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Serving Greater Oviedo and Winter Springs for more than 17 years!

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G., Family
Find the perfect Halloween event for your
family in town or at the attractions.

Gangs lurk in

Seminole, but

pale in size

next to Orange


A Winter Springs boy started a "gang"
because his bicycle was stolen. He told
police that his membership would pro-
tect him from getting "jumped" again.
Now the Winter Springs juvenile
faces a criminal mischief charge after
he confessed to spray-painting gang
signs on the brick wall that surrounds
the Georgetown subdivision, police
spokesman Captain Chris Deisler said.
While the two-boy gang wasn't legit-
imate, it tells a familiar story.
The leading reason why people
join gangs is for protection, said Todd
Moderson, investigator in the Gang
97 Intelligence and Suppression Unit for
the Seminole County Sheriffs Office,
who spoke at the Winter Springs
Police Department Citizen Advisory
Committee meeting on Oct. 8.
Gang activity in Winter Springs
has been on the rise during the last
Stwo years, Police Chief Dan Kerr said.
Because of this, the Sheriffs Office and
the county's seven cities developed the

At SeminoleVoice.com
An Oviedo playwright's story of life during
segregation premieres at SCC in Sanford.

Oviedo High School graduate and Beijing Olympian Jenny Barringer congratulates runner Daniel Schmidt, an 11th-grader from Oviedo High, on
Saturday, Oct. 11, at a 5k race held at Hagerty High. Barringer made a special appearance at the event to hand out awards to the fastest runners. She
was coached by Jay Getty, who now coaches for Hagerty High School. Barringer competed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase event this summer.
> see more PICTURES on page A12

Traffic cams coming soon

> turn to GANGS on oage A4

Police shared gang statistics and signs last Wednesday.


The Winter Springs City
Commission got its first look at
an ordinance Monday that will
allow the city to ticket red-light
Final approval of the ordi-
nance Monday, Oct. 27, will
change red-light running from a
moving violation to a code viola-
tion, enforced by a series of traf-
fic cameras mounted at six State
Road 434 intersections.
For the first 30 days of the pro-
gram, violators will receive warn-
ings. After a month, it's a $125
fine. A start date has not yet been
The cameras take streaming
video, and in order to issue a tick-
et, police must review a frame
with the car clearly behind the
intersection line with the light

red and a second frame with the
car within the intersection with
the light still red.
Drivers beware: Even those
who don't stop completely before
making a right turn will be tick-
A vendor study at Tuskawilla
Road and State Road 434 cap-
tured 22 red-light runners in a
four-hour period; 12 of those driv-
ers were turning right and failed
to stop behind the intersection's
white line, Winter Springs Police
Captain Glenn Tolleson said.
Estimates say the program will
net about $300,000 in its first year
and then see a steady decline in
revenue as drivers modify their
Commissioner Don Gilmore
questioned the amount of cam-
eras needed. "We're not over-kill-

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THIS WEEK in history

Before a presidential campaign speech in Milwaukee, Theodore
Roosevelt is shot at close range. The .32-caliber bullet failed to mor-
tally wound the former president because its force was slowed by a
glasses case and a manuscript in the breast pocket of Roosevelt's
SW EEK heavy coat.

UCF students sign up 10,000 voters

ISAAC BABCOCK registration alone."
THE VOICE Recently Orlando 4
Obama's Chris Dunwody ,-
John Martino is a happy got a phone call, and
man these days. The sweat- Barack Obama was on the i
ing is all done from phase other end of the line saying
one of his plan to turn the "thank you." That's because .
UniversityofCentralFlorida Martino and Dunwody's
into a new voter mecca. And groups had managed to reg-
the president of the Florida sister voters at such a blister-
College Democrats has ing pace with such a modest
already gotten big recogni- organization more than
tion for doing something 5,000 votes per month.
unprecedented at the uni- More than half of those are
versity. first-time voters.
"We're trying to make Dunwody is a busy man
something big out of this," these days, working with
he said. "This is very similar Martino on phase two of
to the 1960s, when young their big election project.
people suddenly became a Now they're preparing to
political force." pack thousands of students
For Martino, it's that time into buses to vote in the
again, and. he's amassed coming weeks.
an army of 100 volunteers Martino thinks he'll see PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
at UCF's student political a record turnout from UCF With a line this long just to see Bill Clinton talk about Barack Obama, it's no wonder UCF Democrats registered 10,000 voters.
organizations, including students at the polls.
Orlando 4 Obama, College ""There's an excitement far,. with the Obama cam- Then there was an urgency to make students a political
Democrats and Knights 4 on this campus unlike any- paign sending speakers for people to act. Now I see force.
Obama, to make it happen. thing I've ever seen before," like former President Bill that same type of urgency." "We want to see a lega-
The results have shocked Martino said. "People Clinton and General Scott That's not something cy of participation on this
even him. are excited about Barack Gration to UCF to drum up students are used to, he said, campus," Martino said. "We
"We registered more than Obama and they're really support. and that's helping to get want to show that there
10,000 students just this just excited about this elec- "This isn't a typical cam- students registered and into is political action on this
semester," he said. "That's a tion in general." paign," he said. "Typical the voting booths. For the campus, that people actu-
quarter of the whole school. The difference could be campaigns don't go after next month, they're knock- ally care about it.
It's amazing. We got more the national-level backing people who don't usual- ing on doors, canvassing the
than 1,200 on the last day of the school has received so ly vote. It's like the 1960s. campus daily, and pushing

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The Voice

Oviedo holds firm on utility bid

Says Chuluota water company

is overvaluing its facility


The clock is ticking since
Oviedo leaders last spoke
with Aqua Utilities of Florida
about merging water sys-
tems with Chuluota. And
meanwhile Chuluota resi-
dents can only hope for the
best after dealing with water
some described as tasting
like rotten eggs.
Three weeks ago Oviedo
drafted a letter to the
embattled water provider,
but hasn't heard back yet
about whether the two will
be able to make any prog-
ress on talks of some sort of
That letter requested
that Aqua Utilities pay for
an engineering feasibil-
ity study to determine if it
would be worthwhile to
merge systems.
The city hadn't heard
back from Aqua Utilities for

months about more formal
talks to buy the water treat-
ment plant that supplies
Chuluota with its drinking
The problem, that Aqua
Utilities wants more money
than Oviedo will pay,
remains the sticking point.
"They're asking for $9-10
million for something that
would only generate a bond
referendum of $3-4 mil-
lion," Oviedo Deputy Mayor
Dominic Persampiere said.
That means the city could
only get a loan to cover the
lower value, which a bank
would justify as the worth
of the plant.
To recoup the cost, Oviedo
could charge Chuluota resi-
dents more for their water,
but is legally only allowed to
increase the rate by 25 per-
cent over what it charges its

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Aqua Utilities of Florida, which owns Chuluota's water treatment facility, above, says it's worth $9-10 million.

own residents, Persampiere
said. It would take too long
to recoup the money that
Aqua Utilities is demand-
With talks stalled, in the
meantime Oviedo has tried
meeting Chuluota halfway.

"We're still trying to get
Walker Elementary as part
of our system," Persampiere
said. "But discussion of us
connecting their pipes and
wholesaling them water are
over." Walker is located in
Chuluota, but some Oviedo

students attend it, and some
of its teachers are from
"It's a sha,.e because
I don't think Aqua has
done much to improve
water quality out there,"
Persampiere said.

Big political races heat up

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With so much news of the
presidential race, it's hard
to keep an eye on the candi-
dates sparring on Seminole
County turf. Here's a recap
of the national, state and
county races encompass-
ing the Greater Oviedo and
Winter Springs areas.

Seminole County School
Board District 4 runoff
Opponent Sylvia Pond came
out ahead of incumbent
Barry Gainer in the primary,
44 percent to 38 percent,
but it wasn't enough to
claim the seat. A runoff will
be held Nov. 4.
Gaineris a small-business
owner who has been on the
board since 2004. Pond is
a longtime educator, hav-
ing spent almost 30 years
at the county's Lyman High
Despite the closeness of

Early voting begins Monday,
Oct. 20, and ends Nov. 2,
with Election Day on Nov. 4.
Don't worry about digging out
that voter registration card;
Supervisor of Elections Mike
Ertel said all you need is your
driver's license.
To read candidate bios and
link to their Web sites, visit
VoteSeminole.org and click on
"Who is running for office?"

the race, the two have not
met in debate, something
that has Gainer frustrated.
"I would have liked to have
some debate but my oppo-
nent has refused to show up
for them," he said.
Pond said she's chosen
not to attend certain forums
because she received word
that they were "set up"
in Gainer's favor. "It's not
because I'm afraid to debate
him; I have the issues on my
side," she said, adding that
she went to three debates
that her opponent did not
Gainer said he was in
Oregon for two debates,
which he tried fervently
to reschedule. On fixed
debates he said, "Absolutely
Pond is backed
by Seminole County
Commissioner Dick Van
Der Weide, who is also on
the ballot.
Gainer said the commis-
sioner is upset with him
for supporting his oppo-
nent, Altamonte Springs
Mayor Russ Hauck, in the
Republican primary.
Gainer has raised $9,600
to Pond's $4,300.

Seminole County
Commission District 3
Incumbent Dick Van Der
Weide has an opponent
in write-in Kevin Gross, a
Longwood resident. While
the commissioner has
logged more than $100,000
in contributions, Gross has
raised nothing, according

to county Supervisor of
Elections Office data.
Write-in candidates often
do not actively fundraise
or campaign, said Aubrey
Jewett, associate chair of
the University of Central
Florida political science
"What parties will do -
I don't know if it's true in
this specific case is recruit
someone to run as a write-
in mainly just because it
keeps the primary closed,"
Jewett said.
In 1998, Florida changed
its election rules so if there
is no opposition to a candi-
date in the general election,
the primary is open to all
voters, not just one party.
But a write-in candidate
meets the qualifications of
an opponent, despite hav-
ing a slim shot at winning.
It also cuts down on cam-
paign costs in a closed pri-
mary, the parties only have
to reach out to their own.
Also candidates can collect
money before the primary
and before the.general elec-
Jewett said both
Republicans and Democrats
have been known to use
this tactic. "They're basical-
ly complying with the letter
of the law but not necessar-
ily the spirit," he said.
Gross, the presumptive
candidate, did not return
calls for comment.

Florida House of
Representatives District 33
Incumbent Sandy Adams

(R-Oviedo) is being chal-
lenged by Democrat Robert
Acosta, an Orlando real
estate agent, and no-party-
affiliate Franklin Perez.
Adams was elected
in 2002 and is a former
Orange County Sheriffs
deputy. Perez is a software
Acosta has raised $5,000
to Perez' $8,700 and Adams'

U.S. House of
Representatives District 24
Incumbent Tom Feeney is
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas. The
Kosmas campaign cited a
poll last week that put the
candidates neck-and-neck
in the race.
Feeney was named the
sixth most vulnerable House
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October 17 October 23, 2008 Page A3

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A needed reminder about harsh reality

By Karen McEnany-Phillips

"Many people judge our
athletic accomplishments
by counting our wins and
our losses, but to us, our
legacies are much more
personal. Our legacies are
defined by the number of
lives we are able to impact.
Winning games is impor-
tant to every coach; how-
ever, it shouldn't be our
only goal. A big part of our
job is helping to develop
solid, responsible athletes
who are able to become
upstanding citizens. When
we as coaches can teach a
group of individuals to care
about each other as much
as theydo about them-
selves, then we have truly
created a winning team."
-Joe Torre, manager of
the LosAngeles Dodgers

October is Domestic
Violence Awareness
Month, and in this time of
increasing economic fear,
relationship violence is
only expected to increase.
Seminole County leader-

ship continues to focus
on this complex problem,
acknowledging its difficult
ranking of fifth in the state
for counties with popula-
tions of 300,000 or more.
Last year the Seminole
County Sheriffs Office
received more than 2,200
calls reporting domestic
violence, averaging one call
every four hours. An esti-
mated 70 percent of inci-
dents go unreported, trans-
lating to 10,000 incidents,
or more than one call per
Nationally known public
advocate and former col-
lege football player Daryl
Fort brought a refresh-
ingly honest approach to
the subject at Seminole
County's Third Annual
Domestic Violence
Awareness luncheon Oct. 2.
Although the event's theme
was sports-oriented, Fort
avoided the typical sports
cliches that sound good
during the chicken entree
but fail to resound behind

the closed doors of our
county's local bedroom
Fort believes we must
change how society defines
a "real man" and how
the average male culture
treats men and women.
Aggression, violence,
independence, physi-
cal prowess and scorn for
anything feminine are the
messages that young boys
hear within their families,
communities and from the
media. Breaking out of the
traditionally defined box of
what it means to be a man
is the only way that Fort
predicts boys will avoid
the pathway to violence
against women and each
Fort shared the story of
a woman who was sexu-
ally harassed by a stranger
while working alone at her
job and whose employer
addressed it with only
half-hearted surface con-
cern. As a result of taking
self-defense classes, she
was given a list of personal
safety tips for women.
The irony is that a
woman who was just doing
her job now had to change
her behavior. She had to be
careful of what she wore,
where she walked, what
time she left work, where
she parked, where she

went, and when she talked
on her phone. She wore
sneakers, debated whether
to take the stairs or the ele-
vator, mixed up her walk-
ing routine, and noted all
safe havens between work
and home.
This was the result of an
incident with a stranger.
Victims of domestic vio-
lence typically know their
abuser, which adds even
more fear and complexity
to the situation.
Fort's message is that the
great majority of men are
not abusers but they add
to the problem by staying
silent and complicit in not
speaking up when they
hear male friends, family
and peers downgrading
women. Comments about
"taking care of your busi-
ness at home" and belit-
tling men about having
to "check in" with their
woman all add to. the cul-
ture that looks the other
way when the male-female
relationship is demeaned.
Putting down feminine
behavior especially in
sports, i.e. "You throw like a
girl," has become so accept-
ed that boys learn early not
to cry, show emotion, show
kindness or be who they
really are. Preparing kids to
deal with challenges and
obstacles is one thing, but

being respectful of each
other is integral to the indi-
vidual's self-esteem.
Anti-violence educator
Jackson Katz defined the
problem: "Being a real man
today means you only show
the world certain parts of
yourself strong, indepen-
dent, in control, powerful,
respected, athletic, tough.
Young men know what the
culture expects of you as
a man, and if you are not,
then you are called wuss,
wimp, sissy, etcetera.
"There is a lot of pres-
sure to conform. Millions of
men are trauma survivors,
abused as children, mur-
dered and assaulted, bullied
... they do so at the expense
of their emotional lives and
psyches ... they are walking
around as victims too, so
it is not only women who

Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002,
with "Stetson's Corner" in the sub-
ject line, or fax 407-349-2800.
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.

GANGS I Eight gangs roam Seminole County; Orange has 74

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gang unit.
"It's an ongoing battle,"
Kerr said. "We push 'em out
and then we have to keep
'em out."
There are eight known
gangs and 78 qualified
gang members in Seminole
County, significantly fewer
than sister county Orange,
which has 74 gangs and
3,000 members, Moderson
said. But Seminole's num-
bers are going to rise as new
data is collected.
The statistics didn't sur-
prise City Commissioner

Rick Brown, who attended
the Wednesday night meet-
ing. He said the city is being
proactive and the police
department is "doing an
incredible job at maintain-
ing a constant presence."
Central Florida gangs
can be affiliates of nation-
al gangs, such as the Latin
Kings or the Bloods, or
hybrids that don't claim
a name, Moderson said.
Seminole County has all the
national affiliates.
There are two gang alli-
ances or "nations": People
and Folk. The People Nation
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These identifications
can be seen in their graffiti
- crowns with five points
or stars would identify a
People Nation gang.
But not all graffiti is gang
paraphernalia. In fact most
graffiti in the county is "tag-
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intricate and doesn't con-
tain any gang calling cards,
he said.
Gang graffiti will tout a
certain gang with upward-
facing arrows, while the
same gang will insult a rival
gang with downward-fac-
ing arrows.
Chief Kerr said the recent
drive-by shooting in Fern
Park was gang-related.
"The more education the
citizens have, the better we
will be able to combat this,"
he said.

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It's festival season: please be sunny

Rain, rain: Please go away,
as there are too many excit-
ing activities in the city this
month besides our scary
friends coming to visit on
the 31st.
Starting off the weekend,
Oviedo's Recreation and
Parks Department presents
Oktoberfest, 1 p.m. to 6
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at
the Oviedo Gymnasium
and Aquatic Facility, 148
Oviedo Blvd. Come bring
the family to enjoy music
by the Europa Band, arts
and craft vendors and
games for the young ones
and adults. Food will
include the best brats, pota-
to salad, strudel beer and
more goodies. Advanced
tickets are $4 and $7 on the
day of the event. Hope to
see you there.
The remaining 2008
Taste of Oviedo posters are
going on sale now for $10

each, and if you buy two
you get one free. If you have
any questions, you may call
Nita at 407-365-6538.
Also on Saturday,
our neighbor Winter
Springs will be holding
its Hometown Festival
from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
the Winter Springs Town
Center. There will be hay-
rides, face painting and
entertainment for the
whole family. The event
is free and if you have the
stamina you could attend
both functions.
In what might be scary
for some and a history les-
son for others, The Oviedo
Preservation Project is
hosting its Third Annual
Cemetery Tour from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
21. It is free to attend -
though a $2 donation
would be greatly appreci-
ated, if you're able so

stop by the cemetery across
from the Oviedo High
School and follow the
crowd. You'll learn a lot
about Oviedo history and
you'll get to see some peo-
ple you likely know playing
the roles of Oviedo's found-
The Pumpkin Patch
is open! The First United
Methodist Church has set
up the annual pumpkin
patch on 8010 Red Bug
Road between Dovera
Drive and Oviedo Crossing
Terrace right next door
to the Centre Care across
from Lowe's. They have
that special pumpkin wait-
ing for you. Also there will
be storytelling, crafts and
pumpkin carving. Monies
benefit mission trips for the
youth group.
Coming soon and a
first for Oviedo is King's
Manor Tea Room, 322 King
St. It's a charming place
to have that special lunch
or celebrate an important
occasion with close friends.
The tearoom's hours and
days of operation will be
Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(reservation suggested) and
Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(reservation only). If you
wish to inquire, please call
Mark your calendar for
Amnesty Day Event, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 29, at City Hall, 400
Alexandria Blvd. You are
welcome to drop off any
old electronics that you
may have for recycling free
of charge. All electronics
are recycled, refurbished
or disposed of in an envi-
ronmentally safe manner.
Suggested items to drop
off: computers, monitors,
keyboards, fax machines,
printers, cell phones, cable
wiring, batteries, PDAs, dig-
ital cameras and any other
electronics. Please do your
part to help the environ-
ment and your community.
Fall Fling will be from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
25, a Halloween parade
and pumpkin carving con-
test all at Boston Hill Park,
77 S. Central Ave., Oviedo.
Admission is free.
People young and old
in our fair city loved to
jog, run and walk in their
neighborhoods and it is
only fair that we do our
physical exercise on the
street for biking, jogging

and running, but leave the
sidewalk for others who
definitely are not of the
younger set. The dictionary
says that "a sidewalk is for
pedestrian." So let's abide
by that rule so that travel is
safe for all who enjoy exer-
Remember to vote on
Nov. 4!
Great Day in the
Country, an arts and crafts
festival presented by the
Oviedo Woman's Club; is
right around the corner
on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the
Lawton Elementary School
Grounds. Hope to see you
A thought "Tact is the
rare ability to keep silent
while two friends are argu-
ing and you know both of
them are wrong."
Hugh Allen

Send word to Janet Foley about
events and.let her know what's
going on around town by e-mailing

CAMERAS I It's about safety; money doesn't hurt

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ing this thing are we?" he
Tolleson assured him the
cameras are not tied to rev-
enue. "It is a safety tool for
the city," he said.
But cameras may help
one safety problem and
contribute to another.
The U.S. Department
of Transportation Federal
Highway Administration
research shows that traf-
fic cameras decrease right-
angle, or "T-bone," crashes
but increase rear-end crash-
A study done by the agen-
cy in 2005, which surveyed
132 intersections using the
cameras, saw a 25 percent
decrease in angled crashes
and a 16 percent decrease
in related injuries. But the
study saw a 15 percent

increase in rear-end crashes
and a 24 percent increase in
related injuries.
But the results didn't
completely cancel each
other out. Each intersec-
tion still saved $39,000 to
$50,000 each year in hospi-
tal bills, property damage to
vehicles, insurance expens-
es, value of lost quality of
life, and other costs, accord-
ing to the study.
That's not to mention the
added revenue the munic-
ipalities see. Out of the
$125 ticket, Winter Springs
gets $85 and the vendor,
American Traffic Solutions,
gets the rest.
That extra chunk of
money in city coffers is a
bonus, Commission candi-
dates Bill Poe, Jean Hovey
and Gary Bonner agree.
"We need revenue, that's
a good thing," said Bonner,


Habitat donated $10,000 from
'Indiana Jones' night
The Rotary Club of Oviedo presented Habitat
for Humanity of Seminole County with a
$10,000 donation on Wednesday in support of
Habitat's mission to build simple, decent and
affordable homes for Seminole County's low-
income people in need, and to provide such
persons with support services that promote
their successful home purchase and owner-
The donated funds are a part of those
raised by the Rotary Club of Oviedo's Movie
Blockbuster Event held on May 22, which
featured "Indiana Jones and Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull," and of which Habitat for
Humanity of Seminole County was the named
principal charity.

Gilmore's challenger, at the
Oct. 7 candidate forum.
"It's an issue of safety,
pure and simple," Poe said.
"But we can also look at it-
as economic means."
"If it saves one life, I think
it's worth it," Hovey, Poe's
opponent, said. "If it brings
in additional funds that's all
the more better."

Intersections to electronically
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along State Road 434:
Vistawilla Drive, Tuskawilla Road,
Hayes Road, Moss Road,
Edgemon Avenue, and one side
of Winding Hollow Boulevard
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Oviedo suffers second sign shooting

Burglaries reported
On Oct. 6, a vehicle burglary
was reported in the 1000
block of Whittier Circle.
The victim reported that
forced entry was apparent
and tools, cash and a wallet
were reported as stolen.
On Oct. 6, a vehicle bur-
glary was reported on the
1000 block of Weaver Drive
whereby a maid service left
its vehicle parked in the cli-
ent's driveway unsecured
with purses and personal
effects inside of the vehicle.
Credit cards, debit cards,
checks and personal infor-
mation were among the
items reported as missing.
Sometime between 9 a.m.
and noon on Oct. 9, a vehicle
parked in a shopping plaza
at 1801 E. Broadway St. was
burglarized. One of the car
doors was tampered with
to allow entry. A Kenwood
CD player was stolen from
inside the vehicle.
On Oct. 11, a victim
reported a burglary to his

boat in the 1500 block of
KDC-316S CD player, two
white Kenwood marine
speakers, other speakers,
a Kenwood Sirius satellite
radio, a toolbox with mis-
cellaneous tools, four life
vests and a tackle box with
miscellaneous fishing lures
and fishing supplies were
On Oct. 11, a victim
reported an attempted bur-
glary to his enclosed auto
trailer parked behind a busi-
ness. Two plastic skylight
covers located on the roof
of the trailer were broken;
however, entry could not be
made due to the windows.
being too small.

Theft from the till
On Oct. 8, at about mid-
night, officers responded
to a possible robbery at the
7-Eleven store at Chapman
Road and Alafaya Trail. A
suspect vehicle was spotted
by officers and fled down

Crime, arrests and

public safety news from
S the Oviedo Police Department

By Lt. George Ilemsky

Lorenzo Lane a dead-end
street where the suspect
ran from the vehicle, leav-
ing his girlfriend in the
vehicle. The incident turned
out to be a "till tap" wherein
the suspect grabbed money
from the cash register while
the store clerk was distract-

Stolen vehicle recovered
On Oct. 7, an officer stopped
a bicycle for not having a
headlight. The bike stopped
in a driveway. As the officer
was dealing with the bike,
a subject exited a vehicle
parked in the driveway and
walked toward the rear of
the residence. The officer did
not recognize the subject as
living at the residence and
the subject would not fol-
low the officer's directions
to stop, instead disappear-
ing behind the residence.
The vehicle smelled of burnt
marijuana. A check revealed
the vehicle had been stolen
out of Orange County. The
victim of the stolen vehicle
reported the windows of
the vehicle had been dark-
tinted after the time it was

Other activities
On Oct. 11, a witness saw
three young juveniles act-
ing suspicious while look-
ing in a neighbor's car. The
witness yelled at the juve-

niles and they fled in a
vehicle. When the vehicle
was stopped the driver was
found to be a juvenile -
with a prior history of auto
burglary driving without
a driver's license. The driv-
er was arrested for driving
without a driver's license.
On Oct. 12, an officer
saw a vehicle, driving at
about 90 mph, run the red
light at Mitchell Hammock
Road and Alafaya Woods
Boulevard and almost hit
another vehicle. The speed-
ing vehicle was later seen
turning around in a drive-

way on Pinehurst Court.
The officer pulled in front
of the vehicle and ordered
the driver out. When the
driver got out of the vehicle
he was seen to have a knife
in his waistband. The driver
was arrested for DUI and
issued citations for DUI,
speed, reckless driving, and
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.THIS WEEK in human history

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon was born on this day in Newark,
N.J. Simon grew up in Forest Hills, N.Y., where he befriended
Art Garfunkel in the sixth grade. The two began singing together,
and by the time they were 16 they had released a single, "Hey,
SIN T ET Schoolgirl," recording as Tom and Jerry.

Formalwear for wonder years


A s soon as the two young
girls stepped inside the
door, they were instantly
drawn to the shimmer and
sequins of the elegant gowns
on display. They couldn't
help but carefully touch
the fabrics one by one, and
as they spotted the stylish
dressing room, they giggled
as they discussed trying the
garments on.
"It's all about the experi-
ence," said Jennifer Howe
Rogan, co-owner of So
Sweet Boutique, a recently
relocated children's formal
wear store in Casselberry.
"It's about setting up an en-
vironment where children
can make good choices, and
it's about them and their
special day."
Rogan and business part-
ner Susan Powers pride
themselves in helping chil-
dren choose just the right
style, color and fit to make
them feel good about them-
selves. Large wall mirrors,
fancy dressing rooms and
a chic chandelier

make any customer
feel like the center
of attention.
"Kids don't for-
get the experience,"
Rogan said.
The two-tone
pink walls at the
new location are
accented by black
stripes and give
the more than
store a glamorous
feel, making cus-
tomers sense they
are part ofamagnif-
icent celebration.
Countless trendy
dresses neatly hang
on racks and along
the walls, next to

The team decided to
make changes in
their collection ,
when frequent
customers began re-
questing prom dresses.
"When you get involved
in the industry, you fall in
love with it and want to
grow with your child re n
as well," Rogan said.
While Rogan admi ts
to missing her store-
front in Oviedo, her
hometown, she said
the new location is
more convenient
for the steady cus-
tomers who travel
from Orlando,
Winter Park, Mai-
tland and Kis-
simmee. "With
the economy and
gas prices, this location was
easier for our customers to
get to," Rogan said.
The newly opened So
Sweet Boutique carries holi-
day dresses and outfits from
infant sizes through teens.
Themes include christen-
ing and first communion

The online
store at
cor offers a
vast selection of
dresses, gowns,
tuxedos and other
accessories. You
can also visit the
location at State
Road 436 just
south of Red Bug
Lake Road from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday.

the proper suits and ties for
So Sweet Boutique, previ-
ously located in downtown
Oviedo, moved to the in-
tersection of Red Bug Lake
Road and State Road 436
in September in order to
increase their formal wear
collection while accommo-
dating their maturing clien-

dresses, pageant
dresses and gowns,
quinceanera dress-
es, bat mitzvah
dresses, and bar
mitzvah suits and
Formal accesso-
ries are convenient-
ly available at the
store, such as girls
and boys shoes as
well as petticoats,
fancy socks and
tights, veils, white
gloves, and tiaras.
So Sweet Bou-
tique will be ex-
panding their gift
department as well,
which varies from
silver spoons and
mugs, adorable

baby booties, and heirloom
jewelry to trendy tote bags
and glamour kits.
The dressing rooms have
been constructed to bet-
ter accommodate the size
of ballroom gowns, and
private dressing areas have
been created for boys trying
on tuxedos and suits. Tux-
edo rental will also be avail-

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Saturday, Oct. 25th
Haunted hayride, costume contests, games,
concessions. Located off CR 419 near intersec-
tion of Ft. Christmas Road/Lake Pickett Rd.
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So Sweet Boutique, which just moved to Casselberry from Oviedo, offers formal clothes for children. It's co-owned by Jennifer
Howe Rogan, left, and Susan Powers, center. Jamie DeRouchie, at right, manages the store. The boutique moved so it could have
more space and also to bring it closer to most of its customers.

able and often proves more
cost effective for older boys,
Rogan explained, because
they often want the more
expensive brand names.
Leighann Barna said she
returns to So Sweet Bou-
tique every year to select a
holiday dress for her 9-year-
old daughter, Kaitlyn. "The
clothes are beautiful and re-
ally good quality," she said.
"They are always so nice and
give your child way more at-
tention than a department
Barna said she especially
likes that someone always
greets themwhen theycome
in. "They help you find what
you need, even if it means
going through catalogs to
order it," she said.
In an effort to make for-

mal dressing and accessoriz-
ing more affordable, Ro-
gan and Powers go to great
lengths to offer less expen-
sive.options. With 10 differ-
ent children's formal wear
manufacturers, So Sweet
Boutique can offer a variety
of dresses and styles by pre-
ferred manufacturers such
as Dimples Apparel, Bijan
Kids and Tiffany Designs.
"Some of the labels are
pricey because a lot of mon-
eywas spent in marketing so
the kids know them more,"
Rogan said.
"We offer those and they
are fabulously made. We try
not to buy anything that
doesn't have at least a par-
tial lining or a petticoat,"
she said.
"There are other manu-

facturers who are not very
well-known that are in the
garment districts out in LA.
and New York, and they are
half the price. It's not that
the dress is any cheaper, they
just didn't spend the money
on marketing and go to the
shows," Rogan said.
"I know how hard it is
to shop with children. I en-
joy knowing that each little
girl or boy feels confident,
and that we are able to help
Mom or Dad find affordable
formal wear for kids," she
"Kids are a lot more com-
plicated than people real-
ize," Rogan said. "They have
opinions too. We want to
make sure they feel awe-

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Celebrate the harvest
season in Winter Springs
Winter Springs hosts its annual
Hometown Harvest event the
evening of Saturday, Oct. 18 in the
Town Center. The event starts at 5:30
p.m. and will include live music by
Southern rock band "Project Bare
Bonz," and entertainment by Edge
Dance Studio and Mr. and Miss UCF.
Arnie Nussbaum will host the event
along with Dave and Leslye from the
Magic 107.7 FM morning show.
The event is free. Call 407-327-
6593 or visit WinterSpringsFL.org for
more information.

Hear and see history of
Oviedo's cemetery
The Oviedo Preservation Project
hosts its annual Cemetery Tour from
6:30:7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Stop by the cemetery across from
Oviedo High School. Donations of $2
each are appreciated.
You'll learn about Oviedo history
and get to see locals playing the roles
of Oviedo's founders.

Help Lawton restore its
butterfly garden
Lawton Elementary School in Oviedo
hosts a Bufferfly Garden work day
from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.
18. Bring gloves and labeled non-
electric equipment to restore the
garden damanaged by Tropical Storm
Fay. Water will be provided.
E-mail jazzysaint@mpinet.net for
more information.

Tire amnesty day returns
in Seminole County
There will be free disposal of as
many as 10 waste tires for residents
of Seminole County on Saturday, Oct.
18 at the Central Transfer Station or
the Seminole County Landfill from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Central Transfer Station is at
1950 State Road 419 in Longwood,
and the Seminole County Landfill is
at 1930 E. Osceola Road in Geneva.
Call 407-665-2260 for more

Oviedo hosts Mustard
Seed Conference
The Ninth Annual Mustard Seed
Conference, featuring the Rev. John
Jacobs on C.S. Lewis, comes to
Oviedo from Friday, Oct. 31 through
Nov. 2 at the Canterbury Retreat and
Conference Center at 1601 Alafaya
Trail. Call Susan at 407-365-5571 ext.
12 or svernon@canterburyretreat.org
for reservations.

Join Seminole County's
Horseless Horse Club
Youth ages 8 through 13 are invited to
the Seminole County 4-H "Horseless"
Horse Club's first meeting from 5:30-
7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the
Extension Auditorium, 250 W. County
Home Road in Sanford.
Seminole County 4-H "Horseless"
Horse Club meetings will be held
monthly. Dues are $15 per year. Call
407-665-5571 for more information.

Oviedo hosts Fun Day
on Oct. 24 at Riverside
Oviedo Fun Days return on Friday, Oct.
24 at Riverside Park on Lockwood
Boulevard. Children ages 5-12 can
swim, play indoor and outdoor games,
and do arts and crafts. The program
lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Call Sal Rovetto at 407-971-5579
for more information.




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Nearby Halloween thrills


- maginations soar on
Halloween as nightfall
stirs frightening visions of
witches, devils and ghosts,
harkening to thousands of
years of Celtic history.
Out of a fear of the
unknown and the long,
dark winter that soon
approached, the Celtics
created somewhat terrify-
ing rituals surrounding the
night. Oct. 31 marked the
end of their harvest and
possibly their food supply,
threatening their liveli-
hood. It was believed the
dead returned to roam the
earth in darkness.
As Christianity spread to
the Celtics by the seventh
century, Pope Boniface IV
designated Nov. 1 as All
Saints' Day, a time to honor
saints and martyrs. Later,
the church named Nov. 2 as
All Souls' Day to commemo-
rate the dead.
As beliefs and customs
have evolved over time,
the traditions related to
Halloween have taken
on a more lightheart-
ed approach. As a result,
Halloween has become the
second-most commercially
popular and celebrated hol-
iday during the year, with a
combination of town-spon-
sored events, neighborhood
parades and parties. More
than 1 billion pounds of
pumpkins were produced
last year for the holiday,
according to the USDA, at a
value of $117 million.
As the night ofAllhallows
Eve approaches, there are
plenty of community events
to put your family in the
Halloween mood, from fall
festivals and indoor trick-
or-treating to locally spon-
sored children's parties.


5th Grade Halloween Dance
Oviedo Recreation and

- Disney characters don Halloween costumes at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom this October.

Parks wants fifth-graders to
create their most "spook-
tacular" costume and dance
the night away at this year's
Halloween dance. Ticket
prices include pizza, small
drink, candy and a raffle.
ticket. Prizes will be award-
ed for the best costumes.
For more information:
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1600 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL
Friday, Oct. 24
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $10

Teenie Weenie Halloweenie
Dress your youngest chil-
dren in their most adorable
costumes and attend the
Teenie Weenie Halloweenie
held at Riverside Park
on Halloween morning.
Children will play games
and participate in a costume
contest. Admission is one
bag of individually wrapped
candy. All children under 5
years old welcome.
For more information:

This week, Amy K.D. Tobik asked children at
Layer Elementary in Winter Springs:

"What do you think of when you
hear the world 'autumn'?"

Riverside Park
1600 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL
Friday, Oct. 31
10 a.m. to noon


Hometown Harvest
Parents and children can
leap into the fall season by
taking a trip on an old-fash-
ioned hayride while enjoy-
ing a free concert and fresh
food offered at the Farmers
Market in Winter Springs.
Children can also burn
some energy in the special
Chick-Fil-A Kids Zone. The
event will feature Mr. and
Miss UCF as well as Street
Entertainers and will be
hosted by radio personali-
ties Dave Collins and Leslye
Call 407-327-6597 or
visit WinterSpringsFL.org
for more information.

Winter Springs Town Center
Saturday, Oct. 18
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

"I think of apples that
grow in other states."

Ryann, age 6


5th Annual Family
Fall Festival
The festival will feature
interactive inflatables, a
children's costume parade,
hayrides, pumpkin patch
in the park, reptile petting
zoo, and entertainment on
the main stage provided by
The Outer Toons. Visitors
receive free popcorn, snow
cones, cotton candy, hot
dogs and drinks.
The Winter Park Police
and Fire-Rescue depart-
ments will offer fire-safety
programs, bicycle safety
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will welcome children to
stop by their stores and col-
lect candy on Park Avenue
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Call 407-599-3506 for
more information.

Central Park
SSaturday, Oct. 25
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Candlelight tales of
bumps in the night
Step back into the 19th century
as storyteller Country Joe Rosier
takes on the persona of an old
country doctor to tell stories
about Florida's past and warn you
about some of the things that still
go bump in the night.
The event is at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17 at the Lake Mary
Historical Museum at 158 N.
Country Club Road. Tickets are
$5 for adults, $1 for children.
The museum will open at 6:30
p.m. for the Halloween costume
exhibit. The candles will .be lit
and the lights will go out for the
doctor's arrival at 7 p.m.
E-mail info@lakemaryhistory.
org or call 407-324-3011 for
more information..

Oviedo Police host
not-so-scary carnival
The annual Oviedo Police Safe
Halloween event is from 6-8 p.m.
on Friday, Oct. 31 at the C.O.P.S.
and Volunteer Center in the Oviedo
Marketplace, by Dillard's.
The free "Not-So-Scary
Halloween Haunted Carnival" is
sponsored by the Oviedo Police
Explorers and the Oviedo Optimist
Club for those parents with pre-
school and elementary school-
age children.
This year's event has been
a safe, enjoyable and "weather-
proof" alternative to nighttime
trick-or-treating. Carnival games
that have been added include
"Ghost Pin Bowling," "Bones in
Rice," "Witch's Nose Ring Toss,"
"Ghoulish Golf" and more. There
also will be a Make-Your-Own-
Halloween-Mask Art Table and
a "Junior Inspector Qualification
Test" scavenger hunt that involves
observation and thinking skills.
Inspector I.M. Clueless will host
the evening for families with pre-
school and elementary-school-
age children with a lot of help
from the Oviedo Police Explorers
and Oviedo Optimists.
Call the Oviedo Police C.O.P.S.
and Volunteer Center at 407-971 -
5705 or visit cityofoviedo.net
and go to "Public Safety," then
"Police," tor more information.

Haunted hayride comes
to the country
Mikenda Farm 4H Club will be
having a Haunted Halloween
Hayride and Festival from 4-10
p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Events
will include a family-friendly
hayride, haunted horror hayride,
costume contest, Halloween
games, pumpkin carving contest,
and a professional photographer.
Full concessions will be on site.
The.event is near the intersection
of Lake Pickett and Ft. Christmas
roads. Follow the signs the day
of the event. Tickets are $5 in
advance, $8 day-of. Visit www.
for more information.

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Trick or Treat
Grab your costume and
head over to the Fashion
Square Mall and trick-or-
treat through the mall while
enjoying Halloween games
and prizes.
Fashion Square Mall
3201 E. Colonial Drive
Oct. 31
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Zoo Boo Bash
Dress up as your favorite
character, grab your good-
ie bag, and trick-or-treat
with the animals at Central
Florida Zoo this Halloween.
There will be face painting,
a haunted hayride and a

special pumpkin patch to
entertain visitors of all ages.
Guests will also learn about
the myths and realities of
some misunderstood ani-
Central Florida Zoo
Oct. 18,19,25,26
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Universal Studios 2008
Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Orlando promis-
es a night of bloodcurdling
gruesome horror with even
more creatures and scare
zones than ever before. No
costumes are allowed and
the event maybe too intense
for young children.
Universal Studios
Oct. 16-19, 22-26, 29-31, Nov. 1
6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and
Saturday nights, 6:30 p.m. to mid-
night all other event nights

Mickey's Not-So-Scary
Halloween Party
Visit the park in costume,
and trick-or-treat for candy
with some of your favorite
Disney characters, who will
also be dressed up for the
For more information,
visit DisneyWorld.com
Magic Kingdom
Oct. 10, 16, 23, 24, 26, 30 and 31
7 p.m. to midnight

Sea World
Halloween Spooktakular
Join in on the fun and trick-
or-treat in your costume
among the friendly sea
witches, mermaids, pump-
kin fish and ice witches.
Follow the special Sea World
map to fill your candy bag
at the 15 treasure stations.
Enjoy the "Countdown to
Halloween Live Musical

Friendly fish play with costumed kids at Sea World's Halloween Spooktakular.

Stage Show" with Count
von Count and Elmo from
Sesame Street. More than
35 fanciful sea creatures
including Gummy Worm
Wanda and Swedish Fish
Suzy will stroll through the
park and play with guests.

For more information:
Sea World
Oct. 11,12,18,19,24,25,26,31
Festivities begin at 11 a.m.

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1500 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd.
MAX PAYNE (PG-13) 12:10, 1:30,
2:45, 4:10, 5:15, 7:15, 7:45, 9:50,
10:20,12:15am, 12:50am

(PG-13) 12:45,4:40,7:40,10:05,

SEX DRIVE (R) 12:40, 4:25, 7:30,
10:10, 12:45am

W. (PG-13) 12:20,4:20,7:20,

BODY OF LIES (R) 12:25,1:15,
3:35, 4:45, 6:45, 7:55,10:25,10:55

CITY OF EMBER (PG) noon, 2:30,

THE EXPRESS (PG) 12:30, 4:00,

QUARANTINE (R) 12:15,1:20,
3:45, 4:30, 6:55, 7:40, 9:15, 10:15,


(PG) 12:05,1:10, 2:25, 3:50,4:55,
6:50, 7:20, 9:30,10:50, midnight

PLAYLIST (PG-13) 1:05, 4:05,
7:10, 9:35,11:55

RELIGULOUS (R) 12:35, 3:40,
7:25,10:10, 12:50am

EAGLE EYE (PG-13) 12:10, 2:40,
5:10, 7:50,10:30

FIREPROOF (PG) 1:00, 3:55, 7:05,

12:50, 4:15, 8:05,10:40

APPALOOSA (R) 12:55, 4:50,

THE DUCHESS (PG-13) noon,
,2:50. 5:30. 8:15.10:50


Waterford Lakes Town Center
541 N. Alafaya Trail
MAX PAYNE (PG-13) 12:00,1:20,
2:45, 4:00, 5:15,7:05,8:15,9:35,

(PG-13) 11:50am, 2:20, 5:05, 7:45,

SEX DRIVE (R) 12:20, 4:40, 8:00,

W. (PG-13) 12:35, 4:30, 7:50,

BODY OF LIES (R) 12:40,1:25,
3:50,4:25,6:50, 7:30, 9:50,10:35,

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7:40, 10:00, Open captioned
and descriptive audio showtimes:

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2:50, 3:55, 5:25, 7:00, 8:05, 9:20,

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6:45, 8:10, 9:40,10:40, 12:00am

11:50am, 2:00,4:35, 7:10, 9:30,

EAGLE EYE (PG-13) 12:45, 3:55,

FIREPROOF (PG) 1:10, 4:15, 7:15,

11:55am, 2:25,4:55,7:25,9:55,

'Max Payne' Opens Friday

DEA Agent Max

Payne teams up with a female assassin to take on the

members of the underworld that are filling his city with crime and are
responsible for the slaying of his family.

1 hour 40 minutes PG- 13

'The Secret Life of Bees'


1 hour 50 minutes PG-1.3

When a girl's mother
dies, she takes
refuge at the home
of three black sisters
living together and
making honey in Civil
Rights-era South
Carolina, where she
finds maternal bonds
that help her recon-
cile her loss.

Taking an unprecedented
look at the life of a U.S
president currently serv-
ing a term, llver Stone's
film chronicles the life of
George W. Bush, includ-
ing his business career
and his years in the na-
__ tion's highest office.
2 hours 11 minutes PG-13

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THIS WEEK in sports history
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SHornet with a lower center of gravity. Hudson coined this innova-
SItion "step-down design" because, for the first time, passengers
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just short

in Miami

Against longtime football
power Miami Hurricanes,
the UCF Knights found
themselves falling just a
touchdown short of a win
Saturday, in a 20-14 loss.
The two teams have never
met, but that didn't keep the
crowd from creating some
rivalry-like moments from
the bleachers, eliciting an
obscene gesture from UCF
players on the sidelines that
nearly led to suspensions.
The score tightened
near the end. With the win-
ning drive in their ,hands
to complete, the Knightsg
(2-4) once again were felled
by lackluster passing, with
freshman quarterback Rob
Calabrese turning the ball
over on downs after the
team had marched to the
Miami 36-yard line.
Once again kick-return-
er and defensive back Joe
Burnett proved the Knights'
most electrifying player,
leading a comeback for.
the Knights with five min-
utes left by returning a ball
91 yards for a touchdown.
Defensive back Johnell Neal
also grabbed a solo touch-
down, racing 62 yards on
an interception. The two
defensemen, combined
with kicker Daren Daly's
two extra points, would
give the Knights their only
Burnett and Neal also
managed to gain more than
twice as many yards as their
own offense. They couldn't
save the Knights on their
own, though. The Knights'
offense would only gain 78
total yards.
The Knights have the
weekend off then they
travel to Tulsa. The Golden
Hurricane has dominated
the conference this season,
with a 6-0 overall record.

Next Game:
vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 26.

WHERE: Tulsa, Okla.

The game will be broadcast
live on ESPN. Tulsa is favored.

Huskies up, Lions down

Oviedo's offense couldn't compete with dominant Seminole High School on Friday; the Lions fell 48-8.

The Hagerty Huskies have
done it again, earning
their second-ever varsity
football win last Friday,
Oct. 10, this time against
Lyman with a 27-8 margin.
The boys in blue were once
again propelled by quarter-
back Jeff Driskel, who used
speed on the ground and
in the air to shock Lyman,
which was shut out in the
first three quarters.
The scoring started
Early and in earnest for
the Huskies, with kickoff
returned Caleb Amon rac-
ing 75 yards past Lyman's
special teams defense to
score the first touchdown.
After that, it was the
Jeff Driskel Show, with a
31-yard passing play giving
the Huskies their second
touchdown, and a run at
the goal line from Driskel
giving them their third.
Driskel showed the
Greyhounds his taillights
near the end of the second

half, with a 99-yard riun to
the end zone to ratchet the
score up to 27-0, well out of
reach of a late comeback.
The Huskies (2-3) will
host Edgewater at 7:30 p.m.
Friday. The Eagles (1-4) are
struggling this season after
high hopes propelled them
early on.
Oviedo's air game never
left the runway Friday night,
as they fell to Seminole
High School 48-8. It was the
biggest loss of the season
for the Lions, who fell to
2-4. Seminole rose to 4-2 in
their district debut.
The Seminoles took no
time to get started, scor-
ing on four straight posses-
sions to ratchet the score
up to 28-8 by the end of the
first half.
Blake Bortles' typically
stellar passing game only
briefly showed itself on the
field, as he connected with
favored receiver Collin
Christmas sporadically and
finished the game with only
87 yards.

Christmas proved the
Lions' best weapon in the
game, bursting through the
line 19 times to gain 168
yards and a touchdown.
The Lions host' Lake
Brantley at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Patriots have been on a
four-game winning streak
to bring their record to 4-2.
The Lake Howell Silver
Hawks were handed their
sixth straight loss and their
biggest blowout of the sea-
son against the Mainland
Buccaneers on Friday, fall-
ing 47-8.
Six of the Bucs' seven
touchdowns came in the
first half of the game, as
they rampaged over,
through and around the
Lake Howell defense.
The Silver Hawks' offense
failed to score for the third
time this season. In six
games the Hawks have been
outscored 213-30.
They host Lake Mary
(2-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Rams are coming off a
24-0 loss to Lake Brantley.

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Hagerty vs. Edgewater
7:30 p.m. at Hagerty
3225 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo

Oviedo vs. Lake Brantley
7:30 p.m. at Oviedo
601 King St., Oviedo

Winter Springs vs. Lyman
7:30 p.m. at Lyman
865 Ronald Reagan Blvd.

Lake Howell vs. Lake Mary
7:30 p.m. at Lake Howell
4200 Dike Road, Winter Park


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Oviedo High School graduate Jenny Barringer, at'left, autographs a runner's
race number after a 5k at Hagerty High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. Hagerty run-
ning coach Jay Getty, above, had invited Barringer, as he was her former coach
while the two were at Oviedo High. Barringer competed in the Beijing Olympics
3,000 meter steeplechase event this summer.

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Hagerty Huskies Sports Review


Football -
Win over Greyhounds provides
second victory of the year
For the second time this year, the
Huskies raced away to an early lead
and an impressive victory over an SAC
opponent. Hagerty scored 27 consec-
utive points before giving up a fourth-
quarter score to the Greyhounds. The
27-8 final score was more than a con-
ference win it was an all-important
district victory that improved their
overall record to 2-3.
Caleb Amon set the tone early
with an 85-yard return of the opening
kickoff for a touchdown. In the sec-
ond quarter, the Huskies added three
scores by the offensive unit. Two of
the scores were the result of quarter-
back Jeff Driskel runs, one for 1 yard
and another that went for 99 yards.
The other score came on a Driskel to
Tyler Thrift 31-yard pass play.
The defense turned in their best

performance of the year by shutting
out Lyman until the midway point of
the fourth quarter. The group also
limited their ground game to a 7-yard
negative in the rushing category. The
defense recorded six sacks on the
night with Brandon Ausburn earning
two of those stops for a loss.
The team will play this Friday at
home in a Gierke vs. Gierke event as
the Edgewater Eagles come to town.
Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Cross Country -
Compher finishes first
at the Hagerty Invitational
With 2008 Beijing Olympian and
Oviedo resident Jennifer Barringer on
site for the 2nd Annual Hagerty Cross
Country Invitational at SCC-Oviedo,
the Husky cross country teams fin-
ished second and third in the.18-team
fields. The girls were led by meet
champion Shannon Compher's 19:55
clocking on the wet and muddy
course. Compher paced the.group to
a second-place team finish. Following

Compher and completing the team
score for the girls were Ashley
Seymour (21:02), Shannon Dunne
(21:57), Amy Ankli (22:18), and Sarah
Ankli (22:23). The men were led by
Sean Mendes's seventh-place finish
in a time of 17:29. Mendes combined
with Peter Licari (17:41), Kyle Burton
(17:43), Alex Ruedas (18:02), and
Colin Tardrew (18:57) to establish a
third-place team finish.

Volleyball -
Teams donate $10,000
at Volley for the Cure
In the first ever "Volley for the Cure"
event held at HHS, the Huskies faced
off with the Winter Springs Bears to
play more than just a volleyball game.
.The event between the two schools
generated over $10,000 for the Susan
G. Komen For the Cure Foundation.
The foundation supportsbreast can-
cer victims both locally and nation-
wide. Despite a three-game loss to
the Bears, both teams were winners
in the fight against breast cancer.


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writer named "Phocion" attacks presidential candidate Thomas
Jefferson and accuses Jefferson of carrying on an affair with one
of his slaves. Phocion turned out to be former Treasury Secretary
V OCE Alexander Hamilton.



Sandi a

It's not what

you know .o
This week I went to a meeting and
the subject was social network-
ing. I know it is popular because
I keep getting requests to join all
different networks from Twitter,
MySpace and Plaxo to LinkedIn
and Facebook.
I usually spend my time warn-
ing about what not to put on these
sites when you are job seeking.
There's plenty you can do, though.
I love Facebook. It is fun and
easy. I have made connections
with old high school friends and
my family all over the world. It
also connects me with former co-
workers whom I don't see often.
I finally gave in and joined
LinkedIn when I kept getting
requests to join. LinkedIn is a great
resource and network for profes-
sionals where you can get recom-
mendations from your peers and
connections. You can also ask for
introductions to new connections.
Many times networking is the
way to get a job. I read that a sur-
vey was done several years ago that
indicated that your "weak-tie" net-
works were more likely to connect
you with job opportunities than
your "strong-tie" networks. With
this in mind, social networking is a
definite must do!
Best wishes.

Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian
HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council,
with more than 10 years of recruiting and human
resources experience. Please send questions
about employment by fax 407-260-2949, sandi@
christianhelp.org, or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian
HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707.
Subjects may include employment search,
resumes, networking and promotion opportunities.
Employers: E-mail your job leads to cfec@cfec.org
and we will share them with Christian HELP clients.


Iraq war's link
to financial mess
The final blow, the last nail in
the coffin, the double whammy
to the John McCain presidential
campaign will be the revelation
that our financial disaster was the
result of the Bush team's with
McCain's support ill-conceived
and ill-executed Iraq disaster. It's
a matter of time before someone
connects these two dots. You
could be the first. Of course nomi-
nee Barack Obama risks being
accused as a contributor because
he first supported the war, but it
may be worth it if McCain gets a
larger share of the blame.
Lynwood G. Collins
Macon, Ga.

Vote no on Amendment 4
to avoid a tax shortfall
Conservation easements are good,
let's get that out straight. They
assist in preserving pristine land
across Florida for future genera-
tions. However, Amendment 4 is
much more than preserving land
and preventing development.
First, it could very well allow
all land owners holding an "agri-
cultural assessment" or other
currently non-developed prop-


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erty designation to declare a "per-
manent conservation easement,"
whether the land was even devel-
opable or not! Declaring a conser-
vation easement means they will
not pay any property taxes and
other local taxpayers will have to
make up the shortfall! Some oppo-
nents indicate this is not good
politics to not support the basic
infrastructure of their county.
Secondly, although the amend-
ment is leaving it up to the Florida
Legislature to define "conserva-
tion," in recent years all attempts
to redefine what constitutes an
agricultural assessment have been
soundly defeated in favor of the
agricultural and development
interests, much to the detriment
of regular homeowners. We need
a better amendment to know who
will qualify and the resulting costs
to each county!
Third, since the Florida
Taxation and Reform Commission
did not perform a standard Staff
Financial Impact Analysis, taxpay-
ers and, most especially, county
appraisal offices statewide, have
absolutely no idea how this reduc-
tion in taxes will affect their coun-
ty's operating budgets.
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a baseline estimate of a $4 million
impact to Leon County where I
live, should all 1,800 current prop-
erties designated as agricultural.
take the "permanent" exemption.
This amount, however, does not
include the many other properties
that could possibly take the "non-
permanent" exemption, again,
lowering a county's tax base even
Georgia is also attempting to
create conservation easements,
however their plan is to also guar-
antee each county a maximum
reduction in taxes! Amendment 4
does not offer any similar assur-
ances to Florida counties. Due to
the dire economic situation in
Florida, this may not even be fea-
Although Amendment 4 has
good intentions of preserving pris-
tine land, it does not give assur-
ance that taxpayers will not have
a huge shortfall in basic county
operating budgets starting in
2010. Therefore, please vote no on
Amendment 4 and encourage the
amendment be re-written.
J. Terry Ryan

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11 years old

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ence no gravity. I
think the space suit
would be heavy.
Delaney M.
10 years old

Riding into space
would be a good
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to jump and do flips
on the moon.
Drew D.


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space. It would be
very blue and green.
I rode on an airplane
once when I was a
Kacie G.
10 years old

I'd like to feel weightless and drink
orange juice to see the little
orange balls of juice floating in
Michael T.
11 years old

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