whose date of death was
October 7, 2009, and whose social security number
is XXX-XX-2474 is pending in the Circuit Court
for Orange County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 425 North Orange Avenue,
Probate Division, Orlando, Florida 32801. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this Court,
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN Section 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is Dec. 24, 2009.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Michael L. Marlowe, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 157000
Marlowe & Weatherford, P.A.
1150 Louisiana Avenue, Ste. 4
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone: (407) 629-5008
Facsimile: (407) 740-0310

Personal Representative:
Christina Risco-Turner
3201 Lynnray Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30340
12/24, 12/31





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2009-CP-001104-0
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MURIEL RAMONA GEIB
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Muriel
Ramona Geib, deceased, whose date of death
was April 1, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Orange County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Orlando, FL 32801. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice is
Dec. 24, 2009.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
John G. Pierce
Attorney for Muriel R. Geib
Florida Bar No. 095247
Pierce & Associates
800 North Ferncreek Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32803
Telephone: (407) 898-4848
Fax: (407) 898-9321

Personal Representative:
Larry Jay McCune
1247 Hampshire Drive
Canton, MI 48188
12/24, 12/31


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 48-2009-CA-018639-0; Division 40
TRUSTCO BANK,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ANNANIE CHARLES; and JANEL ADRIEN,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that on the 16 day of Febru-
ary, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 350 of the Court-
house of Orange County, Florida, 425 S. Orange Av-
enue, Orlando FL 32801, the undersigned Clerk will
offer for sale the following described real property:
LOT 130, BEL-AIRE WOODS, FOURTH ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 127,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Civil Case No.
48-2009-CA-018639-0; Division 40, now pending
in the Circuit Court in Orange County, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Administration at 37
North Orange Avenue, Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida
32801, telephone number 407/836-2050, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 3rd day of December, 2009.
By: Eric Jontz
ERIC B. JONTZ, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 64905
JEFFRY R. JONTZ
ERIC B. JONTZ
SWANN &HADLEY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1961
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Telephone: (407) 647-2777
Facsimile No.: (407) 647-2157
12/31,1/7

IN THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 2009-CP-2399-0
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ELIZABETH
ALEXANDER, deceased, whose date of death was
October 23, 2009, File Number 2009-CP-2399-0,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Orange County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
425 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801. The
name and address of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this notice of
administration: Dec. 24, 2009.

WE Winderweedle, JR.
Attorney
219 W Comstock Avenue
Winter Park, Fl. 32790-2997
Telephone: (407) 628-4040
Florida Bar No. 0116626

JAMES LEE ALEXANDER
Personal Representative
12/24, 12/31

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 2009 CA 016968 0
KATHERINE HUFFMAN, Personal Representative of
the Estate of Florence Beaudrie
Plaintiff,
vs.
DENNIS SEIFERT,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the
Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 9, 2009, in the above-styled cause, the
office of Lydia Gardner, Clerk of the Circuit Court,
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at
the Orange County Florida Courthouse at 425 North
Orange Avenue Room 350, Orlando, Florida 32802
on January 12, 2010 at 11:00am, the following
described property:
LOT 15, Block M of CHRISTMAS PARK FIRST
ADDITION, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book Y, Page(s) 44 and
45, of the Public Records of Orange County,
Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated: 12/9/09

Attorney for Plaintiff
Michael Stratton
Florida Bar No. 572942
12/24, 12/31


PARCEL ID

18-22-30-2844-05-010
18-22-30-2844-05-020
18-22-30-2844-05-030
18-22-30-2844-05-040
18-22-30-2844-05-050
18-22-30-2844-05-060
18-22-30-2844-05-071
18-22-30-2844-05-090
18-22-30-2844-05-101
18-22-30-2844-05-110
18-22-30-2844-05-120
18-22-30-2844-05-130
18-22-30-2844-05-140
18-22-30-2844-05-150
18-22-30-2844-05-161
18-22-30-2844-05-170
18-22-30-2844-05-180
18-22-30-2844-03-090
18-22-30-2844-03-060
18-22-30-2844-03-030
18-22-30-2844-03-020
18-22-30-2844-03-012
18-22-30-2844-02-011
18-22-30-2844-02-050
18-22-30-2844-02-071
18-22-30-2844-02-081
18-22-30-2844-03-100
18-22-30-2844-02-050
18-22-30-2844-20-060
18-22-30-2844-02-010
18-22-30-2844-02-020
18-22-30-2844-02-030
18-22-30-2844-02-040


ADDRESS

1901 Glencoe Road
220 West Reading Way
230 West Reading Way
250 West Reading Way
270 West Reading Way
300 West Reading Way
310 West Reading Way
2010 Fawsett Road
2020 Fawsett Road
2050 FawsettRoad
2060 Fawsett Road
2080 Fawsett Road
321 West Dana Way
271 Chelton Circle
251 Chelton Circle
231 Chelton Circle
201 Chelton Circle
2110 Fawsett Road
2130 Fawsett Road
2150 Fawsett Road
2170 Fawsett Road
231 West Rockwood Way
2171 Glencoe Road
2141 Glencoe Road
2131 Glencoe Road
210 Chelton Circle
230 Chelton Circle
2200 Fawsett Road
222 West Rockwood Way
201 Fawsett Road
235 Fawsett Road
251 Fawsett Road
2290 Fawsett Road


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CITY OF WINTER PARK
401 Park Avenue South
Winter Park, Florida 32789


PUBLIC NOTICE
ITT or IUVKL flCIlIB n C
NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Adjustment of the City of Winter Park, Florida on Tuesday
January 19, 2010 will hold a Public Hearing at 5:00 P.M. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall. At
that time, the following variance from Article III "Zoning" and Article IV "Signs" of the Winter Park Land
Development Code will be heard:
#1 Request of Chris and Michelle Hallemeier for a variance from Sec 58-66 "R-1AA and R-1A districts"
par (f) and Sec 58-82 "General provisions" par (h) to allow the construction of a carport to be located
3.3 feet from the north side lot line in lieu of the required side setback of 7.5 feet and to allow the
carport roof overhang to be located 1.5 feet from the side lot line in lieu of the required setback of 4 feet
and utilize the alternate floor area ratio of 43% for 1st and 2nd floor additions onto the home.
Property described as Orwin Manor Westminster, Plat J, Page 118, Lot 21,and Block 4 as recorded in
the Public Records of Orange County, Florida.
Located at 1400 Canterbury Road. Zoned: R-1A
#2 Jack H. Zimmer for a variance from Sec 58-135 "Prohibited signs" paragraph (9) to allow the
placement of a sign on the roof of a building with dimensions of 9.5 feet in width and 5.3 feet in height
located 7.3 feet above the roof of the building.
Property described as Parcel Id# 23-22-29-5968-02-022 as recorded in the Public Records of Orange
County, Florida.
Located at 1030 Orange Avenue Zoned: C-3
#3 Request of Thomas Seibert for an extension of a variance that is due to expire January 20,2010,
the original request was approved on January 20, 2009 which was a variance Sec 58-82 "General
provisions" paragraphs (k), (kk) and (II) to allow the construction of additions to the dwelling located 7.7
feet from the east side lot line and 19.7 feet from the rear lot line in lieu of the required side setback
of 10 feet and required rear setback of 25 feet, and to allow a two story garage accessory building
higher(1 9.7 feet) than the principal residence at setbacks of 10 from the west lot line and 5 feet from
the rear lot line in lieu of the required setbacks of 12.5 feet to the second floor on the east side, 25 feet
to the first floor from the rear lot line and 35 feet to the second floor from the rear lot line.
Property described as Lot 18, Thomas M. Henkel Addition Plat Book F/Page 61 Parcel ID: 08-22-30-
3488-00-80 as recorded in the Public Records of Orange County, Florida
Located at 742 Osceola Avenue. Zoned: R- 1AA
/S/Stephanie J Edsall
Stephanie J Edsall
Board Secretary
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. (F.S. 286.0105)"Persons with disabilities needing
assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Board of Adjustment Secretary
(407-599-3237) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
12/31



CITY OF WINTER PARK
401 Park Avenue South
Winter Park, Florida 32789



.n......R.. nl.m RESOLUTION NO. 2039-09

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 170, FLORIDA STATUTES, DECLARING THAT THE CITY IS TO FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
IN AND FOR THE CITY, TO-WIT: UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC/CATV FACILITIES WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OFWINTER PARK, CONSISTING OF PROPERTIES ABUTTING FAWSETT ROAD,
GLENCOE ROAD, WEST DANAWAY, WEST READING WAY, WEST ROCKWOOD WAY AND LAKE CHELTON
CIRCLE; FURTHER DECLARING THAT THE COST OF SAID IMPROVEMENTS SHALL BE PAID, IN PART,
BY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED AGAINST REAL PROPERTY SPECIALLY BENEFITTED BY SAID IM-
PROVEMENTS; SPECIFYING THE MANNER OFAND TIME FOR PAYING THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; AND
INVITING THE PUBLIC TO REVIEW THE PROJECT PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND THE ASSESSMENT
PLAT, ALL OF WHICH ARE ON FILE AT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Winter Park, Florida has established a policy for
undergrounding electric/CATV facilities within the City; and
WHEREAS, the owners of the requisite number of lots within the area abutting Fawsett Road, Glen-
coe Road, West Dana Way, West Reading Way, West Rockwood Way and Lake Chelton Circle have
requested the underground of electric/CATV facilities, and
WHEREAS, Section 170.201, Florida Statutes, allows the City Commission of the City of Winter Park
to levy and collect special assessments to fund capital improvements; and
WHEREAS, fifty percent (50%) the expenses of the undergrounding of electric and 95% of the CATV
portion of the project are to be defrayed by special assessments; and
WHEREAS, Sections 170.03 and 170.201, Florida Statutes, establish procedures to be followed by
the City of Winter Park prior to commencement of the Project.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the City Commission of the City of Winter Park, Florida as
follows:
Section 1. The City of Winter Park shall provide public improvements consisting of the underground-
ing of electric/CATVfacilities in the area described as, properties abutting Fawsett Road, Glencoe Road,
West Dana Way, West Reading Way, West Rockwood Way and Lake Chelton Circle. The exact location
and description of such improvements appear upon the plans and specifications on file with the Electric
Utility Department of the City of Winter Park.
Section 2. The estimated cost of this improvement to he paid by special assessments is $115,761
representing an estimated unit cost of $3,508.00 per adjacent parcel, which will be paid by special
assessments established by the City Commission of the City of Winter Park in accordance with the
provisions of Chapter 170, Florida Statutes. Such assessments, when established, the amount of the
first year's assessment, and the method and schedule for payment, are as set forth on Schedule A
attached hereto, and may be paid to the city as follows:

In cash without interest, at anytime within 30 days after the aforesaid improvement has been
completed, or
In ten (10) equal annual installments of principal and interest accrued at the rate of 4.25% per
annum for electric undergrounding and Wall Street Prime Interest as of October first of each
calendar year for CATV undergrounding, such payments to commence upon the approval of the
resolution and submittal to the appropriate agency(s) for inclusion in the tax roll(s) and annually
there-after.

If such annual installments are not paid when due, there shall be added a penalty of one percent
(1 %) thereof per month until paid. Such assessments shall constitute liens, and shall be enforceable as
provided in Chapter 170, Florida Statutes.
Section 3. The lands upon which the aforesaid special assessments shall be levied shall be all
lots and lands adjoining and contiguous or bounding and abutting within the described Neighborhood
Electric assessment District (NEAD) improvements which are specially benefitted thereby and further
designated by the assessment plat herein provided for.
Section 4. The public is invited to review the assessment plat, the plans and specifications, and the
estimate of the cost of the Project, all of which are on file with the City Clerk of the City of Winter Park,
Florida, all as required by Chapter 170, Florida Statutes.
Section 5. This Resolution shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published
in the City of Winter Park, Florida.
Section 6. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its passage and adoption.
ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Winter Park, Florida, held at City
Hall, Winter Park, Florida, on the 14th day of December 2009.
Kenneth W. Bradley, Mayor
Attest: Cynthia S. Bonham, City Clerk


CITY, STATE, ZIP WPE Total Per
Property Owner
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
WINTER PARK FL 32789 $3,113.00
SCHEDULE A


WPE Annual Pymt.
For 10Yrs.@4.25%
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00
$398.00


BHN Total per
Property Owner
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00
$395.00


BHN Annual Pymt.
For 10 Yrs. @3.25%
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00
$47.00







Winter Park / Maitland Observer


Thursday, December 31,2009 Page 11


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OVIEDO OFFICE FOR RENT
Oviedo Office for rent. 1,640 sq. ft., $14/
sq. ft. + tax, no CAM. Reception, kitchen,
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WINTER PARK OFFICE SPACE
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assistance for elderly persons. 5 1/2 years
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Available 9-1 part time up to five days
a week. Salary expectations: minimum
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Offering individual computer lessons for
adults looking to upgrade their skills.
Lessons are available for various programs
for MAC and PC. For more information
contact Kristin @ 321-262-2036 or
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consultation. Hours by appointment. Cards
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MISC. ITEMS FOR SALE
For sale: white tiger statues, Indian statues,
antique bottles, Ashton-Drake plates, Indian
dolls, TY stuffed animals, angel statues,
cat bottle statues, antique wine bottles,
one Christmas carousel. Only call Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday. 407-485-0212.
Ask for Kimberly.


OUTDOOR MARKET
COMING IN NOVEMBER
NEW OUTDOOR MARKET WITH VENDORS
COMING IN NOVEMBER AT LA VINA
PLAZA,NONA. CALL 407-459-3149 FOR
DETAILS.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2009-CP-002170
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHELLE B. KONFORTE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MICHELLE B.
KONFORTE, deceased, File No. 2009-CP-002170,
whose date of death was October 31, 2009, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Seminole County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
301 North Park Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771.
The names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702, FLORIDA
STATUTES, WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
Dec. 24, 2009.
Grace Anne Glavin, Esq.
GRACE ANNE GLAVIN, P.A.
1340 Tuskawilla Road, Suite 106
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Telephone: (407) 699-1110
Fax: (407) 699-1165
Florida Bar # 350605
Attorney for Personal Representative
Arie Konforte, Personal Representative
232 Needles Trail, Longwood, FL 32779
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 48-2009-CA-002773-0
TRUSTCO BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GUOJI HU, ADA GALLEGOS HU, and WOODLAND
LAKES PRESERVE HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is herebygiven that on the 22 day of January,
2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 350 of the Courthouse
of Orange County, Florida, 425 S. Orange Avenue,
Orlando FL 32801, the undersigned Clerk will offer
for sale the following described real property:
LOT 177, WOODLAND LAKES PRESERVE UNIT
1B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 59 PAGE 137
THROUGH 140, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OR-
ANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Civil Case No.
48-2009-CA-002773-0 entered on September 8,
2009 in the Circuit Court in Orange County, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Administration at 37
North Orange Avenue, Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida
32801, telephone number 407/836-2050, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 16 day of December, 2009.
By: Eric Jontz
Attorney
JEFFRY R. JONTZ
SWANN & HADLEY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1961
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Telephone: (407) 647-2777
Facsimile: (407) 647-2157
12/31,1/7


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
DISTRICT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 07-CA-6658, Div. 35
TRUSTCO BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
GLEN ASHMEED KHAN; TILE WAREHOUSE; TARA
BUDHU; BANKERS INSURANCE COMPANY; OMA
MANBOADH; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ON BEHALF OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE;
AVALON PARK PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY;
ORANGE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, ON BEHALF OF ORANGE
COUNTY UTILITIES DEPARTMENT,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of
January, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 350 of the
Courthouse of Orange County, Florida, located at
425 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801,
the undersigned Clerk will offer for sale the follow-
ing described real property:
Lot 64, AVALON PARK NORTHWEST VILLAGE
Phases 2, 3 and 4, according to the plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book 63, Page 94
through 103, of the Public Records of Orange
County, Florida.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Re-Foreclosure in Civil Case
No.2007-CA-006658-0 now pending in the Circuit
Court in OrangeCounty, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Administration at 37
North Orange Avenue, Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida
32801, telephone number 407/836-2050, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 24th day of November, 2009.
Jeffry R. Jontz
Florida Bar No. 133990
12/24,12/31


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2009-CA-25605-0; Division 32A
PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
FARID MAURICO COUTINHO; LYDIA COUTINHO;
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA; KUMAR J. HINDUJA;
PRIYA HINDUJA; and ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FARID MAURICO COUTINHO
19527 Moorgate Street
Orlando, FL 32833
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Foreclose
Mortgage on the following described real property
located in Orange County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 40, Block 2, CAPE ORLANDO ESTATES
UNIT 31A, according to the plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 110
and 111, of the Public Records of Orange
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose address is: Swann
& Hadley, P.A., 1031 West Morse Boulevard, Suite
350, Winter Park, Florida 32789, on or before thirty
(30) days from the first date of publication, and file
the original with the Clerk of the Court of Orange
County either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys,
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for relief demanded in the
Complaint.
If you're a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please contact
Court Administration at 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Orlando, Florida 32801, Telephone: (407) 836-2000
within two (2) working days of your receipt of this
notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this
30th day of November, 2009.
LYDIA GARDNER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: YAHAIRA S. LOTT
CIVIL COURT SEAL
As Deputy Clerk
12/24,12/31

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2009CP2022
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CYNTHIA F. MALLOY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(summary administration)
The administration of the estate of CYNTHIA F.
MALLOY, deceased, File Number 2009CP2022, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Seminole County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
301 N. Park Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771. The
names and addresses of the petitioner and the peti-
tioner's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, including un-matured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, including un-matured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
Dec. 24, 2009.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Edward W. Soulsby
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 488216
KENNETH B. WHEELER, LL.M. TAX, P.A.
1155 Louisiana Avenue, Suite 100
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone: (407) 645-1779


Person Giving Notice:
Dallas N. Malloy
2201 Alaqua Drive
Longwood, FL 32779


12/24,12/31


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 08-CA-33644 Div. 33
TRUSTCO BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCISCO PERALTA and MARIA R. PERALTA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of
January, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 350 of the
Courthouse of Orange County, Florida, 425 S. Or-
ange Avenue, Orlando FL 32801, the undersigned
Clerk will offer for sale the following described real
property:
LOT 33, VISTA LAKES VILLAGES N-4 AND
N-5 (CHAMPLAIN), ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 48
PAGES 51 56, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Civil Case No. 08-
CA-33644 Div. 33, now pending in the Circuit Court
in Orange County, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Administration at 37
North Orange Avenue, Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida
32801, telephone number 407/836-2050, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 28th day of December, 2009.
By: JEFFRY R, JONTZ, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 133990
JEFFRY R. JONTZ
ERIC B. JONTZ
SWANN & HADLEY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1961
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Telephone: (407) 647-2777
Facsimile No.: (407) 647-2157
12/31,1/7


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2009CP2022
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CYNTHIA F. MALLOY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(summary administration)
The administration of the estate of CYNTHIA F.
MALLOY, deceased, File Number 2009CP2022, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Seminole County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
301 N. Park Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771. The
names and addresses of the petitioner and the peti-
tioner's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, including un-matured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, including un-matured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMSAND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
Dec. 31, 2009.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Edward W. Soulsby
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 488216
KENNETH B. WHEELER, LL.M. TAX, P.A.
1155 Louisiana Avenue, Suite 100
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone: (407) 645-1779
Person Giving Notice:
Dallas N. Malloy
2201 Alaqua Drive
Longwood, FL 32779
12/31,1/7


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.2009-CA-030649-0; Division 40
TRUSTCO BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICK QUETANT and JEAN RICHARD LYS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JEAN RICHARD LYS
5503 Hyde Park Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32808
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for Dam-
ages has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose address is:
Swann & Hadley, P.A.,1031 West Morse Boulevard,
Suite 350, Winter Park, Florida 32789, within thirty
(30) days from the first date of publication, and file
the original with the Clerk of the Court of Orange
County either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys,
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for relief demanded in the
Complaint.
If you're a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please contact
Court Administration at 425 N. Orange Avenue, Or-
lando, Florida 32801, Telephone: (407) 836-2000
within two (2) working days of your receipt of this
notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this
2 day of November, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: YAHAIRA S. LOTT
CIVIL COURT SEAL
Deputy Clerk
12/10, 12/17,12/24, 12/31


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