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Serving Greater Oviedo and Winter Springs for more than 16 years


www.SeminoleVoice.com'


.-.1 July 11- July 17, 2008 +

Interests> A9
A trip across the ocean gave a Geneva
.college student four unforgettable months.


Coin scam,

pot bust

and a W.S.

prostitute

FROM STAFF REPORTS
After a man swindled two
gas station attendants out
of $9.50 each by trad-
ing in rolls of quarters that
were almost all metal wash-
ers police are hoping the
public can help find a "per-
son of interest" in the case.
They're looking for Wayne
Eugene Breier
Jr., a 26-year-
old man
who stands
5-foot-6.
The first
incident hap-
penedatabout
Breier 11:30 a.m.
84 Tuesday, July
8, at the Mobil gas station
at 1205 E. State.Road 434
in Winter Springs. The clerk
found that the roll the man
gave him in exchange for
cash contained just a quar-
ter at each end. The suspect
then went to a Hess Express
at 1501 E. State Road 434
and did the same thing.
The suspect went to
other Winter Springs busi-
nesses but wasn't successful
in defrauding them.
Anyone with informa-
tion on this subject should
call the Winter Springs
Police Department at 407-
327-1000.

Grow house discovered
in Highlands
A young marijuana growing
operation wAs uncovered in
a Winter Springs neighbor-
hood July 5.
Police seized about 40
pint-sized marijuana plants,
a gun, some fans and an
irrigation system from a
house in the The Highlands'
Greenspointe subdivision.
A resident called police

> turn to CRIME on page A2


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VUlU
Genevans celebrate the Fourth of July last Friday along First Street, a traditional celebration for this rural village that included classic cars and horses dyed patriotic colors.


KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS
THE VOICE

Mom drove the -tractor
pulling a trailer covered
in balloons, streamers
and American flags. Her
kids rode in the trailer,
perched on hay bales, and
threw candy to the cheer-


ing crowd, while the fam-
ily dog rode shotgun. This
was a typical entry in the
Geneva 4th of July Parade
enjoyed by a few thousand
folks who lined the streets
of downtown Geneva
dressed in patriotic head-
wear, T-shirts and denim,
sitting on blankets, folding


chairs and tailgates.
The parade began with
flyovers by the Spruce Creek
Gaggle pilots whose precise
contrails streaked across
the sky. The Boy Scout Color
Guard marched with flags,
followed by law enforce-
ment vehicles and local pol-
iticians Florida State Rep.


Sandy Adams and Seminole
County Commissioners
Mike McLean and Bob
Dallari. Sisters Bonnie and
Faye Hampton, two beloved
alumnae from the Historic
Geneva Elementary School,
served as Grand Marshals.

> turn to GENEVA on page A6


Young golfer has drive


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE

Kevin Reilly hit his first golf
ball when he was 3 using a
plastic club.
A decade later, the
Oviedo boy has upgraded
his game and his clubs,
spending $300 of his own
money to get the same put-
ter Tiger Woods uses.
He met the world's No.
1 golfer at a tournament
he attended in Isleworth,
where his father, Tim,
snapped a picture.of Woods


and the jubilant 13-year-
old.
It was cool to meet
Woods, Kevin said, but he
would rather play alongside
him.
"I want to be on the PGA
tour and try to make it to
Tiger-status," he said, mat-
ter-of-factly. "But if I don't,
I just want to make it to the
PGA tour."
He's certainly on his way
up, winning tournaments
throughout the country

> turn to GOLFER on page A3


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Kevin Reilly, a 13-year-old Oviedo golfer, has won so many tournaments he says he
can't remember them all. He started playing with golf clubs when he was just 3.


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INDEX
Stetson's Corner................................ A4
Weather............................................ A7
Interests ........................................... A9
Cinema............................................... A10
Athletics..................................... A12
Voices............................................. A13
Classifieds and Games .................. A15


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SUVs, vans hit by gas prices

JENNY ANDREASSON but it hasn't been huge," he said.
THE VOICE Some area dealers even claim an
increase in minivan sales. .
Minivans might get better gas mile- Erik Fritz, a sales consultant at .
age than SUVs, but a minivan revival Greenway Dodge Chrysler Jeep, .h', ,
doesn't look likely. said sales went up at the Orlando l
Consumers are rejecting gas-guz- dealership about 5 percent despite
zling SUVs and pickups for smaller, the national decline in Chrysler and i ... ''
more fuel-efficient crossovers and Dodge minivan models.
cars; Power Information Network, "We're finding a lot of people are
J.D.-Power and Associates' statisti- going to a minivan instead of get-
cal arm, reported in June. ting SUVs," Fritz said.
Cars accounted for 60 percent Minivans have long been seen
of all new-vehicle sales in May. SUV as the. car for soccer-mom types,
sales were down 40 percent in May and Fritz said the stereotype is still
compared with May 2007, while there, but people are "getting over
pickups fell more than 30 percent the image" for the better fuel econ-
and minivans slid 15 percent., omy.
Honda Odyssey and Chrysler But Axe said there's a better mon-
Town and Country minivans fell ey-saver out there the crossover.
15 percent, while Dodge Caravan "People who want SUVs don't
plummeted 25 percent. want to get in a minivan," he said. Minivans such as the
Honda Odyssey, show Basic 7 7"'
However, one minivan. model Axe said when it comes to buy- above, have slid in sales Conventional
seriously bucked the trend. The ing a new vehicle, people look for while the Mazda5 has
Mazda5 saw a 43 percent gain in good fuel economy, space and style. bucked the trend. SUV cuv s
ansales have plummeted -
sales. It is much smaller than a min- "It's kind of a blend between every- along with oth er large Total
ivan and is more comparable to a thing," he said of a crossover, vehicles as the cost of v,
four-door hatchback. While the Sienna minivan gets 17 gas has pushed con-
Toyota's Sienna. slid just 5 per- miles per gallon in the city, Toyota's sumers toward more Sporty
cent nationally, while its sales at Highlander crossover gets 18. cross-over vehicles. Pickup
Courtesy Toyota in Winter Park "Gas isn't too much of a differ- Utility ,171""M7,-7'"",_71.777771__
have remained steady, Business ence," he said. "You're spending PHOTO BY
Development Sales Manager Nick maybe $20 more a month." THE VOICE SOURCEL J0.D. POWER AND ASSOClIATES
Axe said. "Sales have slowed down Change in U.S. light-vehicle sales by segment from May 2007 to May 2008.




CRIME I Prostitution set up in Winter Springs neighborhood
< continued from the front page the State Attorney's Office to ed Tuesday for soliciting sex as Alicia Marie Rhodes, ed the sex offer, assisting
issue a warrant for the sus- with an undercover agent. arranged to meet the agent agents entered the apart-
when he saw a person enter pect's arrest. It could take a The Seminole County at her apartment in the ment and arrested her. She
his out-of-town neighbor's couple of weeks before the Sheriffs Office was target- The Park at Laurel Oaks in is charged with assignation
home and thought it was suspect is charged, police ing prostitutes in "escort" Winter Springs, the report to commit prostitution, a
being burglarized. When spokesman Captain Kevin services in Seminole County states. second-degree misdemean-
police arrived, a female was Brunelle said Wednesday. when an agent placed a The report states that or punishable by as much
inside, but police say she is phone callto a female escort another woman, Tiffany as 60 days in jail and a $500
not tied to the grow house W.S. woman offers who introduced herself as Grotto, 21, met the agent fine.
operation. sex to officer "Bambi," according to the and directed him to Rhodes' Grotto was also arrested.
Police have identified a A 40-year-old Winter case report. apartment.
suspect, but are waiting for Springs woman was arrest- Bambi, later identified After Rhodes negotiat-


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Published Friday,
July 11, 2008


The Voice


Pap A2 July 11 -July 17, 2008






.July 11 -July 17. 2008 Paae A3


'High School Musical'


coming to W.S.


AMY K.D.TOBIK
THE VOICE
Calling all "High School
Musical" fans the spirited
East High School Wildcats
are ready to leap into action
this summer as part of the
Winter Springs Performing
Arts summer production
camp.
Nearly 100 local children
are spending their hot sum-
mer days inside, singing and
dancing in a show based on
the Disney Channel's hit
movie that captured the
hearts of more than 7 mil-
lion viewers during its pre-
mier broadcast in 2006. The
storyline appeals to alleges
as two high school juniors,
a jock and a brainiac, resist
peer pressure and find true
love while performing the
leads in their high school
musical.
Under the direction of
Michelle Boroughs, stu-
dents ages 8 through 18
have been cast in two sepa-
rate shows to accommodate
the broad range of ages and
overwhelming interest in
the program.
As children enthusiasti-
cally rehearsed at Winter
Springs High School for the
July performances, Shanda
Batchelor, programs man-
ager, couldn't stop smiling.
A little more than two
years ago, the WSPA pro-
gram was only a dream for
Batchelor, who has since
produced 11 major stage
productions. The nonprof-
it theater program gives
students the opportunity
to work on all aspects of
theater including sing-
ing, acting and dancing as
well as lighting and build-
ing props. While children
must audition for a part in
the show, involvement is
on a first-come, first-served


basis, regardless of talent,
Batchelor said.
"High School Musical"
was chosen as the summer
camp production because
it was guaranteed to be a
crowd-pleaser, Batchelor
said. "We like to choose
shows the kids will get
energized about," she said.
When the children can con-
nect with a show, they learn
so much more about per-
formance and theater, she
said.
The theater arts teach
children so many impor-
tant lessons, Batchelor
believes, from an increase
in self-esteem to the need to
be responsible and a team
player. The multiple letters
and phone calls she receives
from parents commending
her on the positive influ-
ence the theater camp has
had on their children makes
the long hours and tireless
effort worthwhile.
Fourteen-year-old Allie
Champagne of Winter
Springs, who dreams of a
career in musical theater,
has participated in every
WSPA show and said the
experience has given her
more self-confidence. "I've
learned character develop-
ment, stage presence, how
to harmonize, and to have
fun while learning," Cham-
,pagne said. "This is defi-
nitely a great place to start.
[Boroughs] breaks every-
thing down very nicely and
she loves to have fun with
the kids."
Twelve-year-old Alexan-
dria Stamper of Oviedo is
new to WSPA and will be
playing the lead role of
Gabriella in the younger
cast production. Stamper
said she would recommend
theater camp to other chil-
dren because the people
make you feel like you are


part of a team. even on day
one of rehearsal.
"Our biggest strength
is our passion for the arts
and what we do. combined
With our passion for chil-
dren," Batchelor said. It
all comes full circle, she
added, when she witnesses
the older students mentor-
ing the younger ones during
a production. "That's when
you know they have truly
learned the value of what
you said. It has become a
part of them."
"We have grown faster
than we ever imagined,"
Batchelor added with a big
grin.
After two years of frying
to find a permanent home
for rehearsals and perfor-
mance, the theater arts
group is planning to build a


theater with stage and 200-
seat auditorium in the next
few months, which will
ultimately allow them to
expand their programs.
Boroughs described the
rewards of their efforts as
"unbelievable." "It's actual-
ly the most amazing thing.
Once we have gone through
all these words (from the
music) and completed the
sets and the lighting, you
see them on stage and you
say 'Oh my God we made
it and they're fabulous."'


Students ages 8 to 18 will per-
form "High School Musical" at
the Winter Springs High School
Auditorium at 1 p.m. and 7 pm.
Friday, July 11, and at 2 p.m. and
7 p.m. July 12 and July 13.
The 1 p.m. show is for day care.
summer camps and the public.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for
students. Visit WinterSpnngsArts
.org for more information.


GOLFER I 13-year-old golfs in the low 70s, aims to play at Tiger's level


< continued from the front page

with scores in the mid to low 70s.
During the Fourth of July week-
end, he placed second in his age
group at Walt Disney's Junior Golf
Tournament.
He'll compete at the 2008 U.S.
Kids Golf World Championship at
Pinehurst, a famous course in North
Carolina, later this month, and then
it's on to Mutual of Omaha Drive
Chip and Putt Junior Challenge.
This is his first time qualifying for
the Aug. 28 national event, which
will be played at Celebration Golf
Club and televised on the Golf
Channel in November.
Kevin has a simple goal: to win.
He can't tell you how many con-
tests he's already won because he's
lost count, but one thing's for sure,
he doesn't crumble under pressure.
"If I'm losing, I get very angry and I
start to do my best," Kevin said.
He seeks to mimic Woods' tenac-
ity. "He's always got the urge to keep
going. If he's leading by 20, he wants
to lead by 30," he said of his idol.
Despite having focus beyond his
years, Kevin is a young teen having
fun. A straight-A student at Lawton
Chiles. Middle School, he plays on


the local all-star baseball team.
In fact, he brings a little baseball
into his golf game, wrapping his
fingers around his golf club as if it
were a baseball bat. Tim said while
it's unusual, it works, so Kevin won't
be heeding others' advice to change
his grip anytime soon.
Tim takes him to practice almost
every day at Twin Rivers Golf Course
in Oviedo. His whole life, Kevin has
only had four lessons with a golf
pro, and he considers his father to
be his coach.
Tim isn't so sure. "I don't know
if I'm his coach because if I play
against him he beats me," he said
with a laugh.
His son first outplayed him when
he was 10, but Tim said he knew
long before then that Kevin had tal-
ent. When Kevin was 4, people used
to crowd around him at the driving
range as he hit the ball straight-on
almost every time.
Tim and his wife, Debra, moved
their three children to Oviedo four
years ago from Queens, N.Y. The
main reason, Tim said, was Florida
was a better environment for golf
and other sports because it doesn't
get too cold. Plus, in New York the
golf courses were so busy that he


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Kevin Reilly, a 13-year-old Oviedo golfer, stands with his father Tim, who said as a child Kevin used to draw
crowds with his driving range prowess. The family moved to Oviedo from New York for better golf weather.


had to reserve tee times a week
ahead of time. In Oviedo, they
mostly just show up and play.
Kevin will begin eighth grade
this fall, and next year will attend
Hagerty High School, where he
looks forward to joining the school's


golf team.
As for college, he's already got
one picked out Duke University
in North Carolina. He hasn't cho-
sen his course of study yet, but he
definitely covets a spot on Duke's
golf team.


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Geneva celebrates independence


By Karen McEnany-Phillips.


"When a pet hamster
died I'd go out and bury it
before the kids saw."
-Bonnie Hampton,
Geneva School custodian
1971-2006

There were so many high-
lights at Geneva's July
Fourth celebration it's hard
to know where to start.
The day began with the
reunion of staff and alum-
ni from the old historic
Geneva School and their
laughter, tears and memo-
ries simply overflowed. The
historic brick building res-
onated with their energy
as Christopher Stapleton
and Larry Ellis welcomed
teachers, staff, students,
colleagues and mentors
who had not crossed paths
in years.
Stapleton, President of
The Island and Village of
Geneva Heritage Center
Inc, and Ellis were instru-
mental in securing owner-


ship of the building from
the Seminole County
School Board. The build-
ing will be transformed
into The Island and Village
of Geneva Rural Heritage
Center, an educational cen-
ter portraying aspects of
rural lifestyle, past, present
and future.
Sisters Faye and Bonnie
Hampton worked at the
school for a combined
63 years and nearly every
story mentioned them. The
beloved sisters were hon-
ored as Grand Marshals of
the Geneva Fourth of July
Parade.
Faye started working at
the school in 1964 where
she worked the old lunch-
room and retired in 1996.
"It feels good, so nice to
get together, and to live in
Geneva," she said.
Bonnie was the school
custodian for 35 years and
retired just two years ago.
"All the staff was friend-


ly, like home," Bonnie said.
"Over the years kids would
come up and say, 'I remem-
ber you, you cleaned my
room.'"
Bonnie is modest,
but others tell how she
scrubbed the school floors
with bleach on her
hands and knees in a
dress. Back then women
didn't wear pants to work.
Think about that, ladies.
Janese Evans, a stu-
dent from the class of '85,
shared a special memory.
"One of my favorite memo-
ries was the garden out
back it was where the
new building is now," she
said. "The fourth- and
fifth-graders were allowed
to tend the garden. Miss
Bonnie and Miss Faye
, would cook the green
beans and corn that we
grew."
Geneva's celebration
makes you proud to live in
small-town America. You
feel it watching families
tailgate along Main Street
with extra shade provided
for great-grandma and
the new babies. All fam-
ily members attend and
are decked out in patriotic
colors, including the fam-
ily dog tiny poodles and
terriers all the way up to


akitas and labs. I even saw
a baby goat on a leash!
The leadership and spirit
of voluntary service that
goes into such an event is
amazing they're people
who already have a lot to
do. They plan the theme
and details of this event
months in advance in
order to bring this magic to
fruition.
If you attended the
parade you probably saw
it in ways our volunteers
didn't. They are staging the
horses, floats, and antique
cars and directing parking
at one end of Main Street,
while others are cooking
and setting up the festival
at the other end. Geneva
homemakers baked deli-
cious cakes for the cake-
walk, and young ones
cleared the wooded trails
for the pony rides.
Think of the families
and groups that spent
hours building their floats,
polishing the antique cars,
grooming their horses,
decorating their bicycles
and ATVs all to march in
pride for our country.
And we can't leave out
the Greater Geneva Grande
Award Marching Band
who plays flawlessly every
year a motley group of


strangers who practice an
hour or so before parade
time, and who come
from all over the state to
share their talent in a real
American parade. Add the
amazing voice of young
Tiana LoBianco, and you
simply have the best of
rural America 2008.
I think Al and Joyce
Brasher said it best: "This
is one of the old time tra-
ditioris you don't see any-
more. This is a wonderful,
tight little community."
So I hope you were able
to enjoy Fourth of July in
Geneva. Tell your friends
and neighbors to join you
next.year. We always have
room for a longer parade -
and more volunteers too!


TALK KAREN
Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002, kar-
enp@theoviedovoice.com with
"Stetson's Corner" in the sub-
ject line, or fax 407-349-2800.
Thanks!
This column is dedicated to
Deputy Sheriff Gene "Stetson"
Gregory, killed in the line of duty
on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never
be the same because of Deputy
Gregory it will be better.


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If only rain would follow a schedule


Whoops! I have a big con-
fession to make. Somehow
or other my dear friend
Laurie got left out of my
column last week. She
indeed made up the fifth,
person on our road trip,
and thanks to Laurie we
have 457-plus pictures to
remember our adventure.
Actually, we renewed that
great road trip this past
Tuesday in Linda's home.
Now we really have oodles
of pictures to prove the fun
times we all shared. Sorry
Laurie-I goofed.
The community and
members of the First
United Methodist Church
of Oviedo would like to
say welcome to our com-
munity and church to Dr.
Jim Lake and his family.
The Lakes came from the
Wesley United Methodist


Church in Marco Island,
where he served as senior
pastor. Dr. Lake attended
Edgewater High School in
Maitland and preached his
first sermon on July 6 as
senior pastor of the United
Methodist church here.
Word has it that the
newly hired Kim Nelson, a
Sanford resident, who will
serve as a part time coor-
dinator for the Museum of
Seminole County History, is
getting bad reviews filling
the big shoes of former full-
time curator Karen Jacobs.
I agree with Seminole
County commissioners
who hope they can rein-
state Karen Jacobs, who is
more than qualified to take
over, even if it is a part time
position.
Oviedo Charity softball
game starting at 4 p.m. on


July 19 will be held at the
Oviedo Sports Complex,
1251 E. Broadway. Oviedo's
inaugural Police-Fire
Charity Softball Challenge
will benefit the area chil-
dren's programs offered
through the Oviedo
Optimist Club. Admission
is free. Those interested
in supporting local youth
programs may arrange in
advance to buy Police-Fire
Softball T-shirts. Only food
and beverages will be avail-
able on sale at the game to
raise youth program funds.
Please call 407-971-5736
for more information.
While walking the other
day, my friends and I were
chatting about the weather
(the rain, the heat and how
it is hard to plan one's day.)
I kinda like the weather we
are having now, except for
one thing: it seems to me I
can sit outside and see the
grass grow right after I have
cut it. Oh well. Exercise is
good for the soul, my mom
always said.
My morning plans con-
sist of housework, shop-
ping and running errands,
and then when the pre-


cipitation starts to fall I
get that favorite new book
and start reading. Summer
reading is great since now
the authors are out with
their new exciting books.
My list of goodies in the
coming weeks or so will be
'Sail' by James Patterson,
'Chasing Harry Winston' by
Lauren Weisberger, 'Murder
at the Bad Girl's Bar and
Grill' by N.M. Kelby, and
'The Broken Window' by
Jeffery Deaver.
Now, if it doesn't rain
each afternoon I will have
to think of a new read-
ing plan. Maybe it is like
the quote Francis Bacon
said, "Age appears best in
four things: old wood to:
burn, old wine to drink,
old friends to trust and old
authors to read". Sorry to
say but these are relatively
newer authors.
River Run Church is pro-
viding health care to help
the homeless and those in
transition. River Run will
have a free health care bus
that will be on its site on
the third Wednesday of
every month from 3 p.m. to
6 p.m.. Please call 407-977-


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BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
Crime, arrests and
public safety news from
the Oviedo Police Department

By Lt. Dennis Lynch


Grand theft golf cart at
construction site
On July 2, two young males
trespassed on a construc-
tion site on Fontana Circle
and were joy-riding in a
construction-company-
owned golf cart when a
security guard saw them.
The two fled from the
security guard, abandon-
ing the golf cart and fleeing
the area in a vehicle. They
were stopped and arrested
by police a short ways away
and charged with trespass-
ing on a construction site.

Traffic stops yield arrests,
dampens Fourth holiday
The Fourth of July holiday


weekend may have been
festive for some, but for
others, it resulted in crimi-
nal infractions.
On July 3, marijuana was
found in an arrested's vehi-
cle during a traffic stop, and
the arrested was found to
have a suspended driver's
license.
The arrested was issued
a criminal citation for the
traffic charge and a notice
to appear in court for the
marijuana charge. Another
person was charged with
driving while under the
influence; it was his second
offense.
On July 4, an arrested
was found to be driving
on a revoked Texas driv-


er's license and operating
a motor vehicle with an
expired registration. Also
that day, a criminal citation
was issued to a violator on
State Road 434 and Clark
Street for driving a motor-
cycle without a motorcycle
endorsement.
On July 7, another vio-
lator was issued a criminal
citation for driving with a
suspended license.

Vehicle theft, cash taken
and burglaries
On June 30, it was report-
ed that a vehicle that was
parked in a driveway in the
1000 block of Gwyn Circle
had a window broken
and a Tom Tom 1 XL GPS
Navigation system stolen.
On July 2 on Corbin
Court, a victim reported
that her vehicle was stolen
from her driveway some-
time during the night.
On July 3, a delivery truck
driver reported someone
had entered his unsecured
delivery truck at either the
Texaco (1020 W. Mitchell


Hammock Road) gas sta-
tion or the 7-Eleven store
at County Road 419 and
,Lockwood Boulevard and
removed cash.
On July 4, a victim went
outside his residence to
put his new tag on his car.
He placed the tag on the
trunk and went back in his
house. Shortly thereafter he
returned to the car to find
the tag had been stolen.
On the night of July
4, someone burglarized
an unsecured vehicle on
Crosscreek Court and
removed a radio faceplate
and a portable air compres-
sor.

Cop talk: common sense
and awareness
It is important to take heed
to posted signs, especially if
it is a designated construc-
tion site that clearly stipu-
lates no trespassing! It is not
worth paying the conse-
quences for not exercising
good judgment and com-
mon sense!


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15-20 is Hemingway Days
in the Keys and it will be
the celebration of the 28th
annual event that features
literary readings, a theatri-
cal premiere, short story
completions, fishing tour-
nament and Sloppy Joe's
Hemingway Look-a Like
contest. Get that beard
growing.
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A thought The dog
has got more fun out of
man than man has got out
of dog, for clearly demon-
strable reason that man is
more laughable of the two
animals.


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GENEVA I Rural spirit filled a day of celebration


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The fleet of polished cars
brought back memories
and admiration as Model
Ts, Volkswagen Bugs, '58
Chevys, Mustangs, and even
Smart Cars slowly drove the
route. Rural vehicles fol-
lowed, including tractors,
ATVs, motorcycles, and the
colorful kids' bicycle bri-
gade. From handlebars to
spokes to helmets, every
bike was patriotically deco-


rated vying for the $50
award.
Organizations and fami-
lies competed to win the
best-float awards, with
$350 in play for the two
best depicting the theme
"Living Our Rural Heritage."
Hunting, storytelling, edu-
cation, landscaping, river
and equestrian activities
were portrayed in the floats;
some puffed smoke, played
music, and even blew bub-
bles. There was even a Space


Shuttle! Youth organization
floats also were eligible for
a $50 prize, while several
local businesses entered
commercial floats for a
non-financial prize.
Crowds applauded the
volunteer Greater Geneva
Grande Award .Marching
Band that played seamless-
ly, composed of strangers
who traditionally arrive for
practice an hour before the
parade starts.
The measured clip-clop


PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK --- THE VOICE
Geneva Cub Scouts filled a flatbed at the village's annual parade, which fea-
tured everything from tractors to utiycles. At left a group.of former classmates,
leachers and sialt ol Ihe original Geneva School reunited for pictures. After the
parade guests played arnival-li'e games and enjoyed sweets and snacks.


of the equestrian contin-
gent was next: mini horses,
ponies, therapeutic ponies,
paints and walkers made
their well-behaved way
around the parade route,
delighting the crowd. Two
other four-legged celebri-
ties rode the parade route
in style. Sir Gus, the newest
camel mascot of the Bahia
Shrine, rode in his colorful
bus and was later available
for photos. Smokey Bear
waved from high atop the


enormous woods bulldozer
that accompanied Geneva
Fire Engine No. 42.
After the parade, crowds
walked down Main Street
to the festival where emcee
Rich Sloane entertained
the crowd and announced
activities, sponsors and
parade winners. Live and
programmed music played
while families, lined up for
games, contests and food.

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Charles John Bracco, 86, of Winter Springs, Fla., died
Tuesday, July 8, 2008. He was born to Francescio Paulo
Bracco and Rosa Bracco on Jan. 2,1922, in Queens, N.Y.
Charles was a retired shipping and receiving clerk.
He is survived by sons Frank Bracco and Louis
Bracco, daughters Patricia Nydam and Rose M. Bracco,
S1 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Charles' funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July
19, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Winter Springs,
with Father George Dunne presiding. Make memorial
donations to Vitas Innovative Services, 5151 Adanson St.
#200, Orlando, FL 32804, and to Healthwell Foundation
at P.O. Box 4133, Gaithersburg, Md., 20878-4133.

Margaret Terry Ragsdale, 74, died July 6, 2008. She is
preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert L.
Ragsdale, daughter Kathryn T. Ragsdale and son Steven
R. Ragsdale.


She is survived by sister Audrey Terry, daughter
Marsha R. Phelps of Chuluota, son Michael D. Ragsdale
of McHenry, Miss., grandchildren Margaret Lilly, Audrey
Hawkins, Kathrine Dale, Jimmie and Susan Ragsdale,
and great-grandchildren Sydney, Joe, Maya and
Izabelle.
Margaret's funeral was Wednesday; July 9 at First
United Methodist Church in Oviedo. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald
House.

Bob Lomax, 72, of Longwood, Fla., died Friday, July 4,
2008, in Orlando. He was born to John Robert Lomax Sr.
and Claudia Lomax on April 11,1936, in Atlanta, Ga. Bob
was a retired law enforcement maintenance manager.
He is survived by wife Sondra Lomax, son Robert
Morgan, daughter Elisa Ehrmantraut, four grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
His funeral was held July 6 at Banfield Funeral Home
in Winter Springs.


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The busy crowd stopped in its
tracks when 11-year-old Tiana
LaBianco began singing "God
Bless America." Her strong a cap-
pella voice, big smile, and red curls
commanded attention and drew
a standing ovation. LaBianco is
from Geneva, and she shared with
The Voice that she has been sing-
ing since she was 3 years old and
aspires to be a professional singer..
Food was abundant, includ-
ing hot dogs, hamburgers, brats,
beans, boiled peanuts and ice
cream. Geneva Homemakers
baked 35 cakes for the popular
inside and outside cakewalks. Face
painting and animal demonstra-
tions attracted kids as well as pony
trail rides, "cow-chip" tosses, and
rural heritage games like lasso
throws, duck pond, and archery.
After lunch, adults tested strength
and skill at the "two-men",' saw
contest.
Claire North and daughter
Caitlyn enjoyed time at the parade


and festival. Said Claire, "This real-
ly encompasses the small-town
atmosphere."
The small, historic village has
been successful in avoiding urban
sprawl due to firm communica-
tion with the county and the vigi-
lance of its citizen groups on land-
use issues.
The annual event is the major
fundraiser for The Geneva Citizens
Association and the Geneva
Historical and Genealogical
Society, conducted entirely by vol-
unteers and made possible by indi-
vidual and corporate donations.,
Said GCA President Richard
Creedon, "The -Village of Geneva
has a long tradition of celebrating
the independence of our beloved
country with the only parade in
Central Florida plus a real home-
town family festival."
Imogene Yarborough summed
up the day: "There were so many
firsts this year it was wonder-
ful. This will introduce to the sur-
rounding communities what we
are all about."


1st place float $200 prize
Geneva Evergreens (senior group)
"I have a story to tell about growing up rural."
2nd place float $150 prize
Geneva Homemakers
Honoring the tradition of Education and the
Historic Geneva School
Youth float $50 prize
Tie: River Rats: depicting river traditions:
and The Prevatt Family float
Commercial Entry Therapeutic Ponies
Horse winners
Most patriotic Lori Damico riding Zan
Lori was dressed like Uncle Sam
Best groomed Karen Nelson riding
Courage, a paint walking horse
Best theme Michelle Tournour riding
Firecracker decorated like a picnic basket.
The horse was painted brown, gold and green
Best decorated bike Erica Husselman:
$50 for decorated bike and helmet
Prizes courtesy of the Stein, Sonnenschein,
Hochman and Peppler law firm in Oviedo


The Little Big Econ State Forest will soon have a new
name the Charles H. Bronson State Forest, named
for the still-living Florida agricultural commissioner. The
move by the state legislature has raised the hackles of
some of the forest's neighbors in Geneva and Chuluota,
who weren't consulted in advance of the decision. That's
sparked a letter-writing campaign to Senate leaders,
including the bill's sponsor, Sen. Carey Baker of Eustis.


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DAYTIME HIGH 89
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Houston 74/94


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July 12 4:20 p.m. 10:35 p.m.
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Preview of next W.S. budget
The Winter Springs Commission will be holding two budget
review workshops at City Hall next week on Tuesday, July 15, and
Wednesday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Commissioner McLean gets certified
Seminole County Commissioner Michael McLean became a
Certified County Commissioner following his completion of a
comprehensive study program. Commissioner McLean received
the designation along with 26 other county commissioners dur-
ing an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in
Miami, Fla. The coursework is designed to provide information
and enhance skills relevant to a commissioner's duties and
responsibilities as an elected official.
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Concert in downtown Sanford
Timejam, an Orlando-based classic rock band, will be playing on
Saturday, July 19, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Palmetto Street and
Second Street in Sanford. The band plays covers of artists such
as Chicago, Santana and more.

Find out what it's like to be a police officer
The annual Citizen Police Academy will begin in August, meet-
ing every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for 11 weeks, and
is limited to 35 students. Adults who are interested in learning
about becoming a police officer will learn about basic laws,
investigative techniques and defensive tactics, and operate
firearms at the gun range. The course is free of charge, and
graduates are eligible to apply for the Citizens on Patrol program.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and pass a criminal
background check. Applications are available at the Oviedo Police
Department. For more information, contact Lieutenant Travis
Cockcroft at 407-971-5710.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie"
"Thoroughly Modern Millie" will be playing at the Dinner Theatre -
in Winter Springs on weekends from Friday, July 25, to Aug. 3.
"Thoroughly Modern Millie" is a high-spirited musical romp set in
the roaring '20s. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. Call 407-699-
5683 for more information.

Free tire disposal for Seminole County residents
There will be free disposal of up to 10 tires for residents of
Seminole County on Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Central Transfer Station, located at 1950 State Road 419 in
Longwood, or the Seminole County Landfill, located at 1930 E.
Osceola Road in Geneva. The Tire Amnesty Day event is for pri-
vate households only; businesses are not eligible to participate.
For more information, please call 407-665-2260.

Chuluota community information meeting
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Aqua Utilities on Monday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the River Run
Christian Church at 141 River Run Point. Residents concerned
about the quality of their water and increase in water rates
are encouraged to attend. A customer service public hearing
will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at the
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IQUOTEABLE history

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes
a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Billy Graham




With each other, against the wind


AMY K.D. TOBIK
THE VOICE

They are like very different pieces
in a puzzle.
They range in age from early 20s
to mid 50s and come in all shapes
and sizes. Some are married with
young children at home while oth-
ers balance life and work as single
moms.
But twice a week, these 11 local
women make up Joy Von Werder's
new triathlon team in training.
While the Train to Tri team rep-
resents all walks of life, they share
the same ambition to compete
in a triathlon for the first time. Von
Werder, a local triathlete and per-
sonal trainer, has inspired women at
all different levels of fitness to train
for the Moss Park Sprint Distance
Triathlon next month.
The Winter. Springs coach meets
with the group to practice each
of the three triathlon disciplines:
swimming, biking and running.
Von Werder said she provides the
women with the tools needed for
success, from physical training to
daily positive reinforcement.
"I have people helping. them
according to their ability," Von
Werder said.
During a recent cycling clinic,
Von Werder brought in additional
instructors to demonstrate how to
handle a bike in a race situation.
"They learned how to start, stop,
turn do all the things you might
take for granted but in a race they
are a lot different," she said.,



Looking to test your limits? Join a tri-
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TraintoTri.net or call 407-808-8463.


Runners train at Indian Trails Middle School. The women are preparing for a triathlon next month under the supervision of triathlete Joy Von Werder.


In addition, Von Werder brought
in local swimmers to help develop.
water skills and a nutritionist to
advise how to better fuel the body.
At a recent running clinic, every
woman wore a heart monitor to
help track specific heart rate zones
so they could practice getting them-
selves into certain zones and how
to properly recover, she said.
Participants receive schedules
with daily exercises and inspirations
along with a spiral-bound training
diary. "It gives them the opportuni-
ty to list the type of workout and a
space to write how long it was, how
they felt, what their fatigue, stress,
sleep or soreness levels are on any
given day," Von Werder said.


"I e-mail them after the fact and
remind them to celebrate the small
victories. Rather than saying, 'I am
not a great swimmer,' I tell them
to look back at how they improved
over time. I'm hoping this transfers
to other parts of women's lives -
that they have a little more control
of their life," she said.
Von Werder said she likes to
inspire her team of women by shar-
ing some of her personal experienc-
es with the group. "I learned to swim
at 39 years old," Von Werder said..
"Four years later, I did an Ironman,"
she said. Persistence and training
led to her personal success.
As a single mom who works part-
time, Von Werder said she originally


had to learn to find the time to
train, to maintain a balance. "I find
time to do this because it is my pas-
sion. I think that helps motivate
others," she said.
Von Werder, who describes her-
self as a mid-level triathlete, said
she doesn't race to win. "But I enjoy
it and it gives me great pride to be
able to help other women find they
can be in control of their fitness
level. I think a lot of women my
age or older with kids everything
takes a back seat. This is a time to
carve out for themselves," she said.
Carla Bray of Winter Springs said
the exercise regimen is the most

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Geneva student's


Japanese escapade

KAREN McENANY PHILLIPS
THE VOICE

Chelsea Horton, 21, spent
four months attending
school in Japan, learning r, s
the language and culture in
the process. She's a Geneva
resident of 12 years and
an anthropology major at
the University of Central
Florida. Chelsea regularly '
volunteers for the Geneva / -
Historical and Genealogical
Society.
She went to Japan with
three classmates in fall
2007. Here's what she had
to say about it.


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PHOTO COURTESY CHELSEA HORTON
Geishas were among the unusual sights for Genevan Chelsea Horton, who went to
school in Japan for four months last fall.


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intense training she has ever expe-
rienced. "Being just a regular swim-
mer, I thought I could just go out
there and use my everyday swim-,
ming skills," Bray said. "But you
have to become a more competi-
tive swimmer. You need that con-
fidence. I needed to learn the right
form.
"It's only a half a mile but that is a
long way if you don't have the right
form," she added with a laugh.
Carmen Roozrokh of Winter
Springs said she is the kind of per-
son who benefits from the disci-
pline Von Werder's program offers.
As a very active mother who works
full-time and owns a business,
Roozrokh said she never had the
energy at the end of the day to
train. After only six training ses-
sions, however, Roozrokh said she


never wanted to miss a class.
"I belong to a group," she said. "I
don't want to be left behind, and I
want to be part of the team. Once
I got out, I [realized] I wasn't that
tired, I was just procrastinating."
Von Werder said she has already
seen significant change in the
women. "It has only been a cou-
ple of weeks, but I have seen them
become a little more confident.
Everyone is a little bit tentative -
nervous at first wondering if they
are the least fit person here, or the
least fit athlete," Von Werder said.
To really make the women feel
like a team, they will be wearing
triathlon shirts specially designed
for them.
"Giving them the tools to train
with has helped everyone feel that,
they can finish the triathlon. And
that is our goal," Von Werder said,
"to finish as a group."


.



PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Joy Von Werder coaches a group of women as part of their training for a triathlon next month. The women
will compete as a team, complete with triathlon shirts specially designed for them by Von Werder. During their
training, the women learned from experts in heart-rate zone training and nutrition.


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July 11 July 17, 2008 PageAl11


JAPAN I In Japan, trash cans scarce but streets clean
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My parents were nervous about my being out of complete contact. But they were very supportive,
knowing that I've been interested in Japan since I was 10 years old.
The other thing was how to pay for it. __

I never felt unsafe. The only thing I ever worried about was losing my money. Once, we asked a
policeman for directions to a convenience store. He said, "Let me come with you, it's not
safe." We laughed at that. We think he wanted to practice his English.

In the process for applying for the program I applied for the Freeman f"
Awards designed for undergraduates who want to study abroad in Asia. which "
gave me up to $5,000. Between my Florida Bright Futures scholarship and
Freeman-ASIA, I didn't have to spend a dime.

We took an intensive language course designed for students who knew
no Japanese to .prepare for Japanese college. There were kids from France, the
Philippines, Taiwan and China. We obviously spoke different languages and only
had Japanese in common, and so in order to communicate with each other, we had
to speak the language!

One of my favorite things was that the tests were handed out in
the order of best performance, froin best grade to worst. Our teachers
would call out the names of the top three students everyone remem-
bered them. If you were at the bottom you had to work harder, but you
could take a test as many times as necessary to prove that you knew
it.

We lived in the town of Shin-Urayasu, 30 minutes from Tokyo
and five minutes from Tokyo Disney by train. The program provided
bikes for us with strange little bike locks. -

Living in a Japanese suburban setting gave a very ordered feel-
ing, very different than living in Geneva. Everything felt very well-
planned and was easy to navigate.
Another interesting thing was they generally don't use dryers.
We had a.washer and then hung everything out to dry, which took
some getting used to, figuring out how the clotheslines worked
inside and outside.

Since I still live at home, the experience was intense, in a
good way. Suddenly I was living in a tiny, tiny apartment with
someone who I was only slightly acquainted with. It was a feel-
ing of accomplishment like having my first apartment.

Although we think of it as very modern, Japan is a
cash-based society, so hardly anyone uses credit cards except at totu r-
ist places.
It's normal to carry about 20,000 yen, the equivalent of $200. I
arrived with traveler's checks, but the banks are only open from 10 -
a.m. to 3 p.m.

A big hit in Tokyo Disney are very small hats about the size of
your hand. You clip them to the top of your head like a decoration, so
I bought a very small Mad Hatter's Hat.

A constant joke between us was that it is nearly impossible to
find a trash can when walking around Japan! In Japanese culture.
generally if you're goingto eat, you're going to sit down and eat; you
don't just walk around eating and then throw something away.
Trash cans are in the train station or sometimes hidden in an
alley, but the paradox is it is amazingly clean.

I was obsessed with subways! Their train system was one of
my favorite things. Maybe if I lived in New York I wouldn't be so
enamored with them, but we don't have anything like them here.
Even the older subways were very clean, and I confess I love their smell.

There is nothing better than talking to a 60-year-old Japanese man w ho has been
to America once and is so intrigued with us. They were always interested in why e were
there and what made us want to come, as not many people study abroad there.

The Japanese people were really wonderful. For example, here people you don't
knowwill wave or smile at you, but in Japan that is not their etiquette. If you look lost o( .. -
ask them for help, however, they are more than willing to help. We were lost once w hen
we were first there, and a lady came to us out of the blue and was so he lpfl.

People don't understand how I like Japan but don't like seafood. lapanese food
is so varied that even if you don't like seafood, there's a piece of carrot or seawNeed or
something you will like.

It's an interesting dichotomy. Americans think that-all Japanese people like to
watch cartoons or video games. Here if someone calls themselves 'otaku" it has a positive
meaning like, "I love Japanese electronic culture" or "I'm cool, I'm into Japanese animepA. ,.nrTF-, ,.,
or video games" in an underground sense. CHELSEY HORTON
HoWever, in Japan, to call someone an otaku is rude. The root word means "'house." so From toilets with sinks
it gives the implication that you sit around your house and watch video games. There's a built into the tank to res-
stigma attached to it. taurants where patrons sit
J1p-dossess es thn syand ol
into the daily culture. Cartoon depictions may not translate to what a Japanese person on 1 pfor American tourists.
the street believes.

The most impressive thing is that it has enabled me to communicate with people on a better level. I
feel so much better about speaking and raising my hand in class to ask a question. I'm comfortable talking
to people I've never met before it has given me so much confidence.


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THIS WEEK in sports history


^ Eckardt, Harding's personal body guard, are sentenced to two years it
prison for conspiracy and racketeering charges. They had hired a man
Named Shane Stant to attack Nancy Kerrigan with a metal baton after
she finished practicing for the day. The injuries to Kerrigan prevented
J M _her from competing in the Olympics that year.



Oviedo High grad bound for Olympics


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
With the same look of stern
determination on her face
that saw her win national
championships and chase
American records, Jenny.
Barringer gave Oviedo
something to dream about
early Friday morning an
Oviedian in the Olympic
Games.
The 2005 Oviedo High
School graduate and track
and cross-country superstar
crossed the finish line at
the Eugene, Ore., Olympic
trials, bound for her first


Olympics.
She fin-
ished third
place in the
women' s
3,000-meter
steeplechase
Barrinr final, solidify-
g ing her spot in
the three-woman U.S. con-
tingent bound for Beijing in
August.
The former Lady Lion
and current Colorado track
star, who had proven near-
ly unbeatable during the
2007-2008 college season
as she chased the American
record, finally met her


match against Anna Willard,
who won the race, setting
an American record in the
process.
Barringer had led the
Olympic trial race from
seconds into the opening
sprint, immediately setting
a very high pace in pursuit
of the record.
Her style of setting a bru-
tal pace to wear out other
runners worked well, but for
two competitors who stuck
with her until the final lap.
That's when the
University of Michigan's
Willard, well known for
a powerful final kick,


took command, passing
Barringer on the water
jump in the final stretch of
the penultimate lap.
In the' process, Weber
State University's Lindsey
Anderson accelerated into
second place.
But as flashbulbs and
fireworks popped, in the
background, Barringer still
held that face of stone to
the finish line.
She would complete the
race in 9:33.11, about four
seconds shy of her career
best. Willard's 9:27.59 set
the new American record.
The event will be a first
at the Olympic games. Until
this year only men were
allowed to compete in the
3,000-meter steeplechase.
In the event, athletes
race around a regulation


400-meter track, but leap
over four immovable wood-
en barriers and a barrier
next to a water pit on every
lap.
Women have only recent-
ly competed in the event.
Since the first official world
record of 10:34.5 set in 1996
by American Sara Heeb, the
record time has plummeted
by more than a minute and
a half to 9:01.59. Barringer's
time beats Heeb's former
world record by more than
a minute.
Russians have typically
dominated the women's
race. The holder of the cur-
rent world record is Gulnara
Galkina.
At 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 15,
Barringer will find out if
she's as good as gold.


Kraze in soggy match
Lightning and a determined torrent stopped the Kraze in their tracks last
Wednesday night, as they were trying to spread the point gap between
themselves and the Bradenton Academics.
The game was halted in the 34th minute, when a monsoon soaked the
field and ended the action with no score on the board.
A rematch will take off where the clock stopped, beginning at 6
p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Kraze's home field in FSA stadium at the
Seminole Soccer Complex.
Rain didn't stop the Kraze in Palm Beach on Monday, as they succeeded
in a four-game season sweep of the Pumas, winning their final game 3-1.
That gave them valuable championship points as they hold onto the lead.
Isaac Babcock, The Voice



Dawgs up, down
The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs took three steps forward last week. But
their four steps back didn't help their overall standings, as they dropped
back to fifth in the Florida Collegiate Summer League with a 10-14
record.
And with Sanford's River Rats nipping at the Dawgs' heels, things are
getting nervous for Winter Park's longtime home team.
Cool bats have sent the Dawgs' record into a downward spiral this
week, with lots of contact, but that's with opponents' gloves.
"A lot of the times it's right at people," Assistant Coach Trevor Berryhill
said of the Dawgs' propensity for hammering hard shots into the outfield,
only to have them caught.
But the Dawgs have added their own defensive flair. A long fly ball dur-
ing a game against Leesburg was hauled in over freshman Colby Gratton's
head as he leapt toward the wall, followed by a quip, "That's gonna be on
SportsCenter tonight," hurled from the Leesburg dugout.
They'll hope to heat up their bats on the road for most of the week,
then return home Sunday against the league-leading Clermont Mavericks,
which has a 15-5 record.
-Isaac Babcock, The Voice


STANDINGS (as of Jul 06, 2008)
Team W L Pct GB Streak Last 10
Clermont.......... 15 5 .750 W 3 8-2 .
Belleview:.......... 14 9 .609 22 W 4 8-2
Leesburg.......... 13 9 .591 3 W1 4-6
Orlando.............. 10 12 .455 6 L2 4-6
Winter Park......... 10 14 .417 7 L 2 3-7
Sanford.............. 6 19 ,240 11 W2 4-6


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


What is right? What
makes a country great?
The fireworks show in
Oviedo was such a nice
event! I'm glad our leaders
in Oviedo chose to com-
mence with our "Patriotic
Traditions." Our nation was
birthed on the principles
of freedom for all. People
are feeling the crunch .at
the gas pump and tensions
are high due to economic
impacts, so it's refreshing to
see Oviedo got this right!
It is important for our
kids to see and understand


we put all like-minded peo-
ple on a dais? I would hope
I never see that day!
We need leader-
ship from different walks
of life working together
to represent us. We need
people of integrity and
diplomacy in our com-
munity supporting our
leaders. The elected offi-
cials represent us to bring
changes. These changes
may require long negotia-
tions to reach a consen-
sus on important matters
such as the Community


"This nation was not built on apathy, but apathy
can kill a nation! Government is only as good as the
people! When you don't vote you can't complain.
Our nation is diverse and prides itself on this quality.
Should we put all like-minded people on a dais?
I would hope I never see that day!"

this special day, America's Redevelopment Area.
birthday. We are honoring Diverse opinions can
today the sacrifices made bring forth new ideas! The
for our freedom. Would you Constitution of our nation
cancel your children's own was not drafted in one day!
birthday party? Why should we expect
Many families' loved local government decisions
ones are not here due to to be instantaneous?
serving in the armed forces We don't need candi-
to maintain our way of dates two years before elec-
life. America was built on tion wearing a badge to
a "can do" attitude. When City Hall and proclaiming
times are tough, we need he will be the next mayor
each other the most! Today of Oviedo! The mayor
is about what is right in was just elected! Let the
America! process work! Allow the
We read and hear so newly elected mayor her
much about what's wrong well-earned time without
here! Have you visited campaign distractions.
City Hall to sit through a This mayor was voted a sec-
Council session lately? Do ond time into office.
you let your leaders know I appreciate the eager-
when they do the right ness of a prospective
thing? candidate! Your time will
This nation was not built come one vote at a time
on apathy, but apathy can on Election Day: "We
kill a nation! Government The People" will decide
is only as good as the peo- again!
ple! When you don't vote Our nation was built
you can't complain. Our on "democracy." In
nation is diverse and prides the American Heritage
itself on this quality. Should Dictionary it defines


democracy as a social
condition of equality and
respect for the individual
within the community.
Our history is full
of many courageous
Americans. The road was
not easy, but it was the
right road-to take! When
you find reason to criticize
our leaders, prepare to be a
part of the process.
John F. Kennedy, on
Jan. 20, 1961, spoke these
words: "And so, my fellow
Americans, ask not-what
your country can do for
you ask what you can do
for your country." Are you
willing to make that differ-
ence?
Happy birthday, America!
Tanya Walter
Oviedo

If any time is a time
to drill, it's now
In a remarkably short time,
the public has changed
from supporters of envi-
,ronmentalism to advo-
cates of drilling for oil and
natural gas in the Alaskan
National Wildlife Refuge
and/or in the ocean.
For the first time since
the 1970s, liberals in both
parties have found them-
selves responding to signifi-
cant demands for drilling.
Their responses are meant
to confuse the electorate in
order to turn public opin-
ion back to their position
on the environment.
Toward that end, liber-
als have come up with two-
mantras, which we hear on
every talk show, in every
press conference, and in
every speech addressing
the high cost of gasoline.
The first mantra is that it-
will take at least 10, maybe
30 years, before we see a
drop of oil coming from
the ground at the afore-
mentioned sites. The sec-
ond mantra is that greedy
oil companies already have
86 million acres of leases


provided by the federal
government. They only
want more leases to satisfy
their greed.
On the first point, corre-
spondent Ken Wood point-
ed out that Larry Kudlow
recently featured on his
television show James T.
Hackett, president and CEO
of Anadarko Petroleum
Corporation. Whereas
some liberals are saying it
could take 30 years for the
oil to be available, Hackett
said it would take two or
three years, depending
upon where the oil was
drilled.
Indeed, I saw one oil
exploration expert on Fox
News Channel who said
that if the right equipment
were available it would take
only one year to get the
first oil since the oil com-
panies know exactly where'
the oil is located in the
outer continental shelf.
One oil shale expert
.told proponents of drill-
ing in the House of
Representatives that the
first 800 million barrels
of oil from shale could be
available in two or three
years. The remaining esti-
mated 2 trillion barrels
of oil from shale would
take longer to have ready
because they would be
more difficult to extricate.
But the initial 800 million
barrels would help the U.S.
economy.
On the second point,
I received two differ-
ent answers. Senator Jim
Inhofe (R-Okla.), who used
to be in the oil business,
said the reason oil com-
panies are not drilling onr
the 86 million acres is that
there is no substantial oil
available on those lands to
make drilling economically
viable. He said the govern-
ment only permits explora-
tion on those leased lands,
so oil companies have
explored them and found


that they would produce
little.
The second answer came
from Hackett. He said the
federal government is, in
effect, guilty of fraud. They
accept the lease money
and the annual rents but
have refused to grant per-
mission to drill there. He
implied that some oil had
been found that would be
worthwhile to extract, but
since they cannot drill, the
consumer sees no benefits.
Either way, to accuse oil
companies of greed is an
unfounded assertion.
Neither liberal argu-
ment can be sustained if
pro-drilling forces launch
a campaign to educate the
public. Thus far they have
done an inadequate job
explaining the real answers
to these leftist fallacies. I
am told by people from
around the country that
Americans do not want to
talk about anything other
than the high cost of gaso-
line. Not Iraq. Not health
care. Not even change,
whatever that means. The
only topic these days is $4-
to $5-per-gallon gasoline.
That being the case, pro-
drilling members of the
House and Senate should
issue special orders on
the chamber floors. They
would be seen on prime-
time television and possi-
bly would be picked up by
the mainstream networks.
They should hold daily
press conferences. They
should appear on national
talk shows and talk radio
every day. Each senator
should appear on local talk
radio in his state and each
House member should do
the same with talk radio in
his district.
They should arrange for
editorial board meetings
with national and local
newspapers. They should

> turn to LETTERS on next page


Here is what kids at
the Geneva 4th of July
Parade & Festival had
to say about what was
fun at the event.


h. /^


I liked the fire truck
and the big bulldozer
with Smokey the
Bear. I grabbed the
candy; that was fun. I
also liked all the cars.
-August J.
5 years old


I liked the big parade
today. I really liked
the airplanes and the
red fire truck. Oh, and
I also liked the cars
and the horses!
-Caitlyn N.
6 years old


I liked the horses and
the ponies! I saw the
airplanes in the sky. I
saw a friend from my
ballet class and some
other friends from
school.
-Dagney J.
3 years old


I was in the parade on the winning
float from the Geneva Evergreens. I
threw candy to everyone and I wore
ia big hat. It was really fun!
-Venice C.
S I 9 years old

We would

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This w as m y first ,
time at the parade. from
I liked when they /
threw candy to us.
I liked Smokey the 'Youngi.
Bear and the horses
- they were cool!
-Kira E. Call editor Alex Babcock at 407-628-8500
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organize volunteers to go
door-to-door to ensure
that everyone knows each
side of the issue and which
position would be best for
the American economy and
American consumers.
Given the opinion of
the electorate and her
own .contrary ideologi-
cal position, it is no won-
der Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
has pulled measures lift-
ing the ban on drilling
from the House calendar.
My understanding is that
the Democratic majority
whip's count demonstrated
that the pro-drilling forces
had enough votes to lift the
ban. That would be a ter-
rible embarrassment to the
anti-drilling forces and the
environmentalists.
Since the House and
Senate leadership do not
want to help Americans,
pro-drilling representa-
tives and senators should
initiate discharge petitions.
Maybe, just maybe, a major-
ity of legislators would
be willing to ignore the
majority leadership. If they
can force a vote and pass
pro-drilling legislation,
President George W. Bush
will sign it into law.
If the anti-drilling forces
triumph in the 2008 elec-
tions, which seems likely, it
may be too late; for another
generation, we will be
forced to use less oil and
gas because of the high
cost. We will be voting to


make ourselves miserable
and poorer unless we act
now.
-Pautl M. Weyrich
Chairman and CEO
Free Congress
Foundation

Congress shoots
consumers in the foot
Americans hold nearly
$1 trillion in credit card
debt, according to data
just released by the Federal
Reserve. Now Congress
wants to make that bur-
den even heavier. Some
misguided lawmakers are
pushing legislation that
would saddle consum-
ers with fees that retailers
don't want to pay.
Under the deceptively
named "Credit Card Fair
Fee Act," Congress would
effectively fix the rates that
merchants pay to accept
credit cards. That'd be good
news for retailers, but it
would be disastrous for
consumers, who could see
the fees on everything from
their credit cards to their
checking accounts rise.
To see why congressional
intervention would harm
consumers, it's important
to understand how credit
and debit card transactions
work. When you swipe
a card at the local store,
the storeowner typically
keeps just over 98 percent
of the purchase price. The
remaining 2 percent goes
from the retailer's bank to
the bank that issued your
card, or perhaps your local
bank or credit union. It's


called an "interchange fee."
Why do retailers accept
this cost? For starters,
credit card transactions
are guaranteed and secure.
Storeowners don't have to
worry about a consumer's
check bouncing, extend-
ing credit or having huge
sums of cash on hand.
Credit cards also reduce
labor costs. Clerks don't
have to waste time count-
ing change or tabulat-
ing receipts. Transaction
records are automatically
stored on a computer sys-
tem, making accounting
a breeze. And credit cards
are popular with consum-
ers. About 40 percent of all
transactions are conducted
using plastic.
Despite all the advan-
tages of credit cards,
storeowners would obvi-
ously prefer to avoid that
2 percent fee. So they've
decided to put pressure
on Congress to lower their
costs. Specifically, they've
lobbied the government
to give them a special anti-
trust exemption.
If such a law were
passed, all the retailers
could form a massive car-
tel. Payment systems and
retailers would be forced to
negotiate for 90 days over
interchange fees. If they
did not come to an agree-
ment, retailers could then
collectively boycott an
entire credit card network.
In other words, consumers
would be denied the ability
to pay with their preferred
method.


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"negotiation" is neces-
sary to lower prices for
shoppers, who supposedly
pay higher prices at the
checkout counter to off-
set interchange fees. But
that's a misleading argu-
ment. In truth, if retailers
collude to negotiate lower
interchange fees, consum-
ers won't see any savings.


partly subsidized by inter-
change fees on debit cards.
Banks make money on
free checking accounts by
pairing them with debit
cards. If politicians render
that arrangement unprofit-
able, banks will simply stop
offering free checking. And
you'd have to pay the bank
to maintain an account.
Seniors and others who


"Do you have a free checking account? If so, there's a
good chance that it's partly subsidized by interchange
fees on debit cards. Banks make money on free checking
accounts by pairing them with debit cards. If politicians
render that arrangement unprofitable, banks will simply
stop offering free checking. And you'd have to pay the


bank to maintain an account

Instead, retailers will sim-
ply pocket the difference.
Just look at what's hap-
pened in other countries.
Australia recently capped
interchange fees, just as the
current congressional pro-
posal would effectively do.
The cap had no discernible
impact on prices paid by
consumers.
Not only would shop-
pers miss any savings, they
could also be saddled with
higher fees and lose some
great perks. With retailers
getting a free ride courtesy
of Uncle Sam, card-issuing
banks would need to
recoup their losses else-
where by either raising
fees on credit-card owners
or ditching carrots such
as frequent-flyer rewards.
Shoppers could say good-
bye to no-annual-fee
cards. That's exactly what
happened in Australia.
Consumers there now pay
extra fees at the register
when they use a card.
Ordinary banking cus-
tomers would also suffer.
Do you have a free check-
ing account? If so, there's
a good chance that it's


receive state benefits would
suffer at the hands of this
proposal too. More than a
million people nationwide
receive their Social Security
and other benefits on
prepaid cards. If retailers
decide to boycott plastic,
these vulnerable consum-
ers would be unable to pur-
chase necessary items such
as groceries or medication.
This measure would also
hurt those without bank
accounts. At low-wage jobs,
it's increasingly popular
for employers to issue pay-
checks on pre-paid debit
cards. These "payroll cards"
provide enormous ben-
efits. They eliminate hefty
check-cashing fees, reduce
the need to carry cash, and
offer employees the abil-
ity to make purchases just
about anywhere.
It's understandable that
Congress wants to help
Americans in debt, but
there's nothing fair about
the Credit Card Fair Fee Act.
-James Terry
Chief Public Advocate
Consumers Rights League


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2008 CP 0864
IN RE: ESTATE OF
OTTIS A. SJOBLOM
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of OTTIS A.
SJOBLOM, deceased, whose date of death was
May 19, 2006 and whose social security number-
is XXX-XX-3282, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Seminole County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is: Post Office Box 8099, Sanford,
FL 32772-8099. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative'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
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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
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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 July 11,200e.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
JOSEPH P. DUDLEY, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 650293
403 Downing Street
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
Telephone: (386) 428-2434


Personal Representative:
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